HALFWAY! We’ve reached July’s midpoint and are looking to the future – both in the days to come and after November’s elections. In today’s Outdoors Roundup we cover the second drawing for deer tags, plans for the future of hunting and conservation and the expanding world of kayak fishing tournaments.
Featured Photo: SUMMER GRIND. Muskie anglers work a sunken reef to turn a fish. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 7/15 – Hi 83, Lo 56, Wind W@11, G22
Tomorrow: Thu 7/16 – Hi 85, Lo 54, Wind NW@10, G20
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
2:16AM 4:58PM 9:31AM 9:54PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (27% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 9:00-10:00PM. Go late with light winds, moon underfoot and sunset in our late-day Edge Hour for best fishing.
SECOND CHANCE. The deadline for the second deer lottery is a week from today, July 22. More than 6,000 tags remain, including a handful of buck tags. Get your application in at gf.nd.gov under the Buy and Apply tab.
PARTNER UP. Wildlife-Partners.org highlights the proposals for preserving wildlife, hunting and fishing opportunities over the next four years with its digital download of Wildlife for the 21st Century, Volume VI. With broad directives for where sportsman dollars should go, the publication provides plans for the next executive and legislative administrations in Washington.
SELF-PROPELLED. BASS looks at the expansion of kayak tourneys and how technology plays a role in making them possible. While the boats may be smaller, the tackle, tech and excitement can be just as big as the glitter-boat events in this growing niche.