Jim's Sports Heaven; an Old Fashioned Sporting Goods Store in the Oconomowoc Lake Country

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 Jim Appenzeller has been providing sporting goods and services to the Lake Country area since 1956. Jim's 50 plus years of expertise in hunting, fishing and trapping equipment sales, guns sales and gun service is second to none. Jim's Sports Heaven a great sporting goods store in Oconomowoc Wisconsin is located at 131 N Main Street.

 

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If Jim does not have what you need, he can order it. Jim's also has gun smithing and gun repairs as well as scope mounting.

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A mix of all types of sporting goods including guns, fishing equipment, traps, turkey hunting equipment, ground blinds,  tree stands and a few mounts thrown in will remind you of the stores of days gone by.

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Stop down and take a look at history on the back wall.

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Stop at Jim's Sports Heaven at 131 N Main Street in Oconomowoc Wisconsin or give him a call at 262-567-6013.

 

 

In the Oconomowoc,Wisconsin Real Estate Market it is a great time to call Glenn to buy and sell! Need more information? Don't hesitate to email me at Glenn@GlennShong.com  or call me at 262-490-2787.  

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Rainmaker
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Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
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Glenn

Hey, I know that guy! If you can't get it by Jim it does not exist.

Jan 13, 2010 08:13 AM #1
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Lenn Harley
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What a wonderful shop.  I love these places.  If only I could walk through and look without buying.  Of course I need that lure.  Of course I can use another trap gun.  Of course, I can use another hat.  Of course. . . . . .

Jan 13, 2010 08:41 AM #2
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Douglas Lovitt
Washington Management Company, Inc. - Mill Creek, WA

You always get the best info from these guys.  They have their finger on the pulse of the outdoorsman.

Jan 13, 2010 08:52 AM #3
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Clark Hitchcock
Re/Max Nyda Realty Inc - Chilliwack, BC
Realtor - Fraser Valley

I have a bunch of friends that would just love to be near a shop like that. Always so many intereting  stories go on in this type of store also.

Jan 13, 2010 09:38 AM #4
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Glenn Shong
Re/Max Realty Center - Oconomowoc, WI

Hey Doug,

That's what is great about small town America.

Jan 13, 2010 09:40 AM #5
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Jim lived on Peters Drive in Waukesha in the 1960s.  I believe he had a store in Waukesha in the 60's.

Jan 13, 2010 09:47 AM #6
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Glenn Shong
Re/Max Realty Center - Oconomowoc, WI

Thats right Maureen, Jim started out in Waukesha. I have actually only have  known him for the last 15 or so years.

Jan 13, 2010 10:06 AM #7
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Marian Goetzinger
Pine Knoll Shores Realty 252-422-9000 - Pine Knoll Shores, NC
Crystal Coast Real Estate NC

Glenn, I love shops such as this.  I'm afraid it's a little far away from me but next time I'm in Wisconsin,,,

 

Around here it's boat and fishing shops.  Those old timey stores sure do beat the big new everything stores don't they?

Jan 13, 2010 10:27 AM #8
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Now I can picture  where his store was... but I don't remember the streets names.  His daughter Tammy (?) and I were friends and we walked to his store after school at St. Joseph Elementary School at least once.

Jan 13, 2010 10:29 AM #9
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Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc - Gulf Breeze, FL
Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.

Sounds like Jim is a man in the know. Cudos to you Glenn for the post, you just don't hear much from the small shop owner anymore.

Jan 13, 2010 11:01 AM #10
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Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
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Glenn,

Wow, Maureen has a great memory, I forgot about that place and now I remember it; Jim had a store across from the Waukesha State bank and next to the Bus depot right next to the Fox River. "Jim's Sporting Heaven" was a place my Uncle Smiley liked to go to. It was on Clinton Street just south of St. Paul Ave. and faced Bank Street. I went to a grade school called "Barstow" and it was right down the block off of St. Paul and Barstow.

Jan 13, 2010 12:02 PM #11
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Michael Bergin
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - ABR - SRES - Alexandria, VA
Northern Virginia Real Estate

Great shop, great localism post.  I bit you could sit and listen to his stories for hours.

Michael

Jan 13, 2010 01:21 PM #12
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Todd & Devona Garrigus
Garrigus Real Estate - Beaumont, CA
Broker / REALTORS®

Now that's what I call a hyper-localize sticky post! Wished I lived out there so I could visit the shop.

Jan 13, 2010 03:02 PM #13
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Karen Pannell
Real Living / Home Realty - Owensboro, KY
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Glenn,

What a great idea for a post!  Loved meeting your neighbor!

kp

Jan 14, 2010 08:58 AM #14
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Stephen Kappre
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Helping You Home

I LOVE these pictures - looks like a place I would have DIED to hang out in as a kid loathing after all those lures for my little tackle box.

Jan 20, 2010 01:53 PM #16
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Mele

Jim is a great guy and very knowledgable on most everything. His prices are second to none and he is always willing to work with you on prices. If you ever have a problem he is the man to see

Mar 14, 2011 03:17 AM #17
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Bill Sievert

Glenn,

Jim is a great guy and he knows what he is talking about when it comes to fishing and hunting, My uncle don bought a gun from jim in the 70's when he was in waukesah i remember going there as a kid with my dad and uncle it was a great place to hang out and hear the old stories.

 

 

 

Bill

Jun 07, 2011 08:17 AM #18
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Dan

Jim's store was the place to go when in Waukesha. I grew up hunting, fishing and trapping thru my father and a lot of assistance from Jim and his store.

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