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Hank Pennington
 
Outdoor Kodiak: Knock around guns
I grew up in the Southwest in an era when every truck had a gun in a window rack and every saddle had a gun boot. No one locked doors on their houses or trucks, and no one worried much about losing a gun or anything else to thieves. Guns, especially rifles, were a part of everyday life and unrema...
Feb 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Time to test your gear
Outdoor enthusiasts on Kodiak, especially hunters, have to confront the possibility of becoming stranded in rotten weather. Wind, rain and snow can quickly descend, stranding you for hours or days with only the gear you’re carrying. Most of us work to avoid getting stuck, but we also carry surviv...
Feb 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Winter reloading
I’m not alone in doing most of my ammunition reloading in winter. In fact the long hours of darkness and rotten weather are the perfect settings for the time consuming process. It continues to amaze me that more hunters don’t reload their own ammo. Participants in most other shooting sports do it...
Feb 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Snowshoe hare the hard way
With the close of the waterfowl season last week, we lose yet another opportunity to be outdoors. Things might seem a little bleak for dedicated hunters or anyone else who simply wants to get outdoors. Fortunately, there’s no closed season on snowshoe hare. If you can’t think of anything else to ...
Jan 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Winter fly tying
The next three months are the long haul for outdoor enthusiasts, especially with endless days of wind and rain. A friend of mine characterizes the season well: “Horizontal 32-degree rain in the dark.” In spite of our best intentions to get outdoors and enjoy all that Kodiak has to offer, we can g...
Jan 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Storing firearms in a wet climate
As a lifetime user and admirer of good firearms, it’s always a special pleasure to see those owned by individuals, rather than those displayed on a rack in a store or museum. An individual owner wraps his firearm in personal insights and hunting stories, which can be even better than seeing the g...
Jan 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Waterfowl season's end
The waterfowl season will come to a close at the end of legal shooting hours on Jan. 22. There’s good news and bad in that. The bad news is that you’ll have to wait eight long months to resume your hunts on Oct. 8. The good news is that you’re likely to find the best hunting of the year in the tw...
Jan 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Best wishes for New Years
Lots of folks approach New Year’s Day filled with resolve for big changes: Lose weight. Save money. Be a better person. While those are worthy goals, I shy away from the big ones in favor of smaller goals that are easier to achieve. I like to break my resolutions down to smaller bites so I can me...
Dec 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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