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.
- The Total Deer Hunter Manual (Field & Stream): 301 Hunting Skills You Need (2013)
- The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game: Volume 1: Big Game (2015)
- 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)
- Whitetail Savvy: New Research and Observations about the Deer, America’s Most Popular Big-Game Animal (2017)
- Peach State Precision: The Sportsman’s Guide for Hunting Georgia Whitetail Deer (2017)
- Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America’s Class War (2008)
- Hunting Open-Country Mule Deer (2000)
- The Deer Hunting Book: Short stories for young hunters (2013)
- Hunting High Country Mule Deer (1995)
- Wyatt’s First Whitetail (2014)
- Hunting Big Mule Deer: How to Take the Best Buck of Your Life (2015)
- Boone and Crockett Club’s Complete Guide to Hunting Whitetails: Deer Hunting Tips Guaranteed to Improve Your Success in the Field (2014)
- The Still Hunter: The Classic Guide Book to Stealthy Hunting of Deer – How to Track, Shoot and Maintain Your Equipment and Hunting Rifle (2018)
- Deer & Deer Hunting’s Guide to Better Bow-Hunting (2012)
- Dennis Wintch: Mule Deer Hunting Legend: 50 Years of Hunting Mule Deer (2019)
Whether 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.
Steven Rinella was raised in a hunting family and has been pursuing wild game his entire life.
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)
As 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.
Whitetail Savvy: New Research and Observations about the Deer, America’s Most Popular Big-Game Animal (2017)
Although 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.
Peach State Precision: The Sportsman’s Guide for Hunting Georgia Whitetail Deer (2017)
This 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.
By 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.
This 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.
The 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.
Always 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.
Wyatt’s First Whitetail (2014)
Follow 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.
With 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.
Boone and Crockett Club’s Complete Guide to Hunting Whitetails: Deer Hunting Tips Guaranteed to Improve Your Success in the Field (2014)
The 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.
The Still Hunter: The Classic Guide Book to Stealthy Hunting of Deer – How to Track, Shoot and Maintain Your Equipment and Hunting Rifle (2018)
A 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.
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. 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.
COLOR 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 y…
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 Library 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.
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
Author(s): Fiduccia, Peter J
ID: 2658815, Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 142 Mb, Format: epub
The Great Hunt for Beginners: Ultimate Handbook to Tracking & Hunting, Deer, Moose, and Elk In Any Terrain!
Author(s): Pylarinos, Andreas
ID: 2074884, Publisher: LULU COM, Year: 2016, Size: 287 Kb, Format: mobi
Hunting camp 52: tales from a North Woods deer camp
Author(s): Hanson, John Marvin
ID: 2693256, Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, Year: 2016, Size: 10 Mb, Format: epub
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.