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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

Governor’s Invitation to Hunt. I’ll Take It!

August 10, 2010 at 03:03 PM

I came back to my office today and opened up my email to read this:

Dear Marc, 

On behalf of Governor Tim Pawlenty, we invite you to attend the 2010 8th Annual Minnesota Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener in Little Falls, Minnesota.
Now that’s what I’m talking about! I’m all for a Governor who promotes hunting for all. This isn’t just about hunting with an outfitter either. It’s about getting people into the woods and giving them a place to hunt. It’s about listening to what the hunters need and to make every effort to deliver. It’s about getting the next generation involved and educated. Minnesota is doing it right. This is going to be a 2 day party and celebration and oh yes, hunting!

What I especially like about this idea is the fact that the Governor is actually involved. When you get the Governor involved, it means something more than just a speech while he’s standing at a podium for a news clip. I was once told that Governor Jim Edgar was a great Governor primarily because he took the time to get involved. As I understand it, he was one of the few Governor’s who actually attended many of the outdoor events and shared his joy with the people who participated in the outdoor activities. When you have someone at the top supporting the outdoorsmen/women, it means a lot! It solidifies the tradition and confirms the fact that these are not just ways to generate revenue but rather to continue OUR heritage. Good for Governor Tim Pawlenty (and for Jim Edgar)!

I was told that this event will pay special tribute to the military and servicemen/women also. So in summary, this will be a flat out celebration with many things to do and see throughout the 2 day event. Way to go Minnesota, I’ve always wanted Illinois to have a special day or two set aside to celebrate what a great state we have to hunt deer and turkey in. You know, with some sort of recognition from our leaders, maybe the rest of the non-hunting world wouldn’t look so down on us. I think it’s time to have a Governor or DNR supported bash! What do you think?


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