Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s host free seminars, activities and special offers to get customers prepared for fall hunting season

July 30, 2018

Annual Fall Hunting Classic, August 10-26, expands to all Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s locations across North America for first time

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Bass Pro Shops has welcomed millions of sportsmen and women across North America to its annual Fall Hunting Classic for more than 30 years  to gear up and gain expert advice in preparation for the autumn hunting season. This year the mid-summer tradition will extend to all Cabela’s locations across North America.

From August 10-26, customers can visit any Bass Pro Shops or Cabela’s location* in the U.S. and Canada to prepare for the fall hunting season with free seminars led by professional hunters and special offers on an expanded assortment of premium hunting gear and apparel.

“Hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts attend the Fall Hunting Classic 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. “They 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. Check local listings at


Free seminars include:

August 18

  • 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

August 19

  • 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 for more information on how to enter.***

For more information about the free Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s Fall Hunting Classic, go to, or visit your local store at

* Store not participating in this event includes location in Islamorada, Florida.
** Pro appearances, dates, topics and times subject to change.
*** Contest rules: Customers may also enter to win online at One Grand Prize winner will be drawn nationally. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR CLAIM PRIZE. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 21 years of age or older at time of entry.  Void where prohibited. 

About Bass Pro Shops®
Bass Pro Shops is North America’s premier outdoor and conservation company. Founded in 1972 when avid young angler Johnny Morris began selling tackle out of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri, today the company provides customers with unmatched offerings spanning premier destination retail, outdoor equipment manufacturing, world-class resort destinations and more. In 2017 Bass Pro Shops acquired Cabela’s to create a “best-of-the-best” experience with superior products, dynamic locations and outstanding customer service. Bass Pro Shops also operates White River Marine Group, offering an unsurpassed collection of industry-leading boat brands, and Big Cedar Lodge, America’s Premier Wilderness Resort. Under the visionary conservation leadership of Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is a national leader in protecting habitat and introducing families to the outdoors and has been named by Forbes as “one of America’s Best Employers.”





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