There are a lot of good books out there. However, nothing beats the experience of failure to teach us what not to do. Getting out in the woods and watching nature and how it all comes together is the best way to learn. Every hunter does something slightly different and believes that is the best way. Read as much as you can, ask questions, like here, then get in the woods. At some time most hunters separate into meat hunters or trophy hunters Each group hunts differently. If you opt for using guiding services you hunt differently. Bow, rifle, shotgun, each weapon requires slightly different tactics. The best thing is you have a group of friends to enjoy hunting together. Learn to work together as a team, your enjoyment level will be much greater as will the memories too. There is a ton of good advice right here with all the members experience.