GUSTS GOING. Winds will start out strong but fade during the day, opening things up for a great Friday. We’ve got news on tourney cancellations, expansion of hunting and fishing opportunities on federal lands and a really old doe in today’s Outdoors Roundup. 77u
Featured Photo: CRUSHED. Our spring season is on hold like that of Clay Target League participants. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 4/9 – Colder – Hi 40, Lo 25, Wind Decr. N@17, G29
Tomorrow: Fri 4/10 – Sneak Out! – Hi 55, Lo 30, Wind S@10
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
10:44PM 8:18AM 2:56AM 3:24PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (99% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 8:00-9:00PM. Winds drop to nothing around sunset, allowing you to get out for that late-day walleye bite in our Edge Hour.
TOURNED OUT. The North Dakota Game & Fish Department has revoked the permits for dozens of fishing events on the state’s lakes, citing concerns over the coronavirus and the congregation of anglers and the general public at the events. All events are effectively cancelled in April and May, and those organizers of fishing derbies and tournaments from June to October are on notice.
REFUGE OPENINGS. The Department of the Interior announced the opening of more than 2.3 million acres to public access for hunting and fishing at 93 national refuges and fish hatcheries throughout the country. This opening comes after last year’s sweeping efforts by the agency to open 1.4 million acres of national lands to various outdoor recreation activities.
THIRTEEN!? QDMA has the story of a young hunter taking a doe that was only a few months older than her. Aged by the organization’s tooth and jawbone examination process, the doe was 13.5 years old. The hunter, Katie, was 13.