Bass Pro Shops set to open New Hampshire location


Bass Pro Shops, named one of the “Top 10 Hottest Brands in America” by Advertising Age magazine, will open its 66th store in February in Hooksett, N.H.

The 149,000-square-foot Bass Pro megastore will be at the intersection of I-93 and I-293.

Store manager Bob Pope grew up in the outdoors and enjoys taking his family camping.

“I love getting together with my family outdoors,” he said in a statement. “I enjoy teaching my kids how to bait a hook and fish; start a campfire; and pitch a tent. We make good memories exploring the outdoors.”

Pope’s other favorite thing to do is combine his work experience with his passion for the outdoors.

Pope grew up camping, boating and swimming with his family in Massachusetts and he says New Hampshire was always like a second home.

As the Hooksett store manager, he says he is excited to be able to offer other families the opportunity to learn and experience the outdoors together.

“At the Hooksett store, as at all Bass Pro Shops locations, we will be offering free outdoor skills workshops,” he said. “These will be for novice adults, kids, and especially families. From hunter safety education classes to beginning fishing and from setting up a campsite to Dutch oven cooking, nature photography and more, Bass Pro Shops sells outdoor products as well as teaches how to use them.”

Pope comes to Bass Pro Shops with more than 20 years in retail. He was general manager of Modell’s Sporting Goods in Newton, Mass., for four years, and spent 10 years as a manager at Circuit City. Most recently, he was the operations manager and assistant store manager at the Bass Pro Shops store in Foxborough, Mass.

Pope will lead a staff of about 200 to 250 associates from the Hooksett area who are knowledgeable about the outdoors and ready to help customers make the most of their adventures.

In addition to helping its customers enjoy the outdoors, Bass Pro Shops will work with its partners on behalf of conservation.