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

Waterfowl habitat and management center stage at free symposium

Are Minnesota’s duck hunting regulations too liberal, resulting in hunters killing too many ducks?Or have recent liberal regulations simply given...

Updated: February 06, 2015, - 07:19 AM

From humble beginning, Minnesota decoy carver among world's best

It takes Tom Flemming 60 to 80 hours to carve and paint a duck decoy. And he’s one of the best in the world at it.

Updated: February 04, 2015, - 12:56 AM

Enforcement of buffer strip law inconsistent

Required land strips aid water quality, but enforcement is uneven.

Updated: January 31, 2015, - 06:15 PM

DNR delays mandatory invasive species training for boaters

The effort to fight invasive species by teaching those who tow trailers was halted because of bills introduced in the Legislature to kill it.

Updated: January 29, 2015, - 12:06 AM

DNR proposal: Prohibit permanent deer stands on state lands

The DNR is considering only portable deer stands on public lands to curb cutting of shooting lanes, hunter conflict.

Updated: January 28, 2015, - 12:07 PM

Field report: Warmth has wrecked ski, snowmobile trails

While some Minnesotans are enjoying the unseasonably warm winter, snowmobilers and cross-country skiers are livid.Snow conditions are more like April...

Updated: January 28, 2015, - 12:26 AM

The year outdoors: The cold set the tone

The long, snowy winter and late spring left a mark on wildlife and humans alike.

Updated: December 31, 2014, - 12:06 AM

Clam Outdoors: From garage business to ice fishing leader

Dave Genz started a trend that became a business — Clam Outdoors, seller of ice fishing shelters.

Updated: December 22, 2014, - 06:56 AM

Readers reveal how to replenish Minnesota's pheasant population

We asked our readers for ideas on how to boost Minnesota’s pheasant population. And they responded.

Updated: December 16, 2014, - 11:10 PM

Sunrise or sunset for pheasants? Summit seeks solutions

Hoping to rekindle the pheasant population and avoid losing a cherished tradition, Minnesota’s first-ever pheasant summit sought solutions.

Updated: December 13, 2014, - 11:52 PM

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