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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

Busted!

September 23, 2009 at 07:32 PM

In the woods getting rained on isn’t all that bad when you’ve got the suit that keeps you dry. In fact, I like the ground to be wet while I’m still hunting as it keeps the leaves from crunching. So a wet day isn’t a bad one for me but getting caught red handed by a handful of deer is! Mask off, sandwich in hand and a mouth stuffed with so much ham, I couldn’t even breath at one point. Can anyone say pig? Then came the burp…how could I be so complacent after it took so much work getting here? Evidently, the burp didn’t sound like a grunt, especially when it sounded like a hurricane behind me blowing at 200 knots! When deer bust you, I wish they would just leave for crying out loud! Instead, they just stand there and blow and stomp. I had to finally just growl at them so they would leave. It worked.

Passed up my first buck today at 30 yards. He may have gone 140” but I decided not to take the shot. I want the big boy in these woods, the one I’ve seen only twice now. I don’t think he knows that I’m here as each time I’ve seen him, he appears calm. Maybe tomorrow!

The 21st century type hunting is kind of cool! I can sit or stand in the middle of the woods, check the weather radar, read and comment on PSO, pay bills (not that that’s fun) and order stuff all from my Blackberry. Occasionally, I’ll take a picture with the camera that comes with it, like the one above (although the quality is less than great) and send them to my friends or family just to let them know that I’m still alive.

7 days left to go in IL. Looking forward to some easier access!

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