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...
What surprises me is how many times I have seen customers purchase
a firearm and not also pick up a cleaning kit for it. And I know
that many avid-shooters have a multi-caliber/gauge cleaning kit of
some kind, but many don’t! Gun cleaning and care is an extremely
important aspect of being a...
So when it came to Anchorman 2 I was rather disappointed. I
was in high school when the first came out, and just like any young
man at that time absolutely loved it. You couldn’t go a day without
quoting it. Sometimes only an hour. Anchorman 2, not so much. But
by far the best part of that movie...
By Dan Stephany Bass Pro Shops Altoona Receiving Manager Earlier, I
posted a blog article talking about the joy of taking a young
person with you in the turkey woods. I’d like to follow up with an
update about a special afternoon I shared with my son, Micah,
earlier this week during the Iowa Youth...
You know what is a great old idiom? Waste not, want not. And you
know what is a great word? Idiom. But seriously, in a world where
so many things aren’t built to last, are one-use only and people
would rather discard something broken than fix it, people should
seriously think about that old adage....
The Community Conservation Seminar Series Bass Pro
Shops Altoona presents this series of featuring many of our
Iowa partners in conservation. We’ll be inviting various
conservation and wildlife organizations to speak about topics
focused on conservation, wildlife, and habitat. Ever wished...
So here is a topic that you never thought would be discussed by an
outdoor-store blogger, Disney. Talk to any hunter and mention
Disney and usually a “huff and gruff” about “Bambi’s mom this” or
“Bambi’s mom that”. There is a lot of stigmata about how Disney
ruined a generation of would-be hunters...
I had to renew my fishing license not too long ago and while
dropping the money seemed to be a pain in the pocketbook, I took it
in stride considering what that money does for me, my fellow
outdoorsmen, and other individuals who enjoy the wild areas, and
the wildlife in general. We hear people gripe...
Even though there are so many different fish and so many ways to
catch them, few species hold a special place in more people’s
hearts like the humble Bluegill. And there are a lot of
reasons they rank towards the top of the list when you ask random
fishermen what they enjoy chasing most, and why....
Working at Bass Pro Shops is an awesome experience especially when
you get to work with legends such as Captain Jerry Appling. Captain
Jerry is currently employed in our Fly Fishing department, and has
been for the past eight years. In addition, Captain Jerry has
been teaching customers how to fly...
Observation Patience Match The Hatch: "If Shrimp are
present, use shrimp!" Shrimp are running and moving forward slowly,
imitate this with your fake shrimp.(TKO Shrimp,Savage
Shrimp,etc.) Cast it far up current and retrieve slow. "On top for
show, bottom for dough...
This month’s Tie One On blog actually focuses on one of my favorite
patterns. It is a dry fly that can be fished with success almost
all around the world. It is considered the standard caddis fly here
in the western United States. I have come to realize that I have
not really discussed the stages of...