BUILDING UP. With the nearly full moon in effect and good conditions weather-wise, you’re in for a treat this week. We go around the horn with news and notes to help you get the most out of the upcoming days in this installment of Three Things.
Featured Photo: Mixed Doubles. Ole the lab with a sharpie and a pheasant taken on an after-work PLOTS walk near St. Anthony. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 10/23 – Great hunting! – Hi 51, Lo 21, Wind SE@13, G20
Tomorrow: Wed 10/24 – Full moon. – Hi 57, Lo 35, Wind SE@13, G20.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
6:46PM 6:45AM 12:28AM 12:51PM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (99% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:30-7:30PM. Sunset and moonrise align for an awesome evening in the Edge Hour.
KEEP COOL. For harvested game and fish, keeping them cool is the key to the best quality meat and fillets. Have a cooler with ice handy in the field or in the boat to preserve your smaller species, and hang deer on cool days, but take care to watch the thermometer on those warmer stretches.
CWD CONCERNS. The NDG&F will be monitoring for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in the western portion of the state and hunters are encouraged to submit the heads of their harvested deer to sample sites throughout the region. For locations, visit the NDG&F website.
RARE BIRD. One of North Dakota’s rarest upland birds is the Sage Grouse. With sparse populations located in the southwest corner of the state, the bird’s primary range is found in points west of ND, including Montana, Wyoming and other pre-mountain grass and scrublands. Learn more about this unique bird via the FWS website.