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November 05, 2012 at 3:28pm

Talk with expert Thad Bellow on everything Taxidermy. Learn the tips and tricks of taxidermy but also learn what YOU need to do from the kill to dropping it off to the taxidermist to make sure you have the best mount.

November 05, 2012 at 3:27pm

This free introductory class is just for the ladies. It is NOT a conceal and carry class, however you can attend this class to learn the basics of firearms and firearms safety and questions to ask when buying a gun. This will be a great way to learn in a fun and safe environment and make new friends who are interested in handguns as well.

Contact Aurora Harkins at la.girlandagun@gmail.com or call her at 225-454-5030 for more information. Registration suggested to attend class.

November 05, 2012 at 3:26pm

Meet the Duck Commander Pro-Staff
Come to Cabela’s on Sunday, October 28th, to see John Goodwin and Justin Martin from the hit reality show “Duck Dynasty”. They will both here from 1PM to 4PM. Don’t miss your chance to talk to the pros

October 24, 2012 at 1:42pm

October 27th
10AM to 4PM
Come meet USA Shooting Team member and five-time Olympic medalist Kim Rhode. Rhode will discuss her career as the world’s most accomplished women’s double trap and skeet shooter, and will be available for autographs and photos.
Rhode is the only American athlete to win medals in individual events in five straight Olympic Games, including gold in women’s skeet at the 2012 games in London. She earned gold in double trap at the 1996 and 2004 Olympics, and also is a six-time national champion.

October 24, 2012 at 1:41pm

Cabela’s 2012 Waterfowl Classic
Saturday, October 27

8:00 a.m.
Registration, 9:00 a.m.
Team Real Duck Calling Contest “Louisiana Challenge”

• Jr. Mallard Meat (mallard hen-hunting style)
• Open Team Real Duck (mallard hen, pintail, widgeon, blue wing teal, wood duck.)
• Open Duck (Mainstream- non sanctioned)
• Open Team Mallard Meat (mallard hen—hunting style)
• Open Mallard Meat (mallard hen—hunting style)
• Open Team Speckle belly Goose
• Open Speckle belly Goose

For more information contact: Randy@TeamRealDuck.com

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Delta DockDogs & Heart of Texas DockDog Club Competition
Watch the first days of competition as dogs compete from three states. Dogs will jump into a large pool and will be judged on big air jumps, high jumps and speed retrievals. Kids will love to watch the dogs and be in the “splash zone”.

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meet Kim Rhode - USA Shooting Team member and five-time Olympic medalist
Come meet USA Shooting Team member and five-time Olympic medalist Kim Rhode. Rhode will discuss her career as the world’s most accomplished women’s double trap and skeet shooter, and will be available for autographs and photos.
Rhode is the only American athlete to win medals in individual events in five straight Olympic Games, including gold in women’s skeet at the 2012 games in London. She earned gold in double trap at the 1996 and 2004 Olympics, and also is a six-time national champion.

9:00 AM
Ducks Unlimited Decoy Painting Station
Ducks Unlimited will be on hand teaching children about bird identification and letting the kids create their own version of waterfowl. Kids will paint and take home their personalized duck decoy.

9:00 AM
Cajun Heritage Festival Live Decoy Carving Station
Discover the delicate art of decoy carving and painting. Watch as this talented group carves wood and turns it into a life like masterpiece.

9:00- 5:00PM
Live Taxidermy Presentation
Visit the taxidermy demonstrations to learn about hide identification, how to prepare your trophy in the field for the best mounting results and basics techniques for someone interested in tackling the project for their self.

10:00 AM
Make the Right Call
Vernon Bradley, Prostaff for Flambeau will walk you through the techniques of calling and how to best utilize your equipment.

11:00 AM
Choke & Shot Solutions
A successful hunt begins with the right gear. Nick Patan, Prostaff for Hevi Shot will teach you the proper chokes and shot that fit your gun and hunting style.

1:00 PM
Taste of the Wild
Watch a local chef prepare different styles of wild game. Learn new ways to enhance your culinary skills while taste testing.

2:00 PM
Life or Death Tree Stand Safety
Watch as local expert Rick Smith demonstrates different tree stands, harnesses and fall protection equipment. Learn life saving techniques you can use in the field.

Sunday, October 28

9:00AM
Ducks Unlimited Decoy Painting Station
Ducks Unlimited will be on hand teaching children about bird identification and letting the kids create their own version of waterfowl. Kids will paint and take home their personalized duck decoy.

9:00 AM
Cajun Heritage Festival Live Decoy Carving Station
Discover the delicate art of decoy carving and painting. Watch as this talented group carves wood and turns it into a life like masterpiece.

9:00- 5:00PM
Live Taxidermy Presentation
Visit the taxidermy demonstrations to learn about hide identification, how to prepare your trophy in the field for the best mounting results and basics techniques for someone interested in tackling the project for their self.

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Delta DockDogs & Heart of Texas DockDog Club Competition
Watch the first days of competition as dogs compete from three states. Dogs will jump into a large pool and will be judged on big air jumps, high jumps and speed retrievals. Kids will love to watch the dogs and be in the “splash zone”.

10:00 AM
Make the Right Call
Vernon Bradley, Prostaff or Flambeau will walk you through the techniques of calling and how to best utilize your equipment.

11:00 AM
Camo Options That Keep You Concealed
So many patterns, so many brands. We can help you find the right camo for your waterfowl hunt depending on where and when you go hunting.

1:00 PM
Decoys to Bring in the Ducks
Decoy use and placement is a science and our prostaff will explain the use of various decoys, where to place them, when and how many in this seminar.

October 23, 2012 at 8:43am

Fall and Tide Kayaking Tourney
Saturday, October 20th

Ladies!
Bayou Coast Kayaking Club’s Fall and Tide Kayak Fishing Tourney, sponsored by Cabela’s, will be held at the Delta Marina in Empire Louisiana. They have created a new category for Ladies only. But hurry, because the first 10 women who register will get to borrow and use a Kustom Kajun Kayak just for this tournament! The lady who wins this category will receive their very own Kajun Kayak!

October 09, 2012 at 1:27pm

Gulf Coast Police Motorcycle Skills Championship

Saturday, October 20th

The men and women in blue come out and support Dream Day Foundation and St. Jude Hospital with their 13th Annual Gulf Coast Police Motorcycle Skills Championship. At 8:00 am on Saturday morning, experience the moving and breathtaking grand entry of the men in women in uniform. Followed by the national anthem, opening prayer, and the first rider taking off.

Watch as our men & women show off their skills as they compete through a motorcycles obstacle course. Come out and root for your parish (or state) to win the competition.

October 09, 2012 at 1:24pm

Youth Fishing Seminar
Oct. 14, Sunday
2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Fishing Dept.

Cabela’s has partnered with CCA to offer an interactive youth fishing seminar. Children will learn Fish identification, equipment and tackle, boating safety, conservation, casting, and knot tying. These rotations begin at 2PM. A Youth fishing derby will follow immediately after the seminars. CCA Volunteers and Outfitters will be on hand to help your child implement all the skills they learned. Cabela’s will have giveaways and prizes for the children. The event is free. If you would like to sign up your child or youth group, please contact Christine.pocorello@cabelas.com

October 09, 2012 at 1:19pm

October 11
GoPro Interactive Experience
Cabela’s in Gonzales, LA
5PM

GoPro will be onsite with their interactive 18 wheeler display. Learn all the tips and techniques directly from GoPro Pro Staff. Giveaways, t-shirts and other prizes will be awarded.

October 09, 2012 at 1:17pm

GEICO Sprint Cup Car Pit Stop
Oct. 10 - 14,
Wednesday - Sunday
Outside front entrance

Check out the #13 GEICO Sprint Cup car when it makes a pit stop at Cabela’s Gonzales October 10th – October 14th . Bring the whole family and you’ll be able to see a REAL race car up close – just like what GEICO’s driver Casey Mears races! But like a good pit stop – this car won’t be here long. Hurry in today!

October 09, 2012 at 1:15pm

Fall Fishing Seminar Series: Featuring Fresh Water Captains

Oct. 13, Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fishing Dept.

Local fresh water captains will be onsite to discuss the current conditions and fishing techniques for the fall. The working captains fish all the areas surrounding Louisiana and will be available for an in-depth discussion and question and answer session.

October 09, 2012 at 1:13pm

Fall Fishing Seminar Series: Featuring Captain Sam Barbera
Captain Sam will be onsite to discuss the current conditions and fishing techniques for the fall. This working captain fishes all the areas surrounding Louisiana and will be available for an in-depth discussion and question and answer session.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Ladies Day Out Event—Shooting, Casting and Cooking
Come out and enjoy many introductory events geared to women. Stations will be set up for you to try airsoft shooting, archery, campfire cooking, casting and fishing by the pond. Snacks will be served and the first 100 ladies receive a free gift.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Ladies Day Out Event—Conceal and Carry Introductory Class for Ladies
A Girl and A Gun Shooting Club will be onsite to talk about the introduction to handguns and conceal and carry laws. Taught by ladies who understand guns.
Saturday, 10am-2pm

October 05, 2012 at 4:45pm

Join Cabela's For The Womens Intro to Kayak Fishing on September 8th. See photo below for details.

September 05, 2012 at 3:42pm

Kick off your hunting season with Cabela’s and
join us September 7th-9th for the 2nd Amendment Tax Free Weekend!
This includes hunting supplies, firearms, ammo, optics, archery and camouflage.

September 04, 2012 at 11:35am

Join Cabela's on Saturday, August 18, 10am-1pm for a meet and greet with Stephanie Hayden from the hit TV show Sons of Guns. She will also be signing autographs as well as the first 200 people in line will receive a free picture.

August 17, 2012 at 10:27am

Is your ATV or UTV bad to the bone? Bring your customized ATV or UTV to Cabela’s for a chance to win gift cards and prizes.

9am- Registration
10am- Judging
11am- Awards

ATV/UTV Beauty Contest Rules

1. There will be 2 categories for the contest. An ATV category and a UTV category.

2. The UTV or ATV must be in working condition and should be able to start ATV/UTV when required by the Judges.

3. ATV’s and UTV’s will be judged by outward appearance, cleanliness, and loudness.

4. There will be only 1 winner for each category.

5. There will be 2 judges.

6. Registration starts at 9am, judging at 10 am, and rewards will be held at 11am.

7. If only 1 contestant enters a category, that contestant will be the winner by default.

August 17, 2012 at 9:57am

Join Cabela's for the 2012 Fall Great Outdoor Days on August 18 and August 19. Below you will find a list of the great seminars and other activities we will be having at the store on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday
Animal Identification
9am-5pm
Recognizing animals in the wild requires a keen sense of observation. Bring the kids and learn how to identify mammals, reptiles, and birds in this class taught by staff from to Nevada Department of Wildlife.

Saturday
Bird Watching for Kids
9am-5pm
Different bird pictures are hung around Cabela’s. Visit the optics counter for your “bird watching kit” to help you locate the birds. Receive a prize for finding all of the birds.

Saturday
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries- Licenses
9am-5pm
Discover all the hunting and fishing licenses available. Also, enter to win a “Louisiana Lifetime License” with the purchase of your hunting license over the weekend.

Saturday
ATV/UTV Interactive Display
9am-5pm
See live action trucks, UTV’s and ATV’s that have been rigged out with all the latest4D and winching equipment.

Saturday
ATV/UTV Beauty Contest
9am- 11pm
9am- Registration
10am- Judging
11am- Awards
Is your ATV or UTV bad to the bone? Bring your customized ATV or UTV to Cabela’s for a chance to win gift cards and prizes.

Saturday
Haydel Calls: Calling Clinic
9am-2pm
Hunting/Waterfowl
Kelly Haydel will walk you through the steps to learn numerous calls indigenous to Louisiana.

Saturday
August 18th
Youth Knot Tying Station
Knowing how to tie a knot is a skill you will use for a lifetime. From tying down tarps to joining several lengths together to make one long rope, this hands on demonstration is suited for young anglers or campers and their parents.

Saturday
Feral Hog Damage Management
10am
Walter Cotton with USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services will give a seminar on feral hogs, how to manage and minimize the property damage as well as ways to eradicate the problem.

Saturday
Diseases of Feral Hogs
11am
Conference Rooms
James M. LaCour D.V.M., State Wildlife Veterinarian will be educating you on the diseases of feral hogs and update on the feral hog telemetry study.

Saturday
Safe Drinking Water Everywhere You Go
1pm
Clean drinking water can be hard to find, but is critical for outdoorsman enjoying their passion. We’ll demonstrate the latest in water purification, water treatment options and hydration packs to quench your thirst.

Saturday
Top 5 Tips for Selecting Binoculars for Hikers and Campers
2pm
There are many options available when selecting binoculars for birding, animal watching and even sporting events. We’ll give you the top 5 questions to ask before purchasing binoculars for your next adventure.

Saturday
Smoke One Day, Eat for a Week
3pm
Learn to plan a week’s worth of meals that you can prepare in one day in your smoker. We will demonstrate advanced techniques and spices that will have you cooking once and eating great homemade meals for a week.

Sunday
Animal Identification
9am-5pm
Recognizing animals in the wild requires a keen sense of observation. Bring the kids and learn how to identify mammals, reptiles, and birds in this class taught by staff from to Nevada Department of Wildlife.

Sunday
Bird Watching for Kids
9am-5pm
Different bird pictures are hung around Cabela’s. Visit the optics counter for your “bird watching kit” to help you locate the birds. Receive a prize for finding all of the birds.

Sunday
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries- Licenses
9am-5pm
Discover all the hunting and fishing licenses available. Also, enter to win a “Louisiana Lifetime License” with the purchase of your hunting license over the weekend.

Sunday
August 19th
ATV/UTV Interactive Display
9am-5pm
See live action trucks, UTV’s and ATV’s that have been rigged out with all the latest4D and winching equipment.

Sunday
Haydel Calls: Calling Clinic
9am-2pm
Kelly Haydel will walk you through the steps to learn numerous calls indigenous to Louisiana.

Sunday
Youth Knot Tying Station
9am-5pm
Knowing how to tie a knot is a skill you will use for a lifetime. From tying down tarps to joining several lengths together to make one long rope, this hands on demonstration is suited for young anglers or campers and their parents.

Sunday
Feeding a Crowd
Time 11am
Whether is a backyard barbecue or a deer camp full of ravenous hunters, we have simple ways to feed the crowd. From can cookers to Cooler corn, we’ll make them think you cooked all day

Sunday
Long Distance Shooting
1pm
Team up with Cabela’s experts to take your firearms long distance range to the next level. Our experts will show you the equipment and techniques that will help you hit the mark consistently further down range.

Sunday
Long range Optics
2pm
Do you find yourself squinting and constantly trying to find that sweet spot with your old pair of optics? If that sounds like you then you need to test out some of the latest optics on the market. Our optics experts will demonstrate to you all the new gear & show you how easy they are to use.

Sunday
Advanced Ground Blind Tactics
3pm
It takes more than just popping up a blind to be successful when hunting on the ground. Learn proper placement, concealment and hunting tips when headed to the woods this fall with your ground blind.

August 08, 2012 at 1:14pm

Come to Cabela's in Gonzales to show off your skills on July 28th for the Indoor 3D Archery Competetion. Registration starts at 9am with a $25.00 fee to enter. If you have any questions or concerns you may contact the store at 225-743-3400. See rules below.

Day Of Week Saturday
Date July 28
Title Indoor Live 3D Archery Shoot Competition
Time 9am
Location Archery Department
Description Live indoor competitions open to numerous classes. Email Christine.Pocorello@cabelas.com for details.

Cabela’s 3D Archery Competition Rules:

1. All shooters must be registered between 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM the day of the shoot. The competition will end at 2:00PM.
2. Entry fee of $25 is to be paid on the day of competition.
3. Pre-registered shooters get advancement in line.
4. Binoculars will be allowed in all classes except Traditional and Recurve classes. “ NO” range finding equipment will be allowed on the ranges.
5. Only one arrow per shooter per target will be shot. A dropped arrow which falls while being nocked onto the string in preparation for a shot may be retrieved and shot with no penalty. If a shooter shoots two (or more) arrows at a target, the shooter will receive a zero (0) for that target.
6. Shooters will shoot 5 total shots / targets for final score total
7. All targets will be scored by Cabela’s Outfitters, with shooters not allowed down range of shooter line. Shooters may ask what their score is after each round. Score card can be picked up after scores are posted.
8. Arrows passing through the face, but still in the target can be pushed back and scored. Any arrow deflected (making contact, but still proceeding toward the target) by an arrow already in the target will be scored as it lies. Any arrow rebounded (a Robin Hood which strikes and damages another arrow and does not proceed toward the target, but bounces back) will be scored the same as the arrow it struck, provided the damaged arrow can be identified. Any arrow Robin Hooded and remaining in the target will be scored the same as the arrow it struck.]
9. No broadheads or other point or tip not intended for target use.
10. No retaining mechanisms which allow the bow to be mechanically held in the drawn position.
11. No crossbows.
12. No laser sights.
13. All targets will be at unmeasured yardage.
14. Targets will be scored as 0, 5, 8, 10, and center 12’s.
15. Ties between score cards will be determined by number of 12’s, 10’s, 8’s, then 5’s. If this is still exact, the first shooter to shoot less than a 12, would be the lower place standing.

Shooter Classes:

MEN’S OPEN : Any bow, sight, release, stabilizer or equipment unless specifically prohibited in any other part of these rules. Limited to 280 FPS (288 Max.)
Age: 18 years and up ( Place 1st, 2nd, 3rd )

WOMEN’S OPEN : Any bow, sight, release, stabilizer or equipment unless specifically prohibited in any other part of these rules. Limited to 280 FPS (288 Max.)
Age: 18 years and up ( Place 1st, 2nd, 3rd )

MEN’S BOWHUNTER: Fixed pins (cannot be moved without the aid of a tool), fingers or mechanical release, any stabilizer. Magnification is acceptable as long as pins are in a fixed position. No sight adjustments will be allowed on the range. Limited to 280 FPS (288 Max).
Age: 18 years and up ( Place 1st, 2nd, 3rd )

WOMEN’S BOWHUNTER : Fixed pins (cannot be moved without the aid of a tool), fingers or mechanical release, any stabilizer. No sight adjustments will be allowed on the range. Limited to 280 FPS (288 Max)
Age: 18 years and up ( Place 1st, 2nd, 3rd )

MEN’S / WOMENS TRADITIONAL: Any Longbow or Recurve. No sights, stabilizers, or counter balances shall be allowed. Arrow shafts shall have a minimum of 125-grain points. Arrow shall be shot from the shelf or hand with no elevated rest.
Age: 18 years and up ( Place 1st, 2nd, 3rd )

YOUNG ADULT MALE / FEMALE: May shoot any type sight, arrow, stabilizer using fingers or mechanical release.
Limited to 280 FPS (288 Max).
Age: 15 years = 17 years ( Place 1st, 2nd, 3rd )

YOUNG ADULT MALE / FEMALE TRADITIONAL: Any Longbow or Recurve. No sights, stabilizers, or counter balances shall be allowed. Arrow shafts shall have a minimum of 125-grain points. Arrow shall be shot from the shelf or hand with no elevated rest.
Age: 15 years = 17 years ( Place 1st, 2nd, 3rd )

YOUTH MALE / FEMALE: May shoot any type sight, arrow, stabilizer using fingers or mechanical release.
Limited to 280 FPS (288 Max)
Age: 14 years and under (all participants will be awarded prize )

July 19, 2012 at 9:21am

Join us over at Cabela’s in Gonzales for the 2012 Archery Classic. There will be an indoor archery competition and other demos and seminars to teach you tips and tricks for your next bow hunt. Also, bring your child to get outfitted with the perfect bow so he or she can be on their way to scoring their first trophy! See the Cabela’s website, or call the store for more information.

July 09, 2012 at 3:06pm
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