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

State tests cattle grazing on hunting grounds

This year, about 13,000 acres of state wildlife management areas were grazed, part of a new Department of Natural Resources program that eventually will be expanded to about 50,000 acres.

Updated: October 05, 2013, - 03:43 PM

Disabled Minn. hunters, anglers get a shot with Capable Partners

A Twin Cities nonprofit helps disabled hunters and anglers participate, fully, in the sports they love.

Updated: October 04, 2013, - 12:51 AM

Blaze-orange clothing: It's the law and it saves lives

The law requiring hunters to wear blaze-orange clothing has decreased the number of deaths and accidents. There’s no fine if small-game hunters don’t, but compliance is high.

Updated: October 01, 2013, - 11:27 PM

Losses of habitat as grasslands plowed mean trouble for hunters and wildlife

As farmers convert grasslands to crops, bird numbers in the region tumble.

Updated: September 28, 2013, - 11:47 PM

State program to increase wild rice helps waterfowl to thrive as well

A cost-effective DNR and Ducks Unlimited program to grow more wild rice helps waterfowl, too.

Updated: September 24, 2013, - 11:57 PM

Duck hunter's success on opening weekend depended on location

Location, location, location — the mantra for real estate also applies to duck hunting. Minnesota hunters who were in the...

Updated: September 24, 2013, - 08:04 PM

For some hunters, only the unique 'timberdoodle' will do

The woodcock is a bonus bird for many hunters. Only a precious few consider it their priority.

Updated: September 21, 2013, - 05:03 PM

An early teal hunting season being considered for Minnesota in 2014

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife is studying an early teal hunting season on an experimental basis; identifying teal is an issue.

Updated: September 18, 2013, - 12:22 AM

Pine River man has a passion for hunting grouse

Ted Lundrigan hunts lots of birds, but grouse have mattered most for four decades.

Updated: September 15, 2013, - 12:05 AM

Conservative mode continues for hunting state's antlerless deer

But firearms hunters in many areas have to apply for a limited number of non-antlered permits.

Updated: September 11, 2013, - 12:48 AM

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