YOU MADE IT! Welcome to the 2019 firearms deer season, starting at noon today (Fri. 11/8). May all your shots be safe and on target, and may the season bring you the best memories along with the backstraps. We do our final check in today’s Outdoors Roundup to get you set for the season!
Featured Photo: NICE RACK. Here’s hoping Ol’ Otis wanders your way! DEO Photo by Josh Holm.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 11/8 – Opener! – Hi 40, Lo 28, Winds NW@10, G22
Tomorrow: Sat 11/9 – Maybe a mix? – Hi 42, Lo 32, Winds WtoN@10
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
4:11PM 3:15AM 10:09PM 9:48AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (85% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 3:30-4:30PM. Watch for action to pick up as the moon rises with light winds in the opening afternoon’s Edge Hour.
DO YOU HAVE YOUR TAG? While it seems unlikely, tags get lost, misplaced and thrown out with junk mail. Make sure to locate your tag before heading out and have it in your possession to validate your hunt, or contact a warden for a replacement, ASAP.
HERD MENTALITY. About half of the state is under CWD surveillance procedures this year, including the eastern third as part of a rotating annual program and those units (and adjacent ones) were the disease has been detected. Hunters can learn more at the NDG&F Department’s CWD landing page.
NEAR PERFECT? Play the light westerly winds today and enjoy temperate conditions as highs in the low 40s will make even exposed sits comfortable for the start of the season. Saturday continues the trend (though a chance for an icy mix) before conditions really deteriorate overnight and temperatures slide into Sunday on cold northwest gales.