WHEREAS, the ancient and honorable sport of hunting is an important and healthful outdoor activity pursued by an increasing number of the citizens of the State of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, this accelerated recreational use of our forest, farm and range lands has brought distress to some landowners, increased threat of fire to our valued woods and range lands, greater need for care in the use of firearms; and

WHEREAS, the Izaak Walton League of America and all of its local chapters, recognizing the need for the perpetuation of hunting as a national sport for ourselves and future generations, safety in the use of firearms, prevention of range and forest fires, respect for the rights of property owners by hunters and adherence to the legal and moral laws of hunting conservation, have instituted Red Clothes Month; and

WHEREAS, the President of the United States has recognized Red Clothes Month as a worthwhile national hunting conservation program and has urged participation in this program; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the month of September as


in the State of Delaware and all citizens are urged to heed the program of the Izaak Walton League of America and to do everything possible to comply with the objectives of the Red Clothes Month pledge.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this Ninth day of September in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-seven and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-second.


J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State