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Hank Pennington
 
Outdoor Kodiak: Take advantage of longer days in hunt for hares
Long seasons tend to fall under the radar. You start off with enthusiasm for the renewed opportunity, but slowly other interests take over. The season is still open, but you’ve moved on to other things. And finally, with little fanfare, the season has passed. Consider silver salmon as a prime exa...
Mar 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Clean your freezer
With the promise of warming weather in the not to distant future, it’s time for an important chore. Cleaning your freezer. Do it now. Don’t wait until a glut of fresh fish comes pouring through your door. For us, it’s more than getting rid of old fish to make room for the new. It’s an opportunity...
Mar 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Winter Lakes
This has been a warm winter compared to recent years. Sure Kodiak has had lots of water as usual. But most has come as rain rather than snow. It recently occurred to me that the cold winters forced me out of one of my favorite pursuits. It iced over all the lakes, and I had to give up my winter t...
Mar 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Halibut fishing today
I wonder how many people realize that halibut season opened Feb. 1. For that matter, how many knew it was closed for the month of January? Almost no one fishes halibut in the winter, whether due to the weather and rough seas or the fact that halibut move into deeper water for the colder months. B...
Feb 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Knock around guns
I grew up in the Southwest in an era when every truck had a gun in a window rack and every saddle had a gun boot. No one locked doors on their houses or trucks, and no one worried much about losing a gun or anything else to thieves. Guns, especially rifles, were a part of everyday life and unrema...
Feb 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Time to test your gear
Outdoor enthusiasts on Kodiak, especially hunters, have to confront the possibility of becoming stranded in rotten weather. Wind, rain and snow can quickly descend, stranding you for hours or days with only the gear you’re carrying. Most of us work to avoid getting stuck, but we also carry surviv...
Feb 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Winter reloading
I’m not alone in doing most of my ammunition reloading in winter. In fact the long hours of darkness and rotten weather are the perfect settings for the time consuming process. It continues to amaze me that more hunters don’t reload their own ammo. Participants in most other shooting sports do it...
Feb 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Snowshoe hare the hard way
With the close of the waterfowl season last week, we lose yet another opportunity to be outdoors. Things might seem a little bleak for dedicated hunters or anyone else who simply wants to get outdoors. Fortunately, there’s no closed season on snowshoe hare. If you can’t think of anything else to ...
Jan 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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