New Camo from Under Armour

With hunting season just around the corner in September, we are excited to announce the new camo pattern that Under Armour is now carrying in our store. With light weight 1/4 zip jackets, tees and pants, we are happy to bring in Mossy Oak Treestand to our department in this given brand of clothing. Come rifle season, we also have the perfect heavy weight bibs, hooded sweatshirts and coats to match.

Under Armour® ColdGear® Infrared Scent Control Rut Camo Jacket for Men in Mossy Oak Treestand Camo

($179.99)

Sitting in the freezing cold waiting to harvest that whitetail you’ve been tracking down will not be a problem in this comfortable gear. Containing infrared, scent control and cold gear it is the perfect technology  for hunting down your big game in the woods. We are also offering realtree camo logo hooded sweatshirts for the ladies, something we have not done before.  Which brings us into our new pink camo bibs in toddler sizes. Little girls like to hunt too!

Bass Pro Shops® Camo Bib Overalls for Toddlers

($24.99)

                Our tent sale is coming up in July, and both the men's and women's departments are offering a lot of clearance merchandise. It is never a bad time to shop for a nice summer wardrobe at a cheaper price. Come in and check us out. We would be more than happy to show our customers the new and exciting merchandise that has made its way into our store.

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Finding the Perfect Gift for Your Hunter

My husband is a hunter. He hunts for food, not horns just to let you know J So, I asked him what a hunter would want for Christmas. Would they want gifts pertaining to hunting? He told me they definitely would. Together we came up with the top items that hunters would definitely want for Christmas this year!

The main item a hunter wants is a good weapon. A shot gun, a muzzleloader, a bow. Most likely they'll want all three! Consider one of these items for this year, the next, and the next. The receiver will NOT complain...

Another thing a hunter wants for hunting season is to be warm. Hunters always wear camouflage. The Sportsman's guide is packed full of great two piece jacket and pant sets. They are available in many styles of camouflage and made by the top makers of hunting gear. You'll find Mossy Oak and the rest of the best through the Sportsman's Guide.

Hunters also love to get little items that keep them warm such as long johns and socks! Any man will appreciate a good pair of long johns on a cold day. Same goes for a nice, warm, fuzzy, thick pair of winter socks. Beware though, if you only get them one pair they may never take them off!

Hunters also need a pouch or small carrying bag of some sort. My husband has a waist one and loves it because everything he needs is right there and ready. This item is needed to hold the ammo, hunting knife, those little hand warmer packets, scents, etc. It is very handy and helps the hunter you love enjoy their hunting time to the fullest because they aren't wasting it searching for lost items!

Speaking of scents, hunters need scents. Doe scent, buck lure, etc. They smell absolutely awful to us but the deer come right too them. Hunters also appreciate the special scent remover spray the eliminates all human orders from their bodies and clothing which helps keep them undetected by the deer!

Hunters also love to collect calls. Turkey calls, doe calls, buck grunts, even squirrel calls are available. There are many other animal calls available too. These calling devices really do work very well. It's amazing. Any hunter would love to find one in their stocking or under the tree this year!

http://www.basspro.com/Hunting-Accessories/_/S-12425002000

http://voices.yahoo.com/top-ten-holiday-gifts-hunter-8372.html?cat=46

http://voices.yahoo.com/3-gifts-sportsman-gift-list-90308.html?cat=46

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Rebates

REBATE-A-PALOOZA AT BASS PRO!

 

Everybody, no matter who you are, likes to save money. Regardless if it’s instant savings or something we have to mail in, every bit saved helps! I’m making it easier for customers to target those rebate offers by listing them here. Some rebate offers are getting ready to expire, so act fast!

 

Bushnell BackTrack HuntTrack Handheld GPS Unit
Description: Use to log and save up to 25 locations. Logs up to 48 hours of trip data, provides: Current Time (Standard and Military); Temperature (Fahrenheit and Celsius); Barometric Pressure; Distances of Locations (Yards/Miles and Meters/Kilometers); Sunrise/Sunset and Moonrise/Moonset Times, and many.
Price: $129.99
Rebate: $25.00
Expires: 10/6/13

Midland GXT Pro 895 36-Mile Two-Way Radio

Description: These Mossy Oak two-way radios are a great addition to any outdoor enthusiasts’ arsenal. Features include: 42 channels, a range potential of 36-miles, 142 privacy codes, NOAA weather alert capability, water resistant and more!
Price: $69.99
Rebate: $10.00
Expires: 10/6/13

 

Star Brite Star Tron Enzyme Fuel Treatment
Description: Stabilizes gasoline for up to two years and improves fuel economy as well as engine performance.
Reg. Price: $13.99
Sale: $11.97
Rebate: $2.00
Expires: 10/7/13

 

Remington 700 SPS Varmint Rifle
(.22-250, .223, or .308)
Description: Synthetic/Blued non-reflective coating keeps these set of rifles from being spotted by predators. Sporting a 26” heavy contour barrel and vented beaver tail fore-end for easier grip, better heat dissipation and making it lighter to carry.
Price: $619.99
Rebate: $40.00
Expires: 12/31/13  


H.S. Scent-A-Way Pro Pack
Description: This pack provides two 12 oz. bottles of Scent-A-Way and a 32 oz. refill container. Scent-A-Way is an all natural odor eliminator. It does not stain your clothing and is not harmful to the skin. A must for hunters!
Price: $16.99
Rebate: $5.00
Expires: 1/31/14

 

 

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Trick Out Your Truck

seatBesides being the nation's leading outdoor store, carrying the usual complement of hunting and fishing supplies, did you know we also carry a number of items to customize your vehicle?  It's true, your local Bass Pro Shops is also your vehicle personalization headquarters.wheel

First up, let's start with the interior.  Seat covers are both functional and decorative. You'll find a number of different licensed products, most of which feature camouflage-pattern accent pieces.  Some of the options to choose from include Browning Mossy Oak, Ducks Unlimited, Duck Commander and Realtree. Most of the seat covers also have matching steering wheel covers to provide a unified look for the interior of your vehicle.

airMake sure you check out the selection of floor mats that are available well.  You will find options for both the front and rear of your vehicle.  The floor mat selections include standard and 3-D options.  Designs are available from Bone Collector, Browning Pink/Mossy Oak, Realtree and more. You will also find a ducknumber of logoed air fresheners, and even windshield shades to complete your look.

We haven't forgotten the exterior of your vehicle.  A variety of fishing-and hunting-themed stickers, decals and window clings are available to personalize your windows, bumpers and side panels.  When you are stocking up on ammunition or replacing your hunting clothing, don't forget to trick out your truck!

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Now you see me, Now you don't...

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  Do you know your camouflage patterns? Well, do you? Most of the people I meet in a day have the same, simple answer to this question: No!

Why is this? Camouflage is the second most important thing for hunting. Why second? Because a weapon would have to be first for hunting! (No bear wrestling please)

Regardless, camo is important because it literally  HIDES you from what you're hunting, like a forest ninja. So I am going to give you the quick shortcuts and tips to picking out your camo outfit for the best advantage in hunting.

     There are several different types of camouflage, but there are two basics to begin with that are highly recognizable. The two are Realtree and Mossy Oak. After these two titles will come your sub categories, for example, Mossy Oak Breakup Infinity. See how it started with the title and then broke it down? This is how it works in the camo world.

                                               New realtree symbol

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

Starting with Realtree Brand the newest patterns this year are Realtree Xtra and Realtree Xtra Green. These patterns are replacing the common camos like AP and APG. Below is a picture of Realtree Xtra, how can you tell? The huge golden leaves. Yes, that's it!

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     Now the next, Realtree Xtra Green. The only difference between it and the Xtra is the big greenleaves that spring out of the branches and replace the golden leaves. See the white that is spotted on the branches? This is there to help break up your figure since deer can't see this very well along with the pattern. These are great Realtree patterns to use for Deer, Bear, and general hunting

     Since these patterns are brand new they are still transitioning from the AP and APG colors. AP is like Xtra only no golden leaves. This is similiar with APG since it is just like Xtra Green only the greens are a little bit lighter and not as "HD" looking. 

    These are great patterns for all year since you can transition from the browner looks for the upcoming fall and winter with Realtree Xtra and with Realtree Xtra Green get that perfect spring and summer blend. 

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  Now for the other Camo "branch" ( Ok, no more puns) Mossy oak is the other huge pattern we carry in our hunting apparel department at Bass Pro.  

    Mossy Oak is a bit darker in their camos but it is just as efficient for hunting.

   

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To start there is Mossy Oak Break Up and Mossy Oak Break Up Infinity. Mossy oak break up (MOBU) is a very dark and white spotted pattern. The tell tale is the bluish-gray color you can see along with the muted leaves.

 

 

 

The second to discuss is Mossy Oak Breakup Infinity (MOBU INF) This pattern is similar but instead of themobu inf blue tint there is more of a gold-green tint to give it that "sun lit", woodsy appearance. These are also great patterns to use for hunting all year round and can be found in our camouflage department.

   

     

 

 

 

 

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The last Mossy Oak pattern I will discuss is Mossy Oak Obsession. This pattern is PERFECT for turkey season and I would recommend it for turkey and early spring season only. It works to blend even better since turkey can see color and it is the best pattern you can get for turkey season. It is easy to pick out since it is always the brightest, with lots of green leaves and white in their branches and through out the pattern.

   

 

 

Hopefully these few tips can help make your hunting experience better and easier! You can challenge yourself with your pattern knowledge at http://www.basspro.com/Hunting-Clothing/_/T-12600004000 as well as see the new hunting apparel and patterns we are getting all the time at our Bass Pro!  What camouflage patterns can you pick out?  

For any and all camouflage questions contact me and I'll do the absolute best I can!

 

Ainsley, Camo Lead

at the Bass Pro

in Sevierville, TN 

865-932-5600

 

 

 

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Duck Hunters Rejoice!

Mossy Oak has developed a new pattern, specifically for the waterfowl market.  "Shadow Grass Blades" is the new pattern and is based purely on grass.

According to the Mossy Oak website:  "Shadow Grass Blades features a precise arrangement of individual blades of grass, whether windblown, broken or bent, onto a background of thatch consisting of lesser or dead grass, to create the perfect pure grass pattern. Carefully placed shadows from the main grass arranged atop the thatch, which incorporates light to dark spots as seen in nature, creates depth that gives Shadow Grass Blades a realistic 3D appearance and superior ability to break up a hunter’s outline."

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jacketYour local Bass Pro Shops has this pattern available in a fleece-lined pullover from Drake. The jacket is constructed of 100% waterproof/windproof fabric with adjustable neoprene cuffs. The pullover is designed with functionality in mind, featuring a magnetic chest call pouch, call separator, hand warmer pockets, and license pouch. The jacket is 100% polyester and is easily machine washed after a day in your duck hole.

Head over to the Hunting Clothing department and check out this great new pattern. Take your camouflage to the next level with Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades, available at your local Bass Pro Shops.

 

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Under Armour Scent Control

Don’t Get Sniffed Out!

Deer season is approaching quickly and one of the best ways to insure a good hunt is having a high quality base layer. One of the  top line base layers on the market for both scent control as well as adequate warmth is the Under Armour Scent Control base layer line. The Under Armour Scent Control base layer line uses Anti-Microbial Silver and also odor trapping Zeolites. This combination in the base layer traps odors and suppresses the growth of odor causing bacteria. This system also works ten times longer than carbon and does not need special reactivation detergent, you just wash it like you would any other clothing, however I would suggest still using an unscented detergent, I also suggest not using your home dryer, let the clothing hang dry outside as to make sure you do not pick up any other unwanted scents. Another tip after washing theses base layers and they have dried, place them in an air tight container as to keep out any house hold scents that could ruin your hunt.

Bass pro shops carries the Under Armour Scent Control base layers in all shapes and sizes, including youth, women’s, and men’s, ranging from extra small to 3XL. The Under Armour Scent Control also comes in two different camouflage patterns which are RealTree Xtra and Mossy Oak Break Up Infinity. These Base layers are a great addition to any hunting arsenal and well help insure that those amazing whitetails will not detect you, if you take care of the clothing properly.

 

These products can be found at any local bass pro shops or on our online store. Thanks for reading and safe hunting.

 

 

Ethan Aycox

Bass Pro Shops

Camo Pro Staff

Spanish Fort, AL

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Our Largest Hunting Sale of the Season!!!!

It’s that time already!!!! It’s time for our Fall Hunting Sale and Event. Between the seminars, sales, trade-ins, and special savings too, you’re sure to feed your hunting fever and get yourself primed for the season. This 3 week event begins Friday, August 2 and runs through August 18, 2013!

TRADE IN Days Schedule: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Bass Pro Shops Bow & Crossbow Trade-In!

August 2-7    Bow Trade-In

August 8-13   Scope Trade-In

August 14-18  Binocular and
Range Finder Trade-In

Bow Trade in values

 

 

Bass Pro Shops Scope Trade In!Bass Pro Shops Binocular & Rangefinder Trade in! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Bass Pro Shops 2nd Amendment Instant Savings!~~~~~


Also, during the 2013 Fall Hunting Classic, customers who purchase any in-stock gun or safe using their Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Rewards credit card August 2-11 are eligible to receive an instant discount equal to the tax rate on their gun or safe purchase.

 

If you don’t yet have a BPS Outdoor Rewards Credit Card, make sure to apply so that you will receive not only this benefit, but also 10% off your entire first purchase (after the tax rebate is applied).

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Hunting Pros appearances and seminars
for Sunday August 4, 2013
 

1pm    

Deceiving the Wild Turkey
with  BILLY YARGUS

MAD® Gold Staff Member   
2pm

Bowhunting Big Whitetails  
with BILL EPEARDS:

Mossy Oak® Pro Staff                   
3pm

Competition Shooting 
with DOUG KOENIG:

World's Best All-Around Shooter,
RedHead® Pro Hunting Team Member/2013 Member,
Team Safariland™     

            Bass Pro Shops Hunting Pros Schedule for East Peoria, IL

                             

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August 9, 10 & 11 is our Hunter’s Appreciation Weekend!

 

Friday, August 9
6:30 pm Tips for Bow Hunting
7: 30 pm Tactics for Hunting Deer
   
Saturday, August 10
1:30 pm Shed Hunting: How to Successfully Hunt for Sheds
2:30 pm From the Field to the Table: How to Cook Tender Deer Meat
3:30 pm Local Hunting Tips and Techniques
4:30 pm Exploring the Shooting Sports: Introduction to Competitive Handgun, Rifle, Shotgun and 3-Gun Shooting
 5:30 pm Now You See Me, Now You Don’t: Choosing the Correct Camouflage Clothing
   
Sunday, August 11
1:30 pm   Exploring the Shooting Sports: Introduction to Competitive Handgun, Rifle, Shotgun and 3-Gun Shooting
2:30 pm Tactics for Hunting Deer
3:30 pm Local Hunting Tips and Techniques
4:30 pm What’s new in Scent Control
5:30 pm Tips for Game Camera Placement


Bass Pro Shops Daily Specials during our biggest Hunting Sale!

 

Make sure to attend our Seminars
and take advantage of
the Daily Specials! 
     
     

Bass Pro Shops Fall Hunting Classic East Peoria, IL Calendar

Bass Pro Shops Hunting Trip Sweeps

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Bass Pro Shops Next Generation Logo
Then August 17 & 18 is our Next Generation Weekend! A weekend set aside for the kids right here at
your
East Peoria, IL Bass Pro Shops!

 

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How to protect yourself from insects

CLASSIFIED INFORMATION: BUGS ON A MISSION

Timmy the Tick: Timmy the Tick reporting to you live from a secret headquarters at the insect jamboree. Her under deep covers under the night sky, we will get all of the pertinent information regarding products destined to destroy our insect colonies. During my recon missions I have uncovered information about the insect protective gear that humans are planning on using against us.

The first product, to be weary of are Rynoskins Insect Protection shirts, pants, hoods, gloves and socks. This product is a nylon/spandex fabric that provides 99.9% chemical free protection against biting insects. This product is form fitting to body, machine washable, comes in sizes S-2XL in shirt and pants, while the hood, gloves and socks are one size fits most. It comes in a variety of colours and patterns, like Mossy Oak Break Up, Real Tree Xtra Green, Black, Green and Tan to adapt to your environment.

The Rynoskins can be used as pajamas in hot climate weather environments where there are a large quantity of bug infestation. This is a serious threat to us all as this insect protective clothing provides resistance to black flies, chiggers, sand fleas, gnats and ticks. I found this item and information while buzzing around in the store from the associates in the camo department at Bass Pro Shops.

Check out this link:

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Navigation?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&searchTerm=rynoskins

I am now handing the microphone over to Bart the Blackfly who is currently live on location in the camo department at Bass Pro Shops to report his findings on the Quagga mosquito clothing line.

Bart the Blackfly: Thanks Timmy. Well folks, the new Quagga mosquito clothing line is scent and chemical free protection which goes over your clothes. It is a lightweight mesh construction, machine washable and quick dries. BE AWARE!!! This clothing can be worn for hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and many outdoor activities. It is easily packable and doesn’t take up a lot of room in the human’s backpacks. In other words, you know never know they can be well prepared with this line of defense hidden in their backpacks. It comes in Olive Green and it comes in a long sleeve t-shirt, full net shirt, pant and 2 types of head nets; one with a neck cover and one without a neck cover.

Check this out:

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Navigation?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&searchTerm=Quagga+Mosquito

This is Bart the Blackfly signing off, back to you Timmy.

Timmy the Tick: Thanks a lot for that useful information Bart! Next up, Sandy the Sand Flea will be reporting to you regarding the Bug Bushlite jacket and pants.

Sandy the Sand Flea: Reporting for duty! I am currently in the camping department at Bass Pro Shops and I have found some VERY interesting information. The Bug Bushlite jacket and pants are a black nylon lightweight mesh material, which comes in a carrying bag the size of your wallet. The jacket has an extra large hood and it has draw cord wrists for added protection against bugs. The pants have a drawstring waist and cuffs. It is also black nylon lightweight mesh material. This product is light weight packable, easy to carry, compact and easy to throw over your clothes.

There something her that’s making me really nauseous… Back to you Timmy!

Timmy the Tick: Can we get some medics on the site!? Now here’s Cathy the Chigger reporting just outside of Bass Pro Shops… Luckily you got out of the camping department just in time! Are you ok?

Cathy the Chigger: Yes, thank you Timmy. The medics are now with Sandy. They have opened a package of Thermacells inside the department causing Sandy to feel a little light headed… I flew towards the doors as soon as I could and out the sliding doors I went when a customer left. While I was there… I heard the associates talking about this Thermacell product. It is a handheld mosquito repellent, there are 3 different colours/patterns available; Olive, Realtree AP and Camo. It also comes in a form of a functional lantern, which looks esthetically pleasing for you outdoor nirvana. It has a 15 foot of radius protection, it uses butane cartridges and a mosquito pad. (Pads need to be replaced when the pad turns white or when our friends feast on you!) Also available is a holster and swivel light attachment for your use. It is a scent free product, which explains why Sandy suddenly got sick! This product is used for many outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, camping, sporting events or just relaxing in your backyard.

That’s it for me Timmy, I got to get out of here!!! Back to you.

Timmy the Tick: Just as an aside the camping department offers musk oil, deet spray or patches, coils, Ben’s insect repellent, the fly shooter (be careful when around kids when using this) and the executioner (adult use only). Also, after we have been successful at feasting on your flesh, they have kids’ and original after bite pens for some relief available in the department.

Now that we have uncovered the human’s secret weapons against us, we can be more diligent in selecting our targets. Be on the look out, for any of the products mentioned above and be careful while you’re out there!

This is Timmy the Tick signing off, enjoy the rest of the Bug Jamboree!

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Turkey Time!

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Turkey Season is here!  As you start getting everything ready for a day in the woods, makes sure you have every little thing you may need and of course some of the latest and greatest gear. 

First things first, make sure you have your turkey vest ready, like the RedHead Striker Turkey Vest. It has plenty of handy pockets for calls and gloves and is offered in Realtree APG, Mossy Oak Break Up Obsession, and Realtree Xtra Green.  http://www.basspro.com/RedHead-Striker-Turkey-Vests-for-Men/product/11100805013010/ 

Once you have your vest out and ready its time to select your calls, will it be a box call, mouth call, or strike call? Personally I prefer the mouth call because they involve no movement at all making it almost impossible for turkies to see you.  Once everything to get the turkey is ready make sure you grab your decoys like the RedHead Reality Series Upright Jake, http://www.basspro.com/RedHead-Reality-Series-HD-Turkey-Decoy-Upright-Jake/product/40528800/, to attract some gobblers.

Now that you are ready for the hunt grab some Saywer Maxi-Deet, http://www.basspro.com/Sawyer-MAXIDEET-Low-Odor-Insect-Repellent-Spray/product/10207319/,  and a thermacell, http://www.basspro.com/ThermaCell-Mosquito-Repellent/product/52165/ to repel those pesky mosquitos which could distract you on your big opening day hunt. Plus a couple days prior to the hunt spray your clothes down with Saywer Permethrin, http://blogs.basspro.com/blog/bass-pro-shops-hampton-va/keep-the-ticks-away, to ensure that no pesky ticks, mosquitos, or  black flies bother you.

We took a random survey over the course of a week, asking customers what was the one item they could not go on a turkey hunt without and got some pretty interesting responses....

- Thermacell

-Extra Turkey Shots

-My Dog

-Beef Jerky

-Binoculars

-Gun

-Mossy Oak Break-Up Camo of course

So as you are preapring for your hunt, come visit your local Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and let one of our staff help you get everything you will need to bring home that gobbler.

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The Well Dressed Hunter

The Well Dressed Hunter

 

I really enjoy a well made set of hunting clothes that are multifunctional. For most hunting shirtseasons in the south, I prefer the Tec-Lite series made by RedHead. It comes in a button-up shirt that’s vented with roll-up sleeves or a pant. Both are 100% micro polyester moisture-wicking fabric with AXE’s permanently embedded silver nanoparticles for continuous odor control that won’t wash out. It’s warm most of the year in these parts, and there isn’t much of anything on the market that will keep you more comfortable than this.

As I told you, I like the fact that it keeps me warm or cool, depending on the weather, but let me tell you why my husband likes it.  He likes the little things you don’t always notice, like the extra large zip pockets that can hold his turkey call or such things for easy access.  My husband is a big man and he likes the long rounded tails that prevent his shirt from contstantly coming untucked.

The shirt comes in three different patterns, Mossy Oak - Break Up Infinity, Mossy Oak Obsession and Realtree Xtra Green.  This allows you to wear the shirt in all types of weather and all types of terrain.  So not only can you wear it down hear in Louisiana, but you can take it with you when you take that trip you've been planning to Colorado and it will fit in just great.

Apparel Department

Denham Springs BPS

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Special Buy! Insulated Camo Clothing

Fieldline Pro Series Camouflage Clothing

Jacket or Bibs

$49.97

The Men's Insulate Parka has taped seams, water resistant finish, an attached hood and is fully insulated. The Bib is also fully insulated and water resistant with a two way zipper front with side zippers on the legs and 1 1/2 inch adjustable shoulder straps make it comfortable for everyone. The Jackets and Bibs both come in sizes Medium to 3XL and in camouflage patterns Realtree AP and Mossy Oak Infinity.

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Clayton is ready for a hunt and wearing the Fieldline Pro Series Jacket and Bibs in the Realtree AP camouflage pattern.

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THIS WEEKEND AT BASS PRO SHOPS - HUNTER APPRECIATION WEEKEND!

Hunter Appreciation

 

 

 

 

 

 

We love our hunters!  Fall hunting is just around the corner and we want you to be fully prepared!  Join our local experts from law enforcement, Mossy Oak Pro Staff, and the Working Class Whitetails team for our full line-up of free seminars all weekend!

Friday, August 10

6:00 p.m. – “Using Big Game Scents & Calls Effectively”
7:00 p.m. – “Gear Choices in Holsters, Tactical Clothing and Personal Defense Accessories”
8:00 p.m. – “Scent Control for the 2012 Hunting Season/What’s New in Scent Control Apparel and Sprays”


Saturday, August 11

1:00 p.m. – “Using Big Game Scents & Calls Effectively”
2:00 p.m. – “Gear Choices in Holsters, Tactical Clothing and Personal Defense Accessories”
3:00 p.m. – “Scent Control for the 2012 Hunting Season/What’s New in Scent Control Apparel and Sprays”
4:00 p.m. – “Choosing the Right Optics”
5:00 p.m. – “Fundamentals of Long Range Hunting & Shooting”


Sunday, August 12

1:00 p.m. – “Tips for Game Camera Placement”
2:00 p.m. – “Fundamentals of Long Range Hunting & Shooting”
3:00 p.m. – “Field Dressing, Transporting & Processing Game”
4:00 p.m. – “Choosing the Right Optics”
 
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CAMO that keeps you COOL for Dove Season!

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Wow!!! Dove season is just over a month away here in the central zone(Sept.1) . I can’t wait. The one thing that I don’t look forward to is the heat and if you hunt Central/South Texas like I do then you know what I’m talking about. Hunting in 100 degree heat is no fun which brings us to the number one question every dove season. What camo clothing do I use to help stay cool? Before I answer that question I will tell you that camo pattern for birds really doesn’t matter so if you are a fan of Realtree we got it, if you’re a fan of Mossy Oak we got that too. Most people just want to look the part when it comes to dove hunting but all people want to be comfortable and stay cool. With that being said I will always recommend RedHead Stalker Lite II . This clothing is specifically designed for hunting in hot weather. So now let me tell you about it. Stalker Lite II are a 4 way stretch fabric for maximum freedom of movement, they are also super light to help keep you cool and it is a moisture-wicking fast-drying to keep you dry all day long. Best of all this clothing really lets air flow through like no other. They are available in a cargo pant with a comfort elastic waist band with belt loops and drawstring ankle cuffs. These are available for $29.99. We also carry them in a pull over shirt and button up shirt that range from $19.99-$29.99. So remember if you want the right clothing for you’re hunting needs come on in and see us. So stay cool, hunt safe and I’ll see you out in the field. Oh yeah, make sure you are wearing Stalker Lite II you will be glad you did.

 

Oscar Elizondo

Camo/Camping/Footwear Manager

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2012 Fall Hunting Classic at Cincinnati Bass Pro Shops

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The 2012 Fall Hunting Classic will be held here at Cincinnati Bass Pro Shops August 3rd through the 19th, 2012. These 17 days of activities and sales will include workshops held by national pros and local experts, ATV test drives, a chance to win a Utah  hunt for mule deer or antelope, and an entire weekend dedicated to our up and coming youth hunters including Free AirSoft shooting range and FREE paintball shooting cage. You can also trade in your used bow, scope, binoculars or rangefinders to upgrade your equipment !!!

Here is the schedule of events:

Friday, August 3rd – Bass Pro Shops Hunting University w/National Pro Appearances and Workshops

6:00pm – “Patterning Bucks with Trail Cameras” by Dr. Grant Woods, Co-Host of “GrowingDeer.tv” TV Show and a member of our RedHead Pro Hunting Team

7:00pm – “Hunting the Elusive Whitetail” by Bill Epeards, member of the Mossy Oak Pro Staff

8:00pm – “”Hunting Whitetails” by Walter Parrott, Champion Caller & member of our RedHead Pro Hunting Team

Travel permitting the pros will be here before and after their appearances for autograph and photo opportunities as well

We will have vendor booths here starting at noon on Friday and running through Sunday afternoon. These vendors will be answering questions and displaying their latest products as well as providing demos and workshops on Saturday and Sunday

Starting on Friday you will be able to register to win a Utah Hunt for mule deer or antelope guided by a member of the Under Armour Buck Commanders and the UA Hunt Team in Central Utah. You provide the gun and ammo and you will be treated to the rest including round trip air fare, transportation, and accommodations for 3 days and 2 nights and one hunting tag. Please see details at the store. In addition, one winner at our store will win a RedHead Spotting Scope and RedHead Large Gear Bag. This drawing will be held at the conclusion of the Classic.

Hunter Appreciation Weekend will be August 10 – 12 with local pros and experts teaching workshops, and a FREE ATV obstacle course test drive on Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm.

Workshops schedule:

Friday August 10

6:00pm – Using Big Game Scents Effectively

7:00pm – Gear Choices in Holsters, Tactical Clothing & Personal Defense Accessories

8:00pm – Scent Control for the 2012 Hunting Season – What’s new in scent control apparel & sprays

Saturday August 11

1:00pm – Using Big Game Scents & Calls Effectively

2:00pm – Gear Choices in Holsters, Tactical Clothing & Personal Defense Accessories

3:00pm - Scent Control for the 2012 Hunting Season – What’s new in scent control apparel & sprays

4:00pm – Choosing the Right Optics

5:00pm – Fundamentals of Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Sunday August 12th

1:00pm – Tips for Game Camera Placement

2:00pm - Fundamentals of Long Range Hunting & Shooting

3:00pm – Field Dressing, Transporting & Processing Game

4:00pm – Choosing the Right Optics

Bring in your used bow, scope, binoculars or rangefinder and receive a coupon towards a purchase of a new one. We in turn donate these items to local youth groups and other charitable organizations.

Bow Trade In (including crossbows) – August 3rd to 8th

Scope Trade In – August 9th to 14th

Binoculars & Rangefinders – August 15th to 19th

Our Classic will concluded with the Next Generation weekend that is designed to introduce local youth to the outdoors through awareness seminars, crafts and outdoor activities.

Friday 8/17 to Sunday 8/19

Noon to 5pm

FREE Airsoft Range

FREE Paintball Cage

FREE Photo Opportunity at the Airsoft Range

1:00pm to 4:00pm – Free Turkey Craft

FREE workshops to learn the basics for safe, fun and accurate Airsoft Shooting and Archery

Friday 8/17 @ 4:30pm – Archery Basics

Saturday 8/18 @ 2:30pm – Airsoft Shooting Basics

Saturday 8/18 @ 4:30pm – Archery Basics

Sunday 8/19 @ 2:30pm – Archery Basics

Sunday 8/19 @ 4:30pm – Airsoft Shooting Basics

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BASS PRO SHOPS CAMO PATTERN GUIDE

There are several different camouflage patterns and selecting the right one for your hunting needs will depend upon what type of hunting you want to do and your location.  The following is a quick guide to help you select the right camouflage pattern for your next hunting trip.

Realtree AP (all purpose) is the most flexible of camp patterns.  It can be worn during several seasons.

Realtree APG (all purpose green) is also flexible but has added dots of green to be used in Spring and early Fall.

Realtree Max 1 is intended for hunting in open terrain such as sage covered hillsides, mesquite flats, open prairies, deserts, rocky terrain, and croplands.

Realtree Max 4 is intended for open terrain where the foliage is dense.  This pattern is popular for waterfowl hunting.

Realtree APS (all purpose snow) is used for big game and predator hunting in winter landscapes.

Realtree APB (all purpose blaze) is used when blaze is legally required, but additional concealment is wanted.  Please note that this pattern may not meet the blaze requirements in all states.  Check with local authorities to assure compliance.

Mossy Oak Break Up is intended for general purpose woodland hunting.

Mossy Oak Obsession has a lighter background for woodland and non-woodland choices.  This pattern is excellent for Spring and early Fall hunting.

Mossy Oak Duck Blind is specifically for waterfowl hunting.

Mossy Oak Brush is used for open range hunting when natural cover is limited.

Mossy Oak Treestand is intended for whitetail or hog tree stand hunting.

Mossy Oak Break Up Infinity has more depth against any background.  This pattern breaks up your silhouette in any woodland environment.

Mossy Oak Bottomland has dull, flat colors that blend well with the ground and understory of big hardwoods and swampy areas.

Mossy Oak Shadow Branch is used for hunting bare woods and bottomlands in the dead of Winter.

Mossy Oak Break Up Vertigo; also in tan or grey, are used to elevated positions.  The contrast in the patterns helps to prevent the "black blob" effect.

Find all of your camouflage clothing needs and don't forget the Scent-A-Way while at Bass Pro Shops.

By Samantha Whittle, Camo Lead
 

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Preparing for upland bird hunting seasons

Hello All,

If your gearing up and practicing your marksmanship for the upcoming upland bird seasons, then don't forget about Bass Pro Shops for all your hunting and marksmanship needs.

Camoflage

The proper camouflage and hunter's orange is always something to consider before you begin your hunt. Bass Pro Shops carries several different brands when it comes to hunter's orange clothing so you're seen by other hunters. One great product is the Browning Upland Canvas Vest. This vest has 4 large pockets for calls and ammunition on the front as well as one large pocket on the back for holding any birds taken while hunting. The vest also has pockets in the shoulders for Browning Reactar recoil pads. These pads are sold separately but are a great addition when considering shooting all day.

Browning Upland Canvas VestBrowning G2 Reactar Pad

Another great product to consider when going bird hunting is a quality pair of briar pants or snake chaps which can also be found at Bass Pro. Bass Pro carries several different styles of briar pants made by Browning and RedHead. The Redhead pants give several different patterns to choose from such as blue jean with khaki front, a solid brown pant, or a full mossy oak break up pants. Next would be a pair of quality snake chaps, because I have run across a few rattle snakes in the field also. The snake chaps made by WhiteWater are of great quality and are made of a very tough polyester fabric, they really are a lifesaver when your eyes are focused on the air for the birds and not on the ground where the snakes are. Bass Pro carries snake chaps in either a RealTree AP camouflage or just a tan color. The snake chaps as well as everything else mentioned above can be found in the camo department at your local Bass Pro Shops.

 RedHead Briar Pants                                              WhiteWater Snake Chaps

Best Regards and Safe Hunting,
Ethan Aycox,
Bass Pro Shops,
Camo Pro Staff,
Spanish Fort, Al.

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Spring Turkey Hunting Event

I had been pretty much been only thinking about the start of open water fishing until I watched a big longbeard walk across my front lawn and then out through my garden the other afternoon. Now I have also started thinking about turkey hunting which is not that far off. I also know that Bass Pro Shops’ Spring Turkey Hunting event is less than a month away. You won’t want to miss this event which takes place on April 14, 15, 21 and 22 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. 

The event will feature seminars and calling demonstrations by some of the best turkey hunting pros in the area. Scheduled to be on hand are Steve Peperis pro hunter from Primos Calls and Jake Bennett plus his staff from Shared Obsession TV. Brian Downs Foxpro pro hunter and noted TV and radio host will be on hand to share his turkey hunting knowledge. Chris Cobbett former host of Northwoods Adventures TV and current pro staffer of Open Seasons TV will also be on hand. Michael Leslie and some of his Mossy Oak staff are expected to be here for the event too. All of the latest turkey decoys, turkey calls, turkey chokes, turkey ammunition and camo clothing will also be on display. Be sure to mark these dates on your calendar as you won’t want to miss this must attend turkey hunting event.

To see a listing of the seminars/demos scheduled for the Spring Turkey Hunting event go to our store website. The seminars and times are subject to change so be sure to keep checking our website for any updates and changes.

 

Don Nelson

Bass Pro Shops

Foxborough

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Fishing Footwear

 It’s that time of year again to start getting geared up for Fishing. With the Fishing Classic going on I want to take a moment to share some insight on the “Other” Gear you need besides your rod, reel and bait. With the large interest in Trout Fishing in East Tennessee waders and wading shoes are essentials to an enjoyable experience. They are as important as your fly rod and flies; not only for Fly fishing but any type of river, stream or brook fishing. Waders provide you with the way to get into the action instead of just bank fishing. Depending on the time of year you do the majority of your fishing will determine what type of waders you will need. Also waders come in two styles, one with an attached boot or one with a stocking foot. Lightweight breathable waders are perfect for late spring, summer and early fall fishing. My personal favorite is the White River front pocket stocking foot waders. They are perfect for any type of fishing you are planning this year. They are made of a strong nylon fabric with plenty of room to accommodate additional clothing underneath, such as wader pants and wading socks. I really like the front pocket with it zipper closing the pocket so you don’t lose you valuables and allows easy access to your tools of the trade such as baits and flies and your clippers. At $149.99 they are a great value and I would put them up against any waders made by Simms or Orvis for quality. As you may know those brands of waders can run you from $200.00 to over $400.00 depending on they style you want. An even better value during the fishing classic you can purchase these waders for only $99.97, now that is an extreme savings on a dependable, durable and perfect wader.

For the year round fisherman you may want to invest a little more and purchase another style of waders for the colder months of the year. A neoprene wader from Bass Pro Shops provides you warmth and comfort. The standard type of neoprene wader is the 3.5mm brown stocking foot wader by Redhead. Retailing at $79.99 this is a great value. There are also other types of neoprene waders, depending on how cold the weather outside is may influence your choice of thickness of neoprene, the thicker the better for warmth. The thickest we carry here at Bass Pro Shops is the extreme neoprene wader; at 7mm this is very durable and strong. It also comes equipped with a boot with 1000 grams of thinsulate to keep those feet warm. In two camo patterns, Mossy Oak Break Up and Max4, this is perfect of those of us who enjoy Waterfowl hunting. Retailing at $199.99 this is a great value. If you are trout or small mouth fishing you can get by with the 3.5mm neoprene.

To go with those new waders you just purchased we have on hand multiple styles of wading boots to fit your needs. Again depending on the type of fishing you are doing, or to be more precise the type of body of water you are fishing in you can go with a cleated sole boot or a felt sole boot. The river bottom will determine which boot fits you need better. When fishing in a muddy bottom river the cleated sole boot will provide you with the traction you need. When heading in to rocky bottom rivers and streams the felt bottom boot provided you with more traction that the cleated bottom. They most economical boot we carry here at Bass Pro Shops is the Redhead wading boot retailing at $39.99. This boot comes in either cleated or felt. If you’re like me and fish both types of rivers, instead of purchasing two types of boots you can purchase the Korkers style of boot. This company makes in my opinion the best boot and shoes for fishing on the market today. With its interchangeable soles (Yes they provide you with two pairs of soles) you get the best of both worlds. Retailing at $109.99, they are truly the best wading boot I have ever wore and are my personal preference when I trout fish.

So now you have purchased your waders and wading boots. You may ask what ‘Other” Gear am I going to need. Aside from heading to our fishing department and getting expert advice on your rod and reel purchase, you will need to get a great wading stick. The White River brand exclusive to Bass Pro Shops makes the best folding wading stick I have ever used. It also comes in a case so you can carry with you attached around your waist belt.

Well now I have you dressed for one of the best adventures you can have in the outdoors, in closing I would like to say one last thing. Remember to be safe out there. When you are fishing alone make sure you tell someone where you will be and when you plan to return. Keep in mind that you are fishing in the river not next to the river and anything can happen. If you happen to fall into the river don’t panic. Yes your waders will fill up with water. Remain calm and simply detach the shoulder straps and slide out of your waders. And lastly when you decide to make your gear purchases come by and see us in the footwear department, one of our knowledgeable associates will be more than happy to show you what type of gear you need. Thanks for your time and no matter what type of adventures you have planned this year, be safe and enjoy it as much as you possibly can.

 

Lee D. Bridges

Footwear Team Lead

Bass Pro Shops

Sevierville, TN

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Updating Your Camo

Let’s face it: Technology makes our life easier and is ever-advancing. There’s just no stopping it. Every aspect of our life, whether indoors or outdoors, is being enhanced by the latest innovation. Fishing line is becoming stronger and stronger, positioning electronics make it harder and harder to get lost – even our hunting clothing is being improved.

 

Camo1Some of the innovations in hunting clothing include seasonal patterns, terrain patterns, patterns designed for hunting specific animals, woodland designs and even configurations that mimic limbs and sky. These are just a few of the advancements available from RealTree and Mossy Oak. Other options on the market including carbon-laced, odor-block apparel, designed to mask or cover the human scent from manufacturers such as Scent-Lok or Scent Blocker.  

 

These are just a few of the things to consider when purchasing hunting clothing, not to mention sizing, type of hunting and garment weight. The most important factor is that you want a camo pattern that will work in YOUR hunting situation. Camo clothing should create a disruptive pattern that blends into the terrain and foliage where you choose to hunt. This pattern will break up your form and create a pattern that is difficult for animals to focus on when it looks at you, whether up in a tree or on the ground.Camo2

 

When you’re ready to make a purchase and update your camo, here are some questions to help you make your decision: What type of game will you be hunting? Will you use a firearm or a bow? What part of the country will you hunt in? What season will it be? Are there any particular features you are looking for? 

 

As you narrow down your hunting specifics, it will become easier to pick the pattern you need. Regardless of your decision, go outdoors and enjoy the season!

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