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

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

Ugliest catch: Walker's International Eelpout Festival

Ice anglers and revelers celebrate an unattractive but tasty fish at Walker’s eelpout festival.

Updated: February 23, 2014, - 07:06 PM

Hunters want deer fed, DNR reluctantly agrees to help — with restrictions

The DNR feeds the deer herd once a decade or so, and grudgingly. Why now?

Updated: February 15, 2014, - 06:03 PM

Searching for perch bites in the biting cold on Leech Lake

Frigid weather didn’t stop Leech Lake anglers from venturing outside fishhouses for perch.

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 12:27 AM

Tough winter prompts pheasant feeding, but caution urged

Pheasants Forever doesn’t have a formal policy about feeding the birds, but many chapters choose to do it.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 01:17 AM

Minneapolis RV-maker offers room with a view

Bert Taylor, 62, of Minneapolis, has taken the teardrop trailer to a whole new level.

Updated: February 05, 2014, - 09:38 AM

Early teal hunting season would be controversial

The fear is hunters wouldn’t identify targets correctly.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 08:03 PM

Mille Lacs walleye quota for 2014 will be lowest ever

The popularity of the state’s premier walleye fishing lake, Mille Lacs, will be tested this summer.

Updated: February 02, 2014, - 08:44 AM

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