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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.

What’s for Yupper?

What’s for Yupper?

By Bob Humphrey

Some food plot staples are safe bets regardless of your location. QUESTION: We just bought property in the upper peninsula of Michigan and would like to start a couple food plots. What type of mix would be good to start? ANSWER: That’s a simple question with a complicated answer since so much depends on local conditions like slope, aspect, climate, soil cond...

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Zebras and Stripes
Zebras and Stripes

By Bob Humphrey

You can’t change a zebras stripes, nor a whitetail’s feeding schedule. QUESTION: The deer on my property will be captured on my camera feeding between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. (since before September). They have little to no pressure on them that would for... READ MORE


What Are the Odds?
What Are the Odds?

By Bob Humphrey

Extra main beams are an uncommon bonus. QUESTION: What are the odds of a whitetail having an extra beam? In the past several seasons, we have seen or have pictures of three different bucks with extra beams. One has a whole additional beam and tines, ... READ MORE


There’s the Rub
There’s the Rub

By Bob Humphrey

Don’t confuse buck rubs with activity associated with licking branches. QUESTION: Will a buck rub limbs 5 to 6 feet high in a tree, and will a buck rub in early February? – Tyler N. ANSWER: The answer depends partly on your location. Dr. ... READ MORE


Fool Me Once ...
Fool Me Once ...

By Bob Humphrey

We know deer respond to hunting pressure, but what about wounds? QUESTION: What are the chances of a deer with a non-fatal gunshot wound returning to the same location it was shot during the same hunting season? – Clarence S. ANSWER: There are... READ MORE


No Certainties
No Certainties

By Bob Humphrey

When it comes to judging a shot, hope for the best but plan for the worst. QUESTION: I’ve heard you can tell where you shot a deer by the way it reacts. Is that true, and if so, what do you look for? ANSWER: Even under the best of circumstances, you ... READ MORE


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