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RangeMaxx Firearm Cleaning Seminars
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...

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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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RangeMaxx Firearm Cleaning Seminars
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...
Rustic Recipes: Squirrel
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...
Rainy Day Success!
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...
Goin’ Rural: Food Preservation
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....
Community Conservation Seminar Series - Landscaping for Wildlife
    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...
Capturers of the Outdoors: Disney Nature
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...
Why Buy A License?
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...
In Honor Of the Humble Bluegill
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....
Come Join Captain Jerrys Fly Tying Class
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...
Hunter's Tips and Tricks
Curiosity     Structure     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...
Tie One On: Elk Hair Caddis
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...
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