SOUND THE HORN! We talk youth and running – two items that go hand-in-hand if you’re a parent – and a day chock full of events around the area in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: A nice pronghorn pauses while feeding near Mandan, N.D. on Friday. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 9/15 – Cool with clouds. Hi 66, Lo 54, Winds E@10.
Tomorrow: Sun 9/16 – Windy. Hi 84, Lo 57, Winds NW@22, G30.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
1:59PM 11:33PM 6:48PM 6:24AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (38% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 1:30-2:30PM. Moonrise will trigger an afternoon bite in today’s Edge Hour.
FOREVER YOUNG. The youth waterfowl weekend kicks off today, as hunters age 15 and younger can take to the fields and sloughs in search of ducks all weekend long. Additionally, for those families looking to get into the sport, the NDG&F and Ducks Unlimited has put together a waterfowl trailer, loaded with all the necessities, for family use throughout the fall!
GOOD DAY TO RUN. For those not residing on the X or in the blind with young hunters today, the Bismarck marathon runs throughout the city today, and participants will be treated to light winds and cool temps to foster their pacing.
SUPER SPRINTER. Did you know that the pronghorn is the fastest land mammal in the Western Hemisphere? This super sprinting ability was developed over millennia in the species to evade prairie predators and it is estimated that at short distances, the pronghorn can exceed 50 mph, and can average 30 mph over a 4-mile stretch! At top gait, it can cover more than 20 feet in one stride!