North Dakota Outdoors Podcast

By North Dakota Game and Fish Department

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The official podcast of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. The mission of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department is to protect, conserve and enhance fish and wildlife populations and their habitat for sustained public consumptive and nonconsumptive use. Tune into this bi-weekly podcast to hear from wildlife biologists, natural resource managers, landowners, avid sportsmen and women and others about all things North Dakota outdoors. For more information visit gf.nd.gov

Episode Date
Ep. 11 - Sausage Camp Season
00:58:32
In this episode of NDO Podcast we visit with Department deputy director, Scott Peterson and his son, Greg Peterson. We dive into North Dakota sausage making culture and traditions with recipes, garage logic, equipment, and plenty of laughs.
Jan 25, 2023
Ep. 10 - We Live and Die by Droughts and Floods
00:43:24
In this episode of NDO Podcast we visit with Department fisheries chief, Greg Power. We talk about the challenges this unprecedented snow presents for our fish and wildlife populations and ice fishing access. But we also talk silver linings and our favorite hardwater hacks.
Jan 11, 2023
Ep. 9 - We Don’t Work in Perfection
00:57:51
In this episode of NDO Podcast we visit with the Department director, Jeb Williams. He talks about his smalltown North Dakota upbringing, long and varied career with the Department, priorities moving forward and holiday meal plans.
Dec 28, 2022
Ep. 8 - More Than Just Successful or Unsuccessful
00:36:57
In this episode of NDO Podcast we visit with the Department’s survey coordinator, Chad Parent. He explains the pros and cons of mandatory harvest reporting versus the harvest surveys we utilize, how harvest surveys, in combination with other data, contribute to understanding the big picture of how wildlife populations are faring and argues that participating in harvest surveys should be added to the list of unwritten hunter ethic rules right after not yelling at your buddy’s dog.
Dec 14, 2022
Ep. 7 - An Integrated Approach to Managing Wildlife
00:52:50
In this episode of NDO Podcast we visit with Stephanie Tucker, Department game management section leader and furbearer biologist and John Paulson, USDA Wildlife Services director in North Dakota. We explain the collaborative agreement between the agencies when it comes to wildlife depredation, explore some of the other unique avenues of Wildlife Services’ work and laugh about the soaring truffle salt industry since Episode 5.
Nov 30, 2022
Ep. 6 - The Acquired Taste of the Prairie
00:39:49
In this episode of NDO Podcast we visit with Heather Husband, Meadowlark Initiative coordinator with the North Dakota Natural Resources Trust, and Ryan Taylor, Ducks Unlimited public policy director of North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana. We discuss the purpose and mission behind the Meadowlark Initiative, the benefits to all North Dakotans and the subtle beauty of the prairie.
Nov 16, 2022
Ep. 5 - Deviled Kidneys & Buck Bacon
01:07:10
In this episode of NDO Podcast we visit with Jeff Benda, hunter, photographer, writer and wild game chef out of Fargo. We talk about some unique field care techniques, underrated cuts of meat, deviled-kidneys and more wild game dish ideas just in time for North Dakota’s deer opener.
Nov 02, 2022
Ep. 4 - Broken Slinkys are No Good for Anybody
01:07:20
In this episode of NDO Podcast we visit with Dr. Charlie Bahnson, the Department’s wildlife veterinarian. We learn more about the many diseases impacting wildlife in the state, touch on CWD and the status in North Dakota and hear about the grossest thing Dr. Charlie has encountered as a wildlife vet.
Oct 19, 2022
Ep. 3 - Smelly Wing Envelopes & Mary the Hen Pheasant
01:12:46
In this episode of NDO Podcast we visit with Jesse Kolar, the Department’s upland game management supervisor, and Ben Geaumont, research associate professor of wildlife and range at the Hettinger Research Extension Center. We talk upland game management, the impacts of recent weather events on pheasants and the importance of grasslands and what the future might hold for upland game birds in North Dakota.
Oct 05, 2022
Ep. 2 - Walleye: A Tale of Two Factors
00:55:12
In this episode of NDO Podcast we visit with Paul Bailey, the Department’s south central district fisheries supervisor. We take a deep dive into the walleye tagging studies on the Missouri River System and Lake Alkaline, and discuss how those studies support that hormones and temperature are two important factors influencing walleye feeding and angler success.
Sep 21, 2022
Ep. 1 - Hunting the Blue Squares
00:50:26
In this episode of NDO Podcast we visit with Jacob Lardy, land management specialist with the Department of Trust Lands, more commonly known to many North Dakota hunters as state school lands or the blue squares on the map. We talk about the department’s history and mission, regulations and restrictions and the upcoming grouse opener.
Sep 07, 2022
Ep. 0 - Meet the Hosts
00:32:39
Welcome to North Dakota Outdoors podcast, the official podcast of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Meet the hosts, R3 coordinator, Cayla Bendel and wildlife division chief, Casey Anderson.
Aug 18, 2022