News & Tips

Christmas tree with lights and gifts
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24 Gift Ideas for Outdoor Friends and Family

November 17, 2019
You can tell it’s close to the holiday season when certain family members keep mentioning things are “cute” or “awesome” or other words that indicate the item they are talking about is certainly…
Large bull elk standing in a field
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Hunter Conservation & Heritage Quiz: Can You Pass the Hunter Education Exam?

November 11, 2019
Bass Pro Shops Hunter Education Quiz – Conservation, Heritage, and Education All 50 states and 12 Canadian provinces/territories have some requirement for hunter education to get a hunting license…
Lady bow hunter in a tree in a treestand preparing for the hunt
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Bow Hunting Deer: Cold Front Challenges & Creating a Bottleneck for Deer

October 31, 2019
Bow hunting! Bradley and Danny did a great job designing and executing a hunting plan for an 80 acre property. By creating a hidey hole food plot, they created a limited resource and made an…
Mother turkey in a field with her poults
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Partners in Conservation: Bass Pro Shops & National Wild Turkey Federation

October 30, 2019
A match made in conservation heaven. Bass Pro Shops and the National Wild Turkey Federation have influenced wildlife conservation and our hunting heritage like no other over the past four decades.…
Family of four loading a boat with boating gear for a trip to the lake
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Are You Boating Safety Smart? Take This Quiz to Find Out!

October 28, 2019
Do you know what the required safety equipment you must have on a boat is? The United States Coast Guard has outlined the safety precautions and gear you need in this extensive printable PDF guide…
Ice angler fishing over an ice hole
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Ice Fishing Safety Tips & Tricks (video)

October 18, 2019
Common Sense is the Key to Enjoying All Kinds of Recreation on Winter Lakes Ice fishing. It’s one of those outdoor activities about which most folks say either “Uh-uh. Nope. Never. Are you crazy?”…
Anger sitting in a fishing boat holding up a large walleye fish
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Fired-Up for Falls Hungry Walleye

October 15, 2019
Right now, rivers are full of hungry and aggressive walleyes migrating towards their cooler weather hangouts. Fall is an awesome time of year to catch some great fish! These walleyes are on the prowl…
Land owner is loading seed spreader behind his tractor  to plant a food plot
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What to Plant for the Best Fall Food Plots and Deer Nutrition

October 14, 2019
Planting fall food plots doesn’t just entice bucks by offering them succulent forage. It also draws in does, offering the double attraction of food and females. But what plants will offer the most…
Handful of sericea lespedeza in early growth stages, white-tailed deer will utilize this plant for food
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Will Deer Eat This? How to Identify Native Plants

October 13, 2019
When creating better deer hunting habitat we all wonder...will deer eat this? In this video, 3 experts show us how to identify native plants. Then Grant explains the ones that deer love to eat. If…
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Radio Show with Rob Keck, Richard Childress and Jeff Crane
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Big Game Hunts & NASCAR Featured on Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Radio

October 12, 2019
Tune into Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Radio show this week as host Rob Keck comes to you from the beautiful Childress Vineyards in Lexington, NC, alongside NASCAR Hall of Famer and the Chairman and…
Angler in a boat on a fall day holding up a muskie facing forward baring its teeth
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7 Great Tips for Falls BIG Fish by the Numbers

September 25, 2019
For any predatory fish that swims, autumn can be the best time of the year for landing numbers of fish as well as the biggest fish of the season. As the waters begin to cool, fish will change…
A bow hunter dressed in coamo in the brush drawing his bow
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Bowhunters: 3 Reasons Quality Hunting Clothing Improves the Hunt

September 16, 2019
A serious bowhunter knows that as fall season arrives, the time to be in a tree stand has come. All the while, he or she is hoping to harvest a trophy buck as well. To achieve this goal, one must…