LOOKING AROUND. We slide through some very fall-like conditions in the front half of the week for the immediate area but get a good look at some relief for the weekend before checking out what’s happening with shorter seasons in Wisconsin, and troubling headlines from Georgia in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: The autumn sun sets behind a stand of brush. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 10/1 – Feels Like Oct – Hi 47, Lo 38, Wind NW@7
Tomorrow: Wed 10/2 – Wet Again – Hi 45, Lo 36, Wind NE@5 .2” Rain
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
11:11AM 9:25PM 4:23PM 3:56AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (12% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 3:30-4:30PM. With moon underfoot, light winds and drier conditions ahead of the weather change, get on stand or the water for a good evening outing, starting with our Edge Hour.
TUMBLING WEEK. Temps will continue to fall into the first week of October, with a shot at snow on Wednesday night. On the bright side, conditions appear to improve for the home stretch and the youth pheasant weekend on Saturday and Sunday.
SHORTENED SEASON. The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board voted to cut nearly a month off of part of the state’s ruffed grouse season, ending thunderbird hunting on Jan. 5 as opposed to the previous Jan. 31. This follows last season’s lowest take in 35 years by hunters in the state.
KNOW YOUR TARGET. A sad story out of Georgia reminds hunters of the importance of knowing your target and not shooting at noise or motion – and using the proper weapon for the season. There’s so much wrong with this incident, it’s tough to know where to start – but target identification prevents this headline.