PERFECT TIMING. We return you to your regularly scheduled awesome weekend! The weather aligns to make the weekend the best part of the week, much like the pre-holiday stretch we experienced in November and December. Take advantage of this upturn and get out after some fish or the final shot in the field. We talk about a FWS legend, tips for this weekend’s hunt and more in today’s Three Things.
(Featured Photo: The sun rises shrouded in clouds near Bismarck, N.D. Simonson Photo)
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 1/6 – Let the warm up begin! Hi 26, Lo 9, Winds S@14, G20.
Tomorrow: Sun 1/7 – Continued mild. Hi 37, Lo 23, Winds NW@14, G20.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 8:27AM Sunset: 5:11PM
Moonrise: 11:08PM Moonset 11:33AM
Overhead: 4:50AM Underfoot: 5:16PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (73% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 4:30 – 5:30PM. Tapering winds and sunset with moon underfoot will be the time to get on a bite in today’s Edge Hour.
DRAWN UP. Last month, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service mourned the loss of Kent Olson, illustrator, biologist and champion of the National Wildlife Refuge and Waterfowl Production Area systems. Olson illustrated numerous informational works for the FWS and drafted a series of cartoons promoting the value of refuges and WPAs to the country’s wildlife and waterfowl.
THE LATE SEASON. Don’t forget to hit the edges of that deep thermal cover as things warm up for the final days of pheasant season. Birds accustomed to spending time in the thick stuff will start to explore the edges and light grasses between sloughs and fields during the day as things warm up. Now’s your chance to bag a wall bird as tail feathers are at their longest of the season as we approach the close on 1/7.
CRUSH TIME. Don’t forget to log on to ndclaytarget.com to learn more about the rapidly-expanding North Dakota State High School Clay Target League and help get a young shooter involved in this great program. The sounds of spring aren’t too far away, as many schools explore and enter this awesome league in Spring of 2018.