LOCKED IN. We’re hitting our summer stride in North Dakota as temperatures warm throughout the next few days and calmer conditions are settling in over the region. We’ve got more on that plus the pronghorn count firing up in the next week along with a planned state shoot getting the go-ahead, with some social distancing guidelines.
Featured Photo: Summer Grazing. A trio of pronghorn work an area of grass along a field edge. The pronghorn count starts next week in ND. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 6/24 – Heatin’ Up! – Hi 87, Lo 57, Wind SE@7
Tomorrow: Thu 6/25 – Humid – Hi 84, Lo 63, Wind StoNW@10, G20
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
9:12AM Fol. Day 5:00PM 4:33AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (12% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 4:30-5:30PM. Moon overhead will greet you on your after work fishing trip in our Edge Hour.
PRONHORN COUNT. The NDG&F announces the upcoming pronghorn survey starting July 1. Conducted by airplane over the western portion of the state, those out and about might notice some low flying aircraft for a couple of weeks in pronghorn country.
STATE SHOOT. Capital City Gun Club in Bismarck will be hosting the annual state trap shoot July 22-25 this year. With social distancing measures in place, and more than enough sanitizer at each house, the event will go on with some modifications to help foster safe and healthy shooting.
WARMING TREND. There’s been some unreliability in recent mid-term forecasts, so take this one with a grain of salt. The ISUM shows a warmup now into the weekend and temps in the 90s by early next week with relatively moderate winds. We’re getting a bit concerned for the pheasant hatch, however, as any rain is pushed back to the far edge of the forecast.