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Hank Pennington
 
Outdoor Kodiak: Stocking tradition rivals main gift event
Christmas mornings are a high point of the year for families. And each family does it differently in traditions that pass down through families while new traditions are added. But opening gifts from under the tree is only a small part of the event. There’s the anticipation that builds as the fami...
Dec 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Ducks for Christmas
For many families Christmas translates into at least a week off from work and school between Christmas and New Years. That’s a lot of time at home! In fact it may be the longest holiday of the year for some of us. The rest and family time are certainly welcome, but with the short hours of dayligh...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoors Kodiak: Shopping for the Holidays
Christmas is just three weeks away, and it’s time to think seriously about gifts for the outdoor enthusiast. If you’re shopping for someone with sharply different interests than yours, that can be tough. I’m fortunate, in that my wife is my favorite outdoor companion. I have lots of time in the f...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Hunting deer during cold weather
The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s are important to many Kodiak families. It’s prime time for putting sweet venison in their freezers. Sure they have to invest the time and money in reaching the remote regions of the island. But it’s also the best time of year for filling tags. Even wi...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Doldrum ducks
The recent heavy rain and warm weather make for challenging duck hunts. There is so much water on the road system, the ducks have lots of places to rest and feed. Add to that all the open water off the road system, and the distant ducks still have no reason to move here. Right now there aren’t al...
Nov 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: ’Tis the season for great eats
By now, most outdoor enthusiasts have done a great job of stuffing their freezers. We have our work cut out for us, eating all that great fish and game between now and spring. If your family is new to such plenty, you’ll soon discover that the biggest challenge lies ahead. Using it all between no...
Nov 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get started for snowshoes
The 2014 road system deer season is in the history books unless you hunt with a bow or muzzleloader. If you don’t plan to travel off the road system for more deer hunts, what’s left for you this winter? Two hunts get top billing with me, and in fact one nudges out the other. Waterfowl season exte...
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Hunting the old way
The road-system deer season ends this Friday, Oct. 31. Starting Saturday, Nov. 1 you ‘ll have to move off the road system to hunt deer, right? Not so fast. If you’ve taken the class and passed the qualifying ADF&G qualifying exam for either muzzleloading or archery, you can continue to hunt the r...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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