Quality hunting companies have shown eagerness to connect with bloggers
After writing How to Connect with Bloggers, I realized that it might be valuable to list hunting companies I’ve come across that have shown a willingness to reach out and connect with bloggers for mutual benefit.
Although there are instances of great relationships amongst bloggers and hunting businesses, it still seems like there is a disconnect existing between the two sets of passionate folks.
As Ben of Ben G. Outdoors said in the comments, “I’m not sure why some [companies] don’t respond [to blogger outreach], but I feel they are missing free marketing.”
Ben is exactly right.
Hunting Companies Need to Reach Out and Respond
It’s amazing that some companies will ignore emails from bloggers that are eager to write about them and their company.
Who turns down free, positive press?
Some companies even pay top dollar for the kind of media write-ups bloggers actively engage in.
In my experience, there are a number of quality companies that are willing to connect and engage with bloggers. These companies aren’t looking at the connection as a one-way street either. They are willing to offer value to bloggers (in various forms).
Bloggers Need to Reach Out and Respond
Even the content and ideas a company can provide seems like something bloggers should be willing to accept. Access to companies and people in the hunting industry that are seen as authorities in the hunting world should get bloggers excited.
There is value in a relationship for both bloggers and hunting companies. With little effort on both sides there can be value served to the audiences of both parties and each can grow over time as they share content and media.
Let’s take a look at companies willing to connect with bloggers…
I like writing about Bowhunting.com. They are a unique retailer in the way they acquire sales through trust and authority by blogging, creating video, and sharing other content. They have written to thank me in the past for blogging about them. Even a simple ‘thank you’ goes a long way.
The Sportsman Channel
Website: The Sportsman Channel
Michelle is a member of HBM and is actively seeking out interaction with bloggers.
Sportsmen of North America
Website: Sportsmen of North America
It’s been a little while, but I received an email from a staff member here and we tried to work out a connection.
Website: Outdoors International
Cory is very active in the blogging community and other social sharing sites with outdoor folks.
Website: Native Hunt
Michael has been active with commenting on my blog for awhile. He love the interaction and working with hunting bloggers.
Dry Creek Goose Camp
Website: Dry Creek Goose Camp
Rick is taking big advantage of commenting on blogs and connecting on Twitter.
New Archery Products
Website: New Archery Products
These guys have started a blog and are willing to link to reviews bloggers are doing with their products. It’s showing an open mind to partnerships.
Website: Trophy Score
Review: Trophy Score Business Review
Chip (a blogger himself) reached out to me about his innovative scoring software.
TNT Outdoor Explosion
Website: TNT Outdoor Explosion
I saw that Todd Cast of TNT Outdoor Explosion did an interview – Interview with Todd Cast, host of TNT Outdoor Explosion – with Mark at Wired to Hunt. Interviews are a great way for bloggers and outdoor businesses to connect.
Website: Heartland Bowhunter
More from Mark at Wired to Hunt. Interview with New Member of Heartland Bowhunter, Matt White and Introducing Our New Wired to Hunt Contributor Matt White.
Website: Pheasant Phun
Dave is very involved with bloggers. He’s a great guy to know.
Website: Team Huntress
Jane is active on Twitter and always willing to share content with bloggers.
Website: Wildlife Callers
Mark and Marc are building a great site and company by blogging and sharing content with bloggers. They also work on guest posting.
Kendall has a unique business and comments on lots of blogs including HBM. This business is great to write about due to its unique nature.
Companies added by readers
Website: Dream Pursuit
Short Bio: A non-profit organization providing hunting and fishing adventures for children and young adults.
Website: African Hunting
Short Bio: Your source for all things hunting in Africa.
Ghillie Suit Source
Website: Ghillie Suit Source
Short Bio: The name says it all.
Fish Creek Spinners
Website: Fish Creek Spinners
Short Bio: Trout, salmon and other fish species lures and spinners.
Land and Game
Website: Land and Game
Short Bio: The best selection of market value property in the industry. Period.
Website: Bear Archery
Short Bio: Hunting and Archery Products.
Website: Warrior Outdoors
Short Bio: In relentless pursuit of the moment of truth.
My Buck Story
Website: My Buck Story
Short Bio: Share your stories from the field.
Website: Marauder Outdoors
Short Bio: West Virginia Hunting Adventures
Website: Camo Vision
Short Bio: Camo eye wear to keep you covered.
Magnet Gun Caddy
Website: Magnet Gun Caddy
Short Bio: Easy place to store your gun.
Website: Speedy Sharp
Short Bio: Quick, universal knife sharpener.
Website: Hunting Life
Short Bio: A great resource for hunters on the Web. Directories for bloggers and hunting companies. Also a source of the latest conservation news.
Share Hunting Companies
If you are aware of other companies that are willing to connect with bloggers, please share them in the comments and I’ll add them to the list.
If your company is willing to connect with bloggers, please share in the comments…and pay attention for the next post.
I’ll keep adding to the list as I come across more as well. 🙂
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