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: In the marsh, rails provide hunters a challenge

Smallish but athletic marsh birds are lightly hunted in Minnesota. They offer a challenge and, some days, a tasty reward

Updated: September 21, 2014, - 12:31 AM

Anderson: We're better off participating, as those we watch on TV remind us

Society these days settles for spectating. The outdoors offers options.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 06:18 AM

U professor working to save state's pheasants and ducks

That might be the case, if professor Don Wyse and other U researchers succeed in developing new, profitable, wildlife-friendly crops that also address farmland environmental problems.

Updated: September 16, 2014, - 10:58 PM

Anderson: Deer stand safety doesn't come by accident

Statistics prove hunting is much safer than most recreational team or individual sports. But if you’re a deer hunter —...

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 06:42 PM

Tom Brokaw talks guns, dogs and bird hunting (Sept. 12)

Reprising his South Dakota youth, retired NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw and his dog keenly anticipate bird hunting as autumn seasons approach.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 11:26 AM

Anderson: Recent chill in the air brings hunting to mind

As the temperature dips, wildlife takes notice and so does an outdoorsman.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 12:14 AM

Anderson: As we go, so goes the BWCA

The boundary waters draw an older crowd now, and one fear is that young potential paddlers stay away because of shallow interest or, worse, indifference.

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 06:40 AM

Aug. 29: Anderson: Scientist discusses biological control of zebra mussels

The biological agent was approved for lake application this summer and is being tried in Christmas Lake.

Updated: September 08, 2014, - 10:09 PM

Anderson: Hunters upset about small herds dispute DNR's deer data

Hunters who aren’t seeing big numbers afield are skeptical about how the agency monitors the herd.

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 09:15 PM

Anderson: Lessard-Sams Council clamor is predictable; was it avoidable?

Fair shot for all will calm predictable but avoidable Lessard-Sams clamor.

Updated: August 31, 2014, - 12:53 PM

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