SUNSHINE & ROSES.  Think positive when it comes to the outdoors (despite a rainy forecast).  Knowing that there are challenges to be overcome and things to be learned will make you a better sportsman. We address three of those challenges many new hunters and anglers face, and go around the web to find ways to overcome!

Featured Photo:  A pair of prairie roses bloom near a pond. DEO Photo by Angie Sersha.


WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today:  Wed 7/3 – Damp Evening – Hi 72, Lo 62, Wind NE@8, G18 .6” Rain

Tomorrow:  Thu 7/4 – Chance Rain – Hi 74, Lo 58, Wind NE@6, .2” Rain


SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

Sunrise        Sunset

5:54AM       9:40PM

Moonrise      Moonset       Overhead    Underfoot

6:45AM       10:43PM      2:47PM        2:16AM


Moon Phase:  Waxing Crescent (2% Full)


EDGE HOUR:  6:30-7:30AM.  Moonrise during a dry spell will kick the day off right in our Edge Hour.





SLAP ME.  For many beginning archers, string slap against the forearm and wrist can be a painful early experience. shares tips for preventing this summertime sting and for better shooting.

SO DULL.  Nothing slows down a fish cleaning experience like a dull knife.  Keeping blades sharp requires a little work, but not as much as hacking through hard-caught walleye and losing those perfect fillets. shares their tips on using a whetstone for the perfect sharpening of fillet knives

LASH OUT.  Learning to operate a baitcasting reel is not without its challenges, most notably – backlash.  The bird-nest-inducing phenomenon of the outgoing line wrapping over itself and tangling in the reel can send many new anglers right back to their trusty spinning models. has nine pointers on preventing backlash and getting familiar with a baitcaster.







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