Best Amazon Prime Day Deals for Hunters, Anglers, and Outdoorsmen
Prime Day is Christmas in July if you’re looking for screaming deals on new gear. Here are our editors’ top picks
Editor’s Note: Prime day deals are over, but many of these products are still available.
Happy Prime Day, everyone. Let the bargain hunting begin!
Prime Day, in case you’re not brushed up on digital shopping culture, is a day-and-half-long mega sale offering deep discounts on items found across Amazon.com. In other words, it’s the perfect time to stock up on hunting and fishing gear at killer prices. The only catch is that you have to have an Amazon Prime membership. (If you’re not a member, sign up here.)
The sale starts at 3 p.m. (EST) Monday, July 16, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17. Some of the deals on offer are posted ahead of time. Most are announced the moment the sale goes live. Some are unannounced random flash sales that you will miss if you’re not monitoring Amazon.com.
Sound exhausting? Fear Not. Field & Stream and Outdoor Life‘s editors will be exhausting themselves for you. We’re watching Amazon’s list of products and posting the ones we think are worth a look in the live list below. We’ll also be monitoring Amazon’s flash sales (they call them “Lightning Deals”) and posting them out through Facebook. Keep an eye on this page throughout the sale for updates from the team.
Registered users: Help us out with your thoughts, finds, and opinions in the comments below.
I’d rather fish with a cheap rod than cheap line or cheap leader. Good flourocarbon leader helps you hook and land more fish, but small spools of the stuff can be ridiculously expensive, and if you fish enough you’ll go through a lot of it quickly. This leader is pink, which some people say makes it less visible to fish. I don’t think the color makes any difference. I use Seaguar leaders at home and will be buying a few spools when the Prime Day sales start. While supplies last. —Nate Matthews
Some species of fish cannot handle handling. You scrape off any of their slime and you might just as well stick them on a stringer. A knotless net with a flat bottom can help you reduce mortality on the fish you release. If you’re in the market, consider one that feeds fewer shorts to the crabs. This option from Frabill is a nice one, with a telescoping handle and a 20-inch hoop sized just right for medium-sized freshwater and saltwater gamefish. —N.M.
The Summit Viper, in all its incarnations, is probably the most popular climbing stand in the deer woods because it ticks all the boxes: It’s well-built and comfortable; it feels solid and safe on the tree; the quick-draw cables are fast and easy to use; and the price is fair. The Sentry SD is basically a streamlined Viper built for bowhunters, with a new flip-up mesh seat that raises you above the support arms, making it much easier to draw and shoot while seated—which can make all the difference when a buck surprises you. I’ve hunted out of Vipers for years, and I personally like the Sentry even better. It’s available in open-front and closed-front models. —Dave Hurteau
When Bushnell released the original Legend Ultra HD binocular back in 2009, they helped kick off a new era of quality affordable optics. I remember looking through those for the first time, and saying, “No way! These cannot cost under $250.” But they did. The newer Legend L-Series is an even better updated version, with ED Prime glass, and the M-Series takes it to another level with a Dialectric coating that improves color reproduction and light transmission. And these are some hard-working hunting tools: I’ve put both models through the ringer in our weather-resistance tests, and they’ve done as well or better than anything I’ve tested, including binos costing 10 times as much. —D.H.
The original Wheelybird is a reliable portable trap that’s easy to load in and out of a car and to wheel to wherever you want to shoot—and it’s pretty easy on the wallet, too, for what you get. It features adjustable throwing height, 50-target capacity, and a 25-foot pedal cord. The new 2.0 version doesn’t cost a whole lot more and has bigger wheels, faster cycling time, and a new wireless remote that makes it a cinch to shoot at whatever angles you want, even by yourself. —D.H.
Here’s a piece of gear that only looks better with age—every dent and ding only gives the thermos more character. On the inside, though, Stanleys are ageless. Year after year, season after season, they keep coffee, soups, or whatever warm pick-me-up you place inside piping hot all day long. —Colin Kearns
Some of my all-time favorite meals have been cooked on two-burner Coleman perched on the folded-down tailgate of a pickup. The Triton features Coleman’s “Perfect Heat” technology, which cooks more efficiently with less fuel, and has enough surface area for one 12-inch pan and one 10-inch pan. The Wind Block panels shield the burners from wind while you’re cooking. With summer car-camping at its peak right now, and tailgating and hunting seasons right around the corner, a stove like this is an essential piece of gear. —C.K.
I carried this pack on a backcountry fishing trip last summer, and it proved to be an ideal daypack for the trip. The pack had plenty of cargo room for fly boxes, tackle, and snacks. The straps and load-bearing hip belt made it comfortable to carry. And, most importantly, the pack kept me hydrated on a hot summer day. It also proved to be a pretty comfortable back rest when I found a place in the shade for a quick afternoon nap. —C.K.
This one became one of my go-to trail cameras last season. It’s not fancy, but it is a 12 Megapixel unit that takes outstanding photos, doesn’t cost a fortune, ticks along forever on the same set of batteries, and is simple to use. It’s so physically small and well-camouflaged that it disappears when you strap it to a tree. —Will Brantley
Lumbar packs like this one have become my go-to style for whitetail hunting. I used this particular pack on early, rut, and late-season whitetail hunts in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Wyoming last season. It holds everything I need for a long morning or evening sit without the weight and bulk of a full daypack. The vertical suspension strap works wonders in supporting the pack’s primary pouch, which I usually load down with lunch, water, a book, and an extra layer of clothing. —W.B.
Making tasty summer sausage is more science than art, and consistency is the most important part of the recipe. A quality stuffer like this one allows you to fill each casing with the exact amount of seasoned ground goodness needed for a homespun snack stick. I’ve been using the same stainless steel LEM sausage stuffer, which is much like this one, for 10 years now. I keep it clean and lubed up with food-grade grease before I set to cranking on it, and haven’t been able to break it yet. —W.B.
Savage Gear has a well-established reputation as one of the most innovative lure makers in the world. While the company was born in Europe, they’ve taken the U.S. market by storm with out-side-the-box designs like the 3D Topwater Duck, 3D Rat Bait, and the 3D Topwater Bat. Not only do these non-traditional critter-inspired lures get anglers excited about the possibility of seeing a trophy largemouth, pike, or muskie crush a baby duck or huge rat on the surface, they actually make those fantasies a reality. All Savage Gear lures are created with unique actions aimed at presenting fish with a life-like meal they can’t resist. —Joe Cermele
Filleting crappies is dainty work compared to loining out an 80-pound yellowfin tuna or cutting a 200-pound halibut. If you find oversize fish on your cleaning table often, nothing will make quicker work of them than a Bubba Blade. The high-carbon stainless blade may be thicker than your average fillet knife, but that’s by design, allowing you to easily power through large fish with single strokes from one end of the catch to the other. The Bubba’s razor-sharp edges also makes each one of those cuts effortless, and the extra-thick rubberized handles with safety guards and a non-slip coating gives you perfect control of this super-tough knife. —J.C.
While Star Brite produces a huge variety of marine cleaning products, the one you will always find on my boat is their Salt Off. If you fish in saltwater, a gallon of this stuff will not only last you an entire season, it will extend the life of every piece of gear that salt exposure can damage. This solution will break down and dissolve salt residue on anything from metal rails to T-top vinyl to trailers, and while I used it for those things and more, I never considered my rods and reels cleaned until I gave them a Salt Off wash down. —J.C.
These days I rarely hunt without carrying a set of shooting sticks. Having a stable rest is critical to making tough shots. But sometimes they can be a bit tricky to get into position quickly. With their third generation of the Trigger Stick, Primos has figured it out. It adjusts to the position and height you need with one hand and one pull of the trigger. It’s simple and lighting fast to use, even with a buck bounding across the field in front of you. The quick-detach yoke also makes it easy to convert to a stable platform for your optics for long glassing sessions. I’ve used the Trigger Stick on everything from elk to squirrels, while standing, sitting, or kneeling. It’s become essential gear on all my hunts. —Anthony Licata
Sometimes I don’t treat my spinning reels as well as they should. They get used hard, in fresh water and salt, knocked around in kayaks and boats, and when everything goes right, they get put to the test by big, strong fish. And that’s why I have Penn reels on most of my rods. They not only cast well and have strong, smooth drags, they are built tough and stand up to any abuse I dish out. There are models for any application, from light tackle to stouter outfits. With their distinctive gold styling, these workhorses look as good as they perform. —A.L.
Say what you will about using deer feeders, but if you hunt in states like Texas, Oklahoma, or Kansas, feeders are just part of the whitetail hunting culture. I used the Moultrie Tripod Feeders last year and was happy to find that they were easy to set up and worked reliably. They’re big enough to hold 30 gallons of corn (or more depending on the model) and the timer runs off 4 AA lithium batteries. One of these feeders even survived a run in with a herd of angry cattle. We dusted it off, put it back together, and kept hunting. —Alex Robinson
Cheap headlamps are fine for car camping or weekend trips, but if you’re headed into the backcountry for an extended period of time, a $25 light from Wal-Mart isn’t going to cut it. That’s when you want one of these bad boys. It’s low-profile, generates from 5 to 300 lumens, and runs for 75 hours on a 123A battery (though on the highest setting it only runs for 1.5 hours so bring a couple extra batteries along). One of the best things about this lamp is its highly adjustable light position, so you can get the light exactly where you want it, whether you’re in the tent or on the trail. —A.R.
One trail camera is never enough. Hell, five trail cameras aren’t enough. Here’s a good chance to stock up on a couple new, high-quality cameras without breaking the bank. The Bushnell Aggressor hits that perfect sweet spot between high performance and reasonable price. It has a super-fast trigger speed, recovery time, and a detection distance of 100 feet, which means that when a buck trots by, you’re going to get a few good pictures of him, not just a single picture of a flashing white tail. Like most new cameras these days, it shoots photos and videos and has more setting options than you’ll ever need. —A.R.
In case you missed it, grizzlies have made a big comeback out West. Bear numbers are on the rise, which means encounters are up, too. So anytime you head into griz country, be sure to bring bear spray you trust. This canister is made by Sabre, and it contains the maximum legal amount of capsaicinoids (the fiery chili pepper derivatives that are going to save your bacon). This spray has a range of 30 feet and a shelf life of three years. Remember: A grizzly can run 50 yards in 3 seconds, so practice drawing from the holster and deploying your spray before you’re faced with the real deal. —Natalie Krebs
If you’re still living in the foggy dark ages of topical insect repellent, fly toward the light that is Thermacell. Their butane-fueled models have been rescuing bear, turkey, and early-season deer hunters from unbearable sits for years now. This portable model creates a 110 square foot area of blood-sucking protection by releasing repellent with heat from a rechargeable battery instead of butane cartridges. The Radius operates for a minimum of 6 hours on each charge, it works while it’s charging, and you can choose between 12-hour and 40-hour repellant refills. The Radius also features a push-button start, which you can lock for travel or set to a timer for automatic shut-off. —N.K.
If you’re looking for a soft-sided bow case that’s still durable enough to protect your bow and haul around arrows and accessories, consider this canvas case from Allen Company. It’s got a plush interior lining, tie down straps, a removable shoulder strap, and 10 accessory pockets. The arrow pocket is long enough to fit most arrows, and the main compartment is big enough to accommodate most stabilizers and extended sights. This case comes in the larger black and gray model or the slightly smaller tan model Gear Fit Pro version. —N.K.