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.

PRO AIM SHOOTING GLOVES

Shooting a large caliber handgun can be a lot of fun, but it is not without physical strain that ranges from a bit uncomfortable to down right dangerous. A big revolver can “come back at you” with surprising force, and … Continue reading

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HANG ON TIGHT! – SHOOTING THE .480 RUGER

It was with mixed feelings that I recently entered into a “relationship” with a .480 Ruger Super Redhawk revolver. I have long been an enthusiastic user of the .44 magnum cartridge in both handguns and long guns. In my opinion, … Continue reading

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PUBLIC COMMENTS ACCEPTED FOR RED SNAPPER SUB-QUOTAS

SOUTHEAST FISHERY BULLETIN (Gulf of Mexico) FB15-002 Peter Hood 727-824-5305 January 16, 2015 Notice of Availability for Public Comments on a Proposal to Establish Two Recreational Sub-Quotas for Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Comment Period Ends March 17, 2015 NOAA … Continue reading

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TAKING THINGS “UP” A NOTCH! THE .480 RUGER SUPER REDHAWK!

Although I have been shooting .44 magnum handguns – single action revolvers and Thompson Contenders – for many years, I have never owned a large caliber double action revolver, nor fired a handgun in a caliber more potent than .44 … Continue reading

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A GRIPPING HOME PROJECT!

My love of nice wood grips on handguns is obvious, and a couple of custom grip makers are benefitting from that preference of mine lately. Recently I “found” a piece of wood once used on the control panel of my … Continue reading

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Privates Custom Grips For Ruger Single Actions

To feed my addiction to custom wood grips, I asked Carl, of Privates Custom Grips (www.privatescustomgrips.com) make me two pair for my Ruger New Model Blackhawk .45LC – one of Mesquite for those hunting trips to South Texas, and other … Continue reading

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Take a Senior Citizen Hunting This Deer Season!

Taking An Old-timer Hunting Can be A Rewarding Experience! Most of us who consider ourselves hunters can, or could, benefit from the experience of those who have been in the game longer than ourselves. There is always something to learn … Continue reading

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SCOPE SKINS SCOPE COVERING KIT

A few years ago I was sitting n a tripod stand hoping to ambush a deer with my suppressed .44 magnum. when it occurred to me that out in the open as I was, even though the titanium surface of … Continue reading

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Rep. Vitter (R-LA) Pushes Back Against Sector Separation

THIS WAS FORWARDED TO ME. Be sure to click on the link to the letter and read it. It is a great letter. For Immediate Release Contact: Luke Bolar, Cheyenne Steel December 4, 2014 (202) 224-6176 Vitter Urges Dept. of … Continue reading

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BRAZORIA LION’S CLUB HOLIDAY GUN RAFFLE IS CLOSE!

November 25, 2014 For immediate release. Please announce the following event: 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 … Continue reading

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