STAND UP! While rain is in the forecast this weekend across the Peace Garden State, it won’t be a washout entirely. In fact, if you get out in the early half of today, you can move your deer stand into place, clear shooting lanes, adjust your camera and sneak out, all in time to have the rain wash your scent away! Read more in today’s Three Things!
(Featured Photo: Friend of the Edge Tory Schreurs takes lane cutting to new heights. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 8/5 – Scattered Rain. Hi 75, Lo 55, Winds E @ 9.
Tomorrow: Sun 8/6 – Rain chances taper. Hi 73, Lo 53, Winds NE @ 8.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 6:29AM Sunset: 9:08PM
Moonrise: 7:52PM Moonset: 4:28AM
Overhead: Fol. Day Underfoot: 12:11PM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (96% Full)
EDGE HOUR. 8:00 – 9:00PM. Sunset and moonrise start to align with the moon waxing toward full, so use the intersection of these solunar times to get the most out of your day. Target the last hour of daylight for the best bite.
HANGIN’ OUT.. We’re a little less than a month away from archery season in ND, which means now is the time to finalize stand positions and clear your shooting lanes of summer growth. Remember to have a friend help hang those big stands, and double-check those permanent or semi-permanent stands that have been out there all year, or since earlier this summer.
REMOVE & PILE. When clearing branches or limbs to make cleaner shooting lanes, know that you can use those piles to help steer deer into shooting range, or to brush in ground blinds. Within a week or two, they’ll lose their leaves, so be aware that the cover might not be as good on opening day.
PRACTICE SAFE SCENTS. Go into the field this month with the same scent precautions you would during the season. Shower up, spray down your boots with cover scent and be in and out quickly, preferably before precipitation, if you can time it right. Also, watch the wind and make sure you don’t send your scent into nearby bedding or staging areas.
Get it done now and you’ll be ready for the season!