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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.

Scared To Death

Scared To Death

By Bob Humphrey

You’ll need a good detective to solve this mystery. QUESTION: My father once brought home a doe he had taken. It had no wounds anywhere, but there was one small drop of blood coming out of the doe’s ear. We assumed he must have perfectly shot it through one ear and out the other. After mentioning it to other hunters, they said that a deer shot in...

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Devil Deer!
Devil Deer!

By Bob Humphrey

If you see shining red eyes, should you run? QUESTION: On my way to my stand one morning this last season, I saw a deer in my head lamp. The deer’s eyes were red. I’m 68 years old and have been hunting since I was 16. I’ve never see... READ MORE


That Theory Stinks
That Theory Stinks

By Bob Humphrey

New hunters take note: Don’t judge a deer by its droppings. QUESTION: I’m still new to deer hunting, but some of the more experienced guys I hunt with claim they can tell the sex of a deer from its droppings. They say small pellets are from does and ... READ MORE


When In Rome
When In Rome

By Bob Humphrey

Whitetail behavior sometimes depends on regional conditions like weather. QUESTION: I live in Minnesota, and it seems like the colder it gets, the more deer move. This fall I traveled south to hunt in Alabama. They had a cold snap with temperatures i... READ MORE


Red Snow
Red Snow

By Bob Humphrey

Hunter seeks answer to strangely colored deer urine. QUESTION: I’ve been out hunting for shed antlers and seen several spots where the deer pee looks red and bloody. It’s well after the rut, and I’m wondering if you can answer why this deer urine is ... READ MORE


Mystery Rack
Mystery Rack

By Bob Humphrey

Son seeks history of unexpected find after the passing of his father. QUESTION: My father recently passed away, and I was sorting through his belongings when I came across a set of antlers that I didn’t know he had. I never knew of him hunting... READ MORE


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