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

Minn. deer population up, but hunters' take expected to fall from '11

While the state's deer population was reported Tuesday to be up, thanks to the recent mild winter, firearms hunters going afield beginning Saturday are expected to kill fewer deer this season than the 190,000 recorded last year.

Updated: October 30, 2012, - 11:09 AM

Many Minnesota hunters won't get a shot at seeing a wolf

The elusive creatures are widely dispersed in the northern third of state.

Updated: October 29, 2012, - 07:16 AM

Anderson: Field-dressing your deer for success

This fall, whitetail hunters can enhance the taste of their venison by avoiding these five field-dressing mistakes.

Updated: October 29, 2012, - 12:27 AM

Chart: Field dressing? Yes, there's an app for that

Field dressing a deer?

Updated: October 27, 2012, - 03:04 PM

Walleye numbers fall to lowest level in 40 years on Mille Lacs

Walleye numbers in Lake Mille Lacs -- the state's most popular walleye fishery -- have fallen to their lowest level in 40 years, and officials aren't sure why. The lake's larger walleyes also are skinny, a sign they are not finding enough food.

Updated: October 23, 2012, - 05:33 AM

Anderson: 'Natural wonders' absent in debates

 The silence on the environment is deafening, but our indifference or inaction allows politicians to remain mum.

Updated: October 21, 2012, - 07:07 AM

Anderson: Access to northeast land OK'd, for now

Hunters and others can continue to access 286,000 acres, but a long-term agreement is needed.

Updated: October 19, 2012, - 06:47 AM

Coyotes might be caught in wolf hunt's cross hairs

Long the poor stepchild of wild canines, the common coyote is tough to distinguish from its bigger relative.

Updated: October 15, 2012, - 12:04 PM

Anderson: Addiction to the hunt grows with every bird seen

Successfully taking a bird brings out the desire to add more before the day is done.

Updated: October 14, 2012, - 07:56 AM

Anderson: Times have been way worse for pheasant opener

The state's pheasant opener is a chance to reflect on the progress that has been made and challenges that lie ahead.

Updated: October 11, 2012, - 10:11 PM

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