Doug Smith

Reporter | Outdoors
Phone: 612-673-7667
Doug Smith, a Minnesota native, has been covering fishing, hunting and other natural resource and outdoor issues since 1995.

Recent content from Doug Smith

Duck season in doldrums; cold front could help

Weather change should impact animal activity.

Updated: October 28, 2014, - 08:18 PM

Minnesota black bear population finds stability

New DNR strategies have helped bruins come back.

Updated: October 25, 2014, - 04:49 PM

Pheasant hunting dilemma: Where are the hunters?

Except for the oldest, numbers have slipped dramatically since 2007.

Updated: October 21, 2014, - 09:14 PM

Smith: Conservationist leads fight to restore prairies, wetlands

Avid Worthington pheasant hunter also advocates for state hunting lands and clean drinking water.

Updated: October 15, 2014, - 10:10 AM

Pheasants play hard to get throughout much of state

Minnesota pheasant hunters — hampered by a sea of standing corn and below-average pheasant numbers — struggled to find birds on opening weekend despite optimistic forecasts.

Updated: October 14, 2014, - 08:30 PM

A picture-perfect pheasant hunting opener

Most hunters found birds, and spectacular weather, at the Governor’s Pheasant Opener.

Updated: October 12, 2014, - 12:07 AM

Pheasants are a cherished gamebird in Minnesota

Minnesota’s pheasant population has been on a roller coaster since the birds were introduced here in 1905.

Updated: October 10, 2014, - 12:37 AM

Hutchinson conservationist honored for improving natural resources

Virgil Voigt was recently honored for a lifetime of achievement.

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 08:51 PM

Pheasant opener: Hunters might find more ringnecks than expected

Hunters might find more pheasants this season than expected based on sightings.

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 08:49 PM

Love of the outdoors lured California hunter to northern Minnesota

Meadow Kouffeld-Hansen has been hunting and fishing since she was a kid growing up on a small ranch in northern California.

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 08:09 PM

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