PEEK-A-BOO. You should be seeing bucks in velvet on your trail camera and, if you’re lucky, in person. Along with growing antlers, it’s common to start seeing growing fawns trailing their mothers as we get into summer. We talk about that and more, in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo. I See You. A young buck in velvet peers out from vegetation along a small draw. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 6/14 – Late rain chance. Hi 90, Lo 58, Wind S15, G25
Tomorrow: Fri 6/15 – Cool on north wind. Hi 80, Lo 63, Wind N@10.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 5:48AM Sunset: 9:39PM
Moonrise: 6:51AM Moonset 10:38PM
Overhead: 2:44PM Underfoot: 2:12AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (1% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 5:45 – 6:45AM. Catch sunrise into moonrise for a solid bite in today’s Edge Hour.
GET GROWING. Get those trail cams out now to catch antlers in full growth. While they won’t be nearing their full potential until later in August, it’s fun to catch racks from week to week and guess how big they’ll end up. Antlers are some of the fastest-growing tissues in the animal world, thanks to the great nutrient-delivery system within and under the velvet covering.
GET GOING. Fawns will be starting to move about, following their mothers around the hillsides when it’s time to feed or avoid predators. Watch for that second smaller deer when you see a doe jump the road this time of year, and odds are it will have spots.
GET BOWING. Now’s the time to sight in your bow, upgrade equipment, and check the status of those strings. Building on yesterday’s Three Things, take out your bow, look it over and fire a few shots to see what’s ready for some repairs or a quick upgrade to get you shooting for that big buck when the season opens at the end of summer.