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

Anglers avoiding Mille Lacs in record numbers

An abundance of small perch for walleyes to munch on is the main reason for the absence of anglers at one of the state’s most popular fishing destinations.

Updated: July 09, 2014, - 09:29 AM

State parks seek to change with the times

Involving more young people and minority members is the goal.

Updated: July 05, 2014, - 06:54 PM

Smith: Upper Red Lake was where action was

Fishing pressure was down because of the weather on many state lakes, but word got around that the fish were biting on Red Lake.

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 11:46 PM

Smith: A water-soaked spring spells trouble for wildlife

Deluges are a nuisance for some, destructive to others.

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 09:20 PM

Motorized reel designed to empower disabled anglers

A dentist was inspired to make a reel to help his son.

Updated: June 24, 2014, - 08:59 PM

Smith: DNR urges caution over high water

High water continues to plague Minnesota boaters and anglers border to border, Canada to Iowa.Emergency no-wake rules have been put...

Updated: June 24, 2014, - 08:40 PM

'Conservation grazing' use on the rise thanks to funding

Officials hope livestock browsing of public wildlife lands improves habitat.

Updated: June 21, 2014, - 05:36 PM

A mountain biking mecca

At Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, abandoned iron mines have been reinvented as a prime mountain biking destination.

Updated: June 19, 2014, - 06:33 PM

Rain is a real pain for state's anglers

One of the wettest springs on record has inundated Minnesota’s lakes and rivers, ­causing some problems for anglers — and fish.

Updated: June 18, 2014, - 12:48 AM

Bowfishing tourney takes aim at carp

Evidence that bow fishing continues to grow in popularity will be on the water Friday and Saturday on Chisago Lakes...

Updated: June 11, 2014, - 12:37 AM

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