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Hank Pennington
 
Outdoor Kodiak: Winter studies
“How in the world did you come up with that, Hank?” Over the years, that’s become a familiar refrain from fishing friends. I do some pretty weird things on the water, departures from the usual Kodiak methods. And they often work well. In truth, I owe most of the new fishing methods to Kodiak’s lo...
Jan 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Rotten weather rabbits
Duck hunters celebrate rotten weather for the great hunting it promises. Most rabbit hunters save their ventures for good weather. What do you do if you prefer rabbits to ducks, but duck weather is prevailing? You could stay home, but not me. I’ve figured out how to find snowshoe hare even in bad...
Jan 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: New Year's outlook
With the turn of the calendar to 2013 there is one detail we should all remember. Be sure to buy 2013 hunting and fishing licenses before going out! While I’m not much for resolutions, the start of the new year is my signal to begin making plans and preparations for upcoming seasons. I’ll talk mo...
Jan 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Home for the holidays
The excitement of Christmas morning has passed, even if the refrigerator is full of leftovers and the house a shambles of gift wrap and new toys. In many households the togetherness of Christmas will keep on giving for days to come, with mom and dad off for the week and the kids home from school ...
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Holiday deer hunts
For many Kodiak families, holiday deer hunts are a tradition. Between Christmas and New Year’s Day, they set out for regions of the island with liberal bag limits and put lots of venison in the freezer. Remote hunting is certainly better than in the heavily hunted areas of the road system, but ho...
Dec 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Christmas for fishermen
It occurred to me that last week I overlooked Christmas gift buying for one group of outdoor enthusiasts. Fishermen! It’s easy to forget about fishing this time of year, but in no time at all, the fishing opportunities will be popping up like spring flowers. My frame of reference for recommending...
Dec 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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