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.


Horses evoke great pleasure even if the riding is, well, not so great

Event might be a practice, but all riders want to win.


Anderson: Record northern pike catch still a fish story for the ages

It's worthwhile to review records already on the books — including Minnesota's most famous, or perhaps infamous.


Anderson: Student trapshooters aren't gunplaying around

It's serious sport for the students at the 2017 Trap Shooting Championship.


Anderson: Dried-and-true idea to feed wilderness travelers has merit

Entrepreneuring sisters on the North Shore try their hands at camp meals.


Anderson: Making every cast count fly fishing on the St. Croix

Fly anglers pepper the St. Croix with poppers in an action-filled outing


Outside experts to review DNR's Mille Lacs walleye management

Some resort owners question the DNR's low Mille Lacs walleye population assessment that has resulted in a series of restrictions on fishing the popular lake.


Anderson: When day anglers depart, night belongs to bowfishermen

Night is the backdrop, carp are the quarry on after-hours bowfishing outings


Anderson: Only the nuttiest of muskie nuts would venture out on this opener.

High water on St. Croix River and early season didn't deter group.


Anderson: Readers weigh in on resource-related issues at Capitol

Minnesotans share their thoughts about the Legislature's action in regards to the state's woods, prairies and wildlife.


Group of Minnesota women eyeing Boundary Waters canoe venture

Minnesota women will check off a bucket list item by going to the BWCA