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: Miles aren't as long for a new cutting horse

Texas-bound with a fire that never quite dims.


Anderson: What to pack if you're headed to the Boundary Waters

To fish the boundary waters effectively, you needn't bring along a big tackle box. But here's what you should pack before you leave.


Anderson: Prep trap shooting is going over with a bang - but needs help

The Minnesota high school trap shooting championship this year will attract more than 8,000 students over nine days, but youth participation in bird hunting, deer hunting and fishing has been declining rapidly.


New book lauds unique grandeur of St. Croix and Namekagon rivers

St. Croix and Namekagon rivers get stirring treatment in a book that coincides with the anniversary of legislation in 1968 that protects them.


Anderson: A study in what ducks call home

Enthusiasts dig deeper into nesting preferences in home-based waterfowl village


Anderson: DNR boat check report speaks volumes about violations

DNR officers say rules are considered afterthoughts.


Anderson: Need fishing help for kids? DNR has what you need

The DNR has amassed how-to fishing guides, as well as a list of Twin Cities waters with shore- and pier-fishing opportunities, and where bluegills, crappies, bass and other fish can be caught.


Anderson: Granddaughter challenges legitimacy of record-setting northern

Is John V. Schanken's northern pike, caught in 1929, a record or just a good fish tale? His granddaughter has doubts.


Anderson: Is all that hot gear a barrier to real experience in the BWCA?

You need to be prepared, but there is a danger in missing real experience.


Anderson: Net in Lake Mille Lacs with dead walleye investigated

Beyond acknowledging the net was found, Minnesota DNR regional fisheries manager Brad Parsons also declined to elaborate.