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

Hunting for beauty: Mankind's long fascination with birds, bird symbols and bird art

In honor of tomorrow’s pheasant opener, our outdoors columnist explores mankind’s — and his own — long fascination with birds,...

Updated: October 10, 2013, - 02:13 PM

Anderson: Staying optimistic about the future of pheasants

Under pressure now, with their numbers falling, pheasants ultimately will survive, and thrive, as prairies and grasslands — and clean water — are more widely appreciated.

Updated: October 05, 2013, - 05:23 PM

Anderson: Shutdown means Regular Guy can't access federal land

That federal land your duck stamp bought is closed. In October. And nobody in Congress asked. Or cares.

Updated: October 04, 2013, - 12:20 AM

Anderson: SE Minnesota farmer thirsts for safe water

A licensed geologist with an office in Rochester, Jeff Broberg is both fascinated with, and concerned about, the southeast’s unique soil and rock underpinnings.

Updated: September 30, 2013, - 07:24 AM

Anderson: Outcry needed to improve fortunes for ducks, duck hunters

Politicians, resource professionals and the press are all too silent on the plight of waterfowl in Minnesota.

Updated: September 27, 2013, - 12:27 AM

Anderson: Eagle finds its own duck worth hunting on opener

Humans with guns were joined by a more spectacular predator in hunting ducks on the opener.

Updated: September 24, 2013, - 01:45 AM

Anderson: DNR playing a shell game with duck hunting rules

Changes to hunting regulations are not a step forward.

Updated: September 21, 2013, - 12:35 AM

Legendary DNR trout manager Mel Haugstad dies

Conservationist founded Minnesota Trout Association in 1997.

Updated: September 17, 2013, - 08:21 PM

Remembering Minnesota's majestic fire towers

Thousands of fire towers once presided over Minnesota’s treetops, especially in the North Country. Today only a fraction remain.

Updated: September 12, 2013, - 07:19 PM

Anderson: Bud Grant is an outdoorsman who coached football

Those who sat with him in boats and duck blinds wonder where all the football stuff in his book came...

Updated: September 08, 2013, - 12:35 AM

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