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

Winnibigoshish is latest lake infested by mussels

Now the Mississippi and 12 other waters are also considered tainted in the species' march north.

Updated: February 01, 2013, - 12:04 AM

Jan. 30: New walleye limits on Mille Lacs make dead fish a bigger deal

State officials have cut walleye allocations -- which include released fish that die -- in half this year on Lake Mille Lacs.

Updated: January 29, 2013, - 10:17 PM

Jan. 29: Mille Lacs walleye limit slashed in half

Anglers could be kept from keeping any filets from state's premier lake.

Updated: January 29, 2013, - 12:13 AM

Saying goodbye to passionate conservationist Don Sauter

 Don Sauter, who died of a heart attack at age 58, was dedicated to wildlife projects as well as to teaching and coaching baseball.

Updated: January 27, 2013, - 06:17 PM

Revved up: Saving a piece of snowmobile history

Snowmobile collectors and fans from across the United States will gather this weekend at Lake Waconia to show off and inspect some 800 vintage sleds dating to the 1950s.

Updated: January 23, 2013, - 07:32 AM

Firearms sales mean big bucks to states

Excise taxes on increased gun and ammunition sales goes back to state DNRs for wildlife projects and hunter education.

Updated: January 19, 2013, - 06:34 PM

Number of dogs killed by traps concerns owners

Hunters and other dog lovers join forces with legislators seeking to prevent more dogs killed by traps.

Updated: January 15, 2013, - 11:00 PM

'Judas' fish could fight Asian carp

Planted carp will find existing groups so they can be targeted.

Updated: January 13, 2013, - 11:55 PM

Per plan, deer harvest shrinks Whitetail harvest drops 4 percent

Minnesota's deer harvest in 2012 was down 4 percent from the previous year -- and was the lowest kill in 13 years.

Updated: January 12, 2013, - 07:03 PM

Women in the wild: New group seeks to boost hunters, anglers

 As the DNR reaches out to women hunters, veterans of the hunt are mentoring others and launching their own recruiting effort.

Updated: January 08, 2013, - 10:32 PM

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