Escape New York - Luggage

This is the time of year in Central New York, when we all get the Winter blues.  The need to ESCAPE to a warmer climate.  Did you know that Bass Pro Shop makes light, high quality, durable luggage?  The Bob Timberlake line of luggage has a collection that even the most finicky person will like.  Here are just a few pieces of the collection we offer.

The Bob Timberlake 24" Wheeled North South Hinged Trunk, is unique with a zippered removable top half to help meet airline weight restrictions.  There is also a large bottom compartment with clothing straps and a removable suiter inside


When traveling a nice shaving kit is a must.  Check out the Bob Timberlake First Class Leather Shaving Kit.  Spacious, sturdy and made of top grain leather.  There is a mesh organizer inside so everything will be organized and clean.


Perfect for daily business or just a one or two day trip, take a look at the Bob Timberlake Flight Bag.  Individual zippers to keep business and personal separate.  There is a padded bottom for laptop protection.



Some people just need something to put small items in without a large luggage.  The Bob Timberlake Rucksack, has just what you need.  Easy access main compartment with a laptop sleeve.  Top loading with a zipper and magnet closure flap.  Zippered side pockets and a easy access handle strips for that grap and go need.





So travel in style with the Bob Timberlake luggage when you decide to ESCAPE New York State.

Robin Piedmonte

Events Coordinator



Learn to Master Tie Flying

January can be a house bound month.  The weather does not always cooperate and everyone is tired of shopping.  Why not try your hand at Fly Tying?  January is the best time of year to learn and Bass Pro Shop is offering FREE classes.  This gives you a opportunity to master the basic techniques to tying flies.

Here is a list of FREE Fly Tying Classes at  Bass Pro!

Where:  Bass Pro Shop Fly Shop

Time:     2pm


January 10, 2015  Topic: Streamers & Wooly Buggers













January 17, 2015  Topic: Nymphs














January 24, 2015  Topic: Wet Flies & Emergers


























January 31, 2014  Topic: Dry Flies
















February 7, 2015  Topic: Bass Poppers & Gurglers












February 14, 2015 Topic:Egg Patterns for Steelhead and Salmon













You will begin to learn easy simple patterns that will help you catch trout, steelhead, salmon, or bass by Spring.

Did you know that many of the famous Fly Fisherman are from New York State?  Art Flick, Walt & Winnie Dettes and Fran Betters to name a few.

By learning the basic techniques of fly tying you become a better fly fisherman by learning about the "bait".  When and what to use is crucial to catching the fish you want.

With so many lakes connected to streams, when the snow melts, rivers rise and fish seek places to spawn.  They move with the streams or they can hit a road block such as a waterfall to spawn.  Not only will you enjoy fishing, but consider your mental health with the peaceful solitude one feels surrounded by all that beauty.  Consider the gorges throughout the Finger Lakes region.

Flies are considered imitations or attractors and are then broken down to:

Streamers & Wooly Buggers:  Most recognized and commonly used fly.  They attract fish in fast or slow water, rivers, ponds and lakes.

Nymph:  Designed to resemble a young aquatic insect and small crustacean.

Emerger: Designed to resemble a not quite mature hatching aquatic insect as it is leaving the water to become a adult insect.

Wet Fly: Designed to sink below the surface of the water.

Dry Fly:  Designed to land softly on the surface of the water.

Bass Popper/Gurgler: Designed to resemble surface and subsurface insects.  They attract by making a noise.

Egg Patterns:  Easy and inexpensive to make or buy.  Match your color to the color of the hatch egg.

Imitations want to deceive the fish by representing insects the fish feed on.  Imitators do not always have to be true to life  but have realistic qualities when their fur/feathers are buried in water.  They then move with the current.  Attractors, are usually bright in color and are looking to get a reaction from the fish such as a strike.

Don't be house bound in January.  Stop on down and take a few free classes with Mike DeTomaso.  Gain the knowlege you need to start fly fishing in the Spring.
















Mike DeTomaso

Robin Piedmonte


Buff Up That Truck

Christmas is over and January seems to be a long month for us.  Time to put away all the hunting clothes and tree decorations.  Why not buff up that truck?  You don't need to spend alot to make that truck look like new inside.  Here are a few ideas that you may just find interesting.

The Signature Automotive Browning Steering Wheel Cover, is durable and it fits most steering wheels.  Treated to resist dirt and moisture, this cover will protect your wheel and keep your hands from slipping.  The design comes in Mossy Oak, Break Up or Infinity.

How about a seat cover?  The Signature Automotive Browning Seat Cover comes in the Mossy Oak, Break Up or Pink design.  Top quality and water resistant this bucket seat cover will fit most standard bucket seats with or without headrests.




How about new floor mats?  The Signature Automotive Browning Floor Mats, come two to the package.  The design is Mossy Oak, Break Up, or Infinity.  Tough, sharp, durable with raised edges to trap the water and dirt so your truck stays clean.  If you need rear matts also, take a look at the Signature Automotive Browning Rear Floor Mat.  The patterns are Mossy Oak, Break-Up, or Infinity.  This is also made durable with molded edges.  Why this would even be good around the house, shop or garage.



New this year is the Garmin Nuvi 66LM Personal Navigation Unit.  This unit comes with free lifetime maps, a 6" display and preloaded maps of Canada and the US.  A few other great additions are lane assist, junction view and route avoidance.  This unit also tells you the speed limits and school zone warnings.

How about adding a little humor to your truck with the Double Take Archery Arrow Radio Antenna?  This antenna looks like a arrow and will fit all major truck lines. A fully functioning antenna, what a great addition to the truck.


Fisherman?  Take a look at the Hitch Receiver Cover Prop.  This cover will fit most standard hitch receivers.  Not only is this a cover, but the red light will light up when you apply the breaks


So, stop on in and take a look at what we have to Buff up your Truck!


Robin Piedmonte -Events Coordinator




Last Minute Shopping

Are you a last minute shopper?  Well we have you covered.  Stop on down to Bass Pro Shop and let us take the stress out of your holiday.

For the hunter in your life or someone who enjoys watching what happens when they are sleeping at night.  Consider buying them the Moultrie Game Spy M880 Digital Infrared Game Camera.   The 8.0 megapixel image and low glow infrared flash will give you bright clear images up to 100 feet at night.

Now if you have a fisherman or someone who enjoys clams, lobster, or salt potatoes, consider the Bass Pro Shop Stainless Steel 3 in 1 Combo Cooler.    Easy to clean and powerful, this cooker will fry, steam, or boil.  You get a 30qt stainless steel pot with lid.  There is a copper spigot for easy oil or water removal, a safety timer, strainer, steamer basket, steamer grid, and a stainless steel turkey hook and stand.  Why this combo even throws in a fry thermometer and marinade injector.   Great Gift!

Not sure if you want all the oil?  Consider the Butterball Oil Free Electric Turkey Fryer.  Get fried turkey without frying.  This fryer will use injectable marinades or seasoned rubs.  The fryer has a adjustable temperature control, a basket and a wood chip tray for smoking foods.  With a removeable drip pan it makes for easy cleanup.  This fryer will cook up to a 18 pound bird.


A perfect holiday gift for anyone is the Masterbuilt Extra Wide Propane Smoker.  A large capacity smoker with adjustible gas control and thermometer.  This smoker is made of heavy duty construction.  Push ignition makes it easy to start.  A smoker like this will be used for years to come.

Someone who enjoys time outside or just purchased a new home, will love the Landmann USA Patio Light Fire Pit.    Good construction,  this is great to enjoy a fire when your nights are a little cold.  Cook smores or hotdogs.  Cut out bears and bear paws adorn the outside giving it a rustic look.

Add a bit of unique flair to your outside with the Wind Chimes Fishbone.  


Someone in your family always traveling?  How about that college graduate?  Something that everyone needs is luggage.

  Bob Timberlake has a beautiful and durable line of luggage.  I think once you see how first class this luggage is you will truly be impressed.  The Bob Timberlake Luggage Collection can be wheeled upright.  It is cotton canvas with a paraffin weather proof coating and US oiled leather with brass zippers.  There are also magnets for quick closure.  Anyone would feel extremely special to get such a nice piece of luggage like this


To add to the luggage is the Bob Timberlake First Class Leather Collection-Shaving Kit.    A large main compartment, zip pocket, mesh organizer, with a drop down bottom storage gives you all the room you need and more.

For the person on your list that enjoys birds and lives with a hunter, consider the GSI Outdoors Shot Shell Mesh Bird Feeder.  This feeder is perfect for nuthatches, finches, or chickadees.  It will hold up to 32oz of birdseed.  Easy to hang, clean, and refill.

For the coffee lover in the family, take a look at the Bass Pro Shop Gun Mug in pink or black.  This will bring a smile to their face every morning.

If you know of someone who loves to find money, or little treasures, the Bounty Hunter Camo LS Metal Detector will pinpoint that target.  It is waterproof and it has a touchpad.  Perfect for someone who needs more exercise and who loves to treasure hunt.  Think of all the historic places right around where they live.

Last but not least do not forget that best friend.  The Premier Pet Products Chuckle Dog Toy  is perfect for that dog who is a strong chewer.  Natural rubber,  this toy will randomly disperse treats.  This will reward them for chewing the right toy and not your furniture.

We hope this takes some of the stress out of the holidays for you.  Merry Christmas

Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator



Wall Art - A Great Gift Idea for Any Age

A great gift idea for someone is a beautiful piece of art for their walls.  You can go classic with fish, deer, elk, and ducks.  You can also get modern, yet rustic.  I am a firm believer that anything can work when you like something well enough. 

The Big Sky Carvers Shadow Box Art is very modern, but with a lodge and rustic feel to it.  You can pick from bear, wolf, moose, elk, or a series of three bears.  Very unique it would fit in a camp or traditional home.

















The Holy Shed Antler Cross gives you a chance to show your faith in a natural and unique way.

















If you want a cross with a bold look, take a glimpse at the Big Sky Carvers Faux Wall Cross. 













New to Bass Pro Shops this year, IMAX has come out with a realistic rustic and modern looking antlers.  The McDaniel Aluminum Antlers or the Marshall Aluminum Antlers give your home a daring and naturalistic look.


































Two pictures that are perfect for the fisherman or hunter is the Live to Hunt Box Art or Live to Fish Box Art.  Both pictures will fit in any home regardless of the style.















If classic is your style, take a  look at all the beautiful wall art we have.  Just one of the artists we carry are from Northern Promotions.  They have attractive outdoor pictures of cardinals, deer, ducks and more . Each picture is framed with a rich mat.







So stop on by or shop from the comfort of your own home.  I bet you will find the right picture for that person you have been looking for, as well as treat yourself .


Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator



The Gift of Light

Do you know someone who loves the outdoors?  How about someone who has a lake house?  You want to get them something very special, but you want it to mean something for years to come.  Here at Bass Pro Shop we believe quality counts.  If you are going to spend your hard earned money, we want you to really love what you are buying.  Whether you,  or the person you are buying for lives on the water in the woods or in a city; the lodge look is popular and cozy.  Take a look at some of the interesting lamps we have here and see if one of them rings a bell for someone you think alot of at Christmas time.

New this year from IMAX is the Radburn Jute-Wrapped Wine Jug Lamp.  Neutral coloring, this lamp would look great in a kitchen, office, living room or den.






































New and unique are the words for the GuildMaster Wood Cylinder Lamp.  Distressed white finish, this lamp can decorate any room.




































Perfect for a office or lake house take a look at the Fishing Lure Table Lamp.  This lamp has a detailed base with fishing lure accents.



















New from IMAX is the Farland Green Glass with Jute Table Lamp.  The color green is beautiful and would be nice in a den, or bedroom.




































If the woods are calling you, take a look at the Big Sky Carvers Faux Antler Lamp.  This lamp has a hand hammered copper shade.  At the base are intertwined faux antlers.  Handsome and rustic!




















Cozy is a word I would describe the Autumn Light Table Lamp.  This lamp glows at the base at night.  It has a 4 way switch and a amber bronze finish.































Always a popular lamp, is the Boat Motor Table Lamp.  This whimsical lamp is a sure conversation starter.

















The Oil Lantern Table Lamp has a nightlight inside the lantern.  Made of resin and glass it gives a soothing atmosphere at night
























Two lamps in one describes the Hidden Path Twin Arm Table Lamp.  Metal and wood with a silver bronze finish.  The shade is metal and linen with a woodland trail look.  Handsome, yet chic.











Do you know someone with a country kitchen?  New this year from IMAX is the Lexington Mason Jar Pendant Light Set.  Green tinted bubble glass jars with a vintage style bulb.  These lights are unique, cute and worth looking in to.

















So consider looking at the lamps we have here at Bass Pro Shop.  Something different and unique yet beautiful, and not everyone has these.



Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator






Bedding - A Great Gift!

What do you get that person in your family who is rustic and wants a cabin style bedroom?  Well new this year we have new bedding that is sure to impress.

The brand Woolrich has been around for years.  New to Bass Pro Shop we have a nice variety of bedding from the Woolrich Company.

The Woolrich Williamsport Plaid Bedding Collection is a combination of red, black and white plaid.  Very cozy and cabin like, this collection comes with a comforter, bed skirt, and cable knit euro shams.  Bring the rustic in.

















How about a few accent pillows to go along with the comforter?  Along with the Williamsport style, check out these four pillows that accent the bedding perfectly. The Airplane Oblong Pillow, the Cable Knit Square, the Lace Up Square Pillow, or the Elk Square Pillow. All four of these are perfect









































































The Woolrich Oak Harbor Bedding Collection is a blend of leather, tweed and plaid.  Perfect for a master suite or spare bedroom this set brings has a cozy masculine look.  The collection also comes with the comforter, shams, and bed skirt.




















To add accent to this beautiful collection consider the Woolrich Lab Oblong Pillow, the Faux Leather Square Pillow or the Neckroll Pillow.






























As the weather warms us consider the Woolrich Oak Harbor Bedding Coverlet.  Along with two shams, this bedding has a quilted basketweave design.












Every bedroom needs little accents and boy do we have a large variety of new accents to check out.  Here are just a few.  The IMAX Teakwood Candle will add a nice texture to any room.  There are three sizes to pick from small, medium, or large.











The IMAX Veltriano Short Recycled Glass Vase is eye catching by itself or with flowers in it.

















Perfect for the top of a dresser is the IMAX Ardene Iron Bird Planter.   Add votive candles, herbs, or flowers this will give the room a whimsey look.  

















Check out the IMAX Cordelia Short Ceramic & Iron Vase.  Absolutely beautiful on its own.






















Now you see just how nice these new bed sets with accents can be.  So stop on by, or sit back and check out everything we have on-line from the comfort of your home.  Make that gift one they will remember for years to come.

Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator










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.









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.

















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. 





















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.




















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.


















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.

Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator













Protection for your Gun

It's Hunting season and your gun takes a beating.  Always take the time to clean and keep your gun protected.  We have a large variety of gun cases at many different price ranges.  Here are a few that handle extreme conditions.

The Boyt Tactical H Series Double Handgun Case is tough and durable.  This case is designed to meet or exceed law enforcement, military and airline standards.  The case is waterproof and dustproof.  Boyt considers this case so durable it has a lifetime warranty.  High density foam will keep your handguns in place and protected.




























Plano makes gun cases at all different prices.  The Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case is built for extreme conditions.  With a dri -loc seal for weathertight protection and thick wall construction, this is the ultimate protection for your gun.  The case has heavy duty dual stage lockable latches that hold tight then it has padlock tabs for reinforced security.  The pluckfoam allows you to shape the padding in the case to match your gun.





















The Redhead 2-Rifle Aluminum Gun Case is durable and fortified with heavy duty corner protectors.  There is a full length hidden hinge and heavy duty key latches for security.  Wheels on the bottom allows you to roll with ease.










How about something that is watertight, crushproof and dustproof?  Check out the Redhead Double Rifle CaseThis case has a o- ring seal, automatic pressure equalization valve and wheels for easy transport.



















Anyone who owns a gun knows how important it is to keep your gun clean.  The Remington Squeeg-E Universal Gun Cleaning System, can be used on multiple firearms.  This has everthing you need to keep your guns in tip top shape.  Check out the reviews on line.


















Once your guns are cleaned, your are ready to put them away.  Gun socks are a great item to pick up and very inexpensive.  The Allen Company Tactical Gun Sock,  protects firearms from humidity and fits most tactical guns with or without scopes.  There is a drawstring closure, and it is 47 inches long.  The Allen Company Knit Gun Sock - 3 Pack, has drawstring closures. They will fit most guns with or without scopes, and the silicone treated knit fabric does not promote corrosion.






































Last but not least, when the guns are ready for the safe, a dehumidifier system is perfect to remove moisture.  The Stack-On Rechargeable Cordless Dehumidifier absorbs excess moisture with no holes, cords or batteries.  There is a moisture gauge that tells when it needs to be recharged.  This can be used in a standard electrical outlet, charge it overnight and put it back in your safe.  This will last for years.















Another idea to remove humidity is the Browning Ever-Dry Dehumidifier.    This system is easy to install and will protect your items against rust.  Use on a safe 30"W or larger.











So protect your gun investment.  Stop on in and take a look at the large variety of gun cases we have in stock.


Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator



It's Harvest Time

Have you got your deer yet?  If not, make sure you stop on by to check out all the harvest merchandise that will make cleaning that deer just a little easier.

Check out the Viking Solutions Rack Jack Hoist System.  Load and unload game by yourself.  This system has the lifting capacity of 300 pounds and there is a 360 degree rotation.  Simple and easy to use, this is worth looking at..










The Viking Solutions Deer Splitter makes cleaning your kill quick.  This will easily cut through brisket and pelvic bone.  Extremely durable, this splitter is made of stainless steel construction.  Cleaning is a breeze.




















Do you want to remove the skin quickly yet not damage the hide?  Check out the Big Game Treestands Deluxe Skinning Tool.  The large teeth clamp down firmly on your kill and this can be used for large or small game.

















Have you ever wondered how old your deer may be?  Something you may find interesting is the Deer Aging Reference Tool.  These are authentic tooth molds from 8 different age classes.  This takes the guess work out of guessing how old your buck or doe is.  There are instructions as well as a carry ring.












If a cart is what  you are looking for, the Big Game Treestands The Lock & Load Game Cart  is something you will find interesting. Steel construction for strength and durability as well as 16" wheels that are great for rolling across rugged terrain.  This cart will fold up for easy transport and storage and it can carry up to 300 pounds.  Here are a few words that make this cart a must:  Useful - Durable - Easy Drag - Takes Strain off the Back and Hands



















The Hunter Specialties Butt Out 2 Big Game Dressing Tool, is very popular with hunters.  This tool makes field dressing easier, quick and it is easy to clean.  This is one tool every hunter should have.

















Never have your game hit the ground again with the Adjustable Game T Hanger.  Extra heavy duty welded steel construction makes this very strong and durable.  Easy to use, this is something every hunter should have.
















You always want to keep yourself clean and protected when field dressing.  A must for your day pack are the Redhead Game Cleaning Gloves.  These won't break the bank and are important to have in your truck.











Keeping your deer in good condition as well as protecting it from dirt and weather is important.  Try the Alaska Game Bags 4 pack for Deer.  Tough, lightweight, and durable these bags are virtually tear resistant and odor free.  Perfect to keep in your truck.

















These are just a few items we have here at Bass Pro Shop to make field dressing a bit quicker, cleaner, and easier.

Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator



Practical and Beautiful - Knives

Deer Hunting is upon us and as all hunters know it is essential to have a good knife on you.  Whether you use your knife for hunting, camping or enjoy collecting knives, we have such a wide selection you will not be disappointed.  Any knife makes a wonderful gift and Christmas is right around the corner.  Take a look at a few knives that you might just want in your collection or one that would make a great gift for someone.

The Buck Vanguard Knife, is a all purpose fixed blade field knife.  Great for field dressing game, the sure grip textured handle will not slip when wet, or you have a choice of a cherrywood finish.  Ideal for hunting, or camping this knife is well balanced and sharp.





















Benchmade has been around a long time and are known for their quality knives.  Take a look at the Benchmade-Osborne Axis Folder Knife with S30V stainless steel.  This knife is compact, slender and smooth to operate. Superior edge and perfect grind lines make this one that will last forever.  You cannot go wrong with a Benchmade knife.













Here is a knife that makes a great gift for that eagle scout, hunter, or camper in your life.  The Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife fits the bill for good edge retention and rubber grip.  There is a stainless steel pommel at the base of the handle that you can use for hammering.  The knife comes with a lightweight military grade sheath that will resist mildew.  There is a ferrocerium rod for starting fires. A striker notch and a diamond sharpener with a Priorities of Survival pocket guide by Bear.
















The Kershaw Ken Onion Design Folding Knife-Chive, opens smooth with just the push of a thumb.  Convenient, and solid this knife will hold up for years to come.













A mainstay for any serious hunter, is the Winchester Bowie Knife with Sheath.    The handle is made of wood and brass.  Very sharp with a 8.57" blade.










Beautiful yet practical is the Magnum by Boker.  This lock back knife is etched on the bolsters.  The knife has a top quality wood handle and is beautiful for display as well as sharp.


























A true hunter needs a knife that will not slip when wet and is good for cutting thru large bodied deer. Check out the Gerber Big Rock Drop Point Serrated Knife.  


























Great for field dressing the Havalon Knife Piranta Edge Skinning Knife is rugged and comes with 12 extra blades. 

















So stop on in and take a walk through our Hunting Department to see all the practical and beautiful knives we have on display.


Robin Piedmonte-Events Coordinator




Old Town Canoes

It's not too late to still enjoy some peaceful time out on the water.  The foliage may be just about over, but there is still time to canoe, fish, and just enjoy the fall.  Take your dog, kids, spouse, or just yourself out and enjoy what the Finger Lakes region has.


Old Town Canoe is the largest and best know american canoe manufacturer around.  Their first canoe was made in 1898 behind the Gray Hardware Store in Old Town, Maine.  Old Town incorporated in 1901 and was run as as a family business for decades.  They have top quality canoes and at Bass Pro Shop we carry two of them.


The Old Town Saranac 146 Canoe is perfect for the family and fishing.  The center bench is ideal for a young child, and is a covered storage compartment.  Great stability and value for the money.   This canoe is 14 feet 6 inches.  You will have this canoe for years, and most likely pass it down to your kids.  Just a little longer at 16 feet,  is the Old Town Saranac 160A flat bottom design, narrower shape and slightly lower seats, this has everything the 146 canoe has.   Both canoes have molded carrying handles that offer easy transport, molded rod holders, paddle rests, and cup holders.


























Consider taking a look at these beautiful canoes.  Once you see the quality I think you will consider what a great investment you made for your mental health.


Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator




Fall Flannel Fest at Bass Pro Shop

Are you crazy about flannel?  What is it about flannel that makes us think about soft fire lit rooms in October?  The simple serenity of feeling warm and cozy.  Here in the Northeast, Fall is a beautiful time of year.  You can still camp, kayak, hike, and hunt.  It is the perfect time to wear flannel, which makes it the perfect time to stop on down to Bass Pro Shop and check out what we have in our flannel collection.

Flannel has been around since the 17th century when it was a popular fabric in Wales.  Well it is extremely popular right now.  Flannel just never seems to go out of style.  Right now you see women in their twenties sporting it with leggings and boots or flats. This is not just for men, lumberjacks or construction workers!  Lightweight, soft to the touch it leaves us warm but not weighed down.

Flannel is affordable.  Check out the shirts and pants below to see just how much flannel Bass Pro Shop has to offer!

Do you want the softest flannel shirt going?  You have to check out the Redhead Ultimate Flannel shirts.  Sizes small to 2xlt and 8 colors give you a wide selection to pick from.  Made of 100% combed yarn, these shirts resist pilling and are virtually shrink free.

The Redhead Flannel-Lined Rock Bluff Shirt is also made of 100% cotton (peached twill outside and plaid flannel in the body).  This shirt comes in four colors and has 100% polyester lining in the sleeves with a two button flap chest pockets.  Best part this shirt goes up to 3xl.





If you are looking for a mix of fleece and flannel check out the Redhead Fleece Lined Flannel.  This top comes in 4 colors and comes in sizes small to 3xl.  Fleece lined body and quilted lining in the sleeves gives you a little extra warmth.

Still can't find a color to suit you?  Check out the Redhead Bear Creek Flannel ShirtThis shirt comes in 12 different colors, 100% cotton and two chest pockets.  Sizes small to 2xlt.






The top half of you is warm now take a look at the pants. The Redhead Flannel Lined Bluff Cargo Pant has two hand as well as two cargo pockets that have hook and loop closures.  They are flannel lined with a 100% cotton twill exterior.   The Redhead Flannel Lined Utility Pant is light weight and warm and with the cotton flannel lining is tough and durable.






You say you love flannel but need something a little more dressed up?  Check out the Bob Timberlake Signature Flannel Shirt.  This 100% cotton shirt is soft to the touch while being more dressed up casual.







Lets not forget the ladies.  The Natural Reflections Flannel Shirt Jacket has a two button flap chest pocket with princess seams and is made of 100% cotton with a sherpa lining.  Cozy and warm this jacket also comes in four colors.  Perfect for fall.







Not to be outdone is the Natural Reflections Flannel Shirt100% cotton flannel with two button chest pockets princess sleeves and it comes in eight colors.  Sizes small to 3x.







Don't forget that we also have Natural Reflections Flannel Lined Jeans and Natural Reflections Flannel Lined Twill pants. 







Your body is set, now how about those feet?  Why we even have some flannel lined casual shoes and boots.  The Redhead All Season Classic Boots for mens and ladies is just what you need.  Rugged suede leather upper, flannel plaid lining, easy on or off.  Perfect for this kind of weather.







Casual is the word today. The Bob Timberlake Forest View is a casual comfortable shoe for relaxing and lounging.  With a cusioned insole and plaid fleece lining one might not ever want to take them off.







Last but not least, nights get a little cold here.  Whether you are camping or just sitting out at a fire pit.  The Bass Pro Shop Sleeping Bags with flannel inside will do the trick of blanket or sleeping bag.  From 0 degrees to 40 degrees, these affordable bags are perfect.  We even carry double, oversized or standard bags.






Whatever your flannel obsession is, Bass Pro Shop is where you need to be.  So stop on out to our Fall Flannel Fest and see the wide selection you have to warm those bones.

Robin Piedmonte

Events Coordinator




Deer Calls

Which deer call is right for you.  It is hard to pick the right one.  You have to try some out, talk with friends or stop on in and talk with any of the Bass Pro associates in our Hunting Department.  Here are a few different calls that have been tried and have had positive reviews on line.

The Flextone Buck Collector Deer Call is flexible and natural sounding.  It has labeled buttons that allow you to adjust the tone.  Pick from fawn, doe, buck bleats or wheezes.  If you want a all in one call, look at the Flextone All In One Deer Call.  This call will mimic grunts, estrus, bleats, fawn bleats, fawn distress, mature or young bucks








































Knight & Hale has been in the game call business since 1972.  The Knight & Hale EZ Grunter Xtreme Deer Call can be used all season for buck or doe.  This call makes a life like hyperventilating sound that mimics a buck on a chase.  If a rattle bag or system appeals to you, take a look at the Knight & Hale Pack Rack Magnum Rattling System or the Knight & Hale Ultimate Rattle Bag Deer Call.  Both are very popular and the price will not break your bank account.  With the rattling system you twist back and forth which  replicates the sound of bucks or elk fighting.  Great for windy days and long range calling.  The rattle bag creates a light sparring sound,  or mimics a mature buck fighting.  Both are light and easy to use.



















































Primos has a few calls you may find interesting.  The Primos Up Roar Deer Call, offers three sounds in one.  This call will give a deep aggressive grunt, loud estrus bleat, and a wheeze to challenge any large buck.



















The Primos Hardwood Grunter Deer Call is a 6 in 1 adjustable reed system that produces a wide range of extra loud calls.












The Primos Great Big Can Estrus Bleat Call, produces deep loud estrus bleats for a long range.


















Talk with your friends, stop on in and ask as many questions as you want.  Then go out and call those deer.


Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator







Tips For Successful Deer Hunting

Here are a few tips from the pros on deer hunting:

1.   Always carry a flashlight

2.   Do not scout before or during the rut.  You need to know where the buck lives, so scouting during pre-season will uncover tracks, rub lines,deer scrapes, and bed thickets.  It will also show  travel routes between their bed and their feeding areas.

3.   Always check your equipment before heading out into the field.

4.   Check with your friends every few hours or so for safety reasons.

5.   Use buck urine during early October.  Take advantage of the bucks territorial instincts.

6.   Take some odor eliminator to your treestand.  After you get to your stand, re-apply it.

7.   Practice setting up your treestand and taking down your treestand before the season begins.

8.   Pop up blinds : These are great for the hunter that does not feel comfortable in a tree. Most deer dont give ground blinds a second look as long as they are not in the open.

9.  Wash all your clothes in scent free detergent.

10. Wear a full body harness when hunting from a treestand.

11. Always check the weather for wind change, air temperature, and storms to see how this could affect the way you hunt.

12. Bring snacks and liquids with you especially during the rut.  You could be out there all day.

13. Don't count on using your scope during the season to see deer.  Consider buying a pair of  binoculars, this is safer than moving the rifle around.

14. Use your scents and lures carefully.  Many grown bucks have made the connection between man and scent during the fall.

15. If you want to land a buck during the rut, find those does.

16. Don't use a call or grunt when a buck is heading your way.  Be still and let the buck move to you.

17. Try not to make human or noises which could startle the deer.  Ex. banging, coughing, or using your cell phone.

18. Deer can see movement from a long ways away, use slow movement while in your stand.

19. Stalking deer is most successful during the rainy weather.  Their sight and hearing is minimized during these conditions.

20. Last but not least bring a empty plastic bottle just in case you have to go.  You don't want to ruin getting a buck during the rut because of that.


Be Safe - Be Happy - Enjoy Hunting


Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator








Scent Elimination


You have your gun, ammo, camo, and tree stand.  Have you thought about making sure that deer cannot smell you?  The best defense against having that deer realize you are watching him is your scent.  Odors that we find nice are very offensive to a deer.  That is why it is important not to have any smell that might alert them.

We do not realize how odors may affect hunting.  Aftershave, soap, cooking odors and many more scents attach themselves to clothing and us. Bass Pro Shops has a wide variety of scent elimination products that will appeal to you.  Here are just a few items you may want to consider.

If you want a soap that can be used on your hair as well as your body, consider Hunter's Specialties Scent A Way Liquid Antibacterial Soap.  This soap will deordorize and neutralize human odor.  It has been around for years. Just look on our website to see all the positive reviews.
















Don't forget that you need protection from scent in your clothing, boots and gear.  The Dead Down Wind Scent Prevent Evolve Field Spray works well and can be applied upside, down to make sure you get it everywhere.

















Make sure you wash your hunting clothes in a scent eliminating laundry detergent soap.  The Hunter's Specialties Scent A Way Laundry Detergent has a rinse and stain guard that prevents the re-depositing of dirt.  This detergent is very concentrated so a little goes a long way.















Once that laundry is done consider the Hunter's Specialties Scent A Way Odor Control Dryer Sheets.  This will work on all fabrics and helps prevent static cling.  These sheets will also leave no residue in your dryer.  Another good idea is when you put your clothes away for the season put a few of these inside your box or large zip bags.














Something as simple as brewing coffee or making breakfast in the morning leaves a scent on your hands.  The Hunter's Specialties Scent A Way Antibacterial & Deordorizing Bar Soap  will eliminate odors and  is fragrance free
















Last but not least protect your lips from the UV rays with a SPF15 lip Balm.  The Hunter's Specialties Scent A Way Lip Balm will do all that without giving you a scent.










So there it is, scent elimination at its best.  Stop on down and check out all the products we have to help you get closer to that buck.


Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator












Tips For Turkey Hunting in the Fall

Here are a few turkey tips that you just may find interesting during the Fall Turkey season.

1.   Turkeys can't smell humans, but their eyes are quite good.  Head to toe camo is the way to go in clothing.  Don't forget a facemask.  If possible camouflage your gun also.

2.   Locate toms in the evening.  Listen for cackle and fly up before dark.

3.   Use a locator call in the evening/mid morning before fly up then use your call from then on.

4.   Try to sneak into your covering and hit some hen yelps this will get the tom going.

5.   Learn to use as many calls as you can (slate/box/mouth).  This will make you  more successful as a hunter. 

6.   Use a smaller shot.  A #4,5, or 6 work better than larger shot.

7.   Turkeys hate the rain and prefer open fields during the rain.  The noise on the trees make it hard to hear and gets them nervous.

8.   In the Fall you can use dogs to hunt turkeys.  Dogs disburse the flock.  Use a regroup call or a kiki call to draw them back in.

9.   Never wear red, white or blue since these are the gobblers head color.

10. Never stalk turkeys, assume any call you hear could be another hunter.

11. You should always wear orange.

12. When calling, learn to create a distressed sense of hurry.  As soon as your receive a call back .  Repeat it again.

If you are in need of some decoys, take a look at the Redhead Reality Series Remote Crazy Jake Turkey Decoy System.  Very realistic this decoy comes with a remote controlled moving support stake.  70% the size of the standard strutting decoy, this will not intimidate a young gobbler.

















The Dakota Decoy X-Treme Hen Turkey Decoy, has a relaxed body position which will entice that tom.









With a forward stretching body, receptive pose, and lowered head, the Avian X LCD Breeder Hen Turkey Decoy is what you may be interested in looking at.  This also comes in a feeder or lookout hen model.












If you are looking for a tom, check out the Redhead Strutting Tom Turkey DecoyRealistic and durable, you can use your own tail fan or the folding Redhead Tail System.

















Have a safe and happy Fall turkey season.


Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator




DEC Crossbow Hunting Regulations

Crossbows are flying off the shelf here at Bass Pro.  Make sure that you are aware of the regulations, so you can hunt safely and correctly. Straight from the NYS DEC regulation guide here is something you should read:


Age Requirement:  Crossbows may be used only by licensees who are 14 years of age or older.

Without landowner permission, crossbows may not be discharged within 250 feet of any home, school building or playground, public structure, farm structure in use, or occupied factory or church.

A crossbow may not be possessed in or on a motor vehicle unless it is un-cocked.

While on lands inhabited by deer or bear, and in or on a motor vehicle using artificial lights, a crossbow may not be possessed unless it is unstrung or taken down or securely fastened in a case or locked in the trunk of the vehicle.

Crossbows may not be used for hunting in Suffolk, Nassau, or Westchester counties.


There are 3 options to choose from in order to complete the required crossbow qualification & safety training.  All must accompany a NYS hunting license and in some cases a muzzleloading privilege.

Option 1:  Review the DEC online crossbow qualification training and complete the Crossbow Certificate of Qualification.*

Option 2:  Review the DEC crossbow qualification training and complete the Crossbow Certificate of Qualification* found in the 2014-2015 Hunting & Trapping Regulations Guide.

Option 3:  Complete a Hunter Education or Combination Education course to receive a Hunter Education Certificate of Qualification. * Certificates must be dated on or after April 1, 2014 to meet crossbow qualification and safety training.

*NOTE:  The Crossbow Certificate of Qualification from 2012-2013 is no longer valid.

CROSSBOW SPECIFICATIONSBarnett Quad 400 Crossbow Package

A legal crossbow consists of a bow and string, either compound or recurve, that launches a minimum 14 inch bolt or arrow, not including point, mounted upon a stock with a trigger that holds the string and limbs under tension until released.

The trigger unit of such crossbow must have a working safety.

Minimum limb width:  17 inches (outer tip of limbs, excluding wheels and cams, uncocked)

Minimum peak draw weight:  100 pounds

Maximum peak draw weight:  200 pounds

Minimum overall length:  24 inches from butt-stock to front of limbs


Big Game

License requirement:

The new law essentially treats crossbows as a muzzleloader. Hunters must possess a muzzleloader hunting privilege to legally hunt with a crossbow during any muzzleloader season OR during open portions of the early bowhunting seasons.  Muzzleloader privilege is not required when hunting with a crossbow during the early bear season or the regular firearms seasons.

Bowhunting privilege is not required for use of a crossbow at any time.

Crossbows may be used during the following seasons:

Crossbows may be used to take bear during the early bear season, early muzzleloader season in the Northern Zone, regular firearms seasons in the Northern and Southern Zones, and the late muzzleloader season in the Southern Zone.

Cross bows may be used to take deer during:

Early and late muzzleloader season in the Northern Zone and late muzzleloader season in the Southern Zone using       Bow/Muzz tags, DMPs, DMAP tags, or an unfilled Regular Big Game tag (late season only);

Regular firearms seasons using a Regular Big Game tag, DMPs, or DMAP tags.

Crossbows may also be used to take deer or bear during limited portions of bowhunting seasons as follows, provided that the hunter possesses the muzzleloading privilege:

During the last 14 days of the early bowhunting season in the Southern Zone (i.e., November 1-November 14, 2014);

During the last 10 days of the early bowhunting season in the Northern Zone (i.e.,October 15-October 24; this includes the 7-day early muzzleloader season in the Northern Zone);

Only Bow/Muzz tags, DMP's or DMAPs may be used during these times.

Crossbows may not be used under the following conditions:

To take deer or bear in the following areas of the state:

Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) 4J in Albany County

WMU 8C in Monroe County

In the counties of Suffolk, Nassau or Westchester

Junior big game hunters (age 14-15) may not use a crossbow to take a deer during the Youth Deer Hunt weekend (October 11-13, 2014). Adult mentors who accompany a junior big game hunter on the Youth Deer Hunt weekend may not possess a crossbow (or firearm) while afield on those days.


License Requirements: A hunting license is needed to use a crossbow to hunt small game species.  A turkey permit is also required to hunt turkeys.  All crossbow specifications remain in effect.

Crossbows may be used to take the following small game species during their respective open seasons.

Wild Turkey

Any other small game or upland game birds.

Unprotected wildlife ( squirrels and woodchucks) at anytime.

Crossbows may not be used under the following conditions.

To take waterfowl or other migratory game birds.

While hunting with a dog for any small game (except for coyotes in the Northern Zone).


Crossbows may not be used to take carp or any other fish species.

We hope this helps you plan your hunting in a safe correct matter.

Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator




Turkey Hunting

Do you have a turkey vest yet?  Here are a few new vests that we have at Bass Pro Shop.  Check them out!

The Redhead Striker Turkey Vest for Men has a magnetic flip up seat which is cushioned with memory foam, and padded back and shoulder straps for comfort.  Lots of accessory pockets to keep all calls in and a detachable blaze orange flag.  This vest also comes in ladies.   The vest for ladies has spacious pockets inside and out but is alot less bulky.














Ol'Tom Dura-Lite Performance I-Beam Vest, has a gun cradle with a thick seat for comfort.  Along with many pockets, pouches and a blaze orange safety flag, the blood proof game bag seals the deal.  This vest also has a decoy bag and a blaze orange safety flag.











Under Armour has come out with its own vest for turkey hunting.  The UnderArmour Turkey Trax Hunting Vest, has a compression molded back panel which is channelled for ventilation and then folds down as a seat.  Very roomy with lots of pockets and pouches, this pack also has a one handed magnetic front closure for convenience.











The Redhead Turkey Vest for Youth is perfect for a young beginner.  This vest has a adjustable waist, shoulder and sternum strap.  Large pockets and a built in fold down padded seat.  It comes in Realtree Xtra Green or Mossy Oak Obsession.













I think you will be happy with any of the vests we have here at Bass Pro Shop.  So stop on in and check them out.


Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator


Weekend and Evening Games

School is back in session.  How many of you parents/grandparents go to football games or cross country meets?  How many of you stand due to not having enough bleacher space or no bleachers at all?  Well we have the answer for you.  Stop on down and take a look at our camping chairs.  They are not just for the firepit.

September can be cool, warm or rainy.  The Bass Pro Shop Canopy Chair has a cupholder and is easy up and down.  The added plus is the canopy on top.  It has a water resistant polyester fabric perfect for those light rainy nights.

















The Bass Pro Shop Folding Director's Chair has a folding side table with padded arm rests.  The table also has a drink holder.  Easy up and easy down makes this a great idea.

















If you want a oversized chair that holds up to 400 pounds, check out the Bass Pro Shop Big Outdoorsman XL Fold Up Chair.  This chair is wide, sturdy and it has a padded seat with a cup holder.  Top quality is the word for this chair.













Here are a few other things that might make the evening more comfortable.  Always have a throw in the back of the car, and top it off with some Bass Pro Shop Uncle Bucks Premium Beef Jerky with a can of soda/water you can place in one of the Fish & Wildlife Can Coolers.  There you go, you are all ready for the September sport season.  Enjoy and have fun!











Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator