CALM & COOKING. Highs will reach the upper 80s today and it’ll be a calm one as light and variable breezes settle in. The heat is a factor around the region and we check in with changes and announcements from various agencies around the Roughrider State in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: WHAT’S THAT SMELL? A doe takes a big scent check in front of a trail camera. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 8/8 – Warm & Calm – Hi 86, Lo 60, Wind L&V
Tomorrow: Sun 8/9 – Gusty – Hi 82, Lo 64, Wind NW@20, G30
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
11:37PM 11:34AM 5:20AM 5:41PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (79% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 11:00AM-12:00PM. Moonset will help with a late morning bite in this gorgeous day’s Edge Hour.
MN HUNT POSTPONED. The annual Governor’s Hunt in southwestern Minnesota for that state’s pheasant opener has been postponed for the first time in its history. Citing continued concerns over the pandemic, Gov. Tim Walz advocated for pheasant hunting and its ability to provide a socially-distanced fall activity.
SD WARNS OF ALGAE. The South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks warns pet owners of increasing blue-green algae blooms in the Rushmore state’s small lakes and ponds this time of year. The algae and its biproducts can be toxic to pets that wade or swim in those waters.
MT AFTERNOON CLOSURES. The heat of late summer is a concern in Montana as well. There the Fish Wildlife and Parks Department announced closures of a number of southwestern trout streams to afternoon fishing. Known as “hoot-owl” restrictions, they are designed to protect cold-water species that stress easily and the daily closures go into effect when water temperatures reach 73 degrees Fahrenheit for three consecutive days.