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: DNR's prickly decision on barbless hooks ignores the obvious

Recently, the Minnesota Division of the Izaak Walton League (the “Ikes’’) passed a resolution urging the Department of Natural Resources to rethink its intent to remove barbless hook restrictions for some trout fishing in the southeast.

Updated: May 28, 2014, - 01:23 PM

Anderson: Take advantage of summer before it's gone

It’s a short season. But the options are limitless, so pack up and head out soon.

Updated: May 25, 2014, - 10:58 AM

Summer dreaming

Minnesotans dream of summer in color: green pines, blue lakes, crimson sunsets and the golden sheen of slab walleyes. For...

Updated: May 24, 2014, - 04:29 PM

Anderson: Class of 2014, what do you value?

What does this generation of graduates value, and how will these values shape the world 40 years from now?

Updated: May 23, 2014, - 12:20 AM

Anderson: Winnibigoshish limits leave many anglers empty

Anglers have questioned the Mille Lacs protected walleye slot for many years, wondering if it’s hurting the lake’s fishery —...

Updated: May 21, 2014, - 08:05 AM

Anderson: It's Carp Wars as Minnesota takes on Asian carp

Minnesota takes up the fight against an invasive species.

Updated: May 17, 2014, - 09:11 PM

Anderson: Legislature can right a wrong and jump-start the Bell Museum

The U’s museum of natural history has too many treasures to be neglected.

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 12:15 AM

Anderson: Behind-the-scenes action on Mille Lacs

By tagging northerns and walleyes in early May, then recapturing a percentage of the tagged fish at the end of the month, the DNR can estimate how many of the fish are in the lake.

Updated: May 14, 2014, - 12:17 PM

Anderson: Blue sky for fishing opener, with plentiful walleyes

All who awakened to fish in Crane Lake for the opener took note of the weather change, and were thankful.

Updated: May 11, 2014, - 12:01 AM

It's a bright beginning of the season Up North

After the winter Minnesotans endured, all anybody really asked for out of the fishing season’s opening day was open water....

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 07:29 PM

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