CHILL OUT. Freezing fog, ground frost and ice have made things slippery in the region, but sun is on the way after today to help clean things up. We check out the relatively calm week ahead and some ways to stay cool in the field in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: A hunter makes her way through the habitat blanketed in a heavy covering of frost. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 12/3 – Still Cloudy – Hi 26, Lo 19, Wind L&V.
Tomorrow: Tue 12/4 – Clearing – Hi 28, Lo 17, Wind W@9.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
3:53AM 3:24PM 9:43AM 10:07PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (13% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 3:30-4:30PM. Moonset leading into sunset will give you a great Edge Hour in the dim and calm late-day conditions.
CALM DOWN. Save for a spike on Wednesday, things will be relatively calm and conducive to outdoor activity this week, with temps generally in the 20s or 30s excluding the quick-hitter of a front that will move through at midweek.
PAUSE. When hunting late-season upland game, don’t forget to take a pause during your walk. The sudden stop will put birds on high alert and can trigger exciting flushes from thick cover. Let the dogs do their thing, especially in areas with lots of tracks, and just wait for a moment before the shooting begins!
BREATHE (OR DON’T). The NRA has a few tips on timing your shot with the natural rhythm of your breathing cycle. While slightly advanced, this technique can ensure tighter groups and more accurate shots with a rifle – a plus at the range or in the field.