America’s Favorites: 10 Essential Hunting Gear Stores

From bow tune-ups to the latest scopes from top brands, get just what you're looking for at America's favorite hunting shops. 

By Trent Jonas

America’s Favorites: 10 Essential Hunting Gear Stores

No matter the season, hunting is an extraordinarily popular pastime in the U.S. But before you head out into the field or climb that tree stand, you’ve got to have the right gear. It doesn't matter if you're looking for scopes and optics or top-quality decoys, the right equipment can make a significant difference. We're shouting out 10 of the most essential hunting gear stores in the U.S. Don't miss out on these expertly-run shops.  

Hunt ‘n’ Gear, Janesville, WI

Bowhunters rejoice! Located in Janesville—between Madison and Chicago—Hunt ‘n’ Gear is one of the largest archery stores in the state of Wisconsin. This family-owned business has been catering to the needs of bowhunters in the Midwest—and via the Internet, around the world—for a quarter century. So, if bowhunting is the way you roll, Hunt ‘n’ Gear is the place to shop.

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TC Outdoors, Statesboro, GA

One of the Southeast’s premier gear stores, TC Outdoors, in Statesboro, Georgia, has a wide selection of all the equipment you need to get out in the field. Whether you’re looking for guns and ammo, a gun safe, scopes and optics, knives, stands, or apparel, you’re sure to find what you need at TC Outdoors.

Sportsman’s Finest, Austin, TX

Hunters in the Texas Hill Country—or anywhere in the U.S.—will find all the gear and equipment they need at Sportsman’s Finest in Austin. They carry archery gear to keep bowhunters properly equipped, as well as firearms and accessories. They even have an on-site gunsmith to clean, maintain, and repair your firearms.

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Joe’s Sporting Goods, St. Paul, MN

Joe’s Sporting Goods is a Minnesota institution. For decades, this family-run business on the east side of the Twin Cities has kept folks outfitted with all they need to bag a buck or a bird. With both firearms and archery gear, as well as a deep selection of apparel and accessories, Joe’s will ensure that you're geared up for your next hunting trip.

Wagner’s Outdoor Outfitters, Casper, WY

In the Mountain West, hunters can get the gear they need at Wagner’s Outdoor Outfitters in Casper, Wyoming. They carry everything from firearm parts and gear to knives, optics, ammunition, and magazines—and of course, firearms themselves. They also carry a full range of gun cleaning and maintenance supplies.

Pacific Flyway Supplies, Dixon, CA

Bird hunters in Northern California need look no further than Pacific Flyway Supplies for their hunting gear—and game grilling—needs. Pacific Flyway carries bird calls and dog accessories, as well as decoys, knives, waders, and other apparel. They also sell field and camping equipment, as well as optics.

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Vermont Field Sports, Middlebury, VT

In New England, hunters can gear up for their outdoor excursions at Vermont Field Sports in Middlebury, where they’ve been outfitting folks since 1983. They carry both firearms and archery supplies, as well as hunting apparel and footwear. Vermont Field Sports also offers bow tuning and maintenance, as well as firearms services like bore-sighting and optics installation.

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Kinsey’s Outdoors, Mount Joy, PA

Hunters on the Eastern Seaboard flock to Kinsey’s Outdoors in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, for all their gear and equipment needs. Whether you hunt with archery gear, firearms, or both, Kinsey’s is sure to have the product or service you need on hand, including gunsmithing and bow technician services, as well as archery ranges.

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Kentucky Outdoorsman, Corbin, KY

Kentucky Outdoorsman, in Corbin, a full-service hunting outfitter that can get you set up with the gear you need no matter what or how you hunt. The store carries a full line of archery equipment and accessories and has an indoor trial lane on site, so you can try out your bow before you buy it. Kentucky Outdoorsman also stocks a wide range of new and used firearms, accessories, and ammunition.

Rogers Sporting Goods, Liberty, MO

Kansas City-area hunters rely on Rogers Sporting Goods for their gear and equipment needs. They carry bows and accessories, as well as firearms, ammunition, decoys, optics, apparel. Their gear is tailored to the type of quarry you’re targeting, from deer to predator to big game hunting.

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