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Hank Pennington
 
Outdoor Kodiak: Desperately seeking Dollies
I get serious about Dolly Varden in April. Sure, the bulk of the run won’t hit the rivers until May, but open water on local lakes promises hot action when you can find the fish. And even in April, when conditions are just right, you can find a few in the rivers. As lake water warms and ice retre...
Apr 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: First king salmon of the year
Am I the only angler anxious for the first king salmon of 2013? I sincerely doubt it! This might seem early for thoughts of king salmon, but in fact I have no doubt they’re out there waiting. It’s more a matter of waiting for cooperative weather than waiting for the king salmon to arrive. But if ...
Mar 26, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Snowshoe hare for dinner
We eat a lot of rabbit. While it doesn’t completely replace chicken or turkey in our diets, it certainly accounts for more meals than chicken and turkey combined. There seems to be divide between folks who eat rabbit and those who don’t. If it was a part of your family cuisine while you were grow...
Mar 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Late season rabbits
My rabbit hunting gets really serious in March. There’s no closed season or bag limit on Kodiak, so you could hunt them year-round, but I quit later in April due to the onset of their breeding season. The brush doesn’t thin enough to hunt again until November. Why am I so serious about March hunt...
Mar 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Getting a jump on lake fishing
How do you spot the devoted anglers on Kodiak? Check the road system lakes with each warming weather break in March. They might not be catching fish or even fishing, but they’re checking for open water and signs of fish. With the larger fish of summer still a long ways off, even the hope for a tr...
Mar 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Getting crafty
The number of comments and questions I received following last week’s column surprised and delighted me. It’s clear that lots of folks are feeling hemmed in by the weather and are looking for things to do. Ideas for craft projects head the list of questions. Making things is fun in its own right,...
Feb 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: The long haul
December 21 may be the shortest day of the year, but it doesn’t hold a candle to February days. We have more daylight now, but the combination of weather and closed seasons makes the days drag. So how in the world do you pass the time when the weather is rotten? I’m a “crafty” kind of guy, using ...
Feb 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Air guns for fun and economy
The high cost of ammunition is hitting the wallets of all shooters. Regular shooting practice, much less shooting for the simple fun of it, is becoming cost prohibitive. Reloading your own ammunition is part of the answer, but the costs of bullets, powder and primers have soared. Factor in the sp...
Feb 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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