Migratory Bird Hunting; Late Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds, 58204-58233 [2013-22862]

Download as PDF 58204 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Authority: Sections 215 and 224 of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 216 and 233. 2. Amend § 6.6 by adding paragraph (e)(4) to read as follows: ■ § 6.6 Covered acts and omissions. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES * * * * * (e) * * * (4) For the specific activities described in this paragraph (e)(4), when carried out by an entity (and its eligible personnel) that has been covered under paragraph (c) of this section, the Department has determined that coverage is provided under paragraph (d) of this section, without the need for specific application for an additional coverage determination under paragraph (d) of this section, if the activity or arrangement in question fits squarely within these descriptions; otherwise, the health center should seek a particularized determination of coverage. (i) Community-Wide Interventions. (A) School-Based Clinics: Health center staff provide primary and preventive health care services at a facility located in a school or on school grounds. The health center has a written affiliation agreement with the school. (B) School-Linked Clinics: Health center staff provide primary and preventive health care services, at a site not located on school grounds, to students of one or more schools. The health center has a written affiliation agreement with each school. (C) Health Fairs: On behalf of the health center, health center staff conduct or participate in an event to attract community members for purposes of performing health assessments. Such events may be held in the health center, outside on its grounds, or elsewhere in the community. (D) Immunization Campaigns: On behalf of the health center, health center staff conduct or participate in an event to immunize individuals against infectious illnesses. The event may be held at the health center, schools, or elsewhere in the community. (E) Migrant Camp Outreach: Health center staff travel to a migrant farmworker residence camp to conduct intake screening to determine those in need of clinic services (which may mean health care is provided at the time of such intake activity or during subsequent clinic staff visits to the camp). (F) Homeless Outreach: Health center staff travel to a shelter for homeless persons, or a street location where homeless persons congregate, to conduct intake screening to determine VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 those in need of clinic services (which may mean health care is provided at the time of such intake activity or during subsequent clinic staff visits to that location). (ii) Hospital-Related Activities. Periodic hospital call or hospital emergency room coverage is required by the hospital as a condition for obtaining hospital admitting privileges. There must also be documentation for the particular health care provider that this coverage is a condition of employment at the health center. (iii) Coverage-Related Activities. As part of a health center’s arrangement with local community providers for after-hours coverage of its patients, the health center’s providers are required by their employment contract to provide periodic or occasional cross-coverage for patients of these providers. (iv) Coverage in Certain Individual Emergencies. A health center provider is providing or undertaking to provide covered services to a health center patient within the approved scope of project of the center, or to an individual who is not a patient of the health center under the conditions set forth in this rule, when the provider is then asked, called upon, or undertakes, at or near that location and as the result of a nonhealth center patient’s emergency situation, to temporarily treat or assist in treating that non-health center patient. In addition to any other documentation required for the original services, the health center must have documentation (such as employee manual provisions, health center bylaws, or an employee contract) that the provision of individual emergency treatment, when the practitioner is already providing or undertaking to provide covered services, is a condition of employment at the health center. [FR Doc. 2013–22993 Filed 9–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 20 [Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2013–0057; FF09M21200–134–FXMB1231099BPP0] RIN 1018–AY87 Migratory Bird Hunting; Late Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 This rule prescribes the hunting seasons, hours, areas, and daily bag and possession limits for general waterfowl seasons and those early seasons for which States previously deferred selection. Taking of migratory birds is prohibited unless specifically provided for by annual regulations. This rule permits the taking of designated species during the 2013–14 season. DATES: This rule is effective on September 21, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may inspect comments received on the migratory bird hunting regulations during normal business hours at the Service’s office in room 4107, Arlington Square Building, 4501 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA. You may obtain copies of referenced reports from the street address above, or from the Division of Migratory Bird Management’s Web site at http:// www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/, or at http://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2013–0057. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ron W. Kokel, Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, (703) 358–1714. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Regulations Schedule for 2013 On April 9, 2013, we published in the Federal Register (78 FR 21200) a proposal to amend 50 CFR part 20. The proposal provided a background and overview of the migratory bird hunting regulations process, and addressed the establishment of seasons, limits, and other regulations for hunting migratory game birds under §§ 20.101 through 20.107, 20.109, and 20.110 of subpart K. Major steps in the 2013–14 regulatory cycle relating to open public meetings and Federal Register notifications were also identified in the April 9 proposed rule. Further, we explained that all sections of subsequent documents outlining hunting frameworks and guidelines were organized under numbered headings. Subsequent documents will refer only to numbered items requiring attention. Therefore, it is important to note that we omit those items requiring no attention, and remaining numbered items might be discontinuous or appear incomplete. On June 14, 2013, we published in the Federal Register (78 FR 35844) a second document providing supplemental proposals for early- and late-season migratory bird hunting regulations. The June 14 supplement also provided detailed information on the 2013–14 regulatory schedule and announced the Service Regulations Committee (SRC) and Flyway Council meetings. E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations On June 19 and 20, 2013, we held open meetings with the Flyway Council Consultants where the participants reviewed information on the current status of migratory shore and upland game birds and developed recommendations for the 2013–14 regulations for these species plus regulations for migratory game birds in Alaska, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands; special September waterfowl seasons in designated States; special sea duck seasons in the Atlantic Flyway; and extended falconry seasons. In addition, we reviewed and discussed preliminary information on the status of waterfowl as it relates to the development and selection of the regulatory packages for the 2013–14 regular waterfowl seasons. On July 26, 2013, we published in the Federal Register (78 FR 45376) a third document specifically dealing with the proposed frameworks for early-season regulations. On August 23, 2013, we published in the Federal Register (78 FR 52658) a final rule that contained final frameworks for early migratory bird hunting seasons from which wildlife conservation agency officials from the States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands selected early-season hunting dates, hours, areas, and limits. Subsequently, on August 28, 2013, we published a final rule in the Federal Register (78 FR 53200) amending subpart K of title 50 CFR part 20 to set hunting seasons, hours, areas, and limits for early seasons. On July 31–August 1, 2013, we held open meetings with the Flyway Council Consultants at which the participants reviewed the status of waterfowl and developed recommendations for the 2013–14 regulations for these species. Proposed hunting regulations were discussed for late seasons. We published the proposed frameworks for late-season regulations (primarily hunting seasons that start after the Saturday nearest September 24 and most waterfowl seasons not already established) in an August 22, 2013, Federal Register (78 FR 52338). We published final late-season frameworks for migratory game bird hunting regulations, from which State wildlife conservation agency officials selected late-season hunting dates, hours, areas, and limits for 2013–14, in a late September 2013, Federal Register. The final rule described here is the final in the series of proposed, supplemental, and final rulemaking documents for migratory game bird hunting regulations for 2013–14 and deals specifically with amending subpart K of 50 CFR part 20. It sets hunting seasons, hours, areas, and limits VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 for species subject to late-season regulations and those for early seasons that States previously deferred. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) The programmatic document, ‘‘Second Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement: Issuance of Annual Regulations Permitting the Sport Hunting of Migratory Birds (EIS 20130139),’’ filed with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on May 24, 2013, addresses NEPA compliance by the Service for issuance of the annual framework regulations for hunting of migratory game bird species. We published a notice of availability in the Federal Register on May 31, 2013 (78 FR 32686), and our Record of Decision on July 26, 2013 (78 FR 45376). We also address NEPA compliance for waterfowl hunting frameworks through the annual preparation of separate environmental assessments, the most recent being ‘‘Duck Hunting Regulations for 2013– 14,’’ with its corresponding August 19, 2013, finding of no significant impact. In addition, an August 1985 environmental assessment entitled ‘‘Guidelines for Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands’’ is available from the address indicated under the caption FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Endangered Species Act Consideration Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), provides that, ‘‘The Secretary shall review other programs administered by him and utilize such programs in furtherance of the purposes of this Act’’ (and) shall ‘‘insure that any action authorized, funded, or carried out . . . is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered species or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of [critical] habitat. . . .’’ Consequently, we conducted formal consultations to ensure that actions resulting from these regulations would not likely jeopardize the continued existence of endangered or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of their critical habitat. Findings from these consultations are included in a biological opinion, which concluded that the regulations are not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered or threatened species. Additionally, these findings may have caused modification of some regulatory measures previously proposed, and the final frameworks reflect any such modifications. Our biological opinions PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 58205 resulting from this section 7 consultation are public documents available for public inspection at the address indicated under ADDRESSES. Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563) Executive Order 12866 provides that the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) will review all significant rules. OIRA has reviewed this rule and has determined that this rule is significant because it would have an annual effect of $100 million or more on the economy. Executive Order 13563 reaffirms the principles of E.O. 12866 while calling for improvements in the nation’s regulatory system to promote predictability, to reduce uncertainty, and to use the best, most innovative, and least burdensome tools for achieving regulatory ends. The executive order directs agencies to consider regulatory approaches that reduce burdens and maintain flexibility and freedom of choice for the public where these approaches are relevant, feasible, and consistent with regulatory objectives. E.O. 13563 emphasizes further that regulations must be based on the best available science and that the rulemaking process must allow for public participation and an open exchange of ideas. We have developed this rule in a manner consistent with these requirements. An economic analysis was prepared for the 2013–14 season. This analysis was based on data from the 2011 National Hunting and Fishing Survey, the most recent year for which data are available (see discussion in Regulatory Flexibility Act section below). This analysis estimated consumer surplus for three alternatives for duck hunting (estimates for other species are not quantified due to lack of data). The alternatives are (1) issue restrictive regulations allowing fewer days than those issued during the 2012–13 season, (2) issue moderate regulations allowing more days than those in alternative 1, and (3) issue liberal regulations identical to the regulations in the 2012– 13 season. For the 2013–14 season, we chose Alternative 3, with an estimated consumer surplus across all flyways of $317.8–$416.8 million. We also chose alternative 3 for the 2009–10, the 2010– 11, the 2011–12, and the 2012–13 seasons. The 2013–14 analysis is part of the record for this rule and is available at http://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2013–0057. Regulatory Flexibility Act The annual migratory bird hunting regulations have a significant economic E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 58206 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations impact on substantial numbers of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.). We analyzed the economic impacts of the annual hunting regulations on small business entities in detail as part of the 1981 costbenefit analysis. This analysis was revised annually from 1990–95. In 1995, the Service issued a Small Entity Flexibility Analysis (Analysis), which was subsequently updated in 1996, 1998, 2004, 2008, and 2013. The primary source of information about hunter expenditures for migratory game bird hunting is the National Hunting and Fishing Survey, which is conducted at 5-year intervals. The 2013 Analysis was based on the 2011 National Hunting and Fishing Survey and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s County Business Patterns, from which it was estimated that migratory bird hunters would spend approximately $1.5 billion at small businesses in 2013. Copies of the Analysis are available upon request from the Division of Migratory Bird Management (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) or from our Web site at http://www.fws.gov/ migratorybirds/ NewReportsPublications/SpecialTopics/ SpecialTopics.html#HuntingRegs or at http://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2013–0057. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act This rule is a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804(2), the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act. For the reasons outlined above, this rule will have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more. However, because this rule establishes hunting seasons, we are not deferring the effective date under the exemption contained in 5 U.S.C. 808(1). Paperwork Reduction Act This final rule does not contain any new information collection that requires approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). We may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. OMB has reviewed and approved the information collection requirements associated with migratory bird surveys and assigned the following OMB control numbers: • 1018–0010—Mourning Dove Call Count Survey (expires 4/30/2015). • 1018–0019—North American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey (expire 4/30/2015). • 1018–0023—Migratory Bird Surveys (expires 4/30/2014). Includes VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program, Migratory Bird Hunter Surveys, Sandhill Crane Survey, and Parts Collection Survey. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act We have determined and certify, in compliance with the requirements of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act, 2 U.S.C. 1502 et seq., that this rulemaking will not impose a cost of $100 million or more in any given year on local or State government or private entities. Therefore, this rule is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act. Civil Justice Reform—Executive Order 12988 The Department, in promulgating this rule, has determined that this rule will not unduly burden the judicial system and that it meets the requirements of sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988. Takings Implication Assessment In accordance with Executive Order 12630, this rule, authorized by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703–711), does not have significant takings implications and does not affect any constitutionally protected property rights. This rule will not result in the physical occupancy of property, the physical invasion of property, or the regulatory taking of any property. In fact, this rule allows hunters to exercise otherwise unavailable privileges and, therefore, reduce restrictions on the use of private and public property. Energy Effects—Executive Order 13211 Executive Order 13211 requires agencies to prepare Statements of Energy Effects when undertaking certain actions. While this rule is a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866, it is not expected to adversely affect energy supplies, distribution, or use. Therefore, this action is not a significant energy action and no Statement of Energy Effects is required. Government-to-Government Relationship With Tribes In accordance with the President’s memorandum of April 29, 1994, ‘‘Government-to-Government Relations with Native American Tribal Governments’’ (59 FR 22951), Executive Order 13175, and 512 DM 2, we have evaluated possible effects on Federallyrecognized Indian tribes and have determined that there are no effects on Indian trust resources. However, in the April 9 Federal Register, we solicited proposals for special migratory bird hunting regulations for certain Tribes on PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Federal Indian reservations, offreservation trust lands, and ceded lands for the 2013–14 migratory bird hunting season. The resulting proposals were contained in a separate August 2, 2013, proposed rule (78 FR 47136). By virtue of these actions, we have consulted with Tribes affected by this rule. Federalism Effects Due to the migratory nature of certain species of birds, the Federal Government has been given responsibility over these species by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. We annually prescribe frameworks from which the States make selections regarding the hunting of migratory birds, and we employ guidelines to establish special regulations on Federal Indian reservations and ceded lands. This process preserves the ability of the States and tribes to determine which seasons meet their individual needs. Any State or Indian tribe may be more restrictive than the Federal frameworks at any time. The frameworks are developed in a cooperative process with the States and the Flyway Councils. This process allows States to participate in the development of frameworks from which they will make selections, thereby having an influence on their own regulations. These rules do not have a substantial direct effect on fiscal capacity, change the roles or responsibilities of Federal or State governments, or intrude on State policy or administration. Therefore, in accordance with Executive Order 13132, these regulations do not have significant federalism effects and do not have sufficient federalism implications to warrant the preparation of a federalism summary impact statement. Regulations Promulgation The rulemaking process for migratory game bird hunting must, by its nature, operate under severe time constraints. However, we intend that the public be given the greatest possible opportunity to comment. Thus, when the preliminary proposed rulemaking was published, we established what we believed were the longest periods possible for public comment. In doing this, we recognized that, when the comment period closed, time would be of the essence. That is, if there were a delay in the effective date of these regulations after this final rulemaking, States would have insufficient time to select season dates and limits; to communicate those selections to us; and to establish and publicize the necessary regulations and procedures to implement their decisions. We find that ‘‘good cause’’ exists, within the terms of E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 58207 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) of the Administrative Procedure Act, and therefore, under authority of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (July 3, 1918), as amended (16 U.S.C. 703–711), these regulations will take effect less than 30 days after publication. Accordingly, with each conservation agency having had an opportunity to participate in selecting the hunting seasons desired for its State or Territory on those species of migratory birds for which open seasons are now prescribed, and consideration having been given to all other relevant matters presented, certain sections of title 50, chapter I, subchapter B, part 20, subpart K, are hereby amended as set forth below. List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 20 Exports, Hunting, Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Transportation, Wildlife. Dated: September 12, 2013. Rachel Jacobson, Principal Assistant Deputy Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. For the reasons set out in the preamble, title 50, chapter I, subchapter § 20.104 Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for rails, woodcock, and common snipe. B, part 20, subpart K of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: PART 20—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 20 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 40 Stat. 755, 16 U.S.C. 703–712; Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, 16 U.S.C. 742a–j; Pub. L. 106–108, 113 Stat. 1491, Note Following 16 U.S.C. 703. Note: The following annual regulations provided for by §§ 20.104, 20.105, 20.106, 20.107, and 20.109 of 50 CFR part 20 will not appear in the Code of Federal Regulations because of their seasonal nature. 2. Section 20.104 is amended by: a. Revising the introductory paragraphs; ■ b. Adding entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the table; ■ c. Revising footnotes (1), (2), and (6) following the table; and ■ d. Adding footnotes (19) and (20) following the table. The revisions and additions read as follows: ■ ■ Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as follows: Shooting and hawking hours are onehalf hour before sunrise until sunset, except as otherwise restricted by State regulations. Area descriptions were published in the August 22, 2013 (78 FR 52338) and August 23, 2013 (78 FR 52658), Federal Registers. CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND DELINEATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY ON FEDERAL AND STATE PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS AND FEDERAL INDIAN RESERVATIONS. Note: The following seasons are in addition to the seasons published previously in the August 28, 2013, Federal Register (78 FR 53200). Sora and Virginia rails Clapper & King rails Woodcock Common snipe 25 (1) 75 (1) 15 (2) 45 (2) 3 9 8 24 Daily bag limit ....................... Possession limit ................... ATLANTIC FLYWAY * * * Massachusetts (6) ................ Sept. 2–Nov. 9 ..................... * MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY * * mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES * * * Tennessee Reelfoot Zone ............... Nov. 16–Nov. 17 & Nov. 30– Jan. 26. State Zone .................... Nov. 28–Jan. 26 ................... Wisconsin North Zone .................... Sept. 21–Nov. 19 ................. South Zone ................... Sept. 28–Oct. 6 & Oct. 12– Dec. 1. Miss. River Zone ........... Sept. 21–Sept. 29 & Oct. 12–Dec. 1. PACIFIC FLYWAY Arizona (19) North Zone .................... Closed .................................. South Zone ................... Closed .................................. California Closed .................................. * * * * * * * * * Sept. 14–Sept. 29 & Nov. 9– Jan. 1. Sept. 14–Sept. 29 & Nov. 9– Jan. 1. Sept. 14–Sept. 29 & Nov. 9– Jan. 1. * Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ........... Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ........... Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ........... * * 20:20 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 * Oct. 26–Dec. 9 ............. Nov. 14–Feb. 28. Closed .................................. Oct. 26–Dec. 9 ............. Nov. 14–Feb. 28. Closed .................................. Closed .................................. Sept. 21–Nov. 4 ........... Sept. 21–Nov. 4 ........... Closed .................................. Sept. 21-Nov. 4 ............ Sept. 21–Nov. 19. Sept. 28–Oct. 6 & Oct. 12–Dec. 1. Sept. 21–Sept. 29 & Oct. 12–Dec. 1 Closed .................................. Closed .................................. Closed .................................. Closed .......................... Closed .......................... Closed .......................... * Frm 00055 Nov. 9–Dec. 15 & Dec. 21–Feb. 28. Nov. 9–Dec. 8 & Dec. 14–Feb. 28. Nov. 2–Dec. 1 & Dec. 14–Feb. 28. Closed .................................. * * Idaho VerDate Mar<15>2010 * Sept. 2–Dec. 16. * * * * Louisiana West Zone ..................... Sept. 14–Sept. 29 & Nov. 9– Jan. 1. East Zone ...................... Sept. 14–Sept. 29 & Nov. 9– Jan. 1. Coastal Zone ................. Sept. 14–Sept. 29 & Nov. 9– Jan. 1. * * * * Closed .................................. Oct. 2–Oct. 26 & Oct. 28–Nov. 16. Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 Oct. 4–Jan. 12. Oct. 18–Jan. 26. Oct. 19–Feb. 2. * 58208 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Sora and Virginia rails Woodcock Closed .................................. Closed .................................. Closed .................................. Zone 1 ........................... Zone 2 ........................... Zone 3 ........................... Clapper & King rails Closed .................................. Closed .................................. Closed .................................. Closed .......................... Closed .......................... Closed .......................... * * * Nevada Northeast Zone ............. Closed .................................. * * Common snipe * * Closed .................................. Closed .......................... Northwest Zone ............. Closed .................................. Closed .................................. Closed .......................... South Zone (20) ............ Closed .................................. Closed .................................. Closed .......................... * * * Oregon Zone 1 ........................... Closed .................................. Zone 2 ........................... Closed .................................. * * * Washington East Zone ...................... Closed .................................. West Zone ..................... Closed .................................. * * Closed .................................. Closed .................................. * Oct. 5–Jan. 17. Oct. 12–Jan. 24. Oct. 12–Jan. 24. Sept. 21–Oct. 30 & Nov. 2–Jan. 5. Oct. 12–Oct. 30 & Nov. 2–Jan. 26. Oct. 12–Oct. 30 & Nov. 2–Jan. 26. * * Closed .......................... Closed .......................... * Nov. 2–Feb. 16. Oct. 5–Dec. 1 & Dec. 4–Jan. 19. * * Closed .................................. Closed .......................... Closed .................................. Closed .......................... Oct. 12–Oct. 16 & Oct. 19–Jan. 26. Oct. 12–Oct. 16 & Oct. 19–Jan. 26. (1) The bag and possession limits for sora and Virginia rails apply singly or in the aggregate of these species. (2) All bag and possession limits for clapper and king rails apply singly or in the aggregate of the two species and, unless otherwise specified, the limits are in addition to the limits on sora and Virginia rails in all States. In Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey, the limits for clapper and king rails are 10 daily and 30 in possession. * * * * * * * (6) In Massachusetts, the sora rail limits are 5 daily and 15 in possession; the Virginia rail limits are 10 daily and 30 in possession. * * * * * * * (19) In Arizona, Ashurst Lake in Unit 5B is closed to common snipe hunting. (20) In Nevada, the snipe season for the Clarke County portion of the South Zone is only open November 2 to January 26. 3. Section 20.105 is amended as follows: ■ a. By revising the introductory paragraphs; ■ b. In paragraph (a), by adding entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the table, and by adding footnote (3) following the table; ■ c. In paragraph (b), by revising the introductory text, by adding entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the table, by revising the note following the table, and by adding footnote (4) following the table; ■ d. By revising paragraph (e); and ■ e. In paragraph (f), by revising the introductory text, by adding entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the table, by revising footnotes (1) and (4) following the table, and by ■ adding footnotes (8), (9), (10), and (11) following the table. The revisions and additions read as follows: § 20.105 Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for waterfowl, coots, and gallinules. Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as follows: Shooting and hawking hours are onehalf hour before sunrise until sunset, except as otherwise restricted by State regulations. Area descriptions were published in the August 22, 2013 (78 FR 52338) and August 23, 2013 (78 FR 52658), Federal Registers. CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND DELINEATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY ON FEDERAL AND STATE PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS AND FEDERAL INDIAN RESERVATIONS. (a) Common Moorhens and Purple Gallinules (Atlantic, Mississippi, and Central Flyways) Note: The following seasons are in addition to the seasons published previously in the August 28, 2013, Federal Register (78 FR 53200). The zones named in this paragraph are the same as those used for setting duck seasons. Limits Season dates mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Bag Possession ATLANTIC FLYWAY * * * Georgia * West Virginia * VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 * Jkt 229001 PO 00000 * * Nov. 23–Dec. 1 & ......................................................... Dec. 7–Jan. 26 ............................................................. * * * Oct. 1–Oct. 12 & .......................................................... * Frm 00056 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 * 15 15 45 45 * 15 30 58209 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Dec. 16–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Possession 15 30 MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY * Louisiana * * * * Sept. 14–Sept. 29 & ..................................................... Nov. 9–Jan. 1 ............................................................... Minnesota (3) North Zone ............................................................. Central Zone .......................................................... South Zone ............................................................ * * * Tennessee Reelfoot Zone ........................................................ State Zone ............................................................. Wisconsin North Zone ............................................................. South Zone ............................................................ Mississippi River Zone ........................................... * PACIFIC FLYWAY All States * * * * * 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 Sept. 21–Nov. 19 ......................................................... Sept. 21–Sept 29 & ...................................................... Oct. 5–Nov. 24 ............................................................. Sept. 21–Sept 29 & ...................................................... Oct. 12–Dec. 1 ............................................................. * * 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 * * Nov. 16–Nov. 17 & ....................................................... Nov. 30–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Nov. 28–Jan. 26 ........................................................... 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 21–Nov. 19 ......................................................... Sept. 28–Oct. 6 & ........................................................ Oct. 12–Dec. 1 ............................................................. Sept. 21–Sept. 29 & ..................................................... Oct. 12–Dec. 1 ............................................................. 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 * * * * * Seasons are in aggregate with coots and listed in paragraph (e). * * * * * (3) In Minnesota, the daily bag limit is 15 and the possession limit is 45 coots and moorhens in the aggregate. (b) Sea Ducks (scoter, eider, and longtailed ducks in Atlantic Flyway) August 28, 2013, Federal Register (78 FR 53200). Note: The following seasons are in addition to the seasons published previously in the Within the special sea duck areas, the daily bag limit is 7 scoter, eider, and long-tailed ducks of which no more than 4 may be scoters. Possession limits are three times the daily bag limit. These limits may be in addition to regular duck bag limits only during the regular duck season in the special sea duck hunting areas. Limits Season dates Bag * * * Georgia * * * Maryland * * North Carolina * * South Carolina Virginia mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES * Massachusetts (4) * * * * * * * * Nov. 23–Dec. 1 & ......................................................... Dec. 7–Jan. 26 ............................................................. * * * Oct. 1–Jan. 31 .............................................................. * * * Oct. 7–Jan. 31 .............................................................. * * * Oct. 2–Jan. 31 .............................................................. * * * Oct. 12–Jan. 26 ............................................................ Oct. 10–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Possession * * * * * 7 7 21 21 * 5 15 * 7 21 * 7 21 * 7 7 * 21 21 * Note: Notwithstanding the provisions of this Part 20, the shooting of crippled waterfowl from a motorboat under power will be permitted in Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia in those areas described, delineated, and designated in their respective hunting regulations as special sea duck hunting areas. (4) In Massachusetts, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 eiders (only 1 of which may be a hen) and 4 long-tailed ducks. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 58210 * * Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations * * * (e) Waterfowl, Coots, and Pacific-Flyway Seasons for Common Moorhens and Purple Gallinules. Definitions The Atlantic Flyway: Includes Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Mississippi Flyway: Includes Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. The Central Flyway: Includes Colorado (east of the Continental Divide), Kansas, Montana (Blaine, Carbon, Fergus, Judith Basin, Stillwater, Sweetgrass, Wheatland, and all counties east thereof), Nebraska, New Mexico (east of the Continental Divide except that the Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation is in the Pacific Flyway), North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming (east of the Continental Divide). The Pacific Flyway: Includes the States of Arizona, California, Colorado (west of the Continental Divide), Idaho, Montana (including and to the west of Hill, Chouteau, Cascade, Meagher, and Park Counties), Nevada, New Mexico (the Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation and west of the Continental Divide), Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming (west of the Continental Divide including the Great Divide Basin). Light Geese: Includes lesser snow (including blue) geese, greater snow geese, and Ross’s geese. Dark Geese: Includes Canada geese, white-fronted geese, emperor geese, brant (except in California, Oregon, Washington, and the Atlantic Flyway), and all other geese except light geese. Atlantic Flyway Flyway-Wide Restrictions Duck Limits: The daily bag limit of 6 ducks may include no more than 4 mallards (2 hen mallards), 2 scaup, 1 black duck, 2 pintails, 2 canvasbacks, 1 mottled duck, 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, and 1 fulvous tree duck. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Harlequin Ducks: All areas of the Flyway are closed to harlequin duck hunting. Merganser Limits: The daily bag limit is 5 mergansers with 15 in possession and may include no more than 2 hooded mergansers daily and 6 in possession. In States that include mergansers in the duck bag limit, the daily limit is the same as the duck bag limit, of which only 2 daily and 6 in possession may be hooded mergansers. Limits Season dates Bag Possession ....................................................................................... Oct. 9–Oct. 19 & .......................................................... Nov. 11–Jan. 7 ............................................................. Oct. 9–Oct. 12 & Nov. 16–Jan. 20 .............................. Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ 45 Oct. 15–Oct. 19 & ........................................................ Nov. 20–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 3–Feb. 15 ............................................................ Oct. 9–Oct. 19 & .......................................................... Nov. 19–Jan. 15 ........................................................... Oct. 15–Oct. 19 & ........................................................ Nov. 16–Jan. 7 ............................................................. Jan. 16–Feb. 15 ........................................................... 5 5 5 2 2 3 3 5 15 15 15 6 6 9 9 15 South Zone ..................................................... Oct. 1–Jan. 15 & .......................................................... Feb. 21–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Oct. 1–Nov. 30 & ......................................................... Jan. 7–Mar. 10 ............................................................. 25 25 25 25 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ Brant:. North Zone ...................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Delaware Ducks Dec. 4–Jan. 7 ............................................................... Dec. 17–Jan. 20 ........................................................... 2 2 6 6 Oct. 25–Nov. 11 & ....................................................... Nov. 25–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 12–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Nov. 25–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 12–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Oct. 1–Jan. 31 .............................................................. Feb. 8 ........................................................................... Dec. 23–Jan. 25 ........................................................... 6 6 6 5 15 2 2 25 25 2 18 18 18 15 45 6 6 ........................ ........................ 6 Nov. 23–Dec. 1 & ......................................................... Dec. 7–Jan. 26 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Nov. 23–Dec. 1 & ......................................................... Dec. 1–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 6 6 5 15 5 5 15 18 18 15 45 15 15 ........................ Nov. 23–Dec. 1 & ......................................................... 6 18 Connecticut Ducks and Mergansers: North Zone ...................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese: AFRP Unit ....................................................... NAP H-Unit ..................................................... AP Unit ............................................................ Special Season ............................................... Light Geese:. North Zone ...................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese ....................................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Light Geese (1) ...................................................... Brant ....................................................................... Florida Ducks ..................................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese ....................................................... Light Geese ............................................................ Georgia Ducks ..................................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:20 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations 58211 Limits Season dates Bag Possession Dec. 7–Jan. 26 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Oct. 12–Oct. 27 & ........................................................ Nov. 23–Dec. 1 & ......................................................... Dec. 7–Jan. 26 ............................................................. Same as for Canada .................................................... Geese ........................................................................... Closed .......................................................................... 6 5 15 5 5 5 ........................ 5 ........................ 18 15 45 15 15 15 ........................ 15 ........................ Coastal Zone .................................................. Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese: North Zone ...................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. Light Geese ............................................................ Brant: North Zone ...................................................... South Zone ..................................................... ....................................................................................... Sept. 23–Nov. 30 ......................................................... Oct. 1–Oct. 19 & .......................................................... Nov. 4–Dec. 23 ............................................................ Oct. 1–Oct. 19 & .......................................................... Nov. 16–Jan. 4 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 5 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 15 Oct. 1–Dec. 8 ............................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Oct. 1–Jan. 31 .............................................................. 2 2 2 25 6 6 6 ........................ Oct. 1–Nov. 4 ............................................................... Oct. 1–Oct. 19 & .......................................................... Nov. 4–Nov. 18 ............................................................ Oct. 1–Oct. 19 & .......................................................... Nov. 16–Nov. 30 .......................................................... 2 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 6 Oct. 12–Oct. 19 & ........................................................ Nov. 9–Nov. 29 & ......................................................... Dec. 17–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 6 6 6 15 18 18 18 45 Nov. 16–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 17–Mar. 5 ............................................................ Nov. 16–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 17–Jan. 29 ........................................................... Oct. 5–Nov. 29 & ......................................................... Dec. 16–Jan. 29 & ....................................................... Feb. 8 only ................................................................... Dec. 23–Jan. 25 ........................................................... 5 5 2 2 25 25 25 2 15 15 6 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ 6 ....................................................................................... Oct. 14–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 9–Dec. 28 ............................................................ Oct. 15–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 21–Jan. 11 ........................................................... Oct. 16–Oct. 26 & ........................................................ Nov. 15–Jan. 11 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Oct. 15–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 21–Jan. 11 ........................................................... Jan. 18–Feb. 15 ........................................................... Oct. 16–Oct. 26 & ........................................................ Nov. 15–Jan. 11 ........................................................... Jan. 18–Feb. 15 ........................................................... Oct. 14–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 9–Dec. 17 ............................................................ 2 2 5 2 2 5 3 3 6 6 15 6 6 15 9 9 Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks & ................................................... Jan. 18–Feb. 15 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks & ................................................... Jan. 18–Feb. 15 ........................................................... 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 Closed .......................................................................... Nov. 15–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... ........................ 2 ........................ 6 Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese ....................................................... Light Geese Brant ....................................................................... Maine Ducks (2): ............................................................... North Zone ...................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. Maryland Ducks and Mergansers (3) .................................... Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese: RP Zone .......................................................... AP Zone .......................................................... Light Geese ............................................................ Brant ....................................................................... Massachusetts Ducks (4): ............................................................... Western Zone ................................................. Central Zone ................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese: NAP Zone: Central Zone ............................................ (Special season) ...................................... Coastal Zone ........................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES (Special season) (5) ................................ AP Zone .......................................................... Light Geese:. Western Zone ................................................. Central Zone ................................................... Coastal Zone (5) ............................................. Brant: Western & Central Zone ................................. Coastal Zone .................................................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 58212 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Possession Dec. 18–Jan. 4 ............................................................. New Hampshire Ducks: .................................................................... Northern Zone ................................................. Inland Zone ..................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese: Northern Zone ................................................. Inland Zone ..................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. Light Geese: Northern Zone ................................................. Inland Zone ..................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. Brant: Northern Zone ................................................. Inland Zone ..................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. New Jersey Ducks: .................................................................... North Zone ...................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada and White-fronted Geese: North Zone ...................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. Special season ............................................... Light Geese:. North Zone ...................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. Brant: North Zone ...................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. New York Ducks and Mergansers: ......................................... Long Island Zone ............................................ Lake Champlain Zone .................................... Northeastern Zone .......................................... Southeastern Zone ......................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Western Zone ................................................. Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese: Western Long Island (AFRP) ......................... Central Long Island (NAP–L) ......................... Eastern Long Island (NAP–H) ........................ Lake Champlain (AP) Zone ............................ Northeast (AP) Zone ....................................... East Central (AP) Zone .................................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:20 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 2 6 ....................................................................................... Oct. 2–Nov. 30 ............................................................. Oct. 2–Nov. 3 & ........................................................... Nov. 19–Dec. 15 .......................................................... Oct. 3–Oct. 14 & .......................................................... Nov. 19–Jan. 5 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 2 2 2 6 6 6 Oct. 2–Dec. 15 ............................................................. Oct. 2–Dec. 15 ............................................................. Oct. 3–Jan. 5 ................................................................ 25 25 25 ........................ ........................ ........................ Oct. 2–Oct. 31 .............................................................. Oct. 2–Oct. 31 .............................................................. Oct. 3–Nov. 1 ............................................................... 2 2 2 6 6 6 ....................................................................................... Oct. 12–Oct. 24 & ........................................................ Nov. 16–Jan. 11 ........................................................... Oct. 19–Oct. 26 & ........................................................ Nov. 16–Jan. 16 ........................................................... Nov. 2–Nov. 12 & ......................................................... Nov. 28–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Nov. 16–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 14–Jan. 25 & ....................................................... Nov. 16–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 14–Jan. 25 & ....................................................... Nov. 28–Dec. 7 & ......................................................... Dec. 10–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Jan. 27–Feb. 15 ........................................................... 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 9 9 9 9 9 9 15 Oct. 17–Feb. 15 ........................................................... Oct. 17–Feb. 15 ........................................................... Oct. 17–Feb. 15 ........................................................... 25 25 25 ........................ ........................ ........................ Nov. 16–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 24–Jan. 11 ........................................................... Oct. 19–Oct. 26 & ........................................................ Nov. 16–Dec. 12 .......................................................... Nov. 2–Nov. 12 & ......................................................... Dec. 21–Jan. 14 ........................................................... 2 2 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 6 6 ....................................................................................... Nov. 28–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Oct. 9–Oct. 13 & .......................................................... Oct. 26–Dec. 19 ........................................................... Oct. 5–Oct. 13 & .......................................................... Oct. 26–Dec. 15 ........................................................... Oct. 12–Oct. 20 & ........................................................ Nov. 17–Jan. 6 ............................................................. Oct. 26–Dec. 8 & ......................................................... Dec. 28–Jan. 12 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 45 Oct. 5–Oct. 20 & .......................................................... Nov. 28–Feb. 26 .......................................................... Nov. 28–Feb. 5 & ......................................................... Dec. 3–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Oct. 10–Nov. 28 ........................................................... Oct. 26–Nov. 17 & ....................................................... Nov. 19–Dec. 15 .......................................................... Oct. 26–Nov. 15 & ....................................................... ........................ 8 3 2 3 3 3 3 ........................ 24 9 6 9 9 9 9 Frm 00060 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations 58213 Limits Season dates Bag Hudson Valley (AP) Zone ............................... West Central (AP) Zone ................................. South (AFRP) ................................................. Special season ............................................... Light Geese (6): Long Island Zone ............................................ Lake Champlain Zone .................................... Northeastern Zone .......................................... Southeastern Zone ......................................... Western Zone ................................................. Brant: Long Island Zone ............................................ Lake Champlain Zone .................................... Northeastern Zone .......................................... Southeastern Zone ......................................... Western Zone ................................................. North Carolina Ducks (7) ................................................................ Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese: RP Hunt Zone ................................................. SJBP Hunt Zone ............................................. Northeast Hunt Zone (8) ................................. Light Geese (9) ...................................................... Brant ....................................................................... Pennsylvania Ducks: .................................................................... North Zone ...................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Northwest Zone .............................................. Lake Erie Zone ............................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese: Eastern (AP) Zone .......................................... SJBP Zone ...................................................... Resident (RP) Zone ........................................ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Light Geese: Eastern (AP) Zone .......................................... SJBP Zone ...................................................... Resident (RP) Zone ........................................ Brant ....................................................................... Rhode Island Ducks ..................................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese ....................................................... Special season ............................................... Light Geese ............................................................ Brant ....................................................................... South Carolina Ducks (10) .............................................................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Possession Nov. 23–Dec. 21 .......................................................... Oct. 26–Nov. 15 & ....................................................... Dec. 7–Jan. 4 ............................................................... Oct. 26–Nov. 24 & ....................................................... Dec. 28–Jan. 16 ........................................................... Oct. 26–Dec. 18 & ....................................................... Dec. 28–Jan. 12 & ....................................................... Mar. 1–Mar. 10 ............................................................. Feb. 6–Feb. 12 ............................................................. 3 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 5 9 9 9 9 9 15 15 15 15 Nov. 24–Mar. 10 .......................................................... Oct. 1–Dec. 29 ............................................................. Oct. 1–Jan. 15 .............................................................. Oct. 1–Jan. 15 .............................................................. Oct. 1–Jan. 15 .............................................................. 25 25 25 25 25 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ Dec. 28–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Oct. 9–Nov. 7 ............................................................... Oct. 5–Nov. 3 ............................................................... Oct. 26–Nov. 24 ........................................................... Oct. 12–Nov. 10 ........................................................... 2 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 6 Oct. 2–Oct. 5 & ............................................................ Nov. 9–Nov. 30 & ......................................................... Dec. 14–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 15 45 Oct. 2–Oct. 12 & .......................................................... Nov. 9–Nov. 30 & ......................................................... Dec. 14–Feb. 8 ............................................................ Oct. 2–Oct. 30 & .......................................................... Nov. 9–Dec. 31 ............................................................ Jan. 10–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Oct. 16–Oct. 19 & ........................................................ Nov. 9–Mar. 8 .............................................................. Dec. 23–Jan. 25 ........................................................... 5 5 5 5 5 1 25 25 2 15 15 15 15 15 3 ........................ ........................ 6 ....................................................................................... Oct. 12–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 24–Jan. 11 ........................................................... Oct. 19–Oct. 26 & ........................................................ Nov. 15–Jan. 15 ........................................................... Oct. 12–Dec. 14 ........................................................... Dec. 27–Jan. 1 ............................................................. Oct. 28–Jan. 4 .............................................................. Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Nov. 15–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 16–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Oct. 12–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 16–Jan. 24 ........................................................... Oct. 26–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 18–Jan. 15 & ....................................................... Feb. 1–Feb. 28 ............................................................. 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 9 9 9 9 15 15 15 1–Jan. 25 .............................................................. 1–Jan. 24 .............................................................. 28–Feb. 28 ........................................................... 12–Nov. 15 ........................................................... 25 25 25 2 ........................ ........................ ........................ 6 Oct. 11–Oct. 14 & ........................................................ Nov. 25–Jan. 19 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Nov. 21–Jan. 19 ........................................................... Jan. 24–Feb. 9 ............................................................. Oct. 5–Jan. 19 .............................................................. Dec. 21–Jan. 19 ........................................................... 6 6 5 15 2 5 15 2 12 12 10 30 4 10 ........................ 4 Nov. 23–Dec. 1 & ......................................................... 6 18 Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Frm 00061 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 58214 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Mergansers (11) ..................................................... Coots ...................................................................... Canada and White-fronted Geese (12) ................. Light Geese ............................................................ Brant ....................................................................... Vermont Ducks: .................................................................... Lake Champlain Zone .................................... Interior Zone ................................................... Connecticut River Zone .................................. Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese: Lake Champlain Zone Interior Zone ................................................... Connecticut River Zone .................................. Light Geese: Lake Champlain Zone .................................... Interior Zone ................................................... Connecticut River Zone Brant: Lake Champlain Zone .................................... Interior Zone ................................................... Connecticut River Zone .................................. Virginia Ducks (13) .............................................................. Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese: Eastern (AP) Zone .......................................... Western (SJBP) Zone ..................................... (Special season) ...................................... Western (RP) Zone ......................................... Light Geese ............................................................ Brant ....................................................................... West Virginia Ducks (14) .............................................................. Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese ....................................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Light Geese ............................................................ Brant ....................................................................... Possession Dec. 7–Jan. 26 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks & ................................................... Feb. 6–Feb. 15 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Dec. 28–Jan. 26 ........................................................... 6 5 15 5 5 25 2 18 15 45 15 15 ........................ 6 ....................................................................................... Oct. 9–Oct 13 & ........................................................... Oct. 26–Dec. 19 ........................................................... Oct. 9–Dec. 7 ............................................................... Oct. 2–Nov. 3 & ........................................................... Nov. 19–Dec. 15 .......................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Oct. 10–Nov. 28 ........................................................... Oct. 10–Nov. 28 ........................................................... Oct. 2–Nov. 3 & ........................................................... Nov. 19–Dec. 15 .......................................................... 3 3 2 2 9 9 6 6 Oct. 1–Dec. 29 ............................................................. Oct. 1–Dec. 29 ............................................................. Oct. 2–Dec. 15 ............................................................. 25 25 25 ........................ ........................ ........................ Oct. 9–Nov. 7 ............................................................... Oct. 9–Nov. 7 ............................................................... Oct. 2–Oct. 31 .............................................................. 2 2 2 6 6 6 Oct. 10–Oct. 14 & ........................................................ Nov. 16–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 7–Jan. 25 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 15 45 Nov. 16–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 18–Jan. 29 ........................................................... Nov. 16–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 14–Jan. 14 & ....................................................... Jan. 15–Feb. 15 ........................................................... Nov. 16–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 7–Feb. 22 ............................................................ Oct. 10–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Dec. 23–Jan. 25 ........................................................... 2 2 3 3 5 5 5 25 2 6 6 9 9 15 15 15 ........................ 6 Oct. 1–Oct. 12 & .......................................................... Nov. 11–Nov. 16 & ....................................................... Dec. 16–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Oct. 1–Oct. 26 & .......................................................... Nov. 11–Nov. 16 & ....................................................... Dec. 16–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Dec. 27–Jan. 25 ........................................................... 6 6 6 5 15 5 5 5 5 2 18 18 18 15 45 15 15 15 15 6 (1) In Delaware, the Bombay Hook NWR snow goose season is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only. (2) In Maine, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 of any species, with no more than 12 of any one species in possession. The season for Barrow’s goldeneye is closed. (3) In Maryland, the black duck season is closed October 12 through October 19. (4) In Massachusetts, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 of any single species in addition to the flyway-wide bag restrictions. (5) In Massachusetts, the January 18 to February 15 portion of the season in the Coastal Zone is restricted to that portion of the Coastal Zone north of the Cape Cod Canal. (6) In New York, the use of electronic calls and shotguns capable of holding more than 3 shotshells are allowed for hunting of light geese on any day when all other waterfowl hunting seasons are closed. (7) In North Carolina, the season is closed for black ducks October 2 through October 5 and November 9 through November 22. The daily bag limit for black and mottled ducks is combined with no more than 1 allowed in the daily bag. (8) In North Carolina, a permit is required to hunt Canada geese in the Northeast Hunt Zone. (9) In North Carolina, electronic calls and unplugged shotguns are allowed for light geese from February 11 through March 8. (10) In South Carolina, the daily bag limit of 6 may not exceed 1 black-bellied whistling duck, and 1 black duck or 1 mottled duck in the aggregate. (11) In South Carolina, the daily bag limit for mergansers may include no more than 1 hooded merganser. (12) In South Carolina, the daily bag limit may include no more than 2 white-fronted geese. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations 58215 (13) In Virginia, the season is closed for black ducks October 10 through October 14. (14) In West Virginia, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 long-tailed ducks, and the season is closed for eiders, whistling ducks, and mottled ducks. Mississippi Flyway Flyway-Wide Restrictions Duck Limits: The daily bag limit of 6 ducks may include no more than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be females), 1 mottled duck, 1 black duck, 2 pintails, 2 canvasbacks, 2 redheads, 3 scaup, and 3 wood ducks. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Merganser Limits: The merganser limits include no more than 2 hooded mergansers daily and 6 in possession. In states that include mergansers in the duck bag limit, the daily limit is the same as the duck bag limit, of which only 2 daily and 6 in possession may be hooded mergansers. Limits Season dates Bag Alabama Ducks: .................................................................... North Zone ...................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Dark Geese: North Zone: SJBP Zone .............................................. Rest of North Zone .................................. South Zone ..................................................... White-fronted Geese: North Zone: SJBP Zone .............................................. Rest of North Zone ......................................... South Zone ..................................................... Light Geese: North Zone: Monroe and Escambia Counties ............. SJBP Zone .............................................. Rest of North Zone .................................. South Zone ..................................................... Arkansas Ducks ..................................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese: Northwest Zone .............................................. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Remainder of State ......................................... White-fronted Geese .............................................. Brant ....................................................................... Light Geese ............................................................ Illinois Ducks: .................................................................... North Zone ...................................................... Central Zone ................................................... South Central Zone ........................................ South Zone ..................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese: North Zone ...................................................... Central Zone ................................................... South Central Zone ........................................ South Zone ..................................................... White-fronted Geese: North Zone ...................................................... Central Zone ................................................... South Central Zone ........................................ South Zone ..................................................... Light Geese: North Zone ...................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:20 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Possession ....................................................................................... Nov. 28–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Same as North Zone .................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ 15 45 Sept. 21–Oct. 8 & Nov. 28–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Same as SJBP Zone ................................................... Same as Rest of North Zone ....................................... 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. Same as SJBP Zone ................................................... Same as Rest of North Zone ....................................... 2 2 2 6 6 6 Sept. 21–Oct. 8 & Oct. 26–Nov. 10 & Nov. 28–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Same as Rest of North Zone ....................................... Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. 5 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 15 15 Nov. 23–Dec. 1 & ......................................................... Dec. 5–Dec. 23 & ......................................................... Dec. 26–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 15 45 Sept. 21–Sept. 30 & ..................................................... Nov. 14–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Nov. 14–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Nov. 14–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Closed .......................................................................... Nov. 14–Jan. 26 ........................................................... 2 2 2 2 ........................ 20 6 6 6 6 ........................ ........................ ....................................................................................... Oct. 19–Dec. 17 ........................................................... Oct. 26–Dec. 24 ........................................................... Nov. 9–Jan. 7 ............................................................... Nov. 28–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Oct. 19–Jan. 16 ............................................................ Oct. 26–Nov. 17 & Nov. 26–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Nov. 9–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Nov. 28–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 2 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 6 Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 20 ........................ 4–Jan. 16 ............................................................. 19–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 19–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 28–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Oct. 19–Jan. 16 Frm 00063 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 58216 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Central Zone ................................................... South Central Zone ........................................ South Zone ..................................................... Brant ....................................................................... Indiana Ducks: .................................................................... North Zone ...................................................... Central Zone ................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese: North Zone ...................................................... Central Zone ................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Late Season Zone .......................................... White-fronted Geese: North Zone ...................................................... Central Zone ................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Brant: North Zone ...................................................... Central Zone ................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Light Geese: North Zone ...................................................... Central Zone ................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Iowa Ducks: .................................................................... North Zone ...................................................... Missouri River Zone ........................................ South Zone ..................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese: North Zone ...................................................... Missouri River Zone ........................................ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES South Zone ..................................................... White-fronted Geese: North Zone ...................................................... Missouri River Zone ........................................ South Zone ..................................................... Brant: North Zone ...................................................... Missouri River Zone ........................................ South Zone ..................................................... Light Geese: North Zone ...................................................... Missouri River Zone ........................................ South Zone ..................................................... Kentucky Ducks ..................................................................... West Zone ...................................................... East Zone ....................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese ....................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Possession Oct. 26–Jan. 31 Nov. 9–Jan. 31 Nov. 28–Jan. 31 Same as for Light Geese ............................................. 20 20 20 1 ........................ ........................ ........................ 3 ....................................................................................... Oct. 19–Dec. 8 & Dec. 21–Dec. 29 Oct. 26–Dec. 8 & Dec. 21–Jan. 5 Nov. 2–Nov. 10 & Nov. 30–Jan. 19 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Oct. 19–Nov. 10 & ....................................................... Nov. 28–Jan. 5 & ......................................................... Jan. 18–Jan. 29 ........................................................... Oct. 26–Dec. 8 & ......................................................... Dec. 21–Jan. 5 & ......................................................... Jan. 18–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Nov. 2–Nov. 12 & ......................................................... Nov. 30–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Feb. 1–Feb. 15 ............................................................. 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 15 Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ 2 2 2 6 6 6 Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ 1 1 1 3 3 3 Oct. 19–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Same as North Zone .................................................... Same as North Zone .................................................... 20 20 20 ........................ ........................ ........................ ....................................................................................... Sept. 21–Sept. 25 & Oct. 12–Dec. 5 ............................................................. Sept. 21–Sept. 25 & ..................................................... Oct. 26–Dec 19 ............................................................ Sept. 21–Sept. 25 & ..................................................... Oct. 19–Dec. 12 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Sept. 28–Oct. 31 & ...................................................... Nov. 1–Jan. 3 ............................................................... Oct. 12–Oct. 31 & ........................................................ Nov. 1–Jan. 17 ............................................................. Oct. 5–Oct. 31 & .......................................................... Nov. 1–Jan. 10 ............................................................. 2 3 2 3 2 3 6 9 6 9 6 9 Sept. 28–Dec. 10 ......................................................... Oct. 12–Dec. 24 ........................................................... Oct. 5–Dec. 17 ............................................................. 2 2 2 6 6 6 Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... 1 1 1 3 3 3 Sept. 28–Jan. 12 .......................................................... Oct. 12–Jan. 17 ............................................................ Oct. 5–Jan. 17 .............................................................. 20 20 20 ........................ ........................ ........................ ....................................................................................... Nov. 28–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Same as West Zone .................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Nov. 28–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ 5 15 3 18 ........................ ........................ 15 45 9 Frm 00064 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations 58217 Limits Season dates Bag White-fronted Geese .............................................. Brant ....................................................................... Light Geese ............................................................ Louisiana Ducks: .................................................................... West Zone ...................................................... East Zone (including Catahoula Lake) ........... Coastal Zone .................................................. Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese (1): West Zone ...................................................... East Zone ....................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. White-fronted (1): West Zone ...................................................... East Zone ....................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. Brant ....................................................................... Light Geese West Zone ...................................................... East Zone ....................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. Michigan Ducks (2): ............................................................... North Zone ...................................................... Middle Zone .................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese: North Zone ...................................................... Middle Zone .................................................... South Zone: Muskegon Wastewater GMU .................. Allegan County GMU ............................... Saginaw County GMU ............................. Tuscola/Huron GMU ................................ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Remainder of South Zone ....................... Southern MI Late Season (3) ......................... White-fronted Geese: North Zone ...................................................... Middle Zone .................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Light Geese: North Zone ...................................................... Middle Zone .................................................... South Zone ..................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Possession Nov. 28–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Nov. 28–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Nov. 28–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 2 2 20 6 6 ........................ ....................................................................................... Nov. 16–Dec. 15 & Dec. 21–Jan. 19 Nov. 23–Dec. 8 & Dec. 14–Jan. 26 Nov. 9–Dec. 1 & ........................................................... Dec. 14–Jan. 19 Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 16–Dec. 15 & ....................................................... 21–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 9–Dec. 8 & ........................................................... 14–Jan. 26 ........................................................... 9–Dec. 1 & ........................................................... 14–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 3 3 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 9 9 Nov. 16–Dec. 15 & ....................................................... Dec. 21–Feb. 2 ............................................................ Nov. 9–Dec. 8 & ........................................................... Dec. 14–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Nov. 9–Dec. 1 & ........................................................... Dec. 14–Feb. 2 ............................................................ Closed .......................................................................... 2 2 2 2 2 2 ........................ 6 6 6 6 6 6 ........................ Same as for White-fronted ........................................... Same as for White-fronted ........................................... Same as for White-fronted ........................................... 20 20 20 ........................ ........................ ........................ ....................................................................................... Sept. 21–Nov. 10 & ...................................................... Nov. 23–Dec. 1 ............................................................ Oct. 5–Dec. 1 & ........................................................... Dec. 14–Dec. 15 .......................................................... Oct. 12–Dec. 8 & ......................................................... Dec. 28–Dec. 29 .......................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Sept. 11–Dec. 11 ......................................................... Sept. 21–Sept. 29 & ..................................................... Oct. 5–Dec. 26 ............................................................. 2 2 2 6 6 6 Oct. 16–Nov. 13 & ....................................................... Dec. 1–Dec. 22 ............................................................ Nov. 2–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Sept. 21–Sept. 23 & ..................................................... Oct. 12–Dec. 8 & ......................................................... Dec. 28–Jan. 27 ........................................................... Sept. 21–Sept. 27 & ..................................................... Oct. 12–Dec. 8 & ......................................................... Dec. 28–Jan. 23 ........................................................... Sept. 21–Sept. 23 & ..................................................... Oct. 12–Dec. 8 & ......................................................... Dec. 28–Dec. 29 .......................................................... Jan. 18–Feb. 15 ........................................................... 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 15 Sept. 11–Dec. 7 ........................................................... Oct. 5–Dec. 26 ............................................................. Oct. 12–Dec. 8 & ......................................................... Dec. 28–Dec. 29 & ....................................................... Jan. 18–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Oct. 12–Dec. 8 & ......................................................... Dec. 28–Dec. 29 & ....................................................... Jan. 18–Feb. 15 ........................................................... 20 20 20 20 20 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ Nov. Dec. Nov. Dec. Nov. Dec. Frm 00065 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 58218 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Brant: North Zone ...................................................... Middle Zone .................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Minnesota Ducks: .................................................................... North Zone ...................................................... Central Zone ................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots (4) ................................................................ Geese: North Zone: ..................................................... Canada .................................................... White-fronted and Brant .......................... Light Geese ............................................. Central Zone: .................................................. Canada .................................................... White-fronted and Brant .......................... Light Geese ............................................. South Zone: .................................................... Canada .................................................... White-fronted and Brant .......................... Light Geese ............................................. Mississippi Ducks ..................................................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese ....................................................... White-fronted .......................................................... Brant ....................................................................... Light Geese ............................................................ Missouri Ducks and Mergansers: ......................................... North Zone ...................................................... Middle Zone .................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese: North Zone ...................................................... Middle Zone .................................................... South Zone ..................................................... White-fronted Geese: North Zone ...................................................... Middle Zone .................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Brant: North Zone ...................................................... Middle Zone .................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Light Geese: North Zone ...................................................... Middle Zone .................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Ohio Ducks (2): ............................................................... Lake Erie Marsh Zone .................................... North Zone ...................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Possession Same as for White-fronted geese ................................ Same as for White-fronted geese ................................ Same as for White-fronted geese ................................ 1 1 1 3 3 3 ....................................................................................... Sept. 21–Nov. 19 ......................................................... Sept. 21–Sept. 29 & ..................................................... Oct. 5–Nov. 24 ............................................................. Sept. 21–Sept. 29 & ..................................................... Oct. 12–Dec. 1 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Sept. 21–Dec. 16 ......................................................... ....................................................................................... ....................................................................................... ....................................................................................... Sept. 21–Sept. 29 & ..................................................... Oct. 5–Dec. 21 ............................................................. ....................................................................................... ....................................................................................... ....................................................................................... Sept. 21–Sept. 29 & ..................................................... Oct. 12–Dec. 28 ........................................................... ....................................................................................... ....................................................................................... ....................................................................................... ........................ 3 1 20 ........................ ........................ 3 1 20 ........................ ........................ 3 1 20 ........................ 9 3 ........................ ........................ ........................ 9 3 ........................ ........................ ........................ 9 3 ........................ Nov. 22–Nov. 24 & ....................................................... Nov. 29–Dec. 1 & ......................................................... Dec. 4–Jan. 26 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Nov. 14–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Nov. 14–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... 6 6 6 5 15 3 2 1 20 18 18 18 15 45 9 6 3 ........................ ....................................................................................... Oct. 26–Dec. 24 ........................................................... Nov. 2–Dec. 31 ............................................................ Nov. 28–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ 45 Oct. 5–Oct. 31 & .......................................................... Nov. 28–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Same as North Zone .................................................... Same as North Zone .................................................... 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 Nov. 28–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Same as North Zone .................................................... Same as North Zone .................................................... 2 2 2 6 6 6 Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... 1 1 1 3 3 3 Oct. 26–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Same as North Zone .................................................... Same as North Zone .................................................... 20 20 20 ........................ ........................ ........................ ....................................................................................... Oct. 12–Oct. 27 & ........................................................ Nov. 9–Dec. 22 ............................................................ Oct. 19–Nov. 3 & ......................................................... Nov. 30–Jan. 12 ........................................................... Oct. 19–Nov. 3 & ......................................................... Dec. 14–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Frm 00066 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations 58219 Limits Season dates Bag Lake Erie Goose Zone ................................... North Zone ...................................................... South Zone ..................................................... White-fronted Geese .............................................. Brant ....................................................................... Light Geese ............................................................ Tennessee Ducks: .................................................................... Reelfoot Zone ................................................. State Zone ...................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese: Northwest Zone .............................................. Southwest Zone .............................................. Kentucky/Barkley Lakes Zone ........................ Rest of State ................................................... White-fronted Geese .............................................. Brant ....................................................................... Light Geese ............................................................ Wisconsin Ducks (2): ............................................................... North Zone ...................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Mississippi River Zone .................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese: North Zone ...................................................... South Zone: .................................................... Horicon Zone ........................................... Mississippi River Subzone ...................... Remainder of South Zone ....................... White-fronted Geese: North Zone ...................................................... South Zone: Horicon Zone ........................................... Mississippi River Subzone ...................... Remainder of South Zone ....................... Brant ....................................................................... Light Geese ............................................................ Possession Oct. 12– Oct. 27 & ....................................................... Nov. 9–Jan. 9 ............................................................... Oct. 19–Nov. 3 & ......................................................... Nov. 30–Jan. 30 ........................................................... Oct. 19–Nov. 3 & ......................................................... Nov. 30–Jan. 30 ........................................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 1 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 3 3 30 ....................................................................................... Nov. 16–Nov. 17 & ....................................................... Nov. 30–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Nov. 28–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Oct. 12–Oct. 16 & ........................................................ Nov. 16–Nov. 17 & ....................................................... Nov. 30–Feb. 8 ............................................................ Oct. 12–Oct. 29 & ........................................................ Nov. 28–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Same as Southwest Zone ............................................ Same as Southwest Zone ............................................ Nov. 28–Feb. 8 ............................................................ Nov. 23–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Nov. 24–Mar. 10 .......................................................... 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 20 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 ........................ ....................................................................................... Sept. 21–Nov. 19 ......................................................... Sept. 28–Oct. 6 & ........................................................ Oct. 12–Dec. 1 ............................................................. Sept. 21–Sept. 29 & ..................................................... Oct. 12–Dec. 1 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Sept. 16–Dec. 16 ......................................................... ....................................................................................... Sept. 16–Dec. 16 ......................................................... Sept. 21–Sept. 29 & ..................................................... Oct. 12–Jan. 2 .............................................................. Sept. 16–Oct. 6 & ........................................................ Oct. 12–Dec. 21 ........................................................... 2 ........................ 2 2 2 2 2 6 ........................ 6 6 6 6 6 Sept. 20–Dec. 16 ......................................................... 2 6 Sept. 20–Dec. 16 ......................................................... Sept. 25–Sept. 29 & ..................................................... Oct. 12–Jan. 2 .............................................................. Sept. 20–Oct. 6 & ........................................................ Oct. 12–Dec. 21 ........................................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... 1 2 2 2 2 2 20 3 6 6 6 6 6 ........................ (1) In Louisiana, during the Canada goose season, the daily bag limit is 3 dark geese (whitefronts and Canada geese) with no more than 2 white-fronted geese. Possession limits are three times the daily bag limits. (2) In Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin, the daily bag limit may include no more than one hen mallard. (3) In Michigan, the Southern Michigan Late Canada goose season excludes the Goose Management Units (GMUs). (4) In Minnesota, the daily bag limit is 15 and the possession limit is 45 coots and moorhens in the aggregate. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Central Flyway Flyway-Wide Restrictions Duck Limits: The daily bag limit is 6 ducks, which may include no more than 5 mallards (2 female mallards), 1 mottled duck, 2 pintails, 2 canvasbacks, VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 2 redheads, 3 scaup, and 3 wood ducks. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Merganser Limits: The daily bag limit is 5 mergansers with 15 in possession and may include no more than 2 hooded PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 mergansers daily and 6 in possession. In States that include mergansers in the duck bag limit, the daily limit is the same as the duck bag limit, of which only 2 daily and 6 in possession may be hooded mergansers. E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 58220 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Colorado Ducks ..................................................................... Southeast Zone .............................................. Northeast Zone ............................................... Mountain/Foothills Zone ................................. Coots ...................................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Dark Geese: Northern Front Range Unit ............................. South Park/San Luis Valley Unit .................... North Park Unit ............................................... Rest of State in Central Flyway ...................... Light Geese: Northern Front Range Unit ............................. South Park/San Luis Valley Unit .................... North Park Unit ............................................... Rest of State in Central Flyway ...................... Kansas Ducks ..................................................................... High Plains ...................................................... Low Plains: Early Zone ............................................... Late Zone ................................................ Southeast Zone ....................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese and Brant ...................................... White-fronted Geese .............................................. Light Geese ............................................................ Montana Ducks and Mergansers .......................................... Zone 1 ............................................................. Zone 2 ............................................................. Coots ...................................................................... Dark Geese ............................................................ Light Geese ............................................................ Nebraska Ducks (1) ................................................................ Zone 1 ............................................................. Zone 2:. Low Plains ............................................... High Plains .............................................. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Zone 3: Low Plains ............................................... High Plains .............................................. Zone 4 ............................................................. Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese: Niobrara Unit ................................................... East Unit ......................................................... North Central Unit ........................................... Platte River Unit .............................................. Panhandle Unit ............................................... White-fronted Geese .............................................. Light Geese ............................................................ VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Possession ....................................................................................... Oct. 23–Jan. 26 ............................................................ Oct. 12–Dec. 2 & ......................................................... Dec. 14–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Oct. 5–Dec. 2 & ........................................................... Dec. 21–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 5 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 45 15 Oct. 5–Oct. 23 & .......................................................... Nov. 23–Feb. 16 .......................................................... Same as N. Front Range Unit ..................................... Same as N. Front Range Unit ..................................... Nov. 23–Feb. 16 .......................................................... 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 15 Nov. 2–Feb. 16 ............................................................ Same as N. Front Range Unit ..................................... Same as N. Front Range Unit ..................................... Same as N. Front Range Unit ..................................... 50 50 50 50 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ....................................................................................... Oct. 5–Dec. 2 & ........................................................... Dec. 21–Jan. 26 ........................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ 18 ........................ ........................ Oct. 5–Dec. 1 & ........................................................... Dec. 21–Jan. 5 ............................................................. Oct. 26–Dec. 29 & ....................................................... Jan. 18–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Nov. 2–Nov. 3 & ........................................................... Nov. 16–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Oct. 26–Nov. 3 & ......................................................... Nov. 6–Feb. 9 .............................................................. Oct. 26–Dec. 29 & ....................................................... Feb. 1–Feb. 9 ............................................................... Oct. 26–Nov. 3 & ......................................................... Nov. 6–Feb. 9 .............................................................. ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 6 6 2 2 50 50 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 18 18 6 6 ........................ ........................ ....................................................................................... Sept. 28–Jan. 2 ............................................................ Same as Zone 1 .......................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Sept. 28–Jan. 5 & ........................................................ Jan. 10–Jan. 14 ........................................................... Sept. 28–Jan. 5 & ........................................................ Jan. 10–Jan. 14 ........................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ 15 5 5 20 20 18 ........................ ........................ 45 15 15 60 60 ....................................................................................... Oct. 12–Dec. 24 ........................................................... 6 ........................ 18 ........................ Oct. 5–Dec. 17 ............................................................. Oct. 5–Dec. 17 & ......................................................... Jan. 5–Jan. 26 ............................................................. ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ Oct. 23–Jan. 4 .............................................................. Oct. 23–Jan. 4 & .......................................................... Jan. 5–Jan. 26 ............................................................. Oct. 5–Dec. 17 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Oct. 28–Feb. 9 ............................................................. Oct. 28–Feb. 9 ............................................................. Oct. 5–Jan. 17 .............................................................. Oct. 28–Feb. 9 ............................................................. Oct. 28–Feb. 9 ............................................................. Oct. 3–Dec. 13 & ......................................................... Feb. 1–Feb. 2 ............................................................... Oct. 5–Jan. 1 & ............................................................ Jan. 25–Feb. 9 ............................................................. 5 5 5 5 5 2 1 20 20 15 15 15 15 15 6 3 ........................ ........................ Frm 00068 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations 58221 Limits Season dates Bag New Mexico Ducks and Mergansers (2) .................................... North Zone ...................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Coots ...................................................................... Dark Geese (3) Middle Rio Grande Valley Unit (3) ................. Rest of State ................................................... Light Geese ............................................................ North Dakota Ducks: .................................................................... High Plains ...................................................... Remainder of State ......................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese (4). Missouri River Zone ........................................ Rest of State ................................................... White-fronted Geese .............................................. Light Geese ............................................................ Oklahoma Ducks ..................................................................... High Plains ...................................................... Low Plains: Zone 1 ..................................................... Zone 2 ..................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese ....................................................... White-fronted Geese .............................................. Light Geese ............................................................ South Dakota Ducks: .................................................................... High Plains ...................................................... Low Plains: North Zone ............................................... Middle Zone ............................................. South Zone .............................................. Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese: Unit 1 .............................................................. Unit 2 .............................................................. Unit 3 .............................................................. White-fronted Geese .............................................. Light Geese ............................................................ Texas Ducks (5) ................................................................ High Plains ...................................................... Low Plains: North Zone ............................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES South Zone .............................................. Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese and Brant: East Tier: South Zone .............................................. North Zone ............................................... West Tier (6) ................................................... White-fronted Geese: East Tier: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Possession ....................................................................................... Oct. 5–Jan. 8 ................................................................ Oct. 23–Jan. 26 ............................................................ Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ 15 18 ........................ ........................ 45 Dec. 28–Jan. 19 ........................................................... Oct. 12–Jan. 26 ............................................................ Oct. 12–Jan. 26 ............................................................ 2 5 50 2 15 ........................ ....................................................................................... Sept. 21–Dec. 1 & ........................................................ Dec. 7–Dec. 29 ............................................................ Sept. 21–Dec. 1 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 27 ......................................................... 21 ......................................................... 1 ........................................................... 29 ......................................................... 5 8 2 50 15 24 6 ........................ ....................................................................................... Oct. 12–Jan. 8 .............................................................. 6 ........................ 18 ........................ Oct. 26–Dec. 1 & ......................................................... Dec. 14–Jan. 19 ........................................................... Nov. 2–Dec. 1 & ........................................................... Dec. 14–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Nov. 2–Dec. 1 & ........................................................... Dec. 14–Feb. 16 .......................................................... Nov. 2–Dec. 1 & ........................................................... Dec. 14–Feb. 9 ............................................................ Nov. 2–Dec. 1 & ........................................................... Dec. 14–Feb. 16 .......................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 8 8 1 1 50 50 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 24 24 3 3 ........................ ........................ ....................................................................................... Oct. 12–Dec. 24 & ....................................................... Dec. 25–Jan. 16 ........................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ 18 ........................ ........................ Sept. 28–Dec. 10 ......................................................... Same as for North Zone .............................................. Oct. 12–Dec. 24 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Oct. 1–Dec. 16 ............................................................. Nov. 2–Feb. 14 ............................................................ Oct. 19–Dec. 22 & ....................................................... Jan. 11–Jan. 19 ........................................................... Sept. 28–Dec. 8 ........................................................... Sept. 28–Dec. 22 ......................................................... 8 4 4 4 2 20 24 12 12 12 6 ........................ ....................................................................................... Oct. 26–Oct. 27 & ........................................................ Nov. 1–Jan. 26 ............................................................. 6 ........................ ........................ 18 ........................ ........................ Nov. 2–Dec. 8 & ........................................................... Dec. 21–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Nov. 2–Dec. 1 & ........................................................... Dec. 14–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Nov. 2–Jan. 26 ............................................................. Same as South Zone ................................................... Nov. 2–Feb. 2 .............................................................. 3 3 5 9 9 15 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Frm 00069 21–Dec. 21–Dec. 21–Dec. 21–Dec. Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 58222 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag South Zone .............................................. North Zone ............................................... West Tier (6) ................................................... Light Geese: East Tier: South Zone .............................................. North Zone ............................................... West Tier ........................................................ Wyoming: Ducks (7): ............................................................... Zone C1 .......................................................... Zone C2 .......................................................... Zone C3 .......................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ...................................................................... Dark Geese Zone G1A (8) .................................................. Zone G1 .......................................................... Zone G2 .......................................................... Zone G3 .......................................................... Light Geese ............................................................ Possession Nov. 2–Jan. 12 ............................................................. Same as South Zone ................................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... 2 2 1 6 6 3 Nov. 2–Jan. 26 ............................................................. Same as South Zone ................................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... 20 20 20 ........................ ........................ ........................ ....................................................................................... Oct. 5–Oct. 22 & .......................................................... Nov. 2–Jan. 19 ............................................................. Sept. 21–Dec. 1 & ........................................................ Dec. 14–Jan. 7 ............................................................. Same as Zone C2 ........................................................ Same as for Ducks ...................................................... Same as for Ducks ...................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Oct. 5–Oct. 22 & .......................................................... Nov. 22–Feb. 16 .......................................................... Oct. 5–Oct. 22 & .......................................................... Nov. 2–Dec. 1 & ........................................................... Dec. 7–Feb. 1 .............................................................. Sept. 21–Dec. 1 & ........................................................ Dec. 14–Jan. 15 ........................................................... Same as Zone G2 ........................................................ Oct. 5–Dec. 30 & ......................................................... Jan. 30–Feb. 16 ........................................................... 2 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 10 10 6 12 15 15 15 15 15 15 30 30 (1) In Nebraska, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2. (2) In New Mexico, Mexican-like ducks are included in the aggregate with mallards. (3) In New Mexico, the season for dark geese is closed in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Sierra, and Valencia Counties. In the Middle Rio Grande Valley Unit, a limited season is established. See State regulations for additional information. (4) In North Dakota, see State regulations for additional shooting hour restrictions. (5) In Texas, the daily bag limit is 6 ducks, which may include no more than 5 mallards (only 2 of which may be hens), 2 redheads, 3 wood ducks, 3 scaup, 2 canvasbacks, 2 pintails, and 1 dusky duck (mottled duck, Mexican-like duck, black duck and their hybrids). The season for dusky ducks is closed the first 5 days of the season in all zones. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. (6) In Texas, in the West Tier the daily bag limit for dark geese is 5 in the aggregate and may include no more than 1 white-fronted goose. (7) In Wyoming, the daily bag limit may include no more than 1 hen mallard. (8) See State regulations for additional restrictions. Pacific Flyway Flyway-Wide Restrictions Duck and Merganser Limits: The daily bag limit of 7 ducks (including mergansers) may include no more than 2 female mallards, 2 pintails, 2 redheads, 3 scaup, and 2 canvasbacks. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Coot and Common Moorhen Limits: Daily bag and possession limits are in the aggregate for the two species. Limits Season dates mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Bag Arizona Ducks (1) ................................................................ North Zone: Scaup ....................................................... Other Ducks ............................................. South Zone: Scaup ....................................................... Other Ducks ............................................. Coots and moorhens ............................................. Canada Geese and Brant: North Zone ...................................................... South Zone ..................................................... White-fronted Geese .............................................. Light Geese ............................................................ California Ducks: .................................................................... Northeastern Zone: Scaup ....................................................... Other Ducks ............................................. Colorado River Zone: Scaup ....................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Possession ....................................................................................... 7 21 Oct. 19–Jan. 12 ............................................................ Oct. 4–Jan. 12 .............................................................. 3 7 9 21 Nov. 2–Jan. 26 ............................................................. Oct. 18–Jan. 26 ............................................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ 3 7 25 9 21 75 Oct. 4–Jan. 12 .............................................................. Oct. 18–Jan. 26 ............................................................ Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... 3 3 3 10 9 9 9 30 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Oct. 5–Dec. 29 ............................................................. Oct. 5–Jan. 17 .............................................................. 3 7 9 21 Nov. 2–Jan. 26 ............................................................. 3 9 Frm 00070 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations 58223 Limits Season dates Bag Other Ducks ............................................. Southern Zone: Scaup ....................................................... Other Ducks ............................................. Southern San Joaquin Valley Zone Scaup ....................................................... Other Ducks ............................................. Possession Oct. 18–Jan. 26 ............................................................ 7 21 Nov. 2–Jan. 26 ............................................................. Oct. 19–Jan. 26 ............................................................ 3 7 9 21 Nov. 2–Jan. 26 ............................................................. Oct. 5–Oct. 20 & .......................................................... Nov. 2–Jan. 26 ............................................................. 3 7 ........................ 9 21 ........................ Nov. 2–Jan. 26 ............................................................. Oct. 19–Jan. 26 ............................................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ 3 7 25 9 21 25 Oct. 5–Jan. 12 .............................................................. Oct. 18–Jan. 26 ............................................................ Oct. 19–Jan. 26 ............................................................ Sept. 28–Oct. 2 & ........................................................ Oct. 19–Jan. 26 ............................................................ Oct. 31–Jan. 26 ............................................................ Feb. 22–Mar. 10 ........................................................... 6 4 3 6 6 6 6 18 12 9 18 18 18 18 Oct. 5–Jan. 12 & .......................................................... Mar. 6–Mar. 10 ............................................................. Oct. 18–Jan. 26 ............................................................ Oct. 19–Jan. 26 ............................................................ 6 6 6 3 18 18 18 9 Oct. 19–Dec. 21 ........................................................... Oct. 19–Jan. 26 ............................................................ Feb. 15–Feb. 19 ........................................................... Oct. 19–Jan. 26 ............................................................ 3 6 6 6 9 18 18 18 Nov. 1–Jan. 12 & ......................................................... Feb. 7–Mar.10 .............................................................. Oct. 18–Jan. 26 ............................................................ 10 10 10 30 30 30 Rest of Zone ............................................ Balance-of-State Zone .................................... Del Norte & Humboldt Counties ..................... Brant: North Zone ...................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Colorado Ducks ..................................................................... Scaup .............................................................. Nov. 2–Jan. 26 & ......................................................... Feb. 8–Feb. 23 ............................................................. Oct. 19–Jan. 26 ............................................................ Oct. 19–Jan. 26 & ........................................................ Feb. 15–Feb. 19 ........................................................... Oct. 19–Jan. 26 ............................................................ 10 10 10 10 10 10 30 30 30 30 30 30 Nov. 7–Dec. 6 .............................................................. Nov. 9–Dec. 8 .............................................................. 2 2 6 6 ....................................................................................... Sept. 21–Oct. 9 & ........................................................ Nov. 2–Jan. 5 ............................................................... Sept. 21–Oct. 9 & ........................................................ Nov. 2–Jan. 26 ............................................................. Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ Sept. 21–Oct. 9 & ........................................................ Nov. 2–Jan. 26 ............................................................. Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ 7 3 3 7 7 25 4 4 4 10 21 9 9 21 21 75 12 12 12 30 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Oct. 26–Jan. 17 ............................................................ Oct. 5–Jan. 17 .............................................................. 3 7 9 21 Nov. 2–Jan. 24 ............................................................. Oct. 12–Jan. 24 ............................................................ 3 7 9 21 Nov. 2–Jan. 24 ............................................................. Oct. 12–Jan. 24 ............................................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ 3 7 25 9 21 75 Oct. 5–Jan. 17 .............................................................. Oct. 12–Jan. 24 ............................................................ Same as Zone 2 .......................................................... 4 4 4 12 12 12 Balance-of-State Zone: Scaup ....................................................... Other Ducks ............................................. Coots and moorhens ............................................. Canada Geese (2)(3): Northeastern Zone (4) .................................... Colorado River Zone ...................................... Southern Zone (5) .......................................... Balance-of-State Zone .................................... Del Norte & Humboldt Counties ..................... White-fronted Geese: Northeastern Zone .......................................... Colorado River Zone ...................................... Southern Zone (5) .......................................... Balance-of-State Zone: Sacramento Valley .................................. Rest of Zone ............................................ Del Norte & Humboldt Counties ..................... Light Geese: Northeastern Zone .......................................... Colorado River Zone ...................................... Southern Zone: Imperial Valley ......................................... Other Ducks .................................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Coots and moorhens ............................................. Canada Geese and Brant ...................................... White-fronted Geese .............................................. Light Geese ............................................................ Idaho Ducks ..................................................................... Zone 1: Scaup ....................................................... Other Ducks ............................................. Zone 2: Scaup ....................................................... Other Ducks ............................................. Zone 3: Scaup ....................................................... Other Ducks ............................................. Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese and Brant: Zone 1 ............................................................. Zone 2 ............................................................. Zone 3 ............................................................. White-fronted Geese: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 58224 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Zone 1 ............................................................. Zone 2 ............................................................. Zone 3 ............................................................. Light Geese: Zone 1 (6) ....................................................... Zone 2 ............................................................. Possession Oct. 5–Jan. 17 .............................................................. Oct. 12–Jan. 24 ............................................................ Nov. 11–Feb. 23 .......................................................... 6 6 6 18 18 18 Oct. 5–Jan. 17 .............................................................. Oct. 29–Jan. 17 & ........................................................ Feb. 15–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Nov. 26–Mar. 10 .......................................................... Oct. 12–Jan. 24 ............................................................ 20 20 20 20 20 60 60 60 60 60 ....................................................................................... Sept. 28–Dec. 22 ......................................................... Sept. 28–Jan. 5 & ........................................................ Jan. 10–Jan. 14 ........................................................... Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ Sept. 28–Jan. 5 & ........................................................ Jan. 10–Jan. 14 ........................................................... Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. 7 3 7 7 25 4 4 20 21 9 21 21 25 12 12 60 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Sept. 21–Oct. 30 & ...................................................... Nov. 2–Dec. 17 ............................................................ Sept. 21–Oct. 30 & ...................................................... Nov. 2–Jan. 5 ............................................................... Oct. 13–Oct. 31 & ........................................................ Nov. 2–Jan. 26 ............................................................. Oct. 12–Oct. 30 & ........................................................ Nov. 2–Jan. 26 ............................................................. Same as Northwest Zone ............................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ 3 3 7 7 ........................ 3 7 7 ........................ 25 9 9 21 21 ........................ 9 21 21 ........................ 75 Other Ducks ............................................ Other Ducks ............................................ Other Ducks ............................................ Canada Geese ........................................ 3 3 3 6 9 9 9 18 Northwest Zone .............................................. South Zone (8) ................................................ New Mexico Ducks ..................................................................... Scaup .............................................................. Other Ducks .................................................... Coots, Moorhens and Gallinules ........................... Canada Geese and Brant: North Zone ...................................................... Nov. 2–Jan. 5 & ........................................................... Feb. 22–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Nov. 2–Jan. 26 & ......................................................... Feb. 22–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Nov. 2–Jan. 26 ............................................................. 20 20 20 20 20 60 60 60 60 60 ....................................................................................... Oct. 12–Jan. 5 .............................................................. Oct. 12–Jan. 24 ............................................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ 7 3 7 25 21 9 21 75 Sept. 21–Oct. 6 & ........................................................ Oct. 26–Jan. 24 ............................................................ Oct. 12–Jan. 26 ............................................................ 3 3 3 9 9 9 Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ 6 6 18 18 Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ 20 20 60 60 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Nov. 2–Jan. 26 ............................................................. Oct. 12–Oct. 20 & ........................................................ Oct. 23–Jan. 26 ............................................................ Same as Columbia Basin Unit ..................................... 3 7 7 ........................ 9 21 21 ........................ Oct. 5–Dec. 1 & ........................................................... Dec. 4–Dec. 31 ............................................................ Oct. 5–Dec. 1 & ........................................................... Dec. 4–Jan. 19 ............................................................. Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ 3 3 7 7 25 9 9 21 21 75 Zone 3 ............................................................. Zone 4 ............................................................. Montana Ducks ..................................................................... Scaup .............................................................. Other Ducks .................................................... Coots ...................................................................... Dark Geese (7) ...................................................... Light Geese ............................................................ Nevada Ducks ..................................................................... Northeast Zone: Scaup ....................................................... Other Ducks ............................................. Northwest Zone: ............................................. Scaup ....................................................... Other Ducks ............................................. South Zone (8): ............................................... Coots and moorhens ............................................. Canada Geese and Brant: Northeast Zone ............................................... Northwest Zone .............................................. South Zone (8) ................................................ Whitre-fronted Geese ............................................. Light Geese (9): Northeast Zone ............................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES South Zone ..................................................... White-fronted Geese: North Zone ...................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Light Geese: North Zone ...................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Oregon Ducks: .................................................................... Zone 1: Columbia Basin Unit: Scaup ............................................... Other Ducks ..................................... Rest of Zone 1 ......................................... Zone 2: Scaup ....................................................... Other Ducks ............................................. Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese (3): VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Same Same Same Same Frm 00072 as as as as for for for for Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations 58225 Limits Season dates Bag Northwest General Goose Zone (10) ............. Northwest Special Permit Zone (10) (11)(12) Southwest General Zone ................................ South Coast Zone ........................................... Harney and Lake County Zone ...................... Malheur County Zone ..................................... Klamath County Zone ..................................... Eastern Zone .................................................. Tillamook County (10)(11)(12) ........................ White-fronted Geese: Northwest General Goose Zone ..................... Northwest Special Permit Zone (9) ................ Southwest General Zone ................................ South Coast Zone Harney and Lake County Zone: Lake County ............................................ Rest of Zone ............................................ Malheur County Zone ..................................... Klamath County Zone ..................................... Eastern Zone .................................................. Tillamook County (9) ...................................... Light Geese: Northwest General Goose Zone ..................... Northwest Special Permit Zone (9) ................ Southwest General Zone ................................ South Coast Zone ........................................... Harney and Lake County Zone ...................... Malheur County Zone ..................................... Klamath County Zone ..................................... Eastern Zone .................................................. Tillamook County (9) ...................................... Brant ....................................................................... Utah (13) Ducks ..................................................................... Zone 1: Scaup ....................................................... Other Ducks ............................................. Zone 2: Scaup ....................................................... Other Ducks ............................................. Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese and Brant: North Zone ...................................................... Wasatch Front Zone ....................................... Washington County Zone ............................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Rest of State Zone ......................................... White-fronted Geese: North Zone ...................................................... Wasatch Front Zone ....................................... Washington County Zone ............................... Rest of State Zone ......................................... Light Geese: North Zone ...................................................... Wasatch Front Zone ....................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Possession Nov. 2–Nov. 10 & ......................................................... Nov. 23–Jan. 12 & ....................................................... Feb. 1–Mar. 10 ............................................................. Nov. 2–Nov. 10 & ......................................................... Nov. 23–Jan. 12 & ....................................................... Feb. 1–Mar. 10 ............................................................. Oct. 12–Dec. 1 & ......................................................... Dec. 9–Jan. 26 ............................................................. Sept. 28–Dec. 1 & ........................................................ Dec. 21–Jan. 12 & ....................................................... Feb. 22–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Oct. 5–Dec. 1 & ........................................................... Dec. 16–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Oct. 5–Dec. 1 & ........................................................... Dec. 16–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Oct. 5–Dec. 1 & ........................................................... Dec. 16–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Oct. 12–Oct. 20 & ........................................................ Oct. 28–Jan. 26 ............................................................ Nov. 2–Nov. 10 & ......................................................... Nov. 23–Jan. 12 & ....................................................... Feb. 1–Mar. 10 ............................................................. 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 18 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 Same Same Same Same ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ 6 6 6 6 18 18 18 18 Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Oct. 5–Dec. 1 & ........................................................... Jan. 23–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ 1 6 6 6 6 6 6 3 18 18 18 18 18 18 Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for White-fronted Geese ............................... Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Nov. 16–Dec. 1 ............................................................ 6 4 6 6 6 20 6 6 6 2 18 12 18 18 18 60 18 18 18 6 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Oct. 5–Dec. 29 ............................................................. Oct. 5–Jan. 18 .............................................................. 3 7 9 21 Same as Zone 1 .......................................................... Same as Zone 1 .......................................................... Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ 3 7 25 9 21 75 Oct. 5–Jan. 18 .............................................................. Oct. 5–Oct. 17 & .......................................................... Nov. 2–Feb. 2 .............................................................. Oct. 5–Oct. 17 & .......................................................... Nov. 2–Feb. 2 .............................................................. Oct. 5–Oct. 17 & .......................................................... Oct. 26–Jan. 26 ............................................................ 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 Same Same Same Same ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ 6 6 6 6 18 18 18 18 Oct. 25–Jan. 18 & ........................................................ Feb. 18–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Same as for North Zone .............................................. 20 20 20 60 60 60 Frm 00073 as as as as as as as as for for for for for for for for Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Fmt 4700 Geese Geese Geese Geese Geese Geese Geese Geese Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 58226 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Washington County Zone ............................... Rest of State Zone ......................................... Washington Ducks: .................................................................... East Zone: Scaup ....................................................... Other Ducks ............................................. West Zone (14) ............................................... Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese: Management Area 1 (15): .............................. Management Area 2A (16) (17) (18): ............. Management Area 2B (16) (17) (18): ............. Management Areas 3 (15) .............................. Management Area 4 (15) ............................... Management Area 5 (15) ............................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES White-fronted Geese: Management Area 1 (15) ............................... Management Area 2A (16) ............................. Management Area 2B (16) ............................. Management Areas 3 (15) .............................. Management Area 4 (15) ............................... Management Area 5 (15) ............................... Light Geese: Management Area 1 (15) ............................... Management Area 2A (16) ............................. Management Area 2B (16) ............................. Management Areas 3 (15) .............................. Management Area 4 (15) ............................... Management Area 5 (15) ............................... Brant (19): Skagit County ................................................. Pacific County ................................................. Wyoming Ducks ..................................................................... Snake River Zone: Scaup ....................................................... Other Ducks ............................................. Balance of State Zone: Scaup ....................................................... Other Ducks ............................................. Coots ...................................................................... Canada Geese and Brant ...................................... White-fronted Geese .............................................. Light Geese ............................................................ Possession Same as for North Zone .............................................. Oct. 22–Jan. 26 & ........................................................ Mar. 1–Mar. 10 ............................................................. 20 20 20 60 60 60 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Nov. 2–Jan. 26 ............................................................. Oct. 12–Oct 16 & ......................................................... Oct. 19–Jan. 26 ............................................................ Same as East Zone ..................................................... Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ 3 7 7 ........................ 25 9 21 21 ........................ 75 Oct 12–Oct. 24 & ......................................................... Nov. 2–Jan. 26 ............................................................. Nov. 9–Nov. 27 & ......................................................... Nov. 30–Dec. 1 & ......................................................... Dec. 11–Jan. 26 & ....................................................... Feb. 2–Mar. 6 ............................................................... Oct. 12–Oct. 23 & ........................................................ Nov. 2–Jan. 18 ............................................................. Oct. 12–Oct. 24 & ........................................................ Nov. 2–Jan. 18 ............................................................. Oct. 12–Oct. 13 & ........................................................ Oct. 16 & ...................................................................... Oct. 19–Jan. 26 ............................................................ Oct. 12–Oct. 14 & ........................................................ Oct. 19–Jan. 26 ............................................................ 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 Same Same Same Same Same Same as as as as as as for for for for for for Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Geese Geese Geese Geese Geese Geese ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ 4 4 4 4 4 4 12 12 12 12 12 12 Same Same Same Same Same Same as as as as as as for for for for for for Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Geese Geese Geese Geese Geese Geese ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ 4 4 4 4 4 4 12 12 12 12 12 12 Jan. 11–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Jan. 4–Jan. 19 ............................................................. 2 2 6 6 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Sept. 21–Dec. 15 ......................................................... Sept. 21–Jan. 3 ............................................................ ....................................................................................... Sept. 21–Dec. 15 ......................................................... Sept. 21–Jan. 3 ............................................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ Sept. 21–Dec. 26 ......................................................... Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Closed .......................................................................... 3 7 ........................ 3 7 15 3 3 ........................ 9 21 9 21 45 9 9 ........................ (1) In Arizona, the daily limit may include no more than either 2 hen mallards or 2 Mexican-like ducks, or 1 of each; and not more than 4 hen mallards and Mexican-like ducks, in the aggregate, may be in possession. (2) In California and Oregon, small Canada geese are Cackling and Aleutian Canada geese. (3) In California, large Canada geese are Western and Lesser Canada geese. (4) In California, in the Northeastern Zone, the daily bag limit may include no more than 2 large Canada geese. (5) In California, in the Southern Zone, the daily bag limit for Canada geese and white-fronted geese is an aggregate bag limit. (6) In Idaho, the season on light geese is closed in Fremont and Teton Counties. (7) In Montana, check State regulations for special seasons/exceptions in Freezeout Lake WMA; Canyon Ferry; Flathead; Deer Lodge County; and Missoula County. (8) In Nevada, in the South Zone, the open season for all ducks, coots, moorhens, brant, and geese in the Clarke County portion of the South Zone is only November 2 to January 26. (9) In Nevada, there is no open season on light geese in Ruby Valley within Elko and White Pine Counties. In addition, the season is closed in Kirch WMA, Mason Valley WMA, and Scripps WMA/Washoe State Park from February 10 to February 28. (10) In Oregon, in the Northwest General Zone Zone, the Northwest Special Permit Zone, and the Tillamook County Zone, the daily bag limit for Canada geese may not include more than 3 Cackling or Aleutian Canada geese. (11) In Oregon, the Northwest Special Permit Zone is closed to all goose hunting, except for designated areas. See State regulations for specific boundary descriptions, times, days, and other conditions of the special permit season. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 58227 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations (12) In Oregon, in the Northwest Special Permit Zone and the Tillamook County Zone, the bag limit for Dusky Canada geese is 1 per season. (13) In Utah, the shooting hours are 7:30 a.m. to sunset on October 6 in Cache, Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, and Box Elder Counties. (14) In Washington, the daily bag limit in the West Zone may include no more than 2 scoters, 2 long-tailed ducks, and 2 goldeneyes, with the possession limit three times the daily bag limit. The daily bag and possession limit, and the season limit, for harlequins is 1. (15) In Washington, in State Goose Area 4, hunting is allowed only on Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays, and certain holidays. In State Goose Areas 1, 3, and 5, hunting is allowed everyday. See State regulations for details, including shooting hours. (16) In Washington, see State regulations for specific dates and conditions of permit hunts and closures for Canada geese. (17) In Washington, in Management Area 2A, the daily bag limit for Canada geese may not include more than 3 Cackling Canada geese. In Management Area 2B, the daily bag limit for Canada geese may not include more than 3 Cackling and 1 Aleutian Canada geese. (18) In Washington, in Management Area 2A and 2B, the bag limit for Dusky Canada geese is 1 per season. (19) In Washington, brant may be hunted in Skagit and Pacific Counties only; see State regulations for specific dates. (f) Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days. The following seasons are open only to youth hunters. Youth hunters must be accompanied into the field by an adult at least 18 years of age. This adult cannot duck hunt but may participate in other open seasons. Definition Youth Hunters: Includes youths 15 years of age or younger. Note: The following seasons are in addition to the seasons published previously in the August 28, 2013, Federal Register (78 FR 53200). Bag and possession limits will conform to those set for the regular season. Season Dates ATLANTIC FLYWAY Connecticut ................................................. Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots .......................................................... Oct. 5 & Nov. 2. Florida * * * * Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and geese ........................................ Feb. 1 & 2. * * Maryland (1)(8) ........................................... Massachusetts ............................................ New Jersey ................................................. North Zone ........................................... South Zone .......................................... Coastal Zone ....................................... * * * * Ducks, coots, snow geese, Canada geese, sea ducks, and brant ............... Ducks, mergansers, coots, and geese .......................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules. ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Oct. 5 & Nov. 2. Oct. 12 & Nov. 9. Oct. 26 & Nov. 16. * * North Carolina ............................................. * * * * Ducks, mergansers, Canada geese (9), tundra swans (10), and coots ........ Feb. 1 & 8. * * South Carolina ............................................ * * * * Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots .......................................................... * Nov. 16 & Feb. 1. * * Virginia ........................................................ * * * * Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, tundra swans (10), and Canada geese (11). * Oct. 26 & Feb. 1. * MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY . mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES * * * * * * * * * * Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules ....................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots. ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, gallinules, and geese: ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... 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Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, gallinules, and geese: ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... * * Mississippi ................................................... Missouri ....................................................... North Zone ........................................... Middle Zone ......................................... South Zone .......................................... Ohio ............................................................ * * * * Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, gallinules, and geese ....................... Ducks, coots, mergansers, moorhens, gallinules, and geese: ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, gallinules, and geese: 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM * Nov. 2 & Feb. 8. Oct. 5 & Oct. 12. * * * * Arkansas ..................................................... Illinois .......................................................... North Zone ........................................... Central Zone ........................................ South Central Zone ............................. South Zone .......................................... Indiana ........................................................ North Zone ........................................... Central Zone ........................................ South Zone .......................................... Iowa ............................................................ North Zone ........................................... Missouri River Zone ............................. South Zone .......................................... Kentucky ..................................................... West Zone ........................................... East Zone ............................................ Louisiana ..................................................... West Zone ........................................... East Zone ............................................ Coastal Zone ....................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 * 23SER1 * * Feb. 1 & 2. Oct. 12 & 13. Oct. 19 & 20. Nov. 2 & 3. Nov. 16 & 17 Oct. 12 & 13. Oct. 19 & 20. Oct. 26 & 27. Oct. 5 & 6. Oct. 19 & 20. Oct. 12 & 13. Feb. 1 & 2. Nov. 2 & 3. Nov. 9 & Jan. 25. Nov. 16 & Feb. 1. Nov. 2 & 3. * Nov. 16 & Feb. 1. Oct. 19 & 20. Oct. 26 & 27. Nov. 23 & 24. 58228 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Season Dates Lake Erie Marsh .................................. North Zone ........................................... South Zone .......................................... Tennessee .................................................. Reelfoot Zone ...................................... Remainder of State ............................. * CENTRAL FLYWAY ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, gallinules, and geese: ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... * * * * Oct. 5 & 6. Oct. 5 & 6. Oct. 5 & 6. Feb. 1 & 8. Feb. 1 & 8. * * * * Kansas (4) .................................................. High Plains .......................................... Low Plains: Early Zone .................................... Late Zone ..................................... Southeast Zone ............................ * * * * Ducks, dark geese, mergansers, and coots: ......................................................................................................................... Sept. 28 & 29. ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Sept. 28 & 29. Oct. 19 & 20. Oct. 26 & 27. * * Nebraska ..................................................... Zone 1 ................................................. Zone 2 ................................................. Zone 3 ................................................. Zone 4 ................................................. Oklahoma .................................................... High Plains .......................................... Low Plains: Zone 1 .......................................... Zone 2 .......................................... * * * * Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots. ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, and geese: ......................................................................................................................... Oct. 5 & 6. ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Oct. 12 & 13. Oct. 19 & 20. * * Texas .......................................................... High Plains .......................................... Low Plains: North Zone .................................... South Zone ................................... * * * * Ducks, geese, mergansers, moorhens, gallinules, and coots: ......................................................................................................................... * Oct. 19 & 20. ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Oct. 26 & 27. Oct. 26 & 27. * * Nevada ........................................................ Northeast Zone .................................... Northwest Zone ................................... * * * * Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules. ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Sept. 14 & 15. Sept. 28 & Feb. 8. * * South Zone .......................................... * * * * ......................................................................................................................... Feb. 8 & 9. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES * * Oct. 5 & 6. Sept. 28 & 29. Oct. 19 & 20. Sept. 28 & 29. Ducks, geese, brant, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules. ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Ducks, geese, brant, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules. ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... * * * * * PACIFIC FLYWAY Arizona ........................................................ North Zone ........................................... South Zone .......................................... California ..................................................... Northeastern Zone ............................... Colorado River Zone ........................... Southern Zone ..................................... Southern San Joaquin Valley .............. Balance-of-State Zone ......................... * * * * * * * * Sept. 28 & 29. Feb. 1 & 2. Sept. 21 & 22. Feb. 1 & 2. Feb. 1 & 2. Feb. 1 & 2. Feb. 1 & 2. * * * (1) In Maryland, youth hunter(s) must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old and who possesses a current Maryland hunting license or is exempt from the hunting license requirement. The adult accompanying the youth hunter(s) may not possess a hunting weapon and may not participate in other seasons that are open on the youth days. * * * * * * * (4) In Kansas, the adult accompanying the youth must possess any licenses and/or stamps required by law for that individual to hunt waterfowl. * * * * * * * (8) In Maryland, the bag limit for Canada geese is 2 in the AP Zone and 5 in the RP Zone. (9) In North Carolina, the daily bag limit in the Northeast Hunt Zone may not include dark geese except by permit. (10) In North Carolina and Virginia, the daily bag limit may not include tundra swans except by permit. (11) In Virginia, the daily bag limit for Canada geese is 2. ■ 4. Section 20.106 is amended by: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 a. Revising the introductory paragraphs; ■ PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 b. Adding entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the table; ■ E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 58229 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations c. Revising footnote (1) following the table; and ■ d. Adding footnotes (6) and (7) following the table. The revisions and additions read as follows: ■ § 20.106 Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for sandhill cranes. Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits on the species designated in this section are as follows: Shooting and hawking hours are onehalf hour before sunrise until sunset, except as otherwise restricted by State regulations. Area descriptions were published in the August 23, 2013, Federal Register (78 FR 52658). Federally authorized, State-issued permits are issued to individuals, and only the individual whose name and address appears on the permit at the time of issuance is authorized to take sandhill cranes at the level allowed by the permit, in accordance with provisions of both Federal and State regulations governing the hunting season. The permit must be carried by the permittee when exercising its provisions and must be presented to any law enforcement officer upon request. The permit is not transferable or assignable to another individual, and may not be sold, bartered, traded, or otherwise provided to another person. If the permit is altered or defaced in any way, the permit becomes invalid. CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND DELINEATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY ON FEDERAL AND STATE PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS AND FEDERAL INDIAN RESERVATIONS. Note: The following seasons are in addition to the seasons published previously in the August 28, 2013, Federal Register (78 FR 53200). Limits Season dates Bag MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Kentucky (1)(6) ...................................................... Tennessee (7) ........................................................ * CENTRAL FLYWAY * * * * * * Oklahoma (1) ......................................................... * * * Texas (1): Zone A ............................................................ Zone B ............................................................ Zone C ............................................................ * Dec. 14–Jan. 12 ........................................................... Nov. 28–Jan. 1 ............................................................. * 2 3 * * * * Oct. 19–Jan. 19 ............................................................ * * 3 * * 2 3 * * * Nov. 2–Feb. 2 .............................................................. Nov. 22–Feb. 2 ............................................................ Dec. 21–Jan. 26 ........................................................... * Possession 9 * 3 3 2 * * 9 9 6 * (1) Each person participating in the regular sandhill crane seasons must have a valid sandhill crane hunting permit and/or a State-issued Harvest Information Survey Program (HIP) certification for game bird hunting in their possession while hunting. * * * * * * (6) In Kentucky, the season limit is 2 cranes. If the harvest objective of 400 cranes is obtained before the season ending date, the season will close. (7) In Tennessee, the shooting hours are from sunrise to 3 p.m. 5. Section 20.107 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 20.107 Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for swans. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits on the species designated in this section are as follows: Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset, except as otherwise restricted by State regulations. Hunting is by State permit only. Federally authorized, State-issued permits are issued to individuals, and only the individual whose name and address appears on the permit at the time of issuance is authorized to take swans at the level allowed by the permit, in accordance with provisions of both Federal and State regulations governing the hunting season. The permit must be carried by the permittee when exercising its provisions and must be presented to any law enforcement officer upon request. The permit is not transferable or assignable to another individual, and may not be sold, bartered, traded, or otherwise provided to another person. If the permit is altered or defaced in any way, the permit becomes invalid. CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND DELINEATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY ON FEDERAL AND STATE PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS AND FEDERAL INDIAN RESERVATIONS. Note: Successful permittees must immediately validate their harvest by that method required in State regulations. Season dates ATLANTIC FLYWAY North Carolina ....................................................... Virginia .................................................................. CENTRAL FLYWAY (1) Montana ................................................................ North Dakota ......................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Limits Nov. 9–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Dec. 2–Jan 31 ............................................................. 1 tundra swan per season. 1 tundra swan per season. Sept. 28–Jan. 2 ........................................................... Sept. 28–Dec. 29 ........................................................ 1 tundra swan per season. 1 tundra swan per season. Frm 00077 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 58230 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Season dates South Dakota ........................................................ PACIFIC FLYWAY (1)(2) Montana (3) .......................................................... Nevada (4)(5) ........................................................ Utah (5)(6) ............................................................ Limits Sept. 28–Dec. 22 ........................................................ 1 tundra swan per permit. Oct. 12–Dec. 1 ............................................................ Oct. 12–Jan. 5 ............................................................. Oct. 5–Dec. 8 .............................................................. 1 swan per season. 2 swans per season. 1 swan per season. (1) See State regulations for description of area open to swan hunting. (2) Any species of swan may be taken. (3) In Montana, all harvested swans must be reported by way of a bill measurement card within 3 days of harvest. (4) All harvested swans and tags must be checked or registered within 5 days of harvest. (5) Harvests of trumpeter swans are limited to 5 in Nevada and 10 in Utah. When it has been determined that the quota of trumpeter swans allotted to Nevada and Utah will have been filled, the season for taking of any swan species in the respective State will be closed by either the Director upon giving public notice through local information media at least 48 hours in advance of the time and date of closing, or by the State through State regulations with such notice and time (not less than 48 hours) as they deem necessary. (6) In Utah, all harvested swans and tags must be checked or registered within 3 days of harvest. 6. Section 20.109 is amended by: a. Revising the introductory paragraphs; ■ b. Adding entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the table; and ■ c. Adding footnotes (4), (5), (6), and (7) following the table. The revisions and additions read as follows: ■ ■ § 20.109 Extended seasons, limits, and hours for taking migratory game birds by falconry. Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as follows: Hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset except as otherwise restricted by State regulations. Area descriptions were published in the August 22, 2013 (78 FR 52338) and August 23, 2013 (78 FR 52658) Federal Registers. CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND DELINEATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY ON FEDERAL AND STATE PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS AND FEDERAL INDIAN RESERVATIONS. Limits: The daily bag limit may include no more than 3 migratory game birds, singly or in the aggregate. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. These limits apply to falconry during both regular hunting seasons and extended falconry seasons—unless further restricted by State regulations. The falconry bag and possession limits are not in addition to regular season limits. Unless otherwise specified, extended falconry for ducks does not include sea ducks within the special sea duck areas. Although many States permit falconry during the gun seasons, only extended falconry seasons are shown below. Please consult State regulations for details. Note: The following seasons are in addition to the seasons published previously in the August 28, 2013, Federal Register (78 FR 53200). Extended falconry dates ATLANTIC FLYWAY Delaware * * Jan. 27–Mar. 1. Nov. 25–Dec. 21 & Jan. 27–Mar. 1. * * * * * Ducks, mergansers, light geese, and coots .............................................................................. Georgia Ducks, moorhens, gallinules, and sea ducks ............................................................................ Maine Ducks, mergansers, and coots (4): North Zone .......................................................................................................................... South & Coastal Zones ...................................................................................................... Maryland mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES * * * * * Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................................................................. Brant ........................................................................................................................................... Florida * * Oct. 30–Nov. 12 & Feb. 3–Feb. 28. * * * * * Ducks ......................................................................................................................................... Brant ........................................................................................................................................... Light Geese ................................................................................................................................ Massachusetts Ducks, mergansers, sea ducks, and coots ............................................................................... New Hampshire Ducks, mergansers, and coots: Northern Zone ..................................................................................................................... Inland Zone ......................................................................................................................... Coastal Zone ...................................................................................................................... New Jersey Woodcock: North Zone .......................................................................................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Dec. 2–Dec. 6 & Jan. 27–Jan. 29. Dec. 12–Feb. 1. Jan. 8–Feb. 28. * Jan. 31–Mar. 10. Jan. 26–Mar. 10. Feb. 16–Mar. 10. * Oct. 5 & Feb. 1–Feb. 5. Dec. 1–Jan. 14. Nov. 4–Nov. 18 & Dec. 16–Jan. 14. Jan. 25–Mar. 10. Oct. 1–Oct. 18 & Nov. 25–Jan. 15. E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 58231 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Extended falconry dates South Zone ......................................................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, and brant: North Zone .......................................................................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................................................................... Coastal Zone ...................................................................................................................... New York Ducks, mergansers and coots: Long Island Zone ................................................................................................................ Northeastern Zone .............................................................................................................. Southeastern Zone ............................................................................................................. Western Zone ..................................................................................................................... Oct. 1–Nov. 8 & Dec. 2–Dec. 18 & Jan. 2–Jan. 15. Jan. 16–Mar. 8. Jan. 17–Mar. 10. Jan. 27–Mar. 10. Nov. 1–Nov. 27 & Jan. 27–Feb. 13. Oct. 1–Oct. 4 & Oct. 14–Oct. 25 & Dec. 16–Jan. 13. Oct. 1–Oct. 11 & Oct. 21–Nov. 16 & Jan. 7–Jan. 13. Oct. 1–Oct. 25 & Dec. 9–Dec. 27 & Jan. 13. North Carolina * * * * * Ducks, mergansers and coots ................................................................................................... Pennsylvania * * * * * Ducks, mergansers, and coots: North Zone .......................................................................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................................................................... Northwest Zone .................................................................................................................. Lake Erie Zone ................................................................................................................... Canada Geese: SJBP Zone .......................................................................................................................... AP Zone .............................................................................................................................. RP Zone .............................................................................................................................. South Carolina Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................................................................. * * Oct. 21–Nov. 2 & Jan. 27–Feb. 15. * * Dec. 2–Dec. 23 & Feb. 8–Mar. 10. Oct. 28–Nov. 14 & Feb. 5–Mar. 10. Dec. 16–Dec. 26 & Jan. 29–Mar. 10. Jan. 17–Mar. 10. Mar. 1–Mar. 10. Jan. 28–Mar. 10. Mar. 4–Mar. 10. Nov. 1–Nov. 22 & Dec. 2–Dec. 6 & Jan. 27–Jan. 29. Virginia * * * * * Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................................................................. Canada Geese: Eastern (AP) Zone .............................................................................................................. Western (SJBP) Zone ......................................................................................................... Brant ........................................................................................................................................... MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Arkansas Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................................................................. Illinois mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES * * * * * Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................................................................. Indiana * * * * * Ducks, mergansers, and coots: North Zone .......................................................................................................................... Central Zone ....................................................................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................................................................... Iowa Ducks, mergansers, and coots: North Zone .......................................................................................................................... Missouri River Zone ............................................................................................................ South Zone ......................................................................................................................... White-fronted Geese: North Goose Zone .............................................................................................................. Missouri River Zone ............................................................................................................ South Goose Zone ............................................................................................................. Kentucky Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................................................................. Geese ......................................................................................................................................... Louisiana * * * * * Rails and moorhens: West and East Zone ........................................................................................................... Coastal Zone ...................................................................................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 * * Dec. 2–Dec. 6 & Jan. 27–Feb. 22. Dec. 7–Dec. 17 & Jan. 30–Feb. 22. Dec. 7–Dec. 13 & Feb. 17–Feb. 22. Oct. 10–Dec. 21 & Jan. 27–Jan. 31. Feb. 1–Feb. 15. * Feb. 10–Mar. 10. * * * Sept. 27–Sept. 30 & Feb. 14–Mar. 10. Oct. 19–Oct. 25 & Feb. 17–Mar. 10. Oct. 26–Nov. 1 & Feb. 17–Mar. 10. Dec. 15–Jan. 28. Dec. 20–Feb. 2. Dec. 15–Jan. 28. Dec. 11–Jan. 12. Dec. 25–Jan. 17. Dec. 18–Jan. 17. Nov. 5–Nov. 27 & Jan. 27–Jan. 31. Nov. 5–Nov. 27. * * Nov. 4–Nov. 8 & Jan. 2–Feb. 2. Nov. 4–Nov. 8 & Jan. 2–Jan. 31. E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 58232 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Extended falconry dates Ducks: West Zone .......................................................................................................................... East Zone ........................................................................................................................... Coastal Zone ...................................................................................................................... Michigan Ducks, mergansers, coots, and moorhens ................................................................................ Minnesota * * * * * Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules ............................................................... Mississippi Doves ......................................................................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers and coots ................................................................................................... Missouri * * * * * Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................................................................. Ohio Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................................................................. Geese ......................................................................................................................................... * * * * * Wisconsin Rails, snipe, moorhens, and gallinules: North Duck Zone ................................................................................................................ South Duck Zone ................................................................................................................ Mississippi River Zone ........................................................................................................ Woodcock .................................................................................................................................. Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................................................................. CENTRAL FLYWAY Kansas Ducks, mergansers, and coots: Low Plains .......................................................................................................................... * * * * * Nebraska Ducks, mergansers, and coots: Zone 1 ................................................................................................................................. Zone 2: Low Plains ................................................................................................................... High Plains .................................................................................................................. Zone 3: Low Plains ................................................................................................................... High Plains .................................................................................................................. Zone 4 ................................................................................................................................. New Mexico * * * * * Common Moorhens ................................................................................................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES * * * * * Oklahoma Ducks, mergansers, and coots: Low Plains .......................................................................................................................... South Dakota Ducks, mergansers, and coots: High Plains .......................................................................................................................... Low Plains: North Zone ................................................................................................................... Middle Zone ................................................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................................................. Nov. 4–Nov. 15 & Dec. 16–Dec. 20 & Jan. 20–Feb. 2. Nov. 4–Nov. 22 & Dec. 9–Dec. 13 & Jan. 27–Feb. 2. Nov. 4–Nov. 8 & Dec. 2–Dec. 13 & Jan. 20–Jan. 31. Dec. 30–Feb. 2 & Mar. 1–Mar. 10. * Dec. 14–Jan. 28. * Nov. 16–Nov. 24 & Jan. 15–Feb. 9. Feb. 8–Mar. 10. * * Sept. 7–Sept. 22 & Feb. 10–Mar. 10. Sept. 1–Sept. 22 & Feb. 8–Mar. 2. Sept. 1–Sept. 22 & Feb. 8–Feb. 12. * * Sept. 1–Sept. 20 & Nov. 20–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Sept. 27 & Oct. 7–Oct. 11 & Dec. 2–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Sept. 20 & Sept. 30–Oct. 11 & Dec. 2–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Sept. 21 & Nov. 5–Dec. 16. Sept. 14–Sept. 15 & Jan. 10–Feb. 23. Feb. 24–Mar. 10. * * Sept. 7–Sept. 22 & Feb. 25–Mar. 10. Sept. 7–Sept. 22 & Feb. 25–Mar. 10. Sept. 7–Sept. 15. Sept. 7–Sept. 15 & Feb. 25–Mar. 10. Sept. 7–Sept. 15. Sept. 7–Sept. 22 & Feb. 25–Mar. 10. * Dec. 7–Jan. 12. * * * Feb. 17–Mar. 3. Sept. 1–Sept. 8. Sept. 1–Sept. 14 & Sept. 18–Sept. 22 & Dec. 11–Dec. 22. Sept. 1–Sept. 14 & Sept. 16–Sept. 20 & Dec. 11–Dec. 22. Sept. 1–Sept. 14 & Sept. 18–Oct. 4. Texas * * * * * Ducks, mergansers, and coots: Low Plains .......................................................................................................................... Wyoming VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 * Jan. 27–Feb. 10. E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 * 58233 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Extended falconry dates * * * * * Ducks, mergansers, and coots: Zone C1 .............................................................................................................................. Zone C2 & C3 ..................................................................................................................... PACIFIC FLYWAY Arizona * * * * * Ducks and mergansers: North Zone .......................................................................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................................................................... California Ducks, mergansers, and coots: Colorado River Zone .......................................................................................................... Southern Zone .................................................................................................................... Southern San Joaquin Zone ............................................................................................... Canada Geese and White–fronted Geese: Northeastern Zone .............................................................................................................. Colorado River Zone .......................................................................................................... Southern Zone (5) .............................................................................................................. Balance-of-State Zone (6) .................................................................................................. Brant: Northern Zone ..................................................................................................................... Southern Zone .................................................................................................................... Light Geese: Northeastern Zone .............................................................................................................. Colorado River Zone .......................................................................................................... Southern Zone (5) .............................................................................................................. Balance-of-State Zone (6) .................................................................................................. * * * * * * Sept. 28–Sept. 29 & Oct. 23–Oct. 30. Sept. 14–Sept. 20 & Dec. 2–Dec. 4. * * Sept. 30–Oct. 3. Jan. 27–Jan. 30. Jan. 27–Jan. 30. Jan. 27–Jan. 31. Jan. 27–Jan. 29. Jan. 13–Jan. 17. Same as for Ducks. Same as for Ducks. Same as for Ducks. Oct. 19–Nov. 6 & Dec. 7–Jan. 31. Oct. 19–Nov. 8 & Dec. 9–Jan. 31. Jan. 13–Jan. 17. Same as for Ducks. Same as for Ducks. Same as for Ducks. * * * Nevada Ducks, mergansers, geese, coots, moorhens, and snipe: Northeast Zone ................................................................................................................... Northwest and South Zones (7) ......................................................................................... * * * * Sept. 21–Oct. 30 & Nov. 2–Jan. 5. Oct. 12–Oct. 30 & Nov. 2–Jan. 26. * * * * * * * * * * (4) In Maine, the daily bag and possession limits for black ducks are 1 and 3, respectively. (5) In California, the falconry season for geese is concurrent with the regular season for white geese in the Imperial County special management area. (6) In California, the falconry season for geese is concurrent with the regular season for small Canada geese in Del Norte and Humbolt counties. (7) In Nevada, in the South Zone, in the portion of Clark County that includes the Moapa Valley, the falconry season is only open November 2 to January 26. BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 20 [Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2013–0057; FF09M21200–134–FXMB1231099BPP0] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES RIN 1018–AY87 Migratory Bird Hunting; Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on Certain Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands for the 2013–14 Late Season Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 This rule prescribes special late-season migratory bird hunting regulations for certain tribes on Federal Indian reservations, off-reservation trust lands, and ceded lands. This rule responds to tribal requests for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter Service or we) recognition of their authority to regulate hunting under established guidelines. This rule allows the establishment of season bag limits and, thus, harvest at levels compatible with populations and habitat conditions. SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2013–22862 Filed 9–20–13; 8:45 am] This rule takes effect on September 21, 2013. DATES: You may inspect comments received on the proposed special hunting regulations and tribal proposals during normal business hours in room 4107, Arlington Square Building, 4501 ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA, or at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ron W. Kokel, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, MS MBSP–4107–ARLSQ, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240; (703) 358– 1714. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of July 3, 1918 (40 Stat. 755; 16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.), authorizes and directs the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, having due regard for the zones of temperature and for the distribution, abundance, economic value, breeding habits, and times and lines of flight of migratory game birds, to determine when, to what extent, and by what means such birds or any part, nest, or egg thereof may be taken, hunted, E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 184 (Monday, September 23, 2013)]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-22862]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 20

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-MB-2013-0057; FF09M21200-134-FXMB1231099BPP0]
RIN 1018-AY87


Migratory Bird Hunting; Late Seasons and Bag and Possession 
Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This rule prescribes the hunting seasons, hours, areas, and 
daily bag and possession limits for general waterfowl seasons and those 
early seasons for which States previously deferred selection. Taking of 
migratory birds is prohibited unless specifically provided for by 
annual regulations. This rule permits the taking of designated species 
during the 2013-14 season.

DATES: This rule is effective on September 21, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may inspect comments received on the migratory bird 
hunting regulations during normal business hours at the Service's 
office in room 4107, Arlington Square Building, 4501 N. Fairfax Drive, 
Arlington, VA. You may obtain copies of referenced reports from the 
street address above, or from the Division of Migratory Bird 
Management's Web site at http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/, or at 
http://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS-HQ-MB-2013-0057.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ron W. Kokel, Division of Migratory 
Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, (703) 358-1714.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Regulations Schedule for 2013

    On April 9, 2013, we published in the Federal Register (78 FR 
21200) a proposal to amend 50 CFR part 20. The proposal provided a 
background and overview of the migratory bird hunting regulations 
process, and addressed the establishment of seasons, limits, and other 
regulations for hunting migratory game birds under Sec. Sec.  20.101 
through 20.107, 20.109, and 20.110 of subpart K. Major steps in the 
2013-14 regulatory cycle relating to open public meetings and Federal 
Register notifications were also identified in the April 9 proposed 
rule. Further, we explained that all sections of subsequent documents 
outlining hunting frameworks and guidelines were organized under 
numbered headings. Subsequent documents will refer only to numbered 
items requiring attention. Therefore, it is important to note that we 
omit those items requiring no attention, and remaining numbered items 
might be discontinuous or appear incomplete.
    On June 14, 2013, we published in the Federal Register (78 FR 
35844) a second document providing supplemental proposals for early- 
and late-season migratory bird hunting regulations. The June 14 
supplement also provided detailed information on the 2013-14 regulatory 
schedule and announced the Service Regulations Committee (SRC) and 
Flyway Council meetings.

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    On June 19 and 20, 2013, we held open meetings with the Flyway 
Council Consultants where the participants reviewed information on the 
current status of migratory shore and upland game birds and developed 
recommendations for the 2013-14 regulations for these species plus 
regulations for migratory game birds in Alaska, Puerto Rico, and the 
Virgin Islands; special September waterfowl seasons in designated 
States; special sea duck seasons in the Atlantic Flyway; and extended 
falconry seasons. In addition, we reviewed and discussed preliminary 
information on the status of waterfowl as it relates to the development 
and selection of the regulatory packages for the 2013-14 regular 
waterfowl seasons.
    On July 26, 2013, we published in the Federal Register (78 FR 
45376) a third document specifically dealing with the proposed 
frameworks for early-season regulations. On August 23, 2013, we 
published in the Federal Register (78 FR 52658) a final rule that 
contained final frameworks for early migratory bird hunting seasons 
from which wildlife conservation agency officials from the States, 
Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands selected early-season hunting 
dates, hours, areas, and limits. Subsequently, on August 28, 2013, we 
published a final rule in the Federal Register (78 FR 53200) amending 
subpart K of title 50 CFR part 20 to set hunting seasons, hours, areas, 
and limits for early seasons.
    On July 31-August 1, 2013, we held open meetings with the Flyway 
Council Consultants at which the participants reviewed the status of 
waterfowl and developed recommendations for the 2013-14 regulations for 
these species. Proposed hunting regulations were discussed for late 
seasons. We published the proposed frameworks for late-season 
regulations (primarily hunting seasons that start after the Saturday 
nearest September 24 and most waterfowl seasons not already 
established) in an August 22, 2013, Federal Register (78 FR 52338). We 
published final late-season frameworks for migratory game bird hunting 
regulations, from which State wildlife conservation agency officials 
selected late-season hunting dates, hours, areas, and limits for 2013-
14, in a late September 2013, Federal Register.
    The final rule described here is the final in the series of 
proposed, supplemental, and final rulemaking documents for migratory 
game bird hunting regulations for 2013-14 and deals specifically with 
amending subpart K of 50 CFR part 20. It sets hunting seasons, hours, 
areas, and limits for species subject to late-season regulations and 
those for early seasons that States previously deferred.

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

    The programmatic document, ``Second Final Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement: Issuance of Annual Regulations 
Permitting the Sport Hunting of Migratory Birds (EIS 20130139),'' filed 
with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on May 24, 2013, 
addresses NEPA compliance by the Service for issuance of the annual 
framework regulations for hunting of migratory game bird species. We 
published a notice of availability in the Federal Register on May 31, 
2013 (78 FR 32686), and our Record of Decision on July 26, 2013 (78 FR 
45376). We also address NEPA compliance for waterfowl hunting 
frameworks through the annual preparation of separate environmental 
assessments, the most recent being ``Duck Hunting Regulations for 2013-
14,'' with its corresponding August 19, 2013, finding of no significant 
impact. In addition, an August 1985 environmental assessment entitled 
``Guidelines for Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on Federal Indian 
Reservations and Ceded Lands'' is available from the address indicated 
under the caption FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

Endangered Species Act Consideration

    Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 
U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), provides that, ``The Secretary shall review other 
programs administered by him and utilize such programs in furtherance 
of the purposes of this Act'' (and) shall ``insure that any action 
authorized, funded, or carried out . . . is not likely to jeopardize 
the continued existence of any endangered species or threatened species 
or result in the destruction or adverse modification of [critical] 
habitat. . . .'' Consequently, we conducted formal consultations to 
ensure that actions resulting from these regulations would not likely 
jeopardize the continued existence of endangered or threatened species 
or result in the destruction or adverse modification of their critical 
habitat. Findings from these consultations are included in a biological 
opinion, which concluded that the regulations are not likely to 
jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered or threatened 
species. Additionally, these findings may have caused modification of 
some regulatory measures previously proposed, and the final frameworks 
reflect any such modifications. Our biological opinions resulting from 
this section 7 consultation are public documents available for public 
inspection at the address indicated under ADDRESSES.

Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563)

    Executive Order 12866 provides that the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) will review all significant rules. OIRA has 
reviewed this rule and has determined that this rule is significant 
because it would have an annual effect of $100 million or more on the 
economy.
    Executive Order 13563 reaffirms the principles of E.O. 12866 while 
calling for improvements in the nation's regulatory system to promote 
predictability, to reduce uncertainty, and to use the best, most 
innovative, and least burdensome tools for achieving regulatory ends. 
The executive order directs agencies to consider regulatory approaches 
that reduce burdens and maintain flexibility and freedom of choice for 
the public where these approaches are relevant, feasible, and 
consistent with regulatory objectives. E.O. 13563 emphasizes further 
that regulations must be based on the best available science and that 
the rulemaking process must allow for public participation and an open 
exchange of ideas. We have developed this rule in a manner consistent 
with these requirements.
    An economic analysis was prepared for the 2013-14 season. This 
analysis was based on data from the 2011 National Hunting and Fishing 
Survey, the most recent year for which data are available (see 
discussion in Regulatory Flexibility Act section below). This analysis 
estimated consumer surplus for three alternatives for duck hunting 
(estimates for other species are not quantified due to lack of data). 
The alternatives are (1) issue restrictive regulations allowing fewer 
days than those issued during the 2012-13 season, (2) issue moderate 
regulations allowing more days than those in alternative 1, and (3) 
issue liberal regulations identical to the regulations in the 2012-13 
season. For the 2013-14 season, we chose Alternative 3, with an 
estimated consumer surplus across all flyways of $317.8-$416.8 million. 
We also chose alternative 3 for the 2009-10, the 2010-11, the 2011-12, 
and the 2012-13 seasons. The 2013-14 analysis is part of the record for 
this rule and is available at http://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. 
FWS-HQ-MB-2013-0057.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The annual migratory bird hunting regulations have a significant 
economic

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impact on substantial numbers of small entities under the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.). We analyzed the economic 
impacts of the annual hunting regulations on small business entities in 
detail as part of the 1981 cost-benefit analysis. This analysis was 
revised annually from 1990-95. In 1995, the Service issued a Small 
Entity Flexibility Analysis (Analysis), which was subsequently updated 
in 1996, 1998, 2004, 2008, and 2013. The primary source of information 
about hunter expenditures for migratory game bird hunting is the 
National Hunting and Fishing Survey, which is conducted at 5-year 
intervals. The 2013 Analysis was based on the 2011 National Hunting and 
Fishing Survey and the U.S. Department of Commerce's County Business 
Patterns, from which it was estimated that migratory bird hunters would 
spend approximately $1.5 billion at small businesses in 2013. Copies of 
the Analysis are available upon request from the Division of Migratory 
Bird Management (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) or from our Web 
site at http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/NewReportsPublications/SpecialTopics/SpecialTopics.html#HuntingRegs or at http://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS-HQ-MB-2013-0057.

Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act

    This rule is a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804(2), the Small Business 
Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act. For the reasons outlined above, 
this rule will have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or 
more. However, because this rule establishes hunting seasons, we are 
not deferring the effective date under the exemption contained in 5 
U.S.C. 808(1).

Paperwork Reduction Act

    This final rule does not contain any new information collection 
that requires approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). We may not conduct or sponsor and you are not 
required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number. OMB has reviewed and approved the 
information collection requirements associated with migratory bird 
surveys and assigned the following OMB control numbers:
     1018-0010--Mourning Dove Call Count Survey (expires 4/30/
2015).
     1018-0019--North American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey 
(expire 4/30/2015).
     1018-0023--Migratory Bird Surveys (expires 4/30/2014). 
Includes Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program, Migratory Bird 
Hunter Surveys, Sandhill Crane Survey, and Parts Collection Survey.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    We have determined and certify, in compliance with the requirements 
of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act, 2 U.S.C. 1502 et seq., that this 
rulemaking will not impose a cost of $100 million or more in any given 
year on local or State government or private entities. Therefore, this 
rule is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under the Unfunded 
Mandates Reform Act.

Civil Justice Reform--Executive Order 12988

    The Department, in promulgating this rule, has determined that this 
rule will not unduly burden the judicial system and that it meets the 
requirements of sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988.

Takings Implication Assessment

    In accordance with Executive Order 12630, this rule, authorized by 
the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703-711), does not have 
significant takings implications and does not affect any 
constitutionally protected property rights. This rule will not result 
in the physical occupancy of property, the physical invasion of 
property, or the regulatory taking of any property. In fact, this rule 
allows hunters to exercise otherwise unavailable privileges and, 
therefore, reduce restrictions on the use of private and public 
property.

Energy Effects--Executive Order 13211

    Executive Order 13211 requires agencies to prepare Statements of 
Energy Effects when undertaking certain actions. While this rule is a 
significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866, it is not 
expected to adversely affect energy supplies, distribution, or use. 
Therefore, this action is not a significant energy action and no 
Statement of Energy Effects is required.

Government-to-Government Relationship With Tribes

    In accordance with the President's memorandum of April 29, 1994, 
``Government-to-Government Relations with Native American Tribal 
Governments'' (59 FR 22951), Executive Order 13175, and 512 DM 2, we 
have evaluated possible effects on Federally-recognized Indian tribes 
and have determined that there are no effects on Indian trust 
resources. However, in the April 9 Federal Register, we solicited 
proposals for special migratory bird hunting regulations for certain 
Tribes on Federal Indian reservations, off-reservation trust lands, and 
ceded lands for the 2013-14 migratory bird hunting season. The 
resulting proposals were contained in a separate August 2, 2013, 
proposed rule (78 FR 47136). By virtue of these actions, we have 
consulted with Tribes affected by this rule.

Federalism Effects

    Due to the migratory nature of certain species of birds, the 
Federal Government has been given responsibility over these species by 
the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. We annually prescribe frameworks from 
which the States make selections regarding the hunting of migratory 
birds, and we employ guidelines to establish special regulations on 
Federal Indian reservations and ceded lands. This process preserves the 
ability of the States and tribes to determine which seasons meet their 
individual needs. Any State or Indian tribe may be more restrictive 
than the Federal frameworks at any time. The frameworks are developed 
in a cooperative process with the States and the Flyway Councils. This 
process allows States to participate in the development of frameworks 
from which they will make selections, thereby having an influence on 
their own regulations. These rules do not have a substantial direct 
effect on fiscal capacity, change the roles or responsibilities of 
Federal or State governments, or intrude on State policy or 
administration. Therefore, in accordance with Executive Order 13132, 
these regulations do not have significant federalism effects and do not 
have sufficient federalism implications to warrant the preparation of a 
federalism summary impact statement.

Regulations Promulgation

    The rulemaking process for migratory game bird hunting must, by its 
nature, operate under severe time constraints. However, we intend that 
the public be given the greatest possible opportunity to comment. Thus, 
when the preliminary proposed rulemaking was published, we established 
what we believed were the longest periods possible for public comment. 
In doing this, we recognized that, when the comment period closed, time 
would be of the essence. That is, if there were a delay in the 
effective date of these regulations after this final rulemaking, States 
would have insufficient time to select season dates and limits; to 
communicate those selections to us; and to establish and publicize the 
necessary regulations and procedures to implement their decisions. We 
find that ``good cause'' exists, within the terms of

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5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) of the Administrative Procedure Act, and therefore, 
under authority of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (July 3, 1918), as 
amended (16 U.S.C. 703-711), these regulations will take effect less 
than 30 days after publication. Accordingly, with each conservation 
agency having had an opportunity to participate in selecting the 
hunting seasons desired for its State or Territory on those species of 
migratory birds for which open seasons are now prescribed, and 
consideration having been given to all other relevant matters 
presented, certain sections of title 50, chapter I, subchapter B, part 
20, subpart K, are hereby amended as set forth below.

List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 20

    Exports, Hunting, Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Transportation, Wildlife.

    Dated: September 12, 2013.
Rachel Jacobson,
Principal Assistant Deputy Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks.

    For the reasons set out in the preamble, title 50, chapter I, 
subchapter B, part 20, subpart K of the Code of Federal Regulations is 
amended as follows:

PART 20--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for part 20 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 40 Stat. 755, 16 U.S.C. 
703-712; Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, 16 U.S.C. 742a-j; Pub. L. 
106-108, 113 Stat. 1491, Note Following 16 U.S.C. 703.


    Note: The following annual regulations provided for by 
Sec. Sec.  20.104, 20.105, 20.106, 20.107, and 20.109 of 50 CFR part 
20 will not appear in the Code of Federal Regulations because of 
their seasonal nature.


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2. Section 20.104 is amended by:
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a. Revising the introductory paragraphs;
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b. Adding entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the 
table;
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c. Revising footnotes (1), (2), and (6) following the table; and
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d. Adding footnotes (19) and (20) following the table.
    The revisions and additions read as follows:


Sec.  20.104  Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for rails, woodcock, 
and common snipe.

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession 
limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as 
follows:
    Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until 
sunset, except as otherwise restricted by State regulations. Area 
descriptions were published in the August 22, 2013 (78 FR 52338) and 
August 23, 2013 (78 FR 52658), Federal Registers.
    CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND 
DELINEATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY ON 
FEDERAL AND STATE PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS AND FEDERAL INDIAN RESERVATIONS.


    Note: The following seasons are in addition to the seasons 
published previously in the August 28, 2013, Federal Register (78 FR 
53200).


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                                   Sora and Virginia    Clapper & King
                                         rails               rails             Woodcock          Common snipe
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Daily bag limit.................        25 (1)              15 (2)                 3                   8
Possession limit................        75 (1)              45 (2)                 9                  24
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ATLANTIC FLYWAY
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Massachusetts (6)...............  Sept. 2-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 2-Oct. 26 &    Sept. 2-Dec. 16.
                                                                           Oct. 28-Nov. 16.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Louisiana
    West Zone...................  Sept. 14-Sept. 29   Sept. 14-Sept. 29   Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 9-Dec. 15 &
                                   & Nov. 9-Jan. 1.    & Nov. 9-Jan. 1.                        Dec. 21-Feb. 28.
    East Zone...................  Sept. 14-Sept. 29   Sept. 14-Sept. 29   Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 9-Dec. 8 &
                                   & Nov. 9-Jan. 1.    & Nov. 9-Jan. 1.                        Dec. 14-Feb. 28.
    Coastal Zone................  Sept. 14-Sept. 29   Sept. 14-Sept. 29   Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 2-Dec. 1 &
                                   & Nov. 9-Jan. 1.    & Nov. 9-Jan. 1.                        Dec. 14-Feb. 28.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Tennessee
    Reelfoot Zone...............  Nov. 16-Nov. 17 &   Closed............  Oct. 26-Dec. 9....  Nov. 14-Feb. 28.
                                   Nov. 30-Jan. 26.
    State Zone..................  Nov. 28-Jan. 26...  Closed............  Oct. 26-Dec. 9....  Nov. 14-Feb. 28.
Wisconsin
    North Zone..................  Sept. 21-Nov. 19..  Closed............  Sept. 21-Nov. 4...  Sept. 21-Nov. 19.
    South Zone..................  Sept. 28-Oct. 6 &   Closed............  Sept. 21-Nov. 4...  Sept. 28-Oct. 6 &
                                   Oct. 12-Dec. 1.                                             Oct. 12-Dec. 1.
    Miss. River Zone............  Sept. 21-Sept. 29   Closed............  Sept. 21[dash]Nov.  Sept. 21-Sept. 29
                                   & Oct. 12-Dec. 1.                       4.                  & Oct. 12-Dec. 1
PACIFIC FLYWAY
Arizona (19)
    North Zone..................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 4-Jan. 12.
    South Zone..................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 18-Jan. 26.
California                        Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 19-Feb. 2.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Idaho

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    Zone 1......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 5-Jan. 17.
    Zone 2......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 12-Jan. 24.
    Zone 3......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 12-Jan. 24.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Nevada
    Northeast Zone..............  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 21-Oct. 30 &
                                                                                               Nov. 2-Jan. 5.
    Northwest Zone..............  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 12-Oct. 30 &
                                                                                               Nov. 2-Jan. 26.
    South Zone (20).............  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 12-Oct. 30 &
                                                                                               Nov. 2-Jan. 26.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Oregon
    Zone 1......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Nov. 2-Feb. 16.
    Zone 2......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 5-Dec. 1 &
                                                                                               Dec. 4-Jan. 19.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Washington
    East Zone...................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 12-Oct. 16 &
                                                                                               Oct. 19-Jan. 26.
    West Zone...................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 12-Oct. 16 &
                                                                                               Oct. 19-Jan. 26.
 
 
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(1) The bag and possession limits for sora and Virginia rails apply singly or in the aggregate of these species.
(2) All bag and possession limits for clapper and king rails apply singly or in the aggregate of the two species
  and, unless otherwise specified, the limits are in addition to the limits on sora and Virginia rails in all
  States. In Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey, the limits for clapper and king rails are 10 daily
  and 30 in possession.
 
* * * * * * *
(6) In Massachusetts, the sora rail limits are 5 daily and 15 in possession; the Virginia rail limits are 10
  daily and 30 in possession.
 
* * * * * * *
(19) In Arizona, Ashurst Lake in Unit 5B is closed to common snipe hunting.
(20) In Nevada, the snipe season for the Clarke County portion of the South Zone is only open November 2 to
  January 26.


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3. Section 20.105 is amended as follows:
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a. By revising the introductory paragraphs;
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b. In paragraph (a), by adding entries for the following States in 
alphabetical order to the table, and by adding footnote (3) following 
the table;
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c. In paragraph (b), by revising the introductory text, by adding 
entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the table, by 
revising the note following the table, and by adding footnote (4) 
following the table;
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d. By revising paragraph (e); and
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e. In paragraph (f), by revising the introductory text, by adding 
entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the table, by 
revising footnotes (1) and (4) following the table, and by adding 
footnotes (8), (9), (10), and (11) following the table.
    The revisions and additions read as follows:


Sec.  20.105  Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for waterfowl, coots, 
and gallinules.

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession 
limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as 
follows:
    Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until 
sunset, except as otherwise restricted by State regulations.
    Area descriptions were published in the August 22, 2013 (78 FR 
52338) and August 23, 2013 (78 FR 52658), Federal Registers.
    CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND 
DELINEATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY ON 
FEDERAL AND STATE PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS AND FEDERAL INDIAN RESERVATIONS.

(a) Common Moorhens and Purple Gallinules (Atlantic, Mississippi, and 
Central Flyways)

    Note: The following seasons are in addition to the seasons 
published previously in the August 28, 2013, Federal Register (78 FR 
53200). The zones named in this paragraph are the same as those used 
for setting duck seasons.


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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
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ATLANTIC FLYWAY
 
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Georgia                                         Nov. 23-Dec. 1 &................              15              45
                                                Dec. 7-Jan. 26..................              15              45
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
West Virginia                                   Oct. 1-Oct. 12 &................              15              30

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                                                Dec. 16-Jan. 25.................              15              30
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Louisiana                                       Sept. 14-Sept. 29 &.............              15              45
                                                Nov. 9-Jan. 1...................              15              45
Minnesota (3)
    North Zone................................  Sept. 21-Nov. 19................              15              45
    Central Zone..............................  Sept. 21-Sept 29 &..............              15              45
                                                Oct. 5-Nov. 24..................              15              45
    South Zone................................  Sept. 21-Sept 29 &..............              15              45
                                                Oct. 12-Dec. 1..................              15              45
 
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Tennessee
    Reelfoot Zone.............................  Nov. 16-Nov. 17 &...............              15              45
                                                Nov. 30-Jan. 26.................              15              45
    State Zone................................  Nov. 28-Jan. 26.................              15              45
Wisconsin
    North Zone................................  Sept. 21-Nov. 19................              15              45
    South Zone................................  Sept. 28-Oct. 6 &...............              15              45
                                                Oct. 12-Dec. 1..................              15              45
    Mississippi River Zone....................  Sept. 21-Sept. 29 &.............              15              45
                                                Oct. 12-Dec. 1..................              15              45
 
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PACIFIC FLYWAY
All States                                      Seasons are in aggregate with coots and listed in paragraph (e).
 
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(3) In Minnesota, the daily bag limit is 15 and the possession limit is 45 coots and moorhens in the aggregate.

(b) Sea Ducks (scoter, eider, and long-tailed ducks in Atlantic Flyway)

    Note: The following seasons are in addition to the seasons 
published previously in the August 28, 2013, Federal Register (78 FR 
53200).

    Within the special sea duck areas, the daily bag limit is 7 scoter, 
eider, and long-tailed ducks of which no more than 4 may be scoters. 
Possession limits are three times the daily bag limit. These limits may 
be in addition to regular duck bag limits only during the regular duck 
season in the special sea duck hunting areas.

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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
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                                                  * * * * * * *
Georgia                                         Nov. 23-Dec. 1 &................               7              21
                                                Dec. 7-Jan. 26..................               7              21
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Maryland                                        Oct. 1-Jan. 31..................               5              15
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Massachusetts (4)                               Oct. 7-Jan. 31..................               7              21
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
North Carolina                                  Oct. 2-Jan. 31..................               7              21
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
South Carolina                                  Oct. 12-Jan. 26.................               7              21
Virginia                                        Oct. 10-Jan. 31.................               7              21
 
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Note: Notwithstanding the provisions of this Part 20, the shooting of crippled waterfowl from a motorboat under
  power will be permitted in Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New
  Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia in those areas described,
  delineated, and designated in their respective hunting regulations as special sea duck hunting areas.
(4) In Massachusetts, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 eiders (only 1 of which may be a hen) and 4
  long-tailed ducks.


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(e) Waterfowl, Coots, and Pacific-Flyway Seasons for Common Moorhens 
and Purple Gallinules.

Definitions

    The Atlantic Flyway: Includes Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, 
Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New 
York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, 
Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.
    The Mississippi Flyway: Includes Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, 
Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, 
Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.
    The Central Flyway: Includes Colorado (east of the Continental 
Divide), Kansas, Montana (Blaine, Carbon, Fergus, Judith Basin, 
Stillwater, Sweetgrass, Wheatland, and all counties east thereof), 
Nebraska, New Mexico (east of the Continental Divide except that the 
Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation is in the Pacific Flyway), North 
Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming (east of the 
Continental Divide).
    The Pacific Flyway: Includes the States of Arizona, California, 
Colorado (west of the Continental Divide), Idaho, Montana (including 
and to the west of Hill, Chouteau, Cascade, Meagher, and Park 
Counties), Nevada, New Mexico (the Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation 
and west of the Continental Divide), Oregon, Utah, Washington, and 
Wyoming (west of the Continental Divide including the Great Divide 
Basin).
    Light Geese: Includes lesser snow (including blue) geese, greater 
snow geese, and Ross's geese.
    Dark Geese: Includes Canada geese, white-fronted geese, emperor 
geese, brant (except in California, Oregon, Washington, and the 
Atlantic Flyway), and all other geese except light geese.

Atlantic Flyway

Flyway-Wide Restrictions

    Duck Limits: The daily bag limit of 6 ducks may include no more 
than 4 mallards (2 hen mallards), 2 scaup, 1 black duck, 2 pintails, 2 
canvasbacks, 1 mottled duck, 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, and 1 fulvous 
tree duck. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
    Harlequin Ducks: All areas of the Flyway are closed to harlequin 
duck hunting.
    Merganser Limits: The daily bag limit is 5 mergansers with 15 in 
possession and may include no more than 2 hooded mergansers daily and 6 
in possession. In States that include mergansers in the duck bag limit, 
the daily limit is the same as the duck bag limit, of which only 2 
daily and 6 in possession may be hooded mergansers.

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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
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Connecticut
    Ducks and Mergansers:                       ................................               6              18
        North Zone............................  Oct. 9-Oct. 19 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 11-Jan. 7..................  ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Oct. 9-Oct. 12 & Nov. 16-Jan. 20  ..............  ..............
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        AFRP Unit.............................  Oct. 15-Oct. 19 &...............               5              15
                                                Nov. 20-Nov. 30 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 3-Feb. 15..................               5              15
        NAP H-Unit............................  Oct. 9-Oct. 19 &................               2               6
                                                Nov. 19-Jan. 15.................               2               6
        AP Unit...............................  Oct. 15-Oct. 19 &...............               3               9
                                                Nov. 16-Jan. 7..................               3               9
        Special Season........................  Jan. 16-Feb. 15.................               5              15
    Light Geese:..............................
        North Zone............................  Oct. 1-Jan. 15 &................              25  ..............
                                                Feb. 21-Mar. 10.................              25  ..............
        South Zone............................  Oct. 1-Nov. 30 &................              25  ..............
                                                Jan. 7-Mar. 10..................              25  ..............
    Brant:....................................
        North Zone............................  Dec. 4-Jan. 7...................               2               6
        South Zone............................  Dec. 17-Jan. 20.................               2               6
Delaware
    Ducks                                       Oct. 25-Nov. 11 &...............               6              18
                                                Nov. 25-Nov. 30 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 25.................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese..............................  Nov. 25-Nov. 30 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 31.................               2               6
    Light Geese (1)...........................  Oct. 1-Jan. 31..................              25  ..............
                                                Feb. 8..........................              25  ..............
    Brant.....................................  Dec. 23-Jan. 25.................               2               6
Florida
    Ducks.....................................  Nov. 23-Dec. 1 &................               6              18
                                                Dec. 7-Jan. 26..................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese..............................  Nov. 23-Dec. 1 &................               5              15
                                                Dec. 1-Jan. 30..................               5              15
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for Ducks...............              15  ..............
Georgia
    Ducks.....................................  Nov. 23-Dec. 1 &................               6              18

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                                                Dec. 7-Jan. 26..................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese..............................  Oct. 12-Oct. 27 &...............               5              15
                                                Nov. 23-Dec. 1 &................               5              15
                                                Dec. 7-Jan. 26..................               5              15
                                                Same as for Canada..............  ..............  ..............
    Light Geese                                 Geese...........................               5              15
    Brant.....................................  Closed..........................  ..............  ..............
Maine
    Ducks (2):................................  ................................               6              18
        North Zone............................  Sept. 23-Nov. 30................  ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Oct. 1-Oct. 19 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 4-Dec. 23..................  ..............  ..............
        Coastal Zone..........................  Oct. 1-Oct. 19 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 16-Jan. 4..................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Canada Geese:
        North Zone............................  Oct. 1-Dec. 8...................               2               6
        South Zone............................  Same as for Ducks...............               2               6
        Coastal Zone..........................  Same as for Ducks...............               2               6
    Light Geese...............................  Oct. 1-Jan. 31..................              25  ..............
    Brant:
        North Zone............................  Oct. 1-Nov. 4...................               2               6
        South Zone............................  Oct. 1-Oct. 19 &................               2               6
                                                Nov. 4-Nov. 18..................               2               6
        Coastal Zone..........................  Oct. 1-Oct. 19 &................               2               6
                                                Nov. 16-Nov. 30.................               2               6
Maryland
    Ducks and Mergansers (3)..................  Oct. 12-Oct. 19 &...............               6              18
                                                Nov. 9-Nov. 29 &................               6              18
                                                Dec. 17-Jan. 25.................               6              18
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        RP Zone...............................  Nov. 16-Nov. 29 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 17-Mar. 5..................               5              15
        AP Zone...............................  Nov. 16-Nov. 29 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 17-Jan. 29.................               2               6
    Light Geese...............................  Oct. 5-Nov. 29 &................              25  ..............
                                                Dec. 16-Jan. 29 &...............              25  ..............
                                                Feb. 8 only.....................              25  ..............
    Brant.....................................  Dec. 23-Jan. 25.................               2               6
Massachusetts
    Ducks (4):................................  ................................               6              18
        Western Zone..........................  Oct. 14-Nov. 30 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 9-Dec. 28..................  ..............  ..............
        Central Zone..........................  Oct. 15-Nov. 30 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 21-Jan. 11.................  ..............  ..............
        Coastal Zone..........................  Oct. 16-Oct. 26 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 15-Jan. 11.................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        NAP Zone:
            Central Zone......................  Oct. 15-Nov. 30 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 21-Jan. 11.................               2               6
            (Special season)..................  Jan. 18-Feb. 15.................               5              15
            Coastal Zone......................  Oct. 16-Oct. 26 &...............               2               6
                                                Nov. 15-Jan. 11.................               2               6
            (Special season) (5)..............  Jan. 18-Feb. 15.................               5              15
        AP Zone...............................  Oct. 14-Nov. 30 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 9-Dec. 17..................               3               9
    Light Geese:..............................
        Western Zone..........................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
        Central Zone..........................  Same as for Ducks &.............              15              45
                                                Jan. 18-Feb. 15.................              15              45
        Coastal Zone (5)......................  Same as for Ducks &.............              15              45
                                                Jan. 18-Feb. 15.................              15              45
    Brant:
        Western & Central Zone................  Closed..........................  ..............  ..............
        Coastal Zone..........................  Nov. 15-Nov. 30 &...............               2               6

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                                                Dec. 18-Jan. 4..................               2               6
New Hampshire
    Ducks:....................................  ................................               6              18
        Northern Zone.........................  Oct. 2-Nov. 30..................  ..............  ..............
        Inland Zone...........................  Oct. 2-Nov. 3 &.................  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 19-Dec. 15.................  ..............  ..............
        Coastal Zone..........................  Oct. 3-Oct. 14 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 19-Jan. 5..................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        Northern Zone.........................  Same as for Ducks...............               2               6
        Inland Zone...........................  Same as for Ducks...............               2               6
        Coastal Zone..........................  Same as for Ducks...............               2               6
    Light Geese:
        Northern Zone.........................  Oct. 2-Dec. 15..................              25  ..............
        Inland Zone...........................  Oct. 2-Dec. 15..................              25  ..............
        Coastal Zone..........................  Oct. 3-Jan. 5...................              25  ..............
    Brant:
        Northern Zone.........................  Oct. 2-Oct. 31..................               2               6
        Inland Zone...........................  Oct. 2-Oct. 31..................               2               6
        Coastal Zone..........................  Oct. 3-Nov. 1...................               2               6
New Jersey
    Ducks:....................................  ................................               6              18
        North Zone............................  Oct. 12-Oct. 24 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 16-Jan. 11.................  ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Oct. 19-Oct. 26 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 16-Jan. 16.................  ..............  ..............
        Coastal Zone..........................  Nov. 2-Nov. 12 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 28-Jan. 25.................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada and White-fronted Geese:
        North Zone............................  Nov. 16-Nov. 30 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 14-Jan. 25 &...............               3               9
        South Zone............................  Nov. 16-Nov. 30 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 14-Jan. 25 &...............               3               9
        Coastal Zone..........................  Nov. 28-Dec. 7 &................               3               9
                                                Dec. 10-Jan. 25.................               3               9
        Special season........................  Jan. 27-Feb. 15.................               5              15
    Light Geese:..............................
        North Zone............................  Oct. 17-Feb. 15.................              25  ..............
        South Zone............................  Oct. 17-Feb. 15.................              25  ..............
        Coastal Zone..........................  Oct. 17-Feb. 15.................              25  ..............
    Brant:
        North Zone............................  Nov. 16-Nov. 30 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 24-Jan. 11.................               2               6
        South Zone............................  Oct. 19-Oct. 26 &...............               2               6
                                                Nov. 16-Dec. 12.................               2               6
        Coastal Zone..........................  Nov. 2-Nov. 12 &................               2               6
                                                Dec. 21-Jan. 14.................               2               6
New York
    Ducks and Mergansers:.....................  ................................               6              18
        Long Island Zone......................  Nov. 28-Jan. 26.................  ..............  ..............
        Lake Champlain Zone...................  Oct. 9-Oct. 13 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 26-Dec. 19.................  ..............  ..............
        Northeastern Zone.....................  Oct. 5-Oct. 13 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 26-Dec. 15.................  ..............  ..............
        Southeastern Zone.....................  Oct. 12-Oct. 20 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 17-Jan. 6..................  ..............  ..............
        Western Zone..........................  Oct. 26-Dec. 8 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 28-Jan. 12.................  ..............  ..............
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        Western Long Island (AFRP)............  Oct. 5-Oct. 20 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 28-Feb. 26.................               8              24
        Central Long Island (NAP-L)...........  Nov. 28-Feb. 5 &................               3               9
        Eastern Long Island (NAP-H)...........  Dec. 3-Jan. 31..................               2               6
        Lake Champlain (AP) Zone..............  Oct. 10-Nov. 28.................               3               9
        Northeast (AP) Zone...................  Oct. 26-Nov. 17 &...............               3               9
                                                Nov. 19-Dec. 15.................               3               9
        East Central (AP) Zone................  Oct. 26-Nov. 15 &...............               3               9

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                                                Nov. 23-Dec. 21.................               3               9
        Hudson Valley (AP) Zone...............  Oct. 26-Nov. 15 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 7-Jan. 4...................               3               9
        West Central (AP) Zone................  Oct. 26-Nov. 24 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 28-Jan. 16.................               3               9
        South (AFRP)..........................  Oct. 26-Dec. 18 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 28-Jan. 12 &...............               5              15
                                                Mar. 1-Mar. 10..................               5              15
        Special season........................  Feb. 6-Feb. 12..................               5              15
    Light Geese (6):
        Long Island Zone......................  Nov. 24-Mar. 10.................              25  ..............
        Lake Champlain Zone...................  Oct. 1-Dec. 29..................              25  ..............
        Northeastern Zone.....................  Oct. 1-Jan. 15..................              25  ..............
        Southeastern Zone.....................  Oct. 1-Jan. 15..................              25  ..............
        Western Zone..........................  Oct. 1-Jan. 15..................              25  ..............
    Brant:
        Long Island Zone......................  Dec. 28-Jan. 26.................               2               6
        Lake Champlain Zone...................  Oct. 9-Nov. 7...................               2               6
        Northeastern Zone.....................  Oct. 5-Nov. 3...................               2               6
        Southeastern Zone.....................  Oct. 26-Nov. 24.................               2               6
        Western Zone..........................  Oct. 12-Nov. 10.................               2               6
North Carolina
    Ducks (7).................................  Oct. 2-Oct. 5 &.................               6              18
                                                Nov. 9-Nov. 30 &................               6              18
                                                Dec. 14-Jan. 25.................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        RP Hunt Zone..........................  Oct. 2-Oct. 12 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 9-Nov. 30 &................               5              15
                                                Dec. 14-Feb. 8..................               5              15
        SJBP Hunt Zone........................  Oct. 2-Oct. 30 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 9-Dec. 31..................               5              15
        Northeast Hunt Zone (8)...............  Jan. 10-Jan. 25.................               1               3
    Light Geese (9)...........................  Oct. 16-Oct. 19 &...............              25  ..............
                                                Nov. 9-Mar. 8...................              25  ..............
    Brant.....................................  Dec. 23-Jan. 25.................               2               6
Pennsylvania
    Ducks:....................................  ................................               6              18
        North Zone............................  Oct. 12-Nov. 30 &...............  ..............
                                                Dec. 24-Jan. 11.................  ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Oct. 19-Oct. 26 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 15-Jan. 15.................  ..............  ..............
        Northwest Zone........................  Oct. 12-Dec. 14.................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 27-Jan. 1..................  ..............  ..............
        Lake Erie Zone........................  Oct. 28-Jan. 4..................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        Eastern (AP) Zone.....................  Nov. 15-Nov. 30 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 16-Jan. 25.................               3               9
        SJBP Zone.............................  Oct. 12-Nov. 30 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 16-Jan. 24.................               3               9
        Resident (RP) Zone....................  Oct. 26-Nov. 30 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 18-Jan. 15 &...............               5              15
                                                Feb. 1-Feb. 28..................               5              15
    Light Geese:
        Eastern (AP) Zone.....................  Oct. 1-Jan. 25..................              25  ..............
        SJBP Zone.............................  Oct. 1-Jan. 24..................              25  ..............
        Resident (RP) Zone....................  Oct. 28-Feb. 28.................              25  ..............
    Brant.....................................  Oct. 12-Nov. 15.................               2               6
Rhode Island
    Ducks.....................................  Oct. 11-Oct. 14 &...............               6              12
                                                Nov. 25-Jan. 19.................               6              12
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              10
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              30
    Canada Geese..............................  Nov. 21-Jan. 19.................               2               4
        Special season........................  Jan. 24-Feb. 9..................               5              10
    Light Geese...............................  Oct. 5-Jan. 19..................              15  ..............
    Brant.....................................  Dec. 21-Jan. 19.................               2               4
South Carolina
    Ducks (10)................................  Nov. 23-Dec. 1 &................               6              18

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                                                Dec. 7-Jan. 26..................               6              18
    Mergansers (11)...........................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada and White-fronted Geese (12).......  Same as for Ducks &.............               5              15
                                                Feb. 6-Feb. 15..................               5              15
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for Ducks...............              25  ..............
    Brant.....................................  Dec. 28-Jan. 26.................               2               6
Vermont
    Ducks:....................................  ................................               6              18
        Lake Champlain Zone...................  Oct. 9-Oct 13 &.................  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 26-Dec. 19.................  ..............  ..............
        Interior Zone.........................  Oct. 9-Dec. 7...................  ..............  ..............
        Connecticut River Zone................  Oct. 2-Nov. 3 &.................  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 19-Dec. 15.................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
    Lake Champlain Zone                         Oct. 10-Nov. 28.................               3               9
        Interior Zone.........................  Oct. 10-Nov. 28.................               3               9
        Connecticut River Zone................  Oct. 2-Nov. 3 &.................               2               6
                                                Nov. 19-Dec. 15.................               2               6
    Light Geese:
        Lake Champlain Zone...................  Oct. 1-Dec. 29..................              25  ..............
        Interior Zone.........................  Oct. 1-Dec. 29..................              25  ..............
    Connecticut River Zone                      Oct. 2-Dec. 15..................              25  ..............
    Brant:
        Lake Champlain Zone...................  Oct. 9-Nov. 7...................               2               6
        Interior Zone.........................  Oct. 9-Nov. 7...................               2               6
        Connecticut River Zone................  Oct. 2-Oct. 31..................               2               6
Virginia
    Ducks (13)................................  Oct. 10-Oct. 14 &...............               6              18
                                                Nov. 16-Nov. 30 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 7-Jan. 25..................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        Eastern (AP) Zone.....................  Nov. 16-Nov. 30 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 18-Jan. 29.................               2               6
        Western (SJBP) Zone...................  Nov. 16-Nov. 30 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 14-Jan. 14 &...............               3               9
            (Special season)..................  Jan. 15-Feb. 15.................               5              15
        Western (RP) Zone.....................  Nov. 16-Nov. 30 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 7-Feb. 22..................               5              15
    Light Geese...............................  Oct. 10-Jan. 31.................              25  ..............
    Brant.....................................  Dec. 23-Jan. 25.................               2               6
West Virginia
    Ducks (14)................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 12 &................               6              18
                                                Nov. 11-Nov. 16 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 16-Jan. 25.................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese..............................  Oct. 1-Oct. 26 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 11-Nov. 16 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 16-Jan. 31.................               5              15
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for Canada Geese........               5              15
    Brant.....................................  Dec. 27-Jan. 25.................               2               6
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(1) In Delaware, the Bombay Hook NWR snow goose season is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only.
(2) In Maine, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 of any species, with no more than 12 of any one
  species in possession. The season for Barrow's goldeneye is closed.
(3) In Maryland, the black duck season is closed October 12 through October 19.
(4) In Massachusetts, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 of any single species in addition to the
  flyway-wide bag restrictions.
(5) In Massachusetts, the January 18 to February 15 portion of the season in the Coastal Zone is restricted to
  that portion of the Coastal Zone north of the Cape Cod Canal.
(6) In New York, the use of electronic calls and shotguns capable of holding more than 3 shotshells are allowed
  for hunting of light geese on any day when all other waterfowl hunting seasons are closed.
(7) In North Carolina, the season is closed for black ducks October 2 through October 5 and November 9 through
  November 22. The daily bag limit for black and mottled ducks is combined with no more than 1 allowed in the
  daily bag.
(8) In North Carolina, a permit is required to hunt Canada geese in the Northeast Hunt Zone.
(9) In North Carolina, electronic calls and unplugged shotguns are allowed for light geese from February 11
  through March 8.
(10) In South Carolina, the daily bag limit of 6 may not exceed 1 black-bellied whistling duck, and 1 black duck
  or 1 mottled duck in the aggregate.
(11) In South Carolina, the daily bag limit for mergansers may include no more than 1 hooded merganser.
(12) In South Carolina, the daily bag limit may include no more than 2 white-fronted geese.

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(13) In Virginia, the season is closed for black ducks October 10 through October 14.
(14) In West Virginia, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 long-tailed ducks, and the season is
  closed for eiders, whistling ducks, and mottled ducks.

Mississippi Flyway

Flyway-Wide Restrictions

    Duck Limits: The daily bag limit of 6 ducks may include no more 
than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be females), 1 mottled 
duck, 1 black duck, 2 pintails, 2 canvasbacks, 2 redheads, 3 scaup, and 
3 wood ducks. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
    Merganser Limits: The merganser limits include no more than 2 
hooded mergansers daily and 6 in possession. In states that include 
mergansers in the duck bag limit, the daily limit is the same as the 
duck bag limit, of which only 2 daily and 6 in possession may be hooded 
mergansers.

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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alabama
    Ducks:....................................  ................................               6              18
        North Zone............................  Nov. 28-Jan. 26.................  ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Same as North Zone..............  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Dark Geese:
        North Zone:
            SJBP Zone.........................  Sept. 21-Oct. 8 &                              3               9
                                                Nov. 28-Jan. 26.................               3               9
            Rest of North Zone................  Same as SJBP Zone...............               3               9
        South Zone............................  Same as Rest of North Zone......               3               9
    White-fronted Geese:
        North Zone:
            SJBP Zone.........................  Same as for Dark Geese..........               2               6
        Rest of North Zone....................  Same as SJBP Zone...............               2               6
        South Zone............................  Same as Rest of North Zone......               2               6
    Light Geese:
        North Zone:
            Monroe and Escambia Counties......  Sept. 21-Oct. 8 &                              5              15
                                                Oct. 26-Nov. 10 &                              5              15
                                                Nov. 28-Jan. 26.................               5              15
            SJBP Zone.........................  Same as Rest of North Zone......               5              15
            Rest of North Zone................  Same as for Dark Geese..........               5              15
        South Zone............................  Same as for Dark Geese..........               5              15
Arkansas
    Ducks.....................................  Nov. 23-Dec. 1 &................               6              18
                                                Dec. 5-Dec. 23 &................               6              18
                                                Dec. 26-Jan. 26.................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        Northwest Zone........................  Sept. 21-Sept. 30 &.............               2               6
                                                Nov. 14-Jan. 26.................               2               6
        Remainder of State....................  Nov. 14-Jan. 26.................               2               6
    White-fronted Geese.......................  Nov. 14-Jan. 26.................               2               6
    Brant.....................................  Closed..........................  ..............  ..............
    Light Geese...............................  Nov. 14-Jan. 26.................              20  ..............
Illinois
    Ducks:....................................  ................................               6              18
        North Zone............................  Oct. 19-Dec. 17.................  ..............  ..............
        Central Zone..........................  Oct. 26-Dec. 24.................  ..............  ..............
        South Central Zone....................  Nov. 9-Jan. 7...................  ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Nov. 28-Jan. 26.................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        North Zone............................  Oct. 19-Jan. 16.................               2               6
        Central Zone..........................  Oct. 26-Nov. 17 &                              2               6
                                                Nov. 26-Jan. 31.................               2               6
        South Central Zone....................  Nov. 9-Jan. 31..................               2               6
        South Zone............................  Nov. 28-Jan. 31.................               2               6
    White-fronted Geese:
        North Zone............................  Nov. 4-Jan. 16..................               2               6
        Central Zone..........................  Nov. 19-Jan. 31.................               2               6
        South Central Zone....................  Nov. 19-Jan. 31.................               2               6
        South Zone............................  Nov. 28-Jan. 31.................               2               6
    Light Geese:
        North Zone............................  Oct. 19-Jan. 16                               20  ..............

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        Central Zone..........................  Oct. 26-Jan. 31                               20  ..............
        South Central Zone....................  Nov. 9-Jan. 31                                20  ..............
        South Zone............................  Nov. 28-Jan. 31                               20  ..............
    Brant.....................................  Same as for Light Geese.........               1               3
Indiana
    Ducks:....................................  ................................               6              18
        North Zone............................  Oct. 19-Dec. 8 &                  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 21-Dec. 29                   ..............  ..............
        Central Zone..........................  Oct. 26-Dec. 8 &                  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 21-Jan. 5                    ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Nov. 2-Nov. 10 &                  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 30-Jan. 19.................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        North Zone............................  Oct. 19-Nov. 10 &...............               3               9
                                                Nov. 28-Jan. 5 &................               3               9
                                                Jan. 18-Jan. 29.................               3               9
        Central Zone..........................  Oct. 26-Dec. 8 &................               3               9
                                                Dec. 21-Jan. 5 &................               3               9
                                                Jan. 18-Jan. 31.................               3               9
        South Zone............................  Nov. 2-Nov. 12 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 30-Jan. 31.................               3               9
        Late Season Zone......................  Feb. 1-Feb. 15..................               5              15
    White-fronted Geese:
        North Zone............................  Same as for Canada Geese........               2               6
        Central Zone..........................  Same as for Canada Geese........               2               6
        South Zone............................  Same as for Canada Geese........               2               6
    Brant:
        North Zone............................  Same as for Canada Geese........               1               3
        Central Zone..........................  Same as for Canada Geese........               1               3
        South Zone............................  Same as for Canada Geese........               1               3
    Light Geese:
        North Zone............................  Oct. 19-Jan. 31.................              20  ..............
        Central Zone..........................  Same as North Zone..............              20  ..............
        South Zone............................  Same as North Zone..............              20  ..............
Iowa
    Ducks:....................................  ................................               6              18
        North Zone............................  Sept. 21-Sept. 25 &               ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 12-Dec. 5..................  ..............  ..............
        Missouri River Zone...................  Sept. 21-Sept. 25 &.............  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 26-Dec 19..................  ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Sept. 21-Sept. 25 &.............  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 19-Dec. 12.................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        North Zone............................  Sept. 28-Oct. 31 &..............               2               6
                                                Nov. 1-Jan. 3...................               3               9
        Missouri River Zone...................  Oct. 12-Oct. 31 &...............               2               6
                                                Nov. 1-Jan. 17..................               3               9
        South Zone............................  Oct. 5-Oct. 31 &................               2               6
                                                Nov. 1-Jan. 10..................               3               9
    White-fronted Geese:
        North Zone............................  Sept. 28-Dec. 10................               2               6
        Missouri River Zone...................  Oct. 12-Dec. 24.................               2               6
        South Zone............................  Oct. 5-Dec. 17..................               2               6
    Brant:
        North Zone............................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               3
        Missouri River Zone...................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               3
        South Zone............................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               3
    Light Geese:
        North Zone............................  Sept. 28-Jan. 12................              20  ..............
        Missouri River Zone...................  Oct. 12-Jan. 17.................              20  ..............
        South Zone............................  Oct. 5-Jan. 17..................              20  ..............
Kentucky
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               6              18
        West Zone.............................  Nov. 28-Jan. 26.................  ..............  ..............
        East Zone.............................  Same as West Zone...............  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese..............................  Nov. 28-Jan. 31.................               3               9

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    White-fronted Geese.......................  Nov. 28-Jan. 31.................               2               6
    Brant.....................................  Nov. 28-Jan. 31.................               2               6
    Light Geese...............................  Nov. 28-Jan. 31.................              20  ..............
Louisiana
    Ducks:....................................  ................................               6              18
        West Zone.............................  Nov. 16-Dec. 15 &                 ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 21-Jan. 19                   ..............  ..............
        East Zone (including Catahoula Lake)..  Nov. 23-Dec. 8 &                  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 14-Jan. 26                   ..............  ..............
        Coastal Zone..........................  Nov. 9-Dec. 1 &.................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 14-Jan. 19                   ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese (1):
        West Zone.............................  Nov. 16-Dec. 15 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 21-Jan. 31.................               3               9
        East Zone.............................  Nov. 9-Dec. 8 &.................               3               9
                                                Dec. 14-Jan. 26.................               3               9
        Coastal Zone..........................  Nov. 9-Dec. 1 &.................               3               9
                                                Dec. 14-Jan. 31.................               3               9
    White-fronted (1):
        West Zone.............................  Nov. 16-Dec. 15 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 21-Feb. 2..................               2               6
        East Zone.............................  Nov. 9-Dec. 8 &.................               2               6
                                                Dec. 14-Jan. 26.................               2               6
        Coastal Zone..........................  Nov. 9-Dec. 1 &.................               2               6
                                                Dec. 14-Feb. 2..................               2               6
    Brant.....................................  Closed..........................  ..............  ..............
    Light Geese
        West Zone.............................  Same as for White-fronted.......              20  ..............
        East Zone.............................  Same as for White-fronted.......              20  ..............
        Coastal Zone..........................  Same as for White-fronted.......              20  ..............
Michigan
    Ducks (2):................................  ................................               6              18
        North Zone............................  Sept. 21-Nov. 10 &..............  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 23-Dec. 1..................  ..............  ..............
        Middle Zone...........................  Oct. 5-Dec. 1 &.................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 14-Dec. 15.................  ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Oct. 12-Dec. 8 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 28-Dec. 29.................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        North Zone............................  Sept. 11-Dec. 11................               2               6
        Middle Zone...........................  Sept. 21-Sept. 29 &.............               2               6
                                                Oct. 5-Dec. 26..................               2               6
        South Zone:
            Muskegon Wastewater GMU...........  Oct. 16-Nov. 13 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 1-Dec. 22..................               2               6
            Allegan County GMU................  Nov. 2-Jan. 31..................               2               6
            Saginaw County GMU................  Sept. 21-Sept. 23 &.............               2               6
                                                Oct. 12-Dec. 8 &................               2               6
                                                Dec. 28-Jan. 27.................               2               6
            Tuscola/Huron GMU.................  Sept. 21-Sept. 27 &.............               2               6
                                                Oct. 12-Dec. 8 &................               2               6
                                                Dec. 28-Jan. 23.................               2               6
            Remainder of South Zone...........  Sept. 21-Sept. 23 &.............               2               6
                                                Oct. 12-Dec. 8 &................               2               6
                                                Dec. 28-Dec. 29.................               2               6
        Southern MI Late Season (3)...........  Jan. 18-Feb. 15.................               5              15
White-fronted Geese:
        North Zone............................  Sept. 11-Dec. 7.................               1               3
        Middle Zone...........................  Oct. 5-Dec. 26..................               1               3
        South Zone............................  Oct. 12-Dec. 8 &................               1               3
                                                Dec. 28-Dec. 29 &...............               1               3
                                                Jan. 18-Jan. 31.................               1               3
    Light Geese:
        North Zone............................  Same as for Canada geese........              20  ..............
        Middle Zone...........................  Same as for Canada geese........              20  ..............
        South Zone............................  Oct. 12-Dec. 8 &................              20  ..............
                                                Dec. 28-Dec. 29 &...............              20  ..............
                                                Jan. 18-Feb. 15.................              20  ..............

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    Brant:
        North Zone............................  Same as for White-fronted geese.               1               3
        Middle Zone...........................  Same as for White-fronted geese.               1               3
        South Zone............................  Same as for White-fronted geese.               1               3
Minnesota
    Ducks:....................................  ................................               6              18
        North Zone............................  Sept. 21-Nov. 19................  ..............  ..............
        Central Zone..........................  Sept. 21-Sept. 29 &.............  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 5-Nov. 24..................  ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Sept. 21-Sept. 29 &.............  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 12-Dec. 1..................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots (4).................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Geese:
        North Zone:...........................  Sept. 21-Dec. 16................  ..............  ..............
            Canada............................  ................................               3               9
            White-fronted and Brant...........  ................................               1               3
            Light Geese.......................  ................................              20  ..............
        Central Zone:.........................  Sept. 21-Sept. 29 &.............  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 5-Dec. 21..................  ..............  ..............
            Canada............................  ................................               3               9
            White-fronted and Brant...........  ................................               1               3
            Light Geese.......................  ................................              20  ..............
        South Zone:...........................  Sept. 21-Sept. 29 &.............  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 12-Dec. 28.................  ..............  ..............
            Canada............................  ................................               3               9
            White-fronted and Brant...........  ................................               1               3
            Light Geese.......................  ................................              20  ..............
Mississippi
    Ducks.....................................  Nov. 22-Nov. 24 &...............               6              18
                                                Nov. 29-Dec. 1 &................               6              18
                                                Dec. 4-Jan. 26..................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese..............................  Nov. 14-Jan. 26.................               3               9
    White-fronted.............................  Nov. 14-Jan. 26.................               2               6
    Brant.....................................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               3
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for Canada geese........              20  ..............
Missouri
    Ducks and Mergansers:.....................  ................................               6              18
        North Zone............................  Oct. 26-Dec. 24.................  ..............  ..............
        Middle Zone...........................  Nov. 2-Dec. 31..................  ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Nov. 28-Jan. 26.................  ..............  ..............
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        North Zone............................  Oct. 5-Oct. 31 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 28-Jan. 31.................               3               9
        Middle Zone...........................  Same as North Zone..............               3               9
        South Zone............................  Same as North Zone..............               3               9
White-fronted Geese:
        North Zone............................  Nov. 28-Jan. 31.................               2               6
        Middle Zone...........................  Same as North Zone..............               2               6
        South Zone............................  Same as North Zone..............               2               6
    Brant:
        North Zone............................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               3
        Middle Zone...........................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               3
        South Zone............................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               3
    Light Geese:
        North Zone............................  Oct. 26-Jan. 31.................              20  ..............
        Middle Zone...........................  Same as North Zone..............              20  ..............
        South Zone............................  Same as North Zone..............              20  ..............
Ohio
    Ducks (2):................................  ................................               6              18
        Lake Erie Marsh Zone..................  Oct. 12-Oct. 27 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 9-Dec. 22..................  ..............  ..............
        North Zone............................  Oct. 19-Nov. 3 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 30-Jan. 12.................  ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Oct. 19-Nov. 3 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 14-Jan. 26.................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:

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        Lake Erie Goose Zone..................  Oct. 12- Oct. 27 &..............               3               9
                                                Nov. 9-Jan. 9...................               3               9
        North Zone............................  Oct. 19-Nov. 3 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 30-Jan. 30.................               3               9
        South Zone............................  Oct. 19-Nov. 3 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 30-Jan. 30.................               3               9
    White-fronted Geese.......................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               3
    Brant.....................................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               3
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for Canada geese........              10              30
Tennessee
    Ducks:....................................  ................................               6              18
        Reelfoot Zone.........................  Nov. 16-Nov. 17 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 30-Jan. 26.................  ..............  ..............
        State Zone............................  Nov. 28-Jan. 26.................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        Northwest Zone........................  Oct. 12-Oct. 16 &...............               2               6
                                                Nov. 16-Nov. 17 &...............               2               6
                                                Nov. 30-Feb. 8..................               2               6
        Southwest Zone........................  Oct. 12-Oct. 29 &...............               2               6
                                                Nov. 28-Jan. 26.................               2               6
        Kentucky/Barkley Lakes Zone...........  Same as Southwest Zone..........               2               6
        Rest of State.........................  Same as Southwest Zone..........               2               6
    White-fronted Geese.......................  Nov. 28-Feb. 8..................               2               6
    Brant.....................................  Nov. 23-Jan. 31.................               2               6
    Light Geese...............................  Nov. 24-Mar. 10.................              20  ..............
Wisconsin
    Ducks (2):................................  ................................               6              18
        North Zone............................  Sept. 21-Nov. 19................  ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Sept. 28-Oct. 6 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 12-Dec. 1..................  ..............  ..............
        Mississippi River Zone................  Sept. 21-Sept. 29 &.............  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 12-Dec. 1..................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese:
        North Zone............................  Sept. 16-Dec. 16................               2               6
        South Zone:...........................  ................................  ..............  ..............
            Horicon Zone......................  Sept. 16-Dec. 16................               2               6
            Mississippi River Subzone.........  Sept. 21-Sept. 29 &.............               2               6
                                                Oct. 12-Jan. 2..................               2               6
            Remainder of South Zone...........  Sept. 16-Oct. 6 &...............               2               6
                                                Oct. 12-Dec. 21.................               2               6
    White-fronted Geese:
        North Zone............................  Sept. 20-Dec. 16................               2               6
        South Zone:
            Horicon Zone......................  Sept. 20-Dec. 16................               1               3
            Mississippi River Subzone.........  Sept. 25-Sept. 29 &.............               2               6
                                                Oct. 12-Jan. 2..................               2               6
            Remainder of South Zone...........  Sept. 20-Oct. 6 &...............               2               6
                                                Oct. 12-Dec. 21.................               2               6
    Brant.....................................  Same as for Canada geese........               2               6
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for Canada geese........              20  ..............
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(1) In Louisiana, during the Canada goose season, the daily bag limit is 3 dark geese (whitefronts and Canada
  geese) with no more than 2 white-fronted geese. Possession limits are three times the daily bag limits.
(2) In Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin, the daily bag limit may include no more than one hen mallard.
(3) In Michigan, the Southern Michigan Late Canada goose season excludes the Goose Management Units (GMUs).
(4) In Minnesota, the daily bag limit is 15 and the possession limit is 45 coots and moorhens in the aggregate.

Central Flyway

Flyway-Wide Restrictions

    Duck Limits: The daily bag limit is 6 ducks, which may include no 
more than 5 mallards (2 female mallards), 1 mottled duck, 2 pintails, 2 
canvasbacks, 2 redheads, 3 scaup, and 3 wood ducks. The possession 
limit is three times the daily bag limit.
    Merganser Limits: The daily bag limit is 5 mergansers with 15 in 
possession and may include no more than 2 hooded mergansers daily and 6 
in possession. In States that include mergansers in the duck bag limit, 
the daily limit is the same as the duck bag limit, of which only 2 
daily and 6 in possession may be hooded mergansers.

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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Colorado
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               6              18
        Southeast Zone........................  Oct. 23-Jan. 26.................  ..............  ..............
        Northeast Zone........................  Oct. 12-Dec. 2 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 14-Jan. 26.................  ..............  ..............
        Mountain/Foothills Zone...............  Oct. 5-Dec. 2 &.................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 21-Jan. 26.................  ..............  ..............
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Dark Geese:
        Northern Front Range Unit.............  Oct. 5-Oct. 23 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 23-Feb. 16.................               5              15
        South Park/San Luis Valley Unit.......  Same as N. Front Range Unit.....               5              15
        North Park Unit.......................  Same as N. Front Range Unit.....               5              15
        Rest of State in Central Flyway.......  Nov. 23-Feb. 16.................               5              15
    Light Geese:
        Northern Front Range Unit.............  Nov. 2-Feb. 16..................              50  ..............
        South Park/San Luis Valley Unit.......  Same as N. Front Range Unit.....              50  ..............
        North Park Unit.......................  Same as N. Front Range Unit.....              50  ..............
        Rest of State in Central Flyway.......  Same as N. Front Range Unit.....              50  ..............
Kansas
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               6              18
        High Plains...........................  Oct. 5-Dec. 2 &.................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 21-Jan. 26.................  ..............  ..............
        Low Plains:
            Early Zone........................  Oct. 5-Dec. 1 &.................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 21-Jan. 5..................  ..............  ..............
            Late Zone.........................  Oct. 26-Dec. 29 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Jan. 18-Jan. 26.................  ..............  ..............
            Southeast Zone....................  Nov. 2-Nov. 3 &.................  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 16-Jan. 26.................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese and Brant....................  Oct. 26-Nov. 3 &................               6              18
                                                Nov. 6-Feb. 9...................               6              18
    White-fronted Geese.......................  Oct. 26-Dec. 29 &...............               2               6
                                                Feb. 1-Feb. 9...................               2               6
    Light Geese...............................  Oct. 26-Nov. 3 &................              50  ..............
                                                Nov. 6-Feb. 9...................              50  ..............
Montana
    Ducks and Mergansers......................  ................................               6              18
        Zone 1................................  Sept. 28-Jan. 2.................  ..............  ..............
        Zone 2................................  Same as Zone 1..................  ..............  ..............
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Dark Geese................................  Sept. 28-Jan. 5 &...............               5              15
                                                Jan. 10-Jan. 14.................               5              15
    Light Geese...............................  Sept. 28-Jan. 5 &...............              20              60
                                                Jan. 10-Jan. 14.................              20              60
Nebraska
    Ducks (1).................................  ................................               6              18
        Zone 1................................  Oct. 12-Dec. 24.................  ..............  ..............
        Zone 2:...............................
            Low Plains........................  Oct. 5-Dec. 17..................  ..............  ..............
            High Plains.......................  Oct. 5-Dec. 17 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Jan. 5-Jan. 26..................  ..............  ..............
        Zone 3:
            Low Plains........................  Oct. 23-Jan. 4..................  ..............  ..............
            High Plains.......................  Oct. 23-Jan. 4 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Jan. 5-Jan. 26..................  ..............  ..............
        Zone 4................................  Oct. 5-Dec. 17..................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        Niobrara Unit.........................  Oct. 28-Feb. 9..................               5              15
        East Unit.............................  Oct. 28-Feb. 9..................               5              15
        North Central Unit....................  Oct. 5-Jan. 17..................               5              15
        Platte River Unit.....................  Oct. 28-Feb. 9..................               5              15
        Panhandle Unit........................  Oct. 28-Feb. 9..................               5              15
    White-fronted Geese.......................  Oct. 3-Dec. 13 &................               2               6
                                                Feb. 1-Feb. 2...................               1               3
    Light Geese...............................  Oct. 5-Jan. 1 &.................              20  ..............
                                                Jan. 25-Feb. 9..................              20  ..............

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New Mexico
    Ducks and Mergansers (2)..................  ................................               6              18
        North Zone............................  Oct. 5-Jan. 8...................  ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Oct. 23-Jan. 26.................  ..............  ..............
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Dark Geese (3)
        Middle Rio Grande Valley Unit (3).....  Dec. 28-Jan. 19.................               2               2
        Rest of State.........................  Oct. 12-Jan. 26.................               5              15
    Light Geese...............................  Oct. 12-Jan. 26.................              50  ..............
North Dakota
    Ducks:....................................  ................................               6              18
        High Plains...........................  Sept. 21-Dec. 1 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 7-Dec. 29..................  ..............  ..............
        Remainder of State....................  Sept. 21-Dec. 1.................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese (4)..........................
        Missouri River Zone...................  Sept. 21-Dec. 27................               5              15
        Rest of State.........................  Sept. 21-Dec. 21................               8              24
    White-fronted Geese.......................  Sept. 21-Dec. 1.................               2               6
    Light Geese...............................  Sept. 21-Dec. 29................              50  ..............
Oklahoma
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               6              18
        High Plains...........................  Oct. 12-Jan. 8..................  ..............  ..............
        Low Plains:
            Zone 1............................  Oct. 26-Dec. 1 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 14-Jan. 19.................  ..............  ..............
            Zone 2............................  Nov. 2-Dec. 1 &.................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 14-Jan. 26.................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese..............................  Nov. 2-Dec. 1 &.................               8              24
                                                Dec. 14-Feb. 16.................               8              24
    White-fronted Geese.......................  Nov. 2-Dec. 1 &.................               1               3
                                                Dec. 14-Feb. 9..................               1               3
    Light Geese...............................  Nov. 2-Dec. 1 &.................              50  ..............
                                                Dec. 14-Feb. 16.................              50  ..............
South Dakota
    Ducks:....................................  ................................               6              18
        High Plains...........................  Oct. 12-Dec. 24 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 25-Jan. 16.................  ..............  ..............
        Low Plains:
            North Zone........................  Sept. 28-Dec. 10................  ..............  ..............
            Middle Zone.......................  Same as for North Zone..........  ..............  ..............
            South Zone........................  Oct. 12-Dec. 24.................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        Unit 1................................  Oct. 1-Dec. 16..................               8              24
        Unit 2................................  Nov. 2-Feb. 14..................               4              12
        Unit 3................................  Oct. 19-Dec. 22 &...............               4              12
                                                Jan. 11-Jan. 19.................               4              12
    White-fronted Geese.......................  Sept. 28-Dec. 8.................               2               6
    Light Geese...............................  Sept. 28-Dec. 22................              20  ..............
Texas
    Ducks (5).................................  ................................               6              18
        High Plains...........................  Oct. 26-Oct. 27 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 1-Jan. 26..................  ..............  ..............
        Low Plains:
            North Zone........................  Nov. 2-Dec. 8 &.................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 21-Jan. 26.................  ..............  ..............
            South Zone........................  Nov. 2-Dec. 1 &.................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 14-Jan. 26.................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese and Brant:
        East Tier:
            South Zone........................  Nov. 2-Jan. 26..................               3               9
            North Zone........................  Same as South Zone..............               3               9
        West Tier (6).........................  Nov. 2-Feb. 2...................               5              15
    White-fronted Geese:
        East Tier:

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            South Zone........................  Nov. 2-Jan. 12..................               2               6
            North Zone........................  Same as South Zone..............               2               6
        West Tier (6).........................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               3
    Light Geese:
        East Tier:
            South Zone........................  Nov. 2-Jan. 26..................              20  ..............
            North Zone........................  Same as South Zone..............              20  ..............
        West Tier.............................  Same as for Canada geese........              20  ..............
Wyoming:
    Ducks (7):................................  ................................               6              18
        Zone C1...............................  Oct. 5-Oct. 22 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 2-Jan. 19..................  ..............  ..............
        Zone C2...............................  Sept. 21-Dec. 1 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 14-Jan. 7..................  ..............  ..............
        Zone C3...............................  Same as Zone C2.................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Dark Geese
        Zone G1A (8)..........................  Oct. 5-Oct. 22 &................               2               6
                                                Nov. 22-Feb. 16.................               4              12
        Zone G1...............................  Oct. 5-Oct. 22 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 2-Dec. 1 &.................               5              15
                                                Dec. 7-Feb. 1...................               5              15
        Zone G2...............................  Sept. 21-Dec. 1 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 14-Jan. 15.................               5              15
        Zone G3...............................  Same as Zone G2.................               5              15
    Light Geese...............................  Oct. 5-Dec. 30 &................              10              30
                                                Jan. 30-Feb. 16.................              10              30
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(1) In Nebraska, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2.
(2) In New Mexico, Mexican-like ducks are included in the aggregate with mallards.
(3) In New Mexico, the season for dark geese is closed in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Sierra, and Valencia Counties.
  In the Middle Rio Grande Valley Unit, a limited season is established. See State regulations for additional
  information.
(4) In North Dakota, see State regulations for additional shooting hour restrictions.
(5) In Texas, the daily bag limit is 6 ducks, which may include no more than 5 mallards (only 2 of which may be
  hens), 2 redheads, 3 wood ducks, 3 scaup, 2 canvasbacks, 2 pintails, and 1 dusky duck (mottled duck, Mexican-
  like duck, black duck and their hybrids). The season for dusky ducks is closed the first 5 days of the season
  in all zones. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
(6) In Texas, in the West Tier the daily bag limit for dark geese is 5 in the aggregate and may include no more
  than 1 white-fronted goose.
(7) In Wyoming, the daily bag limit may include no more than 1 hen mallard.
(8) See State regulations for additional restrictions.

Pacific Flyway

Flyway-Wide Restrictions

    Duck and Merganser Limits: The daily bag limit of 7 ducks 
(including mergansers) may include no more than 2 female mallards, 2 
pintails, 2 redheads, 3 scaup, and 2 canvasbacks. The possession limit 
is three times the daily bag limit.
    Coot and Common Moorhen Limits: Daily bag and possession limits are 
in the aggregate for the two species.

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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
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Arizona
    Ducks (1).................................  ................................               7              21
        North Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Oct. 19-Jan. 12.................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 4-Jan. 12..................               7              21
        South Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Nov. 2-Jan. 26..................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 18-Jan. 26.................               7              21
    Coots and moorhens........................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
    Canada Geese and Brant:
        North Zone............................  Oct. 4-Jan. 12..................               3               9
        South Zone............................  Oct. 18-Jan. 26.................               3               9
    White-fronted Geese.......................  Same as for Canada geese........               3               9
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for Canada geese........              10              30
California
    Ducks:....................................  ................................               7              21
        Northeastern Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Oct. 5-Dec. 29..................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 5-Jan. 17..................               7              21
        Colorado River Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Nov. 2-Jan. 26..................               3               9

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            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 18-Jan. 26.................               7              21
        Southern Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Nov. 2-Jan. 26..................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 19-Jan. 26.................               7              21
        Southern San Joaquin Valley Zone
            Scaup.............................  Nov. 2-Jan. 26..................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 5-Oct. 20 &................               7              21
                                                Nov. 2-Jan. 26..................  ..............  ..............
        Balance-of-State Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Nov. 2-Jan. 26..................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 19-Jan. 26.................               7              21
    Coots and moorhens........................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              25
    Canada Geese (2)(3):
        Northeastern Zone (4).................  Oct. 5-Jan. 12..................               6              18
        Colorado River Zone...................  Oct. 18-Jan. 26.................               4              12
        Southern Zone (5).....................  Oct. 19-Jan. 26.................               3               9
        Balance-of-State Zone.................  Sept. 28-Oct. 2 &...............               6              18
                                                Oct. 19-Jan. 26.................               6              18
        Del Norte & Humboldt Counties.........  Oct. 31-Jan. 26.................               6              18
                                                Feb. 22-Mar. 10.................               6              18
    White-fronted Geese:
        Northeastern Zone.....................  Oct. 5-Jan. 12 &................               6              18
                                                Mar. 6-Mar. 10..................               6              18
        Colorado River Zone...................  Oct. 18-Jan. 26.................               6              18
        Southern Zone (5).....................  Oct. 19-Jan. 26.................               3               9
        Balance-of-State Zone:
            Sacramento Valley.................  Oct. 19-Dec. 21.................               3               9
            Rest of Zone......................  Oct. 19-Jan. 26.................               6              18
                                                Feb. 15-Feb. 19.................               6              18
        Del Norte & Humboldt Counties.........  Oct. 19-Jan. 26.................               6              18
    Light Geese:
        Northeastern Zone.....................  Nov. 1-Jan. 12 &................              10              30
                                                Feb. 7-Mar.10...................              10              30
        Colorado River Zone...................  Oct. 18-Jan. 26.................              10              30
        Southern Zone:
            Imperial Valley...................  Nov. 2-Jan. 26 &................              10              30
                                                Feb. 8-Feb. 23..................              10              30
            Rest of Zone......................  Oct. 19-Jan. 26.................              10              30
        Balance-of-State Zone.................  Oct. 19-Jan. 26 &...............              10              30
                                                Feb. 15-Feb. 19.................              10              30
        Del Norte & Humboldt Counties.........  Oct. 19-Jan. 26.................              10              30
    Brant:
        North Zone............................  Nov. 7-Dec. 6...................               2               6
        South Zone............................  Nov. 9-Dec. 8...................               2               6
Colorado
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               7              21
        Scaup.................................  Sept. 21-Oct. 9 &...............               3               9
                                                Nov. 2-Jan. 5...................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Sept. 21-Oct. 9 &...............               7              21
                                                Nov. 2-Jan. 26..................               7              21
    Coots and moorhens........................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
    Canada Geese and Brant....................  Sept. 21-Oct. 9 &...............               4              12
                                                Nov. 2-Jan. 26..................               4              12
    White-fronted Geese.......................  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
Idaho
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               7              21
        Zone 1:
            Scaup.............................  Oct. 26-Jan. 17.................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 5-Jan. 17..................               7              21
        Zone 2:
            Scaup.............................  Nov. 2-Jan. 24..................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 12-Jan. 24.................               7              21
        Zone 3:
            Scaup.............................  Nov. 2-Jan. 24..................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 12-Jan. 24.................               7              21
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
    Canada Geese and Brant:
        Zone 1................................  Oct. 5-Jan. 17..................               4              12
        Zone 2................................  Oct. 12-Jan. 24.................               4              12
        Zone 3................................  Same as Zone 2..................               4              12
    White-fronted Geese:

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        Zone 1................................  Oct. 5-Jan. 17..................               6              18
        Zone 2................................  Oct. 12-Jan. 24.................               6              18
        Zone 3................................  Nov. 11-Feb. 23.................               6              18
    Light Geese:
        Zone 1 (6)............................  Oct. 5-Jan. 17..................              20              60
        Zone 2................................  Oct. 29-Jan. 17 &...............              20              60
                                                Feb. 15-Mar. 10.................              20              60
        Zone 3................................  Nov. 26-Mar. 10.................              20              60
        Zone 4................................  Oct. 12-Jan. 24.................              20              60
Montana
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               7              21
        Scaup.................................  Sept. 28-Dec. 22................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Sept. 28-Jan. 5 &...............               7              21
                                                Jan. 10-Jan. 14.................               7              21
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              25
    Dark Geese (7)............................  Sept. 28-Jan. 5 &...............               4              12
                                                Jan. 10-Jan. 14.................               4              12
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20              60
Nevada
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               7              21
        Northeast Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Sept. 21-Oct. 30 &..............               3               9
                                                Nov. 2-Dec. 17..................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Sept. 21-Oct. 30 &..............               7              21
                                                Nov. 2-Jan. 5...................               7              21
        Northwest Zone:.......................  Oct. 13-Oct. 31 &...............  ..............  ..............
            Scaup.............................  Nov. 2-Jan. 26..................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 12-Oct. 30 &...............               7              21
                                                Nov. 2-Jan. 26..................               7              21
        South Zone (8):.......................  Same as Northwest Zone..........  ..............  ..............
    Coots and moorhens........................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
    Canada Geese and Brant:
        Northeast Zone........................  Same as for Other Ducks.........               3               9
        Northwest Zone........................  Same as for Other Ducks.........               3               9
        South Zone (8)........................  Same as for Other Ducks.........               3               9
    Whitre-fronted Geese......................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
    Light Geese (9):
        Northeast Zone........................  Nov. 2-Jan. 5 &.................              20              60
                                                Feb. 22-Mar. 10.................              20              60
        Northwest Zone........................  Nov. 2-Jan. 26 &................              20              60
                                                Feb. 22-Mar. 10.................              20              60
        South Zone (8)........................  Nov. 2-Jan. 26..................              20              60
New Mexico
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               7              21
        Scaup.................................  Oct. 12-Jan. 5..................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 12-Jan. 24.................               7              21
    Coots, Moorhens and Gallinules............  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
    Canada Geese and Brant:
        North Zone............................  Sept. 21-Oct. 6 &...............               3               9
                                                Oct. 26-Jan. 24.................               3               9
        South Zone............................  Oct. 12-Jan. 26.................               3               9
    White-fronted Geese:
        North Zone............................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
        South Zone............................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
Light Geese:
        North Zone............................  Same as for Canada Geese........              20              60
        South Zone............................  Same as for Canada Geese........              20              60
Oregon
    Ducks:....................................  ................................               7              21
        Zone 1:
            Columbia Basin Unit:
                Scaup.........................  Nov. 2-Jan. 26..................               3               9
                Other Ducks...................  Oct. 12-Oct. 20 &...............               7              21
                                                Oct. 23-Jan. 26.................               7              21
            Rest of Zone 1....................  Same as Columbia Basin Unit.....  ..............  ..............
        Zone 2:
            Scaup.............................  Oct. 5-Dec. 1 &.................               3               9
                                                Dec. 4-Dec. 31..................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 5-Dec. 1 &.................               7              21
                                                Dec. 4-Jan. 19..................               7              21
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
    Canada Geese (3):

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        Northwest General Goose Zone (10).....  Nov. 2-Nov. 10 &................               4              12
                                                Nov. 23-Jan. 12 &...............               4              12
                                                Feb. 1-Mar. 10..................               4              12
        Northwest Special Permit Zone (10)      Nov. 2-Nov. 10 &................               4              12
         (11)(12).
                                                Nov. 23-Jan. 12 &...............               4              12
                                                Feb. 1-Mar. 10..................               4              12
        Southwest General Zone................  Oct. 12-Dec. 1 &................               4              12
                                                Dec. 9-Jan. 26..................               4              12
        South Coast Zone......................  Sept. 28-Dec. 1 &...............               4              12
                                                Dec. 21-Jan. 12 &...............               4              12
                                                Feb. 22-Mar. 10.................               6              18
        Harney and Lake County Zone...........  Oct. 5-Dec. 1 &.................               4              12
                                                Dec. 16-Jan. 26.................               4              12
        Malheur County Zone...................  Oct. 5-Dec. 1 &.................               4              12
                                                Dec. 16-Jan. 26.................               4              12
        Klamath County Zone...................  Oct. 5-Dec. 1 &.................               4              12
                                                Dec. 16-Jan. 26.................               4              12
        Eastern Zone..........................  Oct. 12-Oct. 20 &...............               4              12
                                                Oct. 28-Jan. 26.................               4              12
        Tillamook County (10)(11)(12).........  Nov. 2-Nov. 10 &................               4              12
                                                Nov. 23-Jan. 12 &...............               4              12
                                                Feb. 1-Mar. 10..................               4              12
    White-fronted Geese:
        Northwest General Goose Zone..........  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
        Northwest Special Permit Zone (9).....  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
        Southwest General Zone................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
        South Coast Zone                        Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
        Harney and Lake County Zone:
            Lake County.......................  Same as for Canada Geese........               1               3
            Rest of Zone......................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
        Malheur County Zone...................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
        Klamath County Zone...................  Oct. 5-Dec. 1 &.................               6              18
                                                Jan. 23-Mar. 10.................               6              18
        Eastern Zone..........................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
        Tillamook County (9)..................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
    Light Geese:
        Northwest General Goose Zone..........  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
        Northwest Special Permit Zone (9).....  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
        Southwest General Zone................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
        South Coast Zone......................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
        Harney and Lake County Zone...........  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
        Malheur County Zone...................  Same as for Canada Geese........              20              60
        Klamath County Zone...................  Same as for White-fronted Geese.               6              18
        Eastern Zone..........................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
        Tillamook County (9)..................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
    Brant.....................................  Nov. 16-Dec. 1..................               2               6
Utah (13)
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               7              21
        Zone 1:
            Scaup.............................  Oct. 5-Dec. 29..................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 5-Jan. 18..................               7              21
        Zone 2:
            Scaup.............................  Same as Zone 1..................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Same as Zone 1..................               7              21
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
    Canada Geese and Brant:
        North Zone............................  Oct. 5-Jan. 18..................               3               9
        Wasatch Front Zone....................  Oct. 5-Oct. 17 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 2-Feb. 2...................               3               9
        Washington County Zone................  Oct. 5-Oct. 17 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 2-Feb. 2...................               3               9
        Rest of State Zone....................  Oct. 5-Oct. 17 &................               3               9
                                                Oct. 26-Jan. 26.................               3               9
    White-fronted Geese:
        North Zone............................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
        Wasatch Front Zone....................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
        Washington County Zone................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
        Rest of State Zone....................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
    Light Geese:
        North Zone............................  Oct. 25-Jan. 18 &...............              20              60
                                                Feb. 18-Mar. 10.................              20              60
        Wasatch Front Zone....................  Same as for North Zone..........              20              60

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        Washington County Zone................  Same as for North Zone..........              20              60
        Rest of State Zone....................  Oct. 22-Jan. 26 &...............              20              60
                                                Mar. 1-Mar. 10..................              20              60
Washington
    Ducks:....................................  ................................               7              21
        East Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Nov. 2-Jan. 26..................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 12-Oct 16 &................               7              21
                                                Oct. 19-Jan. 26.................               7              21
        West Zone (14)........................  Same as East Zone...............  ..............  ..............
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
    Canada Geese:
        Management Area 1 (15):...............  Oct 12-Oct. 24 &................               4              12
                                                Nov. 2-Jan. 26..................               4              12
        Management Area 2A (16) (17) (18):....  Nov. 9-Nov. 27 &................               4              12
                                                Nov. 30-Dec. 1 &................               4              12
                                                Dec. 11-Jan. 26 &...............               4              12
                                                Feb. 2-Mar. 6...................               4              12
        Management Area 2B (16) (17) (18):....  Oct. 12-Oct. 23 &...............               4              12
                                                Nov. 2-Jan. 18..................               4              12
        Management Areas 3 (15)...............  Oct. 12-Oct. 24 &...............               4              12
                                                Nov. 2-Jan. 18..................               4              12
        Management Area 4 (15)................  Oct. 12-Oct. 13 &...............               4              12
                                                Oct. 16 &.......................               4              12
                                                Oct. 19-Jan. 26.................               4              12
        Management Area 5 (15)................  Oct. 12-Oct. 14 &...............               4              12
                                                Oct. 19-Jan. 26.................               4              12
    White-fronted Geese:
        Management Area 1 (15)................  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
        Management Area 2A (16)...............  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
        Management Area 2B (16)...............  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
        Management Areas 3 (15)...............  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
        Management Area 4 (15)................  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
        Management Area 5 (15)................  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
    Light Geese:
        Management Area 1 (15)................  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
        Management Area 2A (16)...............  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
        Management Area 2B (16)...............  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
        Management Areas 3 (15)...............  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
        Management Area 4 (15)................  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
        Management Area 5 (15)................  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
    Brant (19):
        Skagit County.........................  Jan. 11-Jan. 26.................               2               6
        Pacific County........................  Jan. 4-Jan. 19..................               2               6
Wyoming
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               7              21
        Snake River Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Sept. 21-Dec. 15................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Sept. 21-Jan. 3.................               7              21
        Balance of State Zone:                  ................................  ..............
            Scaup.............................  Sept. 21-Dec. 15................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Sept. 21-Jan. 3.................               7              21
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              15              45
    Canada Geese and Brant....................  Sept. 21-Dec. 26................               3               9
    White-fronted Geese.......................  Same as for Canada Geese........               3               9
    Light Geese...............................  Closed..........................  ..............  ..............
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(1) In Arizona, the daily limit may include no more than either 2 hen mallards or 2 Mexican-like ducks, or 1 of
  each; and not more than 4 hen mallards and Mexican-like ducks, in the aggregate, may be in possession.
(2) In California and Oregon, small Canada geese are Cackling and Aleutian Canada geese.
(3) In California, large Canada geese are Western and Lesser Canada geese.
(4) In California, in the Northeastern Zone, the daily bag limit may include no more than 2 large Canada geese.
(5) In California, in the Southern Zone, the daily bag limit for Canada geese and white-fronted geese is an
  aggregate bag limit.
(6) In Idaho, the season on light geese is closed in Fremont and Teton Counties.
(7) In Montana, check State regulations for special seasons/exceptions in Freezeout Lake WMA; Canyon Ferry;
  Flathead; Deer Lodge County; and Missoula County.
(8) In Nevada, in the South Zone, the open season for all ducks, coots, moorhens, brant, and geese in the Clarke
  County portion of the South Zone is only November 2 to January 26.
(9) In Nevada, there is no open season on light geese in Ruby Valley within Elko and White Pine Counties. In
  addition, the season is closed in Kirch WMA, Mason Valley WMA, and Scripps WMA/Washoe State Park from February
  10 to February 28.
(10) In Oregon, in the Northwest General Zone Zone, the Northwest Special Permit Zone, and the Tillamook County
  Zone, the daily bag limit for Canada geese may not include more than 3 Cackling or Aleutian Canada geese.
(11) In Oregon, the Northwest Special Permit Zone is closed to all goose hunting, except for designated areas.
  See State regulations for specific boundary descriptions, times, days, and other conditions of the special
  permit season.

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(12) In Oregon, in the Northwest Special Permit Zone and the Tillamook County Zone, the bag limit for Dusky
  Canada geese is 1 per season.
(13) In Utah, the shooting hours are 7:30 a.m. to sunset on October 6 in Cache, Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, and Box
  Elder Counties.
(14) In Washington, the daily bag limit in the West Zone may include no more than 2 scoters, 2 long-tailed
  ducks, and 2 goldeneyes, with the possession limit three times the daily bag limit. The daily bag and
  possession limit, and the season limit, for harlequins is 1.
(15) In Washington, in State Goose Area 4, hunting is allowed only on Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays, and
  certain holidays. In State Goose Areas 1, 3, and 5, hunting is allowed everyday. See State regulations for
  details, including shooting hours.
(16) In Washington, see State regulations for specific dates and conditions of permit hunts and closures for
  Canada geese.
(17) In Washington, in Management Area 2A, the daily bag limit for Canada geese may not include more than 3
  Cackling Canada geese. In Management Area 2B, the daily bag limit for Canada geese may not include more than 3
  Cackling and 1 Aleutian Canada geese.
(18) In Washington, in Management Area 2A and 2B, the bag limit for Dusky Canada geese is 1 per season.
(19) In Washington, brant may be hunted in Skagit and Pacific Counties only; see State regulations for specific
  dates.
(f) Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days.
The following seasons are open only to youth hunters. Youth hunters must be accompanied into the field by an
  adult at least 18 years of age. This adult cannot duck hunt but may participate in other open seasons.
Definition
Youth Hunters: Includes youths 15 years of age or younger.
Note: The following seasons are in addition to the seasons published previously in the August 28, 2013, Federal
  Register (78 FR 53200). Bag and possession limits will conform to those set for the regular season.


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                                                                                          Season Dates
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ATLANTIC FLYWAY
Connecticut........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots......  Oct. 5 & Nov. 2.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Florida                              Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and    Feb. 1 & 2.
                                      geese.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Maryland (1)(8)....................  Ducks, coots, snow geese, Canada geese,    Nov. 2 & Feb. 8.
                                      sea ducks, and brant.
Massachusetts......................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, and geese......  Oct. 5 & Oct. 12.
New Jersey.........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots,
                                      moorhens, and gallinules.
    North Zone.....................  .........................................  Oct. 5 & Nov. 2.
    South Zone.....................  .........................................  Oct. 12 & Nov. 9.
    Coastal Zone...................  .........................................  Oct. 26 & Nov. 16.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
North Carolina.....................  Ducks, mergansers, Canada geese (9),       Feb. 1 & 8.
                                      tundra swans (10), and coots.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
South Carolina.....................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots......  Nov. 16 & Feb. 1.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Virginia...........................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens,        Oct. 26 & Feb. 1.
                                      tundra swans (10), and Canada geese (11).
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY                   .........................................
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Arkansas...........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots,           Feb. 1 & 2.
                                      moorhens, and gallinules.
Illinois...........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots......
    North Zone.....................  .........................................  Oct. 12 & 13.
    Central Zone...................  .........................................  Oct. 19 & 20.
    South Central Zone.............  .........................................  Nov. 2 & 3.
    South Zone.....................  .........................................  Nov. 16 & 17
Indiana............................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens,
                                      gallinules, and geese:
    North Zone.....................  .........................................  Oct. 12 & 13.
    Central Zone...................  .........................................  Oct. 19 & 20.
    South Zone.....................  .........................................  Oct. 26 & 27.
Iowa...............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots..........
    North Zone.....................  .........................................  Oct. 5 & 6.
    Missouri River Zone............  .........................................  Oct. 19 & 20.
    South Zone.....................  .........................................  Oct. 12 & 13.
Kentucky...........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots,
                                      moorhens, and gallinules:
    West Zone......................  .........................................  Feb. 1 & 2.
    East Zone......................  .........................................  Nov. 2 & 3.
Louisiana..........................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens,
                                      gallinules, and geese:
    West Zone......................  .........................................  Nov. 9 & Jan. 25.
    East Zone......................  .........................................  Nov. 16 & Feb. 1.
    Coastal Zone...................  .........................................  Nov. 2 & 3.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Mississippi........................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens,        Nov. 16 & Feb. 1.
                                      gallinules, and geese.
Missouri...........................  Ducks, coots, mergansers, moorhens,
                                      gallinules, and geese:
    North Zone.....................  .........................................  Oct. 19 & 20.
    Middle Zone....................  .........................................  Oct. 26 & 27.
    South Zone.....................  .........................................  Nov. 23 & 24.
Ohio...............................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens,
                                      gallinules, and geese:

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    Lake Erie Marsh................  .........................................  Oct. 5 & 6.
    North Zone.....................  .........................................  Oct. 5 & 6.
    South Zone.....................  .........................................  Oct. 5 & 6.
Tennessee..........................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens,
                                      gallinules, and geese:
    Reelfoot Zone..................  .........................................  Feb. 1 & 8.
    Remainder of State.............  .........................................  Feb. 1 & 8.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
CENTRAL FLYWAY
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Kansas (4).........................  Ducks, dark geese, mergansers, and coots:
    High Plains....................  .........................................  Sept. 28 & 29.
    Low Plains:
        Early Zone.................  .........................................  Sept. 28 & 29.
        Late Zone..................  .........................................  Oct. 19 & 20.
        Southeast Zone.............  .........................................  Oct. 26 & 27.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Nebraska...........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots......
    Zone 1.........................  .........................................  Oct. 5 & 6.
    Zone 2.........................  .........................................  Sept. 28 & 29.
    Zone 3.........................  .........................................  Oct. 19 & 20.
    Zone 4.........................  .........................................  Sept. 28 & 29.
Oklahoma...........................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, and geese:
    High Plains....................  .........................................  Oct. 5 & 6.
    Low Plains:
        Zone 1.....................  .........................................  Oct. 12 & 13.
        Zone 2.....................  .........................................  Oct. 19 & 20.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Texas..............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, moorhens,
                                      gallinules, and coots:
    High Plains....................  .........................................  Oct. 19 & 20.
    Low Plains:
        North Zone.................  .........................................  Oct. 26 & 27.
        South Zone.................  .........................................  Oct. 26 & 27.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
PACIFIC FLYWAY
Arizona............................  Ducks, geese, brant, mergansers, coots,
                                      moorhens, and gallinules.
    North Zone.....................  .........................................  Sept. 28 & 29.
    South Zone.....................  .........................................  Feb. 1 & 2.
California.........................  Ducks, geese, brant, mergansers, coots,
                                      moorhens, and gallinules.
    Northeastern Zone..............  .........................................  Sept. 21 & 22.
    Colorado River Zone............  .........................................  Feb. 1 & 2.
    Southern Zone..................  .........................................  Feb. 1 & 2.
    Southern San Joaquin Valley....  .........................................  Feb. 1 & 2.
    Balance-of-State Zone..........  .........................................  Feb. 1 & 2.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Nevada.............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots,
                                      moorhens, and gallinules.
    Northeast Zone.................  .........................................  Sept. 14 & 15.
    Northwest Zone.................  .........................................  Sept. 28 & Feb. 8.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    South Zone.....................  .........................................  Feb. 8 & 9.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
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(1) In Maryland, youth hunter(s) must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old and who possesses a
  current Maryland hunting license or is exempt from the hunting license requirement. The adult accompanying the
  youth hunter(s) may not possess a hunting weapon and may not participate in other seasons that are open on the
  youth days.
* * * * * * *
(4) In Kansas, the adult accompanying the youth must possess any licenses and/or stamps required by law for that
  individual to hunt waterfowl.
* * * * * * *
(8) In Maryland, the bag limit for Canada geese is 2 in the AP Zone and 5 in the RP Zone.
(9) In North Carolina, the daily bag limit in the Northeast Hunt Zone may not include dark geese except by
  permit.
(10) In North Carolina and Virginia, the daily bag limit may not include tundra swans except by permit.
(11) In Virginia, the daily bag limit for Canada geese is 2.

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a. Revising the introductory paragraphs;
0
b. Adding entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the 
table;

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c. Revising footnote (1) following the table; and
0
d. Adding footnotes (6) and (7) following the table.
    The revisions and additions read as follows:


Sec.  20.106  Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for sandhill cranes.

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession 
limits on the species designated in this section are as follows:
    Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until 
sunset, except as otherwise restricted by State regulations. Area 
descriptions were published in the August 23, 2013, Federal Register 
(78 FR 52658).
    Federally authorized, State-issued permits are issued to 
individuals, and only the individual whose name and address appears on 
the permit at the time of issuance is authorized to take sandhill 
cranes at the level allowed by the permit, in accordance with 
provisions of both Federal and State regulations governing the hunting 
season. The permit must be carried by the permittee when exercising its 
provisions and must be presented to any law enforcement officer upon 
request. The permit is not transferable or assignable to another 
individual, and may not be sold, bartered, traded, or otherwise 
provided to another person. If the permit is altered or defaced in any 
way, the permit becomes invalid.
    CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND 
DELINEATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY ON 
FEDERAL AND STATE PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS AND FEDERAL INDIAN RESERVATIONS.

    Note: The following seasons are in addition to the seasons 
published previously in the August 28, 2013, Federal Register (78 FR 
53200).


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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
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MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
    Kentucky (1)(6)...........................  Dec. 14-Jan. 12.................               2               2
    Tennessee (7).............................  Nov. 28-Jan. 1..................               3               3
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
CENTRAL FLYWAY
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Oklahoma (1)..............................  Oct. 19-Jan. 19.................               3               9
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Texas (1):
        Zone A................................  Nov. 2-Feb. 2...................               3               9
        Zone B................................  Nov. 22-Feb. 2..................               3               9
        Zone C................................  Dec. 21-Jan. 26.................               2               6
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
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(1) Each person participating in the regular sandhill crane seasons must have a valid sandhill crane hunting
  permit and/or a State-issued Harvest Information Survey Program (HIP) certification for game bird hunting in
  their possession while hunting.
 * * * * * *
(6) In Kentucky, the season limit is 2 cranes. If the harvest objective of 400 cranes is obtained before the
  season ending date, the season will close.
(7) In Tennessee, the shooting hours are from sunrise to 3 p.m.


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5. Section 20.107 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  20.107  Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for swans.

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession 
limits on the species designated in this section are as follows:
    Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset, 
except as otherwise restricted by State regulations. Hunting is by 
State permit only.
    Federally authorized, State-issued permits are issued to 
individuals, and only the individual whose name and address appears on 
the permit at the time of issuance is authorized to take swans at the 
level allowed by the permit, in accordance with provisions of both 
Federal and State regulations governing the hunting season. The permit 
must be carried by the permittee when exercising its provisions and 
must be presented to any law enforcement officer upon request. The 
permit is not transferable or assignable to another individual, and may 
not be sold, bartered, traded, or otherwise provided to another person. 
If the permit is altered or defaced in any way, the permit becomes 
invalid.
    CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND 
DELINEATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY ON 
FEDERAL AND STATE PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS AND FEDERAL INDIAN RESERVATIONS.

    Note: Successful permittees must immediately validate their 
harvest by that method required in State regulations.


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                                             Season dates                            Limits
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ATLANTIC FLYWAY
    North Carolina...................  Nov. 9-Jan. 31.........  1 tundra swan per season.
    Virginia.........................  Dec. 2-Jan 31..........  1 tundra swan per season.
CENTRAL FLYWAY (1)
    Montana..........................  Sept. 28-Jan. 2........  1 tundra swan per season.
    North Dakota.....................  Sept. 28-Dec. 29.......  1 tundra swan per season.

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    South Dakota.....................  Sept. 28-Dec. 22.......  1 tundra swan per permit.
PACIFIC FLYWAY (1)(2)
    Montana (3)......................  Oct. 12-Dec. 1.........  1 swan per season.
    Nevada (4)(5)....................  Oct. 12-Jan. 5.........  2 swans per season.
    Utah (5)(6)......................  Oct. 5-Dec. 8..........  1 swan per season.
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(1) See State regulations for description of area open to swan hunting.
(2) Any species of swan may be taken.
(3) In Montana, all harvested swans must be reported by way of a bill measurement card within 3 days of harvest.
(4) All harvested swans and tags must be checked or registered within 5 days of harvest.
(5) Harvests of trumpeter swans are limited to 5 in Nevada and 10 in Utah. When it has been determined that the
  quota of trumpeter swans allotted to Nevada and Utah will have been filled, the season for taking of any swan
  species in the respective State will be closed by either the Director upon giving public notice through local
  information media at least 48 hours in advance of the time and date of closing, or by the State through State
  regulations with such notice and time (not less than 48 hours) as they deem necessary.
(6) In Utah, all harvested swans and tags must be checked or registered within 3 days of harvest.


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6. Section 20.109 is amended by:
0
a. Revising the introductory paragraphs;
0
b. Adding entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the 
table; and
0
c. Adding footnotes (4), (5), (6), and (7) following the table.
    The revisions and additions read as follows:


Sec.  20.109  Extended seasons, limits, and hours for taking migratory 
game birds by falconry.

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the 
species designated in this section are prescribed as follows:
    Hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset except 
as otherwise restricted by State regulations.
    Area descriptions were published in the August 22, 2013 (78 FR 
52338) and August 23, 2013 (78 FR 52658) Federal Registers.
    CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND 
DELINEATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY ON 
FEDERAL AND STATE PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS AND FEDERAL INDIAN RESERVATIONS.
    Limits: The daily bag limit may include no more than 3 migratory 
game birds, singly or in the aggregate. The possession limit is three 
times the daily bag limit. These limits apply to falconry during both 
regular hunting seasons and extended falconry seasons--unless further 
restricted by State regulations. The falconry bag and possession limits 
are not in addition to regular season limits. Unless otherwise 
specified, extended falconry for ducks does not include sea ducks 
within the special sea duck areas.
    Although many States permit falconry during the gun seasons, only 
extended falconry seasons are shown below. Please consult State 
regulations for details.

    Note: The following seasons are in addition to the seasons 
published previously in the August 28, 2013, Federal Register (78 FR 
53200).


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                                                                    Extended falconry dates
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ATLANTIC FLYWAY
    Delaware
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Jan. 27-Mar. 1.
        Brant...............................  Nov. 25-Dec. 21 & Jan. 27-Mar. 1.
    Florida
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks, mergansers, light geese, and   Oct. 30-Nov. 12 & Feb. 3-Feb. 28.
         coots.
    Georgia
        Ducks, moorhens, gallinules, and sea  Dec. 2-Dec. 6 & Jan. 27-Jan. 29.
         ducks.
    Maine
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots (4):
            North Zone......................  Dec. 12-Feb. 1.
            South & Coastal Zones...........  Jan. 8-Feb. 28.
    Maryland
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks...............................  Jan. 31-Mar. 10.
        Brant...............................  Jan. 26-Mar. 10.
        Light Geese.........................  Feb. 16-Mar. 10.
    Massachusetts
        Ducks, mergansers, sea ducks, and     Oct. 5 & Feb. 1-Feb. 5.
         coots.
    New Hampshire
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            Northern Zone...................  Dec. 1-Jan. 14.
            Inland Zone.....................  Nov. 4-Nov. 18 & Dec. 16-Jan. 14.
            Coastal Zone....................  Jan. 25-Mar. 10.
    New Jersey
        Woodcock:
            North Zone......................  Oct. 1-Oct. 18 & Nov. 25-Jan. 15.

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            South Zone......................  Oct. 1-Nov. 8 & Dec. 2-Dec. 18 & Jan. 2-Jan. 15.
        Ducks, mergansers, coots, and brant:
            North Zone......................  Jan. 16-Mar. 8.
            South Zone......................  Jan. 17-Mar. 10.
            Coastal Zone....................  Jan. 27-Mar. 10.
    New York
    Ducks, mergansers and coots:
            Long Island Zone................  Nov. 1-Nov. 27 & Jan. 27-Feb. 13.
            Northeastern Zone...............  Oct. 1-Oct. 4 & Oct. 14-Oct. 25 & Dec. 16-Jan. 13.
            Southeastern Zone...............  Oct. 1-Oct. 11 & Oct. 21-Nov. 16 & Jan. 7-Jan. 13.
            Western Zone....................  Oct. 1-Oct. 25 & Dec. 9-Dec. 27 & Jan. 13.
    North Carolina
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks, mergansers and coots.........  Oct. 21-Nov. 2 & Jan. 27-Feb. 15.
    Pennsylvania
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            North Zone......................  Dec. 2-Dec. 23 & Feb. 8-Mar. 10.
            South Zone......................  Oct. 28-Nov. 14 & Feb. 5-Mar. 10.
            Northwest Zone..................  Dec. 16-Dec. 26 & Jan. 29-Mar. 10.
            Lake Erie Zone..................  Jan. 17-Mar. 10.
        Canada Geese:
            SJBP Zone.......................  Mar. 1-Mar. 10.
            AP Zone.........................  Jan. 28-Mar. 10.
            RP Zone.........................  Mar. 4-Mar. 10.
    South Carolina
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Nov. 1-Nov. 22 & Dec. 2-Dec. 6 & Jan. 27-Jan. 29.
    Virginia
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Dec. 2-Dec. 6 & Jan. 27-Feb. 22.
        Canada Geese:
            Eastern (AP) Zone...............  Dec. 7-Dec. 17 & Jan. 30-Feb. 22.
            Western (SJBP) Zone.............  Dec. 7-Dec. 13 & Feb. 17-Feb. 22.
        Brant...............................  Oct. 10-Dec. 21 & Jan. 27-Jan. 31.
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
    Arkansas
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Feb. 1-Feb. 15.
    Illinois
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Feb. 10-Mar. 10.
    Indiana
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            North Zone......................  Sept. 27-Sept. 30 & Feb. 14-Mar. 10.
            Central Zone....................  Oct. 19-Oct. 25 & Feb. 17-Mar. 10.
            South Zone......................  Oct. 26-Nov. 1 & Feb. 17-Mar. 10.
    Iowa
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            North Zone......................  Dec. 15-Jan. 28.
            Missouri River Zone.............  Dec. 20-Feb. 2.
            South Zone......................  Dec. 15-Jan. 28.
        White-fronted Geese:
            North Goose Zone................  Dec. 11-Jan. 12.
            Missouri River Zone.............  Dec. 25-Jan. 17.
            South Goose Zone................  Dec. 18-Jan. 17.
    Kentucky
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Nov. 5-Nov. 27 & Jan. 27-Jan. 31.
        Geese...............................  Nov. 5-Nov. 27.
    Louisiana
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Rails and moorhens:
            West and East Zone..............  Nov. 4-Nov. 8 & Jan. 2-Feb. 2.
            Coastal Zone....................  Nov. 4-Nov. 8 & Jan. 2-Jan. 31.

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        Ducks:
            West Zone.......................  Nov. 4-Nov. 15 & Dec. 16-Dec. 20 & Jan. 20-Feb. 2.
            East Zone.......................  Nov. 4-Nov. 22 & Dec. 9-Dec. 13 & Jan. 27-Feb. 2.
            Coastal Zone....................  Nov. 4-Nov. 8 & Dec. 2-Dec. 13 & Jan. 20-Jan. 31.
    Michigan
        Ducks, mergansers, coots, and         Dec. 30-Feb. 2 & Mar. 1-Mar. 10.
         moorhens.
    Minnesota
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens,   Dec. 14-Jan. 28.
         and gallinules.
    Mississippi
        Doves...............................  Nov. 16-Nov. 24 & Jan. 15-Feb. 9.
        Ducks, mergansers and coots.........  Feb. 8-Mar. 10.
    Missouri
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Sept. 7-Sept. 22 & Feb. 10-Mar. 10.
    Ohio
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Sept. 1-Sept. 22 & Feb. 8-Mar. 2.
        Geese...............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 22 & Feb. 8-Feb. 12.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Wisconsin
        Rails, snipe, moorhens, and
         gallinules:
            North Duck Zone.................  Sept. 1-Sept. 20 & Nov. 20-Dec. 16.
            South Duck Zone.................  Sept. 1-Sept. 27 & Oct. 7-Oct. 11 & Dec. 2-Dec. 16.
            Mississippi River Zone..........  Sept. 1-Sept. 20 & Sept. 30-Oct. 11 & Dec. 2-Dec. 16.
        Woodcock............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 21 & Nov. 5-Dec. 16.
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Sept. 14-Sept. 15 & Jan. 10-Feb. 23.
CENTRAL FLYWAY
    Kansas
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            Low Plains......................  Feb. 24-Mar. 10.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Nebraska
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            Zone 1..........................  Sept. 7-Sept. 22 & Feb. 25-Mar. 10.
            Zone 2:                           ..................................................................
                Low Plains..................  Sept. 7-Sept. 22 & Feb. 25-Mar. 10.
                High Plains.................  Sept. 7-Sept. 15.
            Zone 3:                           ..................................................................
                Low Plains..................  Sept. 7-Sept. 15 & Feb. 25-Mar. 10.
                High Plains.................  Sept. 7-Sept. 15.
            Zone 4..........................  Sept. 7-Sept. 22 & Feb. 25-Mar. 10.
    New Mexico
 
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        Common Moorhens.....................  Dec. 7-Jan. 12.
 
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    Oklahoma
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            Low Plains......................  Feb. 17-Mar. 3.
    South Dakota
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            High Plains.....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 8.
            Low Plains:                       ..................................................................
                North Zone..................  Sept. 1-Sept. 14 & Sept. 18-Sept. 22 & Dec. 11-Dec. 22.
                Middle Zone.................  Sept. 1-Sept. 14 & Sept. 16-Sept. 20 & Dec. 11-Dec. 22.
                South Zone..................  Sept. 1-Sept. 14 & Sept. 18-Oct. 4.
    Texas
 
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        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            Low Plains......................  Jan. 27-Feb. 10.
    Wyoming

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        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            Zone C1.........................  Sept. 28-Sept. 29 & Oct. 23-Oct. 30.
            Zone C2 & C3....................  Sept. 14-Sept. 20 & Dec. 2-Dec. 4.
PACIFIC FLYWAY
    Arizona
 
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        Ducks and mergansers:
            North Zone......................  Sept. 30-Oct. 3.
            South Zone......................  Jan. 27-Jan. 30.
    California
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            Colorado River Zone.............  Jan. 27-Jan. 30.
            Southern Zone...................  Jan. 27-Jan. 31.
            Southern San Joaquin Zone.......  Jan. 27-Jan. 29.
        Canada Geese and White-fronted
         Geese:
            Northeastern Zone...............  Jan. 13-Jan. 17.
            Colorado River Zone.............  Same as for Ducks.
            Southern Zone (5)...............  Same as for Ducks.
            Balance-of-State Zone (6).......  Same as for Ducks.
        Brant:
            Northern Zone...................  Oct. 19-Nov. 6 & Dec. 7-Jan. 31.
            Southern Zone...................  Oct. 19-Nov. 8 & Dec. 9-Jan. 31.
        Light Geese:
            Northeastern Zone...............  Jan. 13-Jan. 17.
            Colorado River Zone.............  Same as for Ducks.
            Southern Zone (5)...............  Same as for Ducks.
            Balance-of-State Zone (6).......  Same as for Ducks.
 
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Nevada
        Ducks, mergansers, geese, coots,
         moorhens, and snipe:
            Northeast Zone..................  Sept. 21-Oct. 30 & Nov. 2-Jan. 5.
            Northwest and South Zones (7)...  Oct. 12-Oct. 30 & Nov. 2-Jan. 26.
 
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(4) In Maine, the daily bag and possession limits for black ducks are 1 and 3, respectively.
(5) In California, the falconry season for geese is concurrent with the regular season for white geese in the
  Imperial County special management area.
(6) In California, the falconry season for geese is concurrent with the regular season for small Canada geese in
  Del Norte and Humbolt counties.
(7) In Nevada, in the South Zone, in the portion of Clark County that includes the Moapa Valley, the falconry
  season is only open November 2 to January 26.


[FR Doc. 2013-22862 Filed 9-20-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-55-P