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Cabela's East Hartford, Connecticut Retail Store is located on a portion of a 624-acre mixed-use development at historic Rentschler Field. The 185,000-square-foot retail showroom is an educational and entertainment attraction, featuring a décor of museum-quality animal displays, huge aquariums and trophy animals interacting in realistic re-creations of their natural habitats.

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Date Opened: 10/2007

Store Address:
475 East Hartford Blvd. North
East Hartford, CT 06118

GPS Coordinates:
41.756158, -72.621734

Phone: (860) 290-6200
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Boating License & PWC Cert. Course Saturday, September 6th 9:00AM-5:00PM Upstairs Conference Room
Safe Boating Connecticut will be teaching the Connecticut Boating and PWC/Jet-Ski certification/licensing class in a ONE-DAY format. The State Certification is known as a Boating & Jet-Ski License and is required by Connecticut residents to operate a boat or jet-ski in Connecticut waters. Certification is recognized by the US Coast Guard and is valid throughout the country and is GOOD FOR LIFE. Pre-registration is required, please visit www.safeboatingconnecticut.com to register online or call (203)659-0414.
Utah Conceal Carry Permit Class Saturday, September 6th 10:00AM-2:00PM Upstairs Conference Room
If you are interested in obtaining a Utah Concealed Carry Permit, then this is the class for you! Class includes: basic firearm safety review, concealed carry techniques, review of Utah Concealed Weapons Act, and minimum training curriculum. Class cost is $100, payable to instructor John Moody, with half due as deposit and payment in full at time of class. Class length is four hours and does not require any live fire. Application form and fingerprinted card are supplied after completion of class. This permit is transferable in 34 states. For further information or to sign up for this class, please contact John Moody at (860)729-3596, jmoody22@comcast.net, or www.americangunfighter.us

**This is not a Cabela's-sponsored event. This is an outside vendor, please contact the instructor directly.**
In-Store Demonstrations Sat., Sept. 6th and Sun., Sept. 7th See Details See Details
Costa Sunglasses
11:00am in our Gifts Department
We sell all varieties of sunglasses but today we are going to show you what makes Costa sunglasses unique. From the different styles of frames and glass and polycarbonate lenses, we might have the sunglasses you have been looking for all along!
Safety Harnesses
1:00pm in our Hunting Department
With hunting season right around the corner, we want to make sure that you are safe while you are in the woods. Different styles of safety harnesses suit different people, so let's help you make sure that you've got what you need that's right for you!
Wildlife and Land Management Program
11:00am - 4:00pm Outside the Front of the Store
Did you know that we sell Wildlife and Land Management Tractors? Built specifically for Cabela's, these units are here to help you maintain your land and all that lives on it. Stop by for more information and to talk to the experts to find out just what you need.
Safe Boating & PWC Safety Certification Sunday, September 7th 10:00AM-6:00PM Upstairs Conference Room
A complete basic safe boating certification course taught in one (8 hour) day by Professional Marine Education. Successful completion will allow the student to obtain a Connecticut Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation, which enables them to operate recreational vessels up to 65 feet in length including jet-skis. An easy to understand classroom format is designed for students age 12 and older. PRIOR TO TAKING THIS CLASS, each student should create an account online at www.ct.gov/deep , then click "Purchase a Hunting/Fishing License" and click the START button. Create an account if you don't already have one, and then print the page that includes your Conservation ID number and bring it to class. Once we have entered your score into the DEEP system, you will use your account to purchase & print this certificate after class. Students should bring a pen and pencil to class. For more information, go to www.promarined.com or call 1-877-262-8338
CT Pistol Permit Course Monday, Septebmer 8th 9:00AM-6:00PM  
Utah Conceal Carry Permit Class Friday, September 12th 5:00PM-9:00PM Upstairs Conference Room
If you are interested in obtaining a Utah Concealed Carry Permit, then this is the class for you! Class includes: basic firearm safety review, concealed carry techniques, review of Utah Concealed Weapons Act, and minimum training curriculum. Class cost is $100, payable to instructor John Moody, with half due as deposit and payment in full at time of class. Class length is four hours and does not require any live fire. Application form and fingerprinted card are supplied after completion of class. This permit is transferable in 34 states. For further information or to sign up for this class, please contact John Moody at (860)729-3596, jmoody22@comcast.net, or www.americangunfighter.us

**This is not a Cabela's-sponsored event. This is an outside vendor, please contact the instructor directly.**
CT Pistol Permit Course Saturday, September 13th 9:00AM-6:00PM  
Safe Boating & PWC Safety Certification Saturday, September 13th 8:30AM-4:30PM Upstairs Conference Room
A complete basic safe boating certification course taught in one (8 hour) day by Professional Marine Education. Successful completion will allow the student to obtain a Connecticut Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation, which enables them to operate recreational vessels up to 65 feet in length including jet-skis. An easy to understand classroom format is designed for students age 12 and older. PRIOR TO TAKING THIS CLASS, each student should create an account online at www.ct.gov/deep , then click "Purchase a Hunting/Fishing License" and click the START button. Create an account if you don't already have one, and then print the page that includes your Conservation ID number and bring it to class. Once we have entered your score into the DEEP system, you will use your account to purchase & print this certificate after class. Students should bring a pen and pencil to class. For more information, go to www.promarined.com or call 1-877-262-8338
In-Store Demonstrations Sat., Sept. 13th and Sun., Sept. 14th See Details See Details
Instinct Clothing
11:00am in our Camo Clothing Department
Have you experienced our new line of Instinct hunting gear? From clothing and footwear to optics and crossbows, we have the products to keep you at the top of the food chain!
Fletching Arrows
1:00pm in our Archery Department
Arrows can be expensive and sometimes you don't always want to have to buy new ones when your fletchings come off. Stop by the archery department so we can show you what you need to get and how to reattach those fletchings yourself!
Wildlife and Land Management Program
11:00am - 4:00pm Outside the Front of the Store
Did you know that we sell Wildlife and Land Management Tractors? Built specifically for Cabela's, these units are here to help you maintain your land and all that lives on it. Stop by for more information and to talk to the experts to find out just what you need.
NRA Weekend Sat. Sept. 13th & Sun. Sept 14th See Details See Details
Welcome to NRA Weekend! Get a FREE $25 giftcard when you sign up or renew your NRA membership! (Valid in-store only with a $35 or greater membership, while supplies last!) By signing up, you also get a coupon to get 50% off an exclusive NRA hoodie with your membership or renewal! (while supplies last...)

Practical Firearms Accessories
11:00am in our Hunting Department
From safes to holsters, magazines to cleaning kits, we have the accessories you need for you handgun. Stop by our hunting department to see the vast array of accessories that we have here in the store!
Purchasing your First Handgun
12:00pm at the Firearms Counter
Do you know the difference between a pistol and a revolver? Do you know why one might be more fitting for your needs? Stop by the gun counter so that we can answer the questions that you didn't even know you needed the answers to! We are here to help you be comfortable with your first firearm purchase.
Set Your Sights on Cabela's Optics
1:00pm in our Hunting Department
Cabela's optics are becoming some of the best in the business. Stop by and find out what makes ours just as good, if not better than everyone else.
Perfecting Your Call with Conquer the Call Sat., Sept. 13th and Sun., Sept. 14th 10:00AM-4:00PM Ducks and Dogs Department
Join representatives from Conquer the Call and learn the art of goose and duck calling with technological precision using Conquer the Call Interactive Game-Call Training Software! The world's most innovative game-call training system now combines interactive one-on-one calling so you have what you need in-hand to land waterfowl right where you want them! This Windows-based computer program combines high-definition video tutorials with audio call demonstrations that allow you to compare and analyze your calls through a scoring system and immediate audio/visual feedback. Each package includes an interactive DVD tutorial and USB microphone to be installed on your computer.
CT Pistol Permit Course Saturday, September 20th 9:00am-6:00PM  
CT Pistol Permit Course Sunday, September 21st 10:15AM-7:15PM  
In-Store Demonstrations Sat., Sept. 20th & Sun, Sept. 21st See Details See Details
Cabela's XPG Clothing
11:00am in our Clothing Department
Cabela's XPG Clothing is built for adventure. Stop by our clothing department to find out why this line up of rugged oudoor equipment delivers a lightweight performance that won't let you down!
Changing Your Lower Unit Oil
12:00pm Outside the Store
Have you ever wondered how to change your own lower unit oil on your outboard? Stop by the front of the store to find out how to do this easy task yourself!
Fall Striper Run
2:00pm in our Fishing Department
Get prepared for the fall striper run by stopping by our fishing department to find out where to go and what to use! They may only be schooling size but it's the fun of the run that makes it worthwile!
CT Pistol Permit Course Monday, September 22nd 9:00AM-6:00PM  
CT Pistol Permit Course Saturday, September 27th 9:00AM-6:00PM  
CT Pistol Permit Course Sunday, September 28th 10:15AM-7:15PM  
In-Store Demonstrations Sat., Sept. 27th & Sun., Sept. 28th See Details See Details
Cabela's Line of Waders
11:00am in our Footwear Department
From fishing to hunting, we have waders for all occasions and needs. Stop by our footwear department to find out what's right for you!
Emergency Food Samples
1:00pm in our Camping Department
Did you know that September is emergency food month? Stop by our camping department for samples of various products that won't take up a lot of room on your shelf and don't require any ice to stay fresh!
Wildlife & Land Management Program
11:00am - 4:00pm Outside the Store
Do you want more information on our Wildlife and Land Management Program? Are you interested in more information or test driving one of our new tractors? Please stop by and talk to our outfitters and they will provide you with all the information you need!
Cabela's Donation Guidelines      
Cabela's is proud to be a part of our community and support area charities and conservation partners. Each year, we provide donations to non-profit organizations for fundraising auctions and raffles.

To be considered, please review the following:
  • Requests must be submitted online to Sponsorships, Donations & Advertising. Written or e-mailed requests will not be accepted.
  • Requests must be submitted at least sixty (60) days prior to the event.
  • We can only fulfill one request per organization per year. Multiple requests within a calendar year will not be accepted.
  • Organizations must be a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity and be able to provide documentation.
  • Organizations must be located within 75 miles of the retail store.
  • Submitting a request does not guarantee a donation.
Thank you for your interest in Cabela's. We hope to see you in the store soon.
Birthday Parties at Cabela's Daily, by appointment only. Store hours. Subject to availability.  
Why not have it at Cabela's! Cabela's offers a great deal for that birthday guest. Included in the private room rental are shooting gallery tokens, a scavenger hunt, and fish food for the trout ponds. For more info on meals, availability, and reservations please call 860-290-6250.
Cabela's Store Tours Daily, by appointment only. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  
If you have a group of 5 or more and would like a guided tour of our store, please contact Stacy Johnson, Retail Marketing Manager, at 860-290-6231 for future details.
Reloading Seminar Every Saturday 2:00 p.m. Hunting Department
Join our reloading expert, Ted Martin, every Saturday in his reloading seminar. Ted will do a different caliber every weekend. Please call the store for details and calendar of events.

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