ON AND POPPING!  Summer comes back with another jump into the mid 80s as southerly winds bring warm air up to the region.  We check out the upcoming second deer drawing deadline, a movie-like shark encounter and the flower that works wonders in today’s Outdoors Roundup.

Featured Photo:  Wild bergamot flowers bloom in a small creek valley. Simonson Photo.


WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today:  Tue 7/23 – Warming – Hi 85, Lo 58, Wind SE@10

Tomorrow:  Wed 7/24 – Toasty – Hi 87, Lo 64, Wind SE@16, G24


SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):


Sunrise        Sunset

6:12AM       9:26PM


Moonrise      Moonset       Overhead    Underfoot

12:29AM      12:50PM       6:34AM           6:55PM


Moon Phase:  Waning Gibbous (63% Full)


EDGE HOUR:   6:00-7:00AM. Sunrise with moon overhead before the winds pick up will make for a great start in the Edge Hour.





LAST SECOND CHANCE.  For those residents unsuccessful in this season’s first firearms deer tag lottery, more than 6,000 licenses remain (including antlered deer) available.  Tomorrow (Wed 7/24) is the deadline to get in on what remains for gun season.

THAT’S GREAT.  Here’s a morning wake-up video from the east coast.  While bringing in a fish, a Franklin, MA angler has it taken from him, by the Jaws-like attack of a great white shark just off the stern, in a truly wild wildlife video going viral.

BEE BALM.  Our featured photo of the wild bergamot (a/k/a bee balm) sports a flower that did it all for native tribes.  From treating cold and flu symptoms to acne and flatulence, the leaves and flowering portions were used in teas and applied directly to the skin.


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