SHIELDS UP! Weather shields that is! It’ll be a rainy day today for much of the state, giving you plenty of time to get your gear lined up for this weekend’s resident waterfowl opener. We talk about that and more in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Fire in the Hole. A maple gleams bright red amidst alders and aspens on a grouse trail. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 9/20 – Washout (1.25”). Hi 49, Lo 47, Wind NE@17, G25.
Tomorrow: Fri 9/21 – Drying Out. Hi 57, Lo 40, Wind NtoS@10.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
6:01PM 2:43AM 10:49PM 10:26AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (83% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 5:30-6:30PM. We won’t make any promises today, but if the rain lets up this evening, Moonrise is your best bet for an Edge Hour.
YOUNG GUNS. The ND Youth Pheasant Weekend is slated for Sep. 29-30. Hunters age 15 and younger may take pheasants under standard regulations while accompanied by an unarmed adult in the field that weekend.
OPPOSITE OF PROGRESS. Congressional leaders continue to struggle with the rectification of the proposed Farm Bill versions between the house and senate, and now conservation terms have joined SNAP as hotly-contested items which may delay passage of the bill. The current Farm Bill expires at the end of the month.
PULL! Fall league action gets underway for the North Dakota State High School Clay Target League as 431 students take part in the “small season” of competitive shooting around the state. This more than doubles the participants in last year’s autumn session, showing the growing demand and excitement for the sport.