A GOOD MIX. There’s hunting to be done, spring efforts to plan for and a calendar full of events in the meantime during this shift to winter. Keep an eye on the roads and both hands on the wheel if you’re headed out today, or better yet, stay inside and get set for ice fishing or whatever else needs to be taken care of prior to the holiday rush. We look ahead in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Shielded. A rooster pheasant nervously steps behind the screen of a tumbleweed along the edge of a cattail slough ahead of Tuesday night’s rough weather. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 11/28 – Mix Continues – Hi 34, Lo 28, Wind S@7.
Tomorrow: Thu 11/29 – Dry – Hi 34, Lo 28, Wind L&V.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
11:04PM 1:00PM 5:30AM 5:58PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (64% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 4:00-5:00PM. Warm temps will make getting around easier in today’s Edge Hour.
COVER UP. When thinking about spring planting for wildlife, remember to consider habitat restoration and thermal cover. Creating slight depressions conducive to cattail growth, and planting rows of conifers that create ground cover and windbreaks – as opposed to establishing deciduous trees that get tall and provide hawk perches – are worth drafting into your winter plans.
HELPING HANDS. A hand muff is an excellent option this time of year for waterfowlers and late season deer hunters on stand. In camo, blaze orange or dual, these belted pouches can be stocked with a handwarmer for extra heat, and keep hands ready to switch to the trigger or bow release without much effort.
WANING WATERFOWL. While Canada goose movement remains heavy in the state, waterfowl seasons are wrapping up throughout much of North Dakota in the coming month, with closing and late season dates varying depending on location during the month of December. Check out all the numbers and mark your calendar accordingly at the NDG&F website.