7 Best Elk Hunting Book 2021: Elk Hunting Tips and Tactics

We live in the information age, where life is more complicated day by day. So it’s really important to have the exact knowledge of the things. Nowadays, new hunters make things too complicated, but in reality, it doesn’t have to be. If you hunt a white-tail deer easily then there is no reason by which you can hunt elk successfully. Do the research set up the tent, list your hunting gear, and never look back.

Best elk hunting bookWhy you need a book on elk hunting? It’s hard to know do people read books in this electronic age? I know I do because it’s nice to have all the basic information in one place, rather than searching over the Internet. I know we have an internet connection with an unlimited supply of information at our fingertips. But first, we need to understand the basics before looking for details.

Well, HunterHunts listed 7 best elk hunting books on the basis of their review, writing style, elk hunting information, etc. Once you have grasped the basics of elk hunting that you can turn yourself towards the electronic age. Also, read our best turkey hunting book post if you love to hunt turkey in the woods.

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List of 7 Best Elk Hunting Book


1. Elk Hunting the West-revisited Book

Elk Hunting the West-revisited book

Why You Read This Book

  • Descriptive nature of the book
  • 4.5/5-Star Rating over Amazon
  • 50 Years life span in this book

🔧 Main Specifications

  • Paperback: 262 pages
  • Dimensions:- 8.9 x 6.2 x 1 inches
  • Author:-  Mike Eastman
  • Published:- 2003, Revised Edition January 1, 2013

This book is best for a new elk hunter.  By new elk hunters, I’m referring to someone with very little hunting experience. In this book, you will get lots of valuable information as a new hunter. If you are a master in elk hunting, then this book is not cover in-depth details when it comes to more advanced tactics.

Mike Eastman spends his 50 years life span observing and pursuit the elk and mule deer. As a youth, Mike loves studying and hunting. In this book, you will know about the different types of hunts and wilderness elk hunting techniques. After reading the book your perspective about the mountains hunt is going to change. Moreover, and the end it will benefit not only in elk hunting but in all-mountain hunting games. If you are a new hunter recommending buy now.


2. Public Land Elk Hunting Book (Black & White)

Public Land Elk Hunting book

Why You Read This Book

  • Things you need to know before going for a hunt
  • 4.3/5-Star Rating over Amazon
  • 25+ years of experience of elk hunting

🔧 Main Specifications

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Dimensions:- 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Author:-  Matthew Dworak
  • Published:- 2003, Revised Edition August 23, 2013

This book is perfect for someone who doesn’t know where to start. Matt Dworak is a Colorado native and he first introduced to elk hunting by his father. Nowadays, Matt is active in the Colorado archery community and serves as the president of the Fort Collins Archery Association. He has been hunting elk for over 25+ years.

If you are planning to hunt for elk and go out west, then this book is a perfect guide for you. Matt is a native of Colorado, who has the local knowledge of west elk hunting. His book covers all the important topics such as packing, important hunting gear, fitness, land access, corner crossing, etc. In reality, most of the hunters, who have had unsuccessful hunts in the mountains, can come up with much of the same advice as you read in this book. Don’t think to buy, buy it.


3. Jumpstart Elk Hunting Book

Jumpstart Elk Hunting Book

Why You Read This Book

  • Smartly explains things step by step
  • 4.3/5-Star Rating over Amazon
  • How to find elk in the mountains.

🔧 Main Specifications

  • Paperback: 190 pages
  • Dimensions:- 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Author:-  Brian E Baldwin
  • Published:- 2003, Revised Edition April 6, 2010


Jumpstart Elk Hunting book is best for both veterans and new hunters. While I am reading this book I found that Brian E Baldwin breaks everything down step by step for their readers. He thinks so smartly while writing the book so you get the right knowledge about elk hunting.

According to Brain, know more about your hunting, rather than knowing your backpacking. In this book, he smartly explains how to find elk in the mountains with the help of Google Earth. He taught me new things that help me to make my hunting life easier while I am on a hunt. If you are looking for an elk hunting book that will put you into elk, no matter what is your level….buy the book!


4. The Modern Elk Hunter Book

The Modern Elk Hunter book

Why You Read This Book

  • Advises how smartly use resources
  • 4.6/5-Star Rating over Amazon
  • Everything about west elk hunting

🔧 Main Specifications

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Dimensions:- 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Author:-  Todd C Wilson
  • Published:- April 3, 2014


This is the best book for those who want to know more about west elk hunting. According to Todd C Wilson, elk hunting is easier than other hunting like bear hunting, eastern whitetail hunting, moose hunting, etc. He taught about the resources to remember as a hunter at your fingertips, and also advises how smartly utilize them.

Great book, while reading the book you find that it is written by an expert hunter. This book is helpful for how to apply for tags in the western states and touches on strategy, tactics briefly. I recommend this book for a new hunter to a novice. Moreover, vets will not learn much but they will be going to enjoy the elk hunting stories.


5. Petersen’s Bowhunting Modern Elk Book

Petersen's Bowhunting Modern Elk Book

Why You Read This Book

  • One of the best deer hunter in America
  • 4.3/5-Star Rating over Amazon
  • Everything about  hunting elk with a bow

🔧 Main Specifications

  • Paperback: 227 pages
  • Dimensions:- 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Author:-  Patrick Meitin
  • Published:- January 1, 2008

Patrick Meitin is a master in elk hunting, especially with a bow. In this book, he taught about how to hunt an elk with an archery tackle. Really he provides great tips, tactics, and strategies for elk hunting.

One of my friends loves bow hunting and he recommended this book to me. Also, he shared his last year’s hunting season experience. After following Patrick Meitin’s advice he was able to hunt 2 bulls in the first 25 hours of the hunting season with a bow. Isn’t it really great? If I could only recommend one ‘elk bowhunting guide’, this is it!


6. The Ultimate Guide to Elk Hunting

The Ultimate Guide to Elk Hunting Book

Why You Read This Book

  • Stories of most experienced elk hunters
  • 3.9/5-Star Rating over Amazon
  • Local hunting knowledge of west and North America

🔧 Main Specifications

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Dimensions:- 5.9 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
  • Author:-  Bob Robb & Gerald Bethge
  • Published:- December 1, 2000

In this book, Bob Robb and Gerald Bethge track down some of the most experienced elk hunters and reveal their key to success. Bob has famous for its western elk hunting and Gerry is famous for its big game hunting across North America. Both have been hunting for nearly 25+ years. Best book for the active hunter and for veterans.

“The Ultimate Guide to Elk Hunting” is written and summarized so well with enough details to answer all the basic questions related to elk hunting. The book covers a lot of helpful information about how to creating a toolbox for the task. This book is little beyond our expectations, recommends active hunters or veterans.


7. The Elk Hunt: The Adventures of Wilder Good

The Elk Hunt book

Why You Read This Book

  • Stories of most experienced elk hunters
  • 5/5-Star Rating over Amazon
  • Local hunting knowledge of west and North America

🔧 Main Specifications

  • Paperback: 110 pages
  • Dimensions:- 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Author:-  S. J. Dahlstrom
  • Published:- August 27, 2013

S. J. Dahlstrom lives and writes in west Texas. He won the wrangler Award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. In this book, he wrote a story about the outdoor life of a 12-years old boy and his 72-years old elder mentor.

While I am reading this book it reminds me of the time when I was a 14 years old boy. At that time I was following my grandfather to engage in outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking. This book did not include the tips and tactics for masters in elk hunting. I recommend to every parent whose children are just experiencing what hunting is really, buy it for your children.



Well, above I mentioned the best elk hunting book that taught different strategies and tactics of elk hunting. Each elk hunting book has its own stories, I mentioned the overview of each book so you buy the exact one for your elk hunting. If unfortunately, I missed your favorite one elk hunting book, please let me know below in the comment about your favorite and helps others to guide why this one is best.



By David Grey

David Grey is born & raised in Bozeman Montana, USA. He has been hunting & fishing since 2009. And used most of the outdoor gear during his 12 years of hunting experience. He likes to spend most of the time in the woods, on the trail, or by the water. He taught us about his outdoor journey and equipment experience.

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