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S. R. A.-B. S| 67 _Isued July, 1927
Unit It eno n 'f Agriculture
BUREAU OF BIOLOGICAL SURVEY
SERVICE AND REGULATORY ANNOUNCEMENTS
REGULATIONS FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE UPPER
MISSISSIPPI RIVER WILD LIFE AND FISH REFUGE
Pursuant to the authority and direction cont;tiined in the Upper M.is
River wild life and fi.-h refuge act of June 7, 1U24 (43 Stat. G50), we, the
Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Commerce, respectively, prescribe
and order that all lands and lands and waters already acquired or that may
hereafter be acquired under the terms of said act are hereby estlbli.lshtd and
shall be maintained (a) as a refuge and breeding place for mig.a try birds
included in their terms (if the convention let\vt-v the United State-; and Great
Britain for the protection of migratory birds. oc(,luded August 16, 1916, and
(b) as a refuge and bre-ding place for other wild birds, gname animals, fur-
bearing animals, and for the conservation of wild flowers and aquatic plants,
and (c) as a refuge and breeding place for fish and other aquatic animal life,
said refuge to be known as the Upper Missi.-,s:ppi River Wild Life and Fish
Refuge and to be administered in accordance with said act and regulations
thereunder. By virtue of the authority conferred upon said Secretaries the
following regulations are hereby jointly and severally made and prescrilied:
REGULATIONS OF THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE IN RESPECT
OF WILD BIRDS, GAME ANIMALS, FUR-BEARING ANIMALS, WILD
FLOWERS, AND AQUATIC PLANTS
SEcTION (a). Hunting and taking of wild animals and birds will lIe permitted
in the refuge only on areas to be designated by the Secretary of Agriculture.
Such hunting and taking of wild animals and birds shall be subject to the
requirements of these regulations and intrueti)ns issued thereunder and to all
State laws; hunting and taking of migratory birds shall also be subject to the
regulations made under the migratory bird treaty act.
SECTION (b). Carrying or having in possession firearms on areas not opened
to hunting without permit of the superintendent of the refuge is prohibited
except on highways or thoroughfares.
SECTION (e). Permitting dogs to run at large is prohibited.
SECTION (d). Taking any nongame bird, tr taking the nest or egg of any
bird, except under permit of the Secretary of Agriculture, is prohibited.
Game animals and fur-bearing and predatory animals may be hunted, taken,
or trapped only under permit of the superintendent of the refuge.
Flowers, plants, trees, or other natural growth may be taken or collected
only under permit of the superintendent of the refuge.
BUREAU OF BIOLOGICAL SURVEY
REGULATIONS OF THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE IN RESPECT
OF FISH AND OTHER AQUATIC ANIMAL LIFE
SE.CTION (a). Except as otherwise provided in these regulations or in the
instructions issued thereunder, fish may be tiken in all navigable waters within
the boundaries of the refuw."e in nccordance with State laws.
SECTION (b). Except within areas slieifically closed to fishing by the Secre-
tary of Commerce, fish may be taken in noinnavigable streams, sloughs. land-
l'k:ed ponds, and lakes only with hook and line and in accordance with State
SECTION (c). Except in areas specifically closed to fishing by the Secretary
of Commerce. mus-els and other forms of aquatic animal life may be taken in
accordance with State laws.
SKcvrI.oN (d). On areas to he designated by the Secretary of Commerce as
.ediled for the proW ,lation and distribution of fish by the Bureau of Fisheries
or by the State the taking of fish or aquatic animal life of any kind is
JOINT REGULATIONS OF THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE AND
THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE
The enforcement of the law and the regulations made pursuant thereto shall
be under the direction of the superintendent of the refuge.
Any person may enter the refuge for any lawful purpose provided he com-
plies with the provisions of these regulations and instructions issued thereunder.
InjuriIng, removing, or (ldest oying any tree, boat. notice, s-ignbonrd, fence,
building, or other property of the United States is prohibited, except as author-
iz(,d by these regulations or instructions issued thereunder.
All birds, animals. fish, or parts there',of, capturte.d, injured or killed, all
flo(;wers, pla nts, trees, and other natural growths and n,-ts and eggs of birds
ri i),;'vel, and all iiiipllltcmie ts or lar;iplleriilia, including guns. fishing equip-
mient, and boats used or -i telipted to Ie ii-ed.l contrary to the provision of this
act or any regulation niade pulrsuant thereto, shall, when found by an employee
of the )Depiartmnient of Agricullure or the Departmnent of Colmmerce, marshal
or deputy marshal, be suiniinm.-rily :eizedtl by him and placed in the custody of
the superintewdent of the refum,.
Permits for )pecia1 uses, sc.h as removal of timber, cutting of hay, etc.,
may l1. granted by tih superintendent of the refuge. under such terms and con-
ditionsi as the Secretary of Agriculture may prescribLe. Applications for such
pI'rilk should be inmadi to the -uperiitendent of the refuge.
Perinils for the following -,-es may be issued by the superintendent of the
refu.,i without (carg(:
(1) Public u1-4s by any deph1-rtment or branch of tihe Federal or State Gov-
ernientiits, includling" mumici.palilies, when no profit is to be derived from said
(2) Laind s occupied for semiipublie use by :ssiciations or organizations where
such lndsl are ope)n to the uise of tlhe public upon aio nmconnmmercial or a non-
profit linking basi. in.ch.lJin lands (occupied by shelter huts, camp grounds,
etc., open to free usc by the public.
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REGULATIONS FOR UPPERt MISSISSIPPI REFUGE
(3) Telephone lines with free use and free connection by the Bureau of
Biological Survey and the Bur'aIu of Fijberies. Tele-raph lines with free u-c
of poles for attaching thereon telephone lines for official use of the refuge.
(4) Roads and trails which are fre-e public highways.
(5) Stone, earth, and gravel u-ed f,r projects cin-tructed under 'permits
or for the construction or maintenance of public r',ads and trails.
(6) Fisl ht btcheries of a noncommercial nature as approved by the Bureau
(7) Sewerage systems.
(8) Signs intended for the -uidance or information of the public, but not
tho:e which in any respect are for advertising purpuoss.
Camnpinz without permit, may be permitted within the ,di-i:rtion of the
superintendent of the refuge.
The following acts are prohibited on the refu-e:
SFCTION (a). Settin.- on fire or cau-ing to be -et on fire any timber, brush,
grass, or other soil cover, except as authorized by the superintendent of the
SECTION (b). Building a camp fire in leaves, roitti.n wood, or other p11ace-.
where it is likely to spread, or against los or -tumnps, where it is difficult to
SECTION (c). Building a camp fire in a dangt.rous pia-'.. or during windy
weather without confining it to holes or cleared spa,_es iriim which all vegetable
matter has been renvmved.
SECTION (d). Leaving a camp fire without completely extingmi:iihin, it.
[SEAL.] (Signed) W. M. JAmDINE
Secretary of Agricw- li'.
[SEAL.] HEIPE-T HOOVER
Secretary of Conmmerce.
WASHIN;TON, D. C., June 24. 1927.
NoTE.-Any person who shall violate or fail to comply with any provision of
or any regulation made pursuant to the upper Mississippi River wild life
and fish refuse act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon con-
viction thereof shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500) or by
imprisonment not more than six (6) months, or both (sec. 11, 43 Stat., (352).
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1927
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