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

Doug Smith: A late-season hunt for sharp-tailed grouse

Sharp-tailed grouse, once plentiful in Minnesota, aren’t hunted by many but have strong admirers.

Updated: December 01, 2013, - 12:17 AM

Smith: Champlin hunter's 8-point deer is a gender-bender

A Champlin hunter saw the rack, took the shot and was stunned to find he’d killed a doe.

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 09:15 PM

Three generations gather for deer camp at 'The Farm'

Three generations of deer hunters gather each fall at a North Woods site their forebears homesteaded more than 100 years ago.

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 06:34 AM

Replicas from world-record 8-pointer will amaze hunters

Seven replicas of the world-record rack, from a deer illegally killed in 2009, will be displayed across Minnesota.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 11:54 AM

State's second wolf hunting season opens Saturday with reduced goals

Minnesota’s second regulated wolf hunting season opens Saturday with one certainty: Fewer wolves will be killed than in last year’s inaugural hunt.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 12:48 AM

2013 firearms season: Where the deer are

What’s the best place in Minnesota to shoot a whitetail when the state’s firearm deer season opens Saturday?

Updated: November 04, 2013, - 01:32 AM

Hunters in trouble: Ten ways Minn. hunters run afoul of the law

The 10 most frequent Minnesota hunting violations produce frustration among law enforcement officials and law-abiding hunters.

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 08:12 AM

Pheasant stamp and small-game license sales tumble

The number of Minnesota pheasant hunters afield so far this fall is the lowest in the past five years and is down 27,000 — or 29 percent — from 2009.

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 12:23 AM

Five-state pheasant hunt road trip hopes to spread a message

Showing the worth of public land is goal on five-state run.

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 04:21 PM

Smith: Despite dire forecasts, hunters find pheasants in S.D.

Each fall, about 25,000 Minnesotans hunt South Dakota roosters — about 25 percent of the 100,000 nonresident hunters — easily making the Gopher State the No. 1 exporter of ringneck hunters.

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 06:44 AM

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