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Podcasts

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.


Fishing Outlook

With spring here, ice is beginning to give way, and open water fishing is just around the corner. So how is the 2017 summer fishing season shaping up? Get an overview in this week’s webcast with fisheries division chief Greg Power.

Online Services Update

Upgrades have been made to the North Dakota Game and Fish Online Services system to improve backend processes and website usability. The look of the updated system is now similar to that of the Department's main informational website. All functionality from the old system such as lottery applications, license purchases, boat registrations, etc. is present in the updated system, but purchasing and application processes will look somewhat different. Learn more in this week's webcast.

2017 Spring Advisory Board Meetings

2017 spring advisory board meetings are scheduled from Monday, March 27 - Tuesday, April 4. Learn more in this week's webcast.

2017 Moose, Elk, and Bighorn Sheep Lottery Preview

Find out how the 2017 moose, elk and bighorn sheep seasons are looking in this week's webcast with wildlife division chief Jeb Williams.

Spring Light Goose Conservation Order

With the spring like temperatures and melting ice, light geese have already started moving through the state. The spring light goose conservation season started on February 18 and runs through May 14. Learn more about this conservation season in this week's webcast.

Aerial Deer Survey

This winter started out fairly rough but has mellowed considerably since December. Find out how the deer are faring in this week's webcast.

National Archery in the Schools Program

The North Dakota National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament will be held March 17-18 at the State Fair Center in Minot. The tournament will feature team and individual categories in elementary, middle school and high school, including awards and prizes, and up to $20,000 in college scholarships available to the top 10 boys and girls in each grade division. Learn more in this week's webcast.

Spring Turkey Season Preview

Believe it or not, it is time to start thinking about spring hunting seasons! In this week's webcast with upland game biologist Rodney Gross, find out how the prospects for the spring turkey season are shaping up.

2016 Game and Fish Violations

2016 game and fish violation statistics are in. Find out how things went in this week's webcast with chief game warden Bob Timian.

Winterkill Lake Potential

In this week's webcast learn about the cause of 'winterkill' (winter fish die-offs) in North Dakota lakes. What is it? How do we test for it, and how are our lakes looking this winter?

Mid-winter Waterfowl Survey

Learn about the nationwide mid-winter waterfowl survey.

Winter Wildlife

The mild winters of the last few years are a fond memory to many of us faced with this year's seemingly endless snow and frigid temperatures. For our wildlife that snow, piling higher and higher each storm, is more than just an inconvenience. It can present insurmountable challenges. Learn more in this week's webcast.

Game and Fish Challenges for 2017

Learn about some of the challenges the North Dakota Game and Fish Department will be facing in 2017.

Ice Fishing Preview East

Watch this week's webcast for an overview of ice fishing prospects in eastern North Dakota.

Ice Fishing Preview West

One benefit of the cold weather the last couple of weeks is that lakes and ponds are freezing up, and ice fishing season has begun! Watch this week's webcast for an overview of ice fishing prospects in western North Dakota.

Legislative Preview

 

The 2017 legislative session starts January 3. Learn more about Game and Fish related legislation in this week's webcast.

https://gf.nd.gov/legislation - Game and Fish Related Bill Listing

 

Ice Fishing Rules and Regulations

Ice is starting to form on our lakes and ponds, and soon it will be time to break out the ice fishing gear. This webcast discusses some of the regulations currently in place for ice fishing in North Dakota.

Hunting Surveys

Hunter surveys are critical for successful game management. Learn more about these surveys in this week's webcast with game management section leader Stephanie Tucker.

Salmon Egg Collection Update

 

Find out how this year's salmon egg collection on Lake Sakakawea went in this week's webcast with fisheries biologist Russ Kinzler.

 

Advisory Board Meetings

Created in the 1960s the North Dakota Game and Fish Advisory Board is made up of eight members, four landowners and four hunter/anglers. Board members serve as liaisons between the department and the North Dakota public. Bi-annual meetings are held in each of eight districts giving citizens an opportunity to discuss fish and wildlife related issues. The 2016 fall meetings have been scheduled for Nov. 28 - Dec. 6. Learn more in this week's webcast.

Deer-car Collisions

Fall brings an upturn in deer movement increasing the chances of encountering deer crossing roads. Learn more about avoiding collisions with deer in this week's webcast with wildlife division assistant chief Casey Anderson.

Deer Hunting Questions

Deer gun season is almost here.  Chief Game Warden Bob Timian answers some common deer hunting questions in this week's webcast.

2016 Deer Season Preview

Find out how this year's deer hunting seasons are looking in this week's webcast with wildlife division chief Jeb Williams.

Deer Disease Update

The Department will continue its Hunter-Harvested Surveillance program during the 2016 hunting season, by sampling deer for chronic wasting disease and bovine tuberculosis from 13 units in North Dakota. In addition, all moose and elk harvested in the state are eligible for testing. Learn more in this week's webcast with Department veterinarian Dan Grove.

Waterfowl Season Preview

Find out how the 2016 waterfowl season is looking in this week's webcast with migratory game bird management supervisor Mike Szymanski.

Grouse and Partridge Season Preview

Find out how this year's grouse and partridge seasons are shaping up in this week's webcast with upland game management supervisor Aaron Robinson.

Bighorn Sheep Season Update

North Dakota Game and Fish big game biologist Brett Wiedmann gives an update on the 2016 bighorn sheep hunting season.

Archery Season Preview

Deer bow season starts September 2. Find out how this season is shaping up in this week's webcast with wildlife division chief Jeb Williams.

Turkey Season Preview

Find out how the 2016 fall turkey season is shaping up in this week's webcast with upland game biologist Rodney Gross.

Furbearer Season Preview

Take a look ahead at the 2016/2017 furbearer season in this week's webcast with game management section leader Stephanie Tucker.

Furbearer Season Preview

Take a look ahead at the 2016/2017 furbearer season in this week's webcast with game management section leader Stephanie Tucker.

Early Canada Goose Season Preview

The early Canada goose season is almost upon us. This season is used to help control resident populations of Canada geese that can cause depredation problems for farmers if left unchecked. Find out more about this season in this week's webcast. For more information about this season also see https://gf.nd.gov/hunting/canada-geese.

Salmon Update

Learn more about the salmon fishing prospects on Lake Sakakawea this summer, and find out how you can help with an ongoing salmon study in this week's webcast with fisheries biologist Russ Kinzler.

2016 Pronghorn Season Preview

Pronghorn numbers are up from last year. Find out what that means for this year's pronghorn season in this week's webcast with big game management supervisor Bruce Stillings.

Conservation and Outdoor Skills Park State Fair

Come visit us at our Outdoor Skills Park at the North Dakota State Fair July 22-30. Visit our exhibits and try your hand at fishing and more.

WMA Rules and Regulations

In this week's webcast wildlife division chief Jeb Williams talks about some of the wildlife management area rules and regulations.

Operation Dry Water

The Department is participating in 'Operation Dry Water' a nationwide effort aimed at reducing boating while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Learn more in this week's webcast with game warden Jackie Lundstrom.

Baby Animals

Many animals across the state are raising young this time of year. What should you do when you come across wild baby animals? Learn more in this week's webcast.

Breeding Duck Survey

North Dakota Game and Fish migratory game bird management supervisor Mike Szymanski talks about the breeding duck survey in this week's webcast.

Boating Safety

The summer boating season is in full swing. View this week's webcast  with boat and water safety coordinator Brian Schaffer for tips on staying safe out on the water.