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The 'BP' buck slayer is brought to justice

The Bokoshe resident will lose lifetime hunting privileges for 20 years
by Ed Godfrey Modified: April 2, 2011 at 10:51 pm •  Published: April 2, 2011
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photo - Robert Fleenor, chief law enforcement at the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, poses with antlers from the 'BP Buck' at the Department of Wildlife Conservation offices in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. The BP Buck was killed by a Bokoshe man who pleaded guilty last week and had his hunting license revoked for 20 years. State wildlife officials plan to use the rack in an educational display. Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman
Robert Fleenor, chief law enforcement at the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, poses with antlers from the 'BP Buck' at the Department of Wildlife Conservation offices in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. The BP Buck was killed by a Bokoshe man who pleaded guilty last week and had his hunting license revoked for 20 years. State wildlife officials plan to use the rack in an educational display. Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman

Word spread like wildfire about the slaying of the famed “BP' buck of Latimer County.

Hunters and local residents were outraged that the monster buck had been shot out of season, decapitated and its carcass left rotting less than 150 yards from SH 2, the road between Wilburton and Robbers Cave State Park.

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by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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