GETTING BAD. Okay, even with the wind, it’s still pheasant opener so we know you’re headed out this morning. Remember, quiet, calm and catch them before they catch the wind! We get totally bad in today’s Three Things, and we’re not talking about Michael Jackson.
(THEM’S THE BREAKS. The badlands near Teddy Roosevelt National Park North Unit slope down toward the little Missouri River. Simonson Photo.)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 10/7 – Windy. Hi 67, Lo 44, Winds W@31, G41
Tomorrow: Sun 10/8 – You won’t have to lean. Hi 59, Lo 40, Winds NW@11.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:51AM Sunset: 7:09PM
Moonrise: 8:44PM Moonset 9:52AM
Overhead: 2:55AM Underfoot: 3:22PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (96% Full)
EDGE HOUR. 7:30 – 8:30AM. Winds will be least in the sunrise hour, but they’ll kick up quickly after today’s Edge Hour. Use this calm time to catch some fish or tag your buck, before gusts blow you off the water…or your blind onto it!
BULLY! The Theodore Roosevelt National Park North and South Units provide a ton of great scenery and adventure and are one of North Dakota’s premier destinations for wildlife watching and hiking. From the Maltese Cross to Elkhorn Ranch, these parks are closely intertwined with our nation’s 26th President.
SANDY. The cool layered formations in the Badlands of North Dakota come from the erosion by water and wind of layers of ash and sediment carried east from the Rocky Mountains via water and wind from volcanoes that erupted in Montana and Idaho in the Paleocene Epoch.
GAMEY. The badlands support populations of big game unique to the area including mule deer, elk and most notably bighorn sheep. These game are safe within the park where hunting is prohibited but the area of preservation keeps populations around it viable for sportsmen.