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

Why stocking fish isn't the answer to walleye woes on Mille Lacs

The DNR said the lake’s issue is different from Red’s and Leech’s.

Updated: April 25, 2015, - 09:32 PM

BWCA trip tips: Readers offer their best to first-timers

While most BWCA visitors are experienced, every year first-timers travel there — some prepared, many others not so much. So on the eve of another open-water BWCA season, we solicited tips for first-timers from readers who are veteran BWCA travelers.

Updated: April 24, 2015, - 10:30 AM

Mentored hunts aim to lure novices to turkey hunting

First came youth turkey hunts, then a women’s hunt. Now officials have broadened mentored turkey hunts to include men, women...

Updated: April 22, 2015, - 12:38 AM

Some Minnesota turkey hunters to have birds tested for avian flu

Starting Monday, the DNR is asking hunters in Kandiyohi, Pope, Meeker, Swift and Stearns counties to call local DNR wildlife offices.

Updated: April 17, 2015, - 11:52 PM

State's turkey hunters fairly satisfied, but changes may be ahead

Opinions gathered from turkey hunters might be used to bring regulation changes

Updated: April 15, 2015, - 08:58 AM

Deer hunters group and DNR clash over deer population goals

The Deer Hunters Association is dissatisfied with the DNR’s response over the deer population goal-setting process.

Updated: April 14, 2015, - 07:05 PM

DNR slashes Mille Lacs walleye limit, bans night fishing

Walleye decline and fear of overharvest prompts DNR action.

Updated: April 09, 2015, - 04:10 PM

Paddling from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean

Six companions are making a nine-month, 5,200-mile canoe trip that began at the Gulf of Mexico and will end at the Arctic Ocean.

Updated: April 07, 2015, - 10:19 PM

Legendary Minnsota anglers, companies, inducted into Fishing Hall of Fame

Three Minnesota anglers, two companies honored.

Updated: April 01, 2015, - 12:32 AM

Should worst Minnesota poachers be charged with felonies?

Gov. Mark Dayton argues it’s time to crack down on Minnesota’s worst poachers

Updated: March 31, 2015, - 10:40 PM

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