Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 50 Part 2.djvu/969

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PROCLAMATIONS, 1937 Regulation 11.- STATE LAWS FOR THE PROTECTION OF MIGRATORY BIRDS Nothing in these regulations or in any permit issued thereunder shall be construed to permit the taking, possession, sale, purchase, or transportation of migratory birds, or parts, nests, or eggs thereof contrary to the laws and regulations of any State or Territory, or the District of Columbia, made for the purpose of giving further protection to migratory birds, their nests, and eggs when such laws and regula- tions are not inconsistent with the conventions between the United States and any other country for the protection of migratory birds or with the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and do not extend the open seasons for such birds beyond the dates prescribed by these regulations. Regulation 12. -T RANSPORTATION OF GAME MAMMALS TO AND FROM MEXICO Game mammals, parts or products thereof, taken in and trans- ported from a State, Territory, or the District of Columbia may be transported to Mexico, if the importation thereof is not prohibited by law or regulation of that country, upon presentation to the Collector of customs at the port of exit of the certificate of an official, warden, or other officer of the game department of such State, Territory, or District, that such game mammals, or parts or products thereof, which must be listed in the certificate, were taken or acquired and are being transported in compliance with the laws and regulations of such State, Territory, or District. Live game mammals authorized by a special permit issued by the Secretary of Agriculture, pursuant to Section 241 of the Penal Code, to be imported, and the dead bodies, parts or products of game mam- mals, proceeding from Mexico, if accompanied by a Mexican export permit, may be transported into the United States, but their posses- sion in any State, Territory, or the District of Columbia will be subject to the laws of such State, Territory, or District. The Migratory Bird Treaty Act Regulations approved July 31, 1918 (40 Stat. 1912) and all amendments thereof are hereby revoked, but all regulations heretofore adopted and approved pursuant to said Act closing areas of land and water or of land or water adjacent to migratory bird sanctuaries, refuges, reservations, and breeding and feeding grounds to the taking of migratory birds, and all orders and permits of the Secretary of Agriculture heretofore made or issued pursuant to said Act and now in force authorizing the killing or other disposition of certain species of migratory birds when injurious to crops and other property and interests and the taking, possession, sale, purchase, exchange, or transportation of migratory birds and their nests and eggs for scientific purposes, and migratory waterfowl for propagating purposes, are hereby continued and extended in full force and effect as regulations, orders, and permits adopted and ap- proved or made or issued hereunder. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States Department of Agriculture to be affixed. DONE at the City of Washington this 26 th day of July, 1937 ISEAL] 1855 State laws for pro- tection of migratory birds. Transportation of game mammals to and from Mexico. Special permits. 18 U.S. C . §391. Former regulations revoked. 40 Stat. 1812. (Signed) M. L . WILSON Acting Secretary of Agriculture. AND WHEREAS upon consideration it appears that approval of the foregoing regulations will tend to effectuate the purposes of the aforesaid Migratory Bird Treaty Act and result in reducing the annual kill of migratory game birds: