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Hank Pennington
Outdoor Kodiak: Island clime has guns over a barrel
Have you looked at your guns recently? Are you certain they’re still in good shape after weeks or months of storage? Kodiak’s unique climate is the worst I’ve encountered for safely storing firearms. Experience in other climates might delude you into thinking that you did a good job of cleaning a...
Jan 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Final chance to hunt ducks
The start of a new year is always a mixed blessing for this old duck hunter. The season ends on January 22, and it’s a long wait until it opens again in October. But the hunting is often best in the final weeks! Lots more birds are on hand than at any other point in the season, even as fewer hunt...
Jan 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Ringing in the new year
Each of us celebrates the New Year in our own way, just as it’s significance is different from one person to the next. For me, it’s all about that word “New.” Sure I reflect on the year just passing and the lessons learned, but that is the foundation for my approach to a new year. I’m not looking...
Dec 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Get outdoors for the holiday
As surely as day follows night, the anticipation and excitement of Christmas morning passes. The gifts are all opened, the house is restored to order, and phone calls to family and friends are completed. Certainly there’s the work and anticipation of the evening feast, and of course there will be...
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Stocking tradition rivals main gift event
Christmas mornings are a high point of the year for families. And each family does it differently in traditions that pass down through families while new traditions are added. But opening gifts from under the tree is only a small part of the event. There’s the anticipation that builds as the fami...
Dec 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Ducks for Christmas
For many families Christmas translates into at least a week off from work and school between Christmas and New Years. That’s a lot of time at home! In fact it may be the longest holiday of the year for some of us. The rest and family time are certainly welcome, but with the short hours of dayligh...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoors Kodiak: Shopping for the Holidays
Christmas is just three weeks away, and it’s time to think seriously about gifts for the outdoor enthusiast. If you’re shopping for someone with sharply different interests than yours, that can be tough. I’m fortunate, in that my wife is my favorite outdoor companion. I have lots of time in the f...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Hunting deer during cold weather
The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s are important to many Kodiak families. It’s prime time for putting sweet venison in their freezers. Sure they have to invest the time and money in reaching the remote regions of the island. But it’s also the best time of year for filling tags. Even wi...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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