PERFECTION. June couldn’t start any better than with the fishing conditions you’ll be getting today! Highs in the 70s, light winds and a new moon rising will make today one to remember. We get wet and wild with waterfowl surveys and in Our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Profile in Plumage. A mallard strikes a pose on a small wetland. Simonson Photo
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 6/1 – Meteorological Summer – Hi 72, Lo 47, Wind L&V
Tomorrow: Sun 6/2 – Sweet Southerlies – Hi 77, Lo 52, Wind S@11, G18
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
5:11AM 7:36PM 12:17PM Fol. Day
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (4% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 5:15-6:15AM. Moonrise and sunrise, and the growing power of the new moon will kick off Saturday with a hot bite in our Edge Hour.
QUACK ATTACK. The NDG&F has info on this year’s breeding duck survey in their weekly webcast, Outdoors Online. The ND survey is one of the nation’s largest and longest running waterfowl surveys, covering nearly the entire state to check out the wetlands, their conditions and the waterfowl on each.
GET TRAINING. Ducks Unlimited has great info up on getting your retriever ready for fall with training tips, technology and more for the coming season. Visit the nation’s premier waterfowl organization at ducks.org.
DUCK IT. The US Fish & Wildlife Service has an awesome historical recap o the Federal Duck Stamp program. Since its inception in 1934 the program has raised more than $800 million for habitat restoration and protection throughout the United States, with 98 percent of the funds raised going directly toward conservation initiatives.