WHAT FEATURES! If you had to go through the state and pick the three greatest features of North Dakota, what would they be? We’ve got a trio in mind that boast plentiful fish and game and stand out…but we might be wrong (never happened before…this hour). Let us know your thoughts after reading today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: The badlands of western North Dakota are some of the state’s most notable features, and provide plenty of upland and big game opportunities for hunters each fall. Simonson Photo
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 5/9 – Slight shower chance? Hi 66, Lo 50. Winds NW@16, G25.
Tomorrow: Thu 5/10 – Struggle to 50. Hi 50, Lo 39, Wind E@11.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 6:16AM Sunset: 9:04PM
Moonrise: 3:52AM Moonset 2:29PM
Overhead: 9:07AM Underfoot: 9:29PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (35% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:00-7:00AM – The lowest winds of the day will be at sunrise and a window without rain will start in the Edge Hour.
RUN RED. The Red River of the North is unique in that it is an American river that drains north to the Hudson Bay as opposed to the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic or Pacific Oceans. Formed at its headwaters by the confluence of the Bois de Sioux and Otterail Rivers near Wahpeton. Home to some of the state’s biggest catfish in the stretch from Grand Forks to the Canadian border, the system draws hard core whisker hunters each summer.
LOVES COMPANY. While within its natural watershed, the Missouri River which enters the state in along the northwestern border with Montana has been altered by the establishment of hydroelectric dams and a number of reservoirs, including Lake Sakakawea and Oahe. Well known for its walleyes, pike and sauger, the system also boasts smallmouth bass and salmon.
THAT’S BAD. Finally, in our trio of the state’s most noted features the badlands are a can’t-miss adventure for the hunter and hiker. From jutting buttes to multi-strata hillsides, these long-eroded features are home to elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer and sharptailed grouse and are a dramatic draw to visitors in the summer season and hunters in the fall.
What are your three picks? Stay Sharp!