Company Description: Bass Pro Shops offers outdoor gear for hunters, fishermen, backpackers, hikers and campers. The company also features items for outdoor living and gift items with an outdoor theme.
A visit to a bricks-and-mortar Bass Pro Shops provides shoppers hands-on experience. The shop at Rocky View is no exception; visitors can browse a huge selection of gear, clothing for men, women and children, and footwear, visit the shooting range or shop for a fishing boat. The store is also a showcase for local antiques and trophy mounts of fish and wildlife.
The Bass Pro Shops online catalog provides shoppers access to thousands of items, including some that are not available in the store. And gift cards are available when it becomes too hard to make a decision.
The Bass Pro Shops store at Rocky View in Calgary held its grand opening on April 7, 2009. Bass Pro Shops donated .50 to conservation efforts for every dollar spent during the evening. In recognition of the event, the Johnny Morris Conservation Creel of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Man-Shield Construction matched the conservation donations.
John Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, opened his first store in a small space in his fatherís liquor store in Springfield, Missouri in 1971. The original store proved to be extremely popular with fishing folk headed for the bass lakes in the Ozarks.