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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

This year’s arsenal

August 15, 2009 at 09:35 AM

In the last year or so, I’ve had many hunters ask me what type of bow, broadheads, scent eliminator, etc, etc, etc, I use. In response, I ask the same questions back. This type of “grass roots” due diligence is really how the integrity of many products are exposed. I’ve always told my employees to be careful and make sure the job is done correctly when administrating the work load for a particular job. Why? Because a good job may be expected and go unnoticed but the repercussion from a bad job will travel like a wildfire. No exceptions! Bad news travels at a much greater rate than good news. It’s the same with hunting equipment. If you were to purchase a product that doesn’t live up to it’s name, you’ll never buy it again, much less recommend it to someone else. The reciprocation of information is paramount to acquiring great products!

Here’s what I’m using this year for bow season:

Mathews DXT
Lumen Arrows (carbon) with attached Lumenoks
Muzzy Phantom @ 125 grain broadheads
Natural Predator scent elimination systems (Tru-Carbon)
Vital Gear arrow rest
Vital Gear sights
Bush Rag ghillie suit
Scott release

I have no issues to report with any of these products and I love using them! A failure in the field, even one time, is unacceptable to me. I’m pleased to report as of to date that I’ve never had a failure with any of these products! Some of my equipment is relatively new but some is over a decade old!

Lets hear what you use! I want to know your opinions!


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