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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

Itching to bow hunt!

June 28, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Getting up last week at 5:00 am or so, I looked out my front window and noticed 2 does and 1 buck staring at one of our cats in the front yard who was laying down not more than 10 feet from them. The cat was as cool as a cucumber but the deer were all too curious. With the deer’s ears pointed forward and a body stance that said “On alert”, the cat refused to get bothered but the deer remained posed for several minutes. Unknowing that I was only 10 yards from them, I watched and analyzed the buck’s growing antlers. In support of last week’s comments by snshunts, who mentioned that the picture I had posted in the article “Where the antlers should be now”, (that many bucks have less antlers growing on their head than the one in that picture), the buck I saw would have validated that he was correct. Nevertheless, the very presence of those deer got my blood boiling for this October’s hunt!

I am desperately trying to get my business affairs in order so I can spend more time getting articles written pertaining to new products, interactive scenarios, etc. I also am in great need to get my bow sighted in as it was a bit off last season due to a new arrow rest and sights. Although I usually get new products tossed at me regularly to test, one thing I haven’t had sent to me is a target block. I guess I’ll have to go out and buy one! Can anyone out there recommend a good one? I already have a 3D deer so I would like to have something else.




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