Franklin D. Roosevelt

Executive Order 7967—Enlarging the Moosehorn Migratory Bird Refuge

August 30, 1938


By virtue of and pursuant to the authority vested in me as President of the United States, and in order to effectuate further the purposes of the Migratory Bird Conservation Act (45 Stat. 1222), it is ordered that the lands acquired or to be acquired by the United States within the area delineated on the diagram attached hereto and made a part hereof, in the town of Edmunds, Washington County, Maine, be, and they are hereby, reserved and set apart for the use of the Department of Agriculture, subject to valid existing rights, as an addition to the Moosehom Migratory Bird Refuge, established by Executive Order No. 7650 of July 1, 1937: Provided, That any private lands within such area shall become part of the refuge upon acquisition of title thereto or control thereof by the United States.

It is unlawful for any person to hunt, trap, capture, wilfully disturb, or kill any bird or wild animal of any kind whatsoever within the limits of this refuge, or to enter thereon, except under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt

The White House,
August 30, 1938.

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