Migratory Bird Hunting; Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on Certain Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands for the 2013-14 Late Season, 58233-58240 [2013-22872]

Download as PDF 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES 58234 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations captured, killed, possessed, sold, purchased, shipped, carried, exported, or transported. In the August 2, 2013, Federal Register (78 FR 47136), we proposed special migratory bird hunting regulations for the 2013–14 hunting season for certain Indian tribes, under the guidelines described in the June 4, 1985, Federal Register (50 FR 23467). The guidelines respond to tribal requests for Service recognition of their reserved hunting rights, and for some tribes, recognition of their authority to regulate hunting by both tribal members and nonmembers on their reservations. The guidelines include possibilities for: (1) On-reservation hunting by both tribal members and nonmembers, with hunting by nontribal members on some reservations to take place within Federal frameworks but on dates different from those selected by the surrounding State(s); (2) On-reservation hunting by tribal members only, outside of usual Federal frameworks for season dates and length, and for daily bag and possession limits; and (3) Off-reservation hunting by tribal members on ceded lands, outside of usual framework dates and season length, with some added flexibility in daily bag and possession limits. In all cases, the regulations established under the guidelines must be consistent with the March 10– September 1 closed season mandated by the 1916 Migratory Bird Treaty with Canada. In the April 9, 2013, Federal Register (78 FR 21200), we requested that tribes desiring special hunting regulations in the 2013–14 hunting season submit a proposal including details on: (1) Harvest anticipated under the requested regulations; (2) Methods that would be employed to measure or monitor harvest (such as bag checks, mail questionnaires, etc.); (3) Steps that would be taken to limit level of harvest, where it could be shown that failure to limit such harvest would adversely impact the migratory bird resource; and (4) Tribal capabilities to establish and enforce migratory bird hunting regulations. No action is required if a tribe wishes to observe the hunting regulations established by the State(s) in which an Indian reservation is located. We have successfully used the guidelines since the 1985–86 hunting season. We finalized the guidelines beginning with the 1988–89 hunting season (August 18, 1988, Federal Register [53 FR 31612]). Although the August 2 proposed rule included generalized regulations for VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 both early- and late-season hunting, this rulemaking addresses only the lateseason proposals. Early-season proposals were addressed in a final rule published in the August 28, 2013, Federal Register (78 FR 53218). As a general rule, early seasons begin during September each year and have a primary emphasis on such species as mourning and white-winged dove. Late seasons begin about September 24 or later each year and have a primary emphasis on waterfowl. All the regulations contained in this final rule were either submitted by the tribes or approved by the tribes and follow our proposals in the August 2 proposed rule. Status of Populations Information on the status of waterfowl and information on the status and harvest of migratory shore and upland game birds, including detailed information on methodologies and results, is available at the address indicated under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT or from our Web site at http://www.fws.gov/migratory birds/NewsPublicationsReports.html. Comments and Issues Concerning Tribal Proposals For the 2013–14 migratory bird hunting season, we proposed regulations for 30 tribes or Indian groups that followed the 1985 guidelines and were considered appropriate for final rulemaking. Some of the proposals submitted by the tribes had both early- and late-season elements. However, as noted earlier, only those with late-season proposals are included in this final rulemaking; 13 tribes have proposals with late seasons. We also noted in the August 2 proposed rule (78 FR 47136) that we were proposing seasons for three Tribes who have submitted proposals in past years but from whom we had not yet received proposals this year. We did not receive proposals from the three Tribes and, therefore, have not included them in this final rule. The comment period for the August 2 proposed rule closed on August 12, 2013. We received two comments on our August 2, 2013, proposed rule, which announced proposed seasons for migratory bird hunting by American Indian Tribes, which we responded to in our August 28, 2013, final rule. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) The programmatic document, ‘‘Second Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement: Issuance of Annual Regulations PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES 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 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 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/migratory birds/NewReportsPublications/Special Topics/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 PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 58235 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 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. E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 58236 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES 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 and Tribes 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 therefore find that ‘‘good cause’’ exists, within the terms of 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) of the Administrative Procedure Act, and these seasons will, therefore, take effect less than 30 days after the date of publication. Accordingly, with each participating Tribe having had an opportunity to participate in selecting the hunting VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 seasons desired for its reservation or ceded 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. Regulations Promulgation Accordingly, part 20, subchapter B, chapter I of title 50 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 hunting regulations provided for by 50 CFR 20.110 will not appear in the Code of Federal Regulations because of their seasonal nature. 2. Amend § 20.110 by revising paragraphs (a), (b), (f), (g), (l), (o), (p), (s), (w), (x), (z), (aa), and (cc) to read as set forth. (Current § 20.110 was published at 78 FR 53218, August 28, 2013.) ■ § 20.110 Seasons, limits, and other regulations for certain Federal Indian reservations, Indian Territory, and ceded lands (a) Colorado River Indian Tribes, Colorado River Indian Reservation, Parker, Arizona (Tribal Members and Nontribal Hunters) Doves Season Dates: Open September 1 through 15, 2013; then open November 9 through December 23, 2013. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: For the early season, daily bag limit is 10 mourning or white-winged doves, singly, or in the aggregate. For the late season, the daily bag limit is 10 mourning doves. Possession limits are twice the daily bag limits after the first day of the season. teal, three scaup, one canvasback, and one pintail. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Coots and Common Moorhens Season Dates: Same as ducks. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 25 coots and common moorhens, singly or in the aggregate. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Geese Season Dates: Open October 13, 2013, through January 20, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Three geese, including no more than three dark (Canada) geese and three white (snow, blue, Ross’s) geese. The possession limit is six dark geese and six white geese. General Conditions: All persons 14 years and older must be in possession of a valid Colorado River Indian Reservation hunting permit before taking any wildlife on tribal lands. Any person transporting game birds off the Colorado River Indian Reservation must have a valid transport declaration form. Other tribal regulations apply, and may be obtained at the Fish and Game Office in Parker, Arizona. The early season will be open from one-half hour before sunrise until noon. For the late season, shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. (b) Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Flathead Indian Reservation, Pablo, Montana (Tribal Members and Nontribal Hunters) Tribal Members Only Ducks (Including Mergansers) Season Dates: Open September 2, 2013, through March 9, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: The Tribe does not have specific bag and possession restrictions for Tribal members. The season on harlequin duck is closed. Coots Season Dates: Same as ducks. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Same as ducks. Geese Season Dates: Same as ducks. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Same as ducks. Ducks (Including Mergansers) Nontribal Hunters Season Dates: Open October 12, 2013, through January 26, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks, including two hen mallards, two redheads, two Mexican ducks, two goldeneye, two cinnamon Ducks (Including Mergansers) PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Season Dates: Open September 28, 2013, through January 5, 2014, and January 10, 2014 through January 14, 2014. E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Scaup Season Dates: September 28, 2013, through December 22, 2013. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks, including no more than two hen mallards, two pintail, three scaup (when open), two canvasback, and two redheads. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Coots Season Dates: Same as ducks. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: The daily bag and possession limit is 25. Geese Dark Geese Season Dates: Open September 28, 2013, through January 5, 2014, and January 10, 2014 through January 14, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Four and eight geese, respectively. Light Geese Season Dates: Open September 28, 2013, through January 5, 2014, and January 10, 2014 through January 14, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 20 and 40 geese, respectively. Youth Waterfowl Hunt Season Dates: September 21–22, 2013. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Same as ducks. General Conditions: Tribal and nontribal hunters must comply with all basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations contained in 50 CFR part 20 regarding manner of taking. In addition, shooting hours are sunrise to sunset, and each waterfowl hunter 16 years of age or older must carry on his/her person a valid Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) signed in ink across the stamp face. Special regulations established by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes also apply on the reservation. * * * * * (f) Jicarilla Apache Tribe, Jicarilla Indian Reservation, Dulce, New Mexico (Tribal Members and Nontribal Hunters) mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Ducks (Including Mergansers) Season Dates: Open October 12 through November 30, 2013. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: The daily bag limit is seven, including no more than two hen mallards, two pintail, two redheads, two canvasback, and three scaup. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Canada Geese Season Dates: Open October 12 through November 30, 2013. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and four, respectively. General Conditions: Tribal and nontribal hunters must comply with all basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR part 20 regarding shooting hours and manner of taking. In addition, each waterfowl hunter 16 years of age or older must carry on his/ her person a valid Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) signed in ink across the stamp face. Special regulations established by the Jicarilla Tribe also apply on the reservation. (g) Kalispel Tribe, Kalispel Reservation, Usk, Washington (Tribal Members and Nontribal Hunters) Nontribal Hunters on Reservation Ducks Duck Season Dates: Open September 21, through September 23, 2013, and open September 28 through September 30, 2013, and open October 1, 2013, through January 31, 2014. During this period, days to be hunted are specified by the Kalispel Tribe as weekends, holidays, and for a continuous period in the months of October and November, not to exceed 107 days total. Nontribal hunters should contact the Tribe for more detail on hunting days. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks, including no more than two female mallards, two pintail, two canvasback, three scaup (when open), and two redheads. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Geese Season Dates: Open September 7 through September 15, 2013, for the early-season, and open October 1, 2013, through January 31, 2014, for the lateseason. During this period, days to be hunted are specified by the Kalispel Tribe. Nontribal hunters should contact the Tribe for more detail on hunting days. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 5 Canada geese for the early season, and 6 light geese and 4 dark geese, for the late season. The daily bag limit is 2 brant (when the State’s season is open) and is in addition to dark goose limits for the late season. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Tribal Hunters Within Kalispel Ceded Lands Ducks Season Dates: Open October 1, 2013, through January 31, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 7 ducks, including no more than 2 female mallards, 2 pintail, 2 canvasback, 3 PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 58237 scaup, and 2 redheads. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Geese Season Dates: Open September 1, 2013, through January 31, 2014. Daily Bag Limit: 6 light geese and 4 dark geese. The daily bag limit is 2 brant and is in addition to dark goose limits. General Conditions: Tribal members must possess a validated Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp and a tribal ceded lands permit. * * * * * (l) Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, Lower Brule Reservation, Lower Brule, South Dakota (Tribal Members and Nontribal Hunters) Tribal Hunters Ducks, Mergansers, and Coots Season Dates: Open September 1, 2013, through March 10, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Six ducks, including no more five mallards (only two of which may be hens), four scaup, one mottled duck, two redheads, three wood ducks, one canvasback, and two pintail. Coot daily bag limit is 15. Merganser daily bag limit is five, including no more than two hooded mergansers. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Canada Geese Season Dates: Open September 1, 2013, through March 10, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Three and six, respectively. White-fronted Geese Season Dates: Open September 1, 2013, through March 10, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and four, respectively. Light Geese Season Dates: Open September 1, 2013, through March 10, 2014. Daily Bag Limit: 20. Nontribal Hunters Ducks (Including Mergansers and Coots) Season Dates: Open October 12, 2013, through January 17, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Six ducks, including five mallards (no more of which can be two hen mallard), three scaup, two canvasback, two redheads, three wood ducks, and two pintail. Coot daily bag limit is 15. Merganser daily bag limit is five, including no more than two hooded mergansers. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Canada Geese Season Dates: Open November 2, 2013, through February 16, 2014. E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 58238 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 8 and 16, respectively. White-fronted Geese Season Dates: Open November 2, 2013, through January 29, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: One and two, respectively. Light Geese Season Dates: Open November 2, 2013, through January 12, 2014, and open February 2 through March 10, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 50 and no possession limit. General Conditions: All hunters must comply with the basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR part 20, including the use of steel shot. Nontribal hunters must possess a validated Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe has an official Conservation Code that hunters must adhere to when hunting in areas subject to control by the Tribe. * * * * * (o) Navajo Nation, Navajo Indian Reservation, Window Rock, Arizona (Tribal Members and Nontribal Hunters) Band-tailed Pigeons Season Dates: Open September 1 through 30, 2013. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 5 and 10 pigeons, respectively. Mourning Doves Season Dates: Open September 1 through 30, 2013. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 and 20 doves, respectively. Ducks (Including Mergansers and Coots) Season Dates: Open September 21, 2013, through January 5, 2014. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Scaup Season Dates: Open September 21, 2013, through December 15, 2013. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks, including no more than two hen mallards, one mottled duck, two canvasback, three scaup (when open), two redheads, and two pintail. Coot daily bag limit is 25. Merganser daily bag limit is seven. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Canada Geese Season Dates: Open September 21, 2013, through January 5, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Four and eight, respectively. General Conditions: Tribal and nontribal hunters will comply with all basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR part 20, regarding VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 shooting hours and manner of taking. In addition, each waterfowl hunter 16 years of age or over must carry on his/ her person a valid Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) signed in ink across the face. Special regulations established by the Navajo Nation also apply on the reservation. (p) Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, Oneida, Wisconsin (Tribal Members Only) Ducks (Including Mergansers) Season Dates: Open September 14 through November 22, 2013. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Six, including no more than six mallards (three hen mallards), six wood ducks, one redhead, two pintail, and one hooded merganser. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Geese Season Dates: Open September 14 through November 22, 2013. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 5 and 10 Canada geese, respectively, from September 1 through 13, 2013; and 3 and 6 Canada geese, respectively, the remainder of the season. Hunters will be issued five tribal tags during the early season and three tribal tags during the late season for geese in order to monitor goose harvest. An additional three tags will be issued each time birds are registered. A seasonal quota of 300 birds is adopted. If the quota is reached before the season concludes, the season will be closed at that time. Woodcock Season Dates: Open September 7 through November 3, 2013. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and four woodcock, respectively. Doves Season Dates: Open September 7 through November 3, 2013. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 and 20 doves, respectively. General Conditions: Tribal member shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. Nontribal members hunting on the Reservation or on lands under the jurisdiction of the Tribe must comply with all State of Wisconsin regulations, including season dates, shooting hours, and bag limits, which differ from tribal member seasons. Tribal members and nontribal members hunting on the Reservation or on lands under the jurisdiction of the Tribe will observe all basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations found in 50 CFR part 20, with the following exceptions: Tribal members are exempt from the purchase PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 of the Migratory Waterfowl Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp); and shotgun capacity is not limited to three shells. * * * * * (s) Shoshone–Bannock Tribes, Fort Hall Indian Reservation, Fort Hall, Idaho (Nontribal Hunters). Ducks and Mergansers Season Dates: Open October 5, 2013, through January 18, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks and mergansers, including no more than two hen mallards, two pintail, two canvasback, and two redheads. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Coots Season Dates: Same as ducks. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 25 coots. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Common Snipe Season Dates: Same as ducks. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 8 and 16 snipe, respectively. Dark Geese Season Dates: Open October 5, 2013, through January 18, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Four and eight, respectively. Light Geese Season Dates: Open October 5, 2013, through January 18, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 6 and 12, respectively. General Conditions: Nontribal hunters must comply with all basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR part 20 regarding shooting hours and manner of taking. In addition, each waterfowl hunter 16 years of age or older must possess a valid Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) signed in ink across the stamp face. Other regulations established by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes also apply on the reservation. * * * * * (w) Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians, Arlington, Washington (Tribal Members Only) Band-tailed Pigeon Season Dates: Open September 1 through October 31, 2013. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Four and eight, respectively. Mourning Dove Season Dates: Open September 1 through October 31, 2013. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 and 20, respectively. E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations 58239 pintail. The season is closed for harlequin ducks. Ducks Season Dates: Open October 1, 2013, through February 15, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 ducks. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Coots Coots Season Dates: Open October 1, 2013, through January 31, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 25 coots. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. (z) Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, Sedro Woolley, Washington (Tribal Members Only) Season Dates: Open October 7, 2013, through February 22, 2014. Daily Bag Limits: Seven ducks including no more than four of any one species (only one of which may be a hen eider). Ducks Woodcock Season Dates: Open October 1, 2013, through February 28, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 15 and 20, respectively. Season Dates: Open October 10 through November 23, 2013. Daily Bag Limits: Three woodcock. Common Snipe Season Dates: Open October 1, 2013, through January 31, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 and 20 snipe, respectively. Geese Season Dates: Open October 1, 2013, through February 15, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 6 and 12, respectively. Brant Season Dates: Open October 1, 2013, through January 31, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 3 and 6, respectively. Tribal members hunting on lands will observe all basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations found in 50 CFR part 20, which will be enforced by the Stillaguamish Tribal Law Enforcement. Tribal members are required to use steel shot or a nontoxic shot as required by Federal regulations. (x) Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, LaConner, Washington (Tribal Members Only) mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Ducks Season Dates: Open September 21, 2013, through February 26, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks, including no more than two hen mallards, two pintail, two canvasback, one harlequin per season, and two redheads. Possession limit is twice the daily bag limit (except for harlequin). Geese Season Dates: Open September 28, 2013, through February 26, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Four geese, and may include no more than three light geese. The season on Aleutian Canada geese is closed. Possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Brant Season Dates: Open November 1, 2013, through February 26, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and four brant, respectively. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 Season Dates: Open September 21, 2013, through February 26, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 25 and 50 coots, respectively. * * * * * Coots Sea Ducks Canada Geese Season Dates: Open October 1, 2013, through February 15, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 20 and 30, respectively. Season Dates: Open September 4 through 21, 2013, and open October 28, 2013, through February 22, 2014. Daily Bag Limits: Eight Canada geese. Geese Snow Geese Season Dates: Open October 1, 2013, through February 28, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven and ten geese, respectively. Season Dates: Open September 4 through 21, 2013, and open November 25, 2013, through February 22, 2014. Daily Bag Limits: 15 snow geese. Brant Sora and Virginia Rails Season Dates: Open November 1 through 10, 2013. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and two, respectively. Season Dates: Open September 2 through November 10, 2013. Daily Bag Limits: 5 sora and 10 Virginia Rails. Mourning Dove Snipe Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 31, 2013. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 12 and 15 mourning doves, respectively. General Conditions: Tribal members must have the tribal identification and harvest report card on their person to hunt. Tribal members hunting on the Reservation will observe all basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations found in 50 CFR part 20, except shooting hours would be onehalf hour before official sunrise to onehalf hour after official sunset. Season Dates: Open September 2 through December 16, 2013. Daily Bag Limits: Eight snipe. General Conditions: Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. Nontoxic shot is required. All other basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations contained in 50 CFR part 20 will be observed. * * * * * (aa) Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head, Aquinnah, Massachusetts (Tribal Members Only) Teal Season Dates: Open October 10, 2013, through February 22, 2014. Daily Bag Limits: Six teal. Ducks Season Dates: Open October 14 through February 22, 2014. Daily Bag Limits: Eight ducks, including no more than four hen mallards, six black ducks, four mottled ducks, one fulvous whistling duck, four mergansers, three scaup, two hooded merganser, three wood ducks, one canvasback, two redheads, and two PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (cc) White Mountain Apache Tribe, Fort Apache Indian Reservation, Whiteriver, Arizona (Tribal Members and Nontribal Hunters). Band-tailed Pigeons (Wildlife Management Unit 10 and Areas South of Y–70 and Y–10 in Wildlife Management Unit 7, Only) Season Dates: Open September 1 through 15, 2013. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Three and six pigeons, respectively. Mourning Doves (Wildlife Management Unit 10 And Areas South of Y–70 and Y–10 in Wildlife Management Unit 7, Only) Season Dates: Open September 1 through 15, 2013. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 and 20 doves, respectively. E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1 58240 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Ducks and Mergansers Season Dates: Open October 19, 2013, through January 26, 2014. Daily Bag Limits: Seven, including no more than two female mallards, two redhead, two pintail, and one canvasback. Coots Season Dates: Open October 19, 2013, through January 26, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 25 and 50, respectively. Canada Geese Season Dates: Open October 19, 2013, through January 26, 2014. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Three and six geese, respectively. General Conditions: All nontribal hunters hunting band-tailed pigeons and mourning doves on Reservation lands shall have in their possession a valid White Mountain Apache Daily or Yearly Small Game Permit. In addition to a small game permit, all nontribal hunters hunting band-tailed pigeons must have in their possession a White Mountain Special Band-tailed Pigeon Permit. Other special regulations established by the White Mountain Apache Tribe apply on the reservation. Tribal and nontribal hunters will comply with all basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR part 20 regarding shooting hours and manner of taking. Dated: September 12, 2013. Rachel Jacobson, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. [FR Doc. 2013–22872 Filed 9–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 300 [Docket No. 130104012–3777–02] RIN 0648–BC88 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES International Fisheries; Western and Central Pacific Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species; Bigeye Tuna Catch Limit in Longline Fisheries for 2013 and 2014 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: NMFS issues regulations under authority of the Western and SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act (WCPFC Implementation Act) to establish a catch limit of 3,763 metric tons (mt) of bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) for vessels in the U.S. pelagic longline fisheries operating in the western and central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) for each of the calendar years 2013 and 2014. The limit does not apply to vessels in the longline fisheries of American Samoa, Guam, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Once the limit of 3,763 mt is reached in 2013 or 2014, retaining, transshipping, or landing bigeye tuna caught in the area of application of the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (Convention), which comprises the majority of the WCPO, will be prohibited for the remainder of the calendar year, with certain exceptions. This action is necessary for the United States to satisfy its obligations under the Convention, to which it is a Contracting Party. DATES: This rule is effective October 23, 2013. ADDRESSES: Copies of supporting documents prepared for this final rule, including the regulatory impact review (RIR) and the Supplemental Information Report prepared for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) purposes, are available via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal, at www.regulations.gov (search for Docket ID NOAA–NMFS–2013–0090). Those documents, and the small entity compliance guide prepared for this final rule, are also available from NMFS at the following address: Michael D. Tosatto, Regional Administrator, NMFS Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO), 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814–4700. The initial regulatory flexibility analysis (IRFA) and final regulatory flexibility analysis (FRFA) prepared under the authority of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) are included in the proposed rule and this final rule, respectively. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rini Ghosh, NMFS PIRO, 808–944–2273. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 18, 2013, NMFS published a proposed rule in the Federal Register (78 FR 36496) to revise regulations at 50 CFR part 300, subpart O, to implement a decision of the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC or Commission). The proposed PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 rule was open to public comment through July 18, 2013. This final rule is issued under the authority of the WCPFC Implementation Act (16 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.), which authorizes the Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Department in which the United States Coast Guard is operating (currently the Department of Homeland Security), to promulgate such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the obligations of the United States under the Convention, including the decisions of the WCPFC. The authority to promulgate regulations has been delegated to NMFS. This final rule implements for U.S. fishing vessels the longline bigeye tuna catch limit established in WCPFC Conservation and Management Measure (CMM) 2012–01, ‘‘Conservation and Management Measure for Bigeye, Yellowfin and Skipjack Tuna in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean.’’ The preamble to the proposed rule includes detailed background information, including on the Convention and the WCPFC, the provisions of CMM 2012–01 being implemented in this rule, and the basis for the proposed regulations, which is not repeated here. New Requirements This final rule implements the longline bigeye tuna catch limit of CMM 2012–01 for U.S. fishing vessels. The limit and associated restrictions apply to U.S. longline fisheries in the WCPO other than those of the three U.S. Participating Territories to the WCPFC—American Samoa, Guam, and the CNMI. Section 113 Authorization Because they are integral to this rulemaking, it is important to explain arrangements between fishing vessels and the U.S. Participating Territories, called Section 113(a) arrangements, prior to discussing the rule. These are allowed by section 113(a) of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (Pub. L. 112–55, 125 Stat. 552 et seq., (continued by Pub. L. 113–6, 125 Stat. 603, section 110, the Department of Commerce Appropriations Act, 2013)) (hereinafter, ‘‘Section 113 authorization’’). We refer to the original law, enacted for 2011 and 2012, as ‘‘prior Section 113(a)’’; and arrangements authorized under this law are referred to as ‘‘Section 113(a) arrangements.’’ The Section 113 authorization enables the U.S. Participating Territories of the WCPFC to use, assign, allocate, and manage catch limits or fishing effort E:\FR\FM\23SER1.SGM 23SER1

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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; Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on 
Certain Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands for the 2013-14 
Late Season

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: 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.

DATES: This rule takes effect on September 21, 2013.

ADDRESSES: 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 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,

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captured, killed, possessed, sold, purchased, shipped, carried, 
exported, or transported.
    In the August 2, 2013, Federal Register (78 FR 47136), we proposed 
special migratory bird hunting regulations for the 2013-14 hunting 
season for certain Indian tribes, under the guidelines described in the 
June 4, 1985, Federal Register (50 FR 23467). The guidelines respond to 
tribal requests for Service recognition of their reserved hunting 
rights, and for some tribes, recognition of their authority to regulate 
hunting by both tribal members and nonmembers on their reservations. 
The guidelines include possibilities for:
    (1) On-reservation hunting by both tribal members and nonmembers, 
with hunting by nontribal members on some reservations to take place 
within Federal frameworks but on dates different from those selected by 
the surrounding State(s);
    (2) On-reservation hunting by tribal members only, outside of usual 
Federal frameworks for season dates and length, and for daily bag and 
possession limits; and
    (3) Off-reservation hunting by tribal members on ceded lands, 
outside of usual framework dates and season length, with some added 
flexibility in daily bag and possession limits.
    In all cases, the regulations established under the guidelines must 
be consistent with the March 10-September 1 closed season mandated by 
the 1916 Migratory Bird Treaty with Canada.
    In the April 9, 2013, Federal Register (78 FR 21200), we requested 
that tribes desiring special hunting regulations in the 2013-14 hunting 
season submit a proposal including details on:
    (1) Harvest anticipated under the requested regulations;
    (2) Methods that would be employed to measure or monitor harvest 
(such as bag checks, mail questionnaires, etc.);
    (3) Steps that would be taken to limit level of harvest, where it 
could be shown that failure to limit such harvest would adversely 
impact the migratory bird resource; and
    (4) Tribal capabilities to establish and enforce migratory bird 
hunting regulations.
    No action is required if a tribe wishes to observe the hunting 
regulations established by the State(s) in which an Indian reservation 
is located. We have successfully used the guidelines since the 1985-86 
hunting season. We finalized the guidelines beginning with the 1988-89 
hunting season (August 18, 1988, Federal Register [53 FR 31612]).
    Although the August 2 proposed rule included generalized 
regulations for both early- and late-season hunting, this rulemaking 
addresses only the late-season proposals. Early-season proposals were 
addressed in a final rule published in the August 28, 2013, Federal 
Register (78 FR 53218). As a general rule, early seasons begin during 
September each year and have a primary emphasis on such species as 
mourning and white-winged dove. Late seasons begin about September 24 
or later each year and have a primary emphasis on waterfowl. All the 
regulations contained in this final rule were either submitted by the 
tribes or approved by the tribes and follow our proposals in the August 
2 proposed rule.

Status of Populations

    Information on the status of waterfowl and information on the 
status and harvest of migratory shore and upland game birds, including 
detailed information on methodologies and results, is available at the 
address indicated under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT or from our Web 
site at http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/NewsPublicationsReports.html.

Comments and Issues Concerning Tribal Proposals

    For the 2013-14 migratory bird hunting season, we proposed 
regulations for 30 tribes or Indian groups that followed the 1985 
guidelines and were considered appropriate for final rulemaking. Some 
of the proposals submitted by the tribes had both early- and late-
season elements.
    However, as noted earlier, only those with late-season proposals 
are included in this final rulemaking; 13 tribes have proposals with 
late seasons. We also noted in the August 2 proposed rule (78 FR 47136) 
that we were proposing seasons for three Tribes who have submitted 
proposals in past years but from whom we had not yet received proposals 
this year. We did not receive proposals from the three Tribes and, 
therefore, have not included them in this final rule.
    The comment period for the August 2 proposed rule closed on August 
12, 2013. We received two comments on our August 2, 2013, proposed 
rule, which announced proposed seasons for migratory bird hunting by 
American Indian Tribes, which we responded to in our August 28, 2013, 
final rule.

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

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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 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.

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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 
and Tribes 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 therefore find that ``good cause'' exists, within the 
terms of 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) of the Administrative Procedure Act, and 
these seasons will, therefore, take effect less than 30 days after the 
date of publication.
    Accordingly, with each participating Tribe having had an 
opportunity to participate in selecting the hunting seasons desired for 
its reservation or ceded 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.

Regulations Promulgation

    Accordingly, part 20, subchapter B, chapter I of title 50 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 hunting regulations provided for by 50 CFR 
20.110 will not appear in the Code of Federal Regulations because of 
their seasonal nature.


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2. Amend Sec.  20.110 by revising paragraphs (a), (b), (f), (g), (l), 
(o), (p), (s), (w), (x), (z), (aa), and (cc) to read as set forth. 
(Current Sec.  20.110 was published at 78 FR 53218, August 28, 2013.)


Sec.  20.110  Seasons, limits, and other regulations for certain 
Federal Indian reservations, Indian Territory, and ceded lands

(a) Colorado River Indian Tribes, Colorado River Indian Reservation, 
Parker, Arizona (Tribal Members and Nontribal Hunters)

Doves
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through 15, 2013; then open November 
9 through December 23, 2013.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: For the early season, daily bag 
limit is 10 mourning or white-winged doves, singly, or in the 
aggregate. For the late season, the daily bag limit is 10 mourning 
doves. Possession limits are twice the daily bag limits after the first 
day of the season.

Ducks (Including Mergansers)

    Season Dates: Open October 12, 2013, through January 26, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks, including two hen 
mallards, two redheads, two Mexican ducks, two goldeneye, two cinnamon 
teal, three scaup, one canvasback, and one pintail. The possession 
limit is twice the daily bag limit.

Coots and Common Moorhens

    Season Dates: Same as ducks.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 25 coots and common moorhens, 
singly or in the aggregate. The possession limit is twice the daily bag 
limit.

Geese

    Season Dates: Open October 13, 2013, through January 20, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Three geese, including no more 
than three dark (Canada) geese and three white (snow, blue, Ross's) 
geese. The possession limit is six dark geese and six white geese.
    General Conditions: All persons 14 years and older must be in 
possession of a valid Colorado River Indian Reservation hunting permit 
before taking any wildlife on tribal lands. Any person transporting 
game birds off the Colorado River Indian Reservation must have a valid 
transport declaration form. Other tribal regulations apply, and may be 
obtained at the Fish and Game Office in Parker, Arizona. The early 
season will be open from one-half hour before sunrise until noon. For 
the late season, shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise 
to sunset.

(b) Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Flathead Indian 
Reservation, Pablo, Montana (Tribal Members and Nontribal Hunters)

Tribal Members Only

Ducks (Including Mergansers)

    Season Dates: Open September 2, 2013, through March 9, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: The Tribe does not have specific 
bag and possession restrictions for Tribal members. The season on 
harlequin duck is closed.

Coots

    Season Dates: Same as ducks.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Same as ducks.

Geese

    Season Dates: Same as ducks.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Same as ducks.

Nontribal Hunters

Ducks (Including Mergansers)

    Season Dates: Open September 28, 2013, through January 5, 2014, and 
January 10, 2014 through January 14, 2014.

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Scaup

    Season Dates: September 28, 2013, through December 22, 2013.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks, including no more 
than two hen mallards, two pintail, three scaup (when open), two 
canvasback, and two redheads. The possession limit is twice the daily 
bag limit.

Coots

    Season Dates: Same as ducks.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: The daily bag and possession limit 
is 25.

Geese

Dark Geese

    Season Dates: Open September 28, 2013, through January 5, 2014, and 
January 10, 2014 through January 14, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Four and eight geese, 
respectively.

Light Geese

    Season Dates: Open September 28, 2013, through January 5, 2014, and 
January 10, 2014 through January 14, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 20 and 40 geese, respectively.

Youth Waterfowl Hunt

    Season Dates: September 21-22, 2013.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Same as ducks.
    General Conditions: Tribal and nontribal hunters must comply with 
all basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations contained in 50 
CFR part 20 regarding manner of taking. In addition, shooting hours are 
sunrise to sunset, and each waterfowl hunter 16 years of age or older 
must carry on his/her person a valid Migratory Bird Hunting and 
Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) signed in ink across the stamp face. 
Special regulations established by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai 
Tribes also apply on the reservation.
* * * * *

(f) Jicarilla Apache Tribe, Jicarilla Indian Reservation, Dulce, New 
Mexico (Tribal Members and Nontribal Hunters)

Ducks (Including Mergansers)

    Season Dates: Open October 12 through November 30, 2013.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: The daily bag limit is seven, 
including no more than two hen mallards, two pintail, two redheads, two 
canvasback, and three scaup. The possession limit is twice the daily 
bag limit.

Canada Geese

    Season Dates: Open October 12 through November 30, 2013.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and four, respectively.
    General Conditions: Tribal and nontribal hunters must comply with 
all basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR part 20 
regarding shooting hours and manner of taking. In addition, each 
waterfowl hunter 16 years of age or older must carry on his/her person 
a valid Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) 
signed in ink across the stamp face. Special regulations established by 
the Jicarilla Tribe also apply on the reservation.

(g) Kalispel Tribe, Kalispel Reservation, Usk, Washington (Tribal 
Members and Nontribal Hunters)

Nontribal Hunters on Reservation

Ducks

    Duck Season Dates: Open September 21, through September 23, 2013, 
and open September 28 through September 30, 2013, and open October 1, 
2013, through January 31, 2014. During this period, days to be hunted 
are specified by the Kalispel Tribe as weekends, holidays, and for a 
continuous period in the months of October and November, not to exceed 
107 days total. Nontribal hunters should contact the Tribe for more 
detail on hunting days.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks, including no more 
than two female mallards, two pintail, two canvasback, three scaup 
(when open), and two redheads. The possession limit is twice the daily 
bag limit.

Geese

    Season Dates: Open September 7 through September 15, 2013, for the 
early-season, and open October 1, 2013, through January 31, 2014, for 
the late-season. During this period, days to be hunted are specified by 
the Kalispel Tribe. Nontribal hunters should contact the Tribe for more 
detail on hunting days.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 5 Canada geese for the early 
season, and 6 light geese and 4 dark geese, for the late season. The 
daily bag limit is 2 brant (when the State's season is open) and is in 
addition to dark goose limits for the late season. The possession limit 
is twice the daily bag limit.

Tribal Hunters Within Kalispel Ceded Lands

Ducks

    Season Dates: Open October 1, 2013, through January 31, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 7 ducks, including no more than 2 
female mallards, 2 pintail, 2 canvasback, 3 scaup, and 2 redheads. The 
possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.

Geese

    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2013, through January 31, 2014.
    Daily Bag Limit: 6 light geese and 4 dark geese. The daily bag 
limit is 2 brant and is in addition to dark goose limits.
    General Conditions: Tribal members must possess a validated 
Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp and a tribal ceded lands 
permit.
* * * * *

(l) Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, Lower Brule Reservation, Lower Brule, 
South Dakota (Tribal Members and Nontribal Hunters)

Tribal Hunters

Ducks, Mergansers, and Coots

    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2013, through March 10, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Six ducks, including no more five 
mallards (only two of which may be hens), four scaup, one mottled duck, 
two redheads, three wood ducks, one canvasback, and two pintail. Coot 
daily bag limit is 15. Merganser daily bag limit is five, including no 
more than two hooded mergansers. The possession limit is twice the 
daily bag limit.

Canada Geese

    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2013, through March 10, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Three and six, respectively.

White-fronted Geese

    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2013, through March 10, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and four, respectively.

Light Geese

    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2013, through March 10, 2014.
    Daily Bag Limit: 20.

Nontribal Hunters

Ducks (Including Mergansers and Coots)

    Season Dates: Open October 12, 2013, through January 17, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Six ducks, including five mallards 
(no more of which can be two hen mallard), three scaup, two canvasback, 
two redheads, three wood ducks, and two pintail. Coot daily bag limit 
is 15. Merganser daily bag limit is five, including no more than two 
hooded mergansers. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.

Canada Geese

    Season Dates: Open November 2, 2013, through February 16, 2014.

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    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 8 and 16, respectively.

White-fronted Geese

    Season Dates: Open November 2, 2013, through January 29, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: One and two, respectively.

Light Geese

    Season Dates: Open November 2, 2013, through January 12, 2014, and 
open February 2 through March 10, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 50 and no possession limit.
    General Conditions: All hunters must comply with the basic Federal 
migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR part 20, including the use 
of steel shot. Nontribal hunters must possess a validated Migratory 
Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe has an 
official Conservation Code that hunters must adhere to when hunting in 
areas subject to control by the Tribe.
* * * * *

(o) Navajo Nation, Navajo Indian Reservation, Window Rock, Arizona 
(Tribal Members and Nontribal Hunters)

Band-tailed Pigeons

    Season Dates: Open September 1 through 30, 2013.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 5 and 10 pigeons, respectively.

Mourning Doves

    Season Dates: Open September 1 through 30, 2013.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 and 20 doves, respectively.

Ducks (Including Mergansers and Coots)

    Season Dates: Open September 21, 2013, through January 5, 2014.

Scaup

    Season Dates: Open September 21, 2013, through December 15, 2013.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks, including no more 
than two hen mallards, one mottled duck, two canvasback, three scaup 
(when open), two redheads, and two pintail. Coot daily bag limit is 25. 
Merganser daily bag limit is seven. The possession limit is twice the 
daily bag limit.

Canada Geese

    Season Dates: Open September 21, 2013, through January 5, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Four and eight, respectively.
    General Conditions: Tribal and nontribal hunters will comply with 
all basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR part 20, 
regarding shooting hours and manner of taking. In addition, each 
waterfowl hunter 16 years of age or over must carry on his/her person a 
valid Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) signed 
in ink across the face. Special regulations established by the Navajo 
Nation also apply on the reservation.

(p) Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, Oneida, Wisconsin (Tribal 
Members Only)

Ducks (Including Mergansers)

    Season Dates: Open September 14 through November 22, 2013.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Six, including no more than six 
mallards (three hen mallards), six wood ducks, one redhead, two 
pintail, and one hooded merganser. The possession limit is twice the 
daily bag limit.

Geese

    Season Dates: Open September 14 through November 22, 2013.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 5 and 10 Canada geese, 
respectively, from September 1 through 13, 2013; and 3 and 6 Canada 
geese, respectively, the remainder of the season. Hunters will be 
issued five tribal tags during the early season and three tribal tags 
during the late season for geese in order to monitor goose harvest. An 
additional three tags will be issued each time birds are registered. A 
seasonal quota of 300 birds is adopted. If the quota is reached before 
the season concludes, the season will be closed at that time.

Woodcock

    Season Dates: Open September 7 through November 3, 2013.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and four woodcock, 
respectively.

Doves

    Season Dates: Open September 7 through November 3, 2013.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 and 20 doves, respectively.
    General Conditions: Tribal member shooting hours are one-half hour 
before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. Nontribal members hunting 
on the Reservation or on lands under the jurisdiction of the Tribe must 
comply with all State of Wisconsin regulations, including season dates, 
shooting hours, and bag limits, which differ from tribal member 
seasons. Tribal members and nontribal members hunting on the 
Reservation or on lands under the jurisdiction of the Tribe will 
observe all basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations found in 
50 CFR part 20, with the following exceptions: Tribal members are 
exempt from the purchase of the Migratory Waterfowl Hunting and 
Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp); and shotgun capacity is not limited to 
three shells.
* * * * *
    (s) Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Fort Hall Indian Reservation, Fort 
Hall, Idaho (Nontribal Hunters).

Ducks and Mergansers

    Season Dates: Open October 5, 2013, through January 18, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks and mergansers, 
including no more than two hen mallards, two pintail, two canvasback, 
and two redheads. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.

Coots

    Season Dates: Same as ducks.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 25 coots. The possession limit is 
twice the daily bag limit.

Common Snipe

    Season Dates: Same as ducks.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 8 and 16 snipe, respectively.

Dark Geese

    Season Dates: Open October 5, 2013, through January 18, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Four and eight, respectively.

Light Geese

    Season Dates: Open October 5, 2013, through January 18, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 6 and 12, respectively.
    General Conditions: Nontribal hunters must comply with all basic 
Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR part 20 regarding 
shooting hours and manner of taking. In addition, each waterfowl hunter 
16 years of age or older must possess a valid Migratory Bird Hunting 
and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) signed in ink across the stamp 
face. Other regulations established by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes also 
apply on the reservation.
* * * * *

(w) Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians, Arlington, Washington (Tribal 
Members Only)

Band-tailed Pigeon

    Season Dates: Open September 1 through October 31, 2013.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Four and eight, respectively.

Mourning Dove

    Season Dates: Open September 1 through October 31, 2013.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 and 20, respectively.

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Ducks

    Season Dates: Open October 1, 2013, through February 15, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 ducks. The possession limit is 
twice the daily bag limit.

Coots

    Season Dates: Open October 1, 2013, through January 31, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 25 coots. The possession limit is 
twice the daily bag limit.

Common Snipe

    Season Dates: Open October 1, 2013, through January 31, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 and 20 snipe, respectively.

Geese

    Season Dates: Open October 1, 2013, through February 15, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 6 and 12, respectively.

Brant

    Season Dates: Open October 1, 2013, through January 31, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 3 and 6, respectively.
    Tribal members hunting on lands will observe all basic Federal 
migratory bird hunting regulations found in 50 CFR part 20, which will 
be enforced by the Stillaguamish Tribal Law Enforcement. Tribal members 
are required to use steel shot or a nontoxic shot as required by 
Federal regulations.

(x) Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, LaConner, Washington (Tribal 
Members Only)

Ducks

    Season Dates: Open September 21, 2013, through February 26, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks, including no more 
than two hen mallards, two pintail, two canvasback, one harlequin per 
season, and two redheads. Possession limit is twice the daily bag limit 
(except for harlequin).

Geese

    Season Dates: Open September 28, 2013, through February 26, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Four geese, and may include no 
more than three light geese. The season on Aleutian Canada geese is 
closed. Possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.

Brant

    Season Dates: Open November 1, 2013, through February 26, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and four brant, respectively.

Coots

    Season Dates: Open September 21, 2013, through February 26, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 25 and 50 coots, respectively.
* * * * *

(z) Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, Sedro Woolley, Washington (Tribal 
Members Only)

Ducks

    Season Dates: Open October 1, 2013, through February 28, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 15 and 20, respectively.

Coots

    Season Dates: Open October 1, 2013, through February 15, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 20 and 30, respectively.

Geese

    Season Dates: Open October 1, 2013, through February 28, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven and ten geese, respectively.

Brant

    Season Dates: Open November 1 through 10, 2013.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and two, respectively.

Mourning Dove

    Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 31, 2013.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 12 and 15 mourning doves, 
respectively.
    General Conditions: Tribal members must have the tribal 
identification and harvest report card on their person to hunt. Tribal 
members hunting on the Reservation will observe all basic Federal 
migratory bird hunting regulations found in 50 CFR part 20, except 
shooting hours would be one-half hour before official sunrise to one-
half hour after official sunset.

(aa) Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head, Aquinnah, Massachusetts (Tribal 
Members Only)

Teal

    Season Dates: Open October 10, 2013, through February 22, 2014.
    Daily Bag Limits: Six teal.

Ducks

    Season Dates: Open October 14 through February 22, 2014.
    Daily Bag Limits: Eight ducks, including no more than four hen 
mallards, six black ducks, four mottled ducks, one fulvous whistling 
duck, four mergansers, three scaup, two hooded merganser, three wood 
ducks, one canvasback, two redheads, and two pintail. The season is 
closed for harlequin ducks.

Sea Ducks

    Season Dates: Open October 7, 2013, through February 22, 2014.
    Daily Bag Limits: Seven ducks including no more than four of any 
one species (only one of which may be a hen eider).

Woodcock

    Season Dates: Open October 10 through November 23, 2013.
    Daily Bag Limits: Three woodcock.

Canada Geese

    Season Dates: Open September 4 through 21, 2013, and open October 
28, 2013, through February 22, 2014.
    Daily Bag Limits: Eight Canada geese.

Snow Geese

    Season Dates: Open September 4 through 21, 2013, and open November 
25, 2013, through February 22, 2014.
    Daily Bag Limits: 15 snow geese.

Sora and Virginia Rails

    Season Dates: Open September 2 through November 10, 2013.
    Daily Bag Limits: 5 sora and 10 Virginia Rails.

Snipe

    Season Dates: Open September 2 through December 16, 2013.
    Daily Bag Limits: Eight snipe.
    General Conditions: Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise 
to sunset. Nontoxic shot is required. All other basic Federal migratory 
bird hunting regulations contained in 50 CFR part 20 will be observed.
* * * * *

(cc) White Mountain Apache Tribe, Fort Apache Indian Reservation, 
Whiteriver, Arizona (Tribal Members and Nontribal Hunters).

Band-tailed Pigeons (Wildlife Management Unit 10 and Areas South of Y-
70 and Y-10 in Wildlife Management Unit 7, Only)

    Season Dates: Open September 1 through 15, 2013.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Three and six pigeons, 
respectively.

Mourning Doves (Wildlife Management Unit 10 And Areas South of Y-70 and 
Y-10 in Wildlife Management Unit 7, Only)

    Season Dates: Open September 1 through 15, 2013.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 and 20 doves, respectively.

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Ducks and Mergansers

    Season Dates: Open October 19, 2013, through January 26, 2014.
    Daily Bag Limits: Seven, including no more than two female 
mallards, two redhead, two pintail, and one canvasback.

Coots

    Season Dates: Open October 19, 2013, through January 26, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 25 and 50, respectively.

Canada Geese

    Season Dates: Open October 19, 2013, through January 26, 2014.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Three and six geese, respectively.
    General Conditions: All nontribal hunters hunting band-tailed 
pigeons and mourning doves on Reservation lands shall have in their 
possession a valid White Mountain Apache Daily or Yearly Small Game 
Permit. In addition to a small game permit, all nontribal hunters 
hunting band-tailed pigeons must have in their possession a White 
Mountain Special Band-tailed Pigeon Permit. Other special regulations 
established by the White Mountain Apache Tribe apply on the 
reservation. Tribal and nontribal hunters will comply with all basic 
Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR part 20 regarding 
shooting hours and manner of taking.

    Dated: September 12, 2013.
Rachel Jacobson,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks.
[FR Doc. 2013-22872 Filed 9-20-13; 8:45 am]
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