Daily Edge for Tue. 3/31 – Last of March

RUMBLY?  We may see some storms sweep across the landscape this evening ahead of a cold front which is going to set us back into the low 30s and colder for a while (think NEXT Tuesday).  Get your outings in accordingly.  In the meantime, we’ve got updates from local deer numbers to national issues in today’s Outdoors Roundup.

Featured Photo:  Quiet Spring.  The sun rises on the Rainy River in northern Minnesota.  Lake of the Woods County has closed all county boat ramps in response to the crowding which normally occurs on the water each spring. Simonson Photo.

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 3/31 – Rain Moves In – Hi 58, Lo 42, Wind S@20, G30 .2” Rain
Tomorrow: Wed 4/1 – April Fool’s Joke – Hi 42, Lo 38, Wind N@14, G 21 .1” Rain

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

Sunrise        Sunset
7:22AM        8:11PM

Moonrise         Moonset          Overhead     Underfoot
11:27AM         2:44AM           7:33PM            7:06AM

Moon Phase:  Waxing Crescent (42% Full)

EDGE HOUR:   7:00-8:00AM.  Moon underfoot with sunrise will kick off the day in our Edge Hour with a solid bite before things shift toward evening



DEER STATS SUMMARY.  The NDG&F Department has released the results of the 2019 deer hunting seasons throughout the state with success rates and more.  Both bow and muzzleloader success rates were 41 percent statewide, and overall firearms success was 64 percent.

CTL PUSHED BACK.  The USA Clay Target League has pushed back the end date of its season in hopes of accommodating a late start.  Per its most recent release in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the organization has also canceled its affiliate state tournaments.

CONFLICT AVERTED.  The National Wildlife Federation highlights a compromise with a rancher regarding grazing of his sheep flock which could spread pathogens to wild bighorn sheep in western states, showing that we can all in fact get along.

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