HIT THE 10 RING! It’s a perfect day to close out your weekend with some time in the field. High temps cross the 50 degree mark, minor moon phase is up and light winds give your pup that perfect pheasant-finding breeze. Take advantage, as Monday’s coming with winds and a cool down. We set the stage for a great holiday with some gift suggestions for the hunter or angler on your list in today’s Three Things.
(Photo: A supply of targets is always a perfect present for the hunter on your Christmas list. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 12/10 – Another Warm Spike. Hi 51, Lo 28, Winds NW@11.
Tomorrow: Mon 12/11 – Cooler with Wind. Hi 37, Lo 31, Winds NW@ 22, G33.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 8:18AM Sunset: 4:54PM
Moonrise: 12:14AM Moonset 1:31PM
Overhead: 6:58AM Underfoot: 7:22PM
Moon Phase: Last Quarter @ 1:51AM
EDGE HOUR: 1:00 – 2:00PM. Moonset is your moment once again to catch a bump in animal activity during today’s Edge Hour.
GIVE MEMORIES. In the market for a great gift for your favorite hunter or angler? A photo collage is cheap and inexpensive and a great way to help them remember all the fun times, people and experiences in the outdoors. With social media, it’s easy to stalk your recipient and grab the most-liked photos from his or her feed. Print out a bunch of 4x6es, put them in a multi-photo frame and watch them light up in front of the Christmas tree when they unwrap your creation!
GIVE MEMBERSHIP. Have a buddy that’s a die hard muskie angler? How about a pheasant hunting fanatic? Maybe mule deer are their passion? Find a national or local conservation group and buy a gift membership this holiday season to help connect your favorite sportsman with their favorite pastime and support conservation in the process. Often coming with great stocking stuffers, like knives, canteens or other logo-covered items and subscriptions to magazines, these gifts keep giving all year, Clark.
GIVE MARKSMANSHIP. When all is said and done, every hunter could use more targets. Whether plinking with a .22, sighting in a deer rifle, or patterning a shotgun, stick on Shoot-N-C targets come in a variety of different sizes and colors and are great additions to any set of stocking stuffers this season. Plinking perfection can be had with a number of steel or polymer offerings. Pick a few out for your favorite shooter!