• The SH Membership has gone live. Only SH Members have access to post in the classifieds. All members can view the classifieds. Starting in 2020 only SH Members will be admitted to the annual hunting contest. Current members will need to follow these steps to upgrade: 1. Click on your username 2. Click on Account upgrades 3. Choose SH Member and purchase.
  • We've been working hard the past few weeks to come up with some big changes to our vendor policies to meet the changing needs of our community. Please see the new vendor rules here: Vendor Access Area Rules

Favorite deer hunting book?

Carbonspyder

New Member
Joined
Jan 6, 2021
Messages
6
I was just reading a thread where someone recommended the book "bowhuntings whitetail masters" and unfortunately I can't find a copy to buy. Anyone have any other good deer hunting books they like to read? I'd like to make a list to read for a rainy day too.
 

dalton916

Well-Known Member
SH Member
Joined
Sep 27, 2018
Messages
2,769
I didn’t care for Sheppard’s book, too many absolutes for me. I can’t think of a deer hunting book that really stood out to me. Many have really good aspect to them, but unless you’re reading a book specifically written for or about the area you hunt then it’s not going to be earth shattering. And no one writes books about hunting SC WTBDs, lol
 

Nutterbuster

Well-Known Member
Vendor Rep
SH Member
Joined
Oct 12, 2017
Messages
8,286
Location
Where the skys are so blue!
I didn’t care for Sheppard’s book, too many absolutes for me. I can’t think of a deer hunting book that really stood out to me. Many have really good aspect to them, but unless you’re reading a book specifically written for or about the area you hunt then it’s not going to be earth shattering. And no one writes books about hunting SC WTBDs, lol
Fair enough. As an alabama boy I've found his absolutes to be useful.
 

Allegheny Tom

Well-Known Member
SH Member
Joined
Feb 4, 2018
Messages
4,912
Location
Western Pennsylvania
Anything Wensel.
Hunting Rutting Whhitetails was Gene's 1st book. Its out of print but can occasionally be found but it's pricey. Gene and Barry have written several books and are whitetail geniuses. Lots of what is now considered common knowledge is stuff these guys figured out before anyone else...even biologists.
 

Petrichor

Well-Known Member
SH Member
Joined
Aug 9, 2021
Messages
545
Location
Spring Hill, TN
The Witchery of Archery. It’s about 5 bucks and a great read.
“So long as the new moon returns in heaven a bent, beautiful bow, so long will the fascination of archery keep hold in the hearts of men.”
 

ssramage

Active Member
SH Member
Joined
Apr 26, 2020
Messages
191
Location
Saint Simons Island, GA
Honestly, there's too much content out there on whitetails these days for me to read anything about them... if I'm going to read an outdoor/hunting book, it's going to be fiction.
 

Rickor

Active Member
SH Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2020
Messages
100
Some good stuff mentioned, but my favorate when I was learning about scrape hunting was Roger Rothaars book, I believe Whitetail Magic.
 
Last edited:

Allegheny Tom

Well-Known Member
SH Member
Joined
Feb 4, 2018
Messages
4,912
Location
Western Pennsylvania
Some good stuff mentioned, but my favorate when I was learning about scrape hunting was Roger Rothaars book, I believe Scrape Hunting.
Yep, Roger was another whitetail genius. His (2?) books are classics. Not easy to come by. The Stickboys podcast has had several episodes that they've read from one of his books. Great podcasts.
 

BuffaloBill

Well-Known Member
SH Member
Joined
Jan 20, 2019
Messages
702
Location
Indiana
I'm planning to dig back into Mapping Trophy Bucks here soon. The author hunted the same part of IN, so it's really relevant to the terrain that I hunt.
 

TNbowhunter

Well-Known Member
SH Member
Joined
Mar 12, 2019
Messages
858
Location
Middle Tennessee
Bob Fratzke’s Taking Trophy Whitetails is a must-read in my opinion. Dude was decades ahead of his time. Used to hire small plane pilots to fly him over his hunting grounds to take photos since satellite photos weren’t readily available then. Talk about dedication!
 
  • Like
Reactions: VFL

VFL

Member
Joined
Mar 28, 2019
Messages
79
I was just reading a thread where someone recommended the book "bowhuntings whitetail masters" and unfortunately I can't find a copy to buy. Anyone have any other good deer hunting books they like to read? I'd like to make a list to read for a rainy day too.
Two come to mind immediately that I enjoy and that I think have a ton of good information in them.

1. Way of the Whitetail (Leonard Lee Rue III) - I’m in NJ and I appreciate all his pictures/experiences not far from what I call home.

2. Bowhunting Whitetails The Eberhart Way
 
Top