I got an email from Mike Coyne on Wednesday with an awesome whitetail from Westchester County. Coyne and his buddy started scouting a property of back in early July. The two hunters were able to get several pictures of the big eight as well as a short video clip as he made his way across a ridge top - the same ridge top that ended up being this buck's final resting place.
Opening morning at about 6:45 a.m. a small six point came up the ridge towards Coyne. As he usually does, Coyne stood up and took a couple practice draws on him as he went by at different distances. After the third practice draw the buck stopped and looked back down the hill, which Coyne knew meant only one thing - more deer were on their way.
To his surprise Coyne glanced back down the hill and laid eyes on the big eight. Not wanting to give him a eeerrrrttt to alert him, Coyne waited until he stopped to graze and let the rage titanium fly. The 30-yard shot hit both lungs and the big eight only went about 50 yards before falling over.
Coyne couldn't have asked for a better start to the season. He hunted that property that morning for that deer and luckily enough was in the right place at the right time. The big eight ended was aged 3.5 years old, but way to nice of a buck to pass up. With a green score of 121 3/8", it's Coyne's biggest to date.