Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Harney County Records Inventory
Animal Bounty Records
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.
Beginning in circa 1915, animal bounty information was included in the Commissioners Journals (County Commissioners Administrative Journals).
Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Records Room:
Bounty Record Harney County, 1909-1921 (1 volume).