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Hank Pennington
 
OUTDOOR KODIAK: December deer for taste, not trophies
The week between Christmas and New Year’s is rich with tradition. For many on Kodiak it’s time to join family and friends in loading freezers with venison. These late season hunts are all about sweet venison in the freezer rather than racks on the wall. I learned that the hard way on my first ven...
Dec 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Game additions to Thanksgiving menu
Our family loves turkey as much as anyone. With all the trimmings, of course! But we had a great turkey dinner with friends a week ago. It’s hard now to work up our enthusiasm for preparing and consuming another so soon. Traditional meals are important and fulfilling, with favorite dishes reachin...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Attention to tides gives insight to ducks
Duck hunting on Kodiak really picks up about now. Timing can vary with the weather, but most years you can expect improved hunts starting a week or two before Thanksgiving. The winning combination is a cold snap with a fair bit of wind. Does that sound familiar? Look out your window! Two things c...
Nov 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Charter boats, lodges add late-season range
The close of the general deer season on the road system spells the end of deer hunting for most hunters. But for many it’s the opening bell for some of the greatest deer hunting in the world. That’s because the remote regions of Kodiak are such fine habitat and fun to hunt. It also helps that the...
Nov 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Tired of silvers? Try taking aim at Dollies
I went for a drive last weekend to enjoy a break in the rain and to see what was happening on the rivers. I came across only one spot with anglers, understandably attracted by great silver fishing. It was a fine day without wind or rain, so I walked upstream on two rivers. In an hour of walking I...
Oct 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Get stuck in a rut: deer on road system
October is prime time for deer on the road system. The bucks are in top condition before the onset of the rut, and their bodies wallow with fat. They’re also getting a little restless, moving around to locate the concentrations of does even if they’re not quite ready to join them. Most Kodiak hun...
Oct 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Late silvers
The crowds of silver salmon anglers have thinned noticeably, even as numbers of fish mount daily. You might already have put your gear away, but those are very good reasons to retrieve it from storage. This has been a really odd year for silvers, between the low water, small fish size, and large ...
Oct 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Duck hunt lets you change your game
The 2015 waterfowl season opens on Oct. 8, a little more than a week from now. In years past it was reasonably easy to forecast results with some accuracy. Conditions and bird numbers were so stable from one year to the next, you could be fairly certain what to expect as the sun slowly rose in th...
Sep 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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