The 2023 annual breeding duck survey was just completed in North Dakota. Find out how duck numbers and habitat conditions are looking in this North Dakota Outdoors webcast.
North Dakota Outdoors Webcast Audio
Audio files listed here are derived from the North Dakota Game and Fish Department weekly webcasts which feature Department news, people and projects, hunting and fishing previews and more.
2023 Breeding Duck Survey
Long-Billed Curlew Study Update 2023
The Department has been partnering with two other conservation organizations on a study of long-billed curlew habitat use. Learn more about this study and these remarkable grassland birds in this week’s North Dakota Outdoors webcast.
Boating Safety Tips from Game Wardens
With the long winter finally just a memory, boaters are heading out to enjoy our ice-free rivers and lakes. Watch this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast for some tips on staying safe this boating season.
Walleye Spawning Lake Sakakawea 2023
Department fisheries crews have been spawning walleye. Find out how this process works in this North Dakota Outdoors webcast.
2023 Legislative Recap
Join us for a final review of outdoor legislation from the 2023 legislative session in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.
Deer Lottery Preview 2023
Deer population surveys are complete and numbers for the 2023 season set. Find out more in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.
Why Pollinators are Important
Pollinators are in decline across North Dakota. Find out why that matters in this North Dakota Outdoors webcast with Conservation Biologist Elisha Mueller.
2023 Walleye Status Update - Lake Sakakawea - Lake Oahe and Missouri River - Devils Lake
Walleye are one of North Dakota's most popular game fish. Find out how walleye populations are faring this year in this North Dakota Outdoors.
Boat Ramps 2023
Winter is finally beginning to loosen its grip on North Dakota. See what winter snows and spring runoff are going to mean for boat ramps going into the 2023 boating season.
25th Anniversary of the Spring Light Goose Conservation Order
North Dakota’s Spring Light Goose Conservation Order opened February 18 and runs through May 14. Waterfowl biologist Mike Szymanski goes over all the details in this week’s North Dakota Outdoors.
2023 Open Water Fishing Preview - Devils Lake Complex and Red River
2023 Fishing Preview - Southwest Fishing District
This is the sixth of our eight open water fishing previews for 2023. This preview covers the southwest fishing district.
2023 Fishing Preview - Lake Sakakawea
This is the first of our 8 open water fishing previews for 2023. This preview covers the south central fishing district and Lake Oahe.
2023 Open Water Fishing Preview - Northeast
This is the fourth of our eight open water fishing previews for 2023. This preview covers the northeast fishing district.
2023 Open Water Fishing Preview - Southeast
This is the third of our eight open water fishing previews for 2023. This preview covers the southeast fishing district.
2023 Open Water Fishing Preview - Northwest
2023 Open Water Fishing Previews: South Central, Missouri River and Lake Oahe
This is the first of our 8 open water fishing previews for 2023. This preview covers the south central fishing district, the Missouri River and Lake Oahe.
Moose, Elk and Bighorn Sheep Lottery Preview 2023
It is time to apply for the 2023 moose, elk and bighorn sheep lotteries. Learn more in this week's North Dakota Outdoors Webcast.
National Archery in the Schools 2023
The National Archery in the Schools Program is a physical education program designed to teach the fundamentals of archery in grades 4-12. Each year, NASP tournaments are held across North Dakota with the state finals being held in Minot each spring (3/17-3/18, 2023). Learn more in this week’s North Dakota Outdoors Webcast.
Potential Winterkill Lakes - 2023
NEW Game and Fish Mobile App
The new North Dakota Game and Fish Department mobile app is now available on the Google Play and Apple App stores. This app allows you to download your licenses, certifications and regulations onto your smartphone for easy, offline retrieval. It also provides easy access to purchase licenses, view hunting and fishing maps, find hunting and fishing resources near you and more. Learn more about this app on this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.
Cayla’s Kitchen – Duck Phillys
Necropsies on Furbearers
In today’s North Dakota Outdoors webcast, Furbearer Biologist Stephanie Tucker explains how the Department uses necropsies to help manage furbearer populations.
Game and Fish Violations 2022
2023 Spring Turkey Preview
Walleye Aging on Lake Sakakawea
Helping the Game and Fish Department Out
If you have extra time on your hands and would like to volunteer, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department could use your help. In this week's North Dakota Outdoors, Education Supervisor Marty Egeland will go over some Department programs in need of volunteers.
Looking Back on 2022, Looking Ahead into 2023 with Director Jeb Williams
In this week's North Dakota Outdoors, Director Jeb Williams takes a last look back at some of 2022's challenges and a look ahead at 2023.
2022-23 Ice Fishing Overview
In this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast, Fisheries Division Chief Greg Power talks about how the 2022-23 ice fishing season is shaping up across the state.
Late Season Hunting Opportunities - 2022
While many hunting seasons are wrapping up for the year, there are still some great opportunities available for those willing to brave our North Dakota winter. In this week's North Dakota Outdoors, Assistant Wildlife Division Chief Bill Haase talks about some of those options.
Ice Safety Tips for Anglers and Late Season Hunters
Temperatures are dropping, and ice has formed on waterbodies across the state. In this week’s webcast, Game Warden Supervisor Jackie Lundstrom gives us some ice safety tips to keep in mind this fall.
Cayla's Kitchen - Venison Sausage Egg Bake
In today's North Dakota Outdoors we switch it up with an easy, wild game breakfast dish! Perfect for chilly mornings, sharing stories after the hunt or when you need a fast, not-too-much-thinking required dish.
Deer Differences in North Dakota
North Dakota is home to two species of deer; whitetail and mule. Learn more about each species and how to tell them apart in the field in this week's webcast with Big Game Biologist Bill Jensen.
Deer Hunting Enforcement 2022
In this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast, Chief Game Warden Scott Winkelman talks about enforcement efforts during the upcoming deer gun season.
2022 Deer Gun Season Preview
Deer gun season opens at noon on Friday, November 4. Find out how the season is shaping up in this week's North Dakota Outdoors.
Game Warden Check Station
Check stations are a tool used by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department to assess how hunters and anglers utilize natural resources. Learn more in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.
Monitoring Chronic Wasting Disease 2022
In this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast, Wildlife Veterinarian Charlie Bahnson discusses Chronic Wasting Disease monitoring in North Dakota during the 2022 hunting season.
North Dakota Outdoors Podcast
We have extended to a new platform! In this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast learn more about the launch of our podcast!
2022 Pheasant Season Preview
Find out how the upcoming pheasant season is shaping up in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.
Hunter Safety and Ethics
In this week’s North Dakota Outdoors webcast Hunter Education Coordinator Brian Schaffer gives some tips for staying safe and being conscientious in the field this fall.
2022 Waterfowl Season Preview
Find out how last year's drought and this year's spring blizzards have impacted waterfowl populations in the state in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.
2022 Grouse and Partridge Hunting Seasons Outlook
As another summer fades, fall hunting seasons come into focus. Find out how the 2022 grouse and partridge seasons are shaping up in this North Dakota Outdoors Webcast.
Doves and Dove Hunting 2022
North Dakota has some great dove hunting opportunities across the state. Learn more in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.
Hunting PLOTS 2022
The 2022-23 PLOTS Guide is now available. Learn more in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.
Hunting and Trapping Furbearers 2022
In this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast Game Management Section Leader Stephanie Tucker talks about the state's furbearer populations along with hunting and trapping regulations for the 2022-23 seasons.
Boat Ramp Construction
This week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast takes a look at boat access improvements being made across the state by the Department's fisheries development team.
Salmon Fishing Preview
The 2022 Lake Sakakawea salmon season is heating up. Find out what kind of season anglers can look forward to in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.
Pronghorn Lottery Preview 2022
Find out how the 2022 pronghorn lottery is shaping up in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.
Cayla's Kitchen - Grilled Fish Tacos
Wondering how to cook your catch after a fun day of fishing? Check out this Calya's Kitchen to learn how to make fish tacos. You can also view the recipe here.
Archery, Pellet Guns, Fishing, Furbearers and More - State Fair 2022
Planning on attending the North Dakota State Fair? Come visit with us at the Conservation and Outdoor Skills Park in the middle of the fairgrounds. While you’re there, you can try your hand at fishing, archery and much more. Learn more in this week’s North Dakota Outdoors webcast. The 2022 ND state fair runs from July 22-30.