DOE TAGS UP, WINDS DOWN. Today’s winds will rival yesterday’s, and for the first time in a while, we’ll be happy that tough conditions dominate the work week, and not the weekend. Surprisingly, some 200 deer tags remain for the upcoming gun season in the southern tier of the state. We talk about those opportunities and others, in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: D’oh! Antlerless whitetail deer tags remain in three units across North Dakota. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 10/24 – Single digit windspeeds tonight! Hi 56, Lo 35, Winds NW@16, G22.
Tomorrow: Wed 10/25 – No leaning required. Hi 66, Lo 43, Winds SW@11.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 8:15AM Sunset: 6:38PM
Moonrise: 12:45PM Moonset 10:04PM
Overhead: 5:25PM Underfoot: 5:02AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (21% Full)
EDGE HOUR. 6:00-7:00PM. Catch the backside of moon overhead, sunset and – surprise, surprise, lighter winds for success in today’s Edge Hour. You might even be able to fish, but those walleyes will be post frontal.
GET YOUR DOE TAGS! 195 antlerless whitetail deer tags remain on a first-come, first served basis. It’s tough to believe after all the “I can’t believe I didn’t get my deer tag – again!” we heard in August and September, that any of these remain. You can order online via the NDG&F licensing page.
YOU THINK THIS IS WINDY? The world’s strongest wind gust was recorded in Australia as part of Cyclone Olivia, at 253 mph. The strongest gust in the U.S. (231 mph, Mt. Washington, New Hampshire) was once the record holder for the world until that tropical storm. Slope county lays claim to ND’s strongest (non-tornadic) wind gust at 143 mph.
BORE SNAKE. If you’re like us, you’ve cleaned your shotguns a few times in the last 48 hours as you wait out the wind. In completely non-sponsored, and jaw dropping appreciation for this handy little tool, we can’t say enough about the one-pass effectiveness of the Bore Snake Viper. Go get one.