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.

DINNER TIME!

Since hogs can have pigs virtually year round, new litters are not unusual at any time. Right now I have three sows with piglets on my small property. Sadly, I found a dead dog – a pit bull – near … Continue reading

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TEXAS OUTDOORS JOURNAL

For those who still enjoy a paper publication (as I do), I have begun writing for Texas Outdoors Journal, a quality, glossy paper magazine published in Houston by owner Bill Olson. Bill is a fine gentleman and a fellow lover … Continue reading

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PRETTY LITTLE DEER

I’m not a Bambi lover, but I do like to watch deer, especially the young ones.

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AIRGUN HUNTING

Beginning September 1, 2014, it will be legal in Texas to hunt squirrels with an air gun for the first time. While this might seem to be a regulation tailored for children, modern air guns are powerful and accurate enough … Continue reading

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NEW SPECKLED TROUT LIMITS FOR PART OF THE COAST

In 2007, Special Regulations for speckled trout on the Lower Laguna Madre – below Marker 21 in the Land Cut area went into effect, setting a five fish per day bag limit and 10 fish possession limit. Some factors behind … Continue reading

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DON’T BLINK, OR YOU MIGHT MISS THE 2014 RED SNAPPER SEASON!

Got an email from Bob Zales today telling me he talked to Dr. Roy Crabtree of NMFS on the phone and was told that although it has not yet been published in the Federal register, he expects the 2014 red … Continue reading

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Bucks are becoming Bucks again!

(Pay no attention to the dates on some of these photos. My camera man is too lazy to change the settings a lot of the time when installing new cameras or when faced with time changes) Besides seeing a lot … Continue reading

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BLIND DINNER DATE?

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PARA EXPERT “CARRY” 1911 AS A DEFENSIVE HANDGUN CHOICE

I am not licensed to carry a concealed hand gun – yet – and hardly a defensive strategy expert, yet I am not real comfortable with a lot of things going on in our society lately and feel the need … Continue reading

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WAIT ‘TIL NEXT YEAR!

The most recent deer season was a real bust on my property, but suddenly I have does all over the place, eating corn broadcast for the hogs! Seldom see deer eating corn here, but they are a bit skinny, must … Continue reading

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