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

Pheasant opener: Hunters might find more ringnecks than expected

Hunters might find more pheasants this season than expected based on sightings.

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 08:49 PM

Love of the outdoors lured California hunter to northern Minnesota

Meadow Kouffeld-Hansen has been hunting and fishing since she was a kid growing up on a small ranch in northern California.

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 08:09 PM

Minnesota's pheasant habitat is being improved, but the amount continues to decline

Grassland quality for pheasants is improving, but quantity is shrinking.

Updated: October 04, 2014, - 07:14 PM

Waterfowl opener: Some ducks — and mosquitoes

With temperatures hitting 80 degrees under blue skies, Minnesota’s duck hunting opener was one most hunters likely will remember, regardless of how many ducks they saw or shot.

Updated: October 01, 2014, - 01:16 AM

Most hunters found some ducks — and mosquitoes — on a summerlike waterfowl opener

With temperatures hitting 80 degrees under blue skies, Minnesota’s waterfowl hunting opener was one most hunters likely will remember, regardless...

Updated: September 30, 2014, - 07:57 PM

Guide to Minnesota's 13 national wildlife refuges

Minnesota is home to 13 national wildlife refuges, each with a distinct set of attractions for hunters, anglers, birders and...

Updated: September 25, 2014, - 05:27 PM

A duck dilemma: How many is too many?

The Concerned Duck Hunters Panel is calling for renewed discussion among hunters and policymakers about the future of ducks and...

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 11:07 AM

Early season ruffed grouse reports are mixed

Less than two weeks into the season, ruffed grouse hunting has been hit-or-miss, as heavy cover still hinders hunters.

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 12:57 AM

Minnesota duck kill numbers up, but is it too high?

Liberalized duck hunting regulations boosted harvest, but some fear that too many wood ducks are being killed.

Updated: September 20, 2014, - 06:20 PM

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

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