FEELS GOOD. With temps touching 50, things will feel warm, despite that high being below average. Use today to get out and kick your weekend off with a little hunting or fishing, as conditions deteriorate rapidly overnight. We talk about that and more in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Edges. The sun breaks over some Coverlocks and grass near New Salem, N.D.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 10/12 – A “nice” one! Hi 50, Lo 33, Wind SW@11, G18.
Tomorrow: Sat 10/13 – Winds are back. Hi 39, Lo 30, Wind NW@25, G35
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
11:44AM 9:27PM 4:38PM 4:13AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (15% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 4:00-5:00PM. Moon overhead and warm(ish) temps will give you a boost in today’s Edge Hour.
EDGE ‘EM. On warmer days, look for pheasants using grass away from thermal cover that leads up to a food source like a cut field or other foraging area. Targeting these productive areas where birds can warm up and move about will bring success.
GUSTY. Tomorrow’s forecast will provide a challenge for hunters as gusts rise to 35 mph at mid-day. Get out early or late for the least windy conditions.
LAME DUCKS. Members of Congress working on the revamp of this year’s Farm Bill – a huge source of conservation funding and the program which sets CRP and other set aside quotas – have kicked the can down the road until after the mid-term elections. We’ll see what comes of those discussions, as SNAP terms still hold conservation programs hostage.