As a caring husband, Mike calmly coached his wife on what to do and helped her prepare for the moment of truth. He ranged the buck at 167 yards, which is a pretty demanding shot for a smoke-pole! Without hesitation, Donna cradled the barrel of her TC muzzle-loader into the open split of the tripod and took a steady aim. When she gently squeezed the trigger, a puffy white cloud of smoke filled the blind and temporarily blurred their vision. The air cleared just enough to allow the pair to faintly see the heavy-racked buck crashing to the ground. Donna's Oklahoma bruiser had a 21 ½ inch inside spread, 12 massive points and scored an impressive 164 6/8.