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Bob Humphrey

Bob Humphrey is the Biology & Deer Behavior field editor for Buckmasters Whitetail Magazine and holds similar titles with other major hunting publications. He currently lives in Maine with his wife and two children. For more information about Bob, visit his website at www.bobhumphrey.com.

Fat Chance!

Fat Chance!

By Bob Humphrey

Not all fats are the same, so be careful what you use in ground venison. QUESTION: The deer I shot last year was loaded with fat, especially around the belly. I’m going to try to process my own deer this year and am wondering if I should include some of the fat when I grind it up. ANSWER: No! Not all fat is the same. Most of the fat you find on a deer,...

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Gene Therapy
Gene Therapy

By Bob Humphrey

Sometimes even bucks that have everything don’t have much headgear. QUESTION: I know age, genetics and diet influence antler size. The bucks in the area I hunt seem to have decent mass but short tines and not very big racks. Other bucks nearby ... READ MORE


Branch Out
Branch Out

By Bob Humphrey

Deer visit scrapes all year, but what does the mean for you? QUESTION: I’ve starting making mock scrapes, and it seems like I get more deer activity on my trail cameras around them than before they were there. I’m wondering when I should ... READ MORE


Corny Question
Corny Question

By Bob Humphrey

Corn can be beneficial when supplied in the correct manner. QUESTION: Should deer be fed corn year-round, or should it only be used in the fall/winter? ANSWER: We get a lot of questions about how, when and if to feed corn to deer, so it’s worth... READ MORE


Sun and Sand
Sun and Sand

By Bob Humphrey

Are great for vacationing, but too much are not good for food plots. QUESTION: What’s the best food plot plant for sandy soil? ANSWER: A lot depends on climate and moisture, as well as the specific soil type – whether it’s sandy loa... READ MORE


Tick, Tick, Tick ...
Tick, Tick, Tick ...

By Bob Humphrey

That’s not a clock, it’s the never-ending problem of biting insects. QUESTION: Hi from Elizabethtown, Kentucky! Attached are trail cam pictures of a doe covered with ticks. I have not seen her on the hoof to see her behavior. I have not s... READ MORE


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