Dennis Anderson | Star Tribune
Columnist | Outdoors

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 covers hunting, fishing, camping, boating, paddling and other outdoor activities, as well as natural resource conservation.


Anderson: A chilly boat ride to a walleye hot spot

Dropping plastic baits in a barge traffic area? Results pan out for St. Paul guide


Anderson: Steger, 72, embarks on latest solo canoe/sled adventure

Thirty-one years have passed since Will Steger led the world's first unsupported trek to the North Pole by dogsled. Up next he's headed from Ely to Burchell Lake, Ontario.


Anderson: Luring more female anglers

For 40 years, Women Anglers of Minnesota has been offering fishing wisdom for women.


Anderson: Fly fishing expo touts streams - and how to save them

This is walleye country. Less well known in Minnesota is stream fishing for trout, an experience that is as evocative, and satisfying, as sitting in a boat on a lake


Anderson: Muskies, state's most spectacular fish, less plentiful

Trouble seems afoot with the state's muskies. Small­er muskies seem to be miss­ing from Lake Mil­le Lacs (and cer­tain oth­er waters) al­to­geth­er, while the lake's re­main­ing muskies are far fewer — and gargantuan.


Anderson: DNR, whitetail hunters group ponder dollars and deer

The DNR is proposing deer hunters pay $4 more each year to pursue whitetails. But an audit last year revealed the majority of deer license fees was to cover general wildlife management expenses.


Anderson: In March, being alert is the best outdoors strategy

In March it pays to keep on your toes, alert especially for executive orders.


Anderson: Bud Grant knows heartache of losing hunting dogs: 'You could say I'm lost'

Bud Grant will be 90 in May and acknowledges that if he replaces Boom, who had to be put down this fall, any new dog likely will outlive him. Still — call it an act of faith — he is wanting a new, trained, Labrador


Outdoors photographer blasts practice of luring owls with bait

Shutterbugs' luring of birds called unethical and harmful.


Anderson: Nobles County sets good example on water

The reservoir of good will runs deep in Nobles County, as does the desire to enhance and conserve natural resources.