TRACKING SNOW. Light snow will fall this morning, providing some tracking help for those still on the hunt in today’s breezes and cooler temps. We hit the web and share some of our own tracking tips to bring you the deer info you need and a look at the next few days of the hunting season in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Find It! There’s a doe in the photo – can you find it? Picking out ears, white, or back lines is a fun challenge and a great skill to develop in the field. Simonson
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 11/10 – Snow Early – Hi 18, Lo 15, Wind NW@14, G20, 2” Snow
Tomorrow: Mon 11/11 – Tree Above – Hi 14, Lo 3, Wind NW@10, G20
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
4:52PM 5:21AM 11:33PM 11:12AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (96% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 4:30-5:30PM. Snow tapers in the afternoon as the nearly full moon rises in the Edge Hour.
ON TRACK. Realtree shares tips for some old-school stalking when it comes to tracking a buck on the move. While most hunt from blinds or stands these days, some on the ground work helps make for a total outdoorsman. Give it a shot this season, especially with a fresh coat of snow!
FRESHNESS. New tracks made by any animal will be fresh and crisply outlined in the snow, often with debris fields of dirt or snow around them from where the foot lifts out. Older ones will appear larger and more rounded as melt-and-refreeze occurs. Obviously as snow or late season leaves fall or dirt blows around, older tracks will also be covered or filled in when compared to newer ones
BACK ON TRACK. After today’s snow and the quick cool-down that will last through mid-week, things get milder for the back stretch of the week with highs in the 30s and lighter winds for Thursday and Friday. Watch for movement to be good during these days immediately after Tuesday’s full moon.