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Best Deer Hunting Books Everyone Should Read

There are countless Deer Hunting courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. The Total Deer Hunter Manual (Field & Stream): 301 Hunting Skills You Need (2013)

Best Deer Hunting Books Everyone Should ReadWhether you spend all year plotting and preparing for your ultimate whitetail season, or just enjoy a few hunting trips a year with your buddies, this is the book you need. Hundreds of field-tested tips from Field & Stream’s deer-hunting experts cover tips and tricks from America’s best hunting guides and their own decades of experience, including: With detailed exercises and advice for bow-hunters as well as rifle and shotgun users, this book takes you out on the range and into the woods, with what you need to bring home a trophy buck instead of a lame excuse. What do you do when deer season…
Author(s): Scott Bestul, David Hurteau

2. The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game: Volume 1: Big Game (2015)

Best Deer Hunting Books Everyone Should ReadSteven Rinella was raised in a hunting family and has been pursuing wild game his entire life. In this first-ever complete guide to hunting—from hunting an animal to butchering and cooking it—the host of the popular hunting show MeatEater shares his own expertise with us, and imparts strategies and tactics from many of the most experienced hunters in the United States as well.   This invaluable book includes • recommendations on what equipment you will need—and what you can do without—from clothing to cutlery to camping gear to weapons • basic and advanced hunting strategies,…
Author(s): Steven Rinella, John Hafner

3. Shooter’s Bible Guide to Deer Hunting: A Master Hunter’s Tactics on the Rut, Scrapes, Rubs, Calling, Scent, Decoys, Weather, Core Areas, and More (2019)

Best Deer Hunting Books Everyone Should ReadAs a seasoned hunter, host of a hunting television show, and acclaimed author and editor, Peter J. Fiduccia has amassed prodigious experience in pursuit of the whitetail. Now, he shares his tips, tactics, and techniques with readers, touching on every topic related to hunting whitetail deer. Some of his tips include: Fiduccia covers these and many more subjects in Shooter's Bible Guide to Deer Hunting. Hunters will find many ways to hone their skills and bag more deer with this handy guide. #115,865 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #88 in Shooting in Hunting #113…
Author(s): Peter J. Fiduccia

4. Whitetail Savvy: New Research and Observations about the Deer, America’s Most Popular Big-Game Animal (2017)

Best Deer Hunting Books Everyone Should ReadAlthough the whitetail population is at an all-time high, the lives of North America’s most abundant and controversial deer are still shrouded in mystery. So few whitetail activities are ever witnessed that many unique traits, social habits, and day-to-day experiences have gone undocumented—until now. Here, renowned wildlife author–photographer Dr. Leonard Lee Rue III shares his lifelong research. Blending unrivaled knowledge, the latest scientific research, and personal anecdotes and observations with over 250 astounding photographs, Rue brings to life the secret…
Author(s): Rue III, Dr. Leonard Lee, Charles J. Alsheimer

5. Peach State Precision: The Sportsman’s Guide for Hunting Georgia Whitetail Deer (2017)

Best Deer Hunting Books Everyone Should ReadThis is the ultimate guide book for trophy whitetail deer hunters in the state of Georgia.Pursuing a trophy buck is a heart-pounding thrill. Harvesting a mature whitetail is an accomplishment that most Georgia hunters never experience. The deer in the southeastern corner of the country are some of the most difficult to hunt because the animals here are smarter, more skittish, less forgiving, and harder to pattern than the ones typically seen on TV or read about in magazines. To be successful in the Georgia woods, a hunter must possess knowledge and discipline. This…
Author(s): Nathan Dallas

6. Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America’s Class War (2008)

Best Deer Hunting Books Everyone Should ReadBy turns tender, incendiary, and seriously funny, this book is a call to arms for fellow progressives with little real understanding of “the great beery, NASCAR-loving, church-going, gun-owning America that has never set foot in a Starbucks.”Deer Hunting with Jesus is Joe Bageant’s report on what he learned when he moved back to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia. Like countless American small towns, it is fast becoming the bedrock of a permanent underclass. Two in five of the people in his old neighborhood do not have high school diplomas or health care. Alcohol, overeating, and Jesus are the preferred avenues…
Author(s): Joe Bageant

7. Hunting Open-Country Mule Deer (2000)

Best Deer Hunting Books Everyone Should ReadThis Guide for Taking Western bucks with Bow and Rifle clearly tells how to: Plan a guaranteed hunt, even in new Country Scout to find the biggest bucksSpot more bucks than you ever dreamed possible. Stalk within spitting distance of bedded and feeding bucks. Most techniques detailed here come from a bowhunting background, but they apply to all open-terrain mule deer hunting, and rifle hunter can gain as much from this book as bowhunter’s. #131,319 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #188 in Hunting Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would…
Author(s): Dwight Schuh, Dale Burk

8. The Deer Hunting Book: Short stories for young hunters (2013)

Best Deer Hunting Books Everyone Should ReadThe Deer Hunting Book is a wonderful collection of fictional deer hunting short stories for boys and girls interested in the outdoors. The book captures the excitement of hunting whitetails through a variety of adventurous and humorous stories about young hunters. Ages 9 & up. #176,788 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #331 in Children’s Short Story Collections Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Michael Waguespack

9. Hunting High Country Mule Deer (1995)

Best Deer Hunting Books Everyone Should ReadAlways in demand, this book is the ultimate resource for mule deer hunters. It is a best seller in its 5th printing. Mike Eastman, the foremost authority on mule deer hunting, shares tips and tactics, advice on field judging information on high country areas, and supporting photos of big bucks including Wyoming Living Legend, Popeye. Areas covered in detail include: Mule Deer Field judging system, for year plan for drawing rags, tips on coyoting out, photos of some of the biggest bucks in the West….
Author(s): Mike Eastman

10. Wyatt’s First Whitetail (2014)

Best Deer Hunting Books Everyone Should ReadFollow along with Wyatt as he goes on his first whitetail hunt with his Grandpa. In this exciting journey, Wyatt’s morals, hunting intelligence, and firearm skills are put to the test as he 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. It is an enjoyable way for children to learn about hunting, respect, and the glories of being outside. In a world where children are consumed by technology, fishing and hunting are great ways to unplug and reconnect with family and nature.”Wyatt’s…
Author(s): Shasta Sitton, Marvin Teeples

11. Hunting Big Mule Deer: How to Take the Best Buck of Your Life (2015)

Best Deer Hunting Books Everyone Should ReadWith his boots on the ground and his eyes scanning rocky ridgelines across the West for more than 30 years, Robby Denning has more in-the-field trophy mule deer hunting experience than most. A humble student of nature, his understanding of the sport has been refined by trial and error, observation, and faithful persistence. Whether you’re planning your first Western hunting adventure or you’ve already been bitten by the trophy mule deer bug, you will gain from this book an arsenal of proven tips and tactics, along with a renewed vigor to seek lonesome mountains in pursuit of…
Author(s): RobDenning, Kelly Andersson

12. Boone and Crockett Club’s Complete Guide to Hunting Whitetails: Deer Hunting Tips Guaranteed to Improve Your Success in the Field (2014)

Best Deer Hunting Books Everyone Should ReadThe best-known name in trophy big game hunting teams up with the world’s most knowledgeable deer experts to present the definitive resource for the whitetail hunter. Equally illuminating to both beginning and seasoned hunters, this engagingly written guide is packed with real-world strategies and exclusive data to help hunters beat the odds in today’s changing environment of dwindling public land access, evolving deer population dynamics and new hunting technologies. Learn how to pinpoint the ideal places, dates and times to find trophy whitetails―and then identify…
Author(s): Craig Boddington, Gordon Whittington, et al.

13. The Still Hunter: The Classic Guide Book to Stealthy Hunting of Deer – How to Track, Shoot and Maintain Your Equipment and Hunting Rifle (2018)

Best Deer Hunting Books Everyone Should ReadA book long appreciated by hunting enthusiasts all over the world, The Still Hunter was the first book of its kind: offering detailed guidance and step-by-step instruction in a manner both lucid and demonstrative, at the time it appeared in 1882 deer hunting was a practice shrouded in exoticism and mystique. Theodore Van Dyke was a hunter of long experience; his words are straightforward, with the practicalities of killing game given without embellishment. We are told in detail how to spot deer and track them through the wilderness. The methods deer use to blend into, and hide among, foliage and scenery are detailed, as are their typical…
Author(s): Theodore Van Dyke

14. Deer & Deer Hunting’s Guide to Better Bow-Hunting (2012)

Best Deer Hunting Books Everyone Should ReadThis 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. 1 whitetail magazine, Deer & Deer Hunting’s Guide to Better Bowhunting is illustrated with instructional, eye-catching photography and tips that will make you a better shooter and hunter. #689,136 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #603 in Shooting in Hunting #973 in Hunting #142 in Archery (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this…
Author(s): the Publisher of Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine

15. Dennis Wintch: Mule Deer Hunting Legend: 50 Years of Hunting Mule Deer (2019)

Best Deer Hunting Books Everyone Should ReadCOLOR COPY Dennis Wintch is a master of hunting mule deer in the pinyon juniper forests of southern Utah, southern Colorado, northern Arizona and northern New Mexico, along with other state such as Nevada, southern California, eastern Oregon, and southern Idaho that may have this type of desert habitat.Lindsay Parker learned this technique of hunting mule deer by hunting and guiding with Dennis for the past 25 years. Lindsay has taken Dennis’ knowledge and techniques and put them in this book to teach the average hunter how to hunt this desert country. The book takes each technique or piece of knowledge and attached a story…
Author(s): Dennis Wintch, Lindsay Parker

Best Deer Hunting Books Everyone Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some deer hunting books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Great Hunt for Beginners: Ultimate Handbook to Tracking & Hunting, Deer, Moose, and Elk In Any Terrain!

Author(s): Pylarinos, Andreas
Publisher: LULU COM, Year: 2016, Size: 287 Kb, Download: mobi
ID: 2074884

250 amazing hunting tips : the best tactics and techniques to get your game this season : deer,. bear,. waterfowl,. small game,and more!

Author(s): Matthews, Nate; Underwood, Lamar
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Year: 2015, Size: 11 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1444728

Growing & Hunting Quality Bucks: A Hands-On Approach to Better Land and Deer Management

Author(s): Tom Indrebo, Patrick Durkin
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Year: 2013, Size: 7 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1102287

Cooking Game: Best Wild Game Recipes from the Readers of Deer & Deer Hunting

Author(s): Jacob Edson
Publisher: Krause Publ, Year: 2012, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1100696

Deer & Deer Hunting's Guide to Better Bow-Hunting

Author(s): The the Publisher of Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine
Publisher: Krause Publ, Year: 2012, Size: 2 Mb, Download: mobi
ID: 1101203

A Thousand Deer: Four Generations of Hunting and the Hill Country

Author(s): Bass, Rick
Publisher: University of Texas Press, Year: 2012, Size: 482 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2078548

American Whitetail: Deer Hunting Tips & Resources - Everything You Need to Know About Whitetail Deer Hunting

Author(s): Terry F. Townsend
Publisher: Derrydale Press, Year: 2011, Size: 77 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1101124

The Beginner's Guide to Hunting Deer for Food

Author(s): Jackson Landers
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC, Year: 2011, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1102553

1001 Hunting Tips: The Ultimate Guide to Successfully Taking Deer, Big and Small Game, Upland Birds, and Waterfowl

Author(s): Lamar Underwood, Nate Matthews
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Year: 2010, Size: 81 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1102306

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly record-breakers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are drafted 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 books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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