A.J. DeRosa Author

A.J. DeRosa is an American film maker and outdoor writer. He is considered a pioneer in the modern era of hunting. From the amazon best selling deer hunting book ‘The Urban Deer Complex‘ to his critically acclaimed film series 'Project Upland'. He continues to push the boundaries in outdoor media, including niche market regions and unique cultures to the mass market.

I Saw the Deer When I Least Expected It

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The timeless story of White-tailed deer and what it means to deer behavior. We have all had that moment. The moment when we are packing our gear in the truck, or casually talking...

Does Smoking Scare Deer Away?

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We have all debated this question more than once but the answer to whether or not smoking scare deer is still up in the air. Here is an interesting topic that as hunters we have...

Climbing Stands- Special Ops of Suburban Deer Hunting

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Why are climbing stands an advantage in suburban deer hunting? Tree stands are serious business for all of us in the deer woods, whether in rural or urban settings. They come at...

There is no such thing as a Trophy Hunter

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The debate about the so called “Trophy Hunter” is both a public myth and hunting misunderstanding. We must all think for a moment if we know someone who is a trophy hunter but...

Bowhunting Breeds Better Hunters than Gun Hunting

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Bowhunting has a lot of advantages: the seasons, the disciplines, all leading to success. There, I said it. Bowhunting is not something my family did when I grew up. In fact, I...

The 3 Places Where all the Sheds Have Gone

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Shed hunting is a sport in of itself If you are anything like me, you often find yourself looking, what seems endlessly, for dropped antlers with little success in the world of...

Blue Hills Hunt – Raw and Real

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“Animal rights activists also came to the reservation, armed not with shotguns, but with bullhorns and with candles they lit Monday afternoon, in solemn protest of the hunt,...

Mature Bucks- the Overlooked Personality

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We’ve all seen the shows of mature bucks charging in for a fight in rural America, after hearing the rattling chaos of a battle. Big, mature bucks displaying the aggressive...

The One Thing We Must All Do After A Big Buck Harvest

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“History repeats itself.” We have all heard the saying. So what does that have to do with hunting big bucks, particularly after we have already got ours in the bag? This basic...

A View From a Suburban Deer Bed

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A suburban deer bed is a lot more complex than its rural cousins. Biology, mainstream hunting media, and common beliefs have all given us a very specific view of what whitetail...