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

Despite more dog deaths, Legislature unlikely to tighten trapping regulations

A proposal to tighten regulations on body-gripping traps is all but dead at the State Capitol.

Updated: March 24, 2013, - 12:14 AM

Mille Lacs walleye limit cut to two

The 2-walleye limit is needed to replenish the premier lake’s fishery.

Updated: March 20, 2013, - 06:48 AM

Northwest Sportshow offers a world of vacation possibilities

The Northwest Sportshow gives families a chance to plan – and dream.

Updated: March 20, 2013, - 12:38 AM

Wolf hunt survey results won't resolve dispute

No matter what is revealed, it’s quite unlikely the argument over hunting and trapping will be settled.

Updated: March 19, 2013, - 12:23 AM

Wolf hunt opponents, supporters clash at Senate hearing

Bill would put a five-year moratorium on wolf season.

Updated: March 14, 2013, - 11:33 PM

Carrol Henderson: Champion of Minnesota's nongame wildlife

Carrol Henderson has raised Minnesota’s nongame wildlife program since it hatched 36 years ago, fostering both species and good will.

Updated: March 13, 2013, - 12:14 AM

Good turnout for revised Deer Classic, but congestion may force move

About 8,500 whitetail enthusiasts attended the revised Minnesota Deer Classic, held over the weekend at the National Sports Center.

Updated: March 13, 2013, - 12:13 AM

Perfect storm threatens Minnesota's natural resources and heritage

Issues facing Minnesota's environment are complex, often involving multiple states and agencies. Officials are realistic but hopeful.

Updated: March 02, 2013, - 08:27 PM

Strict walleye fishing rules are on deck for Lake Mille Lacs

Among the possibilities: A 2-inch harvest slot, a ban on night fishing and perhaps restrictions on the use of certain hooks and jigs.

Updated: February 28, 2013, - 05:46 AM

Minnesota bill calls for 5-year moratorium on wolf hunting, trapping

Hunting and trapping wolves in Minnesota would be prohibited for at least five years under a bill introduced this week...

Updated: February 27, 2013, - 01:43 AM

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