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

Heritage Council picks executive director

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

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

Dove numbers high but few Minnesotans embrace the hunt

Mourning doves taste good, some of the best wild game fare to be found, but few have pursued them since the Legislature reinstated dove hunting season in 2004.

Updated: September 06, 2014, - 06:45 PM

Star of the North: Late-summer trek to BWCA is family tradition

The boundary waters shines like a beacon, drawing late-summer paddlers with loons, solitude and fried walleyes.

Updated: August 30, 2014, - 06:12 PM

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

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