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

'Clean-and-drain' areas being added to public boat landings

Boaters will be able to dispose of waste matter without clogging ramps.

Updated: July 16, 2013, - 08:08 PM

Retiree finds the time to solve a fishing lure problem

At 77, Doug Erbeck is retired — technically — but you won’t find him sitting in a rocking chair killing...

Updated: July 13, 2013, - 05:31 PM

State plans to reprise wolf hunting season this fall

State officials said the wolf population remains robust despite a 24 percent decline since 2008. Hunting foes contend animals are in peril.

Updated: July 09, 2013, - 10:06 PM

Cool weather helped limit spring boating accidents

Minnesota’s long, cool spring kept boaters off the water — and out of trouble.

Updated: July 09, 2013, - 08:08 PM

Triple bag limit for August goose hunt on tap for Minnesota hunters

U.S. officials acted to raise possession limits on migratory birds and OK’d an August goose hunt for part of the...

Updated: July 09, 2013, - 01:31 AM

Bending Branches is one of world's largest paddle manufacturers

A Minnesota paddle maker’s innovation has transformed the marketplace.

Updated: July 05, 2013, - 10:36 AM

Smith: Otter Tail is No. 1 county in number of lakes

Otter Tail County holds 1,048 lakes — not only more than any other county in Minnesota but more than any county in the United States.

Updated: July 02, 2013, - 09:42 PM

One year later: Lake Superior fishery appears to have weathered storm

A year after the June assault on the North Shore, Lake Superior and the St. Louis River estuary appear healthier than originally predicted.

Updated: July 01, 2013, - 12:21 AM

Smith: Weather raises havoc for paddlers, boaters

The danger was underscored over the weekend when a group of young canoeists overturned in rapids on the St. Croix River in Pine County. Fortunately, all were wearing life jackets.

Updated: June 26, 2013, - 01:39 AM

Thief steals Montevideo's community boat, but not spirit

A thief swiped Montevideo’s ‘‘Let’s Go Fishing’’ pontoon boat, leaving senior citizens and youths high and dry.

Updated: June 19, 2013, - 12:30 PM

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