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.

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...

There is no Such Thing as a Trophy Hunter

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The debate about the trophy hunter is based on a public myth and a categorical misunderstanding. The term “trophy hunter,” as high-jacked by mainstream media, is...

So You Want to Be a Hunter

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I hear people say they want to be a hunter all the time, but I’ve never found a one-size fits all response. When we hunters tell non-hunters about everything they’re...

What is Urban Camouflage?

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Urban Camouflage — what does that mean to a whitetail deer? To understand urban camouflage we must think outside the box here as we are not talking in reference to the...

Bowhunting Breeds Better Hunters Than Gun Hunting

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Bowhunting lead to success in gun hunting. Bowhunting is not something my family did when I grew up. In fact, I was the first bowhunter in a long line of gun hunters. I still gun...

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...

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...

3 Places Where The Sheds Have Gone

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Shed hunting is a sport in and of itself If you are anything like me, you will find yourself endlessly looking for dropped antlers without success. For years I wondered why I was...