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

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

Pheasant summit: Can South Dakota save its 'big deal' tradition?

"Pheasant summit" drew 400 and produced ideas for stopping declines in habitat, population.

Updated: December 16, 2013, - 07:23 AM

Winter memories, from northern Minnesota

Back in the day, snow and solitude blanketed the woods Up North, offering untrod trails and room for adventure.

Updated: December 07, 2013, - 05:39 PM

Long shot: Bemidji college student bags wolf in an unlikely way

On the last day of Minnesota’s early wolf season, Andrew Seagren bagged his first-ever Canis lupus deep in the woods near Walker.

Updated: December 04, 2013, - 12:21 PM

Too much oxygen kills fish in Lake Owasso in Ramsey County

DNR believes quirk of nature hit Lake Owasso last week.

Updated: December 03, 2013, - 06:14 PM

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

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