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.

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...

The Science of Fear: The Strongest Memory

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The Science of Fear series focuses on how whitetails become conditioned to fear humans. The way deer respond to the same stimuli over different locations varies widely, even...

5 Summer Suburban Bowhunting Tasks

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1. Explore Non-Hunting Land Suburban bowhunting grounds are a jumble of hunting and non-hunting landscapes. I am a firm believer in knowing as much as I can about a whole area...

Urban Turkey Hunting—A New Methodology

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On opening day of the Massachusetts turkey season this year, I found myself once again over analyzing the behavior of suburban wildlife. All the deer behavior seemed normal, but...

Breaking the Suburban Buck Code

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It’s late winter and many of us in the northeast are deep into what has become one of the most severe winters we’ve ever seen. The snow is measured in feet, for inches...

Rural Whitetails with Suburban Deer Behavior

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Since the release of my book, I have found myself more than once debating how relevant it is to big woods, farm country, and other rural whitetail behaviors. The very core of the...

3 Ways to Out-Bait Other Hunters

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While in New Jersey this past weekend for the Garden State Outdoor Sports Show, I heard a lot of discussion about baiting deer. In particular, I heard a lot about how to out-bait...

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...

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...