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.

WOLF-ISH?

This canine recently captured on a game camera appears a bit larger and darker in coloration than the average coastal Coyote? My friend, Chester Moore, the Executive Editor for Texas Fish & Game Magazine, agrees with me. Like myself, Chester … Continue reading

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LARGE LIVE OAKS ARE FAIRLY COMMON IN BRAZORIA COUNTY

My wife – who by the way is a bit short, but NOT a midget (although I apologize to any readers who are, no offense intended!) stands next to an impressive live oak tree on our Brazoria County property. Looking … Continue reading

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Hard Cast .480 Ruger Results

Recently I was re-arranging the stack of old truck tires that makes up my target backstop at the 50 yard distance on my “home range”. On the ground in the middle off the outside stack I found two .480 Ruger … Continue reading

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HUNTER BANDOLEER REVOLVER HOLSTER

For roaming the woods – or for a holster that can quickly be “donned” for any sort of action – I prefer a shoulder holster. I don’t use the concealed carry type holster for my hunting guns, I like something … Continue reading

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PAPA G’s GUN SIGHT TAPE

Most know that I am not a fan of open sights on my hunting hand guns, as my eyes do not see as well as they used to. The only set of open sights I have not modified somehow are … Continue reading

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BIRCHWOOD CASEY GUN SIGHT PEN KIT

In my post on gun sight tape, I mentioned painting the front sight rib of a revolver to make it “brighter” and easier for the eyes to pick up. I have tried various types of paint, from those that are … Continue reading

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What “Goes Around”, Sometimes Comes Back Around: Herter’s .44 Magnum Revolver Project

I recently saw for sale an old Herter’s .44 magnum revolver. Now, I need another .44 mag like I need, well – another .44 mag! Although I have a couple of .44 mag revolvers, a Contender single shot (and extra … Continue reading

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WEIGAND “NO-GUNSMITHING” SCOPE MOUNT BASE FOR RUGER .22R AEMI-AUTO PISTOLS

I love “messing” with guns, and rarely reach a stopping point. Recently I came across a good deal on a 3X Tasco Pro Class hand gun scope which I wanted to try on my Ruger Standard pistol – having already … Continue reading

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IN DEFENSE OF REVOLVERS

Once upon a time, the revolver was the premier handgun for self defense and battle. Police departments and military units used revolvers – usually of the double action variety – in all sorts of calibers, with the .38 Special being … Continue reading

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BIANCHI LAWMAN HOLSTER FOR RUGER BLACKHAWK

Every handgun needs it’s own holster, mostly. I have a canvass shoulder holster made for a scoped revolver that I use alternatively for two scoped .44 mag Super Blackhawks and my .480 Ruger Super Redhawk with an UltraDot red dot … Continue reading

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