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.

PIGS AREN’T FLYING – YET, BUT RUGER IS!

The big news of the year in the firearms world, in case you haven’t heard, is that this week RUGER announced a “factory offering” of Super Blackhawk SINGLE-ACTION revolvers chambered for .454 Casull and .480 Ruger calibers! This is something … Continue reading

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Airgun pest control!

A good .177 or .22 airgun will “control” raiding ‘coons, and do it much quieter than a .22 rim fire. My dogs treed these two before they go to my banana trees.

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ELK ANTLER GRIPS FOR MY PARA 1911!

After I took the advice of Zane Thompson of Lone Start Custom Grips in Johnson City to go with light colored grips on my dark Ruger .44 Special Flat top, I decided to try lighter grips on my black Para … Continue reading

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SEASON FOR AMBERJACK IS NEAR!

The season for greater anberjack in Federal waters will open as scheduled August 1. Officials project the Federal quota to be met, and the season closed again, in September.

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MY NEW “MOVIE-STAR” GRIPS – FROM HOLLY-WOOD!

When I found my new-to-me Ruger .44 Special Flatop-top Blackhawk recently, it wore grips of white faux ivory – plastic. The fit was very good for a “budget-type” grip, and I found the white a surprisingly attractive contrast to the … Continue reading

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NEW BILL FOR RED SNAPPER CONSERVATION/ANGLER ACCESS

To All Media FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sara Leonard sara@sportsmenslink.org 202.543.6850 x 11 Graves-Miller Bill Will Better Conserve Gulf Red Snapper, Improve Access “States are simply better equipped to manage the fishery — and more aware of its importance” July … Continue reading

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CAMERA CAUTION!!

Made a wise decision to wait until morning to change camera cards on a recent trip to my woods property – which kept me from likely disturbing these wasps nesting on the outside of the camera box! I usually check … Continue reading

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Senator Shelby of Alabama Introduces Appropriations Bill Addressing Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper (Mis)Management

Alabama’s Sen. Shelby Takes Action to Address Mismanagement of Gulf Red Snapper Fishery Federal funding bill includes several provisions to benefit recreational fishing Alexandria, VA – June 16, 2015 – The Senate Appropriations Committee recently approved Sen. Richard Shelby’s (R-Ala.) … Continue reading

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“THERE IS A SEASON, TURN, TURN, TURN” – The Story Behind Turn Rings On Revolver Cylinders

Make no mistake about it, I really, really like revolvers. For me, there are few disadvantages to a “wheel gun”, and many advantages. One of the only things I DON’T like about my revolvers, is that ugly “turn line” around … Continue reading

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STANDARD CATALOG OF RUGER FIREARMS – Jerry Lee

This is a pocket size book meant to be carried with you as you journey looking for the very best in used Rugers for sale. It contains information about grading Rugers according to quality and desirability and gives estimates of … Continue reading

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