DOUBLE UP! A great start to your holiday weekend is on tap for this Friday, with sun and moon times along with great conditions lining up to kick off the four-day stretch. We’ve got more on our Double Edge Day plus concern for ND’s bats, a fun look at how hunters see things and what’s next for the LWCF in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Going, going, GONE! The new moon takes hold today, spurring good fishing for the weekend. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri – 5/22 – Warm! – Hi 82, Lo 60, Wind S@14, G20
Tomorrow: Sat – 5/23 – Rain Late – Hi 80, Lo 59, Wind S@10, G20
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
6:13AM 9:27PM 1:44PM 1:20AM
Moon Phase: New Moon
EDGE HOUR: Double Edge – 5:45-6:45AM & 9:00-10:00PM. The rise and set of the moon and sun align in our double edge day, along with warm temperatures to spur a post-spawn bite!
WHITE OUT. Bad news for bats in North Dakota as the dreaded “white nose syndrome” has been detected in populations in the western part of the state. The NDG&F details the confirmation of the deadly fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans in six sampled bats which is affecting their populations around the world.
TWO KINDS OF PEOPLE. A short blog post from outdoors writer T. Edward Nickens for Ducks Unlimited puts it simply and pointedly, there are two kinds of people in this world when it comes to waterfowl. A quick read but a fun one that translates across all species and hunters.
GREAT AMERICANS. The Great American Outdoors Act will be before congress next week, following the Memorial Day holiday. The National Wildlife Federation reports that the act will help permanently and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund to increase Americans’ access to the outdoors.