Recent content from Dennis Anderson
Game Fair: Frank Taylor is in his 38th consecutive year at the event.
In a Q&A, Dave Olfelt said: 'I know I'm in the driver's seat' He also discusses his outdoor interests and management of the Fish and Wildlife Division.
Pelican Lake still has sunfish. But not in the numbers or size it once did.
From humble beginnings 38 years ago, the Delaneys built the Game Fair into major outdoor event in state
Cottage Grove wunderkind Brady Rudh could do a lot of things; he loves the science of fisheries.
People in the woods during June and July have reported seeing "usual" or "average" numbers of grouse broods in recent years. But the young birds don't seem to survive until fall.
Road construction since May 13 has made the 21-year-old establishment a challenge to find.
Fly rods at the ready, Dennis Anderson and Bob Nasby motored along on the St. Croix atop ageless red and white pines that clutter the river bottom in search of smallmouth bass.
The present muskie mark has stood for 70 years, but the Hall of Fame Vikings coach nearly caught a bigger one.
Litchfield area is good example of damage, and situation doesn't bode well for fall hunters.
The Minnesota DNR in early September will release updated versions of its duck and pheasant plans.
Outing near Akeley, Minn., is reminder of abundance and threats.
Private fundraising is the next hurdle in Crosslake.
Memories spring, especially from Grandma and Grandpa's place in Frazee.
By far, the stamp program is the longest-running and most successful habitat conservation effort in the nation's history. Why mess with it?
It doesn't get top billing like "Up North" but its oaks and aspens, basswoods, maples and elms are as inspiring as any northern coniferous forest.
Former Minneapolis mayor Fraser, who died June 2, is no exception.
Because fishing can provide lifelong learning opportunities — and challenges — it can change lives.
Northern Minnesota teacher wins grant to start class at high school.
A once-bustling motorboat route has quieted, but canoe trek to Ensign Lake provided fruitful
Dave Rorem has learned from the best of his peers, taught the best retrievers.
Whenever the Legislature finally, and mercifully, ends its business in St. Paul, its lack of decisive action to contain chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Minnesota's 1-million-animal-plus white-tailed deer herd will be among its major failures.
The tom was tricked, but it still had the last laugh.
Even though the purpose of the trip to Beltrami County was for the fishing opener, plenty of wildlife and birds in the area were their own spectacle.
One of 10 large Minnesota lakes that together yield about 40% of the state's walleye harvest, Upper Red continues to amaze fisheries managers and anglers.
While the number of fishing licenses sold in the last 10 years has declined, the sport's two major women's fishing groups have grown significantly.
On a decidedly un-springlike day, fishing for steelhead had again begun.
To have four deaths in previous eight months might be unprecedented, says DNR's enforcement director.
During the week of Earth Day, let's focus on a Eden Prairie teacher who is bringing the outdoors into teaching.
Nearly two years after a nasty slip on the ice left him in rehabilitation centers for 77 days, Dick Alford is in search of his 299th wild tom.
Public beware: Some again want to dip into lottery-fed environmental fund.
Some of the conservation efforts involve land purchases by the Fish and Wildlife Service, the DNR or various conservation groups. More commonly, the lands are accessed through easements.
Trip to buy a fifth-wheel covered Dakota country witnessing that rite of spring.
In the 100 years that John Phillipps' family has owned land along Parker Creek outside of River Falls, perhaps never have so many unrelated people been on his property
Anglers can keep four walleyes with one longer than 20 inches — or, if they choose, four walleyes under 20 inches.
Arnold Krueger, 90, has 58 wood duck boxes in his yard near Le Center and it's in the early spring when these birds are among the first waterfowl migrators to arrive in Minnesota.
However tangled our plan, the old syrup-making ways still resonate.
New group taking a plunge into role of Minnesota fishing's long-sought comprehensive voice
More appeared to get out fishing — and stay out.
Wildlife and anglers alike suffer in the deep snow and flood conditions.
A look at the profiles for four young and kind-of-young Minnesota anglers who will appear at the Northwest Sportshow.
Trout Unlimited and fly fishing expo are platforms for a unifying message.
The Uber family name has been restored to one of the last businesses of its kind in the United States.
Melissa Bachman knew she wanted hunting to be part of her adult life -- and went after it.
Amid societal changes, the focus has to be on meaningful education. And there are efforts out there.
The Minnesota DNR and the Lac qui Parle County Board are squabbling over the state agency buying two parcels of farmland
A tour of areas surrounding Marshall on Monday revealed "quite a few pheasants coming out of winter cover to feed'' in open areas.
A majority of the lake's current 14-inch-plus walleyes were hatched in 2013, a "year class'' that is old enough now to be "exploited.''
Yet, with another spring outing to the Barren Lands awaiting, he has a hard time explaining his incessant wanderlust.
It takes a different animal to fish the BWCA in winter — and a rugged team to get there
Rodeo pals reconnect to put on skijoring event.
Paul Telander, the agency's wildlife section chief, said he and other state waterfowl managers will meet with conservation group leaders as early as this month.
Roy and Judy Holmquist love the sport — but prefer to keep it yards apart in their fishing shacks on the river. They have a unique tale of fishing love.
Amid the glad-handing and backroom deals that are routine in St. Paul when legislators gather, scores of regular people trudged through snow Thursday to advocate in the Capitol rotunda for what was theirs.
It's true: the long-awaited update to the Department of Natural Resources' 50-year duck plan hasn't yet been started.
Mitch Boyum proves worthy of one of the agency's highest accolades.
Organizers of the 29th Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza were pleasantly surprised by the big turnout despite predictions of bad weather.
Event is ready to move past allegations of cheating by some participants last year.
We asked how to solve conservation problems, and you answered pointedly
Conservation of Minnesota's natural resources is in a lot more trouble than many realize. If actions aren't taken in the next 10 years or so, the outdoors lifestyle that historically has been a hallmark will go the way of the horse and buggy.
With the dawn of another legislative session, it's worth reminding how the 2008 amendment changed everything.
As hunter and angler numbers dwindle, new sources of support are needed to replace them.
Precision of onXmaps came to fore on a mule deer hunt in Montana.
We're failing our lands and waters in Minnesota; from new DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen on down, it's time to reverse the course.
Several important natural resource issues will demand the attention of Minnesota conservationists in the coming year.
The largest issue and the most interesting one, is why in the first place hunters and anglers take photos of themselves with their quarry.
Hunter swayed a contemporary decades ago and now grooms grandsons in cottontail game.
Party overcomes mishap, and a prized Canada for Christmas brings a new recipe into play
Bluetick hounds were part of this late love affair.
Randy Schmiesing, 60, like most every farmer past or present in west-central Minnesota, has a complicated relationship with water. This is especially true in Eldorado Township, where Schmiesing lives, because land there is nearly table-top flat.
Saddled with a broken arm, Tim Anderson's story is instructional, perhaps even inspirational.
A Bemidji-area fishing guide, Matt Breuer has enjoyed a lifelong love affair with a fish many Minnesotans find too ugly and serpentine to even like.
Packing out 200 pounds of mule deer? Only one way to handle it: 'We should enjoy it'
There remains concerns among some sporting types that they are being taken for granted.
The state's opening day kill was down 11 percent, and the harvest on Sunday of the season's first weekend was off 7 percent.