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: 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

Minnesota hunters took 36 percent fewer deer opening weekend

Anecdotal hunter reports last weekend, as well as DNR conservation officer observations, confirm that hunting success was down significantly, particularly in the north.

Updated: November 12, 2014, - 09:10 PM

Anderson: Butcher your own deer? He'll show you how

A Minnesota company teaches tactics that can save deer hunters money.

Updated: November 09, 2014, - 12:01 AM

Shack for sale: A hunter sells his deer camp

A lifelong hunter makes an emotional decision: to sell his deer camp.

Updated: November 07, 2014, - 02:27 PM

Anderson: Readying gun — and mind — for the hunt

Shooting at paper targets is a reminder there’s much more in play in the woods in deer season.

Updated: November 07, 2014, - 12:29 AM

Anderson: DNR official, bowhunting advocate discuss deer management

Hunters and DNR officials struggle to weigh factors in lower deer numbers.

Updated: November 02, 2014, - 12:32 AM

Anderson: Long way back after a bear attack

A wounded bear’s charge left Brandon Johnson in a fight for his life. Now his battle is recovery and bills.

Updated: October 31, 2014, - 12:38 AM

Anderson: 6-year-old's death leaves Dad without his hunting pal

A 6-year-old’s death left a lagoon-sized hole in a father-son bond built on a mutual and budding passion for the...

Updated: October 26, 2014, - 06:26 PM

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