Utah’s Top 10 Monster Mule Deer of 2014 (OUTFITTERS EDITION)

Utah produces some of the largest mule deer in the world. There is no doubt that Utah lived up to its reputation in 2014.

I have dug deep into various social media outlets and websites looking for Utah’s most impressive monster mule deer of 2014. This list is not based upon score alone. These 10 bucks simply provoke awe and wonder. I hope you enjoy!

Click the links below to learn more about the hunters and guides associated with each of these giants.  For more exciting content click “Follow” on the right hand side of your screen.

Albert Richard’s 277 6/8″ Governor’s Tag Giant / Mossback Outfitters / 365 Pursuit

1. Albert Richard: The bucks on this Top 10 are listed in no particular order; however, it is only appropriate that I start with this particular buck! Congrats to Albert Richard, Mossback, and 365 Pursuit on an absolute giant. Thank you Albert for your contributions to wildlife conservation.

Check out these links for more information on Albert’s buck: Mossback, Mossback Online Store, Mossback Facebook, 365 Pursuit, 365 Pursuit Facebook.

Make sure you follow @365Pursuit on instagram.  These guys never disappoint.


2. Kolton Probert: Kolten and High Top Outfitters got it done on this 240″ monster mule deer! There is a great story about Kolten’s experience on Kings Camo. Congrats Kolten on a truly magnificent animal. It’ll be hard to top this giant. Good thing you’ll have a lifetime to do just that. Good luck!

Check out these links for more information on Kolton’s buck: High Top Outfitters, High Top Outfitter Facebook, Phone Skope, Phone Skope Facebook, Wild Bone, Wild Bone Facebook

Rick Bess' Henry Mountains 213" North Rim Outfitters
Rick Bess’ Henry Mountains Tall N’ Massive 213″ / North Rim Outfitters

3. Rick Bess: This buck is one of my favorites. Its mass and height are truly special. Rick Bess downed this Henry Mountains 213″ with North Rim Outfitters. These guys have knocked down some bruisers this year! Congrats Rick on an amazing buck!

Contact North Rim Outfitters @ (435) 616-5051

Tanner Hamblin Utah General Season Giant 220"  Mossback Outfitters www.mossback.com  (877) 682-2079
Tanner Hamblin’s 220″ Utah General Season Bruiser / Mossback Outfitters

4. Tanner Hamblin: Some of my fondest memories in life have been spending time on the hill with my Dad. Tanner knocked down this stunning 220″ with his dad by his side. Congrats Tanner on a truly magnificent general season stud! The team members at Mossback are clearly having quite the year.

Check out these links for more information on Tanner’s buck: MossbackMossback Online Store, Mossback Facebook

Jeff Demaske 236″ Henry Mountains Monster / North Rim Outfitters

5. Jeff Demaske: The Henry Mountains continue to produce amazing results. North Rim Outfitters are doing the same. Congrats Jeff on the buck of a lifetime. Your Top 10 spot is well deserved!

Contact North Rim Outfitters @ (435) 616-5051

DJ Ence’s 234″ Archery Slob / High Top Outfitters

6. DJ Ence: High Top Outfitters staff member DJ Ence’s 3 year journey finally came to an end with this monster hitting the dirt. I can’t imagine pulling back on 234″ of bone. Congrats DJ on such an amazing feat. I hope to see this buck at the High Top Outfitter’s booth during the 2015 Hunt Expo in Salt Lake City this winter!

Check out these links for more information on DJ’s buck: High Top OutfittersHigh Top Outfitter Facebook

Jeff Richard’s 259″ Giant (Pictured Jeff’s son Skyler Richards) / Color Country Outfitters

7. Jeff Richards: What an amazing animal. This should come as no surprise to anyone that follows CCO, their staff members, and guides. Year after year they knock down some of the best bucks in Southern Utah. Congrats Jeff and CCO!

Check out these links for more information on Jeff’s buck: Color Country Outfitters, Color Country Outfitters Facebook

Andrea Minnoch’s 226 3/8″ Antelope Island Pig / Mossback Outfitters

8. Andrea Minnoch:  Representing the amazing women in the sport of hunting, Andrea knocked down this old brute after securing one of only two highly sought after Antelope Island tags. What an impressive animal. Congrats Andrea!

Check out these links for more information on Andrea’s buck: MossbackMossback Online Store, Mossback Facebook

Wyatt Bowles’ 234″ Jaw Dropping Muley / Mossback Outfitters

9. Wyatt Bowles:  Mossback guide Wyatt took some time of his own to knock down this jaw dropping 234″ beast.  Nice work Wyatt!  This is certainly one of the most impressive amongst this Top 10 group of bucks.

Check out these links for more information on Wyatt’s buck: MossbackMossback Online Store, Mossback Facebook

Denny Austad’s 40.5″ 223 5/8″ Antelope Island Brute / Mossback Outfitters

10. Denny Austad: Who likes 40″ bucks? What an impressive Antelope Island giant. At 223 5/8″ Denny does it again. Thank you Denny for your contributions to wildlife conservation. Each year I look forward to your results!

Check out these links for more information on Denny’s buck: MossbackMossback Online Store, Mossback Facebook

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My Coming Out Story

Much of my life is a lie. The feelings I have felt for the better part of 30 years do not align with the facts society has placed upon me. When I was young I used to pick up a glove and ball with hopes that I would feel like a boy. The reality is when I looked in the mirror, I did not feel like a boy. As a matter a  fact, I did not feel like a Caucasian American human. As I grew into adulthood I struggled to fit the mold expected of me. Get married. Have kids. Get a job. Buy a home. It was the American way.

Well folks, America is changing. The world is changing. For that reason I find strength in coming out as the real me. You may find this odd and may be tempted to share hurtful things; however, I do ask that your respect my privacy during this difficult and transitional time.

You see my whole life I have felt one with the mountains. When nobody is watching I rub my head along branches and paw at the dirt with my Danner pronghorn boots. I feel most at home while rolling around in a high mountain wallow. I like the way it cools me down and I don’t mind getting dirty for the cameras. I want to publically apologize to any hunters that may have been frightened by a trail cam picture or two. I have also issued an apology to the Sasquatch Foundation for creating so much commotion in recent months. I do not apologize for who I am; however, I do apologize for the confusion and hurt I have caused many.

I often go weeks without brushing my teeth. I love the feel of velvet on my teeth.  My wife has known about the true me for some time. It started by my relentless screaming when readying for her company. She thought it was odd at first but went along. I couldn’t talk her into the idea of joining a harem. That is ok, marriage is still about compromise. I do try to keep my bugling down but once my lip curls, it’s on. I think the neighbors are onto me. Under the cloud of darkness I often strap horns to my head and insist on eating the grass and foliage in the backyard.

The reality is I feel as though I am a bull elk. I have been a bull elk my entire life.  As a result I will now be identifying solely as a bull elk with exception to the months of August-November. I am done hiding behind the cloche of ancient societal norms. My name is Bullseye and this is my coming out story.