WORKING OUR WAY BACK.  We get to work in the back half of the week on bringing in warmer conditions, while today we check in with some busy animals, see where we’re at halfway through the CTL season, and keep an important deadline in mind as we cover the bases in our Outdoors Update.

Featured Photo: WORK TO DO. Gear to be sorted piles up in an antique wooden Chesapeake shotgun shell case.

 

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today: Thu 5/9 – Breezy – Hi 54, Lo 35 – Wind N@13, G21

Tomorrow: Fri 5/10 – Warmer – Hi 66, Lo 40, Wind SW@15 G28

 

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

Sunrise        Sunset

6:16AM       9:04PM

Moonrise      Moonset       Overhead    Underfoot

10:07AM     1:11AM       6:08PM        5:39AM

 

Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (25% Full)

 

EDGE HOUR:    5:30-6:30PM.  Winds begin to die off with moon overhead to start a good evening bite.

DAY RATING:

2Fish

 

OUTDOORS UPDATE:

DAM IT!  Beavers can snap a half-inch sapling in a single bite with their powerful teeth, and it takes them about 20 minutes to cut through an aspen about 6 inches in diameter.  The biggest recorded tree felled by a beaver is 115 cm, or about 45 inches in diameter!

 

CRUSH IT! The North Dakota State High School Clay Target League enters its midway point this week as more than 1,600 students log their third set of competition rounds.  To keep up with all the action, visit the ND CTL Scoring Page.

 

MARK IT!  Don’t forget to keep June 5 circled on your calendar, as that’s the last day to apply for an ND Deer Tag.  All applications can be submitted online and the cost is $30 for residents. This year there are 65,500 tags available, up more than 10,000 from last year!

 

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