Hunters in the woods

Open Up the Present

Open Up the Present By Bob Humphrey Just under 400 years ago a group of folks we now call the Pilgrims left England for the New World out of fear of religious persecution, fleeing rigid doctrines of the Church of England in favor of a simpler faith and less structured Read more…


Double Up on Bow Tags

Double Up on Bow Tags By Bob Humphrey I was playing with some numbers the other day for a column and came upon an interesting idea. But first a little background. State deer biologists/managers are charged with the sometimes unenviable task of stewarding their respective state’s deer herd, while at Read more…

Bob Humphrey in woods

Present a Positive Image

I write the hunting column for our State’s Sunday paper. Not to blow my own horn but I receive a fair number of compliments about that column, more than I get for all the other dozen or so national publications I regularly write for combined. That’s odd, but still pretty Read more…

two hunters with deer
Deer Hunting

Consider the Source

I find it particularly interesting what deer hunters do and do not consider to be reliable sources for hunting advice. Some folks tend to favor the local experts, specialists, while others seek the advice of those with a more diverse and exotic resume. Some look to both, at different times. Read more…

Deer with two hunters
Deer Hunting


I’m a little behind this week but you’re just going to have to get used to that as it’s hunting season. This week’s topic was spawned by a comment I received on a recent Facebook post. The post was a link to an online article I’d written regarding peak rut Read more…