Migratory Bird Hunting; Late Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds, 58197-58227 [2014-22853]

Download as PDF Vol. 79 Friday, No. 187 September 26, 2014 Part III Department of the Interior asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 20 Migratory Bird Hunting; Late Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds; Final Rule VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 58198 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 20 [Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2014–0017; FF09M21200–145–FXMB1231099BPP0] RIN 1018–AZ80 Migratory Bird Hunting; Late Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This rule prescribes the hunting seasons, hours, areas, and daily bag and possession limits for general waterfowl seasons and those early seasons for which States previously deferred selection. Taking of migratory birds is prohibited unless specifically provided for by annual regulations. This rule permits the taking of designated species during the 2014–15 season. DATES: This rule is effective on September 27, 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: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 June 25–26, 2014, we held open meetings with the Flyway Council Consultants, at which the participants reviewed information on the current status of migratory shore and upland game birds and developed recommendations for the 2014–15 regulations for these species plus regulations for migratory game birds in Alaska, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands; special September waterfowl seasons in designated States; special sea duck seasons in the Atlantic Flyway; and extended falconry seasons. In addition, we reviewed and discussed preliminary information on the status of waterfowl as it relates to the development and selection of the regulatory packages for the 2014–15 regular waterfowl seasons. 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 August 28, 2014, we published in the Federal Register (79 FR 51402) a final rule which contained final frameworks for early migratory bird hunting seasons from which wildlife conservation agency officials from the States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands selected early-season hunting dates, hours, areas, and limits. Subsequently, on August 29, 2014, we published a final rule in the Federal Register (79 FR 51712) amending subpart K of title 50 CFR part 20 to set hunting seasons, hours, areas, and limits for early seasons. 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. On August 22, 2014, we published in the Federal Register (79 FR 50512) the proposed frameworks for the 2014–15 late-season migratory bird hunting regulations. We published final lateseason frameworks for migratory game bird hunting regulations, from which State wildlife conservation agency officials selected late-season hunting PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 dates, hours, areas, and limits for 2014– 15, in a September 23, 2014, Federal Register. The final rule described here is the final in the series of proposed, supplemental, and final rulemaking documents for migratory game bird hunting regulations for 2014–15 and deals specifically with amending subpart K of 50 CFR part 20. It sets hunting seasons, hours, areas, and limits for species subject to late-season regulations and those for early seasons that States previously deferred. This final rule is the culmination of the rulemaking process for the migratory game bird hunting seasons, which started with the April 30 proposed rule. As discussed elsewhere in this document, we supplemented that proposal on June 4 and August 22, and published final late season frameworks in a late September Federal Register that provided the season selection criteria from which the States selected these seasons. This final rule sets the migratory game bird late hunting seasons based on that input from the States. We previously addressed all comments pertaining to late season issues in that late September 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 E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES et seq.), provides that, ‘‘The Secretary shall review other programs administered by him and utilize such programs in furtherance of the purposes of this Act’’ (and) shall ‘‘insure that any action authorized, funded, or carried out * * * is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered species or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of [critical] habitat. * * *.’’ Consequently, we conducted formal consultations to ensure that actions resulting from these regulations would not likely jeopardize the continued existence of endangered or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of their critical habitat. Findings from these consultations are included in a biological opinion, which concluded that the regulations are not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered or threatened species. Additionally, these findings may have caused modification of some regulatory measures previously proposed, and the final frameworks reflected 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 2011 National Hunting and Fishing VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 58199 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. E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 58200 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 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. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES 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 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 46940). 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 late season issues in a September 23, 2014 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. Dated: September 22, 2014. Michael J. Bean, Principal Assistant Deputy Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. For the reasons set out in the preamble, title 50, chapter I, subchapter B, part 20, subpart K of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: PART 20—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 20 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 40 Stat. 755, 16 U.S.C. 703–712; Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, 16 U.S.C. 742a–j; Pub. L. 106–108, 113 Stat. 1491, Note Following 16 U.S.C. 703. Note: The following annual regulations provided for by §§ 20.104, 20.105, 20.106, 20.107, and 20.109 of 50 CFR part 20 will not appear in the Code of Federal Regulations because of their seasonal nature. 2. Section 20.104 is amended by: a. Revising the introductory paragraphs; ■ b. Adding entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the table; ■ c. Revising footnotes (1), (2), and (6) following the table; and ■ d. Adding footnotes (20) and (21) following the table. The revisions and additions read as follows: ■ ■ § 20.104 Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for rails, woodcock, and snipe. List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 20 Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as follows: Shooting and hawking hours are onehalf hour before sunrise until sunset, except as otherwise restricted by State regulations. Area descriptions were published in the August 22, 2014 (79 FR 50512) and August 28, 2014 (79 FR 51402), Federal Registers. CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND DELINEATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY ON FEDERAL AND STATE PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS AND FEDERAL INDIAN RESERVATIONS. Exports, Hunting, Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Transportation, Wildlife. Note: The following seasons are in addition to the seasons published previously in the August 29, 2014, Federal Register (79 FR 51712). PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 58201 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Sora and Virginia rails Clapper and king rails Woodcock Snipe 25 1 75 1 15 2 45 2 3 9 8 24 * Massachusetts 6 ................. * * Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. * Closed ............................... * * Oct. 8–Oct. 25 & Oct. 27– Nov. 22. * MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY * * * * * * * Louisiana: West Zone .................. * * * * * * Daily bag limit .................... Possession limit ................. ATLANTIC FLYWAY East Zone ................... Coastal Zone .............. * Tennessee: Reelfoot Zone ............. State Zone .................. Wisconsin: North Zone ................. South Zone ................. Miss. River Zone ........ PACIFIC FLYWAY Arizona: 20 North Zone ................. South Zone ................. * Idaho: Zone 1 ........................ Zone 2 ........................ Zone 3 ........................ Sept. 13–Sept. 28 & Nov. 15–Jan. 7. Sept. 13–Sept. 28 & Nov. 15–Jan. 7. Sept. 13–Sept. 28 & Nov. 15–Jan. 7. * Sept. 13–Sept. 28 & Nov. 15–Jan. 7. Sept. 13–Sept. 28 & Nov. 15–Jan. 7. Sept. 13–Sept. 28 & Nov. 15–Jan. 7. * * Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ............... Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ............... Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ............... * Closed ............................... Oct. 25–Dec. 8 .................. Nov. 14–Feb. 28. Closed ............................... Oct. 25–Dec. 8 .................. Nov. 14–Feb. 28. Sept. 27–Nov. 25 .............. Oct. 4–Oct. 12 & Oct. 18– Dec. 7. Sept. 27–Oct. 5 & Oct. 18–Dec. 7. Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Sept. 20–Nov. 3 ................ Sept. 20–Nov. 3 ................ Closed ............................... Sept. 20–Nov. 3 ................ Sept. 27–Nov. 25. Oct. 4-–Oct. 12 & Oct. 18– Dec. 7. Sept. 27–Oct. 5 & Oct. 18–Dec. 7. Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... * * * Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... * * Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... * Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... South Zone 21 ............. Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... * * * * * * Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Utah ................................... Washington: East Zone ................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... West Zone .................. Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... * Oct. 4–Jan. 16. Oct. 11–Jan. 23. Oct. 11–Jan. 23. * Sept. 27–Oct. 26 & Oct. 29–Jan. 11. Oct. 11–Oct. 26 & Oct. 29–Jan. 25. Oct. 11–Oct. 26 & Oct. 29–Jan. 25. * Closed ............................... Closed ............................... * * * Closed ............................... Closed ............................... * Oct. 3–Jan. 11. Oct. 17–Jan. 25. * Northwest Zone .......... asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES * Nov. 15–Nov. 16 & Nov. 29–Jan. 25. Nov. 22–Nov. 23 & Nov. 29–Jan. 25. Closed ............................... * Nov. 8–Dec. 14 & Dec. 20–Feb. 27. Nov. 8–Dec. 7 & Dec. 13– Feb. 27. Nov. 1–Dec. 7 & Dec. 20– Feb. 27. * * Nevada: Northeast Zone ........... * Oregon: Zone 1 ........................ Zone 2 ........................ * Sept. 1–Dec. 16. * * Nov. 1–Feb. 15. Oct. 11–Dec. 7 & Dec. 10– Jan. 25. Oct. 4–Jan. 17. Oct. 11–Oct. 15 & Oct. 18–Jan. 25. Oct. 11–Oct. 15 & Oct. 18–Jan. 25. * 1 The * bag and possession limits for sora and Virginia rails apply singly or in the aggregate of these species. 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. * * * * * * * 2 All 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 58202 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations * * * * * * * 20 In Arizona, Ashurst Lake in Unit 5B is closed to snipe hunting. Nevada, the snipe season in that portion of the South Zone including the Moapa Valley to the confluence of the Muddy and Virgin rivers is only open November 1 through January 25. 21 In 3. Section 20.105 is amended as follows: ■ a. By revising the introductory paragraphs; ■ b. In paragraph (a), by adding entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the table, and by adding footnote (3) following the table; ■ c. In paragraph (b), by revising the introductory text, by adding entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the table, by revising the note following the table, and by adding footnote (4) following the table; ■ d. By revising paragraph (e); and ■ e. In paragraph (f), by revising the introductory text, by adding entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the table, by revising footnotes (1) and (4) following the table, and by ■ adding footnotes (9), (10), (11), and (12) following the table. The revisions and additions read as follows: § 20.105 Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for waterfowl, coots, and gallinules. Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as follows: Shooting and hawking hours are onehalf hour before sunrise until sunset, except as otherwise restricted by State regulations. Area descriptions were published in the August 22, 2014 (79 FR 50512) and August 28, 2014 (79 FR 51402), Federal Registers. CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND DELINEATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY ON FEDERAL AND STATE PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS AND FEDERAL INDIAN RESERVATIONS. (a) Common Moorhens and Purple Gallinules. (Atlantic, Mississippi, and Central Flyways) Note: The following seasons are in addition to the seasons published previously in the August 29, 2014, Federal Register (79 FR 51712). The zones named in this paragraph are the same as those used for setting duck seasons. Limits Season dates Bag Possession ATLANTIC FLYWAY * * * Georgia .......................................................................... * * Nov. 22–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 6–Jan. 25 * * * * West Virginia ................................................................. * * Oct. 1–Oct. 11 & .......................................................... Dec. 13–Jan. 24 * * * Sept. 13–Sept. 28 & ..................................................... Nov. 15–Jan. 7 * * 15 15 45 45 * 15 15 30 30 MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY * * * Louisiana ....................................................................... Minnesota: 3 North Zone ............................................................. Central Zone .......................................................... South Zone ............................................................ * * * Tennessee: Reelfoot Zone ........................................................ State Zone ............................................................. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Wisconsin: North Zone ............................................................. South Zone ............................................................ Mississippi River Zone ........................................... Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. 3 In * * 19:54 Sep 25, 2014 45 45 45 45 Sept. 27–Nov. 25 ......................................................... Oct. 4–Oct. 12 & .......................................................... Oct. 18–Dec. 7 Sept. 27–Oct. 5 & ........................................................ Oct. 18–Dec. 7 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 * Jkt 232001 PO 00000 * 15 15 15 15 * * * * Frm 00006 * Seasons are in aggregate with coots and listed in paragraph (e). * * Minnesota, the daily bag limit is 15 and the possession limit is 45 coots and moorhens in the aggregate. VerDate Sep<11>2014 45 45 45 45 45 15–Nov. 16 & ....................................................... 29–Jan. 25 22–Nov. 23 & ....................................................... 29–Jan. 25 * * * PACIFIC FLYWAY All States ....................................................................... * * 45 45 15 15 15 15 15 Sept. 27–Nov. 25 ......................................................... Sept. 27–Oct. 5 & ........................................................ Oct. 11–Nov. 30 Sept. 27–Sept 29 & ...................................................... Oct. 11–Dec. 6 * * 15 15 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 * 58203 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations (b) Sea Ducks (scoter, eider, and longtailed ducks in Atlantic Flyway). Note: The following seasons are in addition to the seasons published previously in the August 29, 2014, Federal Register (79 FR 51712). Within the special sea duck areas, the daily bag limit is 7 scoter, eider, and long-tailed ducks of which no more than 4 may be scoters. Possession limits are three times the daily bag limit. These limits may be in addition to regular duck bag limits only during the regular duck season in the special sea duck hunting areas. Limits Season dates Bag * * * Georgia .......................................................................... * * Nov. 22–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 6–Jan. 25 * * * * Maryland ........................................................................ Massachusetts 4 ............................................................ * * Oct. 1–Jan. 31 .............................................................. Oct. 4–Jan. 31 .............................................................. * * * * North Carolina ............................................................... * * Oct. 1–Jan. 31 .............................................................. * * * * South Carolina .............................................................. Virginia .......................................................................... * * Oct. 11–Jan. 25 ............................................................ Oct. 17–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Possession * * 7 7 21 21 * 5 7 15 21 * 7 21 * 7 7 21 21 * * * * * * * 4 In * * * * * * * Massachusetts, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 eiders (only 1 of which may be a hen) and 4 long-tailed ducks. 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. (e) Waterfowl, Coots, and PacificFlyway Seasons for Common Moorhens. Definitions The Atlantic Flyway: Includes Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Mississippi Flyway: Includes Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. The Central Flyway: Includes Colorado (east of the Continental Divide), Kansas, Montana (Blaine, Carbon, Fergus, Judith Basin, Stillwater, Sweetgrass, Wheatland, and all counties east thereof), Nebraska, New Mexico (east of the Continental Divide except that the Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation is in the Pacific Flyway), North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming (east of the Continental Divide). The Pacific Flyway: Includes the States of Arizona, California, Colorado (west of the Continental Divide), Idaho, Montana (including and to the west of Hill, Chouteau, Cascade, Meagher, and Park Counties), Nevada, New Mexico (the Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation and west of the Continental Divide), Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming (west of the Continental Divide including the Great Divide Basin). Light Geese: Includes lesser snow (including blue) geese, greater snow geese, and Ross’s geese. Dark Geese: Includes Canada geese, white-fronted geese, emperor geese, brant (except in California, Oregon, Washington, and the Atlantic Flyway), and all other geese except light geese. ATLANTIC FLYWAY Flyway-Wide Restrictions Duck Limits: The daily bag limit of 6 ducks may include no more than 4 mallards (2 hen mallards), 2 scaup, 1 black duck, 2 pintails, 1 canvasback, 1 mottled duck, 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 4 scoters, and 1 fulvous tree duck. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Harlequin Ducks: All areas of the Flyway are closed to harlequin duck hunting. Merganser Limits: The daily bag limit is 5 mergansers and may include no more than 2 hooded mergansers. In States that include mergansers in the duck bag limit, the daily limit is the same as the duck bag limit, of which only 2 may be hooded mergansers. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Limits Season dates Bag Connecticut: Ducks and Mergansers ......................................... North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 ....................................................................................... Oct. 8–Oct. 18 & Nov. 11–Jan. 7 ................................. Oct. 8–Oct. 11 & Nov. 17–Jan. 20 ............................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Frm 00007 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 Possession 6 ........................ ........................ 15 18 ........................ ........................ 45 58204 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag AFRP Unit ...................................................... Possession Oct. 14–Oct. 18 & ........................................................ Nov. 19–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 2–Feb. 14 ............................................................. Oct. 8–Oct. 18 & .......................................................... Nov. 17–Jan. 24 ........................................................... Oct. 14–Oct. 18 & ........................................................ Nov. 17–Jan. 7 ............................................................. Jan. 26–Feb. 14 ........................................................... 5 5 5 3 3 3 3 5 15 15 15 9 9 9 9 15 South Zone ..................................................... Oct. 1–Jan. 15 & .......................................................... Feb. 21–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Oct. 1–Nov. 29 & .......................................................... Jan. 7–Mar. 10 ............................................................. 25 25 25 25 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ Brant: North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Delaware: Ducks ..................................................................... Dec. 4–Jan. 7 ............................................................... Dec. 17–Jan. 20 ........................................................... 2 2 6 6 Oct. 24–Nov. 11 & ........................................................ Nov. 24–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 12–Jan. 24 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Nov. 24–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 12–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Oct. 1–Jan. 31 .............................................................. Feb. 7 ........................................................................... Dec. 22–Jan. 3 & ......................................................... Jan. 12–Jan. 31 ............................................................ 6 6 6 5 15 2 2 25 25 2 2 18 18 18 15 45 6 6 ........................ ........................ 6 6 Nov. 22–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 6–Jan. 25 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Nov. 22–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 1–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 6 5 15 5 5 15 18 18 15 45 15 15 ........................ Nov. 22–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 6–Jan. 25 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Oct. 11–Oct. 26 & ........................................................ Nov. 22–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 6–Jan. 25 ............................................................. Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Closed .......................................................................... 6 6 5 15 5 5 5 5 ........................ 18 18 15 45 15 15 15 15 ........................ Coastal Zone .................................................. Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese: North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. Light Geese ........................................................... Brant: North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... ....................................................................................... Sept. 29–Dec. 6 ........................................................... Oct. 1–Oct. 18 & .......................................................... Nov. 3–Dec. 23 ............................................................ Oct. 1–Oct. 18 & .......................................................... Nov. 14–Jan. 3 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 5 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 15 Oct. 1–Dec. 9 ............................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Oct. 1–Jan. 31 .............................................................. 3 3 3 25 9 9 9 ........................ Oct. 1–Nov. 4 ............................................................... Oct. 1–Oct. 18 & .......................................................... Nov. 3–Nov. 18 ............................................................ Oct. 1–Oct. 18 & .......................................................... Nov. 14–Nov. 29 .......................................................... 2 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 6 Oct. 11–Oct. 18 & ........................................................ Nov. 8–Nov. 28 & ......................................................... Dec. 16–Jan. 24 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 6 6 15 18 18 18 45 NAP H-Unit ..................................................... AP Unit ........................................................... Special Season .............................................. Light Geese: North Zone ..................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese ...................................................... Light Geese 1 ......................................................... Brant ...................................................................... Florida: Ducks ..................................................................... Mergansers ..................................................... Coots .............................................................. Canada Geese ............................................... Light Geese .................................................... Georgia: Ducks ..................................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese ...................................................... asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Light Geese ........................................................... Brant ...................................................................... Maine: Ducks 2 ................................................................... North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. Maryland: Ducks and Mergansers 3 ....................................... Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 58205 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag RP Zone ......................................................... AP Zone ......................................................... Light Geese ........................................................... Brant ...................................................................... Massachusetts: Ducks 4 ................................................................... Western Zone ................................................. Central Zone ................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese: NAP Zone Central Zone ........................................... (Special season) ..................................... Coastal Zone ........................................... (Special season) 5 AP Zone ......................................................... Light Geese: Western Zone ................................................. Central Zone ................................................... Coastal Zone 5 ................................................ Brant: Western & Central Zone ................................ Coastal Zone .................................................. New Hampshire: Ducks ..................................................................... Northern Zone ................................................ Inland Zone .................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese: Northern Zone ................................................ Inland Zone .................................................... asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Coastal Zone .................................................. Light Geese: Northern Zone ................................................ Inland Zone .................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. Brant: Northern Zone ................................................ Inland Zone .................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. New Jersey: Ducks ..................................................................... North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada and White-fronted Geese: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Possession Nov. 22–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 16–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Nov. 22–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 16–Feb. 4 ............................................................. Oct. 4–Nov. 28 & .......................................................... Dec. 15–Feb. 7 ............................................................. Dec. 20–Jan. 3 & ......................................................... Jan. 6–Jan. 24 .............................................................. 5 5 2 2 25 25 2 2 15 15 6 6 ........................ ........................ 6 6 ....................................................................................... Oct. 13–Nov. 29 & ........................................................ Dec. 8–Dec. 27 ............................................................ Oct. 14–Nov. 29 & ........................................................ Dec. 20–Jan. 10 ........................................................... Oct. 15–Oct. 25 & ........................................................ Nov. 22–Jan. 19 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Oct. 14–Nov. 29 & ........................................................ Dec. 20–Jan. 10 ........................................................... Jan. 19–Feb. 14 ........................................................... Oct. 15–Oct. 25 & ........................................................ Nov. 22–Jan. 30 ........................................................... Jan. 31–Feb. 14 ........................................................... Oct. 13–Nov. 29 & ........................................................ Dec. 8–Dec. 16 ............................................................ 3 3 5 3 3 5 3 3 9 9 15 9 9 15 9 9 Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks & ................................................... Jan. 19–Feb. 14 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks & ................................................... Jan. 31–Feb. 14 ........................................................... 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 Closed .......................................................................... Nov. 15–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 16–Jan. 3 ............................................................. ........................ 2 2 ........................ 6 6 ....................................................................................... Oct. 2–Nov. 30 ............................................................. Oct. 2–Nov. 2 & ............................................................ Nov. 16–Dec. 13 .......................................................... Oct. 3–Oct. 13 & .......................................................... Nov. 16-Jan. 3 .............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Oct. 2–Dec. 10 ............................................................. Oct. 2–Nov. 2 & ............................................................ Nov. 16–Dec. 23 .......................................................... Oct. 3–Oct. 23 & .......................................................... Nov. 16–Jan. 3 ............................................................. 3 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 9 Oct. 2–Dec. 23 ............................................................. Oct. 2–Dec. 23 ............................................................. Oct. 3–Jan. 3 ................................................................ 25 25 25 ........................ ........................ ........................ Oct. 2–Oct. 31 .............................................................. Oct. 2–Oct. 31 .............................................................. Oct. 3–Nov. 1 ............................................................... 2 2 2 6 6 6 ....................................................................................... Oct. 11–Oct. 23 & ........................................................ Nov. 15–Jan. 10 ........................................................... Oct. 18–Oct. 25 & ........................................................ Nov. 15–Jan. 15 ........................................................... Nov. 1–Nov. 11 & ......................................................... Nov. 27–Jan. 24 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Frm 00009 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 58206 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. Special Season Zone ..................................... Light Geese: North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. Brant: North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. New York: Ducks and Mergansers ......................................... Long Island Zone ........................................... Lake Champlain Zone .................................... Northeastern Zone ......................................... Southeastern Zone ......................................... Western Zone ................................................. Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese: Western Long Island (AFRP) ......................... Central Long Island (NAP–L) ......................... Special season ........................................ Eastern Long Island (NAP–H) ........................ Lake Champlain (AP) Zone ............................ Northeast (AP) Zone ...................................... East Central (AP) Zone .................................. Hudson Valley (AP) Zone .............................. West Central (AP) Zone ................................. South (AFRP) ................................................. Light Geese: 6 Long Island Zone ........................................... Lake Champlain Zone .................................... Northeastern Zone ......................................... Southeastern Zone ......................................... Western Zone ................................................. Brant: Long Island Zone ........................................... asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Lake Champlain Zone .................................... Northeastern Zone ......................................... Southeastern Zone ......................................... Western Zone ................................................. North Carolina: Ducks 7 ................................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese: RP Hunt Zone ................................................ SJBP Hunt Zone ............................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Possession Nov. 15–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 13–Jan. 24 & ....................................................... Nov. 15–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 13–Jan. 24 & ....................................................... Nov. 27–Dec. 6 & ......................................................... Dec. 9–Jan. 24 ............................................................. Jan. 26–Feb. 14 ........................................................... 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 9 9 9 9 9 9 15 Oct. 16–Feb. 14 ........................................................... Oct. 16–Feb. 14 ........................................................... Oct. 16–Feb. 14 ........................................................... 25 25 25 ........................ ........................ ........................ Nov. 15–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 23–Jan. 10 ........................................................... Oct. 18–Oct. 25 & ........................................................ Nov. 15–Dec. 11 .......................................................... Nov. 1–Nov. 11 & ......................................................... Dec. 20–Jan. 13 ........................................................... 2 2 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 6 6 ....................................................................................... Nov. 27–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Oct. 8–Oct. 12 & .......................................................... Oct. 25–Dec. 18 ........................................................... Oct. 4–Oct. 19 & .......................................................... Nov. 1–Dec. 14 ............................................................ Oct. 11–Oct. 19 & ........................................................ Nov. 8–Dec. 28 ............................................................ Oct. 18–Dec. 2 & .......................................................... Dec. 27–Jan. 9 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 45 Oct. 11–Oct. 19 & ........................................................ Nov. 27–Mar. 4 ............................................................. Nov. 27–Feb. 4 & ......................................................... Feb. 5–Feb. 10 ............................................................. Nov. 27–Feb. 4 ............................................................. Oct. 10–Nov. 28 ........................................................... Oct. 25–Nov. 16 & ........................................................ Nov. 18–Dec. 14 .......................................................... Oct. 25–Nov. 14 & ........................................................ Nov. 22–Dec. 20 .......................................................... Oct. 25–Nov. 14 & ........................................................ Nov. 29–Dec. 27 .......................................................... Oct. 25–Nov. 27 & ........................................................ Dec. 27–Jan. 11 ........................................................... Oct. 25–Jan. 1 & .......................................................... Feb. 28–Mar. 10 ........................................................... 8 8 3 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 5 24 24 9 15 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 15 15 Nov. 24–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Oct. 1–Dec. 29 ............................................................. Oct. 1–Jan. 15 .............................................................. Oct. 1–Jan. 15 .............................................................. Oct. 1–Jan. 15 .............................................................. 25 25 25 25 25 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ Nov. 27–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 31–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Oct. 8–Nov. 6 ............................................................... Oct. 4–Nov. 2 ............................................................... Oct. 11–Nov. 9 ............................................................. Oct. 11–Nov. 9 ............................................................. 2 2 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 6 6 Oct. 1–Oct. 4 & ............................................................ Nov. 8–Nov. 29 & ......................................................... Dec. 13–Jan. 24 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 15 45 Oct. 1–Oct. 11 & .......................................................... Nov. 8–Nov. 29 & ......................................................... Dec. 13–Feb. 7 ............................................................. Oct. 1–Oct. 28 & .......................................................... Nov. 8–Dec. 31 ............................................................ 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 15 Frm 00010 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 58207 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Northeast Hunt Zone 8 .................................... Light Geese 9 ......................................................... Brant ...................................................................... Pennsylvania: Ducks ..................................................................... North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Northwest Zone .............................................. Lake Erie Zone ............................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese: Eastern (AP) Zone ......................................... SJBP Zone ..................................................... Resident (RP) Zone ....................................... Light Geese: Eastern (AP) Zone ......................................... SJBP Zone ..................................................... Resident (RP) Zone ....................................... Brant ...................................................................... Rhode Island: Ducks ..................................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese ...................................................... Special season ............................................... Light Geese ........................................................... Brant ...................................................................... South Carolina: Ducks 10 11 ............................................................. Mergansers 12 ........................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada and White-fronted Geese 13 ..................... Light Geese ........................................................... Brant ...................................................................... Vermont: Ducks ..................................................................... Lake Champlain Zone .................................... asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Interior Zone ................................................... Connecticut River Zone .................................. Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese: Lake Champlain Zone .................................... Interior Zone ................................................... Connecticut River Zone .................................. Light Geese: Lake Champlain Zone .................................... Interior Zone ................................................... Connecticut River Zone .................................. Brant: Lake Champlain Zone .................................... Interior Zone ................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Possession Jan. 9–Jan. 24 .............................................................. Oct. 15–Oct. 18 & ........................................................ Nov. 8–Mar. 7 ............................................................... Dec. 22–Jan. 24 ........................................................... 1 25 25 2 3 ........................ ........................ 6 ....................................................................................... Oct. 11–Nov. 29 & ........................................................ Dec. 23–Jan. 10 ........................................................... Oct. 18–Oct. 25 & ........................................................ Nov. 15–Jan. 15 ........................................................... Oct. 11–Dec. 13 ........................................................... Dec. 27–Jan. 1 ............................................................. Oct. 27–Jan. 3 .............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Nov. 15–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 15–Jan. 26 ........................................................... Oct. 11–Nov. 29 & ........................................................ Dec. 15–Jan. 23 ........................................................... Oct. 25–Nov. 29 & ........................................................ Dec. 18–Jan. 15 & ....................................................... Feb. 2–Feb. 28 ............................................................. 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 9 9 9 9 15 15 15 1–Jan. 26 .............................................................. 1–Jan. 23 .............................................................. 28–Feb. 28 ........................................................... 18–Nov. 21 ........................................................... 25 25 25 2 ........................ ........................ ........................ 6 Oct. 10–Oct. 13 & ........................................................ Nov. 26–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 6–Jan. 25 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Nov. 22–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 6–Feb. 4 ............................................................... Feb. 9–Feb. 15 ............................................................. Oct. 11–Jan. 25 ............................................................ Dec. 27–Jan. 25 ........................................................... 6 6 6 5 15 3 3 5 25 2 18 18 18 15 45 9 9 15 ........................ 6 Nov. 15 & ..................................................................... Nov. 22–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 6–Jan. 25 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Nov. 22–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 6–Jan. 25 & ......................................................... Feb. 8–Feb. 23 ............................................................. Nov. 22–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 6–Jan. 25 ............................................................. Dec. 27–Jan. 25 ........................................................... 6 6 6 5 15 5 5 5 25 25 2 18 18 18 15 45 15 15 15 ........................ ........................ 6 ....................................................................................... Oct. 8–Oct 12 & ........................................................... Oct. 25–Dec. 18 ........................................................... Oct. 8–Dec. 6 ............................................................... Oct. 2–Nov. 2 & ............................................................ Nov. 16–Dec. 13 .......................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Oct. 10–Nov. 28 ........................................................... Oct. 10–Nov. 28 ........................................................... Oct. 2–Nov. 2 & ............................................................ Nov. 16–Dec. 23 .......................................................... 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 Oct. 1–Dec. 29 ............................................................. Oct. 1–Dec. 29 ............................................................. Oct. 2–Dec. 23 ............................................................. 25 25 25 ........................ ........................ ........................ Oct. 8–Nov. 6 ............................................................... Oct. 8–Nov. 6 ............................................................... 2 2 6 6 Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Frm 00011 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 58208 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Connecticut River Zone .................................. Virginia Ducks 14 ................................................................. Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese: Eastern (AP) Zone ......................................... Western (SJBP) Zone .................................... (Special season) ..................................... Western (RP) Zone ........................................ Light Geese ........................................................... Brant ...................................................................... West Virginia Ducks 15 ................................................................. Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese ...................................................... Light Geese ........................................................... Brant ...................................................................... Possession Oct. 2–Oct. 31 .............................................................. 2 6 Oct. 10–Oct. 13 & ........................................................ Nov. 15–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 17–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 15 45 Nov. 15–Nov. 23 & ....................................................... Dec. 20–Jan. 29 ........................................................... Nov. 15–Nov. 25 & ....................................................... Dec. 17–Jan. 14 & ....................................................... Jan. 15–Feb. 15 ........................................................... Nov. 15–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 17–Feb. 18 ........................................................... Oct. 17–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Dec. 27–Jan. 25 ........................................................... 2 2 3 3 5 5 5 25 2 6 6 9 9 15 15 15 ........................ 6 Oct. 1–Oct. 11 & .......................................................... Nov. 10–Nov. 15 & ....................................................... Dec. 13–Jan. 24 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Oct. 1–Oct. 18 & .......................................................... Nov. 10–Nov. 15 & ....................................................... Dec. 8–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Dec. 26–Jan. 24 ........................................................... 6 6 6 5 15 5 5 5 5 2 18 18 18 15 30 15 15 15 15 6 1 In Delaware, the Bombay Hook NWR snow goose season is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only. Maine, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 of any species, with no more than 12 of any one species in possession. The season for Barrow’s goldeneye is closed. 3 In Maryland, the black duck season is closed October 11 through October 18. 4 In Massachusetts, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 of any single species in addition to the flyway–wide bag restrictions. 5 In Massachusetts, the January 18 to February 15 portion of the season in the Coastal Zone is restricted to that portion of the Coastal Zone north of the Cape Cod Canal. 6 In New York, the use of electronic calls and shotguns capable of holding more than 3 shotshells are allowed for hunting of light geese on any day when all other waterfowl hunting seasons are closed. 7 In North Carolina, the season is closed for black ducks October 1 through October 4 and November 8 through November 21. The daily bag limit for black and mottled ducks is combined with no more than 1 allowed in the daily bag. 8 In North Carolina, a permit is required to hunt Canada geese in the Northeast Hunt Zone. 9 In North Carolina, electronic calls and unplugged shotguns are allowed for light geese from February 9 through March 7. 10 In South Carolina, the daily bag limit of 6 may not exceed 1 black–bellied whistling duck, and either 1 black duck or 1 mottled duck in the aggregate. 11 In South Carolina, on November 15, only hunters 17 years of age or younger can hunt ducks, coots and mergansers. The youth must be accompanied by a person at least 21 years of age who is properly licensed, including State and Federal waterfowl stamps. Youth who are 16 or 17 years of age who hunt on this day are not required to have a State license or State waterfowl stamp but must possess a Federal waterfowl stamp and migratory bird permit. 12 In South Carolina, the daily bag limit for mergansers may include no more than 1 hooded merganser. 13 In South Carolina, the daily bag limit may include no more than 2 white–fronted geese. 14 In Virginia, the season is closed for black ducks October 10 through October 13. 15 In West Virginia, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 long–tailed ducks, and the season is closed for eiders, whistling ducks, and mottled ducks. 2 In MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Flyway-Wide Restrictions Duck Limits: The daily bag limit of 6 ducks may include no more than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be females), 1 mottled duck, 1 black duck, 2 pintails, 1 canvasback, 2 redheads, 3 scaup, and 3 wood ducks. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Merganser Limits: The daily bag limit is 5 mergansers and may include no more than 2 hooded mergansers. In States that include mergansers in the duck bag limit, the daily limit is the same as the duck bag limit, of which only 2 may be hooded mergansers. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Limits Season dates Bag Alabama: Ducks ..................................................................... North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Dark Geese: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 ....................................................................................... Nov. 27–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Same as North Zone .................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Frm 00012 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 Possession 6 ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ 15 45 58209 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag North Zone: SJBP Zone .............................................. Rest of North Zone ................................. South Zone ..................................................... White-fronted Geese: North Zone: SJBP Zone .............................................. Rest of North Zone ......................................... South Zone ..................................................... Light Geese: North Zone: Monroe and Escambia Counties ............. SJBP Zone .............................................. Rest of North Zone ................................. South Zone ..................................................... Arkansas: Ducks ..................................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese: Northwest Zone .............................................. Remainder of State ........................................ White-fronted Geese ............................................. Brant ...................................................................... Light Geese ........................................................... Illinois: Ducks ..................................................................... North Zone ..................................................... Central Zone ................................................... South Central Zone ........................................ South Zone ..................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese: North Zone ..................................................... Central Zone ................................................... South Central Zone ........................................ South Zone ..................................................... White-fronted Geese: North Zone ..................................................... Central Zone ................................................... South Central Zone ........................................ South Zone ..................................................... Light Geese: North Zone ..................................................... Central Zone ................................................... South Central Zone ........................................ South Zone ..................................................... Brant ...................................................................... Indiana: Ducks ..................................................................... North Zone ..................................................... asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Central Zone ................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese: North Zone ..................................................... Central Zone ................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Possession Sept. 20–Oct. 7 & ......................................................... Nov. 27–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Same as SJBP Zone .................................................... Same as Rest of North Zone ....................................... 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. Same as SJBP Zone .................................................... Same as Rest of North Zone ....................................... 2 2 2 6 6 6 Sept. 20–Oct. 7 & ......................................................... Oct. 25–Nov. 9 & .......................................................... Nov. 27–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Same as Rest of North Zone ....................................... Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. 5 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 15 15 Nov. 22–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 4–Dec. 23 & ......................................................... Dec. 26–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 6 6 5 5 18 18 18 10 10 Sept. 20–Sept. 29 & ..................................................... Nov. 13–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Nov. 13–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Nov. 13–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Closed .......................................................................... Nov. 13–Jan. 25 ........................................................... 3 3 3 2 ........................ 20 9 9 9 4 ........................ ....................................................................................... Oct. 18–Dec. 16 ........................................................... Oct. 25–Dec. 23 ........................................................... Nov. 8–Jan. 6 ............................................................... Nov. 27–Jan. 25. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 15 45 Oct. 18–Jan. 15 ............................................................ Oct. 25–Nov. 16 & ........................................................ Nov. 26–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Nov. 8–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Nov. 27–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 2 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 6 Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. 3–Jan. 15 ............................................................. 19–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 19–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 27–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 Oct. 18–Jan. 15 ............................................................ Oct. 25–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Nov. 8–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Nov. 27–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Same as for Light Geese ............................................. 20 20 20 20 1 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 3 ....................................................................................... Oct. 18–Dec. 7 & .......................................................... Dec. 20–Dec. 28 .......................................................... Oct. 25–Dec. 7 & .......................................................... Dec. 20–Jan. 4 ............................................................. Nov. 1–Nov. 9 & ........................................................... Nov. 29–Jan. 18 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Oct. 18–Nov. 9 & .......................................................... Nov. 27–Jan. 4 & ......................................................... Jan. 20–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Oct. 25–Dec. 7 & .......................................................... Dec. 20–Jan. 4 & ......................................................... 3 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 9 Frm 00013 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 58210 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag South Zone ..................................................... Late Season Zone .......................................... White-fronted Geese: North Zone ..................................................... Central Zone ................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Brant: North Zone ..................................................... Central Zone ................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Light Geese: North Zone ..................................................... Central Zone ................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Iowa: Ducks ..................................................................... North Zone ..................................................... Missouri River Zone ....................................... South Zone ..................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese: North Zone ..................................................... Missouri River Zone ....................................... South Zone ..................................................... White-fronted Geese: North Zone ..................................................... Missouri River Zone ....................................... South Zone ..................................................... Brant: North Zone ..................................................... Missouri River Zone ....................................... South Zone ..................................................... Light Geese: North Zone ..................................................... Missouri River Zone ....................................... South Zone ..................................................... Kentucky: Ducks ..................................................................... West Zone ...................................................... East Zone ....................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese ...................................................... White-fronted Geese ............................................. Brant ...................................................................... Light Geese ........................................................... Louisiana: Ducks ..................................................................... West Zone ...................................................... asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES East Zone (including Catahoula Lake) ........... Coastal Zone .................................................. Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese: 1 West Zone ...................................................... East Zone ....................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:28 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Possession Jan. 18–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Nov. 1–Nov. 10 & ......................................................... Nov. 29–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Feb. 1–Feb. 15 ............................................................. 3 3 3 5 9 9 9 15 Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ 2 2 2 6 6 6 Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ 1 1 1 3 3 3 Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada geese ......................................... 20 20 20 ....................................................................................... Oct. 4–Oct. 19 & .......................................................... Oct. 25–Dec. 7 ............................................................. Oct. 4–Oct. 8 & ............................................................ Oct. 25 .......................................................................... Oct. 25–Dec 18 ............................................................ Oct. 4–Oct. 8 & ............................................................ Oct. 18–Dec 11 ............................................................ Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Sept. 27–Oct. 31 & ....................................................... Nov. 1–Jan. 2 ............................................................... Oct. 11–Oct. 31 & ........................................................ Nov. 1–Jan. 16 ............................................................. Oct. 4–Oct. 31 & .......................................................... Nov. 1–Jan. 9 ............................................................... 2 3 2 3 2 3 6 9 6 9 6 9 Sept. 27–Dec. 9 ........................................................... Oct. 11–Dec. 23 ........................................................... Oct. 4–Dec. 16 ............................................................. 2 2 2 6 6 6 Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... 1 1 1 2 2 2 Sept. 27–Jan. 11 .......................................................... Oct. 11–Jan. 16 ............................................................ Oct. 4–Jan. 16 .............................................................. 20 20 20 ....................................................................................... Nov. 27–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 1–Jan. 25 ............................................................. Same as West Zone .................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Nov. 27–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Nov. 27–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Nov. 27–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Nov. 27–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 3 2 2 20 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 9 6 6 60 ....................................................................................... Nov. 15–Dec. 14 & ....................................................... Dec. 20–Jan. 18 ........................................................... Nov. 22–Dec. 7 & ......................................................... Dec. 13–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Nov. 15–Dec. 7 & ......................................................... Dec. 20–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 Nov. Dec. Nov. Dec. 15–Dec. 14 & ....................................................... 20–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 8–Dec. 7 & ........................................................... 13–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Frm 00014 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 58211 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Coastal Zone .................................................. White-fronted: 1 West Zone ...................................................... East Zone ....................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. Brant ...................................................................... Light Geese: West Zone ...................................................... East Zone ....................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. Michigan: Ducks: North Zone ..................................................... Middle Zone .................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese: North Zone ..................................................... Middle Zone .................................................... South Zone: Muskegon Wastewater GMU .................. Allegan County GMU .............................. Saginaw County GMU ............................ Tuscola/Huron GMU ............................... Remainder of South Zone ....................... Southern MI Late Season 2 ............................ White–fronted Geese: North Zone ..................................................... Middle Zone .................................................... South Zone Light Geese: North Zone ..................................................... Middle Zone .................................................... South Zone ..................................................... asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Brant: North Zone ..................................................... Middle Zone .................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Minnesota: Ducks: North Zone ..................................................... Central Zone ................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots 3 ................................................................... Canada Geese: North Zone ..................................................... Central Zone ................................................... South Zone ..................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Possession Nov. 15–Dec. 14 & ....................................................... Dec. 20–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 3 3 9 9 Nov. 15–Dec. 14 & ....................................................... Dec. 20–Feb. 1 ............................................................. Nov. 8–Dec. 7 & ........................................................... Dec. 13–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Nov. 15–Dec. 14 & ....................................................... Dec. 20–Feb. 1 ............................................................. Closed .......................................................................... 2 2 2 2 2 2 ........................ 6 6 6 6 6 6 ........................ Same as for White-fronted ........................................... Same as for White-fronted ........................................... Same as for White-fronted ........................................... 20 20 20 ........................ ........................ ........................ Sept. 27–Nov. 23 & ...................................................... Nov. 29–Nov. 30 .......................................................... Oct. 4–Nov. 30 & .......................................................... Dec. 13–Dec. 14 .......................................................... Oct. 11–Dec. 7 & .......................................................... Dec. 27–Dec. 28 .......................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Sept. 11–Dec. 11 ......................................................... Sept. 20–Sept. 28 & ..................................................... Oct. 4–Dec. 25 ............................................................. 2 2 2 6 6 6 Oct. 15–Nov. 12 & ........................................................ Dec. 3–Dec. 21 ............................................................ Nov. 1–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Sept. 20–Sept. 22 & ..................................................... Oct. 11–Dec. 7 & .......................................................... Dec. 27–Jan. 28 ........................................................... Sept. 20–Sept. 28 & ..................................................... Oct. 11–Dec. 7 & .......................................................... Dec. 27–Jan. 20 ........................................................... Sept. 20–Sept. 22 & ..................................................... Oct. 11–Dec. 7 & .......................................................... Dec. 27–Dec. 29 .......................................................... Jan. 17–Feb. 14 ........................................................... 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 15 Sept. 11–Dec. 11 ......................................................... Oct. 4–Dec. 25 ............................................................. Oct. 11–Dec. 7 & .......................................................... Dec. 27–Dec. 28 & ....................................................... Jan. 17–Feb. 13 ........................................................... 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Oct. 11–Dec. 7 & .......................................................... Dec. 27–Dec. 28 & ....................................................... Jan. 17–Feb. 14 ........................................................... 20 20 20 20 20 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ Same as for Light geese .............................................. Same as for Light geese .............................................. Same as for Light geese .............................................. 1 1 1 3 3 3 Sept. 27–Nov. 25 ......................................................... Sept. 27–Oct. 5 & ......................................................... Oct. 11–Nov. 30 ........................................................... Sept. 27–Sept. 29 & ..................................................... Oct. 11–Dec. 6 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Sept. 27–Dec. 25 ......................................................... Sept. 27–Oct. 5 & ......................................................... Oct. 11–Dec. 30 ........................................................... Sept. 27–Sept. 29 & ..................................................... 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 Frm 00015 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 58212 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Possession Oct. 11–Jan. 5 .............................................................. White-fronts Geese: North Zone ..................................................... Central Zone ................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Light Geese: North Zone ..................................................... Central Zone ................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Brant: North Zone ..................................................... Central Zone ................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Mississippi: Ducks ..................................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese ...................................................... White-fronted ......................................................... Brant ...................................................................... Light Geese ........................................................... Missouri: Ducks and Mergansers: North Zone ..................................................... Middle Zone .................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese: North Zone ..................................................... Middle Zone .................................................... South Zone ..................................................... White-fronted Geese: North Zone ..................................................... Middle Zone .................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Brant: North Zone ..................................................... Middle Zone .................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Light Geese: North Zone ..................................................... Middle Zone .................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Ohio: Ducks 4 Lake Erie Marsh Zone .................................... North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Merganser .............................................................. Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese: Lake Erie Goose Zone ................................... asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... White-fronted Geese ............................................. Brant ...................................................................... Light Geese ........................................................... Tennessee: Ducks Reelfoot Zone ................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 3 9 Sept. 27–Dec. 23 ......................................................... Sept. 27–Oct. 5 & ......................................................... Oct. 11–Dec. 28 ........................................................... Sept. 27–Sept. 29 & ..................................................... Oct. 11–Jan. 3 .............................................................. 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... 20 20 20 60 60 60 Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... 1 1 1 3 3 3 Nov. 27–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Nov. 13–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Nov. 13–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... 6 5 15 3 2 1 20 18 15 45 9 6 3 ........................ Oct. 25–Dec. 23 ........................................................... Nov. 1–Dec. 30 ............................................................ Nov. 27–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ 15 18 ........................ ........................ 45 Oct. 4–Oct. 12 & .......................................................... Nov. 27–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Same as North Zone .................................................... Same as North Zone .................................................... 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 Nov. 27–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Same as North Zone .................................................... Same as North Zone .................................................... 2 2 2 6 6 6 Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... 1 1 1 3 3 3 Oct. 25–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Same as North Zone .................................................... Same as North Zone .................................................... 20 20 20 ........................ ........................ ........................ Oct. 18–Nov. 2 & .......................................................... Nov. 15–Dec. 28 .......................................................... Oct. 25–Nov. 9 & .......................................................... Nov. 22–Jan. 4 ............................................................. Oct. 25–Nov. 9 & .......................................................... Dec. 13–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Oct. 18–Nov. 2 & .......................................................... Nov. 15–Dec. 28 & ....................................................... Jan. 14–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Oct. 25–Nov. 9 & .......................................................... Nov. 22–Jan. 4 & ......................................................... Jan. 14–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Oct. 25–Nov. 9 & .......................................................... Dec. 11–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 1 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 3 3 30 Nov. 15–Nov. 16 & ....................................................... Nov. 29–Jan. 25 ........................................................... 6 ........................ 18 ........................ Frm 00016 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 58213 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Possession Nov. 22–Nov. 23 & ....................................................... Nov. 29–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... ........................ ........................ 5 15 ........................ ........................ 15 45 Oct. 11–Oct. 15 & ........................................................ Nov. 15–Nov. 16 & ....................................................... Nov. 29–Feb. 7 ............................................................. Oct. 11–Oct. 28 & ........................................................ Nov. 22–Nov. 23 & ....................................................... Nov. 29–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Same as Southwest ..................................................... Same as Southwest Zone ............................................ Nov. 22–Nov. 23 & ....................................................... Nov. 29–Feb. 7 ............................................................. Nov. 23–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Nov. 22–Nov. 23 & ....................................................... Nov. 29–Mar. 10 ........................................................... 3 3 3 3 3 3 ........................ 3 3 2 2 20 20 9 9 9 9 9 9 ........................ 9 9 6 6 ........................ ........................ Mississippi River Zone ................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese: North Zone ..................................................... South Zone: Horicon Zone ........................................... Mississippi River Subzone ...................... Sept. 27–Nov. 25 ......................................................... Oct. 4–Oct. 12 & .......................................................... Oct. 18–Dec. 7 ............................................................. Sept. 27–Oct. 5 & ......................................................... Oct. 18–Dec. 7 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Sept. 16–Dec. 16 ......................................................... 2 6 Sept. 16–Dec. 16 ......................................................... Sept. 27–Oct. 5 & ......................................................... Oct. 18–Jan. 8 .............................................................. Sept. 16–Oct. 12 & ....................................................... Oct. 18–Dec. 21 ........................................................... 2 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 6 Sept. 20–Dec. 16 ......................................................... 2 6 Sept. 20–Dec. 16 ......................................................... Oct. 1–Oct. 5 & ............................................................ Oct. 12–Jan. 2 .............................................................. Sept. 20–Oct. 12 & ....................................................... Oct. 18–Dec. 21 ........................................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... 1 2 2 2 2 2 20 3 6 6 6 6 6 ........................ State Zone ...................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese: Northwest Zone .............................................. Southwest Zone ............................................. Kentucky/Barkley Lakes Zone ........................ Rest of State .................................................. White-fronted Geese ............................................. Brant ...................................................................... Light Geese ........................................................... Wisconsin: Ducks: 4 North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Remainder of South Zone ....................... White-fronted Geese: North Zone ..................................................... South Zone: Horicon Zone ........................................... Mississippi River Subzone ...................... Remainder of South Zone ....................... Brant ...................................................................... Light Geese ........................................................... 1 In Louisiana, during the Canada goose season, the daily bag limit is 3 dark geese (whitefronts and Canada geese) with no more than 2 white-fronted geese. Possession limits are three times the daily bag limits. 2 In Michigan, the Southern Michigan Late Canada goose season excludes the Goose Management Units (GMUs). 3 In Minnesota, the daily bag limit is 15 and the possession limit is 45 coots and moorhens in the aggregate. 4 In Ohio and Wisconsin, the daily bag limit may include no more than one hen mallard. CENTRAL FLYWAY Flyway-Wide Restrictions Duck Limits: The daily bag limit is 6 ducks, which may include no more than 5 mallards (2 female mallards), 1 mottled duck, 2 pintails, 1 canvasback, 2 redheads, 3 scaup, and 3 wood ducks. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Merganser Limits: The daily bag limit is 5 mergansers and may include no more than 2 hooded mergansers. In States that include mergansers in the duck bag limit, the daily limit is the same as the duck bag limit, of which only 2 may be hooded mergansers. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Limits asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Season dates Bag Colorado: Ducks ..................................................................... Southeast Zone .............................................. Northeast Zone ............................................... Mountain/Foothills Zone ................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 ....................................................................................... Oct. 22–Jan. 25 ............................................................ Oct. 11–Dec. 1 & .......................................................... Dec. 13–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Oct. 4–Dec. 1 & ............................................................ Dec. 20–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Frm 00017 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 Possession 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 58214 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Coots ..................................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Dark Geese: Northern Front Range Unit ............................. South Park/San Luis Valley Unit .................... North Park Unit ............................................... Rest of State in Central Flyway ..................... Light Geese: Northern Front Range Unit ............................. South Park/San Luis Valley Unit .................... North Park Unit ............................................... Rest of State in Central Flyway ..................... Kansas: Ducks ..................................................................... High Plains ..................................................... Low Plains: Early Zone ............................................... Late Zone ................................................ Southeast Zone ....................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese and Brant ..................................... White-fronted Geese ............................................. Light Geese ........................................................... Montana: Ducks and Mergansers 2 ....................................... Zone 1 ............................................................ Zone 2 ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Dark Geese: Zone N ............................................................ Zone S ............................................................ Light Geese: Zone N ............................................................ Zone S ............................................................ Nebraska: Ducks ..................................................................... Zone 1 ............................................................ Zone 2: Low Plains ............................................... High Plains .............................................. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Zone 3: Low Plains ............................................... High Plains .............................................. Zone 4 ............................................................ Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese: Niobrara Unit .................................................. East Unit ......................................................... North Central Unit .......................................... Platte River Unit ............................................. Panhandle Unit ............................................... White-fronted Geese ............................................. Light Geese ........................................................... New Mexico: Ducks and Mergansers 2 ....................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Possession Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 15 5 45 15 Oct. 4–Oct. 22 & .......................................................... Nov. 22–Feb. 15 ........................................................... Same as N. Front Range Unit ..................................... Same as N. Front Range Unit ..................................... Nov. 22–Feb. 15 ........................................................... 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 15 Nov. 1–Feb. 15 ............................................................. Same as N. Front Range Unit ..................................... Same as N. Front Range Unit ..................................... Same as N. Front Range Unit ..................................... 50 50 50 50 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ....................................................................................... Oct. 11–Dec. 8 & .......................................................... Dec. 20–Jan. 25 ........................................................... ....................................................................................... Oct. 11–Dec. 7 & .......................................................... Dec. 20–Jan. 4 ............................................................. Nov. 1–Jan. 4 & ........................................................... Jan. 17–Jan. 25 ............................................................ Nov. 8–Nov. 9 & ........................................................... Nov. 15–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Nov. 1–Nov. 9 & ........................................................... Nov. 12–Feb. 15 ........................................................... Nov. 1–Dec. 14 & ......................................................... Jan. 17–Feb. 15 ........................................................... Nov. 1–Nov. 9 & ........................................................... Nov. 12–Feb. 15 ........................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 6 6 2 2 50 50 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 18 18 6 6 ........................ ........................ ....................................................................................... Oct. 4–Jan. 8 ................................................................ Oct. 4–Oct. 19 & .......................................................... Nov. 1–Jan. 20 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ 45 Oct. 4–Jan. 11 & .......................................................... Jan. 17–Jan. 21 ............................................................ Oct. 4–Oct. 19 & .......................................................... Nov. 1–Jan. 28 ............................................................. 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. 20 20 60 60 ....................................................................................... Oct. 11–Dec. 23 ........................................................... 6 ........................ 18 ........................ Oct. 4–Dec. 16 ............................................................. Oct. 4–Dec. 16 & .......................................................... Jan. 4–Jan. 25 .............................................................. ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ Oct. 22–Jan. 3 .............................................................. Oct. 22–Jan. 3 & .......................................................... Jan. 4–Jan. 25 .............................................................. Oct. 4–Dec. 16 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Oct. 27–Feb. 8 ............................................................. Oct. 27–Feb. 8 ............................................................. Oct. 4–Jan. 16 .............................................................. Oct. 27–Feb. 8 ............................................................. Oct. 27–Feb. 8 ............................................................. Oct. 4–Dec. 12 & .......................................................... Jan. 31–Feb. 1 ............................................................. Oct. 4–Dec. 31 & .......................................................... Jan. 24–Feb. 8 ............................................................. 5 5 5 5 5 2 1 50 50 15 15 15 15 15 6 3 ........................ ........................ ....................................................................................... 6 18 Frm 00018 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 58215 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Possession Oct. 4–Jan. 2 ................................................................ Oct. 23–Jan. 19 ............................................................ Same as for Ducks ....................................................... ........................ ........................ 15 ........................ ........................ 45 Dec. 27–Jan. 20 ........................................................... Oct. 11–Jan. 25 ............................................................ Oct. 11–Jan. 25 ............................................................ 2 5 50 2 15 ........................ ....................................................................................... Sept. 27–Dec. 7 & ........................................................ Dec. 13–Jan. 4 ............................................................. Sept. 27–Dec. 7 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 27–Jan. 2 ............................................................ 27–Dec. 25 ......................................................... 27–Dec. 7 ........................................................... 27–Jan. 4 ............................................................ 5 8 2 50 15 24 6 ........................ ....................................................................................... Oct. 11–Jan. 7 .............................................................. 6 ........................ 18 ........................ Oct. 25–Nov. 30 & ........................................................ Dec. 13–Jan. 18 ........................................................... Nov. 1–Nov. 30 & ......................................................... Dec. 13–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Nov. 1–Nov. 30 & ......................................................... Dec. 13–Feb. 15 ........................................................... Nov. 1–Nov. 30 & ......................................................... Dec. 13–Feb. 8 ............................................................. Nov. 1–Nov. 30 & ......................................................... Dec. 13–Feb. 15 ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 8 8 1 1 50 50 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 24 24 3 3 ........................ ........................ ....................................................................................... Oct. 11–Dec. 23 & ........................................................ Dec. 24–Jan. 15 ........................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ 18 ........................ ........................ Sept. 27–Dec. 9 ........................................................... Same as for North Zone .............................................. Oct. 11–Dec. 23 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Oct. 1–Dec. 16 ............................................................. Nov. 3–Feb. 15 ............................................................. Oct. 18–Dec. 21 & ........................................................ Jan. 10–Jan. 18 ............................................................ Sept. 27–Dec. 7 ........................................................... Sept. 27–Dec. 21 ......................................................... 8 4 4 4 2 20 24 12 12 12 6 ........................ ....................................................................................... Oct. 25–Oct. 26 & ........................................................ Oct. 31–Jan. 25 ............................................................ 6 ........................ ........................ 18 ........................ ........................ South Zone .............................................. Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese and Brant: East Tier: South Zone .............................................. North Zone .............................................. West Tier 6 ...................................................... White-fronted Geese: East Tier: South Zone .............................................. North Zone .............................................. Nov. 1–Dec. 7 & ........................................................... Dec. 20–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Nov. 1–Nov. 30 & ......................................................... Dec. 13–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Nov. 1–Jan. 25 ............................................................. Same as South Zone ................................................... Nov. 1–Feb. 1 ............................................................... 3 3 5 9 9 15 Nov. 1–Jan. 11 ............................................................. Same as South Zone ................................................... 2 2 6 6 North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Coots ..................................................................... Dark Geese: 3 Middle Rio Grande Valley Unit 3 .................... Rest of State .................................................. Light Geese ........................................................... North Dakota: Ducks 1 ................................................................... High Plains ..................................................... Remainder of State ........................................ Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese: 4 Missouri River Zone ....................................... Rest of State .................................................. White-fronted Geese ............................................. Light Geese ........................................................... Oklahoma: Ducks ..................................................................... High Plains ..................................................... Low Plains: Zone 1: .................................................... Zone 2: .................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese ...................................................... White-fronted Geese ............................................. Light Geese ........................................................... South Dakota: Ducks: 1 .................................................................. High Plains ..................................................... Low Plains: North Zone .............................................. Middle Zone ............................................ South Zone .............................................. Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese: Unit 1 .............................................................. Unit 2 .............................................................. Unit 3 .............................................................. White-fronted Geese ............................................. Light Geese ........................................................... Texas: Ducks: 5 .................................................................. High Plains ..................................................... asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Low Plains: North Zone .............................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Frm 00019 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 58216 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag West Tier 6 ............................................... Light Geese: East Tier: South Zone .............................................. North Zone .............................................. West Tier ........................................................ Wyoming: Ducks: 1 7 ................................................................ Zone C1 .......................................................... Zone C2 .......................................................... Zone C3 .......................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Dark Geese: Zone G1A 7 ..................................................... Zone G1 ......................................................... Zone G2 ......................................................... Zone G3 ......................................................... Light Geese ........................................................... Possession Same as for Canada geese ......................................... 1 3 Nov. 1–Jan. 25 ............................................................. Same as South Zone ................................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... 20 20 20 ........................ ........................ ........................ ....................................................................................... Oct. 4–Oct. 22 & .......................................................... Nov. 1–Jan. 17 ............................................................. Sept. 27–Dec. 7 & ........................................................ Dec. 13–Jan. 6 ............................................................. Same as Zone C2 ........................................................ Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Oct. 4–Oct. 22 & .......................................................... Nov. 22–Feb. 15 ........................................................... Oct. 4–Oct. 22 & .......................................................... Nov. 1–Nov. 30 & ......................................................... Dec. 6–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Sept. 27–Dec. 7 & ........................................................ Dec. 13–Jan. 14 ........................................................... Same as Zone G2 ........................................................ Oct. 4–Dec. 31 & .......................................................... Jan. 31–Feb. 15 ........................................................... 2 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 10 10 6 12 15 15 15 15 15 15 30 30 1 In Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming, during the first 16 days of the duck season, the daily bag and possession limit may include 2 and 6 additional blue-winged teal, respectively. 2 In New Mexico, Mexican-like ducks are included in the aggregate with mallards. 3 In New Mexico, the season for dark geese is closed in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Sierra, and Valencia Counties. In the Middle Rio Grande Valley Unit, a limited season is established. See State regulations for additional information. 4 In North Dakota, see State regulations for additional shooting hour restrictions. 5 In Texas, the daily bag limit is 6 ducks, which may include no more than 5 mallards (only 2 of which may be hens), 2 redheads, 3 wood ducks, 3 scaup, 2 canvasbacks, 2 pintails, and 1 dusky duck (mottled duck, Mexican-like duck, black duck and their hybrids). The season for dusky ducks is closed the first 5 days of the season in all zones. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. 6 In Texas, in the West Tier the daily bag limit for dark geese is 5 in the aggregate and may include no more than 1 white-fronted goose. 7 See State regulations for additional restrictions. PACIFIC FLYWAY Flyway-Wide Restrictions Duck and Merganser Limits: The daily bag limit of 7 ducks (including mergansers) may include no more than 2 female mallards, 2 pintails, 2 redheads, 3 scaup, and 1 canvasback. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Coot and Common Moorhen Limits: Daily bag and possession limits are in the aggregate for the two species. Limits Season dates asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Bag Arizona: Ducks: 1 .................................................................. North Zone: Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ South Zone: Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ Coots and Moorhens ............................................. Canada Geese and Brant: North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... White-fronted Geese ............................................. Light Geese ........................................................... California: Ducks ..................................................................... Northeastern Zone: Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ Colorado River Zone: Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Possession ....................................................................................... 7 21 Oct. 18–Jan. 11 ............................................................ Oct. 3–Jan. 11 .............................................................. 3 7 9 21 Nov. 1–Jan. 25 ............................................................. Oct. 17–Jan. 25 ............................................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ 3 7 25 9 21 75 Oct. 3–Jan. 11 .............................................................. Oct. 17–Jan. 25 ............................................................ Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... 4 4 4 10 12 12 12 30 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Oct. 4–Nov. 30 & .......................................................... Dec. 20–Jan. 16 ........................................................... Oct. 4–Jan. 16 .............................................................. 3 3 7 9 9 21 Nov. 1–Jan. 25 ............................................................. Oct. 17–Jan. 25 ............................................................ 3 7 9 21 Frm 00020 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 58217 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Southern Zone: Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ Southern San Joaquin Valley Zone: Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ Balance-of-State Zone: Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ Coots and Moorhens ............................................. Canada Geese: 2 3 Northeastern Zone: 4 ...................................... Colorado River Zone ...................................... Southern Zone ................................................ Balance-of-State Zone ................................... Possession Nov. 1–Jan. 25 ............................................................. Oct. 18–Jan. 25 ............................................................ 3 7 9 21 Nov. 1–Jan. 25 ............................................................. Oct. 18–Jan. 25 ............................................................ ....................................................................................... Nov. 1–Jan. 25 ............................................................. Oct. 18–Jan. 25 ............................................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ 3 7 ........................ 3 7 25 9 21 ........................ 9 21 25 Oct. 4–Jan. 11 .............................................................. Oct. 17–Jan. 25 ............................................................ Oct. 18–Jan. 25 ............................................................ Oct. 4–Oct. 8 & ............................................................ Oct. 18–Jan. 25 ............................................................ Oct. 31–Jan. 25 ............................................................ Feb. 21–Mar. 10 ........................................................... 10 4 3 10 10 10 10 30 12 9 30 30 30 30 Oct. 4–Jan. 11 & .......................................................... Mar. 6–Mar. 10 ............................................................. Oct. 17–Jan. 25 ............................................................ Oct. 18–Jan. 25 ............................................................ 10 10 4 3 30 30 12 9 Oct. 18–Dec. 21 ........................................................... Oct. 18–Jan. 25 & ........................................................ Feb. 14–Feb. 18 ........................................................... Oct. 18–Jan. 25 ............................................................ 3 10 10 10 9 30 30 30 Oct. 31–Jan. 11 & ........................................................ Feb. 7–Mar. 10 ............................................................. Oct. 17–Jan. 25 ............................................................ 15 15 10 45 45 30 Rest of Zone ........................................... Balance-of-State Zone ................................... Del Norte & Humboldt Counties ..................... Brant: North Coast Zone ........................................... South Coast Zone .......................................... Colorado: Ducks ..................................................................... Scaup ............................................................. Nov. 1–Jan. 25 & ......................................................... Feb. 7–Feb. 22 ............................................................. Oct. 18–Jan. 25 ............................................................ Oct. 18–Jan. 25 & ........................................................ Feb. 14–Feb. 18 ........................................................... Oct. 18–Jan. 25 ............................................................ 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 Nov. 7–Dec. 6 .............................................................. Nov. 8–Dec. 7 .............................................................. 2 2 6 6 ....................................................................................... Sept. 27–Oct. 15 & ....................................................... Nov. 1–Jan. 6 ............................................................... Sept. 27–Oct. 15 & ....................................................... Nov. 1–Jan. 25 ............................................................. Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ Sept. 27–Oct. 6 & ......................................................... Nov. 1–Jan. 25 ............................................................. Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ 7 3 3 7 7 25 4 4 10 20 21 9 9 21 21 75 12 12 30 60 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Oct. 25–Jan. 16 ............................................................ Oct. 4–Jan. 16 .............................................................. 3 7 9 * 21 Nov. 1–Jan. 23 ............................................................. Oct. 11–Jan. 23 ............................................................ 3 7 9 21 Nov. 1–Jan. 23 ............................................................. Oct. 11–Jan. 23 ............................................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ 3 7 25 9 21 75 Oct. 4–Jan. 16 .............................................................. Oct. 11–Jan. 23 ............................................................ Same as Zone 2 ........................................................... 4 4 4 12 12 12 Oct. 4–Jan. 16 .............................................................. Oct. 11–Jan. 23 ............................................................ 10 10 30 30 Del Norte & Humboldt Counties ..................... White-fronted Geese: 2 Northeastern Zone ......................................... Colorado River Zone ...................................... Southern Zone ................................................ Balance-of-State Zone: Sacramento Valley .................................. Rest of Zone ........................................... Del Norte & Humboldt Counties ..................... Light Geese: Northeastern Zone ......................................... Colorado River Zone ...................................... Southern Zone: Imperial Valley ......................................... Other Ducks ................................................... asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Coots and Moorhens ............................................. Canada Geese and Brant ..................................... White-fronted Geese ............................................. Light Geese ........................................................... Idaho: Ducks ..................................................................... Zone 1: Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ Zone 2: Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ Zone 3: Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese and Brant: Zone 1 ............................................................ Zone 2 ............................................................ Zone 3 ............................................................ White-fronted Geese: Zone 1 ............................................................ Zone 2 ............................................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 58218 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Zone 3 ............................................................ Light Geese: Zone 1 ............................................................ Zone 2 ............................................................ Zone 3 ............................................................ Zone 4: 5 ......................................................... Montana: Ducks ..................................................................... Scaup ............................................................. Other Ducks ................................................... Coots ..................................................................... Dark Geese: 6 ........................................................ Light Geese ........................................................... Nevada: Ducks ..................................................................... Northeast Zone: Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ Northwest Zone: Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ South Zone: 7 .................................................. Coots and Moorhens ............................................. Canada Geese and Brant: Northeast Zone ............................................... Northwest Zone .............................................. South Zone: 7 .................................................. White-fronted Geese: Northeast Zone ............................................... Northwest Zone .............................................. South Zone: 7 .................................................. Light Geese: 8 Northeast Zone ............................................... Northwest Zone .............................................. South Zone: 7 .................................................. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES New Mexico: Ducks ..................................................................... Scaup ............................................................. Other Ducks ................................................... Coots and Moorhens ............................................. Canada Geese and Brant: North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... White-fronted Geese: North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Light Geese: North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Oregon: Ducks ..................................................................... Zone 1: Columbia Basin Unit: Scaup ............................................... Other Ducks ..................................... Rest of Zone 1 ........................................ Zone 2: Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Possession Nov. 10–Feb. 22 ........................................................... 10 30 Oct. 4–Jan. 16 .............................................................. Oct. 29–Jan. 16 & ........................................................ Feb. 14–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Nov. 26–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Oct. 11–Jan. 23 ............................................................ 20 20 20 20 20 60 60 60 60 60 ....................................................................................... Oct. 4–Dec. 28 ............................................................. Oct. 4–Jan. 11 & .......................................................... Jan. 17–Jan. 21 ............................................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ Oct. 4–Jan. 11 & .......................................................... Jan. 17–Jan. 21 ............................................................ Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. 7 3 7 7 25 4 4 20 21 9 21 21 25 12 12 60 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Sept. 27–Oct. 26 & ....................................................... Oct. 29–Dec. 23 ........................................................... Sept. 27–Oct. 26 & ....................................................... Oct. 29–Jan. 11 ............................................................ 3 3 7 7 9 9 21 21 Nov. 1–Jan. 25 ............................................................. Oct. 11–Oct. 26 & ........................................................ Oct. 29–Jan. 25 ............................................................ Same as Northwest Zone ............................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ 3 7 7 ........................ 25 9 21 21 ........................ 75 Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ 4 4 4 12 12 12 Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ 10 10 10 30 30 30 Nov. 1–Jan. 25 & ......................................................... Feb. 21–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Nov. 1–Jan. 25 & ......................................................... Feb. 21–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Oct. 11–Oct. 26 & ........................................................ Oct. 29–Jan. 25 ............................................................ 20 20 20 20 20 20 60 60 60 60 60 60 ....................................................................................... Oct. 11–Jan. 4 .............................................................. Oct. 11–Jan. 23 ............................................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ 7 3 7 25 21 9 21 75 Sept. 27–Oct. 12 & ....................................................... Oct. 26–Jan. 24 ............................................................ Oct. 11–Jan. 25 ............................................................ 3 3 3 9 9 9 Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ 6 6 18 18 Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ 20 20 60 60 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Nov. 1–Jan. 25 ............................................................. Oct. 11–Oct. 26 & ........................................................ Oct. 29–Jan. 25 ............................................................ Same as Columbia Basin Unit ..................................... 3 7 7 ........................ 9 21 21 ........................ Oct. 11–Dec. 7 & .......................................................... Dec. 10–Jan. 6 ............................................................. Oct. 11–Dec. 7 & .......................................................... Dec. 10–Jan. 25 ........................................................... 3 3 7 7 9 9 21 21 Frm 00022 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 58219 Limits Season dates Bag Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese: Northwest Zone .............................................. Northwest Special Permit Zone: 9 10 ............... Southwest Zone ............................................. South Coast Zone .......................................... Harney and Lake County Zone ...................... Malheur County Zone ..................................... Klamath County Zone .................................... Eastern Zone .................................................. Tillamook County: 9 10 ..................................... White-fronted Geese: Northwest Zone .............................................. Northwest Special Permit Zone: 9 .................. Southwest Zone ............................................. South Coast Zone .......................................... Harney and Lake County Zone Lake County ............................................ Rest of Zone ........................................... Malheur County Zone ..................................... Klamath County Zone .................................... Eastern Zone .................................................. Tillamook County 9 ......................................... Light Geese: Northwest Zone .............................................. Northwest Special Permit Zone 9 ................... Southwest Zone ............................................. South Coast Zone .......................................... Harney and Lake County Zone ...................... Malheur County Zone ..................................... asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Klamath County Zone .................................... Eastern Zone .................................................. Tillamook County 9 ......................................... Brant ...................................................................... Utah: Ducks ..................................................................... Zone 1: Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ Zone 2: Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese and Brant: North Zone ..................................................... Wasatch Front Zone ....................................... Washington County Zone ............................... Rest of State Zone ......................................... White-fronted Geese: North Zone ..................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Possession Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ 25 75 Oct. 18–Oct. 26 & ........................................................ Nov. 15–Jan. 10 & ....................................................... Feb. 7–Mar. 10 ............................................................. Oct. 18–Oct. 26 & ........................................................ Nov. 15–Jan. 10 & ....................................................... Feb. 7–Mar. 10 ............................................................. Oct. 11–Nov. 30 & ........................................................ Dec. 8–Jan. 25 ............................................................. Oct. 4–Nov. 30 & .......................................................... Dec. 20–Jan. 17 & ....................................................... Feb. 21–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Oct. 11–Dec. 7 & .......................................................... Dec. 15–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Oct. 11–Dec. 7 & .......................................................... Dec. 15–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Oct. 11–Dec. 7 & .......................................................... Dec. 15–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Oct. 11–Oct. 25 & ........................................................ Nov. 3–Jan. 25 ............................................................. Oct. 18–Oct. 26 & ........................................................ Nov. 15–Jan. 10 & ....................................................... Feb. 7–Mar. 10 ............................................................. 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 6 6 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 18 18 18 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ 10 10 10 10 30 30 30 30 Oct. 11–Dec. 7 & .......................................................... Jan. 26–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Same as for Lake County ............................................ Oct. 11–Dec. 7 & .......................................................... Jan. 26–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Oct. 11–Dec. 7 & .......................................................... Jan. 26–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ 1 1 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 3 3 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Oct. 11–Dec. 7 & .......................................................... Jan. 26–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Oct. 11–Dec. 7 & .......................................................... Jan. 26–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Oct. 11–Dec. 7 & .......................................................... Jan. 26–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Nov. 15–Nov. 30 .......................................................... 6 4 6 6 6 20 6 20 6 20 6 4 2 18 12 18 18 18 60 18 60 18 60 18 12 6 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Oct. 4–Dec. 27 ............................................................. Oct. 4–Jan. 17 .............................................................. 3 7 9 21 Same as Zone 1 ........................................................... Same as Zone 1 ........................................................... Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ 3 7 25 9 21 75 Oct. 4–Jan. 17 .............................................................. Oct. 4–Oct. 16 & .......................................................... Nov. 1–Feb. 1 ............................................................... Oct. 4–Oct. 16 & .......................................................... Oct. 25–Jan. 25 ............................................................ Oct. 4–Oct. 16 & .......................................................... Oct. 25–Jan. 25 ............................................................ 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ 10 30 Same Same Same Same Frm 00023 as as as as for for for for Canada Canada Canada Canada Fmt 4701 Geese Geese Geese Geese Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 58220 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Wasatch Front Zone ....................................... Washington County Zone ............................... Rest of State Zone ......................................... Light Geese: North Zone ..................................................... Possession Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ 10 10 10 30 30 30 Wasatch Front Zone ....................................... Washington County Zone ............................... Rest of State Zone ......................................... Washington: Ducks ..................................................................... East Zone: Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ Oct. 24–Jan. 17 & ........................................................ Feb. 18–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Same as for North Zone .............................................. Oct. 22–Jan. 25 & ........................................................ Feb. 28–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Same as for Washington Co. Zone ............................. 20 20 20 20 20 20 60 60 60 60 60 60 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Nov. 1–Jan. 25 ............................................................. Oct. 11–Oct 15 & ......................................................... Oct. 18–Jan. 25 ............................................................ Same as East Zone ..................................................... Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ 3 7 7 ........................ 25 9 21 21 ........................ 75 Oct 11–Oct. 23 & ......................................................... Nov. 1–Jan. 25 ............................................................. Nov. 8–Nov. 26 & ......................................................... Nov. 29–Nov. 30 & ....................................................... Dec. 10–Jan. 25 & ....................................................... Feb. 4–Mar. 8 ............................................................... Oct. 11–Oct. 22 & ........................................................ Oct. 25–Oct. 26 & ........................................................ Nov. 1–Jan. 17 ............................................................. Oct. 11–Oct. 23 & ........................................................ Nov. 1–Jan. 25 ............................................................. Oct. 11–Oct. 12 & ........................................................ Oct. 15 & ...................................................................... Oct. 18–Jan. 25 ............................................................ Oct. 11–Oct. 13 & ........................................................ Oct. 18–Jan. 25 ............................................................ 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 Same Same Same Same Same Same ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ 4 4 4 4 4 4 12 12 12 12 12 12 Oct. 11–Jan. 25 ............................................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ 4 4 4 4 4 4 12 12 12 12 12 12 Jan. 10–Jan. 25 ............................................................ Jan. 3–Jan. 18 .............................................................. 2 2 6 6 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Sept. 27–Dec. 21 ......................................................... Sept. 27–Jan. 9 ............................................................ 3 7 9 21 Sept. 27–Dec. 21 ......................................................... Sept. 27–Jan. 9 ............................................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ Sept. 27–Jan. 1 ............................................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Closed. 3 7 15 3 3 9 21 45 9 9 West Zone: 11 ................................................. Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese: 12 Management Area 1: 13 .................................. Management Area 2A: 14 15 ............................ Management Area 2B: 14 15 16 ........................ Management Areas 3: 15 ................................ Management Area 4: 15 .................................. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Management Area 5: 15 .................................. White-fronted Geese: 12 Management Area 1: 13 .................................. Management Area 2A 14 ................................. Management Area 2B: 14 ................................ Management Areas 3: 13 ................................ Management Area 4: 13 .................................. Management Area 5: 13 .................................. Light Geese: 12 Management Area 1: 13 .................................. Management Area 2A: 14 ................................ Management Area 2B: 14 ................................ Management Areas 3: 13 ................................ Management Area 4: 13 .................................. Management Area 5: 13 .................................. Brant: 17 Skagit County ................................................. Pacific County ................................................ Wyoming: Ducks ..................................................................... Snake River Zone: Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ Balance of State Zone: Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada Geese and Brant: 18 ................................. White-fronted Geese: 18 ......................................... Light Geese ........................................................... as as as as as as for for for for for for Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Geese Geese Geese Geese Geese Geese 1 In Arizona, the daily limit may include no more than either 2 hen mallards or 2 Mexican-like ducks, or 1 of each; and not more than 4 hen mallards and Mexican-like ducks, in the aggregate, may be in possession. 2 In California, the daily bag and possession limits for Canada geese and white-fronted geese are in the aggregate. 3 In California, small Canada geese are Cackling and Aleutian Canada geese, and large Canada geese are Western and Lesser Canada geese. 4 In California, in the Northeastern Zone, the daily bag limit may include no more than 2 large Canada geese. 5 In Idaho, the season on light geese is closed in Fremont and Teton Counties. 6 In Montana, check State regulations for special seasons/exceptions in Freezeout Lake WMA; Canyon Ferry; Flathead; Deer Lodge County; and Missoula County. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 58221 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 7 In Nevada, the seasons for all ducks, geese, coots, and moorhens in that portion of the South Zone including the Moapa Valley to the confluence of the Muddy and Virgin rivers are only open November 1 through January 25. In addition, youth 15 years of age or younger are allowed to hunt on October 18 on the Moapa Valley portion of Overton Wildlife Management Area. Youth must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 18 years of age. 8 In Nevada, there is no open season on light geese in Ruby Valley within Elko and White Pine Counties. In addition, the season is closed in Kirch WMA, Mason Valley WMA, and Scripps WMA/Washoe State Park from February 21 to March 10. 9 In Oregon, the Northwest Special Permit Zone is closed to all goose hunting, except for designated areas. See State regulations for specific boundary descriptions, times, days, and other conditions of the special permit season. 10 In Oregon, in the Northwest Special Permit Zone and the Tillamook County Zone, the bag limit for Dusky Canada geese is 1 per season. 11 In Washington, the daily bag limit in the West Zone may include no more than 2 scoters, 2 long-tailed ducks, and 2 goldeneyes, with the possession limit three times the daily bag limit. The daily bag and possession limit, and the season limit, for harlequins is 1. 12 In Washington, the daily bag limit is 4 Canada geese, white-fronted geese, or light geese, singly or in the aggregate. Possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. 13 In Washington, in State Management Area 4, hunting is allowed only on Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays, and certain holidays. In State Management Areas 1, 3, and 5, hunting is allowed everyday. See State regulations for details, including shooting hours. 14 In Washington, see State regulations for specific dates and conditions of permit hunts and closures for Canada geese. 15 In Washington, in Management Area 2A and 2B, the bag limit for Dusky Canada geese is 1 per season. 16 In Washington, in Management Area 2B, the daily bag limit for Canada geese may not include more than 1 Aleutian Canada goose. 17 In Washington, brant may be hunted in Skagit and Pacific Counties only; see State regulations for specific dates. 18 In Wyoming, the the daily bag limit is 3 Canada geese, white-fronted geese, or brant, singly or in the aggregate. Possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. (f) Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days. The following seasons are open only to youth hunters. Youth hunters must be accompanied into the field by an adult at least 18 years of age. This adult cannot duck hunt but may participate in other open seasons. Definition Youth Hunters: Includes youths 15 years of age or younger. Note: The following seasons are in addition to the seasons published previously in the August 29, 2014, Federal Register (79 FR 51712). Bag and possession limits will conform to those set for the regular season. Season dates ATLANTIC FLYWAY Connecticut .......................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots .......................................................... Oct. 4 & Nov. 1. * * Florida ........................................... * * * * Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and geese ........................................ * Jan. 31 & Feb. 1. * * Maryland 1 9 .......................................... Massachusetts ..................................... * * * * Ducks, coots, light geese, Canada geese, sea ducks, and brant ................. Ducks, mergansers, coots, and geese .......................................................... * Nov. 1 & Feb. 7. Oct. 4 & Oct. 11. * * New Jersey .......................................... North Zone .................................... South Zone ................................... Coastal Zone ................................ * * * * Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules: ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... * * North Carolina ..................................... Pennsylvania ....................................... North Zone .................................... South Zone ................................................. Northwest Zone .......................................... Lake Erie Zone ........................................... * * * * Ducks, mergansers, geese, 10 brant, tundra swans, 11 and coots ................. Ducks, mergansers, Canada geese, coots, and moorhens: ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. * * South Carolina ..................................... * * * * Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots .......................................................... * Jan. 31 & Feb. 7. * * Virginia ................................................. * * * * Ducks, mergansers, coots, tundra swans, 11 and Canada geese 12 ............. * Oct. 25 & Jan. 31. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES * MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY * * 19:54 Sep 25, 2014 * * Oct. 4 & Nov. 1. Oct. 11 & Nov. 8. Oct. 25 & Feb. 7. * Jan. 31 & Feb. 7. 20 20 20 20 & & & & 27. Nov. 8. 27. Oct. 18. * . * * Arkansas .............................................. Illinois ................................................... North Zone .................................... Central Zone ................................. South Central Zone ...................... South Zone ................................... Indiana ................................................. North Zone .................................... Central Zone ................................. South Zone ................................... Iowa ..................................................... North Zone .................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 * * Jkt 232001 * * * * Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules ....................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots: ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, gallinules, and geese: ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots: ......................................................................................................................... PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 * Jan. 31 & Feb. 1. Oct. 11 & 12. Oct. 18 & 19. Nov. 1 & 2. Nov. 15 & 16. Oct. 11 & 12. Oct. 18 & 19. Oct. 25 & 26. Sept. 27 & 28. 58222 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Season dates Missouri River Zone ..................... South Zone ................................... Kentucky .............................................. West Zone .................................... East Zone ..................................... Louisiana ............................................. West Zone .................................... East Zone ..................................... Coastal Zone ................................ ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules: ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, gallinules, and geese: ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Oct. 18 & 19. Oct. 11 & 12. * * Mississippi ........................................... Missouri ............................................... North Zone .................................... Middle Zone .................................. South Zone ................................... Ohio ..................................................... Lake Erie Marsh ........................... North Zone .................................... South Zone ................................... Tennessee ........................................... Reelfoot Zone ............................... Remainder of State ...................... * * * * Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, gallinules, and geese ....................... Ducks, coots, mergansers, moorhens, gallinules, and geese: ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, gallinules, and geese: ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, gallinules, and geese: ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... * Nov. 22 & Jan. 31. * CENTRAL FLYWAY * * * * Feb. 7 & 8. Nov. 1 & 2. Nov. 8 & Jan. 24. Nov. 15 & Jan. 31. Nov. 8 & 9. Oct. 18 & 19. Oct. 25 & 26. Nov. 22 & 23. Oct. 4 & 5. Oct. 4 & 5. Oct. 4 & 5. Jan. 31 & Feb. 7. Jan. 31 & Feb. 7. * * . * * * * Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots: ......................................................................................................................... Oct. 4 & 5. ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Oct. 4 & 5. Oct. 25 & 26. Nov. 1 & 2. * Nebraska Zone Zone Zone Zone * ............................................. 1 .......................................... 2 .......................................... 3 .......................................... 4 .......................................... * * * * Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots: ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... * * * Oklahoma ............................................ High Plains ................................... Low Plains: Zone 1 ................................... Zone 2 ................................... * * * * Ducks, mergansers, coots, and geese: ......................................................................................................................... Oct. 4 & 5. ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Oct. 11 & 12. Oct. 18 & 19. * * Texas ................................................... High Plains ................................... Low Plains: North Zone ............................ South Zone ............................ asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES * * Kansas 4 ............................................... High Plains ................................... Low Plains: Early Zone ............................. Late Zone .............................. Southeast Zone ..................... * * * * Ducks, geese, mergansers, moorhens, gallinules, and coots: ......................................................................................................................... * Oct. 18 & 19. ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Oct. 25 & 26. Oct. 25 & 26. * * PACIFIC FLYWAY Arizona ................................................. North Zone ............................ South Zone ............................ California .............................................. Northeastern Zone ........................ Colorado River Zone .................... Southern Zone .............................. Southern San Joaquin Valley ....... Balance-of-State Zone ................. Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and moorhens: ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Ducks, geese, brant, mergansers, coots, and moorhens: ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... * * Nevada ................................................ Northeast Zone ............................. Northwest Zone ............................ South Zone ................................... * * * * Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and moorhens: ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 * PO 00000 * Frm 00026 Fmt 4701 * Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM * 26SER2 * Oct. 4 & 5. Sept. 27 & 28. Oct. 18 & 19. Sept. 27 & 28. * * Sept. 27 & 28. Jan. 31 & Feb. 1. Sept. 20 & 21. Jan. 31 & Feb. Jan. 31 & Feb. Jan. 31 & Feb. Jan. 31 & Feb. 1. 1. 1. 1. * Sept. 13 & 14. Sept. 27 & Feb. 7. Feb. 7 & 8. 58223 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Season dates * * * * * * * 1 In Maryland, youth hunter(s) must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old and who possesses a current Maryland hunting license or is exempt from the hunting license requirement. The adult accompanying the youth hunter(s) may not possess a hunting weapon and may not participate in other seasons that are open on the youth days. * * * * * * * 4 In Kansas, the adult accompanying the youth must possess any licenses and/or stamps required by law for that individual to hunt waterfowl. * * * * * * * 9 In Maryland, the bag limit for Canada geese is 2 in the AP Zone and 5 in the RP Zone. 10 In North Carolina, the daily bag limit in the Northeast Hunt Zone may not include dark geese except by permit. 11 In North Carolina and Virginia, the daily bag limit may not include tundra swans except by permit. 12 In Virginia, the daily bag limit for Canada geese is 2. 4. Section 20.106 is amended by: a. Revising the introductory paragraphs; ■ b. Adding entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the table; ■ c. Revising footnote (1) following the table; and ■ d. Adding footnotes (6) and (7) following the table. The revisions and additions read as follows: ■ ■ § 20.106 Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for sandhill cranes. Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits on the species designated in this section are as follows: Shooting and hawking hours are onehalf hour before sunrise until sunset, except as otherwise restricted by State regulations. Area descriptions were published in the August 28, 2014, Federal Register (79 FR 51402). Federally authorized, State-issued permits are issued to individuals, and only the individual whose name and address appears on the permit at the time of issuance is authorized to take sandhill cranes at the level allowed by the permit, in accordance with provisions of both Federal and State regulations governing the hunting season. The permit must be carried by the permittee when exercising its provisions and must be presented to any law enforcement officer upon request. The permit is not transferable or assignable to another individual, and may not be sold, bartered, traded, or otherwise provided to another person. If the permit is altered or defaced in any way, the permit becomes invalid. CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND DELINEATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY ON FEDERAL AND STATE PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS AND FEDERAL INDIAN RESERVATIONS. Note: The following seasons are in addition to the seasons published previously in the August 29, 2014, Federal Register (79 FR 51712). Limits Season dates Bag MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Kentucky 1 6 ............................................................ Dec. 13 Jan. 11 ........................................................... * * * Tennessee 1 7 ......................................................... * * Nov. 22 Jan. 1 ............................................................. * CENTRAL FLYWAY * * * * * * Oklahoma 1 ............................................................. * * * Texas 1. Zone A ............................................................ Zone B ............................................................ Zone C ............................................................ * * * 2 * * * * * 3 * * 3 * * Nov. 1 Feb. 1 .............................................................. Nov. 21 Feb. 1 ............................................................ Dec. 20 Jan. 25 ........................................................... * 2 3 * * * Oct. 18 Jan. 18 ............................................................ * Possession 9 * 3 3 2 * 9 9 6 * 1 Each asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES person participating in the regular sandhill crane seasons must have a valid sandhill crane hunting permit and/or a State-issued Harvest Information Survey Program (HIP) certification for game bird hunting in their possession while hunting. * * * * * * * 6 In Kentucky, the season limit is 2 cranes. If the harvest objective of 400 cranes is obtained before the season ending date, the season will close. 7 In Tennessee, the shooting hours are from sunrise to 3 p.m. 5. Section 20.107 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 20.107 Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for swans. Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 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: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset, except as otherwise restricted by State regulations. Hunting is by State permit only. E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 58224 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Federally authorized, State-issued permits are issued to individuals, and only the individual whose name and address appears on the permit at the time of issuance is authorized to take swans at the level allowed by the permit, in accordance with provisions of both Federal and State regulations governing the hunting season. The permit must be carried by the permittee when exercising its provisions and must be presented to any law enforcement officer upon request. The permit is not transferable or assignable to another individual, and may not be sold, bartered, traded, or otherwise provided to another person. If the permit is altered or defaced in any way, the permit becomes invalid. CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND DELINEATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY ON FEDERAL AND STATE PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS AND FEDERAL INDIAN RESERVATIONS. Note: Successful permittees must immediately validate their harvest by that method required in State regulations. Season dates ATLANTIC FLYWAY North Carolina ....................................................... Virginia .................................................................. CENTRAL FLYWAY 1 Montana ................................................................ North Dakota ......................................................... South Dakota ........................................................ PACIFIC FLYWAY 1 Montana 2 .............................................................. Nevada 3 4 ............................................................. Utah 4 5 ................................................................. Limits Nov. 8–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Nov. 15–Jan 31 ........................................................... 1 tundra swan per season. 1 tundra swan per season. Oct. 4–Jan. 8 ............................................................... Oct. 4–Jan. 4 ............................................................... Oct. 4–Dec. 21 ............................................................ 1 tundra swan per season. 1 tundra swan per season. 1 tundra swan per permit. Oct. 11–Dec. 1 ............................................................ Oct. 11–Jan. 4 ............................................................. Oct. 4–Dec. 14 ............................................................ 1 swan per season. 2 swans per season. 1 swan per season. 1 See State regulations for description of area open to swan hunting. Montana, all harvested swans must be reported by way of a bill measurement card within 3 days of harvest. 3 All harvested swans and tags must be checked or registered within 5 days of harvest. 4 Harvests of trumpeter swans are limited to 5 in Nevada and 10 in Utah. When it has been determined that the quota of trumpeter swans allotted to Nevada and Utah will have been filled, the season for taking of any swan species in the respective State will be closed by either the Director upon giving public notice through local information media at least 48 hours in advance of the time and date of closing, or by the State through State regulations with such notice and time (not less than 48 hours) as they deem necessary. 5 In Utah, all harvested swans and tags must be checked or registered within 3 days of harvest. 2 In 6. Section 20.109 is amended by: a. Revising the introductory paragraphs; ■ b. Adding entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the table; and ■ c. Revising footnote (2) following the table; and ■ d. Adding footnotes (5), (6), and (7) following the table. The revisions and additions read as follows: ■ ■ § 20.109 Extended seasons, limits, and hours for taking migratory game birds by falconry. Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as follows: Hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset except as otherwise restricted by State regulations. Area descriptions were published in the August 22, 2014 (79 FR 50512) and August 29, 2014 (79 FR 51402) Federal Registers. CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND DELINEATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY ON FEDERAL AND STATE PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS AND FEDERAL INDIAN RESERVATIONS. Limits: The daily bag limit may include no more than 3 migratory game birds, singly or in the aggregate. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. These limits apply to falconry during both regular hunting seasons and extended falconry seasons—unless further restricted by State regulations. The falconry bag and possession limits are not in addition to regular season limits. Unless otherwise specified, extended falconry for ducks does not include sea ducks within the special sea duck areas. Although many States permit falconry during the gun seasons, only extended falconry seasons are shown below. Please consult State regulations for details. Note: The following seasons are in addition to the seasons published previously in the August 29, 2014, Federal Register (79 FR 51712). Extended falconry dates asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES ATLANTIC FLYWAY Delaware * * * * * Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................................................................. Brant ........................................................................................................................................... Florida * * * * * Ducks, mergansers, light geese, and coots .............................................................................. * * * * * Maine Ducks, mergansers, and coots: 5 North Zone .......................................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 * * Jan. 26–Feb. 28. Nov. 24–Dec. 20 & Feb. 2–Mar. 10. * * Nov. 3–Nov. 12 & Feb. 2–Feb. 27. * Dec. 15–Feb. 4. E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 * 58225 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Extended falconry dates South & Coastal Zones ...................................................................................................... Maryland Jan. 8–Feb. 28. * * * * * Ducks ......................................................................................................................................... Brant ........................................................................................................................................... Light Geese ................................................................................................................................ Canada Geese ........................................................................................................................... Massachusetts Ducks, mergansers, sea ducks, and coots ............................................................................... New Hampshire Ducks, mergansers, and coots: Northern Zone ..................................................................................................................... Inland Zone ......................................................................................................................... Coastal Zone ...................................................................................................................... New Jersey Woodcock: North Zone .......................................................................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................................................................... * Jan. 31–Mar. 10. Jan. 27–Mar. 10. Feb. 24–Mar. 10. Feb. 5–Mar. 10. Ducks, mergansers, coots, and brant: North Zone .......................................................................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................................................................... Coastal Zone ...................................................................................................................... New York Ducks, mergansers and coots: Long Island Zone ................................................................................................................ Northeastern Zone .............................................................................................................. Southeastern Zone ............................................................................................................. Western Zone ..................................................................................................................... * Feb. 1–Feb. 5. Dec. 11–Jan. 24. Nov. 3–Nov. 15 & Dec. 24–Jan. 24. Jan. 25–Mar. 10. Oct. 1–Oct. 17 & Nov. 23–Jan. 15. Oct. 1–Nov. 7 & Nov. 30–Dec. 18 & Jan. 2–Jan. 15. Jan. 17–Mar. 10. Jan. 17–Mar. 10. Jan. 25–Mar. 10. Nov. 1–Nov. 26 & Jan. 26–Feb. 13. Oct. 1–Oct. 3 & Oct. 20–Oct. 31 & Dec. 15–Jan. 13. Oct. 1–Oct. 10 & Oct. 20–Nov. 7 & Dec. 29–Jan. 13. Oct. 1–Oct. 17 & Dec. 3–Dec. 26 & Jan. 10–Jan. 13. North Carolina * * Ducks, mergansers and coots Pennsylvania * * * * * * * * Ducks, mergansers, and coots: North Zone .......................................................................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................................................................... Northwest Zone .................................................................................................................. Lake Erie Zone ................................................................................................................... Canada Geese: SJBP Zone .......................................................................................................................... AP Zone .............................................................................................................................. RP Zone .............................................................................................................................. South Carolina Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................................................................. Virginia * * * * * Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................................................................. Canada Geese. Eastern (AP) Zone .............................................................................................................. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Western (SJBP) Zone ......................................................................................................... Brant ........................................................................................................................................... MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Arkansas Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................................................................. Illinois * * * * * Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................................................................. Indiana * * * * * Ducks, mergansers, and coots: North Zone .......................................................................................................................... Central Zone ....................................................................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:28 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 * * Oct. 20–Nov. 1 & Jan. 26–Feb. 14. * * Dec. 1–Dec. 22 & Feb. 9–Mar. 10. Oct. 27–Nov. 14 & Feb. 6–Mar. 10. Dec. 15–Dec. 26 & Jan. 30–Mar. 10. Jan. 17–Mar. 10. Mar. 4–Mar. 10. Jan. 30–Mar. 10. Mar. 6–Mar. 10. Nov. 1–Nov. 14 & Nov. 30–Dec. 5. * * Dec. 1–Dec. 16 & Jan. 26–Feb. 9. Nov. 24–Nov. 30 & Dec. 17–Dec. 19 & Jan. 30–Feb. 18. Nov. 26–Nov. 30 & Feb. 16–Feb. 18. Oct. 17–Dec. 26 & Jan. 26–Jan. 31. Feb. 1–Feb. 15. * Feb. 10–Mar. 10. * * * Sept. 27–Sept. 30 & Feb. 14–Mar. 10. Oct. 18–Oct. 24 & Feb. 17–Mar. 10. Oct. 25–Oct. 31 & Feb. 17–Mar. 10. E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 58226 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Extended falconry dates Iowa Ducks, mergansers, and coots: North Zone .......................................................................................................................... Missouri River Zone ............................................................................................................ South Zone ......................................................................................................................... White-fronted Geese: North Goose Zone .............................................................................................................. Missouri River Zone ............................................................................................................ South Goose Zone. Kentucky Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................................................................. Geese and brant ........................................................................................................................ Louisiana * * * * * Rails and moorhens: West and East Zone ........................................................................................................... Coastal Zone ...................................................................................................................... Ducks: West Zone .......................................................................................................................... East Zone ........................................................................................................................... Coastal Zone ...................................................................................................................... Michigan Ducks, mergansers, coots, and moorhens ................................................................................ Minnesota * * * * * Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules ............................................................... Mississippi Doves ......................................................................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers and coots ................................................................................................... Missouri * * * * * Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................................................................. Ohio Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................................................................. Geese ......................................................................................................................................... * * * * * Wisconsin Rails, snipe, moorhens, and gallinules: North Duck Zone ................................................................................................................ South Duck Zone ................................................................................................................ asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Mississippi River Zone ........................................................................................................ Woodcock .................................................................................................................................. Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................................................................. CENTRAL FLYWAY Kansas Ducks, mergansers, and coots: Low Plains .......................................................................................................................... Montana (2) Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................................................................. Nebraska Ducks, mergansers, and coots: Zone 1 ................................................................................................................................. Zone 2: Low Plains ................................................................................................................... High Plains .................................................................................................................. Zone 3: Low Plains ................................................................................................................... High Plains .................................................................................................................. Zone 4 ................................................................................................................................. * * * * * Oklahoma Ducks, mergansers, and coots: Low Plains .......................................................................................................................... South Dakota Ducks, mergansers, and coots: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Dec. 15–Jan. 12. Dec. 19–Jan. 16. Dec. 15–Jan. 12. Dec. 10–Jan. 11. Dec. 24–Jan. 16. Nov. 5–Nov. 26 & Jan. 26–Jan. 31. Nov. 5–Nov. 26. * * Nov. 3–Nov. 14 & Jan. 8–Feb. 1. Nov. 3–Nov. 14 & Jan. 8–Feb. 1. Nov. 3–Nov. 14 & Dec. 15–Dec. 19 & Jan. 19–Feb. 1. Nov. 3–Nov. 21 & Dec. 8–Dec. 12 & Jan. 26–Feb. 1. Nov. 3–Nov. 14 & Dec. 8–Dec. 19 & Jan. 26–Feb. 1. Dec. 29–Jan. 22 & Mar. 1–Mar. 10. * Dec. 13–Jan. 27. * Nov. 15–Nov. 23 & Jan. 14–Feb. 8. Feb. 7–Mar. 7. * * Sept. 6–Sept. 21 & Feb. 10–Mar. 10. Feb. 21–Mar. 4. Feb. 21–Mar. 4. * * Sept. 1–Sept. 26 & Nov. 26–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Oct. 3 & Oct. 13–Oct. 17 & Dec. 8–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Sept. 26 & Oct. 6–Oct. 17 & Dec. 8–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Sept. 20 & Nov. 4–Dec. 16. Sept. 20-Sept. 21 & Jan. 9–Feb. 22. Feb. 24–Mar. 10. Sept. 24–Oct. 3. Sept. 6–Sept. 21 & Feb. 25–Mar. 10. Sept. 6–Sept. 21 & Feb. 25–Mar. 10. Sept. 6–Sept. 14. Sept. 6–Sept. 21 & Feb. 25–Mar. 10. Sept. 6–Sept. 14 Sept. 6–Sept. 21 & Feb. 25–Mar. 10. * Feb. 16–Mar. 2. E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2 * 58227 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Extended falconry dates High Plains .......................................................................................................................... Low Plains: North Zone ................................................................................................................... Middle Zone ................................................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................................................. Sept. 1–Sept. 8. Sept. 1–Sept. 14 & Sept. 18–Sept. 22 & Dec. 11–Dec. 22. Sept. 1–Sept. 14 & Sept. 18–Sept. 22 & Dec. 11–Dec. 22. Sept. 1–Sept. 14 & Sept. 18–Sept. 22 & Sept. 27–Oct. 6. Texas * * * * * Ducks, mergansers, and coots: Low Plains .......................................................................................................................... Wyoming * * * * * Ducks, mergansers, and coots: Zone C1 .............................................................................................................................. Zone C2 & C3 ..................................................................................................................... PACIFIC FLYWAY Arizona * * * * * Ducks and mergansers: North Zone .......................................................................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................................................................... California Ducks, mergansers, and coots: Colorado River Zone .......................................................................................................... Southern Zone .................................................................................................................... Canada Geese and White-fronted Geese: Northeastern Zone 6 ............................................................................................................ Colorado River Zone .......................................................................................................... Southern Zone 7 .................................................................................................................. Brant: Northern Zone ..................................................................................................................... Balance-of-State Zone ........................................................................................................ Light Geese: Colorado River Zone .......................................................................................................... Southern Zone 7 .................................................................................................................. * * * * * * * (2) In Montana, the bag limit is 2 and the possession limit is 6. * * * * * asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES * VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:28 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 * Frm 00031 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 9990 * Jan. 26–Feb. 9. * * Sept. 27–Sept. 28 & Oct. 23–Oct. 30. Sept. 20–Sept. 26 & Dec. 8–Dec. 10. * * Sept. 29–Oct. 2. Jan. 26–Jan. 29. Jan. 26–Jan. 29. Jan. 26–Jan. 30. Jan. 12–Jan. 16. Same as for Ducks. Same as for Ducks. Oct. 18–Nov. 5 & Dec. 6–Jan. 30. Oct. 18–Nov. 7 & Dec. 8–Jan. 30. Same as for Ducks. Same as for Ducks. * (5) In Maine, the daily bag and possession limits for black ducks are 1 and 3, respectively. (6) In California, there is no extended falconry season for white-fronted geese. PO 00000 * * * (7) In California, there is no extended falconry season in the Imperial County Special Management Area. [FR Doc. 2014–22853 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P E:\FR\FM\26SER2.SGM 26SER2

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Migratory Bird Hunting; Late Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for 
Certain Migratory Game Birds; 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; FF09M21200-145-FXMB1231099BPP0]
RIN 1018-AZ80


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

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This rule prescribes the hunting seasons, hours, areas, and 
daily bag and possession limits for general waterfowl seasons and those 
early seasons for which States previously deferred selection. Taking of 
migratory birds is prohibited unless specifically provided for by 
annual regulations. This rule permits the taking of designated species 
during the 2014-15 season.

DATES: This rule is effective on September 27, 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 June 25-26, 2014, we held open meetings with the Flyway Council 
Consultants, at which the participants reviewed information on the 
current status of migratory shore and upland game birds and developed 
recommendations for the 2014-15 regulations for these species plus 
regulations for migratory game birds in Alaska, Puerto Rico, and the 
Virgin Islands; special September waterfowl seasons in designated 
States; special sea duck seasons in the Atlantic Flyway; and extended 
falconry seasons. In addition, we reviewed and discussed preliminary 
information on the status of waterfowl as it relates to the development 
and selection of the regulatory packages for the 2014-15 regular 
waterfowl seasons.
    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 August 28, 2014, we 
published in the Federal Register (79 FR 51402) a final rule which 
contained final frameworks for early migratory bird hunting seasons 
from which wildlife conservation agency officials from the States, 
Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands selected early-season hunting 
dates, hours, areas, and limits. Subsequently, on August 29, 2014, we 
published a final rule in the Federal Register (79 FR 51712) amending 
subpart K of title 50 CFR part 20 to set hunting seasons, hours, areas, 
and limits for early seasons.
    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. On August 22, 2014, we published in the Federal Register (79 
FR 50512) the proposed frameworks for the 2014-15 late-season migratory 
bird hunting regulations. We published final late-season frameworks for 
migratory game bird hunting regulations, from which State wildlife 
conservation agency officials selected late-season hunting dates, 
hours, areas, and limits for 2014-15, in a September 23, 2014, Federal 
Register.
    The final rule described here is the final in the series of 
proposed, supplemental, and final rulemaking documents for migratory 
game bird hunting regulations for 2014-15 and deals specifically with 
amending subpart K of 50 CFR part 20. It sets hunting seasons, hours, 
areas, and limits for species subject to late-season regulations and 
those for early seasons that States previously deferred.
    This final rule is the culmination of the rulemaking process for 
the migratory game bird hunting seasons, which started with the April 
30 proposed rule. As discussed elsewhere in this document, we 
supplemented that proposal on June 4 and August 22, and published final 
late season frameworks in a late September Federal Register that 
provided the season selection criteria from which the States selected 
these seasons. This final rule sets the migratory game bird late 
hunting seasons based on that input from the States. We previously 
addressed all comments pertaining to late season issues in that late 
September 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

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et seq.), provides that, ``The Secretary shall review other programs 
administered by him and utilize such programs in furtherance of the 
purposes of this Act'' (and) shall ``insure that any action authorized, 
funded, or carried out * * * is not likely to jeopardize the continued 
existence of any endangered species or threatened species or result in 
the destruction or adverse modification of [critical] habitat. * * *.'' 
Consequently, we conducted formal consultations to ensure that actions 
resulting from these regulations would not likely jeopardize the 
continued existence of endangered or threatened species or result in 
the destruction or adverse modification of their critical habitat. 
Findings from these consultations are included in a biological opinion, 
which concluded that the regulations are not likely to jeopardize the 
continued existence of any endangered or threatened species. 
Additionally, these findings may have caused modification of some 
regulatory measures previously proposed, and the final frameworks 
reflected 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 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.

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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 
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 46940). 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 
late season issues in a September 23, 2014 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: September 22, 2014.
Michael J. Bean,
Principal Assistant Deputy Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks.

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

PART 20--[AMENDED]

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

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

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


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a. Revising the introductory paragraphs;
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b. Adding entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the 
table;
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c. Revising footnotes (1), (2), and (6) following the table; and
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d. Adding footnotes (20) and (21) following the table.
    The revisions and additions 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 restricted by State regulations. Area 
descriptions were published in the August 22, 2014 (79 FR 50512) and 
August 28, 2014 (79 FR 51402), Federal Registers.
    CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND 
DELINEATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY ON 
FEDERAL AND STATE PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS AND FEDERAL INDIAN RESERVATIONS.

    Note: The following seasons are in addition to the seasons 
published previously in the August 29, 2014, Federal Register (79 FR 
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                                   Sora and Virginia   Clapper and king
                                         rails               rails             Woodcock              Snipe
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Daily bag limit.................        25 \1\              15 \2\                 3                   8
Possession limit................        75 \1\              45 \2\                 9                  24
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ATLANTIC FLYWAY
 
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Massachusetts \6\...............  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 8-Oct. 25 &    Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
                                                                           Oct. 27-Nov. 22.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Louisiana:
    West Zone...................  Sept. 13-Sept. 28   Sept. 13-Sept. 28   Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 8-Dec. 14 &
                                   & Nov. 15-Jan. 7.   & Nov. 15-Jan. 7.                       Dec. 20-Feb. 27.
    East Zone...................  Sept. 13-Sept. 28   Sept. 13-Sept. 28   Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 8-Dec. 7 &
                                   & Nov. 15-Jan. 7.   & Nov. 15-Jan. 7.                       Dec. 13-Feb. 27.
    Coastal Zone................  Sept. 13-Sept. 28   Sept. 13-Sept. 28   Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 1-Dec. 7 &
                                   & Nov. 15-Jan. 7.   & Nov. 15-Jan. 7.                       Dec. 20-Feb. 27.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Tennessee:
    Reelfoot Zone...............  Nov. 15-Nov. 16 &   Closed............  Oct. 25-Dec. 8....  Nov. 14-Feb. 28.
                                   Nov. 29-Jan. 25.
    State Zone..................  Nov. 22-Nov. 23 &   Closed............  Oct. 25-Dec. 8....  Nov. 14-Feb. 28.
                                   Nov. 29-Jan. 25.
Wisconsin:
    North Zone..................  Sept. 27-Nov. 25..  Closed............  Sept. 20-Nov. 3...  Sept. 27-Nov. 25.
    South Zone..................  Oct. 4-Oct. 12 &    Closed............  Sept. 20-Nov. 3...  Oct. 4--Oct. 12 &
                                   Oct. 18-Dec. 7.                                             Oct. 18-Dec. 7.
    Miss. River Zone............  Sept. 27-Oct. 5 &   Closed............  Sept. 20-Nov. 3...  Sept. 27-Oct. 5 &
                                   Oct. 18-Dec. 7.                                             Oct. 18-Dec. 7.
PACIFIC FLYWAY
Arizona: \20\
    North Zone..................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 3-Jan. 11.
    South Zone..................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 17-Jan. 25.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Idaho:
    Zone 1......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 4-Jan. 16.
    Zone 2......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 11-Jan. 23.
    Zone 3......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 11-Jan. 23.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Nevada:
    Northeast Zone..............  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 27-Oct. 26 &
                                                                                               Oct. 29-Jan. 11.
    Northwest Zone..............  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 11-Oct. 26 &
                                                                                               Oct. 29-Jan. 25.
    South Zone \21\.............  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 11-Oct. 26 &
                                                                                               Oct. 29-Jan. 25.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Oregon:
    Zone 1......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
    Zone 2......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 11-Dec. 7 &
                                                                                               Dec. 10-Jan. 25.
Utah............................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 4-Jan. 17.
Washington:
    East Zone...................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 11-Oct. 15 &
                                                                                               Oct. 18-Jan. 25.
    West Zone...................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 11-Oct. 15 &
                                                                                               Oct. 18-Jan. 25.
 
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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.
 
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\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.
 

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\20\ In Arizona, Ashurst Lake in Unit 5B is closed to snipe hunting.
\21\ In Nevada, the snipe season in that portion of the South Zone including the Moapa Valley to the confluence
  of the Muddy and Virgin rivers is only open November 1 through January 25.


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a. By revising the introductory paragraphs;
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b. In paragraph (a), by adding entries for the following States in 
alphabetical order to the table, and by adding footnote (3) following 
the table;
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c. In paragraph (b), by revising the introductory text, by adding 
entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the table, by 
revising the note following the table, and by adding footnote (4) 
following the table;
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d. By revising paragraph (e); and
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e. In paragraph (f), by revising the introductory text, by adding 
entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the table, by 
revising footnotes (1) and (4) following the table, and by adding 
footnotes (9), (10), (11), and (12) following the table.
    The revisions and additions read as follows:


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

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession 
limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as 
follows:
    Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until 
sunset, except as otherwise restricted by State regulations.
    Area descriptions were published in the August 22, 2014 (79 FR 
50512) and August 28, 2014 (79 FR 51402), Federal Registers.
    CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND 
DELINEATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY ON 
FEDERAL AND STATE PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS AND FEDERAL INDIAN RESERVATIONS.
    (a) Common Moorhens and Purple Gallinules. (Atlantic, Mississippi, 
and Central Flyways)

    Note: The following seasons are in addition to the seasons 
published previously in the August 29, 2014, Federal Register (79 FR 
51712). The zones named in this paragraph are the same as those used 
for setting duck seasons.


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                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
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ATLANTIC FLYWAY
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Georgia.......................................  Nov. 22-Nov. 30 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 6-Jan. 25                                15              45
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
West Virginia.................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 11 &................              15              30
                                                Dec. 13-Jan. 24                               15              30
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Louisiana.....................................  Sept. 13-Sept. 28 &.............              15              45
                                                Nov. 15-Jan. 7                                15              45
Minnesota: \3\
    North Zone................................  Sept. 27-Nov. 25................              15              45
    Central Zone..............................  Sept. 27-Oct. 5 &...............              15              45
                                                Oct. 11-Nov. 30                               15              45
    South Zone................................  Sept. 27-Sept 29 &..............              15              45
                                                Oct. 11-Dec. 6                                15              45
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Tennessee:
    Reelfoot Zone.............................  Nov. 15-Nov. 16 &...............              15              45
                                                Nov. 29-Jan. 25                               15              45
    State Zone................................  Nov. 22-Nov. 23 &...............              15              45
                                                Nov. 29-Jan. 25                               15              45
Wisconsin:
    North Zone................................  Sept. 27-Nov. 25................              15              45
    South Zone................................  Oct. 4-Oct. 12 &................              15              45
                                                Oct. 18-Dec. 7                                15              45
    Mississippi River Zone....................  Sept. 27-Oct. 5 &...............              15              45
                                                Oct. 18-Dec. 7                                15              45
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
PACIFIC FLYWAY
All States....................................  Seasons are in aggregate with coots and listed in paragraph (e).
 
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\3\ In Minnesota, the daily bag limit is 15 and the possession limit is 45 coots and moorhens in the aggregate.


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

    Note: The following seasons are in addition to the seasons 
published previously in the August 29, 2014, Federal Register (79 FR 
51712).

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

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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
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                                                  * * * * * * *
Georgia.......................................  Nov. 22-Nov. 30 &...............               7              21
                                                Dec. 6-Jan. 25                                 7              21
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Maryland......................................  Oct. 1-Jan. 31..................               5              15
Massachusetts \4\.............................  Oct. 4-Jan. 31..................               7              21
 
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North Carolina................................  Oct. 1-Jan. 31..................               7              21
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
South Carolina................................  Oct. 11-Jan. 25.................               7              21
Virginia......................................  Oct. 17-Jan. 31.................               7              21
 
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\4\ In Massachusetts, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 eiders (only 1 of which may be a hen) and 4
  long-tailed ducks.


    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.

    (e) Waterfowl, Coots, and Pacific-Flyway Seasons for Common 
Moorhens.
Definitions
    The Atlantic Flyway: Includes Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, 
Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New 
York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, 
Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.
    The Mississippi Flyway: Includes Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, 
Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, 
Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.
    The Central Flyway: Includes Colorado (east of the Continental 
Divide), Kansas, Montana (Blaine, Carbon, Fergus, Judith Basin, 
Stillwater, Sweetgrass, Wheatland, and all counties east thereof), 
Nebraska, New Mexico (east of the Continental Divide except that the 
Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation is in the Pacific Flyway), North 
Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming (east of the 
Continental Divide).
    The Pacific Flyway: Includes the States of Arizona, California, 
Colorado (west of the Continental Divide), Idaho, Montana (including 
and to the west of Hill, Chouteau, Cascade, Meagher, and Park 
Counties), Nevada, New Mexico (the Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation 
and west of the Continental Divide), Oregon, Utah, Washington, and 
Wyoming (west of the Continental Divide including the Great Divide 
Basin).
    Light Geese: Includes lesser snow (including blue) geese, greater 
snow geese, and Ross's geese.
    Dark Geese: Includes Canada geese, white-fronted geese, emperor 
geese, brant (except in California, Oregon, Washington, and the 
Atlantic Flyway), and all other geese except light geese.
ATLANTIC FLYWAY
Flyway-Wide Restrictions
    Duck Limits: The daily bag limit of 6 ducks may include no more 
than 4 mallards (2 hen mallards), 2 scaup, 1 black duck, 2 pintails, 1 
canvasback, 1 mottled duck, 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 4 scoters, and 1 
fulvous tree duck. The possession limit is three times the daily bag 
limit.
    Harlequin Ducks: All areas of the Flyway are closed to harlequin 
duck hunting.
    Merganser Limits: The daily bag limit is 5 mergansers and may 
include no more than 2 hooded mergansers. In States that include 
mergansers in the duck bag limit, the daily limit is the same as the 
duck bag limit, of which only 2 may be hooded mergansers. The 
possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.

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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
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Connecticut:
    Ducks and Mergansers......................  ................................               6              18
        North Zone............................  Oct. 8-Oct. 18 & Nov. 11-Jan. 7.  ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Oct. 8-Oct. 11 & Nov. 17-Jan. 20  ..............  ..............
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:

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        AFRP Unit.............................  Oct. 14-Oct. 18 &...............               5              15
                                                Nov. 19-Nov. 29 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 2-Feb. 14..................               5              15
        NAP H-Unit............................  Oct. 8-Oct. 18 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 17-Jan. 24.................               3               9
        AP Unit...............................  Oct. 14-Oct. 18 &...............               3               9
                                                Nov. 17-Jan. 7..................               3               9
        Special Season........................  Jan. 26-Feb. 14.................               5              15
    Light Geese:
        North Zone............................  Oct. 1-Jan. 15 &................              25  ..............
                                                Feb. 21-Mar. 10.................              25  ..............
        South Zone............................  Oct. 1-Nov. 29 &................              25  ..............
                                                Jan. 7-Mar. 10..................              25  ..............
    Brant:
        North Zone............................  Dec. 4-Jan. 7...................               2               6
        South Zone............................  Dec. 17-Jan. 20.................               2               6
Delaware:
    Ducks.....................................  Oct. 24-Nov. 11 &...............               6              18
                                                Nov. 24-Nov. 29 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 24.................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese..............................  Nov. 24-Nov. 29 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 31.................               2               6
    Light Geese \1\...........................  Oct. 1-Jan. 31..................              25  ..............
    Brant.....................................  Feb. 7..........................              25  ..............
                                                Dec. 22-Jan. 3 &................               2               6
                                                Jan. 12-Jan. 31.................               2               6
Florida:
    Ducks.....................................  Nov. 22-Nov. 30 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 6-Jan. 25..................               6              18
        Mergansers............................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
        Coots.................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
        Canada Geese..........................  Nov. 22-Nov. 30 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 1-Jan. 30..................               5              15
        Light Geese...........................  Same as for Ducks...............              15  ..............
Georgia:
    Ducks.....................................  Nov. 22-Nov. 30 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 6-Jan. 25..................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese..............................  Oct. 11-Oct. 26 &...............               5              15
                                                Nov. 22-Nov. 30 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 6-Jan. 25..................               5              15
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for Canada Geese........               5              15
    Brant.....................................  Closed..........................  ..............  ..............
Maine:
    Ducks \2\.................................  ................................               6              18
        North Zone............................  Sept. 29-Dec. 6.................  ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Oct. 1-Oct. 18 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 3-Dec. 23..................  ..............  ..............
        Coastal Zone..........................  Oct. 1-Oct. 18 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 14-Jan. 3..................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Canada Geese:
        North Zone............................  Oct. 1-Dec. 9...................               3               9
        South Zone............................  Same as for Ducks...............               3               9
        Coastal Zone..........................  Same as for Ducks...............               3               9
    Light Geese...............................  Oct. 1-Jan. 31..................              25  ..............
    Brant:
        North Zone............................  Oct. 1-Nov. 4...................               2               6
        South Zone............................  Oct. 1-Oct. 18 &................               2               6
                                                Nov. 3-Nov. 18..................               2               6
        Coastal Zone..........................  Oct. 1-Oct. 18 &................               2               6
                                                Nov. 14-Nov. 29.................               2               6
Maryland:
    Ducks and Mergansers \3\..................  Oct. 11-Oct. 18 &...............               6              18
                                                Nov. 8-Nov. 28 &................               6              18
                                                Dec. 16-Jan. 24.................               6              18
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:

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        RP Zone...............................  Nov. 22-Nov. 28 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 16-Mar. 10.................               5              15
        AP Zone...............................  Nov. 22-Nov. 28 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 16-Feb. 4..................               2               6
    Light Geese...............................  Oct. 4-Nov. 28 &................              25  ..............
                                                Dec. 15-Feb. 7..................              25  ..............
    Brant.....................................  Dec. 20-Jan. 3 &................               2               6
                                                Jan. 6-Jan. 24..................               2               6
Massachusetts:
    Ducks \4\.................................  ................................               6              18
        Western Zone..........................  Oct. 13-Nov. 29 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 8-Dec. 27..................  ..............  ..............
        Central Zone..........................  Oct. 14-Nov. 29 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 20-Jan. 10.................  ..............  ..............
        Coastal Zone..........................  Oct. 15-Oct. 25 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 22-Jan. 19.................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        NAP Zone
            Central Zone......................  Oct. 14-Nov. 29 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 20-Jan. 10.................               3               9
            (Special season)..................  Jan. 19-Feb. 14.................               5              15
            Coastal Zone......................  Oct. 15-Oct. 25 &...............               3               9
                                                Nov. 22-Jan. 30.................               3               9
            (Special season) \5\                Jan. 31-Feb. 14.................               5              15
        AP Zone...............................  Oct. 13-Nov. 29 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 8-Dec. 16..................               3               9
    Light Geese:
        Western Zone..........................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
        Central Zone..........................  Same as for Ducks &.............              15              45
                                                Jan. 19-Feb. 14.................              15              45
        Coastal Zone \5\......................  Same as for Ducks &.............              15              45
                                                Jan. 31-Feb. 14.................              15              45
    Brant:
        Western & Central Zone................  Closed..........................  ..............  ..............
        Coastal Zone..........................  Nov. 15-Nov. 29 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 16-Jan. 3..................               2               6
New Hampshire:
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               6              18
        Northern Zone.........................  Oct. 2-Nov. 30..................  ..............  ..............
        Inland Zone...........................  Oct. 2-Nov. 2 &.................  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 16-Dec. 13.................  ..............  ..............
        Coastal Zone..........................  Oct. 3-Oct. 13 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 16[dash]Jan. 3.............  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        Northern Zone.........................  Oct. 2-Dec. 10..................               3               9
        Inland Zone...........................  Oct. 2-Nov. 2 &.................               3               9
                                                Nov. 16-Dec. 23.................               3               9
        Coastal Zone..........................  Oct. 3-Oct. 23 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 16-Jan. 3..................               3               9
    Light Geese:
        Northern Zone.........................  Oct. 2-Dec. 23..................              25  ..............
        Inland Zone...........................  Oct. 2-Dec. 23..................              25  ..............
        Coastal Zone..........................  Oct. 3-Jan. 3...................              25  ..............
    Brant:
        Northern Zone.........................  Oct. 2-Oct. 31..................               2               6
        Inland Zone...........................  Oct. 2-Oct. 31..................               2               6
        Coastal Zone..........................  Oct. 3-Nov. 1...................               2               6
New Jersey:
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               6              18
        North Zone............................  Oct. 11-Oct. 23 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 15-Jan. 10.................  ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Oct. 18-Oct. 25 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 15-Jan. 15.................  ..............  ..............
        Coastal Zone..........................  Nov. 1-Nov. 11 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 27-Jan. 24.................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada and White-fronted Geese:

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        North Zone............................  Nov. 15-Nov. 29 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 13-Jan. 24 &...............               3               9
        South Zone............................  Nov. 15-Nov. 29 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 13-Jan. 24 &...............               3               9
        Coastal Zone..........................  Nov. 27-Dec. 6 &................               3               9
                                                Dec. 9-Jan. 24..................               3               9
        Special Season Zone...................  Jan. 26-Feb. 14.................               5              15
    Light Geese:
        North Zone............................  Oct. 16-Feb. 14.................              25  ..............
        South Zone............................  Oct. 16-Feb. 14.................              25  ..............
        Coastal Zone..........................  Oct. 16-Feb. 14.................              25  ..............
    Brant:
        North Zone............................  Nov. 15-Nov. 29 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 23-Jan. 10.................               2               6
        South Zone............................  Oct. 18-Oct. 25 &...............               2               6
                                                Nov. 15-Dec. 11.................               2               6
        Coastal Zone..........................  Nov. 1-Nov. 11 &................               2               6
                                                Dec. 20-Jan. 13.................               2               6
New York:
    Ducks and Mergansers......................  ................................               6              18
        Long Island Zone......................  Nov. 27-Jan. 25.................  ..............  ..............
        Lake Champlain Zone...................  Oct. 8-Oct. 12 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 25-Dec. 18.................  ..............  ..............
        Northeastern Zone.....................  Oct. 4-Oct. 19 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 1-Dec. 14..................  ..............  ..............
        Southeastern Zone.....................  Oct. 11-Oct. 19 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 8-Dec. 28..................  ..............  ..............
        Western Zone..........................  Oct. 18-Dec. 2 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 27-Jan. 9..................  ..............  ..............
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        Western Long Island (AFRP)............  Oct. 11-Oct. 19 &...............               8              24
                                                Nov. 27-Mar. 4..................               8              24
        Central Long Island (NAP-L)...........  Nov. 27-Feb. 4 &................               3               9
            Special season....................  Feb. 5-Feb. 10..................               5              15
        Eastern Long Island (NAP-H)...........  Nov. 27-Feb. 4..................               3               9
        Lake Champlain (AP) Zone..............  Oct. 10-Nov. 28.................               3               9
        Northeast (AP) Zone...................  Oct. 25-Nov. 16 &...............               3               9
                                                Nov. 18-Dec. 14.................               3               9
        East Central (AP) Zone................  Oct. 25-Nov. 14 &...............               3               9
                                                Nov. 22-Dec. 20.................               3               9
        Hudson Valley (AP) Zone...............  Oct. 25-Nov. 14 &...............               3               9
                                                Nov. 29-Dec. 27.................               3               9
        West Central (AP) Zone................  Oct. 25-Nov. 27 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 27-Jan. 11.................               3               9
        South (AFRP)..........................  Oct. 25-Jan. 1 &................               5              15
                                                Feb. 28-Mar. 10.................               5              15
    Light Geese: \6\
        Long Island Zone......................  Nov. 24-Mar. 10.................              25  ..............
        Lake Champlain Zone...................  Oct. 1-Dec. 29..................              25  ..............
        Northeastern Zone.....................  Oct. 1-Jan. 15..................              25  ..............
        Southeastern Zone.....................  Oct. 1-Jan. 15..................              25  ..............
        Western Zone..........................  Oct. 1-Jan. 15..................              25  ..............
    Brant:
        Long Island Zone......................  Nov. 27-Nov. 30 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 31-Jan. 25.................               2               6
        Lake Champlain Zone...................  Oct. 8-Nov. 6...................               2               6
        Northeastern Zone.....................  Oct. 4-Nov. 2...................               2               6
        Southeastern Zone.....................  Oct. 11-Nov. 9..................               2               6
        Western Zone..........................  Oct. 11-Nov. 9..................               2               6
North Carolina:
    Ducks \7\.................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 4 &.................               6              18
                                                Nov. 8-Nov. 29 &................               6              18
                                                Dec. 13-Jan. 24.................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        RP Hunt Zone..........................  Oct. 1-Oct. 11 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 8-Nov. 29 &................               5              15
                                                Dec. 13-Feb. 7..................               5              15
        SJBP Hunt Zone........................  Oct. 1-Oct. 28 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 8-Dec. 31..................               5              15

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        Northeast Hunt Zone \8\...............  Jan. 9-Jan. 24..................               1               3
    Light Geese \9\...........................  Oct. 15-Oct. 18 &...............              25  ..............
                                                Nov. 8-Mar. 7...................              25  ..............
    Brant.....................................  Dec. 22-Jan. 24.................               2               6
Pennsylvania:
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               6              18
        North Zone............................  Oct. 11-Nov. 29 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 23-Jan. 10.................  ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Oct. 18-Oct. 25 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 15-Jan. 15.................  ..............  ..............
        Northwest Zone........................  Oct. 11-Dec. 13.................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 27-Jan. 1..................  ..............  ..............
        Lake Erie Zone........................  Oct. 27-Jan. 3..................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        Eastern (AP) Zone.....................  Nov. 15-Nov. 29 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 15-Jan. 26.................               3               9
        SJBP Zone.............................  Oct. 11-Nov. 29 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 15-Jan. 23.................               3               9
        Resident (RP) Zone....................  Oct. 25-Nov. 29 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 18-Jan. 15 &...............               5              15
                                                Feb. 2-Feb. 28..................               5              15
    Light Geese:
        Eastern (AP) Zone.....................  Oct. 1-Jan. 26..................              25  ..............
        SJBP Zone.............................  Oct. 1-Jan. 23..................              25  ..............
        Resident (RP) Zone....................  Oct. 28-Feb. 28.................              25  ..............
    Brant.....................................  Oct. 18-Nov. 21.................               2               6
Rhode Island:
    Ducks.....................................  Oct. 10-Oct. 13 &...............               6              18
                                                Nov. 26-Nov. 30 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 6-Jan. 25..................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese..............................  Nov. 22-Nov. 30 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 6-Feb. 4...................               3               9
        Special season........................  Feb. 9-Feb. 15..................               5              15
    Light Geese...............................  Oct. 11-Jan. 25.................              25  ..............
    Brant.....................................  Dec. 27-Jan. 25.................               2               6
South Carolina:
    Ducks \10\ \11\...........................  Nov. 15 &.......................               6              18
                                                Nov. 22-Nov. 29 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 6-Jan. 25..................               6              18
    Mergansers \12\...........................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada and White-fronted Geese \13\.......  Nov. 22-Nov. 29 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 6-Jan. 25 &................               5              15
                                                Feb. 8-Feb. 23..................               5              15
    Light Geese...............................  Nov. 22-Nov. 29 &...............              25  ..............
                                                Dec. 6-Jan. 25..................              25  ..............
    Brant.....................................  Dec. 27-Jan. 25.................               2               6
Vermont:
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               6              18
        Lake Champlain Zone...................  Oct. 8-Oct 12 &.................  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 25-Dec. 18.................  ..............  ..............
        Interior Zone.........................  Oct. 8-Dec. 6...................  ..............  ..............
        Connecticut River Zone................  Oct. 2-Nov. 2 &.................  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 16-Dec. 13.................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        Lake Champlain Zone...................  Oct. 10-Nov. 28.................               3               9
        Interior Zone.........................  Oct. 10-Nov. 28.................               3               9
        Connecticut River Zone................  Oct. 2-Nov. 2 &.................               3               9
                                                Nov. 16-Dec. 23.................               3               9
    Light Geese:
        Lake Champlain Zone...................  Oct. 1-Dec. 29..................              25  ..............
        Interior Zone.........................  Oct. 1-Dec. 29..................              25  ..............
        Connecticut River Zone................  Oct. 2-Dec. 23..................              25  ..............
    Brant:
        Lake Champlain Zone...................  Oct. 8-Nov. 6...................               2               6
        Interior Zone.........................  Oct. 8-Nov. 6...................               2               6

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        Connecticut River Zone................  Oct. 2-Oct. 31..................               2               6
Virginia
    Ducks \14\................................  Oct. 10-Oct. 13 &...............               6              18
                                                Nov. 15-Nov. 30 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 17-Jan. 25.................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        Eastern (AP) Zone.....................  Nov. 15-Nov. 23 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 20-Jan. 29.................               2               6
        Western (SJBP) Zone...................  Nov. 15-Nov. 25 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 17-Jan. 14 &...............               3               9
            (Special season)..................  Jan. 15-Feb. 15.................               5              15
        Western (RP) Zone.....................  Nov. 15-Nov. 30 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 17-Feb. 18.................               5              15
    Light Geese...............................  Oct. 17-Jan. 31.................              25  ..............
    Brant.....................................  Dec. 27-Jan. 25.................               2               6
West Virginia
    Ducks \15\................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 11 &................               6              18
                                                Nov. 10-Nov. 15 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 13-Jan. 24.................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              30
    Canada Geese..............................  Oct. 1-Oct. 18 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 10-Nov. 15 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 8-Jan. 31..................               5              15
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for Canada Geese........               5              15
    Brant.....................................  Dec. 26-Jan. 24.................               2               6
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\1\ In Delaware, the Bombay Hook NWR snow goose season is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only.
\2\ In Maine, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 of any species, with no more than 12 of any one
  species in possession. The season for Barrow's goldeneye is closed.
\3\ In Maryland, the black duck season is closed October 11 through October 18.
\4\ In Massachusetts, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 of any single species in addition to the
  flyway-wide bag restrictions.
\5\ In Massachusetts, the January 18 to February 15 portion of the season in the Coastal Zone is restricted to
  that portion of the Coastal Zone north of the Cape Cod Canal.
\6\ In New York, the use of electronic calls and shotguns capable of holding more than 3 shotshells are allowed
  for hunting of light geese on any day when all other waterfowl hunting seasons are closed.
\7\ In North Carolina, the season is closed for black ducks October 1 through October 4 and November 8 through
  November 21. The daily bag limit for black and mottled ducks is combined with no more than 1 allowed in the
  daily bag.
\8\ In North Carolina, a permit is required to hunt Canada geese in the Northeast Hunt Zone.
\9\ In North Carolina, electronic calls and unplugged shotguns are allowed for light geese from February 9
  through March 7.
\10\ In South Carolina, the daily bag limit of 6 may not exceed 1 black-bellied whistling duck, and either 1
  black duck or 1 mottled duck in the aggregate.
\11\ In South Carolina, on November 15, only hunters 17 years of age or younger can hunt ducks, coots and
  mergansers. The youth must be accompanied by a person at least 21 years of age who is properly licensed,
  including State and Federal waterfowl stamps. Youth who are 16 or 17 years of age who hunt on this day are not
  required to have a State license or State waterfowl stamp but must possess a Federal waterfowl stamp and
  migratory bird permit.
\12\ In South Carolina, the daily bag limit for mergansers may include no more than 1 hooded merganser.
\13\ In South Carolina, the daily bag limit may include no more than 2 white-fronted geese.
\14\ In Virginia, the season is closed for black ducks October 10 through October 13.
\15\ In West Virginia, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 long-tailed ducks, and the season is
  closed for eiders, whistling ducks, and mottled ducks.

MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
Flyway-Wide Restrictions
    Duck Limits: The daily bag limit of 6 ducks may include no more 
than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be females), 1 mottled 
duck, 1 black duck, 2 pintails, 1 canvasback, 2 redheads, 3 scaup, and 
3 wood ducks. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
    Merganser Limits: The daily bag limit is 5 mergansers and may 
include no more than 2 hooded mergansers. In States that include 
mergansers in the duck bag limit, the daily limit is the same as the 
duck bag limit, of which only 2 may be hooded mergansers. The 
possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.

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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alabama:
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               6              18
        North Zone............................  Nov. 27-Jan. 25.................  ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Same as North Zone..............  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Dark Geese:

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        North Zone:
            SJBP Zone.........................  Sept. 20-Oct. 7 &...............               3               9
                                                Nov. 27-Jan. 25.................               3               9
            Rest of North Zone................  Same as SJBP Zone...............               3               9
        South Zone............................  Same as Rest of North Zone......               3               9
    White-fronted Geese:
        North Zone:
            SJBP Zone.........................  Same as for Dark Geese..........               2               6
        Rest of North Zone....................  Same as SJBP Zone...............               2               6
        South Zone............................  Same as Rest of North Zone......               2               6
    Light Geese:
        North Zone:
            Monroe and Escambia Counties......  Sept. 20-Oct. 7 &...............               5              15
                                                Oct. 25-Nov. 9 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 27-Jan. 25.................               5              15
            SJBP Zone.........................  Same as Rest of North Zone......               5              15
            Rest of North Zone................  Same as for Dark Geese..........               5              15
        South Zone............................  Same as for Dark Geese..........               5              15
Arkansas:
    Ducks.....................................  Nov. 22-Nov. 30 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 4-Dec. 23 &................               6              18
                                                Dec. 26-Jan. 25.................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              10
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              10
    Canada Geese:
        Northwest Zone........................  Sept. 20-Sept. 29 &.............               3               9
                                                Nov. 13-Jan. 25.................               3               9
        Remainder of State....................  Nov. 13-Jan. 25.................               3               9
    White[dash]fronted Geese..................  Nov. 13-Jan. 25.................               2               4
    Brant.....................................  Closed..........................  ..............  ..............
    Light Geese...............................  Nov. 13-Jan. 25.................              20
Illinois:
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               6              18
        North Zone............................  Oct. 18-Dec. 16.................  ..............  ..............
        Central Zone..........................  Oct. 25-Dec. 23.................  ..............  ..............
        South Central Zone....................  Nov. 8-Jan. 6...................  ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Nov. 27-Jan. 25.................
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        North Zone............................  Oct. 18-Jan. 15.................               2               6
        Central Zone..........................  Oct. 25-Nov. 16 &...............               2               6
                                                Nov. 26-Jan. 31.................               2               6
        South Central Zone....................  Nov. 8-Jan. 31..................               2               6
        South Zone............................  Nov. 27-Jan. 31.................               2               6
    White[dash]fronted Geese:
        North Zone............................  Nov. 3-Jan. 15..................               2               6
        Central Zone..........................  Nov. 19-Jan. 31.................               2               6
        South Central Zone....................  Nov. 19-Jan. 31.................               2               6
        South Zone............................  Nov. 27-Jan. 31.................               2               6
    Light Geese:
        North Zone............................  Oct. 18-Jan. 15.................              20  ..............
        Central Zone..........................  Oct. 25-Jan. 31.................              20  ..............
        South Central Zone....................  Nov. 8-Jan. 31..................              20  ..............
        South Zone............................  Nov. 27-Jan. 31.................              20  ..............
    Brant.....................................  Same as for Light Geese.........               1               3
Indiana:
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               6              18
        North Zone............................  Oct. 18-Dec. 7 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 20-Dec. 28.................  ..............  ..............
        Central Zone..........................  Oct. 25-Dec. 7 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 20-Jan. 4..................  ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Nov. 1-Nov. 9 &.................  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 29-Jan. 18.................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        North Zone............................  Oct. 18-Nov. 9 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 27-Jan. 4 &................               3               9
                                                Jan. 20-Jan. 31.................               3               9
        Central Zone..........................  Oct. 25-Dec. 7 &................               3               9
                                                Dec. 20-Jan. 4 &................               3               9

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                                                Jan. 18-Jan. 31.................               3               9
        South Zone............................  Nov. 1-Nov. 10 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 29-Jan. 31.................               3               9
        Late Season Zone......................  Feb. 1-Feb. 15..................               5              15
    White[dash]fronted Geese:
        North Zone............................  Same as for Canada Geese........               2               6
        Central Zone..........................  Same as for Canada Geese........               2               6
        South Zone............................  Same as for Canada Geese........               2               6
    Brant:
        North Zone............................  Same as for Canada Geese........               1               3
        Central Zone..........................  Same as for Canada Geese........               1               3
        South Zone............................  Same as for Canada Geese........               1               3
    Light Geese:
        North Zone............................  Same as for Canada Geese........              20
        Central Zone..........................  Same as for Canada Geese........              20
        South Zone............................  Same as for Canada geese........              20
Iowa:
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               6              18
        North Zone............................  Oct. 4-Oct. 19 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 25-Dec. 7..................  ..............  ..............
        Missouri River Zone...................  Oct. 4-Oct. 8 &.................  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 25.........................  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 25-Dec 18..................  ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Oct. 4-Oct. 8 &.................  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 18-Dec 11..................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        North Zone............................  Sept. 27-Oct. 31 &..............               2               6
                                                Nov. 1-Jan. 2...................               3               9
        Missouri River Zone...................  Oct. 11-Oct. 31 &...............               2               6
                                                Nov. 1-Jan. 16..................               3               9
        South Zone............................  Oct. 4-Oct. 31 &................               2               6
                                                Nov. 1-Jan. 9...................               3               9
    White-fronted Geese:
        North Zone............................  Sept. 27-Dec. 9.................               2               6
        Missouri River Zone...................  Oct. 11-Dec. 23.................               2               6
        South Zone............................  Oct. 4-Dec. 16..................               2               6
    Brant:
        North Zone............................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               2
        Missouri River Zone...................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               2
        South Zone............................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               2
    Light Geese:
        North Zone............................  Sept. 27-Jan. 11................              20  ..............
        Missouri River Zone...................  Oct. 11-Jan. 16.................              20  ..............
        South Zone............................  Oct. 4-Jan. 16..................              20  ..............
Kentucky:
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               6              18
        West Zone.............................  Nov. 27-Nov. 30 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 1-Jan. 25..................  ..............  ..............
        East Zone.............................  Same as West Zone...............  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese..............................  Nov. 27-Jan. 31.................               3               9
    White[dash]fronted Geese..................  Nov. 27-Jan. 31.................               2               6
    Brant.....................................  Nov. 27-Jan. 31.................               2               6
    Light Geese...............................  Nov. 27-Jan. 31.................              20              60
Louisiana:
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               6              18
        West Zone.............................  Nov. 15-Dec. 14 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 20-Jan. 18.................  ..............  ..............
        East Zone (including Catahoula Lake)..  Nov. 22-Dec. 7 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 13-Jan. 25.................  ..............  ..............
        Coastal Zone..........................  Nov. 15-Dec. 7 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 20-Jan. 25.................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese: \1\
        West Zone.............................  Nov. 15-Dec. 14 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 20-Jan. 31.................               3               9
        East Zone.............................  Nov. 8-Dec. 7 &.................               3               9
                                                Dec. 13-Jan. 25.................               3               9

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        Coastal Zone..........................  Nov. 15-Dec. 14 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 20-Jan. 31.................               3               9
    White-fronted: \1\
        West Zone.............................  Nov. 15-Dec. 14 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 20-Feb. 1..................               2               6
        East Zone.............................  Nov. 8-Dec. 7 &.................               2               6
                                                Dec. 13-Jan. 25.................               2               6
        Coastal Zone..........................  Nov. 15-Dec. 14 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 20-Feb. 1..................               2               6
    Brant.....................................  Closed..........................  ..............  ..............
    Light Geese:
        West Zone.............................  Same as for White-fronted.......              20  ..............
        East Zone.............................  Same as for White-fronted.......              20  ..............
        Coastal Zone..........................  Same as for White-fronted.......              20  ..............
Michigan:
    Ducks:
        North Zone............................  Sept. 27-Nov. 23 &..............               6              18
                                                Nov. 29-Nov. 30.................  ..............  ..............
        Middle Zone...........................  Oct. 4-Nov. 30 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 13-Dec. 14.................  ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Oct. 11-Dec. 7 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 27-Dec. 28.................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        North Zone............................  Sept. 11-Dec. 11................               2               6
        Middle Zone...........................  Sept. 20-Sept. 28 &.............               2               6
                                                Oct. 4-Dec. 25..................               2               6
        South Zone:
            Muskegon Wastewater GMU...........  Oct. 15-Nov. 12 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 3-Dec. 21..................               2               6
            Allegan County GMU................  Nov. 1-Jan. 31..................               2               6
            Saginaw County GMU................  Sept. 20-Sept. 22 &.............               2               6
                                                Oct. 11-Dec. 7 &................               2               6
                                                Dec. 27-Jan. 28.................               2               6
            Tuscola/Huron GMU.................  Sept. 20-Sept. 28 &.............               2               6
                                                Oct. 11-Dec. 7 &................               2               6
                                                Dec. 27-Jan. 20.................               2               6
            Remainder of South Zone...........  Sept. 20-Sept. 22 &.............               2               6
                                                Oct. 11-Dec. 7 &................               2               6
                                                Dec. 27-Dec. 29.................               2               6
        Southern MI Late Season \2\...........  Jan. 17-Feb. 14.................               5              15
    White-fronted Geese:
        North Zone............................  Sept. 11-Dec. 11................               1               3
        Middle Zone...........................  Oct. 4-Dec. 25..................               1               3
        South Zone                              Oct. 11-Dec. 7 &................               1               3
                                                Dec. 27-Dec. 28 &...............               1               3
                                                Jan. 17-Feb. 13.................               1               3
    Light Geese:
        North Zone............................  Same as for Canada geese........              20  ..............
        Middle Zone...........................  Same as for Canada geese........              20  ..............
        South Zone............................  Oct. 11-Dec. 7 &................              20  ..............
                                                Dec. 27-Dec. 28 &...............              20  ..............
                                                Jan. 17-Feb. 14.................              20  ..............
    Brant:
        North Zone............................  Same as for Light geese.........               1               3
        Middle Zone...........................  Same as for Light geese.........               1               3
        South Zone............................  Same as for Light geese.........               1               3
Minnesota:
    Ducks:
        North Zone............................  Sept. 27-Nov. 25................               6              18
        Central Zone..........................  Sept. 27-Oct. 5 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 11-Nov. 30.................  ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Sept. 27-Sept. 29 &.............  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 11-Dec. 6..................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots \3\.................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        North Zone............................  Sept. 27-Dec. 25................               3               9
        Central Zone..........................  Sept. 27-Oct. 5 &...............               3               9
                                                Oct. 11-Dec. 30.................               3               9
        South Zone............................  Sept. 27-Sept. 29 &.............               3               9

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                                                Oct. 11-Jan. 5..................               3               9
    White-fronts Geese:
        North Zone............................  Sept. 27-Dec. 23................               1               3
        Central Zone..........................  Sept. 27-Oct. 5 &...............               1               3
                                                Oct. 11-Dec. 28.................               1               3
        South Zone............................  Sept. 27-Sept. 29 &.............               1               3
                                                Oct. 11-Jan. 3..................               1               3
    Light Geese:
        North Zone............................  Same as for Canada geese........              20              60
        Central Zone..........................  Same as for Canada geese........              20              60
        South Zone............................  Same as for Canada geese........              20              60
    Brant:
        North Zone............................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               3
        Central Zone..........................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               3
        South Zone............................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               3
Mississippi:
    Ducks.....................................  Nov. 27-Jan. 25.................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese..............................  Nov. 13-Jan. 25.................               3               9
    White-fronted.............................  Nov. 13-Jan. 25.................               2               6
    Brant.....................................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               3
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for Canada geese........              20  ..............
Missouri:
    Ducks and Mergansers:
        North Zone............................  Oct. 25-Dec. 23.................               6              18
        Middle Zone...........................  Nov. 1-Dec. 30..................  ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Nov. 27-Jan. 25.................  ..............  ..............
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        North Zone............................  Oct. 4-Oct. 12 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 27-Jan. 31.................               3               9
        Middle Zone...........................  Same as North Zone..............               3               9
        South Zone............................  Same as North Zone..............               3               9
    White-fronted Geese:
        North Zone............................  Nov. 27-Jan. 31.................               2               6
        Middle Zone...........................  Same as North Zone..............               2               6
        South Zone............................  Same as North Zone..............               2               6
Brant:
        North Zone............................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               3
        Middle Zone...........................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               3
        South Zone............................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               3
    Light Geese:
        North Zone............................  Oct. 25-Jan. 31.................              20  ..............
        Middle Zone...........................  Same as North Zone..............              20  ..............
        South Zone............................  Same as North Zone..............              20  ..............
Ohio:
    Ducks \4\
        Lake Erie Marsh Zone..................  Oct. 18-Nov. 2 &................               6              18
                                                Nov. 15-Dec. 28.................  ..............  ..............
        North Zone............................  Oct. 25-Nov. 9 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 22-Jan. 4..................  ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Oct. 25-Nov. 9 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 13-Jan. 25.................  ..............  ..............
    1Merganser................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        Lake Erie Goose Zone..................  Oct. 18-Nov. 2 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 15-Dec. 28 &...............               3               9
                                                Jan. 14-Jan. 31.................               3               9
        North Zone............................  Oct. 25-Nov. 9 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 22-Jan. 4 &................               3               9
                                                Jan. 14-Jan. 31.................               3               9
        South Zone............................  Oct. 25-Nov. 9 &................               3               9
                                                Dec. 11-Jan. 31.................               3               9
    White-fronted Geese.......................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               3
    Brant.....................................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               3
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for Canada geese........              10              30
Tennessee:
    Ducks
        Reelfoot Zone.........................  Nov. 15-Nov. 16 &...............               6              18
                                                Nov. 29-Jan. 25.................  ..............  ..............

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        State Zone............................  Nov. 22-Nov. 23 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 29-Jan. 25.................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        Northwest Zone........................  Oct. 11-Oct. 15 &...............               3               9
                                                Nov. 15-Nov. 16 &...............               3               9
                                                Nov. 29-Feb. 7..................               3               9
        Southwest Zone........................  Oct. 11-Oct. 28 &...............               3               9
                                                Nov. 22-Nov. 23 &...............               3               9
                                                Nov. 29-Jan. 25.................               3               9
                                                Same as Southwest...............  ..............  ..............
        Kentucky/Barkley Lakes Zone...........  Same as Southwest Zone..........               3               9
        Rest of State.........................  Nov. 22-Nov. 23 &...............               3               9
    White-fronted Geese.......................  Nov. 29-Feb. 7..................               2               6
    Brant.....................................  Nov. 23-Jan. 31.................               2               6
    Light Geese...............................  Nov. 22-Nov. 23 &...............              20  ..............
                                                Nov. 29-Mar. 10.................              20  ..............
Wisconsin:
    Ducks: \4\
        North Zone............................  Sept. 27-Nov. 25................               6              18
        South Zone............................  Oct. 4-Oct. 12 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 18-Dec. 7..................  ..............  ..............
        Mississippi River Zone................  Sept. 27-Oct. 5 &...............  ..............  ..............
  2                                             Oct. 18-Dec. 7..................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        North Zone............................  Sept. 16-Dec. 16................               2               6
        South Zone:
            Horicon Zone......................  Sept. 16-Dec. 16................               2               6
            Mississippi River Subzone.........  Sept. 27-Oct. 5 &...............               2               6
                                                Oct. 18-Jan. 8..................               2               6
            Remainder of South Zone...........  Sept. 16-Oct. 12 &..............               2               6
                                                Oct. 18-Dec. 21.................               2               6
    White-fronted Geese:
        North Zone............................  Sept. 20-Dec. 16................               2               6
        South Zone:
            Horicon Zone......................  Sept. 20-Dec. 16................               1               3
            Mississippi River Subzone.........  Oct. 1-Oct. 5 &.................               2               6
                                                Oct. 12-Jan. 2..................               2               6
            Remainder of South Zone...........  Sept. 20-Oct. 12 &..............               2               6
                                                Oct. 18-Dec. 21.................               2               6
    Brant.....................................  Same as for Canada geese........               2               6
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for Canada geese........              20  ..............
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\1\ In Louisiana, during the Canada goose season, the daily bag limit is 3 dark geese (whitefronts and Canada
  geese) with no more than 2 white-fronted geese. Possession limits are three times the daily bag limits.
\2\ In Michigan, the Southern Michigan Late Canada goose season excludes the Goose Management Units (GMUs).
\3\ In Minnesota, the daily bag limit is 15 and the possession limit is 45 coots and moorhens in the aggregate.
\4\ In Ohio and Wisconsin, the daily bag limit may include no more than one hen mallard.

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

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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Colorado:
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               6              18
        Southeast Zone........................  Oct. 22-Jan. 25.................  ..............  ..............
        Northeast Zone........................  Oct. 11-Dec. 1 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 13-Jan. 25.................  ..............  ..............
        Mountain/Foothills Zone...............  Oct. 4-Dec. 1 &.................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 20-Jan. 25.................  ..............  ..............

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    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Dark Geese:
        Northern Front Range Unit.............  Oct. 4-Oct. 22 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 22-Feb. 15.................               5              15
        South Park/San Luis Valley Unit.......  Same as N. Front Range Unit.....               5              15
        North Park Unit.......................  Same as N. Front Range Unit.....               5              15
        Rest of State in Central Flyway.......  Nov. 22-Feb. 15.................               5              15
    Light Geese:
        Northern Front Range Unit.............  Nov. 1-Feb. 15..................              50  ..............
        South Park/San Luis Valley Unit.......  Same as N. Front Range Unit.....              50  ..............
        North Park Unit.......................  Same as N. Front Range Unit.....              50  ..............
        Rest of State in Central Flyway.......  Same as N. Front Range Unit.....              50  ..............
Kansas:
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               6              18
        High Plains...........................  Oct. 11-Dec. 8 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 20-Jan. 25.................  ..............  ..............
        Low Plains:                             ................................  ..............  ..............
            Early Zone........................  Oct. 11-Dec. 7 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 20-Jan. 4..................  ..............  ..............
            Late Zone.........................  Nov. 1-Jan. 4 &.................  ..............  ..............
                                                Jan. 17-Jan. 25.................  ..............  ..............
            Southeast Zone....................  Nov. 8-Nov. 9 &.................  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 15-Jan. 25.................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese and Brant....................  Nov. 1-Nov. 9 &.................               6              18
                                                Nov. 12-Feb. 15.................               6              18
    White[dash]fronted Geese..................  Nov. 1-Dec. 14 &................               2               6
                                                Jan. 17-Feb. 15.................               2               6
    Light Geese...............................  Nov. 1-Nov. 9 &.................              50  ..............
                                                Nov. 12-Feb. 15.................              50  ..............
Montana:
    Ducks and Mergansers \2\..................  ................................               6              18
        Zone 1................................  Oct. 4-Jan. 8...................  ..............  ..............
        Zone 2................................  Oct. 4-Oct. 19 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 1-Jan. 20..................  ..............  ..............
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Dark Geese:
        Zone N................................  Oct. 4-Jan. 11 &................               5              15
                                                Jan. 17-Jan. 21.................               5              15
        Zone S................................  Oct. 4-Oct. 19 &................               5              15
                                                 Nov. 1-Jan. 28.................               5              15
    Light Geese:
        Zone N................................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20              60
        Zone S................................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20              60
Nebraska:
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               6              18
        Zone 1................................  Oct. 11-Dec. 23.................  ..............  ..............
        Zone 2:
            Low Plains........................  Oct. 4-Dec. 16..................  ..............  ..............
            High Plains.......................  Oct. 4-Dec. 16 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Jan. 4-Jan. 25..................  ..............  ..............
        Zone 3:
            Low Plains........................  Oct. 22-Jan. 3..................  ..............  ..............
            High Plains.......................  Oct. 22-Jan. 3 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Jan. 4-Jan. 25..................  ..............  ..............
        Zone 4................................  Oct. 4-Dec. 16..................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        Niobrara Unit.........................  Oct. 27-Feb. 8..................               5              15
        East Unit.............................  Oct. 27-Feb. 8..................               5              15
        North Central Unit....................  Oct. 4-Jan. 16..................               5              15
        Platte River Unit.....................  Oct. 27-Feb. 8..................               5              15
        Panhandle Unit........................  Oct. 27-Feb. 8..................               5              15
    White-fronted Geese.......................  Oct. 4-Dec. 12 &................               2               6
                                                Jan. 31-Feb. 1..................               1               3
    Light Geese...............................  Oct. 4-Dec. 31 &................              50  ..............
                                                Jan. 24-Feb. 8..................              50  ..............
New Mexico:
    Ducks and Mergansers \2\..................  ................................               6              18

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        North Zone............................  Oct. 4-Jan. 2...................  ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Oct. 23-Jan. 19.................  ..............  ..............
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Dark Geese: \3\
        Middle Rio Grande Valley Unit \3\.....  Dec. 27-Jan. 20.................               2               2
        Rest of State.........................  Oct. 11-Jan. 25.................               5              15
    Light Geese...............................  Oct. 11-Jan. 25.................              50  ..............
North Dakota:
    Ducks \1\.................................  ................................               6              18
        High Plains...........................  Sept. 27-Dec. 7 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 13-Jan. 4..................  ..............  ..............
        Remainder of State....................  Sept. 27-Dec. 7.................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese: \4\
        Missouri River Zone...................  Sept. 27-Jan. 2.................               5              15
        Rest of State.........................  Sept. 27-Dec. 25................               8              24
    White-fronted Geese.......................  Sept. 27-Dec. 7.................               2               6
    Light Geese...............................  Sept. 27-Jan. 4.................              50  ..............
Oklahoma:
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               6              18
        High Plains...........................  Oct. 11-Jan. 7..................  ..............  ..............
        Low Plains:
            Zone 1:...........................  Oct. 25-Nov. 30 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 13-Jan. 18.................  ..............  ..............
            Zone 2:...........................  Nov. 1-Nov. 30 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 13-Jan. 25.................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese..............................  Nov. 1-Nov. 30 &................               8              24
                                                Dec. 13-Feb. 15.................               8              24
    White-fronted Geese.......................  Nov. 1-Nov. 30 &................               1               3
                                                Dec. 13-Feb. 8..................               1               3
    Light Geese...............................  Nov. 1-Nov. 30 &................              50  ..............
                                                Dec. 13-Feb. 15.................              50  ..............
South Dakota:
    Ducks: \1\................................  ................................               6              18
        High Plains...........................  Oct. 11-Dec. 23 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 24-Jan. 15.................  ..............  ..............
        Low Plains:
            North Zone........................  Sept. 27-Dec. 9.................  ..............  ..............
            Middle Zone.......................  Same as for North Zone..........  ..............  ..............
            South Zone........................  Oct. 11-Dec. 23.................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        Unit 1................................  Oct. 1-Dec. 16..................               8              24
        Unit 2................................  Nov. 3-Feb. 15..................               4              12
        Unit 3................................  Oct. 18-Dec. 21 &...............               4              12
                                                Jan. 10-Jan. 18.................               4              12
    White-fronted Geese.......................  Sept. 27-Dec. 7.................               2               6
    Light Geese...............................  Sept. 27-Dec. 21................              20  ..............
Texas:
    Ducks: \5\................................  ................................               6              18
        High Plains...........................  Oct. 25-Oct. 26 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 31-Jan. 25.................  ..............  ..............
    Low Plains:
            North Zone........................  Nov. 1-Dec. 7 &.................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 20-Jan. 25.................  ..............  ..............
            South Zone........................  Nov. 1-Nov. 30 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 13-Jan. 25.................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese and Brant:
        East Tier:
            South Zone........................  Nov. 1-Jan. 25..................               3               9
            North Zone........................  Same as South Zone..............               3               9
        West Tier \6\.........................  Nov. 1-Feb. 1...................               5              15
    White-fronted Geese:
        East Tier:
            South Zone........................  Nov. 1-Jan. 11..................               2               6
            North Zone........................  Same as South Zone..............               2               6

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            West Tier \6\.....................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               3
    Light Geese:
        East Tier:
            South Zone........................  Nov. 1-Jan. 25..................              20  ..............
            North Zone........................  Same as South Zone..............              20  ..............
        West Tier.............................  Same as for Canada geese........              20  ..............
Wyoming:
    Ducks: \1\ \7\............................  ................................               6              18
        Zone C1...............................  Oct. 4-Oct. 22 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 1-Jan. 17..................  ..............  ..............
        Zone C2...............................  Sept. 27-Dec. 7 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 13-Jan. 6..................  ..............  ..............
        Zone C3...............................  Same as Zone C2.................  ..............  ..............
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Dark Geese:
        Zone G1A \7\..........................  Oct. 4-Oct. 22 &................               2               6
                                                Nov. 22-Feb. 15.................               4              12
        Zone G1...............................  Oct. 4-Oct. 22 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 1-Nov. 30 &................               5              15
                                                Dec. 6-Jan. 30..................               5              15
        Zone G2...............................  Sept. 27-Dec. 7 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 13-Jan. 14.................               5              15
        Zone G3...............................  Same as Zone G2.................               5              15
    Light Geese...............................  Oct. 4-Dec. 31 &................              10              30
                                                Jan. 31-Feb. 15.................              10              30
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\1\ In Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming, during the first 16 days of the duck season, the daily
  bag and possession limit may include 2 and 6 additional blue-winged teal, respectively.
\2\ In New Mexico, Mexican-like ducks are included in the aggregate with mallards.
\3\ In New Mexico, the season for dark geese is closed in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Sierra, and Valencia Counties.
  In the Middle Rio Grande Valley Unit, a limited season is established. See State regulations for additional
  information.
\4\ In North Dakota, see State regulations for additional shooting hour restrictions.
\5\ In Texas, the daily bag limit is 6 ducks, which may include no more than 5 mallards (only 2 of which may be
  hens), 2 redheads, 3 wood ducks, 3 scaup, 2 canvasbacks, 2 pintails, and 1 dusky duck (mottled duck, Mexican-
  like duck, black duck and their hybrids). The season for dusky ducks is closed the first 5 days of the season
  in all zones. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
\6\ In Texas, in the West Tier the daily bag limit for dark geese is 5 in the aggregate and may include no more
  than 1 white-fronted goose.
\7\ See State regulations for additional restrictions.

PACIFIC FLYWAY
Flyway-Wide Restrictions
    Duck and Merganser Limits: The daily bag limit of 7 ducks 
(including mergansers) may include no more than 2 female mallards, 2 
pintails, 2 redheads, 3 scaup, and 1 canvasback. The possession limit 
is three times the daily bag limit.
    Coot and Common Moorhen Limits: Daily bag and possession limits are 
in the aggregate for the two species.

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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
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Arizona:
    Ducks: \1\................................  ................................               7              21
        North Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Oct. 18-Jan. 11.................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 3-Jan. 11..................               7              21
        South Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Nov. 1-Jan. 25..................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 17-Jan. 25.................               7              21
    Coots and Moorhens........................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
    Canada Geese and Brant:
        North Zone............................  Oct. 3-Jan. 11..................               4              12
        South Zone............................  Oct. 17-Jan. 25.................               4              12
    White-fronted Geese.......................  Same as for Canada geese........               4              12
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for Canada geese........              10              30
California:
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               7              21
        Northeastern Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Oct. 4-Nov. 30 &................               3               9
                                                Dec. 20-Jan. 16.................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 4-Jan. 16..................               7              21
        Colorado River Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Nov. 1-Jan. 25..................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 17-Jan. 25.................               7              21

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        Southern Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Nov. 1-Jan. 25..................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 18-Jan. 25.................               7              21
        Southern San Joaquin Valley Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Nov. 1-Jan. 25..................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 18-Jan. 25.................               7              21
        Balance-of-State Zone:                  ................................  ..............  ..............
            Scaup.............................  Nov. 1-Jan. 25..................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 18-Jan. 25.................               7              21
    Coots and Moorhens........................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              25
    Canada Geese: \2\ \3\
        Northeastern Zone: \4\................  Oct. 4-Jan. 11..................              10              30
        Colorado River Zone...................  Oct. 17-Jan. 25.................               4              12
        Southern Zone.........................  Oct. 18-Jan. 25.................               3               9
        Balance-of-State Zone.................  Oct. 4-Oct. 8 &.................              10              30
                                                Oct. 18-Jan. 25.................              10              30
        Del Norte & Humboldt Counties.........  Oct. 31-Jan. 25.................              10              30
                                                Feb. 21-Mar. 10.................              10              30
    White-fronted Geese: \2\
        Northeastern Zone.....................  Oct. 4-Jan. 11 &................              10              30
                                                Mar. 6-Mar. 10..................              10              30
        Colorado River Zone...................  Oct. 17-Jan. 25.................               4              12
        Southern Zone.........................  Oct. 18-Jan. 25.................               3               9
        Balance-of-State Zone:
            Sacramento Valley.................  Oct. 18-Dec. 21.................               3               9
            Rest of Zone......................  Oct. 18-Jan. 25 &...............              10              30
                                                Feb. 14-Feb. 18.................              10              30
        Del Norte & Humboldt Counties.........  Oct. 18-Jan. 25.................              10              30
    Light Geese:
        Northeastern Zone.....................  Oct. 31-Jan. 11 &...............              15              45
                                                Feb. 7-Mar. 10..................              15              45
        Colorado River Zone...................  Oct. 17-Jan. 25.................              10              30
        Southern Zone:
            Imperial Valley...................  Nov. 1-Jan. 25 &................              15              45
                                                Feb. 7-Feb. 22..................              15              45
            Rest of Zone......................  Oct. 18-Jan. 25.................              15              45
        Balance-of-State Zone.................  Oct. 18-Jan. 25 &...............              15              45
                                                Feb. 14-Feb. 18.................              15              45
        Del Norte & Humboldt Counties.........  Oct. 18-Jan. 25.................              15              45
    Brant:
        North Coast Zone......................  Nov. 7-Dec. 6...................               2               6
        South Coast Zone......................  Nov. 8-Dec. 7...................               2               6
Colorado:
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               7              21
        Scaup.................................  Sept. 27-Oct. 15 &..............               3               9
                                                Nov. 1-Jan. 6...................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Sept. 27-Oct. 15 &..............               7              21
                                                Nov. 1-Jan. 25..................               7              21
    Coots and Moorhens........................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
    Canada Geese and Brant....................  Sept. 27-Oct. 6 &...............               4              12
                                                Nov. 1-Jan. 25..................               4              12
    White-fronted Geese.......................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for Canada Geese........              20              60
Idaho:
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               7              21
        Zone 1:
            Scaup.............................  Oct. 25-Jan. 16.................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 4-Jan. 16..................               7            * 21
        Zone 2:
            Scaup.............................  Nov. 1-Jan. 23..................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 11-Jan. 23.................               7              21
        Zone 3:
            Scaup.............................  Nov. 1-Jan. 23..................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 11-Jan. 23.................               7              21
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
    Canada Geese and Brant:
        Zone 1................................  Oct. 4-Jan. 16..................               4              12
        Zone 2................................  Oct. 11-Jan. 23.................               4              12
        Zone 3................................  Same as Zone 2..................               4              12
    White-fronted Geese:
        Zone 1................................  Oct. 4-Jan. 16..................              10              30
        Zone 2................................  Oct. 11-Jan. 23.................              10              30

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        Zone 3................................  Nov. 10-Feb. 22.................              10              30
    Light Geese:
        Zone 1................................  Oct. 4-Jan. 16..................              20              60
        Zone 2................................  Oct. 29-Jan. 16 &...............              20              60
                                                Feb. 14-Mar. 10.................              20              60
        Zone 3................................  Nov. 26-Mar. 10.................              20              60
        Zone 4: \5\...........................  Oct. 11-Jan. 23.................              20              60
Montana:
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               7              21
        Scaup.................................  Oct. 4-Dec. 28..................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 4-Jan. 11 &................               7              21
                                                Jan. 17-Jan. 21.................               7              21
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              25
    Dark Geese: \6\...........................  Oct. 4-Jan. 11 &................               4              12
                                                Jan. 17-Jan. 21.................               4              12
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20              60
Nevada:
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               7              21
        Northeast Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Sept. 27-Oct. 26 &..............               3               9
                                                Oct. 29-Dec. 23.................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Sept. 27-Oct. 26 &..............               7              21
                                                Oct. 29-Jan. 11.................               7              21
        Northwest Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Nov. 1-Jan. 25..................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 11-Oct. 26 &...............               7              21
                                                Oct. 29-Jan. 25.................               7              21
        South Zone: \7\.......................  Same as Northwest Zone..........  ..............  ..............
    Coots and Moorhens........................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
    Canada Geese and Brant:
        Northeast Zone........................  Same as for Other Ducks.........               4              12
        Northwest Zone........................  Same as for Other Ducks.........               4              12
        South Zone: \7\.......................  Same as for Other Ducks.........               4              12
    White-fronted Geese:
        Northeast Zone........................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
        Northwest Zone........................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
        South Zone: \7\.......................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
    Light Geese: \8\
        Northeast Zone........................  Nov. 1-Jan. 25 &................              20              60
                                                Feb. 21-Mar. 10.................              20              60
        Northwest Zone........................  Nov. 1-Jan. 25 &................              20              60
                                                Feb. 21-Mar. 10.................              20              60
        South Zone: \7\.......................  Oct. 11-Oct. 26 &...............              20              60
                                                Oct. 29-Jan. 25.................              20              60
New Mexico:
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               7              21
        Scaup.................................  Oct. 11-Jan. 4..................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 11-Jan. 23.................               7              21
    Coots and Moorhens........................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
    Canada Geese and Brant:
        North Zone............................  Sept. 27-Oct. 12 &..............               3               9
                                                Oct. 26-Jan. 24.................               3               9
        South Zone............................  Oct. 11-Jan. 25.................               3               9
    White-fronted Geese:
        North Zone............................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
        South Zone............................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
    Light Geese:
        North Zone............................  Same as for Canada Geese........              20              60
        South Zone............................  Same as for Canada Geese........              20              60
Oregon:
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               7              21
        Zone 1:
            Columbia Basin Unit:
                Scaup.........................  Nov. 1-Jan. 25..................               3               9
                Other Ducks...................  Oct. 11-Oct. 26 &...............               7              21
                                                Oct. 29-Jan. 25.................               7              21
            Rest of Zone 1....................  Same as Columbia Basin Unit.....  ..............  ..............
        Zone 2:
            Scaup.............................  Oct. 11-Dec. 7 &................               3               9
                                                Dec. 10-Jan. 6..................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 11-Dec. 7 &................               7              21
                                                Dec. 10-Jan. 25.................               7              21

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    Coots.....................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
    Canada Geese:
        Northwest Zone........................  Oct. 18-Oct. 26 &...............               4              12
                                                Nov. 15-Jan. 10 &...............               4              12
                                                Feb. 7-Mar. 10..................               4              12
        Northwest Special Permit Zone: \9\      Oct. 18-Oct. 26 &...............               4              12
         \10\.
                                                Nov. 15-Jan. 10 &...............               4              12
                                                Feb. 7-Mar. 10..................               4              12
        Southwest Zone........................  Oct. 11-Nov. 30 &...............               4              12
                                                Dec. 8-Jan. 25..................               4              12
        South Coast Zone......................  Oct. 4-Nov. 30 &................               6              18
                                                Dec. 20-Jan. 17 &...............               6              18
                                                Feb. 21-Mar. 10.................               6              18
        Harney and Lake County Zone...........  Oct. 11-Dec. 7 &................               4              12
                                                Dec. 15-Jan. 25.................               4              12
        Malheur County Zone...................  Oct. 11-Dec. 7 &................               4              12
                                                Dec. 15-Jan. 25.................               4              12
        Klamath County Zone...................  Oct. 11-Dec. 7 &................               4              12
                                                Dec. 15-Jan. 25.................               4              12
        Eastern Zone..........................  Oct. 11-Oct. 25 &...............               4              12
                                                Nov. 3-Jan. 25..................               4              12
        Tillamook County: \9\ \10\............  Oct. 18-Oct. 26 &...............               4              12
                                                Nov. 15-Jan. 10 &...............               4              12
                                                Feb. 7-Mar. 10..................               4              12
    White-fronted Geese:
        Northwest Zone........................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
        Northwest Special Permit Zone: \9\....  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
        Southwest Zone........................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
        South Coast Zone......................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
        Harney and Lake County Zone
            Lake County.......................  Oct. 11-Dec. 7 &................               1               3
                                                Jan. 26-Mar. 10.................               1               3
            Rest of Zone......................  Same as for Lake County.........              10              30
        Malheur County Zone...................  Oct. 11-Dec. 7 &................              10              30
                                                Jan. 26-Mar. 10.................              10              30
        Klamath County Zone...................  Oct. 11-Dec. 7 &................              10              30
                                                Jan. 26-Mar. 10.................              10              30
        Eastern Zone..........................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
        Tillamook County \9\..................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
    Light Geese:
        Northwest Zone........................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
        Northwest Special Permit Zone \9\.....  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
        Southwest Zone........................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
        South Coast Zone......................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
        Harney and Lake County Zone...........  Oct. 11-Dec. 7 &................               6              18
                                                Jan. 26-Mar. 10.................              20              60
        Malheur County Zone...................  Oct. 11-Dec. 7 &................               6              18
                                                Jan. 26-Mar. 10.................              20              60
        Klamath County Zone...................  Oct. 11-Dec. 7 &................               6              18
                                                Jan. 26-Mar. 10.................              20              60
        Eastern Zone..........................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
        Tillamook County \9\..................  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
    Brant.....................................  Nov. 15-Nov. 30.................               2               6
Utah:
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               7              21
        Zone 1:
            Scaup.............................  Oct. 4-Dec. 27..................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 4-Jan. 17..................               7              21
        Zone 2:
            Scaup.............................  Same as Zone 1..................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Same as Zone 1..................               7              21
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
    Canada Geese and Brant:
        North Zone............................  Oct. 4-Jan. 17..................               4              12
        Wasatch Front Zone....................  Oct. 4-Oct. 16 &................               4              12
                                                Nov. 1-Feb. 1...................               4              12
        Washington County Zone................  Oct. 4-Oct. 16 &................               4              12
                                                Oct. 25-Jan. 25.................               4              12
        Rest of State Zone....................  Oct. 4-Oct. 16 &................               4              12
                                                Oct. 25-Jan. 25.................               4              12
    White-fronted Geese:
        North Zone............................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30

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        Wasatch Front Zone....................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
        Washington County Zone................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
        Rest of State Zone....................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
    Light Geese:
        North Zone............................  Oct. 24-Jan. 17 &...............              20              60
                                                Feb. 18-Mar. 10.................              20              60
        Wasatch Front Zone....................  Same as for North Zone..........              20              60
        Washington County Zone................  Oct. 22-Jan. 25 &...............              20              60
                                                Feb. 28-Mar. 10.................              20              60
        Rest of State Zone....................  Same as for Washington Co. Zone.              20              60
Washington:
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               7              21
        East Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Nov. 1-Jan. 25..................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 11-Oct 15 &................               7              21
                                                Oct. 18-Jan. 25.................               7              21
        West Zone: \11\.......................  Same as East Zone...............  ..............  ..............
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
    Canada Geese: \12\
        Management Area 1: \13\...............  Oct 11-Oct. 23 &................               4              12
                                                Nov. 1-Jan. 25..................               4              12
        Management Area 2A: \14\ \15\.........  Nov. 8-Nov. 26 &................               4              12
                                                Nov. 29-Nov. 30 &...............               4              12
                                                Dec. 10-Jan. 25 &...............               4              12
                                                Feb. 4-Mar. 8...................               4              12
        Management Area 2B: \14\ \15\ \16\....  Oct. 11-Oct. 22 &...............               4              12
                                                Oct. 25-Oct. 26 &...............               4              12
                                                Nov. 1-Jan. 17..................               4              12
        Management Areas 3: \15\..............  Oct. 11-Oct. 23 &...............               4              12
                                                Nov. 1-Jan. 25..................               4              12
        Management Area 4: \15\...............  Oct. 11-Oct. 12 &...............               4              12
                                                Oct. 15 &.......................               4              12
                                                Oct. 18-Jan. 25.................               4              12
        Management Area 5: \15\...............  Oct. 11-Oct. 13 &...............               4              12
                                                Oct. 18-Jan. 25.................               4              12
    White-fronted Geese: \12\
        Management Area 1: \13\...............  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
        Management Area 2A \14\...............  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
        Management Area 2B: \14\..............  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
        Management Areas 3: \13\..............  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
        Management Area 4: \13\...............  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
        Management Area 5: \13\...............  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
    Light Geese: \12\
        Management Area 1: \13\...............  Oct. 11-Jan. 25.................               4              12
        Management Area 2A: \14\..............  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
        Management Area 2B: \14\..............  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
        Management Areas 3: \13\..............  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
        Management Area 4: \13\...............  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
        Management Area 5: \13\...............  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
    Brant: \17\
        Skagit County.........................  Jan. 10-Jan. 25.................               2               6
        Pacific County........................  Jan. 3-Jan. 18..................               2               6
Wyoming:
    Ducks.....................................  ................................               7              21
        Snake River Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Sept. 27-Dec. 21................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Sept. 27-Jan. 9.................               7              21
        Balance of State Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Sept. 27-Dec. 21................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Sept. 27-Jan. 9.................               7              21
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              15              45
    Canada Geese and Brant: \18\..............  Sept. 27-Jan. 1.................               3               9
    White-fronted Geese: \18\.................  Same as for Canada Geese........               3               9
    Light Geese...............................  Closed..........................
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\1\ In Arizona, the daily limit may include no more than either 2 hen mallards or 2 Mexican-like ducks, or 1 of
  each; and not more than 4 hen mallards and Mexican-like ducks, in the aggregate, may be in possession.
\2\ In California, the daily bag and possession limits for Canada geese and white-fronted geese are in the
  aggregate.
\3\ In California, small Canada geese are Cackling and Aleutian Canada geese, and large Canada geese are Western
  and Lesser Canada geese.
\4\ In California, in the Northeastern Zone, the daily bag limit may include no more than 2 large Canada geese.
\5\ In Idaho, the season on light geese is closed in Fremont and Teton Counties.
\6\ In Montana, check State regulations for special seasons/exceptions in Freezeout Lake WMA; Canyon Ferry;
  Flathead; Deer Lodge County; and Missoula County.

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\7\ In Nevada, the seasons for all ducks, geese, coots, and moorhens in that portion of the South Zone including
  the Moapa Valley to the confluence of the Muddy and Virgin rivers are only open November 1 through January 25.
  In addition, youth 15 years of age or younger are allowed to hunt on October 18 on the Moapa Valley portion of
  Overton Wildlife Management Area. Youth must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 18 years of age.
\8\ In Nevada, there is no open season on light geese in Ruby Valley within Elko and White Pine Counties. In
  addition, the season is closed in Kirch WMA, Mason Valley WMA, and Scripps WMA/Washoe State Park from February
  21 to March 10.
\9\ In Oregon, the Northwest Special Permit Zone is closed to all goose hunting, except for designated areas.
  See State regulations for specific boundary descriptions, times, days, and other conditions of the special
  permit season.
\10\ In Oregon, in the Northwest Special Permit Zone and the Tillamook County Zone, the bag limit for Dusky
  Canada geese is 1 per season.
\11\ In Washington, the daily bag limit in the West Zone may include no more than 2 scoters, 2 long-tailed
  ducks, and 2 goldeneyes, with the possession limit three times the daily bag limit. The daily bag and
  possession limit, and the season limit, for harlequins is 1.
\12\ In Washington, the daily bag limit is 4 Canada geese, white-fronted geese, or light geese, singly or in the
  aggregate. Possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
\13\ In Washington, in State Management Area 4, hunting is allowed only on Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays, and
  certain holidays. In State Management Areas 1, 3, and 5, hunting is allowed everyday. See State regulations
  for details, including shooting hours.
\14\ In Washington, see State regulations for specific dates and conditions of permit hunts and closures for
  Canada geese.
\15\ In Washington, in Management Area 2A and 2B, the bag limit for Dusky Canada geese is 1 per season.
\16\ In Washington, in Management Area 2B, the daily bag limit for Canada geese may not include more than 1
  Aleutian Canada goose.
\17\ In Washington, brant may be hunted in Skagit and Pacific Counties only; see State regulations for specific
  dates.
\18\ In Wyoming, the the daily bag limit is 3 Canada geese, white-fronted geese, or brant, singly or in the
  aggregate. Possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.


    (f) Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days.
    The following seasons are open only to youth hunters. Youth hunters 
must be accompanied into the field by an adult at least 18 years of 
age. This adult cannot duck hunt but may participate in other open 
seasons.

Definition

    Youth Hunters: Includes youths 15 years of age or younger.

    Note: The following seasons are in addition to the seasons 
published previously in the August 29, 2014, Federal Register (79 FR 
51712). Bag and possession limits will conform to those set for the 
regular season.


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                                                                                          Season dates
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ATLANTIC FLYWAY
    Connecticut....................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots......  Oct. 4 & Nov. 1.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Florida....................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and    Jan. 31 & Feb. 1.
                                      geese.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Maryland \1\ \9\...............  Ducks, coots, light geese, Canada geese,   Nov. 1 & Feb. 7.
                                      sea ducks, and brant.
    Massachusetts..................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, and geese......  Oct. 4 & Oct. 11.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    New Jersey.....................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots,           ................................
                                      moorhens, and gallinules:
        North Zone.................  .........................................  Oct. 4 & Nov. 1.
        South Zone.................  .........................................  Oct. 11 & Nov. 8.
        Coastal Zone...............  .........................................  Oct. 25 & Feb. 7.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    North Carolina.................  Ducks, mergansers, geese, \10\ brant,      Jan. 31 & Feb. 7.
                                      tundra swans, \11\ and coots.
    Pennsylvania...................  Ducks, mergansers, Canada geese, coots,    ................................
                                      and moorhens:
        North Zone.................  .........................................  Sept. 20 & 27.
South Zone.........................  .........................................  Sept. 20 & Nov. 8.
Northwest Zone.....................  .........................................  Sept. 20 & 27.
Lake Erie Zone.....................  .........................................  Sept. 20 & Oct. 18.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    South Carolina.................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots......  Jan. 31 & Feb. 7.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Virginia.......................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, tundra swans,    Oct. 25 & Jan. 31.
                                      \11\ and Canada geese \12\.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY                   .........................................
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Arkansas.......................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots,           Jan. 31 & Feb. 1.
                                      moorhens, and gallinules.
    Illinois.......................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots:       ................................
        North Zone.................  .........................................  Oct. 11 & 12.
        Central Zone...............  .........................................  Oct. 18 & 19.
        South Central Zone.........  .........................................  Nov. 1 & 2.
        South Zone.................  .........................................  Nov. 15 & 16.
    Indiana........................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens,        ................................
                                      gallinules, and geese:
        North Zone.................  .........................................  Oct. 11 & 12.
        Central Zone...............  .........................................  Oct. 18 & 19.
        South Zone.................  .........................................  Oct. 25 & 26.
    Iowa...........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots:           ................................
        North Zone.................  .........................................  Sept. 27 & 28.

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        Missouri River Zone........  .........................................  Oct. 18 & 19.
        South Zone.................  .........................................  Oct. 11 & 12.
    Kentucky.......................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots,           ................................
                                      moorhens, and gallinules:
        West Zone..................  .........................................  Feb. 7 & 8.
        East Zone..................  .........................................  Nov. 1 & 2.
    Louisiana......................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens,        ................................
                                      gallinules, and geese:
        West Zone..................  .........................................  Nov. 8 & Jan. 24.
        East Zone..................  .........................................  Nov. 15 & Jan. 31.
        Coastal Zone...............  .........................................  Nov. 8 & 9.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Mississippi....................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens,        Nov. 22 & Jan. 31.
                                      gallinules, and geese.
    Missouri.......................  Ducks, coots, mergansers, moorhens,        ................................
                                      gallinules, and geese:
        North Zone.................  .........................................  Oct. 18 & 19.
        Middle Zone................  .........................................  Oct. 25 & 26.
        South Zone.................  .........................................  Nov. 22 & 23.
    Ohio...........................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens,        ................................
                                      gallinules, and geese:
        Lake Erie Marsh............  .........................................  Oct. 4 & 5.
        North Zone.................  .........................................  Oct. 4 & 5.
        South Zone.................  .........................................  Oct. 4 & 5.
    Tennessee......................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens,        ................................
                                      gallinules, and geese:
        Reelfoot Zone..............  .........................................  Jan. 31 & Feb. 7.
        Remainder of State.........  .........................................  Jan. 31 & Feb. 7.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
CENTRAL FLYWAY                       .........................................
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Kansas \4\.....................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots:       ................................
        High Plains................  .........................................  Oct. 4 & 5.
        Low Plains:
            Early Zone.............  .........................................  Oct. 4 & 5.
            Late Zone..............  .........................................  Oct. 25 & 26.
            Southeast Zone.........  .........................................  Nov. 1 & 2.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Nebraska.......................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots:       ................................
        Zone 1.....................  .........................................  Oct. 4 & 5.
        Zone 2.....................  .........................................  Sept. 27 & 28.
        Zone 3.....................  .........................................  Oct. 18 & 19.
        Zone 4.....................  .........................................  Sept. 27 & 28.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Oklahoma.......................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, and geese:       ................................
        High Plains................  .........................................  Oct. 4 & 5.
        Low Plains:                                                             ................................
            Zone 1.................  .........................................  Oct. 11 & 12.
            Zone 2.................  .........................................  Oct. 18 & 19.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Texas..........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, moorhens,        ................................
                                      gallinules, and coots:
        High Plains................  .........................................  Oct. 18 & 19.
        Low Plains:                                                             ................................
            North Zone.............  .........................................  Oct. 25 & 26.
            South Zone.............  .........................................  Oct. 25 & 26.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
PACIFIC FLYWAY
    Arizona........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and       ................................
                                      moorhens:
            North Zone.............  .........................................  Sept. 27 & 28.
            South Zone.............  .........................................  Jan. 31 & Feb. 1.
    California.....................  Ducks, geese, brant, mergansers, coots,    ................................
                                      and moorhens:
        Northeastern Zone..........  .........................................  Sept. 20 & 21.
        Colorado River Zone........  .........................................  Jan. 31 & Feb. 1.
        Southern Zone..............  .........................................  Jan. 31 & Feb. 1.
        Southern San Joaquin Valley  .........................................  Jan. 31 & Feb. 1.
        Balance-of-State Zone......  .........................................  Jan. 31 & Feb. 1.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Nevada.........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and       ................................
                                      moorhens:
        Northeast Zone.............  .........................................  Sept. 13 & 14.
        Northwest Zone.............  .........................................  Sept. 27 & Feb. 7.
        South Zone.................  .........................................  Feb. 7 & 8.
 

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\1\ In Maryland, youth hunter(s) must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old and who possesses a
  current Maryland hunting license or is exempt from the hunting license requirement. The adult accompanying the
  youth hunter(s) may not possess a hunting weapon and may not participate in other seasons that are open on the
  youth days.
 
  * * * * * * *
\4\ In Kansas, the adult accompanying the youth must possess any licenses and/or stamps required by law for that
  individual to hunt waterfowl.
 
 * * * * * * *
\9\ In Maryland, the bag limit for Canada geese is 2 in the AP Zone and 5 in the RP Zone.
\10\ In North Carolina, the daily bag limit in the Northeast Hunt Zone may not include dark geese except by
  permit.
\11\ In North Carolina and Virginia, the daily bag limit may not include tundra swans except by permit.
\12\ In Virginia, the daily bag limit for Canada geese is 2.


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4. Section 20.106 is amended by:
0
a. Revising the introductory paragraphs;
0
b. Adding entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the 
table;
0
c. Revising footnote (1) following the table; and
0
d. Adding footnotes (6) and (7) following the table.
    The revisions and additions read as follows:


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

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession 
limits on the species designated in this section are as follows:
    Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until 
sunset, except as otherwise restricted by State regulations. Area 
descriptions were published in the August 28, 2014, Federal Register 
(79 FR 51402).
    Federally authorized, State-issued permits are issued to 
individuals, and only the individual whose name and address appears on 
the permit at the time of issuance is authorized to take sandhill 
cranes at the level allowed by the permit, in accordance with 
provisions of both Federal and State regulations governing the hunting 
season. The permit must be carried by the permittee when exercising its 
provisions and must be presented to any law enforcement officer upon 
request. The permit is not transferable or assignable to another 
individual, and may not be sold, bartered, traded, or otherwise 
provided to another person. If the permit is altered or defaced in any 
way, the permit becomes invalid.
    CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND 
DELINEATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY ON 
FEDERAL AND STATE PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS AND FEDERAL INDIAN RESERVATIONS.

    Note: The following seasons are in addition to the seasons 
published previously in the August 29, 2014, Federal Register (79 FR 
51712).


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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
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MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
    Kentucky \1\ \6\..........................  Dec. 13 Jan. 11.................               2               2
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Tennessee \1\ \7\.........................  Nov. 22 Jan. 1..................               3               3
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
CENTRAL FLYWAY
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Oklahoma \1\..............................  Oct. 18 Jan. 18.................               3               9
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Texas \1\.................................
        Zone A................................  Nov. 1 Feb. 1...................               3               9
        Zone B................................  Nov. 21 Feb. 1..................               3               9
        Zone C................................  Dec. 20 Jan. 25.................               2               6
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
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\1\ Each person participating in the regular sandhill crane seasons must have a valid sandhill crane hunting
  permit and/or a State-issued Harvest Information Survey Program (HIP) certification for game bird hunting in
  their possession while hunting.
 
 * * * * * * *
\6\ In Kentucky, the season limit is 2 cranes. If the harvest objective of 400 cranes is obtained before the
  season ending date, the season will close.
\7\ In Tennessee, the shooting hours are from sunrise to 3 p.m.


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5. Section 20.107 is revised to read as follows:


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

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession 
limits on the species designated in this section are as follows:
    Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset, 
except as otherwise restricted by State regulations. Hunting is by 
State permit only.

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    Federally authorized, State-issued permits are issued to 
individuals, and only the individual whose name and address appears on 
the permit at the time of issuance is authorized to take swans at the 
level allowed by the permit, in accordance with provisions of both 
Federal and State regulations governing the hunting season. The permit 
must be carried by the permittee when exercising its provisions and 
must be presented to any law enforcement officer upon request. The 
permit is not transferable or assignable to another individual, and may 
not be sold, bartered, traded, or otherwise provided to another person. 
If the permit is altered or defaced in any way, the permit becomes 
invalid.
    CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND 
DELINEATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY ON 
FEDERAL AND STATE PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS AND FEDERAL INDIAN RESERVATIONS.

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


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                                             Season dates                            Limits
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ATLANTIC FLYWAY
    North Carolina...................  Nov. 8-Jan. 31.........  1 tundra swan per season.
    Virginia.........................  Nov. 15-Jan 31.........  1 tundra swan per season.
CENTRAL FLYWAY \1\
    Montana..........................  Oct. 4-Jan. 8..........  1 tundra swan per season.
    North Dakota.....................  Oct. 4-Jan. 4..........  1 tundra swan per season.
    South Dakota.....................  Oct. 4-Dec. 21.........  1 tundra swan per permit.
PACIFIC FLYWAY \1\
    Montana \2\......................  Oct. 11-Dec. 1.........  1 swan per season.
    Nevada \3\ \4\...................  Oct. 11-Jan. 4.........  2 swans per season.
    Utah \4\ \5\.....................  Oct. 4-Dec. 14.........  1 swan per season.
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\1\ See State regulations for description of area open to swan hunting.
\2\ In Montana, all harvested swans must be reported by way of a bill measurement card within 3 days of harvest.
\3\ All harvested swans and tags must be checked or registered within 5 days of harvest.
\4\ Harvests of trumpeter swans are limited to 5 in Nevada and 10 in Utah. When it has been determined that the
  quota of trumpeter swans allotted to Nevada and Utah will have been filled, the season for taking of any swan
  species in the respective State will be closed by either the Director upon giving public notice through local
  information media at least 48 hours in advance of the time and date of closing, or by the State through State
  regulations with such notice and time (not less than 48 hours) as they deem necessary.
\5\ In Utah, all harvested swans and tags must be checked or registered within 3 days of harvest.

0
6. Section 20.109 is amended by:
0
a. Revising the introductory paragraphs;
0
b. Adding entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the 
table; and
0
c. Revising footnote (2) following the table; and
0
d. Adding footnotes (5), (6), and (7) following the table.
    The revisions and additions read as follows:


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

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the 
species designated in this section are prescribed as follows:
    Hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset except 
as otherwise restricted by State regulations.
    Area descriptions were published in the August 22, 2014 (79 FR 
50512) and August 29, 2014 (79 FR 51402) Federal Registers.
    CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND 
DELINEATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY ON 
FEDERAL AND STATE PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS AND FEDERAL INDIAN RESERVATIONS.
    Limits: The daily bag limit may include no more than 3 migratory 
game birds, singly or in the aggregate. The possession limit is three 
times the daily bag limit. These limits apply to falconry during both 
regular hunting seasons and extended falconry seasons--unless further 
restricted by State regulations. The falconry bag and possession limits 
are not in addition to regular season limits. Unless otherwise 
specified, extended falconry for ducks does not include sea ducks 
within the special sea duck areas.
    Although many States permit falconry during the gun seasons, only 
extended falconry seasons are shown below. Please consult State 
regulations for details.

    Note: The following seasons are in addition to the seasons 
published previously in the August 29, 2014, Federal Register (79 FR 
51712).


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                                                                    Extended falconry dates
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ATLANTIC FLYWAY
    Delaware
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Jan. 26-Feb. 28.
        Brant...............................  Nov. 24-Dec. 20 & Feb. 2-Mar. 10.
    Florida
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks, mergansers, light geese, and   Nov. 3-Nov. 12 & Feb. 2-Feb. 27.
         coots.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Maine
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots: \5\
            North Zone......................  Dec. 15-Feb. 4.

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            South & Coastal Zones...........  Jan. 8-Feb. 28.
    Maryland
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks...............................  Jan. 31-Mar. 10.
        Brant...............................  Jan. 27-Mar. 10.
        Light Geese.........................  Feb. 24-Mar. 10.
        Canada Geese........................  Feb. 5-Mar. 10.
    Massachusetts
        Ducks, mergansers, sea ducks, and     Feb. 1-Feb. 5.
         coots.
    New Hampshire
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            Northern Zone...................  Dec. 11-Jan. 24.
            Inland Zone.....................  Nov. 3-Nov. 15 & Dec. 24-Jan. 24.
            Coastal Zone....................  Jan. 25-Mar. 10.
    New Jersey
        Woodcock:
            North Zone......................  Oct. 1-Oct. 17 & Nov. 23-Jan. 15.
            South Zone......................  Oct. 1-Nov. 7 & Nov. 30-Dec. 18 & Jan. 2-Jan. 15.
        Ducks, mergansers, coots, and brant:
            North Zone......................  Jan. 17-Mar. 10.
            South Zone......................  Jan. 17-Mar. 10.
            Coastal Zone....................  Jan. 25-Mar. 10.
    New York
        Ducks, mergansers and coots:
            Long Island Zone................  Nov. 1-Nov. 26 & Jan. 26-Feb. 13.
            Northeastern Zone...............  Oct. 1-Oct. 3 & Oct. 20-Oct. 31 & Dec. 15-Jan. 13.
            Southeastern Zone...............  Oct. 1-Oct. 10 & Oct. 20-Nov. 7 & Dec. 29-Jan. 13.
            Western Zone....................  Oct. 1-Oct. 17 & Dec. 3-Dec. 26 & Jan. 10-Jan. 13.
    North Carolina
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks, mergansers and coots           Oct. 20-Nov. 1 & Jan. 26-Feb. 14.
    Pennsylvania
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            North Zone......................  Dec. 1-Dec. 22 & Feb. 9-Mar. 10.
            South Zone......................  Oct. 27-Nov. 14 & Feb. 6-Mar. 10.
            Northwest Zone..................  Dec. 15-Dec. 26 & Jan. 30-Mar. 10.
            Lake Erie Zone..................  Jan. 17-Mar. 10.
        Canada Geese:
            SJBP Zone.......................  Mar. 4-Mar. 10.
            AP Zone.........................  Jan. 30-Mar. 10.
            RP Zone.........................  Mar. 6-Mar. 10.
    South Carolina
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Nov. 1-Nov. 14 & Nov. 30-Dec. 5.
    Virginia
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Dec. 1-Dec. 16 & Jan. 26-Feb. 9.
        Canada Geese........................
            Eastern (AP) Zone...............  Nov. 24-Nov. 30 & Dec. 17-Dec. 19 & Jan. 30-Feb. 18.
            Western (SJBP) Zone.............  Nov. 26-Nov. 30 & Feb. 16-Feb. 18.
        Brant...............................  Oct. 17-Dec. 26 & Jan. 26-Jan. 31.
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
    Arkansas
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Feb. 1-Feb. 15.
    Illinois
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Feb. 10-Mar. 10.
    Indiana
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            North Zone......................  Sept. 27-Sept. 30 & Feb. 14-Mar. 10.
            Central Zone....................  Oct. 18-Oct. 24 & Feb. 17-Mar. 10.
            South Zone......................  Oct. 25-Oct. 31 & Feb. 17-Mar. 10.

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    Iowa
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            North Zone......................  Dec. 15-Jan. 12.
            Missouri River Zone.............  Dec. 19-Jan. 16.
            South Zone......................  Dec. 15-Jan. 12.
        White-fronted Geese:
            North Goose Zone................  Dec. 10-Jan. 11.
            Missouri River Zone.............  Dec. 24-Jan. 16.
            South Goose Zone................
    Kentucky
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Nov. 5-Nov. 26 & Jan. 26-Jan. 31.
        Geese and brant.....................  Nov. 5-Nov. 26.
    Louisiana
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Rails and moorhens:
            West and East Zone..............  Nov. 3-Nov. 14 & Jan. 8-Feb. 1.
            Coastal Zone....................  Nov. 3-Nov. 14 & Jan. 8-Feb. 1.
        Ducks:
            West Zone.......................  Nov. 3-Nov. 14 & Dec. 15-Dec. 19 & Jan. 19-Feb. 1.
            East Zone.......................  Nov. 3-Nov. 21 & Dec. 8-Dec. 12 & Jan. 26-Feb. 1.
            Coastal Zone....................  Nov. 3-Nov. 14 & Dec. 8-Dec. 19 & Jan. 26-Feb. 1.
    Michigan
        Ducks, mergansers, coots, and         Dec. 29-Jan. 22 & Mar. 1-Mar. 10.
         moorhens.
    Minnesota
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens,   Dec. 13-Jan. 27.
         and gallinules.
    Mississippi
        Doves...............................  Nov. 15-Nov. 23 & Jan. 14-Feb. 8.
        Ducks, mergansers and coots.........  Feb. 7-Mar. 7.
    Missouri
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Sept. 6-Sept. 21 & Feb. 10-Mar. 10.
    Ohio
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Feb. 21-Mar. 4.
        Geese...............................  Feb. 21-Mar. 4.
 
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    Wisconsin
        Rails, snipe, moorhens, and
         gallinules:
            North Duck Zone.................  Sept. 1-Sept. 26 & Nov. 26-Dec. 16.
            South Duck Zone.................  Sept. 1-Oct. 3 & Oct. 13-Oct. 17 & Dec. 8-Dec. 16.
            Mississippi River Zone..........  Sept. 1-Sept. 26 & Oct. 6-Oct. 17 & Dec. 8-Dec. 16.
        Woodcock............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 20 & Nov. 4-Dec. 16.
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Sept. 20-Sept. 21 & Jan. 9-Feb. 22.
CENTRAL FLYWAY
    Kansas
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            Low Plains......................  Feb. 24-Mar. 10.
    Montana (2)
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Sept. 24-Oct. 3.
    Nebraska
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            Zone 1..........................  Sept. 6-Sept. 21 & Feb. 25-Mar. 10.
            Zone 2:                           ..................................................................
                Low Plains..................  Sept. 6-Sept. 21 & Feb. 25-Mar. 10.
                High Plains.................  Sept. 6-Sept. 14.
            Zone 3:                           ..................................................................
                Low Plains..................  Sept. 6-Sept. 21 & Feb. 25-Mar. 10.
                High Plains.................  Sept. 6-Sept. 14
            Zone 4..........................  Sept. 6-Sept. 21 & Feb. 25-Mar. 10.
 
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    Oklahoma                                  ..................................................................
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            Low Plains......................  Feb. 16-Mar. 2.
    South Dakota
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:

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            High Plains.....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 8.
            Low Plains:
                North Zone..................  Sept. 1-Sept. 14 & Sept. 18-Sept. 22 & Dec. 11-Dec. 22.
                Middle Zone.................  Sept. 1-Sept. 14 & Sept. 18-Sept. 22 & Dec. 11-Dec. 22.
                South Zone..................  Sept. 1-Sept. 14 & Sept. 18-Sept. 22 & Sept. 27-Oct. 6.
    Texas                                     ..................................................................
 
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        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            Low Plains......................  Jan. 26-Feb. 9.
    Wyoming
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        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
 
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        Ducks and mergansers:
            North Zone......................  Sept. 29-Oct. 2.
            South Zone......................  Jan. 26-Jan. 29.
    California
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            Colorado River Zone.............  Jan. 26-Jan. 29.
            Southern Zone...................  Jan. 26-Jan. 30.
        Canada Geese and White-fronted
         Geese:
            Northeastern Zone \6\...........  Jan. 12-Jan. 16.
            Colorado River Zone.............  Same as for Ducks.
            Southern Zone \7\...............  Same as for Ducks.
        Brant:
            Northern Zone...................  Oct. 18-Nov. 5 & Dec. 6-Jan. 30.
            Balance-of-State Zone...........  Oct. 18-Nov. 7 & Dec. 8-Jan. 30.
        Light Geese:
            Colorado River Zone.............  Same as for Ducks.
            Southern Zone \7\...............  Same as for Ducks.
 
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    (2) In Montana, the bag limit is 2 and the possession limit is 6.
* * * * *
    (5) In Maine, the daily bag and possession limits for black ducks 
are 1 and 3, respectively.
    (6) In California, there is no extended falconry season for white-
fronted geese.
    (7) In California, there is no extended falconry season in the 
Imperial County Special Management Area.

[FR Doc. 2014-22853 Filed 9-25-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-55-P