Daily Edge for Mon. 2/17 – News Bites

BLOG JAM.  While things cool down, we’ve got the latest from a number of conservation groups as we take a tour around the NGO sphere and look into updated items on this Monday in our Outdoors Roundup.

Featured Photo:  DID HE MAKE IT?  QDMA has tips on finding last season’s big bucks that made it through the winter. Simonson Photo.

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today:  Mon 2/17 – Chillin’ – Hi 22, Lo 11, Wind NW@13, G25
Tomorrow: Tue 2/18 – Cold – Hi 7, Lo -3, Wind NW@10

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

Sunrise        Sunset
7:44AM        6:10PM

Moonrise         Moonset          Overhead                Underfoot
3:35AM           12:35PM         8:07AM            8:34PM

Moon Phase:  Waning Crescent (34% Full)


EDGE HOUR: 7:30-8:30AM.  Maybe you’ve got today off?  Start it with a solid Edge Hour with moon overhead and sunrise.



EXTENSION TIME?  Not for your auger. For CRP!  Pheasants Forever is requesting the USDA to extend the enrollment period for the CRP sign-up period as early confusion with the process delayed many applicants’ efforts.  Read more in the PF Blog.

LOOKING AHEAD.  QDMA has tips for your next rounds of trail camera photos this summer and how to identify your next big buck.  Tracking the development of those bucks that survived the hunting season and the winter is the focus of the Advanced Hunting series on the QDMA blog.

LOCKED DOWN.  The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation details the donation of a Montana landowner that has secured 3,450 acres for elk, deer and other wildlife in this week’s blog installment.  Located 45 miles east of Missoula, the donation connects a number of public lands for contiguous wildlife habitat.


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