GOBBLED UP. Back to the bluster today after Saturday’s near perfection as shifting conditions bring more gusts in the afternoon that will hang around until Halloween. Chilly conditions are settling in and thoughts are quickly turning to the back half of the hunting season, and maybe even ice fishing? We talk about all sorts of upcoming seasons in today’s Three Things. a
(Featured Photo: Five wild turkeys forage on the edge of a cut field. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 10/29 – Winds rise in afternoon. Hi 48, Lo 37, Winds NW@22, G33
Tomorrow: Mon 10/30 – Cool all day. Hi 33, Lo 27, Winds NW@20, G30
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 8:22AM Sunset: 6:30PM
Moonrise: 4:09PM Moonset 1:41AM
Overhead: 9:24PM Underfoot: 9:00AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (67% Full)
EDGE HOUR. 8:00-9:00AM – A gap between the early morning rains and the rising winds will give you a chance to get in the field with today’s Edge Hour.
A LOOK AHEAD. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department previews this year’s firearms deer season in the Weekly Webcast. Good opportunities exist to harvest a deer this fall for those who drew a tag, and department officials remain optimistic in the upturn of populations in the state, after a long lagging trend between 2007 and 2015.
THOSE OTHER BISON. The National Bison Range in Montana is a refuge located north of Missoula on the Flathead Reservation. With approximately 350 animals in this year’s bison round-up, the US Fish & Wildlife Service uses the annual count to determine population health and genetic diversity in the herd. Learn more at the Bison Range website.
PATTERN PAGE. Looking for some great fly recipes for this chilly stretch? Check out the Fly Tier’s Page by Hans Weilenmann. With great macro photography and full details along with videos and patterns from around the world, this site houses thousands of great flies to fill a winter.