New Gander Mountain Store Opening in Springfield, Illinois

Gander Mountain Company (www.GanderMtn.com) (NASDAQ:GMTN) , the nation's largest retail network of stores for hunting, fishing, camping, marine, and outdoor lifestyle apparel and footwear, products and services announced that it will open its fifth Illinois store at 2371 Chuckwagon Drive in Springfield on March 24, 2009.
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ST. PAUL, Minn.-- Gander Mountain Company (www.GanderMtn.com) (NASDAQ:GMTN) , the nation's largest retail network of stores for hunting, fishing, camping, marine, and outdoor lifestyle apparel and footwear, products and services announced that it will open its fifth Illinois store at 2371 Chuckwagon Drive in Springfield on March 24, 2009.

The 57,000 square foot will carry a broad selection of products for the outdoors enthusiast. Customers may select from thousands of firearms, equipment for hunting, fishing, and archery, apparel and footwear, camping equipment, and gifts. Canoes and kayaks will be displayed inside and outside of the Gander Mountain store. In addition to carrying most top national brands the store will also carry a broad assortment of its own Gander Mountain and Three Forks Ranch branded items.

The new Gander Mountain store offers a range of services including: an on-site gunsmith, an archery lane and full-service archery shop, line winding, live bait and a staff of associates with a wealth of knowledge about the outdoor products they provide.

The store features a "Gander Mountain Lodge", a meeting room provided free of charge for meetings of local outdoor groups. During the year Gander Mountain provides educational courses for outdoor enthusiasts in the Lodge and offers more hunter safety programs through its lodges than any other retailer in the United States.

The grand opening of the Springfield Gander Mountain store begins on April 3 and will feature in-store specials, a limited number of free promotional items for "first shoppers" and appearances by outdoors celebrities. Additional details on the grand opening celebration will soon be available at www.GanderMtn.com.

About Gander Mountain Company

Gander Mountain Company (NASDAQ:GMTN) , headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is the nation's largest retail network of stores for apparel, hunting, fishing, boating, camping, marine and outdoor lifestyle products and services. Established in 1960, the Gander Mountain brand has offered an expanding assortment of competitively priced outdoor equipment, technical apparel and footwear, as well as gunsmith and archery services. The stores feature national, regional and local brands as well as the company's owned brands. Focused on a "We Live Outdoors" culture, Gander Mountain dedicates itself to creating outdoor memories. There are now 116 conveniently located Gander Mountain outdoor lifestyle stores in 23 states. For the nearest store location call 800-282-5993 or visit www.GanderMtn.com. Gander Mountain is also the parent company of Overton's (www.overtons.com), a leading catalog and Internet retailer of products for boating and other marine enthusiasts.

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