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: On Northfield farm, couple cultivates a habitat habit

A Northfield couple has transformed the family farm into a showcase of wildlife conservation

Steelhead working their way back to North Shore

It's in April that steelhead, or migratory rainbow trout, travel upstream sometimes 20 miles or more in search of narrow waterways and hospitable conditions for spawning.

Anderson: Hunting a tom tests tenacity in dawn's early light

On a cloudy Thursday morning, turkey hunting turned into turkey waiting.

A tale behind every turkey hunt

With turkey hunting season set to open Wednesday, we get some stories from old friends about memorable hunts.

Anderson: House-passed Legacy bill deserves a governor's veto if not modified

Time is now for Gov. Mark Dayton to consider action on the Legacy bill if it comes to him in any form similar to the one the House has passed.

Anderson: With some reservations, Stearns County buffer law compliance widespread

Minnesota's buffer law to protect water has its critics, but there's support to be found, too.

Anderson: Proposals that hurt state's environment would hurt our business interests, too

The state's many outdoors activities are among key reasons why our leading companies can draw and retain top employees.

Anderson: Kamloops rainbows' prospects uncertain on North Shore

Closing of French River hatchery, interbreeding could reduce looper numbers.

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.