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

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

Aquariums get makeover in State Fair's DNR building

The DNR has replaced the 17 small, almost-ancient indoor aquariums with five much larger tanks — one stretching 18 feet and two measuring 14 feet. Each will show fish in their simulated native habitat.

Updated: August 21, 2013, - 05:19 PM

From almost gone to growing fast, the plague of Canada geese

Once nearly extinct, the growing Canada goose population can be a nuisance for metro residents and farmers, whose crops are at risk.

Updated: August 02, 2013, - 09:14 AM

Trophy tales: Seven-year-old catches his 'monster northern'

Gavin Moen went to Upper Red Lake with his father, and his wish quickly turned into reality.

Updated: July 30, 2013, - 02:54 PM

Minnesota slashes wolf harvest for 2013 nearly in half

The number of wolves hunters can kill in Minnesota this fall will be slashed from 400 a year ago to 220. And only 3,300 hunters and trappers will be given permits this year to kill wolves, down from 6,000.

Updated: July 29, 2013, - 10:47 PM

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