CATCHING UP.  There’s more than enough news relating to recent conditions to go around, so we pepper it with improvements to ND’s habitat in today’s Outdoors Roundup.

 

Featured Photo:   ROLLING IN.  Clouds speed through on the northwest wind on Saturday as a hunter works a tree claim for pheasants. Simonson Photo.

 

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today:  Sun 10/27 – Colder – Hi 30, Lo 25, Wind NW@22, G30

Tomorrow: Mon 10/28 – Less Windy – Hi 36, Lo 20, Wind SWtoNW@14, G20

 

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

 

Sunrise        Sunset

8:18AM        6:35PM

 

Moonrise      Moonset       Overhead               Underfoot

7:23AM        6:51PM         1:13PM           12:46AM

 

Moon Phase:   Waning Crescent (1% Full)

 

EDGE HOUR:  6:05-7:05PM. Moonset with sunset and fading winds will help with deer movement.

DAY RATING:

2Fish

 

OUTDOORS ROUNDUP:

 

CROP CUT.  The USDA breaks down the slow-going crop harvest in North Dakota hampered by excess moisture and challenging days.  Corn remains in the single digits with just four percent of fields down, and 20 percent of soybeans harvested, behind the historical average of 81.  With crops up, pheasants and deer utilize fields for extra cover, making hunts a bit more challenging.

 

ROCKIN’ IT.  The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded nearly $200,000 to projects in North Dakota benefitting habitat and hunting programs in the state.  Among the efforts were youth and women shooting and hunting programs along with grassland improvements throughout the state.

 

LIFE SAVER.  The Minnesota DNR details how hunters wearing lifejackets during a waterfowl hunt gone awry likely saved their lives and prevented a tragedy.  Put those PFDs on in the fall whether fishing or hunting to prevent drowning in the shock of cold water.

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