Migratory Bird Hunting; Late Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds, 58165-58194 [2015-24166]

Download as PDF Vol. 80 Friday, No. 186 September 25, 2015 Part VII Department of the Interior tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 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 21:36 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 58166 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 20 [Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2014–0064; FF09M21200–156–FXMB1231099BPP0] RIN 1018–BA67 Migratory Bird Hunting; Late Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 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 2015–16 season. DATES: This rule is effective on September 26, 2015. 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–2014–0064. 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 2015 On April 13, 2015, we published in the Federal Register (80 FR 19852) 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 2015–16 regulatory cycle relating to open public meetings and Federal Register notifications were also identified in the April 13 proposed rule. Further, we explained that all sections of subsequent documents outlining hunting frameworks and guidelines were organized under numbered headings and that subsequent documents refer only to numbered items VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 requiring attention. Therefore, it is important to note that we omit those items requiring no attention, and remaining numbered items appear discontinuous and incomplete. On June 11, 2015, we published in the Federal Register (80 FR 33223) a second document providing supplemental proposals for early- and late-season migratory bird hunting regulations. The June 11 supplement also provided detailed information on the proposed 2015–16 regulatory schedule and announced the Service Regulations Committee (SRC) and Flyway Council meetings. On June 24–25, 2015, 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 2015–16 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 2015–16 regular waterfowl seasons. On July 21, 2015, we published in the Federal Register (80 FR 43266) a third document specifically dealing with the proposed frameworks for early-season regulations. On July 29–30, 2015, we held open meetings with the Flyway Council Consultants, at which the participants reviewed the status of waterfowl and developed recommendations for the 2015–16 regulations for these species. On August 21, 2015, we published in the Federal Register (80 FR 51090) 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 September 1, 2015, we published a final rule in the Federal Register (80 FR 52645) amending subpart K of title 50 CFR part 20 to set hunting seasons, hours, areas, and limits for early seasons. On August 25, 2015, we published in the Federal Register (80 FR 51658) the proposed frameworks for the 2015–16 late-season migratory bird hunting regulations. We published final lateseason frameworks for migratory game bird hunting regulations, from which State wildlife conservation agency PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 officials selected late-season hunting dates, hours, areas, and limits for 2015– 16 in a late September 2015, 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 2015–16 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 13 proposed rule. As discussed elsewhere in this document, we supplemented that proposal on June 11 and August 25, 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 2015– 16,’’ with its corresponding August 2015 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. E:\FR\FM\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 Endangered Species Act Consideration Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), provides that, ‘‘The Secretary shall review other programs administered by him and utilize such programs in furtherance of the purposes of this Act’’ (and) shall ‘‘insure that any action authorized, funded, or carried out * * * is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered species or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of [critical] habitat. * * *.’’ Consequently, we conducted formal consultations to ensure that actions resulting from these regulations would not likely jeopardize the continued existence of endangered or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of their critical habitat. Findings from these consultations are included in a biological opinion, which concluded that the regulations are not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered or threatened species. Additionally, these findings may have caused modification of some regulatory measures previously proposed, and the final regulations reflect any such modifications. Our biological opinions resulting from this section 7 consultation are public documents available at the address indicated under ADDRESSES. Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563) Executive Order 12866 provides that the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) will review all significant rules. OIRA has reviewed this rule and has determined that this rule is significant because it would have an annual effect of $100 million or more on the economy. Executive Order 13563 reaffirms the principles of E.O. 12866 while calling for improvements in the nation’s regulatory system to promote predictability, to reduce uncertainty, and to use the best, most innovative, and least burdensome tools for achieving regulatory ends. The executive order directs agencies to consider regulatory approaches that reduce burdens and maintain flexibility and freedom of choice for the public where these approaches are relevant, feasible, and consistent with regulatory objectives. E.O. 13563 emphasizes further that regulations must be based on the best available science and that the rulemaking process must allow for public participation and an open exchange of ideas. We have developed this rule in a manner consistent with these requirements. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 An updated economic analysis was prepared for the 2013–14 season. This analysis was based on data from the newly released 2011 National Hunting and Fishing Survey, the most recent year for which data are available (see discussion in Regulatory Flexibility Act section below). This analysis estimated consumer surplus for three alternatives for duck hunting (estimates for other species are not quantified due to lack of data). The alternatives were: (1) Issue restrictive regulations allowing fewer days than those issued during the 2012– 13 season, (2) issue moderate regulations allowing more days than those in alternative 1, and (3) issue liberal regulations identical to the regulations in the 2012–13 season. For the 2013–14 season, we chose Alternative 3, with an estimated consumer surplus across all flyways of $317.8–$416.8 million. For the 2015–16 season, we have also chosen alternative 3. We also chose alternative 3 for the 2009–10, the 2010–11, the 2011–12, the 2012–13, and the 2014–15 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–2014–0064. 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–2014–0064. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 58167 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: • 1018–0019—North American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey (expires 5/31/2018). • 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, reduces restrictions on the use of private and public property. E:\FR\FM\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 58168 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / 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. 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 13 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 2015–16 migratory bird hunting season. The resulting proposals were contained in a separate August 4, 2015, proposed rule (80 FR 46218). By virtue of these actions, we have consulted with Tribes. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 13 Federal Register) opened the public comment period for 2015–16 migratory game bird hunting regulations. We previously addressed all comments pertaining to late season issues in a late September 2015, 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 16, 2015. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 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; Public Law 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. Futher amend § 20.104, as published on September 1, 2015 (80 FR 52645), 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; ■ d. Removing footnote (16) following the table; and ■ e. Adding footnotes (20), (21), and (22) following the table. The revisions and additions read as follows: ■ § 20.104 Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for rails, woodcock, and snipe. Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as follows: Shooting and hawking hours are one– half hour before sunrise until sunset, except as otherwise restricted by State regulations. Area descriptions were published in the August 21, 2015 (80 FR 51090) and August 25, 2015 (80 FR 51658), Federal Register. 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 September 1, 2015, Federal Register (80 FR 52645). E:\FR\FM\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 58169 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Sora & Virginia Rails Clapper & King Rails Woodcock Snipe 25 (1) 75 (1) 15 (2) 45 (2) 3 9 8 24 * Massachusetts (6) ............. * * Sept. 1–Nov. 7 .................. * Closed ............................... * * Oct. 7–Oct. 24 & Oct. 26– Nov. 21. * MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY * * * * * * * Louisiana West Zone .................. * * * * * * Daily bag limit .................... Possession limit ................. ATLANTIC FLYWAY East Zone ................... Coastal Zone .............. * * Tennessee Reelfoot Zone ............. State Zone .................. Wisconsin (20) North Zone ................. South Zone ................. Miss. River Zone ........ * PACIFIC FLYWAY Arizona (21) North Zone ................. South Zone ................. Sept. 12–Sept. 27 & Nov. 7–Dec. 30. Sept. 12–Sept. 27 & Nov. 7–Dec. 30. Sept. 12–Sept. 27 & Nov. 7–Dec. 30. Sept. 12–Sept. 27 & Nov. 7–Dec. 30. Sept. 12–Sept. 27 & Nov. 7–Dec. 30. Sept. 12–Sept. 27 & Nov. 7–Dec. 30. * * Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ............... Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ............... Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ............... * * * Sept. 1–Dec. 16 Nov. 2-Dec. 6 & Dec. 19– Feb. 28 Nov. 2-Dec. 6 & Dec. 19– Feb. 28 Nov. 2–Dec. 6 & Dec. 19– Feb. 28 ** * * * * * * Nov. 14–Nov. 15 & Dec. 5–Jan. 31. Nov. 28– Nov. 29 & Dec. 5–Jan. 31. Closed ............................... Oct. 31–Dec. 14 ................ Nov. 15–Feb. 29 Closed ............................... Oct. 31–Dec. 14 ................ Nov. 15-Feb. 29 Sept. 26–Nov. 24 .............. Oct. 3–Oct. 11 & Oct. 17– Dec. 6. Oct. 3–Oct. 9 & Oct. 17– Dec. 8. Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Sept. 19–Nov. 2 ................ Sept. 19–Nov. 2 ................ Closed ............................... Sept. 19–Nov. 2 ................ Sept. 26–Nov. 24 Oct. 3–Oct. 11 & Oct. 17– Dec. 6 Oct. 3–Oct. 9 & Oct. 17– Dec. 8 * * * Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... * Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Oct. 2–Jan. 10 Oct. 16-Jan. 24 Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Oct. 3–Jan. 15 Oct. 17–Jan. 29 Oct. 17–Jan. 29 Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Northwest Zone .......... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... South Zone (22) ......... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Sept. 26–Oct. 25 & Oct. 28–Jan. 10 Oct. 10-Oct. 25 & Oct. 28– Jan. 24 Oct. 10-Oct. 25 & Oct. 28– Jan. 24 * Utah Washington East Zone ................... * * Closed ............................... * Closed ............................... * * Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... West Zone .................. Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... * * * Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... * * * * Idaho Zone 1 ........................ Zone 2 ........................ Zone 3 ........................ Nevada Northeast Zone ........... * * * * * * * (1) The * Oct. 3–Jan. 16 Oct. 17-Oct. 21 & Oct. 24– Jan. 31 Oct. 17–Oct. 21 & Oct. 24–Jan. 31 * 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. * * * * * (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. * * * * * (20) In Wisconsin, the possession limit for snipe is 16. (21) In Arizona, Ashurst Lake in Unit 5B is closed to snipe hunting. (22) 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. (2) All tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 * VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 58170 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 3. Further amend § 20.105, as published on September 1, 2015 (80 FR 52645), by: ■ a. Revising the introductory paragraphs; ■ b. In paragraph (a), revising the introductory text, adding entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the table, and revising footnote (2) following the table; ■ c. In paragraph (b), revising the introductory text, adding entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the table, revising the note following the table, and adding footnotes (4) and (5) following the table; ■ d. Revising paragraph (e); and ■ e. In paragraph (f), revising the introductory text, adding entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the table, revising footnotes (1) and (4) ■ Area descriptions were published in the August 21, 2015 (80 FR 51090) and August 25, 2015 (80 FR 51658), Federal Register. following the table, and 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. 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 September 1, 2015, Federal Register (80 FR 52645). 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. 21–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 12–Jan. 31 ........................................................... * * * * West Virginia ................................................................. * * Oct. 1–Oct. 10 & .......................................................... Dec. 2–Jan. 30 ............................................................. * * * Sept. 12–Sept. 27 & ..................................................... Nov. 7–Dec. 30 ............................................................ * * 15 15 45 45 * 15 15 30 30 MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY * * * Louisiana ....................................................................... * * * Minnesota (2). North Zone ............................................................. Central Zone .......................................................... South Zone ............................................................ * * * Tennessee. Reelfoot Zone ........................................................ State Zone ............................................................. Wisconsin. North Zone ............................................................. South Zone ............................................................ Mississippi River Zone ........................................... * tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 * * * * (2) In Minnesota, the daily bag limit is 15 and the possession limit is 45 coots and moorhens in the aggregate. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 * Sept. 26–Nov. 24 ......................................................... Sept. 26–Oct. 4 & ........................................................ Oct. 10–Nov. 29 ........................................................... Sept. 26–Oct. 4 & ........................................................ Oct. 15–Dec. 4 ............................................................. * Nov. Dec. Nov. Dec. * 45 45 * 15 15 15 15 15 * 45 45 45 45 45 * 14–Nov. 15 & ....................................................... 5–Jan. 31 ............................................................. 28–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... 5–Jan. 31 ............................................................. 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 Sept. 26–Nov. 24 ......................................................... Oct. 3–Oct. 11 & .......................................................... Oct. 17–Dec. 6 ............................................................. Oct. 3–Oct. 9 & ............................................................ Oct. 17–Dec. 8 ............................................................. 15 15 15 15 15 30 30 30 30 30 * * * PACIFIC FLYWAY All States ....................................................................... * * * 15 15 * * * * Seasons are in aggregate with coots and listed in paragraph (e). (b) Sea Ducks (scoter, eider, and longtailed ducks in Atlantic Flyway). September 1, 2015, Federal Register (80 FR 52645). Note: The following seasons are in addition to the seasons published previously in the Within the special sea duck areas, the daily bag limit is 7 scoter, eider, and long-tailed ducks of which no more than PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 58171 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 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. 21–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 12–Jan. 31 ........................................................... * * * * Maryland ........................................................................ Massachusetts (4) ......................................................... * * Oct. 3–Jan. 30 .............................................................. Oct. 3–Jan. 30 .............................................................. * * * * New York ....................................................................... North Carolina ............................................................... * * Oct. 17–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Oct. 1–Jan. 30 .............................................................. * * * * South Carolina .............................................................. Virginia .......................................................................... * * Oct. 17–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Oct. 17–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Possession * Note: Notwithstanding the provisions of this Part 20, the shooting of crippled waterfowl from a motorboat under power will be permitted in Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia in those areas described, delineated, and designated in their respective hunting regulations as special sea duck hunting areas. * * * * * (4) In Massachusetts, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 eiders (only 1 of which may be a hen) and 4 long-tailed ducks. (5) In New York, during the Special Sea Duck Season, only scoters, eiders, and long-tailed ducks may be taken, with a daily limit of 6 and may include no more than 4 scoters, 4 eiders, or 4 long-tailed ducks. Whenever the regular duck season is open, sea ducks count towards the total daily duck limit of 6 as described above regardless of waterfowl hunting zone. * * * * * (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). * 7 7 21 21 * 5 7 15 21 * 6 7 18 21 * 7 7 21 21 Light Geese: Includes lesser snow (including blue) geese, greater snow geese, and Ross’s geese. Dark Geese: Includes Canada geese, white-fronted geese, emperor geese, brant (except in California, Oregon, Washington, and the Atlantic Flyway), and all other geese except light geese. ATLANTIC FLYWAY Flyway-Wide Restrictions Duck Limits: The daily bag limit of 6 ducks may include no more than 4 mallards (2 hen mallards), 2 scaup, 1 black duck, 2 pintails, 2 canvasbacks, 1 mottled duck, 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 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. Limits Season dates tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 Bag Connecticut Ducks and Mergansers ................................................. North Zone ............................................................. South Zone ............................................................ Coots ............................................................................. Canada Geese: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 ....................................................................................... Oct. 7–Oct. 17 & Nov. 13–Jan. 9. Oct. 7–Oct. 10 & Nov. 17–Jan. 20. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Frm 00007 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 Possession 6 18 15 45 58172 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag AFRP Unit .............................................................. Possession Oct. 13–Oct. 17 & ........................................................ Nov. 19–Feb. 13 ........................................................... Oct. 7–Oct. 17 & .......................................................... Nov. 16–Jan. 23 ........................................................... Oct. 13–Oct. 17 & ........................................................ Nov. 19–Jan. 9 ............................................................. Jan. 25–Feb. 13 ........................................................... 5 5 3 3 3 3 5 South Zone ............................................................ Oct. 1–Jan. 15 & .......................................................... Feb. 23–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Oct. 1–Nov. 28 & .......................................................... Jan. 6–Mar. 10 ............................................................. 25 25 25 25 Brant: North Zone ............................................................. South Zone ............................................................ Delaware Ducks ............................................................................ Dec. 7–Jan. 9 ............................................................... Dec. 17–Jan. 20 ........................................................... 1 1 3 3 Oct. 23–Nov. 3 & .......................................................... Nov. 23–Dec. 5 & ......................................................... Dec. 18–Jan. 30 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Nov. 23–Dec. 5 & ......................................................... Dec. 18–Jan. 30 ........................................................... Oct. 1–Jan. 30 .............................................................. Feb. 6 ........................................................................... Dec. 22–Jan. 2 & ......................................................... Jan. 9–Jan. 30 .............................................................. 6 6 6 5 15 2 2 25 25 1 1 18 18 18 15 45 6 6 Nov. 21–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 12–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Nov. 21–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 1–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 6 5 15 5 5 15 18 18 15 45 15 15 Nov. 21–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 12–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Oct. 10–Oct. 25 & ........................................................ Nov. 21–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 12–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Closed. 6 6 5 15 5 5 5 5 18 18 15 45 15 15 15 15 ....................................................................................... Sept. 28–Dec. 5. Oct. 1–Oct. 17 & Oct. 31–Dec. 22. Oct. 1–Oct. 17 & Nov. 14–Jan. 5. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 18 5 5 15 15 Oct. 1–Dec. 21 ............................................................. Oct. 1–Oct. 29 & .......................................................... Nov. 14–Jan. 5 ............................................................. Oct. 1–Oct. 29 & .......................................................... Nov. 14–Jan. 5 ............................................................. Oct. 1–Jan. 30 .............................................................. 3 3 3 3 3 25 9 9 9 9 9 Oct. 1–Nov. 4 ............................................................... Oct. 1–Oct. 17 & .......................................................... Oct. 31–Nov. 17 ........................................................... Oct. 1–Oct. 17 & .......................................................... Nov. 14–Dec. 1 ............................................................ 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 Oct. 10–Oct. 17 & ........................................................ Nov. 14–Nov. 27 & ....................................................... Dec. 15–Jan. 30 ........................................................... 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 .............................................................. Light Geese .................................................................. Brant ............................................................................. Maine Ducks (2) ...................................................................... North Zone ............................................................. South Zone ............................................................ Coastal Zone ......................................................... Mergansers ................................................................... Coots ............................................................................. Canada Geese: North Zone ............................................................. South Zone ............................................................ Coastal Zone ......................................................... tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 Light Geese .................................................................. Brant: North Zone ............................................................. South Zone ............................................................ Coastal Zone ......................................................... Maryland Ducks and Mergansers (3) ........................................... Coots ............................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 15 15 9 9 9 9 15 3 3 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 58173 Limits Season dates Bag Canada Geese: RP Zone ................................................................ AP Zone ................................................................. Light Geese .................................................................. Brant ............................................................................. Massachusetts Ducks (4) ...................................................................... Western Zone ........................................................ Central Zone .......................................................... Coastal Zone ......................................................... Mergansers ................................................................... Coots ............................................................................. Canada Geese: NAP Zone: Central Zone ................................................... (Special season) ............................................. Coastal Zone .................................................. (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 ............................................................ Coastal Zone ......................................................... tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 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 21:36 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Possession Nov. 21–Nov. 27 & ....................................................... Dec. 15–Mar. 9 ............................................................. Nov. 21–Nov. 27 & ....................................................... Dec. 15–Feb. 3 ............................................................. Oct. 3–Nov. 27 & .......................................................... Dec. 14–Feb. 6 ............................................................. Dec. 28–Jan. 30 ........................................................... 5 5 2 2 25 25 1 15 15 6 6 ....................................................................................... Oct. 12–Nov. 28 & Dec. 7–Dec. 26. Oct. 13–Nov. 28 & Dec. 14–Jan. 4. Oct. 16–Oct. 24 & Nov. 11–Jan. 9. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 18 5 15 15 45 Oct. 13–Nov. 28 & ........................................................ Dec. 14–Jan. 15 ........................................................... Jan. 16–Feb. 6 ............................................................. Oct. 16–Oct. 24 & ........................................................ Nov. 11–Jan. 21 ........................................................... Jan. 23–Feb. 13 ........................................................... Oct. 12–Nov. 28 & ........................................................ Dec. 7–Dec. 15 ............................................................ 3 3 5 3 3 5 3 3 9 9 15 9 9 15 9 9 Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Oct. 13–Nov. 28 & ........................................................ Dec. 7–Dec. 26 & ......................................................... Jan. 16–Feb. 6 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks & ................................................... Jan. 23–Feb. 13 ........................................................... 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 Closed. Dec. 28–Jan. 30 ........................................................... 1 3 3 ....................................................................................... Oct. 2–Nov. 30. Oct. 6–Nov. 5 & Nov. 15–Dec. 13. Oct. 7–Oct. 16 & Nov. 15–Jan. 3. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 18 5 15 15 45 Oct. 2–Dec. 10 ............................................................. Oct. 6–Nov. 5 & ............................................................ Nov. 15–Dec. 23 .......................................................... Oct. 7–Oct. 26 & .......................................................... Nov. 15–Jan. 3 ............................................................. 3 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 9 Oct. 2–Dec. 23 ............................................................. Oct. 6–Dec. 27 ............................................................. Oct. 7–Jan. 3 ................................................................ 25 25 25 Oct. 2–Oct. 31 .............................................................. Oct. 6–Nov. 4 ............................................................... Oct. 7–Nov. 5 ............................................................... 1 1 1 3 3 3 ....................................................................................... Oct. 10–Oct. 22 & Nov. 14–Jan. 9. Oct. 17–Oct. 24 & Nov. 14–Jan. 14. Oct. 31–Nov. 3 & Nov. 28–Jan. 30. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 18 5 15 15 45 Frm 00009 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 58174 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / 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 (6) ........................................... 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) ........................................................ tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 Light Geese (7): Long Island Zone ................................................... Lake Champlain Zone ........................................... Northeastern Zone ................................................. Southeastern Zone ................................................ Western Zone ........................................................ Brant: Long Island Zone ................................................... Lake Champlain Zone ........................................... Northeastern Zone ................................................. Southeastern Zone ................................................ Western Zone ........................................................ North Carolina Ducks (8) ...................................................................... Mergansers ................................................................... Coots ............................................................................. Canada Geese: RP Hunt Zone ........................................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Possession Nov. 14–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 12–Jan. 23 & ....................................................... Nov. 14–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 12–Jan. 23 & ....................................................... Oct. 31–Nov. 3 & .......................................................... Nov. 26–Feb. 15 ........................................................... Jan. 25–Feb. 15 ........................................................... 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 Oct. 17–Feb. 15 ........................................................... Oct. 17–Feb. 15 ........................................................... Oct. 17–Feb. 15 ........................................................... 25 25 25 Nov. 14–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 22–Jan. 9 ............................................................. Oct. 17–Oct. 24 & ........................................................ Nov. 14–Dec. 10 .......................................................... Nov. 26–Dec. 5 & ......................................................... Dec. 19–Jan. 12 ........................................................... 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 ....................................................................................... Nov. 26–Nov. 29 & Dec. 7–Jan. 31. Oct. 10–Oct. 14 & Oct. 24–Dec. 17. Oct. 3–Oct. 11 & Oct. 24—Dec. 13. Oct. 10–Oct. 18 & Nov. 7–Dec. 27. Oct. 24–Dec. 6 & Dec. 26–Jan. 10. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 18 15 45 Oct. 10–Oct. 25 & ........................................................ Nov. 26–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 7–Feb. 29 ............................................................. Nov. 26–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 7–Feb. 10 ............................................................. Feb. 11–Feb. 15 ........................................................... Nov. 26–Feb. 3 ............................................................. Oct. 10–Nov. 28 ........................................................... Oct. 24–Nov. 15 & ........................................................ Nov. 17–Dec. 13 .......................................................... Oct. 24–Nov. 20 & ........................................................ Nov. 28–Dec. 19 .......................................................... Oct. 31–Nov. 15 & ........................................................ Nov. 28–Dec. 31 .......................................................... Oct. 24–Nov. 26 & ........................................................ Dec. 26–Jan. 10 ........................................................... Oct. 24–Dec. 20 & ........................................................ Dec. 26–Jan. 10 & ....................................................... Mar. 5–Mar. 10 ............................................................. 8 8 8 3 3 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 24 24 24 9 9 15 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 15 15 15 Nov. 25–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Oct. 1–Dec. 29 ............................................................. Oct. 1–Jan. 15 .............................................................. Oct. 1–Jan. 15 .............................................................. Oct. 1–Jan. 15 .............................................................. 25 25 25 25 25 Nov. 26–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Jan. 6–Jan. 31 .............................................................. Oct. 10–Nov. 8 ............................................................. Oct. 3–Nov. 1 ............................................................... Oct. 10–Nov. 8 ............................................................. Oct. 10–Nov. 8 ............................................................. 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 Oct. 7–Oct. 10 & .......................................................... Nov. 14–Dec. 5 & ......................................................... Dec. 19–Jan. 30 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 15 45 Oct. 7–Oct. 17 & .......................................................... 5 15 Frm 00010 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 9 9 9 9 15 15 15 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 58175 Limits Season dates Bag SJBP Hunt Zone .................................................... Northeast Hunt Zone (9) ....................................... Light Geese .................................................................. 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 ........................................... tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 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 ......................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Possession Nov. 14–Dec. 5 & ......................................................... Dec. 19–Feb. 13 ........................................................... Oct. 7–Nov. 9 & ............................................................ Nov. 14–Dec. 31 .......................................................... Jan. 15–Jan. 30 ............................................................ Oct. 13–Feb. 13 ........................................................... Dec. 28–Jan. 30 ........................................................... 5 5 5 5 1 25 1 15 15 15 15 3 ....................................................................................... Oct. 10–Nov. 28 & Dec. 19–Jan. 7. Oct. 17–Oct. 24 & Nov. 14–Jan. 14. Oct. 10–Dec. 12. Dec. 29–Jan. 2. Oct. 26–Jan. 2. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 18 5 15 15 45 Nov. 14–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 19–Jan. 30 ........................................................... Oct. 10–Nov. 28 & ........................................................ Dec. 14–Jan. 22 ........................................................... Oct. 24–Nov. 28 & ........................................................ Dec. 18–Jan. 14 & ....................................................... Feb. 1–Feb. 29 ............................................................. 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 9 9 9 9 15 15 15 1–Jan. 30 .............................................................. 1–Jan. 22 .............................................................. 28–Feb. 29 ........................................................... 17–Nov. 20 ........................................................... 25 25 25 1 3 Oct. 9–Oct. 12 & .......................................................... Nov. 25–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 5–Jan. 24 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Nov. 21–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 5–Feb. 1 ............................................................... Feb. 8–Feb. 14 ............................................................. Oct. 10–Jan. 24 ............................................................ Dec. 26–Jan. 24 ........................................................... 6 6 6 5 15 3 3 5 25 1 18 18 18 15 45 9 9 15 Nov. 14 & ..................................................................... Nov. 21–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 12–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Nov. 21–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 12–Jan. 31 & ....................................................... Feb. 14–Feb. 29 ........................................................... Nov. 21–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 12–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Jan. 2–Jan. 31 .............................................................. 6 6 6 5 15 5 5 5 25 25 1 18 18 18 15 45 15 15 15 ....................................................................................... Oct. 10–Oct 14 & Oct. 24–Dec. 17. Oct. 10–Dec. 8. Oct. 6–Nov. 5 & Nov. 15–Dec. 13. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 18 5 15 15 45 Oct. 10–Nov. 28 ........................................................... Oct. 10–Nov. 28 ........................................................... Oct. 6–Nov. 5 & ............................................................ Nov. 15–Dec. 23 .......................................................... 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 Oct. 1–Dec. 29 ............................................................. Oct. 1–Dec. 29 ............................................................. Oct. 6–Dec. 27 ............................................................. 25 25 25 Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Frm 00011 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 3 3 3 58176 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Brant: Lake Champlain Zone ........................................... Interior Zone .......................................................... 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. 10–Nov. 8 ............................................................. Oct. 10–Nov. 8 ............................................................. Oct. 6–Nov. 4 ............................................................... 1 1 1 3 3 3 Oct. 9–Oct. 12 & .......................................................... Nov. 18–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 19–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 15 45 Nov. 24–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 19–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Nov. 18–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 19–Jan. 14 & ....................................................... Jan. 15–Feb. 15 ........................................................... Nov. 18–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 19–Feb. 24 ........................................................... Oct. 17–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Jan. 2–Jan. 31 .............................................................. 2 2 3 3 5 5 5 25 1 6 6 9 9 15 15 15 Oct. 1–Oct. 10 & .......................................................... Nov. 9–Nov. 14 & ......................................................... Dec. 18–Jan. 30 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Oct. 1–Oct. 17 & .......................................................... Nov. 9–Nov. 14 & ......................................................... Dec. 5–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Jan. 1–Jan. 30 .............................................................. 6 6 6 5 15 5 5 5 5 1 18 18 18 15 30 15 15 15 15 3 3 (1) In Delaware, the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge (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 10 through October 17. (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 23 to February 13 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, in addition to Flyway-wide bag restrictions, the daily bag and possession limits may include no more than 4 eiders or 4 longtailed ducks and 12 eiders or 12 long-tailed ducks, respectively. (7) 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. (8) In North Carolina, the season is closed for black ducks October 7 through October 10 and November 14 through November 20. The daily bag limit for black and mottled ducks is combined with no more than 1 allowed in the daily bag. (9) In North Carolina, a permit is required to hunt Canada geese in the Northeast Hunt Zone. (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 14, 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 9 through October 12. (17) 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 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 Duck Limits: The daily bag limit of 6 ducks may include no more than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be females), 1 mottled duck, 1 black duck, 2 pintails, 2 canvasbacks, 2 redheads, 3 scaup, and 3 wood ducks. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Merganser Limits: The 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 Season dates Bag Alabama Ducks ............................................................................ North Zone ............................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:14 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 ....................................................................................... Nov. 27–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Frm 00012 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 Possession 6 ........................ 18 ........................ 58177 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Possession Dec. 5–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Same as North Zone .................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... ........................ ........................ 5 15 ........................ ........................ 15 45 Sept. 26–Oct. 13 & ....................................................... Nov. 27–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 5–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Same as SJBP Zone .................................................... Same as Rest of North Zone ....................................... 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 15 Same Same Same Same ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 Nov. 21-Nov. 29 & ........................................................ Dec. 10–Dec. 23 & ....................................................... Dec. 26–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 6 6 5 5 18 18 18 10 10 White-fronted Geese ..................................................... Northwest Zone ..................................................... Remainder of State ............................................... Brant ............................................................................. Light Geese .................................................................. Illinois Ducks ............................................................................ North Zone ............................................................. Central Zone .......................................................... South Central Zone ............................................... South Zone ............................................................ Mergansers ................................................................... Coots ............................................................................. Canada Geese: North Zone ............................................................. Central Zone .......................................................... Sept. 19–Sept. 28 & ..................................................... Nov. 18–Dec. 4 & ......................................................... Dec. 6–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Nov. 18–Dec. 4 & ......................................................... Dec. 6–Jan. 31 ............................................................. ....................................................................................... Nov. 18–Dec. 4 & ......................................................... Dec. 6–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Same as the Northwest Zone ...................................... Closed .......................................................................... Same as for White-fronted Geese ............................... 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 ........................ 20 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 ........................ ........................ ....................................................................................... Oct. 17–Dec. 15 ........................................................... Oct. 24–Dec. 22 ........................................................... Nov. 14–Jan. 12 ........................................................... Nov. 26–Jan. 24 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Oct. 17–Jan. 14 ............................................................ Oct. 24–Nov. 15 & ........................................................ Nov. 26–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Nov. 14–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Nov. 26–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 2 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 6 Oct. 19–Jan. 14 ............................................................ Nov. 5–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Nov. 14–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Nov. 26–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 Oct. 17–Jan. 14 ............................................................ Oct. 24–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Nov. 14–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Nov. 26–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Same as for Light Geese ............................................. 20 20 20 20 1 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 3 ....................................................................................... Oct. 24–Dec. 13 & ........................................................ Dec. 19–Dec. 27 .......................................................... Oct. 31–Nov. 8 & .......................................................... Nov. 21–Jan. 10 ........................................................... Oct. 31–Nov. 8 & .......................................................... Nov. 28–Jan. 17 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Oct. 24–Nov. 22 & ........................................................ 5 15 South Zone ............................................................ Mergansers ................................................................... Coots ............................................................................. Dark Geese (1): 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 ............................................... tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 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 ............................................................. Central Zone .......................................................... South Zone ............................................................ Mergansers ................................................................... Coots ............................................................................. Dark Geese (1): North Zone ............................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00013 as as as as for for for for Dark Dark Dark Dark Fmt 4701 Geese Geese Geese Geese Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 58178 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Possession South Zone ............................................................ Late Season Zone (2) ........................................... Light Geese: North Zone ............................................................. Central Zone .......................................................... South Zone ............................................................ Iowa Ducks ............................................................................ North Zone ............................................................. Dec. 12–Jan. 24 ........................................................... Oct. 31–Nov. 8 & .......................................................... Nov. 21–Jan. 24 ........................................................... Oct. 31–Nov. 8 & .......................................................... Nov. 28–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Feb. 1–Feb. 15 ............................................................. 5 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 15 15 Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. Same as for Dark geese .............................................. 20 20 20 ........................ ........................ ........................ ....................................................................................... Oct. 3-Oct. 18 & ........................................................... Oct. 24–Dec. 6 ............................................................. Oct. 3–Oct. 7 & ............................................................ Oct. 24–Dec 17 ............................................................ Oct. 3–Oct. 7 & ............................................................ Oct. 17–Dec 10 ............................................................ Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Sept. 26–Oct. 31 & ....................................................... Nov. 1–Jan. 1 ............................................................... Oct. 10–Oct. 31 & ........................................................ Nov. 1–Jan. 15 ............................................................. Oct. 3–Oct. 31 & .......................................................... Nov. 1–Jan. 8 ............................................................... 5 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 15 15 Sept. 26–Jan. 10 .......................................................... Oct. 10–Jan. 15 ............................................................ Oct. 3–Jan. 15 .............................................................. 20 20 20 ........................ ........................ ........................ ....................................................................................... Nov. 26–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 7–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Same as West Zone .................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Nov. 26–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Nov. 26–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Nov. 26–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Nov. 26–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 3 2 1 20 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 9 6 3 60 ....................................................................................... Nov. 14–Dec. 6 & ......................................................... Dec. 19–Jan. 24 ........................................................... Nov. 21–Dec. 6 & ......................................................... Dec. 19–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Nov. 7–Dec. 6 & ........................................................... Dec. 19–Jan. 17 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 14–Dec. 6 & ......................................................... 19–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 7–Dec. 6 & ........................................................... 19–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 7–Dec. 6 & ........................................................... 19–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 Nov. 7–Dec. 6 & ........................................................... Dec. 19–Feb. 7 ............................................................. Nov. 7–Dec. 6 & ........................................................... Dec. 19–Feb. 7 ............................................................. Nov. 7–Dec. 6 & ........................................................... Dec. 19–Feb. 7 ............................................................. 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 ........................ ........................ ........................ Central Zone .......................................................... Missouri River Zone .............................................. South Zone ............................................................ Mergansers ................................................................... Coots ............................................................................. Dark Geese (3): 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 ............................................................. East Zone (including Catahoula Lake) .................. Coastal Zone ......................................................... Mergansers ................................................................... Coots ............................................................................. Canada Geese: West Zone ............................................................. East Zone .............................................................. Coastal Zone ......................................................... White-fronted: West Zone ............................................................. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 East Zone .............................................................. Coastal Zone ......................................................... Brant ............................................................................. Light Geese: West Zone ............................................................. East Zone .............................................................. Coastal Zone ......................................................... Michigan VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:14 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Nov. Dec. Nov. Dec. Nov. Dec. Frm 00014 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 58179 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Ducks ............................................................................ North Zone ............................................................. Middle Zone ........................................................... South Zone ............................................................ Mergansers ................................................................... Coots ............................................................................. Canada Geese: North Zone ............................................................. Middle Zone ........................................................... South Zone: Muskegon Waste- water GMU .................... Allegan County GMU ..................................... Saginaw County GMU ................................. Tuscola/Huron GMU ....................................... Remainder of South Zone .............................. Southern MI Late Season (4) ......................... White-fronted Geese: North Zone ............................................................. Middle Zone ........................................................... South Zone: Muskegon Wastewater GMU ......................... Allegan County GMU ..................................... Saginaw County GMU .................................... Tuscola/Huron GMU ....................................... Remainder of South Zone .............................. Light Geese: North Zone ............................................................. Middle Zone ........................................................... South Zone: Muskegon Wastewater GMU ......................... Allegan County GMU ..................................... Saginaw County GMU .................................... Tuscola/Huron GMU ....................................... Remainder of South Zone .............................. Brant: North Zone ............................................................. Middle Zone ........................................................... South Zone ............................................................ Minnesota Ducks ............................................................................ North Zone ............................................................. Central Zone .......................................................... South Zone ............................................................ Mergansers ................................................................... Coots (5) ....................................................................... Dark Geese: North Zone ............................................................. Central Zone .......................................................... tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 South Zone ............................................................ Light Geese: North Zone ............................................................. Central Zone .......................................................... South Zone ............................................................ Mississippi Ducks ............................................................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:14 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Possession ....................................................................................... Sept. 26–Nov. 22 & ...................................................... Nov. 28–Nov. 29 .......................................................... Oct. 3–Nov. 29 & .......................................................... Dec. 12–Dec. 13 .......................................................... Oct. 10–Dec. 6 & .......................................................... Dec. 26–Dec. 27 .......................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Sept. 11–Dec. 11 ......................................................... Sept. 19–Dec. 19 ......................................................... 2 2 6 6 Oct. 17–Nov. 14 & ........................................................ Dec. 1–Dec. 22 ............................................................ Oct. 31–Jan. 30 ............................................................ Sept. 19–Sept. 27 & ..................................................... Oct. 10–Dec. 6 & .......................................................... Dec. 26–Jan. 19 ........................................................... Sept. 19–Sept. 27 & ..................................................... Oct. 10–Dec. 6 & .......................................................... Dec. 26–Jan. 19 ........................................................... Sept. 19–Sept. 27 & ..................................................... Oct. 10–Dec. 6 & .......................................................... Dec. 26–Dec. 27 .......................................................... Jan. 23–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 Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... 1 1 3 3 Same Same Same Same Same ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... ......................................... 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... 20 20 ........................ ........................ Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Oct. 10–Dec. 6 & .......................................................... Dec. 26–Dec. 27 & ....................................................... Jan. 23–Feb. 14 ........................................................... 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ Same as for White-fronted Geese ............................... Same as for White-fronted geese ................................ Same as for White-fronted geese ................................ 1 1 1 3 3 3 ....................................................................................... Sept. 26–Nov. 24 ......................................................... Sept. 26–Oct. 4 & ......................................................... Oct. 10–Nov. 29 ........................................................... Sept. 26–Oct. 4 & ......................................................... Oct. 15–Dec. 4 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Sept. 26–Dec. 23 ......................................................... Sept. 26–Oct. 4 & ......................................................... Oct. 10–Dec. 28 ........................................................... Sept. 26–Oct. 4 & ......................................................... Oct. 15–Jan. 2 .............................................................. 3 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 9 Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. 20 20 20 60 60 60 Nov. 27–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 4–Dec. 6 & ........................................................... 6 6 18 18 Frm 00015 as as as as as for for for for for Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Fmt 4701 geese geese geese geese geese Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 58180 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Mergansers ................................................................... Coots ............................................................................. Canada Geese .............................................................. White-fronted ................................................................ Brant ............................................................................. Light Geese .................................................................. Missouri Ducks and Mergansers ................................................. North Zone ............................................................. Middle Zone ........................................................... South Zone ............................................................ Coots ............................................................................. Canada Geese and Brant: North Zone ............................................................. Middle Zone ........................................................... South Zone ............................................................ White-fronted Geese: North Zone ............................................................. Middle Zone ........................................................... South Zone ............................................................ Light Geese: North Zone ............................................................. Middle Zone ........................................................... South Zone ............................................................ Ohio Ducks (6) ...................................................................... Lake Erie Marsh Zone ........................................... North Zone ............................................................. South Zone ............................................................ Mergansers ................................................................... Coots ............................................................................. Canada Geese: Lake Erie Goose Zone .......................................... North Zone ............................................................. South Zone ............................................................ White-fronted Geese ..................................................... Brant ............................................................................. Light Geese .................................................................. Tennessee Ducks ............................................................................ Reelfoot Zone ........................................................ State Zone ............................................................. Mergansers ................................................................... Coots ............................................................................. Canada Geese: Northwest Zone ..................................................... tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 Rest of State .......................................................... White-fronted Geese: Northwest Zone ..................................................... Rest of State .......................................................... Brant: Northwest Zone ..................................................... Rest of State .......................................................... Light Geese .................................................................. Wisconsin VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Possession Dec. 9–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Nov. 19–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Nov. 19–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... 6 5 15 3 3 1 20 18 15 45 9 9 3 ........................ ....................................................................................... Oct. 31–Dec. 29 ........................................................... Nov. 7–Jan. 5 ............................................................... Nov. 26–Jan. 24 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ 45 Oct. 3–Oct. 11 & .......................................................... Nov. 26–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Same as North Zone .................................................... Same as North Zone .................................................... 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Same as North Zone .................................................... Same as North Zone .................................................... 2 2 2 6 6 6 Oct. 31–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Same as North Zone .................................................... Same as North Zone .................................................... 20 20 20 ........................ ........................ ........................ ....................................................................................... Oct. 17–Nov. 1 & .......................................................... Nov. 14–Dec. 27 .......................................................... Oct. 24–Nov. 8 & .......................................................... Nov. 21–Jan. 3 ............................................................. Oct. 24–Nov. 8 & .......................................................... Dec. 19–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Oct. 17–Nov. 1 & .......................................................... Nov. 14–Dec. 27 & ....................................................... Jan. 14–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Oct. 24–Nov. 8 & .......................................................... Nov. 21–Jan. 3 & ......................................................... Jan. 14–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Oct. 24–Nov. 8 & .......................................................... Dec. 1–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. 14–Nov. 15 & ....................................................... Dec. 5–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Nov. 28–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 5–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Oct. 10–Oct. 14 & ........................................................ Nov. 14–Nov. 15 & ....................................................... Dec. 5–Feb. 13 ............................................................. Oct. 10–Oct. 27 & ........................................................ Nov. 28–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 5–Jan. 31 ............................................................. 3 3 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 9 9 Nov. 28–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 5–Feb. 13 ............................................................. Same as Northwest Zone ............................................ 2 2 2 6 6 6 Nov. 23–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Same as Northwest Zone ............................................ Same as White-fronted Geese ..................................... 2 2 20 6 6 ........................ Frm 00016 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 58181 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Ducks (6) ...................................................................... North Zone ............................................................. South Zone ............................................................ Mississippi River Zone .......................................... Mergansers ................................................................... Coots ............................................................................. Canada Geese: North Zone ............................................................. South Zone ............................................................ Horicon Zone ......................................................... Mississippi River Zone .......................................... White-fronted Geese ..................................................... Brant ............................................................................. Light Geese .................................................................. Possession ....................................................................................... Sept. 26–Nov. 24 ......................................................... Oct. 3–Oct. 11 & .......................................................... Oct. 17–Dec. 6 ............................................................. Oct. 3–Oct. 9 & ............................................................ Oct. 17–Dec. 8 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Sept. 16–Dec. 16 ......................................................... Sept. 16–Oct. 11 & ....................................................... Oct. 17–Dec. 21 ........................................................... Sept. 16–Dec. 16 ......................................................... Oct. 3–Oct. 9 & ............................................................ Oct. 17–Jan. 7 .............................................................. Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... Same as for Canada geese ......................................... 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 20 6 6 6 6 6 6 3 3 ........................ (1) In Alabama and Indiana, the dark goose daily bag limit is an aggregate daily bag limit for Canada geese, white-fronted geese, and brant. The daily bag limit may not include more than 3 Canada geese and 1 brant. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. (2) In Indiana, in the Late Season Zone for dark geese, the daily bag limit may only include Canada geese. (3) In Iowa, the dark goose daily bag limit is an aggregate daily bag limit for Canada geese, white-fronted geese, and brant. In the North Zone during September 26 through October 31, in the Missouri River Zone during October 10 through October 31, and in the South Zone during October 3 through 31, the daily bag limit may not include more than 2 Canada geese. During all other open season segments, the daily bag limit may not include more than 3 Canada geese. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. (4) In Michigan, the Southern Michigan Late Canada goose season excludes the Goose Management Units (GMUs). (5) In Minnesota, the daily bag limit is 15 and the possession limit is 45 coots and moorhens in the aggregate. (6) 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, 2 canvasbacks, 2 redheads, 3 scaup, and 3 wood ducks. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Merganser Limits: The daily bag limit is 5 mergansers 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 Season dates Bag tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 Colorado Ducks ............................................................................ Southeast Zone ..................................................... Northeast Zone ...................................................... Mountain/Foothills Zone ........................................ Coots ............................................................................. Mergansers ................................................................... Dark Geese: Northern Front Range Unit .................................... South Park/San Luis Valley Unit ........................... North Park Unit ...................................................... Rest of State in Central Flyway ............................ Light Geese: Northern Front Range Unit .................................... South Park/San Luis Valley Unit ........................... North Park Unit ...................................................... Rest of State in Central Flyway ............................ Kansas Ducks ............................................................................ High Plains ............................................................ Low Plains: Early Zone ...................................................... Late Zone ....................................................... Southeast Zone .............................................. Mergansers ................................................................... Coots ............................................................................. Dark Geese (1) ............................................................. White-fronted Geese ..................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:14 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Possession ....................................................................................... Oct. 21–Jan. 24 ............................................................ Oct. 10–Nov. 30 & Dec. 12–Jan. 24 ............................ Oct. 3–Nov. 30 & Dec. 19–Jan. 24 .............................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 5 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ 45 15 Oct. 3–Oct. 21 & .......................................................... Nov. 21–Feb. 14 ........................................................... Same as N. Front Range Unit ..................................... Same as N. Front Range Unit ..................................... Nov. 2–Feb. 14 ............................................................. 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 15 Oct. 31–Feb. 14 ........................................................... Same as N. Front Range Unit ..................................... Same as N. Front Range Unit ..................................... Same as N. Front Range Unit ..................................... 50 50 50 50 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ....................................................................................... Oct. 10–Jan. 4 & Jan. 23–Jan. 31 ............................... 6 ........................ 18 ........................ Oct. 10–Dec. 6 & Dec. 19–Jan. 3 ................................ Oct. 31–Jan. 3 & Jan. 23–Jan. 31 ............................... Nov. 14–Jan. 3 & Jan. 9–Jan. 31 ................................ Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Oct. 31–Nov. 1 & .......................................................... Nov. 4–Feb. 14 ............................................................. Oct. 31–Jan. 3 & .......................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 6 6 2 ........................ ........................ 15 45 18 18 6 Frm 00017 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 58182 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag 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 ..................................................... 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 .................................................................. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 New Mexico Ducks and Mergansers (3) ........................................... North Zone ............................................................. South Zone ............................................................ Coots ............................................................................. Dark Geese (4): Middle Rio Grande Valley Unit (4) ........................ Rest of State .......................................................... Light Geese .................................................................. North Dakota Ducks (2) ...................................................................... High Plains ............................................................ Remainder of State ............................................... Mergansers ................................................................... Coots ............................................................................. Canada Geese (5): 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 ..................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:14 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Possession Jan. 23–Feb. 14 ........................................................... Oct. 31–Nov. 1 & .......................................................... Nov. 4–Feb. 14 ............................................................. 2 50 50 6 ........................ ........................ ....................................................................................... Oct. 3–Jan. 7 ................................................................ Oct. 3–Oct. 11 & .......................................................... Oct. 24–Jan. 19 ............................................................ Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ 45 Oct. 3–Jan. 10 & .......................................................... Jan. 16–Jan. 20 ............................................................ Oct. 3–Oct. 11 & .......................................................... Oct. 24–Jan. 27 ............................................................ 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. 20 20 60 60 ....................................................................................... Oct. 10–Dec. 22 ........................................................... 6 ........................ 18 ........................ Oct. 3–Dec. 15 ............................................................. Oct. 3–Dec. 15 & Jan. 6–Jan. 27 ................................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ Oct. 24–Jan. 5 .............................................................. Oct. 24–Jan. 5 & Jan. 6–Jan. 27 ................................. Oct. 3–Dec. 15 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Oct. 28–Feb. 9 ............................................................. Oct. 28–Feb. 9 ............................................................. Oct. 3–Jan. 15 .............................................................. Oct. 28–Feb. 9 ............................................................. Oct. 28–Feb. 9 ............................................................. Oct. 3–Dec. 4 & ............................................................ Jan. 30–Feb. 9 ............................................................. Oct. 3–Dec. 28 & .......................................................... Jan. 23–Feb. 9 ............................................................. 5 5 5 5 5 3 3 50 50 15 15 15 15 15 9 9 ........................ ........................ ....................................................................................... Oct. 27–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Oct. 27–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ 15 18 ........................ ........................ 45 Dec. 26–Jan. 19 ........................................................... Oct. 17–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Oct. 17–Jan. 31 ............................................................ 2 5 50 2 15 ........................ ....................................................................................... Sept. 26–Dec. 6 & ........................................................ Dec. 12–Jan. 3 ............................................................. Sept. 26–Dec. 6 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 26–Jan. 1 ............................................................ 26–Dec. 24 ......................................................... 26–Dec. 6 ........................................................... 26–Jan. 3 ............................................................ 5 8 3 50 15 24 9 ........................ ....................................................................................... Oct. 17–Jan. 13 ............................................................ 6 ........................ 18 ........................ Oct. 31–Nov. 29 & Dec. 12–Jan. 24 ............................ Nov. 7–Nov. 29 & Dec. 12–Jan. 31 ............................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Oct. 31–Nov. 29 & ........................................................ Dec. 12–Feb. 14 ........................................................... Oct. 31–Nov. 29 & ........................................................ Dec. 12–Feb. 7 ............................................................. ........................ ........................ 5 15 8 8 2 2 ........................ ........................ 15 45 24 24 6 6 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Frm 00018 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 58183 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Light Geese .................................................................. South Dakota Ducks (2) ...................................................................... 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 (6) ...................................................................... High Plains ............................................................ Low Plains: North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Mergansers ................................................................... Coots ............................................................................. Dark Geese: East Tier: South Zone ..................................................... North Zone ..................................................... West Tier (7) .......................................................... Light Geese: East Tier: South Zone ..................................................... North Zone ..................................................... West Tier ............................................................... Wyoming Ducks (2)(8) .................................................................. Zone C1 ................................................................. Zone C2 ................................................................. Zone C3 ................................................................. Mergansers ................................................................... Coots ............................................................................. Dark Geese: Zone G1A (8) ......................................................... Zone G1 ................................................................. Zone G2 ................................................................. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 Zone G3 ................................................................. Light Geese .................................................................. Possession Oct. 31–Nov. 29 & ........................................................ Dec. 12–Feb. 14 ........................................................... 50 50 ........................ ........................ ....................................................................................... Oct. 10–Dec. 22 & Dec. 23–Jan. 14 ............................ 6 ........................ 18 ........................ Sept. 26–Dec. 8 ........................................................... Same as for North Zone .............................................. Oct. 10–Dec. 22 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Oct. 1–Dec. 16 ............................................................. Nov. 2–Feb. 14 ............................................................. Oct. 17–Dec. 20 & ........................................................ Jan. 9–Jan. 17 .............................................................. Sept. 26–Dec. 20 ......................................................... Sept. 26–Dec. 20 ......................................................... 8 4 4 4 2 50 24 12 12 12 6 ........................ ....................................................................................... Oct. 31–Nov. 1 & Nov. 6–Jan. 31 ................................ 6 ........................ 18 ........................ Nov. 7–Nov. 29 & Dec. 12–Jan. 31 ............................. Oct. 31–Nov. 29 & ........................................................ Dec. 12–Jan. 24 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Same as South Zone ................................................... Oct. 31–Jan. 31 ............................................................ 5 5 5 15 15 15 Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Same as South Zone ................................................... Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. 20 20 20 ........................ ........................ ........................ ....................................................................................... Oct. 3–Oct. 21 & Oct. 31–Jan. 16 ............................... Sept. 26–Dec. 6 & Dec. 12–Jan. 5 .............................. Same as Zone C2 ........................................................ Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 ........................ ........................ ........................ 5 15 18 ........................ ........................ ........................ 15 45 Oct. 3–Oct. 21 & .......................................................... Nov. 21–Feb. 14 ........................................................... Oct. 3–Oct. 21 & .......................................................... Oct. 31–Nov. 29 & ........................................................ Dec. 5–Jan. 29 ............................................................. Sept. 26–Dec. 6 & ........................................................ Dec. 12–Jan. 13 ........................................................... Same as Zone G2 ........................................................ Oct. 3–Dec. 31 & .......................................................... Jan. 31–Feb. 14 ........................................................... 2 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 10 10 6 12 15 15 15 15 15 15 30 30 (1) In Kansas, dark geese includes Canada geese, brant, and all other geese except white-fronted geese and light geese. (2) 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. (3) In New Mexico, Mexican-like ducks are included in the aggregate with mallards. (4) 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. (5) In North Dakota, see State regulations for additional shooting hour restrictions. (6) 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. (7) In Texas, the daily bag limit for dark geese is 5 in the aggregate and may include no more than 2 white-fronted geese. Possession limits are three times the daily bag limits. (8) See State regulations for additional restrictions. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 58184 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations PACIFIC FLYWAY Flyway-wide Restrictions Duck and Merganser Limits: The daily bag limit of 7 ducks (including mergansers) may include no more than 2 female mallards, 2 pintails, 2 redheads, 3 scaup, and 2 canvasbacks. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Coot and Common Moorhen Limits: Daily bag and possession limits are in the aggregate for the two species. Limits Season dates Bag Arizona Ducks (1) ...................................................................... North Zone: Scaup ............................................................. Other Ducks ................................................... South Zone: Scaup ............................................................. Other Ducks ................................................... Coots and Moorhens .................................................... Dark Geese: North Zone ............................................................. South Zone ............................................................ Light Geese .................................................................. California Ducks ............................................................................ Northeastern Zone: Scaup ............................................................. Other Ducks ................................................... Colorado River Zone: Scaup ............................................................. Other Ducks ................................................... 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 ........................................... North Coast Special Management Area ............... White-fronted Geese (2): Northeastern Zone ................................................. Colorado River Zone ............................................. Southern Zone ....................................................... Balance of State Zone ........................................... Sacramento Valley Special Management Area .... Light Geese: Northeastern Zone ................................................. Colorado River Zone ............................................. Southern Zone ....................................................... Imperial County Special Management Area ......... tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 Balance of State Zone ........................................... Brant: Northern Zone ....................................................... Balance of State Zone ........................................... Colorado Ducks: Scaup ..................................................................... Other Ducks ........................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:14 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Possession ....................................................................................... 7 21 Oct. 17–Jan. 10 ............................................................ Oct. 2–Jan. 10 .............................................................. 3 7 9 21 Oct. 31–Jan. 24 ............................................................ Oct. 16–Jan. 24 ............................................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ 3 7 25 9 21 75 Oct. 2-Jan. 10 ............................................................... Oct. 16–Jan. 24 ............................................................ Same as for Dark geese .............................................. 4 4 10 12 12 30 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Oct. 10–Dec. 6 & .......................................................... Dec. 26–Jan. 22 ........................................................... Oct. 10–Jan. 22 ............................................................ 3 3 7 9 9 21 Oct. 31–Jan. 24 ............................................................ Oct. 16–Jan. 24 ............................................................ 3 7 9 21 Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Oct. 24–Jan. 31 ............................................................ 3 7 9 21 Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Oct. 24–Jan. 31 ............................................................ 3 7 9 21 Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Oct. 24–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ 3 7 25 9 21 25 Oct. 10–Jan. 17 ............................................................ Oct. 16–Jan. 24 ............................................................ Oct. 24–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Oct. 3–Oct. 7 & ............................................................ Oct. 24–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Nov. 8–Jan. 31 & ......................................................... Feb. 20–Mar. 10 ........................................................... 10 4 3 10 10 10 10 30 12 9 30 30 30 30 Oct. 10–Jan. 17 & ........................................................ Mar. 6–Mar.10 .............................................................. Oct. 16–Jan. 24 ............................................................ Oct. 24–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Oct. 24–Jan. 31 & ........................................................ Feb. 13–Feb. 17 ........................................................... Oct. 24–Dec. 21 ........................................................... 10 10 4 3 10 10 3 30 30 12 9 30 30 9 Nov. 7–Jan. 17 & ......................................................... Feb. 7–Mar.10 .............................................................. Oct. 16–Jan. 24 ............................................................ Oct. 24–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Nov. 7–Jan. 31 & ......................................................... Feb. 6–Feb. 21 ............................................................. Oct. 24–Jan. 31 & ........................................................ Feb. 13–Feb. 17 ........................................................... 15 15 10 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 30 45 45 45 45 45 Nov. 8–Dec. 14 ............................................................ Nov. 9–Dec. 15 ............................................................ 2 2 6 6 Sept. 26–Oct. 14 & ....................................................... Oct. 31–Jan. 5 .............................................................. Sept. 26–Oct. 14 & ....................................................... Oct. 31–Jan. 24 ............................................................ 7 3 3 7 7 21 9 9 21 21 Frm 00020 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 58185 Limits Season dates Bag Coots ..................................................................... Dark 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 ................................................................... Zone 4 ................................................................... White-fronted Geese: Zone 1 ................................................................... Zone 2 ................................................................... Zone 3 ................................................................... Light Geese: Zone 1 ................................................................... Zone 2 ................................................................... Zone 3 ................................................................... Zone 4 (5) .............................................................. Montana Ducks ............................................................................ Scaup ..................................................................... Other Ducks ........................................................... Coots ..................................................................... Dark Geese (6) ...................................................... Light Geese (6) ...................................................... Nevada Ducks ............................................................................ Northeast Zone: Scaup ............................................................. Other Ducks ................................................... Northwest Zone: Scaup ............................................................. Other Ducks ................................................... tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 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) ...................................................... New Mexico Ducks ............................................................................ Scaup ..................................................................... Other Ducks ........................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Possession Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ Sept. 26–Oct. 5 & ......................................................... Oct. 31–Jan. 24 ............................................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ 25 4 4 10 75 12 12 30 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Oct. 24–Jan. 15 ............................................................ Oct. 3–Jan. 15 .............................................................. 3 7 9 21 Nov. 7–Jan. 29 ............................................................. Oct. 17–Jan. 29 ............................................................ 3 7 9 21 Nov. 7–Jan. 29 ............................................................. Oct. 17–Jan. 29 ............................................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ 3 7 25 9 21 75 Oct. 3–Jan. 15 .............................................................. Oct. 17–Jan. 29 ............................................................ Same as Zone 2 ........................................................... Oct. 17–Jan. 14 ............................................................ 4 4 4 4 12 12 12 12 Oct. 3–Jan. 15 .............................................................. Oct. 17–Jan. 29 ............................................................ Nov. 9–Feb. 21 ............................................................. 10 10 10 30 30 30 Oct. 3–Jan. 15 .............................................................. Oct. 30–Jan. 15 & ........................................................ Feb. 13–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Nov. 27–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Oct. 17–Jan. 29 ............................................................ 20 20 20 20 20 60 60 60 60 60 ....................................................................................... Oct. 3–Dec. 27 ............................................................. Oct. 3–Jan. 10 & .......................................................... Jan. 16–Jan. 20 ............................................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ Oct. 3–Jan. 10 & .......................................................... Jan. 16–Jan. 20 ............................................................ Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. 7 3 7 7 25 4 4 20 21 9 21 21 25 12 12 60 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Sept. 26–Oct. 25 & ....................................................... Oct. 28–Dec. 22 ........................................................... Sept. 26–Oct. 25 & ....................................................... Oct. 28–Jan. 10 ............................................................ 3 3 7 7 9 9 21 21 Oct. 31–Jan. 24 ............................................................ Oct. 10–Oct. 25 & ........................................................ Oct. 28–Jan. 24 ............................................................ Same as Northwest Zone ............................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ 3 7 7 7 25 9 21 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 Oct. 31–Jan. 24 & ........................................................ Feb. 20–Mar. 9 ............................................................. Oct. 31–Jan. 24 & ........................................................ Feb. 20–Mar. 9 ............................................................. Oct. 10–Oct. 25 & ........................................................ Oct. 28–Jan. 24 ............................................................ 20 20 20 20 20 20 60 60 60 60 60 60 ....................................................................................... Oct. 10–Jan. 3 .............................................................. Oct. 10–Jan. 22 ............................................................ 7 3 7 21 9 21 Frm 00021 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 58186 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag 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 ................................................... Coots ............................................................................. Canada Geese: Northwest Permit Zone (9) (10) ............................ Tillamook County Management Area .................... Southwest Zone ..................................................... South Coast Zone ................................................. Eastern Zone ......................................................... Klamath County Zone ............................................ Harney and Lake County Zone ............................. Malheur County Zone ............................................ White-fronted Geese: Northwest Permit Zone (9) .................................... Tillamook County Management Area .................... Southwest Zone ..................................................... South Coast Zone ................................................. Eastern Zone ......................................................... Klamath County Zone ............................................ Harney and Lake County Zone: Lake County ................................................... Harney County ............................................... Malheur County Zone ............................................ tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 Light Geese: Northwest Permit Zone (9) .................................... Tillamook County Management Area .................... Southwest Zone ..................................................... South Coast Zone ................................................. Eastern Zone ......................................................... Klamath County Zone (11) .................................... Harney and Lake County Zone (11) ..................... Malheur County Zone (11) .................................... Brant ............................................................................. Utah Ducks ............................................................................ Zone 1: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Possession Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ 25 75 Sept. 26–Oct. 11 & ....................................................... Oct. 24–Jan. 22 ............................................................ Oct. 10–Jan. 24 ............................................................ 3 3 3 9 9 9 Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ 10 10 30 30 Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ 20 20 60 60 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Oct. 17–Nov. 1 & .......................................................... Nov. 4–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Same as Columbia Basin Unit. 3 7 7 9 21 21 Oct. 10–Dec. 6 & .......................................................... Dec. 9–Jan. 5 ............................................................... Oct. 10–Dec. 6 & .......................................................... Dec. 9–Jan. 24 ............................................................. Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ 3 3 7 7 25 9 9 21 21 75 Oct. 24–Nov. 1 & .......................................................... Nov. 21–Jan. 12 & ....................................................... Feb. 6–Mar. 10 ............................................................. Closed .......................................................................... Oct. 17–Nov. 1 & .......................................................... Nov. 8–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Oct. 3–Nov. 29 & Dec. 19–Jan. 14 & Feb. 20–Mar. 10. Oct. 17–Nov. 1 & .......................................................... Nov. 8–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Oct. 10–Dec. 6 & .......................................................... Dec. 20–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Oct. 10–Dec. 6 & .......................................................... Dec. 20–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Oct. 10–Dec. 6 & .......................................................... Dec. 20–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 4 4 4 — 4 4 6 12 12 12 — 12 12 18 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Closed .......................................................................... Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Oct. 10–Dec. 6 & .......................................................... Jan. 24–Mar. 10 ........................................................... 10 ........................ 10 10 10 10 10 30 ........................ 30 30 30 30 30 Oct. 10–Dec. 6 & .......................................................... Jan. 24–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Same as for Lake County ............................................ Oct. 10–Dec. 6 & .......................................................... Jan. 24–Mar. 10 ........................................................... 1 1 10 10 10 3 3 30 30 30 Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Closed .......................................................................... Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Oct. 10–Dec. 6 & .......................................................... Jan. 24–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Oct. 10–Dec. 6 & .......................................................... Jan. 24–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Oct. 10–Dec. 6 & .......................................................... Jan. 24–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Nov. 28–Dec. 13 .......................................................... 6 — 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 2 18 — 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 6 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Frm 00022 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 58187 Limits Season dates Bag Scaup ............................................................. Other Ducks ................................................... Zone 2: Scaup ............................................................. Other Ducks ................................................... Coots ............................................................................. Canada Geese and Brant: Northern Zone ....................................................... Wasatch Front Zone .............................................. Possession Oct. 3–Dec. 27 ............................................................. Oct. 3–Jan. 16 .............................................................. 3 7 9 21 Same as Zone 1 ........................................................... Same as Zone 1 ........................................................... Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ 3 7 25 9 21 75 Oct. 3–Jan. 16 .............................................................. Oct. 3–Oct. 15 & .......................................................... Nov. 7–Feb. 7 ............................................................... Oct. 3–Oct. 15 & .......................................................... Nov. 7–Feb. 7 ............................................................... Oct. 3–Oct. 15 & .......................................................... Oct. 24–Jan. 24 ............................................................ 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ 10 10 10 10 30 30 30 30 Wasatch Front Zone .............................................. Washington County Zone ...................................... Balance of State Zone ........................................... Washington Ducks ............................................................................ East Zone: Scaup ............................................................. Other Ducks ................................................... Oct. 24–Jan. 16 & ........................................................ Feb. 18–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Nov. 3– Feb. 7 & .......................................................... Mar. 1–Mar. 10 ............................................................. Same as for Wasatch County Zone ............................. Same as for Wasatch County Zone ............................. 20 20 20 20 20 20 60 60 60 60 60 60 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Oct. 17–Oct 21 & Oct. 24–Jan. 31 .............................. 3 7 7 9 21 21 Same as East Zone. Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ 25 75 Oct. 17–Oct. 29 & ........................................................ Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Nov. 14–Dec. 6 & ......................................................... Dec. 16–Jan. 31 & ....................................................... Feb. 10–Mar. 9 ............................................................. Oct. 17–Oct. 25 & ........................................................ Nov. 14–Jan. 10 & ....................................................... Feb. 14–Mar. 9 ............................................................. Oct. 17–Oct. 29 & ........................................................ Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Oct. 17–Oct. 18 & ........................................................ Oct. 21 & ...................................................................... Oct. 24–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Oct. 17–Oct. 19 & ........................................................ Oct. 24–Jan. 31 ............................................................ 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 Oct. 17–Jan. 31 ............................................................ 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 Oct. 17–Jan. 31 ............................................................ 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. 9–Jan. 24 .............................................................. Jan. 2–Jan. 17 .............................................................. 2 2 6 6 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Sept. 26–Dec. 20 ......................................................... Sept. 26–Jan. 8 ............................................................ 3 7 9 21 Washington County Zone ...................................... Balance of State Zone ........................................... White-fronted Geese: Northern Zone ....................................................... Wasatch Front Zone .............................................. Washington County Zone ...................................... Balance of State Zone ........................................... Light Geese: Northern Zone ....................................................... West Zone (12) ...................................................... Coots ............................................................................. Canada Geese (13): Management Area 1 (14) ...................................... Management Area 2A (15) (16) ............................ Management Area 2B (15) (16) ............................ Management Area 3 (14) ...................................... Management Area 4 (14) ...................................... tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 Management Area 5 (14) ...................................... White-fronted Geese (13): Management Area 1 (14) ...................................... Management Area 2A (15) .................................... Management Area 2B (15) .................................... Management Areas 3 (14) .................................... Management Area 4 (14) ...................................... Management Area 5 (14) ...................................... Light Geese (13): Management Area 1 (14) ...................................... Management Area 2A (15) .................................... Management Area 2B (15) .................................... Management Areas 3 (14) .................................... Management Area 4 (14) ...................................... Management Area 5 (14) ...................................... Brant (17): Skagit County ........................................................ Pacific County ........................................................ Wyoming Ducks ............................................................................ Snake River Zone: Scaup ............................................................. Other Ducks ................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 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\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 58188 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Balance of State Zone: Scaup ............................................................. Other Ducks ................................................... Coots ............................................................................. Dark Geese ................................................................... Light Geese .................................................................. Sept. 26–Dec. 20 ......................................................... Sept. 26–Jan. 8 ............................................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............................................ Sept. 26–Dec. 31 ......................................................... Closed .......................................................................... Possession 3 7 15 3 ........................ 9 21 45 9 ........................ (1) In Arizona, the daily bag limit may include no more than either 2 hen mallards or 2 Mexican-like ducks, or 1 of each; and not more than 6 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 and exceptions in Freezeout Lake WMA; Canyon Ferry; Flathead; and Deer Lodge County. (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 October 31 through January 24. In addition, youth 15 years of age or younger are allowed to hunt on October 17 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 and Washoe State Park from February 20 to March 9. (9) In Oregon, in the Northwest Permit Zone, see State regulations for specific dates, times, and conditions of permit hunts and closures. (10) In Oregon, in the Northwest Permit Zone, the season for Dusky Canada geese is closed. (11) In Oregon, in the Klamath County, the Harney and Lake County, and the Malhuer County Zones, during February 1 through March 10, the daily bag limit for light geese is 20. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. (12) 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. (13) 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. (14) 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. (15) In Washington, in Management Areas 2A and 2B, see State regulations for specific dates, times, and conditions of permit hunts and closures. (16) In Washington, in Management Areas 2A and 2B, the season for Dusky Canada geese is closed. (17) In Washington, brant may be hunted in Skagit and Pacific Counties only; see State regulations for specific dates. (f) Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days. The following seasons are open only to youth hunters. Youth hunters must be accompanied into the field by an adult at least 18 years of age. This adult cannot duck hunt but may participate in other open seasons. Definition Youth Hunters: Includes youths 15 years of age or younger. Note: The following seasons are in addition to the seasons published previously in the September 1, 2015, Federal Register (80 FR 52645). Bag and possession limits will conform to those set for the regular season. Season dates Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots .......................................................... Oct. 3 & Oct. 31. * * Florida .................................................. * * * * Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and geese ........................................ Feb. 6 & 7. * * Maryland (1)(9) .................................... Massachusetts ..................................... * * * * Ducks, coots, light geese, Canada geese, sea ducks, and brant ................. Ducks, mergansers, coots, and geese .......................................................... * Nov. 7 & Feb. 6. Sept. 26 & Oct. 10. * * New Jersey .......................................... North Zone .................................... South Zone ................................... Coastal Zone ................................ tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 ATLANTIC FLYWAY Connecticut .......................................... * * * * 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 .......................................................... * Feb. 6 & 13. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 * * Oct. 3 & Oct. 31. Oct. 10 & Nov. 7. Nov. 7 & Feb. 13. * Feb. 6 & Feb. 13. 19 19 19 19 & & & & 26. Nov. 7. 26. Oct. 17. 58189 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Season dates * * Virginia ................................................. * MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY * * * * Ducks, mergansers, coots, tundra swans (11), and Canada geese (12) ...... * * * * * * . * * Arkansas .............................................. Illinois ................................................... North Zone .................................... Central Zone ................................. South Central Zone ...................... South Zone ................................... Indiana ................................................. North Zone .................................... Central Zone ................................. South Zone ................................... Iowa ..................................................... North Zone .................................................. Missouri River Zone ..................... South Zone ................................... * * * * Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules ....................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, gallinules, and geese ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... * * Louisiana ............................................. West Zone .................................... East Zone ..................................... Coastal Zone ................................ * * * * Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, gallinules, and geese ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... * * 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 ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... * CENTRAL FLYWAY * Oct. 24 & Feb. 6. * * * * * Dec. 5 & Feb. 6. Oct. 10 & 11. Oct. 17 & 18. Nov. 7 & 8. Nov. 14 & 15. Oct. 17 & 18. Oct. 24 & 25. Oct. 24 & 25. Sept. 26 & 27. Oct. 17 & 18. Oct. 10 & 11. * Nov. 7 & Jan. 30. Nov. 14 & Feb. 6. Oct. 31 & Nov. 1. * Nov. 21 & Feb. 6. Oct. 24 & 25. Oct. 31 & Nov. 1. Nov. 21 & 22. Oct. 3 & 4. Oct. 3 & 4. Oct. 3 & 4. Feb. 6 & 13. Feb. 6 & 13. * * * * * * Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ......................................................................................................................... Oct. 3 & 4. ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Oct. 3 & 4. Oct. 24 & 25. Nov. 7 & 8. * Nebraska Zone Zone Zone Zone * ............................................. 1 .......................................... 2 .......................................... 3 .......................................... 4 .......................................... * * * * Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... * * * Oklahoma ............................................ High Plains ................................... Low Plains: Zone 1 ................................... Zone 2 ................................... tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 * * Kansas (4) ........................................... High Plains ................................... Low Plains: Early Zone ............................. Late Zone .............................. Southeast Zone ..................... * * * * Ducks, mergansers, coots, and geese: ......................................................................................................................... Oct. 10 & 11. ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Oct. 24 & 25. Oct. 31 & Nov. 1. * * Texas ................................................... High Plains ................................... Low Plains: North Zone ............................ South Zone ............................ * * * * Ducks, geese, mergansers, moorhens, gallinules, and coots ......................................................................................................................... Oct. 24 & 25. ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... Oct. 31 & Nov. 1. Oct. 24 & 25. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 * Oct. 3 & 4. Sept. 26 & 27. Oct. 17 & 18. Sept. 26 & 27. * * 58190 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Season dates * * PACIFIC FLYWAY Arizona ................................................. North Zone .................................... South Zone ................................... * * * * . Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and moorhens ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... * * Idaho .................................................... Zone 1 .......................................... Zones 2 & 3 .................................. * * * * Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... * * Nevada ................................................ Northeast Zone ............................. Northwest Zone ............................ South Zone ................................... * * * * Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and moorhens ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... * * * * * * Sept. 26 & 27. Jan. 30 & 31. * Sept. 26 & 27. Oct. 3 & 4. * Sept. 12 & 13. Sept. 26 & Feb. 6. Feb. 6 & 7. * * (1) InMaryland, 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) InKansas, the adult accompanying the youth must possess any licenses and/or stamps required by law for that individual to hunt waterfowl. * * * * * * * (9) InMaryland, the bag limit for Canada geese is 2 in the AP Zone and 5 in the RP Zone. (10) InNorth Carolina, the daily bag limit in the Northeast Hunt Zone may not include dark geese except by permit. (11) InNorth Carolina and Virginia, the daily bag limit may not include tundra swans except by permit. (12) InVirginia, the daily bag limit for Canada geese is 2. 4. Further amend § 20.106, as published on September 1, 2015 (80 FR 52645), 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 footnote (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 September 1, 2015, Federal Register (80 FR 52645). Limits Season dates Bag Possession MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY * * Nov. 28–Jan. 1 ............................................................. * * * * Oklahoma (1) ......................................................... tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 * * * Tennessee (1)(7) ................................................... CENTRAL FLYWAY * * Oct. 24–Jan. 24 ............................................................ * * * * Texas (1): Zone A ............................................................ Zone B ............................................................ Zone C ............................................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 * * Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 3 * 3 * Oct. 31–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Nov. 20–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Dec. 19–Jan. 24 ........................................................... Frm 00026 * 3 9 * 3 3 2 9 9 6 58191 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag * * * * * Possession * * (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. * * * * * * * (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 open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits on the species designated in this section are as follows: Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset, except as otherwise restricted by State regulations. Hunting is by State permit only. Federally authorized, State-issued permits are issued to individuals, and only the individual whose name and address appears on the permit at the time of issuance is authorized to take swans at the level allowed by the permit, in accordance with provisions of both Federal and State regulations governing the hunting season. The permit must be carried by the permittee when exercising its provisions and must be presented to any law enforcement officer upon request. The permit is not transferable or assignable to another individual, and may not be sold, bartered, traded, or otherwise provided to another person. If the permit is altered or defaced in any way, the permit becomes invalid. CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND DELINEATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY ON FEDERAL AND STATE PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS AND FEDERAL INDIAN RESERVATIONS. Note: Successful permittees must immediately validate their harvest by that method required in State regulations. Season dates ATLANTIC FLYWAY North Carolina ....................................................... Virginia .................................................................. CENTRAL FLYWAY (1) Montana ................................................................ North Dakota ......................................................... South Dakota ........................................................ PACIFIC FLYWAY (1) Montana (2) .......................................................... Nevada (3)(4) ........................................................ Utah (4)(5) ............................................................ Limits ...................................................................................... Nov. 7–Jan. 30 ............................................................ Nov. 18–Jan 31 ........................................................... 1 tundra swan per season. 1 tundra swan per season. Oct. 3–Jan. 7 ............................................................... Oct. 3–Jan. 3 ............................................................... Oct. 3–Dec. 20 ............................................................ 1 tundra swan per season. 1 tundra swan per season. 1 tundra swan per permit. Oct. 10–Dec. 1 ............................................................ Oct. 10–Jan. 3 ............................................................. Oct. 3–Dec. 13 ............................................................ 1 swan per season. 2 swans per season. 1 swan per season. (1) See State regulations for description of area open to swan hunting. (2) In Montana, all harvested swans must be reported by way of a bill measurement card within 3 days of harvest. (3) In Nevada, 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. 6. Further amend § 20.109, as published on September 1, 2015 (80 FR 52645), by: ■ a. Revising the introductory paragraphs; ■ b. Adding entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the table; ■ 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: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 ■ § 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 21, 2015 (80 FR 51090) and August 25, 2015 (80 FR 51658) Federal Register. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 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 September 1, 2015, Federal Register (80 FR 52645). E:\FR\FM\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 58192 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Extended falconry dates ATLANTIC FLYWAY Delaware * * * * * Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................................................................. Brant ........................................................................................................................................... Florida * * * * * Ducks, mergansers, light geese, and coots .............................................................................. * * * * * Maine Ducks, mergansers, and coots (5): North Zone .......................................................................................................................... South & Coastal Zones ...................................................................................................... Maryland * * * * * Ducks ......................................................................................................................................... Brant ........................................................................................................................................... Light Geese ................................................................................................................................ Massachusetts Ducks, mergansers, sea ducks, and coots New Hampshire Ducks, mergansers, and coots: Northern Zone ..................................................................................................................... Inland Zone ......................................................................................................................... Coastal Zone ...................................................................................................................... New Jersey Woodcock: North Zone .......................................................................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, and brant: North Zone .......................................................................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................................................................... Coastal Zone ...................................................................................................................... New York Ducks, mergansers and coots: Long Island Zone ................................................................................................................ Northeastern Zone .............................................................................................................. Southeastern Zone ............................................................................................................. Western Zone ..................................................................................................................... * * Feb. 1–Mar. 5. Nov. 23–Dec. 21 & Feb. 1–Mar. 5. * * Nov. 3–Nov. 12 & Feb. 8–Mar. 4. * * Dec. 15–Feb. 4. Jan. 8–Feb. 29. * Feb. 2–Mar. 10. Feb. 1–Mar. 10. Feb. 25–Mar. 10. * Feb. 1–Feb. 4. Dec. 11–Jan. 24. Nov. 2–Nov. 14 & Dec. 24–Jan. 24. Jan. 26–Mar. 10. Oct. 1–Oct. 16 & Nov. 22–Jan. 15. Oct. 1–Nov. 6 & Nov. 29–Dec. 18 & Jan. 2–Jan. 15. Jan. 19–Mar. 10. Jan. 19–Mar. 10. Jan. 31–Mar. 10. Nov. 1–Nov. 25 & Nov. 30–Dec. 6 & Feb. 1–Feb. 13. Oct. 1–Oct. 2 & Oct. 12–Oct. 23 & Dec. 14–Jan. 13. Oct. 1–Oct. 9 & Oct. 19–Nov. 6 & Dec. 28–Jan. 13. Oct. 1–Oct. 23 & Dec. 7–Dec. 25 & Jan. 11–Jan. 13. North Carolina tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 * * * * * 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 .............................................................................................................. Western (SJBP) Zone ......................................................................................................... Brant ........................................................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 * * Oct. 26–Nov. 7 & Feb. 1–Feb. 20. * * Nov. 30–Dec. 18 & Feb. 8–Mar. 10. Oct. 26–Nov. 13 & Feb. 8–Mar. 10. Dec. 14–Dec. 28 & Feb. 3–Mar. 10. Jan. 19–Mar. 10. Mar. 4–Mar. 10. Feb. 1–Mar. 10. Mar. 7–Mar. 10. Nov. 1–Nov. 20 & Feb. 1–Feb. 11. * * Nov. 30–Dec. 18 & Feb. 1–Feb. 12. Nov. 18–Nov. 23 & Feb. 1–Feb. 24. Feb. 16–Feb. 24. Oct. 17–Jan. 1. E:\FR\FM\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 58193 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Extended falconry dates MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Arkansas Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................................................................. Illinois * * * * * Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................................................................. Indiana * * * * * Ducks, mergansers, and coots: North Zone .......................................................................................................................... Central Zone ....................................................................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................................................................... Iowa Ducks, mergansers, and coots: North Zone .......................................................................................................................... Missouri River Zone ............................................................................................................ South Zone ......................................................................................................................... Kentucky Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................................................................. Canada geese, white-fronted geese, light geese, and brant .................................................... Louisiana * * * * * Rails and moorhens ................................................................................................................... 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 Zone .......................................................................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................................................................... tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 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 .................................................................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:36 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Feb. 1–Feb. 15. * Feb. 10–Mar. 10. * * * Sept. 27–Sept. 30 & Feb. 15–Mar. 10. Oct. 24–Oct. 30 & Feb. 18–Mar. 10. Oct. 24–Oct. 30 & Feb. 18–Mar. 10. Dec. 15–Jan. 12. Dec. 19–Jan. 16. Dec. 15–Jan. 12. Nov. 5–Nov. 25 & Nov. 30–Dec. 6. Nov. 5–Nov. 25. * * Nov. 4–Nov. 6 & Dec. 31–Jan. 31. Nov. 4–Nov. 13 & Dec. 7–Dec. 18 & Jan. 25–Jan. 31. Nov. 4–Nov. 20 & Dec. 7–Dec. 18. Nov. 4–Nov. 6 & Dec. 7–Dec. 18 & Jan. 18–Jan. 31. Dec. 28–Jan. 21 & Mar. 1–Mar. 10. * Dec. 12–Jan. 26. * Nov. 16–Nov. 24 & Jan. 16–Jan. 23. Feb. 7–Mar. 6. * * Sept. 12–Sept. 27 & Feb. 11–Mar. 10. Feb. 20–Mar. 5. Feb. 20–Mar. 5. * * Sept. 1–Sept. 25 & Nov. 25–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Oct. 2 & Oct. 12–Oct. 16 & Dec. 7–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Oct. 2 & Oct. 10–Oct. 16 & Dec. 9–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Sept. 18 & Nov. 3–Dec. 16. Sept. 19–Sept. 20 & Jan. 8–Feb. 21. Feb. 25–Mar. 10. Sept. 23–Oct. 2. Sept. 5–Sept. 20 & Feb. 25–Mar. 10. Sept. 5–Sept. 20 & Feb. 25–Mar. 10. Sept. 12–Sept. 20. Sept. 5–Sept. 20 & Feb. 25–Mar. 10. Sept. 12–Sept. 20. E:\FR\FM\25SER5.SGM 25SER5 58194 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Extended falconry dates Zone 4 Sept. 5–Sept. 20 & Feb. 25–Mar. 10. * * * * * Oklahoma Ducks, mergansers, and coots: Low Plains .......................................................................................................................... South Dakota Ducks, mergansers, and coots: High Plains .......................................................................................................................... Low Plains: North Zone ................................................................................................................... Middle Zone ................................................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................................................. Texas * * * * * Ducks, mergansers, and coots: Low Plains .......................................................................................................................... * PACIFIC FLYWAY Arizona * * * * * * Oct. 2–Oct. 9. Sept. 1–Sept. 25 & Dec. 9–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Sept. 25 & Dec. 9–Dec. 16. Sept. 15–Oct. 9 & Dec. 23–Dec. 30. * * tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES5 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4701 Jan. 25–Jan. 28. Feb. 1–Feb. 5. Jan. 18–Jan. 22. Jan. 25–Jan. 28. Feb. 1–Feb. 5. Jan. 25–Jan. 28. Feb. 1–Feb. 4. * Sfmt 9990 * Jan. 24–Jan. 27. Sept. 27–Sept. 30. * BILLING CODE 4310–55–P Jkt 235001 * * [FR Doc. 2015–24166 Filed 9–24–15; 8:45 am] 21:36 Sep 24, 2015 * Feb. 1–Feb. 14. * * * * * (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, in the Northeastern Zone, there is no extended falconry season for white-fronted geese. (7) In California, in the Imperial County Special Management Area, there is no extended falconry season. VerDate Sep<11>2014 * Feb. 15–Feb. 29. * * * * * * 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) .............................................................................................................. Light Geese: Colorado River Zone .......................................................................................................... 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50 CFR Part 20

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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 2015-16 season.

DATES: This rule is effective on September 26, 2015.

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-2014-0064.

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 2015

    On April 13, 2015, we published in the Federal Register (80 FR 
19852) 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 
2015-16 regulatory cycle relating to open public meetings and Federal 
Register notifications were also identified in the April 13 proposed 
rule. Further, we explained that all sections of subsequent documents 
outlining hunting frameworks and guidelines were organized under 
numbered headings and that subsequent documents 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 
appear discontinuous and incomplete.
    On June 11, 2015, we published in the Federal Register (80 FR 
33223) a second document providing supplemental proposals for early- 
and late-season migratory bird hunting regulations. The June 11 
supplement also provided detailed information on the proposed 2015-16 
regulatory schedule and announced the Service Regulations Committee 
(SRC) and Flyway Council meetings.
    On June 24-25, 2015, 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 regular 
waterfowl seasons. On July 21, 2015, we published in the Federal 
Register (80 FR 43266) a third document specifically dealing with the 
proposed frameworks for early-season regulations.
    On July 29-30, 2015, we held open meetings with the Flyway Council 
Consultants, at which the participants reviewed the status of waterfowl 
and developed recommendations for the 2015-16 regulations for these 
species.
    On August 21, 2015, we published in the Federal Register (80 FR 
51090) 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 
September 1, 2015, we published a final rule in the Federal Register 
(80 FR 52645) amending subpart K of title 50 CFR part 20 to set hunting 
seasons, hours, areas, and limits for early seasons.
    On August 25, 2015, we published in the Federal Register (80 FR 
51658) the proposed frameworks for the 2015-16 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 2015-16 in a late September 2015, 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 2015-16 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 
13 proposed rule. As discussed elsewhere in this document, we 
supplemented that proposal on June 11 and August 25, 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 2015-
16,'' with its corresponding August 2015 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.

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Endangered Species Act Consideration

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

Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563)

    Executive Order 12866 provides that the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) will review all significant rules. OIRA has 
reviewed this rule and has determined that this rule is significant 
because it would have an annual effect of $100 million or more on the 
economy. Executive Order 13563 reaffirms the principles of E.O. 12866 
while calling for improvements in the nation's regulatory system to 
promote predictability, to reduce uncertainty, and to use the best, 
most innovative, and least burdensome tools for achieving regulatory 
ends. The executive order directs agencies to consider regulatory 
approaches that reduce burdens and maintain flexibility and freedom of 
choice for the public where these approaches are relevant, feasible, 
and consistent with regulatory objectives. E.O. 13563 emphasizes 
further that regulations must be based on the best available science 
and that the rulemaking process must allow for public participation and 
an open exchange of ideas. We have developed this rule in a manner 
consistent with these requirements.
    An updated economic analysis was prepared for the 2013-14 season. 
This analysis was based on data from the newly released 2011 National 
Hunting and Fishing Survey, the most recent year for which data are 
available (see discussion in Regulatory Flexibility Act section below). 
This analysis estimated consumer surplus for three alternatives for 
duck hunting (estimates for other species are not quantified due to 
lack of data). The alternatives were: (1) Issue restrictive regulations 
allowing fewer days than those issued during the 2012-13 season, (2) 
issue moderate regulations allowing more days than those in alternative 
1, and (3) issue liberal regulations identical to the regulations in 
the 2012-13 season. For the 2013-14 season, we chose Alternative 3, 
with an estimated consumer surplus across all flyways of $317.8-$416.8 
million. For the 2015-16 season, we have also chosen alternative 3. We 
also chose alternative 3 for the 2009-10, the 2010-11, the 2011-12, the 
2012-13, and the 2014-15 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-2014-0064.

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-2014-0064.

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:
     1018-0019--North American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey 
(expires 5/31/2018).
     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, reduces 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 13 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 2015-16 migratory bird hunting season. The 
resulting proposals were contained in a separate August 4, 2015, 
proposed rule (80 FR 46218). 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 13 Federal Register) 
opened the public comment period for 2015-16 migratory game bird 
hunting regulations. We previously addressed all comments pertaining to 
late season issues in a late September 2015, 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 16, 2015.
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; Public Law 
106-108, 113 Stat. 1491, Note Following 16 U.S.C. 703.

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


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2. Futher amend Sec.  20.104, as published on September 1, 2015 (80 FR 
52645), by:
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a. Revising the introductory paragraphs;
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b. Adding entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the 
table;
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c. Revising footnotes (1), (2), and (6) following the table;
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d. Removing footnote (16) following the table; and
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e. Adding footnotes (20), (21), and (22) 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 21, 2015 (80 FR 51090) and 
August 25, 2015 (80 FR 51658), Federal Register.
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 September 1, 2015, Federal Register (80 
FR 52645).


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                                    Sora & Virginia     Clapper & King
                                         Rails               Rails             Woodcock              Snipe
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Daily bag limit.................        25 (1)              15 (2)                 3                   8
Possession limit................        75 (1)              45 (2)                 9                  24
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ATLANTIC FLYWAY
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Massachusetts (6)...............  Sept. 1-Nov. 7....  Closed............  Oct. 7-Oct. 24 &    Sept. 1-Dec. 16
                                                                           Oct. 26-Nov. 21.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Louisiana
    West Zone...................  Sept. 12-Sept. 27   Sept. 12-Sept. 27   Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 2[dash]Dec. 6
                                   & Nov. 7-Dec. 30.   & Nov. 7-Dec. 30.                       & Dec. 19-Feb. 28
    East Zone...................  Sept. 12-Sept. 27   Sept. 12-Sept. 27   Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 2[dash]Dec. 6
                                   & Nov. 7-Dec. 30.   & Nov. 7-Dec. 30.                       & Dec. 19-Feb. 28
    Coastal Zone................  Sept. 12-Sept. 27   Sept. 12-Sept. 27   Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 2-Dec. 6 &
                                   & Nov. 7-Dec. 30.   & Nov. 7-Dec. 30.                       Dec. 19-Feb. 28
 
                                           * * * * * * ** * * * * * *
Tennessee
    Reelfoot Zone...............  Nov. 14-Nov. 15 &   Closed............  Oct. 31-Dec. 14...  Nov. 15-Feb. 29
                                   Dec. 5-Jan. 31.
    State Zone..................  Nov. 28- Nov. 29 &  Closed............  Oct. 31-Dec. 14...  Nov. 15[dash]Feb.
                                   Dec. 5-Jan. 31.                                             29
Wisconsin (20)
    North Zone..................  Sept. 26-Nov. 24..  Closed............  Sept. 19-Nov. 2...  Sept. 26-Nov. 24
    South Zone..................  Oct. 3-Oct. 11 &    Closed............  Sept. 19-Nov. 2...  Oct. 3-Oct. 11 &
                                   Oct. 17-Dec. 6.                                             Oct. 17-Dec. 6
    Miss. River Zone............  Oct. 3-Oct. 9 &     Closed............  Sept. 19-Nov. 2...  Oct. 3-Oct. 9 &
                                   Oct. 17-Dec. 8.                                             Oct. 17-Dec. 8
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
PACIFIC FLYWAY
Arizona (21)
    North Zone..................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 2-Jan. 10
    South Zone..................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 16[dash]Jan.
                                                                                               24
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Idaho
    Zone 1......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 3-Jan. 15
    Zone 2......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 17-Jan. 29
    Zone 3......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 17-Jan. 29
Nevada
    Northeast Zone..............  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 26-Oct. 25 &
                                                                                               Oct. 28-Jan. 10
    Northwest Zone..............  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 10[dash]Oct.
                                                                                               25 & Oct. 28-Jan.
                                                                                               24
    South Zone (22).............  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 10[dash]Oct.
                                                                                               25 & Oct. 28-Jan.
                                                                                               24
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Utah                              Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 3-Jan. 16
Washington
    East Zone...................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 17[dash]Oct.
                                                                                               21 & Oct. 24-Jan.
                                                                                               31
    West Zone...................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 17-Oct. 21 &
                                                                                               Oct. 24-Jan. 31
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
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\(1)\ The bag and possession limits for sora and Virginia rails apply singly or in the aggregate of these
  species.
\(2)\ All bag and possession limits for clapper and king rails apply singly or in the aggregate of the two
  species and, unless otherwise specified, the limits are in addition to the limits on sora and Virginia rails
  in all States. In Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey, the limits for clapper and king rails are
  10 daily and 30 in possession.
 * * * * *
\(6)\ In Massachusetts, the sora rail limits are 5 daily and 15 in possession; the Virginia rail limits are 10
  daily and 30 in possession.
 * * * * *
\(20)\ In Wisconsin, the possession limit for snipe is 16.
\(21)\ In Arizona, Ashurst Lake in Unit 5B is closed to snipe hunting.
\(22)\ 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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3. Further amend Sec.  20.105, as published on September 1, 2015 (80 FR 
52645), by:
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a. Revising the introductory paragraphs;
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b. In paragraph (a), revising the introductory text, adding entries for 
the following States in alphabetical order to the table, and revising 
footnote (2) following the table;
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c. In paragraph (b), revising the introductory text, adding entries for 
the following States in alphabetical order to the table, revising the 
note following the table, and adding footnotes (4) and (5) following 
the table;
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d. Revising paragraph (e); and
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e. In paragraph (f), revising the introductory text, adding entries for 
the following States in alphabetical order to the table, revising 
footnotes (1) and (4) following the table, and 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 21, 2015 (80 FR 
51090) and August 25, 2015 (80 FR 51658), Federal Register.
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 September 1, 2015, Federal Register (80 
FR 52645). The zones named in this paragraph are the same as those 
used for setting duck seasons.


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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ATLANTIC FLYWAY
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Georgia.......................................  Nov. 21-Nov. 29 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 31.................              15              45
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
West Virginia.................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 10 &................              15              30
                                                Dec. 2-Jan. 30..................              15              30
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Louisiana.....................................  Sept. 12-Sept. 27 &.............              15              45
                                                Nov. 7-Dec. 30..................              15              45
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Minnesota (2).................................
    North Zone................................  Sept. 26-Nov. 24................              15              45
    Central Zone..............................  Sept. 26-Oct. 4 &...............              15              45
                                                Oct. 10-Nov. 29.................              15              45
    South Zone................................  Sept. 26-Oct. 4 &...............              15              45
                                                Oct. 15-Dec. 4..................              15              45
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Tennessee.....................................
    Reelfoot Zone.............................  Nov. 14-Nov. 15 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 5-Jan. 31..................              15              45
    State Zone................................  Nov. 28-Nov. 29 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 5-Jan. 31..................              15              45
Wisconsin.....................................
    North Zone................................  Sept. 26-Nov. 24................              15              30
    South Zone................................  Oct. 3-Oct. 11 &................              15              30
                                                Oct. 17-Dec. 6..................              15              30
    Mississippi River Zone....................  Oct. 3-Oct. 9 &.................              15              30
                                                Oct. 17-Dec. 8..................              15              30
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
PACIFIC FLYWAY
All States....................................  Seasons are in aggregate with coots and listed in paragraph (e).
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

* * * * *
    (2) In Minnesota, the daily bag limit is 15 and the possession 
limit is 45 coots and moorhens in the aggregate.
    (b) Sea Ducks (scoter, eider, and long-tailed ducks in Atlantic 
Flyway).

    Note: The following seasons are in addition to the seasons 
published previously in the September 1, 2015, Federal Register (80 
FR 52645).

    Within the special sea duck areas, the daily bag limit is 7 scoter, 
eider, and long-tailed ducks of which no more than

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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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Georgia.......................................  Nov. 21-Nov. 29 &...............               7              21
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 31.................               7              21
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
Maryland......................................  Oct. 3-Jan. 30..................               5              15
Massachusetts (4).............................  Oct. 3-Jan. 30..................               7              21
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
New York......................................  Oct. 17-Jan. 31.................               6              18
North Carolina................................  Oct. 1-Jan. 30..................               7              21
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
South Carolina................................  Oct. 17-Jan. 31.................               7              21
Virginia......................................  Oct. 17-Jan. 31.................               7              21
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    Note: Notwithstanding the provisions of this Part 20, the 
shooting of crippled waterfowl from a motorboat under power will be 
permitted in Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, 
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, 
Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia in those areas described, 
delineated, and designated in their respective hunting regulations 
as special sea duck hunting areas.

* * * * *
    (4) In Massachusetts, the daily bag limit may include no more than 
4 eiders (only 1 of which may be a hen) and 4 long-tailed ducks.
    (5) In New York, during the Special Sea Duck Season, only scoters, 
eiders, and long-tailed ducks may be taken, with a daily limit of 6 and 
may include no more than 4 scoters, 4 eiders, or 4 long-tailed ducks. 
Whenever the regular duck season is open, sea ducks count towards the 
total daily duck limit of 6 as described above regardless of waterfowl 
hunting zone.
* * * * *
    (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, 2 
canvasbacks, 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. 7-Oct. 17 &
                                                Nov. 13-Jan. 9..................
    South Zone................................  Oct. 7-Oct. 10 &
                                                Nov. 17-Jan. 20.................
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese:

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    AFRP Unit.................................  Oct. 13-Oct. 17 &...............               5              15
                                                Nov. 19-Feb. 13.................               5              15
    NAP H-Unit................................  Oct. 7-Oct. 17 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 16-Jan. 23.................               3               9
    AP Unit...................................  Oct. 13-Oct. 17 &...............               3               9
                                                Nov. 19-Jan. 9..................               3               9
    Special Season............................  Jan. 25-Feb. 13.................               5              15
Light Geese:
    North Zone................................  Oct. 1-Jan. 15 &................              25
                                                Feb. 23-Mar. 10.................              25
    South Zone................................  Oct. 1-Nov. 28 &................              25
                                                Jan. 6-Mar. 10..................              25
Brant:
    North Zone................................  Dec. 7-Jan. 9...................               1               3
    South Zone................................  Dec. 17-Jan. 20.................               1               3
Delaware
Ducks.........................................  Oct. 23-Nov. 3 &................               6              18
                                                Nov. 23-Dec. 5 &................               6              18
                                                Dec. 18-Jan. 30.................               6              18
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese..................................  Nov. 23-Dec. 5 &................               2               6
                                                Dec. 18-Jan. 30.................               2               6
Light Geese (1)...............................  Oct. 1-Jan. 30..................              25
                                                Feb. 6..........................              25
Brant.........................................  Dec. 22-Jan. 2 &................               1               3
                                                Jan. 9-Jan. 30..................               1               3
Florida
Ducks.........................................  Nov. 21-Nov. 29 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 31.................               6              18
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese..................................  Nov. 21-Nov. 29 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 1-Jan. 30..................               5              15
Light Geese...................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15
Georgia
Ducks.........................................  Nov. 21-Nov. 29 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 31.................               6              18
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese..................................  Oct. 10-Oct. 25 &...............               5              15
                                                Nov. 21-Nov. 29 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 31.................               5              15
Light Geese...................................  Same as for Canada Geese........               5              15
Brant.........................................  Closed..........................
Maine
Ducks (2).....................................  ................................               6              18
    North Zone................................  Sept. 28-Dec. 5.................
    South Zone................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 17 &
                                                Oct. 31-Dec. 22.................
    Coastal Zone..............................  Oct. 1-Oct. 17 &
                                                Nov. 14-Jan. 5..................
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Canada Geese:
    North Zone................................  Oct. 1-Dec. 21..................               3               9
    South Zone................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 29 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 14-Jan. 5..................               3               9
    Coastal Zone..............................  Oct. 1-Oct. 29 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 14-Jan. 5..................               3               9
Light Geese...................................  Oct. 1-Jan. 30..................              25
Brant:
    North Zone................................  Oct. 1-Nov. 4...................               1               3
    South Zone................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 17 &................               1               3
                                                Oct. 31-Nov. 17.................               1               3
    Coastal Zone..............................  Oct. 1-Oct. 17 &................               1               3
                                                Nov. 14-Dec. 1..................               1               3
Maryland
Ducks and Mergansers (3)......................  Oct. 10-Oct. 17 &...............               6              18
                                                Nov. 14-Nov. 27 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 15-Jan. 30.................               6              18
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45

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Canada Geese:
    RP Zone...................................  Nov. 21-Nov. 27 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 15-Mar. 9..................               5              15
    AP Zone...................................  Nov. 21-Nov. 27 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 15-Feb. 3..................               2               6
Light Geese...................................  Oct. 3-Nov. 27 &................              25
                                                Dec. 14-Feb. 6..................              25
Brant.........................................  Dec. 28-Jan. 30.................               1               3
Massachusetts
Ducks (4).....................................  ................................               6              18
    Western Zone..............................  Oct. 12-Nov. 28 &
                                                Dec. 7-Dec. 26..................
    Central Zone..............................  Oct. 13-Nov. 28 &
                                                Dec. 14-Jan. 4..................
    Coastal Zone..............................  Oct. 16-Oct. 24 &
                                                Nov. 11-Jan. 9..................
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese:
    NAP Zone:
        Central Zone..........................  Oct. 13-Nov. 28 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 14-Jan. 15.................               3               9
        (Special season)......................  Jan. 16-Feb. 6..................               5              15
        Coastal Zone..........................  Oct. 16-Oct. 24 &...............               3               9
                                                Nov. 11-Jan. 21.................               3               9
        (Special season) (5)..................  Jan. 23-Feb. 13.................               5              15
    AP Zone...................................  Oct. 12-Nov. 28 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 7-Dec. 15..................               3               9
Light Geese:
    Western Zone..............................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Central Zone..............................  Oct. 13-Nov. 28 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 7-Dec. 26 &................              15              45
                                                Jan. 16-Feb. 6..................              15              45
    Coastal Zone (5)..........................  Same as for Ducks &.............              15              45
                                                Jan. 23-Feb. 13.................              15              45
Brant:
    Western & Central Zone....................  Closed..........................
    Coastal Zone..............................  Dec. 28-Jan. 30.................               1               3
New Hampshire
Ducks.........................................  ................................               6              18
    Northern Zone.............................  Oct. 2-Nov. 30..................
    Inland Zone...............................  Oct. 6-Nov. 5 &
                                                Nov. 15-Dec. 13.................
    Coastal Zone..............................  Oct. 7-Oct. 16 &
                                                Nov. 15-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. 6-Nov. 5 &.................               3               9
                                                Nov. 15-Dec. 23.................               3               9
    Coastal Zone..............................  Oct. 7-Oct. 26 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 15-Jan. 3..................               3               9
Light Geese:
    Northern Zone.............................  Oct. 2-Dec. 23..................              25
    Inland Zone...............................  Oct. 6-Dec. 27..................              25
    Coastal Zone..............................  Oct. 7-Jan. 3...................              25
Brant:
    Northern Zone.............................  Oct. 2-Oct. 31..................               1               3
    Inland Zone...............................  Oct. 6-Nov. 4...................               1               3
    Coastal Zone..............................  Oct. 7-Nov. 5...................               1               3
New Jersey
Ducks.........................................  ................................               6              18
    North Zone................................  Oct. 10-Oct. 22 &
                                                Nov. 14-Jan. 9..................
    South Zone................................  Oct. 17-Oct. 24 &
                                                Nov. 14-Jan. 14.................
    Coastal Zone..............................  Oct. 31-Nov. 3 &
                                                Nov. 28-Jan. 30.................
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. 14-Nov. 28 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 23 &...............               3               9
    South Zone................................  Nov. 14-Nov. 28 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 23 &...............               3               9
    Coastal Zone..............................  Oct. 31-Nov. 3 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 26-Feb. 15.................               5              15
    Special Season Zone.......................  Jan. 25-Feb. 15.................               5              15
Light Geese:
    North Zone................................  Oct. 17-Feb. 15.................              25
    South Zone................................  Oct. 17-Feb. 15.................              25
    Coastal Zone..............................  Oct. 17-Feb. 15.................              25
Brant:
    North Zone................................  Nov. 14-Nov. 28 &...............               1               3
                                                Dec. 22-Jan. 9..................               1               3
    South Zone................................  Oct. 17-Oct. 24 &...............               1               3
                                                Nov. 14-Dec. 10.................               1               3
    Coastal Zone..............................  Nov. 26-Dec. 5 &................               1               3
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 12.................               1               3
New York
Ducks and Mergansers (6)......................  ................................               6              18
    Long Island Zone..........................  Nov. 26-Nov. 29 &
                                                Dec. 7-Jan. 31..................
    Lake Champlain Zone.......................  Oct. 10-Oct. 14 &
                                                Oct. 24-Dec. 17.................
    Northeastern Zone.........................  Oct. 3-Oct. 11 &
                                                Oct. 24--Dec. 13................
    Southeastern Zone.........................  Oct. 10-Oct. 18 &
                                                Nov. 7-Dec. 27..................
    Western Zone..............................  Oct. 24-Dec. 6 &
                                                Dec. 26-Jan. 10.................
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese:
    Western Long Island (AFRP)................  Oct. 10-Oct. 25 &...............               8              24
                                                Nov. 26-Nov. 29 &...............               8              24
                                                Dec. 7-Feb. 29..................               8              24
    Central Long Island (NAP-L)...............  Nov. 26-Nov. 29 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 7-Feb. 10..................               3               9
        Special season........................  Feb. 11-Feb. 15.................               5              15
    Eastern Long Island (NAP-H)...............  Nov. 26-Feb. 3..................               3               9
    Lake Champlain (AP) Zone..................  Oct. 10-Nov. 28.................               3               9
    Northeast (AP) Zone.......................  Oct. 24-Nov. 15 &...............               3               9
                                                Nov. 17-Dec. 13.................               3               9
    East Central (AP) Zone....................  Oct. 24-Nov. 20 &...............               3               9
                                                Nov. 28-Dec. 19.................               3               9
    Hudson Valley (AP) Zone                     Oct. 31-Nov. 15 &...............               3               9
                                                Nov. 28-Dec. 31.................               3               9
    West Central (AP) Zone....................  Oct. 24-Nov. 26 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 26-Jan. 10.................               3               9
    South (AFRP)..............................  Oct. 24-Dec. 20 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 26-Jan. 10 &...............               5              15
                                                Mar. 5-Mar. 10..................               5              15
Light Geese (7):
    Long Island Zone..........................  Nov. 25-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. 26-Nov. 29 &...............               1               3
                                                Jan. 6-Jan. 31..................               1               3
    Lake Champlain Zone.......................  Oct. 10-Nov. 8..................               1               3
    Northeastern Zone.........................  Oct. 3-Nov. 1...................               1               3
    Southeastern Zone.........................  Oct. 10-Nov. 8..................               1               3
    Western Zone..............................  Oct. 10-Nov. 8..................               1               3
North Carolina
Ducks (8).....................................  Oct. 7-Oct. 10 &................               6              18
                                                Nov. 14-Dec. 5 &................               6              18
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 30.................               6              18
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese:
    RP Hunt Zone..............................  Oct. 7-Oct. 17 &................               5              15

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                                                Nov. 14-Dec. 5 &................               5              15
                                                Dec. 19-Feb. 13.................               5              15
    SJBP Hunt Zone............................  Oct. 7-Nov. 9 &.................               5              15
                                                Nov. 14-Dec. 31.................               5              15
    Northeast Hunt Zone (9)...................  Jan. 15-Jan. 30.................               1               3
Light Geese...................................  Oct. 13-Feb. 13.................              25
Brant.........................................  Dec. 28-Jan. 30.................               1               3
Pennsylvania
Ducks.........................................  ................................               6              18
    North Zone................................  Oct. 10-Nov. 28 &
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 7..................
    South Zone................................  Oct. 17-Oct. 24 &
                                                Nov. 14-Jan. 14.................
    Northwest Zone............................  Oct. 10-Dec. 12.................
                                                Dec. 29-Jan. 2..................
    Lake Erie Zone............................  Oct. 26-Jan. 2..................
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese:
    Eastern (AP) Zone.........................  Nov. 14-Nov. 28 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 30.................               3               9
    SJBP Zone.................................  Oct. 10-Nov. 28 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 14-Jan. 22.................               3               9
    Resident (RP) Zone........................  Oct. 24-Nov. 28 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 18-Jan. 14 &...............               5              15
                                                Feb. 1-Feb. 29..................               5              15
Light Geese:
    Eastern (AP) Zone.........................  Oct. 1-Jan. 30..................              25
    SJBP Zone.................................  Oct. 1-Jan. 22..................              25
    Resident (RP) Zone........................  Oct. 28-Feb. 29.................              25
Brant.........................................  Oct. 17-Nov. 20.................               1               3
Rhode Island
Ducks.........................................  Oct. 9-Oct. 12 &................               6              18
                                                Nov. 25-Nov. 29 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 5-Jan. 24..................               6              18
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese..................................  Nov. 21-Nov. 29 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 5-Feb. 1...................               3               9
    Special season............................  Feb. 8-Feb. 14..................               5              15
Light Geese...................................  Oct. 10-Jan. 24.................              25
Brant.........................................  Dec. 26-Jan. 24.................               1               3
South Carolina
Ducks (10)(11)................................  Nov. 14 &.......................               6              18
                                                Nov. 21-Nov. 28 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 31.................               6              18
Mergansers (12)...............................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada and White-fronted Geese (13)...........  Nov. 21-Nov. 28 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 31 &...............               5              15
                                                Feb. 14-Feb. 29.................               5              15
Light Geese...................................  Nov. 21-Nov. 28 &...............              25
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 31.................              25
Brant.........................................  Jan. 2-Jan. 31..................               1               3
Vermont
Ducks.........................................  ................................               6              18
    Lake Champlain Zone.......................  Oct. 10-Oct 14 &
                                                Oct. 24-Dec. 17.................
    Interior Zone.............................  Oct. 10-Dec. 8..................
    Connecticut River Zone                      Oct. 6-Nov. 5 &
                                                Nov. 15-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. 6-Nov. 5 &.................               3               9
                                                Nov. 15-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. 6-Dec. 27..................              25

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Brant:
    Lake Champlain Zone.......................  Oct. 10-Nov. 8..................               1               3
    Interior Zone.............................  Oct. 10-Nov. 8..................               1               3
    Connecticut River Zone....................  Oct. 6-Nov. 4...................               1               3
Virginia
Ducks (14)....................................  Oct. 9-Oct. 12 &................               6              18
                                                Nov. 18-Nov. 29 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 31.................               6              18
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese:
    Eastern (AP) Zone.........................  Nov. 24-Nov. 29 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 31.................               2               6
    Western (SJBP) Zone.......................  Nov. 18-Nov. 29 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 14 &...............               3               9
        (Special season)......................  Jan. 15-Feb. 15.................               5              15
    Western (RP) Zone.........................  Nov. 18-Nov. 29 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 19-Feb. 24.................               5              15
Light Geese...................................  Oct. 17-Jan. 31.................              25
Brant.........................................  Jan. 2-Jan. 31..................               1               3
West Virginia
Ducks (15)....................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 10 &................               6              18
                                                Nov. 9-Nov. 14 &................               6              18
                                                Dec. 18-Jan. 30.................               6              18
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              30
Canada Geese..................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 17 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 9-Nov. 14 &................               5              15
                                                Dec. 5-Jan. 30..................               5              15
Light Geese...................................  Same as for Canada Geese........               5              15
Brant.........................................  Jan. 1-Jan. 30..................               1               3
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(1) In Delaware, the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge (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 10 through October 17.
(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 23 to February 13 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, in addition to Flyway-wide bag restrictions, the daily bag and possession limits may include no
  more than 4 eiders or 4 long-tailed ducks and 12 eiders or 12 long-tailed ducks, respectively.
(7) 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.
(8) In North Carolina, the season is closed for black ducks October 7 through October 10 and November 14 through
  November 20. The daily bag limit for black and mottled ducks is combined with no more than 1 allowed in the
  daily bag.
(9) In North Carolina, a permit is required to hunt Canada geese in the Northeast Hunt Zone.
(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 14, 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 9 through October 12.
(17) In West Virginia, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 long-tailed ducks, and the season is
  closed for eiders, whistling ducks, and mottled ducks.

MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
Flyway-Wide Restrictions
    Duck Limits: The daily bag limit of 6 ducks may include no more 
than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be females), 1 mottled 
duck, 1 black duck, 2 pintails, 2 canvasbacks, 2 redheads, 3 scaup, and 
3 wood ducks. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
    Merganser Limits: The 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-Nov. 28 &...............  ..............  ..............

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                                                Dec. 5-Jan. 31..................  ..............  ..............
    South Zone................................  Same as North Zone..............  ..............  ..............
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Dark Geese (1):
    North Zone:
        SJBP Zone.............................  Sept. 26-Oct. 13 &..............               5              15
                                                Nov. 27-Nov. 28 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 5-Jan. 31..................               5              15
        Rest of North Zone....................  Same as SJBP Zone...............               5              15
    South Zone................................  Same as Rest of North Zone......               5              15
Light Geese:
    North Zone:
        Monroe and Escambia Counties..........  Same as for Dark Geese..........               5              15
        SJBP Zone.............................  Same as for Dark Geese..........               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. 21-Nov. 29 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 10-Dec. 23 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 26-Jan. 31.................               6              18
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              10
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              10
Canada Geese:
    Northwest Zone............................  Sept. 19-Sept. 28 &.............               3               9
                                                Nov. 18-Dec. 4 &................               3               9
                                                Dec. 6-Jan. 31..................               3               9
    Remainder of State........................  Nov. 18-Dec. 4 &................               3               9
                                                Dec. 6-Jan. 31..................               3               9
White[dash]fronted Geese......................  ................................               3               9
    Northwest Zone............................  Nov. 18-Dec. 4 &................               3               9
                                                Dec. 6-Jan. 31..................               3               9
    Remainder of State........................  Same as the Northwest Zone......               3               9
Brant.........................................  Closed..........................  ..............  ..............
Light Geese...................................  Same as for White-fronted Geese.              20  ..............
Illinois
Ducks.........................................  ................................               6              18
    North Zone................................  Oct. 17-Dec. 15.................  ..............  ..............
    Central Zone..............................  Oct. 24-Dec. 22.................  ..............  ..............
    South Central Zone........................  Nov. 14-Jan. 12.................  ..............  ..............
    South Zone................................  Nov. 26-Jan. 24.................  ..............  ..............
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese:
    North Zone................................  Oct. 17-Jan. 14.................               2               6
    Central Zone..............................  Oct. 24-Nov. 15 &...............               2               6
                                                Nov. 26-Jan. 31.................               2               6
    South Central Zone........................  Nov. 14-Jan. 31.................               2               6
    South Zone................................  Nov. 26-Jan. 31.................               2               6
White[dash]fronted Geese:
    North Zone................................  Oct. 19-Jan. 14.................               2               6
    Central Zone..............................  Nov. 5-Jan. 31..................               2               6
    South Central Zone........................  Nov. 14-Jan. 31.................               2               6
    South Zone................................  Nov. 26-Jan. 31.................               2               6
Light Geese:
    North Zone................................  Oct. 17-Jan. 14.................              20  ..............
    Central Zone..............................  Oct. 24-Jan. 31.................              20  ..............
    South Central Zone........................  Nov. 14-Jan. 31.................              20  ..............
    South Zone................................  Nov. 26-Jan. 31.................              20  ..............
Brant.........................................  Same as for Light Geese.........               1               3
Indiana
Ducks.........................................  ................................               6              18
    North Zone................................  Oct. 24-Dec. 13 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 19-Dec. 27.................  ..............  ..............
    Central Zone..............................  Oct. 31-Nov. 8 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 21-Jan. 10.................  ..............  ..............
    South Zone................................  Oct. 31-Nov. 8 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 28-Jan. 17.................  ..............  ..............
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Dark Geese (1):
    North Zone................................  Oct. 24-Nov. 22 &...............               5              15

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                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 24.................               5              15
    Central Zone..............................  Oct. 31-Nov. 8 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 21-Jan. 24.................               5              15
    South Zone................................  Oct. 31-Nov. 8 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 28-Jan. 31.................               5              15
    Late Season Zone (2)......................  Feb. 1-Feb. 15..................               5              15
Light Geese:
    North Zone................................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20  ..............
    Central Zone..............................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20  ..............
    South Zone................................  Same as for Dark geese..........              20  ..............
Iowa
Ducks.........................................  ................................               6              18
    North Zone................................  Oct. 3[dash]Oct. 18 &...........  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 24-Dec. 6..................  ..............  ..............
    Missouri River Zone.......................  Oct. 3-Oct. 7 &.................  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 24-Dec 17..................  ..............  ..............
    South Zone................................  Oct. 3-Oct. 7 &.................  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 17-Dec 10..................  ..............  ..............
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Dark Geese (3):
    North Zone................................  Sept. 26-Oct. 31 &..............               5              15
                                                Nov. 1-Jan. 1...................               5              15
    Missouri River Zone.......................  Oct. 10-Oct. 31 &...............               5              15
                                                Nov. 1-Jan. 15..................               5              15
    South Zone................................  Oct. 3-Oct. 31 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 1-Jan. 8...................               5              15
Light Geese:
    North Zone................................  Sept. 26-Jan. 10................              20  ..............
    Missouri River Zone.......................  Oct. 10-Jan. 15.................              20  ..............
    South Zone................................  Oct. 3-Jan. 15..................              20  ..............
Kentucky
Ducks.........................................  ................................               6              18
    West Zone.................................  Nov. 26-Nov. 29 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 7-Jan. 31..................  ..............  ..............
    East Zone.................................  Same as West Zone...............  ..............  ..............
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese..................................  Nov. 26-Jan. 31.................               3               9
White[dash]fronted Geese......................  Nov. 26-Jan. 31.................               2               6
Brant.........................................  Nov. 26-Jan. 31.................               1               3
Light Geese...................................  Nov. 26-Jan. 31.................              20              60
Louisiana
Ducks.........................................  ................................               6              18
    West Zone.................................  Nov. 14-Dec. 6 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 24.................  ..............  ..............
    East Zone (including Catahoula Lake)......  Nov. 21-Dec. 6 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 31.................  ..............  ..............
    Coastal Zone..............................  Nov. 7-Dec. 6 &.................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 17.................  ..............  ..............
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese:
    West Zone.................................  Nov. 14-Dec. 6 &................               1               3
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 31.................               1               3
    East Zone.................................  Nov. 7-Dec. 6 &.................               1               3
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 31.................               1               3
    Coastal Zone..............................  Nov. 7-Dec. 6 &.................               1               3
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 31.................               1               3
White[dash]fronted:
    West Zone.................................  Nov. 7-Dec. 6 &.................               2               6
                                                Dec. 19-Feb. 7..................               2               6
    East Zone.................................  Nov. 7-Dec. 6 &.................               2               6
                                                Dec. 19-Feb. 7..................               2               6
    Coastal Zone..............................  Nov. 7-Dec. 6 &.................               2               6
                                                Dec. 19-Feb. 7..................               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  ..............
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Ducks.........................................  ................................               6              18
    North Zone................................  Sept. 26-Nov. 22 &..............  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 28-Nov. 29.................  ..............  ..............
    Middle Zone...............................  Oct. 3-Nov. 29 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 12-Dec. 13.................  ..............  ..............
    South Zone................................  Oct. 10-Dec. 6 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 26-Dec. 27.................  ..............  ..............
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. 19-Dec. 19................               2               6
    South Zone:
        Muskegon Waste- water GMU.............  Oct. 17-Nov. 14 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 1-Dec. 22..................               2               6
        Allegan County GMU....................  Oct. 31-Jan. 30.................               2               6
        Saginaw County GMU....................  Sept. 19-Sept. 27 &.............               2               6
                                                Oct. 10-Dec. 6 &................               2               6
                                                Dec. 26-Jan. 19.................               2               6
        Tuscola/Huron GMU.....................  Sept. 19-Sept. 27 &.............               2               6
                                                Oct. 10-Dec. 6 &................               2               6
                                                Dec. 26-Jan. 19.................               2               6
        Remainder of South Zone...............  Sept. 19-Sept. 27 &.............               2               6
                                                Oct. 10-Dec. 6 &................               2               6
                                                Dec. 26-Dec. 27.................               2               6
        Southern MI Late Season (4)...........  Jan. 23-Feb. 14.................               5              15
White[dash]fronted Geese:
    North Zone................................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               3
    Middle Zone...............................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               3
    South Zone:
        Muskegon Wastewater GMU...............  Same as for Canada geese........               1               3
        Allegan County GMU....................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               3
        Saginaw County GMU....................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               3
        Tuscola/Huron GMU.....................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               3
        Remainder of South Zone...............  Same as for Canada geese........               1               3
Light Geese:
    North Zone................................  Same as for Canada geese........              20  ..............
    Middle Zone...............................  Same as for Canada geese........              20  ..............
    South Zone:
        Muskegon Wastewater GMU...............  Same as for Canada geese........              20  ..............
        Allegan County GMU....................  Same as for Canada geese........              20  ..............
        Saginaw County GMU....................  Same as for Canada geese........              20  ..............
        Tuscola/Huron GMU.....................  Same as for Canada geese........              20  ..............
        Remainder of South Zone...............  Oct. 10-Dec. 6 &................              20  ..............
                                                Dec. 26-Dec. 27 &...............              20  ..............
                                                Jan. 23-Feb. 14.................              20  ..............
Brant:
    North Zone................................  Same as for White-fronted Geese.               1               3
    Middle Zone...............................  Same as for White-fronted geese.               1               3
    South Zone................................  Same as for White-fronted geese.               1               3
Minnesota
Ducks.........................................  ................................               6              18
    North Zone................................  Sept. 26-Nov. 24................  ..............  ..............
    Central Zone..............................  Sept. 26-Oct. 4 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 10-Nov. 29.................  ..............  ..............
    South Zone................................  Sept. 26-Oct. 4 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 15-Dec. 4..................  ..............  ..............
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots (5).....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Dark Geese:
    North Zone................................  Sept. 26-Dec. 23................               3               9
    Central Zone..............................  Sept. 26-Oct. 4 &...............               3               9
                                                Oct. 10-Dec. 28.................               3               9
    South Zone................................  Sept. 26-Oct. 4 &...............               3               9
                                                Oct. 15-Jan. 2..................               3               9
Light Geese:
    North Zone................................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20              60
    Central Zone..............................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20              60
    South Zone................................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20              60
Mississippi
Ducks.........................................  Nov. 27-Nov. 29 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 4-Dec. 6 &.................               6              18

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                                                Dec. 9-Jan. 31..................               6              18
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese..................................  Nov. 19-Jan. 31.................               3               9
White-fronted.................................  Nov. 19-Jan. 31.................               3               9
Brant.........................................  Same as for Canada geese........               1               3
Light Geese...................................  Same as for Canada geese........              20  ..............
Missouri
Ducks and Mergansers..........................  ................................               6              18
    North Zone................................  Oct. 31-Dec. 29.................  ..............  ..............
    Middle Zone...............................  Nov. 7-Jan. 5...................  ..............  ..............
    South Zone................................  Nov. 26-Jan. 24.................  ..............  ..............
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese and Brant:
    North Zone................................  Oct. 3-Oct. 11 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 26-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. 7-Jan. 31..................               2               6
    Middle Zone...............................  Same as North Zone..............               2               6
    South Zone................................  Same as North Zone..............               2               6
Light Geese:
    North Zone................................  Oct. 31-Jan. 31.................              20  ..............
    Middle Zone...............................  Same as North Zone..............              20  ..............
    South Zone................................  Same as North Zone..............              20  ..............
Ohio
Ducks (6).....................................  ................................               6              18
    Lake Erie Marsh Zone......................  Oct. 17-Nov. 1 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Nov. 14-Dec. 27.................  ..............  ..............
    North Zone................................  Oct. 24-Nov. 8 &................  ..............
                                                Nov. 21-Jan. 3..................  ..............  ..............
    South Zone................................  Oct. 24-Nov. 8 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 31.................  ..............  ..............
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese:
    Lake Erie Goose Zone......................  Oct. 17-Nov. 1 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 14-Dec. 27 &...............               3               9
                                                Jan. 14-Jan. 31.................               3               9
    North Zone................................  Oct. 24-Nov. 8 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 21-Jan. 3 &................               3               9
                                                Jan. 14-Jan. 31.................               3               9
    South Zone................................  Oct. 24-Nov. 8 &................               3               9
                                                Dec. 1-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.........................................  ................................               6              18
    Reelfoot Zone.............................  Nov. 14-Nov. 15 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 5-Jan. 31..................  ..............  ..............
    State Zone................................  Nov. 28-Nov. 29 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 5-Jan. 31..................  ..............  ..............
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese:
    Northwest Zone............................  Oct. 10-Oct. 14 &...............               3               9
                                                Nov. 14-Nov. 15 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 5-Feb. 13..................               3               9
    Rest of State.............................  Oct. 10-Oct. 27 &...............               3               9
                                                Nov. 28-Nov. 29 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 5-Jan. 31..................               3               9
White-fronted Geese:
    Northwest Zone............................  Nov. 28-Nov. 29 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 5-Feb. 13..................               2               6
    Rest of State.............................  Same as Northwest Zone..........               2               6
Brant:
    Northwest Zone............................  Nov. 23-Jan. 31.................               2               6
    Rest of State.............................  Same as Northwest Zone..........               2               6
Light Geese...................................  Same as White-fronted Geese.....              20  ..............
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Ducks (6).....................................  ................................               6              18
    North Zone................................  Sept. 26-Nov. 24................  ..............  ..............
    South Zone................................  Oct. 3-Oct. 11 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 17-Dec. 6..................  ..............  ..............
    Mississippi River Zone....................  Oct. 3-Oct. 9 &.................  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 17-Dec. 8..................  ..............  ..............
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................................  Sept. 16-Oct. 11 &..............               2               6
                                                Oct. 17-Dec. 21.................               2               6
    Horicon Zone..............................  Sept. 16-Dec. 16................               2               6
    Mississippi River Zone....................  Oct. 3-Oct. 9 &.................               2               6
                                                Oct. 17-Jan. 7..................               2               6
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........              20  ..............
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(1) In Alabama and Indiana, the dark goose daily bag limit is an aggregate daily bag limit for Canada geese,
  white-fronted geese, and brant. The daily bag limit may not include more than 3 Canada geese and 1 brant. The
  possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
(2) In Indiana, in the Late Season Zone for dark geese, the daily bag limit may only include Canada geese.
(3) In Iowa, the dark goose daily bag limit is an aggregate daily bag limit for Canada geese, white-fronted
  geese, and brant. In the North Zone during September 26 through October 31, in the Missouri River Zone during
  October 10 through October 31, and in the South Zone during October 3 through 31, the daily bag limit may not
  include more than 2 Canada geese. During all other open season segments, the daily bag limit may not include
  more than 3 Canada geese. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
(4) In Michigan, the Southern Michigan Late Canada goose season excludes the Goose Management Units (GMUs).
(5) In Minnesota, the daily bag limit is 15 and the possession limit is 45 coots and moorhens in the aggregate.
(6) 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, 2 
canvasbacks, 2 redheads, 3 scaup, and 3 wood ducks. The possession 
limit is three times the daily bag limit.
    Merganser Limits: The daily bag limit is 5 mergansers 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. 21-Jan. 24.................  ..............  ..............
    Northeast Zone............................  Oct. 10-Nov. 30 & Dec. 12-Jan.    ..............  ..............
                                                 24.
    Mountain/Foothills Zone...................  Oct. 3-Nov. 30 & Dec. 19-Jan. 24  ..............  ..............
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Dark Geese:
    Northern Front Range Unit.................  Oct. 3-Oct. 21 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 21-Feb. 14.................               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. 2-Feb. 14..................               5              15
Light Geese:
    Northern Front Range Unit.................  Oct. 31-Feb. 14.................              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. 10-Jan. 4 & Jan. 23-Jan. 31  ..............  ..............
    Low Plains:
        Early Zone............................  Oct. 10-Dec. 6 & Dec. 19-Jan. 3.  ..............
        Late Zone.............................  Oct. 31-Jan. 3 & Jan. 23-Jan. 31  ..............  ..............
        Southeast Zone........................  Nov. 14-Jan. 3 & Jan. 9-Jan. 31.  ..............  ..............
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Dark Geese (1)................................  Oct. 31-Nov. 1 &................               6              18
                                                Nov. 4-Feb. 14..................               6              18
White-fronted Geese...........................  Oct. 31-Jan. 3 &................               2               6

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                                                Jan. 23-Feb. 14.................               2               6
Light Geese...................................  Oct. 31-Nov. 1 &................              50  ..............
                                                Nov. 4-Feb. 14..................              50  ..............
Montana
Ducks and Mergansers (2)......................  ................................               6              18
    Zone 1....................................  Oct. 3-Jan. 7...................  ..............  ..............
    Zone 2....................................  Oct. 3-Oct. 11 &................  ..............  ..............
                                                Oct. 24-Jan. 19.................  ..............  ..............
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Dark Geese:
    Zone N....................................  Oct. 3-Jan. 10 &................               5              15
                                                Jan. 16-Jan. 20.................               5              15
    Zone S....................................  Oct. 3-Oct. 11 &................               5              15
                                                Oct. 24-Jan. 27.................               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. 10-Dec. 22.................  ..............  ..............
    Zone 2:
        Low Plains............................  Oct. 3-Dec. 15..................  ..............  ..............
        High Plains...........................  Oct. 3-Dec. 15 & Jan. 6-Jan. 27.  ..............  ..............
    Zone 3:
        Low Plains............................  Oct. 24-Jan. 5..................  ..............  ..............
        High Plains...........................  Oct. 24-Jan. 5 & Jan. 6-Jan. 27.  ..............  ..............
    Zone 4....................................  Oct. 3-Dec. 15..................  ..............  ..............
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese:
    Niobrara Unit.............................  Oct. 28-Feb. 9..................               5              15
    East Unit.................................  Oct. 28-Feb. 9..................               5              15
    North Central Unit........................  Oct. 3-Jan. 15..................               5              15
    Platte River Unit.........................  Oct. 28-Feb. 9..................               5              15
    Panhandle Unit............................  Oct. 28-Feb. 9..................               5              15
White-fronted Geese...........................  Oct. 3-Dec. 4 &.................               3               9
                                                Jan. 30-Feb. 9..................               3               9
Light Geese...................................  Oct. 3-Dec. 28 &................              50  ..............
                                                Jan. 23-Feb. 9..................              50  ..............
New Mexico
Ducks and Mergansers (3)......................  ................................               6              18
    North Zone................................  Oct. 27-Jan. 31.................  ..............  ..............
    South Zone................................  Oct. 27-Jan. 31.................  ..............  ..............
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Dark Geese (4):
    Middle Rio Grande Valley Unit (4).........  Dec. 26-Jan. 19.................               2               2
    Rest of State.............................  Oct. 17-Jan. 31.................               5              15
Light Geese...................................  Oct. 17-Jan. 31.................              50  ..............
North Dakota
Ducks (2).....................................  ................................               6              18
    High Plains...............................  Sept. 26-Dec. 6 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 3..................  ..............  ..............
    Remainder of State........................  Sept. 26-Dec. 6.................  ..............  ..............
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese (5):
    Missouri River Zone.......................  Sept. 26-Jan. 1.................               5              15
    Rest of State.............................  Sept. 26-Dec. 24................               8              24
White-fronted Geese...........................  Sept. 26-Dec. 6.................               3               9
Light Geese...................................  Sept. 26-Jan. 3.................              50  ..............
Oklahoma
Ducks.........................................  ................................               6              18
    High Plains...............................  Oct. 17-Jan. 13.................  ..............  ..............
    Low Plains:
        Zone 1................................  Oct. 31-Nov. 29 & Dec. 12-Jan.    ..............  ..............
                                                 24.
        Zone 2................................  Nov. 7-Nov. 29 & Dec. 12-Jan. 31  ..............  ..............
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese..................................  Oct. 31-Nov. 29 &...............               8              24
                                                Dec. 12-Feb. 14.................               8              24
White-fronted Geese...........................  Oct. 31-Nov. 29 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 12-Feb. 7..................               2               6

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Light Geese...................................  Oct. 31-Nov. 29 &...............              50  ..............
                                                Dec. 12-Feb. 14.................              50  ..............
South Dakota
Ducks (2).....................................  ................................               6              18
    High Plains...............................  Oct. 10-Dec. 22 & Dec. 23-Jan.    ..............  ..............
                                                 14.
    Low Plains:
        North Zone............................  Sept. 26-Dec. 8.................  ..............  ..............
        Middle Zone...........................  Same as for North Zone..........  ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Oct. 10-Dec. 22.................  ..............  ..............
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese:
    Unit 1....................................  Oct. 1-Dec. 16..................               8              24
    Unit 2....................................  Nov. 2-Feb. 14..................               4              12
    Unit 3....................................  Oct. 17-Dec. 20 &...............               4              12
                                                Jan. 9-Jan. 17..................               4              12
White-fronted Geese...........................  Sept. 26-Dec. 20................               2               6
Light Geese...................................  Sept. 26-Dec. 20................              50  ..............
Texas
Ducks (6).....................................  ................................               6              18
    High Plains...............................  Oct. 31-Nov. 1 & Nov. 6-Jan. 31.  ..............  ..............
    Low Plains:
        North Zone............................  Nov. 7-Nov. 29 & Dec. 12-Jan. 31  ..............  ..............
        South Zone............................  Oct. 31-Nov. 29 &...............  ..............  ..............
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 24.................  ..............  ..............
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Dark Geese:
    East Tier:
        South Zone............................  Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................               5              15
        North Zone............................  Same as South Zone..............               5              15
    West Tier (7).............................  Oct. 31-Jan. 31.................               5              15
Light Geese:
    East Tier:
        South Zone............................  Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................              20  ..............
        North Zone............................  Same as South Zone..............              20  ..............
    West Tier.................................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20  ..............
Wyoming
Ducks (2)(8)..................................  ................................               6              18
    Zone C1...................................  Oct. 3-Oct. 21 & Oct. 31-Jan. 16  ..............  ..............
    Zone C2...................................  Sept. 26-Dec. 6 & Dec. 12-Jan. 5  ..............  ..............
    Zone C3...................................  Same as Zone C2.................  ..............  ..............
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Dark Geese:
    Zone G1A (8)..............................  Oct. 3-Oct. 21 &................               2               6
                                                Nov. 21-Feb. 14.................               4              12
    Zone G1...................................  Oct. 3-Oct. 21 &................               5              15
                                                Oct. 31-Nov. 29 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 5-Jan. 29..................               5              15
    Zone G2...................................  Sept. 26-Dec. 6 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 13.................               5              15
    Zone G3...................................  Same as Zone G2.................               5              15
Light Geese...................................  Oct. 3-Dec. 31 &................              10              30
                                                Jan. 31-Feb. 14.................              10              30
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(1) In Kansas, dark geese includes Canada geese, brant, and all other geese except white-fronted geese and light
  geese.
(2) 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.
(3) In New Mexico, Mexican-like ducks are included in the aggregate with mallards.
(4) 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.
(5) In North Dakota, see State regulations for additional shooting hour restrictions.
(6) 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.
(7) In Texas, the daily bag limit for dark geese is 5 in the aggregate and may include no more than 2 white-
  fronted geese. Possession limits are three times the daily bag limits.
(8) See State regulations for additional restrictions.


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

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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Arizona
Ducks (1).....................................  ................................               7              21
    North Zone:
        Scaup.................................  Oct. 17-Jan. 10.................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 2-Jan. 10..................               7              21
    South Zone:
        Scaup.................................  Oct. 31-Jan. 24.................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 16-Jan. 24.................               7              21
Coots and Moorhens............................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
Dark Geese:
    North Zone................................  Oct. 2[dash]Jan. 10.............               4              12
    South Zone................................  Oct. 16-Jan. 24.................               4              12
Light Geese...................................  Same as for Dark geese..........              10              30
California
Ducks.........................................  ................................               7              21
    Northeastern Zone:
        Scaup.................................  Oct. 10-Dec. 6 &................               3               9
                                                Dec. 26-Jan. 22.................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 10-Jan. 22.................               7              21
    Colorado River Zone:
        Scaup.................................  Oct. 31-Jan. 24.................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 16-Jan. 24.................               7              21
    Southern Zone:
        Scaup.................................  Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 24-Jan. 31.................               7              21
    Southern San Joaquin Valley Zone:
        Scaup.................................  Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 24-Jan. 31.................               7              21
    Balance of State Zone:
        Scaup.................................  Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 24-Jan. 31.................               7              21
Coots and Moorhens............................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              25
Canada Geese (2)(3):
    Northeastern Zone (4).....................  Oct. 10-Jan. 17.................              10              30
    Colorado River Zone.......................  Oct. 16-Jan. 24.................               4              12
    Southern Zone.............................  Oct. 24-Jan. 31.................               3               9
    Balance of State Zone.....................  Oct. 3-Oct. 7 &.................              10              30
                                                Oct. 24-Jan. 31.................              10              30
    North Coast Special Management Area.......  Nov. 8-Jan. 31 &................              10              30
                                                Feb. 20-Mar. 10.................              10              30
White-fronted Geese (2):
    Northeastern Zone.........................  Oct. 10-Jan. 17 &...............              10              30
                                                Mar. 6-Mar.10...................              10              30
    Colorado River Zone.......................  Oct. 16-Jan. 24.................               4              12
    Southern Zone.............................  Oct. 24-Jan. 31.................               3               9
    Balance of State Zone.....................  Oct. 24-Jan. 31 &...............              10              30
                                                Feb. 13-Feb. 17.................              10              30
    Sacramento Valley Special Management Area.  Oct. 24-Dec. 21.................               3               9
Light Geese:
    Northeastern Zone.........................  Nov. 7-Jan. 17 &................              15              45
                                                Feb. 7-Mar.10...................              15              45
    Colorado River Zone.......................  Oct. 16-Jan. 24.................              10              30
    Southern Zone.............................  Oct. 24-Jan. 31.................              15              45
    Imperial County Special Management Area...  Nov. 7-Jan. 31 &................              15              45
                                                Feb. 6-Feb. 21..................              15              45
    Balance of State Zone.....................  Oct. 24-Jan. 31 &...............              15              45
                                                Feb. 13-Feb. 17.................              15              45
Brant:
    Northern Zone.............................  Nov. 8-Dec. 14..................               2               6
    Balance of State Zone.....................  Nov. 9-Dec. 15..................               2               6
Colorado
Ducks:                                                                                         7              21
    Scaup.....................................  Sept. 26-Oct. 14 &..............               3               9
                                                Oct. 31-Jan. 5..................               3               9
    Other Ducks...............................  Sept. 26-Oct. 14 &..............               7              21
                                                Oct. 31-Jan. 24.................               7              21

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    Coots.....................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
    Dark Geese................................  Sept. 26-Oct. 5 &...............               4              12
                                                Oct. 31-Jan. 24.................               4              12
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
Idaho
Ducks.........................................  ................................               7              21
    Zone 1:
        Scaup.................................  Oct. 24-Jan. 15.................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 3-Jan. 15..................               7              21
    Zone 2:
        Scaup.................................  Nov. 7-Jan. 29..................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 17-Jan. 29.................               7              21
    Zone 3:
        Scaup.................................  Nov. 7-Jan. 29..................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 17-Jan. 29.................               7              21
Coots.........................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
Canada Geese and Brant:
    Zone 1....................................  Oct. 3-Jan. 15..................               4              12
    Zone 2....................................  Oct. 17-Jan. 29.................               4              12
    Zone 3....................................  Same as Zone 2..................               4              12
    Zone 4....................................  Oct. 17-Jan. 14.................               4              12
White-fronted Geese:
    Zone 1....................................  Oct. 3-Jan. 15..................              10              30
    Zone 2....................................  Oct. 17-Jan. 29.................              10              30
    Zone 3....................................  Nov. 9-Feb. 21..................              10              30
Light Geese:
    Zone 1....................................  Oct. 3-Jan. 15..................              20              60
    Zone 2....................................  Oct. 30-Jan. 15 &...............              20              60
                                                Feb. 13-Mar. 10.................              20              60
    Zone 3....................................  Nov. 27-Mar. 10.................              20              60
    Zone 4 (5)................................  Oct. 17-Jan. 29.................              20              60
Montana
Ducks.........................................  ................................               7              21
    Scaup.....................................  Oct. 3-Dec. 27..................               3               9
    Other Ducks...............................  Oct. 3-Jan. 10 &................               7              21
                                                Jan. 16-Jan. 20.................               7              21
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              25
    Dark Geese (6)............................  Oct. 3-Jan. 10 &................               4              12
                                                Jan. 16-Jan. 20.................               4              12
    Light Geese (6)...........................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20              60
Nevada
Ducks.........................................  ................................               7              21
    Northeast Zone:
        Scaup.................................  Sept. 26-Oct. 25 &..............               3               9
                                                Oct. 28-Dec. 22.................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Sept. 26-Oct. 25 &..............               7              21
                                                Oct. 28-Jan. 10.................               7              21
    Northwest Zone:
        Scaup.................................  Oct. 31-Jan. 24.................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 10-Oct. 25 &...............               7              21
                                                Oct. 28-Jan. 24.................               7              21
    South Zone (7):...........................  Same as Northwest Zone..........               7              21
    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............................  Oct. 31-Jan. 24 &...............              20              60
                                                Feb. 20-Mar. 9..................              20              60
    Northwest Zone............................  Oct. 31-Jan. 24 &...............              20              60
                                                Feb. 20-Mar. 9..................              20              60
    South Zone (7)............................  Oct. 10-Oct. 25 &...............              20              60
                                                Oct. 28-Jan. 24.................              20              60
New Mexico
Ducks.........................................  ................................               7              21
    Scaup.....................................  Oct. 10-Jan. 3..................               3               9
    Other Ducks...............................  Oct. 10-Jan. 22.................               7              21

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    Coots and Moorhens........................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
Canada Geese and Brant:
    North Zone................................  Sept. 26-Oct. 11 &..............               3               9
                                                Oct. 24-Jan. 22.................               3               9
    South Zone................................  Oct. 10-Jan. 24.................               3               9
White-fronted Geese:
    North Zone................................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
    South Zone................................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
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. 7-Jan. 31..................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 17-Nov. 1 &................               7              21
                                                Nov. 4-Jan. 31..................               7              21
        Rest of Zone 1........................  Same as Columbia Basin Unit.....
    Zone 2:
        Scaup.................................  Oct. 10-Dec. 6 &................               3               9
                                                Dec. 9-Jan. 5...................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 10-Dec. 6 &................               7              21
                                                Dec. 9-Jan. 24..................               7              21
Coots.........................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
Canada Geese:
    Northwest Permit Zone (9) (10)............  Oct. 24-Nov. 1 &................               4              12
                                                Nov. 21-Jan. 12 &...............               4              12
                                                Feb. 6-Mar. 10..................               4              12
    Tillamook County Management Area..........  Closed..........................              --              --
    Southwest Zone............................  Oct. 17-Nov. 1 &................               4              12
                                                Nov. 8-Jan. 31..................               4              12
    South Coast Zone..........................  Oct. 3-Nov. 29 & Dec. 19-Jan. 14               6              18
                                                 & Feb. 20-Mar. 10.
    Eastern Zone..............................  Oct. 17-Nov. 1 &................               4              12
                                                Nov. 8-Jan. 31..................               4              12
    Klamath County Zone.......................  Oct. 10-Dec. 6 &................               4              12
                                                Dec. 20-Jan. 31.................               4              12
    Harney and Lake County Zone...............  Oct. 10-Dec. 6 &................               4              12
                                                Dec. 20-Jan. 31.................               4              12
    Malheur County Zone.......................  Oct. 10-Dec. 6 &................               4              12
                                                Dec. 20-Jan. 31.................               4              12
White-fronted Geese:
    Northwest Permit Zone (9).................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
    Tillamook County Management Area..........  Closed..........................  ..............  ..............
    Southwest Zone............................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
    South Coast Zone..........................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
    Eastern Zone..............................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
    Klamath County Zone.......................  Oct. 10-Dec. 6 &................              10              30
                                                Jan. 24-Mar. 10.................              10              30
    Harney and Lake County Zone:
        Lake County...........................  Oct. 10-Dec. 6 &................               1               3
                                                Jan. 24-Mar. 10.................               1               3
        Harney County.........................  Same as for Lake County.........              10              30
    Malheur County Zone.......................  Oct. 10-Dec. 6 &................              10              30
                                                Jan. 24-Mar. 10.................              10              30
Light Geese:
    Northwest Permit Zone (9).................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
    Tillamook County Management Area..........  Closed..........................              --              --
    Southwest Zone............................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
    South Coast Zone..........................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
    Eastern Zone..............................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
    Klamath County Zone (11)..................  Oct. 10-Dec. 6 &................               6              18
                                                Jan. 24-Mar. 10.................               6              18
    Harney and Lake County Zone (11)..........  Oct. 10-Dec. 6 &................               6              18
                                                Jan. 24-Mar. 10.................               6              18
    Malheur County Zone (11)..................  Oct. 10-Dec. 6 &................               6              18
                                                Jan. 24-Mar. 10.................               6              18
Brant.........................................  Nov. 28-Dec. 13.................               2               6
Utah
Ducks.........................................  ................................               7              21
    Zone 1:

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        Scaup.................................  Oct. 3-Dec. 27..................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 3-Jan. 16..................               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:
    Northern Zone.............................  Oct. 3-Jan. 16..................               4              12
    Wasatch Front Zone........................  Oct. 3-Oct. 15 &................               4              12
                                                Nov. 7-Feb. 7...................               4              12
    Washington County Zone....................  Oct. 3-Oct. 15 &................               4              12
                                                Nov. 7-Feb. 7...................               4              12
    Balance of State Zone.....................  Oct. 3-Oct. 15 &................               4              12
                                                Oct. 24-Jan. 24.................               4              12
White-fronted Geese:
    Northern Zone.............................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
    Wasatch Front Zone........................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
    Washington County Zone....................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
    Balance of State Zone.....................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
Light Geese:
    Northern Zone.............................  Oct. 24-Jan. 16 &...............              20              60
                                                Feb. 18-Mar. 10.................              20              60
    Wasatch Front Zone........................  Nov. 3- Feb. 7 &................              20              60
                                                Mar. 1-Mar. 10..................              20              60
    Washington County Zone....................  Same as for Wasatch County Zone.              20              60
    Balance of State Zone.....................  Same as for Wasatch County Zone.              20              60
Washington
Ducks.........................................  ................................               7              21
    East Zone:
        Scaup.................................  Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 17-Oct 21 & Oct. 24-Jan. 31               7              21
                                                                                               7              21
    West Zone (12)............................  Same as East Zone...............
Coots.........................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
Canada Geese (13):
    Management Area 1 (14)....................  Oct. 17-Oct. 29 &...............               4              12
                                                Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................               4              12
    Management Area 2A (15) (16)..............  Nov. 14-Dec. 6 &................               4              12
                                                Dec. 16-Jan. 31 &...............               4              12
                                                Feb. 10-Mar. 9..................               4              12
    Management Area 2B (15) (16)..............  Oct. 17-Oct. 25 &...............               4              12
                                                Nov. 14-Jan. 10 &...............               4              12
                                                Feb. 14-Mar. 9..................               4              12
    Management Area 3 (14)....................  Oct. 17-Oct. 29 &...............               4              12
                                                Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................               4              12
    Management Area 4 (14)....................  Oct. 17-Oct. 18 &...............               4              12
                                                Oct. 21 &.......................               4              12
                                                Oct. 24-Jan. 31.................               4              12
    Management Area 5 (14)....................  Oct. 17-Oct. 19 &...............               4              12
                                                Oct. 24-Jan. 31.................               4              12
White-fronted Geese (13):
    Management Area 1 (14)....................  Oct. 17-Jan. 31.................               4              12
    Management Area 2A (15)...................  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
    Management Area 2B (15)...................  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
    Management Areas 3 (14)...................  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
    Management Area 4 (14)....................  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
    Management Area 5 (14)....................  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
Light Geese (13):
    Management Area 1 (14)....................  Oct. 17-Jan. 31.................               4              12
    Management Area 2A (15)...................  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
    Management Area 2B (15)...................  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
    Management Areas 3 (14)...................  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
    Management Area 4 (14)....................  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
    Management Area 5 (14)....................  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
Brant (17):
    Skagit County.............................  Jan. 9-Jan. 24..................               2               6
    Pacific County............................  Jan. 2-Jan. 17..................               2               6
Wyoming
Ducks.........................................  ................................               7              21
    Snake River Zone:
        Scaup.................................  Sept. 26-Dec. 20................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Sept. 26-Jan. 8.................               7              21

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    Balance of State Zone:
        Scaup.................................  Sept. 26-Dec. 20................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Sept. 26-Jan. 8.................               7              21
Coots.........................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              15              45
Dark Geese....................................  Sept. 26-Dec. 31................               3               9
Light Geese...................................  Closed..........................  ..............  ..............
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(1) In Arizona, the daily bag limit may include no more than either 2 hen mallards or 2 Mexican-like ducks, or 1
  of each; and not more than 6 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 and exceptions in Freezeout Lake WMA; Canyon Ferry;
  Flathead; and Deer Lodge County.
(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 October 31 through January 24.
  In addition, youth 15 years of age or younger are allowed to hunt on October 17 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 and Washoe State Park from
  February 20 to March 9.
(9) In Oregon, in the Northwest Permit Zone, see State regulations for specific dates, times, and conditions of
  permit hunts and closures.
(10) In Oregon, in the Northwest Permit Zone, the season for Dusky Canada geese is closed.
(11) In Oregon, in the Klamath County, the Harney and Lake County, and the Malhuer County Zones, during February
  1 through March 10, the daily bag limit for light geese is 20. The possession limit is three times the daily
  bag limit.
(12) 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.
(13) 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.
(14) 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.
(15) In Washington, in Management Areas 2A and 2B, see State regulations for specific dates, times, and
  conditions of permit hunts and closures.
(16) In Washington, in Management Areas 2A and 2B, the season for Dusky Canada geese is closed.
(17) In Washington, brant may be hunted in Skagit and Pacific Counties only; see State regulations for specific
  dates.

    (f) Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days.
    The following seasons are open only to youth hunters. Youth hunters 
must be accompanied into the field by an adult at least 18 years of 
age. This adult cannot duck hunt but may participate in other open 
seasons.
Definition
    Youth Hunters: Includes youths 15 years of age or younger.

    Note: The following seasons are in addition to the seasons 
published previously in the September 1, 2015, Federal Register (80 
FR 52645). Bag and possession limits will conform to those set for 
the regular season.


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                                                                                          Season dates
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ATLANTIC FLYWAY
    Connecticut....................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots......  Oct. 3 & Oct. 31.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Florida........................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and    Feb. 6 & 7.
                                      geese.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Maryland (1)(9)................  Ducks, coots, light geese, Canada geese,   Nov. 7 & Feb. 6.
                                      sea ducks, and brant.
    Massachusetts..................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, and geese......  Sept. 26 & Oct. 10.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    New Jersey.....................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots,           ................................
                                      moorhens, and gallinules
        North Zone.................  .........................................  Oct. 3 & Oct. 31.
        South Zone.................  .........................................  Oct. 10 & Nov. 7.
        Coastal Zone...............  .........................................  Nov. 7 & Feb. 13.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    North Carolina.................  Ducks, mergansers, geese (10), brant,      Feb. 6 & Feb. 13.
                                      tundra swans (11), and coots.
    Pennsylvania...................  Ducks, mergansers, Canada geese, coots,    ................................
                                      and moorhens
        North Zone.................  .........................................  Sept. 19 & 26.
        South Zone.................  .........................................  Sept. 19 & Nov. 7.
        Northwest Zone.............  .........................................  Sept. 19 & 26.
        Lake Erie Zone.............  .........................................  Sept. 19 & Oct. 17.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    South Carolina.................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots......  Feb. 6 & 13.
 

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                                                  * * * * * * *
    Virginia.......................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, tundra swans     Oct. 24 & Feb. 6.
                                      (11), and Canada geese (12).
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY                   .........................................
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Arkansas.......................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots,           Dec. 5 & Feb. 6.
                                      moorhens, and gallinules.
    Illinois.......................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots        ................................
        North Zone.................  .........................................  Oct. 10 & 11.
        Central Zone...............  .........................................  Oct. 17 & 18.
        South Central Zone.........  .........................................  Nov. 7 & 8.
        South Zone.................  .........................................  Nov. 14 & 15.
    Indiana........................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens,        ................................
                                      gallinules, and geese
        North Zone.................  .........................................  Oct. 17 & 18.
        Central Zone...............  .........................................  Oct. 24 & 25.
        South Zone.................  .........................................  Oct. 24 & 25.
    Iowa...........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots            ................................
North Zone.........................  .........................................  Sept. 26 & 27.
        Missouri River Zone........  .........................................  Oct. 17 & 18.
        South Zone.................  .........................................  Oct. 10 & 11.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Louisiana......................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens,        ................................
                                      gallinules, and geese
        West Zone..................  .........................................  Nov. 7 & Jan. 30.
        East Zone..................  .........................................  Nov. 14 & Feb. 6.
        Coastal Zone...............  .........................................  Oct. 31 & Nov. 1.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Mississippi....................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens,        Nov. 21 & Feb. 6.
                                      gallinules, and geese.
    Missouri.......................  Ducks, coots, mergansers, moorhens,        ................................
                                      gallinules, and geese
        North Zone.................  .........................................  Oct. 24 & 25.
        Middle Zone................  .........................................  Oct. 31 & Nov. 1.
        South Zone.................  .........................................  Nov. 21 & 22.
    Ohio...........................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens,        ................................
                                      gallinules, and geese
        Lake Erie Marsh............  .........................................  Oct. 3 & 4.
        North Zone.................  .........................................  Oct. 3 & 4.
    South Zone.....................  .........................................  Oct. 3 & 4.
    Tennessee......................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens,        ................................
                                      gallinules, and geese
        Reelfoot Zone..............  .........................................  Feb. 6 & 13.
        Remainder of State.........  .........................................  Feb. 6 & 13.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
CENTRAL FLYWAY
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Kansas (4).....................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots        ................................
        High Plains................  .........................................  Oct. 3 & 4.
        Low Plains:
            Early Zone.............  .........................................  Oct. 3 & 4.
            Late Zone..............  .........................................  Oct. 24 & 25.
            Southeast Zone.........  .........................................  Nov. 7 & 8.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Nebraska.......................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots        ................................
        Zone 1.....................  .........................................  Oct. 3 & 4.
        Zone 2.....................  .........................................  Sept. 26 & 27.
        Zone 3.....................  .........................................  Oct. 17 & 18.
        Zone 4.....................  .........................................  Sept. 26 & 27.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Oklahoma.......................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, and geese:       ................................
        High Plains................  .........................................  Oct. 10 & 11.
        Low Plains:
            Zone 1.................  .........................................  Oct. 24 & 25.
            Zone 2.................  .........................................  Oct. 31 & Nov. 1.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Texas..........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, moorhens,        ................................
                                      gallinules, and coots
        High Plains................  .........................................  Oct. 24 & 25.
        Low Plains:
            North Zone.............  .........................................  Oct. 31 & Nov. 1.
            South Zone.............  .........................................  Oct. 24 & 25.
 

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PACIFIC FLYWAY                       .........................................
    Arizona........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and       ................................
                                      moorhens
        North Zone.................  .........................................  Sept. 26 & 27.
        South Zone.................  .........................................  Jan. 30 & 31.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Idaho..........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots        ................................
        Zone 1.....................  .........................................  Sept. 26 & 27.
        Zones 2 & 3................  .........................................  Oct. 3 & 4.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Nevada.........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and       ................................
                                      moorhens
        Northeast Zone.............  .........................................  Sept. 12 & 13.
        Northwest Zone.............  .........................................  Sept. 26 & Feb. 6.
        South Zone.................  .........................................  Feb. 6 & 7.
 
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(1) InMaryland, 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) InKansas, the adult accompanying the youth must possess any licenses and/or stamps required by law for that
  individual to hunt waterfowl.
 * * * * * * *
(9) InMaryland, the bag limit for Canada geese is 2 in the AP Zone and 5 in the RP Zone.
(10) InNorth Carolina, the daily bag limit in the Northeast Hunt Zone may not include dark geese except by
  permit.
(11) InNorth Carolina and Virginia, the daily bag limit may not include tundra swans except by permit.
(12) InVirginia, the daily bag limit for Canada geese is 2.


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4. Further amend Sec.  20.106, as published on September 1, 2015 (80 FR 
52645), by:
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a. Revising the introductory paragraphs;
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b. Adding entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the 
table;
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c. Revising footnote (1) following the table; and
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d. Adding footnote (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 September 1, 2015, Federal Register (80 
FR 52645).


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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
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MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Tennessee (1)(7)..........................  Nov. 28-Jan. 1..................               3               3
CENTRAL FLYWAY
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Oklahoma (1)..............................  Oct. 24-Jan. 24.................               3               9
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Texas (1):
        Zone A................................  Oct. 31-Jan. 31.................               3               9
        Zone B................................  Nov. 20-Jan. 31.................               3               9
        Zone C................................  Dec. 19-Jan. 24.................               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.
 * * * * * * *
(7) In Tennessee, the shooting hours are from sunrise to 3 p.m.

* * * * *
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5. Section 20.107 is revised to read as follows:


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

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

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


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                                             Season dates                            Limits
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ATLANTIC FLYWAY                        .......................  ................................................
    North Carolina...................  Nov. 7-Jan. 30.........  1 tundra swan per season.
    Virginia.........................  Nov. 18-Jan 31.........  1 tundra swan per season.
CENTRAL FLYWAY (1)
    Montana..........................  Oct. 3-Jan. 7..........  1 tundra swan per season.
    North Dakota.....................  Oct. 3-Jan. 3..........  1 tundra swan per season.
    South Dakota.....................  Oct. 3-Dec. 20.........  1 tundra swan per permit.
PACIFIC FLYWAY (1)
    Montana (2)......................  Oct. 10-Dec. 1.........  1 swan per season.
    Nevada (3)(4)....................  Oct. 10-Jan. 3.........  2 swans per season.
    Utah (4)(5)......................  Oct. 3-Dec. 13.........  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) In Nevada, 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.

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6. Further amend Sec.  20.109, as published on September 1, 2015 (80 FR 
52645), by:
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a. Revising the introductory paragraphs;
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b. Adding entries for the following States in alphabetical order to the 
table;
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c. Revising footnote (2) following the table; and
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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 21, 2015 (80 FR 
51090) and August 25, 2015 (80 FR 51658) Federal Register.
    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 September 1, 2015, Federal Register (80 
FR 52645).


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                                                                    Extended falconry dates
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ATLANTIC FLYWAY
    Delaware
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Feb. 1-Mar. 5.
        Brant...............................  Nov. 23-Dec. 21 & Feb. 1-Mar. 5.
    Florida
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks, mergansers, light geese, and   Nov. 3-Nov. 12 & Feb. 8-Mar. 4.
         coots.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Maine
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots (5):
            North Zone......................  Dec. 15-Feb. 4.
            South & Coastal Zones...........  Jan. 8-Feb. 29.
    Maryland
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks...............................  Feb. 2-Mar. 10.
        Brant...............................  Feb. 1-Mar. 10.
        Light Geese.........................  Feb. 25-Mar. 10.
    Massachusetts
        Ducks, mergansers, sea ducks, and     Feb. 1-Feb. 4.
         coots
    New Hampshire
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            Northern Zone...................  Dec. 11-Jan. 24.
            Inland Zone.....................  Nov. 2-Nov. 14 & Dec. 24-Jan. 24.
            Coastal Zone....................  Jan. 26-Mar. 10.
    New Jersey
        Woodcock:
            North Zone......................  Oct. 1-Oct. 16 & Nov. 22-Jan. 15.
            South Zone......................  Oct. 1-Nov. 6 & Nov. 29-Dec. 18 & Jan. 2-Jan. 15.
        Ducks, mergansers, coots, and brant:
            North Zone......................  Jan. 19-Mar. 10.
            South Zone......................  Jan. 19-Mar. 10.
            Coastal Zone....................  Jan. 31-Mar. 10.
    New York                                  ..................................................................
        Ducks, mergansers and coots:
            Long Island Zone................  Nov. 1-Nov. 25 & Nov. 30-Dec. 6 & Feb. 1-Feb. 13.
            Northeastern Zone...............  Oct. 1-Oct. 2 & Oct. 12-Oct. 23 & Dec. 14-Jan. 13.
            Southeastern Zone...............  Oct. 1-Oct. 9 & Oct. 19-Nov. 6 & Dec. 28-Jan. 13.
            Western Zone....................  Oct. 1-Oct. 23 & Dec. 7-Dec. 25 & Jan. 11-Jan. 13.
    North Carolina
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks, mergansers and coots.........  Oct. 26-Nov. 7 & Feb. 1-Feb. 20.
    Pennsylvania
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            North Zone......................  Nov. 30-Dec. 18 & Feb. 8-Mar. 10.
            South Zone......................  Oct. 26-Nov. 13 & Feb. 8-Mar. 10.
            Northwest Zone                    Dec. 14-Dec. 28 & Feb. 3-Mar. 10.
            Lake Erie Zone                    Jan. 19-Mar. 10.
        Canada Geese:
            SJBP Zone.......................  Mar. 4-Mar. 10.
            AP Zone.........................  Feb. 1-Mar. 10.
            RP Zone.........................  Mar. 7-Mar. 10.
    South Carolina
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Nov. 1-Nov. 20 & Feb. 1-Feb. 11.
    Virginia
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Nov. 30-Dec. 18 & Feb. 1-Feb. 12.
        Canada Geese:
            Eastern (AP) Zone...............  Nov. 18-Nov. 23 & Feb. 1-Feb. 24.
            Western (SJBP) Zone.............  Feb. 16-Feb. 24.
        Brant...............................  Oct. 17-Jan. 1.

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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. 15-Mar. 10.
            Central Zone....................  Oct. 24-Oct. 30 & Feb. 18-Mar. 10.
            South Zone......................  Oct. 24-Oct. 30 & Feb. 18-Mar. 10.
    Iowa
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            North Zone......................  Dec. 15-Jan. 12.
            Missouri River Zone.............  Dec. 19-Jan. 16.
            South Zone......................  Dec. 15-Jan. 12.
    Kentucky
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Nov. 5-Nov. 25 & Nov. 30-Dec. 6.
        Canada geese, white-fronted geese,    Nov. 5-Nov. 25.
         light geese, and brant.
    Louisiana
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Rails and moorhens..................  Nov. 4-Nov. 6 & Dec. 31-Jan. 31.
        Ducks:
            West Zone.......................  Nov. 4-Nov. 13 & Dec. 7-Dec. 18 & Jan. 25-Jan. 31.
            East Zone.......................  Nov. 4-Nov. 20 & Dec. 7-Dec. 18.
            Coastal Zone....................  Nov. 4-Nov. 6 & Dec. 7-Dec. 18 & Jan. 18-Jan. 31.
    Michigan
        Ducks, mergansers, coots, and         Dec. 28-Jan. 21 & Mar. 1-Mar. 10.
         moorhens.
    Minnesota
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens,   Dec. 12-Jan. 26.
         and gallinules.
    Mississippi
        Doves...............................  Nov. 16-Nov. 24 & Jan. 16-Jan. 23.
        Ducks, mergansers and coots.........  Feb. 7-Mar. 6.
    Missouri
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Sept. 12-Sept. 27 & Feb. 11-Mar. 10.
    Ohio
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Feb. 20-Mar. 5.
        Geese...............................  Feb. 20-Mar. 5.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Wisconsin
        Rails, snipe, moorhens, and
         gallinules:
            North Zone......................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25 & Nov. 25-Dec. 16.
            South Zone......................  Sept. 1-Oct. 2 & Oct. 12-Oct. 16 & Dec. 7-Dec. 16.
            Mississippi River Zone..........  Sept. 1-Oct. 2 & Oct. 10-Oct. 16 & Dec. 9-Dec. 16.
        Woodcock............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 18 & Nov. 3-Dec. 16.
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Sept. 19-Sept. 20 & Jan. 8-Feb. 21.
CENTRAL FLYWAY
    Kansas
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            Low Plains......................  Feb. 25-Mar. 10.
    Montana (2)
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots........  Sept. 23-Oct. 2.
    Nebraska
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            Zone 1..........................  Sept. 5-Sept. 20 & Feb. 25-Mar. 10.
            Zone 2:
                Low Plains..................  Sept. 5-Sept. 20 & Feb. 25-Mar. 10.
                High Plains.................  Sept. 12-Sept. 20.
            Zone 3:
                Low Plains..................  Sept. 5-Sept. 20 & Feb. 25-Mar. 10.
                High Plains.................  Sept. 12-Sept. 20.

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            Zone 4                            Sept. 5-Sept. 20 & Feb. 25-Mar. 10.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
    Oklahoma
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            Low Plains......................  Feb. 15-Feb. 29.
    South Dakota
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            High Plains.....................  Oct. 2-Oct. 9.
            Low Plains:
                North Zone..................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25 & Dec. 9-Dec. 16.
                Middle Zone.................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25 & Dec. 9-Dec. 16.
                South Zone..................  Sept. 15-Oct. 9 & Dec. 23-Dec. 30.
    Texas
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            Low Plains......................  Feb. 1-Feb. 14.
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
PACIFIC FLYWAY
    Arizona
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
        Ducks and mergansers:
            North Zone......................  Jan. 24-Jan. 27.
            South Zone......................  Sept. 27-Sept. 30.
    California
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            Colorado River Zone.............  Jan. 25-Jan. 28.
            Southern Zone...................  Feb. 1-Feb. 5.
        Canada Geese and White-fronted
         Geese:
            Northeastern Zone (6)...........  Jan. 18-Jan. 22.
            Colorado River Zone.............  Jan. 25-Jan. 28.
            Southern Zone (7)...............  Feb. 1-Feb. 5.
        Light Geese:
            Colorado River Zone.............  Jan. 25-Jan. 28.
            Southern Zone (7)...............  Feb. 1-Feb. 4.
 
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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, in the Northeastern Zone, there is no extended falconry season for white-fronted geese.
(7) In California, in the Imperial County Special Management Area, there is no extended falconry season.


[FR Doc. 2015-24166 Filed 9-24-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4310-55-P