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Hank Pennington
 
Outdoor Kodiak: Finding something special for an outdoor specialist
Is there a more difficult person to shop for than an outdoor enthusiast? Not in my experience. If you have an outdoor nut on your Christmas list, you have your hands full. Their fondest dream gifts are likely beyond your budget, and searching for meaningful gifts you can afford is a challenge. An...
Dec 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Experience pays when fitting a firearm
Of all the gear hunters own and carry, none is more personal than a gun. No matter the season, more thought and investment go into a firearm than any other aspect of hunting. But beyond that insight, it’s hard to generalize. Hunters range from casual to devoted, and along with that they put littl...
Nov 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Preparing firearms inside and out for storage season
As challenging as the hunting may be in Kodiak weather, an even bigger challenge surfaces after the season. When you put your guns away, they have to stay in good shape till the next time you use them. A host of challenges await an untended gun. Even if you did a perfect job of cleaning it, the o...
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Don't duck challenge of November fowl
November sorts the serious duck hunters from the casual enthusiasts. But it’s not strictly a matter of deteriorating weather. The time and work required for few ducks discourages most hunters. The ducks seem to have left, and the few you see are just about impossible to approach. The up side is t...
Nov 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Going to the edge in the hunt for snowshoe hares
For the next six months or so, good weather can start to seem like a curse. It’s too nice to stay indoors, but what in the heck can you do outdoors? Snowshoe hare hunting is high on my list. Any time the weather is too good for duck hunting, it’s perfect for hunting snowshoes. And after duck seas...
Nov 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Remote deer add adventure to fall hunts
The road system deer season closed yesterday, and you never passed the archery or muzzleloader qualification classes so you can hunt more. But your freezer is still barren! What are you going to do? Your only option is to travel beyond the road system, where the season will be open through the en...
Nov 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Primitive weapon hunters prepare to take the field
Though the road system deer season extends through the end of the month, my mind is already focused on the day after, Nov. 1. That’s opening day for the primitive weapon season — muzzleloaders and archery. I love deer hunting with modern guns, but if I use my No. 1 deer tag before Nov. 1, I won’t...
Oct 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Finding fall fun with Dolly Varden fishing
KODIAK — Even if you’ve had your fill of salmon fishing, it’s not quite time to put away your fishing tackle for the year. If you really love fishing, you owe it to yourself to try your hand at fall Dolly Varden fishing. I’m willing to bet that one quick trip to your favorite river for Dollies wi...
Oct 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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