ROUNDING THE CURVE. We make the turn toward spring as temperatures spike today and Tuesday, providing welcome warm-ups to help get you back into the outdoors. We take a look at the trickle-down of federal funds, some easy outdoor discussions to have and what the week will bring as part of our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: A pair of canada geese stake out an opening in a small pond. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 3/23 – Warming – Hi 49, Lo 25 Wind S@14, G22
Tomorrow: Tue 3/24 – Nice – Hi 52, Lo 35, Wind StoNW@13, G22
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
7:32AM 6:18PM 12:51PM 12:29AM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (1% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:00-8:00AM. Sunrise and moonrise align to kick off a great start to your week in our Edge Hour.
MAKING IT COUNT! Looking for an outdoor biology lesson? Step outside and talk Canada geese with your kids. With birds returning to the region and many flying overhead, it’s easy to see, count and talk about migration, nesting and the cycle of life for one of the region’s most easily recognizable waterfowl!
WITH A B. The Department of the Interior has tallied nearly $1 Billion in state distributions from 2019 in funds generated by the Pittman-Robertson act and others which impose an excise tax on outdoors-related purchases. Those funds are in turn used by agencies to improve habitat and hunting in their jurisdictions. North Dakota received more than $12 million in grants through these programs.
SUSTAINED SPRING? Hardly a dip below freezing is in the long-term forecast, and best of all, no snow is predicted by the 16-day Meteostar run. Plan your fishing outings accordingly!