Bounty Warrants Index
Wolves, coyotes and wild cats were destroying the livestock of Refugio County. As cattle owners, large and small, became frustrated, laws were passed wherein the County was directed to pay a bounty on all scalps brought in. The "hunter" upon signing an Affidavit received a voucher that had to be presented to the Commissioner's Court for payment. The amounts ranged from $1.00 for wild cats and coyote wolves to $5.00 for lobo wolves, grey or timber wolves, Mexican wolves, panthers, tigers and leopards. The following transcriptions which include the names of the hunters and the types of scalps presented give an interesting insight into this period of Refugio County's history.
The transcriptions below were completed by Rena McWilliams and posted on this
website for the personal use of family researchers only. They are provided
without cost, and commercial use of this copy of the transcription is
strictly prohibited without prior written permission.
|Scalp Bounty Warrants - November 11,1912|
|Scalp Bounty Warrants - December 2, 1912|
|Scalp Bounty Warrants - December 9, 1912|
|Scalp Bounty Warrants - January 13, 1913|
|Scalp Bounty Warrants - March 10, 1913|
|Scalp Bounty Warrants - April 14, 1913|
|Scalp Bounty Warrants - May 12, 1913|
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