ON TO AUTUMN. Cool air takes control this weekend, and it’ll start to feel like fall again as below-average temps will dominate the next week of the forecast. On the bright side, it’ll be conducive to your hunting activities once the rains subside….on Monday. D’oh.
(Featured Photo: Red sumac leaves paint the edge of a small draw in Morton County. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 9/23 – Cool & damp with less wind. Hi 58, Lo 45, Winds N@10.
Tomorrow: Sun 9/24 – Half inch of rain overnight. Hi 51, Lo 46, Winds N@8.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:32AM Sunset: 7:37PM
Moonrise: 11:02AM Moonset 9:42PM
Overhead: 4:25PM Underfoot: 4:03AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (13% Full)
EDGE HOUR. 7:00 – 8:00AM. On lightened north winds and sunrise, there should be movement out there for all sorts of game; and with a lesser chance of rain in the morning you can get out there too. Grab the Edge Hour while you can, the afternoon will see an uptick in precip through mid-day Sunday.
SEE RED. The latest installment of 50 Pheasant Flies has a combo recipe that takes the best of the Copper John and the PTN and turns it into a notorious trout catching pattern – the Red John. As pheasant season hits and we get into the tying season (a/k/a “winter”) watch for the fab fifty to fill fast!
THE WAY TO WMA. There are thousands of Wildlife Management Areas throughout North Dakota, odds are there’s one or two or a dozen near you. With most WMAs open to hunting, these public places give many the opportunity to get out and get after game.
OH HAPPY DAY! Don’t forget to take someone out in the outdoors today – hunting, fishing, shooting or hiking. The morning is your best bet to celebrate National Hunting & Fishing Day, where this year thousands have pledged to introduce someone new to the outdoors – join us in procuring the next generation of hunters, anglers, shooters and conservationists! Find inspiration in these great stories from members of the Dept. of the Interior.