Author Archives: MikeH

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.

A 30 CALIBER, IS A 30 CALIBER, IS A 30 CALIBER???

Although most of my shooting these days is with big bore handguns and heavy-for-caliber hard cast bullets at mostly sub sonic velocities, for some applications I do favor a lighter, faster bullet – and when I go this route, the … Continue reading

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COMMENTS REQUESTED ON NEW LAKE TAWAKONI CATFISH REGULATIONS

PRESS RELEASE November 12, 2015 Media Contacts: Kevin Storey or Dan Bennett, (903) 593-5077, kevin.storey@tpwd.texas.gov or dan.bennett@tpwd.texas.gov Anglers Invited to Comment on Proposed Tawakoni Catfish Regulation ATHENS—Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has scheduled a public meeting to give anglers the … Continue reading

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BRAZORIA LIONS CLUB ANNUAL GUN RAFFLE

Brazoria Lions Club Takes Aim on Annual Gun Raffle The Brazoria Lions Club’s traditional, decade plus old annual gun raffle drawing (99 long guns and a new Polaris 4-Wheeler ATV) takes place on Thursday, December 10 with doors opening at … Continue reading

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FLOWER GARDENS SANCTUARY ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING/”NAME A MANTA” CONTEST

Advisory Council Meeting November 18, 2015 The next meeting of the Sanctuary Advisory Council will take place on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at the sanctuary offices. Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: 4700 Avenue U, Building 216 Galveston, TX 77551 The … Continue reading

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WEAVER MICRO RED DOT SIGHT

Finally got my Weaver Micro Red Dot sight in, and have begun to use it on the Ruger .22 LR semi-auto pistol. I have it mounted on the B Square receiver mount, and it looks like it will do what … Continue reading

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ECO FUSED SD CARD STORAGE CASE

Game or trail cameras are just about a necessity for hunters these days, and keeping track of the SD cards that these devices use to store photos on can be a bit of a hassle at times. The small plastic … Continue reading

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WET DEER SEASON OPENER FOR 2015/2016 SEASON?

This is what a section of normally high and dry ground in Brazoria County looked like after last week’s heavy rains! Looks like high top boots – preferably rubber boots -at a minimum will be required to hunt the season … Continue reading

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B-SQUARE RECEIVER SCOPE MOUNT FOR RUGER STANDARD, MK I/MK II .22 LR SEMI-AUTO PISTOLS

Way back before I was born (1950!) Bill Ruger came up with a design for a .22 rim fire pistol that is still among the most popular firearms in that caliber – and still being manufactured with relatively few design … Continue reading

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CHANGE IN RULES FOR FIREARM SOUND SUPPRESSORS POSSIBLE?

According to a news release, Representative Matt Salmon, Republican, Arizona, introduced on October 22 a bill to be known as the Hearing Protection Act, which would remove firearm suppressors from National Firearms Act oversight. Currently suppressors are classified as NFA … Continue reading

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Alabama State Snapper reporting Numbers Half What NOAA Claims!

This is a press release from the Alabama Marine Resources Division, showing that believable red snapper catch records gathered by that state amount to HALF what NOAA claims Alabama anglers landed. If you don’t know, the numbers NOAA uses consistently … Continue reading

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