#50 JIM COFFRINI Top 100 Santa Rosa Island Mule Deer Bucks This was Jim's first trip to the Island. He came two more times after this buck. Can't blame him for wanting to come back. Of his other bucks, one is yet to appear in the Top 100 and one didn't make it. Jim was paired with Jack Elkins on this hunt (#72). This is another buck that has weak G-1's especially on his right side. This buck reminds us alot of Jeff Watts 6x6 that came in at #70. When Jim shot this buck, it
#51RANDY STOLTE This is Randy's second entry into the SRI Top 100 (#59). This is another one of these bucks that showcases his antlers very well. Compare this buck with yesterday's buck taken by Hank Osterkamp. From my experience, every client I know would shoot this buck as compared to Hank's. Yet they actually score exactly the same! Randy was on the third hunt of the season. Before the season started, when we were scouting, I was in the field with super helper Chuck Sharp
#52 HANK OSTERKAMP Now this is a different looking trophy buck! At first look, it looks like a kinda cool 3 by 4 with some junk on it. In talking with guide Chad Wiebe, he said that he and Hank really had to mull over the idea of shooting this buck. It may have a narrow (25.5") frame with a lacking G2 on its left side, but it's got everything else. Study the height, the mass, the eyeguards, all the extra points, and you realize that calculator is showing off a big number. In
#53 JOHN DONOVAN John came out with his good friend and hunting buddy Greg Sosa. This was John and Greg's third and last trip on SRI. His guide Tim had just arrived on the Island, and all of us other guides warned Tim how tough the hunting had gotten in the last couple weeks. Tim took our comments in stride, and promptly went out that first afternoon of the hunt and found this buck for John. Yes, Tim was quite proud of his guiding prowess that day-- and it was well deserved!
#54 BUZZ MADSEN This buck is merely a typical 4x4 with a couple small extra points, but what a frame he has. Great tine length and quality mass all the way up the frame. His velvet is also in pristine condition. If you think the buck laying here looks a little strange, or if you wonder why Buzz isn't holding the buck up in the air for a better photo, there is an explanation. Buzz happened to shoot this buck in the skull plate, thus making this buck a variable-width specimen!
#55 JOHN MCPHIE John was a member of the Brasher contingency. He came on this hunt with his two of his brothers-in-law Rob Brasher (#90 from 2006) and Jeff Brasher (#61, from this same hunt) Notice the swath of blood under his right eye. Since this was John's first mule deer buck (crazy!), I felt it was incumbent to place that badge of honor on him. I had cut the tongue out for photography purposes, and while he wasn't paying attention, got him with the tongue. Makes for a gr
#56 MIKE PASSAGLIA Mike was another long-time client for us on Santa Rosa Island, He came numerous times, and even brought his wife and his dad out there. This buck has a tremendous frame. He also has bladed eyeguards, which adds some cool charater to him. If my memory serves me correctly, my father Wayne, who was guiding on this hunt, and Mike saw this buck in a fairly open area near Skunk Point. Once the buck felt exposed, he took off for some heavy cover in the Old Ranch r
#57 MARK BUCHANAN This is Mark's second buck in the Top 100. He also checked in at #91. On both of these hunts he was guided by Don Anderson. This is the second largest buck harvested in 2004. Only 4 bucks from 2004 made the List and Mark shot two of them on this single hunt. This buck was shot on Oct 22nd. His buck at #91, the one that was earlier videoed getting hit by waves at Skunk Point, was shot the day earlier, Oct. 21. Now that's a great hunt-- a 211 and a 206 buck a
#58 GREG FOWLER What a great frame this buck of Greg's has! Little alone that awesome drop tine on his left antler. Add to that double eyeguards on his right side, and some perfect velvet, this is quite a buck. Though I was on this hunt guiding other clients on this hunt, I barely remember Greg being on the Island or he bringing in this buck. On second thought, that's not all that surprising, since Greg was notorious of having an itchy trigger finger, and shooting the first b
#59 RANDY STOLTE Randy's buck will be forever linked with Rich Kerri's buck at #69. As we talked during Rich's buck spotlight, this was the other buck shot that fateful morning that really started the trophy muley hunting on Santa Rosa Island-- Sept 1, 2003. Randy soon became great friends with our whole crew. Not only an excellent hunter, and gentleman, but he was an incredible shot. Case in point-- On his last hunt, he shot at a buck running away from him at full gallop at