DAMP DAY. Mist and light rain will hold off until this afternoon, so morning is your best bet to be in the field or on the water with light southerly winds. Snow is on tap for Friday night into Saturday, so plan accordingly. We go around the horn today with the latest outdoor news to get you set for deer season and other activities in our Three Things for Thursday.
Featured Photo: Scootin’ Rooster. A rooster pheasant makes the run toward some habitat north of Bismarck. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 11/1 – Light Rain Late – Hi 47, Lo 31, Wind S@6 to N@18.
Tomorrow: Fri 11/2 – Calm Before Storm? – Hi 41, Lo 33, Wind L&V.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
1:00AM 3:57PM 8:34AM 9:01PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (39% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 8:00-9:00AM. Sunrise, moon overhead and calm winds will start the day right in our Edge Hour.
READY. Get a final few rounds through your rifle and make sure you’re on target. Don’t forget to grab a fresh box of your desired shells now, to make sure you have them on hand – don’t wait til the night before!. Not that you’ll need more than one pull of the trigger – hot shot!
SET. The NDG&F Dept. has a deer season preview up in their weekly webcast. Get the low down on what to expect for firearms deer season opening at noon next Friday (11/9) and an update on mule deer numbers following the aerial survey which just wrapped.
GO! A cold stretch is setting up into next week along with a chance for snow in the coming days. These conditions, along with the major new moon phase and shortening daylight periods should combine to trigger a hard-running rut period aligning with the opening weekend of firearms deer season.