Haul Before the Hunt with Products from The Store WI and MI

Tis the season… hunting season, that is! No matter whether you’re going after antlers, fur, or feathers, there’s a few things ALL hunters need before heading out to the tree stand or duck blind.

1. A Steaming Cup of Joe

First things first… coffee! We know you’re up before the sun to get ready and trek out to your secret hunting spot. It’s not always easy to wake up before 6 am knowing you’ll be sitting out in the cold waiting for an animal or two to come meandering by, though.

But hey, don’t worry! We’ve got just the thing to motivate those early mornings and keep you toasty out in the wilderness: a fresh cup of coffee from The Store! You’ll always find Aromas coffee hot, delicious and ready to go. No matter what gets you going in the morning… fresh ground, black, flavored, blended, or cappuccino flavors… we’ve got it all. (Pro Tip: we even have camouflage cups. Pretty cool, huh?)

2. Warm Hands = Steady Aim

On to the next order of business… how will you keep your hands from freezing after the coffee is all gone? The last thing you want is for your hands to be shivering and unsteady from the cold while you’re aiming at the biggest buck or flock you’ve ever seen in your life. Trust us, the nerves won’t help with that either!

Not to fear, you can pick up hand warmers at The Store! Remember to grab a few sets, along with your morning coffee, to ensure you’ll be toasty and prepared all hunt long!

3. Beat the Mid-Morning Munchies

By now, you’ve been sitting in your stand or blind for a few hours without much luck. Your stomach is grumbling and your patience is wearing thin. What can you do? You definitely can’t head in yet!

Well, we can help you out here too. The Store has an amazing selection of snacks to help keep your hunger at bay and your focus on the hunt.

Candy bars, cheese curds, meat sticks, cookies, and beef jerky are just a few of the many options. We suggest steering clear of crunchy foods while you’re out hunting, though – we’d hate for your bag of chips to scare away the critters!

4. Beer, Beer & More Beer

Well, you’re back in from the woods. Whether or not you managed to snag that big buck or a few plump ducks, your dedication to the hunt deserves to be celebrated!

Gather your hunting buddies, cook up a hearty dinner, and knock back a few brews. The Store has everything ranging from local and domestic beer to seasonal and unique flavors.

Whatever you’re feeling, make sure to pick up enough to get you and your crew through the whole weekend. After all, this is the one of the best parts of hunting season!

5. Did Anyone Bring Advil?

It’s Sunday morning of opening weekend and you’re feeling worse for wear. You’re up early to squeeze in some time in the woods, but after a late night filled with good beer and great friends, we’ll that can bring on a headache in the toughest of us.

Lucky for you, you remembered to grab Advil from The Store! Wash two of those life-saving tablets down with a big glass of water, and viola, your morning hunt is saved! Good thing you got your hunting essentials from The Store, huh?


We wish all hunters a safe, fun, and prosperous season. No matter what your hunting needs are, we’ve got you covered. Head over to The Store to stock up on the necessities to keep you fueled, warm, and fed all autumn long. Happy hunting!

Salvation Army volunteer smiling

Maybe you’ve noticed them – the brightly colored paper kettles that line the walls of The Store during the holiday season. They’re cheery, vibrant, and festive, depicting the iconic Salvation Army Red Kettle that we’ve all grown accustomed to seeing outside of the grocery store or in the mall this time of year.

But what is the significance of these pieces of paper proudly posted by The Store Associates for all to see? You can probably guess that this is The Store’s unique version of the Red Kettle fundraising effort that supports the Salvation Army for the past 7 holiday seasons. That’s great, but how big of a deal is it? After all, what difference could some colorful pieces of paper make?

Well, the important thing isn’t the slips of paper themselves, but instead what they represent. Look closely and you’ll see that each Paper Kettle is printed with either $1, $5, or $10 increments and displays the signature of the donator. Every Paper Kettle symbolizes and celebrates a donation as well as the individual who generously gave to support the cause.

What does the money support, you might ask? The Salvation Army exists to meet human needs in many forms. Providing shelter, supplying food, and supporting veterans are a few of the well-known deeds performed by the Salvation Army. They do much more, however, including educating children, helping disaster survivors, battling human trafficking, and fighting to prevent domestic abuse.

The Store has been supporting and promoting the Paper Kettle Campaign since 2013 and shows no sign of slowing down. To date, $98,871.31 has collectively been raised with the support of The Store Guests through this effort, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Salvation Army. The coolest part, though? The money raised at each The Store location stays local. This means funds are given to the Salvation Army Center nearest each convenience store. By doing this, The Store and generous Guests are helping relieve needs in their local areas.

The 2019 Paper Kettle Campaign is underway and continues until December 31st. Next time you stop in, please consider donating in support of the Salvation Army. After all, it is the season of giving!