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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

I’m seeing some wicked looking holes!

March 24, 2009 at 04:09 PM

Back on this taxidermy issue, I started asking the customers about their choice of weapons when I noticed large holes protruding from the carcasses of their deer. In the last several years, there has been many choices of broadheads for the avid hunter to choose from, so I was interested. I’ve tried different brands of broadheads in the last couple of decades but have always opted for the Muzzy’s when it came time for the hunt. Anyone who knows me knows that I’m one of those guys who doesn’t switch equipment too often, so If I switch, it’s for a good reason. In fact, I was laughed at by my friends for years because I shot with my Oneida bow (you know that bow that weighed a ton, with huge limbs and made a loud “slap” when I shot it), but it did the trick. I loved that old bow and it shot in a way that no other bow did until I had the opportunity to shoot a Mathews DXT. Then I switched!

I started testing this broadhead from Muzzy called the Phantom…anyone out there in cyber land use them? They look nasty and I certainly wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of one of these. They also leave one heck of a hole! I’m testing the Phantom and their 4 blade 125 grain broadhead this year. So far, I’m in love with both of them. I may even try using them during turkey season.

One nice thing I see already is the fact that you can remove the “bleeder blade” from the Phantom and reduce the weight from a 125 grain to a 105 grain broadhead. You can do the same for their other Phantom broadheads of different weights. That could be beneficial when hunting multiple species in the field. FYI, these broadheads will split bone with ease!

If anyone is interested in reading more about Muzzy’s Phantom or their 4 blade broadheads, visit them at: 


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