Daily Edge for Thu. Aug. 23

SOME RUMBLINGS. While today will bring with it a chance for thunder, there’s growing concern from the area wildlife populations that seasons are about to begin!  Has it ever seemed that animals can read “Posted – No Hunting” signs? We discuss that idea and more, in today’s Three Things.

Featured Photo:  A rooster pheasant warily explores the edge of a hayfield near  Bismarck, N.D. on Wednesday.  Simonson Photo.

 

DAILY CONDITIONS:

WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 8/23 – PM Rains. Hi 87, Lo 58, Wind S@10.
Tomorrow: Fri 8/24 – Clearing, calm. Hi 84, Lo 59, Wind L&V.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):

Sunrise        Sunset
6:51AM       8:39M

Moonrise      Moonset       Overhead    Underfoot
7:26PM        3:56AM       Fol. Day       11:43AM

Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (93% Full)

EDGE HOUR:   11:00AM-12:00PM.  Get a late morning trip in before the rains arrive, with moon underfoot boosting the Edge Hour.

DAY RATING:
2Fish

CUE BOWIE. Birds, deer and other huntable game are susceptible to pressure.  The constant movement of hunters through small areas of habitat will drive creatures into other areas where they aren’t as pressured, such as posted land.  Good, deep stretches of habitat open to the public give wildlife more escape routes, cover, rearing areas; while providing good hunting. Smaller tracts

JUST IN TIME?  Today’s rains may hit the landscape just in time, as dry conditions begin to creep back into ND from north to south.  While not as severe as 2017, there’s a familiar feeling as the landscape dries up a bit heading into the harvest season.  Watch your tailpipe in those fields!

MORE TAGS.  Second deer lottery results are up for those who applied for a left-over antlerless firearms deer season tag.  Additionally, more than 1,000 tags in units 3F1, 3F2 and 4F remain for those who were unsuccessful in both lotteries, and are available on a first-come-first-served basis starting Sept. 6.

Stay Sharp!

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