CHASE – Kalub Robinson of Chase struck it rich while hunting in Lake County on Sunday with his compound bow. Robinson bagged a 9-point buck with an approximate 17 1/2-inch rack span.

Robinson, 16. while hunting on his family property, that he found, a good spot and saw some does and later saw a spikehorn, then the 9-pointer came out.

“It looked like they were going to fight,” Robinson said. “There was a gap in the trees there.”

Robinson focused on the buck and guessed that he was about 30 yards away.

“I pulled the trigger,” he said. “I thought I made a good shot. He ran about 120 yards. I went and found him.”

The spikehorn took off as soon as Robinson made his shot.

“I was really excited,” he said. “I called my dad. I was hanging onto the tree so I didn’t fall out while I was talking to him.”

Robinson simply seemed to be in the right place at the right time.

“I saw a spike, two does (and the buck) within probably 15 or 20 minutes,” he said.

Robinson recalls shooting a 6-point buck in 2009. But bagging the 9-pointer on Sunday was his biggest thrill as a hunter “by far.”

He’s also a firearm hunter. The rifle season starts this Thursday.

“I hope to fill my tag and end my season,” he said.