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Hank Pennington
 
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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Outdoor Kodiak: Hunting like our forefathers
Deer season closes on the road system this Thursday. That’s true for all but a few hunters, those who have gone through the steps to qualify for a special “primitive weapon” season running November 1 through November 14. Primitive weapons are of course muzzleloaders and bows. There are additional...
Oct 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Remote deer hunts
How is your deer season progressing? Does the looming end of the road system season threaten you with no venison in the freezer, or does the single road system deer leave too much vacant freezer space? It’s time to consider booking a hunting trip off the road system, where the season extends anot...
Oct 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Sweet venison
One of my favorite experiences is serving Kodiak venison to guests who “don’t like venison.” It’s fun to watch their faces after the first bite. Their expressions are best described as a mixture of surprise and delight. “Wow! That can’t be venison. It’s not gamey!” But there are a few secrets lea...
Oct 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Last chance for silvers
Silver season is over. Or is it? Perhaps you will want to rethink your views after reading the following: October is a terrific time for silver salmon. Sure, there are a lot of dark fish developing their spawning colors after weeks in freshwater. But fresh, silvery bright fish are still coming in...
Oct 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Duck season opener
Are you fed up with howling wind? I’ll play weather service and forecast that next Tuesday, Oct. 8, the winds will die and the weather will be perfect. It might happen sooner, but it’s a certainty that the weather will be terrific a week from now. How can I know that? Because Oct. 8 is the openin...
Oct 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Getting serious about deer
Everyone should be enjoying brawls with silver salmon by now. But each trip out the road reveals more fall colors. Like me, I bet your eyes are scanning for deer all the way out and back home. Before long, the lure of those golden hills will break your regular river appointment. The thought of de...
Sep 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Silver salmon in rivers
The upstream portions of road system rivers open to salmon fishing Sept. 16. The rivers are teeming with silver salmon, and “opening day” is the highlight of the season for many anglers. But there’s a flip side. The best fishing holes may be crowded, and the fishing can deteriorate as quickly as ...
Sep 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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