I FEEL A CHANGE. Back to a better day? Cool temperatures settle in on Sunday’s shift in the wind which came a bit later in the day than expected, and it will start to feel like fall over the next couple of days. Winds die off early in the week, making time on stand a hot commodity for bow hunters. We size up this month’s moon, talk turkey and cats in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: The waxing gibbous moon inches toward full as it rises through the hazy evening air on Sunday. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 9/4 – Windy Labor Day. Hi 70, Lo 56, Winds NW @ 28, G38
Tomorrow: Tue 9/5 – Cooler, Breezy. Hi 68, Lo 48, Winds N @ 14, G22
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:08AM Sunset: 8:15PM
Moonrise: 7:41PM Moonset: 5:12AM
Overhead: 12:06AM Underfoot: 12:31PM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (97% Full)
EDGE HOUR. 7:15 – 8:15PM. Ride the slightly lessened evening winds along with sunset and moonrise for today’s Edge Hour. The bite should be on with the power of the full moon building. Hit those windswept points and structure for your best odds.
CORNY & NUTTY. September’s approaching full moon (Wed. 9/6) is predominantly referred to as the harvest moon, corn moon, or drying grass/leaves moon, with some references to nuts or acorns in between by native tribes throughout North America. Traditionally, the modern “harvest moon” is that one which is closest to the autumnal equinox on Sept. 22, which will be the October full moon this year.
TALE OF TWO CATS. There are two members of the cat family that call the Peace Garden State home. One is the bobcat, a small feline about twice the size of a house cat, and the other is the much larger mountain lion. Bobcats are found in a larger population in the southwestern portion of the state, with a smaller colony in the northeastern areas as well. Mountain lions are predominantly found west of the Missouri River.