THEN THERE WAS ONE. Just one day to go until hunting seasons start in earnest across the state. Dove season opens tomorrow morning, and deer archery kicks off tomorrow at noon. We know you’re excited so we have some distractions for you in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: Heads Up! A five-by-five whitetail buck in velvet pauses for a profile shot while on a nighttime stroll somewhere between Medora and West Fargo. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 8/31 – You remember wind, right? Hi 85, Lo 59, Winds SE @ 20, G26
Tomorrow: Fri 9/1 – Chance for rain overnight. Hi 84, Lo 63, Winds StoN @ 10
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:03AM Sunset: 8:23PM
Moonrise: 5:00PM Moonset: 1:34AM
Overhead: 9:40PM Underfoot: 9:16AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (72% Full)
EDGE HOUR. 8:45 – 9:45AM. Moon underfoot and lesser morning winds will provide an extended bite with manageable conditions. Today’s Edge Hour will lead into rising winds from the southeast with gusts up to 30 mph possible in the afternoon.
IT IS FOOTBALL SEASON. All kidding aside, the biblical-flood level of rain received by Southeastern Texas including some areas hit with nearly 52 inches, according to the Dallas Times, is enough to fill every NFL and Division 1 football stadium in the country…one hundred times over.
ON THE OTHER END OF THE STICK. Drought conditions still persist in the upper Midwest, though not as severe as a month ago. Recent rains have helped the Peace Garden state eliminate a lot of the severe stretches of drought, but more help is needed.
FALL FISHING. For those deeper, high-quality waters stocked with trout in ND, a chance at great fall fishing exists for those trout that can go deep and survive summer’s heat. Read more on how to find such a lake near you and get on some bigger-than-average rainbows and browns in the Peace Garden State.