Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's have now joined together to form a giant outdoors and conservation retailer.
In a news release Monday, Bass Pro Shops officially announced the merger, which had been in the works for months. The company did not say if it would re-brand Cabela's stores as Bass Pro Shops, but it said it will continue to offer both Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops merchandise.
There is a Bass Pro Shops on the north side of Colorado Springs and there is a Cabela's location in Lone Tree next to I-25. There is no word yet if there will be any changes to those stores.
A portion of the news release read: "Together the combined company will celebrate both the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's brands while building on the rich history of both companies and looking to the future to best serve customers and outdoor enthusiasts."
The company will continue to control its manufacturing brands as well as the Big Cedar Lodge in the Missouri Ozarks.