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Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s donating more than 40,000 rods and reels across North America in challenge to get more kids outside

Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s donating more than 40,000 rods and reels across North America in challenge to get more kids outside. Local donations to youth non-profits across North America kick off Gone Fishing with free in-store events and community partnerships introducing more kids and families to fishing.
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Johnny Morris

SEMIWAY — Johnny Morris, 81, of Semiway, Kentucky went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Johnny Ray Morris was born Nov. 25, 1939 in the Poverty Community of McLean County, Kentucky to the late John A. and Hattie Marie Jennings Morris and was married to the former Linda Janice Greathouse June 4, 1963. Johnny was a retired miner from the West Ken Coal Company in Muhlenberg County and a member of Sacramento Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, a member of Sacramento Lodge # 735 F. & A.M., a member of McLean County Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post #5415, a member of the American Legion and enjoyed both car racing and his daily morning coffee visits with his friends at the round table of the Lighthouse Restaurant in Calhoun.
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Brandon Butler: Johnny Morris announces bass tournament with $1 million prize

Close to 15 years ago, I fished a bass tournament on Lake Monroe in southern Indiana. It was my first and last participation in competitive fishing. I found the experience counter to the reasons I fish, which include relaxation and a reprieve from the hustle of everyday life. I vowed not to fish competitively again, and I haven’t since. But leave it to Bass Pro Shops’ founder Johnny Morris to have me rethinking my stance as I ponder what I’d do with a million dollars.
Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

Johnny Morris

SEMIWAY — Johnny Morris, 81, of Semiway, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Johnny Ray Morris was born Nov. 25, 1939, in the Poverty Community of McLean County to the late John A. and Hattie Marie Jennings Morris and was married to the former Linda Janice Greathouse on June 4, 1963.
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Johnny Morris announces million dollar bass tournament

Close to 15 years ago, I fished a bass tournament on Lake Monroe in Southern Indiana. It was my first and last participation in competitive fishing. I found the experience counter to the reasons I fish, which include relaxation and a reprieve from the hustle of everyday life. I vowed not to fish competitively again, and haven’t since. But leave it to Bass Pro Shops founder, Johnny Morris, to have me rethinking my stance as I ponder what I’d do with a million dollars.
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Johnny Morris; Bass Pro Shops Announce One Million Dollar Amateur Fishing Tournament

Bass Pro Shops announced Monday the Johnny Morris Bass Pro Shops U.S. Open National Bass Fishing Amateur Team Championship, an opportunity for an amateur fishing team to win one million dollars. The tournament, called the “first-of-its-kind,” is only for fishermen who own Tracker, Ranger, Nitro, Triton, Sun Tracker, Tahoe, and...
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Johnny Morris: Bass Pro Shops' Founding Father

Johnny Morris is the man who revolutionized fishing tackle consumerism, not to mention much, much more. Men like John Luke Morris are the kind of special, entrepreneurial wizards who saw the future and went after it like a northern pike eating a creek chub. Born in 1948 in Springfield, Missouri,...
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Johnny Morris was Dogpatch buyer in 2020

Reports arose in February that there might be a buyer for the former Dogpatch USA theme park, but it was another six months before noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris announced he was the buyer. Stewart Nance, John Pruitt Nance and Gregory Brent Baber filed a foreclosure...
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