WET FOR WATERFOWL. Early Goose Season kicks off today, and the weather will make you feel like you’re one of the flock as rain dominates the forecast. We talk more about geese in today’s Three Things. Welcome to hunting season 2017!
(Featured Photo: Early Canada Goose Season opens today and runs to the start of the management season on Sept. 1. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 8/15 – Rainy start to Early Goose Season. Hi 72, Lo 60, Winds SE at 8.
Tomorrow: Wed 8/16 – Rain chances taper, drying out. Hi 77, Lo 60, Winds N @ 12.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 6:42AM Sunset: 8:52PM
Moonrise: 12:43AM Moonset: 3:26PM
Overhead: 8:00AM Underfoot: 8:28PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (43% Full)
EDGE HOUR. 7:30-8:30AM – Moon overhead joins with a slight dip in rain chances and light morning winds to provide the best hour of fishing for the day. You’ll need all the edge you can get as the rain system settles in.
GET GOOSIN’ The early Canada goose season opens today – hard to believe hunting is here already! Wet and waterfowly conditions will meet hunters in the field. For all you need to know on the early Canada goose season, check out the NDG&F page.
DONATIONS ACCEPTED. Sportsmen can continue to help out the less fortunate and keep food banks stocked this fall, as Sportsmen Against Hunger will once again accept donations of goose meat during the early goose season and venison during deer season. Part of the North Dakota Community Action organization’s overall program to provide better quality of life to all citizens, the Sportsmen Against Hunger initiative has now surpassed a decade of helping others in partnership with conservation and sportsmen groups statewide.
GOOSE STAMP. The federal waterfowl stamp – offhand referred to as the “Duck Stamp” though this year featuring a trio of Canada Geese (inset) – will be required to hunt geese after Sept. 1, along with all other waterfowl in their respective season. In total, the funds raised by duck stamp sales since its inception in 1929 via the Migratory Bird Conservation Act have helped conserve approximately 6 million acres that benefit not only ducks and geese, but upland game, big game, songbirds and pollinators. Just call it the “everything” stamp.
Eyes to the sky and Stay Sharp!