NOVEMBER THUNDER? No, it was the sound of rifle hunters reverberating through the draws and valleys of North Dakota yesterday, as the second straight day of calm winds and warmer temps allowed hunters to get out and explore a bit more than on the opening afternoon. If you haven’t seen it yet, we talk about a potential record-breaking ND buck, the mountain lion count and celestial alignment in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: A whitetail doe makes her way across a field in the low clouds of Sunday morning. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 11/13 – Still nice. Hi 45, Lo 27, Winds S@5.
Tomorrow: Tue 11/14 – Warmer still. Hi 47, Lo 26, Winds NW@8.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 7:44AM Sunset: 5:10PM
Moonrise: 2:23AM Moonset 3:25PM
Overhead: 8:59AM Underfoot: 9:23PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (21% Full)
EDGE HOUR. 8:30 – 9:30AM. The tail end of the sunrise hour will combine with fog and low-hanging clouds to extend activity in today’s Edge Hour. The droves will be back in town, so sneak out and get a good hunt in this morning!
PALM READER. Social media was abuzz this weekend with the Hass Buck taken on opening day near Bowbells, N.D. Avid big game hunter Kyle Hass, who has amassed some pretty impressive deer in the past few seasons, per his Facebook page, bagged a palmated monster whitetail buck on opening afternoon which may challenge not only the skills of the certified scorers, but potentially the non-typical rifle state record as well.
TWO TO GO. Going into the deer opener weekend, North Dakota had six of the eight allotted mountain lions harvested in Zone 1. Learn more about the season at the NDG&F’s mountain lion hunting page, and the closing (and re-opening, if necessary) of the two zones and hunting periods.
CONJUNCTION JUNCTION. Venus and Jupiter will be quite noticeable in the eastern sky this morning (here’s hoping you’re reading the early edition) just before sunrise. Run out and have a look along the eastern horizon, and you’ll find the two heavenly bodies just 1/4 of a degree apart in the sky! Check out space.com for best viewing tips.