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.

Building A Back-up/Hideout Gun

Back in the late 1970’s I bought a really nice little Belgian Browning semi-auto pistol chambered for .380 ACP from a retired police officer who didn’t think he’d need a “back-up” gun as much in his new life as an … Continue reading

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Flower Gradens Exhibit at Angleton Library

Reef on the Road in Angleton About this time last year, the sanctuary premiered its new traveling exhibit, Reef on the Road. Following the premiere, the exhibit went to its first host site in the Aquarium at Moody Gardens. In … Continue reading

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SAN BERNARD RIVER UPDATE TO BEGIN OCTOBER

This is an update on the efforts to solve the problem of the San Bernard River Gulf outlet sanding closed, sent to us by Roy and Jan Edwards, good friends and advocates for the river. Regards – Roy and Jan … Continue reading

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New Amberjack Rules Up For Public Comments

SOUTHEAST FISHERY BULLETIN (Gulf of Mexico) FB15-071 Rich Malinowski 727-824-5305 September 21, 2015 NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to Greater Amberjack Management Measures in the Gulf of Mexico NOAA Fisheries is seeking comments on changes to the greater … Continue reading

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Mounting Optics on a Vent Rib Shotgun Barrel

I really like Mossberg pump shotguns. Mossberg evidently has some folks with innovative minds in their pump gun division, and the guns reflect that in almost unmatched versatility. My old Model 500 12 gauge, for instance, came with a plain … Continue reading

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Amberjack Season Closure Coming Up Soon!

SOUTHEAST FISHERY BULLETIN (Gulf of Mexico) FB15-069 727-824-5305 September 16, 2015 NOAA Fisheries Announces the Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack Recreational Fishing Season will close on September 28, 2015 The recreational harvest of greater amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico … Continue reading

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THESE LIONS ARE NOT LIKE “CECIL”!

An Unusual Fishing “Tournament”! Lionfish Invitational Kicks Off Sunday The first ever lionfish removal event will be conducted at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary next week in the Gulf of Mexico. The Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) will be … Continue reading

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19th Annual River’s End Volunteer Fire Dept. Family Fishing Tournament & Fund Raiser

This is a worthy local fishing fund raiser – and a fun tournament, also! August 21, 2015 For immediate release. We are publishing the story at this time hoping to get as many entrants in the tournament as possible. Please … Continue reading

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Nebo Shotgun Light and iProtect Light Mount

I recently set about “rigging out” a pump shotgun for a home pest control gun. What spurred this decision initially was an “attack” on a bird feeder at our woods property by a bunch of ‘coons who seemed to want … Continue reading

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Gulf Council Meeting Updates

This is the August 18 Gulf Council Meeting update. Lots of interesting stuff here. Pay close attention to the data collection section, if you are a charter boat captain or ever fish on a charter boat. A requirement is being … Continue reading

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