WESTERN WHITE. Light snow accumulations from last night and this morning don’t make it much farther east than Kidder County. We assess what’s to come for next weekend’s deer opener and how harvest conditions will affect the deer moving in your unit in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Pheasants mill about next to some morning cover. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 11/3 – Wintry Mess. Hi 37, Lo 32, Wind NE@15. Snow/Rain Mix
Tomorrow: Sun 11/4 – The Nice Day. Hi 39, Lo 28, Wind SE@9.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
3:28AM 4:59PM 10:20AM 10:45PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (18% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 4:30-5:30PM. Much of the precip will have subsided in time for moonset and an evening trip outdoors in the Edge Hour.
LOOK AHEAD. Colder conditions will kick in on a sustained northwest wind starting Tuesday night, but a slight rebound is forecasted for Friday and the start of firearms deer season. Plan accordingly for those morning sits, but no major snowfall appears on the horizon.
COMIN’ DOWN. Most of the state’s soybeans are down, and just over a third of this year’s corn crop has been harvested. Yesterday’s statewide rain and drizzle might have slowed some farm activity but expect corn and sunflowers to continue to fall as we approach Friday’s opener, removing that tall cover and forcing deer into sloughs, trees and shelterbelts as the season progresses.
BAH HUMBUG. Apparently, this bear thinks it’s a little too early for Christmas décor (0:39) – so don’t let him into Menards! I don’t know, we’ve started listening to Christmas carols in the DEO mobile HQ last week and somehow find ourselves in a better mood…or maybe it’s just been the good hunts that come after the drive!