Coyote Bounty: 0050.0751

BOUNTY CLAIMED ON 73 COYOTE PELTS. – This Is Number Brought in Since May First, When $7.50 Was Ordered Paid On Each Skin.

            The government bounty on coyotes ends on October 31st.  Since May 1st, when the $7.50 bounty came into force, seventy-three pelts have been presented at the Cranbrook government office for payment, making a total of $547.50 paid.  The Indians brought in the largest number.  The law is that the whole hide must be presented and when the bounty is paid the hide is destroyed in the furnace in the basement.  There seems to be little question about the bounty being the most successful method of bringing about the destruction of this predatory animal.  These 73 coyotes, if allowed their liberty would no doubt have destroyed property of a value of several times over what was paid for their pelts.  Only this week a coyote killed two full grown turkeys at James Foster’s farm on St. Mary’s Prairie.  These birds were probably worth $5.00 each at the least.

0050.0751: Coyote Bounty

From May 1st to October 31st 73 coyote pelts were presented to Cranbrook government office for a bounty of $7.50 each.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  October 30, 1930
Pages:  12
Publisher:  Cranbrook Courier
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)


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