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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Klamath County Records Inventory

Animal Bounty Records

1913-1923

Series documents the payment of county and state bounty money to individuals who presented the scalps and other prescribed body parts of targeted predatory animals. The program was intended to control the threat to livestock. Examples of targeted animals include coyote, cougar, mountain lion, panther, wildcat, bobcat, lynx, and wolf. Records include registers, affidavits, certificates, and statements. Information includes claimant and affiant names; kind of animal; number of scalps; date killed or presented; and number, amount, and date of warrant. The records are also referred to as scalp bounty records.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Bounty Record [Animal Scalp-includes coyote, bobcat, cougar, and lynx], 1913-1923 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Museum:
Register Rabbit Scalp Bounty Warrants Issued [actually coyote], vol. 2, 1916 (1 volume).

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