IT’S LIKE A HEATWAVE! Summer is making its comeback as August-like temps return. We jump above average with highs in the upper 80s today and light winds. Don’t be fooled though, autumn is still on its way, and hunting seasons will open shortly. We’ve got the scoop on last minute dove prep, some swan news and an update from duck survey’s out west in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: A meadowhawk dragonfly rests on a blade of grass. Simonson Photo.)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 8/29 – Summer settles in. Hi 87, Lo 58, Winds S @ 5
Tomorrow: Wed 8/30 – Odd Easterlies. Hi 84, Lo 55, Winds E @ 11, G18.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:00AM Sunset: 8:26PM
Moonrise: 3:14PM Moonset: 12:15AM
Overhead: 8:05PM Underfoot: 7:41AM
Moon Phase: First Quarter at 3:13AM
EDGE HOUR. 7:45 – 8:45PM. Moon overhead and sunset combine with a little more cloud cover before a slight shift in the wind overnight. Get out there for the Edge Hour for the best fishing for the next seven days.
COO-COOL. Last call for dove hunting prep! DEO’s Nick Simonson shares his tips for dove hunting as part of “The Run Down” at Runnings.com. From ammo and guns to decoys and camo, Running’s has all you need for a successful start to this fall’s upland seasons.
SWAN SONG. Some tundra swan tags remain after the completion of the annual lottery. Visit the NDG&F website to get more information on your application and options for picking up one of the remaining swan licenses.
BAKKEN BIRDS. Ducks Unlimited researchers have completed their survey of wetlands in the Bakken Oil Patch. The data compiled will be used to assess oil development and its impact on duck habitat and nesting. In total the group logged 12 miles per day, and surveyed over 6,400 individual wetlands throughout western ND.