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

DNR fields comments on antler-point restrictions in southeast

CANNON FALLS, MINN. - Noah Vaillant, a 16-year-old deer hunter from Andover, doesn't like the antler-point restrictions in southeast Minnesota where he hunts.

Updated: February 26, 2013, - 09:14 PM

More southeast deer hunters support antler-point restrictions

Antler-point restrictions have created a more balanced whitetail population, and support is rising.

Updated: February 23, 2013, - 05:30 PM

FWS chief Ashe shares optimism, frustrations

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director is optimstic that we will see a farm bill with strong conservation provisions.

Updated: February 17, 2013, - 06:27 PM

Finally, a Minnesota winter beckons skiers, snowmobilers

The heavy snowfall has meant better conditions for winter-sports enthusiasts on trails through most parts of the state.

Updated: February 16, 2013, - 09:12 PM

Conservation groups take interest in women, and vice versa

Pheasants Forever added two females to its board, a shift "essential for the continuation of traditional sports," one said.

Updated: February 11, 2013, - 02:11 PM

Minneapolis couple finds the good life: Retirement in an RV

 Plenty of Minnesotans are hitting the road to see the world through the window of an RV.

Updated: February 06, 2013, - 09:04 AM

DNR says calls about poachers up dramatically

More hunters and anglers are turning in those who disobey laws.

Updated: February 05, 2013, - 06:34 AM

Smith: Strand's efforts help duck numbers take flight

With his boxes, Roger Strand of New London has strived to boost the state's wood duck population for decades.

Updated: February 04, 2013, - 12:32 AM

Winnibigoshish is latest lake infested by mussels

Now the Mississippi and 12 other waters are also considered tainted in the species' march north.

Updated: February 01, 2013, - 12:04 AM

Jan. 30: New walleye limits on Mille Lacs make dead fish a bigger deal

State officials have cut walleye allocations -- which include released fish that die -- in half this year on Lake Mille Lacs.

Updated: January 29, 2013, - 10:17 PM

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