This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - Summer Camp Returns!

This weekend kicks off a favorite annual family event for Bass Pro Shops customers! Family Summer Camp is BACK!

Four weeks of outside activities, free crafts, and our educational and fun free workshops for kids...break up your child's summer with fun (and learning!) at Bass Pro Shops! All the fun happens from Noon-5 p.m. each Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday now through July 26.

Here's the schedule for this weekend and next Tuesday and Thursday:

Free crafts for kids - Noon-2 p.m., while supplies last.

 

 

 

June 27 and 28 - Make a Wooden Wind Chime
June 30, July 2 - Make a Kite Photo Frame

Free Family Activities - Noon-5 p.m.

Casting challenge, Daisy BB range, archery range and the foam shooting arcade

 

 

 

Free Workshops for Kids

Each child receives a Summer Camp lanyard at their first seminar, then a pin at each seminar they attend! (While supplies last.) The workshop schedule for this coming week is:

Saturday - June 27
Noon  -  Fishing
1 p.m. - Water Safetyhttp://www.basspro.com/summercamp
2 p.m. - Shooting and Hunting
3 p.m. - Kayaking
4 p.m. - Bird Watching

Sunday - June 28
Noon  - Shooting & Hunting
1 p.m. - Archery
2 p.m. - Travel Safety
3 p.m. - Camping
4 p.m. - Backyard Adventure

Tuesday - June 30
Noon  - Bird Watching
1 p.m. - Fishing
2 p.m. - Archery
3 p.m. - Kayaking
4 p.m. - Backyard Adventure

Thursday - July 2
Noon  - Archery
1 p.m. - Shooting & Hunting
2 p.m. - Travel Safety
3 p.m. - Water Safety
4 p.m. - Camping

This is a great way to beat the heat - and we look forward to meeting new friends and seeing returning kids. Bring a friend!

Coming up next week at Family Summer Camp? The Catch and Release Pond returns for July 4th and 5th!

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Summer Family Camp

 

Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp features fun games for kids, and activities and workshops where families can learn the skills they need to enjoy great outdoor adventures together. And it’s all FREE!!

Family Summer Camp begins Saturday, June 27 and continues through Sunday, July 26 at Bass Pro Shops in Sevierville, Tn.

During Family Summer Camp, free workshops and Family activities will be held every Tuesday, Thursday Saturday, and Sunday- June 27- July 26. The entire family will enjoy learning the basics of camping, fishing, archery and hunting. Other workshops include kayaking, water and travel safety, backyard adventures and bird watching.

Workshop Schedule

Tuesday

  • 12 pm    Bird Watching
  • 1 pm      Fishing
  • 2 pm      Archery
  • 3 pm      Kayaking
  • 4 pm      Backyard Adventure

Thursday

  • 12 pm    Archery
  • 1 pm      Hunting and Shooting
  • 2 pm      Travel Safety
  • 3 pm      Water Safety
  • 4 pm      Camping and Conservation Awareness

Saturday

  • 12 pm    Fishing
  • 1 pm      Water Safety
  • 2 pm      Hunting and Shooting
  • 3 pm      Kayaking
  • 4 pm      Bird Watching

Sunday

  • 12 pm    Hunting and Shooting
  • 1 pm      Archery
  • 2 pm      Travel Safety
  • 3 pm      Camping and Conservation Awareness
  • 4 pm      Backyard Adventure

In addition to all the workshops, kids can try a free craft from 12-2 pm

  • June 27-28                                          Make a wooden wind chime
  • June 30, July 2 and July 4-5            Create a kite photo frame
  • July 7, 9, 11-12                                   Color a plaster turkey track magnet
  • July 14, 16, 18-19                              Turtle Sun catcher
  • July 21, 23, 25-26                              Create a lady bug clip magnet

Other free hands-on activities include:

  • Fishing at the catch and release pond and Souvenir Photo - July 4-5 ONLY
  • Fish Casting Buckets
  • The Duck Shooting Range
  • Daisy BB Gun Range
  • Wildlife Carousel

 

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Family Summer Camp Returns!


June 27-July 26, 2015

One of the most popular annual family events at our store returns!  Four weeks of outside activities, free crafts, and our educational and fun free workshops for kids...a great way to break up your child's summer with fun at Bass Pro Shops!

Family Summer Camp activities take place every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, Noon-5 p.m., June 27-July 26. Along with workshops, we will have the outside free archery and Daisy BB gun ranges for hands-on learning with our experienced staff. We'll also have the casting buckets and foam shooting arcade.

July 4 and 5 ONLY, Noon-5 p.m. - The Catch and Release Pond makes a special appearance and children again receive a FREE 4x6 photo download!

 

Free Workshops for Kids

These workshops are fun and educational! We look forward to seeing returning children each year and new attendees, too! Bring a friend!  The official Family Summer Camp lanyard will again be given out to each child at their first workshop (while supplies last) and, once again, every child receives a special pin after attending each workshop!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Crafts each day of Family Summer Camp - Noon-2 p.m.!

                                           

We invite you to have your child bring a friend for Family Summer Camp and attend all the workshops! See you at camp!

Complete details also online at www.basspro.com/summercamp and on our Facebook page!

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Family Summer Camp – 2015 at Mesa, AZ!

Well I guess it’s about that time again to start marking down the ol’ summer-fun calendar and making arrangements to bring the family on down for Family Summer Camp here at Bass Pro Shops – Mesa, AZ! This is one of our larger events we hold every year and it is definitely one of the most fun! If you thought the Gone Fishing Event was intense, you have no idea what is coming our way! It is a month long, four days out of the week, five hours each day FREE and FUN FRENZY!! We have numerous activities for the younger generation to participate in!

From June 27th – July 26th

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 5PM

We will have the following activities:

Shooting Arcade

Zing Toys

BB Gun Range*

Archery Range*

Wildlife Carousel

Casting Buckets

Workshops will run from Noon to 4PM (Schedule of topics will be below.)

Crafts will run from Noon to 2PM/While Supplies Last (These do change weekly.)

*Participants under the age of 18 will have to have parent/legal guardian fill out a waiver

For the weekend of July 4th and 5th we will also be bringing back our Catch and Release Pond along with FREE Photo Download! Both of those will run from Noon to 5PM.

We have had the pleasure of seeing a number of familiar faces over the past few years, come time and again! We have also seen a significant increase in the amount of families attending! It is awesome! I mean where else can you take the kids for several hours that is air-conditioned, full of activities and has taxidermy? This is a great way to beat the Arizona heat and encourage kids to get passionate about the outdoors! AND IT IS ALL FREE!!!!

For the Workshops, we have NINE different topics. Each seminar will start on the hour and go for about 20 minutes. After the seminar is done, kids will receive an activity book with special questions. The answers to those questions are hidden somewhere in the store, and kids have to find the signs to figure them out! After they figure them out, bring the book back to the Workshop Area and show the Associate your answers. If you got them right you earn a pin for that specific workshop! First time comers will receive a lanyard to put their pins on, but there will be a limited supply. The workshop schedule is as follows:

Tuesdays

Noon- Bird Watching

1PM- Fishing

2PM- Archery

3PM-Kayaking

4PM- Backyard Adventure

Thursdays

Noon- Archery

1PM-Shooting & Hunting

2PM-Travel Safety

3PM-Water Safety

4PM- Camping

Saturdays

Noon- Fishing

1PM- Water Safety

2PM- Shooting & Hunting

3PM- Kayaking

4PM- Bird Watching

Sundays

Noon- Shooting & Hunting

1PM- Archery

2PM-Travel Safety

3PM- Camping

4PM- Backyard Adventure

Family Summer Camp is always a great time here and we can’t wait to start making some awesome memories with you all!

-Giddy-Up!!

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This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - We've GONE FISHING!

Join the fishing movement sweeping the nation! Get fishing and take others fishing, too, and get started with our Gone Fishing Event!

June 13-14, 20-21

Noon- 5 p.m. The Free Catch and Release pond returns for BOTH weekends! Children who catch a fish receive a First Fish Certificate! Plus we'll have the free photo download with their catch!

Video Game Trade-In! Trade in a video game and receive a $5 coupon off a new rod/reel combo! Get rid of the video game and get outside! (one coupon per customer - combos of $19.99 or higher - coupon expires June 21) The video games will be donated to veterans!

Free Fishing 101 booklets
Free "Gone Fishing" door hanger to the first 100 customers who visit the fishing department on June13,14 ,20,21!

Pledge to take someone fishing and be entered in a chance to win a fishing outing for 20 of your friends and a special guest celebrity!

Plus, these great seminars for kids AND adults:

Saturday June 13

  • 11am: Gone Fishing – Best local destinations for group fishing – Pro Fisherman and Guide Kevan Paul
  • 1pm:  Fishing-The Reel Thing - Choosing the best reel for adults & kids for local fishing – Bass Pro Shops Pro Lance Baker
  • 2pm:  Fishing – Anyone Can Do It!  Best equipment to have for taking friends or family fishing for the first time - TBD
  • 3pm:  Go Fish – Batteries not required – Information on how to make fishing fun for kids – Lance Baker

Sunday June 14

  • 11am: Gone Fishing – Best local destinations for group fishing
  • 1pm: Fishing-The Reel Thing. Choosing the best reel for adults and kids for local fishing
  • 2pm: Fishing – Anyone Can Do It! Best equipment to have for taking friends or family fishing for the first time
  • 3pm: Go FishBatteries not required – Information on how to make fishing fun for kids – Taylor Howard Mitchellville Elementary fishing club

Kevan Paul will be here from 10:30-noon to talk with guests about walleye tips before and after the 11am seminar, too!

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Gone Fishing!

Activities:

  • Catch & Release Pond (12pm-5pm each day)
  • Free Photo Download (12pm-5pm each day)
  • First Fish Certificates

Promotions/Giveaways

  • Video Game Trade-In: Bring in a video game and receive a coupon worth $5.00 off a new rod/reel combo $19.99 and up.  (One coupon per customer / coupons expire at the end of the day June 21)
  • Free Fishing 101 Booklet – Basic fishing tips and information
  • Free “Gone Fishing” door hanger: First 100 customers to visit the fishing department on each day receive this sign.
  • Join the Fishing Movement – Pledge to Take Someone Fishing

By taking this pledge you enter yourself into a chance to win an outing with 20 of your friends and a special celebrity guest!

Post those pictures of your catches of the day! Don't for the #fishie or #gonefishing

 

Seminars

  • 11am: Gone Fishing – Best local destinations for group fishing
  • 1pm: Fishing-The Reel Thing Choosing the best reel for adults and kids for local fishing
  • 2pm: Fishing – Anyone Can Do It! Best Equipment to have for taking friends or family fishing for the first time
  • 3pm: Go Fish – Batteries not required – Information on how to make fishing fun for kids

 

 

DON’T FORGET TO HANG THAT “GONE FISHING” SIGN AND JUST GET AWAY!

 

 

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Fly Tying Workshop

 

 

Father's Day is quickly approaching. If you are looking for a way to spend an afternoon with your Dad - we have the perfect workshop for you!

 

 

On June 13 at 3 pm stop in at our White River Fly Shop - located on the first floor right beside our Fishing Department.

 

 

 

 Greg, our fly expert will demonstrate and help you tie your own Light Cahill Fly and a Stimulator Dry Fly.  If you need instruction on how to cast or where to fish Greg or one of our other friendly, knowledgeable White River Fly Shop Associates will be happy to help.

 

 

Treat Dad to an afternoon of learning how to tie his own flies and then take him fishing ! Fishing is not only about catching fish but spending time with others you hold dear and building memories that will last a lifetime.

Happy Father's Day from all of us at Bass Pro Shops !!

 

 

 

 

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Gone Fishing Event 2015- Mesa, AZ

So on May 25th, the Go Outdoors Event came to an end here at Bass Pro Shops- Mesa, AZ. And what a great time it was! We had some awesome seminars, amazing demonstrations and sampling, fun and free activities and much more! Of course one of the biggest turnouts was for our Catch and Release Pond! I have said it a number of times before, but this is one of the coolest things we do at our store. We set up an above-ground pond and fill it full of fish for the next generation to catch. And a lot of the time, the fish they catch here are the very first ones some kids catch! Well for those of you who missed it during the Go Outdoors Event, do not worry! We are going to be holding a brand new event later this month!

On the weekend of June 13th and 14th and the following weekend, June 20th and 21st we are busting out our Gone Fishing Event! And it is going to be loaded with the ever excellent FUN and FREE activities! Here is the game plan below:

Catch and Release Pond – Noon to 5PM both weekends. As usual, participants under the age of 18 will have to have a parent/legal guardian sign a waiver. This past event we had some awesome and big ol’ catfish in our pond. One of them was at least eight pounds and we even had two albinos! (The infamous El Gatos Blancos!) And what is cool for this event, is that kids who catch their first fish ever at our pond will get a “First Fish Certificate”!

Free Photo Download- Noon to 5PM both weekends. Kids can take a picture with the fish they caught that day! We will also have our replica bluegill for kids to hold if they do not want to catch a fish or don’t catch one.

Get Ready, Get Set, FISH! Seminars- All four seminars will be held every day of the event.

11AM- Gone Fishing- Best local destinations for group fishing

1PM- Fishing- The Reel Thing. Choosing the best reel for adults/kids.

2PM- Fishing- Anyone Can Do It! Best equipment for taking friends or family fishing for the first time.

3PM- Go Fish- Batteries Not Required. Info on how to make fishing fun for kids.

Rod & Reel Donations- Remember way back when for the Spring Fishing Classic when we held that HUGE rod and reel trade in! Well on June 22nd these will be donated to a local non-profit organization.

Video Game Trade-In – In an effort to help kids get outside, we are going to have a video game trade-in. Bring in any old video game on any day during the event and receive a $5 OFF Coupon on a new Rod/Reel Combo that is valued at $19.99 or more. One coupon per customer and coupon will expire at the end of the day on June 21st.

Fishing 101 Booklet- We will also have a number of free fishing booklets designed for the beginner fisherman.

Gone Fishing Door Hanger- For the first 100 customers to visit the Fishing Department each day of the event, we will be handing out free “Gone Fishing” door hanger signs.

We hope to see you there!

-Giddy-Up!!

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Catfish Event

 

 

What’s your favorite game fish?

If you answered Mr. Whiskers (aka the catfish) this weekend is for you!!

Our first ever Catfish Event is headed your way May 16 & 17. Everyone can catch a cat- young, old, skilled or novice fisherman. Find out all you need to know here from our Bass Pro Shops Pro-Staff Anglers and Associates.

  • May 16, 2015

11 am & 3 pm

  • May 17, 2015

2 & 4 pm

 

Be sure to stop by the front stairs on Saturday from 2-5 pm and try a sample of fried catfish dredged in our very own Uncle Buck’s Fish Batter.

 

Hope to see you soon!!!

~ BPS Sevierville Events Team

 

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This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - Set Your Sights and Paddling!

It's a Set Your Sights Weekend! We have free need-to-know seminars for the new gun owners and those wanting to know the latest and greatest! Drawing for a $25 gift card at each seminar. Enter to win either a Savage 64 F Black .22 L.R. or a Caldwell Steady Rest NXT Shooting Rest

Friday, May 1
6:30 PM Long Range Shooting: Guns and Optics for the 1,000 Yard Shot -
Sgt. Shivers and Sgt. Kerchee, Altoona PD
7:30PM - The Basics of Handgun Concealed Carry and Home Defense - Presented by Lori Ahearn, Firearms Education for Women and Men

Saturday, May 2
1:30 PM - Optics and Accessories for your Modern Sporting Rifle - Brandon Minton, Hunting Associate
2:30 PM - Long Range Shooting: Guns and Optics for the 1,000 Yard Shot -
Dirk Ringgenberg, retired Army sniper instructor
3:30 PM - The Basics of Handgun Concealed Carry and Home Defense - Presented by the Altoona Police Department
4:30 PM - Optics and Accessories for your Modern Sporting Rifle
- Brandon Minton

 

Stand Up and Paddle!

Saturday, May 2, 10:30 with Todd Robertson from the Iowa DNR!

What is SUP or Stand Up Paddling? We have paddleboards now...how do you use them? Todd Robertson, Iowa DNR, gives you a basic overview on SUP history, positions to paddle, strokes, safety, locations, transporting on vehicles...everything you need to know before even attempting the water! Todd is a well-known, certified ACA SUP instructor, Level 3 and the River Programs Outreach Coordinator for the DNR.

 

 

 

 

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Set your Sights

 

 

Our best gun event of the year is within sight!!! Set Your Sights will be May 1 & 2, 2015- we have free seminars, giveaways and and GREAT prizes for you to win!

 

Friday, May 1, 2015

6:30 pm                Long Range Shooting: Guns and Optics for the 1,000 yd shot

7:30 pm                The Basics of Handgun Concealed-Carry and Home Defense

  • For the first 25 customers to attend each seminar on Friday night only – a FREE Bass Pro Shops Travel Mug

Saturday, May 2, 2105

1:30 pm                Optics and Accessories for your Modern Sporting Rifle

2:30 pm                Long Range Shooting: Guns and Optics for the 1,000 yd shot

3:30 pm                The Basics of Handgun Concealed-Carry and Home Defense

4:30 pm                Optics and Accessories for your Modern Sporting Rifle

 

 

 

 

 

At the end of each seminar register for a chance to win a $25 gift card – must be present to win!

Register for a chance to win one of two prizes!

  1.  Savage 64F Black .22 L.R. Rifle
  2. Caldwell Steady Rest NXT Shooting Rest

Drawing held May 2, 2015 at 5 pm, need not be present to win. Must be 21 yrs old or older.

 

 

 

 

 

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This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - It's a PBR Workender Weekend!

There is SO much going on here this weekend! Take time to plan the next outing and adventure with your group of friends! Bring the family in to meet the PBR Riders in town for the PBR Event at Wells Fargo Arena! Here's the lineup!

Meet the Riders of the PBR!

The PBR is in town at Wells Fargo Arena and, once again, we'll have a special day set aside to welcome them and FLINT to the store!
 

  • 11:30-Noon - It's the Outside the Barrel Show with Flint and his guests!
  • Noon-1 p.m. - Autograph session with PBR riders/bullfighters! The following riders/bull fighters have been confirmed: riders and bullfighters we have confirmed are Jesse Byrne, Tanner Byrne, Sean Willingham, Douglas Duncan, and Bonner Bolton!
  • 1:00-1:30 p.m. - Free Fishing Seminar from the top of the tank with PBR Announcer Clint Adkins!
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. - Ride the mechanical bull!


Don't forget - You can register to bowl with the riders at Uncle Buck's Fishbowl and Grill that afternoon. Only $30 and it supports the Rider Relief Fund! Check out the information at www.basspro.com/altoona! Register online or at the store that day!

Workender Event!

Friday, April 24, 6-8 p.m.
Saturday, Noon-5 p.m.

20/20 Social Hour 6-7 p.m. (Outside, weather permitting)

Find out firsthand experience from our Camping experts about products and best practices. Find out from local experts during our 20/20 Social Hour about where you can use that knowledge around Iowa and beyond! Learn about hiking and river trails, Boundary Waters, and more from the people who know!

On land or water, figure out your weekend escape at our Workender Event! Learn about products to take, how to pack and stay comfortable, getting the right gear! Free give-aways, how-tos, and 20/20 social hour to kick off the 20/20 Challenge! The social hour features Coca-Cola Life, fun snacks, and a chance to visit with experts from our area!

Friday, April 24

Friday seminars will be inside in The Fly shop.

• 6pm - Cooking Down and Dirty: Learn about the Jetboil systems and more! Free samples of Mountain House Freeze Dried food while supplies last.
• 7pm - Beat the Bugs: Bug time is here - learn how to stay comfortable in the outdoors and backcountry.
• 8pm - Pick Out and Get Out: Picking out the right kayak.

 

Saturday April 25

• 12 noon - Slumber by Number: Sleeping bag basics and Therm-A-Rest pads.
• 1pm - Pack Right: Proper backpack loading.
• 2pm - Beat the Bugs: Bug time is here - learn how to stay comfortable in the outdoors and back country.
• 3pm - Cooking Down and Dirty: Learn about the Jetboil systems and more! Free samples of Mountain House Freeze Dried food while supplies last.
• 4pm - Pick Out and Get Out - Picking out the right kayak for you.
• 5pm - Streamline Your Kayak: Rig and pack your kayak the right way!
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Take the 20/20 Challenge - May 1-July 26, 2015: Pledge to log 20 hours or 20 miles of outdoor activities! Sign up in store to take the 20/20 challenge and be entered for a chance to win the Workender Prize package.

Check out all the details on the prize package at www.basspro.com/workender

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Also, this weekend: Try Before You Buy!

Our Gifts Department is serving up more yummy samples with their products! Whether for family or entertaining friends, come give a taste and check them out!

1-4 p.m., While supplies last, by the Sunglass Counter.

Saturday, April 25 - Cocktail weiners with the Budweiser Gift Pack variety sauces.

Sunday, April 26 - Cherith Valley Mixed Vegetables and Garlic!

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The Workender - Your Weekend Escape!

 

 

What are you doing this weekend??

We are gearing up for a weekend escape! April 24 & 25 will be our first ever Workender Event. Join us on Friday, April 24 6-8 pm and Saturday, April 24 12-5 pm to learn what you need to know about planning your next adventure.

  •  Cooking Down and Dirty - Jetboil and more
  •  Slumber by Number- Sleeping bags and Therm-A-Rest pads
  •  Pack Right- How to load a backpack
  •  Beat the Bugs- Staying comfortable in the backcountry
  •  Pick Out and Get Out- Picking the right shape and size kayak
  •  Streamline your Kayak - Rig and pack your kayak

 

 

Take the 20/20 Challenge and win a Workender Prize Package !

Sign up and pledge to get our and log 20 hours of outdoor activities or 20 miles of outdoor activities. The Challenge begins on May 1, 2015 and ends on July 26, 2015. Post your progress and experiences to Basspro.com/workender

 

20/20 Social Hour Saturday, April 25, 6-7 pm

Free Bottle Opener to the first 100 attendees

Outdoor experts on hand to discuss local trails, sites and more

Register for the 20/20 Challenge

Sample Coca-Cola Life*

Snacks *

*while supplies last

 

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The WorkEnder Event & Social Hour

 

 

What are you doing on April 25th from 6-7pm?  How about planning a family friendly and affordable vacation right here in New York State?  Bass Pro Shops is all for getting that family outside. Please join us for a social hour featuring members  from the Montezuma Wildlife Preserve and New York State Parks and Recreation.  They will be here to answer any questions you may have on planning that family vacation in the outdoors.  Find the park that best fits the age group going, as well as which hiking trail is short or long to accommodate any family member.

You can spend a lot on a hotel room this summer, or you can rent a cabin, campsite, RV and travel to a State Park.  New York State has so much to offer, and lets face it this past winter was a tough one.  Can't afford to take a vacation?  How about some hiking?  From Montezuma Wildlife to any one of the State parks,  they offer you a wide range of activities.

Close by is Montezuma Wildlife Preserve.  Operated by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.  The preserve is designated as a national natural landmark.  It is one of the best examples of undisturbed swamp woodlands.  With over 240 species of birds on the refuge along with 43 species of mammals, 15 species of reptiles and 16 species of amphibians.  This will keep any child busy looking for them all.  Canoe or hike, look for the Bald Eagles or Osprey, or go to the observation deck.  You wont be disappointed with the fun you can have.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York State has absolutely the most beautiful parks that give you a large variety of fun.  With 113 state campgrounds, you can work your vacation around your family's needs.  Do you want to swim in a waterfall, tent, RV, rent a cabin?  How about hike a gorge with 200' cliffs and 19 waterfalls.  We have it here in New York State.  So please join us on April 25th from 6-7pm for a social hour with Montezuma Wildlife Preserve and New York State Parks and Recreation as they show you how to vacation without spending a bundle.  Enjoy some snacks for the trail as well as Coco-Cola Life products. The first 100 people to attend the social hour will receive a bottle opener.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to our Social Hour please consider taking the 20/20 Challenge :  Simply pledge to get out and log 20 hours of outdoor activities, or 20 miles of outdoor activities and enter to win a Outdoor package valued at $7500.

Can't make the social hour but you are interested in camping outside?  Please consider attending seminars on Friday, April 24th 6-8pm and April 25th 12-5pm.  Here is a list of the seminars we will have on both days.

Cooking Down and Dirty - A presentation of the best backcountry cooking sets and Mountain House freeze-dried food tasting

Slumber by Number - Learn useful tips and tricks for staying comfortable and warm as you sleep

Pack Right - Demonstrations on how best to pack a Ascend backpack for optimal comfort and load distribution

Beat the Bugs - Learn the differences between Deet, Picardin, Permethrin, Thermacell and more.

Pick Out and Get Out - How to pick the Kayak best suited for you

Streamline Your Kayak - Learn how to rig a kayak for fishing, including what gear you may need

So stop on by Bass Pro Shops for all the information you need to have a fun, relaxing family vacation this summer.

Visit our store website for additional information at www.basspro.com/auburn

R. Piedmonte-Events Coordinator

 

 

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New - The Workender Event!

The Millenial Generation - born between 1980 and 2000. You are technology driven, rely on product information, reviews, and comparisons to find reliable, convenient, great quality products that are cost-effective. Committed to healthy lifestyles through exercise and activity, the outdoors is just second nature to you.

According to Outdoor Industry, "With Millennials having grown up an urban, indoor, hyper-connected lifestyle, their view of outdoors is more likely to be places near their home where they can interact socially with friends and family."

You want to know where to go, how to do it, and what kind of adventure you can have to build lasting memories.

Well, we're here to help.

Friday, April 24, 6-8 p.m.
Saturday, Noon-5 p.m.
20/20 Social Hour 6-7 p.m. (Outside, weather permitting)


Find out firsthand experience from our Camping Experts about products and best practices. Find out from local experts during our 20/20 Social Hour about where you can use that knowledge around Iowa and beyond!

On land or water, figure out your weekend escape at our Workender Event! Learn about products to take, how to pack and stay comfortable, getting the right gear! Free give-aways, how-tos, and 20/20 social hour to kick off the 20/20 Challenge! The social hour features Coca-Cola Life, fun snacks, and a chance to visit with experts from our area!

Friday, April 24

Friday seminars will be inside in The Fly shop.

• 6pm - Cooking Down and Dirty: Learn about the Jetboil systems and more! Free samples of Mountain House Freeze Dried food while supplies last.
• 7pm - Beat the Bugs: Bug time is here - learn how to stay comfortable in the outdoors and backcountry.
• 8pm - Pick Out and Get Out: Picking out the right kayak.

 

Saturday April 25

• 12 noon - Slumber by Number: Sleeping bag basics and Therm-A-Rest pads.
• 1pm - Pack Right: Proper backpack loading.
• 2pm - Beat the Bugs: Bug time is here - learn how to stay comfortable in the outdoors and back country.
• 3pm - Cooking Down and Dirty: Learn about the Jetboil systems and more! Free samples of Mountain House Freeze Dried food while supplies last.
• 4pm - Pick Out and Get Out - Picking out the right kayak for you.
• 5pm - Streamline Your Kayak: Rig and pack your kayak the right way!
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Take the 20/20 Challenge - May 1-July 26, 2015: Pledge to log 20 hours or 20 miles of outdoor activities! Sign up in store to take the 20/20 challenge and be entered for a chance to win the Workender Prize package.

Check out all the details on the prize package at www.basspro.com/workender

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Are You a Workender?

This year we have been kicking up our in-store events by a notch (or two)! Previously we held our Dog Days Event for the first time. After the great success we had here in Arizona, and likewise all over the country at other stores, I am sure it will be back next year! And that is half the fun of working here! We hold so many different events for all kinds of people, it is awesome. We just had the Easter Event as well and many people who had never been to our store before coming in for Santa’s Wonderland were back again! But new for 2015 will be the first time we roll out our newest event, The Workender!

What is a Workender? Well, it could be one of many different things. Maybe it is someone who works all week and looks forward to getting outside on the weekend. Perhaps it is an individual who ends their week not on a couch, but out in nature! And it could possibly be that person at work who is always sharing awesome stories about amazing adventures they had! No matter how you define them it is clear that a Workender can’t wait and loves to just get outdoors!

There has been a big upswing in this trend within the millennial age group. Outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and kayaking have been exploding lately! And who can blame them? There is nothing better than having some fun in the fresh air! We here at Bass Pro Shops have always encouraged people to get outdoors, it is what we are all about!

But here’s the skinny on this event. It is going to be April 24th and April 25th.

On April 24th from 6PM-8PM and April 25th from Noon-5PM we are going to have a number of awesome and informative product demonstrations going on! Topics and products will include:

Cooking Down and Dirty- Learn about the simplicity and tastiness of backcountry cooking.

Slumber by Number- Useful tips and tricks for staying comfortable and warm in sleeping bags.

Pack Right- How to properly set up your pack for optimal comfort and load distribution.

Beat the Bugs- Keep bite-free in the backcountry with awesome information on bug repellents.

Pick Out and Get Out- Learn the differences of kayaks and how to pick out the best one for you.

Streamline Your Kayak- Optimize your kayak for fishing and all the gear needed for it.

And if all that isn’t getting you fired up then how does a 20/20 Social Hour sound? On April 25th from 6PM-7PM we will set aside some room for you to meet other outdoor enthusiasts and learn awesome tips and share amazing information. The first 100 customers to attend this 20/20 Social Hour will receive a free giveaway!

I’m sure by now you are itching to bust out of your seat, grab some water and a pack and just get outside…. BUT HOLD ON! While getting outside is a reward in its own right, we are taking it one step further. That’s right we are talking about A CHALLENGE! The 20/20 Challenge to be exact! This is where you pledge to get out and log either 20 hours or 20 miles of outdoor activities. If you sign up to take the 20/20 Challenge, you will be entered in for a chance to win the Workender Prize Package. You can sign up online on April 25th and 26th or in-store on April 25th from 6PM-8PM. Share the fun and post photos to basspro.com/Workender.

We hope to see you there!

-Giddy-Up!!

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This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - Talkin' Turkeys and PBR Fun!

PBR Family Fun Event - April 11 & 12

Two days of rootin' tootin' fun!

Noon - 4 p.m.

  • Stick Bull Riding
  • Free Craft - Color a Wooden Bull Puzzle
  • Flint the Entertainer Face Painting
  • Cowboy and Cowgirl Costume Contest - $50 gift card to the winner - SUNDAY ONLY
  • Free giveaway to the first 100 guests!

PLUS, enter for your chance to win a trip to Brazil (you may enter online, too!),
in conjunction with The Longest Ride movie release!

It's the Spring Hunt Event!

Rick Adams from Primos joins us on Saturday, April 11 AND Sunday, April 12 to deliver his educational and fun seminars!

He will give the following seminars both days:

1pm - Spring Turkey Calling Tips for Success
There are a variety of calls - Rick will talk about the differences, and the right calls to use for a successful hunt.

2pm - Selecting the Right Turkey Decoys
Rick will help you make the right choice in turkey decoys and placement tips to help you bag that trophy
turkey.

Saturday's Drawing - A chance to win one of three prizes -Avian-X Turkey Decoy, Power Hen Thunder Ridge Slate Call, Triple Pak Diaphragm Turkey Call! Must be present to win - drawings at end of 2 p.m. seminar.

Sunday's Drawing - A chance to win an Avian-X Turkey Decoy. Must be present to win - drawings at end of 2 p.m. seminar.

Also, While You're Here:

Try Before You Buy! Our Gifts Department is handing out samples of the following, from noon-4 p.m., while supplies last. Stop by in front of the Sunglass Counter and give these products a try:

Saturday, April 11      Plain Cheesecake w/Uncle Buck’s Raspberry and Blueberry Syrups
Sunday, April 12        Bass Pro Outdoor World Chocolate and Crispy candy bars

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FREE PBR Family Event!!!

It’s time for ropin’ and ridin’ at the Bass Pro this weekend!!!

That’s right this one is for all you rodeo clowns out there! This weekend April 11 & 12 from 12-4 pm we will have it all- ropin,ridin,and crafts!

  • Steer Head Roping- to test out your lassoing skills
  • Stick Bull Riding- challenge your friends to a race
  • Crafts- build your own bull-puzzle
  • And Face Painting!

 

Of course, we can’t leave out my favorite part of PBR- The cowboy and Cowgirl Contest!

Bring your lil’ buckaroo out on Sunday for the contest and the winner will receive a $50 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card. Judging starts at 2:30 and winner will be announced at 3 pm.

For more details check out the full event here....

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The Strut Is On!!

Spring Hunting is here! Turkey season is open in East Tennessee and the strut is on!

We have a day dedicated to helping you bag that monster bird. Our Red Head Pro Staff team will be here to help you select decoys and perfecting your calls.

Saturday, April 11

1 pm      Spring Turkey Calling Tips for Success

There are a variety of calls; let our expert’s help you select the right call and demonstrate how to use it for a successful hunt.

2 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!

 

Sunday, April 12

ATTN ALL TURKEY CALLERS

State Sanctioned Calling Contest

  • Jakes Division                        15 yrs or younger             no fee
  • Amateur Division                    16 yr and older                  $10
  • Friction Division                      21 yr and older                  $30
  • Open Division                          21 yr and older                  $40

Registration will be 10 am- 12 pm in our hunting department. All participants must be a NWTF member.

Rules Meeting and drawing numbers and calls at 12:30 pm

Calling starts promptly at 1 pm

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Well Look-E Here, Virgil!

It’s that there Bass Pro Shops, Professional Bull Riders event! I sure do reckon that it be a heck of a time to go on down and have a good time!  OK, enough of the whole western-jargon (or at least for now). That is right, we are going to having our PBR Event on the weekend of April 11th and 12th. And if you missed it last year, make sure to be here this time!

Actually funny fact, the blog about last year’s event was the first one I wrote when I came back to this position. And now look where we are! This will actually be the most covered event I have written about, with this being the 3rd time.

So here is the lowdown for the event. It is FREE. It is FUN. And it is FAMILY FRIENDLY.

Both days we will have several activities running from Noon-4PM. While Supplies Last.

We will have our Stick-Bull Riding/Races. A true hoot and holler last year.

Practice Roping for ya’ll to test out your skills with a lasso.

Face Painting to get your Cowboy Clown on!

Crafts. Where you will color and make a bull-puzzle, we do suggest coloring it before building it.

And of course, our PBR event would not be complete without a place for all the young buckaroos to strut their stuff. On Sunday, 4/12, we will have our Best Dressed Cowboy/Cowgirl Contest.They will want to be at our Main Tank at 2:30PM when judging will begin. The winner will be announced at 3:00PM. The winner will receive a $50 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card.

Full event details available here.

-Giddy-Up!!

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