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Cabelas almost here

Postby firebird » Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:39 am

I've made a couple trips to Nebraska before and been to Bass Pro in Texas, But a backyard Cabela's! I can't wait, how do you guys feel about it? I'm already saving money and making my shopping list, its alittle like Christmas...
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Postby Bret » Thu Jul 21, 2005 1:29 pm

I am excited a good friend of mine is working there. I have been to Bass Pro in Kady TX but have yet to go to a Cabelas. I think it will be cool I will probably wait to visit until the crowds die down some. I don't buy to much other than shells, and little stuff from retailers these days so I am more excited about the experience and I hope they have a classic gun room like I have heard about.
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Postby UtahSprig » Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:19 am

Bret,

I've been to the BPS in Dallas/Fortworth :thumbsup: . I too will wait for the opening day crowds to die before going. I figure that I'll get my same items that I always do from Cabelas (waders, decoys etc.) but I'll just pick them up in person rather than ordering them online. One plus will be being able to try on waders/boots etc. before buying. Nothing worse than having to exchange for a different size.

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Postby Bret » Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:24 am

The funny thing is I will be going to a contest at Cabelas in KC like the week before Cabelas Utah opens.

August 26,27,28

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Postby UtahSprig » Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:00 am

Sounds like fun!!!

Good luck on the contest, does the winner get a seat in Stutgart?

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Postby green head2 » Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:07 am

I have been to most of the cabela stores in the united states and most of the bass pro shops I really like the bps in vegas and springfield mo I too will wait for the crowds to die down I think sportsmans has better prices on most things But it will be nice to have a cabelas in ut even though I still have to drive 130 miles to get to it Bret good luck :thumbsup:
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Postby Bret » Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:50 pm

yes the contests are sanctioned regionals I think there are four that weekend. I thank you for the well wishes. I will do my best, but I also know where my place is. In contests that big with that kind of quality callers it would take a lot of luck and for me to blow the three best routines I have ever blown. My goal is to make it to the third round in at least one of them. No matter what happens it will be a learning experience for sure.



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Postby green head2 » Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:20 pm

Well hope for the best By the way they gonna have the worst goose callers contest there Im sure I would win that and we could split the expenses :laughing: :oops: I just cant get that ZR1 to sound like fred My wife is about to make me move out to the barn :thumbsdown:
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Postby Bret » Thu Jul 28, 2005 9:15 am

Well Fred is one heck of a caller. I can't make a goose call sound very goos either. I can blow a duck call a little.

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Postby firebird » Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:48 pm

For under $30 you can buy a flute call and master the basics in 2 days, Zink and the boys make it look easy but you may have noticed they don't spend much time in Utah...
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Postby green head2 » Thu Jul 28, 2005 1:07 pm

Yes he does make it look easy I got a free video when I bought it That teaches you how to blow it But I feel like my head is going to explode trying to make a sound come out and Still have enough air to make a few more Ive got 2 mo to figure it out Hopfully my wife can take it
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Postby Bret » Thu Jul 28, 2005 1:36 pm

It may be tuned to heavy for you. You might call him and talk to him he might be able to lighten it up a little. There are a couple guys in the state that blow zinc in comps I bet they could help you out too. Blow it a little bit longer then let me know if you still feel like you are struggling for enough air. I will get you in touch with somebody.

we sure high jacked this thread.
Sorry Firebird.

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Postby green head2 » Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:01 pm

Thanks bret i will let you know And Im sorry too firebird
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Postby firebird » Tue Aug 23, 2005 7:03 pm

Got into Cabelas last night for a special contractors opening. The store lives up to the billing and all the frills you would expect. The gun library is a hunters dreamworld! Even on the abbreviated opening the place was crammed. The staff were very good with all the pressure. My dad loved the aquarium and I spent nearly an hour in the big game wing. I wish there was more bird taxidermy but that is my thing. I didn't notice the calls(sorry Bret) but they had everything I wanted to look at plus some other stuff I didn't know I couldn't live without until last night...My wife mostly loved the fudge! I would expect monster traffic in there and slow lines at the registers for awhile but definitely worth the wait!
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Postby Bret » Tue Aug 23, 2005 7:55 pm

That sounds awesome. I can't wait to check it out for myself.



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