Listen to this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast to find out how our wildlife and fisheries are doing this winter.
The podcasts listed here are derived primarily from the North Dakota Game and Fish Department weekly webcasts which feature Department news, people and projects, hunting and fishing previews and more.
General CRP Signup - 2021
The USDA's Conservation Reserve Program encourages landowners to remove sensitive land from production and plant idle grasses and other vegetation that benefit wildlife, improve water quality, etc.
The enrollment period for CRP runs through Feb. 12, 2021. Find out more in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.
Removing Y Bones from Northern Pike
Northern pike are great table fare but get a bad rap because of their Y bones. Check out this video to make the process of removing Y bones easier!
Review 2020/Preview 2021 with ND Game and Fish Director Terry Steinwand
Join Director Terry Steinwand in this week's webcast for a look back at 2020 and a look ahead at 2021.
2020/2021 Furbearer Seasons Update
Find out how the 2020/2021 furbearer seasons are shaping up in this week's webcast.
2020/2021 Ice Fishing Preview (4 of 4) - North Central and Northeast Districts
Today is the last in a four part 2020/2021 ice fishing preview series. Today's video includes the north central and northeast fishing districts.
2020/2021 Ice Fishing Preview - Devils Lake/Lake Sakakawea
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.
2020/2021 Ice Fishing Season Preview
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.
Ice Safety Tips - 2020
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.
After the Hunt
If you hunted this year, you may receive a hunter survey from the Department. Learn why these surveys are so important in this week's webcast with Survey Coordinator Chad Parent.
Meet the New Chief Game Warden
Meet the new North Dakota Chief Game Warden, Scott Winkelman, in this week's webcast.
2020 Deer Gun Season Preview
The 2020 deer gun season opens at noon Central Time on November 6. Find out how the season is shaping up in this week's webcast with Wildlife Division Chief Jeb Williams.
Deer Rut in North Dakota
Have you ever wondered what triggers the deer rut in North Dakota? Find out in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast with Big Game Biologist Bill Jensen.
Salmon Spawning 2020
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.
Hunter Safety and Ethics
Hunting safety tips and ethics.
2020 Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance
In this week's webcast, find out what steps the Department is taking to try to limit the spread of chronic wasting disease in North Dakota.
Pheasant Season Preview
Find out how the 2020 pheasant season is shaping up in this week's webcast.
2020 Waterfowl Season Preview
Find out how the 2020 waterfowl season is shaping up in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.
Report All Poachers Program (2020)
The Report All Poachers program, a cooperative effort between the North Dakota Wildlife Federation, North Dakota Game and Fish and State Radio, has been in place since 1983. The program provides an opportunity for the public to report game and fish violations. Learn more in this week's webcast.
2020 Grouse and Partridge Season Preview
Find out how the 2020 Grouse and Partridge hunting seasons are shaping up in this week's webcast.
2020 Electronic Posting Study
As part of a pilot study authorized by the 2019 state legislature, Ramsey, Richland and Slope counties were chosen to test a system that allows landowners the option to electronically post their land. Learn more about the study in this week's webcast.
2020 Bowhunting Safety Tips and Regulations
The deer archery season opens at noon on September 4. This week's webcast covers some basic bowhunting safety tips along with some rules and regulations.
2020 PLOTS Update
The PLOTS Guide has been updated for the 2020 hunting seasons. Learn more about the PLOTS program in this week's webcast.
2020 Furbearer Season Preview
With fall fast approaching and furbearer season dates set, it is time to start thinking about preparing for the upcoming hunting and trapping seasons. Watch this week's webcast with Furbearer Biologist Stephanie Tucker for information on North Dakota furbearer populations and a preview of the 2020/2021 seasons.
2020 Pronghorn Preview
There will be 1,790 pronghorn licenses available this year. Find out more about the North Dakota pronghorn population and upcoming hunting season in this week's webcast.
2020 Fish Stocking
The Department will stock around 280 North Dakota lakes with fish this year. When they’re finished they will have stocked about 16 million fish totaling around 70,000 pounds. Find out more in this week’s webcast.
2020 Pheasant Crowing Counts
Every spring, North Dakota Game and Fish upland game biologist RJ Gross and his crew conduct pheasant crowing count surveys to assess how well roosters fared through the winter.
WMA Rules and Regulations (07/2020)
The Department manages 226 wildlife management areas in North Dakota. While the primary purpose of these lands is to provide wildlife habitat, they also provide hunting, wildlife viewing and, in some cases, camping and/or fishing opportunities. Find out more about the state's WMAs in this week's webcast.
ANS Boat Inspections
This summer the Department is again using watercraft inspections at boat ramps across the state to help educate boaters on how to avoid spreading aquatic nuisance species. Learn more in this week's webcast.
Wildlife Production Habitat
To some, the prairies of North Dakota may appear homogeneous with little variation or depth, but they are actually highly diverse and support many species of plants and animals, each with its own unique requirements for survival. Learn more about the prairies and the grassland management techniques used to keep them healthy in this week's webcast.
Baby Animals - 2020
It isn't uncommon to stumble across a lone baby animal this time of year. So what should you do if you encounter what might appear to be orphaned wildlife? Find out in this week's webcast.
2020 Breeding Duck Survey
Each year the Department conducts a spring breeding duck survey to help track duck population trends. Find out more in this week's webcast.
Boating Safety (05/28/2020)
With boating season is in full swing, there are a lot of boats on the water. Watch this week's webcast for some boating safety regulations and tips.
2020 Deer Lottery Preview
Watch this week's webcast for a preview of the 2020 deer gun lottery.
Walleye Spawning - 2020
Each spring fisheries staff gather walleye eggs to be hatched and reared at the Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery. In June, those young fish will be stocked into waters across the state. Learn more in this week's webcast.
Birding Tips and Tricks - 05/2020
Are you looking for something fun to do outdoors with the family or solo? Try bird watching! It is migration season in North Dakota with many species of birds moving into and through the state for the summer months. It is a great time to get outside, enjoy the mild weather and see a wide variety of bird species. Learn more in this week's webcast.
2020 Open Water Season Fishing Preview - Devils Lake, Red River, NE District Lakes
Today's webcast is the last of this season's open water fishing previews. This preview covers Devils Lake, the Red River and the northeast district lakes.
New Fishing Regulations (2020)
New licenses for the 2020-21 fishing season are required starting April 1. There are some new fishing regulations this season. Learn more in this week’s webcast with Fisheries Division Chief Greg Power.
Fishing Reports - Lake Oahe, Missouri River, SC and NW District Lakes - -03-26-2020
This is the first of our spring open water fishing previews. Today's webcast covers the south central and northwest district lakes along with Lake Oahe and the southern portions of the Missouri River.
Fishing Previews - Lake Sakakawea/Southwest District Lakes - NDGNF - 04-02-2020
This is the second of our spring open water fishing previews. Today's webcast covers the southwest district lakes and Lake Sakakawea.
2020 Moose, Elk, Bighorn Sheep Seasons Preview
The lottery application deadline for the moose, elk and bighorn sheep lotteries is March 25. Find out more in this week's webcast with Wildlife Division Chief Jeb Williams.
National Archery in the Schools Program
The National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament is just around the corner. Learn more about this growing sports program in this week’s webcast.
Ice Fishing Recap and Late Season Reminders
Spring is edging closer, and the 2019-2020 ice fishing season is coming to a close. Find out how the season went in this week's webcast with Fisheries Division Chief Greg Power.
2020 Spring Light Goose Conservation Order
The spring light goose conservation order begins this coming Saturday, and while birds are not yet in the state, now is a good time to start planning your hunt. Learn more in this week's webcast.
2019/2020 Winter Wildlife
Winter this year has been a mixed bag in North Dakota with parts of the state well covered in snow while other areas have received relatively little. So how are wildlife faring? Find out in this week's webcast.
2019 Enforcement Violations
In this week's webcast Chief Game Warden Robert Timian reviews the top game and fish violations of the past year.
Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment 2020
The Conservation Reserve Program got its start with the 1985 Farm Bill. The program is geared toward water quality improvement, soil erosion prevention and increasing wildlife habitat. The program is accepting enrollment applications currently. This general signup period will continue to February 28, 2020. Learn more about the CRP program in this week’s webcast.
Spring Turkey Season Preview
Spring turkey lottery applications are available online (application deadline February 12). Find out how the turkey populations are doing and what to expect from the coming season's hunt in this week's webcast.