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Proclamation 2264—Closed Area Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Florida

December 13, 1937

By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

Whereas the Acting Secretary of Agriculture has submitted to me for approval the following amendatory regulation adopted by him under authority of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of July 3, 1918 (40 Stat. 755): Amended Regulation Designating the St. Marks Migratory Bird Refuge, Florida, and Lands and Waters Adjacent Thereto a Closed Area Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act I, M. L. Wilson, Acting Secretary of Agriculture, by virtue of authority vested in me by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of July 3, 1918 (40 Stat. 755-757; U.S. Code, title 16, secs. 703-711), and in extension of Regulation 4 of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act Regulations, do hereby amend the "Regulation Designating the St. Marks Migratory Bird Refuge, Fla., and Lands and Waters Adjacent Thereto a Closed Area under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act" proclaimed by the President December 24, 1931, to read as follows: "There is designated as a closed area, in or on which hunting, taking, capturing, or killing, or attempting to hunt, take, capture, or kill, migratory birds is not permitted, all that area of land and water in Jefferson, Taylor, and Wakulla Counties, Fla., comprising the St. Marks Migratory Bird Refuge, established under the provisions of the Migratory Bird Conservation Act of February 18, 1929 (45 Stat. 1222-1226; U.S. Code, title 16, ch. 7a), and all lands and waters adjacent thereto, embraced within the following boundary:

TALLAHASSEE MERIDIAN

Beginning at the corner of secs. 1, 2, 11, and 12, in T. 4 S., R. 1 E.;

Thence from said initial point,

Southerly between secs. 11 and 12, and secs. 13 and 14 to the corner of secs. 13, 14, 23, and 24;

Easterly between secs. 13 and 24 to the corner of secs. 13 and 24, T. 4 S., R. 1 E., and secs. 18 and 19, T. 4 S., R. 2 E.;

Thence between sec. 13, T. 4 S., R. 1 E., and sec. 18, T. 4 S., R. 2 E., northerly to the north one-sixteenth corner of said secs. 13 and 18;

Thence in T. 40 S., R. 2 E.,

Easterly with the north one-sixteenth line of sec. 18 to the north one-sixteenth corner of secs. 17 and 18;

Northerly with the line between secs. 17 and 18 and secs. 7 and 8 to the north one-sixteenth corner of secs. 7 and 8;

Easterly with the north one-sixteenth line of sec. 8 to the northwest one-sixteenth corner thereof;

Northerly with the west one-sixteenth line of sec. 8 to the west one-sixteenth corner of secs. 5 and 8;

Easterly between secs. 5 and 8 to the corner of secs. 4, 5, 8, and 9;

Northerly between secs. 4 and 5 to the south one-sixteenth corner thereof;

Easterly with the south one-sixteenth line of sec. 4 to the south one-sixteenth corner of secs. 3 and 4;

Southerly between secs. 3 and 4 and secs. 9 and 10 to the corner of secs. 9, 10, 15, and 16;

Easterly between secs. 10 and 15, and secs. 11 and 14 to the corner of secs. 11, 12, 13, and 14;

Southerly between secs. 13 and 14 to the one-quarter corner thereof;

Easterly with the east-west center line of sec. 13 to the center one-quarter corner thereof;

Southerly with the north-south center line of sec. 13 to the one-quarter corner of secs. 13 and 24;

Easterly between secs. 13 and 24 to the corner of secs. 13 and 24, T. 4 S., R. 2 E., and secs. 1, 8 and 19, T. 4 S., R. 3 E.;

Thence in T. 4 S., R. 3 E.,

Easterly between secs. 18 and 19, 17 and 20, 16 and 21, and 15 and 22 to the one-quarter corner of said secs. 15 and 22;

Northerly with the north-south center line of sec. 15 to the center one-quarter corner thereof;

Easterly with the east-west center line of sec. 15 to the center east one-sixteenth corner thereof;

Northerly with the east one-sixteenth line of sec. 15 to the northeast one-sixteenth corner thereof;

Easterly with the north one-sixteenth line through secs. 15 and 14 to the north one-sixteenth corner of secs. 13 and 14;

Southerly between secs. 13 and 14 to the one-quarter corner thereof;

Easterly with the east-west center line of sec. 13 to the center one-quarter corner thereof;

Southerly with the north-south center line of sec. 13 to the center south one-sixteenth corner thereof;

Easterly with the south one-sixteenth line of sec. 13 to the south one-sixteenth corner of sec. 13, T. 4 S., R. 3 E., and sec. 18, T. 4 S., R. 4 E.;

Thence between sec. 13, T. 4 S., R. 3 E., and sec. 18, T. 4 S., R. 4 E., southerly to the corner of secs. 13 and 24, T. 4 S., R. 3 E., and secs. 18 and 19, T. 4 S., R. 4 E.;

Thence in T. 4 S., R. 4 E.,

Easterly between secs. 18 and 19 to the center of the Aucilla River channel;

Southwesterly in sec. 19 downstream with the center of the Aucilla River channel to the line between sec. 24, T. 4 S., R. 3 E., and sec. 19, T. 4 S., R. 4 E.;

Thence in T. 4 S., R. 3 E.,

Southwesterly in secs. 24 and 25 downstream with the center of the Aucilla River channel to the line between secs. 25 and 36;

Easterly between secs. 25 and 36 to the corner of secs. 25 and 36, T. 4 S., R. 3 E., and secs. 30 and 31, T. 4 S., R. 4 E.;

Thence between sec. 36, T. 4 S., R. 3 E., and sec. 31, T. 4 S., R. 4 E.; and sec. 1, T. 5 S., R. 3 E., and sec. 6, T. 5 S., R. 4 E., southerly to the shore of the Gulf of Mexico;

Thence across the Gulf of Mexico,

S. 75°44' W., 35.92 chains, to a point on East Cut-off Island;

S. 77°14' W., 3.77 chains, along the south side of East Cut-off Island to Green Point, the southernmost extremity thereof;

S. 75° W., 5.2 miles (approximately), to a point on the south side of Peters Rock;

S. 82° W., 6.7 miles (approximately), to the Front Range Beacon, approximately 2.35 miles southerly from St. Marks Lighthouse;

S. 76° W., 1 mile (approximately), to the south side of a shoal;

West, 1 mile, to a point;

North, 3.6 miles (approximately), to the westernmost point of Sprague Island, which point is marked with a U.S. Biological Survey standard concrete post;

Thence crossing Indian Pass, N. 6°08' W., 22.95 chains, to a point at the southernmost extremity of the Hartsfield Corner Survey;

Thence southwesterly with the meanders of the north shore of Apalachee Bay along the southerly boundaries of the U.S. Biological Survey Tracts 11,16, and 19a, and the easterly boundaries of Tracts 19 and 20, to a point in the east boundary of Hartsfield Survey, Lot 121, on the east side of Live Oak Point, from which a U.S.B.S. standard concrete post set for a witness corner bears N. 65°46' W., 1.35 chains distant;

Thence in the Hartsfield Survey, Lot 121,

S. 72°51' W., 59.21 chains, across Live Oak Point and Walker Creek;

S. 80°03' W., 60.76 chains;

N. 17°09' W. 60.00 chains to the corner of Hartsfield Survey, Lots 116 and 117, in the north boundary of Lot 121;

Thence continuing in Hartsfield Survey,

Northwesterly between Lots 116 and 117 and Lots 106 and 107;

Northeasterly between Lots 97 and 107 and Lots 98 and 108;

Northwesterly between Lots 98 and 99 and Lots 30 and 47;

Northeasterly between Lots 30 and 31, 28 and 29, 14 and 15, and 7 and 8;

Thence northwesterly between Hartsfield Survey Lot 7, and Hartsfield River Survey, Lot 7;

Thence in Hartsfield River Survey,

Northeasterly between Lots 6 and 7 to the corner of said Lots 6 and 7 on the right bank of the Wakulla River;

Northeasterly in the Wakulla River to the center of its channel;

Thence downstream with the center of the Wakulla River channel southeasterly to its confluence with the St. Marks River;

Thence upstream with the center of the St. Marks River channel to a point in the line between secs. 2 and 11, T. 4 S., R. 1 E.;

Thence between secs. 2 and 11, in T. 4 S., R. 1 E., easterly to the place of beginning.

And Whereas upon consideration it appears that the foregoing regulation will tend to effectuate the purposes of the aforesaid Migratory Bird Treaty Act of July 3, 1918:

Now, Therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, under and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the aforesaid Migratory Bird Treaty Act of July 3, 1918, do hereby approve and proclaim the foregoing amendatory regulation of the Acting Secretary of Agriculture.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington this 13th day of December in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-second.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt
FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT

By the President:
CORDELL HULL
Secretary of State.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Proclamation 2264—Closed Area Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Florida Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/357496

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