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

Heil's passing leaves a hole in the conservation community

The outdoors were everything to the much loved Greg Heil.

Updated: January 05, 2014, - 06:42 PM

Favorite outdoor tales from 2013

Our outdoor pages also introduced readers to fascinating people whose stories help make Minnesota special.

Updated: January 01, 2014, - 01:55 PM

Minnesota's wolf season closes with 237 wolves killed

Minnesota’s second-ever wolf season was closed Saturday, more than a month early, after hunters killed a total of 237 wolves — 17 more than the target harvest set by the Department of Natural Resources.

Updated: December 30, 2013, - 09:31 PM

Walleyes, wolves and other wildlife: Year in review

A frozen-over fishing opener stood out as odd news in a year of upticks, downturns.

Updated: December 24, 2013, - 09:21 PM

Looking for winter adventure? Check out these four state parks

Early snow and cold have made this December the best start to the winter recreation season in years.

Updated: December 20, 2013, - 01:23 PM

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

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