Legendary Hunting Author Dies at age 49

The hunting community has lost an innovative and influential member with the passing of Chris Eberhart. Chris wrote several books on bowhunting and public land hunting, along with many magazine and online articles. He was also a Deer & Deer Hunting contributor for many years.

Chris has died at age 49 after spending much of his life chasing whitetails across the country. Son of bowhunting legend John Eberhart, Chris left his mark on the hunting community by helping others bow hunt pressured public land. I have personally read 2 of his books.

His 2008 book Whitetail Access helped hunters learn how to cheaply and effectively hunt the top whitetail states. The book’s idea came after talking with friends about how he could travel and hunt so many states every year. This book truly helped many hunters get more opportunity to hunt whitetails and keep more people in the sport.

Chris Eberhart Obituary

Eberhart lost his battle to cancer on January 21, 2021 in Buchenbach, Germany. Christopher was born in Gladwin, Michigan, on February 21, 1971, son of Jonathan Eberhart and Cheryl Browne. He graduated from Clare High School with honors in 1989 where he excelled in track and cross-country. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University. During college he was chosen for a scholarship to go to Germany to teach English and it was there that he met Susanne. Shortly after graduation he moved to Germany to be with Susi.

Together they had a daughter, Linnea. Throughout life he always had a deep love for the outdoors, hiking, running and bowhunting often. Along with his dad, he co-authored 3 hunting books and also wrote one of his own. He was the editor of a hard covered international hunting magazine, Hunter’s Path, a German-based magazine. 

Chris is survived by his partner Susanne, daughter Linnea, father John Eberhart (Gayleen), mother Cheryl Browne, siblings Jon Eberhart, Joseph (Heather) Eberhart, Traci (Dan) Wonsey, Melany Birdsong, Cortnie (Dillon) Fitz and many Nephews & Nieces.

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