BUSY TUESDAY. From largemouth lengths in ND to some vital missing data in SDE to habitat helpers in MT, we go around the region for the latest in outdoors news in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: I TOAD YA SO! A Woodhouse’s toad digs into the dirt on the Missouri River shoreline. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 6/9 – Damp & Dreary – Hi 66, Lo 52, Wind NW@21, G31
Tomorrow: Wed 6/10 – Clearing – Hi 73, Lo 50, Wind NW@18, G26
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
12:38AM 9:32AM 5:03AM 5:29PM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (84% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 5:00-6:00AM. Moon overhead and light winds will make the dawn bite your Edge Hour on an otherwise challenging day.
SHOCKING. The NDG&F Dept. shares information on how agents carry out electroshock surveys of largemouth bass on the state’s premier bucketmouth water – Nelson Lake. As part of the agency’s weekly web short, the night-time survey provides insight into fish populations and health on the unique water.
SO DUMB. The SD Game Fish and Parks has announced it is discontinuing its annual summer pheasant brood surveys (which have been notably down as habitat has disappeared in the state, allegedly hurting license sales), according to SiouxLandProud.com and KELO. Now, the agency and its marketing arms and associates can still say SD has the best pheasant hunting in the world, but have no proof of it and instead relying on the old adage “no news is good news.”
MT MONEY. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation details the nearly 2.2 Million Dollars the organization generated for sportsman outreach and habitat in Montana in 2019. The organization’s efforts impacted over 32,000 acres last year, helping sustain elk and other wildlife with dedicated habitat.