COUNTING DOWN. Less than a week remains until the deer firearms opener. We’ve got the previews, tactics and tips for travel in today’s Outdoors Roundup, along with a great weekend setting up for those bow hunts and perhaps some upland adventures prior to “the break.”
Featured Photo: BRUNCH. A whitetail buck grazes the last of autumn’s greenery. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sat 11/2 – Sweet! – Hi 40, Lo 28, Wind W@7
Tomorrow: Sun 11/3 – Lt. Rain Late – Hi 39, Lo 28, Wind W@9
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
2:59PM 12:05AM 7:30PM 7:05AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (22% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 5:55-6:55PM. Calm winds coupled with sunset after a perfect day will make the evening sit your Edge Hour.
DEER SEASON PREVIEW. The NDG&F Dept. previews the upcoming deer firearms hunting season with increases in populations and tags, and good news greets hunters headed into the field. As is tradition, the season starts next Friday at noon.
ON THE TRAIL. QDMA shares the story of one hunter and the lessons learned in pursuit of a deer in the hours after the shot. Perseverance and patience are often key, especially with archery hunting, in locating a blood trail and ultimately tagging that buck.
MIGRATION EN MASSE. Ducks Unlimited reports that the descending cold front in Canada is pushing birds south quickly, and is letting hunters know that this weekend could be epic in the upper Midwest. Check it out at ducks.org