# 35 JIM COFFRINI Top 100 Santa Rosa Island Mule Deer Bucks This buck of Jim's was the first trophy shot during that last fateful year of 2011 on the Island. This buck wasn't excessively tall, but boy is it heavy all the way to all his tips! His non-typical points are too shabby either. This was Jim's third trip to the Island, his biggest buck, and his second entry into the SRI Top 100 (#50). Jim hit this buck so hard, and the canyon was so steep that the buck's velvet was da
#65 ROGER WENDEL Top 100 Santa Rosa Island Mule Deer Bucks 2010 was further evidence that MUM had figured out how to manage mule deer on Santa Rosa Island. As mentioned in a post yesterday, that year, we witnessed very average rainfall, and yet so many huge bucks were taken in 2010. Therefore, population control with removing a large segment of does while also having an aggressive management buck program had a large impact on trophy production out there. Roger was definitely
#67 TIM WINDSOR Tim's buck is another example that width is just one thing to look at. He's only 27.5" wide, but relish this buck's length and height, plus a couple very cool non-typical points. As you might notice, this is another huge trophy from the 2010 season. I don't remember 2010 being a great moisture year, but it sure produced some awesome bucks. This is another buck guided by Chad Wiebe, who is now both a well-known taxidermist on the CA Central Coast, but also owne
#68 CJ RUDOLPH Another great buck from the Class of 2010. This buck made 210+ with no eyeguards and very little in nontypical tines. This buck has crazy mass and a huge frame. Just an awesome buck. It also had to be a challenging hunt since it is in the bottom on Whetstone Canyon. This was a deep and rough canyon-- not for the faint of heart. No matter how much you could see from the ridgelines, these darn bucks would hide in the smallest of little holes to avoid detection.
#69 RICH KERRI Yes, these bucks just keep getting bigger and bigger-- 68 more after Rich's. As far as I'm concerned, this date, Sept 1, 2003 was the date that mule deer hunting on Santa Rosa Island became World-class. On this one morning, two 210+ bucks were harvested. I guided on neither one of them-- Wes on this one, and Wayne on the next one. When they brought these two monsters into camp, our world had just altered a bit. "What had just happened?" What we learned from tha
#70 JEFF WATT Now that is a great backdrop for a monster Santa Rosa Island buck! So much so that Jeff submitted a story with photos to Huntin' Fool and this buck made the cover of that great magazine in 2006. If only he had longer G-2's he would have easily passed 220, but there's no sense in lamenting a 210+ buck! Another interesting part of that story was that Tom Selleck and his brother Dan were being guided by Wayne Long on the same hunt. Jeff was out with his good frien
#71 JOHN VIOLINI How cool is this buck! A big, heavy frame with double drop tines. IS there anything left to say? I do remember everyone quite excited when Will's truck came in with this buck. This hunt also got John to be a repeat customer on Santa Rosa Island. Who could blame him, though his first buck was his biggest. #santarosaisland #santarosaislandbucksribigbucks #sribigbucks #santarosaislandbuck
#72 JACK ELKINS. This buck has about everything you could want. Plenty of junk, great eyeguards, terrific width- the whole package. Jack passed up a buck a couple hours earlier, and I wasn't real happy with his turndown. The buck he passed ended up scoring better than this (as I knew it would), but it wasn't 30" And Jack only wanted 30+" bucks. Therefore he stuck to his guns, and passed on a 214 buck, and shot this one instead. That's a pretty good day of hunting, if you ask
#86 PAUL PRUDLER 208.75 SCI According to the statistics we kept from all our hunts, Paul shot this buck on the first afternoon of his hunt. To harvest a buck of this quality on the first day is a rarity. On the other hand, the law of averages says that everything will happen eventually. I remember guiding Paul on his first hunt out there in 2003. His close friend Peter Bollinger brought him out. On the second morning Paul shot a 320 class Roosevelt bull with us in Old Ranch.
Joe and his guide Chad had an epic hunt during that Sept 2011 trip. This buck was shot the last morning of the hunt. Several years earlier Joe, knowing that 2011 was our last year, booked himself for two trophy bucks. On the previous day, Joe also shot a beautiful 194 SCI buck. As well, they saw an even bigger buck but couldn't close the deal. That particular buck was finally shot by the National Park Service's extirmanation team a couple days after they began shooting elk a