Recent content from Dennis Anderson
When an injury alters skiing plans in Montana, it's a chance to revisit snowshoes
Montana passed on opportunity for hunt, but lessons may exist. Issues are akin to our Minnesota wolves.
But for lack of a little luck, Don and Val Beland — who in the 1970s, '80s and '90s traveled from Alaska to Austria to race sled dogs — might have been Olympians.
National gathering in S.D. will bring threats to fore.
Hunting companions grace the title of Ed Crozier's book about his seven decades of hunting
Contest organizers said they received anonymous information that raised suspicions, but Ivan Lyogky and his sons were tested separately by a licensed polygraph examiner and no deception was found.
DU volunteers, who will gather in Willmar, and others like them, seem to be all that's left to do the work.
An Ohio family says they didn't break any rules during a Brainerd ice fishing tournament in which they won a pick-up truck, cash and an ice auger.
A major investigation is underway to determine whether some of this year's competing anglers, including the winner of a new pickup truck, deceived Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza organizers.
DNR reaches out to group of Burmese refugees.
Never one to look back — 90-year-old Hall of Fame coach Bud Grant doesn't dwell on the Vikings' Super Bowl losses — he nonetheless at times entertains the introspection that advancing age nurtures.
So, OK, the Vikings aren't in the Super Bowl. But measured by the amount of open space this state provides its residents Minnesota remains a winner.
A look at how Minnesota outdoors stacks up with Massachusetts and Pennsylvania
Early job Up North introduced the depth of the long-standing drama.
Many millennials aren't hunters and anglers like their forebears — and that spells trouble.
Land Tawney's Montana group is creative in its approach but no less dedicated to protecting land
While many Minnesotans were huddled inside their homes over the holidays, hiding from subzero temperatures, ice fishing guru Steve Baumann had a crew on a frozen Twin Cities lake.
Conditions vary, but good ice has been late to form on area lakes
Compiled in a new book, one man's meticulous journals into border country are a rich snapshot of early adventure.
To avoid presenting themselves as easy pickings for predators, ruffed grouse burrow into snow — when it's available — and disappear. This also allows grouse to "thermo-regulate,'' or stay warm.
By hunting small flocks and bringing less noise, fruitful bird fields remain so
Minnesota woman balances wide range of outdoors pursuits.
Jim Staricha gives survival advice to anglers and others unfortunate enough to break through winter ice.
Wolves likely can readily associate the sound of gunfire with an easy meal in the form of the gut pile that remains after hunters field-dress their quarry, says a wolf expert.
An intensive study sheds useful light on why whitetails act like they do
Some things in this world are beyond debate. One of them: Hunters don't hunt drunk.
Ice conditions last weekend varied on Upper Red Lake, with several unsafe areas on the lake even for foot travel.
Change inevitably comes, but just as inevitably much stays comfortably the same
Some farmers are taking their gripes out on hunters, believing hunters' interests in pheasant habitat, and not the public's aspiration for cleaner lakes and rivers, are what's behind the governor's desire to improve state waters.
An estimated 500,000 Minnesotans participated in the 2017 firearms deer season opener.
Jimmy Robinson is gone, but his duck camp clings to rhythms of the season.
Duck hunting on a Canadian marsh is a sensory experience.
The Malvig camp still sticks to its foundation: Eating, playing, sleeping is done in a tent, as it has been for generations.
A kerfuffle has arisen over the brand of shotgun shells gifted to the hunters and guides at the governor's opener. The steel shells were made by Fiocchi, an Italian ammunition manufacturer.
The birds and sensible state forest management are intertwined.
Marshall was chosen to host 153 hunters from near and far who, accompanied by Gov. Mark Dayton and some 50 guides, on Saturday morning scattered into the hinterlands.
Witness the efforts by nine southwest Minnesota counties to enhance the bottom lines of area businesses by marketing the region as the state's go-to place to hunt.
Just about everything to do with the state's farmland wildlife has, in the aggregate, gotten worse.
An interesting bunch, phenologists, about whom most people know nothing — including the thousands of Minnesotans who in autumn scatter into the hinterlands.
Season's first duck hunt meant venturing back to west-central town with decades of fond memories
Duck hunting is on hard times, but traditions at the shacks are steadfast.
With their pickups and trailers stuffed with tools, and their mechanical prowess on a par with NASCAR'S best pit bosses, they play a vital role in the success of big-time fishing tournaments.
Brandon Palaniuk found bass worth $100,000.
The late catch - four minutes before the end of fishing for the day - nearly kept him from returning to the tournament check-in on time.
The Idaho native has recorded six top 12 Bassmaster Elite Series finishes this season, and it's taken a hard-driving work ethic and the support of others.
To earn his win last year on Mille Lacs, Seth Feider stunned the likes of famed bass anglers Kevin VanDam and Mike Iaconelli, among others, by dominating the three-day tournament, beginning to end.
Muskie fishing is its own kind of addiction, and most who are afflicted relapse happily, cast after cast.
FWS officials apparently were somehow oblivious this summer to one of the worst droughts in history gripping the Dakotas and eastern Montana.
The three Hautman brothers, all gifted artists, were made by Minnesota.
An exhibit of 50 new waterfowl, wildlife and landscape paintings by three brothers titled "Nature's Finest: The Artistry of the Hautman brothers," will run from Sept. 8 through Nov. 5
Minnesota's early attempts in recent decades to prevent infiltration by the invasive species appear lame next to what I witnessed in Montana and parts of British Columbia.
Detroit rocker Kid Rock squeezed in a fishing session after his show at Grand Casino in Hinckley last weekend and before headlining the Iowa State Fair.
Decades before retrievers were the most popular canines in America, they were Minnesota's top dogs. Labradors have long been No. 1 in this state, with golden retrievers, Chesapeake Bay retrievers and flat-coated retrievers commonplace here, as well.
Her intent during her 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. seminars at the outdoor extravaganza is to teach trapshooting to shotgunners eager to learn from a master.
Ted Capra, whose victories as a competitive angler span an unsurpassed five decades in Minnesota, died Wednesday after a long history of heart problems. He was 80.
Star Tribune columnist will throw out the first pitch Saturday because it's the 35th anniversary of the bird group -- an idea he proposed long ago.
Taking stock of the biting incident on Island Lake: Signs point to the work of a muskie or northern pike.
Chances seem good the 11,000-pound allocation will be sufficient to carry anglers through Labor Day, after which Mille Lacs walleye fishing is closed for the open-water season.
The Lindners have caught tens of thousands of fish. They've written countless fishing books and articles and filmed even more countless television shows, culminating in 1974 with the founding of In-Fisherman, the parent company for the sport fishing magazine and nationally syndicated radio and TV shows of the same name that they sold to Primedia in 1998.
Suggestion comes as a surprise and a worry for deer groups.
How many jobs are available in the fishing industry, and how diverse are those jobs? The answers: Plenty. And plenty.
Sam Mathieu, 23, of Lake Elmo, cooked up a wild road-trip idea after asking himseld: "Do people ever paddle the length of the Mississippi River by kayak?"
Waterfowl managers set loose limits and say they're out there. Eyes say otherwise
Protesters cursed Gov. Mark Dayton and others on his boat, in some cases yelling racial and sexual comments — all in front of children who were passengers on the boat that he was using to promote bass fishing on Mille Lacs.
Grasses that chicks need are withering in the heat.
The question: "Where are you coming from?" is being asked more often in the boundary waters these days by U.S. Border Patrol agents, which are headquartered in a cramped building in Grand Marais.
Efforts on his Iowa land draws plaudits for esteemed state epidemiologist.
Event might be a practice, but all riders want to win.
It's worthwhile to review records already on the books — including Minnesota's most famous, or perhaps infamous.
It's serious sport for the students at the 2017 Trap Shooting Championship.
Entrepreneuring sisters on the North Shore try their hands at camp meals.
Fly anglers pepper the St. Croix with poppers in an action-filled outing
Some resort owners question the DNR's low Mille Lacs walleye population assessment that has resulted in a series of restrictions on fishing the popular lake.
Night is the backdrop, carp are the quarry on after-hours bowfishing outings
High water on St. Croix River and early season didn't deter group.
More from Star Tribune