MARVELOUS MONDAY. Temperate autumn conditions continue into today as light north breezes under sunny skies will set up a great day to play sick and hit the field. Not that we condone that (we do). While you’re considering it, here are some tips for a great hunt in today’s Three Things!
Featured Photo: Pack a Pair. Binoculars will give you the sight to assess far-off places and watch for animal movement.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 10/22 – Great! – Hi 53, Lo 31, Wind N@9.
Tomorrow: Tue 10/23 – Dandy! – Hi 51, Lo 28, Wind SE@9.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
6:21PM 5:39AM Fol. Day 12:05PM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (96% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:00-7:00PM. Moonrise and sunset better align for an awesome Edge Hour.
GO DEEP. For grouse, look to wide, sprawling grasslands this time of year. With numbers down, the untouched covies are going to be deep in those stretches of prairie that others don’t want to walk out to. The same holds true for pheasants and deer – those untouched (or less visited) portions of public land will hold the best opportunities.
STAY HYDRATED. Pack an extra bottle of water in your vest for yourself in addition to your four-legged friend. Staying hydrated is key to shooting well and staying focused in the field and helps you keep your mental bearings while wandering the countryside.
GLASS IT. A small pair of binoculars will help you survey animal movement and pick out likely ridges and draws where game can be found on the move or holed up. Stash a pair in the truck or your gear bag to see what’s going on.