COOL OUT! It’ll feel like fall after the last summery surge from yesterday is swept from the region on chilly winds. Watch for a shift to the east and adjust your deer hunting strategy, whether you’re a young shooter or a bow hunter. We talk about mapping success in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: A buck sneaks in to feed and gets caught on camera. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 9/17 – Cooler. Hi 64, Lo 49, Wind NE@8
Tomorrow: Tue 9/18 – Still Chill. Hi 66, Lo 47, Wind E@9
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
3:53PM 12:12AM 8:26PM 8:01AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (57% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:30-8:30PM. Away from the front, sunset and moon overhead will again help the bite in today’s Edge Hour.
ON THE RISE. Use topographic maps to get a lay of the land and find funnels where wildlife move and make note of how winds rise and fall, even on calm days, as the area warms up and cools down in the morning and evening, or as prevailing winds shift.
SAT ON IT. Utilize satellite maps like Google maps, or the satellite overlay on the NDG&F Department’s PLOTS viewer to see how things sit under those public lands and private acres you may have access to. Take note of fields, habitat and those ridges and draws that provide travel corridors or good cover.
CHIP ON YOUR SHOULDER. Invest in map chips that can be frequently updated, or download PLOTS, WIA and other state-based program maps to your GPS to take the information into the field where cell coverage is spotty.