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Doug Leier

Doug Leier

North Dakota Game and Fish outreach biologist

Doug Leier is an outreach biologist for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department who writes frequent columns for Northland Outdoors. Reach him at

Feeding wildlife, especially during the winter in North Dakota, once was common practice embraced by most wildlife professionals. That philosophy has gradually evolved.
Today, there are more than 70 prairie walleye lakes across North Dakota’s landscape, which is 70 more than in the early 1990s.