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: DNR building is a must stop at State Fair

The 84-year-old DNR building, with its outdoor fish pond and indoor fish tanks, will as always show off about 40 finned species to fairgoers.


Anderson: Muzzleloader marksmen are fascinated by their weaponry

Part competitor, part historian, shooters delight in the tools of the trade.


Anderson: Once also-rans, a handler and his Labrador become royalty

Queen Elizabeth II, who knows the world of field trials, was impressed.


Anderson: Gubernatorial candidates should be forced to bone up on conservation

Farmers want gubernatorial hopefuls to listen and address conservation topics.


Anderson: Texas trick-shooting archer locks in on his target ­­— and his message

Frank Addington Jr. is in town for performances at Game Fair in Ramsey.


Lauded Minn Kota Ultrex trolling motor can retrace routes

The new Minn Kota Ultrex electric trolling motor won best of show in the boating category at the recent International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades show.


Anderson: DNR seeking public's input on various fishing regulations

The Department of Natural Resources has scheduled public meetings to discuss existing and proposed special fishing regulations for 15 lakes and one trout stream.


Anderson: Grand Teton National Park's Snake River is a charmer

At Grand Teton National Park, landmark river yields trout, and memories


Anderson: Veteran guide Koep leads groups to unhyped success, trip after trip

Fishing guide Marv Koep lowers expectations, then lets success elevate spirits on the water.


Anderson: Such as it is, my RV still satisfies my hunger for the road

I took the RV leap years ago. There is no turning back.