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#157213 - 12/05/08 12:45 PM Tracks in Bass Pro store floor
dweste Offline
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I visited my first Bass Pro store the other day. My head was on a swivel trying to see everything in between dodging the crowd of Christmas shoppers. Among other things I finally noticed in the Manteca CA store were short runs of animal tracks embedded in sections of the concrete floor on both the first and second levels.

Is this a standard thing? Is there a guide to these tracks?

The reason I ask, is the Sacramento CA tracking and skills group to which I belong will probably make an after holiday expedition to the Manteca CA store to check out gear and study the tracks.

Thanks.

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#157218 - 12/05/08 01:46 PM Re: Tracks in Bass Pro store floor [Re: ]
Nishnabotna Offline
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I did not notice any tracks in the Bass Pro by Omaha. I'll have to look down next time I'm there.

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#157219 - 12/05/08 01:49 PM Re: Tracks in Bass Pro store floor [Re: Nishnabotna]
Jakam
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I recall that I've seen them in both the Rancho Cucamonga and Silverton Casino (Vegas) locations.

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#157241 - 12/05/08 03:54 PM Re: Tracks in Bass Pro store floor [Re: ]
comms Offline
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Registered: 07/23/08
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Loc: Mesa, AZ
The Bass Pro in Tempe, AZ has the tracks in the floor. I am guessing this is standard. There is a flyer that describes the prints but I can't recall that they are easy to find in the store.

They use Cougar, duck, beaver, bears, coyote/wolf, deer, the usual prints you may find in the back country. My son (age 5) and I like to follow them and discuss what they are doing.

Funny you mention Bass Pro. We are taking my son there this weekend for his annual Christmas photo with Santa Claus.
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#157256 - 12/05/08 05:30 PM Re: Tracks in Bass Pro store floor [Re: comms]
dweste Offline
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comms, if you hit the Tempe store and have a moment to track down the flyer I would appreciate knowing its title, etc. [The customer service folks in Manteca told me there is no such thing for their store.]

Thanks.

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#157262 - 12/05/08 05:59 PM Re: Tracks in Bass Pro store floor [Re: dweste]
Greg_Sackett Offline
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Loc: KC, MO
Yes, it's standard. If you follow the track long enough they will lead to an image of the critter that theoretically made them. My 5 year old daughter has a great time following them all over the store.

Greg

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#157265 - 12/05/08 06:07 PM Re: Tracks in Bass Pro store floor [Re: Greg_Sackett]
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I've been missing out.

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#157279 - 12/05/08 07:28 PM Re: Tracks in Bass Pro store floor [Re: Nishnabotna]
dweste Offline
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Loc: Central California
The Sacramento group and I will try not to look at the names and pictures until ater we try to identify the species, sex, and relative age and health of each critter from the tracks alone.

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#157316 - 12/06/08 12:40 AM Re: Tracks in Bass Pro store floor [Re: dweste]
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I was there today doing a leaders recon on the Santa area. Will be there Saturday for the photos and will try to find the flyer.
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