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Update on Cabela’s in Richfield

Feb. 27, 2019 – Richfield, WI – A pretty common question across Washington County is, “When will Cabela’s in Richfield reopen?”


There was a small fire at the store Feb. 21, 2019. A note from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department is below.

February 21, 2019
Case #:     19-6994 Cabela’s Fire
Authority:  Sergeant Uhan 415

On Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 11:17PM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a fire alarm at Cabela’s, 1 Cabela Way, in the Village of Richfield, Washington County. Deputies responded along with Richfield Fire Department. Upon locating the presence of smoke, fire departments from Germantown, Hartford, Jackson, and Slinger responded.

The fire originated from the shooting gallery arcade game on the second floor, and was extinguished by the sprinkler system. The fire appeared to be electrical. It was estimated by fire personnel that approximately 3,000 gallons of water was expelled from the sprinkler system. There was smoke and water damage to about 5,000 square feet. The incident remains under investigation, and no one was injured as a result of it.








Jack Schliessen is with Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, MO. “We are planning on opening the store in the next two weeks,” he said. “We know there’s been a lot of pent-up demand and certainly an unanticipated closure.”

Schliessen said Cabela’s has “crews and team members on site working hard to get things ready to be operational as soon as possible.”


Because of the uncertain date to reopen the Washington County Deer Advisory Council is changing its March 11 meeting location to Moraine Park Technical College.

“Cabela’s cannot guarantee the Richfield store will be open to the public, because of fire and water damage, hence the change of venue,” said Brett Weir.

Below is a press release from the CDAC:

The Washington County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC) will meet to review data and form preliminary 2019 antlerless quota, permit and season structure recommendations. This meeting will be held at Moraine Park Technical College on March 11 starting at 6 p.m.


While this is a working meeting of the council, the public is encouraged to attend and will have a formal opportunity to provide insight during the public comment period of the meeting.


CDACs are part of an effort to provide more public input on deer management issues and give stakeholders a greater responsibility in managing local deer numbers.


Councils will review and discuss the previous year’s hunting season results and long-term harvest trends, accept public comments and develop preliminary antlerless quota, permit and season structure recommendations. Recommendations will be sent to the Natural Resources Board for approval in May.


Citizens are encouraged to attend their CDAC’s March meeting and provide comments to the council. Local Department of Natural Resources staff will be on hand to present information and answer any questions.


Following the March meetings, an online public comment period will take place from April 1-10, with a final council meeting being held in late April 15to allow the council to review public feedback before making final recommendations on the antlerless quota, permit and season structure.


Those unable to attend their county’s meeting can view meeting minutes on the department’s CDAC website.


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