FULL FRIDAY!  It’s the first full day of spring as you kick off your weekend with a wintry feeling day, but don’t worry things will get better into the weekend and next week!  We’ve got an eye to the forecast and some news and notes from around the wild world in our Outdoors Roundup.

Featured Photo:  EASTER BUNNY?  Watch for jackrabbits to lose their winter white in the coming weeks. Simonson Photo.

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today: Fri 3/20 – Calming – Hi 24, Lo 7, Wind L&V

Tomorrow: Sat 3/21 – Warming – Hi 35, Lo 16, Wind SE@10

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

Sunrise        Sunset

7:44AM        7:56PM

Moonrise         Moonset          Overhead                Underfoot

6:39AM           4:11PM           11:22AM            11:45PM

Moon Phase:  Waning Crescent (13% Full)

EDGE HOUR: 4:00-5:00PM.  Moonset and light winds will start your afternoon off right

DAY RATING:

3Fish

OUTDOORS ROUNDUP:

CTL ANNOUNCES SEASON START.  The North Dakota State High School Clay Target League announced a modified start to the 2020 spring season, with opening day being pushed back to Apr. 14 due to Covid-19 concerns.  With more than 2,000 students expected to participate, the league is adjusting to conditions.

CH-CH-CHANGES.  Note the changes coming up for the 2020-21 fishing seasons in this week’s installment of the NDG&F Department’s North Dakota Outdoors Webcast.  From increases in smallmouth limits to upticks in license costs to fight ANS, the new regulations take place Apr. 1.

CLOSE TO MODERATE.  The Bismarck Winter Severity Index enters the final 10 days of March nearing the moderate level.  With the Missouri River the dividing line in a tale of two halves this past winter, conditions still remain snow-covered east of the flow.

 

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