Daily Edge for Fri. Sep. 21

SQUISHY.  Heavy rains hit the southern tier of the state and much of ND got a soaking as a major rain system pushed through the northern tier of the U.S. We talk about what’s left over after the storm and how it’ll affect your weekend hunting and fishing plans in today’s Three Things. Featured Photo:…

Our Outdoors: Happy 100th

By Nick Simonson If one human year equals seven dog years as the old adage goes, then one dog year is 52.14 days, by my public school math.  If that is the case, then 5,214 days – or 100 dog years ago this week – my old lab Gunnar was born in a mom and…

Daily Edge for Thu. Sep. 20

SHIELDS UP! Weather shields that is!  It’ll be a rainy day today for much of the state, giving you plenty of time to get your gear lined up for this weekend’s resident waterfowl opener. We talk about that and more in today’s Three Things.   Featured Photo: Fire in the Hole. A maple gleams bright…

Daily Edge for Wed. Sep. 19

READY FOR IT?  Rain is coming tomorrow, so squeeze in all your hunting and fishing activity today!  On that front we take a look at what’s to come and the turkey hunting options available after the lottery in today’s Three Things.   Featured Photo:  Fall Turkey Tags remain for hunters and populations are pretty good…

Daily Edge for Tue. Sep. 18

FALLING. Temperatures and leaves are making a downward departure as things continue to stay cool.  Along with those drops, we’re seeing a decrease in flow on the big river and we talk about that and more in today’s Three Things.   Featured Photo: Red/Green. Colorful maple leaves add fall contrast to late-summer’s green grasses. Simonson…

Daily Edge for Mon. Sep. 17

COOL OUT! It’ll feel like fall after the last summery surge from yesterday is swept from the region on chilly winds.  Watch for a shift to the east and adjust your deer hunting strategy, whether you’re a young shooter or a bow hunter. We talk about mapping success in today’s Three Things.   Featured Photo:…

Gone Grousing

By Nick Simonson It’s hard not to think hunting when a young lab looks up from his bed in the corner of the living room, and the light September wind blows gently through the screen to the back porch.  Despite the reports of a sharptailed grouse population again cut in half by challenging conditions this…

Daily Edge for Sun. Sep. 16

LAST SAMPLE OF SUMMER? A cooler trend is settling in ahead of next Saturday’s official start to autumn and today may be the last shot at 80 for the region for a while.  We talk seasonal shifts and more in today’s Three Things.   Featured Photo: A rooster pheasant soaks in the sunshine amidst the…

Dakota Uplander: Adjusting Choke & Shot Size

By Nick Simonson When it comes to upland hunting, a good shooter, competent and familiar with his or her shotgun, will get the bird every time regardless of shot size or choke used.  However, to increase success depending on species, season and situation, adjusting pellet size and choke tubes throughout the fall is an advanced…

Daily Edge for Sat. Sep. 15

SOUND THE HORN!  We talk youth and running – two items that go hand-in-hand if you’re a parent – and a day chock full of events around the area in today’s Three Things.   Featured Photo: A nice pronghorn pauses while feeding near Mandan, N.D. on Friday. Simonson Photo.   DAILY CONDITIONS: WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):…

Our Outdoors: To Be Young

By Nick Simonson All hunters reach a point, whether through the growth of their families or just a sort of natural progression, where they want to see a young person succeed in the outdoors.  Their focus becomes less about their full game bag or taking the biggest buck, to watching a kid take their first…

Daily Edge for Thu. Sep. 13

OUT OF SIGHT. Summer may be waning, but there’s plenty to see (and hear) in the outdoors.  We talk in today’s Three Things about identifying animals by their sounds, plus other tips for a fun time in the wild, no matter the season!   Featured Photo: A doe and fawn are caught in a close…