Proclamation, April 26, 1926

Purpose: To authorize the creation of Game Refuges on the Ozark National Forest in the State of Arkansas

Date: April 26, 1926

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WHEREAS, it appears that the designation and setting aside of the areas in the State of Arkansas, hereinafter indicated, for the protection of game animals, birds, and fish will promote the public good:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Calvin Coolidge, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the power in me vested by the act of Congress approved February twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred and twenty-five, entitled, “An act to authorize the creation of Game Refuges on the Ozark National Forest in the State of Arkansas,” do proclaim that there are hereby designated and set aside for the protection of game animals, birds, and fish all lands of the United States within the Ozark National Forest in the State of Arkansas, as shown on the diagram forming a part hereof, to be known as the Ozark National Game Refuges Numbers One, Two, Three, and Four.

Warning is hereby given to all persons not to hunt, catch, trap, or kill any kind of game animal, game or nongame bird, or fish, or to take the eggs of any such bird, on any lands herein designated or in or on the waters thereof, except under such general rules and 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 26th day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and fiftieth.


Citation: The Statutes at Large of the United States of America from December 1925 to March 1927.

The Coolidge Foundation gratefully acknowledges the volunteer efforts of Frank Harder who prepared this document for digital publication.

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