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.   



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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 www.dec.ny.gov .

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!


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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.

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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








Which Deer Call is Right For You?

Calling deer.  Everyone has their own way of doing it.  How do you know without spending alot of money which call might work for you?  Well word of mouth is still the best way to find out.  Talk with people around your area to find out what they are using.  Watch hunting videos, TV shows, or go on the internet.  Here at Bass Pro Shops we have many calls that might interest you. 

The experts say that during the early season - try rattling.  Not hard but gentle and easy.  This sound is meant  to imitate two bucks sparring.  The Knight & Hale Pack Rack Rattling System Deer Call twists back and forth to create a lifelike sound of two bucks in combat.  Easy to use and not expensive you may just want to give these a try.  The Primos Big Buck Rattle Bag creates the sound of two different size bucks fighting.  Again very easy, durable and a great value. Not to mention they fit in a pack much easier than a set of antlers!















Many people prefer the can which produces the sound of mating bleats of estrus does.  The Primos "Original" Can Mating Bleat Call is simple to use, performs well, and is a great price.












It takes a great deal of patience to get that monster.  Don't be afraid to use your deer call.  Sure you may just spook one or two, but this is how you learn.  In order to be successfull you need to know deer behavior.  Have that arrow nocked or your gun in hand before you start calling.  Dont get frustrated after 10 minutes or even a hour.  How many hunters have relaxed their guard only to have that giant buck appear.

Primos has the Uproar Deer Call that has three proven effective calls in one.  You can switch between two main chambers to produce aggressive grunts or loud estrus.  Also there is a wheeze tube to challenge a large buck.




















 The Primos Hardwood Grunter Deer Calling System is a 6 in one adjustable reed system.  This system produces extra loud calls from deep grunts to doe bleats.












These are just a few calls to consider when deciding what you need.  Talk with your friends then stop on by and talk with our hunting associates to find what call will work best for you.

Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator





What broadhead is right for you?  How do you decide with so many options on the market.  Do you go with traditional fixed broadheads? Is it best to get set or replaceable blades? Should you give mechanical broadheads a try? It can be a little confusing.  All in all it is a personal decision that one has to make.  Here is just a little information on broadheads that may help you.  

Fixed broadheads are the oldest.  They are simple with no moving parts and they offer good penetration.  They are durable, rugged and a often offered at a good price.  When they get dull you sharpen them. These features make fixed broadheads a popular choice. 

Fixed replaceable broadheads need no sharpening and are extremely convenient.  They tend to be a little more expensive than fixed.

Mechanical broadheads fly straight then spring open on impact.  This broadhead produces more trauma which can lead to a faster kill.  They are extremely accurate and often produce a better blood trail.

For a fixed broadhead check out the Thunderhead Fixed Blade Broadhead.   It is a great value and high quality.












Would you like a replacement broadhead?  Try  the Muzzy MX3 Replacement Practice Blade.  Durable, easy to use, and it performs well.






If your preference is a mechanical broadhead take a look at the Grim Reaper Razor Tip Whitetail Special .  This blade sits flush with point during flight.  Then expands upon impact.  






We have many different broadheads to look at,  and if you are even a little confused our Archery associates are ready and willing to take the guess work out of the uncertainty. 


Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator 







Protect Your Bow

When you make the investment of a good bow, then add all the accessories you have spent a fair amount of money.  Don't take a chance of damaging it.   The most important thing in buying that bow case is size, padding, and security.  Bring your bow with you when you purchase a case, make sure it fits properly.  Cases should have protective padding in them.  Last, make sure there are enough secure straps to keep it in place when you carry it.  Here are a few cases that meet that criteria.


The Redhead Bow Case 2.0 will hold up to 2 bows 40" axle to axle.  17 pockets and 5 security straps will keep that bow secure.  Wait I am not done yet - add two interior pockets and protective padding on all sides, and you have one amazing case for the money.







A case that is made to fit the modern crossbow is the Plano Manta Crossbow Case.  With multiple tie down straps and thick foam lining, your crossbow will be safe and secure.  A plus to this case is you can carry it in two ways, either 2 handles or a removable shoulder strap.





















Do you want a hard case that stores your bow and quiver?  One that accommodates most parallel limb bows?  Well SKB has the Hunter Parallel Limb Bow Case.  With plenty of padding this case is pure quality as well as a great value.









So stop on by with your bow and find the case that best fits and protects your investment.  You want to enjoy it for years to come.


Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator

















Practice Makes You Perfect - Targets

Remember all those teachers who said practice makes perfect?  Well that is true when it comes to landing that 10 point buck.  Here at Bass Pro Shops we have many targets to look at, and I am sure one will fit your need.

The Field Logic Glen Del Full Rut Buck target is very life like.  A large insert gives you four sided shooting and off set shooting zones.  This target is ready to be around for a long time.  Give it broadheads, expandables, field tips and crossbow bolts.  It can take it.




















All targets should be able to take a beating.  The Morrell Yellow Jacket Crossbow Field Point Bag, is ready and waiting to take the heaviest weight to the fastest crossbow.  With 4 bulleyes to pick from, you will love its quality and how well it performs.



















Rinehart makes the Rhino Block Archery Target.  40 target zones, 4 sides for field points, and 2 sides for broadheads.  Self healing foam with easy arrow pull technology is high quality and great value for the money.  Replacement inserts are also available.














Team Realtree Shotblocker is one target that is easy to transport with 4 sides.  Easy release for broadheads and field points.  This durable target is one to check out.

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The Redhead Deer Target is extremely durable and tough.  The self healing foam will help you keep your skills in order all year long.  A replacement insert is also available.







So stop in and check them out!


Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator








Hiking in the Finger Lakes

There are not many people who would disagree with the statement that Fall is absolutely beautiful in the Finger Lakes.  Instead of feeling low thinking about the snow, why not get outside and enjoy the beauty that this time of year has to offer.  There are great hiking paths around the Finger Lakes region and up north.


Harvest time in the Finger Lakes usually starts in mid August, and can continue into November thru January for the ice wines.  For the people who live here, we consider Fall one of the most exciting times to hike.  If you are not into hiking, consider going apple picking or walk through pumpkin patches.  Many areas offer easy walking roads.  Anything that gets you outside is worth it.


If you are interested in doing some hiking, you will need a comfortable pair of hiking boots.  The Ecco Kiruna GTX is a great shoe.  Waterproof, lightweight, and comfortable, this boot gives you great quality and a good price.  Perfect for hiking in the Adirondack region or any trail around the Finger Lakes.  








A day hike is great to see all the beautiful bright orange, reds, golds, and russet colors of Fall.  Make sure you bring a jacket.  The Bass Pro Shop Lightweight Packable Rainsuit is perfect for this time of year.   100% waterproof, breathable, large pockets with a attached hood.  The word for this jacket is comfortable and packable.  No extra weight, it is a "just in case" item.







The Finger Lakes region is at about 40 percent of its peak so now is the time to think about a nice fall hike.  Whether you walk through the woods or drive down the road, bring along a few treats.  Perhaps some jerky and a water bottle.  You can always buy a day pack to carry everything in.  The Redhead Stream Hydration Pack has a large main compartment.  Very comfortable and roomy,  this pack even has a binocular attachment. 








New York State has a longer window of opportunity to see the fall foliage than up north.  October is a great month to smell grapes in the air.  With all the wineries pressing you just can't help it.  A great time to hike, camp, kayak or take a plane for a overall view of everything.  This is a picture perfect time of year.  So get out there and enjoy what New York State has to offer.


Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator











Archery Season is Here and We Have a Bow for You!

At Bass Pro Shops we are all about getting you outside.  We have such a nice variety of bows to pick from that it was hard for me to highlight just a few.  As many of you know,  your bow is unique to you.  You have to feel comfortable with the draw and ease of use.   Bow hunting creates a different challenge than hunting with a firearm.  This type of hunting is more silent and peaceful.  You also need to be closer to your game.  Anyone of our associates in our Archery Department are happy to spend as much time as you need to find the right bow for you.  Here are a few you might want to take a look at.

The Bear Archery Apprentice.   This bow is great for a young archer.  13 different draw lengths, draw weights adjust 15-60 pounds.  Nice and light at 2.9pounds.  This will accomodate a young archer longer than other youth bows.











The Bear Motive 6 Compound Bow is light, quiet, and extremely fast.  Very smooth draw cycle.















The easy to use Redhead Kronik XT Compound Bow  is also lightweight and strong.  This bow package also includes a 3 pin sight, hostage capture style arrow rest, and a 5 arrow quiver.


Last but not least is the Redhead Toxik XT Compound BowThis bow has a smooth draw and is extremely accurate.  Lightweight at 3.8 pounds this bow is also great value for the money and high quality.
















Believe me that a quick look here just does not do these bows justice.  You have to look at these quality products to see just how great they are.  So stop on by, and take a good long look at what we have.  Ask a lot of questions this is not just a great investment, but a wonderful time spent outside enjoying nature at its best.


Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator