COOLER.  Things will be a bit cool today as clouds hang on and winds come in from the south for your second day of bow hunting season. We’ve got the info you need to get caught up on what’s happening out west, in the recruitment of new deer hunters and in the final hours of sign-up for clay target league teams around the state!

Featured Photo:  TURKEY TREK.  A pair of wild turkeys make their way in front of a trail camera. Simonson Photo.

 

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today:   Sat 8/31 – Last of August – Hi 68, Lo 51, Wind S@12, G22

Tomorrow:  Sun 9/1 – Nice Start – Hi 79, Lo 58, Wind S@7

 

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

 

Sunrise        Sunset

7:01AM        8:25PM

 

Moonrise      Moonset       Overhead    Underfoot

8:21AM        9:34PM         3:05PM           2:37AM

 

Moon Phase:  Waxing Crescent (1% Full)

 

EDGE HOUR:  8:00-9:00AM.  Moonrise will keep things moving in calmer conditions as part of your morning Edge Hour.

 

DAY RATING:

3Fish

 

OUTDOORS ROUNDUP:

NOT BAD.    The NDG&F details the specific habitat needs fulfilled by North Dakota’s badlands for elk, pronghorn and other species in this week’s webcast. The various studies conducted by the agency in the badlands help provide better management for wildlife and for those who hunt the unique region.

TAKE THE FORK.  QDMA highlights its new mission under the Field to Fork program to recruit non-hunters from urban settings concerned with the sourcing of their food.  “Locavores,” as they’re called for their desire to obtain locally sourced food from veggies to meat, are a unique market for the hunting recruitment process.

LAST DAY.  Today’s the last day for youth in grades 6-12 to sign up for the Missouri River Clay Target League in Bismarck. All six schools compete under the local group’s banner in the ND State High School Clay Target League.  The fall season starts on Sept. 15, with the MR CTL open house on Sept. 8.  To find a team near you for your young shooter, visit ndclaytarget.com

 

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