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

Good turnout for revised Deer Classic, but congestion may force move

About 8,500 whitetail enthusiasts attended the revised Minnesota Deer Classic, held over the weekend at the National Sports Center.

Updated: March 13, 2013, - 12:13 AM

Perfect storm threatens Minnesota's natural resources and heritage

Issues facing Minnesota's environment are complex, often involving multiple states and agencies. Officials are realistic but hopeful.

Updated: March 02, 2013, - 08:27 PM

Strict walleye fishing rules are on deck for Lake Mille Lacs

Among the possibilities: A 2-inch harvest slot, a ban on night fishing and perhaps restrictions on the use of certain hooks and jigs.

Updated: February 28, 2013, - 05:46 AM

Minnesota bill calls for 5-year moratorium on wolf hunting, trapping

Hunting and trapping wolves in Minnesota would be prohibited for at least five years under a bill introduced this week...

Updated: February 27, 2013, - 01:43 AM

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

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