AROUND THE REGION. Things will be relatively quiet on the weather front today, with the usual moderate winds, but still giving you a chance to get outdoors and enjoy yet another nice weekend in North Dakota. While your focus is on an ice hole, we’ve got the news from outstate sources to keep you updated on what’s happening in the region.
Featured Photo: SKI! A young muskie hangs out. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 2/9 – Hi 27, Lo 15, Wind NW@10, G20
Tomorrow: Mon 2/10 – Hi 30, Lo24, Wind NW@15, G25
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
6:35PM 8:33AM 1:01AM 1:30PM
Moon Phase: Full at 2:33AM
EDGE HOUR: 7:45-8:45AM. Moonset and sunrise align the power of the full moon with great fishing in your Edge Hour.
SD DUCK CHANGES. The South Dakota GFP reports proposals for changing the state’s duck seasons are under review. Along with North Dakota, the state makes up the bulk of the prairie pothole region and is known as a “duck factory” for much of the U.S., a public hearing to discuss the changes which would include opening dates moving up in the calendar is set for Mar. 5.
CWD JUMPS IN MT. The first wild moose and elk have tested positive for CWD according to the Montana FWP Dept. Two moose and one elk, along with 139 deer surveyed in Montana this hunting season tested positive for the prion-caused disease which is always fatal in cervids.
MILLE LACS LIMITS SET. The Minnesota DNR has come to an agreement with tribal authorities on the safe level of walleye harvest for 2020. The lake has struggled in recent years to provide consistent harvest for sportsmen while supporting tribal commercial operations. \