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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

A new “Real men of genius” clip

January 29, 2010 at 08:21 AM

Have you ever noticed when going to a new forum, (whether it be a hunting forum or any other type) the first time you make a post, there is always some person who rushes to the scene to let you know he’s been around the longest but he does it in a round about way? It’s like they want you to ask them permission, to post anything there. They question anything you post and feel intimidated by “new blood”. I thought of an idea: Let the people who do those “Real men of genius” radio clips create a new one called “Mr. forum administrator wanna be”. I think that would nail the mark!

If you don’t know which commercials I’m referring to, here’s an example:



Wisconsin has its issues too

January 26, 2010 at 04:41 PM

Does any of this sound familliar?

Madison …A big drop in Wisconsin deer numbers, except where $41 Million has been spent to fight Chronic Wasting Disease, shows Wisconsin has a mess instead of effective deer management, according to Senator Dale Schultz. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reports that statewide deer harvest numbersthis year were at a 25-year low, following a similar steep decline last year. “I’m hearing from plenty of hunters that didn’t see a single deer this year,” Schultz said. “The problem goes way beyond three hours of fog on opening morning.” Schultz and other lawmakers have responded by calling on the state’s Natural Resources Board to suspend the antlerless deer hunting season slated to start December 10. “Count me among hunters disappointed with the direction of Wisconsin’s deer management,” said Schultz (R-Richland Center). “For several years, DNR managers have driven numerous changes in dates and policies for annual hunts. They have been ineffective at basic goals like counting the deer herd and they have alienated hunters.” Schultz said Democrat Senator Russ Decker’s call to fire the entire DNR deer management team reflects the frustration and anger he is hearing from hunters.

Schultz wants the Natural Resources Board to consider Wisconsin’s deer hunting tradition and the jobs at risk when $1 billion of annual spending is at stake. “To keep the tradition and the economic benefit going, we need more young hunters and that won’t happen if deer numbers keep dropping,” Schultz said. “Suspending the December hunt and dropping the idea of a 16-day deer season next year are just a start.” Schultz said many hunters are contacting him with their views on the 2009 hunt and he welcomes ideas about the future of deer hunting at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


I found this ad on another hunting site

January 26, 2010 at 02:20 PM

I thought it was interesting to find this ad on another hunting site.

Do you think Quinn is trying to cater the the Illinois sportsman? Do you think he has our best interest? What do you think, I’m staying out of this one as I want to see what the general consensus is.


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