THINK POSITIVE. We know, we know, the headlines aren’t pretty: hurricanes, earthquakes, and pheasant numbers down over 60 percent. But think positively, there’s more deer tags than in recent memory, fishing this summer has been fantastic, and we’re getting closer to fall! We cover that topic and more in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: A milkweed tussock caterpillar makes its way across a decorative patio stone. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 9/12 – Cue Buster Poindexter! Hi 92, Lo 60, Wind StoN @ 6.
Tomorrow: Wed 9/13 – Still summery. Hi 83, Lo 57, Wind E @ 10.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:18AM Sunset: 7:59PM
Moonrise: Fol. Day Moonset: 2:27PM
Overhead: 6:52AM Underfoot: 7:20PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (57% Full)
EDGE HOUR. 6:30 – 7:30AM. Sunrise on a sultry day, light winds and moon overhead give you a great Edge Hour today. As we approach the last quarter, you should see an uptick during major and minor moon times midweek, and more movement ahead of a cooldown starting Thursday.
UNDER EIGHT. For the first time since Mar. 22, the sun will set before 8 PM tonight. Between the first of the month and the last of the month, we’ll lose more than 1:38 in daylight. The autumnal equinox occurs on Sep. 22 this year, shortly after the new moon. While it might be hot today, the daylight makes it seem more like fall.
TAKE YOUR PIC. The NDG&F Dept. Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest is open until Oct. 2. Submissions can be sent via mailed disk or via email. There are categories for game and nongame species, as well as plants/insects, and winners are published in the January issue of North Dakota Outdoors magazine.
HUNTING CAMP. How is your hunting camp set up? Is it family, friends, or who pays the rent? How do you get “in” and how do you earn your spot around the campfire? By skinning deer, cleaning birds, getting the biggest buck year after year or maybe serving as the camp cook? We’d love to hear your camp stories, organization and heirarchy as autumn approaches. Hit us up with a comment below, or a post under this entry’s social media link.