FOLLOW THE ARROW. Pressure is dropping and winds are shifting to the east, so it’s not a surprise that today will boast a bit of rain. In the meantime, we’re catching up on all things arrow-related in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: On Target! Putting a few arrows in your favorite foam target is a fun part of August bow hunting preparation. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 8/12 – Still some rain chances. Hi 74 Lo 54, Winds E @ 11
Tomorrow: Sun 8/13 – Dryer day. Hi 74, Lo 56, Winds E @ 9
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 6:38AM Sunset: 8:57PM
Moonrise: 11:37PM Moonset: 11:53AM
Overhead: 5:25AM Underfoot: 5:50PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (75% Full)
EDGE HOUR. 11:30AM – 12:30PM. Take a midday break from the rain and ride moonset to some good fishing. There will be an uptick in precip for the afternoon, so use the Edge Hour to catch a few, before the weather gets in the way.
POINT MADE. Arrowheads, historically, were made from rock and minerals, such as quartz, until metal arrowheads could be forged. Additionally, they were fashioned from biological sources, such as sharpened bone and antler by many native tribes prior to modern arrowheads.
A SUPERIOR PLACE. The Arrowhead of Minnesota is found in the northeastern portion of the state, from about Grand Rapids over to Duluth and up the north shore to the Canadian border on Lake Superior near Thunder Bay, back over to International Falls. It’s home to great ruffed grouse hunting, and a spring run of steelhead.
GOOD ‘WOOD. The Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge north of Jamestown, N.D. provides late season upland hunting opportunities and is home to a good population of whitetail deer, waterfowl and watchable wildlife species. Created in 1935 by FDR’s executive order, waterfowl were the original focus of Arrowwood, and it now hosts many species of geese, ducks and shorebirds throughout the year.