TAGGED OUT YET? Probably not. Conditions were not ideal for the first afternoon of the ND deer season, and gusts up to 35 mph kept a lot of hunters on the sidelines or sitting in the truck watching. Look for things to improve today, for the first full day of the season. We talk darkhouses, dark times and bright butterflies in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: The sun sets behind a stand of sweet clover and grasses on Friday night near Wing, N.D. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 11/11 – Thank You Vets! Hi 32, Lo 20, Winds NW@7.
Tomorrow: Sun 11/12 – Downright balmy. Hi 40, Lo 20, Winds S@8.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:41AM Sunset: 5:12PM
Moonrise: 12:07AM Moonset 2:27PM
Overhead: 7:22AM Underfoot: 7:47PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (40% Full)
EDGE HOUR. 2:00 – 3:00PM. Start your afternoon sit after lunch and catch those moving deer that are pushed around or driven by moonset in today’s Edge Hour.
DONNIE DARKHOUSE. Sportsmen are reminded to register with the NDG&F Dept. for Darkhouse Spearing, which kicks off on Dec. 1 and runs through Mar. 15. With a few exceptions listed on the NDG&F page, most lakes are open to pike spearing in the state. Learn more about the pastime and where you can pitch your fork!
LOW LIGHT PERIOD. Between today and the end of the month, we’ll lose 45 minutes of daylight. After that, we start to stabilize, losing more light in the morning, but gaining it back in the evening by mid-December. This year, the winter solstice falls on Dec. 21.
THEY MADE IT! Monarchs which were part of the later season emergences in the upper Midwest are arriving in their wintering habitats in Mexico to wait out the winter and beget the next generation. Check out cool video from the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service of the well-known winged insects making their return to Mexico.