IN A GROUP. You’ll want to have your gear ready for this weekend as conditions are setting up for a good one with a strong moon phase, light winds and no blizzards in sight! We take a tour of some highlights from the nation’s conservation groups in today’s Outdoors Roundup and get ready for a Double Edge Day!
Featured Photo: GET TOGETHER. A group of five arrows find their mark. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri – Nice for Ice – Hi 23, Lo 13, Wind S@6
Tomorrow: Sat – Wonderful – Hi 32, Lo 21, Wind S@8
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
8:25AM 5:22PM 12:52PM 12:26AM
Moon Phase: New Moon
EDGE HOUR: DOUBLE EDGE! 8:00-9:00AM & 5:00-6:00PM. Awesome conditions, a new moon, light winds and the solunar sets and rises coinciding will make your dawn and dusk magical in our Double Edge Hour Day!
REVAMPED. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation debuted a slick new website heavy on images and video that not only informs but entertains. Check out all of the information on RMEF.org for the country’s largest elk conservation group.
RAH FOR RAWA! The National Wildlife Federation calls out a number of bills which would weaken provisions of the Endangered Species Act while mustering more support for the Restoring America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA). The conservation group states that more than 1/3 of America’s wildlife is endangered or threatened or on the brink of those statuses.
DOWNWARD. In a trend that’s becoming all too familiar on the RGS Blog, another state – Ohio – is planning on truncating its ruffed grouse season due to declining populations and lack of dedicated forest management. Drumming counts are just 5% of what they were 20 years ago in the Buckeye State and a dismal 2% of 1980’s surveys.