WET SUNDAY. The afternoon will be a washout, but the morning may provide some good opportunities on stand an in the field before the rains come. We cover that and the extended forecast, along with some highlights as National Refuge Week closes and tips for field dressing deer in today’s Outdoors Roundup
Featured Photo: Pair of Partridge. Two huns make their way up the hillside of an overgrown field.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 10/20 – Wet One – Hi 48, Lo 39, Wind EtoN@20, G30. Rain .6”
Tomorrow: Mon 10/21 – Windy One – Hi 47, Lo 38, Wind NW@25, G35 Rain .2”
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
11:44PM 2:52PM 6:49AM 7:17PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (61% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:40-8:40AM. Light winds and sunrise combine for good outdoors opportunities ahead of the rain.
FALL LIKE. Things will be cold and wet today, leading into a chilly front half of the week. Looking ahead, Tuesday and Friday appear to be good outdoor days, with lighter winds and less chance of rain. Take advantage as shifty fall conditions usually dominate October’s back half.
FEATURE FILM. The US Fish & Wildlife Service has an awesome short highlighting the country’s refuge system as National Refuge Week wraps up. Check “These Are Your National Wildlife Refuges” out at FWS.gov.
FIELD DRESSING. Hunter-Ed.com has a great basic tutorial on field dressing deer for those looking forward to the November chase. With tips on how to best preserve meat, avoid contamination and lighten the load, this tutorial is worth a bookmark.