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Field & Stream outdoorsman challenge at Bass Pro today
Competitor Mike Scallin loads up his carbon arrows on his compound bow during the first day of the Field & Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge at Manteca’s Bass Pro Shops. The free competition continues today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - photo by HIME ROMERO
The Field & Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge continues today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Manteca’s Bass Pro Shops.

The free event offers prizes and the chance to win big money.  Now in its seventh year, the annual coast-to-coast competition to name the most competent sportsman in the land will also feature a special event for just kids, the Total Outdoors-Kid Challenge with free outdoor activities, prizes and giveaways.

Competitors can enter for free and showcase their skills in bait casting, air rifle and archery competitions. (Competitors must bring their own archery and bait casting equipment.)  Spectators and participants at the events will also be able to sign up to win great prizes, including Rocky Boots, given away at each store, and a trip for two to Big Cedar Lodge.  Visit for complete details.

Kids will be joining in the fun this year with the new “Total Outdoors-Kid Challenge.”  The young outdoorsmen will be able to participate in fun, friendly challenges like bucket fishing, archery, life-jacket races and the sleeping bag roll-up.  They can also enjoy other free activities like drawstring bag coloring, knot-tying lessons, the Total Outdoors-Kid Activity booklet and prizes at the Prize Wheel - all while supplies last.

“If you’re an outdoorsman, this is your Olympics,” said Dan Dugger, Manager of the Manteca Bass Pro Shops. “This event is a great way to have some fun with the whole family, win some prizes and maybe even walk away with $25,000 and a new ATV.”