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

An early teal hunting season being considered for Minnesota in 2014

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife is studying an early teal hunting season on an experimental basis; identifying teal is an issue.

Updated: September 18, 2013, - 12:22 AM

Pine River man has a passion for hunting grouse

Ted Lundrigan hunts lots of birds, but grouse have mattered most for four decades.

Updated: September 15, 2013, - 12:05 AM

Conservative mode continues for hunting state's antlerless deer

But firearms hunters in many areas have to apply for a limited number of non-antlered permits.

Updated: September 11, 2013, - 12:48 AM

Could late hatch help grim pheasant picture?

For pheasant hunters, the news is as hard to swallow as an overcooked bird: Minnesota’s ringneck population dropped 29 percent...

Updated: September 11, 2013, - 12:05 AM

Waterfowl Day gives kids a taste of hunting to boost numbers

An estimated 5,000 youngsters age 15 and under who endured summerlike heat and humidity to take a crack at ducks and geese on Minnesota’s 18th annual Youth Waterfowl Day.

Updated: September 07, 2013, - 08:10 PM

Learning from wolves at the Wildlife Science Center

Fascinated by wolves since a young age, Peggy Callahan founded the Wildlife Science Center, a nonprofit dedicated to research and education on wolves, mountain lions and other wildlife.

Updated: September 06, 2013, - 05:47 PM

Youth day or not, fewer hunt ducks

Come Saturday, about 5,000 kids age 15 and under and their mentors will slip into duck blinds before dawn and...

Updated: August 31, 2013, - 05:56 PM

Wolf in Lake Winnibigoshish attack tests negative for rabies

Noah Graham, 16, of Solway, Minn., received stitches and rabies shots at a hospital in Bemidji after being attacked by a gray wolf while he slept at a campground near Lake Winnibigoshish.

Updated: August 31, 2013, - 04:17 PM

Trophy Tales: 8-year-old 'Squid' conquers his 5-pound bass quest

Brad Little has gone by the name 'Squid' ever since his older brothers wanted to name him “Squidword” (yes, of SpongeBob Squarepants fame) while he was still in the womb.

Updated: August 28, 2013, - 07:19 AM

Duck harvest stands out in good year for small game

2012 was a very good year for duck hunters, and for those pursuing small game in general.

Updated: August 24, 2013, - 10:41 PM

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