NO WIND WEDNESDAY. Things calm down after Tuesday’s blast furnace of heat and wind as we hit our midweek stride. We’ve got some awesome news on waterfowl populations in ND, a push to keep non-motorized trails quiet, and a reminder to sign up for soil and habitat health programs with Pheasants Forever, all in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: BUZZING. A bumblebee goes about its business. DEO Photo by Angie Sersha.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 6/17 – Calmer – Hi 83, Lo 67, Wind NW@9
Tomorrow: Thu 6/18 – Cooler – Hi 71, Lo 57, Wind NW@15, G25
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
3:51AM 6:07PM 10:53AM 11:15PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (14% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 5:30-6:30PM. Start your evening fishing trip off right with the moon setting and calm conditions in our Edge Hour.
GOOD DAYS FOR DUCKS. The NDG&F released its Spring Breeding Duck Numbers survey and there were significant jumps across many popular species. The number of wetlands surveyed was also in the top 10 after last fall’s significant rain, and the number of ducks observed was at their 14th highest point overall since the survey began 73 years ago!
MOTOR OUT. The National Wildlife Federation is urging the US Fish & Wildlife Service to remove motorized bikes from a list of allowed equipment on non-motorized trails. The impact to wildlife, the trails and more traditional users, such as hikers, would be heightened.
SOIL SIGN-UP. Pheasants Forever reminds landowners to sign up for the organization’s joint Soil Health and Habitat project with Purina. Those operators with a year or more of precision agriculture processes on their lands can take advantage of stipends and support from the Habitat Organization, but the program’s sign-up ends on June 30.