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.

TROUBLE AT THE FLOWER GARDENS – Everything Is NOT Coming Up Roses!

Major Coral Bleaching Event On the heels of the mass mortality event in July 2016, we now have a major coral bleaching event in the sanctuary. Sanctuary researchers report that almost 50% of the coral colonies in a study site … Continue reading

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Another Blast From The Past – George Herter’s Revolver/Cartridge

When the Herter’s mail order catalogue company was at the peak of its business period, they marketed a branded line of single action revolvers, based on the single action Colt “Army” revolver – as were most other modern handguns of … Continue reading

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Self-sticking Revolver Grips

As mentioned in the other posts about the grips I was making for “Deep Purple”, my old Herters .44 magnum revolver, the owner of Tombstone grips gave me the idea to use magnets to hold the grips instead of the … Continue reading

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Uberti Cattleman .45 Colt

After finding my Herters .44 magnum, I remembered why I liked the “Old Model” action of the Colts and Old Model Rugers, where cocking the hammer to half-cock allows the cylinder to rotate for loading rounds or removing fired cases. … Continue reading

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Is There ANYTHING The .44 Magnum Can’t Do?

My wife and I recently encountered another large copperhead snake near our woods cabin. We don’t really see many snakes out there, and largely leave them alone if they aren’t venomous (yes, I know even that kind have their place … Continue reading

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AN ANNIVERSARY RUGER!

Personally, I don’t have the funds or the temperament to be an ardent collector of much of anything, however I can be considered an “accumulator” of various firearms, especially Ruger Single action revolvers. In this classification, I only have one … Continue reading

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Herter’s Revolver “Earns” A Purple Heart!

After the grand experiment of rust browning the cylinder frame on my old (1966) Herter’s .44 magnum single action revolver, I began having ideas of fitting a set of grips that complimented the purplish, “plum brown” hue of that part … Continue reading

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Revolver Grip Alignment

All the Ruger revolvers I have been “involved” with have “locator pins” in the grip frame with matching holes in the grips to help keep the grips in position. This is necessary with grips only held in place by one … Continue reading

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NEXT STEP ON THE HERTER’S PROJECT GUN: A DIY “RUST BROWN” FINISH FOR A HANDGUN FRAME

Although the blueing on the cylinder frame of my Herter’s project revolver was not in really bad shape, I wanted a “different” look to make it really distinctive. After considering a new blue with either a commercial product or even … Continue reading

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Antler Growth Off To A Good Start!

It is very likely these pictures – taken a few weeks apart – are of the same buck, at different stages of antler development. The wet winter and spring we experienced on the Texas coast appears to have been beneficial … Continue reading

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