THE COOLDOWN. Here’s hoping you enjoyed the above-average stretch of weather we experienced last week as things cool off to more seasonal levels in the coming days. We’ve got some good views and reads today on sausage making, a haven for ruffies, and the battle against invasive jumping fish in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: ON EDGE. Turkeys take cover on the edge of a clear field. Simonson Photo
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 3/8 – Cooler – Hi 39, Lo 25, Wind N@15, G25
Tomorrow: Mon 3/9 – Chilly – Hi 35, Lo 23, Wind SE@8
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
5:25PM 7:01AM Fol. Day 12:08PM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (98% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:45-7:45AM. Sunrise and moonrise align ahead of the winds to give you a great start to a morning outing in our Edge Hour.
HOW IT’S MADE. In this week’s North Dakota Outdoors web short the NDG&F Dept. highlights a family event that makes each winter fly by – sausage making. Everyone has a role and a chance to share the hunting stories that led up to the processing event.
FOREST FRIENDS. The Ruffed Grouse Society details the importance of forest maintenance in Minnesota for thunderbirds, timberdoodles and other woodland creatures. Through the group’s work and the efforts of the DNR, more trails, forests and hunting opportunities exist.
FLYING FISH. The National Wildlife Federation and its affiliates are pushing for more Federal funding and efforts to control the high-jumping Asian carp which are invading much of the Mississippi watershed from the Gulf coast up to Minnesota.