REGION WRAP.  As a gusty but warm Monday sets up for the state, we cover outdoor news from around the region and check into one of the nation’s premier bird artists as part of our Outdoors Roundup.

 

Featured Photo:  B&W.  A young whitetail buck is caught on camera in black and white as the sun starts to rise. Simonson Photo.

 

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today:  Mon 11/18 – Breezy – Hi 51, Lo 35, Wind NW@13, G22

Tomorrow:  Tue 11/19 – Calm – Hi 41, Lo 30, Wind L&V

 

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

Sunrise        Sunset

7:50AM        5:06PM

Moonrise      Moonset       Overhead               Underfoot

10:53PM      1:25PM        5:38AM           6:06PM

 

Moon Phase:  Waning Gibbous (65% Full)

 

EDGE HOUR:    4:30-5:30PM.  Winds fade as the sun sets, making the Edge Hour your best bet for action in an otherwise breezy day.

DAY RATING:

3Fish

 

OUTDOORS ROUNDUP:

SWAN SONG.  The MN DNR cautions observers on helping or reporting apparently trapped swans, stating that while they may appear stuck or frozen in icy conditions, this is often not the case.

 

FLAT LINE.  The SD Dept. of Game Fish & Parks is proposing a “1-over” statewide limit for flathead catfish via its public petition process.  The 28 inch length limit would allow the keeping of one larger or trophy-sized flathead and reflects angler demand for more quality fish.

 

FOR THE BIRDS.  CBS News covers one of the current generation’s greatest ornithologists and illustrators of birds, David Sibley. His comprehensive guides for advanced birders are New York Times Best Sellers and are deeply detailed.

 

 

 

 

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