Hunting Books for Kids

Here’s a list of some hunting books for kids you might be interested in.  Have not read them all but some good ones here.  Can buy most of these from You know of any good hunting books for kids?   How about other Christmas gifts for our little hunters?  GOT ANY IDEAS?

Conner’s Spring Gobbler by Shawn E. Meyer

Conner’s Big Hunt by Shawn E. Meyer

My First Deer Hunt by Curtis & Michael Waguespack

All About Turkeys by Jim Arnosky

All About Deer by Jim Arnosky

Hunting Outdoor Adventure by Adam G. Klein

Deer, Moose, Elk & Caribou by Deborah Hodge

Mammal Tracks & Scat by Martha Mitchell

Tracks, Scats & Signs by Leslie Dendy

12 responses to this post.

  1. Hey Ron,

    Got your email about your site… looks good. I will have to add you to my blogroll.

    As for kid’s hunting books, Big Red by Jim Kjelgaard is my all time favorite!


  2. Posted by Franne Sippel on August 8, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Please add our book to you list entitled, “The First Hunt.” Our website is Thanks so much! Franne Sippel


  3. Try “The First Hunt” by Franne Sippel and Carol Knecht. The website is


  4. Posted by Monica on October 4, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    I am looking for kids novels on fishing & hunting. I have an 8 year old boy who loves the outdoors and I am unable to find any novels in this category. Thanks. MW


  5. MW,
    This a great question. I’m a former teacher and had to steer kids toward wilderness adventure when they asked for hunting and fishing. There’s not a lot out there.
    Having said that, Gary Paulsen is a good author of novels for kids interested in the outdoors. His Brian series (begins with HATCHET) is a great survival story and actually gets a lot of boys into reading. The whole series is good.
    WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS is great and holds up well for a classic.
    And BIG RED (as Jeff suggested above) gets strong reviews.

    Thanks for including our book “My First Deer Hunt” on your list. We’ve also released “My First Turkey Hunt” and “My First Fishing Trip” comes out soon.

    Michael Waguespack


  6. We just published two new books for kids. You can check them out at our web site I think you will like what you see.

    Dave Shellhaas
    Outdoor Kids Club


  7. Posted by Monica on November 23, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    That’s great! Thank you very much for your suggestions.



  8. Posted by Trish VerMeer on January 10, 2013 at 8:13 am

    My 10 year old son just finished “Wild Life” by Cynthia DeFelice. It is about a boy and pheasant hunting and much more. He burned through this book and he really has to be made to read on any other day.


  9. Posted by Leann on March 16, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    I am a teacher-librarian in the deer-hunting Mecka of southern Iowa, and I am writing my master’s paper on hunting books for youth. I will be using this blog for one of many citations, so thank you 🙂 When I complete my paper and project, I will let you know…I’ll be creating a comprehensive bibliography of books that feature hunting, and it will be on the web, so the whole world can benefit.


  10. I just released a new short story collection for ages 9 and up called THE DEER HUNTING BOOK: SHORT STORIES FOR YOUNG HUNTERS. It is available from Amazon. More info. at

    Shoot me an email. I may be able to help with your paper.

    Michael Waguespack


  11. Please consider adding our book to your list. You can check it out at and/or we can send you a free copy for your review.


  12. Posted by Katie Nikolenko on September 19, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Tisha by Suzanne Colts.
    It’s a bunch of memories a boy had with his favorite hunting dog.


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