SO LONG SUMMER. Today’s last shot of 80-plus temperatures for a while will be wiped out by tomorrow’s cold north winds and highs that will struggle to touch 70. We make the turn into fall and talk wind, wings and what size shot to use in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Shelled. A handful of shells ready to hit the field. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 9/3 – Strong Southerlies. Hi 81, Lo 54, Wind S@25, G35.
Tomorrow: Tue 9/4 – Cooldown. Hi 70, Lo 55, Wind N@20, G30.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
12:18AM 3:41PM 7:55AM 8:24PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (43% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 8:00-9:00PM. Moon underfoot and sunset will help you close out the holiday weekend with a good Edge Hour.
WINDS OF CHANGE. The unofficial start to fall will bring with it some gusty conditions as winds from all directions are forecasted for the week. Todays gusts of up to 35 mph from the south will create quite a chop, and tomorrow’s from the opposite direction will as well. A lull midweek will give way to a windy start to next weekend – all pretty much the norm for this time of seasonal transition.
ON THE WING. As upland hunting season openers near, sportsmen can help biologists get a better understanding of the bird populations in North Dakota by sending in samples via the NDG&F Department’s wing envelope program. Envelopes can be picked up at district offices, or ordered online.
TAKE A SHOT. For comparison’s sake, and general knowledge, check out the shot chart from hunter-ed.com and get an idea of just how many more pellets can be packed into a shotgun shell as they get smaller.