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Hank Pennington
 
Outdoors: The long season for silvers
Isn’t it great to have so many silver salmon at hand! This is the season we’ve all been waiting for. But in truth the luster has worn off a bit, hasn’t it? We’ve all caught lots by now, and the crowds have been a hassle. Is it time to think about moving on? That’s not a bad idea if you have anoth...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Transition deer hunts
If you haven’t been out for deer in a few weeks, you’re in for a surprise. All those golden leaves on the cottonwoods and willows signal important changes in the deer and how you hunt them. August deer are wearing their light summer coats. They’re more orange than brown, and against a sunny green...
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Mooching madness
I’ve been hearing lots of trollers moan about the difficulty in locating and catching silvers this fall. I have to admit that I’m not seeing many jumpers in the bays or offshore, but does that really mean there aren’t many silvers around? When we’ve trolled for silvers in the usual ways and place...
Sep 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Ptarmigan season is here
Well, I did it again. I let Aug. 10 slip right by without notice. That’s two years in a row! Why is the date significant? Kodiak’s ptarmigan season opens on Aug. 10. I’m a big fan of ptarmigan hunting, but the season opens about the same time silvers arrive along local beaches and halibut fishing...
Aug 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Are you ready for silver salmon?
The recent pattern of heavy rainfall and swollen rivers couldn’t have been timed any better. Silver salmon have been appearing in good numbers offshore, but the sudden onslaught of sweet freshwater from their home streams has brought many closer to shore. In fact, a few are even nosing upstream i...
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: All that fish
After reading last week how much fish we eat, you might be wondering how we manage to do it without burning out on fish entirely. Certainly quality has a lot to do with it. So many of our species are available for only a few weeks and months, and it’s mandatory that you keep it in top shape for t...
Aug 12, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Taking stock
Planning for dinner later in the evening, I opened the freezer to retrieve a pack of halibut. Call out the avalanche rescue dogs! The swinging door was followed by a cascade of slick vacuum packaged fish. Those sliding off the top shelf triggered the next shelf down, which worked its evil ways on...
Aug 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gearing up for your opening day hunt
The buck appeared slowly from the dense willows. First an ear and a horn, then an eye, and finally its head and neck. I had frozen mid-step the instant I saw it, one foot in the air and my balance wavering. We stared at each other for a few moments then I slowly started lowering my foot. That lit...
Jul 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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