7 Best Turkey Hunting Book 2022

Turkey hunting is a fun and popular hunting game in the United States. Hunting is not just a one-time thing it takes a while to become a master in turkey hunting. For hunters, it is best to find a real-time mentor or expert to lean on.Best Turkey Hunting Book

I am a book wormer and a hunter. Now I am going to share my 7 best turkey hunting mentors with you. Each one has its own turkey hunting stories. I am going to explain each one of them so you get an overview of the book. It will help you in your buying decision and enhance your hunting skills. Also, read our best elk hunting book post if you love to hunt elk in the West and North America.

I am listing the 7 best turkey hunting book that’s helping you to become a master in turkey hunting. I list them on the basis of customer review, author’s writing style, 5-Star rating and the rest is your feel, touch, and emotions. Without further ado

Let’s begin

List Of 7 Best Turkey Hunting Book


1. Memories of Spring Turkey Hunting Book

Memories of spring

Why You Read This Book

  • Descriptive nature of the book
  • 5/5-Star Rating over Amazon
  • The highest number of sales
  • America’s most respected turkey hunting experts

 Main Specifications

  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Dimensions:- 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Author:-  Ron Jolly
  • Published:- February 1, 2020

Well, this book was released recently and has been the maximum number of sales. This book has a 5/5-star rating on Amazon at the time when I am writing the article. Over the past several years many turkey hunters have written the books. But now Ron Jolly’s “Memories of Spring” ranks among the best I have ever read Tom Kelly, Gene Nunnery, Simon Everitt, Tom Turpin, and Henry Davis.

Really a great book for turkey hunters. Ron Jolly’s journey is started from the woods of Tensas Parish in Northeast Louisiana walk through adventures in every other state with turkeys. While you reading the book you feel, even here the vibration of the drumming gobbler just out of sight. In between the reading of the book sometimes you revisit your own special memories of turkey hunting.

Ron Jolly’ has a descriptive writing style, due to this he masterfully includes his readers in the story with him. I am assured that you will thoroughly enjoy it. After reading the book you will know some hidden facts about turkey, which can help you become a better hunter. Recommend reading this one.

2. Tenth Legion Turkey Hunting Book

Tenth Legion

Why You Read This Book

  • The Oldest and most hilarious turkey hunting book
  • 4.9/5-Star Rating over Amazon
  • Humorous writing style

 Main Specifications

  • Paperback: 134 pages
  • Dimensions:- 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Author:-  Tom Kelly
  • Published:- October 1973

Tenth Legion turkey hunting book was written 40+ years ago but reads as though it was published recently. I listed this book in 2nd place due to its maximum number of customers rating and 4.9/5-star rating after “Memories of the spring”. Tom Kelly thoroughly entertains you with his humorous writing style.

Read this book especially if you are an active or die-hard turkey hunter. All the character in this turkey story is real in nature. Kelly is able to combine wit, intelligence, and eccentricity in an amazing way. What makes the book a good read is the author’s amazing comical inclination. His sharp wit ensures that there is never a dull moment in the book.

After reading this book you feel the same touch emotions into the woods, that you feel at the time of reading. I highly recommend you highlight the sentences, that’s you like the most. I know after some time you revisit that page so you will get what you are looking for.

3. Turkey Hunting: A One Man Game

Turkey Hunting A One Man Game

Why You Read This Book

  • The appealing storytelling style of the book
  • 4.5/5-Star Rating over Amazon
  • Experience the best turkey calling sounds

 Main Specifications

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Dimensions:- 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Author:-  Kenny Morgan
  • Published:- 1987 and Re-printed March 2014

Turkey hunting is not just “hunting ” for some of us, it’s much more than that somewhat spiritual. One of my turkey hunting mentors recommended this book to me. After reading a couple of chapters I understood why he told me this book was a ‘must-read’. Mr. Morgan’s engaging narrating style covers all aspects of turkey hunting in detail and provides the reader with a liberal dose of useful facts.

As a hunter all of us have a mentor and taught us about how to indulge ourselves in classic turkey hunting. But now the newer generation relies too heavily on pop-up ground blinds and $150 decoys which actually take away the essence of the hunt. In this book Mr. Morgan proof you don’t need any gadget to become a master in turkey hunting. Chapter 9: “The Art of Calling Springtime Gobblers” is worth the price of the book.

The reading of the book really sharpens your skills about turkey hunting especially the calling of the turkey. Don’t think about buying it, buy it.

4. The Old Pro Turkey Hunter Book

The old pro turkey hunter

Why You Read This Book

  • The appealing storytelling style of the book
  • 4.7/5-Star Rating over Amazon
  • Experience the best turkey calling sounds

 Main Specifications

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Dimensions:- 6.2 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Author:-  Gene Nunnery
  • Published:- 1980 and Re-printed October 2018

During his life, Gene Nunnery was recognized as a veteran turkey hunter and a craftsman who created one-of-a-kind, practically compelling turkey calls. He shares his experiences of growing up in the turkey woods and the key to his successful hunting capers.

At the time the book was released, Mr. Gene was sixty-eight years old and had managed to take 248 wild turkey gobblers in his fifty-three years of hunting. Obviously, that alone put him far over 99% of our hunting populace and he was aptly nicknamed as “Old Pro”.

Mr. Nunnery preferred taking on the turkey, one on one. He did not believe in the use of many of the legal, and some illegal, modern aids that are now popular. He put stock in the thrill and rush of calling the old gobbler up into shotgun range, an achievement that is still quite a feat today.
The book is loaded up with a fine blend of common sense and specific anecdotes of how master turkey hunters go about their business. Get this book, read it, and give it a try.

5. llumination Flatwoods: A Season Living Among Wild Turkey

llumination in the Flatwoods

Why You Read This Book

  • Fabulous thinker and illumination writing style
  • 4.8/5-Star Rating over Amazon
  • Experience hidden life of the wild turkey

 Main Specifications

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Dimensions:- 6 x 0.5 x 8.9 inches
  • Author:- Joe Hutto
  • Published:- 1955 and Re-printed August 2018

The book is a lovingly crafted look into the hidden life of the wild turkey. Joe Hutto is a fabulous thinker and interested in the natural world around them turkeys. He spends most of the time with his subjects, talking to them while they were still in the egg, awaking with them, walking with them, enjoying the rain, winter, heat with them, and the last our favorite roosting with them at night.

While you reading the book you feel that the author rambles around the woods with his turkey. His illumination writing style leads the reader to a slower pace and notices the hidden facts everywhere. After reading the book you began to think like a turkey and will improve your turkey hunting skills.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in knowing more about the turkey life span. Moreover, it is a similar story to the award-winning PBS documentary derived from the book.

6. Turkey Calls & Calling Turkey Hunting Book

Turkey Calls and calling

Why You Read This Book

  • National Wild Turkey Federation’s Award in 2019
  • 4.3/5-Star Rating over Amazon
  • Where and when to “talk turkey”

 Main Specifications

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Dimensions:- 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Author:-  Steve Hickoff
  • Published:- July 9, 2009

This book is for new or recently active turkey hunters. This is the only book that I have ever read on this topic. Steve Hickoff leads the reader with detailed information about the Turkey vocabulary and when to use what call. This turkey hunting book also provides some great teaching methods and helpful tactics for turkey hunting.

Moreover, He received the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Tom Kelly Communicator of the Year Award in 2019, for his longtime work promoting turkey hunting. I feel the book is well worth the money, and its’ fun, too.


7. The Art and Science of Wild Turkey Hunting

Best Turkey hunting books

Why You Read This Book

  • Engaging writing style
  • 5/5-Star Rating over Amazon
  • Best for beginners 

 Main Specifications

  • Paperback: 331 pages
  • Dimensions:- 9.4 x 6.3 x 1 inches
  • Author:- Lovett E. Williams
  • Published:- May 10, 1989

The Art and Science of Wild Turkey Hunting is the perfect book for beginners and veteran hunters alike.
Turkey Hunting by Lovett E. Williams covers all aspects of turkey hunting in detail and provides the reader with a liberal dose of useful facts. The book also contains a memorization chart for the best turkey calling sounds to use in different hunting situations.

Almost every story has something unique and extraordinary about the hunt and the bird’s character and many of these will remind you of birds that you may have encountered on your own hunts. Apart from that, there’s also so much good information in the narratives that you can pick up, and it’s sure to put you on top of things. Recommend to buy if you are a novice.



I listed the best of best turkey hunting books, each turkey hunting book has its own stories. Reading the book leads you to another experience in turkey hunting. If somehow I have missed your favorite one,  please suggest to me your best one in the comment below. Hope it will benefit other turkey hunters and if I find it useful I am going to list that book as soon as possible.


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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