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Chase Malkovich’s 9-pointer

September 21, 2010

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Scorable Points: 9

Kill Date: Nov. 2007

County: Franklin

Season: Shotgun

It was a cold Saturday morning, in November 2007, the first of Illinois’ two shotgun seasons had just started.  I had hunted the evening before on the edge of a bean field on my property. A few does came within 50 yards, but I wasn’t ready to tag out just yet.  I wanted to kill a nice buck this year, and as it turns out, patience pays off.

I got up around 5 am, put on my hunting clothes, grabbed my gun and headed out.  This morning, I had decided that I was going to sit along a trail that separates about 15 acres of real thick cover and the timber.  I hadn’t done much scouting this year, but I knew that a big buck had to be hanging around the thicket.  I had seen some good rubs along the pathway, so I chose a 9 foot tall ladder stand that was about 10 yards off the trail in the timber. 

Before daylight broke, I could hear lots of rustling in the thicket and I was getting excited.  I knew something was in there, and it sounded big from all the racket it was making.  As the sun rose, I could begin to see a few does exiting the thicket about 30 yards away from my stand.  Then I heard another crash.  My heart started beating out of control and I could hardly catch my breath.  Within seconds I could see a big bodied deer moving out of the thicket.

Once he got to the edge, he stopped and looked around.  I could see that he was the biggest deer I have ever seen.  As he looked the other way I raised my gun, placed it on his shoulder and pulled the trigger. I hit him good, but at the time I wasn’t for sure.  He bolted directly towards where I was sitting.  I pulled the trigger two more times, both rounds hitting their mark.  He piled up like a ton of bricks.

When I walked over to him I couldn’t believe my eyes.  He was a main frame 9 point, and he had the widest set of antlers I had seen on TV or anywhere.  He measures 143” gross and 141” net, with a 27” inside spread. This truly is my buck of a lifetime!

Chase Malkovich
West City, IL

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Great buck man! Hopefully I can knock one down this year on your property!

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