THIS IS IT! We’re closing out some seasons, opening up new ones and even looking ahead to those that will come in 2019. We talk about these items and more in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: The setting sun highlights the orange breast feathers of a rooster pheasant. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 12/11 – Snow Chance AM – Hi 35, Lo 24, Wind W@9.
Tomorrow: Wed 12/12 – Slight Mix – Hi 36, Lo 20, Wind S@10.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
11:35AM 9:03PM 4:17PM 3:53AM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (18% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 4:00-5:00. Moon overhead adjacent to sunset will bring a perfect Edge Hour together.
MARK IT. The NDG&F has announced tentative opening dates for the 2019 hunting seasons. In case you were wondering, Pheasant Season is slated to start on Oct. 12, as late as it can get under new statute.
KNOT IT. For better horizontal presentations under the ice with jigs and other lures that require such a profile, make sure your knot rests at the 12 o’clock position on the hook eye. Check it often, and especially after each fish caught, to ensure the best presentation.
THIN IT. On these warmer days, check the thinner grasses adjacent to deeper thermal cover for pheasants and other upland game. South-facing hills will also hold birds looking to move about and take in what warmth the sun provides this time of year. Watch for rangy birds and keep quiet!