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

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

Early findings: Wolf hunt more successful here than out West

The analysis of Minnesota's recently concluded wolf season will take months as researchers survey hunters and trappers and examine teeth and reproductive tracts from the 412 wolves killed. But already several interesting facts have surfaced:

Updated: January 08, 2013, - 09:59 PM

August Canada goose hunt among proposals at DNR roundtable

Annual meeting addressed issues such as a summer goose hunt, antler restrictions and raising size limits on muskies.

Updated: January 05, 2013, - 06:06 PM

Jan. 4: Wolf season ends, but not debate

Does the easily reached quota point to resurgence or vulnerability of once protected animal?

Updated: January 04, 2013, - 06:50 AM

With quota nearly met, Minn. wolf season ends Thursday

DNR chief says controversial first hunting and trapping season "went very, very well."

Updated: January 02, 2013, - 10:38 PM

Expectations and issues ahead for hunters and fishers in '13

We know 2013 will bring Minnesotans hunting and fishing license fee increases, and more roadside checks for boaters. But what else?

Updated: January 01, 2013, - 07:29 PM

Tails of the hunt

For as long as I can remember, there was always a black Lab in our home. As a youngster I...

Updated: December 29, 2012, - 10:23 PM

2012 outdoors in review: Wet, wild

From balmy winter temperatures that cut the ice-fishing season short, to the controversial inaugural wolf hunting season, to new roadside checks for boaters — for outdoors enthusiasts, 2012 was a year to remember.

Updated: December 27, 2012, - 01:33 AM

Young artists lured toward fish-head ornament idea

A high school class in Verndale is learning about business by making and selling fish-head Christmas ornaments. And it can't keep up with the demand.

Updated: December 26, 2012, - 05:35 PM

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