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: Narrow scope helps hunters keep fruitful bird fields intact

By hunting small flocks and bringing less noise, fruitful bird fields remain so


Anderson: Hunting maybe be first love, but horse riding is current one for Minnesotan

Minnesota woman balances wide range of outdoors pursuits.


Anderson: Take it from an expert, 'No fish is worth dying for'

Jim Staricha gives survival advice to anglers and others unfortunate enough to break through winter ice.


Anderson: Wolves known to stalk hunter's kill scene for an easy meal

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.


Anderson: Study tries to answer what makes a deer tick

An intensive study sheds useful light on why whitetails act like they do


Anderson: No, hunters don't drink and hunt

Some things in this world are beyond debate. One of them: Hunters don't hunt drunk.


Field report: Annual early-season warnings about thin ice going unheeded

Ice conditions last weekend varied on Upper Red Lake, with several unsafe areas on the lake even for foot travel.


Anderson: Wisconsin tradition remains as deer season begins

Change inevitably comes, but just as inevitably much stays comfortably the same


Anderson: Hunters don't deserve some farmers' ire over buffer law

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.


Anderson: Even when deer are absent, alertness required by hunting is satisfying

An estimated 500,000 Minnesotans participated in the 2017 firearms deer season opener.