SOUTHERLIES. Our warm up continues into today before winds turn to the north tomorrow. We talk about the power of south winds and how to play any breeze in the upcoming bow season as part of today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Ears Up! A doe perks up on trail camera in a crisp night shot. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 8/30 – Warmest of week. Hi 87, Lo 57, Wind S@10.
Tomorrow: Fri 8/31 – Switch. Hi 80, Lo 60, Wind N@13, G20.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
10:40PM 11:08AM 4:36AM 4:59PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (83% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 10:30-11:30AM. Take an early lunch and get on a good mid-day bite with moonset in our Edge Hour.
HOOK GOES IN MOUTH. Winds from the south typically mean good fishing. Typically signaling warming, stable weather, southern breezes stir fish activity and with these warm-ups becoming important as we get into fall, keep a close eye on which way the winds are blowing.
WHICH WAY? The slightest wind can carry unwanted scent toward that big buck you’ve been watching all summer. When the season starts this weekend, get a good bearing on the breeze by using a wind checker, or simply grab a handful of thistle seeds or mildewed seeds and let the wind take them to give you an idea. Set up where the gusts move your scent away from feeding fields and travel corridors.
CHECK OFF. Make your list for whatever hunting you’ll be doing this weekend and check it off tomorrow and Saturday before you head out into the field. Bow, Release, Harness, Camo, Boots, Gloves and Calls for Deer Archery (and more, as you see fit). Shotgun, Camo, Ammo, Seat, Decoys for Mourning Dove Opener.