Monthly Archives: July 2018

Tent Sale is the cure for your outdoor list!





We know you’ve got a list. We’ve all got a list… guns, bows, shells, arrows, clothing, fishing gear, decoys, deer stands….and on and on. All hunters, fishermen, shooters and folks that love outdoor to just look great in the latest outdoor fashion have a list.

It’s the list of things you need to make those outdoor trips complete.

So, what are you waiting for? Now’s the time to take care of that list at Simmons Sporting Goods in Bastrop.

Just when you thought things couldn’t get better at the giant sporting goods store in Bastrop, it does. How? The annual Tent Sale, where thousands of dollars of merchandise are priced so low you’ll have to stop and double check the tags to make sure the price is right.

And it starts next week. Expect to see shoppers from all over our region  come to shop the sale and see all the latest and greatest in sporting gear!

This year’s Tent Sale will begin Wednesday,  July 25th and run through Sunday, August 12th.

Come check out the deals under the tent and in the store.  Store hours  are 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Noon  5 p.m. on Sunday.

Wait, there’s more? How about all the great deals listed in 48 pages of the special Tent Sale flyer? You can pick up a copy at the store or start checking items off your list by clicking on the flyer at  home page.

Hello, Tent Sale. Goodbye, list!

A Few Traits To Look For In Your Next Hunting Dog



Mossy Pond

You wouldn’t walk into a sporting goods store and purchase the first firearm you saw without doing some form of background research first, so why then would you skip that step when selecting a puppy that you’ll be hunting with for the next 10 to 12 years? Many hunters make that mistake and end up regretting later.

Also, being your most valuable hunting asset, your hunting dog is likely to become your closest companion. Not only will it share some of the best moments of your life with you, it’ll make many of them possible. You’ll spend hours with your dog during training and in the field, so you want to take great care in choosing the puppy that is perfect for you!

Not every puppy has what it takes to become an outstanding hunting dog, says Tim Nichols of Fall Flight Retrievers. So you need to know what qualities and traits to look for, specifically when it comes to health and trainability.

“The most important tip I can give you is to go look at several litters of puppies and don’t take your checkbook with you,” Nichols said. “You need to do some considerable research before selecting a puppy. If you bring your checkbook with you, you’re likely to purchase a puppy before you should because they’re cute, and they’re hard to resist.”

Health, Pedigree, and Performance Titles all play a huge factor in puppies becoming great hunting dogs. Look in to what Titles the parents of the puppy have received. It’s also very important to look into all health related issues due to the lack of trainability that the dog may have.

Knowing When It’s Time to Select your Puppy

Be Sure to ask yourself these questions:

Are the parents on site?

Is the area clean?

Is the breeder reliable?

Do they look healthy?

Odds are that if you can’t answer yes to these questions, then you need to keep looking. Do yourself a favor and take your time in the purchasing of your new hunting companion!