Proclamation—Boundaries of Grand Canyon National Game Preserve Diminished
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas, portions of what formerly constituted the Grand Canyon National Forest, now known under the names of the Kaibab National Forest and Coconino National Forest, have been proclaimed the Grand Canyon National Game Preserve, under the authority granted in the Act of Congress, approved June twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred and six, entitled, "An Act for the Protection of Wild Animals in the Grand Canyon Forest Reserve," which provides "That the President of the United States is hereby authorized to designate such areas in the Grand Canyon Forest Reserve as should, in his opinion, be set aside for the protection of game animals and be recognized as a breeding place therefor;
And whereas, it appears that the public good will be promoted by designating a smaller area for the said Game Preserve;
Now, Therefore, I, William Howard Taft, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the power in me vested by the aforesaid Act of Congress, do proclaim that the boundaries of the said Grand Canyon National Game Preserve are hereby changed to exclude therefrom certain lands, and that the boundaries are as shown on the diagram forming a part hereof; and that all those lands within the area of the Grand Canyon National Game Preserve, as indicated on the attached diagram, are designated and set aside for the protection of game animals, and shall be recognized as a breeding place therefor, and that the hunting, trapping, killing, or capturing of game animals upon the lands of the United States within the limits of said area is unlawful, except under such regulations as may be prescribed from time to time by the 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 third day of June, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and nine, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and thirty-third.
WM H TAFT
By the President:
P. C. KNOX
Secretary of State.
William Howard Taft, Proclamation—Boundaries of Grand Canyon National Game Preserve Diminished Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/364916