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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.

Out With the Boys

Out With the Boys

By Bob Humphrey

Good habitat attracts and holds deer, but there are other factors involved. QUESTION: I have what appears to be two separate does herds on my property but no bachelor group. Can you attract and then hold a bachelor group on a piece of property that has food plots, water, hard mast, soft mast and bedding areas? ANSWER: The short answer is, yes, absolutely. Th...

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Stage Fright
Stage Fright

By Bob Humphrey

Nighttime food plot activity is normal, especially on larger plots. QUESTION: Is there a way to get the deer to come to food plots during daylight hours? They come to our plots all night long, but I hardly see any during the day. ANSWER: Behaviorally... READ MORE


White Privilege
White Privilege

By Bob Humphrey

Protecting white deer doesn’t make biological sense. But it doesn’t really hurt, either. QUESTION: I recently saw an albino buck and was going to add it to my hit list, but someone told me it’s illegal to shoot a white deer where I live. I’ve heard i... READ MORE


The Eyes Have It
The Eyes Have It

By Bob Humphrey

Well, deer eyes have it. Our’s don’t. QUESTION: This might seem like a dumb question, but I’ve always wondered why a deer’s eyes reflect light at night but humans’ don’t. ANSWER: It’s not a dumb question at all. Deer, like many other mammals, have se... READ MORE


Ticked Off
Ticked Off

By Bob Humphrey

There's not much you can do to reduce parasite infestations. QUESTION: Is there anything I can do to help the deer reduce their tick volume. There appears to be a heavy infestation on several does in my area as observed on trail camera photos. Are th... READ MORE


It’s What’s for Dinner
It’s What’s for Dinner

By Bob Humphrey

The list of deer predators is long, and the effects vary. QUESTION: I hear talk about how bad coyotes are for deer. We have lots of bears where I live, and I’m wondering how much of an impact they have on deer. ANSWER: While predation on adults is ra... READ MORE


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