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

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

Jan. 18: Anderson: Rogers must change course

Lynn Rogers has fans and followers around the world, but he often butts heads with those at the state DNR.

Updated: June 28, 2013, - 04:32 PM

Pedaling among piers: Fishing the Twin Cities metro by bike

An urban fisherman enjoys easy access to public piers, and thoughtful conversation with fellow anglers, when venturing out by bike.

Updated: June 28, 2013, - 12:29 PM

Anderson: Minnesota's prairies still can be saved

An expert said Tuesday that any effort has to make economic sense.

Updated: June 28, 2013, - 12:01 AM

Anderson: Walleye, bass make comeback at Leech Lake

This year, everything is better at Leech Lake, especially the walleye fishing, which has been good almost since the moment ice left the lake May 15.

Updated: June 26, 2013, - 02:08 AM

Anderson: Prairie Summit has giant task -- saving fish, wildlife

The state’s first Prairie Summit will take on a host of problems that threaten the very existence of our fish and wildlife.

Updated: June 23, 2013, - 01:12 AM

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