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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.


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.

Fish Stocking 2022

In this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast learn about the 2022 statewide fish stocking program.

Wildlife Management Areas (2022)

The Department manages 235 Wildlife Management Areas across the state. These areas are open to some public use. Learn more in this week's North Dakota Outdoors Webcast.

2022 Pheasant Crowing Counts

The number of roosters heard crowing during the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s 2022 spring pheasant crowing count survey was down 22% statewide from last year. Learn more in this week's North Dakota Outdoors Webcast.

Long-Billed Curlew Study - 2022

Long-billed curlews are North America's largest shorebird. These distinctive birds can be found in North Dakota for about two months each year during nesting season. Because they are in decline across their range, researchers are capturing and fitting some of these birds with transmitters to learn more about their habitat use, migration and hopefully help determine what factors are driving the population loss. Learn more in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.

Breeding Duck Survey 2022

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s 75th annual spring breeding duck survey conducted in May showed an index of nearly 3.4 million birds, up 16% from last year. Learn more in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.

Boating Safety Tips with Game Warden Zach Schuchard

Boating season is in full swing and there are some simple steps you can take to help keep yourself and others safe on the water. Find out more from Game Warden Zach Schuchard in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.

Walleye Spawning 2022

Each spring Department fisheries staff collect walleye 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 in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.

Aquatic Nuisance Species Awareness Week

Governor Doug Burgum proclaimed May 15-21 as Aquatic Nuisance Species Awareness week in North Dakota.  Find out why in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.

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.