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Hank Pennington
 
Outdoor Kodiak: Christmas for outdoorsmans
I’m luckier than most when it’s time for Christmas shopping. My wife and I share many outdoor interests, and I have a pretty clear idea what she needs as well as what she wants. Sharing interests is a two way street at Christmas. She also has a pretty clear idea of what I need and what new things...
Dec 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Hunting ducks in December
The wind blasted onshore, ripping sheets of water from the river meandering across the tide flats. It was so cold the airborne droplets froze instantly, lashing me with icy pellets and bouncing to the ground to shine like diamonds in the bright sun. Any sane human being would be home by a warm fi...
Nov 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Preparing for winter
In my early years on Kodiak, I spent many unplanned nights in the hills. I was prone to walking too far, staying too late and shooting deer at dusk, when I should have been hiking the miles back to my truck. My wife and I had a deal worked out, based on my overnighting record before we moved to K...
Nov 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Slow days for ducks
We can’t always pick our days, much less the weather, for duck hunts. If conditions aren’t ideal, should you stay home or hunt anyway? I vote for hunting even when conditions aren’t right. If I don’t manage to connect, it’s still a great opportunity to scout locations for future hunts. Duck hunte...
Nov 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Tackle your fall fishing chores by packing away properly
I’m tossing in the towel! Good fishing continues in local waters, but I’m through for the season. The weather and water temperature have passed my comfort threshold, and other outdoor interests abound. Fishing isn’t as much fun than it was a month ago. With so many alternatives, what’s the issue?...
Nov 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Startup for snowshoe hare
Even with no closed season and no bag limit for snowshoe hare on Kodiak, hunting is mostly a winter affair. For one thing, the grass and brush are too thick to see them in summer and fall. I start my hunting well before the grass is thinned, because the early hunts help me zero in on their distri...
Oct 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: One last trip
It’s hard to put away the fishing tackle for the year. I’m almost certain that I’m through fishing, but I have tackle still waiting for cleaning and storage in case I want to make one last visit to the water. There are no shortage of fishing opportunities even late in October. It’s a matter of do...
Oct 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Remote deer dreams don’t have to be a nightmare
Before you know it, the road system deer season will be closed for the year. Anyone still hoping for sweet venison on the table will have to travel to find it. As a matter of fact deer hunts to remote parts of the island are annual traditions for many families. The hunting can be terrific and jus...
Oct 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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