Bass Pro Shops kicks off the fall season with free seminars and events at the Bass Pro Shops Fall Hunting Classic from August 10-26, 2018.
The Fall Hunting Classic, an annual tradition for millions of hunters and sportsmen across North America, returns to Bass Pro Shops locations throughout the U.S. and Canada this August 12- 28, 2016. The annual event kicks off thefall hunting season with free seminars led by nationally recognized professional hunters and special offers at 77 Bass Pro Shops locations.*
“For nearly 30 years now, the Fall Hunting Classic has been a popular and much-anticipated tradition at Bass Pro Shops,” said Jerry Martin, captain of the RedHead Pro Hunting team. “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. Hunters also love to get a firsthand look at all the latest products.”
Many sportsmen and women look forward to the event all year long. This 17-day event is expected to draw more than 100,000 people to each location.
During the Fall Hunting Classic, nationally recognized professional hunters, local pros and outdoorsmen and women will conduct seminars, answer questions and help hunters makethe most of their fall hunting season. (Check local listings: pros, topics, dates and times may vary)**.
Free seminars include:
- 11 a.m. : Calling and Decoying
- 2:30 p.m. : Archery Insights: Improving your aim
- 3:30 p.m. : Stealth and Scent Control: Scent control and scent products to give you the edge
- 11 a.m. : The Right Rifle for the Hunt
- 2:30 p.m. : Basic Hunting Safety
The first 25 seminar attendees ages 18 or older on August 18-19 will receive a free survival wristband and a free insulated tote.
Other special events include:
- August 18: 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 survival wristband and an insulated tote.
- August 10 – 19: Bow, crossbow and optics trade-in
Hunters can trade in bows, crossbows and optics for a coupon worth up to $100 off the purchase price of a new bow, crossbow or optics (excludes longbows or recurves and spotting scopes).
- August 18 – 26: 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 25 & 26: Kids’ Weekend
Kids’ Weekend is a family-friendly, free event that includes a free archery workshop and challenge in addition to a free craft, giveaway and photo download.
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 purchased. Through excise taxes paid on firearms, ammunition and archery equipment through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration program (WSFR), state wildlife agencies receive vital funding for regional conservation efforts. 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.
Race Experience and UTV Sweepstakes
In addition to free seminars and great deals on hunting gear, customers can also enter a sweepstakes to win a race experience and UTV. One winner will receive the grand prize, valued at $18,000, which includes a trip for two to attend the Bank of America 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the chance to meet Daytona 500 Champion Austin Dillon and a 2-Passenger Textron Stampede UTV. The prize package includes a $500 Bass Pro Shops or Cabela’s gift card, $500 spending money and hotel and travel accommodations. Visit www.basspro.com/huntingclassicfor more information on how to enter.***