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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

Bucks, Does and Fawns!

July 29, 2010 at 05:37 PM

Here’s some from Treehugger:

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Here’s some from my Kansas location:

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They’re Getting Bigger!

July 26, 2010 at 05:50 PM

As the heat stays in place, so do the deer! No, they don’t like to move much when it’s hot but they do move. Nevertheless, here’s some more pictures coming from one of my trail cams and some from John Currie. It won’t be long until the velvet comes off, so they they only have a short time left to finish growing.

For some reason I think this is going to be a banner year. Despite the controversy regarding last year’s standing corn, I do think some of the bigger bucks were harboring themselves in it thus avoiding death. If that’s true, we should see some real monsters this year! I’ve got one really nice stud of an 8 pointer here on one camera but the best pictures yet were destroyed! One of my SD cards went corrupt as soon as I plugged it into my computer and ate every one of the pictures. One of those was an absolute monster that was already in the B&C club! Of course, it would be THAT SD card that burnt! My luck!!!

Anyway, enjoy the pictures and keep sending them to me. We all love to see them…bucks or does!

Here’s what I found on mine:
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John Currie sent these:


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Say Goodbye to Goliath

July 23, 2010 at 06:56 PM

Yep, it’s true. I sold Goliath and donated the proceeds to charity. I had a love/hate relationship with Goliath! He was so impressive yet so troublesome. He dwarfed my other mounts and made them look too small. Every time someone saw my trophy room, they would say: “Where did you kill him”? Sometimes I would just say “Pekin” and they would say “Really, that’s awesome”. I just gave up. Having to explain killing a 430” monster in Pekin, IL. isn’t a reality, was useless.

Jeff Lampe will be happy to hear that I sold the beast! Sitting at the Deer Classic having to explain the history behind Goliath became old and even punishing. We agreed not to ever bring him back! So it’s bye bye to the old fella. He’ll have a good home and the bow kill heads that are on my wall, will now be happier and feel a bit larger. We’ll be giving him a going away party this weekend.

It’s been really hot the last few weeks, so the deer movement has slowed accordingly. Here are a few trail cam pictures from some readers. Hopefully when the heat lifts, we’ll see some better pictures coming in! Keep sending them to me when you get them!

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