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: Seasonal worries? Redirect those frets by picking up a hobby

Take up an outdoors habit, and your new offseason concerns will wipe out winter before you notice the cold.

Updated: January 24, 2014, - 12:27 AM

A look at falconry in Minnesota

In Minnesota, a handful of scientists and bird-lovers practice the ancient sport of falconry.

Updated: January 23, 2014, - 07:53 PM

Anderson: DNR fisheries chief addresses walleyes on Mille Lacs

New Minnesota DNR fisheries chief Don Pereira tries to answer the unanswerable: What’s wrong with Mille Lacs walleyes?

Updated: January 22, 2014, - 02:00 AM

Chart: How to jump-start Mille Lacs

dnr Mille Lacs recover plan• Consider liberalizing smallmouth bass and northern pike bag limit restrictions to reduce predation of young...

Updated: January 18, 2014, - 05:49 PM

Anderson: Rethinking the role of a conservation officer

The DNR’s Ken Soring wants officers making big-picture decisions and recruits with passion for natural resources.

Updated: January 17, 2014, - 12:33 AM

Anderson: Where did all the whitetails go?

Whether DNR brass acknowledge it or not, one big problem facing them, and perhaps also Gov. Mark Dayton, is the state’s lack of deer.

Updated: January 16, 2014, - 07:32 AM

DNR round table: Problems persist on the prairie

Wildlife as varied as badgers, monarch butterflies, ducks and pheasants are suffering population declines despite millions of dollars of habitat restoration efforts.

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 06:27 PM

Round table: DNR sets bold plan for Mille Lacs

Mille Lacs: DNR sets bold planNew, perhaps radical changes in management of Lake Mille Lacs walleyes and perhaps other of...

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 09:51 PM

Round table: Too many walleyes in Leech Lake?

Leech Lake: Too many walleyes?Too many walleyes? It’s not an issue many lakes face. But Leech Lake apparently is beset...

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 09:51 PM

Round table: Unraveling the moose mystery

Moose: Unraveling a mysteryThe dramatic decline of Minnesota’s moose population remains a mystery, though researchers are beginning to shed some...

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 09:50 PM

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