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New state record whitetail deer certified
Pushmataha County produced two record bucks in 2007

By Ed Godfrey Published: July 10, 2008
Oklahoma has a new state record whitetail deer.

A buck taken in Pushmataha County during the 2007 deer gun season by John Ehmer of Tuskahoma is the new state record for typical racks.

Ehmer's buck and another taken in Pushmataha County during the gun season by hunter Jason Boyett of Glenpool were battling for the new state record.

Both deer scored higher than the previous typical record of 185 6/8, which was killed in 1998 in Bryan County by bow hunter Larry Luman of Atoka.

The two bucks officially were scored Wednesday by a Boone & Crockett panel of judges at the state Wildlife Department headquarters in Oklahoma City.

Ehmer's 12-point buck scored 194 and only had one deduction, a single point that measured an inch and an eighth. Boyett's 21-point buck scored 192 5/8.

Mike Shaw, wildlife research supervisor for the state Wildlife Department and one of the official scorers, said never before in his 30 years with the department had two bucks beaten the state record in the same year.

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This buck taken by John Ehmer is the new state record holder for typical racks. The 12-point buck was taken during the 2007 season. by PAUL HELLSTERN The Oklahoman

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