Recent content from Dennis Anderson
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.
Unlike years past on opening day of Wisconsin's firearm season, no bucks entered into the scope this time on Saturday morning. But not all were shut out.
An archery deer hunt provides plenty of time and reason to think.
Affinity for sporting art came quick for Bob White.
Highlights include a world record whitetail buck, an unusual caliber Winchester, a dance hall and — why not? — a tavern.
A Kanabec County deer camp remains a draw for descendants into its second century
Readers also should include with submitted photos a few descriptive sentences, including names of people shown and other pertinent information such as the time, day and general location where hunts were conducted.
Candidates for Minnesota governor Tim Walz and Jeff Johnson offer their opinions on outdoor issues ranging from guns to roadside mowing to mining in northern Minnesota.
Accolades only tell part of the trainer's rich story.
On a recent day in the Big Hole Valley, seven Minnesotans were part of a fall roundup, during which cattle are gathered and driven to lower country, where they over-winter.
Declines continue, with habitat loss a big influencer.
A lot of crops, a lot of water, but the pheasants won on this day.
Wing-shooters of a certain age know their rewards.
The vast, standing crops often prove nearly impenetrable by hunters and their dogs, thus providing safe havens for rooster pheasants, which many wing shooters consider the most beautiful of game birds.
As our governor opens the pheasant season next weekend, a look at his conservation-minded leadership
A state watchdog in the 1970s, Merritt said with regard to current mining push: Proceed with caution.
Historically, fall grouse-harvest numbers have tracked population estimates forecast by spring drumming counts. But last year's lopsided disparity between the two indicators worried DNR officials.
The DNR had issued an upbeat prediction for Saturday's opener, reporting that duck nesting conditions were good this spring. That was welcome news for Arnold Krueger.
Dennis Anderson: Changes made because of 2007 flood – and in spite of it – have made visiting the park a must.
Keith Nord, athlete and motivational speaker, has the usual big plans for the fall. Except …
As Tom Therrien and Todd Green half-ran through the rugged Beartooth Mountains that divide Wyoming and Montana, they prayed for help.
Communication devices more and more make sense.
Summer gives way to fall, in the field if not on the calendar, and for many it's a welcome transition
Looking back at the season on Leech, Cass, Upper Red and Lake of the Woods — and ahead to likely changes.
Flames put a scare into Pete Arnesen, who continued a solo canoe trip despite 'imminent' danger
After recent struggles, the old barn is buzzing.
The 84-year-old DNR building, with its outdoor fish pond and indoor fish tanks, will as always show off about 40 finned species to fairgoers.
Part competitor, part historian, shooters delight in the tools of the trade.
Queen Elizabeth II, who knows the world of field trials, was impressed.
Farmers want gubernatorial hopefuls to listen and address conservation topics.
Frank Addington Jr. is in town for performances at Game Fair in Ramsey.