YOU DON’T SAY? We check out some of our favorite field sayings in today’s Outdoors Roundup and note the importance of having a backup, a blade and a second thought when it comes to shooting as we enjoy yet another warm day headed into a nice weekend.
Featured Photo: Blade 2. Having a spare knife, fire starter, or other important tool is a good idea when out hunting or fishing. Simonson Photo
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 1/30 – Cloudy – Hi 30, Lo 20, Wind S@6
Tomorrow Fri 1/31 – Last Day! – Hi 33, Lo 22, Wind W@13, G24
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
11:03AM 11:41PM 5:17PM 4:57AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (19% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 5:00-6:00PM. Sunset and moon overhead connect in our Edge Hour making tonight a great time to be on the ice, and maybe start your weekend early!
IF YOU HAVE ONE, YOU HAVE NONE. When it comes to fire starting sources, blades or other simple but important tools, pack a spare. When that butane lighter gives out, a set of strike anywhere matches are good to have stashed away. The adage works on everything from survival gear to shotguns.
MAN WITHOUT A KNIFE, MAN WITHOUT A LIFE. In the field, whether hunting or fishing, having a knife on hand makes quick work of cutting projects. Make sure the blade is sharp and ready to go and secured in a sheath on your hip or in a storage box so you’ve got it when you need it whether the need is dire or just to cut some line.
THINK TWICE, SHOOT ONCE. A derivation of the old carpenter’s motto, knowing your target and what lies in front of, around and beyond it requires thought – and a second thought – to make sure all is safe. A bullet can’t be brought back, so take a second look before clicking that safety off and pulling the trigger.