THE VIEW AHEAD. We know, we shouldn’t be thinking about hunting season yet but we are. We’ve got a look ahead at the likely drop date for deer lottery applications, some quick trail cam tips and a cooler forecast for your first full week of May in our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: SCENT CHECK. A doe caught on trail camera sniffs the spring air. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 5/3 – Rain Late – Hi 66, Lo 42, Wind SE@15, G22
Tomorrow: Mon 5/4 – Rain Tapers Hi 58, Lo 44, Wind N@10, G20
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
4:10PM 4:57AM 10:54PM 10:28AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (76% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 3:45-4:45PM. Moonrise and warming temps ahead of the front will give you the best bite of the day in our Edge Hour.
ABOUT THAT TIME. Last year’s deer lottery applications went up on the NDG&F Website as of May 2. So get ready for this season’s opportunity to score a tag sometime in the near future (likely this week) and keep an eye out for more information in the coming days and subscribe for updates.
TRAIL CAM TIME. Late spring and early summer are a great time to get trail cameras out and watch deer develop. From fawns to forkhorns to fantastic bucks, keeping track of the herd is a great way to get set for fall and it’s always enjoyable to watch those antlers grow, Grow, GROW! Hang cameras along deer trails between bedding and feeding areas in places you know deer are moving, but don’t have to go too far into the habitat to check on.
CALM & COOL. After our overnight rain event we slip into a cooler but calmer pattern. Temps struggle to get into the 60s but winds remain relatively light throughout the week and into the weekend with slight chances of precip here and there through Friday.