Pursuit Tactical Defense Light

The Pursuit Tactical Defense Light is a high-powered flashlight emitting 220 lumens of blinding light in a tightly focused beam with sufficient peripheral lighting as well. A self-locking adjustable mount makes it easy to attach the Pursuit Defense Light directly to barrels of tactical rifles and shotguns, no tools required; the mount features an accessory rail mount for additional accessories. The Pursuit Tactical Light comes with a dual-mode pressure switch attachment with cable that allows you to activate the light and control the 4 lighting modes (100% light, 50% light, 10% light, and Defensive Strobe) from a normal shooting position. A fixed tail cap enables this Tactical Defense Light to be used without the pressure switch attachment as a normal flashlight. Made of water- and impact-resistant anodized aluminum, the Pursuit Tactical Defense Light will withstand years of rugged use. Runs on 3 AAA batteries (included).

  • Dual-mode pressure switch
  • Can be used as simple flashlight
  • Powered by 3 AAA batteries (included)
  • 4 lighting modes

Mounts easily on 12 or 20 gauge shotguns and most scopes or rifles. This is an item folks have been asking for months that is affordable and has the mounting hardware needed to attach to their firearm. Stop by and get yours before they sell out!

 

 

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Turkey Hunting Spring, 2015

Hello Texas Turkey Hunters. It’s time for the Spring, 2015 Turkey Season to begin. Here is quote from the Texas Parks and Wildlife’s website regarding sessions and dates and special limits in certain counties.

“Spring turkey hunting gets under way this weekend, March 14-15, with the special youth-only weekend season for Rio Grandes in the 54-county South Zone. The general season in the South Zone runs March 21-May 3 and culminates with another youth-only weekend May 9-10. In the 101 counties comprising the North Zone, the youth-only weekend seasons are March 28-29 and May 23-24. The North Zone general season opens April 4 and runs through May 17. A special one-gobbler limit season runs April 1-30 in Bastrop, Caldwell, Colorado, Fayette, Jackson, Lavaca, Lee and Milam counties.”

To access TPWD’s full article on the Spring, 2015 season copy the link below and paste it in your browser:

http://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/releases/?req=20150311a 

 

At Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World we have all you need to make your hunt a successful one.

From decoys and turkey loads for your shotgun to camo clothes, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World is ready to help you make this year’s season one to remember.

Stop by and check out our Camo Department for all your camo clothing needs and especially for our full body camo suits. We also have special turkey hunting backpacks with attached seats.

Visit out Hunting Department to see our full display of Turkey decoys, including this year’s big hit decoy: Redheads’s new motorized Jake and Strutting Gobbler. Don’t forget our Camping Department where we have a full selection of Yeti coolers, including Yeti’s new soft side coolers, along with lots of other useful outdoor gear.

Our Footwear Department even has a full line of boots and socks to get you through the season.

Before hitting the field, let’s talk about a few things.

First, be sure to check the TPWD website and check the requirements for the county in which you are hunting. Make sure your gun is cleaned and ready to use.

Next, check your shotgun to make sure it’s ready to go. A good cleaning is always a good idea before hitting the field. And be sure to check your choke tube to get the best pattern (Note: be sure to use a good choke tube lubricant before screwing the tube back in). At Bass Pro Shops we have a full selection of choke tubes, cleaning supplies, and we are fully stocked with “Turkey Loads” for your shotgun.

For those trying out bow hunting for this season, visit our Archery Department and check out our selection of arrow heads that can make your hunt a successful hunt.

And if you haven’t picked up that 2014 – 2015 Texas Hunting or Fishing License yet, stop by our Customer Service Department and they will make sure you are ready to hit the field.

At Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Katy Mills Mall we wish you the best for outdoor adventure. And if you have some luck, stop by and tell us all about it, send pictures and stories to our facebook, or email them to bassprokaty@gmail.com, we’d love to hear from you.

 

 

 

 

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Coming Clean About MSR’s

Those of you with MSRs (Modern Sporting Rifles) have probably had the misfortune of experiencing a jammed or double fed round. The most common culprit of this issue is a dirty weapon.  More so than other firearms, proper cleaning is key to enjoying a day out on the range, or having peace of mind known that your weapon will function properly when it needs to.

First you will want to fully break down your rifle. Since not all MSR’s are the same, you will want to consult your user’s manual if you are unsure about how to do this. Most bolt systems will look like this. MSRs are notoriously dirty. The carbon from the rounds you shoot finds its way to all parts of your rifle. To remove this carbon you need a carbon cleaner as either an all-in-one, or a stand-alone cleaner such as Hoppes Elite Gun Cleaner

Cleaning the barrel - If you look down your barrel, you will notice a lot of carbon deposits down your barrel. First you want to run a wire brush with the cleaner on it though your barrel to scrape any stuck on deposits. Be sure to pull the brush through in the same direction as the bullet. After doing this a few times, follow up by using some cleaning patches. Keep using the patches until they come out clean. Now when you look down the barrel, it should be shiny, clean, and spotless. If you find yourself having a hard time seeing down the barrel, try this: Point the barrel at a light in the room or try one of these.

Breech aka “Star Chamber” – This is usually the hardest and most time consuming area to clean. It is also one of the most important areas since a dirty breech prevents the bolt from going in battery, and also prevents rounds from properly feeding causing those jams. There are several different methods in cleaning this depending on what you have to use. Just like with the barrel, you will want to make sure to hit it with some cleaner first.  Next you want to find a method that works for you to remove the carbon. Hoppe's Chamber Brush accomplishes this really well, as does using a pick. If you are without these try using a pipe cleaner to get those hard to reach places or use a dirtier method and get in there with some cleaning patches and your pinky finger. Once this is clean, a very light coat of oil will help keep carbon from crusting on during your next use.

The Bolt Assembly – With the hard part out of the way, you will want to focus on cleaning the many pieces of the bolt assembly.  Many of these can be simply wiped down with a patch and your cleaning solution. Use a pick if necessary if there are some tough spots and run a pipe cleaner through the bolt where your firing pin goes. If you are using a gas operated system, pay special attention to tube on top of your bolt carrier that connects to your gas tube. Carbon that travels down your gas tube will collect here, and it is a usually over looked area for cleaning. Get in there with picks or pipe cleaners. Once the assembly is clean, coat everything in a light layer of oil just as you did with the breech.

Buffer spring – Cleaning the Buffer Spring is often overlooked. The whole assembly is usually held in place by a pin and can be removed when that pin is pushed down. Wipe the Buffer and spring down with a rag that has your cleaning solution on it and follow up with wiping down the tube that the spring slides into.

Other areas – You can spot clean the rest of the firearm. Use brushes and rags to remove any other dirt on the exterior or in the magazine well. Pipe cleaners once again work great for cleaning any dust or dirt out of the trigger assembly. You do not have to go too far in depth in cleaning the trigger assembly, but removing the excess dirt and grime keeps your trigger functioning correctly.

With this these tips, your next hunt or range trip with hopefully go without failure. A clean rifle will be more accurate and function better than one that hasn’t been properly cleaned. If you have any questions, feel free to come into the hunting department at your local Bass Pro Shops and ask an associate. Happy Hunting!

 

Written by Michael Steiner, Hunting Team Lead

 

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Offshore Angler Redfish Extreme Rod and Reel Spinning Combo

Our Offshore Angler Redfish Extreme Rod and Reel Spinning Combo is currently on sale for $99.97.

Here is the information about it straight from our website!

 

Our Offshore Angler™ Redfish Extreme Rod and Reel Spinning Combo combine a Redfish Extreme Rod 

and a rugged Redfish Extreme Reel with the guts to handle any redfish you might encounter.

The Offshore Angler Redfish Extreme Spinning Reel draws strength and durability from an aluminum body and sideplate and uses a corrosion-resistant carbon composite rotor. Other features include a corrosion-resistant stainless steel main shaft and bail wire. A forged aluminum spool is double anodized to provide strength and corrosion protection and features a braid grip band to keep your superline from slipping, and a Teflon® and carbon-fiber drag helps tame your catch after the initial hookup. Built for the long haul, the Redfish Extreme owes its incredible smoothness to a 6-bearing system with Powerlock™ instant anti-reverse and double-shielded stainless steel bearings.

An Offshore Angler Redfish Extreme Spinning Rod was designed specifically to tackle the most popular inshore gamefish of the Gulf and the East Coast. The action built into its tough and sensitive IM6 graphite blank is specifically tailored to handle hard-battling big bull reds. The blank is topped with Fuji® aluminum oxide guides with durable black stainless steel frames, a sensitive graphite reel seat with stainless steel hoods, and lightweight cork split grips.

Reel features:

  • Aluminum body and sideplate
  • Carbon composite rotor
  • Stainless steel main shaft and bail wire
  • Forged, double-anodized aluminum spool
  • Teflon and carbon fiber drag
  • 6-bearing system with Powerlock instant anti-reverse and double-shielded stainless steel ball bearings
  • Ocean Silk lubrication

 

Rod features:

  • Redfish-specific actions
  • IM6 graphite blank
  • Fuji aluminum oxide guides
  • Cork split grips
  • Graphite reel seat with stainless steel hoods
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Cool, dry, protected with Columbia

The new 2015 Columbia Omni-freeze Zero is here at the Katy Bass Pro Shops and better than ever!

Columbia Zero Rules Shirt for Ladies

We have new styles and colors with the same great technology. We carry four great styles of Ladies’ shirts that have the Omni- Freeze Zero and Omni-Shade, the short cap sleeve shirt, the long sleeve shirt, the PFG tank top, and the Ultimate Chill II long sleeve shirt.

Columbia Zero Rules V-Neck Shirt for Ladies

Omni shade is built into the shirt for up to 50 UPF to guard against harmful rays and keep you safe from the hot sun. Award-winning Omni-Freeze Zero is sweat activated to provide unsurpassed cooling on hot days. Each shirt’s inside lining is covered with tiny blue circles that, when wet, react to lower the temperature of the shirt to keep you cool.  

PFG Zero Women's Tank Top

These shirts may be advertised for fishing but are very versatile! You can wear them fishing on the pier or out on the boat, in the deer stand or tracking in the woods under your camouflage, on long hikes in the mountains or leisurely walk on the beach, under a work uniform, working out, or even gardening! There are so many wonderful ways to use these shirts, so get out there and get to doing in the great outdoors; because as you heat up these Columbia Omni-Freeze Zero shirts will cool you down!

Columbia® Ultimate Chill™ II Shirt for Ladies

See our online selection of Ladies' Columbia clothing: http://www.basspro.com/Brand-Columbia/Clothing-Ladies-Clothing/_/N-1z0x8ndZ1z0usti

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Gobble, gobble, gobble

It’s not Thanksgiving but it is about to be spring season soon here in Texas, so we’re going to talk turkey anyway.

There are a lot of aspects and factors that go into any type of hunting and turkey hunting is no different. There are too many things that go into turkey hunting to talk about in one sitting so we’ll stick with turkey calls this go around.

There are five ways to call, that I’ve found so far, and three of those seem to be more popular or prominent ones to choose when learning turkey calls.

  • Types of calls
    • Friction calls
      • Crystal
      • Metal
      • Slate
    • Diaphragm (mouth) calls
    • Box call
    • Locator Calls
    • Push calls

Utilizing these tools there is a variety of call sounds you can make according to the National Wild Turkey Federation website which provided the exact following:

 

Calling Tips from the NWTF (Click this link to go straight to where this exact information is on their website.)

Listen and Learn

Practice the right way! Listen to these recordings of real wild turkeys as you practice your calling. Listen closely to the cadence, or rhythm, as well as the tones of these turkeys' calls.

Sounds provided by Denny Gulvas of Gulvas Wildlife Adventures.

Cluck

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The cluck consists of one or more short, staccato notes. The plain cluck often includes two or three single note clucks.

It's generally used by one bird to get the attention of another and a good call to reassure an approaching gobbler that a hen is waiting for him.

This is a great call while trying to encourage gobbler to come into range if he starts to hang up. It can also be used while birds are still on the roost to subtly let a gobbler know you are there.

Purr

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Purring is a soft, rolling call turkeys make when content.

It is a low vocal communication designed to keep the turkeys in touch and often is made by feeding birds.

This is not a loud call, but is good for reassuring turkeys as they get close to your position.

Cluck & Purr

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The cluck and purr is a cluck followed by a rolling, almost staccato call.

It is often associated with flock talk or the feeling of contentment.

Typically not a loud call, though sometimes it can be amplified, it is good for reassuring turkeys as they get close to your position.

Putt

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The putt is a single or several sharp notes.

The putt is generally associated as an alarm and usually means the bird has seen or heard something and is signaling danger.

This can be useful when you have a gobbler in range, but can't get him to raise his head or stop. However, before putting at a gobbler it is best to have your shotgun ready and on target. Once you raise the alarm by putting, you will have little time to shoot and the bird will take off at the slightest movement.

Tree Call

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The tree call is a series of soft muffled yelps given by a roosted bird that sometimes picks up in volume as fly down time nears. Maybe accompanied by soft clucking.

It is generally acknowledged as a call to communicate with others in a flock.

It can be used to let a gobbler on the roost know you are there.

Fly Down or Fly-up Cackle

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A cackle usually consists of three to 10 irregularly spaced notes, loud and staccato, increasing in pitch as the call nears its end.

The cackle is generally associated with leaving the roost, but can also be heard when a bird is flying up to a roost.

A fly-down cackle is good call to tell a gobbler that a hen is on the ground. However, a fly-down cackle often works best if the gobbler is already on the ground before you call. Otherwise, the tom may stay on the roost; waiting for what he thinks is a hen turkey to come to him before he flies down. A fly-up cackle can also be a good tool when trying to locate roosted toms, as it may get a roosted tom to gobble.

Assembly Call

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The adult hen assembly call is a series of loud yelps, usually a little more emphatic and longer than a standard series of yelps.

The assembly yelp is used by a hen to assemble her flock or young poults.

It is a good call in the fall when trying to call a scattered flock back together.

Plain Yelp

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The plain yelp of a hen is a basic turkey sound and is often delivered in a series of single note vocalizations.

The plain yelp can have different meanings depending on how the hen uses it, but it is basic turkey communication. It is also commonly used by a hen to communicate with a gobbler during mating season.

This is a basic turkey hunting call. If you can yelp, you have a chance of being able to call in a turkey.

Cutt

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Loud, sharp clucks that are often mixed with yelping.

Cutting is a sign that turkeys are excited, not alarmed.

Cutting has several uses in hunting. If a gobbler is henned up, and one of the hens is cutting, you can cutt back in an attempt to bring her to you. You will want to mimic her calls, while cutting off her vocalizations and being a bit more excited. The goal with this tactic is to lure a dominate hen to you for a fight, often times bringing the gobbler with her. You can also cutt when you have tried soft calling to a gobbler that is hung up.

Excited Yelp

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Similar sounds and notes as a plain yelp but much more excited, rapid and with more volume.

This is not a sign of alarm, but indicates that a turkey is worked up about something.

If a gobbler is henned up, you might be able to bring him to you by picking a fight with the dominate hen in the flock. Yelp at her excitedly, cut off her vocalizations with your own calls and you might lure the hen, and the gobbler with her, to you. You can also use an excited yelp when you have tried soft calling to a gobbler that is hung up.

Kee Kee Run

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The kee kee is usually a three-note call that lasts about two seconds. A variation of the call, the kee kee run, is merely a kee kee followed by a yelp.

The kee kee is the call of lost young turkeys and variations are also made by adult birds.

It's often associated with fall hunting and is used to reassemble a scattered flock. It can be used in the spring to make you sound more natural - especially on public land where it may set you apart from all the other hunters using yelps and cutts.

Gobble

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The gobble is a loud, rapid gurgling sound made by male turkeys.

The gobble is one of the principal vocalizations of the male wild turkey and is used primarily in the spring to let hens know he is in the area.

Hunters must be cautious using a gobble, especially on public land where it may attract fellow hunters to your position. It can also be a double-edged sword. A gobble may draw a dominate tom to you looking for a fight or you might drive away less dominant birds who want to avoid a beating. It is often used as a call of last resort. However, it can also be used effectively late in the evening when trying to get a tom to gobble on the roost.

Owl Hoot

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The eight-note hoot of the barred owl is often described as having the cadence of "who cooks for you, who cooks for you-all."

The owl hoot is used to locate a tom in the early morning or late evening hours by drawing a shock gobble. The benefit of the owl hoot is that it gets the bird to gobble without using turkey sounds, which might cause the gobbler to look for you before you are ready. You should begin owl hoots about 30 minutes before sunrise, or right when cardinals begin to sing, and stop when the crows begin to call.

Crow Call

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The crow call is made up of several harsh notes that sound like "caw."

This call is a good locator call to get a tom to shock gobble any time other than sunrise and sunset. Keep your crow call short, as a long crow call might drown out the sound of a turkey gobbling.

 

 

 

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Tracker Marine in Katy, Texas…

In 1978, Bass Pro Shops' founder Johnny Morris revolutionized the boating industry when he introduced the first fully rigged boat, motor and trailer package on the market. Now, more than 30 years later, Tracker Marine Group continues to craft that heritage of innovation and excellence in quality into every single model we build. Whether you're searching for your first fishing boat or upgrading the family fun boat, rest assured your boat is crafted to provide you and your crew years of quality experiences on the water.

For 2015, we have refined our processes and products even more. With Lean Sigma manufacturing practices and the best materials, the quality craftsmanship of every boat is at an all-time high. Plus, new innovations and features throughout every brand ensure your Tracker Marine Group boat always rides the leading edge of quality and comfort.

Come visit our beautiful showroom here in Katy, Texas where it’s a boat show every day and explore our brands to find the boat that fits you and your family just right!

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Haveta, Gota, Must have it!!! Part II

Hunting-

YOU MUST HAVE! :)

1. Weaponry and accessories will make the hunt. You have options, oh so many options. You could go the archery route – you’ll need a bow and a set of arrows that are cut and tipped to your specifications. You’ll need a quiver to hold your arrows and possibly a sight and finger tabs, maybe a wrist or arm guard depending on your shooting technique. A silencer on your bow string might not be a bad idea either. Should you go the gun route though, you’ll need a gun, ammo, eye and ear protection, a scope, and you’ll need a cleaning set up for after you use it.

2. Storage you can carry, like a backpack! You’ll need to be able to easily transport your equipment on your back so a good backpack is a MUST HAVE! You’ll also need a case for your gun or bow depending on how you want to hunt.

3. Seating can be an issue. There are plenty of options. Blinds, tree stands, chairs, stools, take your pick and combine away as necessary.

4. Tools are an absolute addition that must be procured. Knives are crucial for finishing a kill and/or skinning and dressing a kill. Decoys and calls can distract and attract your prey helping you with your kill. Game cameras can let you know when something is nearby.

5. Dogs are not necessarily a requirement, but they sure do make things easier and come in handy.  They scent, track, and retrieve which makes things easier on the hunter. 

 

We'll keep working on this for you and let you know whenever we update it!!!

Keep on keepin' on!

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Your toes can be warm too!

You love your feet right? But you love to wear boots, and don’t love the blisters they leave?

Try our Lifetime Guarantee All-Purpose socks. They come with a merino wool blend that provides all-day comfort by combining a dense layer for moisture control and cushioning with seamless toes and reinforced bottoms.  No more seams or stitching grinding against the tops or sides of your tosies. These socks keep your feet oh-so comfortable for a day in the woods or even just around the house.

They are available in the original heavyweight mid-calf, mid-weight crew and lightweight quarter socks for Men. They are also available in Natural Reflections mid-weight mid-calf sock for Women. 

When we say Lifetime Guarantee we back it up, if they ever wear out just bring them in to the store for an instant replacement. It’s just that easy.

Socks come in many sizes, shapes, types, textures, weights, lengths, and comfort levels. Ours are top of the line in comfort and durability. They’ll not only keep your toes comfortable, but they’ll also keep them warm and depending on what boots you’re wearing your toes will stay dry as well.

You may ask, “What do you mean it depends on what kind of boots I wear?” Different types/styles of footwear have different needs. At Bass Pro Shops we sell different socks depending on what type of shoe you’re wearing and for what purpose. There are every day socks, athletic socks, hunting socks that are insulated to keep your feet warm, toes socks, socks with scent control, socks for snake boots, and more. We even have RedHead Diabetic Comfort Crew Socks.

Most of our brand RedHead socks are made in the U.S.A and are engineered for toughness. Come and try some on today.

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Superior Innovations - Under Armour

“It started with a simple plan to make a superior T-shirt… the benefits [are] simple: wear HeatGear® when it's hot, ColdGear® when it's cold, and AllSeasonGear® between the extremes.” Under Armour makes a vast variety of apparel and accessories including footwear, sunglasses, and hunting gear.

Are we ready for the heat?  Under Armour says “yes we are” and has introduced a new technology shirt that gets us ready and keeps us cool.  The ISO Chill apparel, also known as HeatGear®, has a cooling technology that helps cool the body, dissipate heat, and neutralize odor.  The fabric consists of 100% polyester and has a UPF protection of 30.  The shirt has a loose fit and is light weight for easy moving while enjoying summer activity in the heated temperatures.

Are we ready for the cold? We hope so: it’s freezing outside! No worries Under Armour also has a line of apparel to help everyone stay warm during the cold seasons. Most of our ColdGear® comes with Under Armours’ Storm DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish to help you stay dry as well as warm. ColdGear® is a polyester and elastane blend that is made to keep you warm in the coldest of situations.

Come on in to the Katy, Texas Bass Pro Shops to fill your Under Armour needs.

 

Quote from www.uabiz.com.

 

 

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Jump Into Spring

It’s starting to warm up here and there, but there’s still a slight chill in the air so don’t forget to stay warm. You don’t have anything warm to wear you say? Well, let us help you with that! Jump into spring with our bright new spring sweaters! They’re just as colorful and fashionable as they are warm and comfy to wear.

Try our Natural Reflections Striped Open Front Cardigan ($39.99), perfect for a seaside breeze in green, birch orange, peacoat blue or ethereal blue. Want something that closes in the front? How about our squishy soft Natural Reflections Twisted Yarn Hooded Sweater ($34.99)?  It’s great for time out and about on a brisk sunny day in peacoat blue, pale khaki, coral, or lapis blue. Have you seen our snug fitting, Natural Reflections Jacquard Pattern V-Neck Sweater ($34.99)? It’s great for snuggling up in at home or for a cozy day at work in teal, coral, navy, or oatmeal.

If you’re going for a walk with a friend or to exercise the family pet, be sure to throw on one of our Natural Reflections Popcorn Stitch Striped Sweater ($39.99), they come in peacoat and birch! If you ever need something a little nicer like a dress, remember that we sell sweater dresses like our Bob Timberlake V-Neck Sweater Dress, it’s beautiful, elegant, and so warm!!

 

Whatever kind of day you’re having or occasion you’re attending Bass Pro Shops in Katy, Texas has the perfect clothes to keep you fashionably warm!

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The 2015 MAKO Inshore Center Console Skiff…

Smooth and stable, agile and able. This is the skiff that everyone is talking about. Thanks to the Advanced Inverted V hull design, the Pro 17 Skiff CC rides smooth and drafts shallow (just 8"/20 cm), making it ideal for both skinny inshore marshes and rough inland waters. And the rolled gunwales keep you drier at cruising speed. The deck and foam-filled hull are mechanically and chemically bonded to become one unitized structure with superior flotation and quiet operation. And at 17' 4" (5.3 m) long with an 80" (2m) beam, it's incredibly spacious and stable. Inside, you'll enjoy 360° of fishability, with huge non-skid casting decks fore and aft. The center console sports rod holders, flush-mount electronics-mounting surface, a contoured acrylic windshield, stainless grab rail, an aerated 8-gal. (30.28 L) live well, and an 85-qt. (80.44 L) rotomolded cooler under the cushioned seat.

New for 2015 are standard 2-tone high-density marine-grade vinyl upholstery w/stain-resistant coating & composite substrates on seats.  Aft molded raised casting deck w/non-skid surface & open storage space below. Bow molded raised casting deck w/non-skid surface.  Molded interior liner with non-skid surface.  Center console w/vertical rod holders, acrylic glass windscreen, stainless steel grab rail, navigation lights, space for mounting optional electronics & below-console storage space.  NEW optional color vinyl hull side graphics package, optional rail package, & optional Power-Pole® Micro Anchor system! The MAKO Pro 17 Skiff comes standard with a hot-dipped galvanized trailer, Mercury Four Stroke outboard, and our MAKO Assurance limited warranty, the Best Warranty in the Business.

Come visit our beautiful showroom here in Katy, Texas and experience where exceptional customer service was born!

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A little bit of warmth

Are you ever out hunting and wish there was a way to warm up your hands and feet if nothing else? Well we have the perfect thing to do that!! HotHands® is a great and easy to transport way to warm up a bit. Providing up to 10 hours of 130º-140º heat, HotHands® HeatMax® warmers are a safe and easy-to-use heat pack that help keep your hands warm when the temperature gets cold.  Air-activated heat packs are formulated to deliver a constant, comforting heat.  Ultra-thin, these rectangular pack fits into shoes, gloves, and other spots needing a shot of warmth easily. The value pack contains 20 hand warmers plus 4 bonus foot warmers. HotHands® are made in USA.

 •Safe and easy-to-use heat source for gloves, socks, and more

•Air-activated

Up to 10 hours of constant, comforting heat

•Ultra-thin rectangular packs fit easily in a variety of spots

•Puts heat where you need it 

A pack is $9.99 and individually they cost $1.99 EACH, by buying the pack you have a savings of over $10!!!

 

Come on in today and get your hands on a value pack of HotHands® and warm up!!!

 

HotHands®, the best way to keep warm in the cold.

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Haveta, Gota, Must have it!!!

Camping-

 

YOU MUST HAVE! :)

 

1. A tent or tarp to make shelter. We have so many options on this one that I'm just going to send you back to my article on camping and suggest you come into the store.

2. First Aid Kit for safety. You never know what's going to happen so it pays to always be prepared.

3. Humans have some night vision but not as much as a wild animal does so a light is a great thing to have.

4. Who really likes being eaten upon by bugs? 

I don't and I don't think you do so I'm going to put my favorite bug spray on this list: Repel's Max DEET.

5. Warmth will keep you alive so a sleeping bag, blanket or someway to start a fire are probably all good things to have rather than just one or the other.

6. Storage!!!! A backpack to carry ALL the things in it is most useful. :) There's lots of other things that can go in it like a water bottle, clothes, flint, a compass/map; there's lots of things that make camping easier, better, safer, more fun - whatever your emphasis is.

 

 

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Boo to you too!

(c) Peanuts Worldwide LLC

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Charlie Chaplain? Good man Charlie Brown? No,  "It's the Great Pumpkin!"! And it’ll be here at Bass Pro Shops in Katy, Texas until October 31st when we’ll have to wait until next October for it to return. Children will run rampant, sugar will be consumed, and costumes will be created and destroyed. Prizes will be won and pictures will be taken.

Why?

 

Because…

 

It’s HALLOWEEN!!!!!

Or it will be on the 31st, until then, we’ll be hunting for hidden treasure and decorating cool crafts and taking pictures with the Peanuts Gang. The night of though – watch out! There will be a costume parade and real pumpkins to decorate while supplies last!!!! We are so excited to see all the scary and adorable creatures that come to trick-or-treat with us here in the store! See you soon boys and girls…

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The Holidays are Coming!

The Holidays are upon us! This month we have had lots of things going on at the store.

And #FlannelFriday is October 24th which is the first day of our Halloween Event!

There will be pictures with the Peanuts characters and there's even Peanut's themed coloring pages! There's crafts to do - and they're different depending on which day of the week people come. There's a scavenger hunt on the weekends and all sorts of fun stuff. The night of Halloween there will be trick or treating and a costume parade at 6 pm followed by a costume contest!!! We can't wait to see what everyone comes as. All our associates are getting in on the fun too: they'll be dressing up on Halloween Day to compete with in store competitions for funniest, scariest, silliest, most creative and many more categories!!! 

 

Here at Bass Pro Shops we're dog friendly so bring in your furry children/friends in their best costume to get pictures of them with the Peanuts Characters and pictures of them with you to be put in our Facebook album titled Fluffy!!!

 

Come visit soon! The holidays are here and Santa's Wonderland is right around the corner!!!

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Dream Hunter

“Boom!” The retort was sharp in my ear even through my muffs, the kickback jarred my shoulder. It was cold even though I had enough layers on to make me look like a small bear. I didn’t dare look down at my feet, but instead looked out across to see what I had just done. I’d shot a deer. This big beautiful buck lay dead.

The tree stand I was sitting in was high enough to turn my stomach if I looked down. Which I avoided doing. My tree stand was still securely attached to the tree I was in and the ladder below it felt like it was still well attached when I grasped it to climb to the ground. I could feel my harness pulling tension between where it was attached to my body and its attachment point on the tree; it was still secure as well. As I reminded myself to breathe, I slipped and my boot lost its grip on the ladder. For a moment I thought I was going to fall but then that tension jerked to a halt as the harness gripped me and I gripped its straps and the ladder rungs. Vertigo threatened but I put my boot back on the ladder and finished descending. 

With my boots firmly on the ground, I started towards my quarry. I was as quiet as I possibly could be, but as the tension eased animals started moving. Crows set flight turning the mid-morning sky to a midnight expanse in the flap of wings. A rabbit rustled around disappearing out of and back into the brush.  A skink slithered across a fallen tree thin with hunger but racing to avoid the flap of wings. 

For a moment or so the area had been quiet and still with death, but now it showed that life went on for everyone and everything other than the buck I’d killed. He lay on the ground, his belly still round enough to show he, at least, had been eating as well as he could while there was still some foliage. Bronze, copper, and gold flecked his pelt. As the sun revealed itself from behind its crow woven curtain his coat gleamed as the warm colors reflected the suns light. White collared his throat and muzzle giving him the appearance of wearing a halter made of new fallen snow. His antlers gleamed as the sun glinted across them making them shine as though polished.

As I reached for the buck I blinked – and the world shifted. I was back under my tree stand, but this time I held a bow. The warm “thwang” of the bow string reverberated up my arms as fast as the sound reached my ears. The scene replayed again – the only difference was my weapon of use. Again when I blinked upon reaching for the buck I was transported back to the tree and this time holding a crossbow.

The third time it happened I realized I was dreaming. I must need to go to Bass Pro Shops down the street in Katy for something. ‘Tis the season to go a hunting and I’d need ammo, a license, and fresh tips for my arrows and bolts depending on what I ended up using. “Time to get up and go,” I thought as I got up to get dressed and go to my favorite store in town - Bass Pro Shops.

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Walk a Mile in My Shoes

So many shoes! That’s what went through my head when I went to Bass Pro Shops Katy the other day. I couldn’t believe my eyes: there were so many choices to be had. All the associates were super friendly and attentively helpful, but I just wanted to take my time looking. There was a massive wall dedicated to shoes. There were other cases and shelves dedicated to specific footwear and the shelves were sometimes short and sometimes tall enough that I couldn’t see over the top of them. I could imagine all the different reason and scenarios that I’d need ALL the shoes for. Everyone needs to have shoes you know.

Most of the shoes were for outdoor stuff. There were boots, so many boots. I could just imagine hiking through the forest in RedHead® Talus II Waterproof Hiking Boots. They’re so well built. They’d support my ankle and give my foot a little cushion and a lot of grip for if I slip. They’re even waterproof! Then I got to thinking about getting my feet in water. I definitely don’t want to get my feet wet so I’d probably need a pair of RedHead® 800 Gram Thinsulate 16'' Side Zip Rubber Boots, they even zip on for easy wear! Or I could wear one of the many different styles of waders and wading boots Bass Pro Shops Katy had on display. Then again if I just want to protect my feet in water and don’t mind getting wet like at the river then I could wear the Aqua Sox or Crocs that they sell.

While that would all be good for fishing, I started to wonder about hunting: ‘tis the season. They had work boots and hunting boots galore, I turned around and everywhere I looked – there they were. There was rubber and snake boots and insulated and uninsulated boots for men, women, AND children. You wouldn’t believe how happy this made me. With the help of Bass Pro Shops I can take my whole family hunting and properly outfitted in RedHead® gear.

At that thought I decided I needed to do some shopping. They had lots of other shoes for lots of situations and occasions indoors and out, but I needed to get hunting gear: I’d forgotten that was why I’d come to Bass Pro Shops Katy! I do think you should come in and see what all they’ve got though. Everyone is sure to find something they like and at an amazing price!! I love Bass Pro Shops Katy. 

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Catch Me If You Can

We can taste salt on our lips and smell it in the breeze blowing past us. We can see for miles as the sun rises to the left of us. How did we get here? Where are we? What are we doing? We’re saltwater fishing.

It all started at Bass Pro Shops. We saw a Redfish/Frigate rod and reel combo that was on sale. There were so many rods, reels, combos, and great deals that as we looked around we were almost overwhelmed with the wealth of options, but we always came back to that first combo – so we put it in our basket – it was then that we decided to go fishing. 

In order to go fishing, we needed gear to take care of our new equipment; we needed things to clean up and maintain everything and things to take care of the fish when we catch them. We added a Bass Pro Shops XTS Rod Sock, a reel case and Salt Away to our cart before heading to the shelves to look at bait and lures.  There were so many choices and options when it came to bait. There were hard, soft, jigs, spoons, and trolling baits. After that we had to get hooks and then we realized we needed something to help us carry everything, Luckily Bass Pro Shops sells this awesome Backpack called the Bass Pro Shops Extreme Qualifier 360 Backpack Tackle Box. It not only separates into two separate bags, but it also fits 10 tackle boxes, the top is insulated to carry fish or yummies, and it has straps for a rod tube AND it’s water resistant!

We now have a rod, reel, bait, hooks, and other things that we knew we’d need to go saltwater fishing. Next we needed things for after we catch the fish. We needed knives and scalers and cutting boards and a processing table, gloves and a bucket or four, and deodorizer and knife sharpeners. We were lucky again that we were at Bass Pro Shops: they sell everything we would need for a fantastic trip! We were able to find folding and floating knives. We found skinners and scalers. We found a Bass Pro Shops hardwood Fillet Board and a Bass Pro Shops Folding Processing Table. We found all sorts of gear and aftercare items; next it was time to make sure we had the clothes and foot ware necessary to have a fun trip. Luckily, Bass Pro Shops sells all of that too so we didn't have to travel around searching for everything we need.

On our way out, we couldn't help but be distracted by the boats: they’re beautiful. There were big pontoon boats for fishing like the 2014 SUN TRACKER® FISHIN' BARGE® 22 DXL, and there were pontoon boats for fun like the Regency 254 LE3, and there were boats that were for fishing and fun! There were little boats too like the 2015 MAKO 284 CC w/ Twin 200 XL Verado (L4) which is specifically for offshore saltwater fishing and just what we were looking for. There was so much to see and learn about!

This is how we got to where we can taste the salt on our lips and smell it on the breeze blowing past. This is why we can see for miles as we watch the sun rising in the east. We’re saltwater fishing, and we’re having a grand time.

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Hi-Ho A Camping We Will Go

Camping is something people from all walks of life can do. It can be a really cheap vacation, or it can be an expensive getaway. The experience all depends on how we do it; the real prize to be won is the memories made. If we’re ready to make some memories then let’s get ready to go!

The first thing we want to think about is what we want to do. Do we want to spend as little as possible and still have a good time or do we want to go glamping (this an excessively comfortable form of camping that we will discuss in a later article)? If money is no obstacle and we want to take the house with us then we want to go glamping. If we want to relax and deal with minimal extra and /or unnecessary stuff then we want to go a more traditional route. There’s nothing right or wrong about either of these choices, which can be intermingled at will, and we should always pick what we can afford both money wise and time/effort/ability wise. The point of this is always to make good, positive memories that we can share with others either in the moment or later on.

After we choose how we want to camp we can pick a location. The location will determine what gear we need. The other thing that determines what gear we need is weather. We should always check the weather as we plan for an outing because it can determine not only what gear we need but how long we want to stay. So we have picked a location, checked the weather, and decided how long we’re going to be gone. Let’s start thinking about what all to pack.

Packing can be easy or packing can be difficult. We’ve decided how and where we want to go camp, we’ve checked the weather, and hopefully in doing all that we’ve decided how long we want to go camping. All these things need to be decided first because they influence what all we need to take with us which in turn can decide how difficult a trip or easy our trip will be barring unforeseen experiences. 

Let’s create a scenario together. We’re going to go camping at Kelly’s Pond Campground for 3 days and it is supposed to be sunny all weekend. Now we all know that the weather can change on a dime and almost no one wants to go camping in the rain. To those who do: best of luck and fun in the rain! So, 3 days at Kelly’s Pond can be a relatively small trip or it can be a super busy weekend. Kelly’s Pond offers lots of stuff to do including: tent camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, if we want to we can ride our ATV if we have one or want to buy one, they even offer  picnic tables and fire rings so we can cook s’mores safely!

Now it’s time to plan what we’re going to take and where to get it if we don’t have it already. Suppose we want to go and have a fun filled week packed with adventure. Here’s what we want to do:

To do all that we need to run by our local Bass Pro Shops and get what we need. Now we’re being hypothetical so we’ll say we’re in Houston near the Katy, Tx Bass Pro Shops. Bass Pro Shops in Katy is great: it’ll have everything we need to go camping.

When we first walk in we can go to Customer Service to get our hunting and fishing licenses. Then we can go to the back right of the store from the entrance to get fishing gear and on our way back there we can get that ATV we’ve been wanting. After we get all the fishing gear we need we can head back towards the entrance to get any clothes we may not have and then we can head to the back of the store for a potty break since we’re human and we may or may not have little ones with us. After that we’ll already be standing in camping so we can get all the camping gear we’ll need: tent, cooking store, survival gear, and even a backpack to put it all in! Next to camping is camo so we can get camouflage for hunting and speaking of hunting the hunting department is right next to that on the way to the register so we can get guns, knives and ammo along with decoys and anything else we need to get that prize shot. We’re finally heading to the registers up front to check out and we’ll pass by the boot wall, what’s more important than proper footwear?Now, we should have everything we need besides food to make a memorable camping trip!!!

We can get to packing! Now we have all of our gear and licensing so we can go hunting and fishing. We got an Arctic Cat so we can use the ATV trails. We got clothes appropriate for the temperature and weather predicted. We want to pack everything as conservatively as possible so we don’t have a lot of extra to carry. We need to print a map of the grounds and a map of how to get to the grounds before we head out as well as food and any other supplies we may need.

By now everything should be researched, bought, packed, and printed. The vehicle should be loaded and everything is ready to go.

Let’s go have a great time!

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