Geocaching 101

What is Geocaching?  Why, it is a outdoor treasure hunt using GPS devices.  People move to a specific set of coordinates and then try to find the geocache container hidden in that location.  Great for one person or families this is a true hit!  Here are a few simple steps:

1.  Register for a membership on a geocaching site.

2.  Enter your postal code and search.

3.  Choose any geocache from a list provided and click on the name.

4.  Enter the coordinates of the geocache in your GPS

5.  Use the GPS to assist you in finding the geocache which is hidden.

6.  Sign the log book and return the geocache to its original location.

7.  Remember if you take the treasure replace it with a treasure you have brought for the next person.

It really is just that easy.  Geocaches can be found all over the world.  It is amazing just how many we have in this area alone. Geocaches vary greatly in size and appearance.  You may see plastic containers to fake rocks with a compartment. Do not put explosives, ammo, knives alcohol, food or scented items. Ideas range from unique rocks, coins, to key chains.

Bass Pro has a few GPS ideas for geocaching that might interest you.  

Perfect for kids and adults the Geomate Jr. is very user friendly.  Pre-loaded with over 250,000 caches all around the US.  All you have to do is turn it on and follow the arrow.  Great family fun especially with young kids.  You can even buy a update kit to cover outside the US. 










































A idea for the first timer is a Geomate Geocaching Starter Kit.  This inexpensive kit has everything you need to get started.  Guidebook, pencil, pad, lock box and many prizes to hide.  















The Magellan Explorist GC GPS is another preloaded easy to navigate unit.  Great price and rich graphics make this one to think about.






















You are never to old to geocache this is easy and a wonderful way to spend time outside.

Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator













Bird Feeders - Don't Forget Your Friends


March is here and while we are thinking that this winter is almost over, we can still expect the cold for a while longer.  Don't forget about all your  flying friends.  Bass Pro Shops has a nice variety of birdfeeders to pick from and here are just a few you can find in our store or on our website.

The Woodlink Caged Tube Bird Feeder is squirrel resistant.  This will keep predators away and make it easy for the birds to eat and move around.





















Still have a problem with squirrels?  Well look at the Woodstream Perky Pet Wilderness Lantern Wild Bird FeederThis classic lantern will hold 2 pounds of seed and has sure lock which keeps the squirrels out while inviting different kinds of birds to eat.















Here is a bright cheerful, and very inexpensive bird feeder.  The Woodlink Sunflower Suet is great.  This feeder will hold one suet cake and gives you the lightheartedness of spring. 


















The Woodstream Perky Pet Squirrel Be Gone is sure to make the birds happy.  The perch is weight activated to keep squirrels out.  This feeder can be hung or pole mounted.










So, don't forget about your feathered friends.  These feeders are easy on your eye while it keeps your friends fed!


Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator





Dehydrator Magic

Have you ever thought about getting a dehydrator and thought it would be too complicated?  How about too much work?  Think it is only for those people who like jerky?  Well I am here to set things right!  Dehydrated fruits and vegtables have great flavor especially once all the water has been taken out.  Something is always in season and why not capitalize on them for the sake of a lower grocery bill.  The kids can help too.  What child would not want to make their own fruit leather?  

Something to think about  is dehydrated foods do not lose their nutritional value and hold their vitamins and minerals.  Think about dehydrating your own herbs.  Why pay those prices?  By dehydrating those berries when they are in season then add them to muffins, or oatmeal in the winter.  Soup is always nice in the winter, why not add your dehydrated herbs, and vegtables for a healthy soup full of flavor? 

I don't know if you have ever noticed in pet stores they have treats made out of sweet potatoes.  Why not dehydrate chips of sweet potatoes as a snack for your dog friends as well as yourself? 

The Open Country 7 Tray Food Dehydrator has a 350w motor with even heat distribution.  The machine comes with 7 drying trays which are dishwasher safe.  Perfect for just starting out! 




















A perfect gift for someone who enjoys cooking and healthy eating is the Open Country 500W Dehydrator with Jerky KitThis kit comes with a little bit of everything.  4 trays, 2 screens, 2 fruit roll sheets and a jerky kit that includes a large gun, 3 tips, jerky spice and cure seasoning.  




















For the passionate dehydrator check out the Redhead 10 Tray Food DehydratorThis unit comes with a 800W heating element with a digital LED timer for up to 40hrs.  10 removeable trays this unit is lightweight and has 1700 square inches of drying capacity. 









Why not kick off the new year by celebrating in a healthier life style.

Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator 




Lets Have Some Fun With Metal Detectors!

Metal Detector fun.  You don't need a beach to have fun with one, although I must admit during this time of year I would certainly love being in the southern states with a metal detector on the beach.

While it is cold outside, why not get on the computer and do some investigation on historic places where you live.  Every area has history.  Once you have done that stop on over to Bass Pro Shop and take a look at the metal detectors we have and which one sounds like it would be a good fit for you.  It is never too early to get involved with metal detection.  Running the events here at Bass we have had a metal detector box where the kids find arrowheads.  They absolutely love it.  What better way to get a child outside than to have  a grandparent or parent search for items with a metal detector?

The Bounty Hunter Junior Metal Detector can detect coin sized objects up to 5 inches deep and large objects up to 3 feet deep.  The speaker sound increases as your object get closer.  Nice and light for the young enthusiast.  The Bounty Hunter Junior also has a discrimination mode, and sensitivity control.













Now that the young one in your life is taken care of , perhaps you should consider the Bounty Hunter Camo LS Metal DetectorThis is great for the novice or expert.  Take a look at this unit with its 4 mode operation, and touchpad selection .  This detector is built for all seasons and conditions.  Easy to use and easy to learn on, you will not be disappointed.












The Teknetics Delta Metal Detector  discriminates between different metal.  Using only a 9V battery, this detector is user friendly.  Check out the 3 Tones and a adjustable sensitivity with 3 operation modes. 













Stop on by and ask for Bill in our Camping Department.  He can answer just about any question you may have about getting started on your history hunt.   I think you will surprised just how much fun you can have by yourself or with your family.


Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator





First Aid and Survival

We have some long winters here in Central New York.  Who knows when it will all end?  Here are a few things you may just want to consider in a emergency situation for your home or car.


Consider the Bass Pro Shop First Aid Kit-Backpack KitThis pack is not just for backpacking, put it in the glove compartment of your car or in a drawer in your kitchen.  This includes everything you need and nothing you dont need.











Something that every home or car should not be without is the LifeStrawThis easy to carry water filter is great for home, outdoor enthusiasts or in your glove compartment.  The lifestraw captures dangerous bacteria and protozoa in any water.  Designed to provide clean water in the harshest of conditions, it will provide instant access to safe drinking water anywhere.`



























Everyone usually has a flashlight, but do you have one in your car?  Check out the ACR Firefly Plus-Strobe/Flashlight ComboThis flashlight is perfect for the car its waterproof with good distance at night and only requires 2 AA batteries. Perfect for a emergency situation.















Not that anyone wants to think this could happen, but consider being stranded during one of our storms.  A great item to have in your car is the  Adventure Medical Kit-HeatsheetsThis quiet compact and durable blanket is good for one or two people.  Bright orange exterior,  this small blanket will reflect 90% of your bodyheat.  Very easy to fold and store away, tear resistant and easy to spot.  Everyone should have one in their trunk!













Last but not least look at the Chums Smokey Fire Starter Paracord BraceletNot only are these great for camping, but how many times have you had too much in your truck and need extra rope.  This small bracelet has 16' of paracord and can handle 550 pounds.  It adjusts to most wrists,  why not throw it into the glove compartment with everything else in case of a emergency.  Best thing about the Chum is the buckle is a fire starter.  It has a steel washer and firestone rod.
















These are just a few things to have for that "just in case" scenerio that you hope to never be in.  Living in Upstate, NY you just never know.


Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator












Warm Boots - Protecting Your Feet

Years ago life was so simple, you bought winter boots and there really was not a large variety to pick from.  Today it is completely different.  If  you enjoy the outside and hunt you need something that is comfortable to wear all day and protects those feet.

Lets keep things simple, here are  a few things to look at:

Thinsulate:  This is the most popular with great insulation.  It is not bulky and it does not lose its insulation ability if it gets wet.  The lower the number of grams,  the less insulation you have.

Gortex:  This is not a insulation but a thin membrane that gives you protection from water while it allows the foot to breathe.

We want you to be comfortable and warm here at Bass Pro Shop and our footware associates can help you pick out the boot that would fit your needs.  Here are a few ideas you just may want to consider.

Redhead HL Hunter 7" Waterproof Insulated Boot is a lightly insulated boot with 200 grams of thinsulate.  Waterproof with 3 hook n loop straps for a more secure fit around your ankles.  Very easy to get off and on,  these boots are lightweight and comfortable.  Great for a wide foot and good for people who have trouble bending

















The Danner-High Ground 8" Gortex Waterproof Insulated Boot is lightweight with 400 grams of thinsulate.  Nubuck leather that has abrasion resistant leather on the highwear areas. 


























Moving on towards a even warmer boot is the Redhead Tundra Gortex Waterproof BootThis boot offers 600 grams of thinsulate while being comfortable and 100% waterproof.  Another plus is the durable molded rubber on the outsole.













Still cold?  Check out the Redhead RCT 800 gram Gortex BootRoomy, lightweight, waterproof, breathable and comfortable this boot even has a rear foot stabilizer that gives you extra protection when walking on rough or uneven terrain.











Stop on in, and  ask questions, try on as many boots as you can to find out which feels and fits the best.  This is a investment you do want to make.  Your feet will thank you.

Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator 




I Want To Be Just Like Dad!

Your little hunter wants to be just like his dad.  Too young for a gun but why not make his room into a young man cave for the next generation of hunters?    Here are a few ideas to decorate his room without breaking the bank.


For the little hunter how about  a Bass Pro Shop Plush Wall Headmount-Deer.  This soft but realistic headmount will look cool and adorable on the wall. 








Why not a Bass Pro Shop Plush Black Bear Rug.  Throw this on the floor.  Great for a nap or to watch TV in his room.  Your hunter will feel like he is in a lodge.










Now on to the real fun.  Check out the Bass Pro Shop Air Hunterz Z Tek Bow .  These were a hit over the Christmas season, easy to use and soft .  Partner it up with the  Bass Pro Shop Next Generation 3D Inflatable Deer TargetPractice makes perfect.


















How about a Coon Skin Cap?  Durable and realistic this is sure to be a hit.










What hunt is not complete without a call.  The Bass Pro Shop North American Call mimics the sound of 10 North American animals including deer.








So, when your little hunter wants to be just like Dad he can be, I bet this will even make dad a little jealous.


Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator 








Keeping your Dogs safe in the Winter

Keeping your dogs safe this time of year is important.  Remember that many dogs feel the cold as much as their owners do. Keeping your dog warm during the winter months is important to keeping their health in tip top shape.

You need to understand your breed.  Some adapt well to the extreme cold such as huskies, yet a doberman or low hair dogs dont have the thick winter coat to protect them.  Giving your dog the appropriate shelter is important.  If you have a outside dog make sure his/her shelter and bedding is suitable.  Make sure there is plenty of insulation against the cold.  The roof of the outside shelter should have  a sloped roof and plenty of insulation to guard against the cold.  Bring outdoor dogs inside if the cold spell becomes exceptionally cold and long.

Even inside make sure your pets bed is away from drafts and keep a extra blanket or old clothing around the bed keeping it warm.

Using canine clothing is a option for certain dogs in the winter time.  If you see your dog shivering then he is cold.  Bass Pro has a variety of dog vests to look at.  One in particular is the Ruffwear Quinzee Insulated Dog JacketThis jacket is weather resistant and has a sewn in carry bag.  Very easy to remove with 2 sheltered buckles. 















If you enjoy taking long walks during the winter, consider getting your pet booties.  Your pets paws get irritated from the salt outside.  You may need to take some time getting your pet used to the booties it is not a natural feeling to have them on.  The Bark N Boots Grip Tex Dog Boots protect against bad weather and have air mesh uppers for a imporved fit.  They have reflective trim for night walking and have good traction and flexibility.  Also look into the Bark N Boot Liners for extra protection.  They enhance the comfort of the boot and wick moisture and insulate great in the cold.
































Last but not least take shorter walks when the cold is severe.  You want to keep exercising but play tug of war or hiding toys inside with your pet.  When walking outside with your dog it is best to keep your dog leashed.  With snowplows or ice on the lake your dog may wander and you want him/her to be safe.



Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator






Sleeping Bags

For those of you brave enough to scale the high peaks or just enjoy tenting this time of year, a sleeping bag is a must.  The Ascend -40 Mummy Sleeping Bag or the Ascend -20 Mummy Sleeping Bag   is a great idea .  Both bags have a double layer of offset quilted construction with no cold spots.  They are durable with a adjustable contoured hood and chest baffle to lock in body heat.  Both bags also include a compression sack.  The -40 is used for extreme weather while the -20 can be used for cross country ski treks and wintertime adventures.












Need a little extra warmth?  Try the Bass Pro Shop Fleece Sleeping Bag Liner. Made of 100% polyester micro fleece.  Use this as a extra layer or by itself as a lightweight summer bag.








Do you move around alot when sleeping?  Check out the Browning McKinley oversized rectangular sleeping bag.  Large and spacious this sleeping bag allows you to twist and turn  while being durable and warm.












So,  when looking for what fits your need, take your time and ask questions.  We have a knowledgeable staff that will help you make the right decision .

Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator  




Weather Inside for a Blustery Day

This time of year one does not know whether to brave the cold or just stay inside and watch it on TV.  For those of you who enjoy watching the weather channel or enjoy watching weather change from inside, we have a few things that just might interest you.  

The AcuRite 11" Galileo Thermometer & Globe Storm Glass is attractive, and colorful.  This fun to watch item is perfect for a office or family room.  The base is wood with floating bulbs that are weighted so it responds to every temperature change. 






























Midland has the WR120B Countertop Weather Alert Radio.  With battery back up a alarm clock with snooze button and easy to read display,  this weather alert radio is packed with items the weather lover in your house wants.  You can program up to 25 countries, and receive over 60 alerts.










For the serious weather buff in your life consider the AcuRite 5 in 1 Professional Weather Center.  What doesn't this weather station have.  A all in one solar powered sensor pack,  300' of superior transmission, and a self emptying rain gauge.  This weather center packs a punch with moonphase , forecast, peak wind speed, back light and more.  Easy to install this will keep you updated  to all weather conditions right from your chair.   



5 in 1









So make sure you check these items out either in our store or right from the convenience of your family room.


Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator







Ice Fishing in New York State

In New York State Ice Fishing is a short season.  Where many hunker down in their house to stay warm, many cannot wait to get out on the ice and fish.  Here is some information from the DEC on Ice Fishing in New York State.  Additional information is available on .

During this time of year the ice fisherman can catch a variety of fish from perch to walleye.  Some waters are open to lake trout and landlocked salmon just check the Special Regulations by County on the DEC website.  Just like open water fishing, ice fishing does require skill and knowledge.  You need the proper equiment, clothing and most of all safety precautions.  

Cutting through the ice is not as hard as you think.  Buy a auger that fits your need.  Pan fish usually need at 4" to 6" auger, where a larger fish needs a 8" hole.  Keep in mind that a 8" hole requires almost twice as much ice removal  as the 6" hole.  If you do extreme ice you  may want a gas powered auger for speed and convenience. 

The number one safety hazard is "safe ice" .  The DEC recommends 3 to 4 inches of solid ice for safety.  The American Pulpwood Associate developed a table for judging safety on ice, lakes and streams.  The entire table is on the DEC website.  A few suggestions are for 2 inches of ice thickness the permissible load is one person on foot.  Three inches is a group in single file.  Note:  This suggestion is based on clear, blue hard ice on non running waters.  They also suggest be cautious where bubblers are used to protect docks.  This produces thin unsafe ice even some distance away. 

Always check your fishing regulations.  New York State limits fishing to two jigging lines or hand lines and five tip ups in most water.  Check all additional regulations on the DEC website.  Then stop on by and look at  what we have to give you the perfect ice fishing adventure.  Check out some of our products below:

Bass Pro Shop Hand Held Ice Auger - 6" or 8" portable, lightweight, stainless steel blade



  Frabill Bro Series Ice Fishing Rod & Reel Combos - Smooth drag, sub-zero lubricant for gears, cork handle











Bass Pro Shop Ice Artic Angler Tip Up - Durable, sensitive, visable strike indicator, measurable board














Bass Pro Shop Ice Rod Holder - Sturdy, fits most rod handles, very handy!








Ice Artic Angler Ul/timate Ice Glove System with Liner - Neoprene, non slip grip, hook and loop wrist strap for fast and easy adjustment, moisture wicking liner.














Clam Legend Thermal Ice Shelter - 1 person, thermal skin to retain heat, fishable area 16ft




















Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator


Lifetime Socks? Really?

Lifetime socks?  What are you talking about?  Never heard of that before.  Well, we do have lifetime socks and they are worth it.  No receipt required when you bring them back.  No,  there is never a hassle what so ever.  Bass Pro Shop has come up with a universal gift that is great for anyone.  Why,  I even got my college girls each a pair to wear for slippers.  Comfortable and warm these socks will not disappoint.  Here are a few of the different kinds of lifetime socks we have:

Redhead Midweight Crew (men) are lighter weight for hiking and casual everyday use.  They are double reinforced in all stress zones.  These socks are made for all day comfort. 11 inches











The Redhead Lightweight Quarter sock for men are just like the crew but only 5 inches for those who prefer not that high of a sock.










Natural Reflections Lifetime Socks for Ladies are perfect for women with all day comfort and a itch free merino wool blend.








The Redhead All Purpose Lifetime Socks are the most popular for men and women.  Why I wear them under my rubber boots for the warmth!


all purpose





























So stop on by today and check out the Lifetime Socks.  Then remember when they have a hole or are wearing out, just bring both of them back to Bass Pro Shops.  You will receive another pair no questions asked.  How can you go wrong?


Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator



Inside Looking Out

The holidays are over.  You look outside and see that snow and cold weather.  Sick of shopping those malls or even going to the grocery store you set your eyes on hobbies that keep you warm so you can get through the cold weather.  If you can't get outside to hike or walk or just plain don't want to,  check out what might interest you here at Bass Pro Shops.  

If birds interest you, take a look at the Perky Pet Mason Jar Wild Bird Feeder.  With a blue antique style mason jar finish, this easy to fill and clean bird feeder is just adorable.  The feeder has a metal base with a circular perch.   Eight port holes for the birds to feed on, and it holds 1 pound of feed.  










Now if you enjoy watching the birds, but also want something light and pretty you have to take a look at the Sunset Vista Designs Solar Glass Bird Feeder.  The solar panel charges sunlight providing a light in the dark.  There is a marble accent on top and has a floral design.  Very delicate and beautiful to look at.







Squirrels a problem?  Check out the Woodstream Perky Pet Squirrel Be Gone II Country Style Wild Bird Feeder.  This weight activated perch is just what the doctor ordered to keep squirrels as well as heavy black birds, or crows out.  All metal construction this house is able to be hung or pole mounted.  Not only is it amusing to watch those squirrels attempt to get the food, but the house is a colorful quaint style that fits in anywhere.
























If it is weather watching that you enjoy, check out the LaCrosse Technology Forecast Station.  Wireless inside and outside, this weather station has a alarm with a snooze button, time display, low battery indicator and can be hung on the wall or free standing.



























LaCrosse Technology  has a Wireless weather color station, that has wireless inside and outside temperature readings, humidity readings, and minimum/maximum record high and low.  The forecast is in color.  Sunny, partly sunny, cloudy, rainy, stormy.  Snooze alarm, auto updates when daylight savings time is here.  Love the dimmer switch for nighttime use and has a USB charging port on the back. This station gives you a 12 hour forcast.  












Last week I talked about last minute gifts.  I mentioned the Magnet Works Mailwraps.  These mailbox covers can really brighten up anyones day.  Take a look at a few more styles that might interest you.


























Last but not least many people just love a spotting scope.  The Oculus brand makes a impressive  Spotting Scope worth looking in to.  Fog proof, waterproof, and comes with the tripod.  Nature will not be able to hide from you.  Excellent light transmission and a great price, this scope will give you hours of enjoyment .  
















So, don't let the cold weather get you down.  Enjoy nature without going outside.


Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator 




Last Minute Shopping Ideas

Nothing is more frustrating than those pesky last minute gift ideas.  What do you get someone who has everything?  Does not go outside much, or who you don't know very well but have to get a quick holiday gift for.  Here are some cute gift ideas that might just fit the bill.


Check out the Rednek Party Cup.  Top rack dishwasher safe and what a conversation starter with either a bottle of wine or a 6 pack of beer. 
















The Bass Pro Shops Popcorn Popper Gift set is always great for a quick family gift.  The wooden handle stays cool and the pot is simple to clean.  This popper is top quality and will last for quite some time.









Big Sky Carvers has a Bear Chip and Dip Set, that is quite whimsical.  Bring a salsa and a bag of taco chips and what a cute gift this will make.






















Now you say you need a gift for holiday party people?  Well we have exactly what they can use.  Check out the Margaritaville Mixed Drink Maker.  This drink maker is unbelievable and makes 48 restaurant quality cocktails.  There is a digital display that shows you the ingredients you need to make the drinks.  A rotate center wheel gives you the drink of your choice.  Why there is even a dial to make your drink stronger.  Great idea for a wedding gift or heck how about a retirement? 














Candles always make a nice gift.  Here are a few ideas.  Swan Creek makes the Coffee Mug Candle.  Very warm and inviting this candle comes in warm cinnamon buns, pumpkin vanilla, and roasted espresso.  The Whispering Woods Jar Candle has 8 different scents  from spring rain to campfire. 








What do you get that person who does not need anymore little things around their house?  Someone who does not get out as much as they used to.  Well here is a cute idea - try the Magnet Works Mailwrap.  Perfect for that bland old metal mailbox.  This one is for the holiday season, but imagine getting them one for every season as it comes up.  Why you could even pick one up for different holidays like July 4th, Halloween etc.  This won't add to clutter in the house, but will bring a smile to their face as they look outside.
















Remember  if in doubt you can always give a Bass Pro Shops gift card.  They never expire and as you can see we have a large variety of different items to pick from. So stop on by Bass Pro Shops and have a Happy Holiday!


Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator






Come and Get Your Bass Pro Shops Stocking Stuffers

Here we go!  It's stocking stuffer time.  I don't know about you but my kids find their stockings the best gift ever. Whether you are a child, a teenager, a young adult or a 50+ adult who can resist stockings?   Here at Bass Pro Shops we have a HUGE variety of stocking stuffers.  Now I can put just so much on this blog, but I will try to break it down to Camping, Hunting, and Fishing ideas to throw in that outdoor buff's stocking.

Fishing:  How about a selection of Bass Pro Shop Fishing Hats or a fillet knife?  One can always use a fish skinner or fillet gloves.  Bass Pro Shops has a fish scale that would be perfect for a stocking.  You can always use fishing towels or a stainless steel hook remover.  Throw in some jerky, a fish can cooler with a beer/soda  in it and follow that up with a Bass Pro Shops Odor Bar. How nice is that with a little candy and your stocking is done!
















































Camping:  For the camper in your life young or old consider a new water bottle or a fire starter.  A Lifestraw personal water filter is great to keep your camper safe when drinking out of a stream.  Jerky is always a must for the trail.  A misty mate Arctic Tie will keep them cool and the Therma Cell Mosquito Repellent will keep the bugs away.  Top it off with a few carabiners and for fun a Bass Pro Shops Flyshooter and there you have it.



















































Hunting:  Warm or cold weather one can always use HS Scent A Way Lip Balm.  Add some Hunter Specialities Scent A Way Liquid Soap and of course some GumOFlage Scent Prevention chewing gum.  Throw in a Redhead travel pillow, a Bass Pro Shops Redhead can hugger, and some Bass Pro shops mini LED Flashlight combos.  A few Hunter Specialities Camo Gun Socks, and of course don't forget the Duck Commander survival bracelet.  Last but not least jerky.  We have it in many different varieties, but perhaps bacon might go best .  Finish it up with a hunter's stocking and what hunter young or old would not love that stocking?



















To make it easy just click on the pictures to get you right to our website to order, or stop on by and check out all the great stocking stuffers we have.  These are easy fun gifts to get for people and I guarantee they will love them.

Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator


The Perfect Lodge Gifts

Do you find it difficult to get a gift for someone who lives and breaths the lodge look?  How about a person who has a camp or just needs to be reminded of days gone by when they did have a get away?  Well look no further,  we have exactly what you need.   When you think of the lodge look you think outdoors but cozy, and warm.  Here some great ideas that won't break the bank but will give that lodge a warm and inviting feel to it.  Actually these gifts would look great in any home.

To start off with, check out the Swan Creek coffee candle in pumpkin/vanilla, roasted espresso, or warm cinnamon buns.  This is a gift that anyone would love to have.  The scent is not overpowering and it has a kitchen or lodge look to it.  Another great idea might be the Moose Metal Lantern Hanging Candle Holder.  This candle holder has laser cutouts on all four sides ,and is finished with a rustic metal exterior.  Worried about a candle?  This lantern holder will hold a flameless candle or a LED light.














Vicki Cianciarulo has some beautiful gifts for that lodge enthusiast in your life.  The Antler Accents Waste Basket is just perfect for any home.  If you are giving wine, consider the Antler Accents 3 bottle wine rack.  Top it off with the  Antler Accents Coaster Set













How about a game chest?  The Vintage Edition Game Chest is hand crafted and a perfect fit for any family room, den, or basement. Kids will just love it and you can store the checkers inside.









You say you just want to bring a little something?  How about a Laser Cut Metal Night Light Buck?  This nightlight has a on/off switch, that gives just enough light so you won't be stumbling around in the dark.  Another idea might be a small bag of coffee and a Deep Woods Latte Mug.  This stoneware mug is diswasher and microwave safe.   How about a rustic wind chime for that outdoor lover?  Sunset Vista Designs Rustic Lodge Wind Chime is great for the indoors or the outdoors.  Now if you know they love pictures of family, how about the Rivers Edge Fir Wood Picture Frame - Deer Antler?  This frame says it all, rustic and charming.

night light







If it is a lamp that might interest you, take a look at the Vintage Verandah The Catch of the Day table lamp.  Made of wood and metal this lamp is charming and unique.









As you can see this is just a small sampling of what we have here at Bass Pro Shops.  So don't let the Christmas season get the best of you.  Stop on by and check out what we have to make your season enjoyable.


Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator






Christmas Gifts - Bedding Bass Pro Style

It is December 1st  already.  Your mind has begun to get cluttered with what to get people.  Do you have a male or female hunter in your family?  How about that perfect gift for someone who loves the lodge look?   Take a look at the Bass Pro bedding collection.  We have just what you want .  Here are just a few of the great ideas in bedding that might interest you.  


Real Tree APC Lavender Bedding Collection









Bass Pro Shops Realtree APC Pink Camouflage Bed Collection







Bone Collector Bedding Collection Brown





















Browning Buckmark Reversible Pink/Brown Bedding












Browning Buckmark Bed Collection - Green Camo













Browning Whitetails Bed Collection















Bass Pro Shops Bass Country Bed Collection












Bass Pro Shops Happy Camper Bed Collection







Bass Pro Shops Mossy Oak Break Up Complete Bed Collection









Did you enjoy that gift idea?  Well read on.   We have drapes, pillows, and throws to top it all off with.  Do you have a bathroom attached to that bedroom?  I believe we can even help you with that one.


Vicki Cianciarulo Bathroom Antler Accents Tooth Brush Holder







Vicki Cianciarulu Bathroom Antler Accents Lotion Dispenser







Vicki Cianciarulu Antler Accents Waste Basket







Replica Antler Toilet Paper Holder







Replica Antler Towel Rack








Stop on by to check out what we have.  Here at Bass Pro Shops we hope to take the stress out of the holiday season so you can enjoy what a beautiful time of year it really is.


Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator



Base Layers - Not Just For Hunting

Winter is here and whether you hunt, work outside, hike or just shovel your driveway, the outdoor weather can make you feel cold right to the bone.  Here are a few different base layers that will help you get through that long day working or just enjoying your time outside.

The Redhead EnduraSkin Relaxed Fit Hunting Shirt is moisture wicking and has odor control.  The relaxed fit makes movement easy with a 4 way stretch.  It comes in Mossy Oak Break Up or Real Tree.  If you don't want camo we also have black.  Add the Redhead EnduraSkin All Season Pants for a complete set.

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The Scentblocker Super Skin Shirt made of merino wool and polyester fabric, is free moving and comfortable.  With technology to inhibit odor even under heavy use this shirt is durable and worth looking at.  Add the Scentblocker Super Skin Pants and you are all set.

































So remember in order to enjoy that time in the woods, or just stay warm while you are doing the essentials stop by and look at the base layers we have at Bass Pro Shops.

Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator












Safety First - Find The Tree Harness That Fits You

Everything you need for Hunting is all organized.  From your boots to your rifle everything is locked, loaded, and ready to go.  You are ready to climb into that tree stand and can only think about that monster you've scouted coming your way.  But before you climb don't forget about one important piece of equipment: your safety harness.  Make sure that your current safety harness is in good working order.  Are the straps in good shape? Are the buckles secure and adjusted correctly?  Falls from a tree stand are the leading cause of injuries during gun season. 

Nothing can kill a hunting season quicker than not being safe.  Make sure that the tree you select is substantial enough to carry your weight.  Can you climb into or out of the tree stand either with two hands and one foot, or two feet and one hand at all times?  Have you let people know where you are hunting?  Do you have a cell phone with you and is it in a pocket you can reach in the event you fall?

Comfort is important and you want to choose a safety harness that fits you and the situation.  At Bass Pro shops we have different varieties of Safety Harnesses, and one is bound to fit you wallet as well as your need.

The Big Game Treestands EZ-ON Basci Safety Harness is one size fits most.  Padded shoulder straps quick release buckles on the leg straps, and a built in deer drag is just what a hunter needs to stay safe and comfortable.  Now - add that this harness is easy to use and a great value for the money and you have it made.













Hunter Safety Syrem HSS Pro Series Vest Harness is another great idea to check out.  Rubber coated buckles, lightweight with mesh back ventilation this safety harness comes small to 2xl/3xl.




















The Hunter Safety System HSS Treestalker Safety Vest/Harness also comes in youth.  Non-bulky and easy quick on,  and off makes this a sure choice.  Add four large storage pockets with a relief strap, and linemans climbing stand.  Durable and performs well.

















Try the Muddy Outdoors Safeguard Harness with comfortable leg straps and integrated binocular system.   Greal value for the money as well as high performance and quality.
















Stop on in to Bass Pro Shops to take a long look at what safety harness will work for you.  Then - get out there and have a great safe season hunting.


Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator










Tree Stands - Comfort and Safety

Today's tree stands are pure luxury from days gone by.  With enhancements to maximize comfort and safety, hunters can look forward to sitting in a tree all day!  There are so many  stands to pick from, and the right one can truely be an asset to your hunting arsenal.  Take the time to stop on in and take a good long look at them and ask questions.   Here are a few you might find interesting.


The API Outdoors Hi Point Climbing Tree Stand has padded armrests.  Combine that with a attached back rest, full body harness, and a camo accessory bag.  Quality and great value makes this tree stand something to think about.



















Summit has  The Crush Series Viper SD Ultra Climbing Treestand with great sound reduction technology.  Cushioned armrests, seat bar and a full body harness with quick and easy adjustments.  








Gorilla has the Greyback Climbing Treestand with padded camo climbing bar, stirrups, adjustable back pack straps, and a full body harness.



















The Ameristep Non-Typical Rapid Rail Ladder works on small trees or  crooked trees.  V steps for increased footing,  this treestand is easy to use and performs well.









How about a treestand that fits two?  The Big Game Treestand The Sky Rise  has removeable seat cushions and 2 full body harnesses with a max weight of 500 pounds.  Durable, high quality and a great price.

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Are you a mobile hunter?  The Muddy Outdoors Climbing Sticks are perfect for mobile hunters.  There are steps on both sides which allow for quick and easy climbing.  Very quiet and high quality make this a must.












So stop on down to Bass Pro Shops and let one of our Archery associates show you the perfect stand that fits you.


Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator