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: Opinions vary on using drones for hunting

No specific Minnesota laws address drone use while hunting, fishing or trapping. But a range of laws on the books restrict their application in these activities.

Updated: March 17, 2014, - 09:36 AM

Anderson: DNR's missteps keep deer feeding controversy alive

The agency never followed the recommendations it made in 1989 and ’98. So the controversy over feeding deer in severe winters goes on.

Updated: March 14, 2014, - 12:55 AM

March 9: Price tag growing on legal conflict with Rogers

The DNR's legal tab could reach $200,000 in its battle with researcher Lynn Rogers. Compromise would have been cheaper.

Updated: March 09, 2014, - 12:06 AM

Anderson: Many advantages in departing for points south

A warm-weather locale can be your only way out of winter’s grasp.

Updated: March 07, 2014, - 12:19 AM

Removing fish houses is an adventure this winter

New best friends are easy to make on the river this harsh winter. They’re whoever can help you get to your fish house or get you unstuck.

Updated: March 03, 2014, - 03:42 PM

My Outdoor Life: Thurman Tucker on saving Minnesota's quail

In our occasional series about outdoor people and lifestyles, this everyday hunter and retiree recounts the challenges and the joys...

Updated: February 28, 2014, - 08:12 AM

Anderson: Ontario reclaims record trout from Minnesota man

A Minnesota man told natural resources officers the truth, so his 52-pound catch was confiscated.

Updated: February 28, 2014, - 12:51 AM

Angler's world-record size lake trout is seized, may be disqualified

The 52-pound lunker may have been caught in violation of Ontario’s daily catch limit. If it had been caught on the Minnesota side of the border -- only 100 feet away -- it would be legal.

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 08:33 PM

Anderson: Could fishing on 'Dream Lake' become the norm?

Evidence from a private lake where fish are allowed to just keep growing indicates it takes severe measures to fix fishing.

Updated: February 23, 2014, - 12:42 AM

Anderson: Twin Cities angler is big smallmouth booster

Tim Holschlag, 63, has made a good living out of teaching anglers all over the country about the wonders of...

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 01:03 AM

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