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

Tough winter taking its toll on Minnesota fish

Low oxygen levels in lakes are resulting in significant winterkill.

Updated: March 23, 2014, - 12:08 AM

No hints of spring in the BWCA, where winter rules

Winter’s grip held firm last week as a group of four journeyed near Ely on a three-day camping-fishing adventure.

Updated: March 19, 2014, - 01:05 AM

Wildlife in winter: It's been a tough one for Minnesota's critters

It’s been a tough year for wildlife in Minnesota. Here’s a look at how different species are faring during the final days of an extreme season.

Updated: March 17, 2014, - 06:21 PM

Gophers anglers are golden at national tourney

College National Bass Fishing Championship is the first for a northern school.

Updated: March 12, 2014, - 07:24 AM

Food for thought on deer feeding

Some deer hunters want more of their dollars used for emergency deer feeding.

Updated: March 12, 2014, - 12:37 AM

Hunters embrace first deer feeding program in 17 years

Volunteers distributed deer feed at six sites in the launch of the state’s first large-scale feeding initiative in 17 years.

Updated: March 09, 2014, - 07:24 PM

Legacy council needs to find successor for its executive director

Executive Director Bill Becker is retiring from Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.

Updated: March 01, 2014, - 11:46 PM

Feb. 19: Pelican Lake’s days as Wright Co. destination fishery are numbered

Pelican Lake in Wright County, an ice-fishing hot spot, will be restored as a waterfowl magnet.

Updated: February 28, 2014, - 08:52 PM

Re-examining deer densities around Minnesota

DNR seeks input from hunters, farmers and others on population levels of the state's whitetails.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 12:30 AM

Feb. 23: 12 people face 80 game and fish violations

The defendants have been issued summons for the violations, which are all misdemeanors, the DNR said.

Updated: February 23, 2014, - 07:07 PM

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