Deer Hunting

You’re Kidding Me, Right?

You’re Kidding Me, Right? By Bob Humphrey After 40-some years of hunting, studying and managing them, very little that involves white-tailed deer truly surprises me anymore. Thus, I was really taken for a loop by a thread I encountered recently on social media. The original post – on a Facebook Read more…

By Bob Humphrey, ago
Deer Hunting

Ask the Biologist

Ask the Biologist By Bob Humphrey Is it too early to use estrus doe scents? When using a can call, should I tip it halfway, or all the way? How often and how loud should I rattle? Has the rut started yet? These are but a sampling of the questions Read more…

By Bob Humphrey, ago
bowhunting

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…

By Bob Humphrey, ago
bowhunting

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…

By Bob Humphrey, ago
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…

By Bob Humphrey, ago