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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.


Cayla's Kitchen - Pickling Northern Pike

Northern pike make great table fare and pickling these fish is a simple way to prepare them to use as a snack or side. In this week’s North Dakota Outdoors webcast, R3 Coordinator Cayla Bendel walks us through a simple pike pickling recipe. 

2022 Deer Lottery Preview

Find out how the 2022 deer lottery is shaping up in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.

2022 Boat Ramp Status Update

In this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast, Fisheries Development Supervisor Bob Frohlich talks about the status of the state's boat ramps going into this year's open water season.

Spring Blizzards and Wildlife

In this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast, Mike Anderson talks to Wildlife Division Chief Casey Anderson about the potential impacts of last week's blizzard on the state's wildlife.

2022 Spring Advisory Board Meetings

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department Advisory Board will host public meetings on site this spring at eight locations across the state. In addition, the district 7 meeting in Bismarck will be streamed live on the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov.

These public meetings, held each spring and fall, provide citizens with an opportunity to discuss fish and wildlife issues and ask questions of their district advisors and agency personnel.

Topics to be discussed include big game issues and 2022-24 fishing proclamation. Learn more in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.

2022 Open Water Fishing Previews (Lake Sakakawea)

Today is the last of our 2022 North Dakota Outdoors open water fishing season previews and covers Lake Sakakawea.

2022 Open Water Fishing Preview (NE)

Today is the seventh of our 2022 North Dakota Outdoors open water fishing season previews and covers the northeast district.

2022 Open Water Fishing Preview (NC, Lake Audubon)

Today is the sixth of our 2022 North Dakota Outdoors open water fishing season previews and covers Lake Audubon and the north central district.

2022 Open Water Fishing Preview (Devils Lake System and Red River)

Today is the fifth of our 2022 North Dakota Outdoors open water fishing season previews and covers the Devils Lake System and the Red River.

2022 Open Water Fishing Previews (SW)

Today is the fourth of our 2022 North Dakota Outdoors open water fishing season previews and covers the southwest district.

2022 Open Water Fishing Preview (SE)

Today is the third of our 2022 North Dakota Outdoors open water fishing season previews and covers the southeast district.

2022 Open Water Fishing Preview (NW)

Today is the second of our 2022 North Dakota Outdoors open water fishing season previews and covers the northwest district.

2022 Open Water Fishing Preview - South Central Fisheries District

Spring is here and the 2022 open water fishing season is almost upon us. Find out how the season is shaping up across the state in our North Dakota Outdoors fishing season previews.

2022-24 Fishing Guide

The 2022-24 Fishing Regulations Guide is now available. Find out what is new for the upcoming fishing season in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.

2022 Moose, Elk and Bighorn Sheep Lottery Preview

The moose, elk and bighorn sheep lottery deadline is March 23. Find out how these 2022 lotteries are shaping up in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.

Winter Lakes and Late Season Ice Fishing Reminders

Are we likely to see a lot of winterkill in North Dakota lakes this year? Find out in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.

Spring Light Goose Conservation Order 2022

Each spring light geese push through the state on their way to their arctic breeding grounds. Due to a continued overabundance of birds, a conservation order is again in place this year allowing hunters the opportunity to target these birds as they move through the state. Learn more in this week’s North Dakota Outdoors webcast with Migratory Game Bird Management Supervisor Mike Szymanski.

2022 National Archery in the Schools Program

The National Archery in the Schools Program gives youth the opportunity to learn basic archery skills and to compete with each other in NASP tournaments like the upcoming North Dakota state tournament in March. In this week’s North Dakota Outdoors webcast Education Coordinator Jeff Long talks about how the NASP program works.

2021 Game and Fish Violations

Watch this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast for a summary of 2021 game and fish violations in North Dakota.

Hunting and Fishing Trends/Spring Opportunities

In this week’s North Dakota Outdoors Webcast Mike Anderson talks with R3 Coordinator Cayla Bendel about 2021 hunting and fishing participation and about some spring opportunities you won’t want to miss.

2022 Spring Turkey Season Outlook

The 2022 spring turkey season runs from April 9 to May 15. Find out how the season is shaping up in this North Dakota Outdoors webcast.

2022 Spring Turkey Lottery Application Deadline: February 16, 2022

2022 - Now Is The Time To Sign Up For Hunter Education

The majority of hunter education classes are taught January - June each year. If you or someone you know needs to take hunter education, watch this week's North Dakota Outdoors Webcast to learn more.

Winter Wildlife and Habitat

Winter can be a difficult and deadly time for wildlife. Disturbance from outdoor activities like shed hunting, snowmobiling and wildlife viewing can exacerbate winter challenges by pushing wildlife out of thermal cover and away from food sources.

In this week’s webcast, Wildlife Division Chief Casey Anderson talks about some of the things you can do to protect wildlife while you’re enjoying the outdoors this winter.

Importance of Seasonal Employees

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department relies heavily on seasonal fisheries and wildlife staff to accomplish its goals. Learn more about seasonal employment opportunities in this North Dakota Outdoors Webcast.

A Look Back at 2021/Looking Ahead to 2022

Take a look back at 2021 and a look ahead at 2022 with North Dakota Game and Fish Director Jeb Williams.

2021 Ice Fishing Previews - Lake Sakakawea/Devils Lake Complex

Department fisheries biologists discuss how the upcoming ice fishing season is shaping on Lake Sakakawea and the Devils Lake Complex in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.

2021 Ice Fishing Previews for the NC, SE and NE Districts

Department fisheries biologists discuss how the upcoming ice fishing season is shaping up in the NC, SE and NE fisheries districts in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.

2021/22 Ice Fishing Season Preview (SC, NW, SW)

Department fisheries biologists discuss how the upcoming ice fishing season is shaping up in the SC, NW and SW fisheries districts in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.

2021/22 Ice Fishing - Statewide Overview

Find out how the 2021/22 winter ice fishing prospects are shaping up in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.

ND Game and Fish Leadership at Local Communities

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department Advisory Board will host public meetings on site this fall at eight locations across the state. These public meetings, held each spring and fall, provide citizens with an opportunity to discuss fish and wildlife issues and ask questions of their district advisors and agency personnel. 

Topics to be discussed include: 2022-24 fishing proclamation, drought conditions impacting water levels, epizootic hemorrhagic disease, chronic wasting disease, meadowlark initiative and electronic posting.

Learn more in this week’s North Dakota Outdoors webcast.

Bighorn Sheep Update - 2021

In this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast Big Game Biologist Brett Wiedmann explains how the bighorn sheep populations are doing in North Dakota.

2021 Deer Hunting Enforcement

Join host Mike Anderson as he talks with Chief Game Warden Scott Winkelman about enforcement and the upcoming 2021 deer gun season in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.

2021 Deer Gun Season Outlook

Deer gun season is almost here. Find out how the season is shaping up in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.

Cayla's Kitchen - Pheasant Tortilla Soup

If you were lucky in your pheasant hunt this year and are looking for a good way to cook those birds you harvested, watch this week's webcast and learn how to make an awesome pheasant tortilla soup!

Diseases That Impact Our Deer Populations

What are CWD and EHD and how do they impact the deer populations in North Dakota? Find out in this week's webcast with Wildlife Veterinarian Dr. Charlie Bahnson.

Report All Poachers

What should you do if you witness a hunting or fishing violation? The Report All Poachers program provides a number you can call (701-328-9921) day or night to report hunting or fishing violations. You can remain anonymous if you choose. Learn more in this week’s webcast.

2021 Pheasant Season Outlook

The 2021 pheasant season will soon be here. After months of drought across the state, find out how hunting prospects are shaping up in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.

Waterfowl Season Outlook

Waterfowl season is just around the corner. Find out how the ongoing drought is impacting duck numbers in this week's webcast with Migratory Game Bird Management Supervisor Mike Szymanski.

2021 Grouse and Partridge Season Outlook

Find out how the upcoming grouse and partridge seasons are shaping up in this week’s North Dakota Outdoors webcast with Upland Game Supervisor Jesse Kolar.

R

New Department Director Jeb Williams

Meet the new North Dakota Game and Fish Department Director Jeb Williams in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.

Hunting PLOTS Acres in 2021

Find out what hunters can expect on PLOTS land this fall in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.

Fish Stocking - 2021

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department does extensive fish stocking in waters across the state each year. Learn more about this program in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.

Hunting and Trapping Furbearers - 2021-22 Seasons

Regulations for the 2021-22 furbearer seasons have been set. In this week’s North Dakota Outdoors webcast Game Management Section Leader and Furbearer Biologist Stephanie Tucker explains some new and changed regulations.

Electronic Posting Information for Hunters

Landowners are now able to post their land either electronically or physically. If you are planning on hunting this fall, watch this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast to learn more about electronic posting and identifying electronically posted lands.

2021 Pronghorn Season Preview

The 2021 pronghorn hunting season is set, with 1,720 licenses available in 15 open units.  Learn more in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.

Note: Applications for the pronghorn lottery are now available online. The deadline to apply is August 11, 2021.

Director Terry Steinwand Retirement

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.

Game and Fish at the State Fair - 2021

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.

2021 Pheasant Crowing Counts

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.

Operation Dry Water - 2021

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.

Hatchery Partnership

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.