Bass Pro Shops is a privately held American retailer located primarily in the United States. They sell a number of recreational outdoor merchandise generally focused around camping, hunting, fishing and hiking. They are known for their huge selection of outdoor gear. This private company was founded in the year 1971 by a man named John Morris. The Bass Pro Shops headquarters is currently located in Springfield, Missouri. There are more than 77 Bass Pro Shops locations in the United States. They have well over 22,000 employees working in the many Bass Pro Shops across the United States.