Proclamation, January 8, 1925

Purpose: Adding Lands to Custer State Park Game Sanctuary 

Date: January 8, 1925

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WHEREAS, the Act of Congress, entitled “An Act to amend Game Sanctuary an Act creating the Custer State Park Game Sanctuary in the of South Dakota”, approved June 7, 1924 (43 Stat., 632), provides that, upon recommendation of the Secretary of Agriculture, the area designated as the Custer State Park Game Sanctuary under the provisions of the Act of June 5, 1920 (41 Stat., 986), may, by proclamation of the President, be enlarged to embrace a total of not to exceed 46,000 acres; and

WHEREAS, the Secretary of Agriculture has recommended that the Custer State Park Game Sanctuary be enlarged by the addition thereto of the following described lands of the United States, within the Harney National Forest, South Dakota, to wit:

E½ Section 13, Township 2 South, Range 4 East; S½ Sections 2, 3, 4, and 5, and the N½ Sections 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12, Township 2 South, Range 5 East; N½ Section 7, Section 8, S 1/2, Section 9, Section 16, Section 17, N½ Section 20, N½ and SE¼ Section 21, W½ Section 27, E ½ Section 28, E½ Section 33, Section 34, and W½ Section 35, Township 2 South, Range 6 East; N½ Section 1, Town ship 3 South, Range 4 East; SE¼ SE¼ Section 21, S½ Section 22, N½ N½ Section 27, Township 3 South, Range 5 East; Sections 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 14, 23, 24, 25, and 26, Township 5 South, Range 5 East, all of Black Hills Meridian; and

WHEREAS, the area designated as the Custer State Park Game Sanctuary by proclamation of October 9, 1920, and the area above described do not embrace a total area in excess of 46,000 acres:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, CALVIN COOLIDGE, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority in me vested by said Act of June 7, 1924, do hereby make known and proclaim that the Custer State Park Game Sanctuary is enlarged to embrace all the lands of the United States above described, and the hunting, trapping, killing or capturing of any game animals and birds upon said lands 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 eighth day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand, nine hundred and twenty-five, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and forty-ninth.


Citation: The Statutes at Large of the United States of America from December, 1923 to March, 1925

The Coolidge Foundation gratefully acknowledges the volunteer efforts of Fr. Stephen Lawson who prepared this document for digital publication.

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