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

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

Lakeville artist Hamrick wins fourth trout stamp contest

Stephen Hamrick won his fourth state trout stamp contest this week with a painting of a brook trout, putting him in exclusive company.

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 12:42 AM

State officials question federal duck harvest survey showing big drop in hunters

Data says hunters in state dropped by 33 percent in 2013 — hard to believe.

Updated: August 11, 2014, - 10:32 AM

Dispute erupts over hiring Outdoor Heritage executive director

State group spends $100 million on outdoors projects each year.

Updated: August 06, 2014, - 12:00 AM

March 1: Legacy Council needs to find successor for its executive director

Executive Director Bill Becker is retiring from Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.

Updated: August 05, 2014, - 05:05 PM

New field guide to Minnesota's amphibians and reptiles

Amphibians and reptiles aren’t the state’s most visible critters, but they make a great introduction to wildlife.

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 05:56 PM

Smith: DNR says too many boaters still violating invasive species laws

So far, conservation officers have issued 232 tickets and 516 warnings for AIS violations.

Updated: July 29, 2014, - 11:47 PM

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