Lets Have Some Fun With Metal Detectors!

Metal Detector fun.  You don't need a beach to have fun with one, although I must admit during this time of year I would certainly love being in the southern states with a metal detector on the beach.

While it is cold outside, why not get on the computer and do some investigation on historic places where you live.  Every area has history.  Once you have done that stop on over to Bass Pro Shop and take a look at the metal detectors we have and which one sounds like it would be a good fit for you.  It is never too early to get involved with metal detection.  Running the events here at Bass we have had a metal detector box where the kids find arrowheads.  They absolutely love it.  What better way to get a child outside than to have  a grandparent or parent search for items with a metal detector?

The Bounty Hunter Junior Metal Detector can detect coin sized objects up to 5 inches deep and large objects up to 3 feet deep.  The speaker sound increases as your object get closer.  Nice and light for the young enthusiast.  The Bounty Hunter Junior also has a discrimination mode, and sensitivity control.

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Now that the young one in your life is taken care of , perhaps you should consider the Bounty Hunter Camo LS Metal DetectorThis is great for the novice or expert.  Take a look at this unit with its 4 mode operation, and touchpad selection .  This detector is built for all seasons and conditions.  Easy to use and easy to learn on, you will not be disappointed.

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The Teknetics Delta Metal Detector  discriminates between different metal.  Using only a 9V battery, this detector is user friendly.  Check out the 3 Tones and a adjustable sensitivity with 3 operation modes. 

 

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Stop on by and ask for Bill in our Camping Department.  He can answer just about any question you may have about getting started on your history hunt.   I think you will surprised just how much fun you can have by yourself or with your family.

 

Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator

 

 

 

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New Year - New Chapters

A new year is a book with 365 blank pages on which you can write. The outdoors is full of opportunities to create change...maybe take on a new adventure. For some, it may be as simple as spending more time outside...for others, it might perceived to be more complicated - climbing a mountain, for example. Maybe it's physically stimulating...or a mental challenge. Set a goal, give it a try, and you may find a new mindset.

Here some ideas to get you started on those new chapters:

1. Learn an outdoor skill - Open water fishing, ice fishing, bow fishing, hunting, shooting, archery, basic boating skills, using a metal detector, bird watching, animal identification, geocaching, backpacking, nature photography...and that's just some of the ideas. If you know someone who participates in these activities, ask to tag along and learn more. Attend outdoors events sponsored by Bass Pro Shops stores or your local organizations. For example, in the Des Moines area we have the Iowa Outdoors Expo event where you can experience the sport hands-on and learn from experts. Becoming an Outdoors Woman is a program sponsored by the Iowa DNR, which offers women a chance to learn new outdoor skills in a relaxed environment over a long weekend. Your local county conservation office may also offer workshops on various outdoor skill topics throughout the year.

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2. Take a hike - Literally, get off your rear and go for a walk. Progress to taking day hikes. Iowa has some fantastic trails to enjoy. Lake Red Rock has a nice trail system to begin with. Take your time, start short distances, but get your heart pumping. You could do it at a gym, but wouldn't you rather enjoy the smell of fresh air and watching wildlife while you work your legs? Take a camera!

3. Garden/Feed the Birds- Again, start small...don't get in over your head. Start with flowers and learn about birds. Plant something simple like tomatoes or peppers. Hummingbirds LOVE flower gardens and help keep the bugs away, so don't forget the hummingbird feeder...put it out May 1, weather permitting.

4. Outdoor cooking - Now, take what you grew in #3 and throw it on a smoker, grill, or other form of outdoor cooking. Smoking, grilling, dutch oven, campfire cooking...anything you make IN the house, can also be made outside the house through one or all of these methods. There are terrific books and online information with recipes, tips and techniques. Explore the many rubs and sauces Bass Pro Shops has, or grab a book and make your own! Take those peppers you just grew in the garden, stuff them with rice and cheese and throw them on the grill! Check out our many Outdoor Cooking blog posts for great recipes!

Kayaking5. Paddle through life - Kayaking and canoeing have reached new heights of popularity in Iowa. Don't have a kayak or canoe? Again, check with your local county conservation office, state DNRs, and resorts. For example, Honey Creek Resort in the Lake Rathbun area offers free workshops on kayaking and other activities to the public, as well as their guests. Iowa not only has a great land trail system for walking and biking, but we have almost 20,000 miles of water trails for kayaking and canoeing. Make sure you learn proper safety, too!

Last, but not least...teach someone else something you already know about the outdoors. Pull a child away from the Xbox or DS and put a GPS, geocaching, or metal detector in their hand and teach them to find treasurers!  Turn off your electronics for a day and invite a friend to fish or hunt. You never know...you may find SEVERAL pages that you'll be able to complete in your Book of 2014.

 

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Hometown Festival Returns to Prattville Bass Pro Shops!

Hometown Festival!Having a Staycation this Labor Day Weekend?  Maybe you'll be passing through and need a good break for the kids?  Come out and see us Saturday and Sunday from 12-5pm for our Hometown Festival!  We bring a new photo download this time that will put YOU behind the wheel of Tony Stewart's #14 Bass Pro Shops car!  Tons of activities for the kids including the Casting Buckets AND Metal Detector Treasure Hunt plus the new Bass Pro Shops Daisy Shooting Range!

Feeling artistic?  We'll have Face painting and the kids can Color a Duck starting at 1pm. 

All of that is bound to get you hungry, so we'll be giving away free Hot Dogs from 1-4 and my personal favorite, Homemade Ice Cream, from 4-5pm!

 

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Labor Day Hometown Festival

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August 31 & September 1, 2013

Noon - 5pm Both Days!!!

 

Join us this weekend at Bass Pro Shops, Harlingen, TX for our Annual Labor Day Hometown Festival!!!!!

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ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:                                                                                                                  

  • Bass Pro Shops/Daisy Shooting                   
  • Duck Pond Game
  • Casting Buckets
  • Face Painting
  • Color a Duck Craft
  • Metal Detector Treasure Hunt

 

FREE SEMINARS:

1:30pm     Smokin' - Tips for successful meat smoking

2:30pm    Outdoor Grilling - Choosing the right grill

3:30pm    Dutch Oven Cooking - Tips for outdoor cooking

 

FOOD SAMPLING:

Homemade Ice Cream   4 - 5pm

Hot Dogs  1-4pm

Food Samples  -  Sample an array of tasty treats!!!

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It's Time For Our Hometown Festival!

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Come Join the Hampton, Virginia Bass Pro Shops Family Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, August 31, 2013 and Sunday, September 1, 2013 for our second annual Hometown Festival. We will have kid's activities, crafts, a free photo, ice cream samples, seminars, gift card give aways, and tons of fun!

Seminars.....*****SATURDAY ONLY***** 

1:30 P.M: Smokin', Tips on successfully smoking meat

2:30 P.M: Grilling, How to choose the PERFECT grill for you

3:30 P.M: Dutch Oven Cooking; How to make the PERFECT dutch oven dish with a demonstration outside

Children's Activities: Noon thru 5:00 P.M:

*Pick a Duck Pond: Kids point to a duck in the catch and release pond, and associate will pull duck from pond. If child chooses a duck with a number on the bottom, they receive a flashing Wrist band. There will be other prizes if a child chooses a duck without a number.

*Metal Detector Treasure Hunt: Using arrow heads for this activity again. Kids can keep an arrowhead. However, we will have prizes available so that all zinc arrowheads are not given out.

*Casting Buckets: Kids will warm up on casting into our Bass Buckets

*BB Range: Kids will take their best shot in our BB range 

Food Samples

Hot Dogs: 1 P.M. thru 4 P.M.

Ice Cream: 4 P.M. thru 5 P.M.

So bring out the whole entire family and all the friends to your local Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World celebrate one last weekend of summer with the our Bass Pro Shops Family and create lasting memories!

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It's Another Hometown Festival @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona!

Bass Pro Shops Hometown Festival

It's another fun weekend of free family and kids' activities!  

Saturday and Sunday, August 31-Sept. 1

Noon-5 p.m.!

Bass Pro Shops Daisy BB Gun RangeA fun family event to help us say good-bye to summer and hello to fall!

Complete all four of the these activities and spin the prize wheel!

  • Kids play the Pick a Duck game at our Pick a Duck pond! Scoop a duck with a number and win a flashing wrist band!
  • The Bass Pro Shops Daisy BB Gun Range
  • Casting Buckets
  • Metal detector treasure hunt

Plus these fun activities, too!

  • Face painting
  • Free craft - Color a wood duck
  • Free photo download like you're in the #14 show car!

Of course, we never forget the FOOD!

Dutch Oven CookingFree seminars and product demos on Saturday only

  • 1:30 p.m. Smokin’ – Tips for successful meat smoking 
  • 2:30 p.m. Outdoor Grilling – Choosing the right grill 
  • 3:30 p.m. Dutch Oven Cooking – Tips for outdoor cooking

Free Hot Dogs - 1-4 p.m.

Free Ice Cream Samples  - 4-5 p.m.

Free Food Product Sampling - Noon-5 p.m.
Our Gifts Department will be sampling some of our tasty products!

 

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Hometown Festival - 100% FREE Event!

Bass Pro Shops prize wheel3 balloonsYou won’t have to wonder where the Hometown Festival is – we’re marking its location with pennants and balloons!

Lots of great family activities going on – inside! So no matter what the weather gives us that weekend, we’re sure to give you that Hometown Festival fit for the whole family. But our Festival is entirely FREE!
 

Four PRIZE WHEEL activities
(complete all four & spin the prize wheel!) 
 
•Bass Pro Shops BB Range
•Metal detector treasure hunt
•Casting buckets
•Duck Pond/pick a duck, win a prize

 

Pick a duck game pond at Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops / Daisy Shooting Range

 

yellow balloonSeminars:

•1:30pm Smokin’ – Tips for successful meat smoking
•2:30pm
Outdoor Grilling – Choosing the right grill
•3:30pm
Dutch Oven Cooking – Tips for outdoor cooking

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Product Demos & Bass Pro Shops Food Samples 

Photo Op!

How would you like to be in the driver's seat of the # 14 Tony Stewart car? Well, okay, can't help you there, but we can get you a free photo download that makes it look like you're behind the wheel!

 

We've Got Festival Food!

          Hot Dogs 1-4pm each day!
         
Homemade Ice Cream 4-5pm each day!
 

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We're giving away THREE 25.00 Gift Cards each day
 

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Face Painting
Craft
Coloring sheets


Hometown Festival Nascar Sprint Sweepstakes

 small balloon floats

Bass Pro Shops, East Peoria, IL

 

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Labor Day/Hometown Festival

Don't miss our Labor Day/Hometown Festival event on August 31-September 1. For more information, visit www.basspro.com

This event includes cooking seminars:

1:30 Smokin; - Tips for successful meat smoking

2:30 Outdoor Grilling - Choosing the right grill

3:30 Ductch Oven Cooking - Tips for outdoor cooking

 

Product demos

#14 Show Car Photo opportunity

Free Hot Dogs 1-4 pm*

Free Ice Cream 4-5 pm*

Bass Pro Shops Food Samples

Sweepstakes

Family Activities

Duck Pond

Bass Pro Shops BB Range

Metal detector treasure hunt

Casting buckets

Face painting

Crafts*

Coloring sheets

* While supplies last

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Hometown Festival Labor Day Weekend

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Come join us Labor Day weekend for a fun family event and best of all, it's FREE !!! Our Hometown Festival, being held on Saturday August 31st and Sunday September 1st from noon to 5pm, will be chock full of free family events, including the following:

Noon to 5pm: BB gun range, metal detector treasure hunt, duck pond, casting buckets, free photo opportunity, food sampling and prize wheel.

1pm to 5pm: Wood duck craft and coloring pages

1pm to 4pm - Free hot dogs

1:30pm - Smokin' workshop

2:30pm - Outdoor Grilling workshop

3:30pm - Dutch Oven Cooking

4pm to 5pm - Homemade ice cream sampling

2:00pm - $25 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card Drawing

3:00pm - $25 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card Drawing

4:00pm - $25 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card Drawing

You will also have an opportunity to get registered to win a trip to the NASCAR Sprint Series Champion's Week in Las Vegas

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Fun Time Festival, Hometown Style!

Ever miss those good old days when fairs and festivals would come by small towns? You know the kind, where everybody showed up and had a great time from morning until well into the night. Well this Labor Day Weekend we are going to rekindle that little campfire at Bass Pro Shops. We are proud to announce that our Hometown Festival is back and better than ever!

Now you may have just been in-store for the Next Generation Weekend, but you’ll want to come back for this event! It will take place from Saturday, August 31st to Sunday, September 1st. The event will run from Noon to 5:00PM both days and you’ll want to bring the whole crew! (You know how cranky Grandma can get when she doesn’t get her hometown-festival fix.)

For the youngsters we will have several fun and free activities running the whole time span. These activities include a duck pond game, BB gun range, casting buckets, face painting, color-a-duck craft, photo download and metal detector hunt.

If your child completes the duck pond game, BB gun range, casting buckets and metal detector hunt activities they will get to spin our prize wheel!

Now you don’t have to be under any certain age to partake in the photo download, just a child still at heart. Especially since I know how many of you “big kids” will want to have a picture that makes it look like you are behind the wheel of Tony Stewart’s #14 Bass Pro Shops car!

Good things come in threes. So we are going to give away three $25 Bass Pro Shops gift cards each day. We are also going to have some tasty treats for you, also in threes. This includes hot dogs (1PM-4PM), homemade Ice Cream (4PM-5PM) and food samples in-store. (While supplies last.)

And last but not least we will have three free seminars on cooking! They will be at 1:30PM, 2:30PM and 3:30PM both days. The topics will be (in order): smoking, outdoor grilling and Dutch oven cooking.

As usual we have a little bit of something for everyone. So go ahead and consider your Labor Day Weekend booked! Just be aware that there will be no halves of fun this time around, it is full fun! Pickled Pinecones! Yee-Haw!

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Labor Day Event

It's hard to believe that Labor Day is right around the corner! If you are looking for something to do with the family be sure to stop by Olathe Bass Pro for our Labor Day Hometown Festial on Saturday August 31 and Sunday September 1st!!

Family Activities from 12-5pm: Casting Buckets, BB Gun Range, Metal Detector, Duck Pond Activity, Craft, Face Painting, and much more!

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We will also have seminars on Saturday August 31st:

1:30pm Smokin’ – Tips for successful meat smoking

2:30pm Outdoor Grilling Choosing the right grill

3:30pm Dutch Oven Cooking Tips for outdoor cooking

 

Last but not least: Gift Card Drawings each day!!!

 

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Fore more information: 913-254-5200

 

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Safety at the Salt River

Here in Arizona we have a few summer time traditions. Besides using the phrase “It’s a dry heat” and having to pull out cactus thorns, many hit up the Salt River. There is a service that can hook you up with tube rentals, drop off and pick up from designated spots. It’s pretty legit. Just enjoy the day and float down the river with a hundred of your now closest friends.

But while that service takes care of the basics, you need to take care of the rest. Our very own Kate frequents the Salt and finds all the goodies left behind. She takes care of those. Kate believes strongly in preserving our outdoors, as do we all here at Bass Pro Shops. So take heed to Kate’s notes to save yourself any problems and help keep the land clean at the same time.

Here is what she picks up most:

1.       Sunglasses: You start out with them and take a tumble. Bazinga, they are gone! I bet there are some pretty stylish looking fish in that river.

2.       Driver’s license: Putting it in a plastic bag does not work, she finds them all over. Look into something a little heavier duty, like an electronics pouch. Kate also noted that “You must take it with you in case you drown so they know who you are.”

3.       Shoes: She will find flip flops, sandals and very high priced sneakers, by the hundreds. Why she only finds one of each is something she cannot figure out. Make sure you have proper footwear.

4.       Keys: Yeah, sure. Put them in a pocket of your swim suit or jeans, that’ll work! Oops. Whammy. They gone! Good luck fighting the current and other tubers to get back upstream to find them.

5.       Cell phones:  Why? Do you really need one while tubing? Kate finds them all the time. Twitter can wait! Side note, cell phone service will not improve with river slime… Gross.

6.       Towels:  Ah, you brought a towel to keep your skin from melting onto the tube, very clever. Oh, it got caught on a rock and snagged away. Lame. Make sure you have that thing firmly set as a big old beach towel can really muck up the ecosystem.

7.       Money: Just like your ID, a plastic baggie will not work.  But then again, Kate doesn’t mind finding this as long as it isn’t completely ruined.

8.       Jewelry: Rings are lost due to the fact that the water is cold and they slip off your fingers. Anybody with a metal detector should head down to the river. 

As Kate says, “figure out what you really need and what you really don’t.”  Invest in a nice floating eye retainer for your glasses and water proof pouch for your ID and money. It’ll make everyone happier! See-sawing on sidewinders! Yee Haw!

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This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - Poppies, Kids, and Gators!

Celebrate Memorial Day holiday with us as our Go Outdoors event continues -- this weekend is just for the kids!

Buddy PoppyFirst, and most importantly, we remember those who have died serving our country. Our local VFW members will be in front of the store Friday and Saturday with poppies, the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. VFW Buddy Poppies are still assembled by disabled and needy veterans in VA Hospitals and the proceeds from their sales are retained locally to provide for veteran services and welfare. Your donation for a poppy counts - show your support in this time-honored tradition.

 

Saturday and Sunday, May 25 & 26

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.Go Outdoors

  • Bass Pro Shops/Daisy Shooting Range - Kids, test your skills in our new BB gun shooting range!
  • Metal Detector Treasure Hunt - Search for zinc arrowheads with our metal detector.
  • Adventure Scavenger Hunt - Hunt and find conservation or wildlife items throughout the store. Find them all for a FREE prize! (While supplies last!)
  • Free Photo Download - Plus, kids who complete activities get a Go Outdoors Certificate of Completion, too!
  • Free Giveaway - Get a FREE Flashing clip after completing activities! (While supplies last)

Kids’ Seminars

  • 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. - Safe Passage - In cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Tips on being safe around the water!
  • 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. - Kids’ Geocaching - Learn the basics of geocaching for fun - indoors or out!
     

Noon - 4 p.m.
Kids' Craft - Decorate a water bottle! (While supplies last)


Also, this weekend:

Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. - Conservation Connections with the Pella Wildlife Company is BACK!  This time they'll have an alligator and tiger salamander and will visit with guests about water quality and wildlife!  Come check it out!

Saturday - 2:30 - Spinnerbait Tank Demo - Main Aquarium

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It's the Kid's Weekend at our Bass Pro Shops Go Outdoors Event!

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For 2 days only!    
~ May 25 & 26 ~      
11am - 5pm

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Hey kids! Are you ready to Go Outdoors?! After you attend this event, you’ll be excited to get out there and have an awesome summer!
 

Seminars:       ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Seminars at Go Outdoors Kids Weekend, Bass Pro Shops


11:00am Safe Passage
1:30pm Kid’s Geocaching
2:00pm Safe Passage
2:00pm Fish Feeding
3:30am Safe Passage
4:00pm Kid’s Geocaching

 

12:30pm, 2:30pm & 4:30pm Priorities of Survival
This is the same workshop as we conducted in the first weekend of grown-up seminars.
The kid’s are most welcome to attend, but this
workshop is not specifically designed for them.   

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Bass Pro Shops / Daisy Shooting RangeFree Photo Download at Bass Pro Shops Go Outdoors

     Activities:   11am – 4pm


 

  • Bass Pro Shops Daisy Shooting Range
     
  • Metal Detector Treasure Hunt
     
  • Scavenger Hunt
     
  • Free Downloadable Photo
     
  • 12pm – 4 pm Craft: Color a BPS logo water bottle
     
  • & a coloring sheet is available

 

 

 

 

 

 

After completing the activities, kids get a (really cool) Flashing Clip!
(While supplies last.)

 

We'll see you here!

Bass Pro Shops, East Peoria, IL

 

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Go Outdoors Event and Sale!

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Come join Bass Pro Shops—Columbia, M O for our largest Outdoor Sale and Event of the Year, May 17th-27th for lots of great sales, FREE Seminars, Giveaways, Oakley/GoPro Sweepstakes, and Kid’s Events! We will host FREE Summer Fun Seminars May 18th & 19th. Learn useful information of water safety, geocaching, Outdoor Cooking, and the Priorities of Survival in cooperation with Bear Grylls. The following weekend, May 25th & 26th, will be our Free Kids’ Summer Kick-Off Event! We will offer FREE Photo Downloads, NEW Bass Pro Shops/Daisy Shooting Range, Metal Detector Treasure Hunt, Adventure Scavenger Hunt, Kids’ Outdoors Seminars, Crafts, Prizes, and Kids’ Fishing on the Deck!

 

All Seminars are FREE!!!

Saturday, May 18th

  • 11:30 am                    Wear It Right
  • 12:30 pm                    Priorities of Survival
  • 1:30 pm                      Geo Caching
  • 2:30 pm                      Priorities of Survival
  • 3:30 pm                      Wear It Right
  • 4:00 pm                      Geo Caching
  • 4:30 pm                      Priorities of Survival
  • Noon-5:00 pm         Cooking Demos

 

Sunday, May 19th

 

  • 11:30 am                  Wear It Right
  • 12:30 pm                  Priorities of Survival
  • 1:30 pm                    Geo Caching
  • 2:30 pm                    Priorities of Survival
  • 3:30 pm                    Wear It Right
  • 4:00 pm                    Geo Caching
  • 4:30 pm                    Priorities of Survival
  • Noon-5:00 pm       Cooking Demos
  • 5:00 pm                    Geomate Jr GPS Unit Giveaway (for Geocaching Seminar attendees 18 yrs+)
  • 5:00 pm                    Life Jacket Giveaway (for Wear It Right Seminar attendees 18 yrs+)
 

 

 

 

Kids’ Activities

  • 11am-4pm                 Bass Pro Shops/ Daisy Shooting Range
  • 11am-4pm                 Metal Detector Treasure Hunt
  • 11am-4pm                 Adventure Scavenger Hunt
  • 11am-4pm                 FREE Photo Download
  • Noon-4pm                Crafts
  • Noon-5pm                Kids' Fishing on the Deck

                                                     

 

Saturday & Sunday, May 25th-26th  

 

                Seminars

  • 11:00 am                    Kids’ Safe Passage
  • 12:30 pm                    Priorities of Survival
  • 1:30 pm                      Kids' Geocaching
  • 2:00 pm                      Kids’ Safe Passage
  • 2:30 pm                      Priorities of Survival
  • 3:30 pm                      Kids' Geocaching
  • 4:30 pm                      Priorities of Survival

Kids’ Activities

  • 11am-4pm                 Bass Pro Shops/ Daisy Shooting Range
  • 11am-4pm                 Metal Detector Treasure Hunt
  • 11am-4pm                 Adventure Scavenger Hunt
  • 11am-4pm                 FREE Photo Download
  • Noon-4pm                Crafts
  • Noon-5pm                Kids' Fishing on the Deck

 

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Go Outdoors 2013

Two full weekends of FREE outdoor seminars, activities and more!

Plus enter for a chance to win an Oakley/GoPro prize package!

 

May 18-19

Summer Fun Seminars!

Seminars

Wear it Right - 11:30 and 3:30 p.m. - Learn the five important steps of choosing and fitting a life jacket. Attend the seminar and be entered into a drawing a life jacket afterwards!  

Geocaching 101 - 1:30 and 4 p.m. - Our experts show you the basics of Geocaching for fun with friends and family.
Attend the seminar and be entered for a chance to win a Geomate.jr GPS unit! GPS units only available at basspro.com.

“Priorities of Survival” - 12:30, 2:30, and 4:30 p.m. Seminars in cooperation with Bear Grylls Gerber Survival (Both Weekends). (NOT a personal appearance by Bear Grylls)

Cooking Demos - Saturday and Sunday, Noon-5 p.m.

 

May 25-26

Kids' Weekend!

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Bass Pro Shops/Daisy Shooting Range  - Kids, test your skills in our new BB gun shooting range!
  • Metal Detector Treasure Hunt - Search for zinc arrowheads with our metal detector.
  • Adventure Scavenger Hunt - Hunt and find conservation or wildlife items throughout the store. Find them all for a FREE prize! (While supplies last!)
  • Free Photo Download - Plus, kids who complete activities get a Go Outdoors Certificate of Completion, too!
  • Free Giveaway - Get a FREE Flashing clip after completing activities! (While supplies last)

 

  • Kids’ Seminars
  • 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. - Safe Passage - In cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Tips on being safe around the water!
  • 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. - Kids’ Geocaching - Learn the basics of geocaching for fun - indoors or out!

 

Noon - 4 p.m.

Kids' Craft - Decorate a water bottle! (While supplies last)

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While you're in the store for Go Outdoors, enter the Oakley/GoPro Prize Package drawing!

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One winner at each store will win:

  • One (1) pair of Oakley Flak Jacket Sunglasses
  • One (1) GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camera


One Grand Prize winner will receive a prize package valued at $7,000!

Prize package includes:

  • Trip to US Open Surfing Event in California
  • Airfare and hotel accommodations
  • 1 pair of Oakley Flak Jacket sunglasses
  • 1 GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camera
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Go Outdoors!

Let's get ready for warmer weather, and summer months! Join us as we Kick off Summer with our Go Outdoors event! We will have free seminars, food demos, kayak demos, and activities for the kids! The event will be May 17-27!!

May 18 and 19

11:30, 3:30 Wear it Right: Learn the important steps of choosing and fitting a life jacket.

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

 

12:30, 2:30, and 4:30 Priorities of Survival: If you enjoy watching Bear Grylls on TV, this seminar is for you!!!

1:30, 4:00 Geocaching: 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

12-5pm Food Demos: Enjoy FREE cooking demos!

 

May 25, and 26

KAYAK DEMOS: Saturday May 25, 11-4pm, and Sunday May 26, 12-4pm!

12:30, 2:30, and 4:30 Priorities of Survival: If you enjoy watching Bear Grylls on TV, this seminar is for you!!!

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 also have the Oakley/GoPro Sweepstakes! You can enter for the sweepstakes at Olathe Bass Pro Shops May 17-27!

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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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It's the Great Go Outdoors Event!

Forget the snow!  It's time to Go Outdoors!

Go Outdoors Event

 

Two full weekends of FREE outdoor seminars, activities and more!

Plus enter for a chance to win an Oakley/GoPro prize package!

 

May 18-19

Summer Fun Seminars!

Seminars

Wear it Right - 11:30 and 3:30 p.m. - Learn the five important steps of choosing and fitting a life jacket. Attend the seminar and be entered into a drawing a life jacket afterwards!  

Geocaching 101 - 1:30 and 4 p.m. - Our experts show you the basics of Geocaching for fun with friends and family.
Attend the seminar and be entered for a chance to win a Geomate.jr GPS unit! GPS units only available at basspro.com.

Priorities of Survival” - 12:30, 2:30, and 4:30 p.m. Seminars in cooperation with Bear Grylls Gerber Survival (Both Weekends). (NOT a personal appearance by Bear Grylls)

Cooking Demos - Saturday and Sunday, Noon-5 p.m.

 

May 25-26

Kids' Weekend!

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Bass Pro Shops/Daisy Shooting Range  - Kids, test your skills in our new BB gun shooting range!
  • Metal Detector Treasure Hunt - Search for zinc arrowheads with our metal detector.
  • Adventure Scavenger Hunt - Hunt and find conservation or wildlife items throughout the store. Find them all for a FREE prize! (While supplies last!)
  • Free Photo Download - Plus, kids who complete activities get a Go Outdoors Certificate of Completion, too!
  • Free Giveaway - Get a FREE Flashing clip after completing activities! (While supplies last)

 

  • Kids’ Seminars
  • 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. - Safe Passage - In cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Tips on being safe around the water!
  • 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. - Kids’ Geocaching - Learn the basics of geocaching for fun - indoors or out!

 

Noon - 4 p.m.

Kids' Craft - Decorate a water bottle! (While supplies last)

While you're in the store for Go Outdoors, enter the Oakley/GoPro Prize Package drawing!

One winner at each store will win:

  • One (1) pair of Oakley Flak Jacket Sunglasses
  • One (1) GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camera


One Grand Prize winner will receive a prize package valued at $7,000!

Prize package includes:

  • Trip to US Open Surfing Event in California
  • Airfare and hotel accommodations
  • 1 pair of Oakley Flak Jacket sunglasses
  • 1 GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camera

 

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Spring into the Outdoors!

It's the sound that every kid loves the hear: The 3:00 school bell going off releasing them from class! With the winter now behind us, and the weather becoming nicer, I think it is safe to say that we could all use a breath of fresh air! It is easy to get the winter blues, but Bass Pro Shops is ready to kickoff summer with the "Go Outdoors" event May 17-27!

What is "Go Outdoors?" It is an event that offers families ideas and ways to get outdoors, stressing the important health benefits of being outside. Getting a "breath of fresh air" does more then clear your mind. It relaxes you, and lets you appreciate what being outside really means. With T.V, video games, and other electronics that work their way into the media, it is easy to get distracted and forget what doing outside activities feels like.

That's why Bass Pro Shops has created this event. Bring your family out May 17th & 18th, 27th and 28th for FREE activities the whole family can enjoy! Sit in on great need to know seminars like "Priorities of Survival" and "Geocaching 101." Be sure to sample our yummy food demos going on all day from Noon-5pm so that you can learn some tips and tricks for your campfire cooking this summer! Practice your aim in the daisy shooting range, join in on a scavenger hunt throughout the store, and also try out the metal detector hunt! While you are here, be sure to get a FREE photo taken and even make some cool crafts to bring home! ALL FOR FREE!

So what are you waiting for?! Grab the kids and start planing for the "Go Outdoors" event! You won't want to miss it!

Stephanie Crede

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