Daily Edge for Tue 7/22 – Feeling Good

ON AND POPPING!  Summer comes back with another jump into the mid 80s as southerly winds bring warm air up to the region.  We check out the upcoming second deer drawing deadline, a movie-like shark encounter and the flower that works wonders in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  Wild bergamot flowers bloom in a small…

Daily Edge for Sun. Jan. 14

FISH FEAR YOU. As well they should, because you have the advantage today with warmer temps, a little front moving through and the power of the new moon building.  Start your day off on the ice and duck a little snow to get on a few walleyes before temps dip for a couple days.  We…

Daily Edge for Sat. Nov. 18

STEP INTO CHRISTMAS. What’s on your wish list this year?  If you continue to be humping it through the grasses, sloughs and creek draws of North Dakota this weekend, we’re guessing a deer is still on it!  The major moon phases start to fall on the weekends again, beginning a solid 48 hours of hunting….

Daily Edge for Wed. Nov. 15

FALL FOR NOW.  Much of the snow from the past two weeks has melted away, putting the landscape back in beige.  We chill out today, staying in the 20s all day, before we bounce around in the mid-30s for the foreseeable future.   The weekend is setting up to be calm, so plan your mid-season firearms…

Daily Edge for Tue. Nov. 14

GO FISH.  No seriously, if there’s some openwater somewhere near you, take advantage and wet a line today, as we probably won’t see highs near 60 for a few more months.  Of course, if you were waiting for hardwater, this might set us back some.  In today’s Three Things, we talk about the fish of…

Daily Edge for Mon. Nov. 13

NOVEMBER THUNDER?  No, it was the sound of rifle hunters reverberating through the draws and valleys of North Dakota yesterday, as the second straight day of calm winds and warmer temps allowed hunters to get out and explore a bit more than on the opening afternoon.  If you haven’t seen it yet, we talk about…

Daily Edge for Sun. Nov. 12

TEMPS RISE, DEER FALL.  Ideal conditions had hunters out in droves on the first full day of the season, and today will bring more of the same as light southerlies and temps around 40 will be conducive for great deer hunting, whether walking or still.  Keep your eye out for that buck – and other…

Daily Edge for Sat. Nov. 11

TAGGED OUT YET? Probably not.  Conditions were not ideal for the first afternoon of the ND deer season, and gusts up to 35 mph kept a lot of hunters on the sidelines or sitting in the truck watching.  Look for things to improve today, for the first full day of the season.  We talk darkhouses,…

Daily Edge for Fri. Nov. 10

WIDE OPEN!  Congrats!  You made it to another deer opener!  The last of the cold stretch wraps up this morning as southerlies blow warmer temperatures in for the start of the season.  You’ll have enough snow to track your deer, but it won’t stick around much longer, like the fleeing flocks of geese overhead. We…

Daily Edge for Thu. Nov. 9

SEE YOUR BREATH!  It was a chilly evening on stand last night and those conditions will persist today, minus the snow flurries.  In what will be the calmest and coolest stretch of weather for a while, tonight may be your best bet for that buck before things get moving with deer opener tomorrow! We talk…

Daily Edge for Wed. Nov. 8

UNDERHILL & OVERHILL.  Sunset comes earlier and earlier, and we’re still five weeks out from the solstice.  While this makes an after-work trip into the field less and less likely, it does mean you can pop right out for that night bite when things freeze solid.  We’d like to say it’s going to be soon…but…

Daily Edge for Tue. Nov. 7

COLOR UP!  Alright, there’s been a lot of gray skies, white flakes, and beige cover on the Daily Edge, leaving things a bit monochromatic as of late, so let today’s installment serve as a reminder that you can color up your winter season when you feel the need to.  Tie up a few flies, jigs,…

Daily Edge for Mon. Nov. 6

DON’T BE A WIMP.  While geese are pre-programmed to head south as their waters lock up for the winter, you don’t have to bail on some of the season’s best days which are yet to come.  New temperature model runs show this week holding cooler than average, keeping some tracking snow on the ground and…

Daily Edge for Sun. Nov. 5

ICED UP. Freezing mist hit the southern stretch of ND yesterday, leaving roads a bit slick and trees and cover decorated with a solid glaze.   Behind the front, we’ll cool down and clear up over the next couple of days, further pushing rutting activity in local deer populations.  Gearing up for deer opener, it looks…

Daily Edge for Sat. Nov. 4

WHITE WALKERS.  We’ve got snow!  About two inches fell in the Bismarck area between yesterday and last night, with more on the way.  You may have to dig out in some areas of the state, but the white stuff will make tracking in the field easier.  Whether you’re gearing up for deer season, or heading…

Daily Edge for Fri. Nov. 3

STICK AROUND!  Today’s weather will bring with it the first accumulations of snow which may actually stick around for a few days.  By mid-day, things may get dicey, so whatever early hunts you have planned, make sure you drive with care on the way back in.  We talk deer, ducks and more in Today’s Three…

Daily Edge for Thu. Nov. 2

THE CAT’S MEOW.  Take today by the horns, or antlers as it were, and get out on your bow stand.  Cold temps and calm winds will have bucks on the move, particularly right before the big change coming in the weather on Friday.  Watch for them moving between deep cover along their rut paths, where…

Daily Edge for Wed. Nov. 1

WELCOME TO NOVEMBER!  The month of hard-core hunters, scraggly deer beards, and battling the elements has arrived!  Forget what the Christmas carol says, this is the most wonderful time of the year!  It looks like rut will be hitting hard in the next few days as a colder pattern takes hold just in front of…

Daily Edge for Tue. Oct. 31

FROST ON THE PUMPKIN. Cool, calm conditions overnight will bring a layer of frost on the ground, but that should also trigger animal movement throughout the morning for deer hunters and others taking to the field on this Halloween day.    We get seasonal with one of our favorite colors, tell ghost stories for Halloween, and…

Daily Edge for Sun. Oct. 22

ABOVE AVERAGE GUSTS.  The average top wind gusts for the next four days will be 29 mph, so hold on to your hats and batten down your blinds in the field!   After a calm start today, those winds will fire up and blow through the week, making it a perfect one to winterize your boat,…

Daily Edge for Thu. Oct. 19

CALL IT AN EARLY WEEKEND!  Wow, you have to get “sick” today, but it’s more like spring fever than buck fever. With highs clipping 80, light winds and a new moon to back your play on the water, you better let the boss know you’re not coming in.  We talk tips for late season fish…

Daily Edge for Tue. Oct. 17

WHERE ARE WE?  The summer-like warm-up continues today as temps soar into the mid and upper 70s around the Peace Garden State on strong southwest winds.  Rising with it is the power of the new moon, making for a superb week of fishing, particularly this evening as a small cool front rolls in overnight, but…

Daily Edge for Sat. Oct. 14

SPITTING SATURDAY.  We’ll get a taste of cool today, with light, intermittent rain and possibly a few flakes falling in the first half of the day, before winds on the backside blow down from the northwest, keeping things chilly throughout the afternoon.  You should start to see more waterfowl migrating in the coming days, and…

Daily Edge for Fri. Oct. 13

OH LUCKY DAY!  For a Friday the 13th, things are looking spookily good, as you’ll have options for all forms of hunting.  Light breezes pick up throughout the day giving your dogs a good chance to get on scent, but if you’re fishing the chop will be ideal for those hungry late season walleyes with…

Daily Edge for Thu. Oct 12

WATCH YOUR STEP!  Especially that first one out the door this morning – it’s going to be gusty from the other direction, as northwest winds take over and cool us off.  With your head down against the gales, you might happen upon our star for the day – the prickly pear cactus.  It’s one of…

Daily Edge for Wed. Oct. 11

GOLDEN DAYS.  We’re in the final throes of fall color, and with many places dipping below freezing for a few hours last night, the first frost has set in for a good portion of North Dakota. Check out the reds, oranges, and yellows while you can and take advantage of one more warm autumn day…

Daily Edge for Tue. Oct. 10

ON THE TAIL TRAIL.  Despite lower numbers, good hunting can still be found.  Whether it’s pre-migration for ducks, or the midst of pheasant season, you never know what you’ll find.  So get out there, get after it and give it your best on all of the great opportunities ND has to offer! We talk hunting…

Daily Edge for Mon. Oct. 9

WINDY WEEKEND.  The second day of pheasant season brought with it more winds and cooler temps, along with wiser birds.  All signs are pointing to lower numbers as reports from across the state are of mostly carry-over roosters from last season making up the majority of the take.  In northwestern ND, that was the case. …

Daily Edge for Sun. Oct. 8

DAY TWO!  Here’s hoping you found some birds out there yesterday.  Anecdotal reports are already showing that pheasants can be found throughout ND with a little legwork, and opener (despite the wind) was successful.  Today should be better in terms of wind, so knock a few more down and take advantage of all the great…

Daily Edge for Sat. Oct. 7

GETTING BAD.  Okay, even with the wind, it’s still pheasant opener so we know you’re headed out this morning.  Remember, quiet, calm and catch them before they catch the wind! We get totally bad in today’s Three Things, and we’re not talking about Michael Jackson. (THEM’S THE BREAKS.  The badlands near Teddy Roosevelt National Park…