HAHA! The weather takes a serious turn overnight following Tuesday’s front and the joke’s on us all as things feel quite a bit chillier. Don’t lose your sense of humor though as spring snow settles in for tomorrow. In the meantime, we’ve got muley updates from NDG&F, forest management plans from RGS, and just how you might dodge the snow, depending on where you’re at. All that and more in today’s Outdoors Roundup!
Featured Photo: Big Fans. The Ruffed Grouse Society has a new outlook for the future. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 4/1 – April Fool’s Joke – Hi 42, Lo 38, Wind N@14, G 21 .1” Rain
Tomorrow: Thu 4/2 – Not Funny – Hi 31, Lo 22, Wind N@15, G25. 3” Snow
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
12:20PM 3:42AM 8:29PM 8:01AM
Moon Phase: First Quarter
EDGE HOUR: 7:20-8:20AM. If you were going to be out on this challenging day, earlier in our Edge Hour with moon underfoot and sunrise would be better, rather than later.
LOW FLYING PLANES. The NDG&F Dept. will begin its annual spring Mule Deer Survey on Apr. 1, flying low over badlands habitat to tally up the number of muleys on the move in the area. The survey has been going on for around 65 years and helps the agency establish population health and numbers along with management goals.
RGS REVEALS PLAN. The Ruffed Grouse Society has released its new model for working forests which is designed to benefit ruffies, woodcock and other forest wildlife. With a reorganizing of its staff and streamlining of its process, the organization hopes to have a greater impact and leverage income opportunities in the field.
ARTFUL DODGE? A two-swipe wintry system is headed our way, but it’s possible from a couple of model runs that a large swath from southwest to northeast may evade the worst of the snow. Check it out and don’t summerize your snowblower just yet!