Published by admin on 09 Mar 2010 at 01:47 pm
Bow & Arrow Razzle Dazzle at the
Wisconsin Deer Classic & Outdoor Expo
On February 26-28, 2010 I made a return trip to the Wisconsin Deer Classic and Hunting Expo at Shopko Hall in Greenbay, Wisconsin. The show is located across the street from the famous Greenbay Packer’s Lambeau Field. The show features quality displays of hunting gear, guides and outfitters. The display of trophy whitetail deer is impressive and the state of Wisconsin just may be a best kept secret for good whitetail. You hear a lot about Illinois, Iowa and Texas but Wisconsin is producing some quality bucks too.
This was a fun show and my friends Bill & Sandy Weisner were there which always means we’ll joke around and share some good dinners. Their “Bear Sense” business seems to be doing really well and Bill’s Bear Hunting seminars are popular up in the Northern states. He has been a respected speaker on bear hunting for many, many years.
Dan Laubenstein has been doing this show for 27 years and it is a Wisconsin tradition. They had several special whitetail on display, including the debut of the new Wisconsin state record bow kill and some additional trophy bucks. These big monster bucks got a lot of attention from attendees.
Dan’s son Jim tossed targets for me and he did a fine job. We also had a great burger a local eatery near Lambeau field, called Krolls West. I also took time to visit the Greenbay Packer’s pro shop in Lambeau Field and have lunch at Curly’s, a place named in honor of Curly Lambeau, one of the founders of the historic Greenbay Packers football team. They have a beautiful Vince Lombardi statue there in front of the stadium. I imagine this place goes crazy on game day, everywhere you go you see Packers logos.
The Wisconsin Deer Classic and Outdoor Expo is a great event, whether you are an attendee, exhibitor, or speaker. Dan & family treat you well and the show is full of good people who are there to share their love of hunting. I joked with Jim that Lambeau Field had put a curse on me since my bow string messed up in 2005 and my rest broke in 2010. We still managed to do good performances and had good crowds at my shows. I hope to see all of my Greenbay area friends again in a year or two.
Well folks, that’s the latest. Until next time, Adios & God Bless.
Frank Addington, Jr.
((PHOTO is Jim Laubenstein and I))
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