SOME SATURDAY! Pleasant temperatures and moderate winds will make today your best bet to get on the water this weekend. We get good news on many fronts this week following the start of the Governor’s phased reopening including shooting sports facilities, a new fundraiser from PF and a top young South Dakota artist’s success.
Featured Photo: SEEING GREEN. The shimmery green head of a mallard is always a reassuring sight. Simonson Photo
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 5/2 – Pleasant – Hi 71, Lo 41, Wind NW@9, G18
Tomorrow: Sun 5/3 – Rain Late – Hi 66, Lo 42, Wind SE@15, G22
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
2:51PM 4:29AM 10:01PM 9:35AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (68% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 2:30-3:30PM. Moonrise and warm temps will make the afternoon on the water great in our Edge Hour.
GET GIVING. Pheasants Forever announces “Give to the Uplands Day” set for Tue. May 5. In reaction to the decreased funding many conservation groups are seeing, the Habitat Organization has created a one-day drive to increase membership, donations and connections that were lost as Covid-19 cancelled hundreds of banquets this spring.
REOPENINGS. A number of facilities catering to sportsmen are re-opening throughout the state, including one of its biggest Archery Ranges, Nishu Bowmen in Bismarck. Check with your local gun club, archery range and other public recreation facilities to get your shooting fix in!
CHAMP! A 13-year-old from South Dakota has won the Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Madison Grimm’s wood duck is an amazing, life-like acrylic painting that wowed the judges. Visit the US FWS page for more on the Junior Duck Stamp contest and the talented young outdoors artists.