A SHOT OF SUMMER. The humidity will hang heavy today, winds will decrease and temperatures will spike to near 90 by the afternoon as things take on a dog days sort of feel for a 24-hour span following yesterday’s rain. It’ll be a good time to get on the water to cool down some and it’s the final day of ND’s Free Fishing weekend. We have more on that, an expansion of baiting AND attractant bans in Minnesota and a reminder to delay mowing from the SD GFP as we go around the region in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: GET SET. A kayak angler works a breakline on a Missouri River eddy. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 6/7 – Humid – Hi 87, Lo 65, Wind S@14, G22
Tomorrow: Mon 6/8 – Cooler – Hi 74, Lo 61, Wind W@15, G25
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
11:52PM 7:26AM 3:10AM 3:39PM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (96% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 3:00-4:00PM. Moon underfoot and lessening winds along with summery conditions make this Edge Hour a agreat one to finish up your weekend with
FINAL ND FREE FISHING DAY. The NDG&F reminds anglers that the state’s Free Fishing Weekend wraps today. Residents 16 and older can wet a line without a license through Sunday night, giving anglers a chance to take someone new on the water and introduce them to the pastime.
MN BANS ATTRACTANTS. The Minnesota DNR has expanded a ban on both feed (grain, vegetables, etc.) and attractant use (salt blocks, mineral licks, etc.) in counties of the state where CWD has been found and some adjacent areas. As of July 1, 18 counties in the state will have baiting and attractant bans in place to curb the spread of CWD.
SD SAYS NO MOW TIL JULY 10. The South Dakota Game Fish & Parks Dept. reminds landowners that laws are in place that delay mowing to help maintain roadside habitat for nesting pheasants and other upland game. While the laws particularly apply to state highways, the agency asks that all landowners consider delaying mowing or haying until at least that point in the calendar.