DUCK IT! It’s an indoors weekend – unless you’re a duck hunter! Cold temps and wet conditions are perfect for waterfowlers, or for ducking the conditions and getting your fishing stuff put away and gearing up for all the fall’s hunting, including the upcoming pheasant opener. We talk about that and more in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: A mallard duck in warmer days. By Nick Simonson
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 9/29 – Mostly rain. Hi 47, Lo 37, Wind SE@8.
Tomorrow: Sun 9/30 – Drizzly PM. Hi 43, Lo 22, Wind NtoE@10.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
10:17PM 12:25PM 4:58AM 5:24PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (78% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 5:00 – 6:00PM. Moon underfoot and less rain will provide a quick opportunity to get out there in the Edge Hour.
KNOW WHEN YOU GO. PLOTS lands have some regulations to them, and since they’re private lands, it’s important to respect not only the state laws governing the parcels, but also the landowner’s wishes. The G&F has a rundown of those important points for all resident and visiting hunters.
DAMPENED. While it’s a chilly and wet one for this year’s youth pheasant weekend, the general population will get a shot next weekend as the main pheasant opener on Oct. 6. With numbers down, finding bird-holding habitat will be key to success.
WILD RIDE. The upcoming week for hunters, anglers and others has a roller-coaster shape to it as temps bounce around between the low 30s to the upper 60s with winds, rain and a chance for…dare we say it…snow…TWICE! Autumn has arrived.