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

Five-state pheasant hunt road trip hopes to spread a message

Showing the worth of public land is goal on five-state run.

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 04:21 PM

Smith: Despite dire forecasts, hunters find pheasants in S.D.

Each fall, about 25,000 Minnesotans hunt South Dakota roosters — about 25 percent of the 100,000 nonresident hunters — easily making the Gopher State the No. 1 exporter of ringneck hunters.

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 06:44 AM

South Dakota to hold summit on pheasant habitat

Pheasant hunting is a $170 million industry in South Dakota. And the approximately 100,000 nonresident pheasant hunters who visit each...

Updated: October 22, 2013, - 09:12 PM

Young guns get invited to Governor's Pheasant Opener

Eight enthusiastic teenage hunters were invited to the Governor’s Pheasant Opener.

Updated: October 16, 2013, - 12:23 AM

Hunters love the dog they're with

A potpourri of hunting dog breeds will be unleashed on Minnesota grasslands beginning Saturday as canines and their owners open another pheasant hunting season. What's the best breed? It's whichever one you own.

Updated: October 14, 2013, - 12:56 AM

Latest Minnesota license plate puts pheasants at the forefront

Critical Habitat Program’s latest push involves a popular bird and a successful artist.

Updated: October 12, 2013, - 05:27 PM

State tests cattle grazing on hunting grounds

This year, about 13,000 acres of state wildlife management areas were grazed, part of a new Department of Natural Resources program that eventually will be expanded to about 50,000 acres.

Updated: October 05, 2013, - 03:43 PM

Disabled Minn. hunters, anglers get a shot with Capable Partners

A Twin Cities nonprofit helps disabled hunters and anglers participate, fully, in the sports they love.

Updated: October 04, 2013, - 12:51 AM

Blaze-orange clothing: It's the law and it saves lives

The law requiring hunters to wear blaze-orange clothing has decreased the number of deaths and accidents. There’s no fine if small-game hunters don’t, but compliance is high.

Updated: October 01, 2013, - 11:27 PM

Losses of habitat as grasslands plowed mean trouble for hunters and wildlife

As farmers convert grasslands to crops, bird numbers in the region tumble.

Updated: September 28, 2013, - 11:47 PM

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