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: Mille Lacs night fishing ban catches others in crossfire

Muskie anglers and bowfishermen would suffer under the DNR’s plan to build walleye numbers.

Updated: April 21, 2014, - 08:21 PM

Anderson: Birds and a traveler stop during a storm

Poetry comes to mind when a drive along a country road in a spring storm leads to ducks.

Updated: April 21, 2014, - 04:27 PM

Anderson: Open water a state of mind in this state of ours

The change of seasons clears lakes of ice and also drives sap out of maples and anglers to the river.

Updated: April 13, 2014, - 12:25 AM

Anderson: Owners' tale is circular at fly shop

The original owner of Bob Mitchell’s Fly Shop in Lake Elmo left for Montana. He was replaced by … a fly fishing fan from the Big Sky state.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 01:36 AM

Anderson: Hunting dogs and owners take up shed games

Once somebody figured out retrievers will track deer antlers, the competition was on.

Updated: April 07, 2014, - 06:34 AM

Anderson: Elk backers lobbying to increase herd in Minnesota

Some northwest Minnesota residents are arguing the state’s herd should be grown in that region

Updated: April 04, 2014, - 07:32 AM

A peek under the big top of the Northwest Sportshow

The world’s longest running outdoors expo now has a new ringleader.

Updated: March 27, 2014, - 07:22 PM

Anderson: For Roaches, fishing is a family affair

As a kid, “Mr. Walleye” Gary Roach spent his spare time on the dock or in the boat. He says he was “always fishing” — as is nephew Tony Roach.

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

Northwest Sportshow highlights

What: The 82nd annual Northwest SportshowWhen: Wednesday through SundayWhere: Minneapolis Convention CenterHours: Wednesday and Thursday, 1-9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.–9...

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 05:18 PM

Anderson: In some ways, deer population fix is up to hunters

DNR’s effort to fix the deer population requires understanding and monitoring.

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 08:45 AM

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