SUPER SUNDAY! Today’s full moon and ideal weather conditions (and not-so-ideal conditions coming for tomorrow) will give you one last chance to get out and enjoy everything before the gusts take over for much of the week. We celebrate the supermoon, pick out some ice gear and talk stocking stuffers in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: Outstanding in her field. A hen pheasant surveys the scene in a brown grass field north of Bismarck, N.D. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 12/3 – Last calm day, enjoy. Hi 45, Lo 25, Winds E@6.
Tomorrow: Mon 12/4 – Winter returns with nasty mix. Hi 30, Lo 25, Winds NW@25, G35.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 8:11AM Sunset: 4:55PM
Moonrise: 5:33PM Moonset 7:48AM
Overhead: 12:12AM Underfoot: 12:43AM
Moon Phase: Full at 9:47AM
EDGE HOUR: 4:25-5:25PM. With moonrise and sunset close together, and a harsh front on the way, the last 60 minutes of the deer hunting day will be your Edge Hour. Watch for significant animal movement this afternoon before things get blustery overnight.
THAT’S SUPER. If the moon looks a little bit bigger tonight, that’s because this full moon is 2017’s “supermoon.” Space.com explains that a supermoon is the full moon which occurs when the moon and earth are closest to one another in a given year. Supermoons, depending on the actual closeness of the particular moon orbit at the time, can appear up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than a full moon which occurs its farthest point of the orbit.
THE BIG THREE. Dakota Edge Outdoors’ Nick Simonson shares his insights for selecting “the big three” for ice fishing. With an abundance of augers, sonar units and ice houses available, ice anglers have more options now than ever before to find the units that fit their fishing needs and budgets. Check out “The Run Down” at Runnings.com for ideas on these must-have items.
SWISS STOCKING STUFFER. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the rearview mirror, many folks are finishing up their holiday shopping with odds and ends for stocking stuffers or gifts for the hard-to-buy-for friend or relative. Given frequently this time of year to fill those bills, the Victorinox Swiss Army Knife is the original multi-tool. From the tiny keychain-sized Tinker to the balance-shifting Swiss Champ XLT, there’s a model for all interests with dozens of pocket-sized tools for solutions to every problem on the water, in the field, at the office or at home.
There’s a knife pun in here somewhere…ah yes…Stay Sharp!