LET’S ROLL! Things are looking good for today and tomorrow, with warmer temps and tolerable winds. Plan your sneak out accordingly! We’ve got some field tips and a few cool turtles to talk about in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Six Pack. A group of roosters works a ditch along a cattail slough. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 10/24 – Calmer – Hi 42, Lo 27, Wind W@7
Tomorrow: Fri 10/25 – Warmer – Hi 55, Lo 32, Wind SW@10 G20.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
3:24AM 5:29PM 10:33AM 11:00PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (17% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:45-8:45AM. Sunrise with still conditions and cool temps should spur some serious deer movement in our Edge Hour.
BIG SOFTIES. Some incredible video from the NDG&F Dept. details the cool features on the state’s two softshell turtle species found predominantly in the Missouri River system. Learn more about these neat creatures that are way different from the other turtles in the state in this week’s North Dakota Outdoors video short.
OILCAN. As you’re going through your fishing gear, getting it ready for storage, remember to check under spinning reel spools for line particles and dirt and gently clean the pin with a small brush and some oil grease to keep them in good shape for next season.
BAG IT UP. A Ziploc bag works wonders in the field, especially during this wet stretch. Pack a quart or sandwich size bag in a pocket or gear bag and slip phones and other small electronics in it to make sure they stay dry as you walk along. Add a strip of Styrofoam if you’re in a duck boat to help the bag float, just in case.