Outdoor footwear and apparel maker Rocky Brands Inc is to distribute its hunting gear in the UK after signing a multi-year distribution agreement with shooting sports retailer Garlands.

The deal is part of Rocky Brands' plans to distribute its sporting goods throughout Europe.

Last year it signed Rapala VMC Oyj to distribute Rocky-branded hunting boots in Eastern Europe and the Baltic States.

Garlands distributes products to more than 1,000 retailers throughout England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland and will start receiving Rocky Brands product this autumn.

"Garlands has been in the outdoor business for 30 years," said Mike Brooks, chairman and CEO of Rocky Brands.

"They are the leading purveyor of shooting sports gear in the United Kingdom, and that is why they are such a great fit for Rocky."