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: Pheasant season begins at governor's invitation, Marshall's hospitality

Marshall was chosen to host 153 hunters from near and far who, accompanied by Gov. Mark Dayton and some 50 guides, on Saturday morning scattered into the hinterlands.

Anderson: In southwest Minnesota, community leaders know pheasants mean opportunity

Witness the efforts by nine southwest Minnesota counties to enhance the bottom lines of area businesses by marketing the region as the state's go-to place to hunt.

Anderson: Lack of ducks, pheasants reflects neglect of conservation

Just about everything to do with the state's farmland wildlife has, in the aggregate, gotten worse.

Anderson: Minnesota's phenologists see the natural world in a new way

An interesting bunch, phenologists, about whom most people know nothing — including the thousands of Minnesotans who in autumn scatter into the hinterlands.

Anderson: Ducks scarce at Minnesota River hunting reunion

Season's first duck hunt meant venturing back to west-central town with decades of fond memories

Anderson: Minnesota duck hunters always are ready for one more flight

Duck hunting is on hard times, but traditions at the shacks are steadfast.

Anderson: Skilled hands of technicians keep major fishing tournaments afloat

With their pickups and trailers stuffed with tools, and their mechanical prowess on a par with NASCAR'S best pit bosses, they play a vital role in the success of big-time fishing tournaments.

Palaniuk wins BASS tournament on Mille Lacs

Brandon Palaniuk found bass worth $100,000.

Idaho fishing pro Palaniuk lands 6-pounder to keep Bassmaster points lead

The late catch - four minutes before the end of fishing for the day - nearly kept him from returning to the tournament check-in on time.

Anderson: Bassmaster Elite leader Brandon Palaniuk takes to Lake Mille Lacs this weekend

The Idaho native has recorded six top 12 Bassmaster Elite Series finishes this season, and it's taken a hard-driving work ethic and the support of others.