February at BPS
February is More Fish Month. The More Fish Campaign is a five-year initiative launched by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to raise awareness and funding to protect, conserve and enhance the nation's fish populations and their habitats. Make a donation at the register to be entered for chances to win a Bass Pro Shops gift card.
The More Fish Campaign objectives include the following priorities:
- Restore the nation's fish and other aquatic life to healthy and thriving populations;
- Increase public awareness, access and stewardship;
- Protect, conserve and enhance the nation's rivers, lakes, estuaries, bays and coastal waters;
- Work with conservation nonprofits, federal land and water management agencies and state fish and game agencies to support the conservation of fish and aquatic populations.
- Work with corporations, foundations, individuals and others to raise additional financial resources to invest in priority fisheries conservation projects.
The need is real and the need is daily! Take this opportunity to donate! The first of 8 Central PA Blood Bank visits will be held on Sat. Feb. 8 from 12pm – 4pm. Bass Pro gift cards will be available to those that donate. Some rules apply.
Are you interested in obtaining a conceal carry permit for PA or other states? Legal Heat will be in the store on Friday, Feb. 8 to conduct a class. The class is scheduled for 5pm-8:30pm in the Hunt Club at the store. For more details and to register, visit www.mylegalheat.com .
Do you possess a CDL? On Saturday, February 8 from 8am-2pm there will be a CDL job fair in the mall at the Bass Pro entrance. Many trucking firms will be on site to discuss hiring possibilities. Access to the job fair prior to 9am will be through the mall entrances only. For more details, contact Ron Walker @ 717-554-8157
Friday Night Fishing Demos are underway! We will continue to have Friday Night Fishing Demos through April. All demos will begin at 7pm and begin at the reel counter. Some demos will moved to the aquarium for further description. Check the website for all of the scheduled dates.
Two dates are scheduled for February. They are Feb. 14 & 28.
Feb. 14, the topic is Basic Trout Fishing: Where to go and What to Use in PA Waters.
Feb. 28, the topic is Fishing Rods: Matching the Power & Action of a Rod to the Technique
Can you fillet your own fish? Want to get better at it? Stop by and see the pros in action! On February 7, 8 and 9 from 11:00am – 1:30pm the folks from Limestone Springs Trout Preserve will be in the store showing off & sharing their filleting skills. They will also be frying those fillets using the Bass Pro Shops Better Breader and Cajun Shake seasoning to create a very tasty morsel! Samples will be available while supplies last.
Finishing off the month of February is the beginning of the Spring Fishing Classic! On Friday, Feb. 28 we will kick things off with the Preferred Rewards event. This event runs from 6pm – 9pm. Snacks will be provided for those Rewards customers invited to the event. Few details are available about the Pro visitors or activities for the classic but this is what we do know…
March 1 & 2 – BPS National Pros will visit the store to greet customers and give workshops
March 8 & 9 – Local Pros will be in the fishing depart to talk about product and to give workshops & demos
March 8 2pm – 4pm – Fish Frying demo and sampling
March15 & 16 – Next Generation Kid’s Event including the Catch & Release Pond
– Women’s Beginner Fishing Workshop
There will be workshops, demonstrations and other activities throughout the Spring Fishing Classic!
So as you see, February is a busy month that will lead us into more busy months and activities! Be sure to watch our Facebook page www.facebook.com/bpsharrisburg as well as www.basspro.com and select the Harrisburg page.