BIG WEEKEND. We’re already in Friday mode as we look ahead to some big shooting and fishing events set for an exciting three-day stretch.  Those big shows along with some big spending for conservation fill up our Outdoors Roundup for the day.

Featured Photo: Getting Bigger. A pair of growing goslings follow the lead of an adult as the sun sets along the Sheyenne River in Valley City. Simonson Photo

 

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today:  Thu 6/19 – Clearing – Hi 70, Lo 54, Wind NW@8, G18, .1” Rain

Tomorrow:  Fri 6/20 – Rain Again – Hi 69, Lo 54, Wind SE@11, G30, .4” Rain

 

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

Sunrise        Sunset

5:49AM       9:41PM

Moonrise      Moonset       Overhead    Underfoot

Fol. Day       8:50AM       4:15AM       4:39PM

 

Moon Phase:  Waning Gibbous (89% Full)

 

EDGE HOUR:  4:00-5:00PM.  Late afternoon, with clearing skies, will provide outdoor opportunities in our Edge Hour.

DAY RATING:

3Fish

 

OUTDOORS ROUNDUP:

ROUGH IT.  The annual Roughrider Shoot will take place this weekend at Capital City Gun Club.  For more on the trapshooting fun with a western theme, and ATA singles, doubles and handicap shoots, visit capitalcitygunclub.org.

CHAMBERED.  This year’s Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce Fishing Tournament is also set for the weekend.  This three-day walleye derby on Devils Lake is one of the biggest on the state’s largest natural lakes. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

NAWCA TALK.  More than $78 million in grants was approved by the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission for wetland conservation projects throughout the United States, according to the US Fish & Wildlife Service.  This total includes $1 Million for a prairie pothole conservation project in North Dakota.

 

 

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