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Hank Pennington
 
Outdoor Kodiak: One last trip
It’s hard to put away the fishing tackle for the year. I’m almost certain that I’m through fishing, but I have tackle still waiting for cleaning and storage in case I want to make one last visit to the water. There are no shortage of fishing opportunities even late in October. It’s a matter of do...
Oct 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Remote deer dreams don’t have to be a nightmare
Before you know it, the road system deer season will be closed for the year. Anyone still hoping for sweet venison on the table will have to travel to find it. As a matter of fact deer hunts to remote parts of the island are annual traditions for many families. The hunting can be terrific and jus...
Oct 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Stretch the deer season by expanding your toolbox
This is turning out to be a tough deer season on the road system for lots of hunters. Last winter’s harsh conditions appear to have cropped the population considerably. Dedicated hunters can still find bucks, but they have to invest a lot of time and walk a Stretch the deer season by expanding yo...
Oct 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Hunting ducks perfect winter activity
The first week of October stirs me deeply. Foul weather has slowed my fishing, even as it brings more and more ducks to Kodiak. And of course, Kodiak’s waterfowl season opens at 8 a.m. next Monday. Any opening day is special, but the start of waterfowl season has been a standout all my life. Sure...
Oct 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Deer season heating up
October is deer season on the Kodiak road system. The season actually opened way back on Aug. 1, but most of us are just too busy with fish to wander into the woods for deer. There’s also the question of hunting conditions. Until now, the brush has been thick and the bugs bad, but with the cool w...
Sep 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Silver salmon find comfort in hiding from anglers
The opening of the upper rivers to silver salmon fishing on Sept. 16 is a hallmark for many anglers. All those silvers that slipped into the previously closed sections are suddenly accessible. I’m a devoted fan of silver fishing in rivers, but I tend to avoid the rush on opening day. The attracti...
Sep 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: A mooch better choice than crowded hotspot
Boy, what a snarl of boats these days in the popular salmon trolling locations! Boats weaving in and out in close quarters, tangled lines, frayed tempers, and even a little yelling and name calling now and then. Not for this kid! Holy cow, if I had to do that to catch ocean salmon, I’d switch to ...
Aug 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Searching for the first silver salmon
I’m not alone in searching for my first silver salmon of the year. While I have been encouraged by offshore catches, I’ve been concerned all summer that the run would be late into their home rivers like our other salmon runs. I’m happy to report that my worries are over. Silvers are starting to a...
Aug 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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