MAKING OUR WAY. While we’ll still have some breeze, we’re making our way out from the back of this weekend’s weather and before you know it, we’ll have a few perfect days for the outdoors! We talk about the finalizing forecast, a change in tactics it may require for pheasants and a fun upland shirt in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: WINTER WATCH. Things are about to get silly and chilly as a shift in the weather threatens snow. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 10/7 – Lighter Winds – Hi 62, Lo 37, Wind S@13, G23
Tomorrow: Tue 10/8 – Gorgeous – Hi 69, Lo 43, Wind S@6
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
4:59PM 1:17AM 9:36PM 9:12AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (71% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 8:45-9:45AM. Moon underfoot will extend the morning movement period in our Edge Hour.
WINTER IS COMING. The forecast is getting more and more in line for a fall off the face of the earth on Wednesday night. Models seem to suggest 5 inches of snow by Friday morning, just in time to make travel to pheasant country difficult.
EARLY LATE SEASON. If the forecast holds, consider targeting those areas of deeper cover – cattails, brushlines, draws and other well-protected areas where pheasants will bunker down from the storm. Walk quietly and limit conversation, and while it’s tempting, especially early season – hold off on the shouts of “ROOSTER!”
EDGY OUTFIT. The Ruffed Grouse Society has a special membership spiff this season, looking to capture the eyes of perhaps a younger generation of conservationists with its “UPLAND AF” t-shirt. You can break out the urban dictionary to see what “AF” means – they say it’s “Awesome Forests.” We’re not buying it, but we might buy the shirt!