REACH OUT. For hunters looking to access land, there are more resources now than ever to connect with landowners. From the traditional to the high tech, we discuss those options in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Many GPS chips now provide landowner names and contact information. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 9/30 – Drizzly PM. Hi 43, Lo 35, Wind NtoE@10.
Tomorrow: Mon 10/1 – Clearing PM. Hi 52, Lo 36, Wind S@8.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
11:00PM 1:34PM 5:51AM 6:19PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (69% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:00-7:00PM. Wet conditions should subside by the time the Edge Hour rolls around.
PLATTED. An old-fashioned, paper platbook is still the most basic way of learning about landowners and access. Pick one up at a county auditor’s office or find many ND counties online with a simple Google search.
CHIPPED. With GPS chips like ND Trax available from Kirsch’s Outdoors and others from companies like OnX containing landowner names and, in some cases, phone numbers, the means of getting in touch are as simple as scrolling on the screen of your favorite hand-held unit.
ANYWHO’D. With data service, for those landowners whose phone number you can’t locate on a GPS or the plat, you can go to anywho.com and enter their name. If worse comes to worse, and the land is owned in trust or by a corporation, you can do some digging with the Secretary of State’s office to find information on those entities.