#1 Muzzleloader Non-Typical - 167 6/8” - dallas County
I killed my buck on November 17, 2006 in Dallas County, Alabama. I have photos of the deer earlier in September on the completely opposite end of the property (approximately 1 mile). I had been hunting the field where I got the photos, and felt I had been putting too much pressure on the deer, so I decided to go to the opposite end of the property to an area that was not hunted much and very secluded. The food plot I was hunting was planted in early October in wheat and rye grass, located near a pine thicket with hardwoods on the other side. I arrived at my stand at 2:30 pm. The buck came out of the pine thicket at 3:45 pm and immediately started grazing. I had been taking a nap, and when I woke up I saw him just as he entered the field. I had to wait 15 minutes for the deer to come out from under a limb that was handing between him and me. In the meantime, two does ran out to him and started smelling on him. As soon as he came out from behind the limb, I was waiting on him and shot him with my 50-caliber CVA muzzleloader with a 4x12x50 Swift scope. I was using a 245-grain sabot. When I shot the deer he was at 172 yards so I held the horizontal cross-hair level with the hairline of his back. He dropped instantly! When the smoke cleared, all I could see were antlers and a white belly. As soon as I saw he was down I immediately ran to him as fast as I could, hollering all the way. I have never been so excited in my life! Finally all the hard work paid off. I immediately radioed my dad to come help me load him up (He was also mussleloader hunting at the time). My father (Mike Eubanks), my uncle (Daniel Eubanks), and friends (Ted Prevatt and Tracy Lincoln) all arrived shortly in the field. The deer weighed 211 pounds. He is a 14-point. His inside spread is 13 5/8”.