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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.

Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal

By Bob Humphrey

Are mineral supplements safe for deer? QUESTION: Browsing at a store, I noticed a mineral salt lick containing Selenium. I take Selenium supplement and wondered if this trace mineral in the lick is safe for deer. ANSWER: In the best of all possible worlds, deer should get sufficient nutrition from the food they eat. In reality, that’s not always the ca...

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The Comforts of Home
The Comforts of Home

By Bob Humphrey

If you want to shoot bucks on a food plot, don’t shoot does! QUESTION: I want to take a few does for the freezer, but my friends said I shouldn’t shoot any from my food plots because then the bucks won’t come out later in the season... READ MORE


If You Plant It ...
If You Plant It ...

By Bob Humphrey

Food plots and feeding programs don’t guarantee big bucks. QUESTION: If I plant food plots, how long will it take before I start to see results like bigger antlers on bucks? ANSWER: In and of themselves, food plots aren’t likely to make a... READ MORE


Got Milk?
Got Milk?

By Bob Humphrey

It’s not unusual to see fawns pestering does for milk during hunting seasons. QUESTION: I saw an obviously very young deer trying to get milk from a doe yesterday, and it’s October! Is that normal? I thought all the fawns would be eating ... READ MORE


Under Pressure
Under Pressure

By Bob Humphrey

Weather can get deer moving, but it’s not a simple formula. QUESTION: Several articles I’ve read recently said some weather fronts get deer moving during daylight. What should I be looking for? And is high or low barometric pressure bette... READ MORE


Bless You!
Bless You!

By Bob Humphrey

Deer sneezes likely caused by irritating flies. QUESTION: I was in my deer stand last weekend watching some does. One kept making a sound like a cough or maybe a sneeze. Do deer get colds? ANSWER: Most deer hunters are familiar with the cringe worthy... READ MORE


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