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Hunting Story Told Right: Mike’s Safari
So what is cool about this story is that it combines a lot of things I have talked about before and rolls it into one big awesome adventure. This is the story of our very own Mike’s hunting...

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Bringing the Hunt to Life
By Dan Stephany, Receiving Manager When I was a young boy, I couldn’t wait for the day that I would get to go hunting with my dad and older brother. We hunted on a large, family farm with my relatives in central Wisconsin, and deer were plentiful. I loved going to deer camp and hanging out with the...

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Hunting Story Told Right: Mike’s Safari
So what is cool about this story is that it combines a lot of things I have talked about before and rolls it into one big awesome adventure. This is the story of our very own Mike’s hunting trip to Africa. And he knows how to tell it right! Mike has been with us for a while now and it seems like he...
Which Waders are the Best Choice for Me?
Fishing can be an exciting outdoor activity, especially when the fish are biting! Those who bank fish may be at a disadvantage if the fish that are biting are in deeper water. A simple solution to this problem is fishing waders. Whether you’re fishing for Salmon, Trout or Bass, waders can give you a...
September Rewards
Do you already have a Bass Pro Shops MasterCard account? If your answer is yes I have a deal for you! Reward yourself and a friend by visiting a Bass Pro Shops retail store beginning September 1st, 2014, and referring your friend to apply for the Bass Pro Shops MasterCard credit card.   Here’s how...
2014 Early Deer Forecast: Looking Good !!
With the late frost that killed all the oak blooms and water issues of last season this year is shaping up to be a banner year for bow hunters.  While out Squirrel hunting and setting cameras I noticed that the oaks are heavy with Acorns this year and with the cool wet summer that we have had this...
Product Spotlight - Last Minute Dove Gear!
Dove season starts Monday, September 1, in Iowa. Here are a couple of last minute dove hunting items our Hunting Manager Shaun Bequeaith recommends: RedHead Dove Stool The RedHead Dove Stool in RealTree Xtra gives you the best seat in the sunflower field! Easy to carry and has a built-in, zippered...
Hiking Trails for Beginners
Hiking on local trails is a great way to see nature and learn about the surroundings while relaxing and having a good workout. For beginners finding the right gear that is suited for the trails and is comfortable is always a struggle. While at the same time finding the right trails for beginners is...
Look at That! Hand Towels
Well would-ya look at that?! It’s time for another Look at That! And this one just cleans up, as it is some of the niftiest hand towels you ever did see! Just look at them! People are going to have to use that guest/hall bathroom of yours eventually, so why not make sure there is some cute-rustic...
This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - Hometown Festival and Heroes!
The last official weekend of summer! Labor Day campers, football fans, holiday visitors, and Hy-Vee Triathlon viewers will all be in our store this weekend...plus families looking for some good old-fashioned fun on a rainy day! Saturday, 8/30 & Sunday, 8/31 - Noon-5 p.m. Duck Pond Metal detector...
Labor Day Event
Come on down for our AWESOME Labor Day Event on Saturday and Sunday, August 30th and 31st!  There will be fun for the whole family!  We will be honoring our Hometown Heroes, as well as having free activities, free food, and giveaways! On Saturday, August 30th from 2-4 we will be honoring our...
Let's Talk Hunting!
It’s that time of the year again. Archery season is fast approaching and time to get last minute prep work finished.  Mother Nature has been very nice to us with the abnormally low temperatures this summer. It has been perfect weather to get out in the woods and do a little bit of trimming around...
Teal Season Changes
Due to higher than usual population numbers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has given several states the opportunity to make some changes in their teal season. In Iowa, a special teal-only season will run September 6-21. In Iowa, bluewing teal will be especially prevalent, as they common...
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