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.

LET’S GET READY FOR DEER SEASON AGAIN!

Bucks like this one – outside of South Texas, maybe – require careful preparation to outwit. Now is the time to start making your preparations. In fact, if you waited until now, it might be too late. Of course, being … Continue reading

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MORE “MOWIN’ IN THE WIND”

I wrote some time ago comparing mowing my rather large “lawn” to offshore fishing. For those who may not have read the original, “Mowin’ In The Wind”, just remember that I have a rather fertile imagination. For this year’s mowing … Continue reading

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WEBINAR ABOUT NATIONAL FISHERIES POLICY WEDNESDAY!

This notice was sent out by NMFS. Check their website to register. WEBINAR July 9th: Seeking Input on National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy Good morning, A friendly reminder to sign up now for a webinar on the National Saltwater Recreational … Continue reading

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RED SNAPPER NEWS FROM THE GULF COUNCIL

The record nine-day red snapper season in the Federally regulated waters of the Gulf of Mexico has not been the only snapper related activity to come from the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council recently. In late June, the state … Continue reading

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NEW FAWNS LEARN EARLY

This is the first fawn I’ve seen on my property this year – probably (and hopefully) won’t be the last. Momma has obviously taught it to drink, probably to eat corn and other “foreign” foods. It is also enjoying the … Continue reading

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RED SNAPPER CATCH DATA COLLECTION EFFORTS

NFMS has finally decided to pretend to be improving red snapper data collection, as it was mandated to do by Congress seven years ago. The call for public comments on data collection, however, was only published in the Federal Register, … Continue reading

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SAN BERNARD RIVER FLOODING

This aerial photo of the mouth of the San Bernard River was taken by Bert Smith, on 5/30/2014, after the recent heavy rains in Brazoria County. Note that several inches of rain could not wash open the clogged outlet – … Continue reading

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HOPE ON THE MAGNUSON-STEVENS ACT FROM CONGRESS, MOSTLY FROM FLORIDA’S STEVE SOUTHERLAND

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2014 Contact: Matt McCullough (202) 225-5235 SOUTHERLAND TAKES LEADING ROLE IN FISHERIES REAUTHORIZATION WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II took a leading role today in the House Natural Resources Committee’s approval of legislation … Continue reading

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BOOKS BY MASSAD AYOOB

Massad Ayoob has been a law enforcement officer, trainer of law enforcement officers, pistol collector and authority, competition pistol shooter – and more. He writes very well about these subjects in books covering concealed handgun carry, Handguns of the World, … Continue reading

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GALCO “BELLY – BAND” HOLSTER

The Galco belly-band holster is comfortable, easily concealed, and will carry a compact sized semi-auto in one holster, and/or ma small revolver in the other. It also has “pockets” suitable for carrying extra magazines or a cell phone – securely. … Continue reading

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