UNTOUCHABLE. While those events which fuel conservation efforts might be scrapped by the coronavirus this spring, a return to the outdoors likely won’t be. Make sure you’re licensed and ready to roll and have all the news to you need to get set for open water in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Top O’ The Mornin’ A spring robin rests high on a tree. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 3/17 – Lt. Wind – Hi 40, Lo 20, Wind SE@11
Tomorrow: Wed 3/18 – Slight Mix – Hi 35, Lo 29, NE@11
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
4:33AM 1:09PM 8:51AM 9:18PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (41% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:50-8:50AM. Sunrise in front of moon overhead with calm wind will make for a great start to your Tuesday!
CANCELATIONS. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Ducks Unlimited and even the National Archery in Schools Program have all canceled events this spring to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. With the CDC now recommending gatherings of 10 or more be postponed in order to curb coronavirus, it is likely most banquets for conservation groups this spring will be postponed or canceled.
LICENSE UP! Whenever the pandemic subsides, you’ll need a new fishing license to hit the water. The NDG&F reminds anglers that new licenses are needed on April 1. They can be purchased online at gf.nd.gov.
FIVE TO FIFTY? We bottom out in the single digits on Friday morning, and rebound to near fifty by Sunday afternoon. Keep an eye for improvement as we head into the weekend for getting outdoors and stretching those legs (and maybe those fishing lines).