WELCOME TO THE BIG ONE! It’s firearms deer opener – YOU MADE IT! For the thousands that will hit the field today at noon sharp, we’ll see you out there in cold temps but relatively calm conditions. Watch for a day full of movement as deer get bumped by walkers and driven by the rut and a still-strong moon. We put a bow on the anticipation in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Move to 10. A target gets one last volley of sight-in rounds to fine tune things before the season. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 11/9 – Let’s Do This! Hi 15, Lo 7, Wind NWtoS@7.
Tomorrow: Sat 11/10 – Good Day 2. Hi 29, Lo 16, Wind StoW@10.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
9:32AM 6:59PM 2:18PM 1:53AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (5% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 2:00-3:00PM. You should start seeing deer movement mid-afternoon with moon overhead and light winds in the Edge Hour.
FINAL CHECK. Deer tag? Gun? Ammo? Blaze Hat/Jacket? Extra layers? Snacks? Water? Gloves? Handwarmers? Boots? Seat/Lanyard? Phone numbers? Calls? Maps/GPS? Cleaning Kit? Camera? What else…what else? You make the call! Oh yeah…cell phone?
THINK TWICE. When lining up your shot, know where your party members are, where the bullet will travel and what lies in, around beyond your shooting lane. Think Twice, Shoot Once.
THE TRANSPORTER. Remember restrictions on transport from unit 3F2 after you harvest your deer, and that there are voluntary checks elsewhere for CWD.
Be Safe, Keep Warm, Have Fun…Stay Sharp!