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Marc Anthony of Goodfield owns and operates Look Alive Taxidermy and Non Typical Hunter magazine. Anthony grew up in central Illinois and spent eight years as a commercial pilot before giving that up to spend more time with his wife Jan and three children, Victoria, Drake and Elesa. Anthony hunted on and off as a child but started seriously at age 30 and focuses on bowhunting for deer and turkeys. He's arrowed four bucks that meet the Boone and Crockett Club (net) standards and 20 Pope and Young Club qualifiers. Anthony is on the Pro Staff for Muzzy broadheads, Bear Archery, Vital Gear, Natural Predator, Non Typical Hunter and several other companies. He also is a member of the Outdoor writers Association of America, OWAA.


Non-typical Hunter

A Web log by Marc Anthony

Tuesday’s featured whitetail

September 29, 2008 at 09:42 PM

Since Wed. is opening day for deer and turkey season, I thought these pictures would get you all fired up! This is the world famous Goliath. He was the largest non typical whitetail on record up until he died several years ago. Goliath was never killed by a hunter as he was pen raised in Pennsylvania and died from a disease. His final score was around 430” gross and about 410” net. That’s 410” NET!!!

That exceeds the largest non typical ever killed by a hunter by over 100 inches! What a monster! How would you like to see that beast in the woods coming to your stand?

Funny thing, I had this mount at the IL. Deer and Turkey Classic earlier this year in our booth and you wouldn’t believe how many people asked me where I shot him. I just smiled and said “Pekin”, and they would say “really”? After a brief laugh, I told them the real story on this ole’ boy.

I mounted him on the largest form I could find and his rack still dwarfs his neck. Hopefully, someone from IL. will be fortunate enough to hammer something as impressive as Goliath this year! Good luck to all, I wish you the very best this season! Photos courtesy of Look Alive Taxidermy.

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