Not Your Father's (or Mother's!) Summer Camp

Family Summer CampI never went to summer camp when I was young. Not complaining, just stating a fact. However, my family camped every summer, which made up for it in my book.

Now I'm catching up on all those lost summer camp opportunities by being a part of Bass Pro Shops' Family Summer Camp every year. But, this is not your father's summer camp...

Bass Pro Shops' Family Summer Camp combines learning with a dose of fun and rolls them into five-weeks of free activities for young people and their Famiy Summer Campcaretakers. At Bass Pro Shops Altoona we see large numbers of day care groups, babysitters and nannies with their young charges, dads, moms, or grandparents with the kids on weekdays, and on weekends, it is often a family outing.

Workshops geared towards children ages 6-12, free crafts, and activities are offered every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, starting June 8 through July 14.

From bird watching, to archery, to exploring wildlife around the world and the creepy crawlies in your backyard, our workshops introduce and enlighten children on the outdoor world around them, along with conservation and how they can play a part in preserving the great outdoors. Children also receive a special pin for each workshop they attend. 

As a workshop presenter, this is one of my favorite aspects of working at Bass Pro Shops. To see the same children coming back each week, eager to catch the workshops they may have missed and earn their next pin, excited to be here, and enthusiastic about learning. Likewise, I have learned from them that:

  1. A pin is very important.
  2. Fake scat has an "e-e-e-w-w" factor of 10, but it's funny at the same time and a great way to gross out your little sister.
  3. Apparently, there are an enormous number of robins outside bedroom windows that wake up little kids way too early in the summer.
  4. Change your socks after hiking - So your feet don't stink and your bedroom doesn't smell.
  5. Don't wear new shoes when hiking - NOT because you'll get blisters, but because they'll get dirty.Family Summer Camp - BB Range

I can't wait to find out what I learn from them this year!

At our summer camp, kids learn basics of archery, how to shoot a BB gun in our Daisy BB gun range, and get to ride on a wildlife carousel.

At our summer camp, you beat the heat, nix the sunburns, and dodge the mosquitoes.

At our summer camp, the wild animals are all around you, but won't hurt you.

At our summer camp, you can have homemade ice cream every Saturday at 5 p.m. for five weeks...and you don't have to be the one cranking the handle.

At our summer camp, parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, cousins, and caretakers are welcomed. The more the merrier!

At our summer camp there is no pre-registration. Walk-ins are welcomed and we have visitors from all over the country!

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In this world of seemingly ever-growing expenses, especially when you have children, Family Summer Camp provides another opportunity for free, family-friendly fun in a comfortable environment. So, take a look at the calendar and plan your visits to our Family Summer Camp...and we'll see you at the workshops!

For a detailed listing of the Family Summer Camp events at the Bass Pro Shops nearest you, visit www.basspro.com and select your store location.

For a detailed listing of the Bass Pro Shops Altoona, Iowa, Family Summer Camp events, visit www.facebook.com/bpsaltoona or our store page.

 

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NC VS TN 704 Outdoors/Bass Pro Shops Archery Shootout Series!

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With archery season a couple of months away, we have decided to dust off the ol' 3-D targets and set'em up out back for an old fashioned North Carolina vs Tennessee shoot out! We are teaming up with our sister store in Concord Mills and 704 Outdoors for a battle between states.....we need to show them who's #1! BASS PRO SHOPS in Sevierville- of course!

So grab your bow and arrows boys and girls and get ready !!!!

There will be 4 Tournaments in this series- 2 here and 2 at the BPS Concord Store.

The dates are as follows:

Bass Pro Shops Sevierville Location- June 8th & August 3rd

Bass Pro Shops Charlotte Location- June 15th & August 17th

Championship Shootout at Bass Pro Shops Charlotte Location- August 31st

 

 The Top shooters will be invited to shoot in the Championship Shootout hosted at Bass Pro Shops Charlotte Location!

For Bass Pro Shops Charlotte Location:

* There are 4 classes: Men’s Class, Women’s Class, Traditional Class and Youth Class

* Registration starts at 10am. Cut off for registration is 8pm, however we will shoot until the last shooter has completed their session.

* Registration is $10 per session (You can shoot as many sessions as you want to better your score)

* There are 2 rounds within each session, the first round will consist of five 3D Pop Up targets and the second will have five 3D Pop Up targets with one stationary target. The stationary target must be shot sometime after the first 3D target pops up but before the last 3D target falls.

* It is an indoor range, all shots are within 25yds.

 

For Bass Pro Shops Sevierville Location:

 

* There are 4 classes: Men’s Class, Women’s Class, Traditional Class and Youth Class

* Registration starts at 10am. Cut off for registration is 8pm, however we will shoot until the last shooter has completed their session.

* Registration is $10 per session (You can shoot as many sessions as you want to better your score)

* There are 2 rounds within each session, the first timed round will consist of five 3D targets and the second timed round will have five 3D targets, with one motion target. The motion target must be shot sometime within the timed session.

* It is an outdoor range, all shots are within 25yds.

 

The prizes for each shoot will be announced before each shootout. We are getting different prizes from different sponsors so they will not be the same each shootout! Keep checking in to see what prizes are going to be awarded the Friday before each shootout! As for the Grand Prizes, you MUST attend 2 of the 3 regular Shootout Series before the Championship Shootout in order to be eligible for the Grand Prizes. The Grand Prizes for the 704 Outdoors/Bass Pro Shops 3D Pop Up Archery Shootout Series are:

Option one for Men’s, Women’s & Traditional Class: Georgia Hog Hunt with 704 Outdoor’s Hog Dogs! We will take care of your permits, licenses, food and all! You will get to hunt with us, using our Hog Dogs. We will take care of everything you need for the trip.

Option two for Men’s, Women’s & Traditional Class: 3 Day North Carolina Archery Deer Hunt with 704 Outdoors. We’ll take care of your food and lodging while you get to hunt with us in some of our hot spots here in NC! Dates to be worked out with the winner of the Championship.

Option three for Men’s, Women’s & Traditional Class: 3 Day North Carolina Archery Hog Hunt with 704 Outdoors. We’ll take care of your food and lodging while you get to hunt with us in some of our hog sites here in NC! We will furnish all the lights, bait and gear needed to lower the boom on a nice NC Wild Hog! Dates to be worked out with the winner of the Championship.

Youth Class Grand Prize NC Youth Turkey Hunt with 704 Outdoors. We will take you and your guardian on a youth turkey hunt. We will take care of the food, lodging and transportation to and from the places we will run & gun those thunder chickens!

 

Bass Pro Shops Sevierville, TN Location Information:BPS SHOOT OUT

3629 Outdoor Sportsman Pl

Kodak, TN 37764

Phone: (865) 932-5600

 

 

Bass Pro Shops Charlotte, NC Location Information

8181 Concord Mills Blvd

Concord, NC 28027

Phone: (704)979-2200

 

 

 

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This Weekend at Bass Pro Shops Altoona - "Snow" Kiddin'!

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Welcome to our crazy Iowa weather - record snow in May.  What???

 

We're gearing up for our BIG Go Outdoors Event that starts May 17!  Watch for details in upcoming blogs and on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bpsaltoona!

This weekend we have the following happening!

Saturday, May 4

2:00pm  YOUTH ARCHERY WORKSHOP

 Great opportunity for kids to learn the hands-on basics of archery in a free one-hour workshop.  Pre-registration is required by e-mailing kjvoss@basspro.com before 4:30 p.m. today.  After 4:30 p.m., call the Archery Department at 515-957-5500.

Saturday and Sunday, the Gifts Department will sampling Uncle Buck's Summer Sausage and the Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce. Also, stop by the Jerky Shack for some samples and a great sale on Jerky!

 

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Why Not Try Bow Fishing!

Bow fishing in New York State is May 15 thru Sept. 30. Anyone who has a fishing license or small game license or who may be entitled to fish without a license may take a carp of any size and any number.  They may take the carp by longbow, recurve or compound bow.  This method of fishing uses archery equipment to shoot and retrieve fish.  The fish are shot with a barbed arrow that has a special line and a reel mounted right on the bow.  Rumor has it, bow fishing at night is the best!

Have I held your attention?  Well this just may be a sport worth looking in to.  The largest carp hooked and recorded in New York State is over 50 pounds.  Which makes for a fun outting.  Tournaments for carp fishing are all over New York State.  Before going out make sure you check your regulations.  Keep in mind that you cannot discharge your bow within 500 feet of a inhabited structure.  Stop by our Archery Department and talk with our associates on bowfishing.  They have the knowlege to get you started.  Whether you have done it before and need one or two things, or you are brand new and want to look into the full setup we have all the bowfishing gear to meet your needs.

Robin Piedmonte

Events Coordinator

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April Free Seminar Offerings

We have some exciting Free Outdoor Skills Workshops coming up in the month of April.  Fly tying, Beginners Archery, Turkey Hunting Seminars, and knot tying are just a few of the seminars we will be offering this month.  Please see below for dates, times and descriptions and how you can pre-register for these classes!

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Fly Tying: 

Ever wondered how to tie flies? We have informational and hands-on training sessions on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm in our fly shop. Come learn a new hobby! Registration is required. Please call 816-795-4300 and ask for a fly shop associate for more information. Class sizes are limited; classes are free but you will need to bring or purchase your own supplies.

 

Choosing the Right Camo For Turkey Hunting:

This seminar will take place upstairs near the Optics counter on our bridge at 2pm on Saturday, April 6th and Sunday, April 7th.  Come and discover which camo is going to work best for Missouri turkey hunting.  Make sure you have all the right gear before heading out. You will not need to pre-register for this class.

 

Take Aim!  Beginners Archery:

This class will focus on the basics of archery:

• Learning the safety first

• Importance of the parts of the bow

• Proper stance

• Achieving a good shot

This is a great family activity – they are open to the public, FREE, and taught by some of our seasoned Archery Staff in the store. Take Aim is a class for those who want to explore the sport of Archery. You are more than welcome to bring your own equipment, but it is not required.  Please call or e-mail April at 816-795-4307 or amvertako@basspro.com to reserve your spot. Classes will take place in our Archery Range in the Hunting Department on April 9th and April 16th at 7pm. Class size is limited and you must sign a waiver to participate. 

 

Advanced Turkey Calling:

Join us for instruction on Advanced Turkey Calling on Saturday, April 13 & Sunday April 14 at 2pm. This seminar will be taught by Norbert, who is an active member of NWTF and a very seasoned turkey hunter and caller. This seminar will be held upstairs on our bridge near the optics counter.  No need to preregister for this seminar. 

 

Basic Knot Tying For Fishing:

Friday, April 19th at 7pm in the Conservation Room

Knots do not have to be difficult, but you need to make sure you have the right one on there to reel in that big fish.  Come discover some basic knots and bring your questions.  There will be hands on demonstrations.  We ask that you please preregister for this seminar by emailing April at amvertako@basspro.com or by calling 816-795-4307.

 

 

Youth Archery:

We will be having a Youth Archery seminar on Saturday, April 20 & Sunday, April 21 at 2pm in our Archery Range.  No supplies needed.  Bring the kids up to learn proper stance, safety, and how Archery can be a fun sport.  Please preregister for this class by calling April at 816-795-4307 or e-mail at amvertako@basspro.com

 

 

Hiking 101:

Thursday, April 25th at 7pm

Come join Jeff as he talks about everything you need to know about making your next hiking trip the best trip of your life.  He will discuss proper footwear, hiking packs, and what to pack.  Please preregister for this class by e-mail - amvertako@basspro.com or by telephone at 816-795-4307.

 

 

Spring Food Plots:

Come join us as we talk about getting Spring Food Plots planted on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 at 2pm.  These seminars will be held upstairs on the bridge near our optics counter.  No need to preregister for this seminar.

 

Camping Critters:  Let’s Talk Fishing!

Tuesday, April 30th in the Conservation Room at 10:30am

Open to toddler's aged 2 - 5 years.

Come in and have some fun with our new Toddler Program - Camping Critters!  This month, we will talk about how much fun fishing can be.  Some of our topics include local fishing, learning the different parts of a fishing pole, and let the kids try their skills out at casting.  We have some drinks and snacks as well and will finish up the morning by reading a story.  This program normally lasts about an hour long.  Space is limited - we ask you call or e-mail April for preregistration - amvertako@basspro.com or 816-795-4307.


 

We hope you will be able to come in and join us for one of these fun free seminars soon!

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Spring Turkey Techniques

Turkey season is right around the corner, and for those of you who are gearing up for the upcoming season, read on.  Turkey hunters are a passionate and dedicated group. Those that chase turkeys with archery equipment take the challenge of harvesting a nice tom or jake this spring to the next level. Getting a bead on a tom with a shotgun can be hard enough but when you decide to do it with your bow, that difficulty becomes significantly higher.

What is the best type of broadheads for bowhunting turkeys? This can be a tough one. Just like when choosing the best broadhead for other types of hunting seasons, much of this decision is based primarily of personal preference.  With this being stated, my preference is mechanical broadheads. They fly like field tips and due to the “mechanical” expansion, they normally will stay within the turkey opposed to getting a complete pass-through.  When shooting turkeys with broadheads, if they run/fly after the shot, they usually do not leave the best blood trails. The ideal shot is to accurately place an arrow that penetrates at least one wing, if not both, while hitting the vitals. This will ensure a quick kill and a bird that is unable to fly.

When hunting for turkeys with a bow, your setup is critical. I often get the question regarding which is better, hunting from a blind or from the ground? In my opinion, both are effective options, the real question is what type of “turkey chaser” are you, and what is the situation. If you are bow hunting turkeys for the first time, the first thing you will learn is truly how impressive the wild turkey is at picking up movement. It was not until I started toting a bow in the turkey woods that I really began to appreciate the eyesight of a turkey. It takes practice getting your setup right on a turkey with a bow. With a bow, I want them within 20-30 yards to increase my odds on such a small target. Therefore, your setup is everything. For me, if I know where a gobbler likes to hang out and strut and have the ability to setup a blind without him seeing me, than this is a great option. What is interesting about turkeys and blinds is in my opinion turkeys are not as “forgiving” as whitetail deer. A turkey will notice just about anything out of place and are easily spooked. It is important to get your blind tucked into brush so that it blends in with the terrain around you.

Every person is different, and for me, I enjoy walking the woods and trying to strike a “hot” bird. Therefore, I prefer the ground setup mainly because of my style of turkey hunting. Again though, if I have a bird roosted, and I know where he likes to strut, I would jump at the opportunity to be sitting in a blind at daylight in hope he would come to my calling and decoys 15 yards in front of my blind.

Hunting from the ground, as I have already mentioned, is very difficult for many reasons. You need the bird to get within that 20-30 yard range, and you really cannot draw your bow until they do. This requires attention to detail on your camouflage, your setup, and your decision on when to actually draw. What I have found works best for me, is to setup on my knees with my left shoulder facing towards the direction I think the bird is going to come. I try to find a bush or tree that will allow me to have good visibility in front of me, but be completely blocked on my sides and back. If coming to full draw on a tom is not hard enough, add a few hens or a subordinate or two, and the challenge has just increased dramatically. Finding the right time to draw, as it is with hunting any animal with a bow, will be the toughest challenge when hunting without a blind. If you love bowhunting, there is a very good chance you will enjoy bowhunting for turkeys as well.

 

2013 Iowa Spring Turkey Season Dates

  • Archery Only (Resident)
  • April 15 - May 19, 2013
  • Combination Shotgun/Archery
    • April 6-14             (Youth Season – Resident)
    • April 15-18           (Season 1)
    • April 19-23           (Season 2)
    • April  24-30          (Season 3)
    • May 1-19             (Season 4)

2013 Nebraska Turkey Season Dates

  • Archery
    • March 25-May 31, 2013
  • Youth Archery
    • March 25-May 31, 2013
  • Shotgun
    • April 13-May 31, 2013
  • Youth Shotgun
    • April 6-May 31, 2013
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Were You a Part of the Record?

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If you harvested a Missouri deer with your bow this past season, you helped set a record. According to the Missouri Department of Conservation , archers took 53,997 deer with some combination of stick and string during the 2012-13 season. And if you put an arrow in a turkey, you had a hand in the 3,217 turkeys that were harvested statewide between September 15 and January 15, which is the second-most ever.

I was thankful to harvest two deer on my southern Boone County property during the season – one in late October and the other just before Christmas. They were the first deer I took using my Redhead Blackout Bow, and I certainly don’t expect them to be the last.

One of the reasons mentioned by the Conservation Department for the growth in bow hunting success is the high-quality archery equipment that’s available nowadays. And if you’ve walked through the hunting department at Bass Pro recently, you know that the variety of archery gear available is pretty amazing. If you have always wanted to give bow hunting a try, this is a great time to stop by Bass Pro and get your feet wet. You have several months to select your bow, pick out the arrows you’ll shoot, and – most importantly – spend time on the practice range before bow season opens again on September 15.

For me, nothing is more of an adrenaline-filled thrill than bow hunting. Join the excitement, and you could even help us set a new record in the 2013-14 season!

 

Todd Pridemore, Local Hunting Pro Team Member

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Beating the Winter Blues - Outdoor Style

Things you can do to beat the winter blues (and get ready for the new year)

  1. Clean your reels and get them ready for the 2013 fishing season.  It’s crazy how dust can gunk up the gears and insides of your equipment.
  2. While you are cleaning your reels, make sure you oil up the gears and replace your fishing line.  It is amazing how tangled your inside can get over a season of fishing.
  3. Clean your guns.  Those can build up on dust and residue as they sit over long winter months.  Time to clean out the shotguns in preparation for Spring Turkey season.
  4. Join our Redhead Shooting Range!  We offer a great deal on range time for a year.  This includes both our pistol range in the store as well as our Archery Range. 
  5. Learn how to tie flies.  We offer twice a week fly tying classes at 6:30pm on Monday and Wednesday evenings in our fly shop. 
  6. Take a CCW Class.  We have classes here twice a month for $70.  Check out this website for more information.
  7. Interested in Ducks, Quail, Elk, Turkey, Deer, Bass or Pheasants?  Join your local chapter of Ducks Unlimited, Quail Forever, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation, Quality Deer Management Association, Bassmaster club, or Pheasants Forever.  They are always recruiting new members and these groups do a lot to conserve conservation for years to come.
  8. Nice weather?  Take someone out to do something in the outdoors – whether it be a short hike, a bit of fishing off the dock, or a short bike ride.  Winter is not always cold!  If it is – there is always sledding!
  9. Start researching fun getaways for the warmer months.  This could be a family vacation (Big Cedar Lodge anyone?), fishing trip, or hunting trip.  Some places if you book early trips, you often get a discount.
  10. Come visit us here in the store.  It is always nice and warm with lots of friendly faces to help you discover what you might be missing for your next outdoor adventure.  We have free Outdoor Skills Workshops held here on a monthly basis, as well as much, much more!
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World Class Bucks and the Rut: What you need to know to re-write the record books!

I’m not a morning person.  Never have been, never will be.  Ok, with the exception of the first two weeks of November; and, maybe the last week in October.  Somehow my body just knows.  It accepts its destiny of an early morning rise and defies the snooze button by injecting not only a quick up and at ‘em but more importantly the pep in my step that can only signify one thing…the rut is on!  Over the last decade I have had the opportunity to live and hunt some of the best trophy buck states in the Midwest.  Missouri, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, and now I find myself smack dab in the middle of what is arguably the best of them all, Central Illinois.  I mean, come on man, the Mel Johnson Buck, the typical archery world record deer was taken right here in Peoria County, not to mention the crossbow world record deer, the Jerry Bryant Buck, which was shot just southwest of Peoria, in Fulton County.  Both of which I might point out are on display in the grand entrance of our store in East Peoria, IL that opened up in September of 2011.  For many who visit our store, these deer are merely an exhibition of the hunting heritage of this region.  Perhaps a photo op, or a brief discussion of the hunters whom made these monarchs famous.  But for me, (and some of you,) these two giants represent something greater. 

Jerry Bryant Buck

Beyond my own personal obsession with monster bucks, these two world records represent hope.  Not just for the possibility of an unassuming hunter similar to the likes of Johnson or Bryant to harvest a giant that will once again transform the record books, but for the future of this sport and the deer hunting traditions that have roots back to our beginning.  It is our responsibility as sportsmen and women to pass along that passion to our youth and keep that flame burning.  And there is no better time to do this than when the opportunity to harvest one of these giants is at an all time high. 

It seems to me that every year in early October someone tells me that the rut is already in full swing.  They have seen bucks chasing does, rubs, scrapes and the like.  This always sets in to motion a debate that usually ends in the two sides agreeing to disagree.  In my unswerving pursuit to appease, I would like to once and for all clear the air. 

At least for the Midwest, the largest determining factor for deer breeding activity is photoperiod, or day length.  A small gland deep inside a doe’s brain called the pineal gland is constantly keeping track of the amount of daylight and as the days become shorter it influences the release of sex hormones which ultimately lead to the deer coming into heat.  This process happens at the same time that the buck’s testosterone levels are at an all time high which is the time that we refer to as the rut.  Photoperiod makes the peak breeding times very predictable from year to year.  Why does this matter?  There are 3 phases of the rut and understanding them and using this information judiciously will increase your odds for success.           

  1.  The Seeking Phase:  At this point in the game bucks are starting to look for estrous does.  This is typically the first time a hunter will start seeing the more mature bucks mingling with the does.  You will start to see more rubs and scrapes while buAPI Climbercks prepare to breed.  A buck is approaching the peak in his testosterone level and is willing and ready to pick a fight to establish his dominance.  This is a good time to break out the rattling antlers and give it a try.  Bucks are starting to get on the move and looking for a receptive doe.  The rut has started and you want to be in the woods, period.    My recommendation would be to get the most comfortable deer stand you can find and sit all day long.  I have found that our API climbing deer stands are extremely comfortable due to the way the seat hangs.  It’s like you are sitting in a hammock. 

 

  1. The Chasing Phase:  Does are very close to coming into heat and the bucks just cannot stand it.  They are now actively chasing and checking every doe on a regular basis.  At this point many of the older does have already started to come into estrous.  Most of us have seen this phase.  You have been sitting for hours with nothing going on.  Then all of the sudden a doe crashes through followed closely by a buck or sometimes even two.  This can be a very exciting time to be in the woods.  Deer activity is at a peak, however, getting a shot at a monster will require your ability to get that buck stopped which can be difficult if the doe keeps going.  Some of the most intense fights can happen during this period as bucks solidify the pecking order.  One of the largest bucks I have ever missed, and there have been a few, came during this phase.  I haPrimos Buck Roard a legitimate booner at thirty yards that I brought in with a Primos Buck Roar grunt call by using the snort wheeze.  If you have never used the snort wheeze, come see me in the store today.  That call has changed the way the game is played.

 

  1. The Breeding Phase:  Finally, the doe has entered estrous and breeding has begun.  This phase can last up to two weeks and in my opinion is the toughest phase to hunt.  Bucks are locked down onto does and they don’t move much.  But don’t give up if you haven’t had a shot at a big boy yet.  During this period bucks will break off from does that come out of estrous and hit the trails again in search of another mate.   Again, an all day sit should not be out of the question.

In looking at the days in which the Mel Johnson Buck (October 29th) and the Jerry Bryant Buck (November 15th) were taken, I believe it is only a matter of time until those world records are replaced.  In many aspects it is about being in the right place at the right time.  And those who better understand the timing as it relates to the three phases of the rut and use this information to their advantage have already solved half of the equation.   Mel Johnson Buck 204 4/8 inch Archery World Record

 

In their annual publication of the best days to hunt of the rut, Field & Stream highlights this year’s days that you’ll want to be in a tree.  Here are a few important days you will want to note.

October 24th:  This date is being predicted as the kickoff to the seeking phase given the rising afternoon moon and the expected cooling temperatures.  Look for bucks to finally get moving in daylight as they begin their early search for does.

November 2nd:  According to Field & Stream the photoperiod will trigger a hormone around this time that should really kick bucks into high gear.

November 6th:  Around this day should be the transition between the seeking and chasing phase.  Calls, scents and decoys can be very effective during this time.

 

November 10th:  This day is Field & Stream’s predicted “best day of the rut”.  They predict a lot of daylight activity and mature bucks will be out and about.  The breeding period will go for a week and a half to two weeks from this point.

 

Good luck and good hunting!

Jim Goff, Store Manager
East Peoria, IL Bass Pro Shops

 

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FUN FAMILY ACTIVITIES AT THE CLARKSVILLE BASS PRO SHOPS!

Did you know our store is one of the most family and fun oriented establishments in the area?  We have some upcoming events that are sure to be a big hit with the entire family at the Clarksville Bass Pro Shops!

Family Fun for all ages.

In October and early November, join us for the following:

Outdoor Rewards Night – Sunday, October 7

For all of our customers, this event will take place from 6pm to 9pm.  Not an Outdoor Rewards Member?  It’s easy to sign up on your next visit to a Bass Pro Shops.  Just stop at the Customer Service Desk, and tell them you want to be an Outdoor Rewards Member!  There is no cost and you earn points which that can be used on future purchases!

2012 Waterfowl Migration - October 13 and 14:  There will be factory representatives in the store to answer all of your questions as well as give you tips and tricks on products. Vendors such as Zinks , Final Approach, and Haydel,  just to mention a few.  All you waterfowl fans won’t want to miss this event.

PBR Event for the Kids!  October 13 and 14

The Professional Bull Riders has partnered with Bass Pro Shops to develop this event that will be a great family outing!

Activities as part of this event are:

Stick Bull Riding

Bull Roping

Crafting a Free Leather Wristband

Best Dressed Cowboy or Cowgirl

Color your Kickers

Free Face Painting

Face painting for the young fans!

Bandana Giveaway to the first 100 customers to attend the event!

Meet a Professional Bull Rider!

This event will take place from Noon to 4pm on October 13 and 14!  Check the Clarksville Store Website for times and additional details! 

Visit with use October 19 through the 31 for Halloween!

Once again the Peanuts gang will be joining us for festive Halloween Events beginning October 19 and continuing through October 31!

Activities Scheduled are:

FREE FAMILY PHOTO:

Weekdays October 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31 - 5-8pm 

Weekends Sat. & Sun. October 20, 21, 27, 28 - Noon-5pm

CRAFTS & Coloring Sheets

Saturdays and Sundays, October 20, 21, 27, 28 – 1pm – 4pm

Crafts, costumes, and more!

TRICK OR TREATING

Fridays October 19 & 26, Wednesday October 31 – 5pm – 8pm

GRAB AN APPLE ACTIVITY

Saturdays October 20 and 27 - 1pm – 3pm

SCAVENGER HUNT

Sundays October 21 & 28 - 1pm – 3pm

COSTUME PARADES

Fridays October 19 & 26 - 6pm-7pm

 

2012 Fall Deer Tab

For the avid hunter, beginning October 22, we will be starting our 2012 Fall Deer Tab.  Seminars and activities will be going on between October 22 and November 18.

Archery Basics

October 22 - 3pm Learn about bow basics, arrow choices, reliable releases and selecting the right broad head.

Selecting the Right Gun & Ammo

October 24 - 3pm Choosing the right gun and caliber can be tricky. Our experts will answer your questions and help you decide which rifle shotgun, or handgun meets your need

Dress for the Hunt

November 10 - 3pm Our experts will show you the latest in camo patterns and technologies. We will cover extreme weather gear, scent and insect control as well as the variety of patterns available.

Optics for Your Hunt

November 11 - 3pm Our experts will help you find the perfect scope, range finder, or pair of binoculars for your next hunt. We’ll match products to fit your specific needs.

 

FLY TYING WITH DERBY CITY FLY FISHERS – OCTOBER 25

Join us in the theater at 6:30pm and learn all about fly tying with the local experts!  You won’t want to miss this exciting and informative hand-on workshop!

 

Conservation partners.

October is National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Month.

Throughout the year, Bass Pro Shops partners with different conservation groups to help support the mission and legacy of outdoor conservation.  There will be opportunities for you to donate $2.00 for a chance to win hundreds of dollars in gift cards to Bass Pro Shops! Various chapters will be in the store during the month to introduce you to the mission of the NWTF.  On October 27 and 28, the NWTF JAKES trailer will be at the Clarksville Store for the Kid’s to try their hand at BB Guns and air soft.  You won’t want to miss this educational and informative event!

To check on times, and any other events, please call 812-218-5500.   Our friendly staff will be glad to assist you and let you know what is happening at your local Clarksville store.

Tina Tucker,  Special Events Coordinator, Bass Pro Shops, Clarksville, Indiana

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Fall Hunting Season

I don’t know about you, but I am counting down the days to October 1! Are you ready for the open of archery season? Checklists are done and everything is good to go? Come in to Bass Pro Shops and get those last minute items that you have been putting off.
 
shirt We know that scent control is extremely important and we have just what you need. Our AXE Endura Skin is effective in keeping your scent controlled. It is also great for moisture wicking. It is available in Realtree AP, Mossy Oak Break-up Infinity, and black. All are available in a relaxed fit or fitted. hat We have mock or crew neck, short or long sleeve so it’s up to you to decide which fits your style best. We offer several accessories as well from beanies, balaclavas, arm guards, and neck ups.


A great addition to your gear is our Rut Zone glove. Rut Zone gloves are tight fitting with a great gripping ability but most important, scent control. Another great feature offered is sensitive touch thumb and fingertip for easy texting or sending photos of those big trophies! It also has a pocket on the back for warmers to keep your hands warm and ready to take the shot.


Good luck in your 2012 archery season!
Bass Pro Shops, Hanover County
 

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Woods or Water?

    Early fall is a significant time of year for anyone that has a passion for the outdoors.  Several hunting seasons are coming in and fish are really starting to bite.  If you are here in Indiana, dove and squirrel season are in full swing and our archery season for deer is just around the corner.  The early season for teal and geese has already come and gone.  With the addition of crossbows as a legal hunting method during our archery season, folks are really starting to gain some options.  Managing your days off work to fit all of this in can be difficult at times, but it can be done.  Combo hunts are some of my favorite.  For example, some friends and I spent one Sunday morning hunting geese and  when that was done, we re-tooled and shot our limits of doves.My lab Woody looks on after a successful combo hunt on a September Sunday morning.  Watching football on Sunday afternoon after a morning like that is very satisfying.  

    Don't limit yourself to just hunting though, fishing is awesome right now, too.  Whether you are soaking a wax worm under a bobber to catch a mess of bluegill or gunning after some largemouth,  you are bound to find some kind of success.  Look for the bass to begin moving shallow and chasing bait around.  The Alabama Rig is an excellent selection for bass right now.  Mix it up with crankbaits, topwater, and spinnerbaits as well.  Focus on looking for bait and fishing near the bait.  Try different colors and depths until you find what they want.  If you have done all of that and can't figure out a way to catch them, you can always head home and finish the afternoon with a bow shoot.

   There are no shortage of options right now when it comes to enjoying yourself outside.  The beautiful weather we have been blessed with this month is just an extra incentive to be out doing something.  The hardest part will be choosing what to do with your time off.  Make sure to plan a trip to Bass Pro Shops on your way out so you can be geared for success.  Nothing is as bad as finding out you don't have enough shotgun shells or the kind of baits you need to be successful on these nice days.
 

-Brian Eickholtz

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What's that Smell? Scent Control for the 2012 Season

Realtree fitted AXE Endura SkinMossy Oak Endura Skin relaxed fitI don’t know about you, but I am counting down the days to October 1! No more procrastinating. Are you ready for the open of archery season? Check lists are done and everything is good to go? Come in to Bass Pro Shops East Peoria and get those last minute items that you have been putting off.

 

We know that scent control is extremely important and we have just what you need. Our AXE Endura Skin is effective in keeping your scent controlled as well as a great moisture wicking. black short-sleeved relaxed fit endura skin shirtWe offer it in Realtree AP, Mossy Oak Break-up Infinity and black. All are available in a relaxed fit or fitted for those looking for a tight layer. We have Mock or crew neck, short or long sleeve so it’s up to you to decide which fits your style best. balaclava

 

 

We offer several accessories as well from beanies, balaclavas, arm guards, and neck ups.

 

 

A great addition to your gear is our Rut Zone glove.Rut Zone gloves Rut Zone Gloves are tight fitting with a great gripping ability but most important, scent control. Another great feature offered is sensitive touch thumb and fingertip for easy texting to your buddies or sending photos of the trophies taken. It also has a pocket on the back for a pocket warmer to keep your hands warm and ready to that the shot.

Good luck in your 2012 archery season!

Theresa Baior, Camo lead
Bass Pro Shops, East Peoria

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Know Your Store: The Mel Johnson Buck

Mel Johnson Buck
From a makeshift ground blind, Mel Johnson harvested a typical whitetail in the fall of 1965
that no one has been able to approach with archery gear since.
 

At 204 4/8 net inches, the deer stands today as the World Record archery typical whitetail. Only two typical have been taken since that officially score higher – both with firearm. The buck weighed 270 lbs. field dressed and an estimated 340 lbs. live.

Mel used a 65-70 pound Howatt recurve bow, Micro-Flite fiberglass arrows with Zwickey  broadheads and little else in the way of equipment. Mel’s deer received both the Ishi Award (Pope & Young) and the Sagamore Hill Award (Boone & Crockett), a distinction no other game animal can claim.

Mel is retired from his career as a Caterpillar mechanic and lives in Woodford County, Illinois. He continues to bowhunt for deer and enjoys turkey hunts.

Location: Foyer
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Preparing for a Scent-Free Hunt

The opening of archery season is less than two weeks away in Missouri. If you’re planning to climb into a tree stand or sit in a ground blind this season to harvest deer, I bet you’ve already invested a good amount of time in getting ready. You’ve probably been shooting your bow more than Robin Hood, and you may have spent your summer weekends hanging stands and trimming shooting lanes.  But there is something else that you can’t afford to forget about as you prepare for September 15: scent control.
If you haven’t already done it, make sure you wash all of your clothes – including your socks, hats, and underwear - in a special scent-free and UV-free laundry detergent

Hang them outside to dry – away from any strange smells like smoke, gasoline, or a BBQ grill – and then store them in an air tight storage container like this one.

Since there are almost always cedar trees in the areas where I hunt, I always throw a few small cedar branches in the bottom of the container as an extra way to ensure that my clothes won’t smell out of place once I put them on and enter the woods. And don’t forget to wash and store any other accessories you take with you, like backpacks and safety harnesses.
For those things that you can’t wash and store – like binoculars, range finders, deer calls, and even your bow – make sure you have a good supply of scent-eliminating spray on hand to apply to your gear before you hit the woods. Personally, I prefer to use Wildlife Research Center’s scent-eliminating spray 

But a new product this year that I’ve heard great things about and am excited to use is Wildlife Research Center’s “Gold Spray” which claims to be beyond 99% effective at stopping replicated human odor , based on testing at Rutgers University.
Finally, make sure you take a shower prior to each hunt using scent-eliminating soap and shampoo.  There are a wide array of these products available at Bass Pro.  For several years now, I’ve used Hunter’s Specialties Scent-A-Way Liquid Antibacterial Soap with nothing but good results.
If you’ve hunted deer before, you know that the biggest obstacle we face in being successful is fooling the deer’s nose. Make sure you enter the woods as scent-free as absolutely possible for each and every hunt this fall, and you won’t regret it.
I’d love to hear what your favorite scent-reduction products are. What do you use that I didn’t mention?

Scent Control
 
Todd Pridemore, Local Hunting Pro Team Member

www.BassPro.com

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“No Taxes”

Hunting and shooting can be expensive. In fact, when you add up the price of guns, ammunition, tree stands, decoys, clothing, calls, boots and optics, they can be quite expensive. And that is before the store clerk adds in state and local sales tax.  That’s why ya’ll should come on over to Bass Pro Shops in Denham Springs and take advantage of the 2nd Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday.  The 2012 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday* takes place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 7th, 8th, and 9th. No matter what, we are ready to help you get all of your hunting wants and needs to make 2012 your best hunting year ever?

Some of the things the Holiday apply to:

  • Firearms: meaning a shotgun, rifle, pistol, revolver, or other handgun that can be legally sold or purchased in Louisiana.
  • Ammunition: means a projectile with a fuse, propelling charges, or primers fired from a firearm or gun that can be legally sold or purchased in Louisiana.
  • Archery items used for hunting, such as bows, crossbows, arrows, quivers, and shafts.
  • Off-road vehicles, such as all terrain vehicles, designed and intended primarily for hunting. (Note: this doesn't mean all ATV's qualify, the customer has to declare that they are primarily using the ATV for hunting purposes).
  • Accessories designed to be used for hunting.
  • Animal feed for consumption primarily by game that can be legally hunted.
  • Hunting apparel.
  • Hunting shoes and boots designed and used for hunting.
  • Bags to carry game or hunting gear.
  • Binoculars, only if purchased to be used for hunting.
  • Firearms or archery cases.
  • Range finders.
  • Knives that are primarily used for hunting.
  • Decoys.
  • Tree stands.
  • Blinds.
  • Optics, such as rifle scopes and impact resistant glasses for shooting.
  • Holsters.

Some things the Holiday does not apply to:

  • The holiday only applies to sales made for personal (non-business use). If merchandise being sold is going to a customer who is using it for business, trade, or professional use, then the sale is not eligible for exemption.
  • Food for animals kept as pets.
  • Knives used for recreational purposes.
  • Toy guns or other items used as children's toys.


*Act 453 of the 2009 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature enacted the "Annual Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Holiday Act" that provides an exemption from the state and local sales and use taxes on individuals' purchases of firearms, ammunition, and hunting supplies on the first Friday through Sunday of each September.

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Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend No Tax Holiday!

National RedHead Pro-Hunting Team

 

Attention Hunters! The 2012 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday* takes place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 7th, 8th, and 9th. Let me tell you, we are excited here at Bass Pro Shops in Bossier City, whether you need a Nikon Laser Rangefinder to set up your stand in just the right location, or the Bushnell GPS to find your stand on your hunting property. We are ready to help you get all of your hunting wants and needs to make 2012 your best hunting year ever?



Some of the things the Holiday apply to:

  • Firearms: meaning a shotgun, rifle, pistol, revolver, or other handgun that can be legally sold or purchased in Louisiana.
  • Ammunition: means a projectile with a fuse, propelling charges, or primers fired from a firearm or gun that can be legally sold or purchased in Louisiana.
  • Archery items used for hunting, such as bows, crossbows, arrows, quivers, and shafts.
  • Off-road vehicles, such as all terrain vehicles, designed and intended primarily for hunting. (Note: this doesn't mean all ATV's qualify, the customer has to declare that they are primarily using the ATV for hunting purposes).
  • Accessories designed to be used for hunting.
  • Animal feed for consumption primarily by game that can be legally hunted.
  • Hunting apparel.
  • Hunting shoes and boots designed and used for hunting.
  • Bags to carry game or hunting gear.
  • Binoculars, only if purchased to be used for hunting.
  • Firearms or archery cases.
  • Range finders.
  • Knives that are primarily used for hunting.
  • Decoys.
  • Tree stands.
  • Blinds.
  • Optics, such as rifle scopes and impact resistant glasses for shooting.
  • Holsters.

Some things the Holiday does not apply to:

  • The holiday only applies to sales made for personal (non-business use). If merchandise being sold is going to a customer who is using it for business, trade, or professional use, then the sale is not eligible for exemption.
  • Food for animals kept as pets.
  • Knives used for recreational purposes.
  • Toy guns or other items used as children's toys.


*Act 453 of the 2009 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature enacted the "Annual Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Holiday Act" that provides an exemption from the state and local sales and use taxes on individuals' purchases of firearms, ammunition, and hunting supplies on the first Friday through Sunday of each September.

Denise B.
Special Events Coordinator

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Fall Hunting Classic 2012

Fall Hunting Classic 2012 Events and Activities

 

.Bow Trade-In Runs August 3 - August 8.  Take advantage of your coupon for an amount off your new bow depending upon the price of the new bow. 

 

Sunday, August 5th - National Pro Seminars

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1pm - Bart & Blair Goins Present:  Filming Hunts and Our Experiences as Cast Members on "Dream Season" TV

2PM - Allen Morris Presents:  Call More Preditors Using Both Electronic and Hand Calls

 

Scope Trade-In Runs August 9th - August 14.  Take advantage of your coupon for an amount off your new scope depending upon the price of the new scope.

 

Friday, August 10 through Sunday, August 12 - Vendor Booths

Join us as we welcome several vendors from many of the hunting products we carry in store.  These guys are great experts and will be able to answer questions about products that you present to them.  Hours are:

Friday, August 10:  10am - 8pm

Saturday, August 11:  10am - 6pm

Sunday, August 12:  10am - 5pm

 

Local Pro-Staff Seminars

Friday, August 10

6:00pm – “Using Big Game Scents & Calls Effectively”

7:00pm – “Gear Choices in Holsters, Tactical Clothing and Personal Defense Accessories”

8:00pm – “Scent Control for the 2012 Hunting Season/What’s New in Scent Control Apparel and Sprays”

Saturday, August 11

1:00pm – “Using Big Game Scents & Calls Effectively”

2:00pm – “Gear Choices in Holsters, Tactical Clothing and Personal Defense Accessories”

3:00pm – “Scent Control for the 2012 Hunting Season/What’s New in Scent Control Apparel and Sprays”

4:00pm – “Choosing the Right Optics”

5:00pm – “Fundamentals of Long Range Hunting & Shooting”

Sunday, August 12

1:00pm – “Tips for Game Camera Placement”

2:00pm – “Fundamentals of Long Range Hunting & Shooting”

3:00pm – “Field Dressing, Transporting & Processing Game”

4:00pm – “Choosing the Right Optics”

Women In The Outdoors Annual Event - Friday, August 10 & Saturday, August 11

Friday, August 10th kicks off the WITO annual Women's event.  This group is a division of the National Wild Turkey Federation.  The kick off on Friday evening includes a Fashion Show and Weanie Roast.  Saturday morning the group continues their 2 day event with all day seminars, fun raffles and activities. 

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ATV Ride and Drive

Meet with our professional staff and test drive ATV's from Noon to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday, August 11th and 12th.

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Binocular Trade-In Runs August 15 - August 19.  Take advantage of a coupon for trading in your binoculars or rangefinder towards the purchase of a new pair of binoculars or rangfinder dependent upon the price of the new item you are wanting to purchase.

August 17-19 - Next Generation Weekend

Noon - 5pm

Turkey Craft 1pm - 4pm

  • *NEW* Airsoft Target Shoot
  • Paintball Cage
  • Bass Pro Shops Next Generation Youth Seminars - Learn the basics for safe, fun and accurate airsoft shooting and archery!  (Friday:  4:30pm-Archery Basics, Saturday: 2:30pm-Airsoft Shooting Basics, 4:30pm-Archery Basics, Sunday: 2:30pm-Archery Basics, 4:30pm-Airsoft Shooting Basics)
  • Free Photo Opportunity at the Airsoft range
  • Free Giveaways for the first 100 kids to complete the activities!

 

BONUS PRO APPEARANCE!

Sunday, August 18th from 1pm - 3pm

Heartland Bowhunters Shawn Luchtel and Mike Hunsucker will be present to discuss tips and tricks for a successful bow season. 

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Any questions regarding any of these events can be sent to April at amvertako@basspro.com.  Hope to have you join us for some fun!!!!

 

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2012 Fall Hunting Classic at Cincinnati Bass Pro Shops

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The 2012 Fall Hunting Classic will be held here at Cincinnati Bass Pro Shops August 3rd through the 19th, 2012. These 17 days of activities and sales will include workshops held by national pros and local experts, ATV test drives, a chance to win a Utah  hunt for mule deer or antelope, and an entire weekend dedicated to our up and coming youth hunters including Free AirSoft shooting range and FREE paintball shooting cage. You can also trade in your used bow, scope, binoculars or rangefinders to upgrade your equipment !!!

Here is the schedule of events:

Friday, August 3rd – Bass Pro Shops Hunting University w/National Pro Appearances and Workshops

6:00pm – “Patterning Bucks with Trail Cameras” by Dr. Grant Woods, Co-Host of “GrowingDeer.tv” TV Show and a member of our RedHead Pro Hunting Team

7:00pm – “Hunting the Elusive Whitetail” by Bill Epeards, member of the Mossy Oak Pro Staff

8:00pm – “”Hunting Whitetails” by Walter Parrott, Champion Caller & member of our RedHead Pro Hunting Team

Travel permitting the pros will be here before and after their appearances for autograph and photo opportunities as well

We will have vendor booths here starting at noon on Friday and running through Sunday afternoon. These vendors will be answering questions and displaying their latest products as well as providing demos and workshops on Saturday and Sunday

Starting on Friday you will be able to register to win a Utah Hunt for mule deer or antelope guided by a member of the Under Armour Buck Commanders and the UA Hunt Team in Central Utah. You provide the gun and ammo and you will be treated to the rest including round trip air fare, transportation, and accommodations for 3 days and 2 nights and one hunting tag. Please see details at the store. In addition, one winner at our store will win a RedHead Spotting Scope and RedHead Large Gear Bag. This drawing will be held at the conclusion of the Classic.

Hunter Appreciation Weekend will be August 10 – 12 with local pros and experts teaching workshops, and a FREE ATV obstacle course test drive on Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm.

Workshops schedule:

Friday August 10

6:00pm – Using Big Game Scents Effectively

7:00pm – Gear Choices in Holsters, Tactical Clothing & Personal Defense Accessories

8:00pm – Scent Control for the 2012 Hunting Season – What’s new in scent control apparel & sprays

Saturday August 11

1:00pm – Using Big Game Scents & Calls Effectively

2:00pm – Gear Choices in Holsters, Tactical Clothing & Personal Defense Accessories

3:00pm - Scent Control for the 2012 Hunting Season – What’s new in scent control apparel & sprays

4:00pm – Choosing the Right Optics

5:00pm – Fundamentals of Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Sunday August 12th

1:00pm – Tips for Game Camera Placement

2:00pm - Fundamentals of Long Range Hunting & Shooting

3:00pm – Field Dressing, Transporting & Processing Game

4:00pm – Choosing the Right Optics

Bring in your used bow, scope, binoculars or rangefinder and receive a coupon towards a purchase of a new one. We in turn donate these items to local youth groups and other charitable organizations.

Bow Trade In (including crossbows) – August 3rd to 8th

Scope Trade In – August 9th to 14th

Binoculars & Rangefinders – August 15th to 19th

Our Classic will concluded with the Next Generation weekend that is designed to introduce local youth to the outdoors through awareness seminars, crafts and outdoor activities.

Friday 8/17 to Sunday 8/19

Noon to 5pm

FREE Airsoft Range

FREE Paintball Cage

FREE Photo Opportunity at the Airsoft Range

1:00pm to 4:00pm – Free Turkey Craft

FREE workshops to learn the basics for safe, fun and accurate Airsoft Shooting and Archery

Friday 8/17 @ 4:30pm – Archery Basics

Saturday 8/18 @ 2:30pm – Airsoft Shooting Basics

Saturday 8/18 @ 4:30pm – Archery Basics

Sunday 8/19 @ 2:30pm – Archery Basics

Sunday 8/19 @ 4:30pm – Airsoft Shooting Basics

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2012 Fall Hunting Classic

Fall Hunting Classic
(August 3 - 19)

August 5
Bass Pro Shops Hunting University!
Join us for these special guest speakers!

Fall Hunting Classic Pros

2 p.m. - Keith Burgess, Team Primos - "Mastering the Art of Deer Hunting"

3 p.m. - Rod Owen, Drury Outdoors Pro Staff - "Hunting Trophy Whitetails from the Ground"

 
August 10-12 - More Great, Free Seminars from our Local Pros!

Friday, August 10

6:00pm – “Using Big Game Scents & Calls Effectively”

7:00pm – “Gear Choices in Holsters, Tactical Clothing and Personal Defense Accessories”

8:00pm – “Scent Control for the 2012 Hunting Season/What’s New in Scent Control Apparel and Sprays”

Choosing the Right OpticsSaturday, August 11

1:00pm – “Using Big Game Scents & Calls Effectively”

2:00pm – “Gear Choices in Holsters, Tactical Clothing and Personal Defense Accessories”

3:00pm – “Scent Control for the 2012 Hunting Season/What’s New in Scent Control Apparel and Sprays”

4:00pm – “Choosing the Right Optics”

5:00pm – “Fundamentals of Long Range Hunting & Shooting”

Sunday, August 12

1:00pm – “Tips for Game Camera Placement”

2:00pm – “Fundamentals of Long Range Hunting & Shooting”

3:00pm – “Field Dressing, Transporting & Processing Game”

4:00pm – “Choosing the Right Optics”ATV Course

 

August 11 and 12 - ATV Obstacle Course!

 

August 17-19 - Next Generation Weekend!

 

  • Airsoft Target Shoot
  • Paintball Cage
  • Bass Pro Shops Next Generation Youth Seminars - Learn the basics for safe, fun and accurate airsoft shooting and archery!
  • Free Photo Opportunity at the Airsoft range
  • Free Crafts
  • Free Giveaways for the first 100 kids to complete the activities!
     

 

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