Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 63 Part 1.djvu/1320

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PROCLAMATIONS-JULY 29, 1949 toensioe ory reopem Provided, however, That whenever the Director of the Fish and of hunting season. Wildlife Service shall find that emergency State action to prevent forest fires in any extensive area has resulted in the shortening of the season during which the hunting of any migratory game bird is per- mitted and that a compensatory extension or reopening of the hunting season for such birds will not result in a diminution of the abundance of birds to any greater extent than that contemplated for the original hunting season, the hunting season for the birds so affected may, subject to all other provisions of this subchapter, be extended or re- opened by the Director upon request of the chief officer of the agency of the State exercising administration over wildlife resources. The Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service shall fix the length of the extended or reopened season, which in no event shall exceed the number of days during which hunting has been so prohibited, and he shall publicly announce the extended or reopened season. 2. Section 6.6 subsection (a) is amended to read as follows: (a) Transportationin or out of Alaska, Puerto Rico, and the United States. Migratory game birds and parts thereof, which if dressed have the head, head plumage, and feet attached and which have been lawfully taken, may be transported in or out of Alaska, Puerto Rico, District of Columbia, or any State during the open season where taken; provided, That the number of such birds permitted to be transported out of or into any such State, Alaska, Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia or to a foreign country during any one calendar week shall Ant, p.1281. not exceed for one person the number permitted by § 6.4 to be in the possession of one person where taken. Any such birds or parts thereof transported from Alaska, Puerto Rico, or any State not later than 48 hours following the close of the open season therein may continue in transit for such additional time immediately after shipment, not to exceed 5 days, as is necessary to deliver them to their destination. Any package in which such birds or parts thereof are transported shall have the name and address of the shipper and of the consignee and an accurate statement of the numbers and kinds of birds or parts thereof contained therein clearly and conspicuously marked on the outside thereof. 3. Section 6.6 subsection (b) is amended to read as follows: (b) Importations from Canada, Mexico, or other foreign country. Migratory game birds of species on which open seasons are prescribed An, p. t8. by § 6.4, and parts thereof, which if dressed have the head, head plumage, and feet attached and which have been lawfully taken and possessed in and exported from a foreign country, may be transported into the United States, Alaska, or Puerto Rico during the open seasons where taken; provided, That shipments from Mexico must be accompanied by a Mexican export permit and shipments from Canada must be accompanied by tags or permits if required by provincial or dominion law; and provided, further, That the number of such migra- tory game birds permitted to be so imported during any one calendar week shall not exceed for one person the greatest number of each species permitted to be possessed by one person anywhere in the United States. Any such birds or parts thereof transported from Canada or Mexico not later than 5 days immediately following the open season where taken may continue in transit for such additional time immediately after shipment, not to exceed 5 days, as is necessary to deliver them to their destination. Any package in which such birds or parts thereof are transported shall have the name and address of the shipper and of the consignee and an accurate statement of the numbers and kinds of birds or parts thereof therein contained clearly and conspicuously marked on the outside thereof. 1286 [63 STAT.