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

Photo gallery:Odd as it sounds, drought is helping rejuvenate wetlands

Sloughs and shallow lakes across southern Minnesota are bone-dry, evidence of the continued drought.

Updated: October 23, 2012, - 08:45 PM

Photo gallery:Walleye numbers fall to lowest level in 40 years on Mille Lacs

Walleye numbers in Lake Mille Lacs -- the state's most popular walleye fishery -- have fallen to their lowest level in 40 years, and officials aren't sure why. The lake's larger walleyes also are skinny, a sign they are not finding enough food.

Updated: October 23, 2012, - 05:33 AM

Photo gallery:Wolves continue to plague livestock owners

The wolves that are taken in the approaching hunt won't be the only ones removed from the population in Minnesota this year. They are commonly killed after it's determined they attacked farm animals.

Updated: October 22, 2012, - 07:28 AM

Photo gallery:Dry conditions hurt pheasant hunt; grouse numbers down

"Dogs had trouble finding scent" over the opening weekend.

Updated: October 16, 2012, - 07:14 PM

Photo gallery:Snap decision: Grouse hunter kills wolf to save his dog

As his dog ran at him full bore with a wolf on its heels, a bird hunter says he had to react.

Updated: October 11, 2012, - 02:13 PM

Photo gallery:Early harvest signals excellent pheasant hunting

It won't necessarily be a slam-dunk for Minnesota hunters, but conditions are ripe for seeing more ringnecks when the season opens.

Updated: October 07, 2012, - 10:14 PM

Photo gallery:Grouse hunting better than expected

Minnesota's ruffed grouse population is supposed to be on the downswing, but so far it has been a pretty good fall for "ruffie" hunters.

Updated: October 02, 2012, - 08:23 PM

Photo gallery:Doug Smith: Wright County's Smith Lake again drawing ducks

The good ol' days are back at once-troubled Smith Lake, thanks to a revitalization effort.

Updated: September 29, 2012, - 11:52 PM

Photo gallery:Ducks have returned to restored Smith Lake

Smith Lake habitat restored

Updated: September 28, 2012, - 03:16 PM

Photo gallery:Lake Christina duck opener

Restoring Lake Christina

Updated: September 26, 2012, - 12:06 PM

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