Migratory Bird Hunting; Early Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds in the Contiguous United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, 51711-51729 [2014-20363]

Download as PDF Vol. 79 Friday, No. 168 August 29, 2014 Part III Department of the Interior wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES3 Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 20 Migratory Bird Hunting; Early Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds in the Contiguous United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands; Final Rule VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:32 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\29AUR3.SGM 29AUR3 51712 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 20 [Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2014–0017; FF09M21200–134–FXMB1231099BPP0] RIN 1018–AZ80 Migratory Bird Hunting; Early Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds in the Contiguous United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This rule prescribes the hunting seasons, hours, areas, and daily bag and possession limits of mourning, white-winged, and white-tipped doves; band-tailed pigeons; rails; moorhens and gallinules; woodcock; common snipe; sandhill cranes; sea ducks; early (September) waterfowl seasons; migratory game birds in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands; youth waterfowl day; and some extended falconry seasons. Taking of migratory birds is prohibited unless specifically provided for by annual regulations. This rule permits taking of designated species during the 2014–15 season. SUMMARY: This rule is effective on August 29, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may inspect comments received on the migratory bird hunting regulations during normal business hours at the Service’s office at 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia. You may obtain copies of referenced reports from the street address above, or from the Division of Migratory Bird Management’s Web site at http:// www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/, or at http://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2014–0017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ron W. Kokel, Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, (703) 358–1714. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES3 Regulations Schedule for 2014 On April 30, 2014, we published in the Federal Register (79 FR 24512) a proposal to amend 50 CFR part 20. The proposal provided a background and overview of the migratory bird hunting regulations process, and addressed the establishment of seasons, limits, and other regulations for hunting migratory game birds under §§ 20.101 through VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:32 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 20.107, 20.109, and 20.110 of subpart K. Major steps in the 2014–15 regulatory cycle relating to open public meetings and Federal Register notifications were also identified in the April 30 proposed rule. Further, we explained that all sections of subsequent documents outlining hunting frameworks and guidelines were organized under numbered headings. Subsequent documents will refer only to numbered items requiring attention. Therefore, it is important to note that we omit those items requiring no attention, and remaining numbered items might be discontinuous or appear incomplete. On June 4, 2014, we published in the Federal Register (79 FR 32418) a second document providing supplemental proposals for early- and late-season migratory bird hunting regulations. The June 4 supplement also provided detailed information on the 2014–15 regulatory schedule and announced the Service Regulations Committee (SRC) and Flyway Council meetings. On July 31, 2014, we published in the Federal Register (79 FR 44580) a third document specifically dealing with the proposed frameworks for early-season regulations. On July 30–31, 2014, we held open meetings with the Flyway Council Consultants at which the participants reviewed the status of waterfowl and developed recommendations for the 2014–15 regulations for these species. Proposed hunting regulations were discussed for late seasons. We published the proposed frameworks for late-season regulations (primarily hunting seasons that start after October 1 and most waterfowl seasons) in an August 22, 2014, Federal Register. The final rule described here is the sixth in the series of proposed, supplemental, and final rulemaking documents for migratory game bird hunting regulations and deals specifically with amending subpart K of 50 CFR part 20. It sets hunting seasons, hours, areas, and limits for mourning, white-winged, and white-tipped doves; band-tailed pigeons; rails; moorhens and gallinules; woodcock; common snipe; sandhill cranes; sea ducks; early (September) waterfowl seasons; migratory game birds in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands; youth waterfowl hunting day; and some extended falconry seasons. This final rule is the culmination of the rulemaking process for the migratory game bird early hunting seasons, which started with the April 30 proposed rule. As discussed elsewhere in this document, we supplemented that proposal on June 4 and July 31, and published final early season frameworks in a late August Federal Register that PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 provided the season selection criteria from which the States selected these seasons. This final rule sets the migratory game bird early hunting seasons based on that input from the States. We previously addressed all comments pertaining to early season issues in that late August Federal Register. 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 2014– 15,’’ with its corresponding August 2014 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 person 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 E:\FR\FM\29AUR3.SGM 29AUR3 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Rules and Regulations wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES3 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 at the address indicated under ADDRESSES. Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563) Executive Order 12866 provides that the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) will review all significant rules. OIRA has reviewed this rule and has determined that this rule is significant because it would have an annual effect of $100 million or more on the economy. Executive Order 13563 reaffirms the principles of E.O. 12866 while calling for improvements in the nation’s regulatory system to promote predictability, to reduce uncertainty, and to use the best, most innovative, and least burdensome tools for achieving regulatory ends. The executive order directs agencies to consider regulatory approaches that reduce burdens and maintain flexibility and freedom of choice for the public where these approaches are relevant, feasible, and consistent with regulatory objectives. E.O. 13563 emphasizes further that regulations must be based on the best available science and that the rulemaking process must allow for public participation and an open exchange of ideas. We have developed this rule in a manner consistent with these requirements. An updated economic analysis was prepared for the 2013–14 season. This analysis was based on data from the newly released 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 were: (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. For the 2014–15 season, we have also chosen alternative 3. We also chose alternative 3 for the 2009–10, the 2010–11, the 2011–12, and the 2012–13 seasons. The 2013–14 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:32 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 analysis is part of the record for this rule and is available at http:// www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2014–0017. 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 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 at http:// www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2014–0017. 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 Office of Management and Budget (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 (discontinued 7/29/2014). • 1018–0019—North American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey (expires 4/30/2015). PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 51713 • 1018–0023—Migratory Bird Surveys (expires 6/30/2017). 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. Thus, 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 30 Federal Register, we solicited E:\FR\FM\29AUR3.SGM 29AUR3 51714 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Rules and Regulations proposals for special migratory bird hunting regulations for certain Tribes on Federal Indian reservations, offreservation trust lands, and ceded lands for the 2014–15 migratory bird hunting season. The resulting proposals were contained in a separate August 11, 2014, proposed rule (79 FR 46490). By virtue of these actions, we have consulted with Tribes. 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. Review of Public Comments The preliminary proposed rulemaking (April 30 Federal Register) opened the public comment period for 2014–15 migratory game bird hunting regulations. We previously addressed all comments pertaining to early season issues in a late August Federal Register. Regulations Promulgation The rulemaking process for migratory game bird hunting must, by its nature, operate under severe time constraints. However, we intend that the public be given the greatest possible opportunity to comment. Thus, when the preliminary proposed rulemaking was published, we established what we believed were the longest periods possible for public comment. In doing this, we recognized that, when the comment period closed, time would be of the essence. That is, if there were a delay in the effective date of these regulations after this final rulemaking, States would have insufficient time to select season dates and limits; to communicate those selections to us; and to establish and publicize the necessary regulations and procedures to implement their decisions. We find that ‘‘good cause’’ exists, within the terms of 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) of the Administrative Procedure Act, and therefore, under authority of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (July 3, 1918), as amended (16 U.S.C. 703–711), these regulations will take effect less than 30 days after publication. Accordingly, with each conservation agency having had an opportunity to participate in selecting the hunting seasons desired for its State or Territory on those species of migratory birds for which open seasons are now prescribed, and consideration having been given to all other relevant matters presented, certain sections of title 50, chapter I, subchapter B, part 20, subpart K, are hereby amended as set forth below. List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 20 Exports, Hunting, Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Transportation, Wildlife. Dated: August 18, 2014. Michael J. Bean, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. For the reasons set out in the preamble, title 50, chapter I, subchapter B, part 20, subpart K of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: PART 20—[AMENDED] 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. 742 a–j, Pub. L. 106–108, 113 Stat. 1491, Note Following 16 U.S.C. 703. Note The following annual hunting regulations provided for by §§ 20.101 through 20.106 and 20.109 of 50 CFR part 20 will not appear in the Code of Federal Regulations because of their seasonal nature. 2. Section 20.101 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 20.101 Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as follows: Shooting and hawking hours are onehalf hour before sunrise until sunset. CHECK COMMONWEALTH REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS (a) Puerto Rico. Limits Season Dates Bag wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES3 Doves and Pigeons: Zenaida, white-winged, and mourning doves (1) .. Scaly-naped pigeons .................................................... Ducks ............................................................................ Common Moorhens ...................................................... Common Snipe ............................................................. (1) Not more than 10 Zenaida and 3 mourning doves in the aggregate. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:32 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 Sept. 6–Nov. 3 .............................................................. Sept. 6-Nov. 3 .............................................................. Nov. 15–Dec. 15 & ....................................................... Jan. 10–Jan. 26 ............................................................ Nov. 15–Dec. 15 & ....................................................... Jan. 10–Jan. 26 ............................................................ Nov. 15–Dec. 15 & ....................................................... Jan. 10–Jan. 26 ............................................................ Restrictions: In Puerto Rico, the season is closed on the ruddy duck, PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Possession 20 5 6 6 6 6 8 8 20 5 12 12 12 12 16 16 white-cheeked pintail, West Indian whistling duck, fulvous whistling duck, E:\FR\FM\29AUR3.SGM 29AUR3 51715 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Rules and Regulations masked duck, purple gallinule, American coot, Caribbean coot, whitecrowned pigeon, and plain pigeon. Closed Areas: Closed areas are described in the July 31, 2014, Federal Register (79 FR 44580). (b) Virgin Islands. Limits Season Dates Bag Zenaida doves .............................................................. Ducks ............................................................................ Restrictions: In the Virgin Islands, the seasons are closed for ground or quail doves, pigeons, ruddy duck, whitecheeked pintail, West Indian whistling duck, fulvous whistling duck, masked duck, and purple gallinule. Closed Areas: Ruth Cay, just south of St. Croix, is closed to the hunting of migratory game birds. All Offshore Cays under jurisdiction of the Virgin Islands Government are closed to the hunting of migratory game birds. 3. Section 20.102 is revised to read as follows: ■ Sept. 1–Sept. 30 ........................................................... CLOSED. § 20.102 Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for Alaska. Possession 10 10 CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as follows: Shooting and hawking hours are onehalf hour before sunrise until sunset. Area descriptions were published in the July 31, 2014, Federal Register (79 FR 44580). Area seasons Dates North Zone ......................... Gulf Coast Zone ................ Southeast Zone ................. Sept. 1–Dec. 16 Sept. 1–Dec. 16 Sept. 16–Dec. 31 Oct. 8–Jan. 22 Pribilof & Aleutian Islands Zone. Kodiak Zone ...................... Oct. 8–Jan. 22 DAILY BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS Area wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES3 North Zone ....................... Gulf Coast Zone ............... Southeast Zone ................ Pribilof and Aleutian Islands Zone .................... Kodiak Zone ..................... Canada Geese (2)(3) Ducks (1) 15:32 Aug 28, 2014 Light Geese (6) Emperor Geese Brant Snipe Sandhill Cranes (7) 10–30 8–24 7–21 4–12 4–12 4–12 4–12 4–12 4–12 4–12 4–12 4–12 2–6 2–6 2–6 Closed Closed Closed 8–24 8–24 8–24 3–9 2–6 2–6 7–21 7–21 4–12 4–12 4–12 4–12 4–12 4–12 2–6 2–6 Closed Closed 8–24 8–24 2–6 2–6 (1) The basic duck bag limits may include no more than 1 canvasback daily, and may not include sea ducks. In addition to the basic duck limits, sea duck limits of 10 daily, singly or in the aggregate, including no more than 6 each of either harlequin or long-tailed ducks, are allowed. Sea ducks include scoters, common and king eiders, harlequin ducks, long-tailed ducks, and common and red-breasted mergansers. The season for Steller’s and spectacled eiders is closed. (2) In Units 5 and 6, the taking of Canada geese is only permitted from September 28 through December 16. In the Middleton Island portion of Unit 6, the taking of Canada geese is by special permit only. The maximum number of Canada goose permits is 10 for the season. A mandatory goose identification class is required. Hunters must check in and out. The daily bag and possession limit is 1. The season will close if incidental harvest includes VerDate Mar<15>2010 White Fronted Geese (4)(5) Jkt 232001 5 dusky Canada geese. A dusky Canada goose is any dark-breasted Canada goose (Munsell 10 YR color value five or less) with a bill length between 40 and 50 millimeters. In Unit 6–B, 6–C, and on Hinchinbrook and Hawkins Islands in Unit 6–D, the possession limit is 2 times the daily bag limit. (3) In Units 9, 10, 17, and 18, the daily bag limit is 6 Canada geese. (4) In Units 9, 10, and 17, the daily bag limit is 6 white-fronted geese. (5) In Unit 18, the daily bag limit is 8 white-fronted geese. (6) Light geese include snow geese and Ross’ geese. (7) In Unit 17 of the North Zone, the daily bag limit for sandhill cranes is 2 and the possession limit is 6. FALCONRY: The total combined bag and possession limit for migratory game birds taken with the use of a falcon under a falconry permit is 3 per day, 9 in possession, and may not exceed a more restrictive limit for any species listed in this subsection. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 SPECIAL TUNDRA SWAN SEASON: In Units 17, 18, 22, and 23, there will be a tundra swan season from September 1 through October 31 with a season limit of 3 tundra swans per hunter. This season is by registration permit only; hunters will be issued 1 permit allowing the take of up to 3 tundra swans. Hunters will be required to file a harvest report after the season is completed. Up to 500 permits may be issued in Unit 18; 300 permits each in Units 22 and 23; and 200 permits in Unit 17. ■ 4. Section 20.103 is revised to read as follows: § 20.103 Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for doves and pigeons. Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as follows: E:\FR\FM\29AUR3.SGM 29AUR3 51716 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Shooting and hawking hours are onehalf hour before sunrise until sunset except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in the July 31, 2014, Federal Register (79 FR 44580). CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS (a) Doves. Note: Unless otherwise noted, the seasons listed below are for mourning and white-winged doves in the aggregate. Limits Season dates Bag EASTERN MANAGEMENT UNIT Alabama:. North Zone .............................. 12 noon to sunset .......................... 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset .. 12 noon to sunset .......................... 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset .. Delaware ......................................... ........................................................ Florida ............................................. 12 noon to sunset .......................... 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset .. Georgia ........................................... 12 noon to sunset .......................... 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset .. Illinois (1) ........................................ ........................................................ Indiana ............................................ ........................................................ Kentucky ......................................... 11 a.m. to sunset ........................... 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset .. Louisiana North Zone .............................. 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset .. South Zone .............................. 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset .. Maryland ......................................... 12 noon to sunset .......................... 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset .. Mississippi North Zone .............................. ........................................................ South Zone .............................. ........................................................ North Carolina ................................ ........................................................ Ohio ................................................ ........................................................ Pennsylvania .................................. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES3 South Zone .............................. 12 noon to sunset .......................... 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset .. Rhode Island .................................. 12 noon to sunset .......................... 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset .. South Carolina ................................ 12 noon to sunset .......................... 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset .. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:32 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4701 Possession Sept. 6 only .................................... Sept. 7–Nov. 9 & ........................... Dec. 7–Dec. 31 .............................. Sept. 20 only .................................. Sept. 21–Sept. 28 & ...................... Oct. 11–Oct. 26 & .......................... Nov. 12–Jan. 15 ............................. Sept. 1–Sept. 27 & ........................ Oct. 20–Nov. 1 & ........................... Nov. 24–Jan. 12 ............................. Sept. 27–Oct. 27 ............................ Nov. 8–Dec. 1 & ............................ Dec. 12–Jan. 15 ............................. Sept. 6 only .................................... Sept. 7–Sept. 21 & ........................ Oct. 11–Nov. 3 & ........................... Nov. 27–Jan. 15 ............................. Sept. 1–Nov. 14 & ......................... Dec. 26–Jan. 9 ............................... Sept. 1–Oct. 19 & .......................... Nov. 1–Nov. 9 & ............................ Dec. 13–Jan. 11 ............................. Sept. 1 only .................................... Sept. 2–Oct. 26 & .......................... Nov. 27–Dec. 7 & .......................... Dec. 20–Jan. 11 ............................. 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 15 45 45 45 Sept. 6–Sept. 28 & ........................ Oct. 11–Nov. 9 & ........................... Dec. 10–Jan. 15 ............................. Sept. 6–Sept. 14 & ........................ Oct. 11–Dec. 3 & ........................... Dec. 20–Jan. 15 ............................. Sept. 1–Oct. 11 .............................. Nov. 1–Nov. 28 & .......................... Dec. 26–Jan. 15 ............................. 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 Sept. 1–Sept. 21 & ........................ Oct. 4–Nov. 9 & ............................. Dec. 15–Jan. 15 ............................. Sept. 13–Sept. 21 & ...................... Oct. 4–Nov. 9 & ............................. Dec. 3–Jan. 15 ............................... Sept. 1–Oct. 11 & .......................... Nov. 27–Nov. 29 & ........................ Dec. 1–Jan. 15 ............................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 & ........................... Dec. 13–Jan. 1 ............................... Sept. 1–Sept. 25 & ........................ Sept. 26–Nov. 15 & ....................... Nov. 22–Nov. 29 & ........................ Dec. 27–Jan. 1 ............................... Sept. 13–Oct. 12 ............................ Oct. 18–Nov. 8 & ........................... Dec. 17–Jan. 3 ............................... Sept. 1–Sept. 6 .............................. Sept. 7–Oct. 11 & .......................... Nov. 15–Nov. 29 & ........................ Dec. 13–Jan. 15 ............................. 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 12 12 12 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 36 36 36 45 45 45 45 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\29AUR3.SGM 29AUR3 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 51717 Limits Season dates Bag Tennessee ...................................... 12 noon to sunset .......................... 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset .. Virginia ............................................ 12 noon to sunset .......................... 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset .. West Virginia .................................. 12 noon to sunset .......................... 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset .. Wisconsin ....................................... CENTRAL MANAGEMENT UNIT: Arkansas ......................................... ........................................................ Colorado ......................................... Iowa ................................................ Kansas ............................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ Minnesota ....................................... Missouri .......................................... Montana .......................................... Nebraska ........................................ New Mexico: North Zone .............................. South Zone .............................. ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ North Dakota .................................. Oklahoma ....................................... ........................................................ ........................................................ South Dakota .................................. Texas (2): North Zone .............................. ........................................................ Central Zone ............................ ........................................................ South Zone .............................. Special Area ................................... Remainder of the South Zone (Special Season) ............................ 12 noon to sunset .......................... ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ California (4) ................................... ........................................................ Idaho ............................................... Nevada ........................................... Oregon ............................................ Utah ................................................ Washington ..................................... OTHER POPULATIONS: Hawaii (5) ....................................... wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES3 Wyoming ......................................... WESTERN MANAGEMENT UNIT: Arizona (3) ...................................... ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ (1) In Illinois, shooting hours are sunrise to sunset. (2) In Texas, the daily bag limit is either 15 mourning, white-winged, and white-tipped doves in the aggregate, of which no more than 2 may be whitetipped doves with a maximum 70-day season. Possession limits are three times the daily bag limit. During the special season in the Special White-winged VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:32 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 Sept. 1 only .................................... Sept. 2–Sept. 28 & ........................ Oct. 11–Nov. 2 & ........................... Nov. 29–Jan. 6 ............................... Sept. 1–Sept. 5 .............................. Sept. 6–Oct. 31 & .......................... Nov. 22–Nov. 30 & ........................ Dec. 27–Jan. 15 ............................. Sept. 1 only .................................... Sept. 2–Oct. 18 & .......................... Nov. 3–Nov. 22 & .......................... Dec. 22–Jan. 10 ............................. Sept. 1–Nov. 29 ............................. 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 15 45 45 45 45 Sept. 6–Oct. 25 & .......................... Dec. 20–Jan. 8 ............................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ............................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ............................... Sept. 1–Oct. 31 & .......................... Nov. 1–Nov. 9 ................................ Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ............................... Sept. 1–Nov 9 ................................ Sept. 1–Oct. 30 .............................. Sept. 1–Oct. 30 .............................. 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 30 45 45 45 45 45 45 Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ............................... Sept. 1–Oct. 13 & .......................... Dec. 5–Dec. 31 .............................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ............................... Sept. 1–Oct. 31 & .......................... Dec. 20–Dec. 28 ............................ Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ............................... 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 Sept. 1–Oct. 20 & .......................... Dec. 19–Jan. 7 ............................... Sept. 1–Oct. 20 & .......................... Dec. 19–Jan. 7 ............................... Sept. 19–Oct. 20 & ........................ Dec. 19–Jan. 21 ............................. Sept. 6–Sept. 7 & .......................... Sept. 13–Sept. 14 .......................... Sept. 19–Oct. 20 & ........................ Dec. 19–Jan. 25 ............................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ............................... 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 Sept. 1–Sept. 15 & ........................ Nov. 21–Jan. 4 ............................... Sept. 1–Sept. 15 & ........................ Nov. 8–Dec. 22 .............................. Sept. 1–Oct. 30 .............................. Sept. 1–Oct. 30 .............................. Sept. 1–Oct. 30 .............................. Sept. 1–Oct. 30 .............................. Sept. 1–Sept. 30 ............................ 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 10 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 30 Nov. 1–Nov. 30 & .......................... Dec. 6–Dec. 28 & .......................... Jan. 1–Jan. 19 ............................... 10 10 10 30 30 30 Dove Area of the South Zone, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning, white-winged, and white-tipped doves in the aggregate, of which no more than 2 may be mourning doves and 2 may be whitetipped doves. Possession limits are three times the daily bag limit. (3) In Arizona, during September 1 through 15, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning and white-winged doves in PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4701 Possession Sfmt 4700 the aggregate, of which no more than 10 may be white-wing doves. During November 21 through January 4, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning doves. (4) In California, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning and white-winged doves in the aggregate, of which no more than 10 may be white-wing doves. (5) In Hawaii, the season is only open on the island of Hawaii. The daily bag E:\FR\FM\29AUR3.SGM 29AUR3 51718 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Rules and Regulations limits are 10 mourning doves, spotted doves and chestnut-bellied sandgrouse in the aggregate. Shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise through one-half hour after sunset. Hunting is permitted only on weekends and State holidays. (b) Band-tailed Pigeons. Limits Season dates Bag Arizona .......................................................................... California: North Zone ............................................................. South Zone ............................................................ Colorado ....................................................................... New Mexico: North Zone ............................................................. South Zone ............................................................ Oregon .......................................................................... Utah (1) ......................................................................... Washington ................................................................... Possession Sept. 5–Sept. 28 .......................................................... 2 6 Sept. 13–Sept. 21 ........................................................ Dec. 13–Dec. 21 .......................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 30 .......................................................... 2 2 5 6 6 15 Sept. 1–Sept. 20 .......................................................... Oct. 1–Oct. 20 .............................................................. Sept. 15–Sept. 23 ........................................................ Sept. 1–Sept. 30 .......................................................... Sept. 15–Sept. 23 ........................................................ 5 5 2 2 2 15 15 6 6 6 (1) In Utah, each band-tailed pigeon hunter must have a band-tailed pigeon hunting permit issued by the State. 5. Section 20.104 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 20.104 Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for rails, woodcock, and snipe. Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as follows: Shooting and hawking hours are onehalf hour before sunrise until sunset except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in the July 31, 2014, Federal Register (79 FR 44580). CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS. Note: States with deferred seasons will select those seasons at the same time they select waterfowl seasons in August. Consult late-season regulations for further information. Sora and Virginia Rails Clapper and King Rails Woodcock Snipe Daily bag limit ................... Possession limit ................ 25 (1) 75 (1) 15 (2) 45 (2) 3 9 8 24 ATLANTIC FLYWAY Connecticut (3) .................. Sept. 2–Nov. 10 ................ Sept. 2–Nov. 10 ................ Delaware ........................... Sept. 1–Nov. 8 .................. Sept. 1–Nov. 8 .................. Florida ............................... Georgia ............................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Sept. 19–Oct. 31 & Nov. 7–Dec. 3. Sept. 1–Nov. 8 .................. Sept. 1–Nov. 8 .................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Sept. 19–Oct. 31 & Nov. 7–Dec. 3. Closed ............................... Sept. 1–Nov. 8 .................. Oct. 22–Nov. 22 & Nov. 24–Dec. 6. Nov. 24–Dec. 6 & Dec. 13–Jan. 13. Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ................ Dec. 6–Jan. 19 .................. Oct. 22–Nov. 22 & Nov. 24–Dec. 6. Sept. 23–Dec. 6 & Dec. 13–Jan. 13. Nov. 1–Feb. 15. Nov. 15–Feb. 28. Massachusetts (6) ............. New Hampshire ................ New Jersey (7): North Zone ................. South Zone ................ Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Oct. 1–Nov. 14 .................. Oct. 31–Nov. 28 & Jan. 16–Jan. 31. Deferred ............................ Oct. 1–Nov. 14 .................. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 24–Nov. 28 & Dec. 15–Jan. 24. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 15–Nov. 14. Sept. 1–Nov. 8 .................. Sept. 1–Nov. 8 .................. Sept. 1–Nov. 8 .................. Sept. 1–Nov. 8 .................. Sept. 17–Jan. 1. Sept. 17–Jan. 1. New York (8) ..................... North Carolina ................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Sept. 8–Oct. 11 & Oct. 27–Dec 1. Sept. 1–Nov. 8 .................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Sept. 8–Sept. 12 & Oct. 6– Dec. 9. Closed ............................... Sept. 8–Nov. 16 ................ Closed ............................... Sept. 8–Oct. 11 & Oct. 27–Dec. 1. Closed ............................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Sept. 8–Sept. 12 & Oct. 6– Dec. 9. Closed ............................... Sept. 8–Nov. 16 ................ Oct. 18–Nov. 22 ................ Nov. 8–Nov. 29 & Dec. 19–Jan. 1. Oct. 1–Nov. 14 .................. Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ................ Oct. 18–Nov. 29 ................ Oct. 18–Dec. 1 .................. Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ................ Oct. 18–Nov. 29. Sept. 1–Nov. 9. Nov. 14–Feb. 28. Sept. 1–Nov. 8 .................. Closed ............................... Oct. 1–Nov. 14 .................. Nov. 24–Dec. 6 & Dec. 15–Jan. 15. Oct. 18–Dec. 1 .................. Oct. 1–Nov. 14. Oct. 10–Oct. 13 & Oct. 21–Jan. 31. Sept. 1–Dec. 13. Sept. 6–Sept. 21 & Nov. 28–Jan. 20. Sept. 6–Nov. 14 ................ Sept. 6–Nov. 14 ................ Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Sept. 6–Nov. 14 ................ Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Sept. 6–Sept. 21 & Nov. 28–Jan. 20. Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ................ Nov. 14–Feb. 28. Nov. 8–Dec. 22 ................. Oct. 18–Dec. 1 .................. Oct. 15–Nov. 28 ................ Oct. 4–Nov. 17 .................. Nov. 1–Dec. 15 ................. Nov. 1–Feb. 15. Sept. 6–Dec. 21. Sept. 1–Dec. 6. Sept. 6–Nov. 29. Sept. 17–Oct. 26 & Nov. 27–Feb. 1. Maine (4) ........................... Maryland (5) ...................... Pennsylvania (9) ............... Rhode Island (10) ............. South Carolina .................. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES3 Vermont ............................. Virginia .............................. West Virginia (11) ............. MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Alabama (12) .................... Arkansas ........................... Illinois (13) ......................... Indiana (14) ....................... Iowa (15) ........................... Kentucky ........................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:32 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\29AUR3.SGM 29AUR3 Sept. 1–Nov. 9. Nov. 14–Feb. 28. 51719 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Sora and Virginia Rails Clapper and King Rails Woodcock Louisiana (16) ................... Michigan ............................ Minnesota .......................... Mississippi ......................... Missouri ............................. Ohio ................................... Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 13–Sept. 28 ............. 1–Nov. 9 .................. 1–Nov. 3 .................. 13–Nov. 21 .............. 1–Nov. 9 .................. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Sept. 13–Sept. 28 ............. Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Sept. 13–Nov. 21 .............. Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Dec. 18–Jan. 31 Sept. 20–Nov. 3 Sept. 20–Nov. 3 Dec. 18–Jan. 31 Oct. 15–Nov. 28 Oct. 11–Nov. 24 Tennessee ........................ Wisconsin .......................... CENTRAL FLYWAY Colorado ............................ Kansas .............................. Montana ............................ Nebraska (17) ................... New Mexico (18) ............... North Dakota ..................... Oklahoma .......................... South Dakota (19) ............. Texas ................................ Deferred ............................ Deferred ............................ Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Oct. 25–Dec. 8 .................. Sept. 20–Nov. 3 ................ Deferred. Sept. 1–Nov. 9. Sept. 1–Nov. 3. Nov. 14–Feb. 28. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Nov. 30 & Dec. 20–Jan. 4. Nov. 14–Feb. 28. Deferred. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Closed ............................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Sept. 13–Nov. 21 .............. Closed ............................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Closed ............................... Sept. 13–Sept. 28 & Nov. 1–Dec. 24. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Sept. 13–Sept. 28 & Nov. 1-Dec. 24. Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Oct. 11–Nov. 24 ................ Closed ............................... Sept. 20–Nov. 3 ................ Closed ............................... Sept. 27–Nov. 10 .............. Nov. 1–Dec. 15 ................. Closed ............................... Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ................ Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Oct. 25–Feb. 8. Sept. 20–Dec. 7. Oct. 1–Jan. 15. Sept. 1–Oct. 31. Nov. 1–Feb. 15. Closed ............................... Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Deferred. Oct. 18–Feb. 1. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Sept. 13-Nov. 21 ............... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Deferred. Deferred. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Deferred. Oct. 25–Feb. 8. Deferred. Deferred. Deferred. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Wyoming ........................... PACIFIC FLYWAY Arizona .............................. California ........................... Colorado ............................ Idaho: Area 1 ........................ Area 2 ........................ Montana ............................ Nevada .............................. New Mexico (18) ............... Oregon .............................. Utah ................................... Washington ....................... Wyoming ........................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ Snipe ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... (1) The bag and possession limits for sora and Virginia rails apply singly or in the aggregate of these species. (2) All bag and possession limits for clapper and king rails apply singly or in the aggregate of the two species and, unless otherwise specified, the limits are in addition to the limits on sora and Virginia rails in all States. In Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey, the limits for clapper and king rails are 10 daily and 30 in possession. (3) In Connecticut, the daily bag and possession limits may not contain more than 1 king rail. (4) In Maine, the daily bag and possession limit for sora and Virginia rails is 25. (5) In Maryland, no more than 1 king rail may be taken per day. (6) In Massachusetts, the sora rail limits are 5 daily and 15 in possession; the Virginia rail limits are 10 daily and 30 in possession. (7) In New Jersey, the season for king rail is closed by State regulation. (8) In New York, the rail daily bag and possession limits are 8 and 24, respectively. Seasons for sora and Virginia rails and snipe are closed on Long Island. (9) In Pennsylvania, the daily bag and possession limits for sora and Virginia rails, singly or in the aggregate, are 3 and 9, respectively. (10) In Rhode Island, the sora and Virginia rails limits are 3 daily and 9 in possession, singly or in the aggregate; the clapper and king rail limits are 1 daily and 3 in possession, singly or in the aggregate; the snipe limits are 5 daily and 15 in possession. (11) In West Virginia, the daily bag and possession limit for sora and Virginia rails is 25; the possession limit for snipe is 16. (12) In Alabama, the daily bag and possession limit for all rails, singly or in the aggregate, is 15. (13) In Illinois, shooting hours are from sunrise to sunset. (14) In Indiana, the sora rail limits are 12 daily and 36 in possession. The season on Virginia rails is closed. (15) In Iowa, the limits for sora and Virginia rails are 12 daily and 24 in possession. The possession limit for woodcock is 6 and the possession limit for snipe is 16. (16) Additional days occurring after September 30 will be published with the late season selections. (17) In Nebraska, the rail limits are 10 daily and 30 in possession. (18) In New Mexico, the rail limits are 10 daily and 20 in possession. (19) In South Dakota, the snipe limits are 5 daily and 15 in possession. 6. Section 20.105 is revised to read as follows: ■ wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES3 § 20.105 Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for waterfowl, coots, and gallinules. Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:32 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 designated in this section are prescribed as follows: Shooting and hawking hours are onehalf hour before sunrise until sunset, except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in the July 31, 2014, Federal Register (79 FR 44580). PO 00000 CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS Note: States with deferred seasons may select those seasons at the same time they select waterfowl seasons in August. Consult late-seasons regulations for further information. (a) Common Moorhens and Purple Gallinules. Frm 00009 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\29AUR3.SGM 29AUR3 51720 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Possession ATLANTIC FLYWAY Delaware ....................................................................... Florida (1) ..................................................................... Georgia ......................................................................... New Jersey ................................................................... New York: Long Island ............................................................ Remainder of State ............................................... North Carolina ............................................................... Sept. 1–Nov. 8 ............................................................. Sept. 1–Nov.9 ............................................................... Deferred ........................................................................ Sept. 1–Nov. 8 ............................................................. 15 15 ........................ 10 45 45 ........................ 30 Closed .......................................................................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ............................................................. Sept. 8–Oct. 11 & Oct. 27–Dec. 1 ............................... Pennsylvania ................................................................. South Carolina .............................................................. Sept. 1–Nov. 8 ............................................................. Sept. 8–Sept. 12 & Oct. 6–Dec. 9 ............................... Virginia .......................................................................... West Virginia ................................................................. MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Alabama ........................................................................ Sept. 8–Nov. 16 ........................................................... Deferred ........................................................................ ........................ 8 15 15 3 15 15 15 ........................ ........................ 24 45 45 9 45 45 45 ........................ Arkansas ....................................................................... Kentucky ....................................................................... Louisiana (2) ................................................................. Michigan ........................................................................ Minnesota ..................................................................... Mississippi ..................................................................... Ohio .............................................................................. Tennessee .................................................................... Wisconsin ...................................................................... CENTRAL FLYWAY New Mexico: Zone 1 ................................................................... Zone 2 ................................................................... Oklahoma ...................................................................... Texas ............................................................................ Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ............................................................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ............................................................. Sept. 13–Sept. 28 ........................................................ Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ............................................................. Deferred ........................................................................ Sept. 13–Nov. 21 ......................................................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ............................................................. Deferred ........................................................................ Deferred ........................................................................ 15 15 15 15 15 1 ........................ 15 15 ........................ ........................ 45 45 45 45 45 3 ........................ 45 45 ........................ ........................ 27–Dec. 5 ........................................................... 27–Dec. 5 ........................................................... 1–Nov. 9 ............................................................. 13–Sept. 28 & Nov. 1–Dec. 24 .......................... 1 1 15 15 15 3 3 45 45 45 Deferred ........................................................................ ........................ ........................ PACIFIC FLYWAY All States ....................................................................... Sept. 6–Sept. 21 & Nov. 28–Jan. 20 ........................... Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. (1) The season applies to common moorhens only. (2) Additional days occurring after September 30 will be published with the late season selections. (b) Sea Ducks (scoter, eider, and longtailed ducks in Atlantic Flyway). Within the special sea duck areas, the daily bag limit is 7 scoter, eider, and long-tailed ducks, singly or in the aggregate, of which no more than 4 may be scoters. Possession limits are three times the daily bag limit. These limits may be in addition to regular duck bag limits only during the regular duck season in the special sea duck hunting areas. Limits Season dates Bag wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES3 Connecticut (1) ............................................................. Delaware ....................................................................... Georgia ......................................................................... Maine (2) ....................................................................... Maryland ....................................................................... Massachusetts .............................................................. New Hampshire (3) ....................................................... New Jersey ................................................................... New York ...................................................................... North Carolina ............................................................... Rhode Island ................................................................. South Carolina .............................................................. Virginia .......................................................................... Sept. 22–Jan. 20 .......................................................... Sept. 23–Jan. 24 .......................................................... Deferred ........................................................................ Oct. 1–Jan. 31 .............................................................. Deferred ........................................................................ Deferred ........................................................................ Oct. 1–Jan. 15 .............................................................. Sept. 23–Jan. 24 .......................................................... Oct. 17–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Deferred ........................................................................ Oct. 11–Jan. 25 ............................................................ Deferred ........................................................................ Deferred ........................................................................ Possession 5 7 ........................ 7 ........................ ........................ 7 7 7 ........................ 5 ........................ ........................ 15 21 ........................ 21 ........................ ........................ 21 21 21 ........................ 15 ........................ ........................ Note: Notwithstanding the provisions of this Part 20, the shooting of crippled waterfowl from a motorboat under power will be permitted in Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia in those areas described, delineated, and designated in their respective hunting regulations as special sea duck hunting areas. (1) In Connecticut, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 long-tailed ducks. (2) In Maine, the daily bag limit for eiders is 4, and the possession limit is 12. (3) In New Hampshire, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 eiders or 4 long-tailed ducks. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:32 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\29AUR3.SGM 29AUR3 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Rules and Regulations (c) Early (September) Duck Seasons. 51721 Note: Unless otherwise specified, the seasons listed below are for teal only. Limits Season dates Bag ATLANTIC FLYWAY Delaware (1) ................................................................. Florida (2) ..................................................................... Georgia ......................................................................... Maryland (1) .................................................................. North Carolina (1) ......................................................... South Carolina (3) ........................................................ Virginia (1) .................................................................... MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Alabama ........................................................................ Arkansas (3) ................................................................. Illinois (3) ...................................................................... Indiana (3) ..................................................................... Iowa (3) ......................................................................... Kentucky (2) .................................................................. Louisiana ....................................................................... Michigan ........................................................................ Mississippi ..................................................................... Missouri (3) ................................................................... Ohio (3) ......................................................................... Tennessee (2) ............................................................... Wisconsin ...................................................................... CENTRAL FLYWAY Colorado (1) .................................................................. Kansas: Low Plains ............................................................. High Plains ............................................................ Nebraska (1): Low Plains ............................................................. High Plains ............................................................ New Mexico .................................................................. Oklahoma ...................................................................... Texas: High Plains ............................................................ Rest of State .......................................................... Possession Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 12–Sept. 30 ........................................................ 20–Sept. 28 ........................................................ 13–Sept. 28 ........................................................ 16–Sept. 30 ........................................................ 6–Sept. 24 .......................................................... 12–Sept. 27 ........................................................ 17–Sept. 30 ........................................................ 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 6–Sept. 21 .......................................................... 13–Sept. 28 ........................................................ 6–Sept. 21 .......................................................... 6–Sept. 21 .......................................................... 6–Sept. 21 .......................................................... 17–Sept. 25 ........................................................ 13–Sept. 28 ........................................................ 1–Sept. 7 ............................................................ 13–Sept. 28 ........................................................ 6–Sept. 21 .......................................................... 6–Sept. 21 .......................................................... 13–Sept. 21 ........................................................ 1–Sept. 7 ............................................................ 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 Sept. 13–Sept. 21 ........................................................ 6 18 Sept. 13–Sept. 28 ........................................................ Sept. 20–Sept. 28 ........................................................ 6 6 18 18 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 6–Sept. 21 .......................................................... 6–Sept. 14 .......................................................... 13–Sept. 28 ........................................................ 13–Sept. 28 ........................................................ 6 6 6 6 18 18 18 18 Sept. 13–Sept. 28 ........................................................ Sept. 13–Sept. 28 ........................................................ 6 6 18 18 (1) Area restrictions. See State regulations. (2) In Florida, Kentucky, and Tennessee, the daily bag limit for the first 5 days of the season is 6 wood ducks and teal in the aggregate, of which no more than 2 may be wood ducks. During the last 4 days of the season, the daily bag limit is 6 teal only. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. (3) Shooting hours are from sunrise to sunset. (d) Special Early Canada Goose Seasons. Limits Season dates wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES3 Bag ATLANTIC FLYWAY Connecticut (1): North Zone ............................................................. South Zone ............................................................ Delaware ....................................................................... Florida ........................................................................... Georgia ......................................................................... Maine: Northern Zone ....................................................... Southern Zone ....................................................... Coastal Zone ......................................................... Maryland (1)(2): Eastern Unit ........................................................... Western Unit .......................................................... Massachusetts: Central Zone .......................................................... Coastal Zone ......................................................... Western Zone ........................................................ New Hampshire ............................................................ New Jersey (1)(2)(3) ..................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:32 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Possession 2–Sept. 30 .......................................................... 15–Sept. 30 ........................................................ 1–Sept. 25 .......................................................... 6–Sept. 28 .......................................................... 6–Sept. 28 .......................................................... 15 15 15 5 5 45 45 45 15 15 Sept. 1–Sept. 25 .......................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 25 .......................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 25 .......................................................... 6 8 8 18 24 24 Sept. 1–Sept. 15 .......................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 25 .......................................................... 8 8 24 24 7 7 7 5 15 21 21 21 15 45 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 2–Sept. 2–Sept. 2–Sept. 2–Sept. 1–Sept. Frm 00011 25 25 25 25 30 Fmt 4701 .......................................................... .......................................................... .......................................................... .......................................................... .......................................................... Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\29AUR3.SGM 29AUR3 51722 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES3 Bag New York (4): Lake Champlain Zone ........................................... Northeastern Zone ................................................. East Central Zone ................................................. Hudson Valley Zone .............................................. West Central Zone ................................................ South Zone ............................................................ Western Long Island Zone .................................... Central Long Island Zone ...................................... Eastern Long Island Zone ..................................... North Carolina (5)(6) ..................................................... Pennsylvania (7): SJBP Zone (8) ....................................................... Rest of State (9) .................................................... Rhode Island (1) ........................................................... South Carolina: Early-Season Hunt Unit ......................................... Vermont: Lake Champlain Zone ........................................... Interior Vermont Zone ........................................... Connecticut River Zone (10) ................................. Virginia (11) .................................................................. West Virginia ................................................................. MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Alabama ........................................................................ Arkansas (12) ............................................................... Illinois: North Zone ............................................................. Central Zone .......................................................... South Central Zone ............................................... South Zone ............................................................ Indiana .......................................................................... Iowa: South Goose Zone: Des Moines Goose Zone ............................... Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Goose Zone ............ Remainder of South Zone .............................. North Goose Zone: Cedar Falls/Waterloo Zone ............................ Remainder of North Zone .............................. Kentucky (12) ................................................................ Michigan: North Zone ............................................................. Middle Zone ........................................................... South Zone: Huron, Saginaw, and Tuscola Counties ........ Rest of South Zone ........................................ Minnesota: Northwest Zone ..................................................... Intensive Harvest Zone ......................................... Remainder of State ............................................... Mississippi ..................................................................... Ohio .............................................................................. Tennessee .................................................................... Wisconsin ...................................................................... CENTRAL FLYWAY North Dakota: Missouri River Zone .............................................. Remainder of State ............................................... Oklahoma ...................................................................... South Dakota (12) ........................................................ Texas: East Zone .............................................................. PACIFIC FLYWAY Colorado ....................................................................... Oregon: Northwest Zone ..................................................... Southwest Zone (13) ............................................. East Zone .............................................................. Washington: Mgmt. Area 2B ...................................................... Mgmt. Areas 1 & 3 ................................................ VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:32 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Possession Sept. 2–Sept. 25 .......................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 25 .......................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 25 .......................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 25 .......................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 25 .......................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 25 .......................................................... Closed .......................................................................... Sept. 2–Sept. 30 .......................................................... Sept. 2–Sept. 30 .......................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 30 .......................................................... 5 15 15 15 15 15 ........................ 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 ........................ 45 45 45 Sept. 1–Sept. 25 .......................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 25 .......................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 30 .......................................................... 3 8 15 9 24 45 Sept. 1–Sept. 30 .......................................................... 15 45 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. .......................................................... .......................................................... .......................................................... .......................................................... .......................................................... 5 5 5 10 5 15 15 15 30 15 Sept. 1–Sept. 15 .......................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 15 .......................................................... 5 5 15 15 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. .......................................................... .......................................................... .......................................................... .......................................................... .......................................................... 5 5 2 2 5 15 15 6 6 15 Sept. 6–Sept. 14 .......................................................... Sept. 6–Sept. 14 .......................................................... Closed .......................................................................... 5 5 ........................ 15 15 ........................ Sept. 6–Sept. 14 .......................................................... Closed .......................................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 15 .......................................................... 5 ........................ 5 15 ........................ 15 Sept. 1–Sept. 10 .......................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 15 .......................................................... 5 5 15 15 Sept. 1–Sept. 10 .......................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 15 .......................................................... 5 5 15 15 2–Sept. 2–Sept. 2–Sept. 1–Sept. 1–Sept. 1–Sept. 1–Sept. 1–Sept. 1–Sept. 1–Sept. 25 25 25 25 13 15 15 15 15 15 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 6–Sept. 6–Sept. 6–Sept. 1–Sept. 1–Sept. 1–Sept. 1–Sept. .......................................................... .......................................................... .......................................................... .......................................................... .......................................................... .......................................................... .......................................................... 5 10 5 5 5 5 5 15 30 15 15 15 15 15 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 1–Sept. 7 ............................................................ 1–Sept. 15 .......................................................... 13–Sept. 22 ........................................................ 1–Sept. 30 .......................................................... 15 15 8 15 45 45 24 45 Sept. 13–Sept. 28 ........................................................ 3 9 Sept. 1–Sept. 9 ............................................................ 4 12 Sept. 6–Sept. 14 .......................................................... Sept. 6–Sept. 10 .......................................................... Sept. 6–Sept. 10 .......................................................... 5 5 5 15 15 15 Sept. 1–Sept. 15 .......................................................... Sept. 10–Sept. 15 ........................................................ 15 5 45 15 Frm 00012 22 22 22 15 15 15 15 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\29AUR3.SGM 29AUR3 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 51723 Limits Season dates Bag Mgmt. Area 4 & 5 .................................................. Mgmt. Area 2A ...................................................... Wyoming: Teton County ......................................................... Rest of State .......................................................... Possession Sept. 13–Sept. 14 ........................................................ Sept. 10–Sept. 15 ........................................................ 3 3 6 6 Sept. 1–Sept. 8 ............................................................ Sept. 1–Sept. 8 ............................................................ 3 2 9 6 (1) Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. (2) The use of shotguns capable of holding more than 3 shotshells is allowed. (3) The use of electronic calls is allowed. (4) In New York, in all areas except the Northeastern Goose Hunting Area, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, the use of shotguns capable of holding more than 3 shotshells is allowed, and the use of electronic calls is allowed. In the Northeastern Goose Hunting Area, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, shotguns capable of holding more than 3 shotshells are allowed, and electronic calls are allowed only from September 1 to September 19 and September 22 to September 25. On September 20 and September 21, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset, shotguns must be capable of holding no more than 3 shotshells, and electronic calls are not allowed. (5) In North Carolina, the use of unplugged guns and electronic calls is allowed in that area west of U.S. Highway 17 only. (6) In North Carolina, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset in that area west of U.S. Highway 17 only. (7) In Pennsylvania, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset from September 1 to September 19, September 21 to September 25. On September 20, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. (8) In Pennsylvania, in the area south of SR 198 from the Ohio State line to intersection of SR 18, SR 18 south to SR 618, SR 618 south to US Route 6, US Route 6 east to US Route 322/SR 18, US Route 322/SR 18 west to intersection of SR 3013, SR 3013 south to the Crawford/ Mercer County line, not including the Pymatuning State Park Reservoir and an area to extend 100 yards inland from the shoreline of the reservoir, excluding the area east of SR 3011 (Hartstown Road), the daily bag limit is one goose with a possession limit of 3 geese. The season is closed on State Game Lands 214. However, during the youth waterfowl hunting day on September 20, regular season regulations apply. (9) In Pennsylvania, in the area of Lancaster and Lebanon Counties north of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, east of SR 501 to SR 419, south of SR 419 to the Lebanon-Berks County line, west of the Lebanon-Berks County line and the Lancaster-Berks County line to SR 1053, west of SR 1053 to the Pennsylvania Turnpike I–76, the daily bag limit is 1 goose with a possession limit of 3 geese. On State Game Lands No. 46 (Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area), the season is closed. However, during the youth waterfowl hunting day on September 20, regular season regulations apply. (10) In Vermont, the season in the Connecticut River Zone is the same as the New Hampshire Inland Zone season, set by New Hampshire. (11) In Virginia, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset from September 1 to September 16, and one-half hour before sunrise to sunset from September 17 to September 25 in the area east of I–95 where the September teal season is open. Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset from September 1 to September 21, and one-half hour before sunrise to sunset from September 22 to September 25 in the area west of I–95. (12) See State regulations for additional information and restrictions. (13) In Oregon, the season is closed in the Southcoast Zone. (e) Regular Goose Seasons. Note: Bag and possession limits will conform to those set for the regular season. Additional season dates occurring after September 30 will be published with the late season selections. Limits Season dates wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES3 Bag MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Michigan: Canada Geese: North Zone ..................................................... Middle Zone .................................................... South Zone: Muskegon GMU ...................................... Allegan Co. GMU .................................... Saginaw Co. GMU .................................. Tuscola/Huron Co. GMU ......................... Remainder of Zone ................................. White-fronted Geese: North Zone ..................................................... Middle Zone .................................................... South Zone: Muskegon GMU ...................................... Allegan Co. GMU .................................... Saginaw Co. GMU .................................. Tuscola/Huron Co. GMU ......................... Remainder of Zone ................................. Light Geese: North Zone ..................................................... Middle Zone .................................................... South Zone: Muskegon GMU ...................................... Allegan Co. GMU .................................... Saginaw Co. GMU .................................. Tuscola/Huron Co. GMU ......................... Remainder of Zone ................................. Brant: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:32 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Sept. 11–Sept. 30. Sept. 20–Sept. 28. Deferred. Deferred. Sept. 20–Sept. 22. Sept. 20–Sept. 28. Sept. 20–Sept. 22. Sept. 11–Sept. 30. Deferred. Deferred. Deferred. Deferred. Deferred. Deferred. Sept. 11–Sept. 30. Sept. 20–Sept. 28. Deferred. Deferred. Sept. 20–Sept. 22. Sept. 20–Sept. 28. Deferred. Frm 00013 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\29AUR3.SGM 29AUR3 Possession 51724 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag North Zone ..................................................... Middle Zone .................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Wisconsin: Canada Geese: North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Mississippi River Zone ................................... Horicon Zone .................................................. White-fronted Geese: North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Mississippi River Zone ................................... Horicon Zone .................................................. Light Geese .................................................................. Brant ............................................................................. (f) Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days. The following seasons are open only to youth hunters. Youth hunters must be accompanied into the field by an adult at least 18 years of age. This adult cannot duck hunt but may participate in other open seasons. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES3 Definitions Youth Hunters: Includes youths 15 years of age or younger. The Atlantic Flyway: Includes Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:32 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 ........................ ........................ Same as for Light Geese. Same as for Light Geese. Same as for Light Geese. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 16–Sept. 16–Sept. 27–Sept. 16–Sept. 30. 30. 30. 30. Sept. 16–Sept. 30. Sept. 16–Sept. 30. Deferred. Sept. 20–Sept. 30. Same as for Canada Geese. Same as for Canada Geese The Mississippi Flyway: Includes Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. The Central Flyway: Includes Colorado (east of the Continental Divide), Kansas, Montana (Blaine, Carbon, Fergus, Judith Basin, Stillwater, Sweetgrass, Wheatland, and all Counties east thereof), Nebraska, New Mexico (east of the Continental Divide except that the Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation is in the Pacific Flyway), North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming (east of the Continental Divide). PO 00000 Possession Frm 00014 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 The Pacific Flyway: Includes Arizona, California, Colorado (west of the Continental Divide), Idaho, Montana (including and to the west of Hill, Chouteau, Cascade, Meagher, and Park Counties), Nevada, New Mexico (the Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation and west of the Continental Divide), Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming (west of the Continental Divide including the Great Divide Basin). Note: Bag and possession limits will conform to those set for the regular season unless there is a special season already open (e.g., September Canada goose season), in which case, that season’s daily bag limit will prevail. E:\FR\FM\29AUR3.SGM 29AUR3 51725 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Season dates ATLANTIC FLYWAY Connecticut ..................................................... Delaware ........................................................ Florida ............................................................. Georgia ........................................................... Maine .............................................................. Maryland (1) ................................................... Massachusetts ................................................ New Hampshire .............................................. New Jersey ..................................................... New York (2) .................................................. North Carolina ................................................ Pennsylvania .................................................. Rhode Island .................................................. South Carolina ................................................ Vermont .......................................................... Virginia ............................................................ West Virginia (3) ............................................. MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Alabama ......................................................... Arkansas ......................................................... Illinois .............................................................. Indiana ............................................................ Iowa ................................................................ Kentucky ......................................................... Louisiana ........................................................ Michigan ......................................................... Minnesota ....................................................... Mississippi ...................................................... Missouri .......................................................... Ohio ................................................................ Tennessee ...................................................... Wisconsin ....................................................... CENTRAL FLYWAY Colorado ......................................................... Kansas (4) ...................................................... Montana .......................................................... Nebraska (5) ................................................... New Mexico .................................................... North Dakota .................................................. Oklahoma ....................................................... South Dakota (6) ............................................ Texas .............................................................. Wyoming ......................................................... PACIFIC FLYWAY Arizona ........................................................... California ........................................................ wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES3 Colorado ......................................................... Idaho ............................................................... Montana .......................................................... Nevada ........................................................... New Mexico .................................................... Oregon (7) ...................................................... Utah ................................................................ Washington (8) ............................................... Wyoming ......................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... Ducks, geese, brant, mergansers, and coots ................................................................. .......................................................................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules ......................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots North Zone ....................................................................................................................... South Zone ...................................................................................................................... Coastal Zone ................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ............................................................................ .......................................................................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, brant, and Canada geese Long Island Zone ............................................................................................................. Lake Champlain Zone ..................................................................................................... Northeastern Zone ........................................................................................................... Southeastern Zone .......................................................................................................... Western Zone .................................................................................................................. .......................................................................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, Canada geese, coots, and moorhens ............................................ Ducks, mergansers and coots ......................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers and coots ............................................................................. .......................................................................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and gallinules ........................................................... Nov. 22 & 23. Sept. 27 & 28. Sept. 20 & 21 Sept. 27 & 28. Oct. 4 & 5. Deferred. Sept. 20. Oct. 25 & 26. Deferred. Sept. 27 & 28. Deferred. Sept. 20 & Nov. 8. Ducks, mergansers, coots, geese, moorhens, and gallinules ......................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules ......................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules ......................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules ......................................... Feb. 7 & 8. Deferred. Deferred. Deferred. Deferred. Deferred. Deferred. Sept. 13 & 14. Sept. 13. Deferred. Deferred. Deferred. Deferred. Sept. 20 & 21. Ducks, dark geese, mergansers, and coots Mountain/Foothills Zone .................................................................................................. Northeast Zone ................................................................................................................ Southeast Zone ............................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ............................................................................ Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ............................................................................ Ducks, mergansers, coots, and moorhens ...................................................................... North Zone ....................................................................................................................... South Zone ...................................................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ............................................................................ .......................................................................................................................................... Ducks, Canada geese, mergansers, and coots .............................................................. .......................................................................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots Zone C1 ........................................................................................................................... Zone C2 ........................................................................................................................... Zone C3 ........................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and moorhens Northeastern Zone ........................................................................................................... Rest of State .................................................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ............................................................................ Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ............................................................................ Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ............................................................................ Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and moorhens Northeast Zone ................................................................................................................ Rest of State .................................................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, and moorhens ...................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ............................................................................ Ducks, dark geese, mergansers, and coots .................................................................... Ducks, Canada geese, mergansers, and coots .............................................................. Ducks, dark geese, mergansers, and coots .................................................................... Deferred. Oct. 4 & Feb. 7. Deferred. Nov. 15 & 16. Sept. 20 & Sept. 20 & Sept. 20 & Deferred. Deferred. Sept. 27 & Deferred. Dec. 13. Oct. 25 Nov. 8. 28. Sept. 27 & 28. Oct. 4 & 5. Oct. 18 & 19. Deferred. Sept. 27 & 28. Deferred. Sept. 27 & 28. Oct. 11 & 12. Sept. 20 & 21. Deferred. Sept. 20 & 21. Deferred. Sept. 27 & 28. Sept. 20 & 21. Sept. 20 & 21. Deferred. Sept. 20 & 21. Deferred. Oct. 18 & 19. Sept. 27 & 28. Sept. 27 & 28. Sept. 13 & 14. Deferred. Oct. 4 & 5. Sept. 27 & 28. Sept. 20. Sept. 20 & 21. Sept. 20 & 21. (1) In Maryland, the accompanying adult must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid Maryland hunting license (or be exempt from the license requirement). This accompanying adult may not shoot or possess a firearm. (2) In New York, the daily bag limit for Canada geese is 3. (3) In West Virginia, the accompanying adult must be at least 21 years of age. (4) In Kansas, the adult accompanying the youth must possess any licenses and/or stamps required by law for that individual to hunt waterfowl. (5) In Nebraska, see State regulations for additional information on the daily bag limit. (6) In South Dakota, the limit for Canada geese is 4, except in areas where the Special Early Canada goose season is open. In those areas, the limit is the same as for that special season. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:32 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\29AUR3.SGM 29AUR3 51726 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Rules and Regulations (7) In Oregon, the goose season is closed for the youth hunt in the Northwest Special Permit Goose Zone and the Northwest General Zone. (8) In Washington, the Canada goose season is closed in Goose Areas 2A and 2B. 7. Section 20.106 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 20.106 Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for sandhill cranes. Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits on the species designated in this section are as follows: Shooting and hawking hours are onehalf hour before sunrise until sunset, except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in the July 31, 2014, Federal Register (79 FR 44580). Federally authorized, State-issued permits are issued to individuals, and only the individual whose name and address appears on the permit at the time of issuance is authorized to take sandhill cranes at the level allowed by the permit, in accordance with provisions of both Federal and State regulations governing the hunting season. The permit must be carried by the permittee when exercising its provisions and must be presented to any law enforcement officer upon request. The permit is not transferable or assignable to another individual, and may not be sold, bartered, traded, or otherwise provided to another person. If the permit is altered or defaced in any way, the permit becomes invalid. CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS. Note: States with deferred seasons may select those seasons at the same time they select waterfowl seasons in August. Consult late-season regulations for further information. Limits Season dates Bag MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Kentucky (1) .................................................................. Minnesota (1): NW Goose Zone .................................................... Tennessee (1) ............................................................... CENTRAL FLYWAY Colorado (1) ........................................................... Kansas (1)(2)(3) .................................................... Montana: Regular Season Area (1) ............................... Possession Deferred ........................................................................ ........................ ........................ Sept. 13–Oct. 19 .......................................................... Deferred ........................................................................ 1 ........................ 3 ........................ Oct. 4–Nov. 30 ............................................................. Nov. 5–Jan. 1 ............................................................... 3 3 9 9 Oct. 4–Nov. 30 ............................................................. 3 9 per season Special Season Area (4) ................................ Sept. 13–Oct. 5 ............................................................ New Mexico: Regular Season Area (1) ............................... Oct. 31–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Middle Rio Grande Valley Area (4)(5) ........... Southwest Area (4) ........................................ Estancia Valley (4) ......................................... Oct. 25–Oct. 26 & ........................................................ Nov. 15–Nov. 16 & ....................................................... Nov. 8 & ....................................................................... Nov. 29–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Jan. 10–Jan. 11 ............................................................ Oct. 25–Nov. 2 & .......................................................... Jan. 3–Jan. 4 ................................................................ Oct. 25–Nov. 2 ............................................................. 2 per season 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 per per per per per per per per 6 season season season season season season season season North Dakota (1): Area 1 .................................................................... Area 2 .................................................................... Oklahoma (1) ......................................................... South Dakota (1) ................................................... Texas (1) ............................................................... Wyoming: Regular Season (Area 7) (1) .......................... Sept. 20–Nov. 16 ......................................................... Sept. 20–Nov. 16 ......................................................... Deferred ........................................................................ Sept. 27–Nov. 23 ......................................................... Deferred ........................................................................ 3 2 ........................ 3 ........................ 9 6 ........................ 9 ........................ Sept. 13–Nov. 9 ........................................................... 3 9 Riverton-Boysen Unit (Area 4) (4) ................. Big Horn, Hot Springs, Park, and Washakie Counties (Area 6) (4). Sept. 13–Oct. 5 ............................................................ Sept. 13–Oct. 5 ............................................................ 1 per season 1 per season Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Dec. 1 2 2 2 2 2 PACIFIC FLYWAY Arizona (4): wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES3 Special Season Area ...................................... Lower CO River Hunt Area ............................ Idaho (4): Areas 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6 ....................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:32 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 7–Nov. 9 & ........................................................... 14–Nov. 16 & ....................................................... 18–Nov. 20 & ....................................................... 22–Nov. 24 & ....................................................... 26–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... 5–Dec. 7 .............................................................. per per per per per per season season season season season season Closed .......................................................................... ........................ ........................ Sept. 1–Sept. 15 .......................................................... 2 2 per season Frm 00016 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\29AUR3.SGM 29AUR3 51727 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Area 4 ............................................................. Montana (4): Special Season Area (4) ................................ Utah (4): Rich County .................................................... Cache County ................................................. Eastern Box Elder County .............................. Uintah County ................................................. Wyoming (4): Bear River Area (Area 1) ............................... Salt River Area (Area 2) ................................. Eden-Farson Area (Area 3) ............................ Uinta County (Area 5) .................................... ........................ Closed .......................................................................... Possession ........................ Sept. 13–Oct. 5 ............................................................ 2 per season Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 6–Sept. 14 6–Sept. 14 6–Sept. 14 20–Oct. 19 .......................................................... .......................................................... .......................................................... .......................................................... 1 1 1 1 per per per per season season season season Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 1–Sept. 1–Sept. 1–Sept. 1–Sept. ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................ 1 1 1 1 per per per per season season season season 8 8 8 8 (1) Each person participating in the regular sandhill crane seasons must have a valid sandhill crane hunting permit and/or a State-issued Harvest Information Survey Program (HIP) certification for game bird hunting in their possession while hunting. (2) In Kansas, shooting hours are from sunrise until sunset. (3) In Kansas, each person desiring to hunt sandhill cranes is required to pass an annual, online sandhill crane identification examination. (4) Hunting is by State permit only. See State regulations for further information. (5) In New Mexico, in the Middle Rio Grande Valley Area (Bernardo WMA and Casa Colorado WMA), the season is only open for youth hunters on November 8. See State regulations for further details. 8. Section 20.109 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 20.109 Extended seasons, limits, and hours for taking migratory game birds by falconry. Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as follows: Hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in the July 31, 2014, Federal Register (79 FR 44580). For those extended seasons for ducks, mergansers, and coots, area descriptions were published in an August 22, 2014 Federal Register and will be published again in a late-September 2014, Federal Register. CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS Daily bag limit—3 migratory birds, singly or in the aggregate. Possession limit—9 migratory birds, singly or in the aggregate. These limits apply to falconry during both regular hunting seasons and extended falconry seasons — unless further restricted by State regulations. The falconry bag and possession limits are not in addition to regular season limits. Unless otherwise specified, extended falconry for ducks does not include sea ducks within the special sea duck areas. Only extended falconry seasons are shown below. Many States permit falconry during the gun seasons. Please consult State regulations for details. For ducks, mergansers, coots, geese, and some moorhen seasons; additional season days occurring after September 30 will be published with the lateseason selections. Some States have deferred selections. Consult late-season regulations for further information. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES3 Extended falconry dates ATLANTIC FLYWAY Delaware Doves ......................................................................................................................................... Rails ........................................................................................................................................... Woodcock .................................................................................................................................. Florida Doves ......................................................................................................................................... Rails ........................................................................................................................................... Woodcock .................................................................................................................................. Common moorhens ................................................................................................................... Georgia Moorhens, gallinules, and sea ducks ........................................................................................ Maryland Doves ......................................................................................................................................... Rails ........................................................................................................................................... Woodcock .................................................................................................................................. North Carolina Doves ......................................................................................................................................... Rails, moorhens, and gallinules ................................................................................................. Woodcock .................................................................................................................................. Pennsylvania Doves ......................................................................................................................................... Rails ........................................................................................................................................... Woodcock and snipe ................................................................................................................. Moorhens and gallinules ............................................................................................................ Virginia Doves ......................................................................................................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:32 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Jan. 15–Jan. 31. Nov. 10–Dec. 17. Sept. 29–Oct. 4 & Jan. 14–Mar. 10. Jan. 16–Feb. 1. Nov. 10–Dec. 16. Nov. 24–Dec. 17 & Feb. 1–Mar. 10. Nov. 10–Dec. 14. Dec. 1–Dec. 5 & Jan. 26–Jan. 28. Jan. 16–Feb. 1. Nov. 9–Dec. 16. Oct. 1–Oct. 29 & Feb. 6–Mar. 10. Oct. 16–Nov. 1. Dec. 6–Jan. 10. Nov. 8–Dec. 6 & Feb. 2–Feb. 28. Nov. 17–Nov. 21 & Dec. 1–Dec. 12. Nov. 10–Dec. 17. Sept. 1–Oct. 17 & Dec. 1–Dec. 17. Nov. 10–Dec. 17. Nov. 1 & Jan. 16–Jan. 31. E:\FR\FM\29AUR3.SGM 29AUR3 51728 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Extended falconry dates wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES3 Woodcock .................................................................................................................................. Rails, moorhens, and gallinules ................................................................................................. MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Illinois Doves ......................................................................................................................................... Rails ........................................................................................................................................... Woodcock .................................................................................................................................. Indiana Doves ......................................................................................................................................... Woodcock .................................................................................................................................. Ducks, mergansers, and coots (1) North Zone ......................................................................... Louisiana Doves ......................................................................................................................................... Woodcock .................................................................................................................................. Minnesota Woodcock .................................................................................................................................. Rails and snipe .......................................................................................................................... Doves ......................................................................................................................................... Missouri Doves ......................................................................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................................................................. Tennessee Doves ......................................................................................................................................... Ducks (1) ................................................................................................................................... Wisconsin Rails, snipe, moorhens, and gallinules (1) ................................................................................ Woodcock .................................................................................................................................. Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................................................................. CENTRAL FLYWAY Montana (2) Ducks, mergansers, and coots (1) ............................................................................................ Nebraska Ducks, mergansers, and coots Zone 1 ..................................................................................... Zone 2: Low Plains .......................................................................................................................... High Plains ......................................................................................................................... Zone 3: Low Plains .......................................................................................................................... High Plains ......................................................................................................................... Zone 4 ........................................................................................................................................ New Mexico Doves North Zone .......................................................................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................................................................... Band-tailed pigeons North Zone .......................................................................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................................................................... Ducks and coots ........................................................................................................................ Sandhill cranes Regular Season Area ......................................................................................................... Estancia Valley Area (3) ..................................................................................................... Common moorhens ................................................................................................................... Sora and Virginia rails ............................................................................................................... North Dakota Ducks, mergansers, coots, and snipe ....................................................................................... South Dakota Ducks, mergansers, and coots (1) High Plains ......................................................................... Low Plains: North Zone .......................................................................................................................... Middle Zone ........................................................................................................................ South Zone ......................................................................................................................... Texas Doves ......................................................................................................................................... Rails, gallinules, and woodcock ................................................................................................. Wyoming Rails ........................................................................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, and coots Zone C1 ................................................................................... Zone C2 & C3 .................................................................................................................... PACIFIC FLYWAY Arizona Doves ......................................................................................................................................... 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50 CFR Part 20





Migratory Bird Hunting; Early Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for 
Certain Migratory Game Birds in the Contiguous United States, Alaska, 
Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands; Final Rule

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 20

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-MB-2014-0017; FF09M21200-134-FXMB1231099BPP0]
RIN 1018-AZ80


Migratory Bird Hunting; Early Seasons and Bag and Possession 
Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds in the Contiguous United 
States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This rule prescribes the hunting seasons, hours, areas, and 
daily bag and possession limits of mourning, white-winged, and white-
tipped doves; band-tailed pigeons; rails; moorhens and gallinules; 
woodcock; common snipe; sandhill cranes; sea ducks; early (September) 
waterfowl seasons; migratory game birds in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, 
and the Virgin Islands; youth waterfowl day; and some extended falconry 
seasons. Taking of migratory birds is prohibited unless specifically 
provided for by annual regulations. This rule permits taking of 
designated species during the 2014-15 season.

DATES: This rule is effective on August 29, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may inspect comments received on the migratory bird 
hunting regulations during normal business hours at the Service's 
office at 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia. You may obtain 
copies of referenced reports from the street address above, or from the 
Division of Migratory Bird Management's Web site at http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/, or at http://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS-HQ-
MB-2014-0017.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Regulations Schedule for 2014

    On April 30, 2014, we published in the Federal Register (79 FR 
24512) a proposal to amend 50 CFR part 20. The proposal provided a 
background and overview of the migratory bird hunting regulations 
process, and addressed the establishment of seasons, limits, and other 
regulations for hunting migratory game birds under Sec. Sec.  20.101 
through 20.107, 20.109, and 20.110 of subpart K. Major steps in the 
2014-15 regulatory cycle relating to open public meetings and Federal 
Register notifications were also identified in the April 30 proposed 
rule. Further, we explained that all sections of subsequent documents 
outlining hunting frameworks and guidelines were organized under 
numbered headings. Subsequent documents will refer only to numbered 
items requiring attention. Therefore, it is important to note that we 
omit those items requiring no attention, and remaining numbered items 
might be discontinuous or appear incomplete.
    On June 4, 2014, we published in the Federal Register (79 FR 32418) 
a second document providing supplemental proposals for early- and late-
season migratory bird hunting regulations. The June 4 supplement also 
provided detailed information on the 2014-15 regulatory schedule and 
announced the Service Regulations Committee (SRC) and Flyway Council 
meetings. On July 31, 2014, we published in the Federal Register (79 FR 
44580) a third document specifically dealing with the proposed 
frameworks for early-season regulations.
    On July 30-31, 2014, we held open meetings with the Flyway Council 
Consultants at which the participants reviewed the status of waterfowl 
and developed recommendations for the 2014-15 regulations for these 
species. Proposed hunting regulations were discussed for late seasons. 
We published the proposed frameworks for late-season regulations 
(primarily hunting seasons that start after October 1 and most 
waterfowl seasons) in an August 22, 2014, Federal Register.
    The final rule described here is the sixth in the series of 
proposed, supplemental, and final rulemaking documents for migratory 
game bird hunting regulations and deals specifically with amending 
subpart K of 50 CFR part 20. It sets hunting seasons, hours, areas, and 
limits for mourning, white-winged, and white-tipped doves; band-tailed 
pigeons; rails; moorhens and gallinules; woodcock; common snipe; 
sandhill cranes; sea ducks; early (September) waterfowl seasons; 
migratory game birds in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin 
Islands; youth waterfowl hunting day; and some extended falconry 
seasons. This final rule is the culmination of the rulemaking process 
for the migratory game bird early hunting seasons, which started with 
the April 30 proposed rule. As discussed elsewhere in this document, we 
supplemented that proposal on June 4 and July 31, and published final 
early season frameworks in a late August Federal Register that provided 
the season selection criteria from which the States selected these 
seasons. This final rule sets the migratory game bird early hunting 
seasons based on that input from the States. We previously addressed 
all comments pertaining to early season issues in that late August 
Federal Register.

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 2014-
15,'' with its corresponding August 2014 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 person 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

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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 at the address indicated under ADDRESSES.

Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563)

    Executive Order 12866 provides that the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) will review all significant rules. OIRA has 
reviewed this rule and has determined that this rule is significant 
because it would have an annual effect of $100 million or more on the 
economy. Executive Order 13563 reaffirms the principles of E.O. 12866 
while calling for improvements in the nation's regulatory system to 
promote predictability, to reduce uncertainty, and to use the best, 
most innovative, and least burdensome tools for achieving regulatory 
ends. The executive order directs agencies to consider regulatory 
approaches that reduce burdens and maintain flexibility and freedom of 
choice for the public where these approaches are relevant, feasible, 
and consistent with regulatory objectives. E.O. 13563 emphasizes 
further that regulations must be based on the best available science 
and that the rulemaking process must allow for public participation and 
an open exchange of ideas. We have developed this rule in a manner 
consistent with these requirements.
    An updated economic analysis was prepared for the 2013-14 season. 
This analysis was based on data from the newly released 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 were: (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. For the 2014-15 season, we have also chosen alternative 3. 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-2014-0017.

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 at http://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS-HQ-MB-2014-0017.

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 Office of Management and Budget (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 (discontinued 
7/29/2014).
     1018-0019--North American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey 
(expires 4/30/2015).
     1018-0023--Migratory Bird Surveys (expires 6/30/2017). 
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. 
Thus, 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 30 Federal Register, we solicited

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proposals for special migratory bird hunting regulations for certain 
Tribes on Federal Indian reservations, off-reservation trust lands, and 
ceded lands for the 2014-15 migratory bird hunting season. The 
resulting proposals were contained in a separate August 11, 2014, 
proposed rule (79 FR 46490). By virtue of these actions, we have 
consulted with Tribes.

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.

Review of Public Comments

    The preliminary proposed rulemaking (April 30 Federal Register) 
opened the public comment period for 2014-15 migratory game bird 
hunting regulations. We previously addressed all comments pertaining to 
early season issues in a late August Federal Register.

Regulations Promulgation

    The rulemaking process for migratory game bird hunting must, by its 
nature, operate under severe time constraints. However, we intend that 
the public be given the greatest possible opportunity to comment. Thus, 
when the preliminary proposed rulemaking was published, we established 
what we believed were the longest periods possible for public comment. 
In doing this, we recognized that, when the comment period closed, time 
would be of the essence. That is, if there were a delay in the 
effective date of these regulations after this final rulemaking, States 
would have insufficient time to select season dates and limits; to 
communicate those selections to us; and to establish and publicize the 
necessary regulations and procedures to implement their decisions. We 
find that ``good cause'' exists, within the terms of 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) 
of the Administrative Procedure Act, and therefore, under authority of 
the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (July 3, 1918), as amended (16 U.S.C. 
703-711), these regulations will take effect less than 30 days after 
publication. Accordingly, with each conservation agency having had an 
opportunity to participate in selecting the hunting seasons desired for 
its State or Territory on those species of migratory birds for which 
open seasons are now prescribed, and consideration having been given to 
all other relevant matters presented, certain sections of title 50, 
chapter I, subchapter B, part 20, subpart K, are hereby amended as set 
forth below.

List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 20

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

    Dated: August 18, 2014.
Michael J. Bean,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks.

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

PART 20--[AMENDED]

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

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

    Note The following annual hunting regulations provided for by 
Sec. Sec.  20.101 through 20.106 and 20.109 of 50 CFR part 20 will 
not appear in the Code of Federal Regulations because of their 
seasonal nature.


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2. Section 20.101 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  20.101  Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for Puerto Rico and 
the Virgin Islands.

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession 
limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as 
follows:
    Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until 
sunset.
CHECK COMMONWEALTH REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL 
RESTRICTIONS
    (a) Puerto Rico.

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Doves and Pigeons:
    Zenaida, white-winged, and mourning doves   Sept. 6-Nov. 3..................              20              20
     (1).
Scaly-naped pigeons...........................  Sept. 6-Nov. 3..................               5               5
Ducks.........................................  Nov. 15-Dec. 15 &...............               6              12
                                                Jan. 10-Jan. 26.................               6              12
Common Moorhens...............................  Nov. 15-Dec. 15 &...............               6              12
                                                Jan. 10-Jan. 26.................               6              12
Common Snipe..................................  Nov. 15-Dec. 15 &...............               8              16
                                                Jan. 10-Jan. 26.................               8              16
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    (1) Not more than 10 Zenaida and 3 mourning doves in the aggregate.
    Restrictions: In Puerto Rico, the season is closed on the ruddy 
duck, white-cheeked pintail, West Indian whistling duck, fulvous 
whistling duck,

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masked duck, purple gallinule, American coot, Caribbean coot, white-
crowned pigeon, and plain pigeon.
    Closed Areas: Closed areas are described in the July 31, 2014, 
Federal Register (79 FR 44580).
    (b) Virgin Islands.

 
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Zenaida doves.................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30................              10              10
Ducks.........................................  CLOSED..........................
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    Restrictions: In the Virgin Islands, the seasons are closed for 
ground or quail doves, pigeons, ruddy duck, white-cheeked pintail, West 
Indian whistling duck, fulvous whistling duck, masked duck, and purple 
gallinule.
    Closed Areas: Ruth Cay, just south of St. Croix, is closed to the 
hunting of migratory game birds. All Offshore Cays under jurisdiction 
of the Virgin Islands Government are closed to the hunting of migratory 
game birds.

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3. Section 20.102 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  20.102  Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for Alaska.

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession 
limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as 
follows:
    Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until 
sunset. Area descriptions were published in the July 31, 2014, Federal 
Register (79 FR 44580).
CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL 
RESTRICTIONS

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              Area seasons                            Dates
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North Zone.............................  Sept. 1-Dec. 16
Gulf Coast Zone........................  Sept. 1-Dec. 16
Southeast Zone.........................  Sept. 16-Dec. 31
Pribilof & Aleutian Islands Zone.......  Oct. 8-Jan. 22
Kodiak Zone............................  Oct. 8-Jan. 22
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                                                             Daily Bag and Possession Limits
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                                                                               White
                                                                  Canada      Fronted       Light                    Emperor                   Sandhill
                      Area                         Ducks  (1)     Geese        Geese      Geese  (6)     Brant        Geese        Snipe     Cranes  (7)
                                                                  (2)(3)       (4)(5)
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North Zone......................................        10-30         4-12         4-12         4-12          2-6       Closed         8-24          3-9
Gulf Coast Zone.................................         8-24         4-12         4-12         4-12          2-6       Closed         8-24          2-6
Southeast Zone..................................         7-21         4-12         4-12         4-12          2-6       Closed         8-24          2-6
Pribilof and Aleutian Islands Zone..............         7-21         4-12         4-12         4-12          2-6       Closed         8-24          2-6
Kodiak Zone.....................................         7-21         4-12         4-12         4-12          2-6       Closed         8-24          2-6
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    (1) The basic duck bag limits may include no more than 1 canvasback 
daily, and may not include sea ducks. In addition to the basic duck 
limits, sea duck limits of 10 daily, singly or in the aggregate, 
including no more than 6 each of either harlequin or long-tailed ducks, 
are allowed. Sea ducks include scoters, common and king eiders, 
harlequin ducks, long-tailed ducks, and common and red-breasted 
mergansers. The season for Steller's and spectacled eiders is closed.
    (2) In Units 5 and 6, the taking of Canada geese is only permitted 
from September 28 through December 16. In the Middleton Island portion 
of Unit 6, the taking of Canada geese is by special permit only. The 
maximum number of Canada goose permits is 10 for the season. A 
mandatory goose identification class is required. Hunters must check in 
and out. The daily bag and possession limit is 1. The season will close 
if incidental harvest includes 5 dusky Canada geese. A dusky Canada 
goose is any dark-breasted Canada goose (Munsell 10 YR color value five 
or less) with a bill length between 40 and 50 millimeters. In Unit 6-B, 
6-C, and on Hinchinbrook and Hawkins Islands in Unit 6-D, the 
possession limit is 2 times the daily bag limit.
    (3) In Units 9, 10, 17, and 18, the daily bag limit is 6 Canada 
geese.
    (4) In Units 9, 10, and 17, the daily bag limit is 6 white-fronted 
geese.
    (5) In Unit 18, the daily bag limit is 8 white-fronted geese.
    (6) Light geese include snow geese and Ross' geese.
    (7) In Unit 17 of the North Zone, the daily bag limit for sandhill 
cranes is 2 and the possession limit is 6.
    Falconry: The total combined bag and possession limit for migratory 
game birds taken with the use of a falcon under a falconry permit is 3 
per day, 9 in possession, and may not exceed a more restrictive limit 
for any species listed in this subsection.
    Special Tundra Swan Season: In Units 17, 18, 22, and 23, there will 
be a tundra swan season from September 1 through October 31 with a 
season limit of 3 tundra swans per hunter. This season is by 
registration permit only; hunters will be issued 1 permit allowing the 
take of up to 3 tundra swans. Hunters will be required to file a 
harvest report after the season is completed. Up to 500 permits may be 
issued in Unit 18; 300 permits each in Units 22 and 23; and 200 permits 
in Unit 17.

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4. Section 20.103 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  20.103  Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for doves and 
pigeons.

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession 
limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as 
follows:

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    Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until 
sunset except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in 
the July 31, 2014, Federal Register (79 FR 44580).
CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL 
RESTRICTIONS
    (a) Doves.
    Note: Unless otherwise noted, the seasons listed below are for 
mourning and white-winged doves in the aggregate.

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EASTERN MANAGEMENT UNIT
Alabama:..........................
    North Zone....................  12 noon to sunset....  Sept. 6 only.........              15              15
                                    1/2 hour before        Sept. 7-Nov. 9 &.....              15              45
                                     sunrise to sunset.    Dec. 7-Dec. 31.......              15              45
    South Zone....................  12 noon to sunset....  Sept. 20 only........              15              15
                                    1/2 hour before        Sept. 21-Sept. 28 &..              15              45
                                     sunrise to sunset.    Oct. 11-Oct. 26 &....              15              45
                                                           Nov. 12-Jan. 15......              15              45
Delaware..........................  .....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 27 &...              15              45
                                                           Oct. 20-Nov. 1 &.....              15              45
                                                           Nov. 24-Jan. 12......              15              45
Florida...........................  12 noon to sunset....  Sept. 27-Oct. 27.....              15              45
                                    1/2 hour before        Nov. 8-Dec. 1 &......              15              45
                                     sunrise to sunset.    Dec. 12-Jan. 15......              15              45
Georgia...........................  12 noon to sunset....  Sept. 6 only.........              15              15
                                    1/2 hour before        Sept. 7-Sept. 21 &...              15              45
                                     sunrise to sunset.    Oct. 11-Nov. 3 &.....              15              45
                                                           Nov. 27-Jan. 15......              15              45
Illinois (1)......................  .....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 14 &....              15              45
                                                           Dec. 26-Jan. 9.......              15              45
Indiana...........................  .....................  Sept. 1-Oct. 19 &....              15              45
                                                           Nov. 1-Nov. 9 &......              15              45
                                                           Dec. 13-Jan. 11......              15              45
Kentucky..........................  11 a.m. to sunset....  Sept. 1 only.........              15              15
                                    1/2 hour before        Sept. 2-Oct. 26 &....              15              45
                                     sunrise to sunset.    Nov. 27-Dec. 7 &.....              15              45
                                                           Dec. 20-Jan. 11......              15              45
Louisiana
    North Zone....................  1/2 hour before        Sept. 6-Sept. 28 &...              15              45
                                     sunrise to sunset.    Oct. 11-Nov. 9 &.....              15              45
                                                           Dec. 10-Jan. 15......              15              45
    South Zone....................  1/2 hour before        Sept. 6-Sept. 14 &...              15              45
                                     sunrise to sunset.    Oct. 11-Dec. 3 &.....              15              45
                                                           Dec. 20-Jan. 15......              15              45
Maryland..........................  12 noon to sunset....  Sept. 1-Oct. 11......              15              45
                                    1/2 hour before        Nov. 1-Nov. 28 &.....              15              45
                                     sunrise to sunset.    Dec. 26-Jan. 15......              15              45
Mississippi
    North Zone....................  .....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 21 &...              15              45
                                                           Oct. 4-Nov. 9 &......              15              45
                                                           Dec. 15-Jan. 15......              15              45
    South Zone....................  .....................  Sept. 13-Sept. 21 &..              15              45
                                                           Oct. 4-Nov. 9 &......              15              45
                                                           Dec. 3-Jan. 15.......              15              45
North Carolina....................  .....................  Sept. 1-Oct. 11 &....              15              45
                                                           Nov. 27-Nov. 29 &....              15              45
                                                           Dec. 1-Jan. 15.......              15              45
Ohio..............................  .....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9 &.....              15              45
                                                           Dec. 13-Jan. 1.......              15              45
Pennsylvania......................  12 noon to sunset....  Sept. 1-Sept. 25 &...              15              45
                                    1/2 hour before        Sept. 26-Nov. 15 &...              15              45
                                     sunrise to sunset.    Nov. 22-Nov. 29 &....              15              45
                                                           Dec. 27-Jan. 1.......              15              45
Rhode Island......................  12 noon to sunset....  Sept. 13-Oct. 12.....              12              36
                                    1/2 hour before        Oct. 18-Nov. 8 &.....              12              36
                                     sunrise to sunset.    Dec. 17-Jan. 3.......              12              36
South Carolina....................  12 noon to sunset....  Sept. 1-Sept. 6......              15              45
                                    1/2 hour before        Sept. 7-Oct. 11 &....              15              45
                                     sunrise to sunset.    Nov. 15-Nov. 29 &....              15              45
                                                           Dec. 13-Jan. 15......              15              45

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Tennessee.........................  12 noon to sunset....  Sept. 1 only.........              15              15
                                    1/2 hour before        Sept. 2-Sept. 28 &...              15              45
                                     sunrise to sunset.    Oct. 11-Nov. 2 &.....              15              45
                                                           Nov. 29-Jan. 6.......              15              45
Virginia..........................  12 noon to sunset....  Sept. 1-Sept. 5......              15              45
                                    1/2 hour before        Sept. 6-Oct. 31 &....              15              45
                                     sunrise to sunset.    Nov. 22-Nov. 30 &....              15              45
                                                           Dec. 27-Jan. 15......              15              45
West Virginia.....................  12 noon to sunset....  Sept. 1 only.........              15              15
                                    1/2 hour before        Sept. 2-Oct. 18 &....              15              45
                                     sunrise to sunset.    Nov. 3-Nov. 22 &.....              15              45
                                                           Dec. 22-Jan. 10......              15              45
Wisconsin.........................  .....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 29......              15              45
CENTRAL MANAGEMENT UNIT:
Arkansas..........................  .....................  Sept. 6-Oct. 25 &....              15              45
                                                           Dec. 20-Jan. 8.......              15              45
Colorado..........................  .....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9.......              15              45
Iowa..............................  .....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9.......              15              30
Kansas............................  .....................  Sept. 1-Oct. 31 &....              15              45
                                                           Nov. 1-Nov. 9........              15              45
Minnesota.........................  .....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9.......              15              45
Missouri..........................  .....................  Sept. 1-Nov 9........              15              45
Montana...........................  .....................  Sept. 1-Oct. 30......              15              45
Nebraska..........................  .....................  Sept. 1-Oct. 30......              15              45
New Mexico:
    North Zone....................  .....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9.......              15              45
    South Zone....................  .....................  Sept. 1-Oct. 13 &....              15              45
                                                           Dec. 5-Dec. 31.......              15              45
North Dakota......................  .....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9.......              15              45
Oklahoma..........................  .....................  Sept. 1-Oct. 31 &....              15              45
                                                           Dec. 20-Dec. 28......              15              45
South Dakota......................  .....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9.......              15              45
Texas (2):
    North Zone....................  .....................  Sept. 1-Oct. 20 &....              15              45
                                                           Dec. 19-Jan. 7.......              15              45
    Central Zone..................  .....................  Sept. 1-Oct. 20 &....              15              45
                                                           Dec. 19-Jan. 7.......              15              45
    South Zone....................  Special Area.........  Sept. 19-Oct. 20 &...              15              45
                                                           Dec. 19-Jan. 21......              15              45
                                    (Special Season).....  Sept. 6-Sept. 7 &....              15              45
                                    12 noon to sunset....  Sept. 13-Sept. 14....              15              45
    Remainder of the South Zone...  .....................  Sept. 19-Oct. 20 &...              15              45
                                                           Dec. 19-Jan. 25......              15              45
Wyoming...........................  .....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9.......              15              45
WESTERN MANAGEMENT UNIT:
Arizona (3).......................  .....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15 &...              15              45
                                                           Nov. 21-Jan. 4.......              15              45
California (4)....................  .....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15 &...              15              45
                                                           Nov. 8-Dec. 22.......              15              45
Idaho.............................  .....................  Sept. 1-Oct. 30......              15              45
Nevada............................  .....................  Sept. 1-Oct. 30......              15              45
Oregon............................  .....................  Sept. 1-Oct. 30......              15              45
Utah..............................  .....................  Sept. 1-Oct. 30......              15              45
Washington........................  .....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30.....              10              30
OTHER POPULATIONS:
Hawaii (5)........................  .....................  Nov. 1-Nov. 30 &.....              10              30
                                                           Dec. 6-Dec. 28 &.....              10              30
                                                           Jan. 1-Jan. 19.......              10              30
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    (1) In Illinois, shooting hours are sunrise to sunset.
    (2) In Texas, the daily bag limit is either 15 mourning, white-
winged, and white-tipped doves in the aggregate, of which no more than 
2 may be white-tipped doves with a maximum 70-day season. Possession 
limits are three times the daily bag limit. During the special season 
in the Special White-winged Dove Area of the South Zone, the daily bag 
limit is 15 mourning, white-winged, and white-tipped doves in the 
aggregate, of which no more than 2 may be mourning doves and 2 may be 
white-tipped doves. Possession limits are three times the daily bag 
limit.
    (3) In Arizona, during September 1 through 15, the daily bag limit 
is 15 mourning and white-winged doves in the aggregate, of which no 
more than 10 may be white-wing doves. During November 21 through 
January 4, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning doves.
    (4) In California, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning and white-
winged doves in the aggregate, of which no more than 10 may be white-
wing doves.
    (5) In Hawaii, the season is only open on the island of Hawaii. The 
daily bag

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limits are 10 mourning doves, spotted doves and chestnut-bellied 
sandgrouse in the aggregate. Shooting hours are from one-half hour 
before sunrise through one-half hour after sunset. Hunting is permitted 
only on weekends and State holidays.
    (b) Band-tailed Pigeons.

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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Arizona.......................................  Sept. 5-Sept. 28................               2               6
California:
    North Zone................................  Sept. 13-Sept. 21...............               2               6
    South Zone................................  Dec. 13-Dec. 21.................               2               6
Colorado......................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30................               5              15
New Mexico:
    North Zone................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 20................               5              15
    South Zone................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 20..................               5              15
Oregon........................................  Sept. 15-Sept. 23...............               2               6
Utah (1)......................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30................               2               6
Washington....................................  Sept. 15-Sept. 23...............               2               6
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(1) In Utah, each band-tailed pigeon hunter must have a band-tailed pigeon hunting permit issued by the State.


0
5. Section 20.104 is revised to read as follows:


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

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession 
limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as 
follows:
    Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until 
sunset except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in 
the July 31, 2014, Federal Register (79 FR 44580).
CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL 
RESTRICTIONS.

    Note: States with deferred seasons will select those seasons at 
the same time they select waterfowl seasons in August. Consult late-
season regulations for further information.


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                                   Sora and Virginia   Clapper and King
                                         Rails               Rails             Woodcock              Snipe
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Daily bag limit.................        25 (1)              15 (2)                 3                   8
Possession limit................        75 (1)              45 (2)                 9                  24
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ATLANTIC FLYWAY
Connecticut (3).................  Sept. 2-Nov. 10...  Sept. 2-Nov. 10...  Oct. 22-Nov. 22 &   Oct. 22-Nov. 22 &
                                                                           Nov. 24-Dec. 6.     Nov. 24-Dec. 6.
Delaware........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 8....  Sept. 1-Nov. 8....  Nov. 24-Dec. 6 &    Sept. 23-Dec. 6 &
                                                                           Dec. 13-Jan. 13.    Dec. 13-Jan. 13.
Florida.........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
Georgia.........................  Sept. 19-Oct. 31 &  Sept. 19-Oct. 31 &  Dec. 6-Jan. 19....  Nov. 15-Feb. 28.
                                   Nov. 7-Dec. 3.      Nov. 7-Dec. 3.
Maine (4).......................  Sept. 1-Nov. 8....  Closed............  Oct. 1-Nov. 14....  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Maryland (5)....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 8....  Sept. 1-Nov. 8....  Oct. 31-Nov. 28 &   Sept. 24-Nov. 28 &
                                                                           Jan. 16-Jan. 31.    Dec. 15-Jan. 24.
Massachusetts (6)...............  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Deferred..........  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
New Hampshire...................  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 1-Nov. 14....  Sept. 15-Nov. 14.
New Jersey (7):
    North Zone..................  Sept. 1-Nov. 8....  Sept. 1-Nov. 8....  Oct. 18-Nov. 22...  Sept. 17-Jan. 1.
    South Zone..................  Sept. 1-Nov. 8....  Sept. 1-Nov. 8....  Nov. 8-Nov. 29 &    Sept. 17-Jan. 1.
                                                                           Dec. 19-Jan. 1.
New York (8)....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 1-Nov. 14....  Sept. 1-Nov. 9.
North Carolina..................  Sept. 8-Oct. 11 &   Sept. 8-Oct. 11 &   Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 14-Feb. 28.
                                   Oct. 27-Dec 1.      Oct. 27-Dec. 1.
Pennsylvania (9)................  Sept. 1-Nov. 8....  Closed............  Oct. 18-Nov. 29...  Oct. 18-Nov. 29.
Rhode Island (10)...............  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Oct. 18-Dec. 1....  Sept. 1-Nov. 9.
South Carolina..................  Sept. 8-Sept. 12 &  Sept. 8-Sept. 12 &  Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 14-Feb. 28.
                                   Oct. 6-Dec. 9.      Oct. 6-Dec. 9.
Vermont.........................  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 1-Nov. 14....  Oct. 1-Nov. 14.
Virginia........................  Sept. 8-Nov. 16...  Sept. 8-Nov. 16...  Nov. 24-Dec. 6 &    Oct. 10-Oct. 13 &
                                                                           Dec. 15-Jan. 15.    Oct. 21-Jan. 31.
West Virginia (11)..............  Sept. 1-Nov. 8....  Closed............  Oct. 18-Dec. 1....  Sept. 1-Dec. 13.
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
Alabama (12)....................  Sept. 6-Sept. 21 &  Sept. 6-Sept. 21 &  Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 14-Feb. 28.
                                   Nov. 28-Jan. 20.    Nov. 28-Jan. 20.
Arkansas........................  Sept. 6-Nov. 14...  Closed............  Nov. 8-Dec. 22....  Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
Illinois (13)...................  Sept. 6-Nov. 14...  Closed............  Oct. 18-Dec. 1....  Sept. 6-Dec. 21.
Indiana (14)....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 15-Nov. 28...  Sept. 1-Dec. 6.
Iowa (15).......................  Sept. 6-Nov. 14...  Closed............  Oct. 4-Nov. 17....  Sept. 6-Nov. 29.
Kentucky........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Nov. 1-Dec. 15....  Sept. 17-Oct. 26 &
                                                                                               Nov. 27-Feb. 1.

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Louisiana (16)..................  Sept. 13-Sept. 28.  Sept. 13-Sept. 28.  Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Deferred.
Michigan........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Sept. 20-Nov. 3...  Sept. 1-Nov. 9.
Minnesota.......................  Sept. 1-Nov. 3....  Closed............  Sept. 20-Nov. 3...  Sept. 1-Nov. 3.
Mississippi.....................  Sept. 13-Nov. 21..  Sept. 13-Nov. 21..  Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 14-Feb. 28.
Missouri........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 15-Nov. 28...  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Ohio............................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 11-Nov. 24...  Sept. 1-Nov. 30 &
                                                                                               Dec. 20-Jan. 4.
Tennessee.......................  Deferred..........  Closed............  Oct. 25-Dec. 8....  Nov. 14-Feb. 28.
Wisconsin.......................  Deferred..........  Closed............  Sept. 20-Nov. 3...  Deferred.
CENTRAL FLYWAY
Colorado........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Kansas..........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 11-Nov. 24...  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Montana.........................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Nebraska (17)...................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Sept. 20-Nov. 3...  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
New Mexico (18).................  Sept. 13-Nov. 21..  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 25-Feb. 8.
North Dakota....................  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 27-Nov. 10..  Sept. 20-Dec. 7.
Oklahoma........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Nov. 1-Dec. 15....  Oct. 1-Jan. 15.
South Dakota (19)...............  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 1-Oct. 31.
Texas...........................  Sept. 13-Sept. 28   Sept. 13-Sept. 28   Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
                                   & Nov. 1-Dec. 24.   & Nov. 1-Dec. 24.
Wyoming.........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
PACIFIC FLYWAY
Arizona.........................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Deferred.
California......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 18-Feb. 1.
Colorado........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Idaho:
    Area 1......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Deferred.
    Area 2......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Deferred.
Montana.........................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Nevada..........................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Deferred.
New Mexico (18).................  Sept. 13-Nov. 21..  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 25-Feb. 8.
Oregon..........................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Deferred.
Utah............................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Deferred.
Washington......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Deferred.
Wyoming.........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
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(1) The bag and possession limits for sora and Virginia rails apply singly or in the aggregate of these species.
(2) All bag and possession limits for clapper and king rails apply singly or in the aggregate of the two species
  and, unless otherwise specified, the limits are in addition to the limits on sora and Virginia rails in all
  States. In Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey, the limits for clapper and king rails are 10 daily
  and 30 in possession.
(3) In Connecticut, the daily bag and possession limits may not contain more than 1 king rail.
(4) In Maine, the daily bag and possession limit for sora and Virginia rails is 25.
(5) In Maryland, no more than 1 king rail may be taken per day.
(6) In Massachusetts, the sora rail limits are 5 daily and 15 in possession; the Virginia rail limits are 10
  daily and 30 in possession.
(7) In New Jersey, the season for king rail is closed by State regulation.
(8) In New York, the rail daily bag and possession limits are 8 and 24, respectively. Seasons for sora and
  Virginia rails and snipe are closed on Long Island.
(9) In Pennsylvania, the daily bag and possession limits for sora and Virginia rails, singly or in the
  aggregate, are 3 and 9, respectively.
(10) In Rhode Island, the sora and Virginia rails limits are 3 daily and 9 in possession, singly or in the
  aggregate; the clapper and king rail limits are 1 daily and 3 in possession, singly or in the aggregate; the
  snipe limits are 5 daily and 15 in possession.
(11) In West Virginia, the daily bag and possession limit for sora and Virginia rails is 25; the possession
  limit for snipe is 16.
(12) In Alabama, the daily bag and possession limit for all rails, singly or in the aggregate, is 15.
(13) In Illinois, shooting hours are from sunrise to sunset.
(14) In Indiana, the sora rail limits are 12 daily and 36 in possession. The season on Virginia rails is closed.
(15) In Iowa, the limits for sora and Virginia rails are 12 daily and 24 in possession. The possession limit for
  woodcock is 6 and the possession limit for snipe is 16.
(16) Additional days occurring after September 30 will be published with the late season selections.
(17) In Nebraska, the rail limits are 10 daily and 30 in possession.
(18) In New Mexico, the rail limits are 10 daily and 20 in possession.
(19) In South Dakota, the snipe limits are 5 daily and 15 in possession.


0
6. Section 20.105 is revised to read as follows:


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

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession 
limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as 
follows:
    Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until 
sunset, except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in 
the July 31, 2014, Federal Register (79 FR 44580).
CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL 
RESTRICTIONS

    Note:  States with deferred seasons may select those seasons at 
the same time they select waterfowl seasons in August. Consult late-
seasons regulations for further information.

    (a) Common Moorhens and Purple Gallinules.

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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ATLANTIC FLYWAY
Delaware......................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 8..................              15              45
Florida (1)...................................  Sept. 1-Nov.9...................              15              45
Georgia.......................................  Deferred........................  ..............  ..............
New Jersey....................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 8..................              10              30
New York:
    Long Island...............................  Closed..........................  ..............  ..............
    Remainder of State........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................               8              24
North Carolina................................  Sept. 8-Oct. 11 & Oct. 27-Dec. 1              15              45
                                                                                              15              45
Pennsylvania..................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 8..................               3               9
South Carolina................................  Sept. 8-Sept. 12 & Oct. 6-Dec. 9              15              45
                                                                                              15              45
Virginia......................................  Sept. 8-Nov. 16.................              15              45
West Virginia.................................  Deferred........................  ..............  ..............
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
Alabama.......................................  Sept. 6-Sept. 21 & Nov. 28-Jan.               15              45
                                                 20.                                          15              45
Arkansas......................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................              15              45
Kentucky......................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................              15              45
Louisiana (2).................................  Sept. 13-Sept. 28...............              15              45
Michigan......................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................               1               3
Minnesota.....................................  Deferred........................  ..............  ..............
Mississippi...................................  Sept. 13-Nov. 21................              15              45
Ohio..........................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................              15              45
Tennessee.....................................  Deferred........................  ..............  ..............
Wisconsin.....................................  Deferred........................  ..............  ..............
CENTRAL FLYWAY
New Mexico:
    Zone 1....................................  Sept. 27-Dec. 5.................               1               3
    Zone 2....................................  Sept. 27-Dec. 5.................               1               3
Oklahoma......................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................              15              45
Texas.........................................  Sept. 13-Sept. 28 & Nov. 1-Dec.               15              45
                                                 24.                                          15              45
PACIFIC FLYWAY
All States....................................  Deferred........................  ..............  ..............
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(1) The season applies to common moorhens only.
(2) Additional days occurring after September 30 will be published with the late season selections.

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

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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Connecticut (1)...............................  Sept. 22-Jan. 20................               5              15
Delaware......................................  Sept. 23-Jan. 24................               7              21
Georgia.......................................  Deferred........................  ..............  ..............
Maine (2).....................................  Oct. 1-Jan. 31..................               7              21
Maryland......................................  Deferred........................  ..............  ..............
Massachusetts.................................  Deferred........................  ..............  ..............
New Hampshire (3).............................  Oct. 1-Jan. 15..................               7              21
New Jersey....................................  Sept. 23-Jan. 24................               7              21
New York......................................  Oct. 17-Jan. 31.................               7              21
North Carolina................................  Deferred........................  ..............  ..............
Rhode Island..................................  Oct. 11-Jan. 25.................               5              15
South Carolina................................  Deferred........................  ..............  ..............
Virginia......................................  Deferred........................  ..............  ..............
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Note: Notwithstanding the provisions of this Part 20, the shooting of crippled waterfowl from a motorboat under
  power will be permitted in Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New
  Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia in those areas described,
  delineated, and designated in their respective hunting regulations as special sea duck hunting areas.
(1) In Connecticut, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 long-tailed ducks.
(2) In Maine, the daily bag limit for eiders is 4, and the possession limit is 12.
(3) In New Hampshire, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 eiders or 4 long-tailed ducks.


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    (c) Early (September) Duck Seasons.

    Note: Unless otherwise specified, the seasons listed below are 
for teal only.


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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ATLANTIC FLYWAY
Delaware (1)..................................  Sept. 12-Sept. 30...............               6              18
Florida (2)...................................  Sept. 20-Sept. 28...............               6              18
Georgia.......................................  Sept. 13-Sept. 28...............               6              18
Maryland (1)..................................  Sept. 16-Sept. 30...............               6              18
North Carolina (1)............................  Sept. 6-Sept. 24................               6              18
South Carolina (3)............................  Sept. 12-Sept. 27...............               6              18
Virginia (1)..................................  Sept. 17-Sept. 30...............               6              18
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
Alabama.......................................  Sept. 6-Sept. 21................               6              18
Arkansas (3)..................................  Sept. 13-Sept. 28...............               6              18
Illinois (3)..................................  Sept. 6-Sept. 21................               6              18
Indiana (3)...................................  Sept. 6-Sept. 21................               6              18
Iowa (3)......................................  Sept. 6-Sept. 21................               6              18
Kentucky (2)..................................  Sept. 17-Sept. 25...............               6              18
Louisiana.....................................  Sept. 13-Sept. 28...............               6              18
Michigan......................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 7.................               6              18
Mississippi...................................  Sept. 13-Sept. 28...............               6              18
Missouri (3)..................................  Sept. 6-Sept. 21................               6              18
Ohio (3)......................................  Sept. 6-Sept. 21................               6              18
Tennessee (2).................................  Sept. 13-Sept. 21...............               6              18
Wisconsin.....................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 7.................               6              18
CENTRAL FLYWAY
Colorado (1)..................................  Sept. 13-Sept. 21...............               6              18
Kansas:
    Low Plains................................  Sept. 13-Sept. 28...............               6              18
    High Plains...............................  Sept. 20-Sept. 28...............               6              18
Nebraska (1):
    Low Plains................................  Sept. 6-Sept. 21................               6              18
    High Plains...............................  Sept. 6-Sept. 14................               6              18
New Mexico....................................  Sept. 13-Sept. 28...............               6              18
Oklahoma......................................  Sept. 13-Sept. 28...............               6              18
Texas:
    High Plains...............................  Sept. 13-Sept. 28...............               6              18
    Rest of State.............................  Sept. 13-Sept. 28...............               6              18
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(1) Area restrictions. See State regulations.
(2) In Florida, Kentucky, and Tennessee, the daily bag limit for the first 5 days of the season is 6 wood ducks
  and teal in the aggregate, of which no more than 2 may be wood ducks. During the last 4 days of the season,
  the daily bag limit is 6 teal only. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.
(3) Shooting hours are from sunrise to sunset.

    (d) Special Early Canada Goose Seasons.

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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
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ATLANTIC FLYWAY
Connecticut (1):
    North Zone................................  Sept. 2-Sept. 30................              15              45
    South Zone................................  Sept. 15-Sept. 30...............              15              45
Delaware......................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................              15              45
Florida.......................................  Sept. 6-Sept. 28................               5              15
Georgia.......................................  Sept. 6-Sept. 28................               5              15
Maine:
    Northern Zone.............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................               6              18
    Southern Zone.............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................               8              24
    Coastal Zone..............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................               8              24
Maryland (1)(2):
    Eastern Unit..............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................               8              24
    Western Unit..............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................               8              24
Massachusetts:
    Central Zone..............................  Sept. 2-Sept. 25................               7              21
    Coastal Zone..............................  Sept. 2-Sept. 25................               7              21
    Western Zone..............................  Sept. 2-Sept. 25................               7              21
New Hampshire.................................  Sept. 2-Sept. 25................               5              15
New Jersey (1)(2)(3)..........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30................              15              45

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New York (4):
    Lake Champlain Zone.......................  Sept. 2-Sept. 25................               5              15
    Northeastern Zone.........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................              15              45
    East Central Zone.........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................              15              45
    Hudson Valley Zone........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................              15              45
    West Central Zone.........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................              15              45
    South Zone................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................              15              45
    Western Long Island Zone..................  Closed..........................  ..............  ..............
    Central Long Island Zone..................  Sept. 2-Sept. 30................              15              45
    Eastern Long Island Zone..................  Sept. 2-Sept. 30................              15              45
North Carolina (5)(6).........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30................              15              45
Pennsylvania (7):
    SJBP Zone (8).............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................               3               9
    Rest of State (9).........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................               8              24
Rhode Island (1)..............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30................              15              45
South Carolina:
    Early-Season Hunt Unit....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30................              15              45
Vermont:
    Lake Champlain Zone.......................  Sept. 2-Sept. 25................               5              15
    Interior Vermont Zone.....................  Sept. 2-Sept. 25................               5              15
    Connecticut River Zone (10)...............  Sept. 2-Sept. 25................               5              15
Virginia (11).................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................              10              30
West Virginia.................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 13................               5              15
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
Alabama.......................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................               5              15
Arkansas (12).................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................               5              15
Illinois:
    North Zone................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................               5              15
    Central Zone..............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................               5              15
    South Central Zone........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................               2               6
    South Zone................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................               2               6
Indiana.......................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................               5              15
Iowa:
    South Goose Zone:
        Des Moines Goose Zone.................  Sept. 6-Sept. 14................               5              15
        Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Goose Zone.....  Sept. 6-Sept. 14................               5              15
        Remainder of South Zone...............  Closed..........................  ..............  ..............
    North Goose Zone:
        Cedar Falls/Waterloo Zone.............  Sept. 6-Sept. 14................               5              15
        Remainder of North Zone...............  Closed..........................  ..............  ..............
Kentucky (12).................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................               5              15
Michigan:
    North Zone................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 10................               5              15
    Middle Zone...............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................               5              15
    South Zone:
        Huron, Saginaw, and Tuscola Counties..  Sept. 1-Sept. 10................               5              15
        Rest of South Zone....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................               5              15
Minnesota:
    Northwest Zone............................  Sept. 6-Sept. 22................               5              15
    Intensive Harvest Zone....................  Sept. 6-Sept. 22................              10              30
    Remainder of State........................  Sept. 6-Sept. 22................               5              15
Mississippi...................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................               5              15
Ohio..........................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................               5              15
Tennessee.....................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................               5              15
Wisconsin.....................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................               5              15
CENTRAL FLYWAY
North Dakota:
    Missouri River Zone.......................  Sept. 1-Sept. 7.................              15              45
    Remainder of State........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................              15              45
Oklahoma......................................  Sept. 13-Sept. 22...............               8              24
South Dakota (12).............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30................              15              45
Texas:
    East Zone.................................  Sept. 13-Sept. 28...............               3               9
PACIFIC FLYWAY
Colorado......................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 9.................               4              12
Oregon:
    Northwest Zone............................  Sept. 6-Sept. 14................               5              15
    Southwest Zone (13).......................  Sept. 6-Sept. 10................               5              15
    East Zone.................................  Sept. 6-Sept. 10................               5              15
Washington:
    Mgmt. Area 2B.............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................              15              45
    Mgmt. Areas 1 & 3.........................  Sept. 10-Sept. 15...............               5              15

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    Mgmt. Area 4 & 5..........................  Sept. 13-Sept. 14...............               3               6
    Mgmt. Area 2A.............................  Sept. 10-Sept. 15...............               3               6
Wyoming:
    Teton County..............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 8.................               3               9
    Rest of State.............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 8.................               2               6
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(1) Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
(2) The use of shotguns capable of holding more than 3 shotshells is allowed.
(3) The use of electronic calls is allowed.
(4) In New York, in all areas except the Northeastern Goose Hunting Area, shooting hours are one-half hour
  before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, the use of shotguns capable of holding more than 3 shotshells is
  allowed, and the use of electronic calls is allowed. In the Northeastern Goose Hunting Area, shooting hours
  are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, shotguns capable of holding more than 3
  shotshells are allowed, and electronic calls are allowed only from September 1 to September 19 and September
  22 to September 25. On September 20 and September 21, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to
  sunset, shotguns must be capable of holding no more than 3 shotshells, and electronic calls are not allowed.
(5) In North Carolina, the use of unplugged guns and electronic calls is allowed in that area west of U.S.
  Highway 17 only.
(6) In North Carolina, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset in that
  area west of U.S. Highway 17 only.
(7) In Pennsylvania, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset from
  September 1 to September 19, September 21 to September 25. On September 20, shooting hours are one-half hour
  before sunrise to sunset.
(8) In Pennsylvania, in the area south of SR 198 from the Ohio State line to intersection of SR 18, SR 18 south
  to SR 618, SR 618 south to US Route 6, US Route 6 east to US Route 322/SR 18, US Route 322/SR 18 west to
  intersection of SR 3013, SR 3013 south to the Crawford/Mercer County line, not including the Pymatuning State
  Park Reservoir and an area to extend 100 yards inland from the shoreline of the reservoir, excluding the area
  east of SR 3011 (Hartstown Road), the daily bag limit is one goose with a possession limit of 3 geese. The
  season is closed on State Game Lands 214. However, during the youth waterfowl hunting day on September 20,
  regular season regulations apply.
(9) In Pennsylvania, in the area of Lancaster and Lebanon Counties north of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, east of
  SR 501 to SR 419, south of SR 419 to the Lebanon-Berks County line, west of the Lebanon-Berks County line and
  the Lancaster-Berks County line to SR 1053, west of SR 1053 to the Pennsylvania Turnpike I-76, the daily bag
  limit is 1 goose with a possession limit of 3 geese. On State Game Lands No. 46 (Middle Creek Wildlife
  Management Area), the season is closed. However, during the youth waterfowl hunting day on September 20,
  regular season regulations apply.
(10) In Vermont, the season in the Connecticut River Zone is the same as the New Hampshire Inland Zone season,
  set by New Hampshire.
(11) In Virginia, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset from September 1
  to September 16, and one-half hour before sunrise to sunset from September 17 to September 25 in the area east
  of I-95 where the September teal season is open. Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half
  hour after sunset from September 1 to September 21, and one-half hour before sunrise to sunset from September
  22 to September 25 in the area west of I-95.
(12) See State regulations for additional information and restrictions.
(13) In Oregon, the season is closed in the Southcoast Zone.

    (e) Regular Goose Seasons.

    Note: Bag and possession limits will conform to those set for 
the regular season. Additional season dates occurring after 
September 30 will be published with the late season selections.


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                                                                                              Limits
                                                        Season dates             -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
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MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
Michigan:
    Canada Geese:
        North Zone.......................  Sept. 11-Sept. 30.
        Middle Zone......................  Sept. 20-Sept. 28.
        South Zone:
            Muskegon GMU.................  Deferred.
            Allegan Co. GMU..............  Deferred.
            Saginaw Co. GMU..............  Sept. 20-Sept. 22.
            Tuscola/Huron Co. GMU........  Sept. 20-Sept. 28.
            Remainder of Zone............  Sept. 20-Sept. 22.
    White-fronted Geese:
        North Zone.......................  Sept. 11-Sept. 30.
        Middle Zone......................  Deferred.
        South Zone:
            Muskegon GMU.................  Deferred.
            Allegan Co. GMU..............  Deferred.
            Saginaw Co. GMU..............  Deferred.
            Tuscola/Huron Co. GMU........  Deferred.
            Remainder of Zone............  Deferred.
    Light Geese:
        North Zone.......................  Sept. 11-Sept. 30.
        Middle Zone......................  Sept. 20-Sept. 28.
        South Zone:
            Muskegon GMU.................  Deferred.
            Allegan Co. GMU..............  Deferred.
            Saginaw Co. GMU..............  Sept. 20-Sept. 22.
            Tuscola/Huron Co. GMU........  Sept. 20-Sept. 28.
            Remainder of Zone............  Deferred.
    Brant:

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        North Zone.......................  Same as for Light Geese.
        Middle Zone......................  Same as for Light Geese.
        South Zone.......................  Same as for Light Geese.
Wisconsin:
    Canada Geese:
        North Zone.......................  Sept. 16-Sept. 30.
        South Zone.......................  Sept. 16-Sept. 30.
        Mississippi River Zone...........  Sept. 27-Sept. 30.
        Horicon Zone.....................  Sept. 16-Sept. 30.
    White-fronted Geese:
        North Zone.......................  Sept. 16-Sept. 30.
        South Zone.......................  Sept. 16-Sept. 30.
        Mississippi River Zone...........  Deferred.
        Horicon Zone.....................  Sept. 20-Sept. 30.
Light Geese..............................  Same as for Canada Geese.
Brant....................................  Same as for Canada Geese               ..............  ..............
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    (f) Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days.
    The following seasons are open only to youth hunters. Youth hunters 
must be accompanied into the field by an adult at least 18 years of 
age. This adult cannot duck hunt but may participate in other open 
seasons.
Definitions
    Youth Hunters: Includes youths 15 years of age or younger.
    The Atlantic Flyway: Includes Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, 
Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New 
York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, 
Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.
    The Mississippi Flyway: Includes Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, 
Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, 
Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.
    The Central Flyway: Includes Colorado (east of the Continental 
Divide), Kansas, Montana (Blaine, Carbon, Fergus, Judith Basin, 
Stillwater, Sweetgrass, Wheatland, and all Counties east thereof), 
Nebraska, New Mexico (east of the Continental Divide except that the 
Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation is in the Pacific Flyway), North 
Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming (east of the 
Continental Divide).
    The Pacific Flyway: Includes Arizona, California, Colorado (west of 
the Continental Divide), Idaho, Montana (including and to the west of 
Hill, Chouteau, Cascade, Meagher, and Park Counties), Nevada, New 
Mexico (the Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation and west of the 
Continental Divide), Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming (west of the 
Continental Divide including the Great Divide Basin).

    Note:  Bag and possession limits will conform to those set for 
the regular season unless there is a special season already open 
(e.g., September Canada goose season), in which case, that season's 
daily bag limit will prevail.


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                                                                                          Season dates
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ATLANTIC FLYWAY
    Connecticut....................  .........................................  Deferred.
    Delaware.......................  Ducks, geese, brant, mergansers, and       Oct. 4 & Feb. 7.
                                      coots.
    Florida........................  .........................................  Deferred.
    Georgia........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots,           Nov. 15 & 16.
                                      moorhens, and gallinules.
    Maine..........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots        ................................
                                     North Zone...............................  Sept. 20 & Dec. 13.
                                     South Zone...............................  Sept. 20 & Oct. 25
                                     Coastal Zone.............................  Sept. 20 & Nov. 8.
    Maryland (1)...................  .........................................  Deferred.
    Massachusetts..................  .........................................  Deferred.
    New Hampshire..................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots......  Sept. 27 & 28.
    New Jersey.....................  .........................................  Deferred.
    New York (2)...................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, brant, and       ................................
                                      Canada geese
                                     Long Island Zone.........................  Nov. 22 & 23.
                                     Lake Champlain Zone......................  Sept. 27 & 28.
                                     Northeastern Zone........................  Sept. 20 & 21
                                     Southeastern Zone........................  Sept. 27 & 28.
                                     Western Zone.............................  Oct. 4 & 5.
    North Carolina.................  .........................................  Deferred.
    Pennsylvania...................  Ducks, mergansers, Canada geese, coots,    Sept. 20.
                                      and moorhens.
    Rhode Island...................  Ducks, mergansers and coots..............  Oct. 25 & 26.
    South Carolina.................  .........................................  Deferred.
    Vermont........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers and coots.......  Sept. 27 & 28.
    Virginia.......................  .........................................  Deferred.
    West Virginia (3)..............  Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and       Sept. 20 & Nov. 8.
                                      gallinules.
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
    Alabama........................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, geese,           Feb. 7 & 8.
                                      moorhens, and gallinules.
    Arkansas.......................  .........................................  Deferred.
    Illinois.......................  .........................................  Deferred.
    Indiana........................  .........................................  Deferred.
    Iowa...........................  .........................................  Deferred.
    Kentucky.......................  .........................................  Deferred.
    Louisiana......................  .........................................  Deferred.
    Michigan.......................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots,           Sept. 13 & 14.
                                      moorhens, and gallinules.
    Minnesota......................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots,           Sept. 13.
                                      moorhens, and gallinules.
    Mississippi....................  .........................................  Deferred.
    Missouri.......................  .........................................  Deferred.
    Ohio...........................  .........................................  Deferred.
    Tennessee......................  .........................................  Deferred.
    Wisconsin......................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots,           Sept. 20 & 21.
                                      moorhens, and gallinules.
CENTRAL FLYWAY
    Colorado.......................  Ducks, dark geese, mergansers, and coots   ................................
                                     Mountain/Foothills Zone..................  Sept. 27 & 28.
                                     Northeast Zone...........................  Oct. 4 & 5.
                                     Southeast Zone...........................  Oct. 18 & 19.
    Kansas (4).....................  .........................................  Deferred.
    Montana........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots......  Sept. 27 & 28.
    Nebraska (5)...................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots......  Deferred.
    New Mexico.....................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, and moorhens...  ................................
                                     North Zone...............................  Sept. 27 & 28.
                                     South Zone...............................  Oct. 11 & 12.
    North Dakota...................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots......  Sept. 20 & 21.
    Oklahoma.......................  .........................................  Deferred.
    South Dakota (6)...............  Ducks, Canada geese, mergansers, and       Sept. 20 & 21.
                                      coots.
    Texas..........................  .........................................  Deferred.
    Wyoming........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots        ................................
                                     Zone C1..................................  Sept. 27 & 28.
                                     Zone C2..................................  Sept. 20 & 21.
                                     Zone C3..................................  Sept. 20 & 21.
PACIFIC FLYWAY                       .........................................  ................................
    Arizona........................  .........................................  Deferred.
    California.....................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and       ................................
                                      moorhens
                                     Northeastern Zone........................  Sept. 20 & 21.
                                     Rest of State............................  Deferred.
    Colorado.......................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots......  Oct. 18 & 19.
    Idaho..........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots......  Sept. 27 & 28.
    Montana........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots......  Sept. 27 & 28.
    Nevada.........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and       ................................
                                      moorhens
                                     Northeast Zone...........................  Sept. 13 & 14.
                                     Rest of State............................  Deferred.
    New Mexico.....................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, and moorhens...  Oct. 4 & 5.
    Oregon (7).....................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots......  Sept. 27 & 28.
    Utah...........................  Ducks, dark geese, mergansers, and coots.  Sept. 20.
    Washington (8).................  Ducks, Canada geese, mergansers, and       Sept. 20 & 21.
                                      coots.
    Wyoming........................  Ducks, dark geese, mergansers, and coots.  Sept. 20 & 21.
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(1) In Maryland, the accompanying adult must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid Maryland hunting
  license (or be exempt from the license requirement). This accompanying adult may not shoot or possess a
  firearm.
(2) In New York, the daily bag limit for Canada geese is 3.
(3) In West Virginia, the accompanying adult must be at least 21 years of age.
(4) In Kansas, the adult accompanying the youth must possess any licenses and/or stamps required by law for that
  individual to hunt waterfowl.
(5) In Nebraska, see State regulations for additional information on the daily bag limit.
(6) In South Dakota, the limit for Canada geese is 4, except in areas where the Special Early Canada goose
  season is open. In those areas, the limit is the same as for that special season.

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(7) In Oregon, the goose season is closed for the youth hunt in the Northwest Special Permit Goose Zone and the
  Northwest General Zone.
(8) In Washington, the Canada goose season is closed in Goose Areas 2A and 2B.


0
7. Section 20.106 is revised to read as follows:


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

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession 
limits on the species designated in this section are as follows:
    Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until 
sunset, except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in 
the July 31, 2014, Federal Register (79 FR 44580).
    Federally authorized, State-issued permits are issued to 
individuals, and only the individual whose name and address appears on 
the permit at the time of issuance is authorized to take sandhill 
cranes at the level allowed by the permit, in accordance with 
provisions of both Federal and State regulations governing the hunting 
season. The permit must be carried by the permittee when exercising its 
provisions and must be presented to any law enforcement officer upon 
request. The permit is not transferable or assignable to another 
individual, and may not be sold, bartered, traded, or otherwise 
provided to another person. If the permit is altered or defaced in any 
way, the permit becomes invalid.
CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL 
RESTRICTIONS.
    Note: States with deferred seasons may select those seasons at the 
same time they select waterfowl seasons in August. Consult late-season 
regulations for further information.

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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
Kentucky (1)..................................  Deferred........................  ..............  ..............
Minnesota (1):
    NW Goose Zone.............................  Sept. 13-Oct. 19................               1               3
Tennessee (1).................................  Deferred........................  ..............  ..............
CENTRAL FLYWAY
    Colorado (1)..............................  Oct. 4-Nov. 30..................               3               9
    Kansas (1)(2)(3)..........................  Nov. 5-Jan. 1...................               3               9
    Montana:
        Regular Season Area (1)...............  Oct. 4-Nov. 30..................               3    9 per season
                                                                                 -------------------------------
        Special Season Area (4)...............  Sept. 13-Oct. 5.................           2 per season
                                                                                 -------------------------------
    New Mexico:
        Regular Season Area (1)...............  Oct. 31-Jan. 31.................               3               6
                                                                                 -------------------------------
        Middle Rio Grande Valley Area (4)(5)..  Oct. 25-Oct. 26 &...............           2 per season
                                                Nov. 15-Nov. 16 &...............           2 per season
                                                Nov. 8 &........................           2 per season
                                                Nov. 29-Nov. 30 &...............           2 per season
                                                Jan. 10-Jan. 11.................           2 per season
        Southwest Area (4)....................  Oct. 25-Nov. 2 &................           2 per season
                                                Jan. 3-Jan. 4...................           2 per season
        Estancia Valley (4)...................  Oct. 25-Nov. 2..................           2 per season
                                                                                 -------------------------------
North Dakota (1):
    Area 1....................................  Sept. 20-Nov. 16................               3               9
    Area 2....................................  Sept. 20-Nov. 16................               2               6
    Oklahoma (1)..............................  Deferred........................  ..............  ..............
    South Dakota (1)..........................  Sept. 27-Nov. 23................               3               9
    Texas (1).................................  Deferred........................  ..............  ..............
    Wyoming:
        Regular Season (Area 7) (1)...........  Sept. 13-Nov. 9.................               3               9
                                                                                 -------------------------------
        Riverton-Boysen Unit (Area 4) (4).....  Sept. 13-Oct. 5.................           1 per season
        Big Horn, Hot Springs, Park, and        Sept. 13-Oct. 5.................           1 per season
         Washakie Counties (Area 6) (4).
                                                                                 -------------------------------
PACIFIC FLYWAY
Arizona (4):
                                                                                 -------------------------------
        Special Season Area...................  Nov. 7-Nov. 9 &.................           1 per season
                                                Nov. 14-Nov. 16 &...............           2 per season
                                                Nov. 18-Nov. 20 &...............           2 per season
                                                Nov. 22-Nov. 24 &...............           2 per season
                                                Nov. 26-Nov. 28 &...............           2 per season
                                                Dec. 5-Dec. 7...................           2 per season
                                                                                 -------------------------------
        Lower CO River Hunt Area..............  Closed..........................  ..............  ..............
    Idaho (4):
        Areas 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6.................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................               2    2 per season

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        Area 4................................  Closed..........................  ..............  ..............
    Montana (4):
        Special Season Area (4)...............  Sept. 13-Oct. 5.................           2 per season
    Utah (4):
        Rich County...........................  Sept. 6-Sept. 14................           1 per season
        Cache County..........................  Sept. 6-Sept. 14................           1 per season
        Eastern Box Elder County..............  Sept. 6-Sept. 14................           1 per season
        Uintah County.........................  Sept. 20-Oct. 19................           1 per season
    Wyoming (4):
        Bear River Area (Area 1)..............  Sept. 1-Sept. 8.................           1 per season
        Salt River Area (Area 2)..............  Sept. 1-Sept. 8.................           1 per season
        Eden-Farson Area (Area 3).............  Sept. 1-Sept. 8.................           1 per season
        Uinta County (Area 5).................  Sept. 1-Sept. 8.................           1 per season
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(1) Each person participating in the regular sandhill crane seasons must have a valid sandhill crane hunting
  permit and/or a State-issued Harvest Information Survey Program (HIP) certification for game bird hunting in
  their possession while hunting.
(2) In Kansas, shooting hours are from sunrise until sunset.
(3) In Kansas, each person desiring to hunt sandhill cranes is required to pass an annual, online sandhill crane
  identification examination.
(4) Hunting is by State permit only. See State regulations for further information.
(5) In New Mexico, in the Middle Rio Grande Valley Area (Bernardo WMA and Casa Colorado WMA), the season is only
  open for youth hunters on November 8. See State regulations for further details.



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8. Section 20.109 is revised to read as follows:


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

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the 
species designated in this section are prescribed as follows:
    Hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset except 
as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in the July 31, 
2014, Federal Register (79 FR 44580). For those extended seasons for 
ducks, mergansers, and coots, area descriptions were published in an 
August 22, 2014 Federal Register and will be published again in a late-
September 2014, Federal Register.
CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL 
RESTRICTIONS
Daily bag limit--3 migratory birds, singly or in the aggregate.
Possession limit--9 migratory birds, singly or in the aggregate.

    These limits apply to falconry during both regular hunting seasons 
and extended falconry seasons -- unless further restricted by State 
regulations. The falconry bag and possession limits are not in addition 
to regular season limits. Unless otherwise specified, extended falconry 
for ducks does not include sea ducks within the special sea duck areas. 
Only extended falconry seasons are shown below. Many States permit 
falconry during the gun seasons. Please consult State regulations for 
details.
    For ducks, mergansers, coots, geese, and some moorhen seasons; 
additional season days occurring after September 30 will be published 
with the late-season selections. Some States have deferred selections. 
Consult late-season regulations for further information.

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                                                                    Extended falconry dates
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ATLANTIC FLYWAY
    Delaware
        Doves...............................  Jan. 15-Jan. 31.
        Rails...............................  Nov. 10-Dec. 17.
        Woodcock............................  Sept. 29-Oct. 4 & Jan. 14-Mar. 10.
    Florida
        Doves...............................  Jan. 16-Feb. 1.
        Rails...............................  Nov. 10-Dec. 16.
        Woodcock............................  Nov. 24-Dec. 17 & Feb. 1-Mar. 10.
        Common moorhens.....................  Nov. 10-Dec. 14.
    Georgia
        Moorhens, gallinules, and sea ducks.  Dec. 1-Dec. 5 & Jan. 26-Jan. 28.
    Maryland
        Doves...............................  Jan. 16-Feb. 1.
        Rails...............................  Nov. 9-Dec. 16.
        Woodcock............................  Oct. 1-Oct. 29 & Feb. 6-Mar. 10.
    North Carolina
        Doves...............................  Oct. 16-Nov. 1.
        Rails, moorhens, and gallinules.....  Dec. 6-Jan. 10.
        Woodcock............................  Nov. 8-Dec. 6 & Feb. 2-Feb. 28.
    Pennsylvania
        Doves...............................  Nov. 17-Nov. 21 & Dec. 1-Dec. 12.
        Rails...............................  Nov. 10-Dec. 17.
        Woodcock and snipe..................  Sept. 1-Oct. 17 & Dec. 1-Dec. 17.
        Moorhens and gallinules.............  Nov. 10-Dec. 17.
    Virginia
        Doves...............................  Nov. 1 & Jan. 16-Jan. 31.

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        Woodcock............................  Oct. 17-Nov. 23 & Dec. 7-Dec. 14 & Jan. 16-Jan. 31.
        Rails, moorhens, and gallinules.....  Nov. 17-Dec. 23.
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
    Illinois
        Doves...............................  Nov. 15-Dec. 1.
        Rails...............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 5 & Nov. 15-Dec. 16.
        Woodcock............................  Sept. 1-Oct. 17 & Dec. 2-Dec. 16.
    Indiana
        Doves...............................  Oct. 20-Oct. 31 & Jan. 12-Jan. 18.
        Woodcock............................  Sept. 20-Oct. 14 & Nov. 29-Jan. 4.
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots (1)      Sept. 27-Sept. 30.
         North Zone.
    Louisiana
        Doves...............................  Sept. 15-Oct. 1.
        Woodcock............................  Oct. 28-Dec. 17 & Feb. 1-Feb. 11.
    Minnesota
        Woodcock............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 19 & Nov. 4-Dec. 16.
        Rails and snipe.....................  Nov. 4-Dec. 16.
        Doves...............................  Nov. 10-Dec. 16.
    Missouri
        Doves...............................  Nov. 10-Dec. 16.
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Sept. 6-Sept. 21.
    Tennessee
        Doves...............................  Sept. 29-Oct. 10 & Nov. 3-Nov. 7.
        Ducks (1)...........................  Sept. 15-Oct. 20.
    Wisconsin
        Rails, snipe, moorhens, and           Sept. 1-Sept. 26
         gallinules (1).
        Woodcock............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 20.
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Sept. 20-Sept. 21.
CENTRAL FLYWAY
    Montana (2)
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots (1)....  Sept. 24-Sept. 30.
    Nebraska
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots Zone 1.  Sept. 6-Sept. 21.
        Zone 2:
            Low Plains......................  Sept. 6-Sept. 21.
            High Plains.....................  Sept. 6-Sept. 14.
        Zone 3:
            Low Plains......................  Sept. 6-Sept. 21.
            High Plains.....................  Sept. 6-Sept. 14.
        Zone 4..............................  Sept. 6-Sept. 21.
    New Mexico
        Doves
            North Zone......................  Nov. 10-Nov. 12 & Nov. 28-Dec. 31.
            South Zone......................  Oct. 14-Nov. 12 & Nov. 28-Dec. 4.
        Band-tailed pigeons
            North Zone......................  Sept. 21-Dec. 16.
            South Zone......................  Oct. 21-Jan. 15.
        Ducks and coots.....................  Sept. 13-Sept. 21.
        Sandhill cranes
            Regular Season Area.............  Oct. 17-Oct. 30.
            Estancia Valley Area (3)........  Nov. 3-Dec. 23.
        Common moorhens.....................  Dec. 6-Jan. 11.
        Sora and Virginia rails.............  Nov. 22-Dec. 28.
    North Dakota
        Ducks, mergansers, coots, and snipe.  Sept. 8-Sept. 12 & Sept. 15-Sept. 19.
    South Dakota
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots (1)      Sept. 1-Sept. 8.
         High Plains.
        Low Plains:
            North Zone......................  Sept. 1-Sept. 14 & Sept. 18-Sept. 22.
            Middle Zone.....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 14 & Sept. 18-Sept. 22.
            South Zone......................  Sept. 1-Sept. 14 & Sept. 18-Sept. 22.
    Texas
        Doves...............................  Nov. 8-Dec. 14.
        Rails, gallinules, and woodcock.....  Jan. 26-Feb. 9.
    Wyoming
        Rails...............................  Nov. 10-Dec. 16.
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots Zone C1  Sept. 27-Sept. 28 & Oct. 23-Oct. 30.
            Zone C2 & C3....................  Sept. 20-Sept. 26 & Dec. 8-Dec. 10.
PACIFIC FLYWAY
    Arizona
        Doves...............................  Sept. 16-Nov. 1.
    New Mexico
        Doves

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            North Zone......................  Nov. 10-Nov. 12 & Nov. 28-Dec. 31.
            South Zone......................  Oct. 14-Nov. 12 & Nov. 28-Dec. 4.
        Band[dash]tailed pigeons
            North Zone......................  Sept. 21-Dec. 16.
            South Zone......................  Oct. 21-Jan. 15.
    Oregon
        Doves...............................  Oct. 31-Dec. 16.
        Band-tailed pigeons (4).............  Sept. 1-Sept. 14 & Sept. 24-Dec. 16.
    Utah
        Doves...............................  Nov. 1-Dec. 16.
        Band-tailed pigeons.................  Oct. 1-Dec. 16.
Washington
        Doves...............................  Oct. 1-Dec. 16.
    Wyoming
        Rails...............................  Nov. 10-Dec. 16.
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots (1)....  Sept. 20-Sept. 21.
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(1) Additional days occurring after September 30 will be published with the late-season selections.
(2) In Montana, the bag limit is 2 and the possession limit is 6.
(3) In New Mexico, the bag limit for sandhill cranes in the Estancia Valley Area is 2 per day and the possession
  limit is 2 per season.
(4) In Oregon, no more than 1 pigeon daily in bag or possession.

[FR Doc. 2014-20363 Filed 8-28-14; 8:45 am]
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