WHAT’S NEW? Besides the moon, which will help with your fishing exploits here at the end of the week, there’s lots of news from around the region including stopped spawning efforts in South Dakota, grizzly bear interactions in Montana and some tips to keep trespasssers at bay from QDMA. All of that is part of today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Slight Soak. A rooster shakes off a bit of rain. Watch for things to get a bit wet this afternoon. Simonson Photo
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 4/24 – Damp – Hi 63, Lo 44, Wind NW@10
Tomorrow: Fri 4/25 – Calmish – Hi 63, Lo 39, Wind N@6
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
7:20AM 9:25PM 2:16PM 1:55AM
Moon Phase: New Moon
EDGE HOUR: 7:00-8:00AM. Extend your bite into the morning with the rising new moon in our Edge Hour.
HACKED. QDMA has great tips in its weekly blog on how to deter trespassers on deer hunting land. From the legwork of maintaining an area you hunt, to some deceptive hacks that suggest frequent use, these programs keep would-be poachers off a property.
SD SPAWNING STALLS. Following the declaration east of the Red River, South Dakota has announced that it will cease spawning operations for walleyes this spring, leaving only North Dakota in the tri-state area continuing the process. Agents at the NDG&F cite a streamlined process that allows for social distancing and smaller crews to get the job done in the Roughrider State.
BEAR DOWN. The Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks has euthanized two grizzly bears this spring for calf depredation in the western part of the state. The bears were also coming close to ranch homes and developing a tolerance for people.