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

Food for thought on deer feeding

Some deer hunters want more of their dollars used for emergency deer feeding.

Updated: March 12, 2014, - 12:37 AM

Hunters embrace first deer feeding program in 17 years

Volunteers distributed deer feed at six sites in the launch of the state’s first large-scale feeding initiative in 17 years.

Updated: March 09, 2014, - 07:24 PM

Feb. 19: Pelican Lake’s days as Wright Co. destination fishery are numbered

Pelican Lake in Wright County, an ice-fishing hot spot, will be restored as a waterfowl magnet.

Updated: February 28, 2014, - 08:52 PM

Re-examining deer densities around Minnesota

DNR seeks input from hunters, farmers and others on population levels of the state's whitetails.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 12:30 AM

Feb. 23: 12 people face 80 game and fish violations

The defendants have been issued summons for the violations, which are all misdemeanors, the DNR said.

Updated: February 23, 2014, - 07:07 PM

Ugliest catch: Walker's International Eelpout Festival

Ice anglers and revelers celebrate an unattractive but tasty fish at Walker’s eelpout festival.

Updated: February 23, 2014, - 07:06 PM

Hunters want deer fed, DNR reluctantly agrees to help — with restrictions

The DNR feeds the deer herd once a decade or so, and grudgingly. Why now?

Updated: February 15, 2014, - 06:03 PM

Searching for perch bites in the biting cold on Leech Lake

Frigid weather didn’t stop Leech Lake anglers from venturing outside fishhouses for perch.

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 12:27 AM

Tough winter prompts pheasant feeding, but caution urged

Pheasants Forever doesn’t have a formal policy about feeding the birds, but many chapters choose to do it.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 01:17 AM

Minneapolis RV-maker offers room with a view

Bert Taylor, 62, of Minneapolis, has taken the teardrop trailer to a whole new level.

Updated: February 05, 2014, - 09:38 AM

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