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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.

Can’t Stand the Heat

Can’t Stand the Heat

By Bob Humprhey

There’s no one right answer to the question of spoilage. QUESTION: Archery season opens early and it’s often very warm where I live. I’m worried if I shoot a deer and have to leave it overnight that it will spoil. Will the meat still be edible if I have to do this? ANSWER: The quicker you can recover the deer, eviscerate it and cool it, the...

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Handle With Care
Handle With Care

By Bob Humphrey

Despite the smell, tarsal glands should not affect meat. QUESTION: Someone told me I should cut off the tarsal glands from my buck before I hang it or it will taint the meat. Is that true? ANSWER: No. Although the odor can be quite strong, especially... READ MORE


Not a Clue
Not a Clue

By Bob Humphrey

You can’t judge a book by its cover, nor a buck by a track. QUESTION: I have been scouting the area I plan to hunt this fall and I’m trying to determine where I’ll be more likely to find the bucks. I’ve found some big tracks a... READ MORE


Pressure Point
Pressure Point

By Bob Humphrey

The best way to see more deer on your food plots is to reduce pressure. QUESTION: Is there a way to get the deer to come in to food plots during daylight hours. They come into our plots all night long, but we hardly see any during the day. Answer: Yo... READ MORE


Not Much of a Plot
Not Much of a Plot

By Bob Humphrey

Exclosures are an easy way to narrow down your food plot struggles. QUESTION: I own 10 acres and have only small area for a food plot back in the trees. It gets some shade and some sun. I planted clover in that area, but the deer ate it before it got... READ MORE


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 includ... READ MORE


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