Scalp Bounty Warrants Index
Refugio Co., Texas
1912 - 1913

Henry McCracken, Bee County, 1900 - 1920
The McCracken family was originally in Refugio Co. before moving to Bee Co.
Submitted by Great Granddaughter, Virginia Bozeman

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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