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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.


2021 Spring Boat Ramp Update

Water levels across much of the state are down. Find out how that is impacting boat access to the state's fishing waters in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.

2021 Spring Turkey Season and Fire Danger

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.

2021 Devils Lake Complex and Red River Spring Fishing Preview

This webcast is part of our 2021 open water fishing previews. This preview covers the Devils Lake complex and the Red River.

2021 Southeast Fisheries District Spring Fishing Preview

This webcast is part of our 2021 open water fishing previews. This preview covers the southeast fisheries district.

2021 Northeast Fisheries District Spring Fishing Preview

This webcast is part of our 2021 open water fishing preview. This preview covers the northeast fisheries district.

2021 Lake Sakakawea Spring Fishing Preview

This webcast is part of our 2021 open water fishing previews. This preview covers Lake Sakakawea.

2021 Southwest Fisheries District Spring Fishing Preview

This webcast is part of our 2021 open water fishing preview. This preview covers the southwest fisheries district.

2021 Northwest Fisheries District Spring Fishing Preview

This webcast is part of our 2021 open water fishing updates. This preview covers the northwest fisheries district.

2021 North Central Fisheries District Spring Fishing Preview

This webcast is part of our 2021 open water fishing previews. This preview covers the north central fisheries district including Lake Audubon.

North Dakota Outdoors Webcast - South Central Fisheries District Spring Fishing Preview (03/22/2021)

This is the first of our 2021 open-water fishing previews. This preview covers the south central fisheries district including Lake Oahe.

Fishing Tools and Information

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.

2021 Moose, Elk and Bighorn Sheep Season Preview

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. 

Status of Bald Eagles

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.

Spring Light Goose Conservation Order 2021

The 2021 spring light goose conservation order began February 20 and runs through May 9. Find out more in this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast.

R3

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.

2020 Game and Fish Violations

In 2020 there were 2,668 game and fish violations, which was an average year. Learn more about some of those violations in this week's webcast with Chief Game Warden Scott Winkelman.

2021 Spring Turkey Season Preview

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is offering 7,005 wild turkey licenses for the 2021 spring hunting season, 775 more than last year. Learn more in this week's webcast.

Note: The spring turkey lottery application deadline is February 10, 2021.

North Dakota Hunter Education in 2021

Watch this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast to learn about the state's 2021 hunter education program.

Wintering Wildlife/Fisheries

Listen to this week's North Dakota Outdoors webcast to find out how our wildlife and fisheries are doing this winter.

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.