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Cool Calibers: 16 Gauge
With the third installment of our Cool Calibers blog I will be successful at focusing on a more-obscure and less appreciated caliber in rifle, handgun and now shotgun. I am hoping to...

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This turkey vest has it all
With Spring Turkey season right around the corner it is time to think about the turkey vest that is right for you. The RedHead Striker turkey vest might remind you of your first vest. The beauty of the Striker vest lies in its simplicity. It is a well laid out vest and very functional, it is quiet...

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Cool Calibers: 16 Gauge
With the third installment of our Cool Calibers blog I will be successful at focusing on a more-obscure and less appreciated caliber in rifle, handgun and now shotgun. I am hoping to continue this pattern for the following installments, but I might just run out of shotgun calibers to focus on. Which...
Product Spotlight - Swamp People Mudda Fricka Horseradish Sauce
The Bass Pro Shops Altoona Gifts Department does product demos and sampling just about every weekend at the store! We call it Try Before You Buy and it's a great way to explore some of the flavors about which you may be curious. This weekend it was two of the Swamp People brand sauces, so today we...
Healthy Hunter: APP-Etite Help
So a few months back I focused on tracking goals, meals and workouts for a certain health/fitness goal. I was very old school with this article. I mean I suggested using pen and paper for goodness sakes! And I was suggesting generalized tracking, not so specifics. In this day and age with...
This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - It's a PBR Workender Weekend!
There is SO much going on here this weekend! Take time to plan the next outing and adventure with your group of friends! Bring the family in to meet the PBR Riders in town for the PBR Event at Wells Fargo Arena! Here's the lineup! Meet the Riders of the PBR! The PBR is in town at Wells Fargo Arena...
.22’s Catch .22
Think back to the first gun you ever shot. What was it? Dad’s first rifle? Or perhaps your great-uncle’s squirrel gun? Well more than likely it was a .22 of some kind. There are several variations of .22 which includes Short, Long, Long Rifle and Magnum. It is the most commonly owned caliber in the...
Product Spotlight - Bone-Dry
Bass Pro Shops Altoona Greeter Ted Witthoft has hunted for years. Recently he went to South Dakota on a goose hunting trip and has nothing be wonderful things to say about his BONE-DRY hunting gear. Bone-Dry Hunting Clothing "I am an avid hunter of everything - waterfowl, pheasant, quail, deer,...
Backpacking for Beginners!
If you’re a first time backpacker you need to make the decision of who you would like to team up with, if anyone at all. Partner up with an experienced backpacker or a  group (4-6 people typically) Someone with knowledge is good for peace of mind and also makes it more fun than going it alone. You...
Spring Hunting!
Hunting in the Spring you never know what the weather is going to be like. Not only do you have to make sure you have all your hunting gear but dress accordingly as well. Depending where you are hunting and for how long you should take an extra layer just in case. Getting ready for the hunt in the...
April Showers bring May Flowers?
  However you describe the new season, one thing for sure is that with Spring comes unpredictable weather. Hot, cold, rainy, windy, tornados… the list goes on. The Gift Department at Bass Pro Shops offers a great selection of Weather Stations and Weather Radios. The Weather Alert Radio by Midland is...
Basic Boat Care!
Nothing wakes up the spirit of a boater than to see the ice disappear from the area lakes and rivers. Hallelujah, this is now happening all around us in the Midwest! But before you hunt a new lunker for your wall or fill up the freezer with fresh fish, proceed with caution and protect your boat. My...
Hiking Boot Buyer's Guide
When To Replace Your Shoes   A pair of standard running shoes will last about 6 months. However, there are many factors that influence how often to replace your shoes. If you use running shoes for everyday use they will not last as long. Running in old or worn out shoes can lead to running injuries....
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