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.

RIVERS END VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT COOK-OFF

R.E.V.F.D. – Looking for Smokin’ Hot Teams for May Cook-Off Fund Raiser The thirteenth annual River’s End Volunteer Fire Department BBQ Cook-off fund raiser will be held May 6 – 7, 2016 at 12070 F.M. 2918. If you are a … Continue reading

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Gulf Council and Reef Fish Committee Recent Actions

These are actions of the Reef Fish Committee of the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council that will have definite and direct effect on the red snapper fishery in the Gulf. Especially note the capitalized paragraph about charter captains and … Continue reading

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CAST BULLET MUSINGS

Decided it was time to fine tune the sighting on my Ruger SBH .44 magnum and my .480 Ruger SRH, as “Pig Season” seems to be off to a fine start. Did some work on my “private range” in setting … Continue reading

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SPRING PIG CROP!

The mild winter seems to have produced a bumper “crop” of pigs this year!

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Rechargeable LED Headlamp

A good headlamp can be a very valuable tool for the outdoorsman or landowner. The ability to see, hands-free, can be of great value at times. Headlamps have evolved a long way from the old carbide burning lights we used … Continue reading

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BIGFOOT STEEL CORE GUN BELTS

Big Foot Gun Belts (www.gunbelts.com) are made of two layers of English bridle leather with a center core of spring steel to fashion a belt that will not sag under the weight of the heaviest handgun! The stitching is with … Continue reading

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Steel Targets for Big Bore Handguns

Shooting steel targets can be a lot of fun, as the combination of visual and audible verifications of hits is very satisfying. My first attempt to “shoot steel” was with some “targets” I fashioned out of discarded parts of a … Continue reading

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MAGNETO-SPEED BARREL MOUNTED RIFLE/HANDGUN CHRONOGRAPH

Most readers are probably familiar with a “standard” chromatograph used to measure muzzle velocity of a firearm, in feet per second (fps). These devices are very helpful to hand loaders – a necessity, in fact. Not only will a crony … Continue reading

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HANDI-RACKER IS REALLY, WELL, HANDY!

Some folks have a hand or hands that were injured or otherwise lost much of their strength somehow (age and arthritis, anyone?), and some – often, but not always – younger and female shooters just have low hand strength. These … Continue reading

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Shilen Barrel Company Swap Meet, Ennis, Texas

This event is open to the public, features discounted Shilen custom rifle barrels, factory tours, eats and drinks. SHILEN 11th ANNUAL SWAP MEET 205 Metro Park Blvd Ennis, TX 75119 From 8am to 2pm Saturday April 23, 2016. RAIN OR … Continue reading

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