John’s Books is the place to be if you’d like to learn about outdoor sports including hunting, fishing, archery and more.  Browse your favorite topic below, as John E. Phillips and his wife, Denise Phillips, have published more than 30 books that are colorful, chock full of pictures and how-to examples, and easy to read.

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Pick Your Favorite Topic for Advice from Pros You Know!

Bass Fishing

Catch the Biggest and Most Bass in Any Lake

To learn how to fish for bass and change your bass-fishing trips from fishing trips to catching trips, this book is a must-have. Featuring advice from 18 leading Bassmaster Classic winners, Megabucks winners, Angler-of-the-Year, and FLW Tour winners, see their advice here.

How to Bass Fish Like a Pro

In this book, you’ll hear from pro fishermen on how they catch big bass consistently, and what they do to win millions of dollars as professional bass fishermen. How to Bass Fish Like a Pro features Kevin VanDam, Denny Brauer, Mark Davis, James Niggemeyer, and Mark Rose.

How to Win a Bass Tournament

The eight professional bass fishermen in this book have earned more than $21 million combined in tournaments. These anglers not only figure out the lure and the type of structure the bass are holding on, but also the time of day they’re most likely to bite. 

Bass Pros’ Season by Season Tactics – Kindle|Print|Audiobook

I’ve chosen some of the best bass fishermen to give you advice on how to find and catch bass during each period of a bass fish’s life, including professionals like Kevin VanDam, Denny Brauer, David Fritts, Rick Clunn, Larry Nixon, George Cochran, Mark Davis, Woo Daves, Gary Klein, Davy Hite, Michael Iaconelli, Skeet Reese, Mark Rose, and Shaw Grigsby.

This book will help you find and catch more bass at every time of the year and each day you’re on the water.

Cover for Bass Pros' Season by Season Tactics

Hot-Weather Bass Tactics

Bass fishing in that heat really can be exhausting, but you can catch bass in water as shallow as 2 feet when the weather’s hot. “I won the 1998 Bassmaster Classic on High Rock Lake in North Carolina, fishing in the middle of the day in 2 feet of water,” Denny Brauer explains. In this book, Brauer will teach you his best techniques for catching bass in hot weather during daylight hours and at night.

How to Become a Tournament Bass Fisherman

Many pro bass fishermen can be great bass fishermen for one day or one tournament, but Larry Nixon has been one of the nation’s top pro-bass anglers for more than 35 years. If you dream of becoming a tournament bass pro, or if you’re a weekend angler who just wants to catch more bass, this book is a must.

Winning Strategies of the Bass Pros

You need to learn from the best – particularly when you want to be the best bass fisherman possible. That’s why I’ve written Winning Strategies of the Bass Pros about 11 top bassers. Top-name pros on both the B.A.S.S. circuit and the FLW circuit are in this book, including Kevin VanDam, Jay Yelas, George Cochran, Rick Clunn, Larry Nixon, Woo Daves, Randy Howell, Scott Canterbury, and Gary Klein.

Bowhunting & Bowfishing

Jim Crumley’s Secrets of Bowhunting Deer 
Kindle|Print| Audiobook

In this hunting guide, Trebark camouflage founder Jim Crumley shares the wisdom that he’s learned throughout his life about how to be a hunter, how to find a deer lease, how to scout for deer, and more. I’m sure his deer hunting tips will help you take more bucks with your bow this deer season.

Special features include how to:

  • Have a magic 60 acres to hunt 
  • Decide the best equipment to use
  • Find deer year-round
  • Locate land to hunt
  • Know the best place to put your tree stand
  • Get bucks within bow range

Bowhunting the Dangerous Bears of Alaska

We’ve got information from two of Alaska’s best brown bear and grizzly bear hunters, Frank Noska and Tony Mudd.

 If you enjoy high adventure, reading about dangerous game, and learning about the men who take that game, this book is a must-read.

The Most Dangerous Game with a Bow: Secrets of the PSE Pros

If you’ve always dreamed of standing at full draw with a thousand-pound Cape buffalo looking you in the eyes about to charge; you’ve wondered how you will respond when close to a bull elephant that easily can turn you into a sausage patty; or you’re less than 30 yards from a brown bear that can take down and kill a moose; then I believe you’ll really enjoy this audiobook. 

The Bowfishing Bible

Whether you’re a beginning bowfisherman or a veteran and want to learn more about how to be successful bowfishing and win bowfishing competitions, in The Bowfishing Bible you should find what you need.

The Bowfishing Bible doesn’t promise salvation or a ticket to heaven, but it does give you much of the information you need to be a happy, successful, productive, and winning bowfisherman.


Catfish Like a Pro – Kindle|Nook|Print

This book has the best tips from some of the most-productive catfishermen who’ve learned the secrets of Mr. Whiskers through many years of trying a wide variety of different baits under various types of fishing conditions.

You’ll learn about the fishing tackle you’ll need, the various methods you may employ and the strategies you can use to catch the most catfish. 

If you want to catch good groceries that fight hard and are delicious to eat, learn how to fish like a pro in this book.

Cookbooks & Recipe Books

Browse all of the extraordinary wild game and seafood recipe books by Denise Phillips here!

Deer & Fixings: How to Cook Delicious Venison

Learn how to field-dress a deer, how to prepare and cook deer meat, and what side dishes to serve with your wild game.

This guide contains more than 100 venison recipes prepared with ground venison, venison loins, venison roasts, venison steaks, and venison stew meat, along with over 150 delicious vegetable, soup, appetizer, salad, bread, and dessert recipes.

The Best Wild Game and Seafood Cookbook Ever

This cookbook contains more than 350 of the best wild game & seafood recipes we’ve used over the last 46 years for you to enjoy. It contains delicious recipes for venison, elk, wild pig, turkey, birds, rabbits, squirrels, crab, shrimp, and more than 20 species of freshwater and saltwater fish, as well as helpful information about how to prepare your game or fish for a fantastic meal.

The Recipes You Can’t Live Without

Due to the success of the “13 Recipes You Can’t Live Without” series, many of our readers have asked us to put all these books together in one bundle book at a reduced price.

Now – for the first time – we’re offering that book in print. By buying this one book, you can get all nine books for one low price.

13 Wild Turkey Recipes You Can’t Live Without – Kindle

Crappie Fishing

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Catch Cold Water Crappie Now – Kindle

Catch Crappie All Year: Fishing a Single Pole, Using No Boat and Farming Crappie – Kindle|Print|Nook|Audiobook



Crappie: How to Catch Them Fall & Winter – Kindle|Print


Crappie: How to Catch Them Spring and Summer – Kindle|Print|Nook|Audiobook

Deer Hunting

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Bowhunting Deer: Mossy Oak Pros Know Bucks and Bows – Kindle|Print|Nook


Bowhunting Deer: The Secrets of the PSE Pros – Kindle|Print


How to Hunt and Take Big Buck Deer on Small Properties – Kindle|Print


How to Hunt Deer Like a Pro – Kindle|Print|Audiobook


How to Hunt Deer Up Close: With Bows, Rifles, Muzzleloaders and Crossbows – Kindle|Print|Nook|Audiobook


Jim Crumley’s Secrets of Bowhunting Deer – Kindle|Print|Nook

Mule Deer Hunters’ Bible – Kindle|Print


PhD Whitetails: How to Hunt and Take the Smartest Deer on Any Property – Kindle|Print


Whitetail Deer and the Hunters Who Take Big Bucks – Kindle|Print|Nook

Elk Hunting

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How to Find Your Elk and Get Him in Close – Kindle|Print|Audiobook


PhD Elk: How to Hunt the Smartest Elk in Any State – Kindle|Print


Secrets for Hunting Elk – Kindle

Elk: Keys to 25 Hunters’ Success – Kindle|Print|Audible

Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico

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Alabama’s Inshore Saltwater Fishing: A Year-Round Guide for Catching More Than 15 Species – Kindle|Print


Alabama’s Offshore Saltwater Fishing: A Year-Round Guide for Catching Over 15 Species of Fish – Kindle


Catching Speckled Trout and Redfish: Learn from Alabama’s Best Fishermen – Kindle


Fishing Mississippi’s Gulf Coast and Visitor’s Guide – Kindle|Print


How to Fish Mississippi’s Gulf Coast in June – Kindle


Secrets for Catching Red Snapper and Grouper in the Gulf of Mexico – Kindle

Fishing on Reelfoot Lake

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For Hot-Weather Fishing Success, Head to Reelfoot – Kindle


Reelfoot Lake: How to Fish for Crappie, Bass, Bluegills and Catfish and Hunt for Ducks – Kindle|Print


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The Briar Patch Philosopher – Kindle|Print


Courage: Stories of Hometown Heroes – Kindle


Moving Forward: Stories of Hometown Heroes – Kindle



How to Make Money with Taxidermy: 70 Tips for Hunters and Small Businesses – Kindle|Print

Turkey Hunting

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How to Hunt Turkeys with World Champion Preston Pittman – Kindle|Print|Nook|iBooks|Audiobook


Mossy Oak Pros Talk Turkey Tactics – Kindle|Print|Nook


Outdoor Life’s Complete Turkey Hunting – Kindle|Print


PhD Gobblers: How to Hunt the Smartest Turkeys in the World – Kindle|Print


The Turkey Hunter’s Bible – Kindle|Print|Nook


The Turkey Hunting Guides’ Bible – Kindle|Print|Nook


Turkey Hunting Tactics – Kindle|Print|Nook|Audiobook


The 10 Sins of Turkey Hunting with Preston Pittman – Kindle

Women in the Outdoors

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Outdoor Women’s Hall of Fame: Premier Edition – Kindle|Print


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