This weekend, we visited one of my favorite places (well, besides on the water.) Bass Pro Shops. They recently opened one near my home and because it is right next door to Walmart, well, we are there a lot. Like, almost daily.
For the past few weeks, they’ve had this event for kids going on. I haven’t stayed in the store long enough to check it out…until this past trip when Dad was looking at some new reels and Mom was with us, so I asked if I could go.
A quick sign of the waiver and we were off – safety first! The sign directed us outside and the activities seemed geared towards kids 12 and under, although I would say 10 and under would be better.
The first activity I wanted to try was pellet (BB) shooting. I’ve never tried it! The instructor Cory was great. He handed me a pair of safety glasses and went over how to use the safety on the riffle before I could even touch anything. Once I had that down, I had to use my muscles! OK…ready, aim, fire! (I missed, all three shots, but that’s OK!)
(Mom and Dad say I have to work on my position…)
Next it was off to archery! Again, safety first. I received a lesson on proper handling of the bow and arrow, but I have shot before so it was quicker this time. Now, ready…aim…
The last thing was a casting activity. I think I have this one down! LOL They had a kid’s rod and reel with a rubber weight and then three GINORMOUS bass set up on the ground with buckets for mouths. It was fun!
What? No baitcasters?
I think I’ll stick to REAL fishing though.
At the end, Pam gave me a cute wooden fish as a parting gift – I can color it and I told her I was going to try and rig it for bait. I wonder if it’ll work? Hmmmm…
Thank you to the wonderful folks at Bass Pro Shops in Hooksett, NH for the amazing kids Summer Camp program. Because of you, future sportspeople from all over New England got to experience how wonderful the great outdoors is and I hope you can continue the programs!
~ Casting Carter
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