Mason, Kevin and Dillon Petrzilka display the bucks huge set of antlers.
While 50 year old veteran deer hunter Kevin Petrzilka may not be a stranger to big whitetail bucks, he probably didn’t expect to drop his chores and then drop a possible Nebraska state record whitetail with a single running shot.
Petrzilka, reported to be hunting with a 1960’s Remington 788 rifle says he had never seen this big buck before the day he shot it. With some nice bucks under this family’s belt, including a wall hanger barely missing the 170 mark shot by his son Mason, Kevin knew the excitement in his son’s voice was not over-exagerrated. He had just missed a huge buck running across a field chasing four does 200 yards away and his gun jammed, robbing him of a second shot. He made a quick call on his cellphone and set the stage where his dad and brother joined in on the hunt. Knowing the area and the deer movement the trio devised a plan, broke into action, and watched with intent while Mason traced the bucks path.
It was Kevin who would get the shot and just like that the chase was over. A single shot from 150 yards dropped the big Nebraska brute in it’s tracks.
The buck had an impressive 17 typical antler points with an inside spread of 21 inches. An official Boone and Crockett Scorer taking measurements reached a score of 203 4/8 for a green score. The current Nebraksa state record is 199 1/4.
Congrats to Kevin and his sons on this buck and possible new state record!