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Triple Trophy— Thrice
By Bob Frye

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ALK TO Chester Malesky for even a little while and it’s clear where his passion lies. He lives just outside of Pittsburgh, in Gibsonia. That’s not where you’ll find his teenage son, Matthew, though; not all the time, anyway. Matthew lives in the Midwest with his mother. But when he can get away from school and hockey practice, he’s home with Dad, and that means being in the woods hunting. Good things have happened, too. Matthew has taken two turkeys with his dad, as well as a half a dozen deer. They’ve come from places that have generated a lot of memories over the years. Matthew took his first deer under the same pine near the camp in Clarion County where Chester got his first deer, and where his dad, Chester Sr., got his. Much the same happened when Matthew bagged his first gobbler. “He shot that turkey when he was 13 with my gun, and I shot my first turkey when I was 13 with that same gun,” Chester said. “It’s those links between father and son that make hunting the sport it is. I love the tradition of it,” he said. “If I never shoot another bear, deer or turkey, that would be okay, because I can live through my son a little bit,” Chester said. “It’s the same as it was with my dad. Hunting was what we had in common. Our music was different. He wasn’t into sports like I was. He liked cars and I didn’t. But we had hunting and that was always our bond. That’s what I’ve told my boy; that this

is something we can always do together. I can’t play football with him or hockey or whatever, but this is something we can do together until I’m old,” he added. Don’t take any of that sentiment, sincere as it might be, to mean that Malesky isn’t interested in bagging his own share of game, or that he’s ineffective at doing it. Just the opposite is true. Malesky has recorded the state’s so-called “triple trophy,” which involves taking an antlered deer, a bear and a turkey all in the same season — not once or twice, but three times. Malesky first did it in 1989. He shot an 8-point buck on the first day of the archery season, a turkey later that fall, and then a 500-pound bear in Clarion County on the last day of the season. That animal was the most memorable, in part because it was the first bear he ever saw in 11 years of hunting them and because of how he got it. It had been raining all morning. When that changed to snow, though, Malesky came across some bear tracks. He began to follow them. “He went up into some laurel

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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011

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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011
Myths & Legends of the Whitetail
Contents
Triple Trophy — Thrice
National Archery in the Schools Program
One More Squirrel Hunt with Dad
Harvey Roberts
Pennsylvania’s Hunter Access Program
State Game Lands 93
Right Violators, Wrong Deer
A Shot in the Pines
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist's Eye
Fun Game
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Myths & Legends of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 3
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Triple Trophy — Thrice
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - National Archery in the Schools Program
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - One More Squirrel Hunt with Dad
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 12
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Harvey Roberts
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Pennsylvania’s Hunter Access Program
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - State Game Lands 93
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 24
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Right Violators, Wrong Deer
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - A Shot in the Pines
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - The Naturalist's Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - September 2011 - Crossings
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