READY, SET, GO! The wheels are spinning fast on spring and it looks like we’re making a hard charge toward the season a bit early this year as conditions warm up throughout the week, guessing the first robin will arrive soon. We’ve got updates on what the weather may have in store for March, a way to report migrating birds, and a look at last fall’s biggest of the big game hunts in ND as part of our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: TREBLE YELL. 7/0 treble hooks await inclusion in big fish lures. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 3/4 – More Melty – Hi 48, Lo 32, Wind SW@14, G24
Tomorrow Thu 3/5 – Gusty – Hi 39, Lo 30, Wind NW@25, G35
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
12:36PM 3:53AM 8:44PM 8:15AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (67% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:45-8:45AM. Light winds ahead of building gusts along with moon underfoot after sunrise make the start of the day your Edge Hour!
BIG 3 HARVEST. The NDG&F Dept. details the success rate of hunters for the state’s “Big 3” – elk, moose & bighorn sheep. All 5 ram tags were filled, along with 82 percent of moose tags and 59 percent of elk tags in the Peace Garden State.
SEE BIRD? eBIRD! Check out eBird.com, a site for reporting all types of birds, from small resident species like the chickadee on up to those migrating Canada and light geese coming into the area. Add a report of your own and join the community for a more robust reporting system powered by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
MOSTLY RED. Much of the nation, including the great plains and the upper Midwest, are forecasted to be well above normal temperatures as we head into mid-March. Look for the melt to come fast in furious in the approaching days, triggering spring movements from both birds and fish.