Okie Muzzleloader Giant, Norman Smith

My name is Norman Smith and I live in Edmond, Oklahoma. During muzzleloader season this year, I called this trophy buck in using a Primos Can call. He appeared out of nowhere and after making his way to about 90 yards, I got a good shot on him using my Remington Genesis .50-caliber muzzleloader. I was shooting 150 grains of pyrodex pellets and a 250-grain bullet. I was ranging with a Bushnell rangefinder and glassed him with Nikon binoculars.

After the shot, he ran about 100 yards and dropped. It was dark when I started looking for him although I knew where he was. I was amazed at the mass when I got there. I knew he was a large deer but the rack caught me off guard. Inside spread was around 23 inches. I'm waiting to get him back from the taxidermist for an official score but we estimated him at 170+ inches.

He weighed 208 pounds dressed. He's by far the biggest deer of my life and the largest deer (both weight and rack) ever taken off my friends free range lease that's located west of Alva Oklahoma. I feel super blessed to have had an opportunity at such a magnificent animal.  -- Norman Smith

Congrats on a great buck Norman!





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