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August 12, 2016 - August 28, 2016
Fall Hunting Classic

  • Trade In Dates:

    • Bow & Crossbow Trade-In, August 12-21, Save up to $100 on your trade-in.

    • Optics Trade-In, August 12-21, Save up to $100 on your trade-in.

    • Game Camera Trade-In, August 20-28,Save up to $100 on your trade-in.

    • Hunting Boot Trade-In, August 20-28, Save up to $40 on your trade-in. Hunting Boots that are donated to Soles-4 -Souls. Soles-4-Souls is a global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing.

    Local Pro Seminars! August 20th & 21st Be one of the first 20 to attend one of the seminars and you will receive a FREE Bass Pro Shops Tumbler!


  • Saturday, August 20

    • 11am - Archery Tune Up: Be Prepared for the Hunt

    • 2pm - Get Close: Scent Control and Scent Products That Give You the Edge

    • 4pm - Archery Skills: Perfecting Your Shot and How to Play the Wind


    Sunday, August 21

    • 1pm - Boots 101: Choosing the Right Footwear for your Outing Experience

    • 3pm - Knives and Tools Guide: Your Hunt from Field to Freezer


    Next Generation Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, August 27th & 28th 11am - 4pm

    • BB Shooting (recommended for kids ages 8-12). First 50 kids each day will receive a FREE Vest & Badge!

    • Soft Gun Arcade

    • Free Photo Download

    • Canvas Crafts for Kids

    • PLUS! The first 100 kids to completed their punch cards will receive a free turkey backpack.

  • Enter for a Chance To Win a trip for 4 to the 2017 Bass Pro Shops NRA America's Night Race in Bristol! Total Package valued at $9,900! Plus on (1) winner from our store will receive a NRA Lifetime Membership valued at $1500! 


September 1, 2016 - September 30, 2016
Boy Scout Merit Badge Classes

September is Boy Scouts of America Month! 

Every Tuesday and Thursday we will have classes given by Merit badge councilors to help our local scouts earn their merit badge. All classes will begin at 6 p.m. 

Class Schedule:

Thursday, Sept. 1 Fishing

Tuesday, Sept. 6 Rifle Shooting (Part 1)

Thursday, Sept. 8 Rifle Shooting (Part 2)

Tuesday, Sept. 13 Fishing

Thursday, Sept. 15 Fishing

Tuesday, Sept. 20 Rifle Shooting (Part 1)

Thursday, Sept. 22 Rifle Shooting (Part 2)

Tuesday, Sept. 27 Fishing

Thursday, Sept. 29 Fishing

Space is limited, please call ahead at 847-856-1229 ext: 5217 to reserve a spot. 

*Please be aware that one class does not garuntee a Merit Badge. The Rifle Shooting is a 3 part venture. We provide 2 parts of class work and the actual shooting portion must be done at another facility. For more information on where a scout can pass his rifle shooting requirments can be found at

*Fishing Merit Badge scouts must provide proof (photo) that they can "catch at least one fish and identify it. if regulations and health concerns permit, clean and cook a fish you have caught. Otherwise, acquire a fish and cook it." 

September 3, 2016 - September 4, 2016
Hometown Festival

Labor Day Weekend Hometown Festival

Come in for FREE Family fun!

Activities: Noon-5 p.m. unless otherwise notes

FREE Seminars/Product Demos 
1:30 Stoked to Smoke: How to Smoke Meat Right
4:30 Going Dutch: Dutch Oven Cooking Made Easy 

FREE Puck Pond: pick a duck for a chance to win a light-up safety whislte 

FREE Face Painting: Noon-4 only 

FREE Casting Bucket: Practice your casting

FREE Metal Detector Treasure Hunt: Find the treausre to win a glow in the dark arrowhead.

FREE Craft: Color a wall art canvas 

FREE Photo Download: Look like you are behin the wheel of our Bat Bass Wildcat 

FREE Hot Dogs: 1-4 p.m. 

FREE Flossies Funel Cake Samples: 2-5 p.m.

FREE Stars and Stripes Drawstring Bag to the first 100 kids that complete a punch card each day. 

Hourly Drawings - Saturday Only: 

2 p.m.- $25 Bass Pro Gift Card
3 p.m.- One Pair EX Sunglasses ($135 value)
4 p.m. -  One 2 Night Stay from a selection of Bluegreen Resorts ($599 Value)
5 p.m. - $50 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card

June 11, 2106 - June 19, 2016
Gone Fishing

JUNE 11 & 12, 18 & 19

FREE Seminars both weekends:

•11am: Gone Fishing - Best local destinations for group fishing
•1pm: Best Bait - What bait to choose for local fishing 
•2pm: Fishing - Anyone Can Do It! Best equipment to have for taking friends or family fishing for the first time
•3pm: Go Fish - Information on how to make fishing fun for kids

FREE Casting Pond NOON–4PM
Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon at our Casting Pond! Whether it’s your 1st time casting a line or your second, you will have a story to tell!

FREE Photo Download NOON–4PM
Be sure and get a photo taken of you and the catch of the day! (Don’t worry, it the event of a lack of fishie participation – we’ll have a ringer of a mount for you to hold.)

While you’re here, pick up your FREE GONE FISHING SIGN* (then take it home & hang it knowing that any visitors will understand how important it is that you are not home right then) and/or pick up your FREE FISHING HOW – TO GUIDE* ! While supplies last. 

TRADE IN A VIDEO GAME SAVE $5 off a new youth starter rod and reel combo $19.99 or more. Traded-in video games will be donated to local non-for-profit charities.

• 5 night 6 days stay at Hawks Cay® Resort in the Florida Keys
• 1/2-day fishing charter with Saltwater Experience® Capt. Rich Tudor
• Daily Cabana at the Tranquility Pool
• Two 50-Minute Spa Treatments at Calm Waters Spa
• 1 Winner and 1 Guest
• Sunset Cruise for 2
• Daily breakfast and dinners at resort for 2
• Travel expenses up to $3,000

As Johnny Morris says, “If you’re too busy to go fishing, you’re just too busy!”

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January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016
Fly Tying Lessons

Individual Fly Tying Lessons are available for free every Thursday evening. Please See Carol in the fishing department between 6 - 6:30 to start. 

No previous experience necessary. Supplies and tools are always provied but participants are more than welcome to bring supplies from home, if they wish. Fly types are based on region and season.

Located at the White River Fly Shop towards the back right corner of the store.

For group classes, please contact Anamarie in Promotion at 847-856-1229 ext: 5217