BRIGHT OUTLOOK. The week is setting up nicely headed into Friday’s deer gun opener, we check out the early previews of what’s to come, and take a look back at some 1930s history as part of our Outdoors Roundup and inspect some programs in play to the south.
Featured Photo: Head’s Up! A whitetail doe raises a nod to a trail camera. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 11/3 – Mixed Precip – Hi 38, Lo 28, Wind NW@10
Tomorrow: Mon 11/4 – NW Winds – Hi 32, Lo 28, Wind NW@15, G25
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
2:59PM 12:05AM 7:30PM 7:05AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (41% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 8:00-9:00AM. Sunrise, moonrise and the lightest winds of the day align in the Edge Hour.
A LOOK AHEAD. While the middle of the week sports a solid cold snap, the early look at next weekend’s deer opener shows highs comfortably in the 30s and 40s. Great for a sit on stand and a walk that doesn’t work up too much sweat. Lack of any significant precipitation should help keep harvest going as well.
A LOOK BACK. The NDG&F Department’s Ron Wilson takes a look waaaaay back as part of the agency’s reflection on a “bulletin” issued in 1932. Things sure were different, including a closed deer season following the start of the dust bowl.
A LOOK SOUTH. The South Dakota Game Fish & Parks highlights a new page called “Habitat Pays.” Designed to get information up front to landowners looking to improve habitat, maximize profitability and increase game populations, the Habitat Pays program provides links to those officials and employees capable of getting programs in the ground for stewards.