The 10 Best Hunting Books
This wiki has been updated 14 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 recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
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.