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

Feb. 17: Anderson: Tale of one man, one very big fish

One day, a tale of mythic proportions will begin: It was on the isolated Canadian side of Lac la Croix where I encountered Mr. Trout …

Updated: February 17, 2014, - 01:26 AM

Anderson: Charlie Berg was a folksy sort with great vision

A farmer from Chokio in the west-central part of the state, Charlie Berg possessed among his many fascinations wildlife and wildlife conservation

Updated: February 14, 2014, - 12:17 AM

DNR to allow emergency deer feeding in northern Minnesota

The effort is expected to cost about $170,000. It will be the first time the DNR has fed deer since the winter of 1996-1997, the second of two consecutive severe winters that ­devastated pockets of deer across the north.

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 11:59 PM

Anderson: One day, the ducks will disappear

Despite efforts to save wetlands, the duck population in the state has been decreasing steadily for more than 60 years.

Updated: February 09, 2014, - 11:52 PM

Anderson: Does feeding help or hurt deer?

Deer Hunters want the deer fed during harsh winters, but the DNR fears it could spread disease.

Updated: February 09, 2014, - 12:52 AM

Anderson: Readers sound off on Lake Mille Lacs walleye population

I concur with “No nets for the Chippewa, no keepers for the rest.” Beyond that, my solution is simply two words: barbless hooks.

Updated: February 02, 2014, - 08:44 AM

Anderson: Box Anchor keeps your boat put no matter what

Among items at the Boat Show is the Box Anchor, which the inventor says is a, “state-of-the-art anchoring system for all boats of all sizes and in any water."

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 12:42 AM

40 DNR officers conduct Lake of the Woods sting

Among apparent targets of the investigation were fishing guides, as well as bear hunting guides.

Updated: January 29, 2014, - 10:13 AM

Anderson: Mercury Marine marks 75th anniversary

Now celebrating its 75th year, Mercury Marine of Fond du Lac, Wis., has become a resurgent player in outboard marine power.

Updated: January 29, 2014, - 12:19 AM

Chart: Timeline of Mercury Marine on its 75th anniversary

January 22, 1939Elmer Carl Kiekhaefer purchases the bankrupt Cedarburg (Wis.) Manufacturing Co., intending to build magnetic separators for dairy farms....

Updated: January 28, 2014, - 08:35 PM

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