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

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

Sunrise through thick fog welcomes young hunters

An estimated 5,000 youngsters 15 and under who climbed into duck blinds around the state with nonhunting adult mentors for the one-day special hunt.

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 06:50 PM

Grouse revival might be underway

Hunters are hopeful the state ruffed grouse population finally is on the upswing.

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 01:00 AM

Heritage Council picks executive director

Mark Johnson, executive director of the Deer Hunters Association, was the choice.

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 12:58 AM

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