Daily Edge 7/4 – Happy Independence Day

DRYING TIMES?  Rain chances are backing off some for the Fireworks today, as only a slight chance remains after a half inch fell over the last two days. We take a look at totals thus far through the upland rearing season, talk about some smaller birds and fire safety in our Outdoors Roundup for this…

Daily Edge 7/3 – We Shall Overcome

SUNSHINE & ROSES.  Think positive when it comes to the outdoors (despite a rainy forecast).  Knowing that there are challenges to be overcome and things to be learned will make you a better sportsman. We address three of those challenges many new hunters and anglers face, and go around the web to find ways to…

Daily Edge – Tech Talk & Another ANS

MAKE IT MAGIC!  The last of the warm, dry days is before you – make it a good one as the forecast into the weekend turns wet. Keep the punks lit and those fuses going in between showers as we head into the Fourth and squeeze in some fishing when you can.  We talk controversial…

Upland Game Seasons Summarized

NDG&F Press Release North Dakota’s 2018 pheasant and sharp-tailed grouse harvests were similar to 2017, while the number of Hungarian partridge taken last year was down from the year before, according to statistics compiled by the state Game and Fish Department. Upland game management supervisor Jesse Kolar said the decline in partridge during the summer…

Daily Edge 7/1 – Doused(?), Ducks and Dry Water

MASTERFUL MONDAY.  The month of exploding colors kicks off today with calm conditions and warm temperatures.  We take a look at what’s to come, tips for safe boating and the new Duck Stamp in our Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  Ground Color.  Wildflowers bloom alongside a boat launch. Simonson Photo.   WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast): Today:  Mon…

Daily Edge 6/30 – Hit the Veggies

WONDERFUL! The second half of the weekend is setting up well, with slightly cooler temps (we love saying that about the 80s) and light winds.  Get out and make the most of it.  Today we talk tips for fishing vegetation in our Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  Bustin’ Cover.  A largemouth explodes out of the water…

Daily Edge 6/29 – Sizzlin’ Saturday

ON THE RISE.  Temperatures spike today as an awesome summer Saturday rolls out.  Break out the hot dogs and the lawn sprinklers and get ready for a great one!  We cover the shifts in the weather, upcoming archery events and duck dogs, in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  Out of the Woods. The waning crescent…

Hunters Should Be Aware of New CWD Units, Restrictions

By Nick Simonson   With the completion of this year’s North Dakota deer firearms license lottery, hunters in several units will need to be aware of regulations in place regarding hunting practices and transport of harvested animals after Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was detected in deer from unit 3A1 last fall and from a deceased…

Daily Edge 6/28 – Drawings, Dry Water & Refuge$

Summer Sizzle.  A warm weekend is on tap as temps soar into the 90s by tomorrow.  We cover the last – and biggest – drawing in a regional raffle, look into Operation Dry Water and check out the value in real dollars of our national refuges in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  Pbpbplt!  A buck…

Our Outdoors: Drum Beat

By Nick Simonson   As my buddy John and I drifted over the transition area of mud, rock and gnarled tree roots that popped up and grabbed our bottom bouncers which surveyed the underwater scene for walleyes on the Missouri River impoundment, our eyes turned to a shore angler along the backside of the bay. …

Daily Edge 6/27 – Looking Ahead

KILLING IT!  After some rumbles this morning, the day will warm and conditions will settle into a summer pattern through the weekend.  We look ahead at the week leading into the holiday and catch up on what’s to come in our Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  A killdeer works through recently-mowed grass near Bismarck. Simonson Photo….

Daily Edge 6/26 – Deer, ‘Eyes & Water Play

SOARING.  We continue our upward trend in the temperature department today as summer conditions take hold.  We cover the recent deer results, tips for walleyes and a cute little moose making the rounds on social media in our Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  A hawk soars in the breezes above Bismarck. Simonson Photo.   WEATHER (Bismarck…