STICK AROUND! Today’s weather will bring with it the first accumulations of snow which may actually stick around for a few days. By mid-day, things may get dicey, so whatever early hunts you have planned, make sure you drive with care on the way back in. We talk deer, ducks and more in Today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: A rooster makes the tough decision whether to run for cover, or just hang out in a grassy area near Bismarck, N.D. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 11/3 – Snow: 2” South, 5” North. Hi 31, Lo 22, Wind E@13, G20
Tomorrow: Sat 11/4 – Flurries to mist. Hi 35, Lo 20, Winds E@8.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 8:30AM Sunset: 6:23PM
Moonrise: 6:39PM Moonset 7:28AM
Overhead: 12:41AM Underfoot: 1:08PM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (99% Full)
EDGE HOUR. 8:15-9:15AM. Steal the first sixty minutes of light on stand, before challenging conditions set in after today’s Edge Hour. Things get better tomorrow.
KNOW IT ALL. It feels like November and it feels like deer season! As a last round-up for all the information for the upcoming season opening just one week from today, the NDG&F’s weekly webcast covers all the bases. NDG&F Game Warden Bob Timian takes on all interrogatories to make certain hunters know what they need to know for the state’s most heralded stretch of hunting.
SNOW SWATH. The northern tier of the state will experience the most of winter’s first wallop, as amounts of over five inches may fall in areas like Crosby, Minot and Devils Lake over the next few days. A sharp cutoff along the state’s midsection will have the southern half of the state seeing anywhere from three inches, down to a trace along the South Dakota line.
MIGRATION MAP. Perhaps the best feature of the Ducks Unlimited website is the wetland conservation organization’s Migration Map. Stacked with member reports, field staff updates, and all the info on the movement of ducks and geese through the U.S., the map is available via the ducks.org website and as a mobile app. Watch them move south as this season tails out, and come back north once again in the spring!