Franklin D. Roosevelt

Executive Order 8129—Establishing Minnewastena Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

May 10, 1939


By virtue of and pursuant to the authority vested in me as President of the United States, it is ordered that all lands owned or controlled by the United States within the following-described area, comprising 144.30 acres, more or less, in Benson County, North Dakota, be, and they are hereby, reserved and set apart, subject to valid rights, for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife:


T. 152 N., R. 65 W.,
     sec. 12, lot 7 and SW¼SE¼;
     sec. 13, lot 1 and NW¼NE¼.

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

This reservation shall be known as the Minnewastena Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt

The White House,
May 10, 1939.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 8129—Establishing Minnewastena Migratory Waterfowl Refuge Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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