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: Casting for smallmouth bass in downtown Minneapolis

This isn’t the wilderness, the buildings say, but it sure fishes like it.

Updated: August 12, 2013, - 12:35 AM

Crime stoppers: DNR conservation officers and their dogs

The DNR in recent months has ramped up its canine corps, training more dogs with wider ranging skills — including the ability to scent zebra mussels on boats.

Updated: August 09, 2013, - 06:11 AM

Anderson: Walleyes biting on Mississippi as Ol' Griz knows

If you want to catch walleyes, there are few state spots better than the Mississippi River between the Ford Dam and Hastings.

Updated: August 08, 2013, - 11:07 PM

Anderson: Delaneys turn their land into a public playground

For two weekends every August, outdoors enthusiasts Chuck and Loral I Delaney turn their land into a public playground.

Updated: August 06, 2013, - 12:49 AM

Anderson: Albino muskie's lake should stay metro mystery

Should newspapers (or other media) insist that anglers identify the lakes or rivers where they catch trophy fish?

Updated: July 31, 2013, - 09:54 AM

Anderson: Bears have been Garshelis' business

Observers might be surprised to learn the DNR employs one of the world’s foremost bear experts, Dave Garshelis, whose work often is conducted far from the media spotlight, out of an office in Grand Rapids, Minn.

Updated: July 30, 2013, - 12:28 AM

Bear researcher Rogers explains lawsuit against DNR

On Monday, Ely black bear scientist Lynn Rogers met with Gov. Mark Dayton in an attempt by Rogers to have Dayton reverse the Department of Natural Resource’s decision to pull Rogers’ research permit. Dayton declined.

Updated: July 28, 2013, - 08:11 AM

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

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