CLIMBING OUT. Temperatures will rise throughout Thursday only to be bumped back on Friday as northwest winds rush in to cool off your weekend. In the meantime, we’ve got all the news and exciting updates to get you through your day from coyotes to crafting tackle in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: So Fly. Check out Nick Simonson’s feature in the Pheasants Forever Winter 2020 Journal of Upland Conservation. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 12/12 – Warm Up – Hi 17, Lo 3, Wind S@8
Tomorrow: Fri 12/13 – Sliding Temps – Hi 21, Lo 8, Wind NW@15, G25
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
5:33PM 8:40AM 12:40AM 1:08PM
Moon Phase: Full Moon
EDGE HOUR: 4:30-5:30PM. Sunset ahead of moonrise with light winds and rising temps will make for a great evening Edge Hour.
COYOTE CALL. The NDG&F has released the coyote catalog for this winter, designed to connect landowners and furbearer hunters this winter season. Hunters and operators can connect via this channel, providing their contact information to set up furbearer hunting opportunities.
FINAL TALLY. As evidenced by the countless fields still standing, a great deal of unharvested crop remains. The final USDA tally of the season has corn harvest at 43 percent and 60 percent of sunflowers down. It is likely what is left will remain in the ground providing cover and food for birds and big game until next spring.
TIED UP. Check out DEO’s Nick Simonson in the Winter 2020 Pheasants Forever Journal of Upland Conservation, where he shares his tips for getting into fly tying, fly fishing and using rooster pheasant feathers for a dozen great patterns. You can always find great tackle-crafting articles on DEO’s Bench to Bank series page as well.