RAINY ROUND THE REGION. While rain will be the story for the top half of your Sunday, we’ve got the moves from the regional wildlife agencies that are making headlines in regard to walleyes, elk and turkeys in the tri-state area. So pour that cup of coffee, click a link and get up to speed with what’s going on while you re-line your rod for the afternoon when things start to dry out.
Featured Photo: Shake it Off. A wet rooster pokes around in the grass. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 5/24 – Morning Rain – Hi 60, Lo 54, Wind NW@15, G24
Tomorrow: Mon 5/25 – Remember – Hi 66, Lo 50, Wind N@9
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
7:22AM 11:34PM 3:25PM 2:59AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (2% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 3:00-4:00PM. Rain will taper by mid-afternoon and moon overhead should help start the recovery in our Edge Hour.
ND TAGGING. The NDG&F Details this spring’s walleye tagging efforts throughout the state. From a high-pressure prairie lake to the big waters of Sakakawea, the process helps biologists understand angler harvest and more about the state’s most popular fish and the waters in which it resides.
MN ELK UP. The Minnesota DNR reports an increase in elk populations in the state’s two small established herds and as a result the agency is offering up more tags for antlerless elk in that state. This fall 44 tags will be available compared to last year’s 27 licenses.
SD DROP. The South Dakota GFP has proposed a reduction in fall turkey tags throughout the state in 2020 and 2021. Additionally, three counties would be closed to fall turkey hunting and one opened.