STILL, WARM. Today will start out calm before a shift comes mid-afternoon with temps rising in to the low 90s, but tomorrow will be cooler. We’ve got news on ND pronghorn, where to go to set up for salmon and a look at an act to help reclaim coal mines for wildlife in today’s Outdoors Roundup.

Featured Photo:  ON ICE.  A pair of Sakakawea Salmon rest in a cooler. Simonson Photo.


WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today:  Sat 7/25 – Muggy – Hi 90, Lo 65, Wind S@5 to N@11

Tomorrow:  Sun 7/26 – Cooler – Hi 80, Lo 60, Wind N@13, G23


SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

Sunrise           Sunset

6:15AM           9:23PM

Moonrise         Moonset          Overhead      Underfoot

12:05PM         12:01AM         6:22PM            5:57AM

Moon Phase:  Waxing Crescent (27% Full)

EDGE HOUR:  6:00-7:00 AM.  Sunrise with moon underfoot and light winds will help start the day off with a bite in our Edge Hour.




PRONGHORN PREP.  The North Dakota Game & Fish Department has announced the 2020 season for pronghorn hunting, with tags and available units up over 2019.  This will be the first season since 1993 that unit 13A, located in the northwest corner of the state, will be open to hunters for the fall season.

SLAMMIN’ SALMON.  For information on salmon action heating up in the late stretch of summer, visit the ND Salmon Reports Page on Facebook.  Updates by members along with tips, tactics and buy/sell options will get you set for some silver success on Lake Sakakawea.

COAL CLAIMS.  According to the National Wildlife Federation, a recently-introduced bill would utilize federal dollars to reclaim abandoned coal mines and help restore wildlife habitat across coal country.  Introduced as the Marshall Plan for Coal Country Act of 2020, the bill aims to create thousands of jobs and ultimately thousands of acres of habitat for fish and wildlife.

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