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Title Wolf and Gray Fox Bounty Records
Call Number MSS 9
Extent 1 folder
Dates of Creation 1931-1951
Creator Clay County Auditor's Office
Scope & Content The collection contains a photocopy of the records of bounties paid out to people who killed wolves and foxes in Clay County between the years of 1931-1951. The information includes the person who killed the animal, the amount they were paid, the names of witnesses, and the town they lived in.
Admin/Biographical History In 1897 the state of Minnesota began providing funding for the counties to pay bounties for the hunting and killing of wolves, foxes, and coyotes with the aim of protecting the livestock of farmers. Hunters would simply have to drop off the animal's pelt at the county auditor's office for payment. The state would reimburse the counties at the end of the year for any payments they made. The bounty law was repealed by Minnesota in the early 1950's.
Subjects Farming
Location of Originals Minnesota State Archives in St. Paul Minnesota.
Access Conditions There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.
Copyrights The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright of the state of Minnesota which may be involved in the use of this collection.
Language of Material English
Containers Wolf and Gray Fox Bounty Records, 1931-1951