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

Gull Lake's ice-fishing masses

When about 10,000 anglers trudge onto Gull Lake next Saturday near Brainerd for the world’s largest ice-fishing contest they’ll immediately face a key decision: Fish shallow or fish deep?

Updated: January 20, 2014, - 01:56 AM

DNR round table: Problems persist on the prairie

Wildlife as varied as badgers, monarch butterflies, ducks and pheasants are suffering population declines despite millions of dollars of habitat restoration efforts.

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 06:27 PM

Prior Lake Horse and Hunt Club owners vow to rebuild

The rustic amber log building with stone fireplaces, brimming with elk, deer and other wildlife mounts and antler chandeliers, is only a memory.

Updated: January 05, 2014, - 11:47 PM

Heil's passing leaves a hole in the conservation community

The outdoors were everything to the much loved Greg Heil.

Updated: January 05, 2014, - 06:42 PM

Favorite outdoor tales from 2013

Our outdoor pages also introduced readers to fascinating people whose stories help make Minnesota special.

Updated: January 01, 2014, - 01:55 PM

Minnesota's wolf season closes with 237 wolves killed

Minnesota’s second-ever wolf season was closed Saturday, more than a month early, after hunters killed a total of 237 wolves — 17 more than the target harvest set by the Department of Natural Resources.

Updated: December 30, 2013, - 09:31 PM

Walleyes, wolves and other wildlife: Year in review

A frozen-over fishing opener stood out as odd news in a year of upticks, downturns.

Updated: December 24, 2013, - 09:21 PM

Looking for winter adventure? Check out these four state parks

Early snow and cold have made this December the best start to the winter recreation season in years.

Updated: December 20, 2013, - 01:23 PM

Pages of passion: New anthology captures love of ruffed grouse

Tom Pero’s beautiful, massive anthology is an ode to the premier game bird in the United States, and especially in...

Updated: December 18, 2013, - 12:22 AM

One lucky dog: Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation saves dying canine

Hudson hunter’s quick thinking brought his beloved springer back from death’s door.

Updated: December 17, 2013, - 01:28 AM

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