COOL OUT. Post frontal spits of snow and lessening winds will highlight today’s chilly temps, making things start to feel like winter and kick the rut into high gear. Tonight will be a good one to sit for your last ditch bow buck, and speaking of deer, we stay on that topic to keep you primed for the season in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Thick feathers of frost creep across a cold surface outside DEO headquarters just before yesterday’s snow. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 11/7 – Calmer & Cold. Hi 21, Lo 14 Wind NW@10.
Tomorrow: Thu 11/8 – Still Chilly. Hi 23, Lo 17, Wind WtoN@9. 1/2″ Snow
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
7:17AM 5:50PM 12:38PM 12:13AM
Moon Phase: New @ 10:04AM.
EDGE HOUR: 4:45 – 5:45PM. The sunset stretch will sport lighter winds and the approach of moonset, triggering deer movement in the Edge Hour.
DEER XINGS. November, with all the madness of the rut, is the time when deer are most active, aggressive and running along roadsides. The ND DOT has some advice to help avoid collisions this time of year, and really anytime that should be taken to heart.
DEER DONORS. The NDG&F reminds hunters ahead of firearms deer season that their excess meat can be donated to the Sportsmen Against Hunger program in the Peace Garden State. Through the Community Action Partnership, this lean protein source is given to families in need through local food pantries.
DEER JOHNS. While sometimes known as the “hunting widow’s weekend” many retailers and other groups throughout the state hold sales and events for spouses left behind when the hunters head out on the big opener. Check your local area for fun events that support local businesses, organizations and establishments. And for hunters – it’s probably not a bad idea to leave the start of a Christmas list with your contact info for the weekend!