CLOSING IN ON IDEAL. Warm weather and shifty winds will be the story over the next two days, but the back half of the week is looking good for ND hunters and anglers.
Featured Photo: Ole the lab cools off in the shade of the truck following a morning chase after a covey of grouse near Bismarck. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 9/11 – Warm & Windy. Hi 83, Lo 64, Wind StoN@15, G25
Tomorrow: Wed 9/12 – Chance Rain Late. Hi 75, Lo 53, Wind E@16, G24
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
9:24AM 9:28PM 3:32PM 3:06AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (5% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 9:00-10:00AM. Moonrise will make the morning, and the Edge Hour will fall just before the wind shift.
Get Quacking! The 2018 dates and limits have been set for North Dakota’s waterfowl season, which opens for resident hunters on Sept. 22. Get your pencil and paper out as the G&F lays down the daily bag requirements, which include five mallards.
Salmon Stories. If you’re looking for a group to join and discuss salmon fishing on Lake Sakakawea, look no further than Facebook. The ND Salmon Anglers group is quickly becoming a solid resource for those looking for tips and updates on the big lake bite.
Flock It. Ever flushed a covey of grouse, partridge or quail bursting skyward right in front of you and pulled up and panicked? It’s called flock shooting, and everyone’s done it at one time or another. While it’s tough to overcome the instinct to shoot at the big blur of wings flying away, single out those birds on the edge and take direct aim. You’ll put more game in your bag…and your dog will thank you!