On November 16th BJ Macri was bowhunting in Westchester County in the same area where he took a nice 10-point whitetail the previous season. Macri first learned of the buck from a trail cam photo on October 13th, but Macri didn't cross paths with the buck until hurricane Sandy had passed.
The morning after Sandy, Macri had a lot of trouble getting to his tree. The fallen trees and limbs that littered the woods forced Macri to walk to his stand another way. As he came up to his tree, Macri jumped the big 8-pointer bedded down just 5-yards from his stand.
Macri was frustrated with the encounter, but he knew it meant the buck would be back. Fast forward to November 16th. Macri hunted the morning and it was the foggiest day he ever hunted. Around 9:30am Macri saw a buck coming down the trail and as the buck got closer Macri realized he was a non-typical 6-pointer cruising for does. That would be the last deer of the morning and Macri would return for an afternoon hunt.
Later that afternoon Macri was back in the stand just before 2:00pm and started rattling and grunting with no response. It was around 3:30pm when Macri saw a big rack working its way through a swamp about 200 yards away. Macri grabbed his grunt tube and let out a few grunts to try and bring the buck in, but there was no response. He then went for his rattle bag and as soon as he began the rattling sequence the buck stopped dead in his tracks. The buck walked towards an opening in the stone wall and then turned towards Macri slowly working his way in.
When the buck closed the distance to 35-yards, Macri only had one small window to make the shot. Macri came to full draw and as soon as the buck entered the shooting window he let the arrow fly. The buck was slightly quartering away and only made it 40-yards before going down. The buck scored 127 1/8" gross and was 187-pounds field dressed.