Daily Edge for Wed. 11/6 – Chilling Out

ANTICIPATION RISING.  We try to stay calm with an eye toward the weekend, the deer firearms opener and the approaching full moon, but the excitement is hard to overcome. In hopes of doing so, we focus on the important dates, some solidifying safety tips about the current state of ice in the region and a…

Daily Edge for Tue. 11/5 – What’s Happening

PRACTICALLY THERE.  We’re edging closer to the big firearms deer opener and have news on that front, waterfowl migrations and what way the wind will be blowing for the big day in our Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  Attention!  A 5×5 whitetail perks up in front of a trail camera. Simonson Photo.   WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):…

Daily Edge for Mon. 11/4 – Add ons

WEIGHTY MATTERS.  If you’re looking for ways to add some weight to flies, along with flash, we’ve got you covered in today’s Outdoors Roundup, as cooler and windier conditions blow into the region providing a good opportunity to experiment at the vise today. Featured Photo: ASSORTED. Beads, barbell eyes and cone heads help add to…

Daily Edge for Sun. 11/3 – Good Looking

BRIGHT OUTLOOK.  The week is setting up nicely headed into Friday’s deer gun opener, we check out the early previews of what’s to come, and take  a look back at some 1930s history as part of our Outdoors Roundup and inspect some programs in play to the south. Featured Photo: Head’s Up!  A whitetail doe…

RMEF Invests Nearly $200K in ND Habitat, Hunters

By Nick Simonson   While known for its work in securing, improving and gaining public access to elk habitat in the western United States, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) is making an impact for its namesake and for new hunters in North Dakota.  In 2019, RMEF undertook a number of projects and grants investing…

Daily Edge for Sat. 11/2 – Deer & Duck Updates

COUNTING DOWN.  Less than a week remains until the deer firearms opener.  We’ve got the previews, tactics and tips for travel in today’s Outdoors Roundup, along with a great weekend setting up for those bow hunts and perhaps some upland adventures prior to “the break.” Featured Photo:  BRUNCH. A whitetail buck grazes the last of…

Daily Edge for Fri. 11/1 – On to the Weekend!

SUGAR RUSH.  How are your teeth this day after Halloween?  Skittle colored?  We shake off the sugar hangover and get focused on what’s coming up for the weekend and the month of November in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  BENDERS.  Dried sunflower stocks, likely hit hard by hail this summer, showcase an odd S-curve in…

Our Outdoors: Swamping It

By Nick Simonson   The roaring winds of Saturday dipped only slightly on Sunday morning as we made our way into the field to close out a weekend of pheasant hunting.  Along with the slight decrease in the northwest gusts came a drop in temperature and the dashboard readout on the truck posted 22 degrees….

Daily Edge for Thu. 10/31 – Halloween Hunting!

ALL TREATS!  The most temperate day of the week will be today, Halloween, with lighter winds and a mix of precip holding off until likely after dark.    With the approaching firearms deer season, we’ve got tips today to get you geared up for next Friday well ahead of the season in our Outdoors Roundup. Featured…

Take Care of Wild Game for Best Quality

By Doug Leier, NDG&F Dept. Wild fish and game is a common, much anticipated course to many a North Dakota meal. But if you’ve ever tried a piece of freezer burned fish, or taken a bite of a sour piece of jerky you may hesitate the next time it’s offered your way.   This is…

Daily Edge for Wed. 10/30 – Great & Small

CREATURE FEATURE.  As Halloween approaches, we check out some cool creatures. From bats, to birds to Bufo americanus, we cover them all in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  Trick or Treat!  A Woodhouse’s toad pauses for a pic. Simonson Photo.   WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast): Today:  Wed 10/30 – Calmer – Hi 32, Lo 18, Wind…

Daily Edge for Tue. 10/29 – Continued Brisk

TOTALLY TUESDAY.  While it remains cool this final Tuesday of October, we’re doing a double take on important CWD info, seeing that a little cold by itself isn’t so bad, and figuring out what to expect for deer opener in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo: SO FLY.  A Goddard Caddis is ready to float high…