After working in several different locations in downtown Winneconne
since 1996, Chris "Critter" Boucher wanted to create a facility that
could not only meet the needs of an avid sportsman looking to purchase
goods but also create an environment that all could enjoy.
In 2006, Critter teamed up with Andy
"Woodeye" Woods to create their dream business. Critter expanded on
his previous sporting good store and made a huge 5400 square foot
store. Connected to the store, Woodeye opened a Bar and Grill to
accommodate hungry archers and their families. They also created
Wisconsin's Largest Indoor Archery Range to give archers all over the
area a place to sight-in and have a good time.
Since the beginning, Critter and
Woodeye's dream business grew into something bigger than either could
have hoped for. Critter expanded his shop to serve not just fisherman
and bow hunters, but to handle firearms, a large selection of crossbows,
and even act as a Minnkota warranty repair center. Woodeye grew his
bar and grill into a business that serves a large array of food and
beverages to all community members and not just the outdoor sport
Critter and Woodeye have also made
several great events possible. Every January they host Party on Poygan
which raises money to help get children involved in the community and
interested in outdoor activities. In May, Critter and Woodeye have a
Walleye Tournament that gives out thousands of dollars in prize money.
They also sponsor several activities; kids fishing contests, Sovereign
State Trout Pong, BullsEye for Youth Outdoor Activity Day, and many
other activities for local organizations. They have hosted numerous Professional Walleye Tournaments including National events on the highest competition level of walleye fishing.