PARTY TIME! Late winter and spring are banquet time around the region. Check out the great national and local sportsmen’s and conservation groups near you, become a member and contribute to habitat efforts to keep hunting and angling options wide and varied in ND. We talk about that in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: A flock of wintering Canada geese fly up out of the Missouri River valley. Simonson Photo
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 1/4 – Warmer and windless. Hi 16, Lo 5, Winds S@5.
Tomorrow: Fri 1/5 – Finally Friday. Hi 11, Lo 2, Winds SE@8.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 8:27AM Sunset: 5:09PM
Moonrise: 8:42PM Moonset 10:24AM
Overhead: 3:01AM Underfoot: 3:30PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (92% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 3:00 – 4:00PM. A perfect winter day, and one to consider in closing out the hunting season with starting in today’s Edge Hour.
PF FUN. The Dakota Chapter of Pheasants Forever will be hosting its annual banquet on Sat. Feb. 3. Check out all the info, get your tickets early and enter for chances to win one (or more) of the 48+ guns they’ll have in raffles, games of chance and skill, and auctions at the 27th installment of the annual fundraiser. All money stays with the local PF chapter for habitat and youth programs in and around the Bismarck area.
MULE KICK. The Northern Badlands Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation holds its annual banquet on Feb. 24 in Bismarck. Tickets and more info can be obtained by calling 701-205-4088. Proceeds go toward bettering mule deer habitat, and expanding hunting opportunities for these elusive big game.
BUGLE ON. March brings the banquet for the Bismarck Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Celebrate St. Patty’s Day while helping to raise funds on Mar. 17 at a banquet full of games, raffles and prizes with proceeds benefiting elk habitat in ND and throughout the animal’s rage, along with opening public access to hunting opportunities.