AW SNAP! Today’s cooler temperatures along with yesterday’s wintry mix will help set hunters up for an exciting finish to the 2019 firearms deer season this weekend as the cool snap should make for more deer movement. We cover that, some ND charity tag news, and great photos from the Feds in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Wordplay! A snap-ended fly leader is great for swapping big patterns used for pike, muskies and other toothy fish. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 11/21 – Clearing – Hi 28, Lo 18, Wind NW@9
Tomorrow: Fri 11/22 – Warmer – Hi 38, Lo 22, Wind SW@9, G18
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
1:25AM 2:59PM 8:19AM 8:44PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (32% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 2:30-3:30PM. Moonset will start of an afternoon of declining winds, giving you good hunting, starting with our Edge Hour.
ALLOCATED. Those non-profits looking to partake the in the special allocation tag lottery, which includes elk, moose, whitetail and pronghorn tags procured by the NDG&F for fundraising purposes for charities, must submit their applications by Jan. 1. These tags help raise funds for those groups, and 10 percent of all amounts raised must go to outdoors-related projects.
HEADED SOUTH. Some great photos from the US Fish & Wildlife Service highlight wildlife along the Gulf of Mexico and are definitely worth a viewing. Celebrating the diversity of birds, mammals and insects the “Why I Took These Shots” series is worth a bookmark!
STRONG FINISH. Moderate winds and comfortable temperatures following a cooler snap will set up a great weekend of hunting for those either looking to finish out their deer season or to get back to their passion in the uplands. Get out there and get after it as we enter the late season!