Ahh, the great outdoors. Sunshine, green grass and sparkling water all hold so many opportunities for fun activities. If you’re the type of person who enjoys these things, then Bass Pro Shops is the place to stock up on everything you need. In 1971, founder Johnny Morris became frustrated at the lack of fishing tackle in his local stores, so he traveled across the United States filling a U-Haul trailer with all the premium equipment he could find. He then set up shop in Springfield, Missouri in his dad’s liquor store. In the following years, the shop expanded to include a catalog and a boat, motor and trailer package designed just for fishermen, which continues to be America’s best-selling fishing boat. Bass Pro Shops is now the country’s leading outdoor retailer with stores throughout North America selling a wide range of fishing, hunting, shooting, camping, and other outdoor recreation equipment.