The 10 Best Hunting Books

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This wiki has been updated 22 times since it was first published in February of 2018. For some people, there's nothing like getting out into nature and testing your wits against the local wildlife. But if your last few expeditions have ended with you coming home empty-handed, you might want to pick up one of these hunting books. They are filled with tips and tricks for increasing your odds, as well as exciting, hilarious and heartwarming stories about the activity. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game

2. The Total Deer Hunter Manual

3. The Greatest Hunting Stories Ever Told

Editor's Notes

May 22, 2020:

Removed the Misadventures in Hunting, Fishing, and the Wilds of Suburbia in favor of the Ultimate Guide to Calling and Decoying Waterfowl.

Hunting and animal consumption pose interesting and difficult ethical questions. While none of these books dive very deeply into the debates and relevant concerns, some like Meat Eater not only instruct on successful hunting practices but also touch on some of the important relations we may bear to non-human animals; particularly those we hunt and eat. In Meat Eater, Steven Rinella introduces new and old generations of hunters to the unseen implications of the sport, which helps instill in them responsible and ethical practices such as the importance of shot placement (for a quick and ethical kill) and the importance of using as much of the animal as is possible.

The Total Deer Hunter Manual is a great choice if you want to get one book that will teach you much of the information you need to know if you're going to stalk deer. Stalking is the most difficult, but also the most rewarding, method of hunting deer. After reading the book, you'll have in-depth knowledge about things like the complexities and significance of deer vocalizations, and even learning how to determine why exactly you haven't spotted a buck.

4. Meat Eater

5. Ultimate Guide to Calling and Decoying Waterfowl

6. Tales of Dogs, Ducks, Birds, & Guns

7. Shooter's Bible Guide to Bowhunting

8. Hunting Big Mule Deer

9. Mantracking: The Ultimate Guide

10. Death in the Long Grass

Rafael Perez
Last updated by Rafael Perez

Rafael Perez is a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of Rochester. His primary focus is the metaphysics of time and the philosophy of mind, with a particular interest in artificial intelligence and antirepresentational models of the mind. He has extensive experience as a mechanic, a construction worker, and a general repairman. This has allowed him to gather a wealth of knowledge on automobile repair, auto parts, carpentry, masonry, welding, and the tools used in those trades. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar, woodworking, and fishing.

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