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

Winter rerun: Will ice be gone by fishing opener?

When Larry Anderson looks out across Leech Lake these days, he sees winter: Snowdrifts, trucks driving on the 3-foot-thick ice...

Updated: March 30, 2014, - 06:47 PM

Smith: Bassmaster Classic winner is livin' the dream

After years of trying, angler wins Bassmaster Classic, the ‘Super Bowl’ of bass fishing.

Updated: March 25, 2014, - 11:58 PM

Mille Lacs night fishing ban extended to boost walleye

Late-night ban to help walleye population recover will run until December.

Updated: March 25, 2014, - 08:56 PM

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

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