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.

Big Bucks and The Enigma of Pattern Changes

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Many of us are looking at our trail camera pictures this late September and early October and scratching our heads. What’s with all the abrupt big buck pattern changes? The...

I Saw the Deer When I Least Expected It

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The classic story of whitetail deer has lots to tell us about deer behavior. We have all had that moment when we are packing our gear in the truck or casually talking to a hunting...

Climbing Stands—The 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, be they in rural or urban settings. They come at...

3 Suburban Hunting Mistakes No One Can Afford to Make

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An old sign can be a good sign. Like any deer, suburban deer live as habitual lives as possible. Unlike other deer, suburban deer are subject to a wide array of unpredictable...

The Science of Fear: Fluid Motion

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“Establishing and controlling alert distances is one of the most effective skills of the ‘Modern Still Hunter.” — The Urban Deer Complex The theory of fluid motion is an...

Big Data Hunting – Finding Usable Trends Within Your Social Feeds

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Platforms like Facebook, Google, and Twitter have proven the power of big data. Here is what it means for hunting. What is big data? It is the ability to process large amounts of...

4 Suburban Bowhunting Skills Pro Shops Won’t Teach You

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Becoming a successful suburban bowhunter does not always start in the pro shop—or even in the woods. Without a doubt, archery pro shops play a big part in becoming a successful...

The Science of Fear: Urban Deer Behavior

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The science of fear – one of the most basic and important concepts of suburban deer behavior. As many of you may recall from The Urban Deer Complex, conditioning behavior is...

Why I Am an Urban Hunter—Finding the Outdoors

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I don’t normally write articles fueled by negative emotions. However, as a representative of both suburban hunting culture and as an urban hunter myself, I think it’s...

The Truth About Suburban Buck Core Areas

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The Rut Mainstream hunting media is full of factually sound and well-researched knowledge on whitetail behavior, like a set standard of a buck’s core area. For instance, the...