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: Exploring the Selway River by helicopter

Yes, a horse could get you to the Selway. But a chopper is quicker, and the fish don’t care.

Updated: July 27, 2013, - 11:59 PM

Muskies and masterpieces: Finishing lures 'like giving birth'

Frustrated with mass-made baits, a Minnesota angler took to hand-crafting his own stronger, steadier and, yes, more beautiful lures.

Updated: July 26, 2013, - 11:20 AM

Dennis Anderson: Officials catch and release, and learn from loons

Wildlife officials mine valuable data — once they capture the birds.

Updated: July 21, 2013, - 12:17 AM

Anderson: Salesman's 46-inch Albino muskie is a rare catch

Joe Mikalojczyk hoped a metro-area guide could help him out. Boy, did he.

Updated: July 17, 2013, - 07:25 AM

Anderson: Retro look planned for new Cooke Swinging Bridge

The historic Swinging Bridge near Duluth was swept away by floodwaters last summer but should be rebuilt in time for visitors drawn by the fall colors.

Updated: July 13, 2013, - 11:38 PM

Chart: Swinging Bridge historical timeline

Timeline: Jay Cooke State Park Swinging Bridge (Source: DNR)1924Forest Service builds the first Swinging Bridge of logs and rope.1934 and...

Updated: July 13, 2013, - 05:30 PM

Ann Bancroft's next stop: the Himalayas

Ann Bancroft reflects upon her polar adventures and announces her next stop — the Himalayas.

Updated: July 12, 2013, - 10:34 AM

Anderson: Turner sets example for conservationists with his ranches

Ted Turner, the rancher of CNN fame, is a conservationist but realistic, too.

Updated: July 12, 2013, - 01:04 AM

Anderson: Ontario resort offers chance for walleye diplomacy

The resort owner is a Canadian from Iran, the guides hail from Quebec, the guest are Minnesotans. The fish don’t care.

Updated: July 09, 2013, - 01:28 AM

Anderson: A nighttime bowfishing prowl for carp

As darkness falls, some Minnesota bowhunters take up an increasing popular activity, piercing the night and laying waste to the lowly carp.

Updated: June 29, 2013, - 10:50 PM

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