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

Trophy Tales: 8-year-old 'Squid' conquers his 5-pound bass quest

Brad Little has gone by the name 'Squid' ever since his older brothers wanted to name him “Squidword” (yes, of SpongeBob Squarepants fame) while he was still in the womb.

Updated: August 28, 2013, - 07:19 AM

Duck harvest stands out in good year for small game

2012 was a very good year for duck hunters, and for those pursuing small game in general.

Updated: August 24, 2013, - 10:41 PM

Aquariums get makeover in State Fair's DNR building

The DNR has replaced the 17 small, almost-ancient indoor aquariums with five much larger tanks — one stretching 18 feet and two measuring 14 feet. Each will show fish in their simulated native habitat.

Updated: August 21, 2013, - 05:19 PM

From almost gone to growing fast, the plague of Canada geese

Once nearly extinct, the growing Canada goose population can be a nuisance for metro residents and farmers, whose crops are at risk.

Updated: August 02, 2013, - 09:14 AM

Trophy tales: Seven-year-old catches his 'monster northern'

Gavin Moen went to Upper Red Lake with his father, and his wish quickly turned into reality.

Updated: July 30, 2013, - 02:54 PM

Minnesota slashes wolf harvest for 2013 nearly in half

The number of wolves hunters can kill in Minnesota this fall will be slashed from 400 a year ago to 220. And only 3,300 hunters and trappers will be given permits this year to kill wolves, down from 6,000.

Updated: July 29, 2013, - 10:47 PM

Trophy tales: White Bear Lake teen brings in 42-inch muskie

Anthony Belvedere, 14, White Bear Lake, as told by his brother Andrew“We were fishing for muskies and northerns all day,...

Updated: July 24, 2013, - 07:18 AM

Jim Klatt, longtime Minnesota conservation leader, dies at 71

He pushed for years for a constitutional amendment to maintain hunting and fishing.

Updated: July 20, 2013, - 05:12 PM

Conservation Corps: 'Resources restored, lives changed'

More than 500 youths and young adults this year will serve in Conservation Corps Minnesota. The nonprofit group is following in the footsteps of the federal Civilian Conservation Corps, created during the Great Depression.

Updated: July 19, 2013, - 09:12 AM

'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

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