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United States Department of Agriculture
BUREAU OF BIOLOGICAL SURVEY
SERVICE AND REGULATORY ANNOUNCEMENTS
MIGRATORY BIRD TREATY ACT REGULATIONS ANI)
TEXT OF FEDERAL LAWS RELATING TO GAME AND
Migratory Bird Treaty Act r'gulati
graitory birds in the United Si:ate, ind '.iiuada.------------------------------ -9.
Migratory Bird Treaty Act-------------- -------------- ------------------ 11
Lacey Act, regulating ini terst:it, cniii -tir InII wild ainimals-.... __- 13
Law protecting wild itiiiis inand IiiiI anti th,.ir lL.. ll and government t property oil
Federal refuges---------------------------------------------------------- 14
Hunting on iintional force s------ ---- ---------_ 15
Fires on public dniiiii---------------------------------------------_ 15
Prbvl.ions of tariff act re-ulntlng importation of plinimn. g.a-nie. etc-----.-------. I5
Canadian tariff act prohibiting importation 1f 11 plu1n. iI', -Idiii'iig -o s, and c',rta i
birds -------------------------------------------------- I
Field service. lilvislon of Gaznir and Bird Cl3i.servrnti' ii. Bureau of Biil',,ical Survey_ 19
Officials from whom copies of a;me laws rniny be obtained----------------------- "'i
MIGRATORY BIRD TREATY ACT REGULATIONS
[As approved .ind proinulgn tIod Iv the President July 31, 1918, and :i nnil-.1l October 25,
191S; .Julyv ". '.1919 .luly !. 1i'92('; March 3 anid l iMay 17, 1921 ; March 8, -'2-2: April
10 and .Junii 11. 1923 ; April 11 and July 2, 1924 ; June 22, 1 -25 ; March q. April 22.
and June IS. 19'6; April 4 tiinl 21, and S.p.liilmbr 6, 19:27; March 2, Jmy 1. d;til
August Yi. 192li2; April 23 aiid IDecember 31, 1i.9 ; May 2:, ;ind August 2i. l'!:;;
March 17, August 25, and Septlember 12. 1931; July 211, 1i.'>2 ; and S
Regulation 1.-Definitions of Migratory Birds
Migratory birds, inclle(ld in the teri'ii of thlie convention betweoni the United
States imid Great Britain for lthe' 4,'t 'ction of inigrait(ory bird( ] .',nliiludiltd
August 16, 1916, are as follow-
1. Migratory game birds:
(a) Anatilda, or waterfowl, i'ii]i ijug brant, wild ducks, ,_ -*e, 1, :inil wiii;.
(b) Gruidnae. or crane-es, iiciludiingi little brown, sandhill, and wl\i,,iiii ( cr1it.
(c) Rallidue. or rails, itichlidinlg coots. gallinuile,. anid sora and othi.r rails.
(d) Limic'li-ao., or shliore birds, inicludiug avocets, curlews, dlowitlinrs, g,,d-
wits, knots. oysters (itc(el r.'rsl. ]i;i1airolt1 ild i'vers. saiilndpiptri.s. 4nilpe, stilts. surf
birds, turnstonies, willet. w iod.ock, aiid yellowlegs.
(e) Coluinilidae, or pi-cmions, includilig di'ves and wild iigt'',is.
2. Migratory insectivorous birds: ("'i-koos; fli 'ikcrs ;id, otilier w,- l, k'r5s;
nighthawk ( or lullihats and whip-i(nir-wilIs; swifts; h1iiiilL0 bird.-; IIycitelh-
ers; boliminks, inealid
brown thrashers; wrens ; broiiiwn (cre.eliers; nut h)itchls ; e'liic'kid;es ;iind titmice;
kinglets ; ind giinatca (ilchers; rol iins inld otliTr thru-tilites: alid all ,'tlli r ,i'r.liil.i
birds wliichli feed entirely or chiefly on insects.
3. Other migratory nongame birds: Auiks. anklets. bi1tirii<. fliilirs, '. iiiinits.
grebts, guilleniots., Luills. herons. jaegers, liiis,i nlirr.s, ict rels, pnlinilis, .huir-
waters, and terns.
[As amended July 9, 1920.]
Regulation 2.-Definitions of Terms
For the purposes o(f these reguilatiionis the following- terms shall ) (mnstriuld.
respectively, to mean-
Secrctary.-- The Secra f Agiiiii f t itld State-.
'Persons dep ring inf ui P r re. frictions set by State 1:oiw or rgu
lation on seasons. mits. possession. :mid l ther unVim provIoinns*. shiiamii communication
with the app opri e State officials, whozze ad ress .s are giv'L n on \nag.''2 of tlils
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BUREAU OF BIOLOGICAL SURVEY
Pcr.qon.-The plural or the singular, as the case demands, including indi-
vidu:ils, associations. partnerships, and corporations, unless the context other-
Take.-The pursuit, hunting, capture, or killing of migratory birds in the
i;imnner and by the means specifically permitted.
Open scason.-The time during which migratory birds may be taken.
Tran iport.-Shippinlg, transporting, carrying, exporting, receiving or deliver-
in g for shipment, transportation, carriage, or export.
Regulation 3.-Means By Which Migratory Game Birds May Be Taken
The migratory game birds specified in regulation 4 hereof may be taken
during the open season with a gun only, not larger than No. 10 gage, fired
from the shoulder, except as specifically permitted by regulations 7, 8, 9, and 10
hereof; they may be taken during the open season from the land and water,
with the aid of a dog. the use of decoys, and from a blind or floating device,
except that in the taking of wild ducks not more than twenty-five (25) live d(luck
decoys mally be shot over, and in the taking of wild geese in California the use of
live gi,,ose decoys is not permitted; but nothing herein shall be deemed to
permit the use of an automobile, airplane, power boat, sailboat, any boat under
sail, any floating device towed by power boat or sailboat, or any sinkbox (bat-
tery), except that sinkboxes (batteries) may be used in the taking of migratory
waterfowl in cipastal sounds and bays (including Back Bay, Princess Anne
County, State of Virginia) and other coastal waters; and nothing herein shall
be deemed to permit the use of an airplane, or a power boat, sailboat, or other
floating device for the purpose of concentrating, driving, rallying, or stirring up
migratory waterfowl; and mourning doves shall not be taken at, on, over, or
within 100 yards of any place, area, or environment whatever, whereat or
whereon lhas been placed, scattered, or distributed any corn, wheat, or other
grain, salt. or other food designed, intended, or effective to bait, lure, attract, or
entice such doves.
[As aonivid..d July 28, 1919; March 3 and May 17, 1921; April 4, 1927; March 2, 1928;
April 23, 1929-'; March 17, 19:1 ; July 20, 1932; and September 11, 1933.]
Regulation 4.-Open Seasons on and Possession of Certain Migratory Game
For the purpose of this regulation, each period of time herein prescribed
as an open season shall be construed to include the first and last days thereof.
Waterfowl (except snow geese and brant in Florida and all States north
thereof bordering on the Atlantic Ocean, Ross's goose, wood duck, ruddy duck,
btHlehead duck, and swans), rails, coot, gallinules, woodcock, Wilson's snipe or
jacksnipe, mourning doves, and band-tailed pigeons may be taken each day from
half an hour before sunrise to sunset during the open seasons prescribed therefore
in this regulation, except that the hour for the commencement of hunting water-
fowl, rails, gallinules, coot, and Wilson's snipe on the opening day of the season
shall be 12 o'clock noon, and they mny be taken by the means and in the num-
bers permitted by regulations 3 and 5 hereof, respectively, and when so taken
may lie possessed in the numbers permitted by regulation 5 any day in any State.
Territory, or District during the period constituting the open season where killed
and for an additional period of 10 days next succeeding said open season, but
no sucie bird sliall be pois-,ssed in a State, Territory, or District at a time when
such State, Territory, or District prohibits the possession thereof. Nothing
herein shall be deemed to permit the taking of migratory birds on any refuge
est:lblisl(,d under the Migratory Bird Conservation Act of February 18, 1929,
(45 Stat. 1222-26), nor on any area of the United States set aside by any other
law, proclamiat ion, or Executive order for use as a wild-life refuge except insofar
as way be Iprmittedl by the Secretary of Agriculture under existing law, nor
on any area adjacent to any suchl refuige when such area is designated as a
chl iscil area under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
Waterfowl (c.r'rpt ,inoi' !/crrc and brant in Florida and all State.s north
thi'rof bord'rirhn' on the Atlantic Ocean, Ro.s.s's goo.s, irood dick, ruddyi diuck,
1,imllchr'iil dlil,', and .wrnn.m'), Wilson's snipe or jacksnipe, and coot.-The open
s"V:sos for waterf,,Il ((except s%,w igee, and bra nt in Florida and all States
north th.re',f hordeirig on the Atlantic ()Ocean. Ross's goose, wood duck, ruddy
duck, litiffeli-.;id duck, and:(1 swans), Wilson's snipe or jacksnipe, and coot shall
be as follows:
In Maine, New lHampshire, Vermont. Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa,
Nebraska, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada, and that
LAWS RELATIVE TO <'.AME AND BllI.)S
portion of Ariz ona c4 miliprisiilg the counties of Mli:lvi., Y
In 3aiss:icliiusetts. lRio(de Island, ('oi'ectlicult, Ne\ York exceptt L.ii,,_ I-
land), Pelnnsylva.lia. W est Virgini.i, Illilnois. M i.-,slnri, 1as.i:-. Ok1;ili,,i,;i,
L'th. Wasihington. Oreg,na. Ildaiho exceptt in tiht co'Untites of ]J'oiIcr, Iiinidl;tr'y,
BelinVallh, .0otein:li. aind Shllshone), aind tli;it portion of Ne\ Mexico) lyii'
north and wost of a Ifine Ih' iIniti r, at the (ast iern Io Ifuildary f ti w S I ae wI'here
tliel Southberl' P;acific Railw;iy cr(s-,s thle State line. 4 milve nortli';ti4l if
N:ar;i Via. N. V hex., thlelin e followin:r tli' centeri of lit. 1i' in S, ,utlern i '.aI ili,-
Railway track thro1uh Ihe tiwns of Tiinii'cairi, S:ant1a Ro-i:i. Va1,linl. Corriii..
;ild (Carrlzlizo, to the tIw\In of Tularo-;i. N. Mex., whlere -aid, Irack i.(r--'il ')y
St;ite Ii-liwvavy No. 52; tlicncet' west followiii ,-aid li'.liway No. -52 to Elph ilant
,untte Ilnrn; tlein'e following a lin,' riiiiinin- \'o.-t tlhrouL'li tlit, towns of Hot
Springs :tiod Iletrniosa to tlhe iiortlie:i-4t cotriir of Grant (Collnty: thlin'v con-
tiliuiliL" dne west IlouLt the noith line of Gui't County t, the Statr, lniiiiidary
line. October 16 to IDee'inbiler 15;
In Wisconsin, North Dak(ita, and thlit portion of Idl.tho (',niprisiiiL 11ti.
(coIUllties )of 1witnri', IP .ntiinlary, Bent iwali, Kootenai, and Sh..1slione. S.l|ten!,'."r
21 to Nov'inbevr 20;
In that portion of New York known as ,Lon.i- Isl;idl. and in )elawar,. Indiaini.i,
Keinituciky, California, alnd tlhiat portion of Texas lying west and north of a lime
leL.,'rinini on the Rio Gr:ande River directly west of tlhe town of Del Rio, Tex.
thetnce east to thlie town of Del Rio; tlien'e (e.aiterly following_ the 'eIiler (if i',.
main track of tine Souithern Pacific Rai-ioad throiili the tfi\\is of Sp4fftirdl,
Uvalde, and ITonido : thence to the point where the Southern Pacific Railroad
cro'sses the International I& Great Nortlerni' Railroad at or Iicari Swi, Ant'nio;
thetnc'e following, the center of tihe track of said Intiternatio nl & (tGreat Northlirn
Railroad in an easterly direction, to tlie point in the city of Austin, wihure. it
jo)ins Conmress Avenue, near the Intvernationial & (Gr'at Northern Railroad depot;
thence across C0oilress Avenue to the 4'eiinter of the tiain track of the I ousti-n
& Texas Central Railroad where said track joins said Con ,..ress Avenue, at or
near the HIouston & Texas (Central Railiroad deot ; t tlence foll'win,i ; the (c'nter
line of the track of said Houston & Texas Central Railroad in an easterly
direction thro)urlih the towns of Elgin. (;iddin.s. and Brenianim. to tlie point
where said railroad crosses the Brazis River; thenve wfiti the center of ;iihi
Brazos River in a general northerly direction, to the point on saiid river where
tlhe Be:ninnoint branch of tlhe Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway cro,-s-. the
same; thfence with the venteer of thle track of the said Gulf, Coloirado & :1t ta Fe
Railway in an easterly direction thr'lniLh, the towns of Navasota, Mont,,rlni'ry,
and Co('nr-oe, to the -point at or ne:ir Cleveland, wliere said Gulf. (Color1ido &
Santa Fe Railway crosses the Houston East & West Texas Railway; then
with the center of said Houston East & -est Texas Railway track to the point
in s:;i id line. where it strikes tihe Lou isia na line, Nivemner 1 to I)Decemniller 31
In New .Jersey, Maryland. Virginia. North Caridinn. South (C. rlina. Geoian;.
Alalbama, Tennessee. M1is5issippi. Arkansas. Louisianta. and Arizi ma exceptt
in the counties of Mha1ve. Yavapai. Co(oconino. Navajo, and Apache), and in
those portions of Texas an(d New Mexico lying south and east of the Jilts
above described, Novetlmber 16 to Janiiary 15:
In Florida. November 20 to January 15; and
In Alaska, September 1 to October 31.
Rails and gallinules (ex.rceptf root).-The open -eason for sr; and Itl'lr ralils
and gallinules (except coot) shliall be from Septemb ler 1 to Noveimnlier 30, except
In Mas:esachusetts, October 1 to Deceilber 15;
In Washing-ton, October 1 to November 30;
In New York (except Long Island), October 16 to DPe.enml'r 15;
In portion of New York known as "Long Islianil ", November 1 to Deceu-
ber 31 :
In Wiieonsin. September 21 to November 21;
In Louisiana. November 1 to Janiuary 31; and
In the District (if Cdumnbial. no open season.
Woodcock.-'lI1e evn seas:ions fil \vwodco,'k shall he as foill ws:
In that portion of New York lyin2 north 4If the trucks of tihe mnain line, of the
New York Central Railroad extlonling from Buffalo to Albanny and inrth of
the tracks of the main line of the Bostitn & Alb.ny Ra:ilradl xtuendii from
Albany to the Massachusetts, State line. and in Maine. New Hamplshire, VermIn.it,
and North Dakota, October 1 to October 31;
BUREAU OF BIOLOGICAL SURVEY
In Wisconsin, September 23 to October 22.
In that portion of New York lying south of the line above described, including
Long Island, and in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and
Iowa, October 15 to November 14;
In Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, October 20 to November
In Missouri, November 10 to December 10;
In Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Arkansas, and
Oklahoma. November 15 to December 15; and
In North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and
Louisiana. December 1 to December 31.
Doves.-The open seasons for mourning doves shall be as follows:
In Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Minnesota,
Nebraska. Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona,
California, Nevada;, Idaho, and Oregon, September 1 to December 15.
In that portion of Texas lying west and north of a line beginning on the Rio
Grande River directly west of the town of Del Rio, Tex.; thence east to the
town of Del Rio; thence easterly following the center of the main track of the
Southern Pacific Railroad through the towns of Spofford, Uvalde, and Hondo;
thence to the point where the Southern Pacific Railroad crosses the Inter-
national & Great Northern Railroad at or near San Antonio; thence following
the center of the track of said International & Great Northern Railroad in an
easterly direction, to the point in the city of Austin, where it joins Congress
Avenue, near the International & Great Northern Railroad depot; thence across
Congre-s Avenue to the center of the main track of the Houston & Texas Central
Railroad where said track joins said Congress Avenue, at or near the Houston
& Tex:is Central Railroad depot; thence following the center line of the track of
said Houston & Texas Central Railroad in an easterly direction through the
lwiis of Elgin, Giddings, and Brenham, to the point where said railroad crosses
the Brazos River; thence with the center of said Brazos River in a general
northerly direction, to the point on said river where the Beaumont branch of
the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway crosses the same; thence with the center
of the track of the said Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway in an easterly
direction through the towns of Navasota. Montgomery, and Conroe. to the point
at or near Cleveland, whore said Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway crosses the
Houston East & West Texas Railway; thence with the center of said Houston
Ea4,t & West Texas Railway track to the point in said line, where it strikes the
Louiian;ni line, September 1 to October 31;
In that portion of Texas lying south and east of the aforesaid line, October
1 to Nevember 30:
In North Carolina. South Carolina, Georgia. Alabama (except in Mobile.
Baldwin, and WWashington Counties), Mississippi, and Louisiana, September
1 to September 30 and November 20 to January 31;
In that portion of Alabama co uprising Mobile, Baldwin. and Washington
Counties and in that portion of Florida comprising all counties west of the
OcIlockonee River, November 1 to January 31;
In Florida (except in Dade, Monroe, and Broward Counties and all counties
west of the Ochlockonee River), November 20 to January 31; and
In that portion of Florida comprising Dade, Monroe, and Browa rd Counties,
September 16 to November 15.
Band-tailed pigeons.-Thlie open seasons for band-tailed pigeons shall be as
In California and Arizona. December 1 to December 15;
In New Mexico, November 1 to November 15; and
In W:a-lii n.ton and Oregin, Octobler 16 to Octolber 30.
[As ;imirnlndd October 25. 1918; July 28, 1919; July 9, 1920; May 17. 1021;: March 8.
n.' June 11, 1i923; April 11 and July 2, 1924; June 22. 19257; March 8, April 22. and
June 18, l. l!2 April 4 and 21 and Sept.-mher 6. 1927: March 2, July 13. and August 1i.
1fr!' ; April 23 intl De.-'iiihlr 31, 1129 .; May 23 and August 25, 1930; March 17, Aiigust
25, and September 12, 1!:i,1; July 20, 1932 ; and Septi'mlber 11, 1:9.3.]
Regulation 5.-Daily Bag and Possession Limits on Certain Migratory Game
A person may take in any one day during the open seasons prescribed therefor
in r inlati in 4 not to ,xi'ed the following numbers of mingr;atory ganic birds,
wli'h niniihErs. shall include all birds taken by any other person who for hire
;i,.c,' ii ipiis or a.lsit him in taking migratory biirds; and in the case of ducks,
LAWS RELATE'. TO GAME AND) BID.S
geese, brant, woodcock, iidl banid-liaileil ligvolis when so tak'ia tlih-, i.i;y liv
posse-sed fin the nuniliers specified ais fo llows:
Ducks (exj'cpt ioml duck, ruddy d ick. anml buffllchcavI duck).-T\\w' e in tlin-
aggregate of aill kind-4. but niot li,'re thai .5y eider duck-, ainid inot iiurl 1l;In
8 of any one. or 8 in the aggreg:.te, of the followinir sl'i'cits i'v>;i-li:ik.
redlheaid, greater scatip. lesser scaup, ringneckli. btie-winig t,( l. r<'t.g ii-%\ iiti' t'ril.
ci61inlio,111 teal, sholvellt'r, andlt ga(lwd;ll--Iiy le tilken in any ,lie ld:iy; aiitl
liny pet'rston at any onlle timnie may ipo-s-s not imore tain 24 duck., in tin' :i-"''-
gitee uf all kibnd-. uit tint i1ni' t, liut 10 eider dinik< aiid not in-ir' t llii 16
of any one, or 16 in the aggregate, of the following spL'ii r;ia-;k.
reilidhlad. greater sc.-up, lesser seaup. ringneck. blue-wing teail. green-wvini
teal, (cilioilliii teid. shoveller, aiid gadwall.
Geese and brant ('cr th'rt of lor'ihrinig on the Atlanitic OC'c0in. uind Ro.n's f)is ).-Fo"'r il Ilie
agglri'egAte of all kinds. and any person at any i'n tine in;iy poss-,,s not iiii're
hian eight geese andll branit in the aiggreg.ite of all kinds.
Rails and gallinules (('crrpt sora ndli coot).-TN'enty-live in the ;Lg'tite of
all kinds, but not more than 15 of any one species.
Wilson's snipe or jacksnipe.-Twenty.
Woodcock.-FiFour, allnd a"ny perslin at any one time im;ay ps-.ess not mnire
Band-tailed pigeons.-Ten, and any person at any one time mtay po,.es. not
more than 10.
The possession limits hereinlbefore prescribed shall allply a- well to) diuck,.
geese, lbrant, woodcock, and bandi-t3iled pigeons taken in C;inida and other for-
eign countries, and1 brought into the United States as to those taken in the
[As anieidhd October 25, 1918; July 2S, 1919; March :1, 1'.i.1" ; March 8, 12'0',; April 4,
1!127 ; December 31, 1929 ; Mairch 17, 19'J31 ; July 20, 113,32 ; and Sptember 11, l .,.
Regulation 6.-Shipment, Transportation, and Possession of Certain Migratory
Waterfowl (except snow geese and brant in Florida and all Stati.s north
thereof bordering on the Atlantic Ocean, Ross's goose, wo'id duck, ruddy duck.
bufflehead duck, and swans), rails, coot, g-alliiiultes, woo dcock, Wiliin's .-nipt.
or jacksniie. nmourninig d(loves, and band-tailed pige,,n.1 and parts tlhere.,f let ally
taken may lie transported in any manner in or out of the State where taken
during the respective open seas ins in that State and wlien h-'.i:tlly t.iketi
in and exported from Canada may be imported into the United Sttates during
tlie open season in the Province where taken, but not more tliain til'e iimnler'"
thereof lthat may lie taken in 2 days, or 1 day in tlie ca-t of ;iilidh-;iill'd
pigeons, or 3 d(lays in thle case of woHidcock, by one pet'lon under thl'se reu,,ii-
lations slhill be transported by one persoil in 1 calendli"r week out of the State
where taken or frotin Cai;idi into the United States; any -iirli birds or parts
thereof in transit during the open season ma;y clntitinue in transit such adilli-
tional time imnined lately suetedinig such openi i seaisn. not to exceed 5 daiys.
necessary to deliver thie samIe to their desti nation, and( may be posessed in any
State. Territory, or Distri t duiirinig the period constituting thlie olien se.ai whert,
killed, aInd for an addiitlonal 'period of 10 days next sliucceetding' said open season ;
and any package in which such birds or parts thereof are transported halll
have the name and address of the shipper arild of tile conlisigliee ad ;iall a'cura'nto
statetnent of the nulmblers awid kinds o(f )irds or parts thereof comitaitied therein
clearly and conspicuously marked on the outiil(e thereof; ibut in) such birds
or parts thereof shliall lie transported from anyy State, Territiory, or Distri't to
or thrmiugh another State. Territory, or District or to or through a Pro\ iince of
the Dimninion of Canada contraryy to tie laws of the State, Territory,, ir
District in which tlihey were taken or from which they are tralilsportel ; nor
shall any such birdls or parts th reof lie tranisportedl into any State, Territoiy,
or District from another State. Territory, or District, or Province of tlhe
Dominioiin of Canalda, or froni any State. Territory, or Diistrict into ;ainy Privincet
of the Dominion of Canada, at a time when any such Stite. Territory, or
District, or Province of the Domininiion of Caniada intoi which they are trans-
ported prihilNits tlie poIssessioln or transportation thereof.
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Migratory game birds imported from countries other than Canada.-Migra-,
tory game birds of a species for which an open season is prescribed by regu-
lation 4, lawfully taken in and exported from a foreign country (other than
Cana da for which provision is lhereinbefore made), may be transported to and
ptsse.,sed in any State of the United States during the open season prescribed
by regulation 4 in such State for that species and for a period of 10 days imme-
(liately succeeding g such open season, and in the District of Columbia during
the open season so prescribed for Maryland and 10 (lays thereafter, in numbers
in any 1 calendar week not exceeding those permitted to be taken in 2 days
by rlul;ition 5, or possessed at any mone time, as the case may be, if trans-
portation and pnss(esion of such birds is not prohibited by the laws. of such
State or District and if imported and transported in packages marked as here-
[As imn.rifld October 25. 1918: July 9, 1920; March 8, 1926; April 4, 1927; March 17,
19i1 ; July 20, 1932; and September 11, 1933.]
Regulation 7.-Taking of Certain Migratory Nongame Birds by Eskimos
and Indians in Alaska
In Alaska Eskimos and Indians may take for the use of themselves and their
immediate families, in any manner and at any time, and possess and transport
auks, anklets, guillemots, murres, and puffins and their eggs for food and their
skins for clothing.
Regulation 8.-Permits to Propagate and Sell Migratory Waterfowl
1. A person may take at any time migratory waterfowl and their eggs for
pr,,paimting purposes when authorized by a permit issued by the Secretary.
Waterfowl and their eggs so taken may be possessed by the permitted and may
be sold and transported by him for propagating purposes to any person holding
a permit issued by the Secretary in accordance with the provisions of this
2. A person authorized by a permit issued by the Secretary may possess,
buy, sell, and transport migratory waterfowl and their increase and eggs in
any min.iner and at any time for propagating purposes; and migratory water-
fowl, except the birds taken under paragraph 1 of this regulation, so possessed
may be killed by him at any time, in any manner, except that they may b(
killed by shooting only during the open season for waterfowl in the State
where killed, and the carcasses, with heads and feet attached thereto, of the
birds so killed may be sold and transported by him in any manner and at
any time to any person for actuall consumption, or to the keeper of a hotel,
restaurant, or boarding house, retail dealer in meat or game, or a club, for
sale or service to their patrons, who may possess such (car(asses for actual
consumption without a permit, but no migratory waterfowl killed by shoot-
ing shall be bought or sold unless each bird before attaining the age of 4
weeks :-hall have had removed from the web of one foot a portion thereof in
the form of a V large enough to make a permanent, well-defined mark, which
sh;ill be sufficient to identify it as a bird raised in domestication under a permit.
3. Any package in which such waterfowl or parts thereof or their eggs are
transported sh-ill have plainly and conispicu(iosly marked on the outside thereof
the name and address of the permitted, the number of his permit, tihe name and
addre(rs of the consignee, and an accurate statement of the number and kinds
of birds or 4'zs containedd therein.
4. Applications for permits must be addressed to the Secretary of Agriculture,
Washington. D.C., and must contain the following information: Name and
address of applicant; place where the business is to be carried on; number of
,acrs of land iiueil in the lbsimss and whether owned or leased by the appli-
cant ; number of each species of waterfowl in possession of applicant; namines of
spe''cies and number of birds or eggs of each species if permission is asked to
take waterfowl or their eggs; and the particular locality where it is desired to
tke, suchl waterfowl or vgirs.
5. A person granted a permit under this regulation shall keep books and
records which sli:ill conrrectlly set forth the total number of each species of
waterfow\l a-id tleir eggs possessed on the date of application for the permit
and 'in tlhe 1st day of ea("'IC J;rnary next following; also for each calendar year
during ilie life of the permit the lotal number of each species reared and
killed, jinumber of each species and their eggs sodd and trnfsported, manner
in which sulch waterfowl and eggs were transported, n;amre and address of each
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person from or to whom waterfowl and ergg were purchlised or s,,lid. tgi,-thlli'
with the number aIi( sp-cies ;i(and whether sol' d alive or dead; :id I1h- 'l:kite
of each transaction. A report setttii forth this inforlilit io -hill]l In a]w nIally
furnished the Secretary during the montth of January for the. 1rrz''.liir-
6. A perminittee shall at all reaso;ible hours allow ;iny authlrizi.il emplliyee
of the United States Department of A.griculture to Inlte.r :Iid ili sli.t' tih p'Irlm-
ise's where operationss are being carried on under this rcL'ulattion anlid to ill"p't
the books and records of such permnittee relating thereto.
7. A permit issue-d under this regulation lshall be valid until revoked1 by the
Secretary unless otherwise specified therein, shall not lie trin-ferable. :110d ay
be revokedl by thle Secretary, if the pernrmittee violates aIiy of tlie provisiion- of
the Migratory Bird Treaty Act or of the regulations tlerriunider. A permit duly
revoked by the Secretary shi:ll be surii endervedl to him by the pcr-ii to \\1w ll it
was issued, on demand of any empldi)yee of the United Stuates Dep.-irlim niit if
Agriculture duly authorized to enforce the provisions of the Migratory Bird
8. A person may posse-s and trazi-port for his own use, withi,,t a permit,
live migratory waterfowl now lawfully possessed or hereafter lawfully acqiuir.l
by hin, but hlie may not purchase or sell such waterfowl with,,ut a permit. A
State or municipal game fairmn or city park may pos:.-es., purcilia-e, MI., and
transport live migratory waterfowl without a permit, but no suhli \\aterfiw1l
shall be purchased(l from or sold to a person (other than such State or municipal
game farm or city park) unless he has a permit. The feathers of wild dluck-,
and wild geese lawfully killed, and feathers of such birds seized and conde.inizcd
by Federal or State game authorities may be possessed, boiiz.lt, sIld, and
transported, for use in making fishing flies, bed pillows, and matter re-es. and
for similar commercial purposes, but not for millinery or ornamnintal purIpt' 's.
[As amendedl October 25, 1918; July 9, .1920; April 10 and June 11, 1'92:1; and
September 11, 1933.]
Regulation 9.-Permits to Collect Migratory Birds for Scientific Purposes
A person may take at any time migratory birds and their nets and e.rs for
scientific purposes when authorized by a permit issued by the Secretary, which
permit shall be carried on his person when he is collectitig specimens thlereunder
and shall be exhibited to any person requesting to see the s;ime; except tlhat
nothing herein shall be deemed to permit tlhe taking of any migratory .mioe bird
on any day from sunset to one half hour before sunrise or the taking of migra-
tory game birds with a gun larger than 10 gage or from an automobile, airplane,
powerboat, sailboat, or any boat under sail.
Application for a permit must be addressed to the Secretary of Auriculture,
Washington, D.C., and must contain the following information: Name and
address of the applicant, his age, and iname of State, Territory, or District il
which specimens are pr'pl)osed to ble taken, and the purpose for which they
are intended. Each application shall be accompanied by two cevrtilic;ites .certi-
fying to the fitness of such person to hold a Fed(leral permit. These certifi'ate-
will be accepted from well-known ornithologists, principals, or superintenilvent
of educational or zoological institutions, officials or melll'crlS of zh"..oiea l or
natural-history organizations, or in-tructors in zoology in high :-chools, colleges.
or universities, or by any one of the above, together with a certificvte by thie
chief game official of the State in which the applicant is a resident or of the
State in which lie desires to conduct his operations.
The permit may limit the number an(d species of birds, birds' nes.ts. or e=;s
that may be collected thereunder and the places where they mnay be collected
and may author:ze the holder thereoif to possess, buy, sell, ex.lianL'e. anil tIran..-
port in any manner and at any time migratory birds, pIarts tlherwi'f, and tlhtir
nests and eggs for scientific purlpoes; or it may limit the holder to one ,or more
of these privileges. Public museunnms, zoological parks. anil societies, :ind public.
scientific, and educational instituItiins may p1,Is-ess, buy, sJll, ox,.iii ige,. ;ln
transport in any manner and at any tine migratory lirnds :id( part- tleeoif
and their nests and eggs for scientific purposes without a permit, but no1I speci-
mens shall be taken without a permit. The pluilnm e, anid skins of niii'rat''ry
game birds legally taken may be po-.-,essed and transliortcd by a per-.on witliout
A taxidermist, when authorized by a permit issued by tlhe Secretary, may
possess, buy, sell, exchange, and transport in any manner aind at any tine
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miiiratiry birds and parts thereof legally taken, or hlie may be limited to one
T.r more of these privileges. A taxidermist granted a permit under this regu-
lation shall keecp lboiks and records, cortre'tly setting forth the naine and
address of each person delivering each specimen of a migratory bird to him,
to-rtlher with the naine of each species, the date of delivery, the disposition of
such specimen, and the date thereof, which said books and records shall be
;v;iilable for inspection at all reason;ibe hours on request by any duly author-
iz.d(l representative of the Deplirtmient of Agriculture.
Ea, I)permit shall be valid until revoked by the Secretary unless otherwise
slw'cified tlherein, shall not be transferable, and shall be revocable at the dis-
cretion of the Secretary. A permit duly revoked by the Secretary shall be
surrendered to him by the person to whom it was issued, on demand of any
emnpjloyee of the United States Department of Agriculture duly authorized
to enforce the provisions of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. A person holding
a permit imider this regulation shall report annually to the Secretary on or
before the 10th day of January during tihe life of the permit the number of
skins. nesti. or eLgs of each si)ecies collected, bought, sold, received, possessed.
mounted, (.xlIi nged, or transported during the preceding calendar year.
Every package in which migratory birds or their nests or eggs are trans-
ported sliall have clearly and conspicuously marked on the outside thereof the
1a01me and address of the sender, the number of the permit in every case
when a permit is required, the name and address of the consignee, a state-
ment that it (.*',ntains specimens of birds, their nests, or eggs for scientific
purposes. and, whenever such a package is transported or offered for tran4por-
tation from the Dominion of Canada into the United States or from the United
States into the Domiinion of Canada, an accurate statement of the contents.
[As ainioidi.d October 25, 1918; M:"irch 3, 1921 ; June 11, 1923 ; April 23, 1929;
March 17, I'J1i ; July 20, 1932; and September 11, 1IW3.]
Regulation 10.-Permits to Kill Migratory Birds Injurious to Property
When information is furnished the Secretary that any species of migratory
bird has bec mne, under extraordinary conditions, seriously injurious to agricul-
ture or other interests in any particular community, an investigation will be
made to determine the nature and extent of the injury, whether the birds
alleged to be doing the damage slhouldl be killed, and, if so, during what times
and by what means. Upon his determination an appropriate order will be made.
Regulation 11.-State Laws for the Protection of Migratory Birds
Nothing in these regulations shall be construed to permit the taking, posses-
.sill, sale, purchase, or transportation of migratory birds, their nests, and eggs
contrary to the laws and regulations of any State, or Territory, or District
made for the purpose of giving further protection to migratory birds, their
iiests, and et.s when such laws and regulations are not inconsistent with the
convention between the United States and Great Britain for the protection of
migra tory bird, concluded August 16, 1916, or the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
and do not (cxlin, the open seaso is for such birds beyond the dates prescribed
by thtse rgl.ulatiois.
[Added by proclamation of October 25, 1918, as amended July 9, 1920.]
CONVENTION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND GREAT BRITAIN
FOR THE PROTECTION OF MIGRATORY BIRDS IN THE UNITED
STATES AND CANADA'
[89 Stat. 1702]
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Whereas a convention between the United St:ites of America and the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Irelatil for the protection of migratory bhirils
in the United States and Caiinada was concluded and si,.nind by their resV1'- lve
plenipotentiaries at Washington on the 16tli day of August, 1916. the original
of which convention is word for word as fIlluws:
Whereas many species of birds in the course of their annual migrations
traverse certain parts of the United States and the Do'minion of Canada; and
Whereas many of these species are of great value as a source of foodl or
in destroying insects which are injurious to forests and forage plants on the
public domain, as well as to agricultural crops, in both the United States
and Canada, but are nevertheless in danger of extermination through lack of
adequate protection during the nesting season or while on their way to and
from their breeding grounds;
The United States of America and His Majesty the King of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond
the Seas, Emperor of India, being desirous of saving from indiscriminate
slaughter and of insuring the preservation of such niigratory birds as are
either useful to man or harmless, have resolved to adopt some uniform system
of protection which shall effectively accomplish such objects and to the end
of concluding a convention for this purpose have appointed as their respective
The President of the United States of America, Robert Lansing, Secretary
of State of the United States; and
His Britannic Majesty, the Right Hon. Sir Cecil Arthur Spring Rice. G. C.
V. 0., K. C. M. G., etc., His Majesty's ambassador extraordinary and pleni-
potentiary at Washington;
Who, after having communicated to each other their respective full powers,
which were found to be in due and proper form, have agreed to and adopted
the following articles:
The high contracting powers declare that the migratory birds included in the
terms of this convention shall be as follows:
1. Migratory game birds:
(a) Anatidae or waterfowl, including brant, wild ducks, geese, and swans.
(b) Gruidae or cranes, including little brown, sandhill, and wlhoonping cranes.
(o) Rallid(ae or rails, including[ coots, gallinules, and sora and other rails.
(d) Llmicolae or shorebirds, including avocets. curlew, dowitchliers, godwits,
knots, oyster catchers, phalaropes, plovers, sandpipers, snipe, stilts, surf birds,
turnstones, willet, woodcock, and yellowlegs.
(e) Columbidae or pigeons, Including doves and wild pigeons.
2. Migratory insectivorous birds: Bobolinks, catbirds, chickadees, cuckoos,
flickers, flycatchers, grosbeaks, humming birds, kinglets, martins, mriadowlarks,
nighthawks or bull-bats, nut-hatches, orioles, robins, shrikes, swallows, swifts,
tanagers, titmice, thrushes, vireos, warblers, wax-wings, whippoorwills, wood-
peckers, and wrens, and all other perching birds which feed entirely or chiefly
3. Other migratory nongame birds: Auks, auklets. bitterns, flulmars, gannets,
grebes, guillemots, gulls, herons, Jaegers, loons, murres, petrels, pufinls, shear-
waters, and terns..
The high contracting powers agree that, as an effective means of preserving
migratory birds, there shall be established the following close seasons during
which no hunting shall be done except for scientific or propagating purposes
under permits issued by proper authorities.
Signed at Washington, Aug. 16, 1916; ratification advised by the Senate Aug. 29, rati-
fied by the President Sept. 1, and by Great Britain Oct. 20; ratificationa exchanged Dec. 1T
proclaimed Dec. 8, 1916.
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1. The close season on migratory game birds shall be between March 10 and
Slptenmlier 1, except that the close season on the Limicolae or shorebirds in the
Maritime Provinces of Canada and in those States of the United States border-
ing on the Atlantic Ocean which are situated wholly or in part north of Chesa-
peake Bay shall be between February 1 and August 15, and that Indians may
take at any time scoters for food but not for sale. The season for hunting
shall be further restricted to such period not exceeding three and one-half
months as the high contracting powers may severally deem appropriate and
deline by law or regulation.
2. The close season on migratory insectivorous birds shall continue through-
out the year.
3. The close szeaOon on other migratory nonrname birds shall continue through-
out the year, except that Eskimos and Indians may take at any season auks,
anklets, guillemots, murres. and puffins, and their eggs, for food and their
skins for clothing, but the birds and eggs so taken shall not be sold or offered
The high contracting powers agree that during the period of 10 years next
followin- the going into effect of this convention there shall be a continuous
close season on the following migratory game birds, to wit:
Band-tailed pigeons, little brown, sandhill, and whooping cranes, swans, cur-
lew, and all shorebirds (except the black-breasted and golden plover, Wilson or
jack snipe, w(idcock, and the greater and lesser Tyellowlegs) ; provided that
during such 10 years the close seasons on cranes, swans, and curlew in the
Province of British Columbia shall be made by the proper authorities of that
Province within the general dates and limitations elsewhere prescribed in this
convention for the respective groups to which these birds belong.
The high contracting powers agree that special protection shall be given the
wood duck and the eider duck either (1) by a close season extending over a
period of at least 5 years, or (2) by the establishment of refuges, or (3) by
such other regulations as may be deemed appropriate.
The taldking of nests or eggs of migratory game or insectivorous or nongame
birds shall be prohibited, except for scientific or propagating purposes under
such laws or regulations as the high contracting powers may severally deem
The high contracting powers agree that the shipment or export of migratory
birds or their eggs from any State or Province, during the continuance of the
close season in such State or Province, shall be prohibited except for scientific
or propJ)a ,ating purposes, and the international traffic in any birds or eggs
at such time captured, killed, taken, or shipped at any time contrary to the
laws of tlhe State or Province in which the same were captured, killed, taken,
or shipped shall be likewise prohibited. Every package containing migratory
hirild or any parts thereof or any eggs of migratory birds transported, or
offered for tranp)(irtation from the United States into the Dominion of Canada
or from the Dominion of Canada into the United States, shall have the ii.nme
and addict 's of the shiplier and an accurate statement of the contents clearly
marked on the outside of such package.
Permits to kill any of the above-na'med birds, which under extraordinary
conditions may become seriously injurious to the agricultural or other interests
in any pairtii'la]r ',inunity, may be issued by the proper authorities of the
high contracting powers under suitable reutilatiofns prescribed tiferefor by them,
resiKctively, but such permits shall lalh e or may be canceled at any time when,
in tlie opinion of said authorities, the particular exigency has passed, and no
birds killed under this article sliall lie shipped, sold, or offered for sale.
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The hlih contracting powers ai'_ree tjIer.mvlvew to take, or pIro1 --' to their
respective appropriate l:aw-ni:kinl llod',., the nnee..-.ary iasures fur ii-tirilij'
the execution of tlihe pre..,.t c,,ilive ti,,i.
The pre-'ent convention s.all Ibe ratifi' l by the Pre-ident of the United Stnates
of Anmerica. by and with the aIlvice a'1d cminsent of thl! Si(te tli',r',f. ;iiil by
tlis Britannic Majesty. Thei. rat(ficatii- shall lie excliani.-iged at W.-liiiirt,,n as
s600 aS p,,lsible, and ti,' cuelve0t i",n shall t:ake Mf-0. on tihe date (,f t1, ex-
change of the ratificati(o.ns. It shall remain in fri:'e, i'r 15 y:iars. wTI' in the
event of neither of tltn, hi'z h co ltr:ictiii- powers hIaviii- g i'ven notifi'.ition 12
months 1,efore the expiration of said period of 15 years of its intetition 'if
termiiiiating its op(iraition, thle cimv(ention -hall continue to re-aiai in force for
1 year a"lld so on from year to year.
In faith whereof, the respctiv, plenipotenti:ries have sil'ned the r('est-riit con-
vention in duplicate and have lhereinito ;tflixed their -(-ak.
Done at Washington this 16th day of August, 1916.
[SEAL.] Roi,:nIr I\NSI N.
[SEAL.] CE-:IL SP'RING RICE.
And whereas the said convention lihas, been duly ratified on both parts, :and
thet ratifications of the two, Governiucnts were exch~lined in the city of Wash-
ington on the 7th day of Decemniber, 1916:
Now, therefore, be it known that I, WOODROW WILSON, President, of the United
States of Amnerica, have cati-ed the said convention to be made public, to the
end that the same and every article and clause thereof may be olbserved and
fulfilled with good faith by the United States andil the citizens therof.
In testimony where'if I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of
the United States to be iffixed.
Dine at the city of Washington this 8th day of Dec-ember in the year of our
Lord 1916, and of the independence of the United States of Amrica the 141st.
[ SEAL.] WOODROW WILSON.
By the President:
S&cretury of State.
MIGRATORY BIRD TREATY ACT'
[Act of July 3, 1918. 40 Stat. 755-U. S. Cole, Title 16, S,,cs. 701.-711.]
An Act To give effect to the convention between the United Star s and Gr,.,tI Britain for
the protection of migratory birds cunciuded at Washin.gton, August 16, 1916, and for
Be it enacted by the Senate and Hoi.r, of R-rprtc.,rtatircs of the United
Stales of America in Congres.s a.ssi bli id, That this act shall be known by the
short title of the "Migratory Bird Treaty Act."
SEC. 2. Tlhat unless and exe',t as Ipermitted by regulattions miade as herein-
after provided, it shall be uinla.wful to hunt, take, captturtr, kill, attllenipt to take,
capture or kill, posses-;. iffe-r for sale, sell. offer to pu"'lliMse. purli,:ass. deliver
for shipment. ship, cause to be shipped, deliver f ir trani-pirtation, trnispiirt,
cause to be tran.pIorted, carry or cause to Io i- rz'ried by ;inv men,-s wh;tlevr,
receive for slipi]ment, tran iportatiii 11r ci rri;iLe. ,r export, ait any time or in
any planner, any migra1tory bird, ilnelulded( in the tterms- o'f 1(1' ''Ivet'li,'nl betwr..nu
the United Slataes and Great Bri'ain fur the protetv iti, of ,ii-_ratory birds cou-
cluded Auzust 16, 1916, or :iny part, nest, or (egr of ainy suh liirdl.
S-c. 3. Thint. subject to i ll provisions a'nd in or(d.-r to e.:i;r'y out the punrlpe--
of tlhe colivention, tihe Secretary of .\A lri utilture is aulliirizi..il :ind(1 dir..-td. f ii I;,
IConstitutionalityv of the treaty nnd act if July 3, 1918. sustained 1,y the Unill 1,1 STnTr,
Supreme Court in a dicisionii r''niler l Apr. 19, 1.'-'. in the case w f lii, St.1te i Missouri
v. ay P1. IIillaind ('.-,' U. S. 416) ; see also U. S. r. L.uim lp iii (2T76 Fed. ,'ii). .it.iL.,
by an act of Parliam-.nt aI'pprov'l .\(ui. -'.. 1917, L"ve full ,.T'ct to the treaty :(Iil pro
miul-:atI'd retiulitions thlereuniider May 11. 1918. The valiliity of the act )f the I)'omlinion
Pa rlini n nt was upli-l.Ii by thlie S lup remi' Court of 1'r,1ii'e l.:!"a1rd T-IIn i In a decision
(Miclineluias term, 19"0'0I reidi ro.'i in tlie case of the KiliL: '. ii-;sl ll C. i'lnrk. For full
text of the Canadian riigrnatory-bird treaty act and r gIIIl.i,. C.'II, communicate with the
Commissiouir, National Parks ot Canadli. i[tnwav. Ontario
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[S. R. A.
time to time, having due regard to the zones of temperature and to the distri-
bu:ion, abundance, econtinic value, breeding habits, and times and lines of
migratory flight of such birds, to determine when, to what extent, if at all,
and by what means, it is compatible with the terms of the convention to allow
hunting, taking, capture, killing, possession, sale, purchase, shipment, trans-
portation, carriage, or export of any such bird, or any part, nest, or egg thereof,
and to adopt suitable regulations permitting and governing the same, in
accordance with such determinations, which regulations shall become effective
when approved by the President.
SEC. 4. That it shall be unlawful to ship, transport, or carry, by any means
whatever, from one State, Territory, or District to or through another State,
Territory, or District, or to or through a foreign country, any bird, or any part,
nest, or egg theretJf, captured, killed, taken, shipped, transported, or carried at
any time contrary to the laws of the State, Territory, or District in which it
was captured, killed, or tak.n, or from which it was shiplped, transported, or
carried. It shall be unlawful to import any bird, or any part, nest, or egg
thereof, captured, killed, taken, shipped, transported, or carried contrary to
the laws of any Province of the Dominion of Canada in which the same was
captured, killed, or taken, or from which it was shipped, transported, or carried.
SEc. 5. That any employee of the Department of Agriculture authorized by
the Secretary of Agriculture to enforce the provisions of this act shall have
power, without warrant, to arrest any person committing a viola'.ion of this act
in his presence or view and to take such person immediately for examination
or trial before an officer or court of competent jurisdiction; shall have power
to execute any warrant or other process issued by an officer or court of com-
petent jurisdiction for the enforcement of the provisions of this act; and shall
have authority, with a search warrant, to search any place. The several judges
of the courts established under the laws of the United States, and United
States commissioners may, within their respective jurisdictions, uplun proper
oath or affirmation showing probable cause, issue warrants in all such cases.
All birds, or parts, nests, or eggs thereof, captured, killed, taken, shipped,
transported, carried, or possessed contrary to the provisions of this act or of
any regulations made pursuant thereto shall, when found, be seized by any
such employee, or by any marshal, or deputy marshal, and, upon conviction of
the offender or upon judgement of a court of the United States that the same
were captured, killed, taken, shipped, transported, carried, or possessed con-
trary to the provisions of this act or of any regulation made pursuant thereto,
sall be forfeited to the United States and disposed of as directed by the
court having jurisdiction.
S-:'. 6. That any person, association, partnership, or corporation who shall
violate any of the provisions of said convention or of this act, or who shall
violate or fail to comply with any regulation made pursuant to this act, shall
be deemed guilty of misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined
not more tlian $50 or be impri-oned not more than six months, or both.
SEC. 7. That nothing in this act shall be construed to prevent the several
States and Territories from making or enforcing laws or regulations nt incon-
sistent with the provisions of said convention or of this act, or from making or
enforcing laws or regulations which shall give further protection to migratory
birds, their nests, and eggs, if such laws or regulations do not extend the
open seasons for such birds beyond the dales approved by the President in
accordance with section three of this act.
Si:c. 8. That until the adoption and approval, pursuant to section 3 of this
act, of regulations dealing with migratory birds and their nests and eggs, such
migratory birds and their nsts and eggs as are intended alnd used exclusively
for scientific or propagating purlIposs may be taken, captured, killed, possessed,
sold, lpurcliasedl, shipped, and transported for such scientific or propagating
pIurp.os.s if and to the extent not in conflict with the laws of the State, Terri-
tory, or Disl rict in which they are taken, captured, killed, possessed, sold, or
purchli:aed, or in or from which they are shipped or transported if the packages
'coit:aiing the dead bidies or the nests or eggs of such birds wh]en shipped and
tran- -)prted shall be marked on the outside thereof so as accurately and clearly
to s,,low the name and address of the shippler and the contents of the package.
SJ:C. 9. That the unexp4-n(leil balances of any sums appropriated by the agri-
cultural appropriation acts for the fiscal years 1917 and 1918, for enforcing
the provisions of the act approved March 4, 1913, relating to the protection of
migratory game and insectivorous birds, are hereby reappropriated and made
available until expended for the expenses of carrying into effect the provisions
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of this net and regulations made pursuant thereto, including the payment of
such rent, and the employment of such persons and means, as the Secretary of
Agriculture may deemi necessary, in the District of ('olumbi:L ;nl el-ew liere,
cooperation with local authorities in the protection of migrntiry birds, and
necessary investigations connected therewith: Protidd, Tlhat no persin ,who
Is subject to the draft for service In the Army or Navy shall bh- extcuipted or
excused from such service by reason of his employment under this act.
SEC. 10. That if any clause, sentence, paragraph, or part of this act shall, for
any reason, be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be Invalid.
such judgment shall not affect. impair, or invalidate the remainder tliercf,, but
shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragr;pli, or part
thereof directly involved In the controversy in which such judgment .s.lIll lhi:ave
SEC. 11. That all acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this
act are hereby repealed.
SEw. 12. Nothing in this act shall be construed to prevent the breedin- of
migratory game birds on farms and preserves and the sale of birds so bred
under proper regulations for the purpose of increasing the food supply.
SEc. 13. That this act shall become effective immediately upon its passage
LACEY ACT, REGULATING INTERSTATE COMMERCE IN WILD
Federal laws affecting the shipment of wild animals comprise statutes regu-
lating interstate commerce by common carrier in the dead bodies or parts
thereof, and the importation of live birds and mammals from foreign countries,
[U. S. Code. Title 18, Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure]
SEC. 391. The importation into the United States, or any Territory or Di'-trict
thereof, of the mongoose, the so-called "flying foxes," or fruit bats. the English
sparrow, the starling, and such other birds and anim:Ils as the Scr,,r'tary of
Agriculture may from time to time declare to be injurious to th(, interests of
agriculture or horticulture, is hereby prohibited; and all such birds and ani-
mnials. shall, upon arrival at any port of the United States, be de-troyed or
returned at the expense of the owner. No person shall import into the United
States or into any Territory or District thereof any foreign wild animal or bird.
except under special permit from the Secretary of Agriculture: Provided. That
nothing in this section shall restrict the importation of natural-history speci-
mens for museums. or scientific collections, or of certain caze birds, such as
domesticated canaries, parrots, or suc-h other birds as the Secretary of Azri-
culture may designate. The Secretary of tlhe Treasury is hereby authorized to
make regulations for carrying into effect the provisions of this section.' (Act
of March 4, 1909, sec. 241-35 Stat. 1137.)
SEC. 392. It shall be unlawful for any person to deliver to any commiln
carrier for transportation, or for any common carrier to transport from any
State. Territory, or District of the United States to any other State. Territory.
or District thereof, any foreign animals or birds the importation of wliich
is prohibited, or the dead bodies or parts thereof of any wild animals or birds.'
where such animals or birds have been killed or shipped in violation of the laws
of the State, Territory, or District in which the same were killed, or from
which they were shipped: Provided, That nothing herein shall prevent the
transportation of any dead birds or animals killed during the season when the
same may be lawfully captured, a(nd the export of which is not prohibited
by law in the State, Territ-,ry, or District in which the same are captured or
killed. (Act of March 4, 1909. sec. 242-25 Stat 1137.)
For sees. 2, 3, and 4 of the act of M.aiyv 25. 1900-31 Stit. 187-1.S-which was super-
seded by sees. 241-244 of the act of March 4. 1909-:3.- Stat. 1137-see sees. 301-.104 of
U. S. Code, t4tle 18; for see. 5 of the act of May 25. 1900. see sec. 305 of title 18; and
for sec. 1, see sec. 701 of title 16.
'See joint regulations (S. R. A.-B. S. 69), effective November 21, 1927 governing the
Importation of bobwhite quail from Mexico, copis of which may be obtained free of charge
from the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Washington, D. C.
"See sec. 4 of the migratory bird treaty act. p. 11, which siipersei'des this part of the
Lacey Act relative to the Interstate transportation of wild bird%.
BUREAU OF BIOLOGICAL SURVEY
[S. R. A.
SEo. 893. All packages containing the dead bodies, or the plumage, or part
thereof, of game animals, or game or other wild birds, when shipped in inter-
state or foreign commerce, shall be plainly and clearly marked, so that the
name and address of the shipper and the nature of the contents may be readily
ascertained on an inspection of the outside of such package. (Act of March
4, 1909, sec. 243--35 Stat. 1137.)
SEc. 394. For each evasion or violation of any provision of the three sections
last preceding the shipper shall be fined not more than $200; the consignee
knowingly receiving such articles so shipped and transported in violation of
said sections shall be fined not more than $200; and the carrier knowingly
carrying or transporting the same in violation of said sections shall be fined
not more than $200. (Act of March 4, 1909, sec. 244-35 Stat. 1138.)
SEc. 395. That all dead bodies, or parts thereof, of any foreign game animals,
or game or song birds, the importation of which is prohibited, or the dead
bodies, or parts thereof, of any wild game animals, or game or song birds
transported into any State or Territory, or remaining therein for use, consump-
tion, sale, or storage therein, shall upon arrival in such State or Territory be
subject to the operation and effect of the laws of such State or Territory
enacted in the exercise of its police powers, to the same extent and in the same
manner as though such animals or birds had been produced in such State or
Territory, and shall not be exempt therefrom by reason of being introduced
therein in original packages or otherwise. This act shall not prevent the im-
portation, transportation, or sale of birds or bird plumage manufactured from
the feathers of barnyard fowl. (Act of May 25, 1900, sec. 5-31 Stat. 188.)
[U. S. Code, Title 16, Conservation]
SEe. 701. That the duties and powers of the Department of Agriculture are
hereby enlarged so as to include the preservation, distribution, introduction, and
restoration of game birds and other wild birds. The Secretary of Agriculture
is hereby authorized to adopt such measures as may be necessary to carry out
the purposes of this act and to purchase such game birds and other wild birds
as may be required therefore, subject, however, to the laws of the various States
and Territories. The object and purpose of this act is to aid in the restora-
tion of such birds in those parts of the United States adapted thereto where
the same have become scarce or extinct, and also to regulate the introduction
of American or foreign birds or animals in localities where they have not here-
The Secretary of Agriculture shall from time to time collect and publish
useful information as to the propagation, uses, and preservation of such birds.
And the Secretary of Agriculture shall make and publish all needful rules
and regulations for carrying out the purposes of this act, and shall expend for
said purposes such sums as Congress may appropriate therefore. (Act of May
25, 1900, sec. 1-31 Stat. 187.)
LAW PROTECTING WILD ANIMALS AND BIRDS AND THEIR EGGS
AND GOVERNMENT PROPERTY ON FEDERAL REFUGES
[U. S. Code, Title 18, Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure]
SEo. 145. Whoever shall hunt, trap, capture, willfully disturb, or kill any bird
or wild animal of any kind whatever, or take or destroy the eggs of any such
bird on any lands of the United States which have been set apart or reserved
as refuges or breeding grounds for such birds or animals by any law, procla-
mation, or Executive order, except under such rules and regulations as the
Secretary of Agriculture may, from time to time, prescribe, or who shall will-
fully injure, molest, or destroy any property of the United States on any such
landis shall be fined not more than $500, or imprisoned not more than six
months, or both. (Act of March 4, 1909, sec. 84, as amended April 16, 1924,
43 Stat. 98.)
[U. S. Code, Supplement IV, Title 16, Conservation]
SEc. 7151. No person shall knowingly disturb, injure, or destroy any notice,
Bignbiard(, fence, building, ditch, dam, dike embankment, flume, spillway, or
other Improvement or property of the United States on any area acquired
under this chapter, or cut, burn, or destroy any timber, grass, or other natural
B.8.78] LAWS iF.LATING '10 GAME AND BIRDS 15
growth, on said area or on any area of the United States which heretofore
has been- or which hereafter may be -et apart or reserved for the use of the
Department of Agriculture as a game r',fuge or as a preserve or reservation and
breeding ground for native birds, under nny law, proclamation, or Executive
order, or occupy or use any part their. ,f, or enter thereon for any purpose, ex-
cept In accordance with regulations of the Secretary of Agriculture; nor shall
any person take any bird, or nest or eg-- thereof on any arei acquired under this
chapter, except for scientific or propai:titlng purposes under permit of the Sec-
retary of Agriculture; but nothing in this chapter or in any regulation there-
under shall be construed to prevent a ierson from entering upon any area ac-
quired under this chapter for tlhe purp-'.e of fishing in ne(ord.lIn'e with the law
of the State in which such area Is located: Provided, That sich person compiles
with the regulations of the Secretary of Agriculture covering such area. (Act
of February 1, 1929, sec. 10-45 Stat. 1222.)
HUNTING ON NATIONAL FORESTS
Regulation T-7, effective October 1, 1919, of the Regulations of the Forest
Service relative to National Forests, provides as follows:
The following acts are prohibited on lands of the United States within
The going or being upon any such land, or in or on the waters thereof, with
intent to hunt, catch, trap, willfully disturb, or kill any kind of game animal,
game or nongame bird, or fish, or to take the eggs of any such bird, In violation
of the laws of the State in which such land or waters are situated.
Regulation G-30 authorizes all forest officers to enforce the above regula-
tion and also to cooperate with State or Territorial officials In the enforcement
of local laws for the protection of birds, fish, and game.
FIRES ON PUBLIC DOMAIN
[Act of March 4, 1909-U. S. Code, Title 18, Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure]
SEC. 106. Whoever shall willfully set on fire, or cause to be set on tire. any
timber, underbrush, or grass upon the public domain, or shall leave or suffer
fire to burn unattended near any timlber or other inflammable material, shall
be fined not more than $5,000, or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.
SEC. 107. Whoever shall build a fire in or near any forest, timber, or other
inflammable material upon the public donmain shall, before leaving said fire,
totally extinguish the same; and whoever shall fail to do so shall be fined
not more than $1,000, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
PROVISIONS OF TARIFF ACT REGULATING IMPORTATION OF
PLUMAGE, GAME, ETC.
[Act of Jun 17T, 1930-U. B. Code, Supplement IV, Title 19, Customs Duties]
Title I.-Dutiable List
SCHEDULE 7,-AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS AND PROVISIONS
PAB. 704. Reindeer meat, venison and other game (except birds), fresh,
chilled, or frozen, not specially provided for, 6 cents per pound.
PAR. 711. Birds, live: Chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, and guineas, 8 cents
per pound; baby chicks of poultry, 4 cents each; all other live birds not
specially provided for, valued at $5 or less each, 50 cents each; valued at more
than $5 each, 20 per centum ad valorem.
PAY. 712. Birds, dead, dressed or undressed, fresh, chilled, or frozen;
Chickens, ducks, geese, and guineas. 10 cents per pound; turkeys, 10 cents per
pound; all other, 10 cents per pound; all the foregoing, prepared or preserved
In any manner and not speclly provided for, 10 cents per pound.
PAB. 715. Live animals, vertebrate and invertebrate, not specially provided for,
15 per centum ad valorem.
BUREAU OF BIOLOGICAL SURVEY
[S. R. A.
PAR. 1518. Feathers and downs, on the skin or otherwise, crude or not dressed,
colored, or otherwise advanced or manufactured in any manner, not specially
provided for, 20 per centum ad valorem; dressed, colored, or otherwise advanced
or manufactured in any manner, including quilts of down and other manufac-
tures of down, 60 per centum ad valorem; feather dusters, 45 per centum ad
valorem; artificial or ornamental feathers suitable for use as millinery orna-
ments, 60 per centum ad valorem; and all articles not specially pro-
vided for, composed wholly or in chief value of any of the feathers, *
above mentioned, shall be subject to the rate of duty provided in this paragraph
for such materials, but not less than 60 per centum ad valorem: Provided,
That the importation of birds of paradise, atgrettes, egret plumes or so-called
osprey plumes, and the feathers, quills, heads, wings, tails, skins, or parts of
skins, of wild birds, either raw or manufactured, and not for scientific or educa-
tional purposes, is hereby prohibited; but this provision shall not apply to the
feathers or plumes of ostriches or to the feathers or plumes of domestic fowls
of any kind: Provided further, That birds of paradise, and the feathers, quills,
heads, wings, tails, skins, or parts thereof, and all aigrettes, egret plumes, or
so-called osprey plumes, and the feathers, quills, heads, wings, tails, skins, or
parts of skins, of wild birds, either raw or manufactured, of like kind to those
the importation of which is prohibited by the foregoing provisions of this para-
graph, which may be found in the United States, on and after the passage of this
Act, except as to such plumage or parts of birds in actual use for personal
adornment, and except such plumage, birds or parts thereof imported therein for
scientific or educational purposes, shall be presumed for the purpose of seizure
to have been imported unlawfully after October 3, 1913, and the collector of
customs shall seize the samie unless the possessor thereof shall establish, to the
satisfaction of the collector that the same were Imported into the United States
prior to October 3, 1913, or as to such plumage or parts of birds that they were
plucked or derived in the United States from birds lawfully therein; and in case
of seizure by the collector, he shall proceed as in case of forfeiture for violation
of the customs laws, and the same shall be forfeited, unless the claimant shall,
in any legal proceeding to enforce such forfeiture, other than a criminal prosecu-
tion, overcome the presumption of illegal importation and establish that the
birds or articles seized, of like kind to those mentioned the importation of which
is prohibited as above, were imported into the United States prior to October 8,
1913, or were plucked in the United States from birds lawfully therein.
That whenever birds or plumage, the importation of which is prohibited by
the foregoing provisions of this paragraph, are forfeited to the Government,
the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to place the same with the
departments or bureaus of the Federal or State Governments or societies or
museums for exhibition or scientific or educational purposes, but not for sale
or personal use; and in the event of such birds or plumage not being required
or desired by either Federal or State Government or for educational purposes,
they shall be destroyed.
That nothing in this Act shall be construed to repeal the provisions of the
Act of March 4, 1913, chapter 145 (Thirty-seventh Statutes at Large, page 847),
or the Act of July 3, 1918 (Fortieth Statutes at Large, page 755), or any other
law of the United States, now of force, intended for the protection or preserva-
tion of birds within the United States. That if on investigation by the col-
lector before seizure, or before trial for forfeiture, or if at such trial if such
seizure li's been made, it shall be made to appear to the collector, or the prose-
cuting ofieer of the Government, as the case may be, that no illegal importation
of such feathers has been made, but that the possession, acquisition or purchase
of suli feathers is or has been made in violation of the provisions of the Act of
March 4, 1913, chapter 145 (Thirty-seventh Statutes at Large, page 847), or the
Aot of July 3, 1918 (Fortieth Statutes at Large, page 755), or any other law of
the United States, now of force, intended for the protection or preservation of
birds within the United States, it shall be the duty of the collector, or such
prosi-cutiig officer, as the case may be, to report the facts to the proper officials
of the United States, or State or Territory charged with the duty of enforcing
PAR. 1519. (a) Dressed furs and dressed fur skins (except silver or black
fox), and plates, mats, linings, strips, and crosses of dressed dog, goat, or kid
skins, 25 per centum ad valorem; all the foregoing, if dyed, 30 per centum ad
LAWS RELATING TO GAME AND BIRDS
(b) Manufactures of fur (except silver or black fox) further advancedd than
dressing, prepared for use as material if not dyed, 35 per centum ad
ralorem; if dyed, 40 per centum ad valorem.
(o) Silver or black fox furs or skins, dressed or undressed, not specially pro-
vided for, 50 per centum ad valorem.
(e) Articles wholly or partly manufactured (including fur collars, fur cuffs.
and fur trimmings), wholly or in chief value of fur, not specially provided for.
50 per centum ad valorem.
PAR. 1520. Ilatters' furs, or furs not on the skin. prepared for hatters' use.
including fur skins carroted. 35 per centum ad valorem.
PAR. 1530. (c) Leather made from the hides or skins- of *
reptiles and birds, 25 per centum ad valorem.
PAR. 1535. any prohibition of the importation of feathers in this
Act shall not he construed as applying to artificial flies used for i.-hing, or to
feathers used for the manufacture of such flies.
Title II.-Free List
PA. 1606. (a) Any animal imported by a citizen of the United States spe-
cially for breeding purposes, shall be admitted free, whether intended to be
used by the importer himself or for sale for such purposes. except black or
silver foxes: Provided, That no such animal shall be admitted free unless pure
bred of a recognized breed and duly registered in a book of record recognized
by the Secretary of Agriculture for that breed: Provided further, That tlhe cer-
tificate of such record and pedigree of such animal shall be produced and sub-
mitted to the Department of Agriculture, duly authenticated by thle proper
custodian of such book of record, together with an affidavit of the owner, agent.
or importer that the animal imported is the identical animal described in said
certificate of record and pedigree. The Secretary of Agriculture may prescribe
such regulations as may be required for determining the purity of breeding and
the identity of such animal: And pro ridcd further, That the collectors of cus-
toms shall require a certificate from the Department of Agzriculture stating
that such animal is pure bred of a recognized breed and duly registered in a
book of record recognized by the Secretary of Agriculture for that breed.
(b) The Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe such additional regulations
as may be required for the strict enforcement of this provision.
(c) the provisions of this Act shall apply to all such animals as
have been imported and are in quarantine or otherwise in the custody ,of
customs or other officers of the United States at the date of the taking effect
of this Act.
PAI. 1607. Animals and poultry, brought into the United States temporarily
for a period not exceeding six months, for the purpose of breeding, exhibition.
or competition for prizes offered by any agricultural, polo, or racing association ;
but a bond shall be given in accordance with regulations prescribed by the
S Secretary of thie Treasury; also teams of animals, including their harness aul
tackle, and the wagons or other vehicles actually owned by persons emigrating
from foreign countries to the United States with their families, and in actual
use for the purpose of such emigration, under such regulations as the Secretary
of the Treasury may prescribe; and wild animals and birds intended for ex-
hibition in zoological collections for scientific or educational purposes, and not
for sale or profit.
PAR. 1671. Eggs of birds, fish, and insects (except fish roe for food purposes) :
Provided, That the importation of eggs of wild birds is prohibited, except egg-
of game birds imported for propagating purposes under regulations pre-
scribed by the Secretary of Agriculture, and specimens imported for scientific
PAR. 1681. Furs and fur skins, not specially provided for, undressed.
PAB. 1682. Live game animals and birds, Imported for stocking purposes, and
game animals and birds killed in foreign countries by residents of the United
States and imported by them for noncommercial purposes; under such regula-
tions as the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Treasury shall
PAB. 1741. Pigeons, fancy or racing.
PA&. 1765. Skins of all kinds, raw, and hides not specially provided for.
PA. 1767. Specimens of natural history, botany, and mineralogy, when tm-
ported for scientific public collections, and not for sale.
18 BUREAU OF BIOLOGICAL SURVEY [S. R. A.
Title IV.-Administrative Provisions
IMPORTATION OF WILD MAMMALS AND BIRDS IN VIOLATION OF FOREIGN LAW
SEo.527. (a) Importatian piohibited.-If the laws or regulations of any
country, dependency, province, or other subdivision of government restrict the
taking, killing, possession, or exportation to the United States of any wild
mamminal or bird, alive or dead, or restrict the exportatimn to the United States
of any part or product of any wild nzi;imni:l or bird, whether raw or manufac-
tured, no such maintiiil or bird, or parr or product thereof, shall, after the
expiration of ninety days after the enactme'tnt of this Act, be imported into the
United States from such country, dependency, proviInce, or other subdivision of
government, directly or indirectly, unless Lccroimpaiied by a certification of the
United States consul, for the consular district in which is located the port or
place from which such ma mmal or bird, or part or product thereof, was exported
from such country, dependency, province, or other subdivision of government.
that such n;imm:iI or bird, or part or product thereof, has not been acquired
or exported in violation of the laws or regulations of such country, dependency,
province, or other subdivision of government.
(b) Forfeit urc.-Any mammal or bird, alive or dead, or any part or product
thereof, whether raw or manufactured, imported into the United States In viola-
tion of the provisions of the preceding subdivision shall be subject to seizure
and forfeiture under the custonms laws. Any such article so forfeited may, in
the discretion of the Secretary of the Treasury and under such regulations as be
may prescribe, be placed with the departments or bureaus of the Federal or
State Governments, or with societies or museums, for exhibition or scientific or
educational purposes, or destroyed, or (except in the case of heads or horns of
wild mammals) sold in the manner provided by law.
(o) Section not to apply in certain c'scs.-The provisions of this section
shall not apply in the case of-
(1) Prohibited importatiais.-Articles the importation of which is prohibited
under the provisions of this Act, or of section 241 of the Criminal Code, or of
any other law;
(2) Scientific or educational purposcs.-Wild mammals or birds, alive or
dead, or parts or products thereof, whether raw or manufactured, imported
for scientific or educational purposes;
(3) Certain migratory gune birds.-Migratory game birds (for which an
open season is provided by the laws of the United States and any foreign
country which is a party to a treaty with the United States, in effect on the
date of importation, relating to the protection of su'h migratory game birdsI
brought into the United States by bona fide sportsmen returning from hunting
trips in such country, if at the time of importation the possession of such
birds is not prohibited by the laws of such country or of the United States.
CANADIAN TARIFF ACT PROHIBITING IMPORTATION OF PLUMAGE,
MONGOOSES, AND CERTAIN BIRDS
The importation of bird plumage into Canada for millinery purposes is
prohibited by tariff item 1212 under Schedule C (prohibited goods), as added
by section 5 of the Canadian customs tariff act of 1914. Item 1212 prohibits
the entry of the following:
1212. Aigrettes, egret plumes, or so-called osprey plumes, and the feathers,
quills, heads, wings, tails, skins, or parts of skins of wild birds either raw or
manufactured; but this provision shall not come into effect until January 1,
1915, and sliall not apply to-
(a) The feathers or plumes of ostriches;
(b) The pluainge of the English pheasant and the Indian peacock;
(e) The plumnage of wild birds ordinarily used as articles of diet;
(d) The plumage of birds imported alive; nor to
(e) Specinimns imported under regulations of the minister of customs for any
n. ii uranl -history or other m -ii.ii, or for educational I)urpI)oses.
Item 1214 under Scliedule C (prohibited goods), as added by the customs
tariff act, effective May 24, 1922, prohibits the entry of the following:
1214. (a) Coninmion mnolgoose (Hcrp,'stcs .fgriseus) or mongoose of any kind;
(b; Coimmnion myn;ih. Chiiiet- inynali, crested mynah, or any other species of
the starling family (Sturnid;a) ;
(o) Java sparrows, rice bird, nutmeg finch, or other species of the weaver
bird family (Ploceidae) ;
(d) European chaffinch (Fringilla coeleb) ;
(e) Great titmouse (Paius major).
FIELD SERVICE, DIVISION OF GAME AND BIRD CONSERVATION,
BUREAU OF BIOLOGICAL SURVEY
[Violiaitons of Fecd'fral gain laws may 1ii r,-i'rtidi to to,' nearest ,fli,-.il list,.l, or to the
Chief, HBurteau of I i0,lhi(.-i l U t urvcv, Un it ,d States De pa rtment of Agricult II r.
Washingtion. D. C.]
UNITED STATES GAME PROTECTORS
Harry Barileier _--------------------- 4947 ScIillneyer Avenue. St. Iui,, M<.
William L. Birsvh---------------------P-- 0. Box 247, Elizalbeth (Cily, N. (.
E'llgle M. Borilg ...--------------------------------- 1211 S(lIm.i Street, M1-bile, Al;.
Louis A. Bram ilialid-------------------- Bi(ilogicil Survey, Waslihingt(mon. I). (C.
M. A. Charltoin_ --------------------------21(; Summit St'reet.t. ('1olit10bus, Ohio.
Frank Clarksorn ----------------------------Box lliS, ouslii. Tex.
Stephlen Creeeh ------------------------l-_---------- ------ox :;ni;, l,-ria. 111.
P. S. Flrilliaiiil -----------------------------------------------()w-', N. Y.
.l0111 Q. IIfls------------_-------------------- lox S'04. Calrdeii City, Kants.
Jay V. KeIsey __-------------------------P. 0. Box 1825. DIayton:i ]eo;ih. Fla.
Chester A. Lei'hh;irilt --- _.-_13 United Stites Coiurtln-u.e. lP'rtla-(1d. ()re'-'.
Lawrence J. Mervka -------------------.1 Fer:il Buildini. Mehnpli-. Te'1n.
John E. Perry ------------------------------Sherinann Hotel, K;ians;as City. Me.
W. H. Rniisiin ---------------------- 415 Post Omfice Building, Spoh;itne. Wash.
George M. Rihliik -------------------------------Box 815, L.ittle Rock, Ark.
Kenneth F. R;iieii-------- ------------------Box 43s. Billings, Mont.
B. J. Shaver-------------------------- 451 Brainerd Avenue. St. Paul. Minn.
Bertrand E. SnSmitl -------------------__--- 21 Rsemniont Avenue. Porthinld. I.
Albert Stadlmeir------------------------ 18 Lake Pl;oeC, Pleasanitville, N. J.
Orin D. Steele----------------------------125 Willis Stree-t. ( ambridthe. M1d.
George Trnkin------------------------------------ Box :i3l9. Belrkeley, Calif.
E. B. Wliteheail d_----------------- --)532 East F.iftieth Street, Savanimah. Ga.
SUPERINTENDENTS OF FEDERAL WILD-LIFE REFUGES
Ray C. Steele------l----- er Mississilppi River Wild Life and Fish Iefwt',-,
George E. Musliiah-l--------------------- Bear River Migrat'ry-Bird Iet'c'l.e.
Box 603, BriLli;tni City, Ut;Ih.
UNITED STATES RESERVATION PROTECTORS
George M. Bens _-------------L.ake M.i: leur Bird Re-r\-'Viti(it. Princetin. Or,':'.
Steven B. Crsley__ ----------_Big Lake Bird Reservaition. Manila. A\rk.
Geno A. Anuiidlsn ______ --_ -----\iiliirara Reserv\ation, Valentiiti. Nlir.
H. Harrison Hoyt----------- Wind (Ca\e Gamtue PrIe-,erve, Hot SpriiiL:,. S. I)Dak.
Almer P. Nelsn---------------- --:lk Irfugi'. J--ik-son, EVyo.
Wesley D. Parker ---------_Sillys Hill Game Prese.rv. Fort Totten, N. I)ak.
Robert S. Norton ----------------------Natimnal Bjison Ranuie. Moicse. Month.
Hugh M. Worcester --.--TiTle Lake and Clear Lake ir' li Resetr\;itti'is. Califf;
and Upplier Klamaninth Wild Life Reft 'e, ()reu.
Box 156. Merrill, 0reg.
DEPUTY RESERVATION PROTECTORS
----- ----.--- --- SavaI:alih River Bird Resi,.rvntion, Savnnnali. Ga.
Harry E. Maglhee ------------I lac'khleard Is id Bird eltservation. S;iele. (:.
Paul T. Kreager ------------- St. Mliarks Migratory Birld Refiire. St. Marks. F1:1i.
William T. KrummiIIes_.___ CresTent Lake Miuiratory Bird lwefusi,. Mnip,,r, Nelir.
Peter J. Van Huizen ---------- lackwaler migratoryy Bird IRefuge. R. D. No. 1.
Harold F. West----- Cape Romain Migratory Bird Refuge, McChellanville, S. C.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
31262 09218 5270
OFFICIALS PROM WHOM COPIES OF GAME LAWS MAY BE
Federal Laws: Secretary of Agriculture,
Washington. D. C.
Alabama: Department of Game and Fish-
Alaska: Executive Officer, Alaska Game
Commission. Juneau; or Secretary of
Agriculturep. Washington, D. C.
Arizona: State Game Warden, Phoenix.
Arkansas: ,Rcretnry Game and Fish Com-
mission, Little Rock.
California: Executive Officer, Fish and
Game Commission, 450 McAllister Street,
Colorado: State Game and Fish Commis-
Connecticut: Superintendent of Fisheries
and Game, Hartford.
Delaware: Chief Ganme and Fish Warden,
District of Columbia:t Superintendent
Metropolitan Police, Washingt-n.
Florida: State Game Commissioner, Tal-
Georgia: Game and Fish Commissioner,
Hawaii: Fish and Game Division, Board
of Agriculture and Forestry, Honolulu.
Idaho: Fish and Game Warden, Boise.
Illinois: Director Department of Conser-
Indiana: Director of Game and Fish,
Conservation Department, State House,
Iowa: State Game Warden, Des Moines.
Kansas: State Fish and Game Warden,
Kentucky: Game and Fish Commission,
Louisianna: Commissioner of Conservation,
Court Building, New Orlanns.
Maine: Commissioner of Inland I.'ishpri's
and G:C;m.. State House. Augusta.
Maryland: State Game Warden, 512 Mun-
sey I'l.li4iig. Baltimore.
Massachusetts: Director Division of Fish-
eries aid Game, 20 Somerset Street,
Michigan: Director Department of Con-
Minnenmota: Game and Fish Commigsioner,
Department of Conservation St. Paul.
Mlisslsm. ali : Director of Conservation,
Stat, <;;im. and Fish Commission,
Missouri: Game and Fish Commissioner,
Montana: State Fish and nGamo Warden,
Nebraka: State Game Warden, Lincoln.
Nevada: Secrotary of State Fish and
Game ICmnmission, Reno.
Nevw linampmihlire: Fish and Game Com-
New Jersey: Secretary of Board of Fish
and Game C',mmisslnr Trenton.
New Mexlco: State G(ame and Fish
Warde-n. Santa Fe.
New York:l Director of FiRherips and
(iame. Conservation Dpartment, Albany.
North Carolina: State Game Warden.
North Dakota: Game and Fish Commis-
Ohio: Commissioner of Conservation, Co-
Oklahoma: State Fisht and Game Warden,
Oregon: Statr Game Commission, 616
Oregon Buidling. Portland.
Pennsylvania, Executive Secretary Board
of Game Commissioners, Harrisburg.
Rhode Island: Chairman Commissioners
of Birds, Providence.
South Carolina: Chief Game Warden.
South Dakota: Director Division of Game
and Fish, Department of Agriculture,
Tennessee: State Game and Fish Warden,
Texas: Executive Officer, Game, Fish, and
Oyster Commission, Austin.
Utah: Fish and Game Commissioner, Salt
Vermont: Fish and Game Commissioner,
Virginia: Executive Secretary, Commis-
sion of Game and Inland Fisheries, Rich-
Washington: Director of Game, 404 Bell
Street Terminal (P. 0. Box 384),
West Virginia: Game and Fish Comnmis-
Wisconsin: Conservation Commissioner,
Wyoming: State Game and Fish Com-
Canada: Commissioner, National Parks
of Canada, Ottawa.
Alberta: Game Commissioner, Edmonton.
British Columbia: Game Commissioner,
411 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver.
Manitoba: Director of Ganre and Fish-
New Brunswick: Chief Game Warden.
Northwest Territories: Dominion Lands
Administration, Department of Interior,
Nova Scotia: Minister of Lands and For-
Ontario: Department of Game and Fish-
Prince Edward Island,: Game Inspec-
tor Provincial Treasury Department,
Quebec: General Superintendent of Fish-
eries and Game, Quebec.
Saskatchewan: Game Commissioner, De-
partment of Natural Resources, Re-
Yukon : Territorial Secretary, Dawson.
Newfoundland: Secretary Game and In-
land Fisheries Board, St. Johns.
Mexico: Secretaria de Agricultura y Fo
mento, San Jacinto, D. F., Mexico.
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