BIG HITS!  These late summer days are setting up nicely for any outdoor activity!  Light winds, warm temperatures and tons of fun are in the forecast straight through the weekend.  We’ve got more on fall hunting seasons opening up plus how fish hatcheries have coped with Covid-19 and word from an ongoing battle for fisheries in the great white north, all part of our Outdoors Roundup.

Featured Photo:  Wild Bergamot (aka Bee Balm) blooms in a creek valley in Morton County.  Simonson Photo.

 

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today:  Tue – 7/28 – Gorgeous – Hi 84, Lo 57, Wind L&V

Tomorrow:  Wed 7/29 – More Of It! – Hi 87, Lo 59, Wind SE@7

 

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

Sunrise           Sunset

6:19AM           9:19PM

Moonrise         Moonset        Overhead      Underfoot

3:56PM           1:16AM           8:55PM            8:28AM

 

Moon Phase:  Waxing Gibbous (61% Full)

EDGE HOUR:   8:30-9:30PM.  Finish strong with moon overhead, light winds and sunset all lined up in our perfect Edge Hour!

DAY RATING:

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OUTDOORS ROUNDUP:

SWAN SONG.  The NDG&F Dept. has opened up the application period for fall swan hunting.  Residents can visit gf.nd.gov and click on the “Buy and Apply” tab for a chance at one of the 2200 tags available for the fall 2020 hunting season.

WHAT’S HATCHING?  The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service details the work done by its agents during the last few tumultuous months to ensure regular rearing, transport and stocking of vital fish into lakes and rivers across the country.

BATTLE FOR BRISTOL.  The Pebble Mine debate rages on in Alaska, as the National Wildlife Federation voices grave concerns over the environmental impact statement for the proposal, detailing 10 billion gallons of toxic waste which would be held just upstream from Bristol Bay, the world’s largest natural salmon fishery.

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