TOUGH ONE. Gusty conditions will dominate an overcast and sometimes damp Saturday, but we’ve got the news from agencies around the region to help you through it. From a reminder that the deer lottery is open in ND (can you tell we’re excited?) to tips for young animals in MN, to the tale of the tails in SD there’s lots to learn!
Featured Photo: CRAFTY. Today’s a good day for tackle crafting, so break out the hooks. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 5/9 – Ugh! – Hi 42, Lo 30, Wind N@33, G44, .2” Rain
Tomorrow: Sun 5/10 – Better? – Hi 46, Lo 26, Wind N@13, G20
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
Fol. Day 7:58AM 3:29AM 3:59PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (94% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 8:30-9:30PM. Winds fade by dusk and rain should move out of the area later in the day, making sunset your Edge Hour.
ICYMI. The North Dakota Deer License Lottery is open until June 3. This year more than 3,000 additional tags were made available to hunters in the state, bringing the total over 69,000. Complete an application at the NDG&F Department’s “Buy and Apply” link.
- The Minnesota DNR has tips for those who find injured or abandoned animals in the wild this spring, both specific to our neighboring state and in general. With fawn drop happening soon and a number of critters on the move, remember that not all abandoned animals need human intervention.
- The Tail Submission system for predator harvest in South Dakota has officially begun and payment for tails will be made by the state starting this month with a number of collection sites and times designated by the SD Game Fish & Parks. The agency has even launched an app to track those tails turned in for money.