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 hunting dilemma: Where are the hunters?

Except for the oldest, numbers have slipped dramatically since 2007.

Updated: October 21, 2014, - 09:14 PM

Smith: Conservationist leads fight to restore prairies, wetlands

Avid Worthington pheasant hunter also advocates for state hunting lands and clean drinking water.

Updated: October 15, 2014, - 10:10 AM

Pheasants play hard to get throughout much of state

Minnesota pheasant hunters — hampered by a sea of standing corn and below-average pheasant numbers — struggled to find birds on opening weekend despite optimistic forecasts.

Updated: October 14, 2014, - 08:30 PM

A picture-perfect pheasant hunting opener

Most hunters found birds, and spectacular weather, at the Governor’s Pheasant Opener.

Updated: October 12, 2014, - 12:07 AM

Pheasants are a cherished gamebird in Minnesota

Minnesota’s pheasant population has been on a roller coaster since the birds were introduced here in 1905.

Updated: October 10, 2014, - 12:37 AM

Hutchinson conservationist honored for improving natural resources

Virgil Voigt was recently honored for a lifetime of achievement.

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 08:51 PM

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

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