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

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

A fine day on the water for those who served

Able-bodied and disabled, younger and older, veterans were treated to a day on the water.

Updated: June 09, 2014, - 09:57 AM

Gunflint Trail fishing guide to be celebrated Saturday

Dennis Todd, 59, died last September in a boating accident just across the border in Ontario on one of his favorite lakes, Northern Light.

Updated: June 04, 2014, - 12:23 AM

Hunters say there aren't enough deer

DNR hears call for bigger herd, better communication.

Updated: June 01, 2014, - 09:21 PM

DNR proposal has bass, walleye opener on same date

It is among several proposed fishing regulation changes the DNR intends to adopt and is accepting comments.

Updated: May 28, 2014, - 12:20 AM

BWCA bound: How to pack, eat, pick route, avoid bugs

If you’re contemplating your first BWCA trip — or just haven’t been there for a while — here are some tips the Star Tribune's Doug Smith learned over 40 years of paddling canoe country.

Updated: May 23, 2014, - 12:41 PM

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