DARK WINDS. Black Friday is loaded with gusty conditions as we settle into the holiday weekend and the final stretch of the deer season. There’s a hundred deals out there today and throughout the next few days – not only in stores, but also on the shores of any unfrozen water body for ducks, geese and remaining waterfowl, but upland options as well. If the winds are too much, we’ve got the deals for today laid out below in your quest for the best in Black Friday shopping.
(Featured Photo: A black lab pauses mid-hunt for a photo op. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 11/24 – Windy Black Friday. Hi 50, Lo 41, Winds NW@35 G45
Tomorrow: Sat 11/25 – Windless desperation Saturday. Hi 48, Lo 31, Winds W@9
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 8:00AM Sunset: 5:00PM
Moonrise: 12:37PM Moonset 10:28PM
Overhead: 5:30PM Underfoot: 5:07AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (31% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 4:30 – 5:30PM. Winds dip some on the overhead moon hour in alignment with sunset during the Edge Hour. Close out Black Friday with the best 60 minutes of the day.
BLACKOUT! No, it’s not that feeling you get after turkey, stuffing, cranberries, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie and a couple of cold ones, it’s the excitement of Black Friday for sportsmen as some of the region’s most notable sporting goods retailers look to offer up those door-busting deals on the biggest day of the year. We connect you with the Black Friday flyers and point out the hottest deals for you or the outdoors aficionado on your list!
RUNNING’S – BEST DEAL: Eskimo Propane Ice Auger with a set of extra blades for $349. Fire up a brand new propane auger at an affordable price, and Running’s will throw in a extra set of blades for free!
MILLS FLEET FARM – BEST DEAL: Scoped Savage Rifle Package $199 (Multiple Calibers). Between in-store discount and a mail-in rebate, great starter guns for young hunters are available in most popular calibers from .223 on up to 30.06.
SCHEEL’S – BEST DEAL: Rapala Shad Raps for $2.99 each. At more than $4 off per lure, you can load a stocking in no time or stock up for spring!
HOME OF ECONOMY BEST DEAL: Wildgame 10MP Trail Cam & Field Viewer Package for $69.97.
DUNHAM’S SPORTS BEST DEAL: Marlin .22 with scope for $129.
JUST OFF THE EDGE:
L&M FLEET SUPPLY (Detroit Lakes, MN) BEST DEALS: Frabill Thermal Tip Up for $8.88, Pfleuger President spinning reel for $29.99, .22 LR Ammo for $1.99 for a 50-round box, Federal Trap Loads for $4.99/box.
CABELA’S (East Grand Forks, MN) BEST DEALS: CZ-USA Teal O/U Shotgun for $549, Abu Garcia Revo baitcast reel for $79.99.