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: Fishing and kids go together, but need an introduction

Watch kids and their parents crowd around the fish tank outside the Department of Natural Resources building at the State Fair and it’s apparent the kids hold the greater fascination.

Updated: August 28, 2013, - 01:03 AM

Anderson: Having a ball with ballistics

Gun shop’s weekend event seeks to send the message that guns and fun go together nicely.

Updated: August 24, 2013, - 10:40 PM

Horse cutting returns to the Minnesota State Fair

After 46 years, the Minnesota State Fair welcomes back its celebrated cutting-horse competitions.

Updated: August 23, 2013, - 07:11 AM

Anderson: Guns at the Capitol? Beware of the recoil

Too strong a push might have an unexpected effect.

Updated: August 23, 2013, - 12:03 AM

Cutting, and cutting horses, at a glance

• Cutting horses are used to “cut’’ individual animals from herds of cattle. In the Old West — and still...

Updated: August 22, 2013, - 11:31 PM

Anderson: Lake of the Woods shows why it's alluring

Crisp mornings and evenings — and muskies, and so much more — make Lake of the Woods inviting.

Updated: August 18, 2013, - 11:29 PM

Anderson: Outside the law or within, hunter can run afoul

Game Fair includes an ex-con sent up for hunting violations, but guilt comes in various packages.

Updated: August 15, 2013, - 11:45 PM

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

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