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PROCLAMATIONS-JULY 27, 1944 may acquire, possess, dispose of, and transport live migratory water- fowl without a permit. Applications. 4. Applications for permits shall be in such form as may be pre- scribed by the Secretary, and shall be addressed to the Director of Fish and Wildlife Service, Chicago 54, Illinois. Marking of pack- 5. Every package in which migratory birds or parts, nests or eggs thereof, are shipped wholly within a State or Territory or the District of Columbia, or in which such birds or parts or eggs thereof are transported by any means whatever from one State, Territory, or the District of Columbia, to, into, or through another State, Territory, or the District of Columbia, or to a foreign country, shall be plainly and clearly marked, labeled, or tagged on the outside thereof to show the name and address of the consignor and consignee, the contents of the package, the number of the permit under authority of which it is shipped or transported, and the purpose for which the birds or parts, nests or eggs are being shipped or transported. REGULATION 9.-PERMITS To KALL MIGRATORY BIRDS INJURIOUS TO AGRICULTURE OR OTHER INTERESTS Agriculture or other injury.- When information is furnished the Secretary that any species of migratory bird has become, under extraordinary conditions, seriously injurious to agriculture or other interests in any extensive area, an investigation will be made to determine the nature and extent of the injury, whether the birds alleged to be doing the damage should be killed, and, if so, during what times, hours, and by what methods and means. Upon such determination an appropriate order will be made by the Secretary. speRcid dinreg open Whenever, by reason of a rapid decrease in the distribution and seaso.n abundance of any species of migratory game birds during any open season specified in these regulations, the shortening of such season or the reduction of the daily bag and possession limits will operate to insure a continuing and normal supply of such species, then, in that event the applicable season or the daily bag and possession limits of such species shall be shortened or reduced to the extent determined throucth oerabun- necessary to insure such continuing and normal supply. Whenever, dance o species. by reason of the destruction of valuable agricultural crops through the overabundance of any species of migratory game birds during either an open or closed season specified in these regulations, the lengthening of an open season or the increase of the daily bag and possession limits or a change in the manner, method or hours of such taking will operate to reduce the destruction of valuable agricultural crops, then, in such event the applicable season or daily bag and pos- session limits may be increased or the manner, method or hours of taking changed for such fixed period or time to the extent necessary onMaximum open - to conserve such valuable agricultural crops. In no event shall any season be lengthened to provide an open season of more than 3Y months. Determination of The facts as to the decrease in distribution and abundance of any species of migratory game birds requiring a shortening of seasons or reductions of daily bag and possession limits, or as to the destruction ance of orders. of valuable agricultural crops requiring the lengthening of seasons or other remedial action, shall be determined by the Secretary and in accordance therewith he shall issue applicable orders which shall become effective when published in the Federal Register. Specific injury.- Upon receipt by the Director, or the Regional Director in the region where the injury occurs, of information from the owner, tenant, or sharecropper that migratory birds are injuring his crops or other interests on the land on which he resides, together -- n relxsTarmstroBot (talk) 8 ^^ wgeme 1144 [58 STAT.