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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.

 

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Larger aerial view of property

June 06, 2009 at 05:36 PM

Here’s a larger view of the original 50 acres we were discussing. The red dot is where the property begins and continues over to the bottom right hand side. As you can see, the west is mostly crop fields but the north is more timber and crop land combined. The timber also carries over to the east but you can’t see that in this image. The overall picture contains about 500 acres.

Using the wind data, the topo info, the combined land data and the images, a person could now make some logical assumptions on where to hang some stands. This piece is somewhere near Putnam co., so a little bit of historical data based on previous buck harvests wouldn’t hurt either! Boone and Crockett has a fee based data research available to the public and the Pope and Young club might be able to help also.

I would pay special attention to the types of forage in these images. Look for bedding areas, types of early season food sources, etc. Any new ideas now?

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