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...

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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Understanding fluid motion in the context of deer hunting is part of the science of fear. The idea of fluid motion concerns how a hunter must maintain an alert distance from a...

Big Data in Hunting and the Efficient Predator

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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: Flight Distances

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Flight distance is the first topic we tackle in The Science of Fear series. This might seem like a simple topic, but you might be surprised at just how complicated it really is....

The Science of Fear: Urban Deer Behavior

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We take a look at 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...

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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You can find a great deal of sound and well-researched facts about whitetail behavior from mainstream hunting media. For example, the industry generally agrees that the...

What is Urban Camouflage?

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Understanding urban camouflage is essential to being a successful hunter. What does urban camouflage mean to a whitetail deer? The term doesn’t refer to the camouflage...