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    Default Cabela's coming to Anchorage

    So much for those Wasilla rumors...

    http://www.adn.com/2012/07/26/255691...ylink=misearch

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    I just saw the article in the Alaska dispatch! Finally! Can't wait!

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    It will be interesting to see how they set the store up. Key problem with other chain stores of all types is trying to make AK fit a standard business model vs changing or adapting to the unique needs of the 49th state. The crappi rods and bass lures at sportsmans early on is a good example as we're the numerous "barbed" broad heads on the shelf. In recent years though even Walmart has figured out how to taylor it's inventory to fit its customers. The massive supply of canning jars and the recent addition of chamber vac sealers is a great example. That stuff isn't very prevalent in any other Walmart I have been to in the lower 48. At least we should soon have a local distributed for the swing blade and butt out tool! Wonder if they will have a section for setting up food plots...

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    The link in the ADN story mentioned that it would have a mountain in the middle of the store with life size mounts on it and a huge aquarium. Sounds like the store I visited last year near Austin, TX. Also mentioned that it would be 100,000 square feet. Sounds good to me!

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    The one in Kansas City also has the big mountain...pretty cool, except they put all the Dall Sheep way up top so you can barely see them....I was looking forward to trying my hand at predicting age...needed binos for that.

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    Finally! no more shipping charges!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pettitgc View Post
    Finally! no more shipping charges!
    And if there is a senior housing near, perhaps employment for old guides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuJon View Post
    It will be interesting to see how they set the store up. Key problem with other chain stores of all types is trying to make AK fit a standard business model vs changing or adapting to the unique needs of the 49th state. The crappi rods and bass lures at sportsmans early on is a good example as we're the numerous "barbed" broad heads on the shelf. In recent years though even Walmart has figured out how to taylor it's inventory to fit its customers. The massive supply of canning jars and the recent addition of chamber vac sealers is a great example. That stuff isn't very prevalent in any other Walmart I have been to in the lower 48. At least we should soon have a local distributed for the swing blade and butt out tool! Wonder if they will have a section for setting up food plots...

    Food plots? I've been doing it wrong all these years. Maybe i'll try one next year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    And if there is a senior housing near, perhaps employment for old guides.
    Nope, their staff is always friendly and helpful
    Death is like an old whore in a bar--I'll buy her a drink but I won't go upstairs with her.

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    Like this one?? Stopping at the one in KC in a couple hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    Like this one?? Stopping at the one in KC in a couple hours.
    Glad to know that's a Cabelas, I thought it was your living room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oakman View Post
    So much for those Wasilla rumors...

    http://www.adn.com/2012/07/26/255691...ylink=misearch

    thats because wasilla sux enough already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milo View Post
    Nope, their staff is always friendly and helpful
    GRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrr GRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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    Stid, the KC store is a pretty good one. Check out the mule deer museum for some serious horn porn.

    I stop at the KC store every year when I'm down there for Christmas. I've also been to two stores in Minnesota. They are all laid out nearly the same. They have a 2-3 story mountain centered in the back of the store with sheep, goats, mt. lions and it is surrounded at the base with various lifesize mounts. All Cabelas I've been to have also had a display of African lifesize mounts. Equipment sale wise they are all about the same as well. The do make slight adjustments in gear/clothing to match the geographic location and prominent hunting & fishing of that area.

    Like I said, I visit the KC store every year and visit Bass Pro Shops yearly as well. I love to see the stores and check out the gear but most years I walk out without buying anything because I can buy the same thing here in Anchorage for nearly identical pricing. Most of the time the more Alaska orientated items I'd like to check out in the store aren't stocked in the stores I visit. Maybe the Alaska store will carry more of these items. Examples; full selection of the Miendle boots, the Alaskan Guide rain wear, alot of the MTO50 rain wear, etc.

    I have mixed feeling about Cabelas coming up here. I typically find more of the quality gear I need at places like Barney's, AMH, Worldwide Angler, etc. These stores carry many items you won't see in a typical Cabelas. The rest of the general hunting, fishing, camping, items can be purchased a other Anchorage stores. I definately don't want to see any of the existing local stores ran out because big box store Cabelas moved in. Yes, Cabelas is a big box store! I do like shopping at Cabelas and like some of their gear though.

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    I'm in gear heaven!!!





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    [QUOTE=stid2677;1150753]I'm in gear heaven!!!



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    just dont shoot the wrong one....

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    [QUOTE=Bear;1150755][QUOTE=stid2677;1150753]I'm in gear heaven!!!




    just dont shoot the wrong one....
    "Head"gear heaven...!!!....lol
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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    They literally, turned out the lights to get everyone to leave. Will be back in the morning to continue drooling!!!

    Stopped at the one in Grand Junction Co, might still be able to find one more before I get to the East Coast. LOL
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    Good god, those pictures make it look more impressive than the REI in downtown Seattle.

    Will it have all the stuff the catalog has, including reloading equipment?

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