Dennis Anderson

Columnist | Outdoors
Phone: 612-673-4424
Anderson has been the Star Tribune outdoors columnist since 1993. Before that, for 13 years, he wrote the outdoors column for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He and his colleague, outdoors writer Doug Smith, cover hunting, fishing, camping, boating, paddling and other outdoor activities, as well as natural resource conservation.

Recent content from Dennis Anderson

Anderson: NFL Hall of Famer Blount competes on a horse these days

An expert horseman who in his mannerisms, dress and experience is every bit a cowboy, the former Steelers cornerback first worked with horses as a kid, growing up poor in Georgia’s Toombs County.

Updated: December 11, 2014, - 11:24 PM

Hibbing couple buys horse for $400,000

Minnesotans Daniel and Nancy Burkes were the high bidders Monday at a sale for 2-year-olds held in Fort Worth, Texas, in conjunction with the National Cutting Horse Association Futurity.

Updated: December 11, 2014, - 11:00 PM

At the brink: Upcoming Pheasant Summit could be a turning point

Decision-makers still have a chance to make a difference and improve pheasant hunting. In advance of the Pheasant Summit to be held Saturday in Marshall, upland hunters appear to be split into two camps.

Updated: December 10, 2014, - 01:10 AM

Anderson: Get the younger generation outdoors

Exposing more young people to the outdoors, and instilling in them a conservation ethic, is something every older hunter and angler can do.

Updated: December 09, 2014, - 02:03 PM

Anderson: North Dakota farm groups jab conservationists again

North Dakota is a poster child for a future many people fear, one in which finite natural resources are controlled by powerful political factions.

Updated: December 04, 2014, - 11:50 PM

Anderson: On Wisconsin opener, good times and deer

The Wisconsin deer season opened at daylight Saturday, and a customary group gathered near Cumberland.

Updated: November 23, 2014, - 12:05 AM

Visual aid helps eyeglass-wearing shooters who peer through scopes

Poor eyesight is a big problem for shooters, particularly for rifle shooters who peer through scopes. Wearers of bifocals or...

Updated: November 22, 2014, - 05:44 PM

Anderson: Bundled up in the backwaters

We inched our way over thin ice with a canoe to reach open water, only to later find the ducks and geese we’d invited weren’t coming.

Updated: November 21, 2014, - 12:47 AM

Q&A: Expert points finger at wolves for declining moose numbers, not climate change

A wolf expert discussed why he thinks wolves are partly responsible for declining moose numbers in northeast Minnesota.

Updated: November 16, 2014, - 11:02 PM

Anderson: More in Minnesota keep hunting into their golden years

The number of elder Minnesotans who are still active soars in 10 years.

Updated: November 14, 2014, - 12:28 AM

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