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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.

RED SNAPPER “TAGS” IN THE FOR-HIRE FISHERY

This is a “plan” for red snapper management applied to the for-hire sector. It is a government plan, so of course difficult to impossible for most folks to understand. Basically, it is another scheme to divide up the Gulf snapper … Continue reading

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WINNING THE RED SNAPPER “WAR”? NEW MANAGEMENT BY GULF STATES OFFICIALLY PROPOSED!

The five Gulf States , through their Fisheries and Wildlife agencies, have formulated a plan to take control of red snapper management away from the Federal Government – through NOAA and NMFS – and give it to the new coalition … Continue reading

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RED SNAPPER QUOTAS FOR 2015 ANNOUNCED

This just released by the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries management Council: For Immediate Release March 3, 2015 Gulf Council Votes to Increase the Red Snapper Quotas for 2015 and Beyond The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met today via … Continue reading

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GUN BILLS CLEARING STATE SENATE?

Alice Tripp of the Texas State Rifle Association has just announced that both the Campus Carry and some form of Open Carry legislation appear to have passed or will pass the Texas Senate. I’m not really sure how much I … Continue reading

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CAST BULLET USE AND PERFORMANCE – IT’S HARD, BUT NOT DIFFICULT!

Bullet casting is perhaps more popular today than it was when there was almost no other way to get bullets! Partly this is because, eventually, some money may be saved by casting your own projectiles. Mostly, it gives the shooter … Continue reading

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MANAGING THE DEER HERD?

Well, I didn’t manage to kill a deer on my place AGAIN this year. There were good deer around, although mostly at night, and I let three does walk – after promising my wife I’d try for a “meat” deer. … Continue reading

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SEEMS THE DROUGHT IS OVER?

This picture was a couple of weeks ago, the day we had over 2 inches of rain – on top of everything already being soaked from almost daily rains the week before. By the way, that isn’t a catfish feeder … Continue reading

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THE “NEW” RUGER SUPER BLACKHAWK, AND THE “IMPROVED” RUGER SUPER BLACKHAWK “HUNTER”

This picture is of an older Ruger Super Blackhawk single action revolver, with the 7 1/2″ barrel, chambered in .44 magnum – as many feel a single action revolver SHOULD be. When I bought this gun recently, it was in … Continue reading

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LONGER RED SNAPPER SEASON POSSIBLE?

This is from a NOAA representative on the SSC, in regards to a longer red snapper season being possible, IF the bag limit is reduced from 2 fish per day to 1. “We predicted ~30+ days in A40. If catch … Continue reading

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LATEST NEWS ABOUT TRIGGERFISH

BAD news for those who might actually like to catch them! SOUTHEAST FISHERY BULLETIN (Gulf of Mexico) FB15-007 Rich Malinowski 727-824-5305 January 26, 2015 Gulf of Mexico Recreational Gray Triggerfish Federal Fishing Season to Close NOAA Fisheries is closing federal … Continue reading

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