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

Favorite outdoor tales from 2013

Our outdoor pages also introduced readers to fascinating people whose stories help make Minnesota special.

Updated: January 01, 2014, - 01:55 PM

Minnesota's wolf season closes with 237 wolves killed

Minnesota’s second-ever wolf season was closed Saturday, more than a month early, after hunters killed a total of 237 wolves — 17 more than the target harvest set by the Department of Natural Resources.

Updated: December 30, 2013, - 09:31 PM

Walleyes, wolves and other wildlife: Year in review

A frozen-over fishing opener stood out as odd news in a year of upticks, downturns.

Updated: December 24, 2013, - 09:21 PM

Looking for winter adventure? Check out these four state parks

Early snow and cold have made this December the best start to the winter recreation season in years.

Updated: December 20, 2013, - 01:23 PM

Pages of passion: New anthology captures love of ruffed grouse

Tom Pero’s beautiful, massive anthology is an ode to the premier game bird in the United States, and especially in...

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

One lucky dog: Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation saves dying canine

Hudson hunter’s quick thinking brought his beloved springer back from death’s door.

Updated: December 17, 2013, - 01:28 AM

Pheasant summit: Can South Dakota save its 'big deal' tradition?

"Pheasant summit" drew 400 and produced ideas for stopping declines in habitat, population.

Updated: December 16, 2013, - 07:23 AM

Winter memories, from northern Minnesota

Back in the day, snow and solitude blanketed the woods Up North, offering untrod trails and room for adventure.

Updated: December 07, 2013, - 05:39 PM

Long shot: Bemidji college student bags wolf in an unlikely way

On the last day of Minnesota’s early wolf season, Andrew Seagren bagged his first-ever Canis lupus deep in the woods near Walker.

Updated: December 04, 2013, - 12:21 PM

Too much oxygen kills fish in Lake Owasso in Ramsey County

DNR believes quirk of nature hit Lake Owasso last week.

Updated: December 03, 2013, - 06:14 PM

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