PRE-DIP NEWS.  We’re checking out some exciting news ahead of the two-day cold snap.  With a bighorn reintroduction, a review of public lands and the rapidly increasing daylight, there’s much to celebrate in our Outdoors Roundup!

Featured Photo: Iced.  A perch comes up on a spring bobber presentation. Simonson Photo.

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today:  Tue 2/11 – Warmth – Hi 33, Lo 18, Wind SW@15, G25

Tomorrow: Wed 2/12 – Dropping – Hi 29, Lo -8, Wind N@20, G30

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

Sunrise        Sunset

7:53AM        6:00PM

Moonrise         Moonset          Overhead                Underfoot

9:18PM           9:36AM           2:54AM            3:20PM

Moon Phase:  Waning Gibbous (93% Full)

 

EDGE HOUR: 9:00-10:00AM.  Moonset along with lighter winds for the day will make the mid-morning stretch your Edge Hour.

DAY RATING:

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OUTDOORS ROUNDUP:

BIGHORN TRANSPLANT.  In a project jointly-conducted by the NDG&F and the Three Affiliated Tribes, a population of 25 bighorn sheep were transplanted onto tribal lands to establish a population.  The NDG&F has a full review in its weekly web short of the new herd located in the Little Missouri breaks area of the state.

BACK UP.  Check out the over four million public acres that ND Backcountry Hunters and Anglers have identified on their site.  From federal refuges, to state trust land and the shores of Sakakawea and Oahe, public access is a huge part of hunting and angling in the state.

LIGHT GAINS.  The sun sets at 6pm for the first time in several months as our seasonal gains of light continue.  In the next 18 days until the end of the month (remember it’s leap year) we’ll have added nearly another hour of daylight!

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