MOVING MONDAY. Things will shift from Sunday’s heat, following some overnight storms across the state, particularly in the east. West winds will develop and highs will stay in the mid-70s for some comfortable outdoor excursions. We’ve got a review of the increase drought conditions in ND, a big buck raffle and a DEO-affiliated podcast in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: FAMILY FLOAT. A family unit of Canada Geese floats along the Missouri River. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 6/8 – Cooler – Hi 77, Lo 61, Wind W@15, G25
Tomorrow: Tue 6/9 – Almost Chilly? – Hi 69, Lo 52, Wind NW@17, G25
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
Fol. Day 8:26AM 4:08AM 4:36PM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (91% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 8:00-9:00AM. Finish off a morning fishing trip with moonset and a strong Edge Hour.
STARTING TO SWEAT. The UNL drought monitor map is picking up more and more parched areas across North Dakota as much of the western part of the state is in a moderate drought. Akin to 2017 when a summer drought snatched a bumper hatch of young pheasants, we’re beginning to get a bit nervous for wildlife and production in these spaces.
ANOTHER SHOT AT A TAG. The Missouri River Clay Target League has had its permit and draw dates extended for the ND Whitetail Tag Raffle which helps support the group’s mission of getting young people shooting in high school trap and skeet. Visit mrctl.org for more information and order a couple up to support young shooting sports enthusiasts.
CAST & BLAST. Check out DEO’s Nick Simonson at KOVC’s podcast page. Both the Our Outdoors Radio and Weekender’s Edge segment can be listened to online and the archives have all the insight you need to get the most out of your fishing and hunting in 2020.