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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.

Cold Shoulder

Cold Shoulder

By Bob Humphrey

Hunters and biologists don’t always agree on deer behavior. QUESTION: I’ve always heard cold weather gets deer moving, but I recently read an article that disputes that. Is that true that deer don’t move more in the cold?– Daniel B. ANSWER: I’ll start by noting there’s not much in the way of peer-reviewed research supporti...

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Elvis Would Be Envious
Elvis Would Be Envious

By Bob Humphrey

Whitetail velvet is one of the most remarkable things in the animal kingdom. QUESTION: I know deer grow velvet on their antlers, but what purpose does it serve? ANSWER: Antlers are a remarkable adaptation and among the fastest growing tissues in the ... READ MORE


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 h... READ MORE


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


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