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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.

Numbers Game

Numbers Game

By Bob Humphrey

Have you ever wondered how tag numbers are determined? QUESTION: My state is proposing a 40% increase in doe tags this year. That seems like a lot. How do they decide how many to give out? ANSWER: Wildlife managers take many things into account when determining harvest goals. One is population status in relation to population objectives. If they believe the ...

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New in Town?
New in Town?

By Bob Humphrey

It takes a few weeks for deer to get used to a new ground blind. QUESTION: I want to put a ground blind on one of my food plots for this fall. How far ahead of season should I set it up? ANSWER: As a general rule of thumb, the sooner, the better. Unl... READ MORE


Ticket to Paradise
Ticket to Paradise

By Bob Humphrey

Even small food plots can help deer through times of need. QUESTION: I want to plant a summer food plot. I live in central Georgia. What is your recommendation for a half-acre? ANSWER: It’s difficult to get too specific without more information... READ MORE


When HD Is Bad
When HD Is Bad

By Bob Humphrey

HD is great for televisions, but not so much for white-tailed deer. QUESTION: Last summer I got a trail cam picture of a doe with floppy ears. I’ve never seen this before. Any idea what’s wrong with this deer? ANSWER: It’s difficult... READ MORE


Radioactive Camouflage?
Radioactive Camouflage?

By Bob Humphrey

It’s pretty incredible how different light affects how we, and deer, see. QUESTION: I found this picture of me on my trail camera. The picture looks like my hunting clothes are glowing while my buddy’s are not. You can’t tell from t... READ MORE


He’s Just a Kid!
He’s Just a Kid!

By Bob Humphrey

Aging deer is always a guess, but it’s an educated guess. QUESTION: I would be interested to know your estimate on the age of the whitetail in this photo. ANSWER: We generally shy away from “age this deer” questions for fear of opening up the floodga... READ MORE


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