STILL.  Two great ice days are setting up as winds lessen and temperatures stay moderate. Local concerns and big picture items dominate the conservation and shooting sports news scene as we take a trip through our Outdoors Roundup for today.

Featured Photo:  Mourning doves, having migrated out of the area, have not been affected by the virus afflicting Eurasian collared doves. Simonson Photo

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today:  Thu 2/6 – Hi 22, Lo 15, Wind NE@7

Tomorrow:  Fri 2/7 – Hi 18, Lo 10, Wind N@5

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

Sunrise        Sunset

8:00AM        5:53PM

Moonrise         Moonset        Overhead        Underfoot

2:53PM           6:09AM           11:01PM            10:31AM

Moon Phase:  Waxing Gibbous (90% Full)

 

EDGE HOUR: 10:00-11:00AM.  Moon underfoot will spur a mid-morning bite in today’s Edge Hour

 

DAY RATING:

3Fish

OUTDOORS ROUNDUP:

COLLARED CONCERN.  The NDG&F reports an outbreak of a virus affecting Eurasian collared doves and pigeons in the Bismarck-Mandan area.  Dead and dying collared doves have been reported in the area and agents have traced the cause to PPMV-1.

FOUR POINTS.  The National Wildlife Federation gives its state of the union in terms of the acts and legislation on the table to help improve wildlife habitat, access and conservation at a federal level, including the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA).

100K.  The USA Clay Target League has launched an ambitious effort to enroll 100,000 participants in its High School and College programs throughout the country by 2025.  Currently anticipating 32,000 for Spring 2020, the heightened growth trajectory supports the possibility of this goal.

 

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