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Deputy director Scott Peterson named as interim director of North Dakota Game and Fish Department

Peterson will replace current Game and Fish Director Terry Steinwand, who is retiring July 31 after more than 15 years as director and nearly 40 years with the department.

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Scott Peterson, North Dakota Game and Fish Department. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
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BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum on Tuesday, July 20, appointed North Dakota Game and Fish Department Deputy Director Scott Peterson to serve as interim director of the department until a new director is named.

Current Game and Fish Director Terry Steinwand is retiring July 31 after more than 15 years as director and nearly 40 years with the department.

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  • Doug Leier: Terry Steinwand reflects on his career with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department "I got into this field because I love to hunt and fish," Steinwand said. "Everybody who buys a license likes to hunt and fish and enjoy the outdoors. And I’m proud of that. I’m proud to be part of the process, part of the team, part of that whole community that provides opportunity."

Peterson has served as deputy director of Game and Fish since 2014. He joined the department in 1986 as a Garrison Diversion habitat biologist and has also served as a wildlife resource management supervisor and wildlife resource section leader. Peterson earned a bachelor’s degree in wildlife management and zoology from North Dakota State University.
Game and Fish has a two-year budget of approximately $92 million and is authorized for 165 full-time employees.

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