Western New York is vastly different from what comes to mind when many think about New York. Cheektowaga, a suburb to Buffalo, the second largest city in New York; here in the western border, you will find the head of the Niagara River, the eastern shores of Lake Erie and nearby Canadian border, and the highest number of licensed hunters and anglers in the state, the perfect location for the state’s first Cabela’s store.
The 88,000 sq. ft. store serves the large local population outdoorsmen and women. True to Cabela’s Grand Opening fashion, thousands lined up out front of the store, anxiously awaiting the grand opening. The promise of taking in over 200 mounted wildlife displays, including the famous wildlife centerpiece nestled amongst a stunning waterfall and 7,000 gallon fish tank.
The store has something for everyone; gun enthusiasts welcoming the opportunity to shop, trade, and view antique guns in the famous Cabela’s gun library. In the indoor archery range, where new shooters can experience the thrill of archery or existing shooters can try out a new bow or crossbow.
When it comes to Cabela’s, it’s the selection that draws in avid fisherman, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts, all are certain to find just what they need.
Knowledgeable Cabela’s staff of Outfitters are readily available answering questions about anything and everything outdoors. Personally, this is my favorite part of the Cabela’s family; the sharing of information, knowledge, and experiences, the true foundation of the Cabela’s legacy.
Listening to the tales of local fishermen and women, whitetail hunting stories and the future plans of that dream fishing or hunting trips make each store unique and a delight to attend.
Folks that love to get out and explore new areas should visit the state park commemorative wall where New York state parks and maps are on display, while you are at it, you can pick up anything that you might need to make your trip more comfortable.
The residents of Cheektowaga and surrounding areas welcomed Cabela’s and myself to the community with open arms, hot fresh pizza and world famous chicken wings. After meeting so many wonderful people and hearing so many tales of good hunting and fishing, I am looking forward to returning to the area again to experience more of what the area has to offer.