PACKED IN! Hunters will be at it during this nice stretch, looking for deer on the move as the rut reaches its peak. We’ve got the latest on that and more from around the region in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: A flock of sharptailed grouse lounge in a roadside bush near Bowman. Photo by Josh Holm
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 11/14 – A Good One! – Hi 40, Lo 24, Wind W@9, G20.
Tomorrow: Fri 11/15 – Not Bad Either – Hi 38, Lo 20, Wind SE@10, G20
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
6:53PM 9:47AM 1:56AM 2:22PM
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous (96% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 2:00-3:00PM. As winds fade and moon slips underfoot, start your evening hunt early with the Edge Hour.
GOOD ADVICE. The NDG&F Department has announced its winter advisory board meetings, where agents meet with the general public to discuss topics of concern, field questions and provide updates on hunting and fishing related matters. The meetings, scheduled throughout the state, will happen the last week of November and the first week of December.
SLOW PROGRESS. The harvest continues late into the season across North Dakota as tall row crops still lag historical averages, giving those deer good cover and food this season. Corn is at about 15 percent while sunflower fields are about 31 percent completed.
ON THE UPTICK. Movement is noticeably high with the region’s deer herd in mid-rut, and things should remain good through the weekend with relatively mild temperatures and winds that fade for dusk and dawn, making evening and morning sits excellent opportunities to fill a tag. There’s not much snow or other precip in the forecast either, making travel a breeze.