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Hank Pennington
 
The trick to tracking trophy trout revealed
March is a tough month for most of us. The days are promisingly long and cold is less likely. But those big, wet storms keep rolling in to the accompaniment of wind and mud. It’s easy to start feeling trapped indoors, especially when the rare sunny days always seem to fall on weekdays. Longer day...
Mar 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Beware yellowfin’s telltale black pencil line
A couple of weeks back I wrote about midwinter freezers and I let slip that we eat a whole lot of species. I also referenced halibut alternatives for your freezer in times when halibut are in short supply. As a matter of fact, halibut is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to tasty and vers...
Mar 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: How a hot mug of joe can stop the shakes
If you think fishing tackle can suffer in storage, reach i\nto your gun rack for your favorite rifle and shoulder it. Hold a while as you peer through the scope. Are things getting shakier than you remember, and sooner? As much as our outdoor gear can suffer from neglect, it’s nothing compared to...
Feb 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Time again for annual State of the Freezer
This is a test. Open the door of your freezer and survey the packages of fish. February is roughly the midpoint between when we put the last fish in our freezers and when we’ll start adding more in spring. Are you half way through the fish you set aside for winter? Now take a closer look. How man...
Feb 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: With Super Bowl over, time to go deep
Super Bowl 50 is in the record books. That means no more football for many months to come. What will you do with your weekends now? Did you notice that halibut season opened Feb. 1? Did you even know that there was a closed season for halibut sport fishing? The January closure is virtually unnoti...
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Savings add up with custom practice loads
Bad weather and short days make winter the perfect time for ammo reloading on Kodiak. If you already reload I’m preaching to the choir. But if you haven’t started yet or if you’re a recent convert, I can give you very good reasons to belly up to a reloading bench. You’ll hear that reloading doesn...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Hares jump into gap between duck, deer
With the passing of duck season most folks put away their guns until the opening of deer season in August. That makes for an especially long winter. Sure, ptarmigan season is still open. But on the road system ptarmigan are far up in the mountains and mostly scattered. You need to know right wher...
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Insidious saltwater sinks into small parts
My most memorable experience in 40 years of hunting Kodiak came on my workbench rather than in the field. I had returned from a boat hunt for deer a week before, and like a good boy I took care of all my gear and cleaned my rifle. The real adventure began when I retrieved the rifle from storage o...
Jan 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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