Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Bowhunting books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
- The Total Bowhunting Manual (Field & Stream) (2015)
- The Ultimate Guide to Bowhunting Skills, Tactics, and Techniques (2015)
- Petersen’s Bowhunting Setting Up the Perfect Hunting Bow Book (2009)
- Traditional archery hunting: stories and advice about traditional bowhunting (2014)
- Bowhunting Public Land Whitetails (2018)
- Shoot or Don’t Shoot: Learn the Alpha Bowhunting Way, The Number One Bowhunting System To Help You Become A Top 10 Percenter (2018)
- Deer & Deer Hunting’s Guide to Better Bow-Hunting (2012)
- Grace Goes Bowhunting (2016)
- Crimson Arrows: A Bowhunting Odyssey (2017)
- Deer Hunting for Kids (Into the Great Outdoors) (2012)
- Traditional Bowyer’s Handbook: How to build wooden bows and arrows: longbows, selfbows, & recurves. (2017)
- A Traditional Bowhunter’s Path: Lessons and Adventures at Full Draw (2016)
From Field & Stream magazine’s bow-hunting experts and the authors of the Total Deer Hunter Manual, comes the book that demystifies everything about bowhunting. From crossbows to high-tech compound bows to an old-fashioned recurve find it all, accompanied by tactics for every animal that can be bow-hunted, in The Total Bowhunting Manual.
With hunting advice from a wide variety of experts, including Steve Bartylla, Peter Fiduccia, Leo Somma, and John Trout, The Ultimate Book of Bowhunting focuses on the most traditional of hunting weapons: the bow and arrow.
Petersen’s Bowhunting field editor and bowhunting expert Bill Winke takes you through critical yet surprisingly easy steps to bow setup and maintenance. Along the way, he breaks down how bows and accessories work together and the best tuning methods to get your arrows shooting accurately.
In this entertaining collection of stories, Clay Hayes takes readers on adventures across the country. From the mysteries of the southern swamps, to the rugged mountains of central Idaho, Clay brings woodsmanship, and a fascination with nature, to the forefront. His enthusiasm and dedication to the hunt is evident as he reminds us that it’s more about the journey than the destination; more about the effort than the inches.
Bowhunting Public Land Whitetails is the go-to resource for real-world hunting information. Tony J. Peterson has carved a name for himself in the bowhunting industry by focusing his efforts on common-ground whitetails and his success is nearly unparalleled. Throughout this comprehensive book you’ll read about Peterson’s detailed scouting strategies, his top gear choices, and how he plans – and executes -hunts on public land throughout the country each fall.
Shoot or Don’t Shoot: Learn the Alpha Bowhunting Way, The Number One Bowhunting System To Help You Become A Top 10 Percenter (2018)
Whether you are a new bowhunter or an experienced one, this book will give you a well-rounded explanation of what “Effective Range” really is and what you need to know about it. We also introduce you to the Alpha Rule of Thirds and the Alpha D.E.A methodologies. I believe the biggest difference between a bowhunter who is successful every once in a while, and one who finds consistent success is structure.
This 128-page guide provides expert information on becoming a better archery hunter and shooter, whether you are a beginner or seasoned expert. Featuring tips and secrets found only inside the pages of North Amerca’s No.
Grace Goes Bowhunting (2016)
Follow along with Grace as she goes on her first whitetail bowhunt with her parents. In this exciting journey, Grace’s morals, hunting intelligence, and bowhunting skills are put to the test as she experiences firsthand what it takes to be a sportsman.If you are a parent or grandparent who wants to keep the tradition of hunting alive, this is the perfect book for you.
by Eyad YehyawiCrimson Arrows: A Bowhunting Odyssey is written from the heart and soul of a bowhunter. Spanning three decades of his adventures, Eyad Yehyawi takes you through the emotions, heartbreaks, and successes from his earliest years in Iowa, to physically and psychologically challenging backcountry hunts in Alaska and Canada, to a breathtaking African safari. Every setback and missed opportunity is revealed, along with the rewards earned through hard work and perseverance.
You’re perched in a tree stand when a huge whitetail walks below you. You raise your gun to aim. Do you have what it takes to bag this trophy buck? Now is your chance to learn what you need to know about deer hunting history, gear, techniques, safety, and more.
Traditional Bowyer’s Handbook: How to build wooden bows and arrows: longbows, selfbows, & recurves. (2017)
I can’t really explain my attraction to the bow and arrow. I can’t explain the pull of a camp fire either, or the ocean, or the open hills where you can see forever. It’s just there. These things are in all of us I think, some vestige of our primitive past buried so deep in our genome as to be inseparable from what it is to be human. What we think of as civilization is a new experiment in the eyes of Father Time. Experts say that humans have been around for some fifty thousand years.
This guide to traditional bowhunting with a longbow or recurve combines the best of both worlds for beginners and veteran bowhunters. How-to chapters share hard-earned wisdom that will help you perfect your skills and get close to your game, while engaging stories tell of the author’s experiences hunting white-tailed deer in the east, chasing big game in the American West, and trekking to South Africa in search of Greater Kudu and other plains game.
Best Bowhunting Books to Read
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The Total Bowhunting Manual: 261 Essential Skills
Author(s): Scott Bestul; Dave Hurteau
ID: 3441823, Publisher: Weldon Owen, Year: 2016, Size: 34 Mb, Format: epub
Traditional archery hunting: stories and advice about traditional bowhunting
Author(s): Clay Hayes
ID: 2510680, Publisher: Twistedstave Media, Year: 2014, Size: 634 Kb, Format: mobi
Shooter's Bible Guide to Bowhunting
Author(s): Todd A. Kuhn
ID: 937854, Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Year: 2013, Size: 55 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.