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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.

Who was Cy Curtis?

Cy Curtis was a wildlife biologist who worked for the Wildlife Department 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.

Program Scoring Criteria

  • Legally harvested white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, antelope and black bear are eligible for scoring.
  • Official scoring of trophies can be done anytime following a 60 day drying period.
  • Harvest, check-in and license information is required at the time of drop-off.

How It Will Be Scored?

Measurements must be taken by a qualified employee of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation or by a measurer certified by Boone & Crockett or Pope & Young. Sportsmen who harvest a trophy animal that meets minimum entry requirements are acknowledged by receiving a certificate as well as having their names entered in the state record book.

Below you will find the score sheets for each species eligible for Cy Curtis recognition. These are being provided for information and rough scoring purposes (to be eligible for entry into the Cy Curtis Awards Program, the trophy must be scored by an official scorer employed by the Wildlife Department or a certified Boone & Crockett or Pope & Young scorer).

Cy Curtis Score Sheets

How do I get a copy of the Cy Curtis Awards Program Record Book?

The state record book is updated every July. If your trophy is accepted into the Cy Curtis Program after July 1 of the current year, your information will not appear in the state record book until it is printed in July of the following year. You can order a copy of the Cy Curtis Awards Program Record Book by ordering it through the Outdoor Store.