Here are some of the resources I have found most useful for learning how to pattern and hunt whitetail deer.

Top Books about Hunting Whitetail Deer

Precision Bowhunting: A Year-Round Approach to taking Mature Whitetails  –  John & Chris Eberhart

The Eberharts share their year-round strategy for hunting high-pressure public land and consistently killing mature bucks.

Mapping Trophy Bucks – Brad Herndon

Mapping Trophy Bucks is an essential for any hunter that spends a decent amount of time in hill country.  It will teach you how to read topographic maps and aerial photos and use them to key in on the routes deer will travel.  This can be a great way to narrow down your search to the most productive sections of a large piece of land while cyber scouting.

Hunting Mature Whitetails the Lakosky Way – Lee & Tiffany Lakosky

Lee and Tiffany go over their process for finding land, planting food plots, identifying target bucks and everything else that leads up to the moment of truth.

Recommended Websites

QDMA (Quality Deer Management Association)

Deer & Deer Hunting

The Hunting Beast   –  The Hunting Beast is a forum that was created by Dan Infalt.  He is well known for thoroughly scouting properties to learn where mature bucks bed and moving in close when the time is right for a surgical strike.  You could probably spend years of your life trying to soak up all of the information that this community has to offer.  It’s well worth checking out.

Wired to Hunt – Mark Kenyon provides a ton of valuable content over at  He interviews some of the industry’s experts on his podcast and has a wide variety of articles on hunting whitetail deer as well.

The Beginner’s Guide to Buying Your First Trail Camera – Trail Cam World


DVDs & Videos

Bowhunting Pressured Whitetails A to Z – John & Chris Eberhart

Marsh Bucks – Dan Infalt

Hill Country Bucks – Dan Infalt


Mobile Apps & Software

Scoutlook Hunting

GPS Hunt by Trimble

Time2Hunt Lite

Big Game Logic

Rent a Trail Camera from Trail Cam World

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