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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

IDNR, here’s how it’s done!

September 18, 2009 at 12:59 PM

After only 2 rings, the telephone conversation went something like this:

“Hello, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, how may I help you”?

Good Morning, I would like some information regarding some of your wildlife management areas please.

“Sure thing, how can I help”?

Could you put me in touch with someone who can give me detailed information regarding a couple of WMA’s?

“I can do that sir, what would you like to know”?

I’m interested in 2 WMA’s and need to know if bow hunting is allowed during the full season, limited, etc…....................

I’ll look that info up for you now if you would be kind enough to give me a minute”.

No problem, thanks for your help.

“Here’s what you need sir”.

Can I have your name please?

“Certainly, wasn’t I able to help you? My name is Mary Nickles”.

You were of great help Mary! In fact, I’ve never had better service over the phone…ever. I appreciate the service you are providing for the sportsman and I will let everyone I know how good it was, if that is OK with you.

“Well, I would be happy for you to mention that, thank you very much”!

Of course, I left out the small talk but this is what I call service! Mary knew almost everything there was to know about each WMA I asked her about and when she didn’t, she happily (notice the word “happily”) went out of her way to get me the answer. The service was just incredible! I don’t think I can ever remember having someone answering the phone, or even calling me back when I’ve needed questions answered, etc. Kentucky, by no means, generates as much hunting revenue as IL., yet they have some great parcels for hunting that anyone can enjoy and excellent support to boot.

Where’s our hunting dollars going?



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