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Hank Pennington
 
Outdoor Kodiak: Holiday outings
The gifts are all open and your dinner is a fond holiday memory. What a great Christmas! But there’s a problem looming: You have a house full of guests and the kids are staying home for another week. How in the world will you follow up on such a memorable Christmas day? Houses get small in a hurr...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Christmas for anglers
Christmas is closing fast, and with it the flurry of Christmas shopping. I have to confess that of all the outdoor enthusiasts in our family, the anglers are the most fun to shop for. There are so many options! Better still, anglers lose or wear out their gear faster than any other group, so they...
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Christmas for outdoor enthusiasts
Is there anything more difficult than Christmas shopping for outdoor enthusiasts? Absolutely! The harder job is being an outdoor enthusiast and “helping” loved ones select your gifts. I get to see both sides of the challenge since I’m an outdoor nut and married to one in her own right. After more...
Dec 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Holiday deer hunts
For many Kodiak families, deer hunting turns downright serious in the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. This is not horn hunting with dreams of trophies on the wall. They are on a quest to put up a winter’s supply of sweet venison. Several important factors highlight holiday deer hunts. ...
Dec 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Thanksgiving traditions
Thanksgiving is a time for gatherings of friends and families to give thanks for our bounty. It’s also a time for great food! Every family has its traditional Thanksgiving foods, and I’m not about to try stepping between you and them. Most are too good to miss, and it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving wit...
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Snoeshoe hare season
Nov. 15 marks the opening of my personal snowshoe hare “season.” Kodiak has no closed season and no bag limit for the furry speedsters, but other factors make me start my hunting around this time and end it around mid-April. I prefer to wait until deer hunters are out of the hills so I don’t dist...
Nov 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Getting serious about ducks
Forty years of duck hunting on Kodiak have taught me an important lesson. The season may open in October, but the hunting doesn’t really turn on until the middle of November. There are enough birds to make it interesting earlier in the season, but the larger flocks don’t begin arriving until now....
Nov 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Fishing reflections
Our boat is winterized and covered, and the tackle is cleaned and stored. Those are clear signs our 2013 fishing season is over for us. If you’re still fishing, more power to you! I have to laugh a little at the psychology of our season’s end. In April we couldn’t wait for days when the temperatu...
Nov 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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