Grab Your Weapon Of Choice And Let's Go Niche Hunting: As This Weird $475 Million Dollar Niche Keeps On Growing

Filed in Niche Market Ideas by on July 1, 2015

bow hunting nicheReady to go niche hunting and take advantage of a popular niche ?

Then let's learn how we can take advantage of bow hunting, a $475 million dollar niche, and profit from it.

We'll cover why it's profitable, how much money is being spent in the market and who by so you know who your target audience is.

The bestselling physical and digital products will be revealed so you know what to sell.

As well as looking at the most popular content in the niche, who the most influential people are alongside an examination of what the most popular blogs, forums and social media hubs are for advertising and traffic purposes.

The common problems that people in the Bow Hunting niche are revealed as well as blog content ideas, domain name suggestions, keywords, who's advertising and more.

Lastly we'll look at why YOU should get involved in the Bow Hunting niche and what you can do to dominate it.

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Market Size

  • Market of bow hunting in US is $475 million
  • Hunting is $87 billion industry
  • Total annual growth 2.3%
  • Total employment 1 million
  • Average amount spent by individual hunter $2,000

Source: Ibisworld, nssf



  • Core consumers aged 18 and above, 18.9 million
  • 45% are aged between 35 to 54
  • 42% are aged between 18 to 34
  • 84% of bow hunting are men
  • % of US that hunts 7%
  • 66% come from rural areas or small town

Source: Statisticbrain, archerytrade


Niche Demand & Monthly Searches


KeywordAvg Monthly Searches
Hunting season22,200
Bow hunting14,800
Cross bow12,100
Hunting bow5,400
Hunting equipment2,900
Hunting accidents 880
Bow hunting gear320


The table above shows the monthly searches on Google for this popular niche.

Combined they add up to an over 375,000 searches a month and that's not including the thousands of long tail keywords that we haven't covered.

This is a huge niche with a lot of demand.



What People Are Searching For In this Popular Niche

Here's what people are searching for on Amazon, Yahoo, Bing, and
Hiking & Camping Instructional Guides
Sports & Outdoors
Hunting Field Dressing Accessories
bow hunting supplies
bow hunting games
bow hunting tips
bow hunting equipment


Hunting Bow Sales
Bow hunting equipment
Hunting Bows for Sale Used
Compound Bow
Compound Bow Reviews
Used Matthews Hunting Bows
Hunting Practice and Techniques



As you can see people are searching for everything from bow hunting equipment to areas to courses.

This shows just how passionate this audience is about the niche.


Niche Growth


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Bow hunting is stable and is predicted to remain relevant for years.

The jumps are coming in the demand mainly because of hunting seasons, but overall it’s a fairly consistent and all the market research is done for you, it's just waiting to be marketed and dominated in.

You can see it's a fairly popular niche, especially during hunting seasons.


Sub-niches To Explore

  • Essential hunting guide
  • Hunting equipment
  • Hunting ranges
  • Handling of hunting equipment
  • Hunting tips and tricks


May also be interested:

  • Outdoor recreation
  • Big game
  • Safari parks
  • Family get together
  • Gun ranges
  • Barbecue
  • Camping


Most Popular Content

Knowing whats popular in the bow hunting niche allows you to create something better and bigger.

(Use this guide to see how we came up with 375 survival niche keywords)

These are proven to be popular, you've got to make it something more valuable than any of these posts.


Most Popular ContentShares
11 year old hunter bags rare albino deer199,600
Federal Government To Restrict Hunting By Setting A Minimum Age of 21143,900
Anti Hunting Activists Up In Arms Over Photo of Steven Spielberg Next to Poor Dead Animal74,600
Some Anti-Hunting Advocates Are Furious Over a Photo of Steven Spielberg With a 'Dead Animal"65,500
11 Year Old Becomes Hometown Legend; Stirs Controversy12,900


As you can see people excited and motivated to share content such as hunting in this niche.


Domain Name Ideas



Domain Names


Influential People In The Niche


NameTwitter HandleFollowers
Outdoor Life@outdoorlife65,500
James Adkins@jamesadkins12,751


These are the 2 most influential people in the market niche on Bow Hunting.

Network with them. Highlight or feature them in your content. Interview them. Use them to do research.

These people are NOT your enemy, but instead potential partners who can send you traffic and work with you.


Affiliate Products:

The types of items you can market to Bow Hunting Niche is apparent when you look at the offerings online. People are looking for bow hunting equipment, books, special clothes etc.


Amazon Products:

The types of items you can market to Bow Hunting Niche is apparent when you look at the offerings online. People are looking for bow hunting equipment, books, special clothes etc.

Like any other popular niche, it's filled with demand and services and products.


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Best Selling Products On Amazon


ALPS OutdoorZ Pursuit Bow Hunting Back Pack - Brushed Realtree Xtra HD, 2700 Cubic Inches$77.881764.6
Shooter's Bible Guide to Bowhunting$15.96234.4
Primos Neoprene Bow Sling$24.57 - $66.72684.8
Deer & Deer Hunting's Guide to Better Bow-Hunting$8.99264.1
Trophy Hunting Products$33.70104.5
Bow Hunting: The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Bow Hunting$2.99173.8


There will always be newer and better products which mean buying the latest and items that will generate sales as well as repeat sales for you.



New: The Essential Beginners Guide To Turkey Hunting$10.4860%0.06
Trophy Deer Hunting Secrets$12.8075%0.21
New: Deer Hunting Secrets Exposed - Expert Deer Hunting$10.3070%0.07
Expert Prepper's Ultimate Survival Guide Books And Barter Guide$15.4775%1.57
2012 Survival (new) High Converting ProductN/A75%0.00

Most Clickbank products offer 50-75% commission meaning generous payouts.


Retailers on



There are over 70 merchants on ShareASale selling items related to Bow Hunting. That means lots of people are investing in this popular niche.


Most Popular:



MerchantCommissionCookie Length
Outdoor Sports Marketing LLC10.00%30 days
Victory Bows LLC8.00%180 days
Thecrossbowstore.com8.00%90 days
Bags and Bows by Deluxe15.00%60 days


Retailers on

There is many retailer on with affiliate programs related to Hunting.



RetailerCommmission3 Month EPC
Bass Pro Shops5%$29.30
Outdoor Cooking8%$67.47
Smoky Mountain Knife5%$27.45


Other Affiliate Programs & Offers

These are independently run affiliate programs.


Shop Deer Hunting Affiliate Program12%Unknown
Predator Archery and Bowhunting Darwin affiliate program5%Unknown
Gander Mountain Affiliate ProgramUnknown
Bulldog Archery Affiliate Program12%Unknown
Sportsman's Guide Affiliate5-10%Unknown



Products Available On Other Platforms



TitleAuthorPriceStar RatingReviews
Bow Hunting: The Ultimate Guide for Bow HuntersRobert Fairbanks$2.994.54
Bow Hunting: The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Bow hunting for Life!David Portfield$2.993.817
Bow Hunting: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Bowhunting And What You Need to KnowJulian Hulse$2.993.25
Shooter's Bible Guide to BowhuntingTodd A. Kuhn$2.994.423
Hunting with the Bow & ArrowPrint Price$2.994.318


Google Play Apps


Real Hunter SimulatorFree
Bow Arrow Animals QuestFree
Bow ManFree
Hunting Calls FreeFree
Evolution: Indian HunterFree


iTunes Apple


CourseCategoryStar RatingReviews
Real Trophy HuntinGames33,884
3D Hunting™ Alaskan Hunt Plus! FreeGames32,774
Bow & Arrow Hunting - The Ultimate Magazine for Today's Hunting ArcherLifestyle318
Stickman Pumpkin Shooting Showdown Bow and Arrow Free : Halloween Edition Best Funny GamesGames4.519
Cabela's Big Game HunterGames31,144
Shoot the apple bow and arrow archery gameGames4995
Archery Challenge FreeGames31,208
Don't Shoot Waldo : The Bow and Arrow Adventure GameGames4325
Primos Hunting Calls: Speak the LanguageSports3.5758
Real Deer HuntingGames33,252


Blogs, Forums And Social Media 

Use these forums, blogs and social media groups to get content ideas, network, drive traffic and inspiration.

Google blog search shows almost 6,420,000 pages, so there's no shortage of content ideas and bloggers to network with.


Top Bow Hunting Blogs:



BlogSocial MediaEmail List
Hoyt ArcheryYesYes


Use these blogs for content ideas, networking opportunities, guest posting, traffic and more.


Bow Hunting Forums



Australian bow hunting6,849169,650
ArcheryTalk Forum369,83926,838,000


These are some of the top forums catering to Bow Hunting.


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Social Media

Facebook has tens of 1000’s of people interested in Bow hunting (it's quite a popular niche!). It's a great place to network, advertise, get traffic, meet others in the niche and more.


Facebook Most Popular Pages



Page#of Likes
Bow hunting185,415
Bow Hunting-USA12,272
Bow Hunting Women4,268
HUNT & BOW1,803
Timberlake Bow Hunting Ranch3,253
Double Arrow Bow Hunting909



Facebook Most Popular Groups



Bow Hunting962
Bow Hunting on the Border and Surroundings3,615
Australian bow hunting group2,596
Bow Hunting Oregon2,049
Bow Hunting Australia4,267
Aussie Bow Hunting Group5,993
PA Bow Hunting Brotherhood141


Most Popular Youtube Channels



ChannelVideo# Subscribers
Cameron Hanes17436,975
Draves Archery62210,374
Clay Hayes386,457
Paul Korn Bow Hunting Channel5965,825


Popular Reddit Groups



Hunting 27,034


Scoop It Groups



Trophy Hunting: It's Impact on Wildlife a7,800
Nova Scotia Hunting3,200
Outdoors Alabama2,000
Hunting and Fishing in Alabama1,500


Pinterest Pinners



Hunting Bows Co96





Podcast namePresenterStar RatingReviews
Bowhunting Freedom with Philip HavensMultiple559





Magazine NamePrice
Bowhunting$12.97 for 10 issues
Bassmaster$25 for 9 issues
Deer & Deer Hunting$21.99 for 12 issues
Hunting$18.75 for 11 issues
Bow & Arrow Hunting$19.95 for 6 issues


Websites Sold On

Seeing websites that have already sold in the niche show a profitable and in demand niche.

It's also a great idea to get a look at what successful site owners have done and emulate them.


SiteSolf for$6,000$1,675$1,000$13,000$610


Why Are People In This Niche

  • Bow hunting is an effective wildlife management tool used to promote the growth of healthy animal populations and improve habitats, especially in areas overpopulated with deer and in places where modern firearms are restricted.
  • Brings down the stress level
  • Relaxes you and makes you sleep better
  • Promotes health and fitness for the person
  • Improves the concentration level
  • Development of a patient attitude
  • Bow hunting provides outdoor activities for more than three million Americans.
  • Bow hunting experiences in the outdoors can be deeply satisfying. Many hunters see bow hunting as a form of art.
  • Bow hunting provides a lifetime of learning experiences.
  • Bow hunting brings together people of all abilities and backgrounds.
  • Wild game meat is healthier than domestic meat raised for human consumption. Archery also provides year-round activity for individuals and families.
  • Great bonding experience for family and friends
  • Experience the outdoors and understand the history of how people used to live


Most Common Topics And Questions

These questions / topics are problems that need solving. Solve them in your content and through your product recommendations and you'll have a happy audience ready to spend money.

Amazon, Clickbank and other networks have products which cater to these problems.

  • Where can I buy huntings bows
  • How do I train to be a bow hunter
  • Laws and regulations for hunting equipment
  • Allocated hunting areas near me
  • License for hunting equipment
  • Camping equipment
  • Safety guide for hunting
  • Hunters guide



Who's Advertising In The Niche

Advertising is a strong sign of a profitable niche. People don't spend money on ads if they can't profit from it.

These are the 4 major advertisers on


Walnut Creek OutdoorsArchery, Fishing, Hunting, Sports Recreation, Outdoors, Metal Detect
Ringing Rocks ArcheryTraditional Longbow & Recurves. More Bang for your "Buck".
Used Compound BowsSearch multiple engines for used compound bows
Bow And Hunting | wow.comSearch for Bow And Hunting Look Up Quick Results Now!


Blog Topic Ideas

These are some proven blog topic ideas that would work well in this popular niche:

  1. The Fundamentals of Bow Hunting
  2. Bow Hunting - An Ancient Art For Hunting Game
  3. Katniss Everdeen Brings Fascination To Bow Hunting for Women
  4. Preparing for Bow Hunting
  5. 10 Signs You Should Invest In Bow Hunting
  6. 5 Tools Everyone In The Bow Hunting Industry Should Be Using
  7. How To Solve The Biggest Problems With Bow Hunting
  8. 10 Things Your Competitors Can Teach You About Bow Hunting


For more ideas check out the following resources:



Reasons To Get Involved In This Popular Niche

  • Bow hunters contribute more than $13 billion per year to U.S. retail sales.
  • The growth is steady at 2.3% but is climbing due to success in movies (i.e. The Hunger Games)
  • Bow hunting is a stable market and is highly profitable.
  • It's part of a $87 billion industry and stable so now is the perfect time to get involved.
  • Over 375,000 people are searching for just the most obvious keywords every month – showing huge online demand.
  • The target audience is both male and female aged 20 to 60 tend to have disposable income to spend – you can benefit from that spending.
  • Between the social media hubs and forums there's over 470,000 members meaning a huge pool of engaged traffic to tap into.
  • There's an endless array of content ideas in the niche including popular ones like “where can I find bows?” and “What is the best equipment for bow hunting?” – create similar content but better and it's almost guaranteed to go viral.
  • People are passionate about this topic and ready to spend money, you can see they already buy hunting equipment and books it may as well be spent with you.
  • There's plenty of good domain names available including com and – pick one and get started.


How To 'Hack' Your Way Into The Niche

(See other million (or billion) dollar markets we have posted)

You can have an up-to-date and relevant authority site on bow hunting.

This niche has got it all – an obsessive audience with money to spend lots of products on sale, tons of social media sites, loads of blogs and forums with an easy to reach target audience.

You drive traffic from blog commenting, guest posting, forum marketing, interacting on social media with influencers.

You get your content ideas from seeing what's popular on other bow hunting blogs and related blogs and simply write something bigger and better, bolder and stronger.  Make the other ones pale in comparison.

Your profits can grow in no time thanks to the passionate audience in this exciting niche market.

By networking with others in the niche, sharing their content and linking to them, your website will grow.  Just watch as they return the favor.

And don't forget to build your email list so you can continue to build your relationship with your audience, drive traffic back to your newest content, and promote to your audience in this popular niche.


What You'll Need To Get Started:

  • A reliable web-host from the likes of WP-Engine (or Bluehost if you're on a budget)
  • Image & graphics from Photodune from $1 (don't take images from Google you'll end up in legal trouble)
  • An auto-responder to build your email list and contact your customers – Aweber is just $1
  • The number #1 email capture tool on the market – OptinMonster, so you can grow your list fast.
  • A set of 12+ free tools that'll blow up your email list and exponentially grow your site from SumoMe.


What You Can Use This Report For

There are no limits as to what you can use this niche report for, you'll find it useful whether you're looking to research new blog ideas, small product review sites, ecommerce, info-products or other business models.

HOWEVER most of the reports I create, including for this popular niche, make great topics for authority sites and blogs as I give you niches where there's a lot of money being spent AND huge demand, big online communities (forums, blogs, social media groups), lots of influential people to network with and a ton of good affiliate products to promote and more.

These popular niches make for great authority sites / blogs as they have multiple traffic sources, different ways to monetize, endless content ideas, easy to find traffic, scope for growth and more.

How you choose to use them is up to you but make sure you DO use them as simply researching will get you nowhere...taking action will!


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  1. Nader Qudimat says:

    I never thought of bow hunting as being such a profitable niche. I am a terrible bow hunter but I can see myself writing a book about it just for the fun and profit of it :). Anyone else agree?

  2. Cutty says:

    Long time follower and reader and this is just brilliant. I'm running across niches like this and I'm having a problem "just doing it."

    You offered up one heck of an article here full of information man, this one wowed me... I have the page to buy domains from bookmarked and it's hard not to go buy another domain or three!

    • NicheHacks says:

      With the amount of niches that have been revealed and analyzed on the blog there can really be no excuse from anyone that they "can't find a niche". Pick one and get going.

      Buying loads of domains isn't the solution though. You only need 1. That's the easy part too.

  3. Great post - again - NicheHacks! A good indication of this growth for bow hunting is that you see a lot more "bow hunting" or archery stickers on the backs of people's cars and trucks (mainly trucks) these days. Also, in the northwest there are a lot of small archery stores popping up. Finally, look in Cabela's, the Sportsman's Warehouse and other large sporting good stores - you'll see that the bow hunting sections are increasing in size and all of that gear is really expensive. Cheers! Jake at Spy-Tronix.

  4. Raymond says:

    Hi! this is my first time of commenting here. i have been reading your articles/research for some time and i must say you rock. one thing that amaze me is that you don't spare anything, you write it like a book been prepared to be sold on amazon, yet you gave it free of charge. thanks man!

    • Nader Qudimat says:

      Thanks Raymond, the kind of stuff that Stuart does here is incredible and can't be matched really 🙂 or at least IMO! Does this give you any ideas for anything?

  5. Kim says:

    Thank you for the in-depth report. I would never of thought to do a site on bow hunting but now I know its a good one.

    • Nader Qudimat says:

      Does this give you any ideas on anything? You can also do ebooks, kindle, reports, etc, so you're not only limited to websites 🙂

  6. Sean says:

    Hey Stuart and Nader,
    This has to be one of the best blog posts I've ever seen. Here's a list of some things that I love the most:
    -Underneath the statistical array of market/demographic info, you leave links to the sources!!! OMG, I have been searching for years trying to find sites that share this kind of data
    -You found the most relevant tipping points for social traffic (Facebook pages, forums, blogs, youtube channels, podcasts, etc...) AND you made sure to point out that these are friendly things!
    -You did an amazing amount of research on the different types of products and the places to go in order to become an affiliate (I haven't even thought about CJ in so long, I almost forgot it was there)

    Seriously, this was like reading the blueprint for Survival Life straight off the desk of Ryan Deiss!
    I'm now seriously motivated to jump in. I'm thinking that there is a way to focus on one type of game/terrain and use that as the niche within the niche in order to have some thing that doesn't get mentioned much on marketing blogs is that the fear of getting started is only half the battle, once started it's about not losing a certain amount of focus, as things get overwhelming pretty fast.

    Example: Bow Hunting leads to Prepper/Survival leads to Zombie Apocalypse leads to 9/11 leads to Buy Gold. You know what I'm saying?
    Versus: Turkey Bow Hunting > Wild Turkey Behavior > Best Spots For Turkey Hunting > Turkey Hunting in different climates >Best Bows/Arrows for Turkey > Best Gear (with several sub categories)> etc...

    All I can think right now is how much money those dudes on Duck Dynasty made just from creating a specific type of duck call.

    • NicheHacks says:

      Sean I love your thought process on the niche selection process. I would definitely go niche within this one and combine with a specific type of hunting / animal.

      The survival thing is a huge world with thousands of different niches within it, people into it for all different reasons. But bow hunting for Wild Turkey is super specific and all your content could be targeted, consistent, aimed at one very specific type of person, very specific type of products, very specific message...and this is how you make money.

    • Nader Qudimat says:

      This was all Stuart, I'm just the editor who edits :). Thanks for your great comment Sean. Like Stuart said, the survival niche is huge and there's tons of potential everywhere within it. I suggest you keep checking out NicheHacks as we're always on the look out for the survival niche and everything within it that can help you out in the long run.

      Keep us posted, hopefully you stick to your plan and hold yourself accountable when we ask where you're at with this niche 🙂

  7. Gudtalent says:

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful tips about Bow Hunting Niche.

    It will also help in geological studies and can track back the life of the dead animals for palaeontological studies.

    My blog is a research blog. So am gonna give this a second thought.

    • Nader Qudimat says:

      Intersting Gudtalent, do you plan to start a project in this niche? Keep us updated...

  8. Another fantastic post Nader,
    I can't believe how much detailed information you have included.I live in Australia and the market here seems big enough to make money too.When I have digested all the content I will do some local research and then implement some of your strategies.
    Thanks again for a great post,
    Scott McDonough

    • Nader Qudimat says:

      Actually Stuart is to thank for this post, I only edited it. Let us know how you get on and keep us updated, we're always here to help.

      Thanks Scott