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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.

When Mama Ain’t Happy

When Mama Ain’t Happy

By Bob Humphrey

We still don’t understand a majority of deer vocalizations. QUESTION: While deer hunting over the weekend, a doe and fawn approached my stand. The doe continually bleated and low grunted the entire time she was in sight. I was wondering if this was a sign that she was coming into estrus. First time seeing this. ANSWER: In over 40 years of deer hunting, I’ve ...

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How To Fix pH
How To Fix pH

By Bob Humphrey

Put the lime on the food plot and they’ll eat it all up! QUESTION: I’ve been told you can’t put to much garden lime on a food plot. Is that true? ANSWER: As a general rule of thumb it is true, but there’s a limit. It comes down to soil pH, which you ... READ MORE


Seeing Red?
Seeing Red?

By Bob Humphrey

Why a blood moon, or any type of moon, probably doesn’t make a big difference. QUESTION: When the bow deer season opens in North Carolina, is a Blood Moon good for hunters? ANSWER: Given that it’s now November we’re a little late in answering this on... READ MORE


Someone Get a Dump Truck
Someone Get a Dump Truck

By Bob Humphrey

It’s difficult to diagnose deer health from a picture, but there is a definite problem here. QUESTION: My brother in-law and I have been hunting a buck that has been a 7-pointer for the last four years. We figured he was at least 3 1/2 years old the ... READ MORE


Bleach Is for Laundry
Bleach Is for Laundry

By Bob Humphrey

We’ve heard of some crazy deer attractants, but this one is really out there. QUESTION: A friend told us to put Clorox out to attract the deer. Is this true? Does it work or is it harmful for the deer? ANSWER: I’ve heard of some wild products used as... READ MORE


Fool Moon Fever
Fool Moon Fever

By Bob Humphrey

Should you believe half of what you see and none of what you hear? QUESTION: I’ve read a bunch of stuff on how the moon affects deer movement, and it seems to say the full moon doesn’t have any effect on them moving less during daylight. Still, I alw... READ MORE


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