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Hank Pennington
 
Outdoor Kodiak: Getting crafty
The number of comments and questions I received following last week’s column surprised and delighted me. It’s clear that lots of folks are feeling hemmed in by the weather and are looking for things to do. Ideas for craft projects head the list of questions. Making things is fun in its own right,...
Feb 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: The long haul
December 21 may be the shortest day of the year, but it doesn’t hold a candle to February days. We have more daylight now, but the combination of weather and closed seasons makes the days drag. So how in the world do you pass the time when the weather is rotten? I’m a “crafty” kind of guy, using ...
Feb 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Air guns for fun and economy
The high cost of ammunition is hitting the wallets of all shooters. Regular shooting practice, much less shooting for the simple fun of it, is becoming cost prohibitive. Reloading your own ammunition is part of the answer, but the costs of bullets, powder and primers have soared. Factor in the sp...
Feb 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Getting started for halibut
Good news! The halibut sport fishing season opened February 1. What? You didn’t realize there was a closed season? It’s academic for most of us due to weather and cold, but in fact the halibut season closes during the month of January to protect their spawning. Halibut fishing in February is acad...
Feb 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Winter is for reloading
I suspect that more ammunition is reloaded in the depth of winter than at any other time of year. The weather generally stinks and most hunting seasons are closed. The quiet hours while trapped indoors are perfect for reloading. Your mind turns to past and future hunts, and naturally you begin ma...
Jan 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Winter gun care
“Here’s my baby!” My friend unzipped the gun case and withdrew his pet. It was a beautiful over-and-under 12-gauge shotgun, conceived from butt pad to muzzle for serious duck hunting. The stock was synthetic in a great marsh grass camo pattern, and the stainless steel of barrels and action had be...
Jan 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Winter studies
“How in the world did you come up with that, Hank?” Over the years, that’s become a familiar refrain from fishing friends. I do some pretty weird things on the water, departures from the usual Kodiak methods. And they often work well. In truth, I owe most of the new fishing methods to Kodiak’s lo...
Jan 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Rotten weather rabbits
Duck hunters celebrate rotten weather for the great hunting it promises. Most rabbit hunters save their ventures for good weather. What do you do if you prefer rabbits to ducks, but duck weather is prevailing? You could stay home, but not me. I’ve figured out how to find snowshoe hare even in bad...
Jan 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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