CLIPPED.  An Alberta Clipper gains steam and targets a smile-shaped swath of the upper Midwest with snow today and tomorrow.  We’ve got a look at next week’s conditions, tips for those signing up for CRP and a quick rust check in today’s Outdoors Roundup.

Featured Photo:  FLAG!  Make sure tip-ups are ready to go! Simonson Photo.


WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today:  Sun 12/8 – Sliding – Hi 25, Lo 9, Wind NE 15, G22; 4” Snow

Tomorrow:  Mon 12/9 – Cold – Hi 13, Lo 0, Wind W@7


SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

Sunrise        Sunset

8:15AM        4:54PM

Moonrise      Moonset     Overhead       Underfoot

3:19PM        4:10AM        10:11PM           9:49AM


Moon Phase:  Waxing Gibbous (86% Full)


EDGE HOUR:   7:45 – 8:45AM.  Before the snow gets bad and winds pick up, get out there during sunrise for your Edge Hour.






HOW COLD?  It looks like next week’s cold spell is moderating some, with the worst of the chilly weather falling in midweek, with things warming up just in time for your weekend hunts or ice fishing trips.  We should have solid stuff on the surface of most small lakes by Saturday, so get your gear ready!

SEE THE SIGN.  The USDA is ready to go ahead of the opening of tomorrow’s general sign-up for CRP.  With a site packed with fact sheets, FAQs and contact info, everything landowners need to take advantage of the nearly 8 million acres open to the enrollment period is there.


CLEAN UP.  If you haven’t already, inventory your ice tackle and check to see that hooks are sharp.  Due to cold, wet conditions and some time off over the season, rust can be a common problem in ice tackle boxes, so be certain that any damaged or corroded hooks are removed and replaced.




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