BUSY MIDSUMMER. Good weather greets us in mid-July with stable highs and westerly flows. Whether you’re working locally or thinking nationally, we’ve got the information to keep things moving in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: INTO THE SUNSET. An angler cruises as the summer sun sets. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 7/14 – Nice – Hi 80, Lo 55, Wind W@11, G22
Tomorrow: Wed 7/15 – Hi 83, Lo 56, Wind W@11, G22
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
1:54AM 3:53PM 8:47AM 9:09PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (36% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 8:30-9:30PM. Approaching sunset with moon underfoot will set off the evening bite in our Edge Hour.
PRED ED. The NDG&F is offering a furbearer trapping course in early August for those interested in learning how to take predators like coyotes and other furbearers. The program is 16 hours long and is valid for any state requiring such education prior to purchasing a trapping license.
MEET THE NEIGHBORS. QDMA has a handful of tips for connecting with neighbors and learning more about the hunting in your area. From making yourself visible to hosting a hunting-related get-together, these simple suggestions can go a long way in preserving and advancing hunting in an area.
LEGISLATIVE ACTION. The Ruffed Grouse Society details the current standing of two major bills – the Restoring America’s Wildlife Act and the Great American Outdoors Act – that would benefit hunters and all outdoor recreationalists. In addition to recent moves by the House of Representatives on RAWA, the organization sets out an anticipated timeline and what comes next for congress in these important bills.