Bass Pro Shops Fall Hunting Classic: Experience the world's greatest hunting show and sale
Bass Pro Shops free event helps hunters prepare for upcoming seasons
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Fall Hunting Classic, held at 72 Bass Pro Shops stores throughout the U.S. and Canada*, is set for August 21- 30, 2015. This annual event offers free seminars led by nationally recognized professional hunters, special offers, and a chance to win a hunting trip to Argentina with RedHead Pro Hunting Team member and competitive shooter, Doug Koenig.
Many sportsmen and women look forward to the event all year long. This 10-day event is expected to draw more than 100,000 people to each store.
During the Fall Hunting Classic, nationally recognized professional hunters, local pros, and outdoorsmen and women will conduct seminars at the stores and answer hunters' questions. (Check local store listings pros, topics, dates and times may vary).
Free seminars include***:
7 p.m.: Advanced game camera strategies for year-round scouting
August 22 & 23
1 p.m.: Archery tune-up: Prepare your gear for the hunt
2 p.m.: Get close: Scent control and scent products that give you the edge
3 p.m.: Boots 101: Choosing the right footwear for your outing experience
4 p.m.: Knives and tools to guide your hunt from field to freezer
Other special events include:
• August 21 – 30 – Game camera, hunting boot, and riflescope trade in. Hunters with game cameras, boots, and/or riflescopes that don't get a lot of action can trade them in at a participating Bass Pro Shops store during the Fall Hunting Classic. This trade-in event allows hunters to trade in game cameras and riflescopes for a coupon worth up to $100 off the purchase price of a new game camera or riflescope. Hunters can trade in hunting or rubber boots for a coupon worth up to $40 off the purchase of new hunting boots. The game cameras, boots, and riflescopes will be given to local nonprofit organizations to help with their outdoor education programs. See a store associate for details on all trade-in offers.
• August 29 – Women's Hunting Workshop 3 p.m. - Women are invited to a free seminar to learn hunting tips and how-to information on outdoor cooking and more. The first 25 women, ages 18 or older, will receive a free Bass Pro Shops tumbler.
• August 29 & 30 – Next Generation Weekend- Kids are invited to come to their local Bass Pro Shops store Saturday, August 29, and Sunday, August 30, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. for Bass Pro Shops Next Generation Weekend. This family-friendly, free event includes a free craft, workshop, giveaway, and activities. Check local store listings for more information on Next Generation activities.
It is vitally important that today's youth get involved in the outdoors so they can become the stewards and conservationists of tomorrow to ensure the maintenance and well-being of our natural resources. Bass Pro Shops is proud to take part in inspiring the next generation of conservationists by providing easy, fun, accessible ways for families to discover and enjoy the outdoors.
Hunters have always been and continue to be the largest contributors to wildlife conservation through the hunting licenses, tags and stamps they buy. Another important source of funding for state wildlife conservation efforts are the excise taxes sportsmen and women pay on firearms, ammunition and archery equipment through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration program (WSFR). In 2014, WSFR provided $1.1 billion through the sale of hunting and fishing equipment to support habitat conservation and outdoor recreation. Since the program's inception 78 years ago, more than $17 billion have been distributed to states for this great work. Those dollars, combined with hunting license fees, provide more than 75 percent of the funding for most state fish and wildlife agencies. Sportsmen and women contribute nearly $8 million to conservation every day through license fees, stamps, permits, excise taxes, and contributions to conservation groups.
The Fall Hunting Classic is just one of many free family events that Bass Pro Shops stores offer throughout the year. The Spring Fishing Classic, "Go Outdoors," Halloween and Easter events along with special nostalgic events such as "Santa's Wonderland" and "Family Summer Camp" offer families a way to reconnect with life's simpler times and create new traditions and memories.
For more information about the free Bass Pro Shops Fall Hunting Classic, go to http://www.basspro.com/classic or visit your local Bass Pro Shops store.
* Store not participating in this event includes location in Islamorada, Florida.
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