ON THE TAIL TRAIL. Despite lower numbers, good hunting can still be found. Whether it’s pre-migration for ducks, or the midst of pheasant season, you never know what you’ll find. So get out there, get after it and give it your best on all of the great opportunities ND has to offer! We talk hunting safety, great shooting and more in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: Berkley and Ole, brothers from the same mother, pause with a set of roosters from the recent pheasant opener. Josh Holm Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 10/10 – Crisp start, warm finish. Hi 62, Lo 25, Winds S@11, G18
Tomorrow: Wed 10/11 – Another nice one. Hi 64, Lo 37, Winds S@11, G 20
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:55AM Sunset: 7:03PM
Moonrise: 10:57PM Moonset 1:27PM
Overhead: 5:44AM Underfoot: 6:13PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (70% Full)
EDGE HOUR. 6:00-7:00PM. With moon underfoot leading into sunset, you’ll want to take advantage of the warm up in today’s Edge Hour. Hit those northern points and shores for a good bite and close out the day strong.
COOL OUT. With chilly temps the norm in October, and even cooler waters part of the seasonal transition, waterfowl hunters need to be aware of the need for PFDs and how to proceed cautiously. This week’s installment of North Dakota Outdoors stresses waterfowl hunting safety from boats and other watercraft to prevent a dangerous situation.
TOP SHOT. We’re about halfway through the Fall ND CTL season, and currently Brayden Johnson of Grafton High School with a 24 average, and Olivia Spiczka of Shanley with a 22.25 average lead the way for the boys and girls respectively. Follow your school and your favorite shooters at the ND State High School Clay Target League website.
SEED MONEY. Looking ahead to spring? Want to do something good for wildlife on your property? Seed mixes from Pheasants Forever tailored to your demands and climate will help bring roosters back and provide for a multitude of other species. Check with your local Farm Bill Biologist, or the PF store for your desired mix to give pheasants, deer and other species what they’ll need next season!