Daily Edge for Tue. Oct. 17

WHERE ARE WE?  The summer-like warm-up continues today as temps soar into the mid and upper 70s around the Peace Garden State on strong southwest winds.  Rising with it is the power of the new moon, making for a superb week of fishing, particularly this evening as a small cool front rolls in overnight, but after Wednesday, things warm up for a few days once again.  Get out there and enjoy it, as that snowy season is approaching.  We talk about it and more in today’s Three Things.

(Featured Photo: Hot Hunting.  Sam Prorok and his dad, Ron, each nabbed a rooster in the warm sunset hour on Sunday night on public land near Ivanhoe, Minn. Simonson Photo)

DAILY CONDITIONS:

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: ­­­ Tue 10/17 – Hello again, summer! Hi 76, Lo 40, Winds SW@15, G22
Tomorrow: Wed 10/18 – Cooling down a bit. Hi 61, Lo 47, Winds NW@22, G31

SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times)
:
Sunrise: 8:05AM Sunset: 6:51PM
Moonrise: 5:32AM Moonset 6:20PM
Overhead: 12:01PM Underfoot: Fol. Day
Moon Phase:  Waning Crescent (5% Full)

EDGE HOUR.   6:00 – 7:00PM.  Sunset with moonset and light winds this evening will provide a perfect pre-rut opportunity on stand in today’s Edge Hour.  Fishing should be fantastic as well with a major moonphase and warm weather lining up.

DAY RATING:
4Fish

THREE THINGS.

XING.  Wildlife crossings are an option to help preserve and protect area moose and other game populations as highways and interstates are developed or improved.  They also help prevent wildlife and cars from colliding, improving road safety.  Learn more from the NDG&F Department in this week’s video installment of North Dakota Outdoors.

BANK ON IT.  You know it’s coming, so you’d better keep tabs.  The Weather Caster 120-hour snowfall prediction map is a great tool to get a bead on upcoming storms and what potential amounts of the dreaded white stuff will fall in our area, and throughout the U.S.

SO HOW MUCH?  Turns out woodchucks don’t chuck wood at all.  Instead these rodents burrow into the ground right about this time of year to hibernate and the males emerge in February or so to get a start on establishing their territory for mating purposes.  If that timing seems familiar, that’s because the most famous woodchuck (another moniker for the groundhog) is Punxutawney Phil, the well-known spring prognosticator.

Good Morning Campers! Stay Sharp!

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