TWO HALVES.  The weekend will take on a Halloweeny “Jeckyl and Hyde” feel as Saturday, while windy will be nice for outdoor activity, and Sunday will deteriorate into wind and rain (possibly evening snow?) by mid-day.  Along with the weather we cover salmon spawning, refuge changes and keeping boots in top shape with all this moisture in today’s Outdoors Roundup.

Featured Photo:   SCENT CHECK.  A whitetailed doe sniffs the air in front of a trail cam. Simonson Photo.

 

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today:  Sat 10/19 – Good Half – Hi 55, Lo 38, Wind W@15, G25

Tomorrow: Sun 10/20 – Wet Half – Hi 48, Lo 39, Wind EtoN@20, G30. Rain .2”

 

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

 

Sunrise        Sunset

8:06AM        6:49PM

 

Moonrise      Moonset       Overhead               Underfoot

10:44PM       1:56PM         5:53AM           6:21PM

 

Moon Phase:   Waning Gibbous (69% Full)

 

EDGE HOUR: 6:00-7:00PM.  Moon underfoot, sunset and decreasing winds will make for a great evening on stand in our Edge Hour.

DAY RATING:

3Fish

 

OUTDOORS ROUNDUP:

SPAWN IS ON.  The NDG&F Dept. details the ins and outs of a tricky salmon spawn this year on Lake Sakakawea.  More ripe fish are coming from the river with high waters on the lake, but staff are on target to meet their egg collection goals.  Learn more in this week’s installment of the North Dakota Outdoors webcast.

REFUGE EASE.  In a release from the US Fish & Wildlife Service, refuge leaders detail the streamlining of access rules for hunting and fishing on these federal lands.  In an effort to be more in line with state agencies, the US FWS has worked with its conservation partners to help encourage more visitors to these parcels.

GREASE ‘EM UP.  Pay attention to your footwear this time of year, especially after any wet walks in the uplands.  Grease up and treat the leather on hunting boots to keep it in good shape for the rest of the season, and years to come.

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