GO FOR THE GOLD. It was a gorgeous day yesterday, whether on the water or on the hunt, and with autumn colors taking hold across the upper Midwest, today will be another great one to get out there and see all that nature has to offer. We talk more fun fall stuff in today’s Three Things.
(Golden Days. The leaves of aspen trees turn gold under mostly blue skies on Wednesday along a grouse trail following a rainy start to the week. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 9/28 – Clouds build, then fade. Hi 70, Lo 43, Winds NW@11
Tomorrow: Fri 9/29 – A nice Friday. Hi 67, Lo 44, Winds SE @10
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:39AM Sunset: 7:27PM
Moonrise: 3:41PM Moonset 12:12AM
Overhead: 8:20PM Underfoot: 7:56AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (56% Full)
EDGE HOUR. 8:00 – 9:00AM. Light winds and moon underfoot will extend the sunrise action into mid-morning. Take advantage of the stillness, and recent stabilizing weather, in today’s Edge Hour.
FURRY FALL. As seasons change, so does the focus of many outdoorsmen and in this week’s NDG&F Webcast, furbearers take the forefront as many prepare to hunt and trap coyote, fox and others. Learn more about these pastimes that are seeing a surge in popularity.
FLURRY FALL. In addition to trap, skeet and sporting clays, shooting sports facilities offer up “Flurry Shoots.” These fast-paced events involve the launching of multiple targets in rapid succession. Typically in 25-target sets shot in just a couple of minutes, flurry shoots move quickly and test not only the aim, but the ability to remain cool – and get reloaded – under pressure.
FURY FALL. And…just because you need a minute of head-smashing action, check out the greatest “hits” from Eastman’s Hunting Journal. Complete with sound effects and dramatic music, nothing helps burn up your coffee break like bighorn rams unleashing the fury. (Note the ram trying to mount the ewe at 0:36…uhh…yeah…his genes aren’t going anywhere).