Gander Mountain Expands in the Southwest

Outdoors Retailer Opens New Store in Killeen, TX and First Store in Oklahoma

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 5, 2015 -- Gander Mountain will open two new locations in Texas and Oklahoma on Thursday, March 12. Gander Mountain will now have more than 156 locations in the chain's growing retail network of outdoor specialty stores. The new store opening in Killeen continues the brand's major expansion into the Texas market and will be the 20th store in the state. The new location in Tulsa marks Gander Mountain's entry into Oklahoma and the 27th state overall.

"These two stores are being added to our rapidly growing national network as part of our aggressive growth strategy," said Mike Owens, President and Chief Operating Officer for Gander Mountain. "The new locations give more people the opportunity to experience firsthand our top-quality gear and knowledgeable service at great prices."

Killeen's 52,000-square-foot space and Tulsa's 45,600-square-foot space reflect Gander Mountain's new store prototype including innovative interior elements, displays and fixtures.

Gander Mountain's newest stores will feature one of the largest selections of new and used firearms in Texas and Oklahoma, together with the best selection of gear and accessories for hunting, fishing, camping, boating and archery. The new stores will offer an extensive selection of men's and women's active and casual apparel with well-known outdoor performance brands such as The North Face, Columbia, Under Armour, GSX, Carhartt, Guide Series and Kuhl. Stores will also offer a wide variety of men's and women's brand-name active footwear including Asics, Merrell, Rocky, Reebok, Reef, Keen, Irish Setter, Teva, New Balance, Patagonia, Timberland, LaCrosse, Itasca, Saucony and Salomon.

The Killeen and Tulsa locations will feature an on-site Gander Mountain Firearms Super Center.

The on-site Gander Mountain Firearms Super Center mission is to provide responsible citizens the highest quality solutions for their firearms needs, including safety, security, education and training. Gander Mountain has launched a campaign to emphasize personal firearms responsibility via a call to action: "With Rights Comes Responsibility; Secure Your Firearms." This effort is designed to help keep firearms from getting into the hands of the underage, untrained and unauthorized. Gander Mountain is encouraging firearms owners to take a responsibility pledge at www.responsibilitypledge.com and to use the hashtag #responsibilitypledge in social media to raise awareness and encourage accountability on the subject of firearms ownership.

More details about the special events, activities and promotions taking place during the grand store opening celebrations are available at www.GanderMountain.com/grandopenings.

Those interested in careers with Gander Mountain can explore current opportunities and submit an application on-line at www.GanderMountain.com/careers.

About Gander Mountain Company

Gander Mountain Company headquartered in St. Paul, MN, is the nation's largest and fastest-growing retail network of outdoor specialty stores for hunting, fishing, camping, marine and outdoor lifestyle products and services. Since 1960, Gander Mountain has offered the best selection of outdoor equipment, technical apparel, active casual wear, and footwear featuring national, regional and specialty brands at competitive prices. Focused on a "We Live Outdoors®" culture, Gander Mountain dedicates itself to creating outdoor memories. Gander Mountain has 156 conveniently-located outdoor lifestyle stores in 27 states. For the nearest store location call 800-282-5993 or visit www.GanderMountain.com Gander Mountain is also the parent company of Overton's (www.overtons.com), a leading catalog and Internet based retailer of products for boating and other water sports enthusiasts.

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