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

State duck kill expected to be similar to last year; pheasant harvest could be up

DNR officials are unsure about hunter numbers.

Updated: September 17, 2014, - 10:31 AM

Sunrise through thick fog welcomes young hunters

An estimated 5,000 youngsters 15 and under who climbed into duck blinds around the state with nonhunting adult mentors for the one-day special hunt.

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 06:50 PM

Grouse revival might be underway

Hunters are hopeful the state ruffed grouse population finally is on the upswing.

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 01:00 AM

Heritage Council picks executive director

Mark Johnson, executive director of the Deer Hunters Association, was the choice.

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 12:58 AM

Dove numbers high but few Minnesotans embrace the hunt

Mourning doves taste good, some of the best wild game fare to be found, but few have pursued them since the Legislature reinstated dove hunting season in 2004.

Updated: September 06, 2014, - 06:45 PM

Star of the North: Late-summer trek to BWCA is family tradition

The boundary waters shines like a beacon, drawing late-summer paddlers with loons, solitude and fried walleyes.

Updated: August 30, 2014, - 06:12 PM

For Minnesotans, camping is rich tradition that is ever evolving

Minnesotans will flock to campgrounds this Labor Day weekend, continuing a beloved outdoors tradition with a long history and evolving...

Updated: August 29, 2014, - 02:26 PM

Zebra mussels decline on Lake Mille Lacs

After growing exponentially for several years, the zebra mussel population on Lake Mille Lacs has fallen for the second consecutive...

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 08:03 AM

Survey: Angler numbers drop nationally, but women, Hispanics could boost numbers

The industry hopes to recruit more women and Hispanics.

Updated: August 20, 2014, - 12:23 AM

Nonprofit Minnesota group puts seniors, others, on the water

A volunteer group, Let's Go Fishing, assists those who thought their boat-fishing days might be over

Updated: August 17, 2014, - 12:24 AM

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