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Bass Pro Shops Offers Free Gun Locks During Gun Safety Classes

From Bass Pro Shops

-- Enjoying the outdoors is about more than just hunting and fishing. Safety plays a huge role in the enjoyment of the outdoors.

As a result, Bass Pro Shops will offer free gun safety seminars at 47 stores at 10 a.m. (local time except in Canada) Saturday, Aug. 9. The first 100 people to complete the course at each store will be given a Project ChildSafe gun lock.

"We firmly believe in gun ownership, and an important element to that is gun safety," says Brent Lawrence, media specialist with Bass Pro Shops. "These seminars will help get people acquainted with firearms and basic safety."

The gun safety seminars will be held as part of the Bass Pro Shops Fall Hunting Classic Aug. 8-24. The Fall Hunting Classic is a 17-day event that focuses on hunting and the outdoors. Other special events during the Bass Pro Shops Fall Hunting Classic include:

Aug. 8-10 - Nationally recognized professional hunters and outdoorsmen will be at stores to give seminars and talk about their experiences. (See attached schedule.)

Aug. 11-24 - ATV/UTV & Boat Show. Customers will have the opportunity to check out some select Arctic Cat and Cub Cadet vehicles along with the Tracker family of boats at this free show.

Aug. 22-24 - Share the Harvest. Customers will receive 15% off select brands of hunting boots with the donation of 2 canned food items. The food will be donated to local organizations.  While there visit with local Department of Natural Resources or Conservation Groups about their designated program for hunters to donate their wild game harvest to local food pantries.

Aug. 8-24 - Cub Cadet UTV and 2-year Toyota Tundra Truck Lease sweepstakes. Customers can enter the national sweepstakes to win. One Cub Cadet UTV and Toyota will be awarded nationally to a Bass Pro Shops customer.

(Note: Sweepstakes not available in Canada; Islamorada, Miami and Branson stores will not have gun safety classes).

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