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GETTING WARMER! Things heat up today and tomorrow, and you’ll feel it on the water!  We’re keeping our eye on Friday afternoon storms, but for now things are looking great headed into tomorrow for whatever you want to do outdoors.  We’ve got updates on archery classes, food plot options and some help for wetlands and flood control in today’s Outdoors Roundup.

Featured Photo:  COOL DOWN.  The chilly waters of a small creek under the shade of a treelined shore provides a chance for cool thoughts. Simonson Photo.

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today: Thu 7/16 – Very Fine – Hi 85, Lo 54, Wind NW@10, G20

Tomorrow: Fri 7/17 – Sultry w. Storms – Hi 94, Lo 61, Wind S@15, G25

 

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

Sunrise           Sunset

6:05AM           9:32PM

Moonrise         Moonset        Overhead      Underfoot

2:43AM           6:04PM           10:18AM            10:42PM

Moon Phase:  Waning Crescent (11% Full)

EDGE HOUR:  5:30-6:30PM.  Moonset will start your evening fishing trip off strong in today’s Edge Hour.

DAY RATING:

4/5

 

OUTDOORS ROUNDUP:

A FIELD DAY.  The NDG&F will be hosting a field day on Sat. Aug. 1 for those taking archery safety online.  The event is open to 15 participants and highlights shooting proficiency, treestand placement and use and how to track big game.   Participants must have completed their online course prior to attending.

THE WORD ON WRDA.  The National Wildlife Federation details the work going into the Water Resources Development Act using natural features such as marshes and sloughs along with other natural features as methods of flood control to prevent erosion and property damage while preserving habitat for wildlife.

SOW YOUR OATS.  QDMA details the benefits of planting oats as a perennial crop in food plots.  The small grains are attractive to deer and can be sown later in the season for an awesome plot come fall.  They can be seeded or broadcasted as equipment allows.

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