ONE DAY WINDS. Gusts will kick up to 40 mph, right around kickoff, so make this morning your outdoor time. Things settle down for tomorrow, with near ideal conditions for whatever you want to do outdoors. We look at some lesser-known lands open to the public in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Unicorn. A one-antlered spike buck pauses in front of the trailcam. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 10/27 – Fine first half. Hi 61, Lo 40, Wind W@25, G40
Tomorrow: Sun 10/28 – Good recovery. Hi 57, Lo 33, Wind W@7.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
8:57PM 11:26AM 3:46AM 4:14PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (89% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 11:00AM-12:00PM. Ride the remainder of the morning out in the Edge Hour with moonset, before the winds go full gale!
TAKE REFUGE. National Wildlife Refuges are areas typically operated under limited or different hunting regulations and periods, but are open to general public use for hiking and wildlife observation. In recent years, some of these areas have expanded late-season hunting options for big game and upland species. There are several dozen to explore in North Dakota!
TRUST ME. Primarily used for livestock grazing, these ND State Trust Lands are leased by the state to private individuals and are generally open to public access, but may require notice to the lessee of entry, or entry may be restricted by the presence of livestock.
STATUS COE. US Army Corps of Engineers Lands are typically those that border reservoirs managed by the COE and are usually open to walk-in hunting unless otherwise posted. With big breaks, draws and bottoms leading to the water, they offer good upland opportunities.