KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN. Welcome to the roller coaster of fall. In yesterday’s Daily Edge we were singing the praises of a glorious near-autumn day. Today we’re lamenting gusts, and rain and a weather maker that’ll keep you off stand – and with lightning, the water as well – so catch up on Monday’s work, and dream of the weekend and the next hunt. We let you know what’s up in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: A 5×5 whitetail buck makes his way across a hayfield in the early morning light, as sun glints off his antlers. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 9/19 – Rain moves in. Hi 69, Lo 55, Winds StoNW @16, G25
Tomorrow: Wed 9/20 – Sun returns for a day. Hi 68, Lo 45, Winds SE @ 15, G23
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:27AM Sunset: 7:45PM
Moonrise: 6:37AM Moonset 7:51PM
Overhead: 1:19PM Underfoot: 12:55AM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (1% Full)
EDGE HOUR. 6:45 – 7:45AM. Before things go completely to the dogs today, get out on the water and catch some fish during today’s Edge Hour. Winds will already be up, so a stay on stand might be dampened by 15-20 mph gusts even early.
YOUTH PHEASANT HUNT. Interested youth can sign up for a G&F-sponsored mentor hunt as part of the ND Youth Pheasant Weekend on Sep. 30 in Regent, ND. Details can be found on the NDG&F website, and more information can be obtained by contacting coordinator John Mazur at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PUBLIC DOMAIN. If you’ve ever questioned the what, where and how of public land hunting, particularly those great federal lands, the US Fish & Wildlife Service has the info you need. Whether you’re checking out the numerous federal parcels in ND or eyeing points elsewhere for waterfowl, elk or any huntable game species in between, the guide provides a great primer on federal land use.
THINK TWICE, SHOOT ONCE. One of my favorite hunting quotes. You can’t unfire a shot, so make sure you know what your barrel is pointing at, and what lies in, around and beyond the shotline between you and your quarry. Focus on safety this season and every fall, and remember that the best shot is the one you don’t take because you’re unsure.