Big doings at Georgia Bass Pro Shops and Bass Pro’s all over the country, through August 27. Customers can prepare for fall hunting season with free seminars led by professional hunters and benefit from special offers at Bass Pro Shops locations* across the U.S. and Canada. You can also a big grand prize.
“For 30 years now, hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts have attended this free event to learn how they can be more successful in the field while staying safe and comfortable with appropriate clothing and gear,” said Jerry Martin, captain of the RedHead Pro Hunting team. “Hunters love to get a firsthand look at all the latest products and pick up valuable field tips and techniques. It’s become a family tradition that gets passed along to the next generation.”
During the Fall Hunting Classic, professional hunters, local pros and outdoorsmen and women conduct seminars, answer questions and help hunters make the most of their fall hunting season. Many sportsmen and women look forward to the event all year long. Check local listings at www.basspro.com/classic.
Special events include:
- August 19: Women’s Hunting Workshop
Women are invited to this free seminar at 3 p.m. to learn hunting tips and how-to information for gearing up for the hunt and more. The first 25 women ages 18 or older will receive a free Bass Pro Shops tumbler
- August 19 – 27: Game camera and hunting boot trade-in
Hunters can trade in game cameras for a coupon worth up to $100 off the purchase price of a new game camera; or trade in hunting or rubber boots for a coupon worth up to $40 off the purchase of new hunting boots. The game cameras, boots, bows, crossbows and optics are donated to local nonprofit organizations to help with outdoor education programs.
- August 26 & 27: Next Generation Weekend
Next Generation Weekend is a family-friendly, free event that includes a free craft, giveaway, photo download and activities. Check local 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 insure 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.
Celebrating Sportsmen, America’s Conservation Heroes
The Fall Hunting Classic celebrates the role hunters play in ongoing wildlife conservation efforts. Hunters are 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 2015, 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 $18 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.
Hunt of a Lifetime Sweepstakes
In addition to free seminars and great deals on hunting gear, customers can also enter a sweepstakes to win the hunt of a lifetime with Pat and Nicole Reeve of Driven TV. One winner will receive the grand prize, valued at $8,000, which includes a guided deer hunt for one person with Buck Country Outfitters in Saskatchewan, Canada. The prize package includes LaCrosse hunting boots and gear, a $1,000 Bass Pro Shops gift card and lodging, airfare, rental car, hunting license and taxes. Visit www.basspro.com/classic for more information on how to enter.