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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

2 Year Anniversary for Me

September 20, 2010 at 04:04 PM

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been writing for PSO now for 2 years! Although many changes have been made, including the addition of several local writers, I’m amazed how far PSO came in just 3 years. When Jeff asked me to start writing for PSO, I had to think about it for at least a week. What was I going to write about? How well would I be received? How many readers would come back day after day before they got sick of deer stories and techniques? All of these questions and more were going through my head until some friends of mine said “Just do it, it will all come to you as time passes by”. How true that was!

My first article was about my old “string” method I used in my attempt to locate monster bucks. I received many comical emails asking me if I was serious. From there I was chided and complemented as time progressed and learned to just accept what my readers were saying, no matter if I agreed with them or not. The bottom line: What I learned here was well worth the time and I certainly hope my readers have learned a little bit from me! I’ll admit the reciprocation of ideas from my readers was a great learning experience. I personally think once a person thinks he knows it all, it’s all over for him/her, so my advice to anyone who cares is to always keep an open mind and consider what the other person has to say before shutting them down. It’s something I’ve had to learn and I hope many more people accept that statement too!

So now looking back, my writing career has taken off with this year being the busiest to date. I’ve now been either mentioned or have written for many magazines including Deer and Deer Hunting, Mathews, Field and Stream and several others. It’s amazing how things can change in just a few years. In fact, I’ve made many Friends here on PSO and would find it hard to close this chapter in my life if I decide to move on from PSO. I would certainly wish we would stay in contact no matter what happens!

With bow season just starting to ramp up, I think we have something to look forward to. Another busy season with hopefully many stories to write about, laugh about and to learn from will hopefully follow. This is MY time of year and I look forward to getting out into the timber every minute I can. From here, I sincerely wish nothing but good times for my readers and personally want to thank each and every one of you for stopping by and sharing your interest with me!

Here’s to a banner season!  Good luck to all!

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