Franklin D. Roosevelt

Executive Order 8770—Establishing the Lake Mason National Wildlife Refuge

June 03, 1941


By virtue of 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 6,884.12 acres, more or less, in Musselshell County, Montana, be, and they are hereby, reserved and set apart, subject to valid rights, for the use of the Department of the Interior as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife:


T. 10 N., R. 23 E.,
     sec. 1, W½SW¼, SE¼SW¼. and S½SE¼;
     sec. 2. lot 4, S½NW¼, NE¼SW¼, and N½SE¼;
     sec. 3. lot 1;
     sec. 12, NE¼NE¼;

T. 11 N., R. 23 E.,
     sec. 20. S½NE¼, and SE¼NW¼;
     sec. 21. S½NE¼, SE¼NW¼, NE¼SW¼, N½SE¼, and SW¼SE¼;
     sec. 27, all;
     sec. 28, N½NE¼, SE¼NE¼ and NE¼SE¼;
     sec. 34. N½NE¼, SE¼NE¼, N½NW¼, SW¼NW¼, N½SW¼, and SE¼;
     sec. 35, N½ and SW¼;

T. 9 N.. R. 24 E.,
     sec. 2, SW¼;
     sec. 10, N½ and SE¼;
     sec. 11. all fractional;
     sec. 13, W½:
     sec. 14, all fractional;
     sec. 15, S½;
     sec. 22, lots 1, 3, 4, and 6, N½NE¼, SE¼NE¼, and W½SW¼;
     sec. 23. lots 1 and 2;
     sec. 24, N½;

T. 10 N., R. 24 E.,
     sec. 7, lot 2, SE¼NW¼, NE¼SW¼, W½SE¼, and SE¼SE¼;
     sec. 17, W½NW¼, N½SW¼, SE¼SW¼, and W½SE¼;
     sec. 18, E½NE¼;
     sec. 20, NE¼;
     sec. 21, SW¼NW¼ and SW¼;
     sec. 28, NE¼NW¼;
     sec. 34, NE¼ and S½.

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 the Interior.

This reservation shall be known as the Lake Mason National Wildlife Refuge.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt

The White House,
June 3, 1941.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 8770—Establishing the Lake Mason National Wildlife Refuge Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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