Texas Health and Safety Code

As effective September 1, 2019

Sec. 825.031: Bounties for Predatory Animals

(a) The commissioners court of a county may pay bounties for killing predatory animals not listed on any state or federal protected species list.

(b) The commissioners court may determine which animals are predatory animals in that county.

(c) The commissioners court may determine the amount of a bounty to be paid under this section for each animal. The bounty shall be paid from the general fund of the county by a warrant drawn on that fund by the county judge on presentation of proof of destruction required by the commissioners court. A bounty paid under this section may not exceed $50 for each animal unless approved by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission.

(d) The commissioners court may determine eligibility criteria for receiving a bounty under this section.


Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 84, Sec. 1,2, eff. Aug. 30, 1993; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1279, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1999.