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

Clam Outdoors: From garage business to ice fishing leader

Dave Genz started a trend that became a business — Clam Outdoors, seller of ice fishing shelters.

Updated: December 22, 2014, - 06:56 AM

Readers reveal how to replenish Minnesota's pheasant population

We asked our readers for ideas on how to boost Minnesota’s pheasant population. And they responded.

Updated: December 16, 2014, - 11:10 PM

Sunrise or sunset for pheasants? Summit seeks solutions

Hoping to rekindle the pheasant population and avoid losing a cherished tradition, Minnesota’s first-ever pheasant summit sought solutions.

Updated: December 13, 2014, - 11:52 PM

A pheasants' life: Fragile, and short

The life of a pheasant is fragile. A bird’s average life span is under a year. They could use a...

Updated: December 09, 2014, - 11:08 PM

First ice: Hot fishing action lures early-season anglers

Early ice fishing almost always produces a “hot bite,’’ but theories vary on why that occurs.

Updated: December 02, 2014, - 11:35 PM

St. Paul ice fishing show continues to grow

About 175 vendors will display and sell their wares.

Updated: December 02, 2014, - 11:33 PM

Counting critters with the Minnesota DNR

Tracks in dirt and snow help the DNR assess Minnesota’s carnivore populations — ranging from coyotes and fox to skunks and feral cats.

Updated: November 20, 2014, - 06:41 PM

Minnesota deer harvest down 22 percent so far this season

With Minnesota’s deer season winding down, the whitetail harvest is 22 percent below this time last year — likely because of the early winterlike weather, fewer antlerless permits and a smaller deer herd.

Updated: November 19, 2014, - 12:42 AM

Minnesotans share hunting tales

Some 500,000 Minnesotans renewed hunting traditions or launched new ones. Here are some of their stories.

Updated: November 19, 2014, - 12:41 AM

Hunters near quotas in wolf season

Some early-season zones are closing; DNR reports population stable.

Updated: November 15, 2014, - 11:43 PM

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