THAT ESCALATED QUICKLY! Today’s snow event jumped from three, to five to seven-plus inches with three consecutive model runs – YIKES! Batten down the hatches and put your hunting plans on pause (or at least slow-mo). We talk about the forecast and second weekend deer tactics in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Headed Home. A young doe heads for cover. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 11/16 – It’s an Event! – Hi 31, Lo 23, Wind N@16, G25. 7” Snow
Tomorrow: Sat 11/17 – Calm to Dig Out – Hi 15, Lo 6, Wind W@8.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
2:34PM 12:16AM 7:52PM 7:30AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (61% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:15-8:15AM. Get out there before the weather gets you after the Edge Hour. Moon underfoot and sunrise with light winds will be it before things get bad
SOLID SWIPE. Ol’ Man Winter gets a good early punch in with a swipe of white stretching from Crosby to Wahpeton, with the bullseye centered over…Center. Watch for those late-fall lake effect snows to pile up just south of Sakakawea with this one!
BUNKERED. Like you, wildlife will be seeking shelter today as the snow flies and piles up. With tomorrow’s calm winds, expect deer to start making mass movements when things settle down, and eye areas of heavy cover like conifer stands, sloughs and other places of refuge toward evening as animals get back in motion.
GO OLD SCHOOL. When roads are cleared and travel conditions improve, do a little driving of your own and get a group of friends together to push those areas of good cover. Post two or three spotters on the edges (and one at the back for those sneaky deer) and have the rest of the gang move through the area to drive deer out. Blaze orange is even easier to see against a white backdrop – so know where your party is!
Stay Safe! Stay Sharp!