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!

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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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Best Camo Patterns for Spring Turkey & Bowhunting

These are the two best and most used patterns for spring turkey hunting.

Mossy Oak Obsession

Obsession quickly proved itself to be the standard by which all turkey camouflage is measured.  Obsession builds on the success of the elements used in Break-Up, like ghost shadows and realistic limbs, to expand effectiveness when the woods are taking on spring colors.  These elements include a digitally enhanced, lighter background and the addition of carefully selected leaves and spring tones.

 

Realtree Xtra Green

Realtree Xtra Green camo is the best early-season pattern.  Use it from early fall bowhunting, muzzle loading and gun seasons until the leaves change, and then again from mid to late spring.  It's also perfect any time the season or situation calls for green camo.  The pattern combines leaves, colors, open areas, and extreme contract in a multidirectional design that blends with nearly any green habitat.  Realtree Xtra Green camo provides ultimate versatility. 

 

Make sure you come in and visit our camo department for more information on camo patterns and to find what suits your needs for the next upcoming hunting season.  We have alot more patterns that are not listed both for men and woman and even children.  We hope to see you in soon!

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-Jesse, Camo Team Lead

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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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Feature of the Week: May 6

Feature of the Week: Week of May 6

Department: Sunglasses/ Gifts

Item: Bass Pro Shops® Beach Towels

Are you prepared for a summer full of fun in the sun?!? Make sure you stop by Bass Pro Shops and pick up your NEW Bass Pro Shops towel!!!

Bass Pro Shops® Deer Stamp Beach Towel $24.99

orange

  • Eye-catching deer stamp design
  • Great for the beach or pool
  • Bass Pro Shops lettering and logo accent the side
  • Sturdy 100% cotton construction
  • Measures a roomy 35.5” x 59”

Get a little wild with this Bass Pro Shops Deer Stamp Beach Towel! Perfect for the pool or beach, this cozy 100% cotton beach towel touts an eye-catching deer stamp design, accented with the Bass Pro Shops logo and lettering. This one-of-a-kind towel makes a terrific Bass Pro Shops souvenir! Measures a roomy 35.5” x 59”. Machine wash. Color: Orange. Imported.

Bass Pro Shops® Browning® Buckmark and Antlers Beach Towel $24.99

antlers

  • Bold Mossy Oak® Break-Up Infinity® design
  • Bass Pro Shops logo in bottom corner
  • 100% cotton construction
  • Measures 35.5” x 59”

Upgrade your style with the Bass Pro Shops Browning Buckmark and Antlers Beach Towel! Perfect for the pool or beach, this cozy 100% cotton beach towel boasts a bold Mossy Oak Infinity camo design with the Bass Pro Shops logo in the bottom corner. This towel measures 35.5” x 59”. Machine wash. Color: Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity. Imported.

Bass Pro Shops® Browning® Buckmark Beach Towel - Chocolate/Pink $24.99

chocolate pink

  • Bold Buckmark design
  • Bass Pro Shops logo in bottom corner
  • 100% cotton construction
  • Measures 35.5” x 59”

Make a splash with this Bass Pro Shops Browning Buckmark Beach Towel! Perfect for the pool or beach, this cozy 100% cotton beach towel features a bold pink Buckmark, a rich chocolate background, and the Bass Pro Shops logo in the bottom corner. This towel measures 35.5” x 59”. Machine wash. Color: Chocolate/Pink. Imported.

Bass Pro Shops® Browning® Buckmark Beach Towel - Zebra Print $24.99

zebra

  • Bold zebra print Buckmark
  • Bass Pro Shops logo in bottom corner
  • 100% cotton construction
  • Measures 35.5” x 59”

Get a little wild with the Bass Pro Shops Browning Zebra Print Buckmark Beach Towel! Perfect for the pool or lake, this cozy 100% cotton beach towel features a bold zebra print Buckmark, a vibrant blue background, and the Bass Pro Shops logo in the bottom corner. This Buckmark towel measures 35.5” x 59”. Machine wash. Color: Blue/Black/White. Imported.

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Turkey Time!

turkey

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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What Should You Plant?

Planting a spring food plot is an excellent way to increase the amount of quality wildlife food on your property, which will lead to healthier (and bigger!) animals when hunting season arrives. In a previous post I discussed the importance of doing a soil test and applying herbicide prior to planting. Assuming you’ve done that and have applied the proper amount of lime and/or fertilizer to your plot site, you’re ready to put seed in the ground once the weather warms and conditions are right.

But the one question that food plotters ask more than any other is this: What kind of seed should I plant? There are a lot of answers to that question, but I’m going to share with you my thoughts, based on my experience.  (NOTE: I’m focusing on spring planting options at this time.  Check back during the summer for my fall planting suggestions.)

CLOVER – In my opinion, clover varieties are the easiest to plant and maintain, and they yield good results. Deer love to eat it, and it provides good nutritional value.  Once planted, just plan to mow it a couple of times each summer, and your clover plot will last three to five years.

plant

Bass Pro offers a wide range of clover seed options.  My favorite is Imperial Whitetail Clover. But there are also other great brands available, like Mossy Oak Biologic Clover Plus  and Evolved Harvest ProVide Clover .

SOYBEANS – When it comes to pure nutritional value, it’s almost impossible to beat a good stand of beans. Once they begin leafing out in the spring, they’ll provide a massive amount of quality forage until the leaves begin to yellow in the fall – and the deer love it! If you’re considering planting soybeans this spring, just make sure that you have a sizable area to plant them. Because your local deer herd will probably destroy the entire plot if it’s less than an acre or two in size.

Hunter Specialties and Evolved Harvest  both provide quality soybean mixes.

ALFALFA – Alfalfa isn’t very widespread in our part of Missouri, in part because it’s not all that easy to plant and maintain. But when it is established, deer will come for miles to munch on it. Before you think about planting alfalfa in your plot this spring, make sure that your soil has a high pH value, 7 or higher is best.  Without that, you’ll be wasting your efforts trying to plant this finicky crop.

Mossy Oak Biologic offers a great alfalfa variety that gets rave reviews.

I’d love to hear what you plan to plant this spring.  Take a minute and let me know.  Planting season is right around the corner!

Todd Pridemore, Local Hunting Pro Team Member

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Outfit That Truck

steering cover

Winter in February can bring out the blah in all of us at times.  How about some new seat covers, floor mats, or truck accessories to brighten that February day?  Here at Bass Pro Shops we have thought of a few things that fit that camo personality. 

rear mats

Browning has everything from wheel covers to air fresheners.  You can spend as little or as much as you want and outfit that truck you so dearly love and spend a great deal of time in.

pink seat cover

Try the Browning seat covers that are spandex,  which allows your seat to stay cool by allowing better air flow.  Who would not like that in the hot weather?  The Browning floor mats have raised edges to trap water or snow not to mention all the dirt and debris one can carry into a truck.

seat strap

Bass Pro Shops has license plate frames as well as seatbelt cushions in the mossy oak line.  Don't forget to get a rearview mirror elk or whitetail rack to hang.  When it gets warm consider a Great Day Clear Breeze rear windown screen.  This allows fresh air in and keeps all debris out.  Very easy to install and it will fit all standard truck sliding rear windows.  We have styles with deer or bass on them.

screen

Last but now least who can resist your favorite bass, elk, goose, or whitetail on your dashboard.  Made of resin construction with adhesive backing,  people can really see what your love is.

mount

So stop on by or just check out the links below to outfit that truck and chase the February blahs away.

Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gearing Up For Turkey Season! The Gun You Have To Have!

Welcome Bass Pro Shop Customers!

Ok ladies and gentlemen we have a gun that once I tell you about it you're gonna want it in your gun safe!!

 

gun

This is the Remington 870 SPS Super Mag Camo Shotgun with Thumbhole Stock!

Overview:

The most dependable slide action of all time in a design that will go the distance with deadly precision, whether your target is the crease behind a buck's shoulder, a wily coyote or a big red head. The model 870 SPS Super Magnum Turkey/Predator w/scope is an all inclusive, all-camo package put together with devastating implications for birds at extended range and predators that close the distance. Along with the ambidextrous freedom and handling ease of our supshot pistol grip stock with grip-enhancing overmolds, it features a highly maneuverable 20" barrel and a TruGlo® red/green selectable illuminated sight mounted atop its pre-installed Weaver-style rail. It handles 2 3/4", 3" and 3 1/2" 12-gauge rounds interchangeably. A black padded sling and Wingmaster HD™ Turkey/Predator Rem™ Choke are included.

Key Features:

  • 12 gauge, 2 3/4", 3" and 3 1/2" chamber

  • 20" barrel Turkey/Predator Extended Rem Choke included

  • ShurShot pistol grip stock with black overmolded grip panels

  • TruGlo 30mm Red/Green Dot Scope (Model TG8030DB) pre-mounted

  • Fully Mossy Oak Obsession camo coverage

  • Includes padded, quick-attach sling

 

The Bass Pro Shops in Leeds, Alabama we were listing it for $599.97. Now it's on sale for $579.95!! What a steal! But, if you come in before March 24th...you can really get a good buy for $549.95 after mail-in rebate!! Hope you come on out and see us soon.

Thanks, Rebecca in Hunting!

 

 

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Diamond Infinite Edge for Life!

    In 2011 Bowtech brought us the Diamond Razor Edge. It was a great bow with good features and proved to be the best seller for 2011 and 2012. Bass Pro Shops Garland is excited to announce the arrival of Bowtechs Diamond Infinite Edge, which is proving to be the best selling bow for 2013 and possibly years to come! The Diamond Infinite Edge is a bow for life!

    The Diamond Razor Edge offered archers the ability to adjust their draw length from 18-29 inches, and to adjust their draw weight from 20-60 pounds. The new Diamond Infinite Edge allows archers greater versatility than any other bow on the market. Draw lengths can be set anywhere among 13-30 inches, and the draw weight can be set anywhere from 5-70 pounds. The range of adjustments makes this an ideal bow for men, women and kids, it is even great for those who have suffered from an injury. Because of the large range of adjustability with this bow, archers are not limited to one particular arrow size anymore. In the past some arrows may have been too heavy or too light. The Diamond Infinite Edge comes fully equipped with an Apex 3-pin easy adjustable sight, a hostage rest, and an Octane quiver. The demand for this bow has been extremely high. Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price on this bow is $399.99, but Bass Pro Shops is selling it at an introductory price of $349.99. It comes in Mossy Oak Tree stand or Pink Blaze. The features and benefits of this bow put the Diamond Infinite Edge at the head of its class!

    The Diamond Infinite Edge is the perfect bow for both experienced and inexperienced, male or female, young or old. With its wide range of versatility and coming fully equipped, the Diamond Infinite Edge is truly worth the investment. With proper care and maintenance the Diamond Infinite Edge will be an outstanding bow for Infinity!

For more specs and information visit: http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Navigation?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&searchTerm=infinite+edge

Diamond Infinite Edge

 

 

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Your Next Turkey Or Predator Gun!!

Model 870™ SPS™ Super Mag Turkey/Predator w/Scope

 

turkey predater

 

The Remington Model 870 SPS Super Magnum Turkey-Predator is a pump-action hunting shotgun chambered in 12 gauge. The M870 is a family of pump-action shotguns with a variety of hunting and tactical models. The Turkey-Predator can fire magnum shells and to complement those hard-hitting loads it comes with Remington’s Wingmaster Heavy Density choke tube, which is made of steel and threads into the barrel. It has a camouflage finish that covers the short 20″ barrel and synthetic stock. The stock has a ShurShot pistol grip, which looks like a tactical grip, and a thumb groove. It comes with TruGlo sights, which are easy-to-see bright colors, but also a pre-mounted TruGlo 30mm red/green dot scope. The scope mounts to a short Picatinny rail, which allows easy mounting or removing of scopes or sights. Remington recommends it for hunting turkey and predators, of course.

Specifications

 

Model 870 SPS Super Magnum Turkey-Predator

Capacity:

3 (3.5) and 4 (2.75, 3)

Sights:

TruGlo sights

Features:

Fires magnum shells; comes with padded sling; and 30mm red dot scope

Gauge:

12 gauge

Stock:

Synthetic/mossy oak bottomland

Material/Finish:

Steel

Scope:

TruGlo Red Dot Scope mounted to Picatinny rail

Type:

Pump

Chokes:

Extra full

Website:

http://www.remington…

Weight:

7.125 pounds

Barrel Length:

20"

Length of Pull:

13.5"

Overall Length:

40.5"

Drop at Comb:

1.5"

Drop at Heel:

2"

Bore:

2.75"
3"
3.5"

 

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Product Highlight!

Here at the Denham Springs Bass Pro Shops we have a large assortment of products to meet all of your needs.  We gave employees in each department an opportunity to highlight some of their favorite products that they thought customers would find new, exciting, or just downright useful! Be sure to click on the item's pitcure or name to view the product online, or stop by the store to check them out in person!  As always, if you have any questions or need some advice feel free to come on in!

Fishing: That’s Incredi-Craw!

The new Culprit Incredi-Craw provides the perfect combination of a large profile body to grab the attention of big bass in the dirtiest of water while being able to glide through the thickest cover. Exceptionally versatile, the bait is designed to be fished with the long antennas in place.   On the drop, the Culprit crawIncredi-Craw's antennae grab the attention of nearby predators. Upon impact with the bottom, the lure's realistic legs and claws flair out to emulate a live crawdad in full defensive mode. Lively and versatile, the Incredi-Craw has a thick ringed body that helps it punch through vegetation to get the job done.  Use this as a punch bait, as well as Texas or Carolina rig.  Either way, there is plenty of action to trigger that impulse strike.  And when you get back to the dock with that big stringer and your buddies say “That’s incredible”, you just answer back “Nah, it’s just Incredi-Craw”. 

Knives: Think Outside the Shell

The Quarrow® Turtle™ 8 Pocket-Tool is portable and ready to work.   Eight tools that fold down into a compact design resembling a turtle.  This little wonder has pliers, wire cutters, wire stripper, file, knife, flathead screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, and a split ring for attaching to a belt loop or key ring.  TheTurtle Quarrow® Turtle™ 8 Pocket-Tool is the perfect compact tool that fits in your pocket and gives you eight functions for things like fishing, hunting, and emergencies.  This would make a great gift or stocking stuffer for everyone on your Holiday list.  But don’t act like a turtle, get down to Bass Pro Shops quickly and get them while they’re still available.

Home & Gifts: Wind Chimeswind chimes

Enjoy a nice breeze with the sound of Asli Arts wooden wind chimes. Individually carved and painted by craftsmen from Bali and Vietnam. They are varnished for outdoor protection and are made from non endangered wood. Each chime is hand tuned by musicians to create a unique melody of tunes. Bass Pro Shops offers a range of sizes and prices.

 Camo: True Fit Camo T-Shirt

 The True Fit camo T-shirt is truly the last T-shirt youll ever need or want. They are 100% cotton with the lowest shrink rate available on the market and come in short sleeve as well as long sleeve.  They are offered with the choice of 6 different patterns in Realtree AP, Realtree APG, Mossy Oak Breakup, Mossy Oak Breakup Infinity, Max-4 and Max-1. These shirts are tagless and feature a single chest pocket and a clear, realistic camo pattern that is perfect for concealment or just lounging at the camp.

Come by and grab your new favorite T-shirt soon, because they are on sale for a limited time!

Sarah Bernard

Apparel Team Lead

Footwear: Foolproof Waterproofwaterproof

Looking to waterproof your hunting and camping equipment?  Then Redhead Waterproofer is the way to go.  At just $4.99 a can you can’t beat the price.  You can waterproof shoes, coats, hats, backpacks, tents and anything else you need to keep dry.  It is safe for Gortex lined items also.

So the next time you have a hunting or camping trip planned don’t let the rain stop you.  Bring out your Redhead Waterproofer and Spray!

Cathy Buras

Footwear Team Lead

Apparel: RedHead Union Suit

This year just like prior years before one of our big hit sellers has been the RedHead UnionUnion Suit. It’s always a great gift idea for any occasion. Get it embroidered with the names of family or loved ones or even try tossing on a well earned nickname.  This 100% cotton reinforced stitched full body union suit offers strength and comfort all the way from your head to your  toes. They are full button front with a classic flap in the back. Perfect for throwing under your favorite pair of jeans in colder weather or just lounging back in your recliner with a hot cup of coffee watching the morning news.  So just like every winter time think about staying toasty and cozy with a RedHead Union Suit.

Robert Kamerman

Apparel Lead

Denham Springs

Marine: Ahoy There From The Marine Department!lowrance

Here’s your heads-up on all that is new at Bass Pro Shops Denham Springs Marine Department.  The boys and girls over at Lowrance have topped themselves again with the new Lowrance ELITE-7 HDl (sku 1957347).  Everthing that you loved about the old Lowrance ELITE-5 DSI models has been improved.  These babies have a 7” color screen, standard 83/200 fishfinder, high-frequency 455/800 downscan imaging, and Lowrance’s already great GPS system, now with a more advanced basemap.

The ELITE-7 HDl sells for $699.99, and can be found at our Marine Center.

Lee Miller

Marine Dept

Denham Springs

 

 

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It's All About the Gift!

Are you a procrastinator when it comes to looking for a gift? Do you wait until the day before the birthday or wedding to make a decision on what to get to the person who has everything? Well... start the new year off with a new attitude when it comes to gift shopping! And... start right here at your local Bass Pro Shops in Leeds. Many people hear the store name, Bass Pro Shops, and the only images that come to their mind is hunting and fishing. Nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is.... Bass Pro Shops gift department has a gift for everyone on your gift giving list. Whether you are shopping for a birthday party, wedding, or an anniversary, we have the unique gift for the occasion.

Our gift department features a variety of home furnishings. We have Mossy Oak bedding, along with Browning and Real Tree. Happy Camper, Bass Country, and Deer Meadow are also available styles. Our bedding supplies are perfect for your home, hunting lodge, or cabin on the lake.  We have bedding that will fit a twin up to a king size bed. You already have the comforter and sheet set? Don't forget to purchase the matching curtains. If your bedroom is complete, move onto the bathroom. With a large selection of bath towels, toothbrush holders, towel bars, and rugs, there is sure to be something that you will like. If the bedroom does not need updating, how about the living room? We have a vast assortment of framed wall art and canvas prints. We also feature a large variety of lamps and statues that can be used for home decorating. These items would fit nicely on an end table right next to your new recliner. Recliner styles and sizes are also available to fit your needs.

We also have a variety of items that can be used in the kitchen. If the gift list includes a new set of dinnerware, we can help you with those needs. We have three sets of unique patterns. Our newest pattern labeled "Cabin" features a beautiful black and white cabin scene. We also carry Deep Woods, which features a moose and bear, and Real tree Deer, which is trimmed with camouflage. Each set is a 16 piece set. Flatware sets, knife sets, and serving spoons make the dinnerware sets complete. Last, but not least, don't forget the drink ware. Our gift section offers a variety of glassware including the "Redneck" wine glass series. These are some of the best gift ideas we have seen in years! Of course, the newest craze has become the Tervis tumblers. Check out our wide selection of tumblers that we have available.  

If you are not in the market for home furnishings, how about the outdoors? Wind chimes are always a great gift idea for the person who has everything. We feature a large selection of wind chimes. If you are looking for a unique wind chime, check out the "Everything" wind chime. It lives up to it's name. It is a chime that includes a fork, spoon, cup, plate, and just about everything you can think of. Or, if it is elegance you are after, we carry the Encore selection of chimes, as well. From butterflies and dragonflies, to bamboo and birds, we have a chime that is sure to please anyone.  If you are looking for an outside gift but, do not like the noise of the wind chimes, check out our wind spinners, bird houses, or bird feeders.

If it is a child on your shopping list, we have a gift for you! Our gift's department caters to the young. We have several toys available for children of all ages. If the child likes the great outdoors, we feature a nature section of children's toys. From a bug vacuum to an ant farm, we are sure to have something for the outdoor enthusiast. Bug magnifiers, butterfly nets, binoculars, and root viewers are sure to be a hit at any birthday party. If the child is more of an indoor person, we offer a large selection of board games and puzzles. Some of the "old fashion" games that are hard to find (anywhere else), are still in style here. Lincoln logs, marbles, jacks, and Jacob's ladder are just a few that will never go "out of style" at Bass Pro Shops. Of course, for those who are into modern technology, we do offer a variety of Wii games and games that plug directly into your television set.

As you can see, Bass Pro Shops is not just a hunting and fishing store. It is a store that offers more than what meets the eye, or in this case, what you imagine. If you've never had the opportunity to shop our gift's department, I would like to invite you to walk through it the next time you are in the store. Of course, this blog does not cover all of the items that we have available for you to purchase but, I am a true believer in seeing is believing so you will have to come in and see for yourself! Don't be a procrastinator and put off shopping for that perfect gift! Start thinking now about how many great  gift ideas we have to offer.

 

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Stocking Stuffers

Have we got some great stocking stuffers for you!  Perfect gifts for that hunter, fisherman, camper or hiker.  Take a look below for ideas!

Bass Pro Shops Window Cling

Bass Pro Infinity Travel Tumbler

Bass Pro Mossy Oak Break Up Pink Camo Travel Tumbler

Fish and Wildlife can coolers

Trailer Hitch Ball Covers

Uncle Buck's Jerky

Uncle Buck's 58 Piece Pan Fishing Kit (all edible)

Videos

Fish Money Clip

Browning Visor Clip

Paracord Bracelet (9' long) Unravel for emergency TSA approved

Bass Pro Shops Bandana

Eagle Claw Fish Hook Hat Pin

 

Don't Forget Your Loyal Friend.  Bass Pro Shops have those toys and treats for your dog that will make their tail wag. So stop on by and check them out.

Bass Pro Shops Deli Dog Bites

Bass Pro Shops Rawhide Chips

Redhead Waterproof Dog Collar

Flying Squirrel Dog Toy

Premier Pet Products - Squeeze Me Dog Toys

Canine Hardware Chuckit Ball Launcher

Have a Great Christmas!

 

Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator

 

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Gift Baskets! - Fast and Fun Shopping

It's that time of year again.  What do you buy for that outdoorsman?  Well a gift basket or bag is always a great idea.  It is faster than you think to give a great gift!  Here at Bass Pro Shops we have just what you need.  Let me give you just a few ideas.  Start with the size gift bag you want, then have some tissue paper handy.

Fisherman:

Uncle Buck's Jerky  (we have a large variety to pick from)

A Fishing Hat with Eagle Claw Fish Hook Hat Pin on it

Taco Chips w/Uncle Buck's Black Bean Salsa

Bass Pro Shops Tournament Series Jig Kit

Snackin Sticks

AssKickin Popcorn

Moonshine Hot Sauce

 

Backpacker Gift Basket:

Ascend 1 Liter Water Bottle

Spork

Misty Artic Tie

Bass Pro Shops Vintage Short Sleeve T-Shirt

Backpackers Pantry Fettuccini Alfredo with chicken

Backpackers Pantry House Hot Apple Cobbler

Coughlans Waterproof Fire Sticks and Matches

Paracord Bracelet

 

Redneck Basket:

Bottle of Wine

Rednek wine Glasses

Wine Bottle Holder (we have many animals/fish to pick from)

 

Hunter Gift Basket:

Bass Pro Shops Smoking Deer T-Shirt

Redhead Camo Skull Hunting cap

Uncle Buck's Jerky

Bass Pro Shops Mossy Oak Break Up Camo Can Cooler

Hunting Videos

 

Now to finish it all up you are always safe with a Bass Pro Gift Card.  You can use them in the store, catalog, or on-line.  Add the tissue paper on top and you are done.  Check out the pictures and links below.  We can get that shopping done quick.

 

Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator       

 

 

 

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Waterfowl Camo Guide

With waterfowl season upon us, we're going to take a quick look at some of the camouflage options currently available.

Max-4Realtree® Max-4 HD™:
Advantage® MAX-4™ HD was designed to give hunters maximum effectiveness in open terrain. The pattern incorporates cattails, millet, milo, corn stalks, dead sunflowers, oak and maple leaves, cedar and oak limbs, plus a variety of other plant life into the largest camouflage artwork on the market. It melts into marshes, grasslands, deserts, broomsage, croplands - even the open canopy of a treetop. It's ideal for deer, turkey, waterfowl and western big game.

 

 

 

Mossy Oak® Duck Blind™duck blind
Duck Blind was designed specifically for avid duck and goose hunters in all flyways from the east to west coast - to be equally effective in marshes, potholes, riverbanks, reeds, tules, bottomland, corn fields, wheat stubble, rice fields and just about anywhere a waterfowl hunter would want to be hidden from the birds' view. Duck Blind is built on a base background of true dirt colors with different tones to represent wet and dry ground, with elements of millet, wild oats, corn stalks, phragmites, Johnson grass, soybeans and native grasses selected and placed to achieve maximum effectiveness. Unique shadows enhance depth and create the ultimate 3-D effect. Finally, muted shades of brown, tan, gray and soft black are incorporated for blending into harvested fields, marshes and wetland environments. All you have to do is sit down - and be the blind.

 

bottomlandMossy Oak® New Bottomland™
Bottomland is Mossy Oak's original camo pattern, created two decades ago. This pattern preserves the original design while applying advanced technology for increased stealth and effectiveness. The same field-proven components and colors, the same dirt and bark elements, the same ability to blend into dark environments and obscure a hunter's outline from every angle - all carefully enhanced with digital technology for even greater subtlety and realism.

 

 

 

Mossy Oak® Break-Up Infinity™infinity
Featuring unprecedented depth, unequalled detail and elements with remarkable contrast, Break-Up Infinity truly offers hunters another dimension in camo.

Each element – leaves, limbs, acorns and branches – was selected to create unmatched realism and contrast to break up a hunter's silhouette. Then they were placed over multiple layers of actual images from the woods to create a multi-dimensional depth of field unlike any camouflage ever created.

Break-Up Infinity is the first pattern ever that you can actually look into much the same way you look into the woods.

 

shadowgrassMossy Oak® Original Shadow Grass™  From tons of requests, we've learned that Original Shadow Grass is near and dear to the hearts of many waterfowlers. Whether hunting geese in the corn fields of Minnesota or greenheads in the rice fields of Arkansas, hunters everywhere swore by its effectiveness since the pattern was introduced in 1997.

 

 

 

 

Drake's Old School™ Camo As a company steeped in heritage, Drake Waterfowl Systems wanted to old schoolbring back a little bit of the magic found in our younger days hunting with our fathers and grandfathers. Brown camo was their choice of camouflage and it was extremely effective in the field. So with the nostalgia of days gone by merged with the innovation of today, Drake presents Old School Camo, the field-tested, time-honored camouflage pattern guaranteed to withstand the tests of time.

 

 

 

 

timberDrake's Old School™ Timber Camo  With the overwhelming success of Drake's Old School Camo, they received countless requests for an "old school" pattern designed for timber hunters.  Drake answered the call by developing Drake Old School Timber, a pattern composed of cypress gray and muddy water color tones with the same classic inspiration behind our brown Old School pattern.  Old School Timber matches the unique terrain found in flooded green timber, buck brush, or willow and cypress brakes.
 

 

 

 
This information was adapted from www.drakewaterfowl.com. Visit your local Bass Pro Shops to find these camo patterns and many more.
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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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Fall Hunting Season

I don’t know about you, but I am counting down the days to October 1! Are you ready for the open of archery season? Checklists are done and everything is good to go? Come in to Bass Pro Shops and get those last minute items that you have been putting off.
 
shirt We know that scent control is extremely important and we have just what you need. Our AXE Endura Skin is effective in keeping your scent controlled. It is also great for moisture wicking. It is available in Realtree AP, Mossy Oak Break-up Infinity, and black. All are available in a relaxed fit or fitted. hat We have mock or crew neck, short or long sleeve so it’s up to you to decide which fits your style best. We offer several accessories as well from beanies, balaclavas, arm guards, and neck ups.


A great addition to your gear is our Rut Zone glove. Rut Zone gloves are tight fitting with a great gripping ability but most important, scent control. Another great feature offered is sensitive touch thumb and fingertip for easy texting or sending photos of those big trophies! It also has a pocket on the back for warmers to keep your hands warm and ready to take the shot.


Good luck in your 2012 archery season!
Bass Pro Shops, Hanover County
 

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Get the Inside of Your Truck/SUV Camo'd Out for Fall!

Mossy Oak We all like to spend a lot of time to make sure the outside of our trucks and SUV's look nice. But what does the inside of your truck look like after a weekend hunting trip? Does is resemble an abandoned deer stand? Does it smell like a week in the woods? And most importantly, does it scare your significant other from hopping in and sliding next to you?

Well, Bass Pro Shops - Bossier City can help you with your problem. We carry a full line of products designed to keep the inside of your vehicle looking nice.  Steering wheel covers, matching floor mats for him and her. We have bench and bucket seat covers, sunshades, and air fresheners all made to help your vehicle stand up to the wear and tear of being an outdoorsman. The accessories are made from stainPink for Her and water resistant materials that will keep your factory interior protected. And when the season is over just take them out, clean them off. You can store them for next hunting season of just put them back in to continue to keep you truck protected.

Bass Pro Shops carries products in Mossy Oak, Realtree, RedHead, and Ducks Unlimited patterns so you can choose the logo that bests suits your personality.  We even carry the famous Browning Buck mark logo products in Black and also in Pink. So come to a Bass Pro Shops near you so your truck can be the envy of all your buddies and not the one picked to haul the dogs!

Denise B.

Events Coordinator

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What's that Smell? Scent Control for the 2012 Season

Realtree fitted AXE Endura SkinMossy Oak Endura Skin relaxed fitI don’t know about you, but I am counting down the days to October 1! No more procrastinating. Are you ready for the open of archery season? Check lists are done and everything is good to go? Come in to Bass Pro Shops East Peoria and get those last minute items that you have been putting off.

 

We know that scent control is extremely important and we have just what you need. Our AXE Endura Skin is effective in keeping your scent controlled as well as a great moisture wicking. black short-sleeved relaxed fit endura skin shirtWe offer it in Realtree AP, Mossy Oak Break-up Infinity and black. All are available in a relaxed fit or fitted for those looking for a tight layer. We have Mock or crew neck, short or long sleeve so it’s up to you to decide which fits your style best. balaclava

 

 

We offer several accessories as well from beanies, balaclavas, arm guards, and neck ups.

 

 

A great addition to your gear is our Rut Zone glove.Rut Zone gloves Rut Zone Gloves are tight fitting with a great gripping ability but most important, scent control. Another great feature offered is sensitive touch thumb and fingertip for easy texting to your buddies or sending photos of the trophies taken. It also has a pocket on the back for a pocket warmer to keep your hands warm and ready to that the shot.

Good luck in your 2012 archery season!

Theresa Baior, Camo lead
Bass Pro Shops, East Peoria

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