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

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

March 1: Legacy Council needs to find successor for its executive director

Executive Director Bill Becker is retiring from Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.

Updated: August 05, 2014, - 05:05 PM

New field guide to Minnesota's amphibians and reptiles

Amphibians and reptiles aren’t the state’s most visible critters, but they make a great introduction to wildlife.

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 05:56 PM

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