Cy Curtis

Recognizing Trophy Game and Hunters

The Cy Curtis Award was established in 1972 to recognize trophy deer taken throughout Oklahoma. Today the award also recognizes trophy Oklahoma mule deer, elk, antelope and black bear as well as the hunters who harvest them.

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Who was Cy Curtis?

Cy Curtis was a wildlife biologist who worked for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife. He was from Stilwell and lived from 1912 to 1982. He is recognized as the man most responsible for the restoration of white-tailed deer in Oklahoma. Today, his name recognizes trophy deer as well as elk, antelope and black bears.