THE COOLDOWN.  While not as brutal as last week’s forecast had it, today’s dip into sub-zero territory will be notable.  We take a look at the week to come and perhaps some relief toward the end of the month along with some ice fishing and shooting sports news in today’s Outdoors Roundup.

Featured Photo:  A rooster pheasant moves across the snowy landscape. Simonson Photo.


WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today:  Tue 1/14 – Calmer – Hi -5, Lo 0, Wind N@7

Tomorrow:  Wed 1/15 – Halfway! – Hi -3, Lo -8, Wind N@7

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

Sunrise        Sunset

8:24AM        5:19PM

Moonrise         Moonset          Overhead                Underfoot

10:18PM         11:08AM         4:11AM            4:38PM

Moon Phase:  Waning Gibbous (82% Full)


EDGE HOUR:  4:00-5:00PM.  Moon underfoot ahead of sunset will make this chilly late afternoon stretch your Edge Hour for today.





ICE IT.  While it may be a chilly weekend ahead there are a number of ice tournaments set for Saturday and Sunday. Check out the options available and sharpen your hooks!

SPRING SEASON SIGN-UP.  The North Dakota State High School Clay Target League (ND CTL) will begin athlete registration in early February.  To start a team or find one for your young shooter visit

HOPE ON THE HORIZON?  The long-range forecast is getting muddy two weeks out, with suggestions of a late January thaw.  While we don’t trust anything over three days out, it’s always good to think warm thoughts for getting outdoors!


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