Daily Edge for Mon. 10/28 – Pre-Halloween Shivers

FEELING COLDER.  The chill continues this week as below-average temperatures and strong winds bring cold conditions to the region.  We cover that, some lake exploration and tips for adjusting to more layers in today’s Outdoors Roundup Featured Photo: ON THE LOOKOUT. Ole the lab pauses while exploring a ridge in the cold and windy weekend…

Daily Edge for Sun. 10/27 – Newsworthy

CATCHING UP.  There’s more than enough news relating to recent conditions to go around, so we pepper it with improvements to ND’s habitat in today’s Outdoors Roundup.   Featured Photo:   ROLLING IN.  Clouds speed through on the northwest wind on Saturday as a hunter works a tree claim for pheasants. Simonson Photo.   WEATHER (Bismarck…

Pointers for Points

By Nick Simonson   Hunting upland birds behind a pointing dog can provide some of the biggest thrills in the outdoors.  Few moments stand out in the fall like a quivering tail on a rock-solid dog holding just inches from an unseen bird buried in the grass.  The tension and anticipation coming from those memorable…

Daily Edge for Sat. 10/26 – Into the Wind

SATURDAY STOMP.  Don’t let the winds blow you down today, get out there and stomp away!  Look for pheasants along cover and find ways to work with the wind on the weekend you’re given.  We’ve got tips for that and more in today’s Outdoors Roundup.   Featured Photo:   BLOWING! Debris from a harvested corn field…

As Fall Season Wraps, ND CTL Eyes Spring Growth

By Nick Simonson   With the final week of the North Dakota State High School Clay Target League’s (ND CTL) fall season wrapping up, the hundreds of participating students will rest their guns for the winter ahead of the 2020 spring competition.  While they’re taking a break from the trap houses which will likely go…

Daily Edge for Fri. 10/25 – Tools of the Trade

FINELY TOOLED.  You’ll feel the warmth today if you’re out on a hunt, but it will be short lived, so enjoy it!  In addition to the forecast, we’ve got the insight into some small additions to your hunting pack that can make all the difference in the field, which we cover in today’s Outdoors Roundup….

Daily Edge for Thu. 10/24 – A Super Day!

LET’S ROLL!  Things are looking good for today and tomorrow, with warmer temps and tolerable winds.  Plan your sneak out accordingly!  We’ve got some field tips and a few cool turtles to talk about in today’s Outdoors Roundup.   Featured Photo:   Six Pack.  A group of roosters works a ditch along a cattail slough. Simonson…

Zebra Mussel Infestation Apparent on Ashtabula

By Doug Leier Following discovery of zebra mussels in North Dakota’s Lake Ashtabula in May, the good news is that over the course of the summer and early fall, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s searches for additional new zebra mussel infestations all came back negative.   On the other hand, recent assessments of these invasive aquatic…

Daily Edge for Wed. 10/23 – Drying Off

LOOKING GOOD!  After rains and wind, things will be shaping up in the back half of the week for whatever outdoor activity you’re pursuing.  We’ve got that and a first look at fall’s precipitation totals along with a new Minnesota C&R muskie record in today’s Outdoors Roundup.   Featured Photo:   Get Back To It!  Ole…

Daily Edge for Tue. 10/22 – Two Sides

MIX IT UP.  We’ve got a bad mix of light precip for your Tuesday night into Wednesday – rain and possibly snow – along with good mix of fish, game and snakes(!?) in our Outdoors Roundup, while we lament the spread of CWD into a new hunting area of the state. Featured Photo:   The sun…

CWD Found in McKenzie County

NDG&F Release Two mule deer taken in September have tested positive for chronic wasting disease, including one taken during the archery season from deer gun unit 4B in McKenzie County, where CWD had not previously been found. The other deer was harvested during the youth season in unit 3A1 in Divide County where CWD was…

Daily Edge for Mon. 10/21 – Potpourri

GUSTY.  A windy Monday sets up across the region behind Sunday’s rain.  With that new precipitation comes increased concerns over water levels in North Dakota.  We take a look at those along with the shifting influence of the moon in this stage of the fall and the end of the CTL season in our Outdoors…