After nearly 40 years with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, the last 15 years as the director, Terry Steinwand has decided to retire. Learn more about Terry’s impressive career with the Department in this week’s North Dakota Outdoors webcast.
Join us at the Conservation and Outdoor Skills Park at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot July 23-31. Try your hand at fishing, archery, and more. Learn more in this week’s North Dakota Outdoors webcast.
In this week's webcast Upland Game Biologist RJ Gross talks about the recent pheasant crowing counts. These counts help biologists determine the rooster population density and overwinter survival rates.
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will again participate in Operation Dry Water as part of a nationally coordinated effort to increase knowledge about the dangers of boating under the influence. The goal is to reduce the number of accidents and deaths associated with alcohol and drug use on state waterways. Learn more in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.
The partnership between the Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery and the North Dakota Game and Fish Department has existed since the early 1960's. It is unique in the country and helps provide the quality fishing opportunities found in the state. Learn more in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.
Catching that nice walleye was only the first step to an awesome dinner. Now you get to clean and cook it! Watch this week's webcast with Outreach Biologist Greg Gullickson for tips on creating a simple, tasty walleye dinner.
Very dry conditions, along with a decline in numbers of breeding ducks compared to last year, were found during the Department’s 74th annual breeding duck survey. Learn more in this week’s North Dakota Outdoors webcast.
Are you in need of a simple, fun and relaxing hobby that gets you out of the house and into nature? Try fishing! Fishing need not be a costly nor complicated endeavor. All you need is a fishing pole, line, hook, sinker, bobber, worm and a likely shoreline to get started.
Learn more in this video with Outreach Biologist Greg Gullickson.
May 16th through the 22nd is Aquatic Nuisance Species Awareness Week. "This is really a diverse water issue. So this is not just a fishing and hunting issue. This is a water users issue. Every citizen in North Dakota could be affected by aquatic nuisance species directly or indirectly." Says ANS Coordinator Ben Holen. Learn more in this week's webcast.
Many waters in North Dakota are stocked with walleye produced from eggs collected from the state's existing walleye populations. Each spring Department fisheries staff collect eggs which are then hatched and raised at the Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery. Fingerlings raised at the hatchery are released into some of the state's fishing waters later in the summer. Learn more about this process in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.
Every year the Department fields questions on how the deer lottery works. In this week's webcast Cayla Bendel, the Department's R3 coordinator, and Brian Hosek with administrative services will discuss how lotteries work and some strategies for achieving your desired lottery outcome.
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will be holding an exam June 11, 2021 to select candidates for the position of district game warden. Learn more in this week's webcast with District Game Warden Jeff Sieger.
The 2021 spring turkey hunting season opens on Saturday (April 10, 2021). Given the dry conditions across much of the state, hunters need to be extremely cautious while in the field and take some practical steps to ensure they are being as safe as possible. Learn more in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast with Wildlife Division Chief Jeb Williams.
There is a wealth of information about North Dakota fishing waters available on the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, including fishing facilities, lake contour maps, stocking reports and more. Learn more in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.
In this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast, Wildlife Division Chief Jeb Williams talks about the 2021 moose, elk and bighorn sheep seasons. Note: The lottery application deadline for these seasons is March 24, 2021.
Did you know that during the 1970s through the 1980s there were 3 or less bald eagle nests in all of North Dakota? Today there are around 300 active bald eagle nests in the state. Learn more about these beautiful birds in this week's North Dakota Outdoors Webcast.
Participation in hunting and fishing has been declining across the country. Reversing this trend has become a priority for game and fish agencies and organizations in North Dakota and elsewhere. Learn more in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.
Today is the third in a four part 2020/2021 ice fishing preview series. Today's video includes the Devils Lake and Lake Sakakawea areas. The last video in this series will be available this coming Thursday.
2020/2021Ice Fishing Preview - Southeast and Northwest Districts
Today is the second in a four part 2020/2021 ice fishing preview series. Today's video includes the southeast and northwest fishing districts. The next video in this series will be available this coming Tuesday.
2020/2021 Ice Fishing Preview (1 of 4) - South Central and Southwest Districts
Today is the first in a four part 2020/2021 ice fishing preview series. Today's video includes the south central and southwest fishing districts. The next video in this series will be available this coming Thursday.
While the weather is still pretty mild right now, winter is headed our way and with it ice fishing season! Watch this week's webcast with Fisheries Division Chief Greg Power for a first look at how this winter's season is shaping up.
With winter approaching and the 2020/2021 ice fishing season just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about ice safety. In this week's webcast with Game Warden Jackie Lundstrom learn about things you can do to stay safe while on the ice.
Salmon spawning is in full swing at Lake Sakakawea. Fisheries staff hope to gather around 1.4 million eggs, which should allow them to stock around 400,000 salmon to Lake Sakakawea in May. Learn more in this week's webcast.