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Tuttle hunter's big buck and video has created a national stir

Bo Cocannouer getting interest from outdoor companies and national TV shows
by Ed Godfrey Modified: October 20, 2012 at 11:27 pm •  Published: October 20, 2012
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photo - Bo Cocannouer's 19-point buck from Grady County had a green score of 194 and a net score of 185. National outdoor television shows are trying to buy the video of the Tuttle resident's hunt. Photo Provided
Bo Cocannouer's 19-point buck from Grady County had a green score of 194 and a net score of 185. National outdoor television shows are trying to buy the video of the Tuttle resident's hunt. Photo Provided

Cocannouer took a look through his binoculars and it was the same buck that he had just shot about 15 to 20 minutes earlier. The buck was literally licking its wound.

“If you wouldn't have known that I had shot him already, you wouldn't know he had been hit,” Cocannouer said.

The buck hung back for a few minutes but then walked by close enough to give Cocannouer another chance.

Cocannouer's first arrow had struck the deer but was high, missing the vital organs and going through the animal. The second shot was true.

Cocannouer, 32, didn't anticipate what would happen next. Photos of the buck were posted and shared on Facebook. Word also spread that there was a video of the hunt.

Cocannouer said Thursday he has received eight inquiries from national companies with outdoor shows including Cabela's, Bass Pro, Realtree and others about buying the video of the hunt.

No one will make him a firm offer until they have viewed it, but Cocannouer said one company told him it has paid as much as $30,000 for similar video.

Meanwhile, Cocannouer hired an attorney to ensure the copyright and has the video locked away in a gun safe.

Cocannouer said the circus surrounding the video has been kind of a headache, but he probably will sell it to someone.

“I don't know exactly what I am going to do with it,” he said. “It's absolutely nuts. I just wanted to go hunting and this is just something that happened.”

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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