Below is a selection of great hunting books. Any of these books cover a wide range of topics from general hunting, hunting deer, turkey, coyotes, water fowl, elk, shooting, bow hunting and your hunting catch preparation, cutting and butchering ready for storing, cooking and eating. I am sure there is something for everyone and any of these fine books would make a great gift for the hunting enthusiast friend or family member.
Steven 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.
One of the most respected and beloved hunters in America, Steven Rinella is also an accomplished wild game cook, and here he offers recipes that range from his takes on favorite staples to more surprising and exotic meals. A must book to have for the hunting enthusiast.
This invaluable book includes recommendations on what equipment you will need—and what you can do without—from footwear to cutlery to camping gear to weapons, basic and advanced hunting strategies for all North American small game, including drive techniques, solo and group hunting, ambush hunting, the use of hunting dogs, and techniques for decoying and calling plus much more.
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. 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.
Meat Eater chronicles Steven Rinella’s lifelong relationship with nature and hunting through the lens of ten hunts, beginning when he was an aspiring mountain man at age ten and ending as a thirty-seven-year-old Brooklyn father who hunts in the remotest corners of North America.
This book is the complete beginner’s guide to long range shooting written in simple every-day language so that it’s easy to follow. Included are personal tips and best advice from the author’s years of special operations sniper schooling and experience, and as a sniper instructor.
Take a glimpse into deer hunting’s past!
White-tailed deer hunting has an incredibly rich heritage in America, and has played a vital role in the survival and expansion of this great nation. It’s provided food, clothing, income, camaraderie and an unmistakable freedom to enjoy the country’s magnificent wild lands. A great book to make a fantastic gift.
Both veterans and novices will become better coyote hunters after reading this book written by the award-winning author and expert coyote hunting guide, Michael Huff. This is the most detailed and comprehensive coyote hunting book ever written, its chapters include everything needed to master the difficult art of locating and luring coyotes to a gun or camera.
With more than forty years of experience butchering domestic animals, game, and birds, award-winning outdoor writer and photographer Monte Burch presents this complete guide for butchering many types of livestock or wild animals. Learn how to butcher cows, chickens, goats, hogs, deer, turkeys, rabbits, and more, with simple and easy-to-follow, step-by-step photographs and illustrations. Burch also provides recommendations on which tools (knives, paring knives, meat scissors, meat grinders, shrink-wrappers) to use for the task at hand. He lists detailed instructions on how to butcher each animal and use each part, so nothing goes to waste. Now you’ll be able to prepare meat for salting and curing, freezing, sausage making, and more.
An opulent photo book that perfectly illustrates the excitement of the hunt. Whether for a passionate hunter or someone with a curiosity — this gorgeous coffee table book is a perfect gift for anyone.
TURKEY HUNTING, A ONE MAN GAME, by Ken Morgan, is a hardback, color edition (1987) that recalls a lifetime of hunting lessons. This turkey hunting book lays out some blueprints for all aspects of wild turkey hunting and sprinkles the reader with generous doses of facts.
Solid hunting advice from the world’s most famous turkey hunter.
Before the celebrated “return” of American wild turkey populations, a boy named Ray Eye was born into a hunting tradition rooted in one of the remaining turkey strongholds, deep in the Missouri Ozark Mountains. He grew up living with those turkeys and essentially becoming one of them. It is because of this experience that Ray Eye is truly qualified to write his Turkey Hunter’s Bible. His sense of history and his perspective on wild turkeys will be appreciated by every turkey hunter.
In PRACTICAL TURKEY HUNTING STRATEGIES, Ray Eye makes his expertise available to turkey hunters everywhere. Whether you hunt in spring or fall, with a gun or with bow and arrow, alone or with a partner, you will find a wealth of practical information in this invaluable book.
Insights on optimizing shooting skill. Bow tuning the way the pros do it. Making extreme shots. Overcoming shooting pressure & target panic. Plus so much more.
From the most trusted name in guns and ammunition comes this ultimate reference on bowhunting. The Shooter’s Bible Guide to Bowhunting offers everything you need to know about the sport and its gear, from its origin as a means of survival to modern gear.
Adventure’s Editor for Petersen’s BOWHUNTING Patrick Meitin brings together over two decades of guiding and outfitting experience in his new book Bowhunting Modern Elk. From tried and true strategies to a state-by-state breakdown of where the best bulls live, Patrick shares all of his hard earned secrets and techniques used to harvest today’s elk with archery equipment.
Waterfowling is one of the more challenging forms of hunting. Requiring an intimate knowledge of the quarry in specialized gear—from shotguns and ammo to decoys, calls, blinds, and boats—and taking place in a variety of terrains—from the fields of Manitoba to the flooded timber of Arkansas, it’s the type of sport that gets in your blood and stays there. In The Ultimate Guide to Waterfowl Hunting, all aspects of this sport are covered by three authors who have intimate knowledge of how to hunt ducks and geese successfully. Chapters within this book cover dozens of topics.
Whether you are new to duck hunting or you have been duck hunting without much success, “Duck Hunting Made Simple” can get you bagging more ducks. We would all like to shoot more ducks. The trick is to know how to setup decoys, when to hunt, how to scout and how to get permission to hunt private land. “Duck Hunting Made Simple” can help you do this.
It’s easy to learn the basics of effective snow goose hunting setup. The hard part is finding all of the resources in one place to do this. As you know, the Internet is full of books and videos that talk about snow goose decoy setup. The problem? Most don’t talk about the specific actions or provide illustrated decoy setup instructions needed to achieve snow goose hunting success. In the book, “Snow Goose Decoy Made Simple”, you’ll get decoy setup diagrams to help you understand the basics of Snow Goose decoy setup.
Drawing on his years of experience, well-known hunter, writer, and television personality Ron Spomer provides valuable information on how to call a variety of predators into range; how to choose rifles, scopes, bullets, shotguns, and shells; how to use decoys and predator calls effectively; how to set up in the field; how to use weather to your advantage; and much more.