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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

Last Batch of Pictures

August 25, 2010 at 05:39 PM

I checked my trail cameras today on one of the properties I’ll be hunting. It appears these bucks are set in their “patterns”, if you will. Although I didn’t want to post the entire 500+ pictures from the last 2 weeks, I can tell you that these bucks are starting to show up now in the daylight hours and with more frequency. It’s hard to believe we’re only 4.5 weeks away from launching arrows!

One interesting thing I noticed in the woods today was the rubbed trees. I didn’t have my camera with me or I would have taken some pictures. I found a few trees that were shredded with velvet stuck to them. I jumped a buck in the woods around 11:00 a.m. and as he started to run, I simply started walking in the opposite direction. It puzzled him, so he stopped to look at me. Sometimes if you act nonchalant and uninterested, they won’t feel threatened. He just watched me walk out calmly and ended up not spooking. I hate spooking deer because they catch on so quickly and often stomp their hooves leaving danger scent for the others to smell. Once they do that, that spot is marked as a caution area for some time. I don’t want to start the season with educated deer!

Enjoy the pictures!

Illinois hunting and fishing
Illinois hunting and fishing
Illinois hunting and fishing
Illinois hunting and fishing
Illinois hunting and fishing
Illinois hunting and fishing
Illinois hunting and fishing
Illinois hunting and fishing

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