Cabela’s

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,…

Outdoor News partners with Cabela’s for Youth Writing Contest

Plymouth, Minn. — Outdoor News, Inc., publisher of locally written fishing and hunting outdoor newspapers in seven Great Lake states, has partnered with Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, for the annual Youth Writing Contest for students in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and Illinois. Outdoor News, Inc. has promoted the writing contest…

Cass Lake hosts Cabela’s walleye tour’s world championship

Whether bass or walleyes, Minnesota will be the center of the professional fishing world this week. While the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship returns to smallmouth bass haven Lake Mille Lacs in and around Onamia, Minn., Sept. 14-17, the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s 2017 World Championship is Sept. 14-16 on Cass Lake near Cass Lake, Minn. Unlike the AOY…

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…