Daily Edge for Sat. Nov. 18

STEP INTO CHRISTMAS. What’s on your wish list this year?  If you continue to be humping it through the grasses, sloughs and creek draws of North Dakota this weekend, we’re guessing a deer is still on it!  The major moon phases start to fall on the weekends again, beginning a solid 48 hours of hunting….

Daily Edge for Wed. Nov. 15

FALL FOR NOW.  Much of the snow from the past two weeks has melted away, putting the landscape back in beige.  We chill out today, staying in the 20s all day, before we bounce around in the mid-30s for the foreseeable future.   The weekend is setting up to be calm, so plan your mid-season firearms…

Daily Edge for Tue. Nov. 14

GO FISH.  No seriously, if there’s some openwater somewhere near you, take advantage and wet a line today, as we probably won’t see highs near 60 for a few more months.  Of course, if you were waiting for hardwater, this might set us back some.  In today’s Three Things, we talk about the fish of…

Daily Edge for Mon. Nov. 13

NOVEMBER THUNDER?  No, it was the sound of rifle hunters reverberating through the draws and valleys of North Dakota yesterday, as the second straight day of calm winds and warmer temps allowed hunters to get out and explore a bit more than on the opening afternoon.  If you haven’t seen it yet, we talk about…

Daily Edge for Sun. Nov. 12

TEMPS RISE, DEER FALL.  Ideal conditions had hunters out in droves on the first full day of the season, and today will bring more of the same as light southerlies and temps around 40 will be conducive for great deer hunting, whether walking or still.  Keep your eye out for that buck – and other…

Daily Edge for Sat. Nov. 11

TAGGED OUT YET? Probably not.  Conditions were not ideal for the first afternoon of the ND deer season, and gusts up to 35 mph kept a lot of hunters on the sidelines or sitting in the truck watching.  Look for things to improve today, for the first full day of the season.  We talk darkhouses,…

Daily Edge for Fri. Nov. 10

WIDE OPEN!  Congrats!  You made it to another deer opener!  The last of the cold stretch wraps up this morning as southerlies blow warmer temperatures in for the start of the season.  You’ll have enough snow to track your deer, but it won’t stick around much longer, like the fleeing flocks of geese overhead. We…

Daily Edge for Thu. Nov. 9

SEE YOUR BREATH!  It was a chilly evening on stand last night and those conditions will persist today, minus the snow flurries.  In what will be the calmest and coolest stretch of weather for a while, tonight may be your best bet for that buck before things get moving with deer opener tomorrow! We talk…

Daily Edge for Wed. Nov. 8

UNDERHILL & OVERHILL.  Sunset comes earlier and earlier, and we’re still five weeks out from the solstice.  While this makes an after-work trip into the field less and less likely, it does mean you can pop right out for that night bite when things freeze solid.  We’d like to say it’s going to be soon…but…

Daily Edge for Tue. Nov. 7

COLOR UP!  Alright, there’s been a lot of gray skies, white flakes, and beige cover on the Daily Edge, leaving things a bit monochromatic as of late, so let today’s installment serve as a reminder that you can color up your winter season when you feel the need to.  Tie up a few flies, jigs,…

Daily Edge for Mon. Nov. 6

DON’T BE A WIMP.  While geese are pre-programmed to head south as their waters lock up for the winter, you don’t have to bail on some of the season’s best days which are yet to come.  New temperature model runs show this week holding cooler than average, keeping some tracking snow on the ground and…

Daily Edge for Sun. Nov. 5

ICED UP. Freezing mist hit the southern stretch of ND yesterday, leaving roads a bit slick and trees and cover decorated with a solid glaze.   Behind the front, we’ll cool down and clear up over the next couple of days, further pushing rutting activity in local deer populations.  Gearing up for deer opener, it looks…