Bowfishing gear generates about 10 percent of archery sales at Critters Wolf River Sports.

Critters Wolf River Sports and Woodeye’s Bar & Grill

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Dave Malnory works on a customer’s bow in the store’s service department.

Thinking outside the box goes a long way in entrepreneurial endeavors. Chris “Critter” Boucher and Andy “Woodeye” Woods, owners of Critters Wolf River Sports and Woodeye’s Bar & Grill, took that notion to heart when they created a business that combines an archery range/pro shop with a bar & grill.

Chris Boucher has been in the archery business for two decades. His first shop covered a mere 400 square feet. Two years later, in 1998, he upgraded to a building that covered 1,800 square feet. He remained in that building until 2006, when he teamed up with Andy Woods to create their current 16,200 square-foot enterprise.

Their current arrangement comes with a variety of pros. As the largest archery range/pro shop in Wisconsin, they provide gear and service work for customers from across state and beyond. The bar & grill side of the business helps sustain their large amount space by serving quality food to sporting-goods customers and practicing archers in addition to regular clientele that just want a burger and cold beer. This unique shop is one to keep an eye on.

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Woodeye’s Bar & Grill is a popular restaurant, especially on Friday nights when it features a fish fry.

Check out their website here.

Back in 2010, Critters Wolf River Sports and Woodeye’s Bar & Grill brought added versatility to their venue by hosting dodgeball tournaments. Check out this video of one of the events. 

Critter-Woodeye — Woodeye’s Bar & Grill is a popular restaurant, especially on Friday nights when it features a fish fry.