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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.

We’re Having Twins!

We’re Having Twins!

By Bob Humphrey

If does could talk, you’d hear that a lot. QUESTION: I live in Massachusetts, south of Boston and just north of Cape Cod. I think it was about May when a doe came out of my backyard woods followed by two tiny babies. I was so excited. It looked like the same doe from last year when she had just one fawn. Later, on July 22nd, another doe came out with t...

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It’s Personal
It’s Personal

By Bob Humphrey

When filling doe tags, it’s really just about preference. QUESTION: My state allows us to harvest two does in addition to a buck. I’m wondering if it’s better to shot one early or wait until later in the season. Will it reduce my ch... READ MORE


Like a Fine Wine
Like a Fine Wine

By Bob Humphrey

Age is the easiest component to manage when growing bigger bucks. QUESTION: I’ve heard it takes three things to make bucks grow big racks: age, nutrition and genetics. Which one is the most important? ANSWER: As with many things, it depends. Mo... READ MORE


All They Can Eat
All They Can Eat

By Bob Humphrey

Feeding deer isn’t as simple as dumping out bags of protein. QUESTION: I’ve started feeding deer store-bought protein feed, but I’m looking to cut down the cost. I’m wanting to mix my own feed, but I’m not sure what is b... READ MORE


I need this like...
I need this like...

By Bob Humphrey

Fibromas aren’t always a big problem, but this one is. QUESTION: I was wondering if you’d ever seen this or knew what it was. I called the city rangers, and they got the deer, but I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. I&rsq... READ MORE


Ducking the Issue
Ducking the Issue

By Bob Humphrey

Yes, whitetails jump or duck the string. It’s a fact. QUESTION: Last year, I had a good shot opportunity at a deer with my bow, but I missed. I practice a lot and was sure my aim was dead on. When I mentioned it to a buddy, he said maybe the de... READ MORE


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