GOING FAST, GROWING FAST. We’re motoring through August, like sprinting pheasant chicks through ditch grass! Nearing the 1/3 mark on the month, we’ll see temperatures soar this weekend to give you that full summer experience. We talk about those items and more in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: A nearly full-grown pheasant chick sneaks between a tree line and an overgrown ditch area. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: 8/8 – Warm & Breezy. Hi 93, Lo 65, Wind NW@11, G18
Tomorrow: 8/9 – More of the same. Hi 94, Lo 60, Wind N@8
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
3:14AM 7:00PM 11:06AM 11:38PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (11% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:30 – 7:30PM. Your after-work fishing trip will feature moonset and warm temps in the Edge Hour.
COMING UP. As upland bird chicks get more agile, expect to see them out and about with mom. From wild turkeys to pheasant chicks, the cool of early morning is your best chance to spot broods on the move and get a tally as to the numbers in your area (there were five others with today’s featured photo).
LAST DAY. Don’t forget to get your application in for pronghorn and extra deer tags available for their respective rifle seasons. Today is the last day to apply, via the NDG&F licensing page.
HEATWAVE. Models have aligned and triple-digit heat is a real possibility for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, before a cool front knocks things back to the 80s. Take your fishing trips early or late in the day, stay hydrated and slather on the SPF 50 as a legendary August weekend takes shape. The power of the new moon and warm weather should spur a strong bite over the next few days as well!