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

Minnesota hunters took 36 percent fewer deer opening weekend

Anecdotal hunter reports last weekend, as well as DNR conservation officer observations, confirm that hunting success was down significantly, particularly in the north.

Updated: November 12, 2014, - 09:10 PM

Anderson: Butcher your own deer? He'll show you how

A Minnesota company teaches tactics that can save deer hunters money.

Updated: November 09, 2014, - 12:01 AM

Shack for sale: A hunter sells his deer camp

A lifelong hunter makes an emotional decision: to sell his deer camp.

Updated: November 07, 2014, - 02:27 PM

Anderson: Readying gun — and mind — for the hunt

Shooting at paper targets is a reminder there’s much more in play in the woods in deer season.

Updated: November 07, 2014, - 12:29 AM

Anderson: DNR official, bowhunting advocate discuss deer management

Hunters and DNR officials struggle to weigh factors in lower deer numbers.

Updated: November 02, 2014, - 12:32 AM

Anderson: Long way back after a bear attack

A wounded bear’s charge left Brandon Johnson in a fight for his life. Now his battle is recovery and bills.

Updated: October 31, 2014, - 12:38 AM

Anderson: 6-year-old's death leaves Dad without his hunting pal

A 6-year-old’s death left a lagoon-sized hole in a father-son bond built on a mutual and budding passion for the...

Updated: October 26, 2014, - 06:26 PM

Anderson: Stadium glass vs. birds issue mirrors our times

Rejecting outright the sincere concern over sustainability, broadly defined, that is fast gaining a foothold in America, especially among young...

Updated: October 24, 2014, - 12:21 PM

Anderson: Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club rises from the ashes

After last year’s fire, the storied shooting preserve complex rebuilds bigger and better.

Updated: October 22, 2014, - 11:41 AM

Minnesota deer harvest expected to be lowest in many years

The Minnesota deer harvest this fall might be the lowest since 1982, according to the Department of Natural Resources.About 120,000...

Updated: October 21, 2014, - 09:11 PM

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