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Hank Pennington
 
Outdoor Kodiak: Choosing right air gun is a weighty decision
Last week I described options for shooting practice in foul weather, but this week I am going to get very specific. None of us can make it to the range as often as we need or want for shooting practice, no matter the time of year or state of the weather. But to become a really good shot and stay ...
Feb 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Set your sights on better muscle tone, breath control
The weather has been hard on everyone’s shooting practice over the last couple of months. Though I usually spend lots of time in the field with a gun in February, it has been a challenge this year just to get out of my driveway! Even if you’re willing to brave the roads, you’ll find another compl...
Feb 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Fly fishing in deeper, warm layers
After the last few weeks of frozen pipes and brutally cold wind, I’ll take any sign of spring. At times like these, mud, water without ice and brown grass can be signs for optimism. I recognize that we have at least a couple of more snowy months between us and spring, but hopefully the long perio...
Feb 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Taking aim against the rising cost of ammunition
If it’s been a while since you bought ammunition, be prepared for sticker shock. In recent years prices have gone through the roof. That’s not news to dedicated shooters, but the occasional shooter will be shocked when he finally runs low and has to buy more. I’m dumfounded that in spite of the h...
Feb 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Snowshoes on snowshoes
Venture off the road into the new snow, and you’ll quickly learn how snowshoe hares got their name. While you flounder and sink, their big feet let them zoom right over the top of the soft snow. A foot of snow might not sound like an issue for hiking, and it’s really not. The problems start when ...
Jan 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Prepare to stop the wind before it stops you
This has been some winter, hasn’t it? I hear lots of folks saying that it’s been 10 years since Kodiak’s last “real” winter with such sustained cold and snow. But for me the most notable feature has been the wind. I’ve been more or less trapped indoors because so many of my outdoor interests are ...
Jan 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Back away from TV, books for winter indoor fun
The hallmark of outdoor enjoyment in Kodiak is adjusting our activities to suit the weather. We try to anticipate the weather, but more often than any place I’ve ever been, we have to change our plans. I like to think of the changes as “detours.” And this winter has sure called for a lot of detou...
Jan 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Ducks in the home stretch
If you love duck hunting but stayed home in recent cold weather, take a look at the calendar. Jan. 22 is the last day of the season, and it’s less than two weeks away. If you had intended to do a little more duck hunting this season, you need to make plans now or wait until next season. I’ve usua...
Jan 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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