MILD MONDAY.  Things cool off a tad after a strong line of storms pushed through the eastern half of the state yesterday, dropping hail and bringing heavy rain and strong winds. With a cool down, we refresh the plan to fight ANS, look ahead to an NDWF fundraiser and migratory bird money in our Outdoors Roundup.

Featured Photo:  TAG-ALONGS. Zebra mussels coat a large snail (you see it, right?) on Big Detroit Lake, Minn.  The water is a popular destination for ND anglers, making ANS awareness that much more important. Simonson Photo.

 

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today:   Mon 7/29 – Mild – Hi 75, Lo 57, Wind N@9, G18

Tomorrow: Tue 7/30 – Southerlies – Hi 80, Lo 55, Wind S@14, G21

 

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

 

Sunrise        Sunset

6:19AM       9:19PM

 

Moonrise      Moonset       Overhead    Underfoot

3:29AM        7:30PM         11:27AM           11:58PM

 

Moon Phase:  Waning Crescent (10% Full)

 

EDGE HOUR:    7:00-8:00PM.  Use moonset to close out the day with a bump in our bite, thanks to the Edge Hour.

DAY RATING:

3Fish

 

OUTDOORS ROUNDUP:

CLEAN, DRAIN & DRY.  The NDG&F Dept. has the answers to frequently asked questions about how to prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species as the summer fishing season hits high gear.  When jumping from lake to lake, don’t forget to clean, drain and dry using the proper gear and time for the best bets in eliminating unwanted species from your favorite waters.

ALES FOR ACCESS.  The North Dakota Wildlife Federation and Bird Dog Brewing are hosting a fundraiser the night of Aug. 8 at 6pm, entitled “Ales for Access.” For every beer sold as part of the event, Bird Dog will donate $1 to NDWF’s mission to keep public access at the forefront for ND hunters.

BANKING ON BIRDS.  The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announces a $20 Million boost to migratory birds from the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act.  The money will benefit nearly 400 species of birds and strengthen ties between international communities for the betterment of these long-distance travelers.

 

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