More Fish!

                          more fish

Here at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, we love to give back to organizations in our community helping to make a difference with conservation efforts. This month we are the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation with their More Fish Campaign.

This February, Bass Pro Shops is partnering with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to raise funds for the More Fish! Campaign. Over 120 freshwater species have gone extinct since 1990 and nearly 40% of freshwater fish are at risk of extinction. The More Fish! Campaign promotes fish habitat protection and restoration. You can show your support by donating $2 at any of our registers this month and as a bonus your donation will double as an entry form into the More Fish! Sweepstakes where you will have a chance to win a $500 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card. Official rules are at customer service.

So swing into your local Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and help make more fish for tomorrow!


Valentine's Day is Quickly Approaching!

With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, everyone wants to get that special man in their life the best gift ever and still make it Well here at Bass Pro Shops, we offer plenty of ways to get the best of both worlds. I have a friend whose anniversary, his birthday, and valentine's day all fall within two weeks of each other. She was racking her brain to figure out what to get him for all three that would be perfect without breaking the bank. After a little bit of thinking, she decided that a Bass Pro Shops giftcard is perfect for any occassion so birthday prasent done.

Now that the birthday present was done its time for the anniversary gift....., a plano tackle box is the perfect gift for any fisherman. With the anniversary and birthday taken care of, it just left Valentine's Day and well shopping for a man for valentine's day is not exactly the easiest thing to do.  It's not as easy as grabbing a box of chocolate, a dozen pink roses, a cute stuffed pink teddy bear or monkey, or a pretty sparkly piece of jewerly.

As she was leaving the store and walking past our huge rack of Uncle Buck's candies it hit her.....fill the tackle box with candies that would closely resemble fishing equippment. She then filled her cart with lots of yummy candies to include....sour gummy worms, twizzlers, goldfish, laffy taffy, salt water taffy, and of course it wouldn't be Valentine's Day without yummy little Hershey's Kisses!!!!! So swing into your local Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and find everything to get the perfect gift for the perfect man.....

tackle box


Its the Love Boat!



Come into Bass Po Shops Outdoor World in Hampton, Virginia Thursday, February 14, 2013 and celebrate Valentine's Day on the Love Boat.  Starting at 3:00 P.M. and running thru 8:00 P.M. we will have a beautiful boat set-up for the perfect Valentine's Day Potrait of you and your amazing sweetie.  We will also have goodie bags and coloring pages for the kids. So bring the whole family and all your friends out to Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Hampton, Virginia and celebrate Valetine's Day on the Love Boat!


The Boat Show is Here!

boat show

Join the Bass Pro Shops family starting Friday, February 8, 2013 thru Sunday, February 17, 2013 for our annual free boat show.  We will have fun for the entire family, and the best part's all free!  We will have seminars, events for the family, and we are giving away Bass Pro Giftcards and Ascend Kayaks! So bring the whole family out to your local Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and lets have some fun! 


Military Discount is back!!!!!

Join the Bass Pro Shops Team Between January 15 and January 22 as we say THANK YOU to those who serve with a 10% military discount, some exclusions do apply. We are the land of the FREE, because of the BRAVE!!!!




military discount


Crock Pot Cooking.....Mac-and-Cheese

Crock Pot Mac-and-Cheese


-1 lb. macaroni
-1 lb. sharp cheddar cheese, grated ( make sure to save a little for topping)
-1 stick butter
-1 can cheddar cheese soup
-1 can evaporated milk
-2 eggs
-3/4 cup milk


1)Cook macaroni
2)Melt butter and pour over macaroni and add salt and pepper
3) Mix soup and evaporated milk
4)Beat eggs into sweet milk
5)Mix macaroni, cheese, soup mix and egg mixture
6) Pour into crock pot and put a little cheese and paprika on top. Cook on low for 3 hours




Chilly Weather Blues....will be sent away....

Chilly weather is here.  Which means its time to break out the crock pots and cook yummy home cooked meals.  Over the next several weeks we will introduce you to many scrumptious foods and put twists on the favorite crock pot dishes like chicken and dumplings and pot roast.......

Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings

- 1 finely diced onion
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 2 cans of condensed cream of chicken soup
- 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast
- 2 packages of refridgerated biscuit dough
1) Place the chicken, butter, soup, and onion in the slow cooker, filling with enough water to cover all ingredients
2)Cover, and cook for 5 to 6 hours on High. About 30 minutes before serving, place the torn biscuit dough in the slow cooker. Cook until the dough is no longer raw in the center
Enjoy with family and friends

Christmas is Finally Here!



To celebrate Christmas, Bass Pro Shops will be closed on Christmas Day, so that our associates can spend the holidays with their families! We will re-open Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 at 9 A.M. and be open until 9 P.M. So swing into your local Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World to check out some awesome items that will make great treats for yourself or amazing last minute gifts. We hope to see you:)


It's Christmas!!!!!

candy cane


On behalf of Bass Pro Shops World here in Hampton, Virginia, we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas from our family to yours.  Make sure to enjoy a day full of family fun, Christmas Carols, Yummy Food.....lots of Christmas Cookies of course, and gifts!



merry christmas


On behalf of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, we would like to wish all the men and women in our military a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! We would like to Thank You for all the sacrifices you make to keep us the land of the FREE, because of the BRAVE! And a very special Happy Holidays to our troops away from home for Christmas! Thank you for all you do!




Santa Will Be Here!



Santa will be at Bass Pro Shop in Hampton, Virginia on Christmas Eve from 10 A.M. until 5 P.M. to speak with all the children before taking to the sky to deliver lots of presents. So bring the entire family out to see whole family out to see Santa before he takes to the sky and make sure he has your list:) You can also decorate Christmas Cookies to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve!


Welcome Home!!

                    welcome home


On behalf of Bass Pro Shops we would like to welcome home the USS Einsenhower! After a long deployment they are finally home with family and friends for the holidays.  We thank these wonderful, amazing, and brave men and women for all the sacrifices they have made and continue to make to keep our country the land of the FREE, because of the BRAVE!


Military Discount.....

support out troops


Join the Bass Pro Shops Team Between December 15 and December 22 as we say THANK YOU to those who serve with a 10% military discount, some exclusions do apply. We are the land of the FREE, because of the BRAVE!!!!




Coozies! Keep your hands warm and your drink cold!

Looking for the perfect item for just about anybody? Look no further, coozies are it! Come out to your local Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and check out our huge selection of coozies.  These coozies come in a rainbow of colors from pink, camo, black, and so many more. We also have Duck Commander, Browning, Bass Pro, and Salt Life brands to name a few.  These coozies are made of 3.5 mm neoprene, made for both bottles and cans.   They will keep drinks colder longer.  So if you are looking for a gift, just because gift, or even a little party favor for your next get together ask one of our amazing gift associates to help you find the perfect coozie for everyone on your list!


browning      salt life


Local Heroes Night.....

Sunday December 9, 2012 from 7-10 P.M. Swing into your local Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World for a little thank you. We will honor our Police Officers, Fire Fighters, Paramedics, War Veterans, and Military Personel.....*Navy*Marines*Army*Air Force*Coast Guard* by offering a 10% discount, a FREE photo with Santa from 7-9 P.M., a FREE ornament for the first 100 heroes 18 and older, and a craft for the children from 7-9 P.M. So to all of our heroes on behalf of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, we would like to say THANK YOU!!



local heroes night



Take Some Time.....

On this Thanksgiving Day, take a few minutes to think about what you are truly Thankful for.....

1)My Absolutely Amazing Husband.....He's My Best friend, Supports Me In Whatever I Decide To Do, Who Provides Me With A Life That Most Only Dream Of, He's My Hero 

2)Being Able To Attend School.....Education Is Key In Today's Society

3)Great Friends.....They Always Have My Back And Are More Like Family 

4)Having A Job.....Many Are Out Of Work 

5)A Roof Over My Head.....I Know At The End Of Either A Good Day Or A Bad Day I Have Somewhere To Go 

6)My A-W-E-S-O-M-E Family.....They Help Me With Everything In My Life, Love Me Unconditionally, and Have Help Shape Me Into The Person I Am Today

7)Living In The Land Of The FREE Because Of The BRAVE!!!! Support our Troops, on this Holiday and everyday!!!!!

8)Having Food And Clothes.....Knowing I Will Not Have To Wonder Where My Next Meal Will Come From

9)The Opportunity To Volunteer.....The More You Give In Life, The More You Receive.....The Greatest Payment Is Love And Knowing You Made An Impact On Someone's Life

10)My Health.....A Cold Is The Most Of My Worries, While Others Have To Worry About Life Threatening Illnesses Day In And Day Out

So take a few moments with your family on this Thanksgiving and realize how privileged you may be. Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!





Happy Thanksgiving!!!!




On this Thanksgiving Day As We Sit Around, Eat, Relax, and Enjoy time with our family and friends, lets take a second out and give thanks to our heroes.....Our Wonderful True American Heroes, The BRAVE men and women who serve in the Armed Forces....Our NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES, COAST GUARD, and ARMY....An a BIG THANK YOU to those who are away serving on this holiday. It is because of the BRAVE that we remain the land of the FREE!!!! On Behalf of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, I would like to say thank you to all those who keep our country free!!!! 


Time for a Turkey Fry.....


turkey fryer

Deep Frying Turkeys

Deep fried turkey is absolutely delicious, the dark golden skin is super crispy and meat is moist without being greasy because it cooks so fast.

We carry a diverse selection of fryers at our from 10.5 quart to 17 gallon. Now if you are deep frying a whole turkey you will need at least a 30 quart sized fryer. The 30 quart pot will accommodate up to an 18 pound turkey. We carry the BPS 30 quart fryer pots and kits in aluminium and stainless steel. The kits come with the pot, turkey lifter, thermometer, burner, stand and regulator hose with safety timer.

For those who want more diversity we have the BPS 30 Quart 3 in 1 stainless steel kit. This kit allows you to fry, boil and steam a variety of foods from turkey to seafood to corn.

If you have a bigger family or are having a party, we also have a BPS 36 quart all in one kit. This generous rectangular aluminium pot can cook a 22 pound turkey. It comes with two small and one large fry baskets, thermometer, burner, base and regulator hose with safety timer.

If you want a more substantial fryer, we carry the Cajun Fryer line by R and V Works in the 4 gallon, 6 gallon, 8.5 gallon and 12 gallon size. The caddy for the 4 and 6 gallon fryers come separately. These fryers are made out of carbon steel with a charcoal finish. The design allows oil to not burn and keeps food and batter from collecting on the burner.

Now that you have picked your fryer we will look at oils. You need to make sure the oil you use has a high smoke point. This means an oil that can withstand high temperatures before smoking (and not the good smoking we talked about in the previous blog). Cottonseed, Peanut, Sunflower, Safflower and Avocado oils all have high smoke points (over 400 degrees Fahrenheit).

We carry cottonseed and a peanut oil blend in one and three gallon containers. The amount you will need depends on the size of your turkey. The smaller the bird, the more oil. For your average size bird you will need around 3-4 gallons.

Cottonseed oil has no flavour which is perfect when you are using an injectable marinade. This versatile oil can be reused up for 6 months after opening, just filter out the bits and pieces as you pour it into a clean container then store it in a cool dark place.

Peanut oil does have a mild distinctive flavour to it, and is amazing for making fries. As with cottonseed oil, peanut oil can be used for more then just deep frying. It also has a 6 month shelf life after opening and the same filtering and storage needs.

Once you have picked your oil and decided if you want to use an injectable marinade you are ready to deep fry your turkey.

How to Deep Fry A Turkey

Determine the amount of oil you will need by placing the turkey in the pot then filling the pot with water until it reaches the line on the side of the pot. Do not go over this line, even if it does not look like enough oil. Remove the turkey, pour the water into a container and mark the level then dispose of the water (dry the container). Dry the pot and blot the turkey dry as best as you can.

Prepare your thawed or raw turkey (do not use a frozen or partially frozen bird). Remove the giblet bag and neck from the cavity. Rinse the bird then dry it fully. Tie the legs, neck flap, tail and wings to the body.

Season the turkey with a rub or use an injectable marinade. If you use an injectable marinade make sure to go deep into the meat and try to avoid making too many puncture holes. Set it on the turkey rack.

Pour the correct amount of oil into the pot and heat the oil to about 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Using gloves made of silicon or other materials suitable for working with hot oil carefully lower the turkey into the oil by dunking (slowly lower the bird down a little bit then raise before lowering deeper then raising a few inches at a time until it is submerged). The oil may rise so you will want to be careful as you lower the bird.

Let the turkey cook, but don’t wander away because it cooks fast. Usually a turkey

takes about 3 to 3 ½ minutes per pound to cook. A ten pound turkey will take about

30 minutes to cook.

When the turkey is done, slowly remove it then check the internal temperature to ensure it’s fully cooked. Be careful as you check the temperature because the turkey will be very hot.

Let the turkey rest for a bit then carve and enjoy.

Just remember, safety is important because you want to enjoy your amazing turkey at Thanksgiving not when you get out of the hospital. Make sure your turkey is dry and completely thawed. Use proper handling techniques. Read the directions for your specific fryer. Don’t drop your turkey in the oil.

If you still want more options you can ponder are the Big Easy Oilless Propane Turkey Fryer (it has returned to our inventory after almost a year’s absence) and your grill.

Now you have five different ways to cook your turkey. Try something different this year and be the legend in your family for your unique twist on a traditional dish.

If you have any questions you can always talk to one of our camping associates or check out information on our US website as well as find recipes and other tips on a pile of websites.

Happy Thanksgiving! May you all have many blessings to celebrate and reflect upon this year.


Camping Dept.

Bass Pro Shops




Help Us....Help our Troops



Starting November 11, 2012 and ending December 31, 2012, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World will be partnering with the USO for their "Operation Care Package". You can donate in-store at the checkout counters. There will be a donation form where you can choose whether to donate $1, $3, or $5 with 100% of the money collected going to the USO to send care packages to our troops. Help us help the USO and send care packages to our troops far away from home.  


Happy Veteran's Day!!!!!

veteran's day


On behalf of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, I would like to thank all of our veterans, active duty armed service members, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for this country to remain the home of the FREE, because of the BRAVE!!! As a special thank you, we would like to offer a 10% military discount!!!!