Our Favorite Hunting Books

Whether you need a great read for that next long flight or hoping to find a story for a youngster that will inspire a lifelong love of bird-hunting, every hunter enjoys a well-written book about the love of upland hunting. Reading to kids about hunting is a great way to motivate them to try hunting for themselves, and stories that bring the joy of the hunt to life can tide you over between seasons. Through the years, many talented writers have written about the incomparable experience of sharing a misty morning in the brush with a dog. We have compiled a short list of some of our favorites for you and your family.

Bird Dog Days, Wingshooting Ways: Archibald Rutledge's Tales of Upland Hunting
A collection of Rutledge's stories on the southern heartland, deer hunting, turkey hunting, and Carolina Christmas hunts and traditions.

Upland Tales
Bird hunting tales from the past come alive in this collection of stories written from 1888 to 1913.

Birdhunter: A Celebration of Wild Birds, Fine Guns, and Staunch Dogs
An entertaining salute to the relationship between man and his dog, man and gun, and man and the great outdoors.

Upland Autumn: Birds, Dogs, and Shotgun Shells
Highly acclaimed novelist and outdoor writer William Tapply shares his finest stories of bird hunting in the Northeast country.

Afield: American Writers on Bird Dogs
A marvelous collection of stories from some of America’s finest and most respected writers about every outdoorsman’s favorite and most loyal hunting partner: his dog.

Game Birds and Gun Dogs: True Stories of Hunting Grouse, Quail, Pheasant, and Waterfowl in North America
Vin Sparano shares with hunters all the emotion of the outdoors from the comfort of the easy chair: the smell of an autumn forest, the friendship of a trusted hunting dog, the joy of the hunt, the satisfaction of a fine meal.

Call of the Quail
An anthology of quail hunting stories from some of the most recognized names in the field including Michael Mcintosh, Charles Waterman, Tom Huggler, and Rocky Evans, featuring original art by Herb Booth.

Hunting Books for Young Readers

For Young Hunters

The Hunt for Scarface
Part of the Hometown Hunters series for kids, this is an exciting tale to stir kids imaginations and get them interested in the thrill of the hunt.

Pheasant Hunting for Kids
A great introduction to Pheasant hunting that helps familiarize young hunters with pheasant hunting history, gear, techniques, safety, and more.

Outdoor Kids Club Ultimate Hunting Guide
Not only will you have fun reading the Ultimate Hunting Guide and doing the do-it-yourself projects, you will also become an ULTIMATE hunter with all of the new information you will learn! This is a comprehensive and engaging guide for young hunters.

Getting Involved!: A Guide to Hunting and Conservation for Kids
This fun, fact-filled book explains the important role hunters and hunting organizations play in conservation. The basics of hunting and firearm safety and the role of various wildlife enforcement agencies are introduced as well.

These great reads will tide you over until your next hunt, and could even inspire a new love for hunting. Skip the Netflix and share them with family!

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