With some of the largest mountains on the East Coast, and major rivers such as the Merrimack, Piscataqua, and Connecticut, New Hampshire offers one outdoor adventure after another. Bass Pro Shops Sportsman’s Center in Hooksett salutes area’s diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife. The 139,000-square-foot Hooksett Bass Pro Shops, located at 2 Commerce Drive, offers something for everyone who enjoys the outdoors, whether it’s camping, fishing, hunting, boating, and more. The store’s imagery, murals, and displays reflect the region’s geography and wildlife populations. Bass Pro Shops uniquely designed, award-winning stores are often considered to be part museum, art gallery, antique store and aquarium, and centers for conservation education and fun. Using many area artifacts, antiques, period pictures, state record wildlife mounts and memorabilia, the store becomes a living museum of the region and its hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor legacies.
Since the beginning, Bass Pro Shops’ Founder Johnny Morris has been dedicated to inspiring people, especially youth and families, to love, enjoy and conserve the great outdoors.
The Conservation Partner Wall, which is located near the checkouts at the Hooksett Bass Pro Shops Sportsman’s Center, reflects that commitment to conservation with a display showcasing the logos of national conservation groups that Bass Pro Shops partners with. Two fighting moose, antlers locked in a death grip, are displayed above the turnstiles as you enter the store. A mural of Lake Winnipesaukee, as viewed from Mount Morgan, is featured in the fishing department. In the camping department, the Franconia Notch State Park and Sentinel Pine Covered Bridge is represented in a mural.
The White Mountain National Forest mural in the hunting department, focuses on the Presidential Mountain range as viewed from the Mount Washington Valley.
The murals are unique in the fact that what starts out many times as a simple painting extends into an actual fish or wildlife mount or some other property creating a 3-D effect. Mallard, northern pintail, and green-winged teal in addition to Canada geese —all are scattered throughout the exhibits and imagery of the store.
Bass Pro Shops dedication to detail is evident wherever visitors look as artisans work to create a visual style unique to that store, including handcrafted ornate metal fire screen doors, iron railings, sconces and more. The White River Fly Shop, featuring antique and collectible fly fishing memorabilia, has a vast selection of the latest in fly fishing gear.
In the hunting department, customers will find an equally impressive array of hunting clothing and gear while the archery department offers a bow set-up shop and a 20-yard archery range. More than a hunting and fishing store, visitors also will find items perfect for camping, hiking, outdoor cooking, bird watching or whatever their outdoor pleasures may be. A wide selection of men’s and women’s footwear and apparel, featuring popular brands including Columbia, North Face, Bob Timberlake, and RedHead, are also available. The marine and boat center displays a full range of boats fromTracker Marine, the world’s largest manufacturer of fishing boats. A special Evening for Conservation to help benefit area conservation groups will take place the night before the official grand opening. Any views or opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect those of Fish Bait Radio. The spokesman said the EEOC intends to resubmit the lawsuit, previously dismissed by the court, by the  July 20 deadline and the underlying charges will not substantially change.
The lawsuit specifically cited incidents at Bass Pro locations in Texas, Louisiana and Indiana.
The EEOC also alleged the company unlawfully destroyed or failed to keep records and documents related to employment applications and internal discrimination complaints.
Bridgeport City Councilwoman Lydia Martinez, D-137, is a co-chairwoman of the economic development committee who also represents the Steel Point neighborhood. Martinez said she was particularly concerned about the federal charges because the majority of her constituents are black and Hispanic. The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas 2014 - The most popular and overall highly rated pocket guide.
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Licence: Creative commons attribution license, Please check author page for more information. I laugh when the elitists and busybody extremists who comprise much of the opposition to the right to keep and bear arms whinge that owning and carrying a firearm involves less bureaucracy than purchasing an automobile.
An innocent mistake may result in years in prison and losing your right to own firearms and (in some jurisdictions) your right to vote — for life. As a shooting sports hobbyist, Emptymag is always on the lookout for good deals on ammunition and firearms accessories.
Ammunition is restricted from sale to CT, DC, IL, MA, NJ, NY, Annapolis, MD, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Oakland, Berkeley, San Jose, Carson City, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Marin County, Contra Costa County, and San Francisco, CA, New Orleans, LA, St.
Since I am a resident of Pittsburgh, I tried placing my own ammo order from Bass Pro, and received a similar cancelation notice. When you boil it all down, Bass Pro has decided to follow a Pittsburgh ordinance that on its face violates Pennsylvania’s Uniform Firearms Act. Even if Bass Pro managed to win on the merits in Pennsylvania courts, it still might stir up a hornet’s nest of costly retirbution from the ranks of politicans, bureaucrats from the FBI and ATF, and certain elements in the media. Of course, none of that helps our friend Emptymag who was denied a little Christmas cheer due to Pittsburgh’s unenforceable laws. The opinions expressed in this article are solely my own; the references to statutory and case law are made for background reference, and do not reflect legal advice, nor do they establish a attorney-client relationship in any manner whatsoever.


When he's not scribbling the truth about guns, Johannes spends his free time with his family and working as a professional in the legal technology industry. From the view of a corporate lawyer, going the extra mile to comply with a stupid law could save millions in litigation costs-and spare Bass Pro an unpleasant headline article on CNN. So in their wisdom, the geniuses who gave us the SAFE Act now ensure that my ammo stockpile is a lot larger than it would be if I could just have the damn stuff shipped to my house when I need it.
BPS find their headquarters in Louisiana very accommodating and hopefully, that will continue. When Sandy Hook happened Dicks Sports cancelled a bunch of orders for a special Bushmaster they had promised to (and taken deposits from) a bunch of people, and seriously pissed off the world. I was pleased to note that the advertisements from Bass Pro and Academy Sports continued to feature sporting rifles of all types, and I support them when I can (mostly for ammo. Louisiana is quite definitely firearm friendly, and I’m glad that BPS and Academy are here. Mailing addresses are based on the post office that delivers your mail, not your municipality. Seems like it would be more fruitful than posting that Brass Pro should do something they certainly have no interest in doing.
I always wondered, if you’re not operating in a particular State, short of just sending you a nasty cease and desist letter, how could that state enforce it laws on you.
Actually, the only place in IL so far that would sell me ammo is the Bass Pro Shops up by Wisconsin. Funny thing, you can buy brass, bullets, primers and powder, and get them all shipped to Illinois.
And it would be easier to do that, and buy a reloading press, than it would be to convince a minimum-wage Wal-Mart employee that it is in fact legal for an out-of-state resident to buy ammo without a FOID card. As a Pittsburgh resident, I intend to inform Bass Pro Shops that I will not be doing any business with them & will be urging other people I know to do the same. No, Sorry, Given the protocol for doing business in New York State after the safe-act was put in place we no longer do business there. Yep, they are just using the zip code, which almost never corresponds with the borders of a municipality, so you are SOL. Couldn’t you just establish a PO Box or a UPS Mail Box in a place outside of Pittsburgh?
I currently live in the cesspool known as NOLA; however, that is the first and only thing I have heard if it being illegal to ship ammo to the Big Sleazy. No governing authority of a political subdivision shall enact after July 15, 1985, any ordinance or regulation more restrictive than state law concerning in any way the sale, purchase, possession, ownership, transfer, transportation, license, or registration of firearms, ammunition, or components of firearms or ammunition; provided, however, that this Section shall not apply to the levy and collection of sales and use taxes, license fees and taxes and permit fees, nor shall it affect the authority of political subdivisions to prohibit the possession of a weapon or firearm in certain commercial establishments and public buildings. The new Bass Pro Shops Sportsman’s Center in Hooksett is a tribute to New Hampshire’s natural beauty, outdoor traditions, and abundant wildlife.
It will outfit the area’s outdoor sportsmen and women, in addition to the many people who visit New Hampshire to enjoy the state’s natural resources. They also offer the area’s largest selection of high-quality outdoor gear as well as a staff of dedicated professionals who promote the outdoor lifestyle and live it as well. That commitment, demonstrated over the course of several decades, is a big reason why Bass Pro Shops is known as the outdoor industry’s corporate conservation leader.
One gets the sense of traveling through New Hampshire’s landscape as the murals transport the viewer through a series of panoramic vistas—all beautifully replicated with the stroke of an artist’s brush.
The lobby, which is designed to resemble an old hunting lodge’s trophy room, features a large, stacked rock fireplace.
The lake scene transitions into the Merrimack River where smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, chain pickerel, pike, and Atlantic salmon are displayed. At any moment visitors could expect to come upon a flock of wild turkeys, bear emerging from a stand of trees, beaver working on a dam or a moose standing in a bog. Experts will continue the art of hand-tying flies on site and assist customers in making the perfect selection. From big water boats to small fishing boats, canoeing and even kayaking, customers will find exactly what they need to have fun on the water with selections from Tracker, Nitro, Tahoe, Sun Tracker, Mako, Ascend and more. In addition, the store will offer free outdoor skills workshops throughout the year for adults, kids and families that will help maximize outdoor fun by teaching new skills and improving existing ones.
District Court in Houston, was dismissed without prejudice, meaning the agency was given an opportunity by the judge to refile with additional information. 21, alleged that Bass Pro, since at least November 2005, has been denying qualified blacks and Hispanics retail positions such as cashier, sales associate, team leader, supervisor and manager. Laws related to firearms in the United States are so labyrinthine that they require a team of attorneys to keep things straight. In December 2014, he noticed that Bass Pro was offering an online sale on .22 Long Rifle ammunition.
However, we regret to inform you that we are unable to process your order because the items you requested are restricted from the shipping address on your order. I spoke directly with a friendly customer service representative who explained that Bass Pro was trying to comply with a Pittsburgh municipal ordinance. It is important to scrupulously follow the law, particularly when it applies to products such as firearms and ammunition. Attempts were made to contact Bass Pro’s communications director and a manager, but I have yet to hear from them regarding why they chose this policy.
After all, Bass Pro is already in the crosshairs of the EEOC for alleged ethnic discrimination in hiring practices (despite an apparent lack of plaintiffs).


Pennsylvania enacted a law last year that would not require gun owners to show that they were actually harmed by ordinances that violated Pennsylvania’s preemption of municipal laws on firearms and ammunition. Case law and statutes change over time, and no guarantee is made that any information relating to the law is accurate. Cue hand wringing, Al Shaprton jumping on a plane, piles of negative publicity and liberals boycotting a sporting goods store they’d never visit anyways. They also removed all modern sporting rifles from their inventory, and I refuse to set foot in their shops to this day. You’d be surprised at how many on line retailers, who will not ship to NYC, include Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island, just for the helluvit. Many of the municipalities that share a border with the City of Pittsburgh have Pittsburgh, PA as their official mailing addresses.
I mean, for example, if you actually shipped ammo directly to someone in NY (no FFL), what could Andrew Cuomo really do about it? While we did our best, keeping in compliance with state and federal regulations was hard and expensive.
PA is very imperfect (the recent law the allows state police to search your car and phone with no warrant or consent), but we’ve managed to stay resilient while surrounded with anti-human rights bastions like MD, NY, NJ, and nearly CT. In fact, Bass Pro Shops has been voted best in delivering service excellence two years in a row by J.D.
Bass Pro Shops’ has partnered with and supports the efforts of many conservation organizations that work to conserve and manage the nation’s natural resources.
Through the use of special lighting techniques, the murals take on a living, breathing quality. Vintage photos of area New Englanders enjoying outdoor activities, antique gear, and wildlife mounts complete the lobby. Black bear, white-tailed deer, moose, and eastern turkeys are also on display in the hunting department.
Visitors will have the area’s largest array of freshwater rods, reels and fishing accessories to choose from – all specially selected for the area. An on-site, state-of-the-art boat service center with three service bays also will be available for customers’ convenience for boat rigging as well as a full-time master service technician. Heck, some of the regulations are occasionally dreamed up by the people tasked with enforcing them. With visions of hundreds of rounds of ammunition under his Christmas Tree dancing in his head, he placed an order. As the ordinance requires photo identification and record keeping for all retail sales of ammunition within Pittsburgh city limits, and since Bass Pro’s online site was not set up to accommodate these requirements, they were canceling online ammunition orders from the city of Pittsburgh. Any laws in Pennsylvania regulating those two subjects can only come from the legislature in Harrisburg, not from township, borough, city, or county administrations.
I can speculate, however, that they might be concerned that some repression-minded politician in Pittsburgh might decide to liven up his career by trying to prosecute a disfavored company for violating a municipal firearms ordinance.
If you need legal advice, you are urged consult your local bar association for recommendations on hiring an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction. It is standard procedure here in PA for your official address to have a place name that is entirely different from the name of the local government entity under whose jurisdiction you actually live. Some will ship to NJ, but only AFTER you place the order will they tell you that you need to scan your state-issued Firearms Owner I.D.
Because they sell ammo you can bet they dislike turning down money, but they are not a legal business. The company’s key conservation initiatives include fish and wildlife habitat improvements, conservation and outdoor skills education, improving water quality and quality of our lakes and springs, and conservation advocacy.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, but look forward to serving you in the future!
I can legally buy pretty much anything in my Southern Cook town but a LOT of internet sites are uninformed to say the least…I can cross the border to Indiana and get lots of deals.
So as it stands right now, if you live in Pittsburgh, or just close to it, you’ll have to shop elsewhere for your online ammunition needs.
So last time I ordered Red Army Standard copper-jacketed 7.62 I only wanted a few hundred rounds, but found it much more economical to buy the bulk 1080 pack. Since NJ law requires the FOID and picture ID for pistol ammunition purchased in-state, I will try once to inform the website that my shotgun ammunition doesn’t require any form of ID anywhere. I didn’t have enough manpower to monitor laws to determine if I could ship a magazines, stocks, grips and lots of other things which were constantly getting classified as assault weapon parts, or high capacity magazine, even just outright forbidden. I knew I either had to stop selling to those states all together or just close down and move on to something less stressful. I understand that places can’t keep up with the insanely high number of gun and ammo laws. I did all of this without an FFL because I never sold ammo or guns, just cases, stocks and things like that. I couldn’t imagine the mess you have to go through if you actually sold ammo and guns.



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