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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.

Like a Fine Wine

Like a Fine Wine

By Bob Humphrey

Age is the easiest component to manage when growing bigger bucks. QUESTION: I’ve heard it takes three things to make bucks grow big racks: age, nutrition and genetics. Which one is the most important? ANSWER: As with many things, it depends. Most bucks probably have the genetic potential to grow a large set of antlers, given the proper amount of nutrit...

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All They Can Eat
All They Can Eat

By Bob Humphrey

Feeding deer isn’t as simple as dumping out bags of protein. QUESTION: I’ve started feeding deer store-bought protein feed, but I’m looking to cut down the cost. I’m wanting to mix my own feed, but I’m not sure what is b... READ MORE


I need this like...
I need this like...

By Bob Humphrey

Fibromas aren’t always a big problem, but this one is. QUESTION: I was wondering if you’d ever seen this or knew what it was. I called the city rangers, and they got the deer, but I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. I&rsq... READ MORE


Ducking the Issue
Ducking the Issue

By Bob Humphrey

Yes, whitetails jump or duck the string. It’s a fact. QUESTION: Last year, I had a good shot opportunity at a deer with my bow, but I missed. I practice a lot and was sure my aim was dead on. When I mentioned it to a buddy, he said maybe the de... READ MORE


Numbers Game
Numbers Game

By Bob Humphrey

Have you ever wondered how tag numbers are determined? QUESTION: My state is proposing a 40% increase in doe tags this year. That seems like a lot. How do they decide how many to give out? ANSWER: Wildlife managers take many things into account when ... READ MORE


New in Town?
New in Town?

By Bob Humphrey

It takes a few weeks for deer to get used to a new ground blind. QUESTION: I want to put a ground blind on one of my food plots for this fall. How far ahead of season should I set it up? ANSWER: As a general rule of thumb, the sooner, the better. Unl... READ MORE


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