Facts about the Cabela's cabal
order to score a gimme of millions in corporate welfare taxpayer dollars
which would otherwise go to schools, parks, roads, police, fire and other
local services, Cabela's has promised the City of Reno with no apparent
penalty for failure that its new Verdi store west of town will draw
3,000,000 visitors a year. Everybody's got a good fish story but this
one looks like a world class whopper.
Let's look at just how hard it is to find sporting goods in these parts.
above map shows all the outdoor retailers in the Reno marketing area,
including Bass Pro stores in California. This clearly shows that there
is no shortage of places to buy fishing poles, camouflage and camping
gear, particularly in light of Nevada's status as one of the lowest-ranking
states for the number participating in hunting and fishing, days spent
hunting and fishing and for total expenditures on hunting and fishing
to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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