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.

Remembering the Color of Bone

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I have trouble remembering just how I felt before the harvest the day I discovered the color of bone. I was 18 years old and had gone out hunting alone for the first time on the...

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,...

5 Ways to Recover Your Hunting Season

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It is the end of November and despite having a strong preseason of scouting and planning, I have yet to go hunting. This is the reality for hunters many hunters with a full time...

Treestands—A Hunter’s Life from Above

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I’m three weeks into my coveted deer season and have only found myself in a tree once. I am hoping to witness my brother shoot his first buck. It will hold a more profound...

Does Smoking Scare Deer Away?

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The answer to whether smoking scares deer is still up in the air. Hunters have debated this topic more than once. We often approach it with our minds already made up. As a result,...

Mature Bucks—The Overlooked Personality

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We’ve all seen mature bucks on television charging in for a fight. And we’ve all read the countless articles on dominant buck behavior and how to harvest that king of...

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

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We have all heard the saying “history repeats itself.” But what does this have to do with hunting big bucks, especially if we have ours in the bag? Once we have our...

View From a Suburban Deer Bed

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A suburban deer bed is a lot more complicated than its rural counterpart. Biology, mainstream hunting media, and common belief all give us a very specific view of what whitetail...

Our Patterning of Mature Whitetails is About to Become Void

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Why are the last week of October and first week of November so important to harvesting a patterned mature whitetail? We have already spent months putting out trail cameras,...

Hunting Walking Trails Is a Special Advantage for the Urban Hunter

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I have heard plenty of hunters complain about hunting in areas with lots of active walking trails. They find it discouraging to have the deer they’ve followed run off...