PRACTICALLY THERE. We’re edging closer to the big firearms deer opener and have news on that front, waterfowl migrations and what way the wind will be blowing for the big day in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Attention! A 5×5 whitetail perks up in front of a trail camera. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 11/5 – Lt. Snow? – Hi 31, Lo 18, Wind S@6
Tomorrow: Wed 11/6 – Single Digit W/Cs – Hi 23, Lo 17, Wind N@10, G20
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
3:03PM 12:07AM 8:03PM 7:40AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (60% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:10-8:10AM. Light winds, less chance of precip and moon underfoot will make sunrise today’s Edge Hour.
MULEY MATTERS. The NDG&F shares some great video from its fall mule deer surveys and the requirements for those efforts. From tallying buck-to-doe ratios and counting up fawns on the landscape a lot goes into it, as this week’s North Dakota Outdoors web short details
MOVEMENT METHODS. Ducks Unlimited shares tips for hunting migrating waterfowl this time of year as ducks and geese pour south out of Canada this week. From tracking cold fronts and their impact on the migration to knowing the waters ducks will use, all aspects are important this time of year.
MAKE MARKS. Just three and a half days remain until the deer firearms season opens in North Dakota. Get your maps together and check the prevailing winds for Friday and mark off your stand site or chosen hillside for the afternoon.