Greg Verlander gets his 2nd Coues in 2006 and it’s a nice one!
by Greg Verlander
(if you want to read about Greg’s first buck from 2005, click here)
Knock on wood! Again I got lucky and drew my 2nd choice Arizona Coues White tail tag. Two years in a row, December last year and November this year. WOW! I asked my buddy Roy Morales if he’d accompany me on my hunt and Thank goodness he said “yes”. I soon began to know him as “Eagle Eye Roy”
After 3 days of Sunup to Sunset hunting and eyeing a few decent bucks, we decided to try and relocate a Big Buck I had blown a stalk on 2 days prior. On our way in to this Primo spot we decided to stop and glass a nice bowl we had glassed a couple of days earlier with no luck. Almost Immediately Roy spotted this Buck approximately 510 yards away. We glassed for a while and decided this buck was a keeper. At that range we planned a stalk to get somewhat closer.
Shortly afterwards we snuck in as close as possible and then Roy picks the Buck up again getting ready to bed down, range now 320 yards. Having hunted mostly Archery for the last 15 years or so I was a little skeptical at this distance but decided to give it a try, especially since we couldn’t get any closer. With a good solid rest and the cross hairs slightly over his vitals, the Bullet flew. To my surprise and excitement Roy yells out “You got him, good shot!”
Now if I told you the rest of the story you probably wouldn’t believe me, it sounds like a real blown up fish story however the pictures tell the final tale. What a great Buck and 2 for 2. I started hunting Coues Deer just a couple of years ago. Two 100-inch bucks in 2 years. I’d say that’s pretty good beginners luck. This buck gross scores 100.3. My last years buck scored 101.3 gross. Needless to say, they are both going to look great on my living room wall. Check out the little devil horns under his eye guards, there are 3 on each side.
Thanks again to Mr. Roy Morales for his help and excitement and also Amanda from Coueswhitetail.com for posting my picture and story on her website.