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

Collegiate conservationists: Students launch Ducks Unlimited chapters

Conservationists still in school make it their way to give back to nature.

Updated: April 21, 2014, - 08:20 PM

Huge fish: Minnesota angler lands possible 100-pound sturgeon

When Andy Fronek went sturgeon fishing on the Rainy River for the first time last weekend, he thought it would be cool to catch a fish bigger than his kids, ages 9 and 11. Instead, he landed a fish bigger than him.

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 12:36 PM

Lance Ness: On a mission for turkeys ... and conservation

Lance Ness got hooked on the excitement of turkey hunting more than 30 years ago, calling the sport addicting.

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 01:23 AM

Minnesota's wild turkeys: A wildlife success story

Once wiped out in Minnesota, wild gobblers now roam much of the state thanks to reintroduction efforts that began nearly 90 years ago.

Updated: April 14, 2014, - 06:59 AM

Warmer temps end Minnesota's emergency deer feeding program

About $200,000 was spent, and it’s estimated 16,000 animals benefited. But controversy remains.

Updated: April 12, 2014, - 11:44 PM

Idaho elk hunt is dream trip for Somerset youth

Brad Marcello bagged a bull elk, with an assist from nonprofit group Shot for Hope.

Updated: April 09, 2014, - 04:30 PM

Long, hard winter has been tough on deer

The DNR’s cost for feeding might surpass $300,000.

Updated: April 06, 2014, - 05:05 PM

A spring fling to South Dakota: Hunting snow geese

Waterfowl migration was a spectacle during a spring snow goose hunt in South Dakota.

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 08:54 PM

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

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