Cabela’s celebrates ‘Spring Great Outdoor Days’ with local event

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Cabela’s Outdoors in Rogers will celebrate the beginning of the thaw by hosting “Spring Great Outdoor Days 2014” on March 1 and 2. The outdoor speciality retailer hopes to encourage outdoorsmen and women to shift their focus from winter to spring adventures. Among the activities will be seminars, demonstrations and cooking events for the entire family.

Cabela’s will offer a two full days of complimentary workshops and in-store demonstrations. Local industry expert Mike McClelland, Cabela’s Pro Fisher will be in-store presenting tips and answering questions. As part of the festivities, attendees will be able to enter to win a $5000 Cabela’s shopping spree.

The retailer recently faced a rough fourth quarter with same-store sales declining 10.1% and stock dropping as much as 13% due to the decline in guns and ammunition purchases. Excluding guns, comp sales were down 3.5% from a year ago.

Despite the dip in the gun market, Cabela’s rang up $1.2 billion in total sales and raised profit 5.5%, to $94.7 million. Cabela’s continues to invest in operation efficiencies and omnichannel fulfillment.

"We often forget we're in the merchandise selling business," Cabela's president and CEO Thomas Millner, said in the earnings release. "We continue to make operational improvements in the Direct business, we're getting better at omnichannel marketing, and now we have omnichannel fulfillment capability. The first two quarters will be challenging, but we ought to return to more normal trends later this year."

Saturday, Mar. 1
• 10 am Transitional Walleye-Spawn to Post Spawn
• 11am  Training Your New Hunting Retriever
• 11:30 am  My First Bow Intro
• 12 pm  Spring Jerkbait
• 1 pm  Guillotine Broadhead Demo
• 2 pm  Late Season Predator Tactics
• 3 pm  How to Outfit Your Kayak for Fishing
• 4 pm  Striper Fishing Local Waters

Sunday Mar. 2
• 10 am Fly Casting 101
• 11 am Reloading 101
• 12 pm Successful Spring Fishing Crappie
• 1 pm Spring Fishing Basics
• 2 pm  Tune Up Your Turkey Calling
• 3 pm  Fly Fishing for NWA Streams
• 4 pm  Striper Fishing Local Waters

For additional information about Spring Great Outdoor Days event in Rogers, visit the retailer online.