10 Hunting Gear Affiliate Programs

Hello there Sea Changers. Welcome back to my series of program lists to assist those of you looking to fund your sea change with affiliate marketing. Today we are going to get out into the wilderness to look at my 10 best hunting gear affiliate programs to zero in on 2021. Hunting is a popular, if not a little controversial pastime and whilst it falls nicely within the lucrative hobby/sport niches where we know people will spend money, there is also the professional element to it as well. There are a number of sub niche possibilities here too so with a little work, this could be one that can be turned into quite a nice little sea change funding online business.

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Before we begin however, I am conscious that there are a number of different areas or sub niches within this subject hence the quantity of affiliate programs to choose from may be just as large. So how have I picked my best 10? Well… I really just wanted to give you a good cross section of what is out there so I did some searching around and checked a few out and chose them by looking at:

  • What they offer
  • Commission rates
  • Payment terms
  • Cookie duration
  • Application processes
  • Affiliate/Marketing materials provided

Before we start however, let's have a look at what I mean by the term ‘hunting gear' and how it can be incorporated within an affiliate marketing website…

What do we mean by hunting gear?

Ok, so when we think of hunting we generally think of a few guys dressed in camouflage traipsing around the forest with a rifle in their hands. And whilst this is certainly one element of the sport, there are a number of other areas that we can focus on as well. So for the purposes of this post, I am going to try and give you a good cross section of all aspects of this niche to cover a number of hunting affiliate program options covering:

  • General hunting
  • Specific weapons
  • Specific Species
  • Professional hunting and farm use
  • Armed preparedness and maintenance
  • Supplies
  • Apparel
  • Outdoors gear and survival
  • Safety gear

And of course anything else you can think of when it comes to making money selling hunting online… So, if you are looking to set up an online business in this space, let's check them out below.

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What can affiliate marketers promote?

There are essentially no real barriers to what affiliate marketers can promote when it comes to hunting gear. There are however some things to be aware of as you run your eye over hunting gear affiliate program possibilities that may suit your site. These are:

  1. Know your audience, some are looking for specifics and want the best whilst others are hoping to just get their equipment on a budget. Choose your affiliate sites accordingly.
  2. Hard core outdoorsman, hunters and/or professionals will not take risks if they don't trust you or your affiliate site. Make sure the programs you choose are reputable and have good recourse options if the purchaser is not happy.
  3. Those purchasing as a new hobby will need to know exactly what they need and that the products you are promoting will fit in with their requirements. Make sure your programs can provide the products to back up the information that you are covering.

That said, stats show that people will spend money on hunting gear online if it can make their lives easier so as long as you are meeting their needs and solving problems, then you are on the right track. And to give you a boost, let's have a look at 10 programs that I have found below:

1. Sportsman's Guide

Hunting Affiliate programs - Sportsman's guide

Let's start with an all in one site in Sportsman's Guide. Sportsman's Guide is a massive hunting, camping and outdoors site providing access to absolutely everything you could need as an affiliate within this niche including:

Even this list really doesn't do the site justice and for those looking to add some extra hominess to there is also a decent range or outdoor furniture and homewares as well.

Hunting Affiliate programs - Sportsman's guide stripe

This is a great site for affiliates as it allows you to cover all aspects of hunting and outdoors in the one spot. There is definitely more than enough here to build an affiliate business around and the site also incorporates a great range of hunting, fishing and outdoors resources and tips too.

Hunting Affiliate programs - Sportsman's guide affiliate

Commission Rate:

  • 2% on guns and ammo
  • 5% on all other sales

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated.

Application required?: Yes, The Sprotsman's Guide affiliate program is managed by both CJ Affiliates and Avantlink. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Sportsman's Guide affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Banners, text links


2. Black Ovis

Hunting Affiliate programs - Black Ovis

Black Ovis is another large hunting and outdoors related site offering a great range of products ” that is the envy of any hard-core hunter”. Again, there is so much there that we could not even begin to list everything in their range but their main categories include:

  • Clothing
  • Footwear
  • Optics
  • Gear
  • Archery
  • Camping

They offer products from all of the well-known brands – over 50 of them in fact – and a good hunting blog as well.

Hunting Affiliate programs - Black Ovis stripe

As with the first site above, they offer a massive range here allowing affiliates to base their business around this one for sure.

Hunting Affiliate programs - Black Ovis affiliate

Commission Rate: 6-10%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 60 Days

Application required?: Yes, The Black Ovis affiliate program is managed by Avantlink. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Black Ovis affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners


3. Field Supply

Hunting Affiliate programs - Field Supply

Field Supply is the third of our all encompassing outdoors/hunting supplies stores with a range to match the first two above in both size and variation. And again, as there is so much to list here I will stick to the categories only which are:

  • Hunting Gear
  • Hunting clothing and footwear
  • Shooting gear
  • Tactical gear
  • Knives
  • Optics
  • Airguns

And whilst this is certainly enough to start with, if you are in the general outdoors, sports, man cave or golf niches, they also offer products for all of these plus cigars and their paraphernalia as well.

Hunting Affiliate programs - Field Supply stripe

This site is definitely enough here to build an entire affiliate marketing business around however as mentioned above it would be a great companion/add on to just about any outdoors, sporting or bar related niche possible – and maybe even for those dealing with fine cigars too.

Hunting Affiliate programs - Field Supply affiliate

Commission Rate: 5% and up

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 Days

Application required?: Yes, Field Supply's affiliate program is managed by Pepperjam. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Field Supply affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links and banners


4. Brownells

Hunting Affiliate programs - Brownells

Our next site is Brownells, an all encompassing firearms site that deals with everything to do with hunting and shooting. Their main catalogue is comprehensive – i.e. they have everything you could possibly need including:

  • Firearms
  • Rifle Parts
  • Handgun Parts
  • Shotgun Parts
  • Magazines
  • Ammo
  • Reloading
  • Shooting Accessories
  • Gunsmith Tools
  • Optics
  • Gun Cleaning
  • Emergency & Survival Gear
Hunting Affiliate programs - Brownells stripe

This site could definitely be utilised to build a generalist business around if you are working specifically with firearms alternatively it would be a great addition to any site to do with hunting, outdoors or survival skills as well.

Hunting Affiliate programs - Brownells affiliate

Commission Rate: 5%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 14 days (3 days for deal sites)

Application required?: Yes, The Brownells affiliate program is managed by both Avantlink or Impact Radius. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Brownells affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners


5. Airgun Depot

Hunting Affiliate programs - Airgun Depot

Now we take a look into the airgun side of things with Airgun Depot. Airgun Depot is one of the premier suppliers of airguns, airsoft, paintball, blank guns, crossbows, and shooting accessories in the U.S. with a huge range of air power options including:

  • Air Rifles
  • Air Pistols
  • Ammo
  • BB and Pellet Guns

There is also good range of hunting related accessories too such as:

  • Airgun Scopes
  • Scope Mounts
  • PCP Accessories
  • Upgrade Kits
  • Aperture & Iron Sights
  • Bi-Pods & Vertical Grips
  • Chronographs
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
  • CO2 Cartridges
  • Flashlights & Lasers
  • Gun Cases
  • Holsters
  • Magazines, Clips & Loaders
  • Reflex, Dot & Aim Point
  • Safety Gear
  • Shooting Aids
Hunting Affiliate programs - Airgun Depot stripe

There is possibly enough on this site to base an entire affiliate marketing site around as there are good options for both the hobbyist and professional user as well as those dealing with hunting and outdoors in general. They stock everything needed within the niche and offer a much broader selection of high-end airguns that were not available in “brick and mortar” sportsman's stores.

Hunting Affiliate programs - Airgun Depot affiliate

Commission Rate: 6%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 Days

Application required?: Yes, Airgun Depot's affiliate program is managed by Avantlink. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Airgun Depot affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Banners, text links

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6. OpticsPlanet.com

Hunting Affiliate programs - Optics planet

OpticsPlanet.com offers a large range of rifle optics etc. for hunters, outdoorsman, military personnel, and law enforcement. In fact, they carry just about everything there is to put onto a gun or rifle without actually selling guns or rifles. As with many on this page, their product range is huge and includes:

  • Sport Optics
  • Gun Parts
  • Ammunition
  • Shooting
  • Hunting
  • Outdoor & Survival
  • Apparel & Footwear
  • Eyewear
  • Military & Tactical
  • Police, Fire, Ems

And again, whilst this list doesn't do them any favours in regards to really outlining what they offer, there really isn't much missing to work with in any outdoors, camping or general survival niches as well.

Hunting Affiliate programs - Optics planet stripe

There is definitely enough here to base an entire affiliate marketing business around however their offerings would certainly be a great addition to any of the options listed above as well as general safety related niches too. There is also a fantastic range of ‘how to' guides and a blog to assist you with post ideas and reviews and well as extra information for your readers.

Hunting Affiliate programs - Optics planet affiliate

Commission Rate: up to 7%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 14 Days

Application required?: Yes, OpticPlanet.com's affiliate program is managed by Share-A-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account then for the OpticPlanet.com affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Banners, text links


7. Huntsmart.com

Hunting Affiliate programs - huntsmart

Huntsmart.com is a home based hunting site mainly aimed at ridding yourself of pests such as Raccoon, Skunks and other wild animals with products such as nightlights and Coon Squallers. Additionally, there are a lot of products to assist with both hunting and canine management such as:

  • Hunting Accessories
  • Traps (Skunks, Raccoon etc.)
  • Books & Videos
  • Clothing & Boots
  • Dog Training
  • Game Calls
  • Hog
  • Knives
  • General Hunting Lights
  • Novelty
  • Trapping
Hunting Affiliate programs - huntsmart stripe

There is probably not enough here to base an affiliate site upon however it would make a great addition to any hunting or home security type niche or even for those working with dogs as well.

Commission Rate: 5.5%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, Huntsmart.com's affiliate program is managed by SOVRN. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Huntsmart.com affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners


8. Deadwood Knives

Hunting Affiliate programs - Deadwood Knives

As the name suggests, Deadwood Knives is a site aimed at knives of all shapes, sizes and uses – including hunting knives. The company strives to ” be the easiest, most friendly way to shop for quality cutlery around the globe” with a large range for all requirements including (but definitely not limited to):

  • Barlow
  • Butterbean
  • Camp Knife
  • Canoe
  • Cheetah
  • Clasp
  • Congress
  • Copperhead
  • Copperlock
  • Elephant Toe
  • Doctor
  • Folding Hunter
  • Fixed Blade
  • Frame Lock
  • Gunstock
  • Hawkbill
  • Jack
  • Liner Lock
  • Kitchen
  • Lockback
  • Muskrat
  • Peanut
  • Pen
  • Saddlehorn
  • Russlock
  • Sodbuster
  • Sowbelly
  • Stockman
  • Toothpick
  • Trapper
  • Whittler

All knives are made to the highest quality standards from well-known brands such as:

  • Böker
  • Buck
  • Buck Creek
  • Bulldog
  • Canal Street
  • Case XX
  • German Bull
  • Hen & Rooster
  • Kershaw
  • Kissing Crane
  • Schatt & Morgan
  • SOG
  • Southern Grind
  • Spyderco
  • Steel Warrior
  • Yellowhorse
  • Zero Tolerance
Hunting Affiliate programs - Deadwood Knives stripe

Obviously this site would work best as an add on to any hunting related affiliate business especially as a great gift idea or for within the travel or outdoors niches as well.

Commission Rate: 10%

Payment Terms: Monthly.

Cookie Duration: 30 Days

Application required?: Yes, the Deadwood Knives affiliate program is managed by Share-A-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Deadwood Knives affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners


9. Camofire

hunting - Camofire

Our next site, Camofire is a hunting site with a difference. It works in similar fashion to marketplace sites such as Catch of the Day to “bring you back-to-back deals on top quality hunting products at prices well below retail.” Rather than holding a full catalogue of products, Camofire offers five deeply discounted hunting deals at a time, each with limited quantity and limited time.

These products include such items as

  • Hunting gear – backpacks, turkey vests etc.
  • Tactical gear – Bipods, scopes etc.
hunting affiliate programs - Camofire stripe

If you are in the hunting niche you would probably not be able to base an affiliate program on this one however there are obvious add on opportunities for all use levels and needs. This would also make a great option for daily review posts etc. too.

hunting affiliate programs - Camofire affiliate

Commission Rate: 4-7% recurring

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 Days

Application required?: Yes, Camofire's affiliate program is managed by Avantlink. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Camofire affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners, ‘Deal of the Day' tool


10. Voltheat

Hunting Affiliate programs - Voltheat

Ok, so this final one is not really a hunting site as such but it can certainly be of assistance when traipsing through the cold wilderness at night. You see Voltheat specializes in heated clothing – Yep, they sell a decent range of the following – all internally heated:

  • Heated Gloves
  • Heated Vests
  • Heated Jackets
  • Heated Mid-Layers
  • Heated Footwear
  • Heated Clothing For Women
  • Heated Motorcycle Gear
  • Batteries/Accessories

Garments are heated by via the use of ultra-thin heating panels using tiny, imperceptible stainless steel fibers that are woven onto an insulated fabric. And for the hunters, there are camo options of course.

Hunting Affiliate programs - Voltheat stripe

This is a great one for those wishing to add apparel to their hunting site or as an obvious add on to just about any other sports, outdoors, travel, motorcycle or camping niche – or in fact, anything that may need a warm vest.

Commission Rate: 10%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 60 Day

Application required?: Yes, Voltheat's affiliate program is managed by Share-A-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Voltheat affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Text Links, banners


Amazon Associates

Alternatively, should you wish to set up your site up with a range from a few different brands or companies on the same site then you can do so via Amazon. Amazon provides access to a good range of hunting related products and has a fairly good affiliate program as well. So if you wish, join the Amazon Associates program, locate the best products relevant to your site within Amazon itself and you can post links on your own site as per below:

Amazon's commission rates are not too bad and some prefer this avenue due to the sheer amount of traffic and trustworthiness that comes with a company site of this size.

How to find your own affiliate programs

As stated earlier, by outlining the sites above I have really just tried to give you a good cross section of the types of programs that are out there by listing the really good ones in each ‘category'. That does not mean that you cannot find affiliate programs that better suit what it is that you are trying to do within this space especially as I could never even begin to cover every hunting related requirement or sub niche in the one post. Luckily for us, there is a simple way to find these programs online.

All you need to do is enter “affiliate: niche type” into your search engine (substituting ‘niche type‘ for whatever product it is that you are choosing to sell).

Hunting Affiliate programs - Affiliate programs

There are hunting gear related affiliate programs for everything else that we have listed at the top of this page as well – you will just need to have a look around until you find one or two that suit your site. Once you have completed your searches, you can look through and find programs that:

  • Relate to your niche/problems that you are solving.
  • Have quality products – your brand can be severely damaged if you promote poor quality products.
  • Have solid payment and customer service arrangement.
  • Pay decent commissions.
  • Have good testimonials covering commission payouts and quality of product.

In most cases, you will need to apply for the program before you are allowed to promote their products – don’t take this step lightly or you will be rejected. Affiliate programs will generally want to know:

  • Your website name.
  • Traffic levels.
  • Why you want to join – (so I can make money by selling your camo hats is unfortunately not generally a good enough answer).
  • How you plan to promote their products.

Conclusion

So… There are 10 of the best hunting gear affiliate programs to zero in on 2021. I hope it has been helpful for you as you commence your own hunting based affiliate marketing business and as usual, please do not hesitate to comment below if you have any questions, need some advice or have any experiences to share. Oh, and especially comment if you have any experience with these, or any other programs as well.

Until next time

Have fun

Paul

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