A Bucket of Food

In todays world, you never know what's going to happen or when it will happen, so it's always a good ideal to be prepared for anything. People prepare for different things in different ways. Some have a rainy day fund where they put money aside for when the day comes that they need their car repaired, they have the money to do it. Some prepare for getting married where they accummulate items to use in their new home. Alot of people ran to the bank and withdrew all of their money when we came upon Y2K...they were preparing for every computerized system to go down. Many times, people have been told that the end of the world is coming on a particular day, so they gather all they would need.....I'm not so sure where they intended to use it if, in fact, the world ended, but nonetheless, they were prepared. Of course there was the news about a "Zombie Apocolypse". I'm really not sure what to say about that, so I'll just leave it there.

I'm sure you have heard about the Wise Food Company. They are the company that specialize in Prepper supplies such as food and medical supplies. Recently, Bass Pro has started to carry a couple of their food products. We now have in the store the Wise Prepper Packs which contain 52 servings. That's 24 meals total ( 16 lunch/dinner and 8 Breakfast meals). The 16 lunch/dinner meals contain 4 servings each of Chili Macaroni, Tomato Basil Soup, Stroganoff and Pasta and Vegetable Rotini. The breakfast meal choices are, 4 servings each of Apple Cinnamon Cereal and Brown Sugar Multi Grain Cereal. You also have 2 drink choices; 16 servings of Orange drink mix and 12 servings of Whey Milk alternative. All of these items are contained in a bucket of sorts that only weighs 4.9 lbs with everything in it. Easy to store and easy to carry wherever you need it to be. These food and drink items have a shelf life of 25 years! Of course, you can still enjoy this food after 25 years, it won't make you sick, it just loses nutritional value. They are very easy to prepare when you need them. All you have to do is add the recommended (on the back of each package) amount of water and wait for 12- 15 minutes, then open and enjoy! You don't even have to use hot or boiling water. Cool water will work just fine, although you will have to wait for 20-30 minutes for it to "cook".

Wise Foods takes great pride in their products and not only do they freeze dry their food products, but also dehydrate them as well to help preserve as much flavor as possible. Each bucket with 52 servings is only $64.99 and is available only in the stores right now. Hopefully soon, you'll be able to to view and purchase online as well.

 

Thank you,
Deedee Smith
Camping Team Lead
Sevierville Bass Pro Shops

 

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NEW Lowrance Elite 7x

Now up for grabs and on display at Bass Pro Shops is the new Lowrance Elite 7x. It offers everything that an angler would want; a large 7 inch color display screen, reliable navigation that’s easy to use, down imaging and more. The Elite 7x will allow you to use basic sonar plus down scan imaging to see the structures below you. It also allows you to split the screen between sonar and down image. Unlike its partner, the Elite 7, the Elite 7x does not offer GPS. So for those of you out there that want a BIG screen, sonar, down imaging- but not concerned with GPS- this is your unit.Elite 7x

Lowrance has put out this unit to save the consumer money, by not having GPS for those who don’t need it. The Elite 7xHDI is priced at a low price of $549.99. There is not any other unit or brand that has all of these options and 7 inch screen for this price.

So come in and see me or one of our many knowledgeable associates in the Marine Department and we can help answer any questions you might have.

 

 

Brady Moss

Marine Dept

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The PAA Pro Angler Showdown

 

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The PAA Tournament Series makes another stop in East Tennessee... May 22-25.

If you missed the first PAA Event on Douglas you can catch them again- this time on Ft Loudon.

The Pro Angler Showdown will begin with registration for all the anglers on May 22 at 6:30 pm at the Bass Pro Shops in Sevierville.  Come in early and meet some of your favorite pros as they register to fish. You will also be able to catch some of your favorite guys on the tank.  Seminars will begin at 5:10 pm, be sure to stick around we will be giving away 4- $25 gift cards to some lucky customers!

Timmy Horton                 5:10 pm

Chad Morgenthaler       5:30 pm

Matt Reed                       5:50 pm

Guy Eaker                      6:10 pm

The tournament will begin on May 23, they will be launching from TVA Tellico Recreation Area at 7 am on the three days of the tournament. Thursday and Friday weigh-ins will be at 3 pm at the launch site. The Final Tournament Weigh-In will be at 4:30 pm at Bass Pro Shops in Sevierville. Come early to get a seat and meet the pros 12:30-3:30 pm.

For more information visit www.fishpaa.com 

PAA Douglas Blast off  Shin - PAA Champion!!!    Weigh in

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Kayak Fishing Evolved

The evolution of every genre of angling has been overwhelming, especially since the beginning of the 21st century. As with most sports and hobbies, each year there are bigger, faster, stronger, lighter, and more stylish additions to the tools available. The sport of kayak angling has certainly been no exception and I am so proud as a kayak angler and a Bass Pro Shops fishing team leader that our company has become so involved particularly with our Ascend line of kayaks! Kayak Angler

 

The rising fuel prices, increased fishing pressure, and our culture's sudden emphasis on health and exercise have been a catalyst in the evolution of kayak fishing and the kayaks available for becoming involved in this amazing sport. There are a vast number of options available for the kayak angler whether the emphasis is rivers, lakes, ponds, saltwater, beyond the breakers, flats, or anything else imaginable. Obviously, most angling kayaks are created with only one or two of these categories in mind, but I will briefly discuss below the latest and greatest entry into the kayak angling market.

 

The exciting new entry that I mentioned above is named the Ascend FS128T. This is a 12'8" sit-on-top fishing kayak that is extremely stable and surprisingly maneuverable both when loading/unloading and on the water! This kayak sports a pulley anchor system and five rod holders including four flush mount and one removable/adjustable rod holder that is stationed just to the right of the cockpit. Two paddle clips are alternatively located on the left side of the cockpit and their design allows for easy, yet secure paddle removal or placement single-handedly. The storage space is phenomenal as it includes a bow storage hatch and bungee area, stern storage hatch and bungee area, a storage hatch just in front of the seat, storage hatch just behind the seat, cup holder, and a personal dry storage hatch by the seat! Comfortability is unquestionably outstanding because of adjustable footpegs and adjustable padded seat that can be easily placed in one of three different height locations for paddling comfort and fishing ability.

 

All of these features alone make this an absolutely incredible fishing vessel, but the best attribute of all is the ability to stand and fish! The stability of this kayak is so exceptional that it allows the angler to actually stand and fish during your trip! The FS128T also includes a stand/sit assist lasso that is durable and securely clipped a few feet in front of the seat.

 

                                FS128T Fully Loaded

 

The Ascend FS128T is a kayak angler's dream ride. This new introduction into the Ascend lineup is absolutely loaded with next gen features and is an extremely well designed yet affordable entry into the field of many angling kayaks available today. These are trickling into many of the Bass Pro Shops locations and are available in the camping department for only 699.99. This is an amazing value as most kayaks with this design and these features are Yak Fishing Fun!approximately 1099.99 and up!

If you or someone you know has the slightest interest in this engaging, entertaining, exciting, and fulfilling sport, please don't hesitate to visit with me or any of our friendly staff at the Kodak, TN Bass Pro Shops!

 

Tight Lines,

Gary G. Garver

Fishing Team Lead

Kodak, TN Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops

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Go Outdoors Event!

GO OUDOORS!!!Kids' Activities

 

We have had an unusual spring in East Tennessee this year- to say the least...

And I’m ready for summer!!!!

Join us as we kick off the summer season with our Go Outdoors Event!!!

We have two full weekends planned to help you as plan your own Outdoor Adventure...

 

May 18-19

 

11:30 am & 3:30 pm      Wear It Right!

                                           Learn the 5 important steps of choosing and fitting a life jacket.

                                           *seminar attendees will be entered for a chance to win a life jacket

 

12:30 pm& 2:30 pm       Priorities of Survival

& 4:30 pm                         If you enjoy watching Bear Grylls on TV, this seminar is for you!!!

 

1:30 pm & 4 pm          Geocaching 101

                                       Our experts will teach you the ins and outs of Geocaching for fun with friends and family     

                                        *Seminar attendees will be entered for a chance to win a Geomate.jr GPS Unit

 

 

 

12-5 pm                         Enjoy FREE cooking demos from our Gifts and Camping Departments

 

 

 

May 25-26

 

12:30 pm& 2:30 pm       Priorities of Survival

& 4:30 pm                         If you enjoy watching Bear Grylls on TV, this seminar is for you!!!

 

 

May 25 & 26 will be devoted to letting the kids play and learn some new skills.

 

       Kids’ Activities

             Daisy BB Shooting Range                  11 am-4 pm

             Metal Detector Treasure Hunt             11 am-4 pm

             Adventure Scavenger Hunt                  11 am-4 pm

             Photos                                                     11 am-4 pm

             Crafts                                                       12 - 4 pm

 

      Kids’ Seminars

            11 am & 2 pm            Safe Passage

                                                 Tips on being safe around the water

            1:30 & 3:30 pm         Kids’ Geocaching

                                                Learn the basics of Geocaching for fun-indoors or out!

 

We have everything to begin your Outdoor Adventure here- Free Seminars, Free Demos, Daily Specials,Free Kids' Events...

Be sure to check our Bass Pro Store website for a full event listing and times as well as our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

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GoPro Camera

Well, they are finally here! The Hero3 GoPro Action Video Cameras! When you want to capture your adventure and share it online this is what you need!

In stock right now, we have the GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition for $299.99. Features on this camera are 11 megapixels, built in Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi remote and GoPro APP compatible and 1080p/30 fps, 960p/48 fps or 720p/60 fps. It's a very small and versatile camera with dimensions of 2.25"Wx1.56"Hx1.12"L. With a feature called Photo Burst, the Silver Edition will give you 10 pictures per second and with Time Lapse, you'll get a picture from every 1/2 second to every 60 seconds. Additional features for this model are; HDMI port, MicroSD card slot, Mini-USB port, Audio Alert, videos and still shots and Playback Mode.

 

Also, in stock just today, we have the GoPro Hero3 Black Edition for $399.99. The features on this camera are; 12 megapixels, 1440p/48 fps, 1080p/60 fps, 960p/100 fps and 720p/120 fps. The Wi-Fi on the Black Edition is built in and a Wi-Fi remote is included. As with the Silver Edition, it is GoPro APP compatible but also has Pro Low-Light Performance. The measurements on both cameras are the same as is most of the additional features. Of course, the Black Edition has Continuous Mode and with the Photo Burst, you get 30 shots per second.

 

There are numerous accessories to go with your new GoPro Hero3. You can attach it to just about anything, There are head, chest, handlebar, pole attachments and there are accessories that will enable you to use it underwater. Some accessories include a rechargeable battery, a floaty backdoor, anti-fog inserts, different GB SD cards and lots more! There's also a GoPro Grab Bag for $19.99. It includes 8 different mounts and accessories. All other accessories are sold separately and range in price from $7.99 - $79.99.

 

In the Camping department, we have a demo video for you to view. You wont believe the quality of pictures these cameras offer and deliver.

Come see me and allow me to show you the new GoPro Hero3 Cameras.

Thanks,
Deedee Smith
Camping Team Lead
Bass Pro Shops
Sevierville, TN
865-932-5600

 

 

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Fly selection for the Great Smoky Mountain National Park 101

River Trout                      GSMNP River Trout


      When selecting flies to fish in the Smokies there are a few things to consider. Water temperature is one of the most important things to keep in mind when planning your outing. Most experts will tell you that when the water temperature drops to fifty degrees or below the trout slow down or stop feeding. When trying to chose flies most seasoned anglers will tell you to fish nymphs or sub surface flies during the colder times of the day. As the sun starts to warm the waters in early spring a dry fly becomes a logical choice.  That being said there are times when dry flies will catch trout in colder weather. A great example is a blue winged olive hatch in February. Although most people switch to a dry fly fishing a second fly or a dropper is always a good idea. Fishing a nymph under your dry fly is more often than not the best way to find out what the trout are feeding on. Not many brown trout between 20” and 28” are caught on a dry fly. There are times when dry flies are the only way to go, especially when you want to catch large numbers of trout. Dry flies can be easier to use. If you keep your dry fly in view you will know when you have a strike.


      When selecting flies to fish with a lot of anglers find it overwhelming. There are a few things to consider; size and color. The color of our flies in the GSMNP get darker in the winter months and lighter during the warmer months. A good selection for late winter early spring may be an olive or gray parachute Adams dry fly in a size 18 to 12. In summer you may select a yellow elk hair caddis in a size 16 or 12 or a stimulator in orange. As far as nymphs go there are a few stand by attractor patterns that seem to imitate a little of everything and work really well. The bead head pheasant tail, gold ribbed hairs ear, copper john and prince nymph in a size 20-12 work really well all year round in the GSMNP as a dropper or stand alone wet fly.
Ultimately have fun and be safe in all your outdoor activities this season.

 

Parachute Adams                    Orange Stumulator               caddis

 

 

Stop by and tie a few flies with us in our White River Fly Shop...

 Johnnie Garrison   

Fishing Lead

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NWTF is our April Conservation Partner!

 

 

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Our Conservation Partner for the month of April is The National Wild Turkey Federation.

NWTF was founded in 1973, is headquartered in Edgefield, SC and has local chapters in every state and Canada.

According to many state and federal agencies, the restoration of the wild turkey is arguably the greatest conservation success story in North America's wildlife history.

Through vital partnerships with state, federal and provincial wildlife agencies, the NWTF and our members have helped restore wild turkey populations throughout North America, spending more than $412 million to conserve nearly 17.25 million acres of habitat.

That area is larger than the state of West Virginia.

Wild turkeys and hundreds of other species of upland wildlife, including quail, deer, grouse, pheasant and songbirds, have benefited from this improved habitat.

Our dedicated volunteers bring new hunters and conservationists into the fold. About 100,000 every year, through outdoor education events and our Women in the Outdoors, Wheelin' Sportsmen and JAKES youth outreach programs.

Since its foundation in 1973, the NWTF has achieved some amazing accomplishments. With the help of its dedicated volunteers and partners, the NWTF has been able to facilitate the investment of $412 million dollars in conservation and the preservation of our hunting heritage. These investments have helped improve more than 17 million acres of wildlife habitat and expose 100,000 people to the outdoor each year.

The NWTF is dedicated to having the same significant impact over the next 40 years as it did over its first 40. That is why the NWTF has created the Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. Initiative.

 

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Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.

The NWTF and its committed volunteers believe in doing what’s necessary to create more wild turkeys. We believe it is our duty to create vibrant and healthy upland habitat. We believe our hunting heritage is worth fighting for.

The Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. Initiative will help tackle these difficult challenges the sporting community is facing.

Save the Habitat.

We will increase wild turkey populations by conserving and enhancing 4 million acres of critical upland wildlife habitat. These habitat improvements will not only help support wild turkey populations but they will also benefit quail, deer and many other wildlife species that share the habitat.

The NWTF will:

* Focus our efforts based on the priorities established by science

* Work in areas where it is possible to have a meaningful impact on habitat and wildlife populations

* Begin the process at the local level, which will then build to support the regional and national goals

* Focus on four key habitat types

o Forests

o Streamside corridors

o Fields and meadows

o Scrubland and grasslands

Save the Hunt.

We will save the hunt by creating 1.5 million new hunters who will embrace the outdoors and protect our conservation legacy. It will include focused outreach opportunities for people of all ages, and increased hunter access. This includes creating half a million additional acres of hunting access across the nation.

The NWTF will:

* Evolve its outreach efforts from introduction to include hands-on hunting experiences and mentoring to create long-term hunting license holders

* There is no one-size-fits-all solution and each state will drive its approach

* Develop partnerships with a wide range of organizations, like state wildlife management agencies, hunter’s education instructors, mentored hunting and other organizations, that share the common interest of promoting our hunting heritage

* Make it easier for people to hunt by lowering barriers to introducing new hunters to the sport and increasing the number of publicly available acres

Get Involved

Your support is critical to making these lofty goals a reality. Join the NWTF today and contact your local regional staff to see how you can get involved and help make a real difference.

 You can start today...Donate $2 at our registers during the month of April to NWTF and be entered for a chance to win one of ten $500 Bass Pro Shops gift cards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FREE Kids' Outdoor Skills Challenge Event

Kids Challenge

FREE Kids’ Outdoor Skills Challenge Event

April 20-21 & 27-28   Noon -4 pm

Our next family event is going test some of those outdoor skills you have been learning. The Kids’ Outdoor Skills Challenge Event will be April 20-21 and April 27-28, noon-4 pm. We have four challenges for you to try out; Casting, archery, knot tying and backpack challenges.

* How accurate is your casting? Find out at our casting pond??

* Take aim and shoot for the bull’s-eye at either the soft or youth archery challenge….

* Learning to tie a proper knot is essential when camping or just enjoying the outdoors!!!

* Can you pack a backpack safely and quickly??? Find out in our Backpack Challenge!

After you master all the challenge’s you will get a chance to spin the prize wheel and get a free flashing BPS wristband!!!

And no day at Bass Pro is complete without making one of our FREE Crafts from 1-4 pm!!!

 

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Bassmaster 2013 Southern Open #2

 

 

Bass Masters

 

OTT DEFOE

 

This is going to be one exciting week! We just got done with the PAA Douglas Lake Opener and now Bassmasters is making a stop in Dadridge.

Bass Pro Shops, Sevierville is proud to sponsor the Bassmaster 2013 Southern Open #2 on Douglas Lake. The tournament will begin on April 4 with a 7 am blast off from The Point Resort in Dandridge, TN.
Daily weigh-ins on Thursday and Friday will be at the The Point Resort at 3 pm. The Final Weigh-In will be located at the Bass Pro Shops located at 3629 Outdoor Sportsman Place, Kodak, TN at 4 pm for the top 12 anglers and top 12 co-anglers.
Who will be on top for the BASS Masters 2013 Southern Open #2? How many lbs will it take from Douglas Lake?  Join us on April 6 at 4 pm and catch a glimpse of some of the South’s top anglers and the fishing industry’s finest at the final weigh-in to find out!

 

The Point Resort

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Easter Family Events

 

EASTER EVENTS

 

Easter means spring is just around the corner- and spring means it’s time to get outdoors!!!!

Bring all your lil’ peeps out to Bass Pro Shops and make some family memories this year with us at our FREE Family Easter Event!!!

Visit our store located in Kodak, TN Saturday, March 23 through Sunday, March 31 and bring the kids to take part in the free, fun Easter activities we have planned for the whole family. The kiddos will have fun doing the crafts and Mom and Dad will really enjoy the FREE photo of the kids visiting the Easter Bunny. And, of course, there’s the time-honored tradition of an old-fashioned Easter Egg Hunt.

 

 

Photo Times

Saturdays and Sundays         March 23-24 & 30-31           1-4 pm

Monday - Friday                        March 25-29                          6-8 pm

Craft Times

Saturdays and Sundays         March 23-24 & 30-31            1-4 pm

Friday                                         March 29                                 6-8 pm

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturdays and Sundays         March 23-24 & 30-31           1-2 pm

 

An old-fashioned Easter Egg hunt for kids ages 2-10 yrs will be held on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-2 pm ONLY. Registration for the egg hunt will be located in the back with the Easter Bunny at 12:30 pm and will begin promptly at 1 pm and last until 2 pm. Each child should find 5 eggs on the main floor of the store (Fishing, Men’s and Ladies Apparel, Marine, Gifts Depts) and return to registration and exchange their eggs for candy.

Bring your family out to Bass Pro Shops this spring and enjoy making some lasting Easter memories with them. Visit www.bassproshops.com and click on Kodak/Sevierville (your local store) for more details on any event.

 

 

 

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Pelican 15.5

The last time we talked, I told you I would be telling you about our new Pelican 15.5 Canoe. Well, here goes.....

It arrived a couple of weeks ago and looked like a Cadillac! It was all red and shiny! This is a REALLY nice looking recreational canoe. It's 15'6" long and weighs 81 pounds. The Pelican holds a weight capacity of 800 pounds! WOW!

Let me give you some details about this little puppy;


Its has three molded seats and each seat has a cup holder AND fishing rod holders!
It is constructed of a multi layer RAM-X that is UV protected.
The RAM-X combined with aluminum gunnels and protective sleeves make this a very durable canoe.
Integrated into the bow and stern are carrying handles that make it a cinch to carry.
 

The Pelican can accommodate one, two or three paddlers and is very low maintenance.
Because of the smaller size, the Pelican is also more maneuverable and tracks better than the bigger canoes.

So, pack up your family and gear and come by and let me get you into a NEW Pelican! They are priced at $449.99 so it's a steal of a deal!

See you soon!

Deedee
Camping Team Lead
Sevierville Bass Pro Shops

 

 

 

 

 

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PAA Fishing Tournament is making a stop on Douglas Lake!

Www.fishpaa.com

COUNTDOWN TO DOUGLAS-ONLY 2 WEEKS AWAY!

Looking at who all has signed up so far, it’s an impressive list of pros!

PAA or Professional Angler’s Association will be making a tournament stop on Douglas Lake this March. Pro and Co-Angler Registration will be at the Bass Pro Shops in Sevierville, TN on March 27 from 3:30-5:30 pm. Come on in and catch of glimpse of some of your favorite Pro Anglers and get their autographs as they complete their registration process to fish one of the BEST smallmouth lakes in East Tennessee!!!

Stick around for seminars from some of the fishing industries greatest names…..

 

Brian Snowden    5:10 pm

Ott DeFoe              5:30 pm

David Walker       5:50 pm

Mike DelVisco     6:10 pm

 

 

Make sure that you sign up for our $25 Gift Card giveaways after each seminar, must be present to win.

 

Thursday and Friday

March 28 & 29

Watch the Boats Launch each morning at The Point Marina, Dandridge, TN at 7 am. Daily Tournament Weigh-Ins will be both afternoons at 3 pm at The Point Mariana.

 

Saturday

March 30

The final tournament day will begin Friday morning with the Tournament Boat launch at 7 am at The Point Marina in Dandridge, TN.

The Final PAA Tournament Weigh-In at 4:30 pm at Bass Pro Shops in Sevierville, TN.

Be here early to get a good seat and meet some of your favorite Pros at 12:30-3:30 pm.           

 

 

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Spring Turkey Hunting Weekend!!!

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Turkey hunting is on the minds of many as the temperatures start heating up a bit; days start to get longer and red buds start to bloom.

We have dedicated a whole weekend to spring hunters...March 16-17 is our Spring Turkey Hunting Weekend.

On Saturday, March 16 join Red Head Pro Staff Larry Self and JR Adkins as they bring you some of their favorite techniques for bow hunting, calling and picking out the right decoy.

 

1 pm      Turkey Hunting with a Bow

   Learn how to select the right bow and equipment to get started as well as tips for a successful hunt.

2 pm       Advanced Spring Turkey Calling

               You've learned the basics; now learn advanced tops on the use of your turkey call and selecting the right call for your hunt.

3 pm       Selecting the Right Turkey Decoys

               Our experts will help you make the right choice in turkey decoys and share placement tips to help you bag that trophy turkey!

 

On Sunday, March 17 we will be hosting our Annual NWTF Sanctioned Calling Contest.

Registration is 10 am -12 pm, we will have a meeting at 12:30 pm in our seminar room and calling begins at 1 pm.

We have four divisions to choose from:

 

Jakes               15 and under      no fee

Amateur           16 and up           $10

Friction             21 and up           $30

Open                21 and up           $40

 

There will be three places awarded for each division.

All divisions with a fee will have a cash prize (60-30-10 split) and merchandise from your favorite store in Sevierville, TN.

 

 

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More Boating Additions!

Remember a few weeks ago I told you about our newest addition to our kayak center? The Ascend D10T sit-on top?

Well, today I want to add to that. We have a Point 65° N Apollo Sit on Top Modular Kayak. Wait...what???? The kayak comes in three different pieces so it gives you the option of either a tandem kayak or a solo kayak.

 You can purchase the front section For $199.99, the middle section for $349.99 and the back section for $249.99. The Snap-Tab system makes this kayak easier to haul and store than traditional kayaks. You can go from a solo kayak to a tandem kayak with the simple addition of the extra middle section.

When you're solo, the kayak measures 8'10" and weighs approximately 40lbs with a weight capacity of 265 lbs. Want to take a friend along? Then just snap in the middle section and your kayak then is 12'9", weighs 67lbs and has a weight capacity of 530 lbs.

This kayak is very lightweight but durable and is made of a single layer of High Performance Thermoplastic. The Apollo has all the comfort features of a regular kayak like molded cup holders, storage pockets and foot pegs. It also has a padded seat back in the front section as well as the back section. The only color we have right now is red.

I had the opportunity to be the one to put this new boat together. Let me tell you it was so simple to do. You just add a couple of buckles to the front section and the middle section attaches to it. Then you add a couple of buckles on the back of the middle section and the back section attaches to it. These buckles work like a ratcheting system to hold the kayak together tightly. When you are ready to store it, you just release these buckles to take it apart.

Come on in and let me show you my new Point 65° N Apollo Sit-On -Top Modular kayak. You truly have to see it to believe it!

Next time, I want to take you on a virtual tour of our newest canoe; The Pelican 15.5.

Thanks for hanging out with me. Until next time...

Deedee Smith
Camping Team Lead
Sevierville Bass Pro Shops

 

                                                                               

 

 

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Our Newest Kayak Edition

It's that time of year! Time to make plans for Springtime! And with Springtime comes kayaking.

Allow me to introduce to you our latest edition to our kayak line. Ascend D10T Sit-on-Top. 

This is an awesome boat! It has a custom crafted tunnel hull design that ensures major stability in the water, so you will be sure to stay steady when the time comes that you need to stand up to fish. It has a padded and adjustable seat and adjustable foot pegs. For storage, the new D10T has a dry storage deck plate system, D-ring bow anchors for customizable storage and a large stern well for multipurpose storage. This area is large enough that you could pack a five gallon bucket, a 36 quart cooler or a dry bag or two. It also comes with  multiple drain holes and a drain hole plug,  recessed molded paddle holders and two scupper plugs. There are recessed spots on either side  with an anchoring system to store the paddle while loading or unloading and as always, a molded beverage holder within close reach of the seat.

There are deep molded storage places on both the port and starboard sides of the boat big enough to hold a standard tackle box.

The entire boat measures 10' x 34" and weighs 52 pounds with a weight capacity for 350 pounds. It comes in two colors Titanium and Red/Black.

 

This kayak is only a preview of what is to come here at Bass Pro Shops. We have the D10T Sit-on-Top in stock, on display and waiting for you to come get it. What are you waiting for?

 

See you soon!

Deedee Smith
Camping Team Lead
Sevierville Bass Pro Shops

 

 

 

 

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Turkey Season!!

The calendar is showing that it's near the end of February, so that means turkey season is right around the corner. It's time to start getting all of your calls, decoys, blinds and firearms ready.

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There are many new calls and decoys on the market this year. Be sure that you go to www.basspro.com and check out the latest for all your spring hunting needs. Bass Pro Shops has a new Brand this year, Red Head Reality Series.In the Reality Series there are new mouth calls, friction calls and decoys. It's always good to try theRed Head Reality Series Turkey Decoy latest and greatest stuff on the market, but don't forget to keep using the things that you have been successful with in the past. I always purchase several new calls every year, but I always end up using my older stuff that is almost worn out.


With turkey hunting, as with anything your hunt, practice safety first. You need to be fully
camoed, but don't get careless. Make sure you are shooting at a bird and not another hunterRed Head Realtiy Series Calls who is sounding like one. Follow all of the rules you learned in your Hunter Education Course and you will be fine. Visit the TWRA website for all rules and regulations.

Happy Hunting
Willis Arnett
Hunting Lead
Sevierville, TN

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Cook Out Versus Dining Out

Did you know that 70% of Americans prefer to cook out than dine out? They feel more relaxed when they stay at home and use their grill for eating. Why? Well, people just feel more comfortable and relaxed when they don't have to dress for a meal. Don't get me wrong! Don't go using your grill in your birthday suit....that's not what I meant. They just want to be able to cook and eat their meal even if they're in the pajamas. Plus the fact that you can save gas and wear and tear on your car AND you dont have to eat with strangers. With all the "bugs" and other germs going around today, that's a BIG plus for me!

Allow me to tell you about a new grill we have here at Bass Pro. It's called Brinkmann Smoke N Grill Professional 5 Burner Propane Grill and it's only $549.99. You get 5 burners and a side burner for a total of almost 700 square inches of cooking surface PLUS a smoker, PLUS PLUS an integrated rotisserie! There's 5 stainless steel burners at 10,000 BTU's each, a 12,000 BTU side burner, a 10,000 BTU back burner and a 6,000 BTU smoker....honey hush! That's 2 appliances in one and for the price of one! You absolutely can not beat that! It's primarily fueled with propane, but with a natural gas conversion kit, for only $69.99, you can use natural gas.

No matter how small a meal or how large a meal that you're wanting to cook, this grill can handle it with no problem. Just add a sink somewhere nearby and it's like a kitchen outside on your deck!

Additional features for this little baby include a bottle opener, easy to use electronic ignition, heavy duty porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates, a towel/tool bar, a griddle topper and smooth rolling casters in case you cant decide where to put it and need to move it around until it has that zen feel.

This truly is an amazing cooking contraption. I am so looking forward to showing it to you when you stop by.

As always, happy eating!

Deedee Smith
Camping Team Lead
Bass Pro Shops

Sevierville, TN
865-932-5600

 

 

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More Fish!

More Fish

 

 

 

 

There are several months during the year that we try to raise conservation awareness in our communities.

For the month of February we have partnered with The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in their More Fish! campaign. The NFWF wishes to educate the general public (us) about the perils facing our fish populations.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.

Money raised for the More Fish Campaign goes to protect, restore, and enhance our nation's fisheries with the ultimate goal of increasing the population of healthy fish. You can help!! For every dollar donated the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's More Fish Program will provide a matching donations well as Bass Pro Shops through the Johnny Morris Conservation Creel. Please join us and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in this important campaign.

So next time you visit see an associate for details on how you can donate and help the NFWF.

And maybe even win a $500 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card!!!

                              

 

 

    

 

    

 

    

 

    

 

    

 

    

 

    

 

 

    

 

     

                        

 

 

 
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Spring Fishing Classic 2013 !!!

Spring Fishing Classic

Spring is a little over a month away and its Spring Fishing Classic time at Bass Pro Shops!!!!

The Spring Fishing Classic is known to be the world’s greatest fishing show and sale- this year proves to be no exception.

If you are ready for some new gear?

 February 22-27 is our Reel Trade-In days. Bring in your old reel and save even more on a new one!!! If a new rod is what you are looking for our rod trade-in days begin March 1-5. 

*We donate all working reels and rods to local youth organizations to help with their outdoor education programs.

 

Daily Specials might catch your eye on March 1-2 & March 8-9. Get here early and take advantage of In-Store Only Specials!

 

BASSMASTER University will be on March 2 this year. Come by and check out BASSMASTER Elite Series Angler- Fred Roumbanis, host of “Timmy Horton Outdoors” -Timmy Horton, and 4-time Bassmaster Classic Champion and 7-time Angler of the Year- Kevin VanDam!

Kevin VanDam

Fred Roumbanis                                          Timmy Horton

 

 

The final weekend of the classic is dedicated to the Next Generation of anglers.

March 9-10 is NEXT GENERATION WEEKEND

We will have the indoor pond stocked and ready for some Catch and Release Fishing from noon-4 pm.

After they land that catch of a lifetime get a FREE 4x6 photo and a Keep America Fishing Certificate so they can start some fish tales of their own.

While they won’t be able to take home a real fish our craft is sure close. Let the little ones color their own keepsake fish craft so they can remember the day.

Not only are there activities for the kiddos we have dedicated the weekend seminars to teach them some basics on fishing.

1 pm  The Fun of Fishing- Fun Fishing Tips to get you started

3 pm  Baits for Bites- Learn about different types of bait and how to catch fish

 

As you can see, 17days packed full of fun, savings, daily specials, and you might even learn a thing or two. So make plans now to visit Bass Pro Shops- Sevierville, TN for The Spring Fishing Classic!

 

 

 

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