HATCH A PLAN. A slight cool down will help you get outside and on to some summer things. Whether that’s fishing or hunting prep is up to you. We take a look at how things are shaping up in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: THE DRY PATH. A pheasant hen and two of her chicks use the open air of a multi-use path in Bismarck to dry off after early morning rains on Friday. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 7/20 – Not shabby – Hi 79, Lo 60, Wind NW@10, G18
Tomorrow: Sun 7/21 – Calm – Hi 77, Lo 56, Wind N@7
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
11:46PM 9:44AM 4:29AM 4:50PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (87% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:00-7:00AM. Light winds and sunrise will start the day right in the Edge Hour.
BROODING. Watch the roadsides from now into fall for developing broods of baby pheasants. Size should be a suggestion of when birds hatched, with smaller chicks signaling a successful second attempt, while bigger birds already flying mean a first attempt came off without a hitch.
THE WEEK AHEAD. This weekend’s temps will be the trend into next week, with a possible heat spike on Thursday sending highs into the 90s for a day. Limited rain chances should help dry things out after this week’s overnight storms that swept through with regularity.
COUNT IT DOWN. Wondering how long you have to get your gear ready and your shot in shape? As of today you have:
41 Days – Deer Archery (Aug 30)
43 Days – Mourning Dove (Sep 1)
56 Days – Grouse & Partridge (Sep 14)
63 Days – Early Resident Waterfowl (Sep 21)
84 Days – Pheasant Opener (Oct 12)
But who’s counting? Oh yeah, all of us!