ZOOM! The winds will keep things moving today but will fade out for a bit by tomorrow night. We’ve got a look at the rule changes that are up for discussion with the NDG&F Dept. this week, along with some research into an odd hunting season term and a look at what’s on tap for this week’s (wild) weather. That’s all in our Outdoors Roundup for your Sunday!
Featured Photo: ON PLANE. Anglers make their move on the Missouri River. Simonson Photo
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 6/14 – Breezy – Hi 83, Lo 70, Wind SE@22, G33
Tomorrow: Mon 6/15 – Winds Fade – Hi 82, Lo 63, Wind NW@14, G25
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
2:51AM 2:57PM 8:49AM 9:09PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (38% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 9:00-10:00PM. Sunset and moon underfoot combine in the Edge Hour for a strong finish to your Saturday.
CH-CH-CHANGES. The administrative rules up for discussion and adoption by the NDG&F Dept. can be found at this link. Of note are the placement of values on wildlife, including heightened restitution values for bigger-antlered deer.
DON’T SHRUG. The Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks discusses the elk “shoulder” season in a recent release. But what is a shoulder season? It’s an off-peak season, with the term coming from the travel industry decades ago, for a period that is just below the prime travel stretch (ie: summer), where you may “shoulder” a number of different outfits (jacket, sweater, shirt) all in one day. Thus, the MT FWP shoulder season falls just ahead of or after the main elk firearms season. Now you know.
UNSETTLED. Our windy conditions continue into late spring as things remain unsettled heading into next week and the nearing summer solstice. Temperatures oscillate from the low-90s to the upper-60s and winds will vary wildly throughout the week. A cool down appears to be on tap for next weekend.