CELEBRATE!  The Great American Outdoors Act passed congress and heads to the White House for signature into law, temperatures are warming up again into summerlike levels and some awesome shoots are set for this final weekend of July. We’ve got the info on those topics and more in today’s Outdoors Roundup.

 

Featured Photo:  CHICKED.  A half-grown pheasant chick ducks into some low grasses along a roadside near Bismarck. Simonson Photo.

 

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today:  Thu 7/23 – Warmer – Hi 90, Lo 60, Wind SE@14, G24

Tomorrow:  Fri 7/24 – Calmer  – Hi 94, Lo 70, Wind WtoN@9

 

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

Sunrise           Sunset

6:13AM           9:25PM

Moonrise         Moonset        Overhead     Underfoot

9:30AM           11:36PM         4:40PM            4:14AM

Moon Phase:  Waxing Crescent (10% Full)

EDGE HOUR:  9:00-10:00AM.  Moonrise and cooler temps will finish off a strong morning bite in our Edge Hour.

DAY RATING:

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OUTDOORS ROUNDUP:

 

HUGE WIN ON THE HILL.  Conservation groups scored a huge victory for public lands, waters, wildlife and fish and the future of hunting and fishing as the Great American Outdoors Act – which secures hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue from offshore drilling for the people’s access to these places – passed the House 310-107.  The bill now goes to the President’s desk for signature into law, reports Backcountry Hunters & Anglers.

BATTLE BUCK SHAMING.  QDMA has an interesting piece on ways to eliminate buck shaming, and including every harvest as one that is memorable, good and inclusive of a hunter.  Stressing the modern digital landscape which gives rise to some of these scenarios, the organization taps old-school ideas for combating the negatives in human nature and celebrating the hunt.

SHOOTING STARS.  Across the state, many fun shooting events are setting up for the weekend including the Scheels Archery Shoot in Minot and the ND State Trap Shoot at Capital City Gun Club in Bismarck.  Top archers and shotgunners from around the region will test their skills in two major events all in one weekend.

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