BREAKING DAWN. The upland seasons are underway, and fall is in the air after last night’s front which brought rains to much of western North Dakota. We go around the horn in today’s Three Things to get you set up and psyched for more fall fun.
Featured Photo: The sun rises over a cloud bank and a cut wheat field near Regan, N.D.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 9/2 – Cooler, calmish. Hi 75, Lo 50, Wind NW@10, G18.
Tomorrow: Mon 9/3 – Strong Southerlies. Hi 81, Lo 54, Wind S@25, G35.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
Fol. Day 2:32PM 7:01AM 7:28PM
Moon Phase: Last Quarter at 9:37PM.
EDGE HOUR: 7:00-8:00PM. Moon underfoot and calm winds will provide a nice Edge Hour for an evening sit on stand or in the boat.
FIRE! Keep tabs on the statewide fire danger index this autumn as dry conditions will have grassland and field areas ripe for ignition from a hot tail pipe or spark source. While relatively low now, a dry forecast may bump things up as hunting seasons get underway.
THINK SMALL. When hunting doves, focus in on non-traditional crops like canola, flax and other small-seeded grains. While wheat fields are the standby, consider other tiny options for these upland birds and set up near them to intercept.
TURKEY TAGS. Tags for fall wild turkey hunters are available by the state lottery system at the NDG&F Department’s website. Applications are due by September 5, so log on now to get in on the action.