GUSTY. Winds will be notable over the next few days, but don’t let that blow your plans away. Get ready for what’s coming in the near-term and some upcoming seasons with news and tips in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Fall-like winds. We’re working our way toward hunting seasons which start up in earnest this weekend. Wind will be a factor early on, but should taper by then. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 8/26 – Windy – Hi 70, Lo 56, Wind NW@18, G32
Tomorrow: Tue 8/27 – Fallish – Hi 64, Lo 53, Wind NW@25, G35
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
2:08AM 6:13PM 10:10AM 10:40PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (21% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 5:45 – 6:45PM. Moonset will provide some help in an Edge Hour on this cooler, windy day.
WINDY WEEK. Cooler temps and strong winds prevail throughout much of the week, as things take on a more fall-like feel. Gusts will peak tomorrow with speeds reaching near 45 mph, while conditions for Labor Day weekend fishing and bow opener look to be calmer.
SWAN SONG. 185 licenses remain for the fall swan hunt in North Dakota which runs from Sept. 28 to Dec. 29. Hunters without a license can apply for the tags on a first-come first-served basis at the NDG&F license application page.
CHOKE CHECK. Make sure as you’re getting guns ready for the season to clean in and around the threads for the various chokes you’ll use in the field. Clean out grit, grime and other particles with a brush and some solvent for easy insert and removal from hunt-to-hunt this fall.