Daily Edge for Thu. 4/2 – Boats, Boats, Boats!

THINKING BOATS.  While the weather may not be what it once was (is it ever?), we look at some ideas for making the loading and docking of boats more successful and safe in our Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo: ON IT. Good outings start and end with a secure watercraft. Simonson Photo. WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast): Today: Thu…

Bighorns Struggle in Southern Badlands

By Doug Leier, NDG&F Dept. The history of bighorn sheep in the southern badlands of North Dakota is a roller coaster tale. And unfortunately, it’s been mostly down of late. That’s how editor Ron Wilson described the situation in a feature article in the February 2020 issue of the State Game and Fish Department’s magazine,…

Daily Edge for Wed. 4/1 – Joke’s on Us

HAHA!  The weather takes a serious turn overnight following Tuesday’s front and the joke’s on us all as things feel quite a bit chillier.  Don’t lose your sense of humor though as spring snow settles in for tomorrow.  In the meantime, we’ve got muley updates from NDG&F, forest management plans from RGS, and just how…

Daily Edge for Tue. 3/31 – Last of March

RUMBLY?  We may see some storms sweep across the landscape this evening ahead of a cold front which is going to set us back into the low 30s and colder for a while (think NEXT Tuesday).  Get your outings in accordingly.  In the meantime, we’ve got updates from local deer numbers to national issues in…

Daily Edge for Mon. 3/30 – Enjoy!

LAST GOOD ONE!  While the breezes will kick up today, so will the temperatures and highs in the low 60s will be a reality here at the end of March.  An April Fool’s joke causes the bottom to fall out and colder conditions to take hold through the rest of the week.  We’ve got more…

The Egg Sucking Leech

By Nick Simonson   Growing up a wrestling fan, there was no better time to be watching WWF (now WWE) than when Triple H and Degeneration X were the featured heels.  Challenging Vince McMahon and the establishment each week, after a win the various members would slap their crotch and yell out their trademark “Suck…

Daily Edge for Sun. 3/29 – Spring Fling!

BEST OF THE YEAR.  The back half of your weekend will be the best day of 2020 thus far in terms of conditions (we joke it’s because they’ve postponed the start of the high school clay target league, and this Sunday would’ve been opening day!)  At any rate, get out there and enjoy it!  We’ve…

Wardens Set for Different Spring

By Nick Simonson   With the impact of the coronavirus obvious across many layers of society, the North Dakota Game & Fish Department (NDG&F) has not been immune to changes in day-to-day life.  Under guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and orders from the Governor, all NDG&F offices and facilities have been…

Daily Edge for Sat. 3/28 – Temperate

OUT LIKE A LAMB!  Superb spring conditions take hold with temperatures near 60 today and tomorrow, allowing folks to get outdoors for spring snow goose hunting and the first openwater options of the year.  We cover what’s new for angling in North Dakota along with a helpful hand tool as we wave goodbye to the…

Our Outdoors: Free Flowing

By Nick Simonson   Water is freedom, no more so than in spring.  Casting off the icy bonds of winter, breaking them into pieces and then absorbing them is the completion of a flow’s self-fulfilling and seasonal prophecy.  So too for the angler, flowing water represents the possibilities to not only move with life’s direction,…

Daily Edge for Fri. 3/26 – Spring Things

WHAT A WEEKEND!  We’ve got great conditions setting up for all your fishing and hunting adventures as temperatures warm, winds remain moderate and rivers open up around the region as light geese move through – it’s a perfect storm of awesomeness!  We share that info and more to help you get the most out of…

Daily Edge for Thu. 3/25 –

POSITIVE DEVELOPMENTS.  We’re not talking test results either!  Rather, the weather looks to be improving for this weekend to help with your social distancing.  We’ve got more on that, circling some good fishing and tying projects in today’s Outdoors Roundup! Featured Photo:   Hooked.  A sturgeon from the Rainy River caught on the staple 5/0 circle…