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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

Illinois hunting and fishing

Products I’m going to punish

January 26, 2009 at 12:30 PM

Being a product tester, I look forward in receiving new products each year to test. Some products aren’t really that new, but they do deserve being compared to others in their field. It’s tough to put a grade on a new device in today’s market. Like the automotive industry, technology is “shared” among the manufacturers as most of them have subcontractors who provide certain items or parts to them as “suppliers”. So what makes one company different from another? It boils down to design and quality. This year will be no different. I’ll be testing a multitude of archery products and comparing them to each other. I’ll have my favorites and my not-so-favorites that I’ll be sharing with you.

In my line-up, I’ve already started phase two of testing with several products. These include:

1. TruCarbon H2O and carbon powder.

2. Vital Gear’s Vital drop arrow rest and fiber optic sights.

3. Slick Trick’s 4 bladed broadheads.

4. The “Swhacker” expandable broadheads.

5. Steel Force “Phat Head” broadheads.

6. Weatherlock “Extreme Cream”.

7. DeBug insect repellant.

If anyone of you use or have used any of these products, I’m interested in hearing your opinion! I should have the final phase of testing done within the next few weeks, so I’ll post them here at PSO.



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