CLASSIC SUMMER. Today and tomorrow will be your classic late summer weekend, with heat and humidity building in through early Sunday morning. Then a cold front will having you thinking fall. We look ahead and talk tags in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: A cloud-shrouded, smoke-enhanced sun sinks in the west. Simonson Photo
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 8/17 – Hot. Hi 92, Lo 58, Wind S@10..
Tomorrow: Sat 8/18 – Hot squared. Hi 91, Lo 62, Wind S@11.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
2:04PM Fol. Day 7:19PM 6:55AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (44% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:00-8:00PM. Start the weekend with moon overhead, warm temperatures and soft wind leading into the pre-sunset Edge Hour. Dynamite!
ALL IN THE TIMING. Take today off and make it an early weekend as a cold front threatens to steal a summer Sunday from us late in the day on Saturday. Watch the west around mid-afternoon tomorrow and hit the water hard before the front does – the bite with the first quarter moon should be really good. Expect strong storms and a good chance of rain before cool conditions take over for Sunday.
LONG-SHOT PRONGHORNS. With more than twice as many as last year, hunters had a better shot at getting a pronghorn tag this autumn, but at 1,075 it was still a challenging draw. Check out the results on the NDG&F licensing page and see if you among the lucky ones.
SPEAKING OF TAGS. For those unusual deer that develop drop tines, kickers and stickers, the University of Missouri has a great guide following up on our antler growth discussion yesterday. Typically injury to the antlers during the growth phase will cause them to bend, stunt or develop outgrowths. Sometimes injury elsewhere will stunt or damage the growth of antlers as well.