Monthly Archives: August 2021
Shooting - after your first time going to a range, you're sure to want to do it again. That's why we supply everything from ammunition to shells to cases and more! However, if you're new to shooting, learning the basics and safety procedures is integral to having a good experience. Here are ways to find ranges, classes, as well as some tips for a newbie shooter.
Where can you find classes & shooting ranges?
There are many resources you can find with a quick Google search. Trying 'shooting range near me' or 'gun classes near me' for best results. Perhaps one of the better ones is Let's Go Shooting. When you scroll down, you can find a range and even enter into shooting matches. For classes, try Firearm Training NRA.
Click here for resources for youth, competitions, & shooting teams.
What general safety procedures should I follow?
Each range is different and will have slightly different rules. First and foremost, ask or check their Facebook page or website for more details. Despite this, follow the below rules no matter where you go:
- Act as if every gun is loaded to prevent misfiring.
- Don't point a firearm at someone or anywhere unsafe.
- Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire. Rest it on the trigger guard in the meantime.
- In outdoor ranges, be aware of the target & what's behind it. Be sure to keep shots in the "safe" shooting zone.
Bomgaars BLOG: All-New Cincinnati
The All-New Cincinnati - Men’s 6” Work Boot
TIMELESS MEETS TECHNOLOGY
This heavy-duty Cincinnati 6” wedge introduces lightweight comfort into a classic Goodyear welted style. Built for the rigors of the work day this boot offers custom carbon-fiber toes and an air-infused KEEN Luftcell midsole which provide unbeatable, long-lasting comfort. The barnyard-resistant leather upper and KEEN. DRY waterproof, breathable membrane take it to a whole new level.
Now Available in Select Bomgaars Locations
Posted: August 24, 2021Categories: PROMOS-BLOG
Fall Lawn Care - Bomgaars BLOG
The summer months are hard on lawns and plants in Iowa especially this past year when we didn’t get much rain. During the hot weather your lawn uses a lot of nutrients from the soil. Fall lawn care is the ideal time to prepare your lawn, giving attention to the following tips below.
1. Feed Your Lawn
Not literally, it doesn't need your grilled hot dogs and burgers. But it will need around two rounds of fertilizer six to eight weeks apart. If you live up north, be sure to look for winter fertilizer to give your lawn the nutrients it needs. We carry a variety of fertilizers, including Scotts and MAXLawn, to fit your needs.
2. Let the Soil Breath
Aeration keeps soil from becoming compacted. Compacted means an area is covered with thatch, having too thick of a root system, and allowing debris that blocks water and nutrients from the ground. The fix is easy. Punch some holes through the thatch and bring up the plugs. Doing this not only lets the lawn breathe but will also help your fertilizer reach its roots.
Posted: August 23, 2021
Bomgaars BLOG: Domain Outdoors - This is Your Land!
Domain Outdoors - This is Your Land!
A hardy mixture of ph tolerant cold season perennials that can last several years and provide nutrient rich forage for your deer and turkey. With a variety of chicory and two varieties of clover, hot chic is a highly sought after deer forage that has the ability to tolerate acidic soils, withstand drought and crowd out potential weed competition. Hot chic is perfect for helping to establish a brand new food plot location and is best maintained by fertilizing and periodic mowing. Hot chic sets itself apart because of it’s ability to handle the heat in the south and the cold in
Canning, Canning, Canning - Bomgaars BLOG
Can you can? I think you can.
Before canning, there were (and still are) various means of preserving food. These include fermentation, drying, & smoking, to name a few. From Napoleon Bonapart (who challenged his citizens to find a more suitable preservation method in 1795) to John Mason (who invented the glass container we use today in 1858), canning has come a long way.
The Spruce Eats has a wonderfully brief breakdown of its history here.
Canning has exploded onto blogs and social media everywhere. And it makes sense. America has a rich tradition stemming from the 1940s & 50s during World War II. It's become more than a way to preserve food; it's a family tradition. Even if you don't feel a familial tie to canning, the nostalgia and curiosity factor are two other ways people come across it.
No matter the reason, canning