MIX IT UP.  We’ve got a bad mix of light precip for your Tuesday night into Wednesday – rain and possibly snow – along with good mix of fish, game and snakes(!?) in our Outdoors Roundup, while we lament the spread of CWD into a new hunting area of the state.

Featured Photo:   The sun sets behind a Missouri River hillside. Simonson Photo.

 

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today:  Tue 10/22 – Breezy – Hi 45, Lo 30, Wind NW@20, G30

Tomorrow: Wed 10/23 – Wintry Mix – Hi 39, Lo 31, Wind N@11, G20

 

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

 

Sunrise        Sunset

8:10AM        6:44PM

 

Moonrise      Moonset       Overhead      Underfoot

12:51AM      4:23PM         8:42AM           9:11PM

 

Moon Phase:   Waning Crescent (39% Full)

 

EDGE HOUR: 6:00-7:00PM.  Sunset and fading winds will provide some relief and action in today’s Edge Hour.

DAY RATING:

2Fish

 

OUTDOORS ROUNDUP:

 

FISH TALES.  NDG&F Dept. agents have completed the annual fall fish surveys on major waters and the future looks bright for continued good angling.  Besides a dip in Devils Lake’s small perch numbers and the forage base on Oahe, the cooler-than-average summer helped with recruitment of fish this year.

 

LOOKING WEST?  If you’re headed for an elk hunt in Colorado (or any western state, really) in the future, you’d be wise to check out “Elk Hunting University” offered by Colorado Parks & Wildlife.  With tips and situation-specific suggestions, EHU is designed to acclimate new elk hunters for the best success.

GOTCHA RATTLED!  The prairie rattlesnake is North Dakota’s only venomous snake.  With colder temperatures settling in and recent snows, it’s likely they’ll be tough to come by for the rest of the hunting season – which is good news for sportsmen and their dogs – but always be on the lookout when things warm up out west!

 

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