Indian Summer Ends in North Dakota

Indian summer in North Dakota has been fine for work, but not so much for whitetail hunting. Above-average temperatures all … Continued

Indian summer in North Dakota has been fine for work, but not so much for whitetail hunting. Above-average temperatures all during the fall came crashing down as a record low-pressure front set above us.

After two days of 50 mph gusts, snow and a barometric pressure that dropped to a record low (29.01), it has finally cleared out.

What does this mean? I’ve got a combination of weather factors that may happen only once or twice in a fall, if at all. Rising barometer of 30.31–perfect! The winds have dropped off to 10 mph, and temperatures are below average (near record lows).

Anytime three or more weather influences coincide, movement will surely pick up. And after 48 hours of near-blizzard conditions, the bucks should be moving.

I will be heading to a food plot and sitting in my favorite stand, downwind, in a thicket over a mock scrape. I’ve got about four days before the temperatures shoot above normal again. I’m going to bundle up and put in some hours!

To find out about the weather where you hunt and fish go to OL Weather.

Photo: Charles and Clint