Family Summer Camp is BACK!!!

 

 

What was your favorite part of summer vacation???

If it was summer camp you need to check out our Family Summer Camp- June 25- July 24!!!

This summer we will meet every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday for good ole fashioned summer camp fun all right here at your Bass Pro Shop in Sevierville, TN!

FREE Workshops!

Tuesdays

  • 12 pm Bird Watching
  •  1 pm Fishing
  •  2 pm Archery
  •  3 pm Hiking & Backpacking
  •  4 pm Backyard Adventure

 

Thursdays

  • 12 pm Archery
  •  1 pm Outdoor Gardening
  •  2 pm Hunting
  •  3 pm Water Safety
  •  4 pm Camping

 

Saturdays

  • 12 pm Fishing
  •  1 pm Water Safety
  •  2 pm Hunting
  •  3 pm Hiking & Backpacking
  • 4 pm  Bird Watching

 

Sundays

  • 12 pm Hunting
  •  1 pm Outdoor Gardening
  •  2 pm Archery
  •  3 pm Camping
  •  4 pm Backyard Adventure

**earn a FREE pin for every workshop you complete!!

 

Free Kids’ Activities:  12-5 pm Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

FREE Carousel

Ride along on our wildlife carousel filled with outdoor critters galore!

FREE Shooting Arcade

Take aim at the shooting arcade and compete against others to see who hits the most targets!

FREE Daisy BB Gun Range

Try out our Bass Pro Shops/Daisy BB Shooting Range. A great activity to enjoy after attending the Shooting and Hunting Workshop

FREE Casting Challenge

Test your skills using a rod and reel at our target casting area. Challenge your family to see who can hit the most while improving your aim!

 

FREE Crafts!!   12-2 pm

June 25 & 26                  Flower Pot with Seeds

June 28, 30 July 2&3     Patriotic Bandana

July 5, 7, 9 &10               Bear Track Magnet

July 12, 14, 16&17         Door Hanger

July 19, 21, 23 & 24       Wooden Camp Photo Frame

FREE Catch and Release Pond and Photo Download for the weekend only of July 2 & 3, 12-5 pm!

        

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This Week @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - Family Summer Camp Returns!

Beat the heat and bring your kids to our annual favorite - Family Summer Camp 2016!Family Summer Camp

An opportunity for you and your kids to have fun learning about the outdoors INDOORS with free crafts, free fun workshops, the Daisy BB Gun Shooting Range and the Archery Range.Family Summer Camp

We've moved everything indoors because we want everyone to have a cool time! From the old favorites of archery, hunting/shooting, fishing, backyard adventures (bugs, bees, and trees!), water safety, camping, hiking,and bird watching to the new workshop Outdoor Gardening, we have something for child's interests! Kids receive a lanyard at the first workshop and then a pin for each workshop afterwards!

Here is the schedule for June 25-June 30. The complete Family Summer Camp schedule can be found at http://bit.ly/28JkSq9.

A different craft activity each summer camp day, noon- 2 p.m., while supplies last. Our craft for this week is:

Family Summer Camp crafts

 

 

 

 

Free Workshops start at Noon!

Saturday - June 25

Noon -  Fishing

1pm - Water Safety

2pm - Hunting

3pm - Hiking & Backpacking

4pm - Bird Watching

 

Sunday, June 26

Noon - Hunting

1pm - Outdoor Gardening

2pm - Archery

3pm - Camping

4pm - Backyard Adventure

 

Tuesday, June 28

Noon - Bird Watching

1pm - Fishing

2pm - Archery

3pm - Hiking & Backpacking

4pm - Backyard Adventure

 

Thursday, June 30

Noon - Archery

1pm - Outdoor Gardening

2pm - Hunting

3pm - Water Safety

4pm - Camping

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This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - We've Gone Fishin'!

It's the second weekend of our Gone Fishing Event! Dads, celebrate Father's Day with the kids at our indoor Catch and Release pond!

June 18 & 19, Saturday and Sunday:

12-4 p.m.

  • It's the free indoor Catch and Release Pond  - we supply the poles! Plus, kids receive a "First Fish" certificate to celebrate the catch!
  • Free Photo Download
  • Free Gone Fishing Door Hanger to the first 100 who attend the catch and release pond.
  • Free Fishing Seminars

  11am   Gone Fishing - Best local destinations for group fishing
  1 pm    Best Bait - What bait to choose for local fishing
  2 pm    Fishing- Anyone can do it ! Best equipment to have for taking friends or family fishing for the first time
  3 pm    Go Fish- information on how to make fishing fun for kids

  • Free Nibbles and Bites Fishing booklet with local fishing information, tips, and more for those who are starting to fish or want to help someone start fishing.
  • Pledge to take someone fishing and be entered in the chance to win a fishing trip to the Keys!Gone Fishing Video Trade-In!
  • Trade in your old video games, help veterans, AND save $5 off a new youth starter rod and reel combo of $19.99 or more. All video games will be donated to the AMVETS association. Limit 1 per person, no matter how many games you donate.

Last, but not least, don't forget to tag your photos of taking someone fishing with #gonefishing!

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Going, Going, Gone Fishing!

According to a 2014 report by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation and the Outdoor Foundation,  participation in fishing among women, children, and Hispanics is on the rise. In that report, of the over 4 million first-time anglers, over 40% were women. Also in the report were three other very telling statistics:

  • Youth – Fishing participation as a child has a powerful effect on future participation - 83.7% of Take the Pledge!adult anglers fished as a child
  • Influencers – Parents, siblings and friends continue to be the largest influencers to the introduction of fishing; specifically, parents introduce 81.8% of 6-12 year olds and 76.6% of 13-17 year olds
  • Social – Over 83% of fishing trips involve more than one person
  • Spontaneous – Most fishing trips are spontaneous or planned within a week of the trip (79%)
  • Reasons to fish – Catching fish and enjoying the sounds/smells of nature. Over 80% of participants report catching fish during their last fishing trip

Bass Pro Shops' Gone Fishing Event is designed to encourage you to help move this trend forward by pledging to take someone fishing. You can start by bringing a child in for our catch and release pond. It's a simple, comfortable atmosphere where they can experience the basic fun of catching a fishing for the first time.

Next step, take our pledge to take someone fishing - partner, neighbor, woman, man, child, young or old. Know someone with special needs? Fishing is something most everyone can enjoy, even if it's simply the physical and emotional benefit of being outdoors in the fresh air and in nature.

So, join the fishing movement with us at our Gone Fishing Event:

June 11 &12, 18 & 19, Saturday and Sunday:

12-4 p.m.

  • It's the free indoor Catch and Release Pond  - we supply the poles! Plus, kids receive a "First Fish" certificate to celebrate the catch!
  • Free Photo Download
  • Free Gone Fishing Door Hanger to the first 100 who attend the catch and release pond.
  • Free Fishing Seminars

  11am   Gone Fishing - Best local destinations for group fishing
  1 pm    Best Bait - What bait to choose for local fishing
  2 pm    Fishing- Anyone can do it ! Best equipment to have for taking friends or family fishing for the first time
  3 pm    Go Fish- information on how to make fishing fun for kids

  • Free Nibbles and Bites Fishing booklet with local fishing information, tips, and more for those who are starting to fish or want to help someone start fishing.
  • Pledge to take someone fishing and be entered in the chance to win a fishing trip to the Keys!Gone Fishing Video Trade-In!
  • Trade in your old video games, help veterans, AND save $5 off a new youth starter rod and reel combo of $19.99 or more. All video games will be donated to the AMVETS association. Limit 1 per person, no matter how many games you donate.

Last, but not least, don't forget to tag your photos of taking someone fishing with #gonefishing!

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Are you ready to "Go Outdoors"?

Hey Hey Hey! How’s it going everyone?   Boy have we been busy here at the store!  Today we are excited to let you know about one of our biggest events of the year that is coming up this next weekend.  It’s called: Go Outdoors!

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That’s right folks. The biggest camping event of the year is coming back to our store here in Mesa, AZ! Here’s the breakdown:

FREE Kid’s Activities May 21 & 22-

Catch and Release Pond 11AM-4PM

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Photo Download 11AM-5PM

Kids’ Crafts 11AM-5PM

FREE Kids’ GO OUTDOORS bucket to the first 100 kids to complete a punch card each day!

Boy Scouts of America “Tips for the Trail” backpacking presentation at 1:30PM (May 21 only)

FREE Cooking Demos and Samples May 21 & 22

Funnel Cake Samples 11AM-2PM

Fried Fish Samples 2PM-5PM

 

FREE Family Activities May 28 & 29-

FREE BBQ Sampling May 28th ONLY! 10AM-5PM

Award-winning KCBS teams will be showcasing their Pit Master culinary expertise!

Family How-To’s: (FREE giveaway to the first 25 customers at each seminar!)

May 28th:

11AM- Best Barbeque Seminar

2PM- Conquering Campfires, Cooking and More!

May 29th:

11AM- Kids, Camping and Comfort

2PM- Kayaking: Keeping it Simple

 

Also we have two fantastic opportunities for you to win big!

First up we have our Toyota Rav4 Hybrid sweepstakes which is taking place from April 22nd-July 4th

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We will also be giving away a Bass Pro Shops ECLIPSE camping package to one lucky winner!  This package includes 4 hydration packs, 4 cots, 4 sleeping bags,and an 8 person tent.  This package is valued at over $500 and will be awarded to one winner per store!

If you have any questions please call (602)-606-5600 or email jejones@basspro.com!

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

Set Your Sights Event!

Better your long-range shooting skills, learn the basics of handgun concealed carry and home defense from the Altoona Police Department, and get up to speed on the latest in accessories & optics!
Free seminars and free giveaway for the first 25 at each seminar! Quadruple Rewards Points on select items with coupon from sales flyer (May 13 & 14)
• Drawing for 1 Bass Pro Shops® $25 Gift Cards at each advertised seminar
• PLUS, enter for a Chance to win 1 of 2 prizes!

Savage 64F Black .22 LR Rifle
or
Howard Leight Impact Sport Hearing Protection Muffs

Friday, May 13
6:30PM Optics and Accessories for your Modern Sporting Rifle
7:30PM The Basics of Handgun Concealed-Carry and Home Defense - presented by the Altoona PD

Saturday, May 14
1:30 PM Long Range Shooting - Guns and Optics for the 1,000-Yard Shot
2:30 PM Optics and Accessories for your Modern Sporting Rifle
3:30 PM The Basics of Handgun Concealed-Carry and Home Defense - Presented by the Altoona PD
4:30 PM Long Range Shooting - Guns and Optics for the 1,000-Yard Shot

 

Then next weekend it's time to Go Outdoors!

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Go Outdoors Classic Events

Join us for some amazing events and our largest camping sale of the year!

May 21-22

FREE KIDS ACTIVITIES - 11AM - 4PM

Please join us for the Catch and Release Pond.  If you have never experienced our indoor catch and release pond before, this is something you won't want to miss.  We ask you fill out a waiver to begin.  We have some events staff here to help you or your child learn how to both catch and release panfish!  We have everyone from wanting to take it off the hook to not touching it at all!  It is a great learning experience for our future anglers!  After you finish make sure to grab a free photo download to share with all your friends and enjoy a free craft (while supplies last).

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At 1:30pm on Saturday only, we will have a local Boy Scout Demo on Backpacking!

We will have some yummy samples including Funnel Cakes from 11am - 2pm and Fried Catfish Samples from 2pm - 5pm both days!

 

Memorial Day Weekend (May 28-29)

Memorial Day weekend will be one you won't want to miss out on!!!  On Saturday, May 28th we will have a couple of local BBQ groups in offering free samples!  This will occur from 10am - 5pm!  Come check out Theslabs.com (10am - 2pm) and JaeStar (1pm - 5pm).

We will also have some free how to seminars!

Saturday 11am - Best Barbeque - Learn how to choose the right grill, rubs, sauces, and best technique for a great family BBQ!

Saturday 2pm - Conquering Campfires, Cooking and More!  Learn what it takes to build a campfire properly and how to cook a tasty meal outdoors!

Sunday - 11am - Kids, Camping & Comfort:  Learn about the proper equipment, tents, outdoor activities, and how to make camping fun, comfortable and exciting for kids

Sunday - 2pm - Kayaking:  Keeping It Simple - Learn the simple steps for fun family kayaking; and how to choose the best kayaks and local waterways.

We are always having some fun events here in the store!  Please make sure you check out our local events page or Facebook Page every so often so you don't miss out on all the fun we have here!  Happy Memorial Day and please be safe when out on the water!

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Go Outdoors 2016!

It's the Christmas event for Camping! Join us for great sales on camping items like tents, kayaks, and more! Plus these great events on the weekends:

May 21-22, 28-29 - KAYAK POOLkayak pool
We have the kayak pool back for a limited time! Come try kayaking in our pool and see if it's something you might like. No cost. Must be 10 years of age or older. Ages 10-17 must be accompanied by a parent.

May 21-22
Our free Family/Kids' Activities weekend with the famous indoor Catch and Release pond!

  • Boy Scouts of America - Tips for the Trail
  • Catch & Release PondsCatch and Release pond
  • Free Photo Download
  • Free Crafts
  • Free giveaway with completion of punch card
  • Food demos with Flossies funnel cakes (11-2) and fish fry sampling (2-5)

May 28 - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The award-winning Kansas City Barbeque Society” teams of Down Home Cookin' & Barbeque and Gothic Town Grillers will be on hand sharing their expertis and some yummy samples!
 

May 28 - How-To’s for Family Outdoor Fun!
11 am - Best Barbeque
2 pm - Conquering Campfires, Cooking & More

May 29 - How-To's
11 am - Kids, Camping & Comfort
2 pm - Kayaking:  Keeping It Simple

First 25 customers to attend the How-To’s each day will receive a Bass Pro Shops tote bag!

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THE WORKENDER

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Are you ready to escape for the weekend?

Gear up for  your weekend adventure here at Bass Pro Shops, Sevierville!
The Workender is here, April 22-23 to take us to places with no roads, find out what’s around the bend and take the road less traveled.

Friday, April 22

6-8 pm  FREE Photo Download

6 pm      Pack Right for Day Hikes and More

                How to load a back pack

7 pm      Pick Out and Get Out

                Kayaks to fit your adventure

Saturday, April 23

1-6 pm  FREE Photo Download

1 pm      Slumber by Number

                Sleeping bags, pads and more

2 pm      Beat the Bugs

3 pm      Rig it Right

                Streamline your kayak for fishing

4 pm      Cooking Down and Dirty

                Using a Jetboil

               

SOCIAL GATHERING

     Saturday, April 23 3-6 pm 

     FREE food, prizes and trip advice

 

It's time to gear up for your weekend adventure!

~The Events Team

 

 

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Bass Pro goes to the Dogs!

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Bass Pro Shops prides itself on being a fun, family friendly store and that includes EVERY part of your family! We would love to invite you to bring those fur babies in shopping with you, especially during Dog Days! Bass Pro Shops has dedicated two weekends to all of you that have extended your family with a canine. We have workshops, giveaways, sweepstakes and even FREE photos!

 

Fridays, March 4 & 11

  • 6 pm      Man’s Best Friend- History, Selecting the Right Breed, and Fun Facts

Saturdays, March 5 & 12

  •  11 am     Dog Basics- Safety, Care, Hearing and Smelling
  •   2 pm      Fun with Dogs in the Outdoors- Working Dogs, Camping and Hiking with your Dog

 

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 prizes!

  1. GoPro Hero 4 Silver Camera plus a Fetch (dog Harness) mount
  2. PetSafe Drinkwell Fountain
  3. Petmate Dog Bowl, Adjustable Collar and Funky Flier

Be one of the first 100 dogs and owners on Saturday March 5 & 12 at 11 am for the event and get a giveaway goody bag for you and your fur baby.

Humane Society of East Tennessee Valley will be here on March 5 & 12.

Sweetwater Vally Dog Rescue will be here with adoptions available on March 12.

 

Please check our Events Page and FaceBook Page  for more special store activities for this event.

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Dog Days are Back!

Dog Day Event at Bass Pro Shops AltoonaDog Days at Bass Pro Shops
March 4-5, & March 11-12

Free Seminars, Giveaways, Drawings and FUN!

March 4-5, 11-12

Big, small, we love them all, and this event is all about THEM! Free seminars, giveaways, free photo with your dog and a paw print certificate, plus more!  The ARL will be here both Saturdays with adoptable dogs and small animals!

Here's our seminar lineup:

Fridays, March  4 & 11

6pm: Man’s Best Friend – History, Selecting the Right Breed, and Fun Facts
Presented by Amy Heinz, AHeinz Pet Rescue and Transport
FREE Nite Ize® S-Biner® Clip for your dog to the first 20 customers attending this seminar


Saturdays, March 5 & 12

Saturday, Mar. 5

11am – Dog Basics: Safety, Care, Hearing and Smelling - Presented by Donna Flattery, CVT, Certified Dog Obedience Trainer, Knoxville Veterinary Clinic.

2pm - Fun with Dogs in the Outdoors - Safety, proper gear and tips for outside fun with your dog. Presented by Doug Sheeley, Polk County Conservation, and his 8 ½ month old Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Belle.


Saturday, Mar. 12

11am - Dog Basics: Safety, Care, Hearing and Smelling
Presented by Mick McAuliffe, Animal Services Manager, ARL of Iowa

2pm - Fun with Dogs in the Outdoors: Working Dogs, Camping, and Hiking with your Dog - Presented by Chance Patrick, Iowa's Great Outdoors, Bass Pro Shops Hunting Pro Staffdog trick

Special Store Activities BOTH Saturdays

Along with the free seminars, we'll have:

Silly Dog Trick Contest! - Saturday, March 5, Noon - $25 BPS Gift Card to the winner!  Guest judges - Lou Sipolt from Great Day KCWI23

Dog Costume Contest! - Saturday, March 12, Noon - $25 BPS Gift Card to the winner! dog costume

  • Free 4x6 photo and download with you and your dog, plus a dog print certificate!
  • Dog-related businesses and organizations to visit
  • Grooming demos by Barks and Wags Salon
  • The first 100 customers on both Saturdays receive a doggy gift bag!
  • Both Saturdays, 1-4 p.m.: Reduced price Microchipping and chip registration - Only $20! Provided by Anderson Animal Hospital. Cash and major credit/debit cards accepted.
  • K9 Advantix II Samples - Distributed based on dog's weight - sizes limited, while supplies last.
  • A free treat for your pup with any purchase Friday or Saturday! (While supplies last)

Dog Food Donation Drive - Bring cans and bags of dog food to our donation drop off spot by the greeter. Donations will be given to The Pet Project Midwest, dedicated to keeping pets with the people who love them, through programs such as The Pet Pantry, Iowa Pet Alert, and Animeals (food for pets of Meals on Wheels recipients).

All days, enter for a chance to win one of 3 prizes!GoPro Fetch Dog Harness Mount

  1. GoPro Hero4 Silver Camera, plus a GoPro Fetch (Dog Harness) Mount
  2. PetSafe Drinkwell Fountain
  3. PetMate Dog Bowl, adjustable Collar, & Funky Flier

It's a BONE-a-fide great event!

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Toys for Tots Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona

Bass Pro Shops Altoona and Toys for Tots

 

 

 


Join forces with us to help Toys for Tots!

Super Saturday/Super Sunday Weekend!

Saturday and Sunday

November 28 and 29, 2015 ONLY!

What a super way to get your children involved in helping others less fortunate. Bring the family to see Santa and help bring Christmas to kids who may not have one otherwise. While you're here that weekend, you may also win one of the many prizes we will be giving away! Bass Pro Shops gift cards, apparel, and more...we will be giving away two prizes per hour from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. both days!

Donate a toy in-store to Toys for Tots and receive a FREE special Toys for Tots photo package in Santa's Wonderland!

Each customer who donates a toy (or toys) on either Nov. 28 or 29, will receive a coupon for ONE free special Toy Donation package valued at $20.

ONE COUPON PER FAMILY (no matter how many toys donated). Coupons are redeemable between November 28 and December 4, 2015.

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This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - Santa Arrives!

The elves are working hard to prepare Santa's Wonderland for Santa's arrival on November 14.

Thursday and Friday, Nov. 12 and 13 - Poppies!

Members of VFW Post 738 will be on hand to answer questions and distribute Buddy Poppies. The Buddy Poppy is the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Free will donations will be accepted.

 

Saturday, November 14, 5 p.m. - Santa arrives and we cut the ribbon on Santa's Wonderland 2015!

For the 7th year in a row, we are using the Bass Pass system at Santa's Wonderland. Due to the popularity of Santa at our store, the Bass Pass holds a virtual spot in line for you, so you can avoid long waits in line!

 

 

While you're shopping, why not donate to our Warm Kids Campaign!

 

Warm Kids Campaign!

Bring NEW hats, gloves, and boots for ages 4-12 to Bass Pro Shops Altoona for distribution in the Southeast Polk school district! Our kids need to be warm this winter and the schools need the "extra" warm items to help out the students. We'd like the public to donate, but we've also started the Warm Kids Challenge and are asking some of our community partners to step up to the plate! Join us the fun and help keep our kids warm!

 

 

Coming Up?

Super Saturday/Super Sunday Weekend with Toys for Tots!

 

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The Magic Returns - Santa's Wonderland 2015!

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It's Fall Fishing Y'all !

 

 

Summer is gone; it’s time for much cooler days and for FALL FISHING!!!

Bass Pro Shops is proud to present the 2015 Fall Fishing Event on September 26 and 27.

Some of Tennessee’s finest fishery’s are around us right here in East Tennessee along with some pretty outstanding fisherman and women! Whether you are new to the sport or it’s all old hat. Join us and learn some new tricks to take to the lake with you.

Saturday, September 26

  • 1 pm      Fish Preparation, Freezing, Cooking
    • Our experts will go through the basics of filleting fish, preparing them for the freezer, and how to cook them
  • 2 pm      Rod and Reel Maintenance
    • Learn the steps to clean and maintain your rods and reels to ensure that you get the maximum performance out of them, year after year
  • 3 pm      Fall Fishing Species Techniques
    • What’s the hottest fishing technique for the most active fall fishing species in your area

 

Sunday, September 27

  • 1 pm      Techniques for Fishing Different Weather Conditions
    • Weather conditions that will affect the baits you are using as well as the techniques
  • 2 pm      Spoon-Fishing Basics
    • We will show you the hottest spoons on the market for your fisheries and share our secrets on how to make these baits work for you
  • 3 pm      Annual Bait Maintenance
    • Get your baits in tune for fall fishing seasons

 

~FREE Mosquito-Repelling Silicone Bracelet to the first 25 customers who attend the 2 pm workshop each day~

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Backcountry Fly Fishing Association Presents "The Legend Series"

Steve Huff"The Legend Series" highlights some of the pioneers of the fishing world, and the Backcountry Fly Fishing Association along with Hell's Bay Boatworks is bringing a true industry trailblazer, and Florida Keys expert to Orlando to teach us a few things that will make our time on the water more productive and maybe a little more enjoyable.  Flip Pallot was set to be the original speaker for this event but will not be making an appearance due to unplanned circumstances.

Captain Steve Huff is one of those guys that seems to have seen and done it all when it comes to fishing and exploring the Florida Keys and the Everglades, which is saying a lot considering how many square miles of land and water we're talking about.  He's professionally guided for over 47 years (almost more years than I've been alive) and surely has forgotten more about saltwater angling than most of us will ever pick up by fishing only on weekends and holidays.  He along with Del Brown developed the Merkin Crab which is undoubtedly the quintessential permit fly that also produces well on species they hadn't even planned on, ultimately proving the versatility of the pattern and the ingenuity of the designers.  Steve has led numerous anglers to tournament wins in the Gold Cup, the Islamorada Invitational Bonefish Tournament, and the Islamorada Invitational Fly Bonefish Tournament, as well as many world record tarpon, bonefish, and permit including a 41 1/2 specimen on 8 lb tippet.

Captain Huff's inventiveness and constant search for perfection has proven invaluable time and again when the industry has asked for his expert guidance in developing more advanced flats skiffs, bow platforms, knots, and a myriad of other flats-fishing essentials.  He developed the Huffnagle Knot (I just got the connection) for joining light class tippet to a heavier bite or shock tippet, which is absolutely necessary when pursuing large tarpon such as the ones he chased in the Homosassa region on Florida's Gulf coast.  Steve's 186 pounder back in 1977 would have eclipsed the standing record by more than ten pounds but he never submitted for recognition because he felt that records should be left to anglers.  That's just the kind of guy he is.

Captain Steve Huff was inducted into the IGFA Hall of Fame in 2010, for his many contributions to the sport, but you'd never see this gentleman, whom many would consider to be "The Guy," hold himself in higher regard than others that enjoy the sport.  Humility, commitment, and enthusiasm are evident every time he welcomes an angler onto his boat, and he's surely converted more than one conventional-tackle angler to the fly rods as a patient and adept instructor for the Florida Keys Fly Fishing School.

I'd highly recommend taking a little time out of your busy schedules to attend the presentation.   

No-motor Zone RedfishSpending the night of September 10th with the Backcountry Fly Fishing Association at "The Legend Series" sponsored by Hell's Bay Boatworks is your chance to hear the stories first hand while possibly learning a few things that'll make you a better angler.  Becoming involved in a club made up of a bunch of guys who share your love of fly fishing, fly tying, or just spending time on the water can't be a bad thing in itself.  The club helped me to develop as a fly angler, ultimately leading me to writing about and sharing my love of the sport.  I'm no John Gierach, or Norman Maclean when it comes to storytelling but we all share something in common with Flip and his friends, and that's passion.

Make plans to spend the evening with Steve and some new friends (and possibly some new fishing partners) on Thursday, September 10th.  It's sure to be a gathering you won't soon forget.

Brian "Beastman" Eastman

White River Fly Shop

Outdoor World Orlando 

 

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2015 Fall Hunting Classic!

The greatest hunting show and sale is back! The 2015 Fall Hunting Classic features tips and seminars from local pros, great savings, and our always popular Next Generation weekend just for kids.

Plus, this year, join us for our Women in Hunting seminar featuring Iowa's own Maria Young, from Dressed to Kill TV!

Here's the lineup of events!

Aug. 21-23 - Local Pro Hunting Tips and Seminars

The first 20 to attend each Friday and Saturday seminar will receive a free Fall Hunting Classic tumbler!

Friday, Aug. 21
7 p.m.Advanced Game Camera Strategies for Year-Round Scouting


Saturday and Sunday, Aug. & 23
1pm - Archery Tune-Up:  Prepare Your Gear For The Hunt
2pm - Get Close: Scent Control And Scent Products That Give You The Edge                            Presented by Rick White, Hunter's Specialties Pro Staff
3pm - Boots 101: Choosing The Right Footwear For Your Outing Experience
4pm - Knives And Tools To Guide Your Hunt From Field To Freezer

 

Aug. 29-30 - Next Generation Weekend

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days!

  • 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day - Free youth archery workshops: "Let's Try Archery!"
  • Plus the BB Shooting Range and Archery Challenge!
  • Free Photo Download - Kids get a free photo on the cover of Bass Pro Shops Adventure Kids magazine or look like you're being photobombed by a deer! Your choice!
  • Free Crafts and giveaways, too!

 

Aug. 29 - 3 p.m. - Free Women's Hunting Workshop

Join us to welcome Iowa's own Maria Young from Dressed to Kill TV! Free tumbler to the first 25 people, 18 years or older, at the seminar.

 


 

 

Trade-ins:

Hunting Boot Trade-in: Save up to $40! Donate hunting or rubber boots and receive a discount certificate to use towards the purchase of hunting boots Aug. 21-30. Boots MUST be in good working condition and will be donated to Soles 4 Souls.

Game Camera Trade-in: Donate a working game camera and save up to $100 on a new camera Aug. 21-30. Donated cameras must be in good condition and they will be donated to local organizations.

 

Scope Trade-in: Donate working riflescopes and receive up to $100 off the purchase of a new one! Donations will be passed along to local organizations.

Complete details on all promotions and events at www.basspro.com/classic!

 

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2015 Fall Hunting Classic

 

 

 

Fall will be here before you know it and with fall comes hunting season. Where do you go for the newest gear? The best sales? The most knowledgeable associates? Well, Bass Pro Shops Fall Hunting Classic, of course!!

This year our Fall Hunting Classic will be August 21-30. We have savings on guns and safes, trade in days- the best way to upgrade your old gear, hunting tips from our local pros and Next Generation Weekend -just for the kiddos.

2nd Amendment Instant Savings August 21-30 on guns and safes!

  • Purchase a gun or safe using our Bass Pro Shops Credit card and receive an instant rebate up to $100!

 

 

Trade in your old gear and save $$$$!                           

  • We have three different trade-in days this year: Game Camera, Hunting Boots, and Rifle Scopes.

Limit 1 coupon per new item. Donate all working game cameras, hunting or rubber boots and riflescopes August 21-30 , and receive a discount coupon toward the purchase of a new game camera, hunting boots or rifle scope (Aug 21-30 only). All trade-ins will be inspected to ensure good working order, and then donated to local organizations to help with their outdoor education programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE Local Pro Workshops

August 21

  • 7 pm  Advanced Game Camera Strategies for Year-Round Scouting

August 22 & 23

  • 1 pm  Archery Tune-Up: Prepare Your Gear for the Hunt
  • 2 pm  Get Close: Scent Control and Scent Products That Give You the Edge
  • 3 pm  Boots 101: Choosing the Right Footwear for Your Outing Experience
  • 4 pm  Knives and Tools to Guide Your Hunt From Field to Freezer

August 29

  • 3 pm  Women’s Hunting Workshop

Next Generation Weekend

August 29-30

             FREE Kids’ Archery Challenge- Hit the target for a chance to win a prize

                         FREE BB Shooting Range

                         FREE Photo Download

 FREE Craft

 FREE Giveaway- to the first 100 kids to complete all activities each day

 2 and 4 pm  FREE Kids’ Archery Workshop  

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Fall Hunting Classic and Next Generation Events

 

Fall Hunting Classic 2015 - August 21st-30th

2nd Amendment Instant Savings on guns and safes with use of Bass Pro Shops Credit Card

Sweepstakes
Enter for a chance to win the Grand Prize of a hunting trip to Argentina with Doug Koenig! One winner per store location for one of three prizes – 1 Plano Pro-Max Pillar lock, 1 Leupold 10x25 Rogue Binoculars, or 2 Boxes Hornady American Whitetail .308 Rifle Ammo.

Seminars
Friday August 21st
7:00pm – Advanced Game Camera Strategies For Year-Round Scouting

Saturday August 22nd-Sunday August 23rd
1:00pm – Archery Tune-Up: Prepare Your Gear For The Hunt
2:00pm – Get Close: Scent Control and Scent Products That Give You The Edge
4:00pm – Knives and Tools To Guide Your Hunt From Field to Freezer
3:00pm – Boots 101: Choosing The Right Footwear For Your Outing Experience

Women’s Hunting Workshop - Saturday August 29th at 3:00pm

*First 20 attendees each seminar on Friday and Saturday ONLY will receive a Fall Hunting Classic tumbler.

Trade-Ins – 10 Days of Trade-Ins! Game Cameras, Hunting Boots, and Rifle Scopes!


 

Next Generation Weekend 2015 - August 29th & 30th at 11:00am-4:00pm

BB Gun Range – Take aim and shoot a perfect score!

Archery Challenge – Hit the target and win a prize!

FREE Photo Download – Take a photo and be on the front of a Bass Pro Shops Adventure Kids magazine or get photo bombed by a smiling deer.

Crafts – Come visit us during the Next Generation Weekend and make a fox craft.

Workshops – Kid’s Archery Workshop at 2:00pm and 4:00pm each day.

Giveaways – First 100 kids who get their card punched each day will receive a deer drawstring bag!


For more information, please call (913) 254-5202 or visit our website at http://www.basspro.com/olathe

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Archery Days!!

Looking for some new archery equipment?  You're in luck!  Check out our amazing deals happening right now!

Ready for a new bow or crossbow?  Make sure you ask about our trade-in!

Are you an Outdoor Rewards MasterCard holder?  Take a look at these great offers!

We've got some great deal online, too! www.basspro.com/Hunting/_/T-12425000000

Sale ends August 16th, so hurry in!  Make sure you're ready to go when archery season starts!

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