COOLING OUT. We’ll feel the chill today following Monday’s system but things warm up quickly for your end-of-week adventures. We’ve got a good look at what’s to come weather wise along with cooking tips and just where we get the term “riding shotgun.”
Featured Photo: Right On. Spring is a good time to think about patterning your shotgun, well ahead of summer trap leagues and fall hunting. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Tue 2/25 – Dust It Off – Hi 25, Lo 14, Wind N@11, G20
Tomorrow: Wed 2/26 – Cool & Calm – Hi 21, Lo 8, Wind L&V
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
8:48AM 8:29PM 2:34PM 2:13AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (3% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 6:00-7:00PM. Sunset and relative warmth away from the system will make dusk your Edge Hour today.
NOW WE’RE COOKING. The Spruce Eats has a half dozen herbs for venison cooking that are sure to add some flavor to your deer as you finish up your spring processing parties. Whether it’s low-and-slow in a crock pot or quickly seared on the grill, these seasonings will accent the wild taste of venison.
IN LIKE A LAMB? The long-range forecast shows solid stabilization of temperatures into the low thirties at the turn of the calendar and this week’s dip moderating some, staying above zero. Will we pay for it in late March? We’ll see. As for now, get out there and enjoy after today’s cooldown!
PHRASEOLOGY. The term “riding shotgun” often refers to your hunting buddy (human or four-legged) sitting in the passenger seat of the truck. A century ago the term was quite literal as shotgun-armed escorts would ride with or alongside stagecoaches delivering mail, money and other items in the old west to ward off trouble (again, human or four-legged).