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Every outdoor minded person has dreamed of living in Alaska and enjoying the tremendous hunting and fishing adventures the state has to offer. For many, the drawback is finding a job, even a temporary one, until they can find full-time employment in their specialty or work their way up the corporate ladder. Cabela’s, one of the best-known names in outdoor gear, is opening a store in Anchorage and is advertising for jobs. If you want to act on that Alaska ambition, here are the details:

byers012Cabela’s Incorporated, the world’s foremost outfitter of hunting, fishing, and outdoor gear, plans to hire approximately 250 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees to staff its Anchorage store, which is on schedule to open in spring 2014. Interviews will begin Jan. 3 and continue through Jan. 7. Most employees are expected to come from Anchorage and the surrounding area. “We have a wide range of open positions and are looking for hard-working employees who can deliver the legendary customer service customers have come to expect from Cabela’s,” said Kevin Weeks, general manager of the new store.  The 100,000-square-foot store, to be located on the south side of Anchorage near the intersection of W. 104th Avenue and C Street, will be Cabela’s first in Alaska.

It will be built in Cabela’s next-generation layout designed to surround customers in an outdoor experience with museum-quality wildlife displays, a mountain replica and aquarium. The store also will also feature a Gun Library, Bargain Cave and Fudge Shop, as well as thousands of quality outdoor products.

To apply, visit www.cabelas.jobs, click on “Apply Now,” then “United States Jobs.” Then follow instructions to log in and follow the application process. Applications must be submitted online and applying does not guarantee an interview.

Joe Byers has more than 1,000 magazine articles in print and is currently a field editor with Whitetail Journal, Predator Xtreme, Whitetails Unlimited, Crossbow Revolution, and African Hunting Journal magazines. He’s spent the last three decades depicting the thrill of the chase and photographing the majesty of all things wild. Byers is a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association and numerous other professional and conservation organizations.