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

Late ice-out: What will it mean for Minnesota anglers?

Lingering winter brings worries in the fishing business.

Updated: April 20, 2013, - 11:36 PM

Smith: Do youth hunts really produce future hunters?

It’s difficult to measure whether mentored hunts produce hunters. Proponents say any gain makes it worthwhile.

Updated: April 17, 2013, - 06:07 AM

April 15: 21 more charged with walleye poaching

A three-year investigation, known as Operation Squarehook, involved about 60 officers from the DNR, the Fish and Wildlife Service and tribal authorities from the Red Lake and Leech Lake bands.

Updated: April 15, 2013, - 10:46 PM

N. Minnesota walleye-poaching scheme broken

Ten men from northern Minnesota have been indicted for allegedly netting walleyes and other fish from lakes on the Red Lake and Leech Lake Indian reservations and reselling them.

Updated: April 15, 2013, - 12:51 AM

Moose study reveals pain and deaths but not answers

The DNR’s look at what has caused the population to fall has revealed only hints involving diseases and wolves.

Updated: April 13, 2013, - 04:51 PM

A primer on Minnesota's wild turkey hunting season

About 45,000 Minnesotans are expected to sneak into bluffs, woodlands and prairies this spring, hoping to bag a tom turkey for the dinner table

Updated: April 10, 2013, - 11:59 AM

Wildlife hurt -- and helped -- by cold, snowy winter

It wasn’t a bit like last year. That’s bad news for some but not for all.

Updated: April 06, 2013, - 11:45 PM

Muskie man: Gil Hamm helped start muskie fever

Gil Hamm is a major reason Minnesota has become the top muskie fishery in the nation, and he and his friends helped launch the catch-and-release philosophy so prevalent in fishing today.

Updated: April 02, 2013, - 08:04 PM

Who should pay to attack invasive species in Minnesota waters?

New proposals offer a permanent funding source to fight invasive species in Minnesota waters — and a way to reach nonresidents, too.

Updated: March 31, 2013, - 05:57 PM

Feral cats remain a hot-button issue

Stoking the debate are a piece by environmental writer Ted Williams and controversy over the bird-kill count.

Updated: March 31, 2013, - 05:55 PM

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