ANOTHER DIP. Things cool off today and tomorrow before recovering in the back half of the week. In the meantime we’ve got updates from the G&F on 2019 violations dropping, including trespass to a recent low of 35; great photos from the US FWS and a preview of your weekend conditions in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: The sun sinks over the snowy hills along the Missouri River.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 2/18 – Blustery – Hi 7, Lo -3, Wind NW@11, G18
Tomorrow: Wed 2/19 – Cold & Calm – Hi 7, Lo -10, Wind L&V
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
4:39AM 1:22PM 9:01AM 9:28PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (24% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 1:00-2:00PM. A mid-day moonset may provide a bump in the bite in this windy Edge Hour.
BOOK ‘EM. The NDG&F details the game violations from last year in this week’s installment of its Outdoors Online webcast. Chief Warden Bob Timian details the highlights (lowlights?) of 2019, including a decreased number of violations including trespass which fell to 35.
SHOTS! The US FWS shares as part of its “Why I Took These Shots” series, some photos from one of the nation’s most urban wildlife refuges. Taken by Lamar Gore, the refuge manager, the pictures detail the importance of wild places, even close to or within cities.
BANKING ON THE BACK HALF. After a snowy start and a chilly dip set for the first half of the week, things will moderate into the low 30s for the weekend, and you’ll once again be able to get out on the ice or perhaps a little pre-season shooting on an open trap range.