Bass Pro Shops
Founded in 1972 by avid young angler Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is a leading national retailer of outdoor gear and apparel, with 100 stores and Tracker Marine Centers across North America. Johnny started the business with eight-square-feet of space in the back of his father's liquor store in Springfield, Mo., the company's sole location for the first 13 years of business.
Johnny's passion for the outdoors and his feel for the products and shopping experiences desired by outdoor enthusiasts helped transform the industry. Today Bass Pro Shops locations are more than just stores — they are destination experiences that draw more than 120 million visitors annually. Each location is heavily customized to reflect the character of the region. In addition to giant aquariums teeming with live fish and extensive wildlife mounts and dioramas, many locations feature unique restaurants and ocean-themed bowling alleys.
Conservation and Community
Guided by the visionary leadership of our founder and CEO Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is making a significant impact in on the future of conservation. More than 40 years after Johnny began helping people connect with nature through a tiny bait shop, our conservation mission is to inspire people to enjoy, love and conserve the great outdoors.
Key conservation initiatives include protecting wildlife and habitat, connecting kids and families to the outdoors and protecting sportsmen's rights through access and advocacy efforts. Together with thousands of passionate associates and 120 million annual customers, we're making a big impact.
Click here to learn more about our conservation and community initiatives.
Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid to host fourth annual FLOCKTOBERFEST event for families and outdoors enthusiastsSeptember 25, 2018
Largest hunting event and sale returns to Memphis, headlined by free concert with country music stars Chris Janson and Lucas Hoge
Major League Fishing, Bass Pro Shops and Outdoor Sportsman Group proudly announce exciting new fishing competition to grow the sport of fishingSeptember 11, 2018
Year of the Bird exhibit opens at Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and AquariumAugust 21, 2018
New exhibition celebrates birds and 100th anniversary of Migratory Bird Treaty Act