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 with the beginnings of velvet antlers gets caught with his tongue out on camera. Simonson Photo.

 

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today:  Fri 6/28 – Humid – Hi 85, Lo 64, Wind SE@13

Tomorrow:  Sat 6/29 – Smokin’ – Hi 92, Lo 70, Wind SEtoNW@14, G23

 

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

Sunrise        Sunset

5:51AM       9:41PM

Moonrise      Moonset       Overhead    Underfoot

3:12AM       5:16PM        10:08AM     10:32PM

 

Moon Phase:  Waning Crescent (18% Full)

 

EDGE HOUR:   6:00-7:00AM.  Clouds fade after sunset for a great start to your Friday in the Edge Hour.

DAY RATING:

4Fish

 

OUTDOORS ROUNDUP:

BUCK DRAW.  The Missouri River Clay Target League will be drawing for their special allocation buck tag today. To see the winner and learn more about the area’s six clay target teams and all their great accomplishments this spring, visit the group’s Facebook page.

DRY IT OUT.  This week’s installment of the NDG&F’s Outdoors Online covers operation dry water efforts this upcoming July 5-7.  As part of a national effort to curb drunk boating, agents will be on the water to explain the dangers of conducting watercraft while intoxicated.

REFUGE IMPACT.  According to the Secretary of the Interior, more than 53.6 million people visited national wildlife refuges in 2017, generating approximately $3.2 billion in nearby local communities.  The report comes on the heels of recent efforts to expand hunting, fishing and recreational opportunities on the nation’s system of refuges.

 

 

 

 

 

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