Turkey Hunting Spring, 2015

Hello Texas Turkey Hunters. It’s time for the Spring, 2015 Turkey Season to begin. Here is quote from the Texas Parks and Wildlife’s website regarding sessions and dates and special limits in certain counties.

“Spring turkey hunting gets under way this weekend, March 14-15, with the special youth-only weekend season for Rio Grandes in the 54-county South Zone. The general season in the South Zone runs March 21-May 3 and culminates with another youth-only weekend May 9-10. In the 101 counties comprising the North Zone, the youth-only weekend seasons are March 28-29 and May 23-24. The North Zone general season opens April 4 and runs through May 17. A special one-gobbler limit season runs April 1-30 in Bastrop, Caldwell, Colorado, Fayette, Jackson, Lavaca, Lee and Milam counties.”

To access TPWD’s full article on the Spring, 2015 season copy the link below and paste it in your browser:

http://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/releases/?req=20150311a 

 

At Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World we have all you need to make your hunt a successful one.

From decoys and turkey loads for your shotgun to camo clothes, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World is ready to help you make this year’s season one to remember.

Stop by and check out our Camo Department for all your camo clothing needs and especially for our full body camo suits. We also have special turkey hunting backpacks with attached seats.

Visit out Hunting Department to see our full display of Turkey decoys, including this year’s big hit decoy: Redheads’s new motorized Jake and Strutting Gobbler. Don’t forget our Camping Department where we have a full selection of Yeti coolers, including Yeti’s new soft side coolers, along with lots of other useful outdoor gear.

Our Footwear Department even has a full line of boots and socks to get you through the season.

Before hitting the field, let’s talk about a few things.

First, be sure to check the TPWD website and check the requirements for the county in which you are hunting. Make sure your gun is cleaned and ready to use.

Next, check your shotgun to make sure it’s ready to go. A good cleaning is always a good idea before hitting the field. And be sure to check your choke tube to get the best pattern (Note: be sure to use a good choke tube lubricant before screwing the tube back in). At Bass Pro Shops we have a full selection of choke tubes, cleaning supplies, and we are fully stocked with “Turkey Loads” for your shotgun.

For those trying out bow hunting for this season, visit our Archery Department and check out our selection of arrow heads that can make your hunt a successful hunt.

And if you haven’t picked up that 2014 – 2015 Texas Hunting or Fishing License yet, stop by our Customer Service Department and they will make sure you are ready to hit the field.

At Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Katy Mills Mall we wish you the best for outdoor adventure. And if you have some luck, stop by and tell us all about it, send pictures and stories to our facebook, or email them to bassprokaty@gmail.com, we’d love to hear from you.

 

 

 

 

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Gearing Up for Spring Turkeys – Preppin’ the Weapon

Now that the calendar has turned to March and the snow has melted, we can get serious about preparing for spring turkey season. Your first step should involve the weapon you’ll be chasing longbeards with.

 

If you’re a shotgunner, this is the time of year to make sure your shooting the turkey loads that are the best fit for you gun. For several seasons now, HEVI-Shot shells have never let me down. But if you just can’t justify spending that amount of money on ammunition, there are several other high-quality shells available at a more comfortable price. And if your gun simply isn’t reaching out as far as you wish it would, consider screwing in a new choke tube into the end of your weapon. Finally, Redhead Turkey Targets can be a great tool when you pattern your gun, and I recommend them.

If you prefer slinging arrows at Mr. Tom this spring, the most important piece of preparation is getting comfortable with the broadhead you’ll put on the end of your arrow. Both the Guillotine by Arrowdynamic Solutions and the Magnus Bullhead will drop a gobbler in his tracks. Just make sure you invest some time on the practice range before the season begins.

 

Once your weapon of choice is prepped, there are a few other items you’ll want to focus your attention on.  I’ll cover those in another post.

 

-Todd Pridemore, Local Hunting Pro

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Product Spotlight - RedHead Boot Tray

Snow melt is here and warmer, rainy weather (hopefully) is coming! Keep your house and dog in order!

RedHead Boot Tray

This inexpensive boot tray is another great example of repurposing for a product. Not only will it help keep order in your house during the muddy rain months to come, it is perfect for keep order if you own a DOG!

Simply place your dog water and food dishes on the rubber tray. Then the run-away kibble and sloppy drinkers can keep most of their mess to one spot! The raised edges keep food and water from running all over the place and, obviously, it's going to be really easy to clean.

(Pet food dispenser not included. Only for display.)

Perfect for boots and shoes in the entryway or dog food in the laundry or pet room...or wherever they get fed. Keep the area clean and orderly with this lightweight, convenient tray.

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This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - More Dog Days!

It's our second weekend of the Dog Days Family Event!  This Saturday we have the ARL here AND a Microchip Clinic, from 1-3 p.m.!

First, and foremost, ALL DOGS must be kept close at side and under control. No matter how small or even if they're carried or in a cart. The leash MUST be in the owner's hand at all times. Owners are responsible for their dog's behavior!

When you're here, take a photo of your dog and share it on social media with #bassprodogdays!

Friday, March 13

FREE SEMINAR

6 p.m.Socializing & Crate Training Your Dog - Presented by Anna Childs, K9 Trainer and Adelhorst Kennels. Giveaway for the first 20 seminar attendees!

Doggie Gift Basket Silent Auction to Benefit the Animal Rescue League- Thursday through Sunday. Items donated by Pampered Pooch and Bass Pro Shops Altoona. The winning bid money collected goes to the ARL. Value of the basket is OVER $250 and includes a $75 Pampered Pooch gift certificate, RedHead Deluxe dog bed, lots of toys, healthy treats, and doggie care items!

Saturday, March 14

ARL Adoption Day - 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday, March 14, Microchip Clinic – 1-3 p.m. - Dr. Anderson, from Anderson Animal Hospital, is an ARL partner vet. Major debit/credit card or cash accepted, no checks.

FREE SEMINARS/DEMOS

11 a.m. - Teaching Your Puppy to Sit and Heel - Presented by Pampered Pooch

2 p.m. - Keeping Your Puppy Safe in the Outdoors – Presented by Patrice Peterson-Keys, Polk County Conservation

Noon- 1p.m. - Linda Farr and her Canine Freestyle “dancing” Golden Retrievers, Tango and Rumba, will perform. An entertaining and educational show! Linda and her dogs have appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Animal Planet, and more! Her passion is performing with her dogs at nursing homes, schools, hospitals, etc.

3:30 p.m. - Jay Green and Zeus will do their obedience demo by the aquarium.

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Free photos with your dog, a certificate, and a paw print!
  • Free giveaways!
  • Special drawing to win one of three prizes, including a GoPro Fetch Dog Harness with camera mount!
  • Various local vendors will be on hand with information about training, grooming, etc., including Des Moines Obedience and Training Club and grooming demonstrations by Barks and Wags!

 

Doggie Gift Basket Silent Auction to Benefit the Animal Rescue League - Thursday through Sunday. Items donated by Pampered Pooch and Bass Pro Shops Altoona. The winning bid money collected goes to the ARL. Value of the basket is OVER $250 and includes a $75 Pampered Pooch gift certificate, RedHead Deluxe dog bed, lots of toys, healthy treats, and doggie care items!

 

Coming Up?

 

The Easter Bunny hops in to Bass Pro Shops Altoona on March 28!


Watch www.basspro.com/altoona and our Facebook page for details and times!

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Keep Your Cool on a Warm Weather Hunt: Quickly and Easily

Keep Your Cool on Warm Weather Hunts.

Hunting in warm weather is a lot cooler with the RedHead Tec-Lite Collection. This hunt clothing line has been redesigned for 2015 with an improved fit and consistent sizing. It is made of 95% polyester/5% spandex ripstop fabric which makes it extremely lightweight and very durable. It features our Axe Technology for scent control with nano silver embedded particles that do not wash out. Add moisture wicking and fast drying properties for all day comfort. The collection is available in three patterns: Xtra, Xtra Green and Obsession.

The Long Sleeve Button Up Shirt features a 7 button front, hidden button down collar, 2 button-down chest pockets and a vented back for increased breathability. Price starts at $49.99. http://www.basspro.com/RedHead-TecLite-Shirt-for-Men/product/14060307170848/ The Tec-Lite Pants feature a zippered fly with button closing, hidden adjustable waist and belt loops for an improved fit and function.

They also have 2 button side cargo pockets, zippered rear pockets and two hand pockets. Price starts at 49.99. http://www.basspro.com/RedHead-TecLite-Pants-for-Men/product/14060206514311/ The Stalker Lite Collection has also been redesigned for 2015. It features a new 100% polyester fabric that is more durable and rigid while still maintaining its breathability, making it ideal for tough field conditions. Moisture wicking and fast dry technology makes for all day comfort. This collection consists of a ¼ zip shirt, shorts and pants. All are available in Xtra, Xtra Green and Obsession.

New for this year is the ¼ Zip Shirt. This shirt is perfect for warm weather hunts on its own or as a layer piece in cooler weather. It features a YKK lockdown zipper. Price starts at $29.99. http://www.basspro.com/Stalker-Lite-1/4Zip-Shirt-for-Men/product/14052110214921/ Stalker Lite Shorts and Pants are perfect for all outdoor activities or just lounging around camp. They feature a zip fly with button closure, hidden elastic waistband and belt loops for comfort.

There are two rear and side pockets. Two button cargo pockets address storage needs. Shorts start at 29.99. http://www.basspro.com/RedHead-Stalker-Lite-Shorts-for-Men/product/14052110214920/ Pants Start at $39.99. http://www.basspro.com/RedHead-Stalker-Lite-Pants-for-Men/product/14052006213922/

RedHead Stalker Lite Pants for Men

 

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Product Spotlight - RedHead Bolster Dog Bed

If Ops Associate Jen Kile spots you looking at dog beds in our dog aisles, the first thing she'll do is tell you that she wouldn't have any other bed for her Tika!

RedHead Bolster Dog Bed

What's so great about this particular bed, according to Jen?

  • The bolster - Dogs like to feel protected and sheltered. That's why you'll often see dogs lying under tables, or at least with their head under a table, or curled up in a bid, comfy chair, or in their kennel. The three-edged bolster on this bed gives your pooch a comforting, encompassing, secure feeling.
  • Maintenance - The bed has a zip-off cover and is machine washable. In fact, each bolster has its own individual zipper, so if you need to fluff some of the filling, it's easy to do. You can remove the cover and wash the bed. Does your canine companion have incontinence? That can happen with elder dogs. Maybe it's recovering from a medical procedure where there may be seepage or draining of a wound?  It's filled with lightweight polyester fiber, instead of foam, so if you do need to replace, it's easy to do so.
  • Comfort - This is a sturdy, comfortable bed, with a soft fleece surface. (In this photo, Jen has an extra blanket for Tika's warmth.) All dogs alike need a comfy place to rest their tired bones and this bed will supply it!

If you're looking for a good dog bed for a small to medium sized dog, this is a good fit at 42"x30".

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This turkey vest has it all

With Spring Turkey season right around the corner it is time to think about the turkey vest that is right for you. The RedHead Striker turkey vest might remind you of your first vest. The beauty of the Striker vest lies in its simplicity. It is a well laid out vest and very functional, it is quiet and has specialized pockets for box calls, slates, strikers, mouth calls and accessories. It has a magnetic fold down seat that is great for when you are on the move or when you are quietly looking for that perfect place to set up.

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RedHead Striker Turkey Vests for Men - $69.99

  • Box call and striker pocket
  • Mesh mouth call pocket
  • Double slate call pocket
  • Accessory pockets
  • Shell loops
  • Magnetic flip-up seat
  • Memory foam seat
  • Adjustable game bag
  • Padded back
  • Padded shoulder straps
  • Hydration compatible
  • Detachable blaze orange flag

The RedHead Striker Vest has adjustable shoulder straps that are comfortable and an adjustable game bag in the back holds decoys or your trophy gobbler. It has a detachable blaze orange flag that adds a measure of safety to your walk in or out of the woods.

 

You might also check out these articles on selecting the right turkey vest!

Turkey Vest- What you need to know

The Best Dressed Turkey Hunter

 

T. Schafer

Camo GSM

Independence, Missouri

 

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This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - Dogs & Walleyes!

Dog Days - The first of two weekends of fun for our four-legged friends! PLUS, special Walleye Event seminars with a well-known guide! There's a lot going on, so read carefully!

First, and foremost, ALL DOGS must be kept close at side and under control. No matter how small or even if they're carried or in a cart. The leash MUST be in the owner's hand at all times. Owners are responsible for their dog's behavior!

When you're here, take a photo of your dog and share it on social media with #bassprodogdays!

Friday, March 6

FREE SEMINAR

6 p.m. – Socializing & Crate Training Your Dog - Presented by Anna Childs, K9 Trainer and Adelhorst Kennels. Giveaway for the first 20 seminar attendees!

Doggie Gift Basket Silent Auction to Benefit Retrieving Freedom - Friday through Saturday night. Items donated by Pampered Pooch and Bass Pro Shops Altoona. The winning bid money collected for the first weekend’s basket goes to Retrieving Freedom, Inc. Value of the basket is OVER $300 and includes a $75 Pampered Pooch gift certificate, RedHead Deluxe dog bed, lots of toys, healthy treats, and doggie care items!

Saturday, March 7

ARL Adoption Day - 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

FREE SEMINARS

11 a.m. - Teaching Your Puppy to Sit and Heel - Presented by Retrieving Freedom, Inc.

2 p.m. - Keeping Your Puppy Safe in the Outdoors – Presented by Barks and Wags, Bondurant, Iowa

Noon- 1p.m. - Linda Farr and her Canine Freestyle “dancing” Golden Retrievers, Tango and Rumba, will perform. An entertaining and educational show...Linda and her dogs have appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Animal Planet, and more! Her passion is performing with her dogs at nursing homes, schools, hospitals, etc.

3:30 p.m. - Jay Green and Zeus will do their obedience demo by the aquarium.

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Free photos with your dog, a certificate, and a paw print!
  • Free giveaways!
  • Special drawing to win one of three prizes, including a GoPro Fetch Dog Harness with camera mount!
  • Various local vendors will be on hand with information about training, grooming, etc., including Des Moines Obedience and Training Club and grooming demonstrations by Barks and Wags!

Doggie Gift Basket Silent Auction to Benefit Retrieving Freedom - Friday through Saturday night. Items donated by Pampered Pooch and Bass Pro Shops Altoona. The winning bid money collected for the first weekend’s basket goes to Retrieving Freedom, Inc.

Sunday, March 8 

WALLEYE EVENT!

2 p.m. and 4 p.m. "River Walleyes"
Presented by long-time walleye fisherman Cliff Haugland from Lake Pepin, Wisconsin. He's been catching big walleyes on the Mississippi River and across the upper Midwest for a long time. For more information on Cliff, visit www.eaglescliff-pepin.com/fishing.html

Coming Up?

More Dog Days events next weekend March 13 14, including:

Doggie Gift Basket Silent Auction to Benefit the ARL- Friday through Saturday night. Items donated by Pampered Pooch and Bass Pro Shops Altoona. The winning bid money collected for the second weekend’s basket goes to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.

Saturday, March 14 - ARL Adoption Day - 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday, March 14, Microchip Clinic – 1-3 p.m.: Dr. Anderson, from Anderson Animal Hospital, is an ARL partner vet. Major debit/credit card or cash accepted, no checks.


Visit www.basspro.com/dogdays for details and times!

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RedHead Select Outfitters: The Basics

We hunters tend to have a number of dream adventures we would like to go on. From wanting to bag local game to traveling off to a distant land for exotics, we hunters just want to hunt. Last year one of our associates got to fulfill his dream of an African safari. Like many who travel overseas to hunt, he relied on an outfitter. An outfitting service offers help and accommodations for hunters. These kinds of services can range from “we’ll meet at the gas station and go from there” to five-star luxury lodges and such. Their main goal is to provide you with a safe and successful hunt.

There are probably thousands of different outfitters internationally. (And it is not just hunting, but fishing or other outdoor adventures as well. We are going to focus on hunting outfitters for this blog.) First you have to figure out what kind of hunt you want to go on. Is it an eight-day backpacking hunt for elk or an upland bird lodge that you can leisurely enjoy? Are you interested in hunting exotic animals but can’t swing the high-cost of international hunting? Well, Texas can solve that. But doing your research on an outfitter is crucial.

Luckily for all of us, Bass Pro Shops has its own professional hunting team. These hunters have been all over the world and hunted probably thousands of animals. They used outfitters for a good many of them, and have created their go-to list. These selected outfitters are part of the RedHead Select Outfitters.

This group of outfitters offers hunts ranging from upland birds to brown bear in Alaska. Currently there are nine outfitters that make up the RedHead Select group. Their sections include all contact information, species to hunt, accommodations, how long they have been operating, pictures and more. One of my favorite things about this set-up is that they include checklists of what to bring. This gives you an immediate reference to what you need, how much you’ll have to take and so on. It simply provides great logistics.

It is very popular for friends and families to book hunts together. Especially when they live in different states and share the hunting passion. The worst thing would be to book a bad outfitter and ruin time that was meant to be cherished with loved ones. Using any of these outfitters would not give you that outcome.

Hunting trips can be expensive. I believe that they are worth every penny of it, especially if it is a success. Memories made are worth more than what many people stress over. If you book with these outfitters you actually get a little something back. 5% of your total hunt cost will be given back to you in Bass Pro Shops® Outdoor Rewards® points. Not a member yet? What’s wrong with you?! It’s free!

We’ll take a look at the specific outfitters coming up over time. But you can start drooling over your dream hunt before then!

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Look at That! Traeger Pellet Grills/Smokers

So usually when I do a Look at That blog it is about a product that can’t help but catch your eye. This time though, your nose would be the first to alert you if the product was in use. And there are few better smells (to me) in this world than that of a smoker. Not a tobacco-user, but the meat-cooking kind. Simply knowing that some cut of animal has been slowly cooking for possibly hours makes my mouth water.

My stepdad is quite the avid meat-cooker. The grill was usually fired up for any and every family event or get-together. A couple years ago though the angels of meat-heaven brought him a Traeger smoker. And then there was light! That smoker has created some of the best tasting meals, and memories, that you could ever imagine. And would you look at that? We are carrying them at our store!

There are several different forms of smoking food. There are pellets, bisquettes, wood chips, wood pieces, charcoal and some others. The Traeger uses pellets which you load into the feeder. Once you set the temperature the electronic feeder will take it from there. You can literally set it and forget it. Of course you will want to check on it occasionally just to be safe but more so to marvel at the process.

There are several different sizes that can meet almost any need. There is the Lil’ Texas Pro, Tailgater and Texas Pro. I believe my stepdad started with the Tailgater but worked his way up to the Texas Pro as well. That is literally how amazing these things are, he has two!

This past Thanksgiving we had a couple special visitors to our table. Neither one I had met yet at the home. One was Uncle Andy from the South, who knew a thing or two about cookin’. The other was a Tur-Duck-Hen, or however you spell it. All I know is that it was home-made, wrapped in bacon, stuffed with home-made Cajun style stuffing (including Andouille sausage) and had been on the Traeger for hours. It was amazing!

What is really nice is that Traeger really reaches out to you for all of your needs. Their website has a section devoted to delicious and proven recipes. They also have a section about why you should choose them, that isn’t all statistics heavy. I don’t know about you but when a company starts spurting out random numbers and stuff I don’t care. When I see delicious food and smiling faces, I’m interested.

-Giddy-Up!!

Other Nifty Things to Look At!

Propane Fire Ring

Hand Towels

Rainproof Camo

She Outdoor

PETT

BPS Extreme Qualifier Tackle Bag

RedHead Gun Rack

Chicken on a Stick

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Turkey Tech Talk

This turkey season, are you going to bring home that feathered trophy? Or will you be walking back empty handed? One of the best things you can do to prepare is take time to find the turkey vest perfect for you! In our Camo Department at Bass Pro Shops, you can find a wide range and variety of turkey hunting equipment, accessories, apparel, and other needs. We pride ourselves on having everything you will need to assist you on your turkey hunt and offer many versions of apparel and vests, even for ladies and youth! The number one seller of ours, is the RedHead Classic Turkey Vest

This Vest features an upper portion that is constructed to provide full range of motion, and it features two large external pockets that offer plenty of room for gear. As well as a rear game bag, fully adjustable shoulder and sternum straps, drop-down seat cushion, and detachable blaze orange safety flag. The best part yet, is how completely affordable it is at the price of $34.99

The next vest to look at would be the RedHead Striker Turkey Vest  This vest is a huge hit with majority of the hunters I come in contact with daily. It's easier to maneuver in, durable, and has multiple pockets and a comfortable fold down seat.

 It has pockets for a box call and a striker, a mesh mouth call pocket, 2 slate call pockets, and additional accessory pockets. The magnetic fold-down seat is cushioned with memory foam for remarkable comfort on the ground, and the padded, adjustable shoulder straps are comfortable and ergonomic. An adjustable game bag in the back holds decoys or your trophy gobbler, and a detachable blaze orange flags adds a measure of safety to your walk in and out of the woods.

This vest ranks higher with experienced turkey hunters. One fellow hunter, who rated it 5 stars, wrote on our website, "I went directly to bass pro and bought this vest, it was amazing. The space and storage is great. It had pockets for all my calls and room in the game bag for many decoys. The seat is great [and] it is really comfortable. A great vest for the price."

The last vest we will preview today is the RedHead BuckLick Creek Turkey Lounger Turkey Vest

This vest is highly recommended and superior to our other RedHead Vests. It features our RedHead® patented vest/chair system features a drop down, self-supporting seat that gives you the freedom to sit comfortably and in excellent shooting position, regardless of terrain. Light yet durable, it’s the perfect organizer for your hunt.  The adjustable padded shoulder and sternum straps assure a custom fit, while the Smart Pocket System makes your calls and accessories easy to get to. The vest is crafted from tough, waterproof micro fleece fabric; all outside accessory pockets are highly water-resistant. It is priced at $99.99

Another one of our Bass Pro hunters stated online, " I was given a Bucklick Creek vest the second year they were made and found a vest that fit all my needs. I've can't say enough about the built in seat,its helped me kill more turkey's by keeping me comfortable.When your comfortable you stay still,a must in turkey hunting.The layout of the pockets and call holders are spot on and the fact you don't have to have a tree to lean against is great! The seat can open up more set ups that you normaly wouldn't consider. With out a doubt I'll always have a Bucklick Creek Turkey Lounger in my turkey hunting gear."

As I mentioned before, we also carry vests for the ladies

and youth, which can be found on our website at the links listed below:

http://www.basspro.com/RedHead-for-Her-Camo-Turkey-Vests-for-Ladies/product/10210730/

 

http://www.basspro.com/RedHead-Turkey-Vests-for-Youth/product/1110080501309/

Don't miss out on your hunting win by not being prepared for your hunt! Come see us at Bass Pro Shops and talk to the associates in our Hunting and Camo department to get you set up for a victorious hunt this turkey season!

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Your toes can be warm too!

You love your feet right? But you love to wear boots, and don’t love the blisters they leave?

Try our Lifetime Guarantee All-Purpose socks. They come with a merino wool blend that provides all-day comfort by combining a dense layer for moisture control and cushioning with seamless toes and reinforced bottoms.  No more seams or stitching grinding against the tops or sides of your tosies. These socks keep your feet oh-so comfortable for a day in the woods or even just around the house.

They are available in the original heavyweight mid-calf, mid-weight crew and lightweight quarter socks for Men. They are also available in Natural Reflections mid-weight mid-calf sock for Women. 

When we say Lifetime Guarantee we back it up, if they ever wear out just bring them in to the store for an instant replacement. It’s just that easy.

Socks come in many sizes, shapes, types, textures, weights, lengths, and comfort levels. Ours are top of the line in comfort and durability. They’ll not only keep your toes comfortable, but they’ll also keep them warm and depending on what boots you’re wearing your toes will stay dry as well.

You may ask, “What do you mean it depends on what kind of boots I wear?” Different types/styles of footwear have different needs. At Bass Pro Shops we sell different socks depending on what type of shoe you’re wearing and for what purpose. There are every day socks, athletic socks, hunting socks that are insulated to keep your feet warm, toes socks, socks with scent control, socks for snake boots, and more. We even have RedHead Diabetic Comfort Crew Socks.

Most of our brand RedHead socks are made in the U.S.A and are engineered for toughness. Come and try some on today.

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Wading Through Waders

What do you use waders for?  Do you use them to hunt?  Outdoor work?  Fishing?  Whatever your reason to use waders, let the associates at Bass Pro Shop help you find the right wader for the right reason with the right budget.

Finding the right wader is important, not only can it ruin your mood, but it may ruin your entire day if you get wet.

There are three styles of waders to consider, hip, waist, and chest.  Common materials used for waders are rubber, neoprene, waterproof, breathable fabrics, and nylon.

Hip waders are very comfortable in warmer waters.  Very easy on and off they are great for small streams, they pack easy. The Redhead Bone Dry Hobbs Creek Hip Waders have a lug sole and are tough, comfortable, and affordable.

 

 

 

 

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Waist high waders wear just like a pair of pants.  Belt loops and a belt to hold them up.  Your upper body is exposed so again very comfortable for the warm weather.

 

Chest waders are all around waders that provide the most coverage.  Water can be unpredictable so when trying these on make sure you are covered allowing a few extra inches higher than you need.  The Redhead Classic Series II Brown Neoprene Boot Foot Waders are flexible with 200 grams for warmth and come in men, ladies, or youth sizes.  Need a plus size?  Check out the Redhead Bone Dry Big Man Neoprene Boot Foot Wader with 600 grams, fits up to a shoe size 15.  Chest goes to 58.5", waist 61" and a inseam of up to 41.5".

 

 

 

 

 

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What materials do you want?  Breathable uninsulated waders are lightweight and comfortable.  The fabric locks out moisture while allowing perspiration to vent at the same time.  The knees and seat are reinforced. Neoprene waders are tough and hard to beat in the cold weather.  Comfortable and durable but not breathable.  The material reminds you of a wetsuit.  Nylon waders are durable and inexpensive.  Rubber is tough durable and heavy.  It all depends what work or fun you will be having with these.  Simms Freestone Stocking Foot Waders are breathable, waterproof and convert to waist high waders easy.  Add the Simms Freestone Wading Boot with leather upper which are comfortable, durable and are able to lace up for stability.

 

 

 

http://www.basspro.com/Simms-Freestone-StockingFoot-Waders-for-Men/product/1408280346404/

http://www.basspro.com/Simms-Freestone-Wading-Boots-for-Men-Lead/product/1408280346416/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you need a extreme wader?  Look no farther than the Redhead Bone Dry Extreme Waders, with 1000 grams of pure warmth.  One piece construction makes this durable, comfortable and ready for whatever extreme you give it.

 

 

http://www.basspro.com/RedHead-BoneDry-Extreme-Waders-for-Men/product/41036/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Footwear, do you want a Boot foot wader that is all one construction?  Quick on and off they have a rubber or felt sole.  The only negative is you cannot lace them up for stable footing.  The Stockingfoot waders need a boot for better stablility and some even come with a option of what sole you may want.  Felt soles are great when the rocks are slippery, while a hiking sole is better if you need to walk a distance to your fishing spot.  Metal studded felt is considered the best traction for slippery bottoms.

Which ever wader you choose, taking care of them is a must.  Hang them to dry.  If storing them, make sure the boot is completely dry and then store them in a cool, dark place with no sun.  Something that might help you dry is the Peet Wader Dryer  .  This book dryer has a gentle thermal convection that dries sweat and moisture quickly.  It also neutralizes odors brought on by perspiration.

 

 

 

http://www.basspro.com/PEET-Wader-Dryer/product/10225598/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop on by and check out the large variety of waders we have.  We will have one to fit your need, and budget.

 

Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator

 

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Chicken on a Stick

Like many outdoorsmen I find myself continually thinking about my next adventure. Whether it be a fishing, camping, hunting or whatever trip. It is a passion that runs deep and brings us all to a better place. What is really awesome is the fact that there are so many resources for us out there nowadays. We have websites, blogs, magazines, radio shows, YouTube channels, online stores, brick-n-mortar stores, relatives, friends, DVDs and TV to help get our fix.

 The outdoor industry has been blowing up lately, especially on television. From what once was only a few TV shows on certain subjects, there are now whole channels devoted to outdoor programing. It is awesome! In one hour you can watch and feel a part of an adventure going from marlin fishing to bow hunting moose.

Of course though we still have to deal with commercials. Now mind you, watching an ad for a crossbow is way better than one for the next Kids Bop CD, but still it is a commercial. But one popped on a while ago that had me so intrigued I needed to know more. Because let’s be honest when you hear an announcer talking about “Primos’ new Chicken on a Stick” your curiosity gets peaked.

BOOM! Primos Chicken on a Stick, ladies and gentlemen.

Now why they call a turkey a chicken, I don’t know but it is dang good marketing! Literally say the words “Chicken on a stick”. It’s catchy. That’s probably why those “Chicken in a Biscuit” crackers are still in stores.

Any-who, this turkey decoy is pretty legit. The quality of the product and the realism of the decoy is exactly what you would expect from Primos. This company has been doing an awesome job and making amazing products for years now. They are a name that people trust and look for. While the decoy might actually look like a normal one, how Primos wants this product utilized is a little different.

Typically in turkey hunting a decoy is set up and the hunter is a little ways from it. The hunter then calls the turkey in hoping to get the bird even closer once it sees the decoy. The decoy usually enrages the turkey and sets them into attack mode. Don’t believe me? Watch a video online, or the full documentary “When Turkeys Attack!” It’s real. I watched it. With my family.

But with the Chicken on a Stick a hunter literally sets up right behind the decoy. There is a versatile 2 piece stake that features a built-in gun rest and hand grip that the hunter uses. Keeping hidden behind the decoy and fan, the hunter can shoot the rushing turkey. And be quick, because those things are like raptors!

All joking aside, this is a really nice product and would definitely take your next gobbler hunt to the next level.

-Giddy-Up!!

Other Nifty Things to Look At!

Propane Fire Ring

Hand Towels

Rainproof Camo

She Outdoor

PETT

BPS Extreme Qualifier Tackle Bag

RedHead Gun Rack

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New Items for Spring Turkey Season!

Spring turkey season is about to be in full strut starting in mid February and Bass Pro Shops has all the new gear to help you be more successful on getting that Old Tom. For most of Alabama spring turkey season runs from March 14 thru April 30, but there some counties that vary from these dates. Be sure to check out Outdooralabama.com for the season dates and bag limits.

Bass Pro has several new turkey hunting items this year to aid in making the hunting experience more fun. The list starts out with:

These items are just the beginning of what Bass Pro Shop has to offer for this years turkey season. Be sure to check out our website at Basspro.com  for upcoming new items and events.

 

 

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"Hooked" On You Valentine

 

 

This Valentine's Day, Bass Pro isn't just for the boys, ladies. With a chic line of camouflage and hunting products lined in pink and glittering with sequins, you can find something just perfect for that lovely "deer toting" lady in your life. Our infamous Heart Stopper by Scent Lok is now carried in jackets, pants, hoodies, hats, and gloves. Featuring scent control technology, a warm interior, and superior camo with pink details that will proudly show off your love of hunting whilst still showing a bit of femininity.
You can find the complete line at our website here:

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

Our Camo department also carries an array of ladies Under Armour. As of late last year, we began carrying ladies Under Armour Hoodies in Pink AP, Snow AP with Pink, and Realtree Xtra with Pink. Under Armour also carries a complet line of ladies hunting apparel as well as every day wear like sweat pants, shirts, and hats featuring the neon pink emblem. Check out these items here!

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

As always, you can find other assorted "girlier" items in our hunting department such as bedazzled pepper spray, redhead pink hunting and pocket knives, amd pink lined soft pistol cases!

We look forward to seeing you at our Bass Pro Shops this Valentine's Day!

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My Quest: Can the AR platform effectively take a Whitetail?

Hunting is a passion I was raised on by my father. He started me as a very young boy and, as I got older, my passion for hunting the great American whitetail grew and grew.  I have hunted them from the southeast all the way up into to the midwest. As with hunting, so too did my love of firearms and even more recently, my love for the much debated AR platform rifles.  I have read many internet postings going back and forth about whether an AR could effectively take down a whitetail deer or not.  The more I research I did, the more it sparked my interest.  After much debating inside my head, I decided I wanted to give it a shot. I looked at many different AR platforms before purchasing a CMMG AR chambered in 300 Blackout from my local Bass Pro Shops. While there, I also bought one of the Redfield scopes, scope mount and a box of Hornady 110 V-Max ammo.  Once everything was all sighted in and ready to go, it was time for the hunt.

It was an unusually cold morning in Northern Alabama as we set out to Freedom Hills Management Area located in Cherokee, Alabama.  I remember reading the temperature gauge in the truck, a whopping 6 degrees.  I zipped up my Redhead jacket and headed out on my quest.  The morning was cold and quiet as the sun started to come up and nature started to come to life.  It was still early morning as I watched the squirrels chase each other through the trees.  "This is the life," I sat there, thinking to myself.  Right then I caught a shadow silently moving through the woods to my left.  As I turned to see what it was, I saw this nice mature doe emerge through the trees.  She moved quietly through the woods without the slightest hint that I was even there.  I got ready to take the shot when behind her, I could see another body moving in the brush.  There he was, a very nice six point moving right in behind her.  I waited for him to step out, put the cross arrows on and squeezed the trigger.  As I regained my composure, the deer jumped right back into the thick brush followed by a loud crash of leaves.  Had the much debated AR done it's job?  I gave it a little time and walked over to see what the results were.

There he was, not 45 yards from where I had first seen him.  In the end, I had answered my question:  Yes the AR platform can effectively take a whitetail.

I look forward to my next hunt as I have now chambered another AR in the mighty 450 Bushmaster.

 

Justin K., Apparel Associate

Bass Pro Shops, Nashville

 

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Lifetime Socks - Great Value

During these tough economic times, it is good to know that there are products out there that no matter what you do to them will always be replaced FREE.  Lifetime socks at Bass Pro Shop does just that.  Purchase a pair of our Redhead or Natural Reflections Lifetime socks and never worry about them ripping, tearing, small holes, or wearing out.  When they get that way just bring both of them back to our Customer Service Department, and go get yourself another pair.  It is as easy as that!

Personnally I have 8 pairs of the all lifetime all purpose mens socks, and could not be happier.  I started thinking why people wear socks other than for sanitary reasons.  Here are a few tid bits to ponder over before I show you our lifetime socks.

Your foot is the heaviest producers of sweat in the body.  The socks absorb the sweat and then draws it to areas where air can evaporate the perspiration.

Years ago animal skins were gathered up and tied around the ankles for socks.  During the 8th century the Greeks wore socks from matted animal hair for warmth.

Did you know the English word sock is derived from the old English word Socc meaning "light slipper".

The Swiss did a study that showed when we sleep,  blood flow is redirected to our hands and feet.  When these areas are warm the blood vessels dilate and allow for greater blood flow.  Which helps you sleep better.

With all that information, why not check out our lifetime socks.  You have nothing to loose!

Robin Piedmonte - Events Coordinator

 

Natural Reflections (Ladies) Lifetime Socks

http://www.basspro.com/Natural-Reflections-Lifetime-Guarantee-Socks-for-Ladies/product/96791/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Redhead Lifetime Lightweight Quarter Socks For Men

 

http://www.basspro.com/RedHead-Lifetime-Guarantee-Lightweight-Quarter-Socks-for-Men/product/13033005513241/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Redhead Lifetime All Purpose Socks for Men

http://www.basspro.com/RedHead-Lifetime-Guarantee-AllPurpose-Socks-for-Men/product/34713/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Redhead Lifetime Midweight Crew Socks for Men

 

 

http://www.basspro.com/RedHead-Lifetime-Guarantee-Midweight-Crew-Socks-for-Men/product/13033005513242/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wind proof hoodie

The best hoodie for when it's a cold windy day.i keep it my boat for cold rides or for when it's real cold on the lake.

Name: Randy Reel
ProductDescription: RedHead Windproof Fleece Hoodie for Men
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Store it Right: Browning Rod Cabinet

Earlier this month I did a little diddy on the RedHead 1856 Gun Rack. A fine specimen of some of the great storage products we sell here at Bass Pro Shops. But it got me wondering about other storage products. And as fishing was my first passion for the outdoors I went back to my roots. As any fisherman knows there is the eternal struggle between owning tackle and putting it somewhere. What once was OK to be in the coat closet is now banished to a shed or garage because the little missus doesn’t like it there or that apparently size 18 treble hooks get caught too easily in their favorite parka… pssh, parka-the attitude I say! But because of the eternal bonds of love and the fact that divorces are way too common and expensive, everyone makes sacrifices. But can’t there be some way to store and display your fishing gear in a tasteful manner? Well thanks to those bad-boys at Browning, there is!

The NEW Browning Rod Storage Cabinet will please anyone who is going through such a predicament as described above. This thing has ten rod holders on it, which should be able to fit most fishermen’s arsenals. If you have more than you probably also have a man-cave or aren’t married. Just sayin’.

Of course though, it is such a pain to have your fishing poles in one area and the tackle in another. Luckily this cabinet comes with plenty of storage space, and apparently ten was the number that day for Browning product designers. It has enough space to hold ten tackle trays/utility boxes. There is also a small felt lined storage compartment on top.

-Giddy-Up!!

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