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

A hot bite: Red Lake fishing pressure smashes record

A red-hot walleye bite and ideal ice conditions lured a record number of anglers to Upper Red Lake this winter.Through...

Updated: February 25, 2015, - 06:43 AM

A spike in pike: Northern spearing on Mille Lacs boosts license sales

Opening Lake Mille Lacs to spearers bumped license sales, the northern pike harvest

Updated: February 24, 2015, - 09:08 PM

Minnesota farmers face a 'perfect storm' because of wolf ruling

Minnesota farmers have no one to call about wolf depredation, and compensation fund is nearly dry.

Updated: February 21, 2015, - 05:01 PM

Court of appeals rejects challenge to Mille Lacs fishing regulations

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has rejected a challenge to the Lake Mille Lacs fishing regulations by a group of local residents and resort owners.

Updated: February 18, 2015, - 12:30 AM

Fish to fowl: Pelican Lake restoration is work in progress

The fish are mostly gone on Wright County’s popular Pelican Lake. Now efforts to restore it as a waterfowl haven are underway.

Updated: February 18, 2015, - 12:27 AM

Smith: New Deer Hunters Association leader brings fresh perspective

On Outdoors: Craig Engwall is the new leader of the state’s largest advocacy group for whitetails.

Updated: February 16, 2015, - 07:12 AM

DNR proposal: Reduce population of hammer-handle-sized northerns

The overabundance of small, hammer-handle-size northerns, which plagues many Minnesota lakes, could be curtailed under a landmark proposal now being considered by the Department of Natural Resources.

Updated: February 11, 2015, - 11:30 AM

State park pass and boat registration fees could rise

The last park fee increase came in 2003.

Updated: February 11, 2015, - 12:37 AM

Herter's catalog is long gone, but not forgotten

George Herter made his peculiarities obvious with his catalog, but he also changed how outdoors products are marketed.

Updated: February 07, 2015, - 06:34 PM

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

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