Advancing the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation
Through taxes on hunting, shooting, archery and angling equipment, sportsmen and women including Bass Pro Shops customers have generated billions of dollars for wildlife and habitat conservation since 1937. Those dollars, combined with fees for hunting and fishing licenses, are the primary source of funding for state fish and wildlife agencies. Bass Pro Shops supports this model by offering licenses and partnering with local and federal wildlife agencies to ensure the funds support ongoing conservation efforts.
Maintaining a high-quality water supply is vital to the commercial and recreational value of our water resources and the enviornment as a whole. That's why Bass Pro Shops works with organizations like the James River Basin Partnership in our hometown to improve and protect the water quality in the local water shed. Through river cleanups, responsible use of water resources, sponsoring events to teach water skills and educating the public about our water supply, we hope to leave clean water for the next generation to appreciate and protect.
Habitat Improvement & Restoration
To reverse the decline of fish habitat, Bass Pro Shops convened federal and state leaders and co-founded the National Fish Habitat Partnership. Since 2007, the partnership has completed nearly 600 projects spanning all 50 states, restoring nearly 27,000 acres and 1,560 miles of river ways, and making a real difference for America’s fisheries.
Evening for Conservation Events
When we open a new Bass Pro Shops location, tens of thousands of customers help us celebrate conservation. Grand opening events feature celebrities, special entertainment and an opportunity for everyone to contribute to conservation in a big way – fifty cents of every dollar spent is donated directly to conservation organizations or initiatives.
We proudly partner with some of the world’s leading conservation organizations. From hosting donation round-up months that engage our customers to funding key conservation initiatives, Bass Pro Shops helps organizations make a bigger difference for conservation.