A CUT ABOVE. We take a look at the good conditions this firearms deer season is fielding along with where we’re at with the harvest – one scenario that is making hunts a bit more challenging in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: CORNY. A rooster pheasant forages along the edge of a cornfield. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 11/11 – Minus-15 AM W/C?! – Hi 15, Lo 3, Wind NW@10, G20
Tomorrow: Tue 11/12 – Climbing Up – Hi 26, Lo 4, Wind S@14, G22
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
5:16PM 6:25AM Fol. Day 11:55AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (99% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 4:40-5:40PM. Moonrise, sunset and decreasing winds will make tonight a great one for deer hunting in our Edge Hour.
GOOD WEATHER. The start of the deer season featured mild temperatures and low wind to help hunters get out, walk around, post or sit for their hunts. Snow and cooler conditions today through Wednesday are helping cement good rutting scenarios going into the middle stretch, while things will warm up for the weekend.
FULL UP. Tomorrow’s full moon (8:34AM) also falls in a good week for hunting, and often is equated with heightened deer movement. Time your hunts around the minor and major phases for increased animal activity this week, right on through Friday.
CHOP CHOP. The harvest picked up last week, as corn and beans were coming down across the state with nearly 6 days suitable for harvest. While still behind last year due to the wetter conditions, things have been improving, especially on the soybean front, according to the USDA.