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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jackson County Records Inventory

Animal Bounty Records

1885-1968

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 Access Contracted Records Storage Facility:
Bounty [Animal Scalp-Record-80A.4], 1953-1958 (1 volume);
[Bounty Record-Animal Scalp-80A.4], 1958-1968 (1 volume);
Bounty Warrants [Animal Scalp-Record-80A.4], 1945-1953 (1 volume);
Scalp Bounty Warrants [Record-Stubs-80A.4], 1901-1903 (1 volume).

Records at the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Research Library:
Bounty Record [Animal-MS 955], 1885-1889 (1 volume).

 

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