MONDAY MOVING. The wind will pick up again today bringing gusts of 40 mph or more to the region. We check in on big pike, a unique deer hunting option and a sure sign that spring is here to stay in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: VERDANT. While we’re a month or so off from fawn season, watch for cover to grow in the next two weeks. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 4/20 – Gusty – Hi 56, Lo 36, Wind NW@28, G40
Tomorrow: Tue 4/21 – Warm – Hi 71, Lo 31, Wind W@16, G23
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
6:20AM 6:15PM 12:13PM Fol. Day
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (6% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:00-7:00AM. The early morning will be your best as sunset, moonrise and the day’s lightest winds combine to start your day in our Edge Hour.
TAGGING IN. In this week’s North Dakota Outdoors webshort, the NDG&F Dept. details its trophy pike tagging program to track the big fish available to anglers in the Missouri River system. With just 6 percent harvest of these monsters, biologists state this is well below the level which would sustain the big fish in the system.
SADDLE UP. QDMA explores the use of tree saddles for hunters in a video series. A unique way of finding a position in a tree where perhaps another isn’t available, the saddle provides a new angle on hunting.
MOSTLY MIDDLING. The Meteostar long range forecast shows no days below freezing for the first time this year. Celebrate spring as things warm up and the world begins to green, and just maybe we can put any hint of winter behind us.