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

Three generations gather for deer camp at 'The Farm'

Three generations of deer hunters gather each fall at a North Woods site their forebears homesteaded more than 100 years ago.

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 06:34 AM

Replicas from world-record 8-pointer will amaze hunters

Seven replicas of the world-record rack, from a deer illegally killed in 2009, will be displayed across Minnesota.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 11:54 AM

State's second wolf hunting season opens Saturday with reduced goals

Minnesota’s second regulated wolf hunting season opens Saturday with one certainty: Fewer wolves will be killed than in last year’s inaugural hunt.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 12:48 AM

2013 firearms season: Where the deer are

What’s the best place in Minnesota to shoot a whitetail when the state’s firearm deer season opens Saturday?

Updated: November 04, 2013, - 01:32 AM

Hunters in trouble: Ten ways Minn. hunters run afoul of the law

The 10 most frequent Minnesota hunting violations produce frustration among law enforcement officials and law-abiding hunters.

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 08:12 AM

Pheasant stamp and small-game license sales tumble

The number of Minnesota pheasant hunters afield so far this fall is the lowest in the past five years and is down 27,000 — or 29 percent — from 2009.

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 12:23 AM

Five-state pheasant hunt road trip hopes to spread a message

Showing the worth of public land is goal on five-state run.

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 04:21 PM

Smith: Despite dire forecasts, hunters find pheasants in S.D.

Each fall, about 25,000 Minnesotans hunt South Dakota roosters — about 25 percent of the 100,000 nonresident hunters — easily making the Gopher State the No. 1 exporter of ringneck hunters.

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 06:44 AM

South Dakota to hold summit on pheasant habitat

Pheasant hunting is a $170 million industry in South Dakota. And the approximately 100,000 nonresident pheasant hunters who visit each...

Updated: October 22, 2013, - 09:12 PM

Young guns get invited to Governor's Pheasant Opener

Eight enthusiastic teenage hunters were invited to the Governor’s Pheasant Opener.

Updated: October 16, 2013, - 12:23 AM

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