‘ROUND THE REGION. While we await Wednesday’s welcome warm up, there’s a ton going on in the outdoors world. We go around the region to check out what’s happening from the front lines of public involvement in Minnesota to increased CWD concerns in South Dakota and map out the rest of our upland seasons right here at home in the Peace Garden State. That’s all part of today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: SCRATCH GAME. Pheasants scratch their way through a thin cover of snow to find food. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 12/17 – Steady – Hi 14, Lo 11, Wind NW@9
Tomorrow: Wed 12/18 – Warming – Hi 28, Lo 15, Wind S@9
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
11:14PM 12:36PM 5:24AM 5:50PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (69% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 4:20-5:20PM. Decreasing winds and sunset will provide an excellent Edge Hour this evening.
ON TASK. The Minnesota DNR is assembling a task force to promote and advance the use of the state’s outdoor resources and connect the public with the health and well-being benefits of time outside. Hunting, fishing, hiking, paddling and more are at the forefront of this group.
SD CWD. With heightened sampling this fall, agents of the South Dakota Dept. of Game Fish and Parks detected Chronic Wasting Disease in three new counties. These positive tests resulted from increased participation by hunters providing voluntary samples at GFP sites.
MAPPED. The NDG&F’s interactive upland game map displays the historic primary and secondary ranges of the state’s upland birds. From pheasants to turkeys, it’s a fun tool to play with and compare the boundaries with your own experiences this year and in the past.