Franklin D. Roosevelt

Executive Order 8165—Establishing Rock Lake Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

June 12, 1939


By virtue of and pursuant to the authority vested in me as President of the United States, it is ordered that all lands and waters owned or controlled by the United States within the following-described area, comprising 5,587 acres, more or less, in Towner 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. 161 N., R. 66 W.,
     sec. 5, lots 3 and 4, and S½NW¼;
     sec. 6, all;
     sec. 7, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, S½NE¼, E½W½, and NW¼SE¼;
     sec. 18, lots 1 to 4, inclusive, NE¼, and E½W½;

T. 162 N., R. 66 W.,
     sec. 7, lots 1, 2, and 3, E½NW¼, and NE¼SW¼;
     sec. 27, E½NW¼;
     sec. 28, all;
     sec. 29, SE¼;
     sec. 30, lots 2, 3, and 4, SE¼NW¼, E½SW¼, and SE¼;
     sec. 31, E½;
     sec. 32, all;
     sec. 33, N½;

T. 161 N., R. 67 W.,
     sec. 1, SE¼;

T. 162 N., R. 67 W.,
     sec. 11, E½;
     sec. 12, lot 1;
     sec. 24, SW¼;
     sec. 25, W½NE¼, E½NW¼, S½SW¼, and SE¼;
     sec. 36, NW¼.

It is unlawful for any person to pursue, hunt, trap, capture, willfully 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 Rock Lake Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt

The White House,
June 12, 1939.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 8165—Establishing Rock Lake Migratory Waterfowl Refuge Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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