From http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/whi ... aking-killThe top photo shows the rack of a found Kansas buck, which Anthony allegedly purchased. The bottom is field photo of the buck he claimed to kill in 2010. And the apparent similarity of the racks has the Internet pulsing with accusations that Anthony used his considerable taxidermy skills to put the Kansas rack on an Illinois bow-killed buck. At the 2011 Illinois Deer Expo’s contest, he entered the 190-class giant and won top honors in the Archery-Typical category.
shaman wrote:I don't want to excuse Mark's behavior-- quite to the contrary.
However, I'd ask that y'all step back a bit and look at this in context. This sport demands performance if you are going to be any kind of authority. Mark needs to fill tags with big bucks otherwise no one will pay attention to him. The result is that there is a constant pressure to bring in big bucks. Some of us get lucky. Some of us succumb to the pressure.
Look, I'm not trying to excuse him, but once a guy like him or me tries to put themselves out there as somewhat of an authority, no one reading our stuff wants to hear about the little forkers or the buttons. That's a shame. In fact some of my best stories came from hunts that involved nothing more than a missed shot on a doe. I have had good and bad years. Two seasons ago I scratched-- first time in 12 years. I don't make a living off my outdoor writing, but even I was feeling the heat this year. It definitely influenced my choice to shoot on the Opener. Once you start trying to make a serious dime off this sport there is going to be heat.
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