STIRRING IT UP. Strong southeast winds will develop overnight and stay gusty for your Saturday as things may get a little dicey closer to evening with a high chance for thunderstorms. Today we’ve got a look at big bucks, breeding ducks and habitat needs of a supporting cast of small game in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: On the Horizon. Expect stormy conditions to sweep away the memory of Friday’s near-perfect day. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 6/6 – Rain Chances Grow – Hi 73, Lo 57, Wind SE@25, G40
Tomorrow: Sun 6/7 – Humid – Hi 88, Lo 67, Wind S@14, G22
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
10:53PM 6:32AM 2:11AM 2:40PM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous 98% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:00-7:00AM. While still windy, gusts will be lowest early in the morning and Moonset will help trigger a bite in our Edge Hour
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BEYOND BREEDING BASICS. The NDG&F Department highlights the work of field staff in conducting the breeding duck surveys in this week’s North Dakota Outdoors web segment. The agency is one of the few groups across the country to pull it off, providing important data and insight into waterfowl populations, with some adjustments to the traditional methods.
HABITAT MOSAIC. The Ruffed Grouse Society looks at the similar habitat needs of ruffed grouse, woodcock, snowshoe hares and cottontail rabbits, and where the species differ in their requirements for food, shelter and travel.