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 dleier@nd.gov.

The Game and Fish Department continues to prioritize short- and long-term habitat for the maintenance and growth of wildlife populations.
A recent North Dakota OUTDOORS  magazine feature highlights Greg Power’s thoughts, insight and observations.
No matter the outdoor activity, there’s always a safety checklist. Never lose sight of the importance of keeping everyone safe from start to finish.
An animal has much better odds of surviving long-term in the wild if left alone versus being taken into captivity.
North Dakota’s 2022 deer season includes 64,200 licenses available to hunters, down 8,000 from last year.
You may be eligible even if you don’t have a fisheries and wildlife degree or law enforcement background.
The harvest of big fish in spring before walleye or northern pike have spawned is a common conversation among anglers.
Anglers can find the 2022-24 North Dakota Fishing Guide on the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website at gf.nd.gov.
There is no preference in North Dakota's hunting license lottery system. Just a bonus.
If history is any indication, a few thousand people will buy a paddlefish tag and trek to the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers.