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North Dakota Outdoors Podcast

Cayla Bendel and Casey Anderson

Join hosts R3 coordinator, Cayla Bendel and wildlife division chief, Casey Anderson twice monthly for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department NDO podcast. Hear from NDGF staff, partner staff and other experts on an array of outdoors topics from fish and wildlife surveys and research, habitat programs, conservation policy, stories from the field, and more.

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Guests: Darrell Oswald, district manager for Burleigh County Soil Conservation District, and Dave Bauer, rancher and North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition mentor

In this episode of NDO Podcast we visit with Darrell Oswald, district manager for Burleigh County Soil Conservation District, and Dave Bauer, rancher and North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition mentor, about the five soil health principles, the realities of keeping ranching profitable and the dire call to save our grasslands. 

Guests: Mike Szymanski, Department migratory game bird management supervisor, and Rick Warhurst, wetland biologist with North Dakota Natural Resources Trust

In this episode of NDO Podcast we visit with two duck gurus, Mike Szymanski, Department migratory game bird management supervisor, and Rick Warhurst, wetland biologist with North Dakota Natural Resources Trust, about the incredible role wetlands play in supporting ducks and other wildlife and what we can all do to conserve these vital ecosystems.  

Guests: Paul Bailey, the Department’s south central district fisheries supervisor

In this episode of NDO Podcast we visit with Paul Bailey, the Department’s south central district fisheries supervisor, about spring fisheries field work, a new Department walleye tagging study and the information these studies provide our fisheries managers.

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Natural History Calendar

As winter moves into spring, find out what North Dakota's animals are up to.

Backyards and Beyond

Learn about foraging, wildlife viewing, gardening for wildlife and more.

Guide to Hunting Lotteries

Learn about North Dakota's hunting lotteries including strategies for success.

Where to Fish

Are you looking for a new fishing spot, or would you like to find a good place to fish for a specific species? Check out our Where to Fish page.