Oklahoma's Cy Curtis Record Book lists trophy bucks
While a Boone & Crockett class buck can turn up just about anywhere in Oklahoma, they are plentiful nowhere.
Most Oklahoma hunters will not see one. In fact, less than 1 percent of sportsmen in this country will take a Boone & Crockett qualifying animal.
Making the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's Cy Curtis Record Book is more realistic.
Named for the state deer biologist credited the most for bringing back whitetail deer in Oklahoma, the Cy Curtis record book lists Oklahoma whitetails with a minimum score of 135 for typical bucks and 150 for non-typical bucks.
Think you have a Boone & Crockett buck?
If you have a potential Boone & Crockett class buck, you should:
Score the buck using the online forms found at www.boone-crockett.org.
If the antlers meet Boone & Crockett minimums (160 typical, 185 non-typical), allow the antlers to dry for 60 days.
Contact an official Boone and Crockett measurer. There's a search feature on its website. Oklahoma has almost 50 and many are employees of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
There is a $40 entry fee.
The Boone and Crockett Club's Big Game Awards Book is published every three years.
Records are also kept online but there is a $50 annual fee to access the database called TrophySearch.
Boone & Crockett Club Records
Oklahoma Typical Whitetails
1, Jason Boyett, Pushmataha County, 2007, 192 5/8 (overall rank 79th)
2, Larry Luman, Bryan County, 1997, 185 6/8
3, Dane Weippert, Texas County, 2007, 179 3/8
4, Matt Parker, Blaine County, 1999, 179 2/8
5, Johnny Watkin, McCurtain County, 2006, 178 2/8
Oklahoma Non-Typical Whitetails
1, Bill Foster, Johnston County, 1970, 247 2/8 (overall rank 106th)
2, David Lambert, Hughes County, 2003, 240 3/8
3, Charles Tullis, Delaware County, 1998, 237 3/8
4, Loren Tarrant, Alfalfa County, 1984, 234 2/8
5, C. Steve Risinger, Carter County, 2005, 231 7/8
Editor's note: The two top bucks in the state as listed in the Cy Curtis Record Book - John Ehmer, Pushmataha County, 2007, 194 0/8 typical and Mike Crossland, Tillman County, 2004, 248 6/8 non-typical were not submitted by hunters to the Boone & Crockett Club.