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: It's time to protect the wetlands

Minnesotans need to start demanding "no net loss" of wetlands or those areas will be gone in two generations.

Updated: November 30, 2012, - 07:35 AM

Anderson: Ringneck road trip

A five-day hunt for ringnecks in five states aims to connect with and increase the number of young hunters.

Updated: November 26, 2012, - 01:16 AM

Wisconsin deer opener: Meat for the freezer, tales for dessert

Four big bucks were hanging by noon, but tradition, which had already ruled the day, insisted that the stories be told later.

Updated: November 18, 2012, - 09:31 PM

Anderson: To catch a wolf, by snare or trap

About 700 trappers have licenses to pursue canis lupis. Their challenge is to be more clever than their quarry.

Updated: November 17, 2012, - 06:57 PM

Anderson: Everywhere around us the hunt is unfolding

There are tales just waiting to be told among family and friends.

Updated: November 16, 2012, - 08:46 AM

Anderson: Deer management system leads to big bluffland bucks

A system known as Antler Point Restrictions is in place in southeast Minnesota. The results: Bigger antlers and more satisfied hunters.

Updated: November 10, 2012, - 11:13 PM

Anderson: All in good time for Shakopee deer hunter

At 55, Rosie Peterson took up one of Minnesota's favorite pastimes. At 70, she finally took her first, then second, prize.

Updated: November 09, 2012, - 12:36 PM

If your deer-hunting luck stinks, try odor eliminator

Anyone who wants to gamble with the scent business can spend from 10 bucks to hundreds. Truth is, the jury's out on many of the products.

Updated: November 03, 2012, - 11:29 PM

Anderson: Deer opener sparse but memorable

An Iron Range hunt produced only a single deer, but that was to be expected.

Updated: November 03, 2012, - 10:42 PM

Anderson: Limit on wolves poses challenge

  Constant updates will be needed to ensure that hunters don't harvest more wolves than are targeted in each area.

Updated: November 02, 2012, - 07:08 AM

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