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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.

Jail Bait

Jail Bait

By Bob Humphrey

Doe fawns sometimes breed in their first fall in areas with great nutrition. QUESTION: How soon can a fawn be bred? ANSWER: Most does breed as yearlings in their second fall. However, it has been observed in areas of high nutrition that some does are bred in their first fall as fawns. When this occurs, it more often happens later in the fall, possibly a mont...

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Bump in the Night
Bump in the Night

By Bob Humphrey

Whitetails can get all sorts of bumps, lumps and bruises. QUESTION: Do you have any idea what this lump is or what might have caused it? — Robert ANSWER: It could be any number of things, the most likely being a subcutaneous fibroma (basically... READ MORE


Plug the Hole
Plug the Hole

By Bob Humphrey

Focus on the deer requirements in least abundance to set your property apart. QUESTION: I have hunting land surrounded by dozens of farms and thousands of acres of corn, soybeans, alfalfa and clover. It has been a total waste planting a few acres of ... READ MORE


Therein Lies the Rub
Therein Lies the Rub

By Bob Humphrey

Bucks rub their antlers to remove velvet and mark territory, but understanding rub messages depends on when and where the buck made them. QUESTION: On my property in the Catskills region of New York, we see a few rubs in late September and early Octo... READ MORE


Restricting Antlers
Restricting Antlers

By Bob Humphrey

Our biologist weighs in on the question of antler restrictions. QUESTION: Texas has decided that antler restrictions improve buck antler growth, but we have surveyed this for the past four years. When you take the trophies out, older deer with deform... READ MORE


You New in Town?
You New in Town?

By Bob Humphrey

It probably doesn’t matter where a deer is from when it comes to scent. QUESTION: There are so many brands and types of doe-in-heat scent, so I’d like to know if one works better than others. Do deer smell different from region to region?... READ MORE


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