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Bass Pro Shops sells 11 Cabela’s stores for $324.3 million

San Francisco — A joint venture led by Sansome Pacific, a real estate investment firm based in San Francisco, has acquired 11 locations of outdoor sports retailer Cabela’s for $324.3 million. The transaction was structured as a sale-leaseback with the seller, Bass Pro Shops, which owns the Cabela’s brand. The specific locations of the 11 stores were not disclosed. Bass Pro…

Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s donating more than 55,000 rods and reels across North America in challenge to get more kids outside

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris is challenging families everywhere to put down their digital devices and head outside to discover the joys of fishing this summer. Morris, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s are donating more than 55,000 rods and reels to not-for-profit partners that help kids from all backgrounds connect to the great outdoors…

Bass Pro Shops files suit against former Cabela’s execs over non-compete agreements

Bass Pro Shops has filed suit against two former Cabela’s employees who started outdoor stores of their own following its 2017 acquisition of its former rival. The suits allege that both operators are in breach of non-compete agreements and are using stolen, proprietary information. According to the Delaware Court of Chancery, Bass Pro Shops has filed suit against NexGen Outfitters,…

Outdoors stores quietly continue to sell assault weapons

DUNDEE, Mich. — Some big retailers have curbed sales of assault weapons after last month’s school shooting in Florida. But several outdoor chains, including Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Gander Outdoors and Academy Sports, continue to sell assault-style rifles online and in stores as part of their mix of hunting equipment. The decision is in stark contrast to Dick’s Sporting Goods,…

Larry Whiteley of Bass Pro Shops talks about Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife Museum [video]

Wisconsin Outdoor News’ Kristen Monroe interviews the voice of Bass Pro Shops, Larry Whiteley, about Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife Museum. Wonders of Wildlife Museum celebrates people who fish, hunt and act as stewards to the land and water. Categories: Illinois Videos, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos, New York Videos, Ohio Videos, Pennsylvania Videos, Wisconsin – Kristen Monroe, Wisconsin Videos Tags:…

Kids’ State-Fish Art Contest includes aquatic invasive species category

In 2014, Colleen Malley from Pennsylvania won with her painting of striped bass and the invasive Northern snakehead.WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. — Win the Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest, sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, twice in the same year? Now you can – by becoming the “Invader Crusader.” The “Silent Invader” national category was created in 2012 to introduce children…

Cabela’s-Bass Pro Shops merger approved

The long-anticipated merger between Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops was made official July 11 as Cabela’s shareholders voted in favor of the move, according to multiple reports. Also according to reports, the transaction for Sidney, Neb.-based Cabela’s was reportedly valued at $4.2 million. With the deal, which is expected to close in the third quarter, the companies reportedly will be based…