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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.

LaserMax laser sight for AMT .380 Backup

Matt, an alert reader who is a fellow owner/fan of the AMT Backup pistol felt the same way I did about the lack of actual sights on these little guns, and he found a solution! This Laser Max model laser … Continue reading

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COWS Holster For Scoped Ruger .22 Semi-Auto Pistol

Before I received the Kydex holster for my scoped Ruger Standard .22 LR pistol, I had placed an order for a very nice looking leather holster for the same pistol from Classic Old West Styles (www.COWS.com). There was a long … Continue reading

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SNOW IN NORTH TEXAS!

On a trip to visit my wife’s family in the Wichita Falls area, Saturday, 1/16/2016, Had a morning snowfall! Nice, large fluffy flakes gently floating down. Enough to cover the ground and automobiles for a while, then the sun came … Continue reading

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TAC SOL HOLSTER FOR “SCOPED” RUGER MK SERIES .22 LR PISTOLS ( AND OTHERS)

Most of my hunting and woods-walking handguns wear either Red Dot type optics or conventional scope sights, and getting a holster to fit with these sights can be difficult. For my Ruger Standard semi-auto .22 LR, I had been using … Continue reading

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CHANGES IN RED SNAPPER REGS FOR ALABAMA, THE ENTIRE GULF OF MEXICO!

Gulf States to be allowed more control over red snapper harvest Press Release January 5, 2016 Contact: Chris Blankenship, 251-861-2882 Alabama State Waters Extended to 9 Miles for Reef Fish Management The Congressional Omnibus Appropriations bill passed by the U.S. … Continue reading

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NEW ERA BEGINS FOR LOUISIANA SALTWATER FISHERMEN

Louisiana state fishing waters extended to nine miles from shore! LDWF sets 2016 recreational red snapper season; Louisiana waters officially extended from three to nine miles offshore for reef fish management LDWF Secretary Robert Barham announced that the 2016 red … Continue reading

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Changes to be Proposed For Gulf of Mexico Commercial/Recreational Fishing Quotas – Public Comments Sought

SOUTHEAST FISHERY BULLETIN (Gulf of Mexico) FB15-093 Peter Hood 727-824-5305 December 24, 2015 NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on a Notice of Availability for a Proposal to Reallocate Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Comment Period Ends February 22, 2016 NOAA Fisheries … Continue reading

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“FISHING THE TEXAS GULF COAST” Now Available In Kindle Format

The Publishers of my book, “Fishing The Texas Gulf Coast” – Rowman & Littlefield – are now offering it in a Kindle format edition. The Amazon link below should allow Kindle ordering, if not a potential buyer can order directly … Continue reading

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NEW LOOK FOR AN OLD FRIEND!

Another project gun progresses! The 2X Tasco handgun scope is easier for me to “pick up” a target with than the Weaver Red dot it replaces – at least for now. I did have to change mounts, and this one … Continue reading

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Another Camera Box Critter

I dodged a bullet when I found the large wasp nest attached to the bottom of one of my game camera boxes awhile back, hoping my luck isn’t running out now that I found this small serpent in another box! … Continue reading

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