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.

“GUN SOCKS” FOR REVOLVERS?

Some few weeks ago I decided my accumulation of handguns was sufficiently large that I needed a more secure storage for them than in desk drawers or hanging in the holster when I didn’t have them locked in my main … Continue reading

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ANTLER GROWTH AHEAD OF SCHEDULE?

When do our Texas coastal deer begin to develop antlers? My inquiring mind wanted to know – especially after I got game camera pictures of what I thought might be early growth, possibly due to the very wet winter and … Continue reading

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Drought Looks To Be Over For Now?

After the last week or so, I am again reminded of the DU rep at the TOWA conference in Corpus last February, who told us that climate scientists were certain Texas was in for 30 -40 YEARS more of drought! … Continue reading

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FINDING A PLACE TO HUNT?

Newcomers to Texas, as well as out-of-state visitors, often complain about the lack of opportunities for “public” hunting. Much of this is justified, as the majority of hunting land in Texas is privately owned. People from many other states – … Continue reading

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DECENT, REASONABLY PRICED HUNTING SHOULDER HOLSTER

One drawback to having several handguns of differing sizes and shapes is that to carry them afield requires a holster to fit each of them – which generally means about as many holsters are required as handguns. I personally like … Continue reading

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CLASSY 1911 GRIPS!

Everybody knows by now that I have a “thing” for really nice wood grips on my handguns, right? Well I recently became aware – through the Ruger Forum, actually – of an excellent grip maker from Johnson City, Texas. Zane … Continue reading

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MO’ HOG HUNTING STUFF!

For those who can’t get enough of hog hunting – or reading about it – The May issue of Texas Outdoors Journal has an article of mine about preparing a “Euro” mount of a boar’s head – with pictures to … Continue reading

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NEW ERA OF RED SNAPPER BATTLES BEGINS

Amendment 40 to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation ct is set to take effect June 1, 2015. This is the legislation which provides for Sector Separation in the recreational fishery for snapper. No longer will the total snapper quota be divided … Continue reading

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Custom Lacewood Ruger revolver grips!

I asked Carl of Privates Custom Grips to build me a set of custom grips from a piece of Lacewood that used to be on my beloved old 31 Bertram, and they of course came out a lot better than … Continue reading

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REVIEW COMING FOR NOAA’S MARINE RECREATIONAL INFORMTION PROGRAM

This review and having needed changes implemented are what many of us with an interest in Gulf of Mexico Recreational Fisheries have been begging for a long time! NRC to Conduct Review of MRIP Progress and Improvements NOAA Assistant Administrator … Continue reading

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