MEH TO MARVELOUS. Get through today and Wednesday with its clearer skies and calmer conditions is your reward! Things are getting back to normal on the landscape as we check out the NDG&F decree of open C&R paddlefishing along with dark skies and bad photos in our Outdoors Roundup!
Featured Photo: Range Watch. We’re waiting for word across the state for ND CTL teams to start shooting and salvage a spring season while maintaining social distance. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 5/5 – Meh – Hi 59, Lo 38, Wind N@15, G25
Tomorrow: Wed 5/6 – Marvel – Hi 62, Lo 36, Wind L&V
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
6:51PM 5:49AM Fol. Day 12:13PM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (94% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:30-7:30PM. Winds fade some and the moon rises, bringing a better bite in our Edge Hour.
SMALL SNAG. This year’s snag-and-harvest stretch of the paddlefish season was canceled, but as ND continues to flatten the curve, the NDG&F has opened the one-week snag-and-release paddlefish season from May 15-21. This provides an opportunity to those who the thrill of a spring paddlefish on the line, and for social distancing with less anglers involved.
LIGHTS OUT. The US Fish & Wildlife Service details the impact of turning out bright city lights to help migrating bird species that travel after sunset. In addition to making things less confusing for the birds, the darker skyline helps stargazers see the night sky.
AW CRAP. If you’re looking for a fun Facebook group, considering joining Crap Wildlife Photography for all of those near-misses and frames that just don’t make the cut or have a silly story behind them. It’s a lot of fun and in good humor for us average outdoor shutterbugs.