Upshur County

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Sheep & Goat Program

This passed during the 2004 legislative session and it allows assessors to collect $1.00 per head on all breeding age sheep and goats. The money is deposited into a special account designated Integrated Predation Management Fund, which will be used solely to enter into a cooperative service agreement with the US Department of Agriculture to expand the coyote control program. Farmers can pay the $1.00 per head at the time of their assessment and if the farmer has a sheep or goat that was killed by a coyote, he can contact the Department of Agriculture and have the coyote trapped and killed.