YUM YUMphibian

So….You read the article in the current issue of Louisiana Sportsman magazine about the new YUM YUMphibian creature bait and how everyone from the pros to weekend anglers are catching bass with it.  And maybe you’ve been wondering just where you would find such a silly sounding bait.    Or maybe you have no idea what I’m talking about.  Whatever the case, all you really need to know is that Bass Pro Shops now has this hot new bait in stock now.yum

Thanks to two small swimming arms near the top, a pair of longer curl tails at the end, plus two big flapper appendages, the YUM YUMphibian never stops moving. The YUMphibian's slender body is accented with ridges designed to produce jagged water disturbance and excite bass.  Packed with YUM F2 attractant and available in a range of popular colors, this is a potent bait that every angler should have.  Or maybe you just don’t like catching fish.

Bill Crosby

Fishing Manager

Denham Springs

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Waste Not – Want Not

Trying to recycle and keep our planet as clean as possible? Join Bass Pro Shops efforts to conserve the outdoors by purchasing reusable shopping bags. The bags can be used multiple times to help cut down on plastic waste. This light weight cloth bag is located at the store entrance and you can purchase as many as you need for your shopping trips.  It is a great way to show your support for Bass Pro Shops and can be used any where, not just here.  It is a wonderful alternative to using plastic bags instead of throwing them away.  The bag follows the Bass Pro Shops outdoor theme.

Jenna Mullins

Front End Lead

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Survival Straps

Bass Pro Shops is now carrying Survival Straps! There are several to chose from and can accommodate any style. Proudly made in the USA, Survival Straps Survival Bracelets are made of 550 lb. strength military paracord. Wear your Survival Bracelet as an eye-catching accessory and, if an emergency arises, unravel your bracelet for use in survival.  From bracelets to key chains, Survival Straps has something to satisfy the whole family. They come in a variety of colors such as black, camo, neon orange, and neon green. Don’t worry, we didn’t forget the ladies. Survival Straps also come in camo and rose pink. They also come in a variety of sizes. The bracelets come in light duty (16 ft), regular (14 ft), and wide (23 ft).  This Survival Straps Bracelet boasts an extremely durable, marine grade stainless steel shackle that adjusts for a custom fit. For safety, all adjustable shackle closures come with a breakaway pin that can be used instead of the stainless steel pin.  There is also a key fob measuring approximately 6 feet of paracord that comes with a 1” key ring. Survival Straps express your personal style and equips you to handle almost any situation!

Paracord can be used to:

•           repair torn clothing or equipment

•           rig a makeshift tow rope

•           securely tie down items in event of a wind storm

•           rig a pulley system

•           secure an animal to a post or make a leash

•           replace shoe laces

•           string up a clothes line

•           tie up a tarp for a makeshift shelter

•           dental floss

•           lash logs together to build a raft

•           make a sling

•           signaling

•           fishing line

•           tourniquet

As you can see, paracord can be used in many situations ranging from extreme to hygiene. And the best part is, the manufacturer will replace your bracelet if you have to unravel it! 

Chelsea Smith

Front End Lead

Denham Springs

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Shoo Fly Shooter

It is that time of year when pesky flies seem to multiply by the quantities.  Actually, flies can breed as many as 25 generations in their life span.  Did you know that flies in particular are one of our worst enemies, because they carry many diseases harmful to humans?  One fly alone can carry over 33 million micro organisms on its inner and outer surfaces of its body.  So, don’t think that since they don’t bit, they can’t hurt you.  Because they can!fly

Our product, THE ORIGINAL FLY SHOOTER, is your protection against these pesky flies and other bugs as well!  It is safe for ages 8 years of age and older.  That is because it is designed to shoot its swatter only!!  THE ORIGINAL FLY SHOOTER is made of durable, washable, non-toxic plastic.

 Julie Borne

Front End Lead

Denham Springs

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Tailgating Time

It’s that time of year again and we have all of your tailgating needs. We offer a variety of snacks from Uncle Bucks Cabin Mix and Cheese Curls, Beef Jerky and Salsas to Margarita and Bloody Mary Cocktail Mixes.  Our unique items such as fanny packs that hold six of your favorite canned beverages is a must so you Tigerdon’t miss a second of the action.  Don’t forget our portable grills and our variety of barbecue sauces.  Be the hit of your tailgating party with our homemade fudge; our newest flavor being “Vanilla Explosion” a vanilla fudge with white chocolate chips.  Come by and visit our party snack center.  We are your one stop shopping head quarters for game day.

Melissa Carter

Fudge Lead

Denham Springs

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Chilly Pad

For years I have tried different items to try to stay cool in the heat of the summer. Some things seem to work great for a short time and they are not effective after then. The other day I came across an item called the Chilly Pad by Frogg Toggs which works as a cooling towel. I was cutting the grass the other day for Padnearly 4 hours and the chilly pad kept me cool for the whole time! The way that it works is that you rinse the pad in warm water before using and it begins to evaporate and keeps you cool for hours. This is a great item for anyone that works outside or doing recreational outings. This is an investment that will last you a long time to come and sells for only 14.99.

Edward Incardona

Camping Lead

Denham Springs

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SMILE. GOTCHA!!

Now you can find out where your game is even when you’re not there.  Just set up some Primos TRUTH Cam 46 on your favorite trails or plots and spend your time relaxing while the cameras do the work for you.  5.0 mega pixels give you excellent pictures and the 46 infrared LEDs provide extended night range to 50 feet.  And the Matrix camo finish blends in with the background to help keep your locations a secret from every one else. 

Features for all TRUTH Cams include simple to use; 1.5-second trigger speed (0.3-second when camera is NOT in sleep mode) captures photo and video; external LCD window (displays photo count/battery life); supports up to 8 GB SD Card; each photo displays: date, time, temperature, moon phases and photo/video; long-lasting battery life; runs on four D alkaline batteries (not included); works with Primos TRUTH Cam Mount; and reliable one-year manufacturer's warranty.

Bill Crosby

Fishing Manager

Denham Springs

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“No Taxes”

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

Some of the things the Holiday apply to:

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

Some things the Holiday does not apply to:

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


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

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Turvis Tumblers

Here at Bass Pro Shops we offer the latest and greatest in drink ware. Turvis Tumblers are a “Made in the USA” product and not to mention “Guaranteed for Life”. These double wall insulated cups are ideal for keeping hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. Turvis Tumblers are made of a high grade polymer, which reduces condensation. They are dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe, which make them highly versatile for your drinking needs. They come in 16 and 24 ounce sizes and range in price from $13.99 to $19.99. We also offer lids that are $2.99. The full color Turvis Tumblers include a lid, while the “patch”tumbler tumblers do not. Our store presents a variety of designs. For the hunters in your life, we have Browning and Red Head brand tumblers. We even carry pink hunting themed tumblers for the ladies! If you’re shopping for a fishing or beach fan, we offer Turvis Tumblers by Guy Harvey and Margaritaville. LSU fans need to look no further for game day tumblers! Bass Pro Shops has a great selection of purple and gold cups tailor made for tailgating! And if you just want to support your favorite outdoors store, we have tumblers that feature our Bass Pro Shops logo. Turvis Tumblers make great gifts! We have a great selection of designs and sizes for anyone on your shopping list!

Lainie Falgout

Gifts Lead

Denham Springs

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Certification Bull’s-eye

NBEF (National Bow Hunter Education Foundation) Certification Course is a safety and education course for archery hunting.  This course is mandatory in many states* including Canadian Provinces, most Federal Management Areas, and some African and European countries.  The course is free of charge and attendees will receive a certification that is recognized worldwide.  The course will cover the following subjects:

  • History of Archery Hunting
  • Hunting Ethics
  • Animal Recovery Techniques
  • Tree Stand Safety
  • Outdoor Survival
  • Advanced Shooting Techniques
  • Advanced Hunting Techniques
  • Advanced Scouting Techniques
  • Biological Data on Deer
  • Deer and Habitat Management
  • Archery Equipment Care and Tuning
  • Game Field Care
  • Boone & Crockett Antler Scoring

We will be holding this class in our 2nd floor conference room on September 9th from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  To sign up for this class contact Bass Pro Shops at 225-271-3100.  

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Two Bucks, Save the Ducks

For the month of August Bass Pro Shops is taking donations to help raise money for Ducks Unlimited.

Duck's Unlimited started in 1937 during the Dust Bowl when North America’s drought-plagued waterfowl populations had plunged to unprecedented lows. Determined not to sit idly by as the continent’s waterfowl dwindled beyond recovery, a small group of sportsmen joined together to form an organization that became known as Ducks Unlimited. Thanks to decades of abiding to habitat conservation, Ducks Unlimited is now the world’s largest and most effective private waterfowl and wetlands conservation organization.

When visiting the store you can donate at the door or at the registers. Upon entering the store you will hear the associates quacking in support of our waterfowl and their dwindling environment.

Money raised supports the Ducks Unlimited mission to conserve, restore, and manage wetlands for North America's waterfowl.

Waterfowl conservation is facing important challenges as wetlands and other habitats are being degraded and destroyed across the continent. Ducks Unlimited has a vision to reverse this trend to sufficiently fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever.

Each donation gets you into a drawing for one of ten $500 Bass Pro Shops gift cards!

Not only will you be contributing to a cause, you will also get the opportunity to get one of the gift cards to use for all your outdoor needs.

You can donate in store, online or by calling 1-800-BASSPRO

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It’s a ‘SuperDay’

No hunter will hunt very long without hearing about the legendary Badlands warranty

“We don't care what happened, or whose fault it was, we will fix it for free FOREVER. We could care less if you bought it at a garage sale or a gear swap, as long as it says Badlands, it's covered. All we ask is that you use and abuse your pack as much as possible so we can learn how to make our products even better.”  

Never have there been a more guilt-free set of instructions, and it’s no joke. This company stands by their warranty no matter what. They manufacture some of the finest hunting gear in the world and every Badlands pack is built to be perfectly balanced and move in conjunction with your body’s center of gravity. Here at your local Bass Pro Shops, we stock a variety of Badlands packs to suit all of your packing needs, so stop in and see what all the fuss is about.

Sarah Bernard

Apparel Lead

Denham Springs

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Maui Jim Sunglasses

The sun is year round so that means all seasons need eye protection. Let Maui Jim be your flavor for eyewear. Maui Jim was created on the Hawaiian Island with names of the sunglasses having a meaning that pertains to the islands. Each pair of sunglasses have a patented Polarized 2 lens for brilliant color which gives a crisp and cleaner appearance glasseswithout the glare. Each leans has a multiple layers offering anti-reflection treatment, polarizing film, the lens color, scratch resistant layer on both sides, a Bi-Gradient mirror and a waterproof coating on both sides. The Bi-Gradient mirror is on the top and bottom of the lens which is to create a squint in the lens to knock the glare out and the waterproof on both sides helps with finger smudges. Maui Jim is offered in a large array of styles with up to 4 lens colors per style. Amongst the lens colors there are 3 different lens types such as: an evolution glass, polycarbonate (shatter proof), and a super thin (ST) glass which is a 20% thinner lens for a lighter feel. Maui Jim also offers readers in 3 different strengths. The many styles of Maui Jim range from rimless to wire frame to plastic frames in multi colors. Maui Jim has a style to fit every lifestyle.

Duwanna Counce

Apparel Lead

Denham Springs

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Are You Ready For Some Football?

lsuCollegiate apparel has arrived at the Denham Springs Bass Pro Shop.  We have ladies and men’s shirts and jackets in the fighting purple and gold colors.  The shirt offers you UPF protection while doing activities in the sun which is available in ladies and men’s sizesrc and can be worn as short or long sleeve.  There is also a purple or gold polo offered in the men’s sizes which also has the UPF protection.  While attending a night time event you can knock the chill out by wearing a fleece jacket offered in ladies or men’s sizes.   If you’re a Ragin Cajun fan, we also offer several different styles in your favorite vermillion and white colors.

 

 Duwanna Counce

Apparel Lead

Denham Springs

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Getting Spooked

Fishing inshore marshes can really be a blast and even more fun with topwater lures.  The Heddon Spook in Bone color is one of my favorites and has proved productive from the Marshes of Vermillion Bay to the edge of the Gulf below Venice, La.  The large spook ‘walking the dog’ on top can be irresistible to those big red fish.

spook boatThe right equipment is key, when fishing shallow marsh points for Redfish.   In shallow water marshes, redfish are easily spooked, no pun intended! OK, yea I did intentionally use the pun.  Anyway, long distance casts are a must.  As you can see in the picture, I am making casts of about 50 yards or so.  I am using a Bass Pro Shops 7’6” Extreme Rod and BPS Johnny Morris Signature series reel, 6.3 to 1 gear ratio and loaded with 14# Suffix Siege extra tough monofilament line.  This set up gives me the distance that I need to get my spook in the strike zone but not have my boat spook the fish I am targeting.  Position your boat to about a 45 degree angle to the bank downstream fro the target point, cast past the point and use the ‘walk the god’ technique all the way back to the boat.  Repeat cast several times before repositioning your boat.

 

 

Bert Gibson

Fishing Manager

Denham Springs

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Scope out Some Savings

 One of the many events going on during Bass Pro Shops’ Fall Hunting Classic is our Scope Trade In. This is a great way to save big bucks on the scope you want and give back to your community. August 9th through the 14th bring your used scope to our store and drop it off at the Greeter’s Station. Our greeter will give you a coupon that can be used towards the purchase of your new scope. You have the opportunity to save up to $100 (savings based on the retail price before sales tax). All donated items go to benefit out local Boy Scout Troops and other youth organizations.

We have a variety of scopes to off our customers in store such as the Oculus line of rifle scopes which is a new brand to Bass Pro Shops. Oculus technology brings nature into sharp focus with its brilliant optical quality and innovative targeting features. Each scope is equipped with multi-coated lenses that allow for optimal light transmission, an original and unique turret design that allows for a solid, resettable zero with no tools, is sealed for 100% waterproof mechanical performance, and starting at just $199.99 is a steal. So come on in to our Denham Springs store to check out the Oculus rifle scopes and all of other scopes we have to off you!

Samantha Stevenson

Denham Springs

 

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Mid-Summer Inventory

    The hot dog days of June, July, and August leave us agonizingly awaiting the first signs of fall so as to start our pre-season equipment inventory.  However, this is the time we should be evaluating our equipment for the upcoming season, because with evaluation comes replacement and upgrades.  There is no rush at this time of the year and the off season gear can be found at your local Bass Pro Shops with great prices.  In the event that an item may need to be ordered, there is no anxiety about whether or not it will arrive before the first hunt of the season.  Also, utilize this time of the year to use the indoor ranges at the local Bass Pro Shops to fine tune that bow or firearm that’s been dormant for several months.  The advantage of using the ranges this time of year is that they are air conditioned and their availability is very high.  Avoid the RUSH, the stores are not as crowded this time of year and the availability of the staff is greatly increased, so take advantage of this time to get those product questions answered in detail.    Every minute of preparation will pay off in hours of enjoyable hunting, where all you have to concentrate on is the harvest of the game your hunting.

 

Remember: Safety First in all your outdoor adventures……

Shawn Cook, Sr.

Denham Springs

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Water, Water Everywher And Not A Drop To Drink

That is the way it is sometimes down here in hurricane country.  Fortunately this year we have not had to endure bad weather.  During the peak of hurricane season we need to have our plans ready.  Here at Bass Pro we sell water by the case for only $4.99.  Whether you buy it for your hurricane list or just to have around the house it is the perfect item to have during the hot summer months. It is great to put it into ice coolers while you are out fishing or out at the parks with the children.  Either way it is an essential part of our daily routines here in Louisiana to have the water bottles in our hands daily to stay hydrated and refreshed throughout the day.

Jenna Mullins

Front End Lead

Denham Springs

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Lil’ Hunter

Lil Hunter Underarmour has always been a big hit here at our bass pro shops and we are pleased to carry a line of underarmour youth products this year. Our in-stock includes a big logo hoodie, and the Ayton zip jacket and pants-just like dad has. You can pick up either of these items in RealTree AP or Mossy Oak Breakup Infinity patterns, all with odor and moisture control fabric. You'll love being able to share the benefits and success of your favorite brand with your lil’ hunter.

Sarah Bernard

Apparel Lead

Denham Springs

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Chillin N Grillin

dual grill Nothing in the world is like grilling and preparing your own food. I never thought grilling would be so easy and so little time consuming until I checked out the grills at Bass Pro Shops. By comparing gas to charcoal grills I was undecided to which one I should purchase. There are so many grills to choose from so I had to make a decision on which would be the best for me.

 I saw one that is called the Duo Griller made by Char-Griller. This grill had the best of both worlds because half of the grill is charcoal and the other half is gas. It makes cooking a breeze in case you don't have much time you can use the gas or you can use charcoal if you have more time on your hands. What a great concept for if your feeding your family or tailgating with friends. Their is such a nice selection of grills at Bass Pro Shops that will help make any griller a happy chef!

 Edward Incardona

Team Leader Camping

Denham Springs

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