Product Spotlight - RangeMaxx Tactical Gear

Awesome Christmas gift alert!

Jarrod in our Hunting Department recommends this gear! Practical for tactical, Jarrod says they are essential for any AR owner. Here are his two favorites!

RangeMaxx R2G CCW Tactical Range Bag

Plenty of zippered compartments - the large zippered main compartment has room for ammo, shooting glasses, hearing protection, your cleaning kit and more. Two large zippered side pockets feature magazine pouches - one for AR-15 and the other for pistol mags. The pistol mag pocket even folds down to give you a safe surface for gun cleaning and work. There's two zippered end pockets for even more storage options.

RangeMaxx Tactical R2G CCW Tactical Range Pack

Someone on Jarrod's Christmas list is getting this! The tactical pack/range bag has pouches for SIX AR-15 mags and three handgun mags. Like the range bag, the large main compartment is suitable for ammo, gun cleaning kit, hearing and eye protection, electronics or general storage. The pack also features a dual-zipper rear access panel to a pocket for handgun storage - the universal holster keeps your handgun exactly where you need it for quick and smooth draw.

All of the RangeMaxx gear is made of 1000D polyester and has exterior MOLLE webbing so you can add the extras you need and have your gear organized and ready to go!

Jarrod says he's got the range bag thrown in his truck and always prepared.

Don't you want to be?

Check out the complete line of RangeMaxx gear at Bass Pro Shops Altoona or online.

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This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - A Super Toys for Tots Weekend!

Happy Thanksgiving! The holidays are in full gear now and we have a super way to get your children involved in helping others less fortunate. Bring the family to Santa's Wonderland and help bring Christmas to kids who may not have one otherwise.

Donate a toy to Toys for Tots, PLUS bring in a new hat, mittens/glove, or boots for a child ages 4-12 to donate to community students in our Warm Kids Campaign!

While you're here that weekend, you might also win one of the many prizes we will be giving away! Bass Pro Shops gift cards, apparel, sunglasses, and more...we will be giving away one prize every half hour from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. both days!

Remember! You need a Bass Pass to see Santa! Once the wait in line hits 30 minutes, we start handing out Bass Passes. This pass holds a virtual spot in line for you, which allows you to enjoy Santa's Wonderland, grab a bite to eat or go bowling at Uncle Buck's, and shop until your designated time arrives. We ALWAYS use the Bass Pass on weekends.
IF THE DEMAND TO SEE SANTA WARRANTS, WE WILL START HANDING OUT BASS PASSES BEFORE SANTA'S SCHEDULED START TIME.

Toy for Tots

Join forces with us to help Toys for Tots!
Saturday and Sunday
 November 29 and 30, 2014 ONLY


Donate a toy in-store to Toys for Tots and receive a FREE photo package in Santa's Wonderland!

Donate a toy (or toys) on either Nov. 29 or 30 and receive a coupon for ONE free special Toy Donation package valued at $20.

ONE COUPON PER FAMILY (no matter how many toys donated). Coupons are redeemable until December 5.

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Super Saturday and Super Sunday Weekend Activities!

The last weekend in November we pull out all the stops for another Super Saturday and Super Sunday weekend! Free drawings every hour and door prizes!

Drawings are from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. both days! Prizes are listed below.  Plus, the first 100 customers through the door each day receive a special giveaway! Of course, our 5 Day Special and Red Hot Deals will still be in place so you can pick up those holiday gifts while visiting Santa's Wonderland, too! All part of the fun as we celebrate the holidays at Bass Pro Shops Altoona!

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Invasion of the Wiggle Warts!

Invasion of the Wiggle Warts

Brand-new Bass Pro Shops EXCLUSIVE Wiggle Warts have arrived!

The Wiggle Wart is a classic lure that is part of the Storm lineup that was purchased by Rapala in the 1990's and has been a favorite for early spring and a must for Ozark waters. Bass Pro Shops now has added 4 new colors that are exclusive to our lineup of Wiggle Warts.

The first new color is Phantom Green Blue Craw (top picture, far left), a translucent green with blue on the underbelly. The next color is Phantom PB & J Craw (top picture, middle),a translucent purple-brown craw with a distinct translucent darker purple underbelly. Then Phantom Brown Orange (top picture, far right), a translucent brown with a translucent belly. Lastly is Peanut Butter & Jelly Craw (bottom picture), featuring a light brown (ie: peanut butter) with a purple underbelly. 

No longer will you need to send in your Wiggle Warts for a custom PB & J paint job, Bass Pro Shops has you covered without paying extra. These colors will be perfect for matching the crayfish as they change colors with the seasons and their environment. Especially with the additional phantom colors for clear water applications.

For fishing with the Wiggle Wart make sure to use a rod with a parabolic bend in it to allow the bait some give when a fish sucks it into their mouth from a distance. One such rod would be the new Bass Pro Shops Crankin' Stick, with a mix of graphite and fiberglass to allow for some give. Also when using in the colder weather of early spring make sure to not over reel the bait. Not only are the baitfish slow but so are the bass. Use a slow speed reel such as a 5:2.1 Bass Pro Shops Pro Qualifier baitcasting reel to help slow down your retrieve. Match this with 10 - 12 lb Fluorocarbon to get the Wiggle Wart down to its running depth. If you need it to run a little shallower than its 7' - 18' running depth, use a wider diameter line such as a heavier pound test.

To match the crayfish, look for chunk rock banks and rip rap in which they usually hide in. Make sure to get it down to where it is ticking and grinding along the rocks like a crayfish. Also in the prespawn look for slopped banks that lead to spawning flats that the fish will be transitioning along as they move towards the spawn.

 

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Super Saturday & Super Sunday Sweepstakes Event

Super Saturday & Super Sunday Sweepstakes Event

Join us the day after Black Friday for our annual Super Saturday and Super Sunday Sweepstakes weekend!!

This Saturday, November 29th and Sunday, November 30th we will have TWO DRAWINGS EVERY HOUR* from 10:30am to 5:30pm.

There will also be door prizes given out to the FIRST 100 customers EACH DAY!

 

* Every hour there will be one winner for the sponsored prize and a separate winner for the Bass Pro Shop Gift Card

                                                                                           

 

Also, do not forget to bring in a toy donation for our TOYS FOR TOTS DONATION DRIVE!!

Receive a FREE photo package with your donation*—a $20 value!

Photo package includes:

(2) 6 x 8 Prints

(2) 4x 6 Prints

(1) 5 x7 Print

Digital Download

* One photo package per family/per donation

 

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Instant Gun Rebate Days are HERE!!!

November savings are here!

Do you have a gun on your Christmas list?

On Wednesday and Thursday – November 26-27, 2014 if you purchase an in-stock gun using your Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Rewards Credit Card you are eligible to receive an instant rebate!!!

Rebate amount is based on the gun amount only not the transaction amount.

Gun Purchase Amount (pre-tax)                                                               Rebate Amount

$200- $499.99                                                                                     $25

$500-$749.99                                                                                      $50

$750-$999.99                                                                                      $75

$1000 – UP                                                                                          $100

 

If you don’t have a Bass Pro Shops Master Card yet, now’s the time to visit with our amazing associates at the Credit Card stand.

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Super Weekend!!!

Black Friday is only the beginning of the fun at Bass Pro Shops!! We have planned a SUPER Weekend with our 5 Day Sale items and Super Saturday and Sunday Giveaways!

Be one of the first 100 customers to enter the store on Saturday, November 29 and receive a FREE Bass Pro Shops Knife!!!

On Sunday, November 30, the first 100 will receive a FREE Rattlin' Rapala Lure!! (differs from lure pictured below)

After you enter the store - right in the lobby sign up for our Super Weekend Sweepstakes. We will have 2 drawings EVERY hour from 10:30 am -5:30 pm. Each hour we will have 2 drawings- one for a prize and one for a Bass Pro Shops Gift Card.

In-store only promotion! You do not have to be present to win. Must be 21 yrs of age for door prizes and to enter.


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Outdoor Cooking Primer - Three- Minute Mug Cake

I've had this recipe for a while and finally made them. The outdoor aspect? I sent my husband off for his afternoon hunt with a bowl full of warm chocolate cake! Likewise, those little and big kiddos out sledding, snowshoeing, and enjoying winter, will surely enjoy having this to warm their bellies! Now, the texture is not like a "cake" as you know it, but thicker, and spongier. But that's okay with me!

I used a big coffee mug...about 16 oz...because the original recipe said it would rise over the top of the mug. I figured that meant "run over and create a big mess."  But, the cake only went halfway up the big mug, so I'm assuming you can use an 8 oz mug and the "rise over" means it goes straight up.

Three-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

1 Coffee Mug
4 Tbsp four (NOT self-rising)
4 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp baking cocoa
1 egg
3 Tbsp milk
3 Tbsp oil
small splash vanilla
Nuts (optional)

Add dry ingredients to mug and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.

Add the vanilla and mix again. Put the mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes on high. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed. Allow to cool a bit and tip out on the plate, if desired.

I made two mugs at the same time, so after the first three minutes, I cooked them a bit more...about 45 seconds to 1 minute just to make sure they were done.

After tipping onto the plate, I drizzled some raspberry sauce over them. Caramel sauce would be good, too, or ice cream!

Enjoy!

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Binoculars - Fun - Practical - Gift

Now that Deer season is in full swing, your hunter is out utilizing all their equipment.  How are their binoculars?  Do they still have the same pair as when they were young?  Perhaps it is time to treat yourself or leave some hints for love ones to pick you up the pair you want.

Here are a few questions you may want to ask:

What is your budget?

What will they/you be using them for?

The binoculars that we sell here at Bass Pro Shop are not just for hunters.  People use binoculars for all different reasons.  Hunting, Bird Watching, Hiking, Sporting Events, Sightseeing, Boating, Concerts, Star Gazing, and more.

Did you know that with a basic pair of binoculars, you can see up to 3000 stars?  When you decide to stop in and look at the binouclars, ask any one of our associates in the hunting department to direct you to the right one to fit your need and wallet.

Perhaps you are looking for binoculars for the first time hunter.  The Bass Pro Shop Rubber Armor Binoculor-Porro Prism is a great gift idea.  Durable with rubber armor finish, a wide angle design these are great for outdoor activities.  Priced around $40 makes them the perfect first pair of binoculars for your young hunter, boy scout, or hiker.

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A little more expensive around $100 is the Leupold Rogue Binoculars.  These binoculars have a easy focus with a oversized focus knob for anyone who may have a little arthritis.  A great price for waterproof, lightweight and compact binoculars, their field of view is 1000 yards.

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The Redfield Rebel 10x42 Binoculars, are well balanced, and easy to handle.  A great value at around $170, their clarity and brightness will impress you. 

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As you spend more, you will see the image get crisper and cleaner farther out.  At approx. $300 the Nikon Monarch 5 Binoculars are rugged, clear, lightweight and are waterproof as well as fog proof.  Extra low dispersion glass lenses and multilayer prism coating makes these binoculars worth every penny.  Along the same line are the Bushnell Legend Ultra HD Binoculars.    Great focus, clear, slim lightweight but able to take on any toughness you give it.  Waterproof and fogproof.  A great price for what you get.

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The Vortex Viper HD Binoculars are high density with extra low dispersion glass.  Anti reflective coatings and 100% waterproof and fogproof.  Roof prisms and a Armor Tek Coating these are a great value at around $560.

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The prices go up depending on what you are looking for.  Follow the steps of knowing your budget and what are the binoculars being used for.  Then, stop on in and ask questions as well as try them out.  Even $40 is alot so make sure you are comfortable with what you are buying.  Why you may even check them out and stop on back once you have thought things through.  Here at Bass Pro Shop it is not about the sale.  We want you happy with what you are buying.  If you are happy we know you will stop on back to see us again.

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Product Spotlight - NOCO Solar Panels

Christmas time and here's another gift idea suggestion from an Associate!

Joshua in our Marine Department suggest the NOCO® line of solar panel gear. He notes they're perfect for the person who travels a lot, campers, hikers, anglers, boaters,and those heading adventuring "off the grid"...pretty much everyone who comes to Bass Pro Shops Altoona!

NOCO XGS9 Auto 9-Watt Solar Panel Kit

Powerful enough to keep any vehicle's battery charged and maintained, this kit features a built-in recovery mode for recovering damaged and sulfated batteries

Add solar panels for more power – compact, rugged case for easy storage and travel. Store it and use anywhere and anytime need a battery boost!

 


The next two kits are designed to keep the electronics and gear used in outdoor activities up and running. HD action cameras, GPS navigation devices, smartphones, two-way radios and more. The battery pack allows you to store power during the day and keep your equipment powered at night. Both also have a 40" USB cable.

Noco XGS 9-Watt Solar Panel with USB/LED Flashlight Kit

This kit contains a 250 lumen LED flashlight for up to 72 hours of light. Kit includes: XGS9 9-Watt Solar Panel; XGB3L USB Battery Pack/LED flashlight; 5V USB Flex Regulator; and 40" USB cable.
 

NOCO XGrid XGS 4-Watt Solar Panel with USB Kit

Very portable power pack perfect for the outdoor adventurer! Kit includes: XGS4 4W Solar Panel; XGB3 11Wh USB Battery Pack; 5V USB Flex Regulator; and 40" USB cable.

 

 

 

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Toys for Tots Donation Drive

 

Join us November 26th to November 30th for Bass Pro Shops sponsored Toys for Tots donation drive!

Customers who bring a toy* to donate will receive a coupon good for 1 FREE Santa’s Wonderland photo package!

Photo coupons are redeemable November 29th to December 5th.

The FREE photo package is a $20* value and includes:

  • (2) 6 x 8 Prints
  • (2) 4 x6 Prints
  • (1) 5 x 7 Print
  • Digital Download

 

*One Free photo package per family

*The toy donation must be unwrapped

*Customers cannot substitute other photo packages

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Have time to shop and get your Santa photo, too!!!

 

 

 

For several years now we have used our Bass Pass program during peak hours of Santa's Wonderland.

 

What is a Bass Pass you ask???

 

Once the photo line gets above a 30 min wait we will begin to hand out the next half hour Bass Pass. The card you receive will have your designated time during the day to return to Santa’s Wonderland for your photo with Santa.

Once you have a Bass Pass, you have the freedom to explore our store or visit Uncle Buck’s for a bite- while waiting in our “virtual” line until your designated return time arrives.

When it’s  time to return, come on back and get in line and get ready to share your wishes with jolly ole St. Nick !

This is why you may not see long lines in Santa’s Wonderland, because our Bass Pass system is in place with several people ahead of you in their own virtual line.

Bass Passes are available on a first come, first served basis each day.

Generally Mondays- Thursdays are days with shorter wait times to see Santa.

 

Santa is available:

November 15- December 6

  • Monday – Friday                  3-8 pm
  • Saturday                              10 am-8 pm
  • Sunday                                 12-5 pm

 

Special Times:

  • Thanksgiving, November 26           10 am - 5 pm
  • Black Friday, November 27              10 am-  8 pm
  • December 7                                       10 am - 5 pm
  • December 8-13                                 10 am – 8 pm
  • December 14                                     10 am-  5pm
  • December 15-20                               10 am – 8pm
  • December 21                                     10 am - 5 pm
  • December 22-23                               10 am - 8 pm
  • December 24                                     10am - 5 pm

 

 

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Super Saturday/Super Sunday Weekend 2014

The last weekend in November we pull out all the stops for another Super Saturday and Super Sunday weekend! Free drawings every hour and door prizes!

Drawings are from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. both days! Prizes are listed below.  Plus, the first 100 customers through the door each day receive a special giveaway! Of course, our 5 Day Special and Red Hot Deals will still be in place so you can pick up those holiday gifts while visiting Santa's Wonderland, too!. All part of the fun as we celebrate the holidays at Bass Pro Shops Altoona!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toys for Tots is also happening that weekend! Bring a new, unwrapped toy to Bass Pro Shops Altoona on Nov. 29 or 30 and receive a coupon for one free Santa's Wonderland photo package ($20 value)! One coupon per family, no matter how many toys are donated. Coupon must be used by December 5, 2014.

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Product Spotlight - Power Wheels Lil Quad ATVs

Awesome Christmas present alert! Power Wheels Little Quad Camo ATV – regular or pink! Just for kids, ages 1-3, this cool little ride hits a whopping 1 mph for a safe, but thrilling ride on grass or hard surfaces. Low easy on-easy off, they’re perfect for that little guy or girl! Very easy operation with a simple push of a button, and they can pretend they’re hunting and 4-wheelin’! If you have a little one who can’t wait to have a big person ATV of their own one day, this is the first step!

It’s a Bass Pro Shops Exclusive!

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This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - Santa's Wonderland

Santa's Wonderland is in full swing! But this is the last weekend to take advantage of our Photo Christmas Card Package offer - only $5 for 10 cards and envelopes! Limit 3 per family. Additionally, we have special hours for Santa on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday! Santa wouldn't miss those specials!

Word to the Wise:

In order to alleviate those long waits in line to see Santa, we use the Bass Pass system. Once the wait in line hits 30 minutes, we start handing out Bass Passes. This pass holds a virtual spot in line for you, which allows you to enjoy Santa's Wonderland and shop until your designated time arrives. We ALWAYS use the Bass Pass on weekends. IF THE DEMAND TO SEE SANTA WARRANTS, WE WILL START HANDING OUT BASS PASSES BEFORE SANTA'S SCHEDULED START TIME.

Best advice? Come early in the season and during the week for shorter wait times.

Share your Santa's Wonderland moments on Facebook and add #santaswonderland!

Free Crafts:

The craft through Nov. 23: Decorate a stuffed reindeer!

Nov. 24-30: Color a plaster ornament!

 

 

Santa's Wonderland Hours Now through Dec 6

  Free Photo
with Santa
Free Crafts Free Games
& Activities
Monday-Friday 3-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
Saturday 10am-8pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
Sunday Noon-5pm Noon-5pm

Open to Close

Special Hours - U.S. Locations Only

  Free Photo
with Santa
Free Crafts Free Games
& Activities
Thanksgiving - Nov 27* 10am-5pm 3-5pm Open to Close
Friday - Nov 28 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
*Foxborough, MA location is closed on Thanksgiving

 

December 7-24

Monday - Friday* 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
Saturday 10am-8pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
Sunday 10am-5pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
*Wednesday Dec 24 Photo Hours 10am-5pm, Crafts 3-5pm
- See more at: http://blogs.basspro.com/blog/bass-pro-shops-altoona-ia/santas-wonderland-2014#sthash.CV62GQ1u.dpuf

 Special Hours - U.S. Locations Only

  Free Photo
with Santa
Free Crafts Free Games
& Activities
Thanksgiving - Nov 27* 10am-5pm 3-5pm Open to Close
Friday - Nov 28 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
*Foxborough, MA location is closed on Thanksgiving
       

 

 

 

Hours change starting December 7!

For complete details visit www.basspro.com/santa!

       
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Special Hours - U.S. Locations Only

  Free Photo
with Santa
Free Crafts Free Games
& Activities
Thanksgiving - Nov 27* 10am-5pm 3-5pm Open to Close
Friday - Nov 28 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
*Foxborough, MA location is closed on Thanksgiving

 

December 7-24

Monday - Friday* 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
Saturday 10am-8pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
Sunday 10am-5pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
*Wednesday Dec 24 Photo Hours 10am-5pm, Crafts 3-5pm
- See more at: http://blogs.basspro.com/blog/bass-pro-shops-altoona-ia/santas-wonderland-2014#sthash.CV62GQ1u.dpuf

Special Hours - U.S. Locations Only

  Free Photo
with Santa
Free Crafts Free Games
& Activities
Thanksgiving - Nov 27* 10am-5pm 3-5pm Open to Close
Friday - Nov 28 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
*Foxborough, MA location is closed on Thanksgiving

 

December 7-24

Monday - Friday* 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
Saturday 10am-8pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
Sunday 10am-5pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
*Wednesday Dec 24 Photo Hours 10am-5pm, Crafts 3-5pm
- See more at: http://blogs.basspro.com/blog/bass-pro-shops-altoona-ia/santas-wonderland-2014#sthash.CV62GQ1u.dpuf

Special Hours - U.S. Locations Only

  Free Photo
with Santa
Free Crafts Free Games
& Activities
Thanksgiving - Nov 27* 10am-5pm 3-5pm Open to Close
Friday - Nov 28 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
*Foxborough, MA location is closed on Thanksgiving

 

December 7-24

Monday - Friday* 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
Saturday 10am-8pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
Sunday 10am-5pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
*Wednesday Dec 24 Photo Hours 10am-5pm, Crafts 3-5pm
- See more at: http://blogs.basspro.com/blog/bass-pro-shops-altoona-ia/santas-wonderland-2014#sthash.CV62GQ1u.dpuf

Special Hours - U.S. Locations Only

  Free Photo
with Santa
Free Crafts Free Games
& Activities
Thanksgiving - Nov 27* 10am-5pm 3-5pm Open to Close
Friday - Nov 28 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
*Foxborough, MA location is closed on Thanksgiving

 

December 7-24

Monday - Friday* 10am-8pm 5-7pm Open to Close
Saturday 10am-8pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
Sunday 10am-5pm Noon-5pm Open to Close
*Wednesday Dec 24 Photo Hours 10am-5pm, Crafts 3-5pm
- See more at: http://blogs.basspro.com/blog/bass-pro-shops-altoona-ia/santas-wonderland-2014#sthash.CV62GQ1u.dpuf
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Product Spotlight - Yukon Charlie's Snowshoes

Awesome Christmas present alert! Our customers at Bass Pro Shops Altoona have asked about snowshoes and finally we can say, "Yes! We have them!"

We now have Yukon Charlie's Sherpa and Advanced Series snowshoes! Camping Associate Peter Maley says these are a "perfect fit" for the recreational snowshoer heading out for a winter walk.

Front and rear crampons give you the all-important traction, especially on inclines. The quick click binding makes for easy off and on and the "sno-motion" axle system makes the hike that much easier, so you're not walking flat-footed like the old days of snow shoes!

The snow is here - but don't let it stop you from taking a little walk.

We have snowshoe sizes in 9x30, 10x36, 8x25 and 8x21 snowshoes. Sizes are based on the weight of the wearer (with gear) - for example, 10×36-Up to 300 lbs, 9×30-Up to 250 lbs., 8x21 up to 150 lbs.

Check out this Snowshoe 101 video from Yukon Charlie's web site!

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Outdoor Cooking Primer - Mini Apple-Glazed Venison Loaves

I originally saw this recipe in a Better Homes and Gardens magazine as Apple-Glazed Pork loaves. I spotted it while rifling through my recipe book the other day trying to get ideas. Of course, my immediate thought was, "Why can't I use venison?"

Here it is revised using ground venison, cranberries, and other spices for a heartier, rustic flair. I ended up making seven loaves which were about 6"x2" each. For just two of us that means it provided some leftovers for lunches, too.

Mini Apple-Glazed Venison Loaves

    1/2  cup apple jelly
    1   tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
    2   small apples
    3/4 cup dried cranberries
    2   eggs, lightly beaten
    2   pounds ground venison
    1/2  teaspoon salt
    1/2  teaspoon (or more to taste) ground pepper blend seasoning (we use something called Alpine Touch, however a Candian-style steak seasoning would work, too)
    1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
    1 tablespoon Hungarian paprika
    Pinch of crushed red pepper
    1/2 teaspoon onion powder
     1/2 teaspoon Summer Savory

 Preheat oven to 425 F.  Spray non-stick coating on a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. You want something with a rim, for sure.

To make the glaze, microwave jelly on 100 percent power (high) about 20 seconds in a small microwave-safe bowl. Stir in mustard. Set aside. Core and chop one of the apples.

Combine eggs, venison, the chopped apple, salt, and pepper blend seasoning. Form into four 6x2-inch loaves and place onthe baking pan. Spoon some jelly glaze over loaves and bake for 10 minutes.

Thinly slice remaining apple. Top loaves with apple slices; drizzle with more jelly glaze. Bake 5 minutes more or until internal temperature is 145 F.
 

We ate these with some sides, like a mini-meatloaf. However, you could eat them on a big ciabatta or hogie bun, too!

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The Bass Pass - It Makes Perfect Sense

One of my clearest memories of going to see Santa is from 1965. While my family was visiting my aunt, sometime in December, my mom and my aunt took us kids to go see Santa. 1965 meant Santa typically was in a little red and white cabin on the courthouse lawn, and there were usually limited hours to see him. That fateful day, we stood in line in the cold mist for 45 minutes to an hour. Five minutes from Santa lap time, I dug in my heels and said, "No" and started crying.

With Bass Pro Shops' Bass Pass system, we eliminate that long wait in line to see Santa that you'll experience elsewhere. Once the wait hits 30 minutes, we hand out Bass Passes, which holds a spot for you in a "virtual" line. This means you can wander the store and shop, enjoy the other Santa's Wonderland activities, or go eat and when your time slot is called, you get in line.

We end up using the Bass Pass system almost every day, and we ALWAYS use the Bass Pass on weekends.
IF THE DEMAND TO SEE SANTA WARRANTS, WE WILL START HANDING OUT BASS PASS
ES BEFORE SANTA'S SCHEDULED START TIME, especially on weekends.

Our advice for Santa's Wonderland photos?

  • Come early in the season and during the week for shorter wait times.
  • Want to bring your dog to Bass Pro Shops Altoona for the photo with Santa? They must be on a leash and under control. Best advice? Bring your dog during the week and early in the season - it will more likely be less hectic and easier on the dog.
  • Remember to share your Santa's Wonderland photo fun with us on Facebook and Twitter - #santaswonderland!

Oh, and be prepared that your child might dig in their heels and say no...and that's okay. Santa will be back next year!

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Fall Flannel Fest

 

              Flannel Fest has been extended through November 23rd!  We love flannel at Bass Pro Shops!  It makes you feel nice and cozy on a chilly fall day.  We carry a wide variety of flannel and brands in our store. We have RedHead, Ascend, Natural Reflections, Bob Timberlake, Carhartt, and Columbia Sportswear! One of our favorites is the RedHead Ultimate Flannel Shirt! Made of 100% cotton combed yarns it resists pilling and is virtually shirk-free! It’s on sale right now starting at $19.97 (November 10-23) Reg. price starting at 24.99. With eight different colors to choose from there is one for everybody!  Redhead Flannel-Lined Jeans start at just $39.99!

          Natural Reflections has a great selection of flannel for women!  Flannel shirts start at $24.99.  Natural Reflections Flannel-Lined Jeans or Twill Pants for $44.99!

 

 

          If being decked out in flannel from head to toes is not enough for you, we also have Redhead Flannel lined Insulated Waterproof boots for men and women! The RedHead All-Season Classic II is only $49.99 with the options of lace-up, pull-on, or zip-on!

 

  

         Our camping department also has a wide variety of Flannel lined sleeping bags! The Bass Pro Shops 0º Oversized Duckcloth Sleeping Bag is our most popular bag with hunters. Our premium rectangular bag is thickly packed with 6 lbs. of hollow fiber insulation. The 10-oz. cotton duckcloth shell and cotton flannel lining ensure years of warmth and enjoyment.

The Bass Pro Shops 0º Oversized Duckcloth Sleeping Bag is $99.99 and measures (40" X 84").

Bass Pro Shops -20º Oversized Duckcloth Sleeping Bag is also available for those really cold nights and is only $119.99.  The -20º Sleeping back is packed with 7.5 lbs of hollow fiber insulation.

Our associates have really enjoyed wearing our flannel on these cold days!

Use hashtag #FlannelFest to show us your favorite flannel on Facebook or Twitter!

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Santa's Wonderland Christmas Card Promotion

Tell the truth. Every year, your family drags out the photo album to laugh over the old family Christmas photos. Actually, they want to laugh at your 70's outfit, your 80s big hair, or your brother picking his nose.

It's your turn to redeem yourself...or it's your turn to make new photos that your children will enjoy years down the road.

New this year, we are offering a limited time Christmas Card package in Santa's Wonderland!
November 15-23, customers will have the opportunity to purchase the 4x6 personalized Christmas card package, regularly $20, for only $5!! Limit of three packages per family. 10 4x6 Christmas cards and envelopes in one package.

Create that photo you will cherish...or laugh at...forever!

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Santa's Wonderland Premiere Night

 

Join us this Saturday November 15th at Bass Pro Shops of Colorado Springs to welcome Santa into town!

Santa will arrive by boat at 5pm to kick off the magic of Santa's Wonderland.

3-5pm There will be Elves passing out FREE McSteven's hot cocoa and cookies. Come early to take pictures with Santa's friends, Rudolph and Frosty!

Once Santa arrives we will have a three tiered lighting ceremony starting with the store, moving inside to light our Christmas tree, and finishing with lighting Santa's Wonderland. Gift card drawings will happen every half hour from 5:30pm to 7:30 pm so make sure to fill out an entry form.

6-8 FREE 4x6 photo with Santa. There will also be a promotional $5 Christmas card package on sale November 15-23; a $20 value!

The first 125 kids to see Santa will get a FREE Woodland character backpack clip and will get to color their own Christmas gingerbread stocking! Make sure to join us every week for new crafts and different backpack clips.

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