BIG RAPIDS \u2013 Justin Langworthy is a Big Rapids hunter who shot his buck on opening day. He shot the buck in the Reed City area. It was an 8-point with 16-inch spread. It was a 100-yard shot. \u201cWe had never seen him on the property we hunt,\u201d Langworthy said. \u201cBut I have a friend who hunts to the north of us and we had seen him on our trail cam. But I had personally never seen him myself. \u201cIt happened so fast. It was at 7:07 that morning and I let out a couple of grunt calls. I texted everybody I had shot a monster at 7:09. It happened so fast. It ran a ways, 30 yards probably, before it finally died.\u201d Langworthy said it\u2019s the first one he has taken in five or six years. \u201cI\u2019ve hunted my whole life ever since I was old enough to hunt,\u201d he said. \u201cIt\u2019s my biggest one. I\u2019ve been holding out for a big one the last several years and this was it. \u201cI went out the next morning and ended up passing on one that was just a touch bit smaller than him. I figured I would let him live.\u201d Langworthy plans to keep hunting. \u201cThere\u2019s been more deer this year than in years past, nicer deer anyway,\u201d he said. Langworthy also rabbit hunts and will resume that when the deer hunting season closes.