WET STRETCH. Rains move in today and stick around through the weekend, making the next few days the perfect time to get your hunting gear in order. We’ve got tips to help you make good use of the downtime and get ready for fall.
Featured Photo: FALL COLORS. Camouflage patterns stacked, folded and ready to go for all autumn seasons. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 8/23 – Rainy – Hi 74, Lo 60, Wind S@18, G25, .1” Rain
Tomorrow: Sat 8/24 – Wetter Yet – Hi 78, Lo 65, S@14, G20 .5” Rain
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
12:07AM 2:58PM 7:27AM 7:52PM
Moon Phase: Last Quarter
EDGE HOUR: 6:40-7:40AM. Ahead of the rains, sunrise and moon overhead will provide a good bite in our Edge Hour.
CAMO UP! With some time on your hands, inspect camouflage clothing for fit and for function ahead of the bow and waterfowl seasons. Sort out warmer-weather gear, which is lighter from the late-season stuff designed to keep you warm and arrange it in your hunting closet. Check for any wear or damage and replace or repair with some well-placed stitching.
TAKE STOCK. With a spare hour, visit your favorite sporting goods store and stock up on the shells you’ll need for all your hunting adventures this season. Taking inventory and buying what you need now, ahead of the season opener, will ensure you’re not scrambling the night before, or left with what remains from the other hunters who got there ahead of you!
SHARP VISION. It’s been a while since that field knife has seen some action, and your pheasant butchering set has been put away since December. Make sure blades are sharp and ready to cut into things once the seasons open by running them over a whetstone or your chosen sharpener.