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Hank Pennington
 
Outdoor Kodiak: Savings add up with custom practice loads
Bad weather and short days make winter the perfect time for ammo reloading on Kodiak. If you already reload I’m preaching to the choir. But if you haven’t started yet or if you’re a recent convert, I can give you very good reasons to belly up to a reloading bench. You’ll hear that reloading doesn...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Hares jump into gap between duck, deer
With the passing of duck season most folks put away their guns until the opening of deer season in August. That makes for an especially long winter. Sure, ptarmigan season is still open. But on the road system ptarmigan are far up in the mountains and mostly scattered. You need to know right wher...
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Insidious saltwater sinks into small parts
My most memorable experience in 40 years of hunting Kodiak came on my workbench rather than in the field. I had returned from a boat hunt for deer a week before, and like a good boy I took care of all my gear and cleaned my rifle. The real adventure began when I retrieved the rifle from storage o...
Jan 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Accentuate positive for effective change
I’m not one for big life-changing resolutions with the turn of a calendar page to another year. Or at least, I’m not very good at keeping punitive resolutions to change some glaring problem with my life. My embrace of a new year is more optimistic than that. I certainly take a glimpse at the year...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Gear upkeep shortens long winter nights
I might not be the earliest riser on Kodiak, but I bet I’m somewhere on the list. I go to bed earlier than most, too. We have to have company or a major distraction on TV to keep me up past 9 at night, but in compensation I generally get up between 3:30 and 4 each morning. That can have distinct ...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Hard to hit a hole-in-one when finding gifts
My wife insists that I’m the most difficult person in the world to buy gifts for. I claim she’s stretching things a little, but she’s sticking to her guns. The problem is that I’m pretty self-sufficient when it comes to buying things I want and need. I have to save a while for the bigger items, b...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Polypro layer best bet for getting wet
Kodiak has about the most challenging weather in the world for outdoor enthusiasts. Sure, there are places that are hotter or colder. It’s hard to imagine, but there are even places that are wetter and windier. The big difference between Kodiak and so many other locations is in the variability. M...
Dec 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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