SNOWED OUT. After the scattering of snow across much of the state for one last jab from Ol’ Man Winter, we slowly make our way up and out of the chill zone. Northerly winds prevail until Friday when a warm-up comes our way. In the meantime we’ve got bear watch, fish finder history and a suggestion to get started training for fall now in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: GROUND COVER. Enough snow to cover the ground fell in parts of Western ND and continued sporadically throughout the day Monday. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 4/14 – Calmer – Hi 35, Lo 16, Wind NW@8
Tomorrow: Wed 4/15 – Hi 40, Lo 20, Wind N@11, G20
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
3:21AM 11:57AM 7:38AM 8:05PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (55% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:40-8:40PM. Moon underfoot and light winds will make the close of the day your Edge Hour.
BEAR WITH US. The NDG&F Dept. requests that the public report any black bear sightings throughout the Peace Garden State this spring and summer. While not common, approximately a dozen are seen each year in North Dakota.
FIND IT. The history of the fish finder is rooted in early sonar, but not until a pair of Japanese brothers put it on a commercial vessel (with one being tossed in the drink by the captain a few times due to trial and error) did it start to make its way into angling. Now hundreds of models and manufacturers exist.
THINKING BIG? If you’re looking west for a big game hunt, or maybe you drew an elk tag right here in ND, training starts now! Up your walking and add in some strength training, especially for legs and core. Consult your physician and get ready for the season of a lifetime by starting now. While it has some product plugs, Pure Hunting also has good overviews of exercise regimens.