Monster 36-Point Buck Taken by 78y/o Jim Wackler, Minnesota

Jim Wackler, a deer hunter from Howard Lake, took a monster of a buck during the firearms portion of Minnesota's deer season on November 11, 2016.

"And a little after 4 o’clock I could hear this crashing in the corn. And it would stop and it would start crashing again. It sounded like a freight train," said Wackler. The big deer walked out of the corn and was headed toward the woods. "And when he got about 30 feet from the corn I yelled at him," said Wackler. "I said, hey! And he stopped and looked at me." That's when he got a shot off using a 20 gauge shotgun with a slug. "And I put my shot gun down and I walked over there and I started counting the points," said Wackler. "And when I got to 32 I said oh my God, I got the 30-point buck. And then I went back to the log and sat there for 5 or 10 minutes and I started calling for help. And nobody would believe me. I says I got the 30-point buck, I need help!"

Jim says the 36-point whitetail was field dressed at 216 pounds and green scored at 270 inches on the Boone & Crockett Club scoring system. He also stated that it could dry down to 250 inches, which would still make it one of the five biggest deer ever taken in Minnesota.

Congratulations Jim, on your once in a lifetime trophy!