Migratory Bird Hunting; Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds, 48647-48685 [2016-17330]

Download as PDF Vol. 81 Monday, No. 142 July 25, 2016 Part VI Department of the Interior mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 20 Migratory Bird Hunting; Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds; Final Rule VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 48648 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 20 [Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2015–0034; FF09M21200–167–FXMB1231099BPP0] RIN 1018–BA70 Migratory Bird Hunting; Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This rule prescribes the hunting seasons, hours, areas, and daily bag and possession limits for migratory game birds. Taking of migratory birds is prohibited unless specifically provided for by annual regulations. This rule permits the taking of designated species during the 2016–17 season. DATES: This rule takes effect on July 25, 2016. 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–2015–0034. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ron W. Kokel, Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, (703) 358–1714. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 SUMMARY: Regulations Schedule for 2016 On August 6, 2015, we published in the Federal Register (80 FR 47388) 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 2016–17 regulatory cycle relating to open public meetings and Federal Register notifications were also identified in the August 6, 2015, proposed rule. On October 20–21, 2015, we held open meetings with the Flyway Council Consultants, at which the participants reviewed information on the current status of migratory game birds and developed recommendations for the 2016–17 regulations for these species. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 On December 11, 2015, we published in the Federal Register (80 FR 77088) the proposed frameworks for the 2016– 17 season migratory bird hunting regulations. On March 28, 2016, we published in the Federal Register (81 FR 17302) final season frameworks for migratory game bird hunting regulations, from which State wildlife conservation agency officials selected season hunting dates, hours, areas, and limits for 2016–17 seasons. 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 2016–17 and deals specifically with amending subpart K of 50 CFR part 20. It sets hunting seasons, hours, areas, and limits for migratory game bird species. This final rule is the culmination of the rulemaking process for the migratory game bird hunting seasons, which started with the August 6, 2015, proposed rule. As discussed elsewhere in this document, we supplemented that proposal on December 11, and published final season frameworks on March 28, 2016, that provided the season selection criteria from which the States selected these seasons. This final rule sets the migratory game bird hunting seasons based on that input from the States. We previously addressed all comments in the March 28 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 2016– 17,’’ with its corresponding January 2016, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 under the caption FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Endangered Species Act Consideration Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), provides that, ‘‘The Secretary shall review other programs administered by him and utilize such programs in furtherance of the purposes of this Act’’ (and) shall ‘‘insure that any action authorized, funded, or carried out * * * is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered species or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of [critical] habitat. * * *.’’ Consequently, we conducted formal consultations to ensure that actions resulting from these regulations would not likely jeopardize the continued existence of endangered or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of their critical habitat. Findings from these consultations are included in a biological opinion, which concluded that the regulations are not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered or threatened species. Our biological opinions resulting from this section 7 consultation are public documents available for public inspection at the address indicated under ADDRESSES. Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563) Executive Order 12866 provides that the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) will review all significant rules. OIRA has reviewed this rule and has determined that this rule is significant because it would have an annual effect of $100 million or more on the economy. Executive Order 13563 reaffirms the principles of E.O. 12866 while calling for improvements in the nation’s regulatory system to promote predictability, to reduce uncertainty, and to use the best, most innovative, and least burdensome tools for achieving regulatory ends. The executive order directs agencies to consider regulatory approaches that reduce burdens and maintain flexibility and freedom of choice for the public where these approaches are relevant, feasible, and consistent with regulatory objectives. E.O. 13563 emphasizes further that regulations must be based on the best available science and that the rulemaking process must allow for public participation and an open exchange of ideas. We have developed this rule in a manner consistent with these requirements. E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 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, 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 2016–17 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, the 2014–15, and the 2015–16 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–2015–0034. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 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 upon request from the Division of Migratory Bird Management (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) or from our Web site at http://www.fws.gov/ migratorybirds or at http:// www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2015–0034. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 48649 Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act therefore, reduces restrictions on the use of private and public property. 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. Energy Effects—Executive Order 13211 Executive Order 13211 requires agencies to prepare Statements of Energy Effects when undertaking certain actions. While this rule is a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866, it is not expected to adversely affect energy supplies, distribution, or use. Therefore, this action is not a significant energy action and no Statement of Energy Effects is required. 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. 703–712), 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, PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 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 August 6 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 2016–17 migratory bird hunting season. The resulting proposals were contained in a May 27, 2016, proposed rule (81 FR 34226). By virtue of these actions, we have consulted with affected 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 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 48650 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 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 (August 6 Federal Register) opened the public comment period for 2016–17 migratory game bird hunting regulations. We previously addressed all comments in a March 28, 2016, Federal Register publication (81 FR 17302). Regulations Promulgation The rulemaking process for migratory game bird hunting, by its nature, operates under a time constraint as seasons must be established each year or hunting seasons remain closed. However, we intend that the public be provided extensive opportunity for public input and involvement in compliance with Administrative Procedure Act requirements. Thus, when the preliminary proposed rulemaking was published, we established what we believed were the longest periods possible for public comment and the most opportunities for public involvement. We also provided notification of our participation in multiple Flyway Council meetings, opportunities for additional public review and comment on all Flyway Council proposals for regulatory change, and opportunities for additional public review during the Service Regulations Committee meeting. Therefore, we believe that sufficient public notice and opportunity for involvement have been given to affected persons. Further, States need sufficient time to communicate these season selections to their affected publics, and to establish and publicize the necessary regulations and procedures to implement these seasons. Thus, 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: June 30, 2016. Karen Hyun, Acting 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—MIGRATORY BIRD HUNTING 1. The authority citation for part 20 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 40 Stat. 755, 16 U.S.C. 703–712; Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, 16 U.S.C. 742 a–j; Public Law 106–108, 113 Stat. 1491, Note Following 16 U.S.C. 703. Note— The following annual hunting regulations provided for by §§ 20.101 through 20.106 and 20.109 of 50 CFR 20 will not appear in the Code of Federal Regulations because of their seasonal nature. 2. Section 20.101 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 20.101 Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as follows: Shooting and hawking hours are onehalf hour before sunrise until sunset. CHECK COMMONWEALTH REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS. (a) Puerto Rico. Limits Season dates Bag Doves and Pigeons: Zenaida, white–winged, and mourning doves (1) Scaly–naped pigeons ............................................ Ducks ..................................................................... Common Moorhens ............................................... Common Snipe ...................................................... Sept. 3–Oct. 31 ............................................................ Sept. 3–Oct. 31 ............................................................ Nov. 12–Dec. 19 & ....................................................... Jan. 14–Jan. 30 ............................................................ Nov. 12–Dec. 19 & ....................................................... Jan. 14–Jan. 30 ............................................................ Nov. 12–Dec. 19 & ....................................................... Jan. 14–Jan. 30 ............................................................ Possession 20 5 6 6 6 6 8 8 20 5 12 12 12 12 16 16 (1) Not more than 10 Zenaida and 3 mourning doves in the aggregate. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 Restrictions: In Puerto Rico, the season is closed on the ruddy duck, white-cheeked pintail, West Indian whistling duck, fulvous whistling duck, masked duck, purple gallinule, American coot, Caribbean coot, whitecrowned pigeon, and plain pigeon. Closed Areas: Closed areas are described in the March 28, 2016, Federal Register (81 FR 17302). (b) Virgin Islands. Limits Season dates Bag Zenaida doves .............................................................. Ducks ............................................................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:48 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Sept. 1–Sept. 30 ........................................................... CLOSED. Frm 00004 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 Possession 10 10 48651 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Restrictions: In the Virgin Islands, the seasons are closed for ground or quail doves, pigeons, ruddy duck, whitecheeked pintail, West Indian whistling duck, fulvous whistling duck, masked duck, and all other ducks, and purple gallinule. Closed Areas: Ruth Cay, just south of St. Croix, is closed to the hunting of migratory game birds. All Offshore Cays under jurisdiction of the Virgin Islands Government are closed to the hunting of migratory game birds. ■ 3. Section 20.102 is revised to read as follows: § 20.102 Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for Alaska. Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as follows: Shooting and hawking hours are onehalf hour before sunrise until sunset. Area descriptions were published in the March 28, 2016, Federal Register (81 FR 17302). CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS. Area seasons Dates North Zone ..................... Gulf Coast Zone ............. Southeast Zone .............. Pribilof & Aleutian Islands Zone. Kodiak Zone ................... Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 16–Dec. 31. Oct. 8–Jan. 22. Oct. 8–Jan. 22. Daily bag and possession limits Ducks (1) Area North Zone ......................................................... Gulf Coast Zone ................................................ Southeast Zone ................................................. Pribilof and Aleutian Islands Zone .................... Kodiak Zone ...................................................... 10–30 8–24 7–21 7–21 7–21 Canada geese (2)(3) 4–12 4–12 4–12 4–12 4–12 White fronted geese (4)(5) Light geese (6) 4–12 4–12 4–12 4–12 4–12 Brant 6–18 6–18 6–18 6–18 6–18 3–9 3–9 3–9 3–9 3–9 Emperor geese Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed .. .. .. .. .. Sandhill cranes (7) Snipe 8–24 8–24 8–24 8–24 8–24 3–9 2–6 2–6 2–6 2–6 (1) The basic duck bag limits may include no more than 2 canvasbacks daily, and may not include sea ducks. In addition to the basic duck limits, the sea duck limit is 10 daily (singly or in the aggregate), including no more than 6 each of either harlequin or long-tailed ducks. Sea ducks include scoters, common and king eiders, harlequin ducks, long-tailed ducks, and common and red-breasted mergansers. The season for Steller’s and spectacled eiders is closed. (2) In Units 5 and 6, the taking of Canada geese is only permitted from September 28 through December 16. In the Middleton Island portion of Unit 6, the taking of Canada geese is by special permit only. The maximum number of Canada goose permits is 10 for the season. A mandatory goose-identification class is required. Hunters must check in and out. The daily bag and possession limit is 1. The season will close if incidental harvest includes 5 dusky Canada geese. A dusky Canada goose is any dark-breasted Canada goose (Munsell 10 YR color value five or less) with a bill length between 40 and 50 millimeters. (3) In Units 9, 10, 17, and 18, for Canada geese, the daily bag limit is 6 and the possession limit is 18. (4) In Units 9, 10, and 17, for white-fronted geese, the daily bag limit is 6 and the possession limit is 18. (5) In Unit 18, for white-fronted geese, the daily bag limit is 10 and the possession limit is 30. (6) Light geese include snow geese and Ross’s geese. (7) In Unit 17 of the North Zone, for sandhill cranes, the daily bag limit is 2 and the possession limit is 6. Falconry: The total combined bag and possession limit for migratory game birds taken with the use of a raptor under a falconry permit is 3 per day, 9 in possession, and may not exceed a more restrictive limit for any species listed in this subsection. Special Tundra Swan Season: In Units 17, 18, 22, and 23, there will be a tundra swan season from September 1 through October 31 with a season limit of 3 tundra swans per hunter. This season is by State registration permit only; hunters will be issued 1 permit allowing the take of up to 3 tundra swans. Hunters will be required to file a harvest report with the State after the season is completed. Up to 500 permits may be issued in Unit 18; 300 permits each in Units 22 and 23; and 200 permits in Unit 17. 4. Section 20.103 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 20.103 Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for doves and pigeons. Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as follows: Shooting and hawking hours are onehalf hour before sunrise until sunset except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in the March 28, 2016, Federal Register (81 FR 17302). CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS. (a) Doves. Note: Unless otherwise noted, the seasons listed below are for mourning and whitewinged doves. Daily bag and possession limits are in the aggregate for the two species. Limits Season dates mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 Bag Possession EASTERN MANAGEMENT UNIT Alabama: North Zone: 12 noon to sunset ....................................................................... 1⁄2 hour before sunrise to sunset ................................................ Sept. 10 only ................................... Sept. 11–Oct. 30 & .......................... Dec. 8–Jan. 15 ................................ South Zone: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 15 15 15 15 45 45 48652 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag 12 noon to sunset ....................................................................... 1⁄2 hour before sunrise to sunset ................................................ Delaware .................................................................................................... Florida: 12 noon to sunset ............................................................................... 1⁄2 hour before sunrise to sunset ........................................................ Georgia: 12 noon to sunset ............................................................................... 1⁄2 hour before sunrise to sunset ........................................................ Illinois (1) ................................................................................................... Indiana ....................................................................................................... Kentucky: 11 a.m. to sunset ................................................................................ 1⁄2 hour before sunrise to sunset ........................................................ Louisiana: North Zone: 1⁄2 hour before sunrise to sunset ................................................ South Zone: 1⁄2 hour before sunrise to sunset ................................................ Maryland: 12 noon to sunset ............................................................................... 1⁄2 hour before sunrise to sunset ........................................................ Mississippi: North Zone .......................................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................................... North Carolina ............................................................................................ Ohio ........................................................................................................... Pennsylvania: 12 noon to sunset ............................................................................... 1⁄2 hour before sunrise to sunset ........................................................ Rhode Island: 12 noon to sunset ............................................................................... 1⁄2 hour before sunrise to sunset ........................................................ mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 South Carolina: 12 noon to sunset ............................................................................... 1⁄2 hour before sunrise to sunset ........................................................ Tennessee: 12 noon to sunset ............................................................................... 1⁄2 hour before sunrise to sunset ........................................................ Virginia: 12 noon to sunset ............................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4701 Possession Sept. 17 only ................................... Sept. 18–Sept. 25 & ........................ Oct. 8–Oct. 23 & ............................. Nov. 12–Jan. 15 .............................. Sept. 1–Oct. 1 & .............................. Oct. 19–Oct. 22 & ........................... Nov. 21–Jan. 14 .............................. 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 Sept. 24–Oct. 24 ............................. Nov. 12–Dec. 5 & ............................ Dec. 12–Jan. 15 .............................. 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 3 only ..................................... Sept. 4–Sept. 18 & .......................... Oct. 8–Oct. 28 & ............................. Nov. 24–Jan. 15 .............................. Sept. 1–Nov. 14 & ........................... Dec. 26–Jan. 9 ................................ Sept. 1–Oct. 16 & ............................ Nov. 1–Nov. 13 & ............................ Dec. 10–Jan. 8 ................................ 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 Sept. 1 only ..................................... Sept. 2–Oct. 26 & ............................ Nov. 24–Dec. 4 & ............................ Dec. 24–Jan. 15 .............................. 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 3–Sept. 25 & .......................... Oct. 8–Nov. 13 & ............................. Dec. 17–Jan. 15 .............................. 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 3–Sept. 11 & .......................... Oct. 8–Nov. 27 & ............................. Dec. 17–Jan. 15 .............................. 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 1–Oct. 8 ................................. Oct. 21–Nov. 19 & ........................... Dec. 17–Jan. 7 ................................ 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 3–Oct. 9 & .............................. Oct. 22–Nov. 6 & ............................. Dec. 10–Jan. 15 .............................. Sept. 3–Sept. 11 & .......................... Oct. 8–Nov. 13 & ............................. Dec. 3–Jan. 15 ................................ Sept. 3–Oct. 8 & .............................. Nov. 21–Dec. 3 & ............................ Dec. 5–Jan. 14 ................................ Sept. 1–Nov. 6 & ............................. Dec. 17–Jan. 8 ................................ 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 Sept. 1–Oct. 8 ................................. Oct. 15–Nov. 26 & ........................... Dec. 26–Jan. 3 ................................ 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 10–Oct. 9 ............................... Oct. 15–Nov. 27 & ........................... Dec. 10–Dec. 25 ............................. 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 3–Sept. 5 ............................... Sept. 6–Oct. 15 & ............................ Nov. 12–Nov. 26 & .......................... Dec. 15–Jan. 15 .............................. 12 12 12 12 36 36 36 36 Sept. 1 only ..................................... Sept. 2–Sept. 28 & .......................... Oct. 8–Oct. 30 & ............................. Dec. 8–Jan. 15 ................................ 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 3–Sept. 9 ............................... 15 45 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 48653 Limits Season dates Bag ⁄ hour before sunrise to sunset ........................................................ 12 West Virginia: 12 noon to sunset ............................................................................... 1⁄2 hour before sunrise to sunset ........................................................ Wisconsin ................................................................................................... Possession Sept. 10–Oct. 30 & .......................... Nov. 19–Nov. 27 & .......................... Dec. 24–Jan. 15 .............................. 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 1 only ..................................... Sept. 2–Oct. 15 & ............................ Oct. 31–Nov. 19 & ........................... Dec. 19–Jan. 12 .............................. Sept. 1–Nov. 29 .............................. 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 Sept. 3–Oct. 23 & ............................ Dec. 8–Jan. 15 ................................ Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................................ Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................................ Sept. 1–Nov. 29 .............................. Sept. 1–Nov. 29 .............................. Sept. 1–Nov. 29 .............................. Sept. 1–Oct. 30 ............................... Sept. 1–Oct. 30 ............................... 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 Sept. 1–Nov. 29 .............................. Sept. 1–Oct. 30 & ............................ Dec. 3–Jan. 1 .................................. Sept. 1–Nov. 29 .............................. Sept. 1–Oct. 31 & ............................ Dec. 17–Dec. 25 ............................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................................ 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 Sept. 1–Nov. 13 & ........................... Dec. 17–Jan. 1 ................................ Sept. 1–Nov. 6 & ............................. Dec. 17–Jan. 8 ................................ 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 Sept. 23–Nov. 9 & ........................... Dec. 17–Jan. 23 .............................. Sept. 3–Sept. 4 & ............................ Sept. 10–Sept. 11 ........................... Sept. 23–Nov. 13 & ......................... Dec. 17–Jan. 23 .............................. Sept. 1–Nov. 29 .............................. 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 10 10 30 30 CENTRAL MANAGEMENT UNIT Arkansas .................................................................................................... Colorado .................................................................................................... Iowa ........................................................................................................... Kansas ....................................................................................................... Minnesota .................................................................................................. Missouri ...................................................................................................... Montana ..................................................................................................... Nebraska .................................................................................................... New Mexico: North Zone .......................................................................................... South Zone: ........................................................................................ North Dakota .............................................................................................. Oklahoma ................................................................................................... South Dakota ............................................................................................. Texas (2): North Zone .......................................................................................... Central Zone ....................................................................................... South Zone: Special Area ................................................................................ (Special Season) ......................................................................... 12 noon to sunset ....................................................................... Remainder of the South Zone ............................................................ Wyoming .................................................................................................... WESTERN MANAGEMENT UNIT Arizona (3) ................................................................................................. California (4) .............................................................................................. Idaho .......................................................................................................... Nevada ....................................................................................................... Oregon ....................................................................................................... Utah ........................................................................................................... Washington ................................................................................................ Sept. 1–Sept. 15 & .......................... Nov. 25–Jan. 8 ................................ Sept. 1–Sept. 15 & .......................... Nov. 14–Dec. 28 ............................. Sept. 1–Oct. 30 ............................... Sept. 1–Oct. 30 ............................... Sept. 1–Oct. 30 ............................... Sept. 1–Oct. 30 ............................... Sept. 1–Oct. 30 ............................... OTHER POPULATIONS mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 Hawaii (5) ................................................................................................... Nov. 5–Nov. 27 & ............................ Dec. 3–Jan. 23 ................................ (1) In Illinois, shooting hours are sunrise to sunset. (2) In Texas, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning, white-winged, and white-tipped doves in the aggregate, of which no more than 2 may be whitetipped doves with a maximum 90-day season. Possession limits are three times the daily bag limit. During the special season in the Special White-winged Dove Area of the South Zone, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning, white-winged, and white-tipped doves in the aggregate, of which no more than 2 may be mourning doves and 2 may be white-tipped doves. Possession limits are three times the daily bag limit. (3) In Arizona, during September 1 through 15, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning and white-winged doves in the aggregate, of which no more than 10 may be white-winged doves. During November 25 through January 8, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning doves. (4) In California, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning and white-winged doves in the aggregate, of which no more than 10 may be white-wing doves. (5) In Hawaii, the season is only open on the island of Hawaii. The daily bag limits are 10 mourning doves, spotted doves, and chestnut-bellied sandgrouse in the aggregate. Shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise through one-half hour after sunset. Hunting is permitted only on weekends and State holidays. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 48654 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations (b) Band-tailed Pigeons. Limits Season dates Bag Arizona ....................................................................................................... California: North Zone .......................................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................................... Colorado .................................................................................................... New Mexico: North Zone .......................................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................................... Oregon ....................................................................................................... Utah (1) ...................................................................................................... Washington ................................................................................................ Possession Sept. 2–Sept. 15 ............................. 2 6 Sept. 19–Sept. 27 ........................... Dec. 19–Dec. 27 ............................. Sept. 1–Sept. 14 ............................. 2 2 2 6 6 6 Sept. 1–Sept. 14 ............................. Oct. 1–Oct. 14 ................................. Sept. 15–Sept. 23 ........................... Sept. 1–Sept. 14 ............................. Sept. 15–Sept. 23 ........................... 2 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 6 (1) In Utah, each band-tailed pigeon hunter must have a band-tailed pigeon hunting permit issued by the State. 5. Section 20.104 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 20.104 Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for rails, woodcock, and snipe. Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as follows: Shooting and hawking hours are onehalf hour before sunrise until sunset except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in the March 28, 2016, Federal Register (81 FR 17302). CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS. Sora and Virginia Rails Clapper and King Rails Woodcock Snipe 25 (1) 75 (1) 15 (2) 45 (2) 3 9 8 24 ATLANTIC FLYWAY Connecticut (3) .................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Delaware ............................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Florida ................................. Georgia ................................ Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Sept. 24–Nov. 10 & Nov. 25–Dec. 16. Closed .............................. Oct. 22–Nov. 19 & Nov. 21–Dec. 6. Sept. 20–Dec. 3 & Dec. 14–Jan. 14. Nov. 1–Feb. 15. Nov. 15–Feb. 28. Maine (4) ............................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Sept. 24–Nov. 10 & Nov. 25–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Oct. 22–Nov. 19 & Nov. 21–Dec. 6. Nov. 21–Dec. 3 & Dec. 14–Jan. 14. Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ............... Dec. 10–Jan. 23 ............... Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Maryland (5) ........................ Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Massachusetts (6) ............... Sept. 1–Nov. 7 ................. Closed .............................. New Hampshire ................... New Jersey (7): North Zone ................... South Zone .................. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Oct. 1–Oct. 29 & Oct. 31– Nov. 15. Oct. 28–Nov. 25 & Jan. 13–Jan. 28. Oct. 5–Oct. 29 & Oct. 31– Nov. 19. Oct. 1–Nov. 14 ................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. New York (8) ....................... North Carolina ..................... Vermont ............................... Virginia ................................ Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Sept. 1–Oct. 1 & Oct. 14– Nov. 21. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Sept. 17–Sept. 21 & Oct. 15–Dec. 18. Closed .............................. Sept. 10–Nov. 18 ............. Closed .............................. Sept. 1–Oct. 1 & Oct. 14– Nov. 21. Closed .............................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Sept. 17–Sept. 21 & Oct. 15–Dec. 18. Closed .............................. Sept. 10–Nov. 18 ............. West Virginia (11) ............... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Closed .............................. Sept. 10–Sept. 25 & Nov. 26–Jan. 18. Sept. 10–Nov. 18 ............. Sept. 3–Nov. 11 ............... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Sept. 3–Nov. 11 ............... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Sept. 10–Sept. 25 & Nov. 26–Jan. 18. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Daily bag limit Possession limit mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 Pennsylvania (9) ................. Rhode Island (10) ............... South Carolina .................... MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Alabama .............................. Arkansas ............................. Illinois (12) ........................... Indiana (13) ......................... Iowa (14) ............................. Kentucky .............................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 Sept. 27–Nov. 25 & Dec. 13–Jan. 28. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 15–Nov. 14. Oct. 15–Nov. 19 ............... Nov. 12–Dec. 3 & Dec. 17–Dec. 30. Oct. 1–Nov. 14 ................. Dec. 15–Jan. 28 ............... Sept. 1–Nov. 9. Nov. 14–Feb. 28. Oct. 15–Nov. 26 ............... Oct. 15–Nov. 28 ............... Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ............... Oct. 15–Nov. 26. Sept. 1–Nov. 9. Nov. 14–Feb. 28. Oct. 1–Nov. 14 ................. Oct. 29–Nov. 4 & Dec. 9– Jan. 15. Oct. 15–Nov. 19 & Nov. 28–Dec. 6. Oct. 1–Nov. 14. Oct. 7–Oct. 10 & Oct. 21– Jan. 31. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Dec. 16–Jan. 29 ............... Nov. 12–Feb. 26. Nov. 5–Dec. 19 ................ Oct. 15–Nov. 28 ............... Oct. 15–Nov. 28 ............... Oct. 1–Nov. 14 ................. Oct. 22–Nov. 11 & Nov. 14–Dec. 7. Nov. 1–Feb. 15. Sept. 3–Dec. 18. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 3–Nov. 30. Sept. 21–Oct. 30 & Nov. 24–Jan. 29. E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 Sept. 16–Dec. 31. Sept. 16–Dec. 31. 48655 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Sora and Virginia Rails Clapper and King Rails Woodcock Snipe 25 (1) 75 (1) 15 (2) 45 (2) 3 9 8 24 Sept. 10–Sept. 25 & Nov. 12–Jan. 4. Sept. 10–Sept. 25 & Nov. 12–Jan. 4. Sept. 10–Sept. 25 & Nov. 12–Jan. 4. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Sept. 1–Nov. 7 ................. Sept. 3–Nov. 11 ............... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Sept. 10–Sept. 25 & Nov. 12–Jan. 4. Sept. 10–Sept. 25 & Nov. 12–Jan. 4. Sept. 10–Sept. 25 & Nov. 12–Jan. 4. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Sept. 3–Nov. 11 ............... Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ............... Sept. 24–Nov. 7 ............... Sept. 24–Nov. 7 ............... Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ............... Oct. 15–Nov. 28 ............... Oct. 8–Nov. 21 ................. Nov. 2–Dec. 4 & Dec. 17– Feb. 28. Nov. 2–Dec. 4 & Dec. 17– Feb. 28 . Nov. 2–Dec. 4 & Dec. 17– Feb. 28. Sept. 1–Nov. 9. Sept. 1–Nov. 7. Nov. 14–Feb. 28. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Nov. 29 & Dec. 17–Jan. 2. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Oct. 29–Dec. 12 ............... Oct. 29–Dec. 12 ............... Nov. 14–Feb. 28. Nov. 14–Feb. 28. Sept. 24–Nov. 22 ............. Oct. 1–Oct. 9 & Oct. 15– Dec. 4. Oct. 1–Oct. 7 & Oct. 15– Dec. 6. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Sept. 24–Nov. 7 ............... Sept. 24–Nov. 7 ............... Closed .............................. Sept. 24–Nov. 7 ............... Sept. 24–Nov. 22. Oct. 1–Oct. 9 & Oct. 15– Dec. 4. Oct. 1–Oct. 7 & Oct. 15– Dec. 6. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Closed .............................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Sept. 17–Nov. 25 ............. Closed .............................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Closed .............................. Sept. 10–Sept. 25 & Nov. 5–Dec. 28. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Sept. 10–Sept. 25 & Nov. 5–Dec. 28. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Oct. 15–Nov. 28 ............... Closed .............................. Sept. 24–Nov. 7 ............... Closed .............................. Sept. 24–Nov. 7 ............... Nov. 1–Dec. 15 ................ Closed .............................. Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ............... Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Oct. 15–Jan. 29. Sept. 17–Dec. 4. Oct. 1–Jan. 15. Sept. 1–Oct. 31. Oct. 29–Feb. 12. Closed .............................. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Closed Closed Closed Closed .............................. .............................. .............................. .............................. Closed Closed Closed Closed .............................. .............................. .............................. .............................. Oct. 7–Jan. 15. Oct. 21–Jan. 29. Oct. 15–Jan. 29. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed .............................. .............................. .............................. .............................. Closed Closed Closed Closed .............................. .............................. .............................. .............................. Oct. 1–Jan. 13. Oct. 1–Jan. 13. Oct. 15–Jan. 27. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Daily bag limit Possession limit Louisiana: West Zone .................... East Zone ..................... Coastal Zone ................ Michigan .............................. Minnesota ............................ Mississippi ........................... Missouri ............................... Ohio ..................................... Tennessee: Reelfoot Zone .............. State Zone ................... Wisconsin: North Zone ................... South Zone .................. Miss. River Zone .......... CENTRAL FLYWAY Colorado .............................. Kansas ................................ Montana .............................. Nebraska (15) ..................... New Mexico (16) ................. North Dakota ....................... Oklahoma ............................ South Dakota (17) ............... Texas ................................... Wyoming ............................. Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ............... Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ............... Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Northwest Zone ............ Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. South Zone (19) ........... Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. New Mexico ......................... Oregon: Zone 1 .......................... Zone 2 .......................... Sept. 17–Nov. 25 ............. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Utah ..................................... Washington: East Zone ..................... mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 PACIFIC FLYWAY Arizona (18): North Zone ................... South Zone .................. California ............................. Colorado .............................. Idaho: Zone 1 .......................... Zone 2 .......................... Zone 3 .......................... Montana .............................. Nevada: Northeast Zone ............ Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. West Zone .................... Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. Wyoming ............................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................. Closed .............................. Closed .............................. .............................. .............................. .............................. .............................. Oct. 1–Oct. 23 & Oct. 26– Jan. 15. Oct. 8–Oct. 23 & Oct. 26– Jan. 22. Oct. 15–Oct. 23 & Oct. 26–Jan. 29. Oct. 17–Jan. 31. Nov. 5–Feb. 19. Oct. 8–Nov. 27 & Nov. 30–Jan. 22. Oct. 1–Jan. 14. Oct. 15–Oct. 19 & Oct. 22–Jan. 29. Oct. 15–Oct. 19 & Oct. 22–Jan. 29. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. (1) The daily bag and possession limits for sora and Virginia rails apply singly or in the aggregate of the two species. (2) All daily 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 Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey, the limits for clapper and king rails are 10 daily and 30 in possession. (3) In Connecticut, the limits for clapper and king rails apply singly or in the aggregate of the two species. Limits for clapper and king rail are 10 daily and 30 in possession and may include no more than 1 king rail. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 48656 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations (4) In Maine, the daily bag and possession limit for sora and Virginia rails is 25. (5) In Maryland, no more than 1 king rail may be taken per day. (6) In Massachusetts, the sora rail limits are 5 daily and 15 in possession; the Virginia rail limits are 10 daily and 30 in possession. (7) In New Jersey, the season for king rail is closed by State regulation. (8) In New York, the rail daily bag and possession limits are 8 and 24, respectively. Seasons for sora and Virginia rails and snipe are closed on Long Island. (9) In Pennsylvania, the daily bag and possession limits for sora and Virginia rails, singly or in the aggregate, are 3 and 9, respectively. (10) In Rhode Island, the sora and Virginia rails limits are 3 daily and 9 in possession, singly or in the aggregate; the clapper and king rail limits are 1 daily and 3 in possession, singly or in the aggregate; the snipe limits are 5 daily and 15 in possession. (11) In West Virginia, the daily bag and possession limit for sora and Virginia rails is 25; the possession limit for snipe is 16. (12) In Illinois, shooting hours are from sunrise to sunset. (13) In Indiana, the season on Virginia rails is closed. (14) In Iowa, the limits for sora and Virginia rails are 12 daily and 24 in possession. (15) In Nebraska, the rail limits are 10 daily and 30 in possession. (16) In New Mexico, in the Central Flyway portion of the State, the rail limits are 10 daily and 20 in possession. (17) In South Dakota, the snipe limits are 5 daily and 15 in possession. (18) In Arizona, Ashurst Lake in Unit 5B is closed to snipe hunting. (19) 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. 6. Section 20.105 is revised to 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 noted. Area descriptions were published in the March 28, 2016, Federal Register (81 FR 17302) and the April 12, 2016, Federal Register (81 FR 21480). CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS. (a) Common Moorhens and Purple Gallinules. Limits Season dates Bag ATLANTIC FLYWAY Delaware ....................................................................... Florida (1) ..................................................................... Georgia ......................................................................... New Jersey ................................................................... New York: Long Island ............................................................ Remainder of State ............................................... North Carolina .............................................................. Pennsylvania ................................................................ South Carolina .............................................................. Virginia .......................................................................... West Virginia ................................................................ MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Alabama ........................................................................ Arkansas ....................................................................... Kentucky ....................................................................... Louisiana ...................................................................... Michigan ....................................................................... Minnesota (2): North Zone ............................................................ Central Zone .......................................................... mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 South Zone ............................................................ Mississippi .................................................................... Ohio .............................................................................. Tennessee: ................................................................... Wisconsin:. North Zone ............................................................ South Zone ............................................................ Mississippi River Zone .......................................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............................................................. Sept. 1–Nov.9 ............................................................... Nov. 19–Nov. 27 & ....................................................... Dec. 10–Jan. 29 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............................................................. 15 15 15 15 10 45 45 45 45 30 Closed. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............................................................. Sept. 1–Oct. 1 & ........................................................... Oct. 14–Nov. 21 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............................................................. Sept. 17–Sept. 21 & ..................................................... Oct. 15–Dec. 18 ........................................................... Sept. 10–Nov. 18 .......................................................... Oct. 1–Oct. 8 & ............................................................. Nov. 28–Jan. 28 ........................................................... 8 15 15 3 15 15 15 15 15 24 45 45 9 45 45 45 30 30 Sept. 10–Sept. 25 & ..................................................... Nov. 26–Jan. 18 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............................................................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............................................................. Sept. 10–Sept. 25 & ..................................................... Nov. 12–Jan. 4 ............................................................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............................................................. 15 15 15 3 15 15 1 45 45 45 9 45 45 3 Sept. 24–Nov. 22 .......................................................... Sept. 24–Oct. 2 & ......................................................... Oct. 8–Nov. 27 ............................................................. Sept. 24–Oct. 2 & ......................................................... Oct. 15–Dec. 4 ............................................................. Sept. 3–Nov. 11 ............................................................ Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............................................................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............................................................. 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 Sept. 24–Nov. 22 .......................................................... Oct. 1–Oct. 9 & ............................................................. Oct. 15–Dec. 4 ............................................................. Oct. 1–Oct. 7 & ............................................................. Oct. 15–Dec. 6 ............................................................. 15 15 15 15 15 30 30 30 30 30 CENTRAL FLYWAY VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Possession Frm 00010 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 48657 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag New Mexico:. Zone 1 ................................................................... Zone 2 ................................................................... Oklahoma ..................................................................... Texas ............................................................................ Sept. 17–Nov. 25 .......................................................... Sept. 17–Nov. 25 .......................................................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............................................................. Sept. 10–Sept. 25 & ..................................................... Nov. 5–Dec. 28 ............................................................. Possession 1 1 15 15 15 3 3 45 45 45 PACIFIC FLYWAY All States ...................................................................... Seasons are in aggregate with coots and listed in paragraph (e). (1) The season applies to common moorhens only. (2) In Minnesota, the daily bag limit is 15 and the possession limit is 45 coots and moorhens in the aggregate. (b) Special Sea Duck Seasons (scoters, eiders, and long-tailed ducks in Atlantic Flyway). Within the special sea duck areas, the daily bag limit is 5 scoters, eiders, and long-tailed ducks in the aggregate, including no more than 4 scoters, 4 eiders, and 4 long-tailed ducks. 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 Connecticut ................................................................... Delaware ....................................................................... Georgia ......................................................................... Maine ............................................................................ Maryland ....................................................................... Massachusetts (1) ........................................................ New Hampshire ............................................................ New Jersey ................................................................... North Carolina .............................................................. Rhode Island ................................................................ South Carolina .............................................................. Virginia .......................................................................... Nov. Nov. Nov. Dec. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Dec. Nov. 12–Jan. 20 ........................................................... 21–Jan. 28 ........................................................... 19–Nov. 27 & ....................................................... 10–Jan. 29 ........................................................... 11–Jan. 19 ........................................................... 5–Jan. 13 ............................................................. 21–Jan. 28 ........................................................... 15–Jan. 13 ........................................................... 5–Jan. 13 ............................................................. 21–Jan. 28 ........................................................... 24–Jan. 22 ........................................................... 19–Nov. 26 & ....................................................... 10–Jan. 29 ........................................................... 11–Jan. 9 ............................................................. Possession 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 Note: Notwithstanding the provisions of this Part 20, the shooting of crippled waterfowl from a motorboat under power will be permitted in Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia in those areas described, delineated, and designated in their respective hunting regulations as special sea duck hunting areas. (1) In Massachusetts, the daily bag limit may not include more than 1 hen eider. Possession limits are three times the daily bag limit. (c) Early (September) Duck Seasons. Note: Unless otherwise specified, the seasons listed below are for teal only. Limits Season dates Bag Possession mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 ATLANTIC FLYWAY Delaware (1) ................................................................. Florida (2) ..................................................................... Georgia ......................................................................... Maryland (1) ................................................................. North Carolina (1) ......................................................... South Carolina (3) ........................................................ Virginia (1) .................................................................... Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 9–Sept. 27 ........................................................... 17–Sept. 25 ......................................................... 10–Sept. 25 ......................................................... 16–Sept. 30 ......................................................... 10–Sept. 28 ......................................................... 9–Sept. 24 ........................................................... 17–Sept. 30 ......................................................... 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Alabama ........................................................................ Arkansas (3) ................................................................. Illinois (3) ...................................................................... Indiana (3) .................................................................... Iowa (3) ......................................................................... Kentucky (2) ................................................................. Louisiana ...................................................................... Michigan ....................................................................... Mississippi .................................................................... Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 10–Sept. 25 ......................................................... 10–Sept. 25 ......................................................... 3–Sept. 18 ........................................................... 3–Sept. 18 ........................................................... 3–Sept. 18 ........................................................... 17–Sept. 25 ......................................................... 10–Sept. 25 ......................................................... 1–Sept. 7 ............................................................. 10–Sept. 25 ......................................................... 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 48658 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Missouri (3) ................................................................... Ohio (3) ......................................................................... Tennessee (2) .............................................................. Wisconsin ..................................................................... CENTRAL FLYWAY Colorado (1) .................................................................. Kansas: Low Plains ............................................................. High Plains ............................................................ Nebraska (1): Low Plains ............................................................. High Plains ............................................................ New Mexico .................................................................. Oklahoma ..................................................................... Texas:. High Plains ............................................................ Rest of State ......................................................... Possession Sept. 10–Sept. 25 ......................................................... Sept. 3–Sept. 18 ........................................................... Sept. 10–Sept. 18 ......................................................... Sept.1–Sept. 7 .............................................................. 6 6 6 6 18 18 18 18 Sept. 10–Sept. 18 ......................................................... ....................................................................................... Sept. 10–Sept. 25 ......................................................... Sept. 17–Sept. 25 ......................................................... 6 ........................ 6 6 18 ........................ 18 18 3–Sept. 18 ........................................................... 3–Sept. 11 ........................................................... 17–Sept. 25 ......................................................... 10–Sept. 25 ......................................................... 6 6 6 6 18 18 18 18 Sept. 10–Sept. 25 ......................................................... Sept. 10–Sept. 25 ......................................................... 6 6 18 18 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. (1) Area restrictions. See State regulations. (2) In Florida, Kentucky, and Tennessee, the daily bag limit for the first 5 days of the season is 6 wood ducks and teal in the aggregate, of which no more than 2 may be wood ducks. During the last 4 days of the season, the daily bag limit is 6 teal only. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. (3) Shooting hours are from sunrise to sunset. (d) Special Early Canada Goose Seasons. Limits Season dates mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 Bag ATLANTIC FLYWAY Connecticut (1): North Zone ............................................................ South Zone ............................................................ Delaware ....................................................................... Florida ........................................................................... Georgia ......................................................................... Maine:. Northern Zone ....................................................... Southern Zone ....................................................... Coastal Zone ......................................................... Maryland (1)(2): Eastern Unit ........................................................... Western Unit .......................................................... Massachusetts:. Central Zone .......................................................... Coastal Zone ......................................................... Western Zone ........................................................ New Hampshire ............................................................ New Jersey (1)(2)(3) .................................................... New York (4): Lake Champlain Zone ........................................... Northeastern Zone ................................................ East Central Zone ................................................. Hudson Valley Zone .............................................. West Central Zone ................................................ South Zone ............................................................ Western Long Island Zone .................................... Central Long Island Zone ...................................... Eastern Long Island Zone ..................................... North Carolina (5)(6) .................................................... Pennsylvania (7):. SJBP Zone (8) ....................................................... Rest of State (9) .................................................... Rhode Island (1) ........................................................... South Carolina Early-Season Hunt Unit ......................................... Vermont: Lake Champlain Zone ........................................... Interior Vermont Zone ........................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Possession 1–Sept. 30 ........................................................... 13–Sept. 30 ......................................................... 1–Sept. 24 ........................................................... 3–Sept. 25 ........................................................... 3–Sept. 25 ........................................................... 15 15 15 5 5 45 45 45 15 15 Sept. 1–Sept. 24 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 24 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 24 ........................................................... 6 8 8 18 24 24 Sept. 1–Sept. 15 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 24 ........................................................... 8 8 24 24 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 6–Sept. 6–Sept. 6–Sept. 1–Sept. 1–Sept. 23 23 23 25 30 ........................................................... ........................................................... ........................................................... ........................................................... ........................................................... 7 7 7 5 15 21 21 21 15 45 Sept. 1–Sept. Sept. 1–Sept. Sept. 1–Sept. Sept. 1–Sept. Sept. 1–Sept. Sept. 1–Sept. Closed. Sept. 6–Sept. Sept. 6–Sept. Sept. 1–Sept. 25 25 25 25 25 25 ........................................................... ........................................................... ........................................................... ........................................................... ........................................................... ........................................................... 8 15 15 15 15 15 24 45 45 45 45 45 30 ........................................................... 30 ........................................................... 30 ........................................................... 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 1–Sept. 24 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 24 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 30 ........................................................... 3 8 15 9 24 45 Sept. 1–Sept. 30 ........................................................... 15 45 Sept. 1–Sept. 25 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 25 ........................................................... 8 8 24 24 Frm 00012 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 48659 Limits Season dates Bag Connecticut River Zone (10) ................................. Virginia (11) .................................................................. West Virginia ................................................................ CENTRAL FLYWAY North Dakota: Missouri River Zone .............................................. Remainder of State ............................................... Oklahoma ..................................................................... South Dakota (12) ........................................................ Texas East Zone .............................................................. PACIFIC FLYWAY Colorado ....................................................................... Idaho Zone 4 ................................................................... Oregon: Northwest Permit Zone ......................................... Southwest Zone .................................................... Eastern Zone ......................................................... Klamath County Zone ........................................... Harney and Lake County Zone ............................. Malheur County Zone ............................................ Washington: Areas 1 & 3 ........................................................... Areas 2A & 2B (13) ............................................... Area 4 & 5 ............................................................. Wyoming: Teton County Zone ............................................... Balance of State Zone .......................................... Possession Sept. 1–Sept. 25 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 25 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 10 ........................................................... 5 10 5 15 30 15 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 1–Sept. 7 ............................................................. 1–Sept. 15 ........................................................... 10–Sept. 19 ......................................................... 3–Sept. 30 ........................................................... 15 15 8 15 45 45 24 45 Sept. 10–Sept. 25 ......................................................... 5 15 Sept. 1–Sept. 9 ............................................................. 4 12 Sept. 1–Sept. 15 ........................................................... 5 15 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. ......................................................... ......................................................... ......................................................... ......................................................... ......................................................... ......................................................... 5 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 15 15 Sept. 10–Sept. 15 ......................................................... Sept. 3–Sept. 11 ........................................................... Sept. 10–Sept. 11 ......................................................... 5 5 5 15 15 10 Sept. 1–Sept. 8 ............................................................. Sept. 1–Sept. 8 ............................................................. 3 2 9 6 10–Sept. 10–Sept. 10–Sept. 10–Sept. 10–Sept. 10–Sept. 18 14 14 14 14 14 (1) Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. (2) The use of shotguns capable of holding more than 3 shotshells is allowed. (3) The use of electronic calls is allowed. (4) In New York, in all areas except the Northeastern and Southeastern Goose Hunting Area, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, the use of shotguns capable of holding more than 3 shotshells is allowed, and the use of electronic calls is allowed. In the Northeastern and Southeastern Goose Hunting Areas, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, shotguns capable of holding more than 3 shotshells are allowed, and electronic calls are allowed only from September 1 to September 16 and September 19 to September 25. On September 17 and September 18, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset, shotguns must be capable of holding no more than 3 shotshells, and electronic calls are not allowed. (5) In North Carolina, the use of unplugged guns and electronic calls is allowed in that area west of U.S. Highway 17 only. (6) In North Carolina, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset in that area west of U.S. Highway 17 only. (7) In Pennsylvania, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset from September 1 to September 16, September 19 to September 23. On September 17 and September 24, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. (8) In Pennsylvania, in the area south of SR 198 from the Ohio State line to intersection of SR 18, SR 18 south to SR 618, SR 618 south to U.S. Route 6, U.S. Route 6 east to U.S. Route 322/SR 18, U.S. Route 322/SR 18 west to intersection of SR 3013, SR 3013 south to the Crawford/Mercer County line, not including the Pymatuning State Park Reservoir and an area to extend 100 yards inland from the shoreline of the reservoir, excluding the area east of SR 3011 (Hartstown Road), the daily bag limit is 1 goose with a possession limit of 3 geese. The season is closed on State Game Lands 214. However, during youth waterfowl hunting days, regular season regulations apply. (9) In Pennsylvania, in the area of Lancaster and Lebanon Counties north of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, east of SR 501 to SR 419, south of SR 419 to the Lebanon-Berks County line, west of the Lebanon-Berks County line and the Lancaster-Berks County line to SR 1053, west of SR 1053 to the Pennsylvania Turnpike I–76, the daily bag limit is 1 goose with a possession limit of 3 geese. On State Game Lands No. 46 (Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area), the season is closed. However, during youth waterfowl hunting days, regular season regulations apply. (10) In Vermont, the season in the Connecticut River Zone is the same as the New Hampshire Inland Zone season, set by New Hampshire. (11) In Virginia, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset from September 1 to September 16, and one-half hour before sunrise to sunset from September 17 to September 25 in the area east of I–95 where the September teal season is open. Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset from September 1 to September 20, and one-half hour before sunrise to sunset from September 21 to September 25 in the area west of I–95. (12) See State regulations for additional information and restrictions. (13) In Washington, in Pacific County, the daily bag and possession limit is 15 and 45 Canada geese, respectively. (e) Waterfowl, Coots, and PacificFlyway Seasons for Common Moorhens. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 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 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 48660 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 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 female mallards), 2 scaup, 1 black duck, 2 pintails, 2 canvasbacks, 1 mottled duck, 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 4 scoters, 4 eiders, 4 longtailed ducks, 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 Bag Connecticut Ducks and Mergansers: North Zone .......................................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................................... Coots .......................................................................................................... Canada Geese: AFRP Unit ........................................................................................... NAP H-Unit ......................................................................................... AP Unit ............................................................................................... Special Season ................................................................................... Light Geese: North Zone .......................................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................................... Brant: North Zone .......................................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................................... Delaware Ducks ......................................................................................................... Mergansers ................................................................................................ Coots .......................................................................................................... Canada Geese ........................................................................................... Light Geese (1) .......................................................................................... Brant .......................................................................................................... Florida Ducks ......................................................................................................... Mergansers ................................................................................................ Coots .......................................................................................................... Canada Geese ........................................................................................... mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 Light Geese ............................................................................................... Georgia Ducks ......................................................................................................... Mergansers ................................................................................................ Coots .......................................................................................................... Canada Geese ........................................................................................... Light Geese ............................................................................................... Brant .......................................................................................................... Maine Ducks (2): .................................................................................................. North Zone .......................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4701 Possession ..................................................... Oct. 8–Oct. 15 & ............................. Nov. 10–Jan. 10 .............................. Oct. 8–Oct. 11 & ............................. Nov. 16–Jan. 20 .............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 18 15 45 Oct. 10–Oct. 13 & ........................... Nov. 11–Nov. 30 & .......................... Dec. 10–Feb. 15 .............................. Oct. 8–Oct. 15 & ............................. Nov. 10–Jan. 21 .............................. Oct. 10–Oct. 13 & ........................... Nov. 23–Jan. 14 .............................. Jan. 25–Feb. 15 .............................. 5 5 5 3 3 3 3 5 15 15 15 9 9 9 9 15 Oct. 1–Jan. 14 & ............................. Feb. 21–Mar. 10 .............................. Oct. 1–Dec. 1 & ............................... Jan. 7–Mar. 10 ................................ 25 25 25 25 Nov. 14–Jan. 10 .............................. Nov. 24–Jan. 20 .............................. 2 2 6 6 Oct. 28–Nov. 8 & ............................. Nov. 21–Nov. 26 & .......................... Dec. 9–Jan. 28 ................................ Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... Nov. 21–Nov. 26 & .......................... Dec. 16–Feb. 4 ................................ Oct. 5–Feb. 4 .................................. Feb. 11 ............................................ Dec. 3–Jan. 28 ................................ 6 6 6 5 15 2 2 25 25 2 18 18 18 15 45 6 6 Nov. 19–Nov. 27 & .......................... Dec. 10–Jan. 29 .............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... Nov. 19–Nov. 27 & .......................... Dec. 1–Jan. 30 ................................ Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 5 15 5 5 15 18 18 15 45 15 15 Nov. 19–Nov. 27 & .......................... Dec. 10–Jan. 29 .............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... Oct. 8–Oct. 23 & ............................. Nov. 19–Nov. 27 & .......................... Dec. 10–Jan. 29 .............................. Same as for Canada Geese ........... Geese .............................................. Closed ............................................. 6 6 5 15 5 5 5 18 18 15 45 15 15 15 5 15 ..................................................... Sept. 26–Dec. 3. 6 18 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 6 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 48661 Limits Season dates Bag South Zone ......................................................................................... Coastal Zone ...................................................................................... Mergansers ................................................................................................ Coots .......................................................................................................... Canada Geese: North Zone .......................................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................................... Coastal Zone ...................................................................................... Light Geese. Brant: North Zone ................................................................................................. South Zone ......................................................................................... Coastal Zone ...................................................................................... Maryland Ducks and Mergansers (3) ........................................................................ Coots .......................................................................................................... Canada Geese: RP Zone ............................................................................................. AP Zone .............................................................................................. Light Geese ............................................................................................... Brant .......................................................................................................... Massachusetts Ducks (4): Western Zone ..................................................................................... Central Zone ....................................................................................... Coastal Zone ...................................................................................... Mergansers ................................................................................................ Coots .......................................................................................................... Canada Geese: NAP Zone. Central Zone ................................................................................ (Special season) .......................................................................... Coastal Zone ........................................................................... (Special season) (5) .................................................................... AP Zone .............................................................................................. Light Geese: Western Zone ..................................................................................... Central Zone ....................................................................................... mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 Coastal Zone (5) ................................................................................. Brant:. Western & Central Zone ..................................................................... Coastal Zone ...................................................................................... New Hampshire Ducks: Northern Zone .................................................................................... Inland Zone ......................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4701 Possession Oct. 1–Oct. 15 & ............................. Nov. 1–Dec. 24. Oct. 1–Oct. 15 & ............................. Nov. 11–Jan. 4. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 5 5 15 15 Oct. 1–Dec. 21 ................................ Oct. 1–Oct. 27 & ............................. Nov. 1–Dec. 24 ............................... Oct. 1–Oct. 27 & ............................. Nov. 11–Jan. 4 ................................ Oct. 1–Jan. 31 ................................. 3 3 3 3 3 25 9 9 9 9 9 Sept. 26–Dec. 3 .............................. Oct. 1–Oct. 15 & ............................. Nov. 1–Dec. 24 ............................... Oct. 1–Oct. 15 & ............................. Nov. 11–Jan. 4 ................................ 2 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 6 Oct. 15–Oct. 22 & ........................... Nov. 12–Nov. 25 & .......................... Dec. 13–Jan. 28 .............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 15 18 18 18 45 Nov. 19–Nov. 25 & .......................... Dec. 13–Mar. 8 ................................ Nov. 19–Nov. 25 & .......................... Dec. 16–Feb. 4 ................................ Oct. 1–Nov. 25 & ............................. Dec. 12–Feb. 4 ................................ Feb. 11 ............................................ Nov. 8–Nov. 25 & ............................ Dec. 12–Jan. 31 .............................. 5 5 2 2 25 25 25 2 2 15 15 6 6 ..................................................... Oct. 10–Nov. 26 & ........................... Dec. 5–Dec. 24. Oct. 11–Nov. 26 & ........................... Dec. 12–Jan. 2. Oct. 14–Oct. 22 & ........................... Nov. 17–Jan. 16. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 18 5 15 15 45 Oct. 11–Nov. 26 & ........................... Dec. 12–Jan. 13 .............................. Jan. 16–Feb. 4 ................................ Oct. 14–Oct. 22 & ........................... Nov. 17–Jan. 27 .............................. Jan. 28–Feb. 15 .............................. Oct. 10–Nov. 26 & ........................... Dec. 5–Dec. 13 ............................... 3 3 5 3 3 5 3 3 9 9 15 9 9 15 9 9 Oct. 10–Nov. 26 & ........................... Dec. 5–Dec. 13 ............................... Oct. 11–Nov. 26 & ........................... Dec. 12–Jan. 13 .............................. Jan. 16–Feb. 4 ................................ Oct. 14–Oct. 22 & ........................... Nov. 17–Jan. 27 .............................. Jan. 28–Feb. 15 .............................. 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 Closed ............................................. Nov. 21–Jan. 28 .............................. 2 6 6 18 ..................................................... Oct. 4–Dec. 2 .................................. Oct. 4–Nov. 6 & ............................... Nov. 22–Dec. 17 ............................. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 6 6 48662 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Coastal Zone ...................................................................................... Mergansers ................................................................................................ Coots .......................................................................................................... Canada Geese: Northern Zone .................................................................................... Inland Zone ......................................................................................... Coastal Zone ...................................................................................... Light Geese: Northern Zone .................................................................................... Inland Zone ......................................................................................... Coastal Zone ...................................................................................... Brant: Northern Zone .................................................................................... Inland Zone ......................................................................................... Coastal Zone ...................................................................................... New Jersey Ducks: ........................................................................................................ North Zone .......................................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................................... Coastal Zone ...................................................................................... Mergansers ................................................................................................ Coots .......................................................................................................... Canada and White-fronted Geese: North Zone .......................................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................................... Coastal Zone ...................................................................................... Light Geese: Special Season Zone ......................................................................... North Zone .......................................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................................... Coastal Zone ...................................................................................... Brant: North Zone .......................................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................................... Coastal Zone ...................................................................................... New York Ducks and Mergansers: ............................................................................. Long Island Zone ................................................................................ Lake Champlain Zone ........................................................................ Northeastern Zone .............................................................................. Southeastern Zone ............................................................................. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 Western Zone ..................................................................................... Coots .......................................................................................................... Canada Geese: Western Long Island (AFRP) ............................................................. Central Long Island (NAP–L) ............................................................. Eastern Long Island (NAP–H) ............................................................ Lake Champlain (AP) Zone ................................................................ Northeast (AP) Zone .......................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4701 Possession Oct. 5–Oct. 16 & ............................. Nov. 22–Jan. 8 ................................ Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 5 15 15 45 Oct. 4–Dec. 12 ................................ Oct. 4–Nov. 6 & ............................... Nov. 22–Dec. 27 ............................. Oct. 5–Oct. 16 & ............................. Nov. 22–Jan. 18 .............................. 3 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 9 Oct. 4–Dec. 12 ................................ Oct. 4–Dec. 27 ................................ Oct. 5–Jan. 18 ................................. 25 25 25 Oct. 4–Dec. 2 .................................. Oct. 4–Nov. 6 & ............................... Nov. 22–Dec. 17 ............................. Oct. 5–Oct. 16 & ............................. Nov. 22–Jan. 8 ................................ 2 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 6 ..................................................... Oct. 8–Oct. 15 & ............................. Nov. 5–Jan. 5 .................................. Oct. 22–Oct. 29 & ........................... Nov. 12–Jan. 12 .............................. Nov. 10–Nov. 12 & .......................... Nov. 24–Jan. 28 .............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 18 5 15 15 45 3 3 3 3 5 5 9 9 9 9 15 15 .............................. .............................. .............................. .............................. 5 25 25 25 15 Oct. 8–Oct. 15 & ............................. Nov. 5–Jan. 5 .................................. Oct. 22–Oct. 29 & ........................... Nov. 12–Jan. 12 .............................. Nov. 10–Nov. 12 & .......................... Nov. 24–Jan. 28 .............................. 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 ..................................................... Nov. 24–Nov. 27 & .......................... Dec. 5–Jan. 29 ................................ Oct. 12–Oct. 16 & ........................... Oct. 29–Dec. 22 .............................. Oct. 8–Oct. 30 & ............................. Nov. 5–Dec. 11 ............................... Oct. 1–Oct. 10 & ............................. Nov. 12–Dec. 31 ............................. Oct. 22–Dec. 4 & ............................. Dec. 31–Jan. 15 .............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 18 15 45 Oct. 8–Oct. 23 & ............................. Nov. 24–Nov. 27 & .......................... Dec. 5–Feb. 27 ................................ Nov. 24–Nov. 27 & .......................... Dec. 5–Feb. 8 .................................. Nov. 24–Feb. 1 ................................ Oct. 12–Nov. 30 .............................. Oct. 22–Nov. 14 & ........................... Nov. 16–Dec. 11 ............................. 8 8 8 3 3 3 3 3 3 24 24 24 9 9 9 9 9 9 Nov. Dec. Nov. Dec. Nov. Nov. 12–Nov. 26 & .......................... 10–Jan. 21 .............................. 12–Nov. 26 & .......................... 10–Jan. 21 .............................. 10–Nov. 12 & .......................... 24–Feb. 15 .............................. Jan. 23–Feb. 15 Oct. 17–Feb. 15 Oct. 17–Feb. 15 Oct. 17–Feb. 15 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 48663 Limits Season dates Bag East Central (AP) Zone ...................................................................... Hudson Valley (AP) Zone ................................................................... West Central (AP) Zone ..................................................................... South (AFRP) ..................................................................................... Light Geese (6): Long Island Zone ................................................................................ Lake Champlain Zone ........................................................................ Northeastern Zone .............................................................................. Southeastern Zone ............................................................................. Western Zone ............................................................................................ Brant: Long Island Zone ................................................................................ Lake Champlain Zone ........................................................................ Northeastern Zone .............................................................................. Southeastern Zone ............................................................................. Western Zone ..................................................................................... North Carolina Ducks (7) ................................................................................................... Mergansers ................................................................................................ Coots .......................................................................................................... Canada Geese: RP Hunt Zone ..................................................................................... SJBP Hunt Zone ................................................................................. Northeast Hunt Zone (8) .................................................................... Light Geese ............................................................................................... Brant .......................................................................................................... Pennsylvania Ducks: ........................................................................................................ North Zone .......................................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................................... Northwest Zone .................................................................................. Lake Erie Zone ................................................................................... Mergansers ................................................................................................ Coots .......................................................................................................... Canada Geese: Eastern (AP) Zone .............................................................................. SJBP Zone ......................................................................................... mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 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 ............................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4701 Possession Oct. 22–Nov. 18 & ........................... Dec. 3–Dec. 24 ............................... Nov. 5–Nov. 17 & ............................ Dec. 3–Jan. 8 .................................. Oct. 22–Nov. 24 & ........................... Dec. 31–Jan. 15 .............................. Oct. 22–Dec. 17 & ........................... Dec. 31–Jan. 15 & .......................... Mar. 4–Mar. 10 ................................ 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 Nov. 24–Mar. 10 .............................. Oct. 12–Dec. 31 & ........................... Feb. 15–Mar. 10 .............................. Oct. 1–Jan. 15 ................................. Oct. 1–Jan. 15 ................................. Oct. 1–Jan. 15 ................................. 25 25 25 25 25 25 Nov. 24–Nov. 27 & .......................... Dec. 5–Jan. 29 ................................ Oct. 5–Dec. 3 .................................. Oct. 1–Nov. 29 ................................ Oct. 1–Nov. 29 ................................ Oct. 1–Nov. 29 ................................ 2 2 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 6 6 Oct. 5–Oct. 8 & ............................... Nov. 12–Dec. 3 & ............................ Dec. 17–Jan. 28 .............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 15 45 Oct. 5–Oct. 15 & ............................. Nov. 12–Dec. 3 & ............................ Dec. 17–Feb. 11 .............................. Oct. 5–Nov. 4 & ............................... Nov. 12–Dec. 31 ............................. Jan. 13–Jan. 28 ............................... Oct. 11–Feb. 11 .............................. Dec. 17–Jan. 28 .............................. 5 5 5 5 5 1 25 1 15 15 15 15 15 3 ..................................................... Oct. 8–Nov. 19 & ............................. Dec. 20–Jan. 14 .............................. Oct. 15–Oct. 22 & ........................... Nov. 22–Jan. 21 .............................. Oct. 8–Dec. 10 ................................ Dec. 27–Dec. 31 ............................. Oct. 31–Jan. 7 ................................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 18 5 15 15 45 Nov. 15–Nov. 26 & .......................... Dec. 17–Jan. 31 .............................. Oct. 8–Nov. 26 & ............................. Dec. 12–Jan. 20 .............................. Oct. 22–Nov. 26 & ........................... Dec. 17–Jan. 14 & .......................... Feb. 1–Feb. 28 ................................ 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 9 9 9 9 15 15 15 1–Jan. 31 ................................. 1–Jan. 20 ................................. 27–Feb. 28 .............................. 8–Dec. 16 ................................ 25 25 25 2 6 Oct. 7–Oct. 10 & ............................. Nov. 23–Nov. 27 & .......................... Dec. 3–Jan. 22 ................................ Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... Nov. 19–Nov. 27 & .......................... Dec. 3–Jan. 30 ................................ Feb. 4–Feb. 10 ................................ Oct. 16–Jan. 30 ............................... 6 6 6 5 15 3 3 5 25 Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 9 9 9 9 9 9 15 15 15 3 18 18 18 15 45 9 9 15 48664 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Brant .......................................................................................................... Ducks (9)(10) ............................................................................................. Mergansers (11) ........................................................................................ Coots .......................................................................................................... Canada and White-fronted Geese (12) ..................................................... Light Geese ............................................................................................... Brant .......................................................................................................... Vermont Ducks: ........................................................................................................ Lake Champlain Zone ........................................................................ Interior Zone ....................................................................................... Connecticut River Zone ...................................................................... Mergansers ................................................................................................ Coots .......................................................................................................... Canada Geese: Lake Champlain Zone ........................................................................ Interior Zone ....................................................................................... Connecticut River Zone ...................................................................... Light Geese: Lake Champlain Zone ........................................................................ Interior Zone ....................................................................................... Connecticut River Zone ...................................................................... Brant: Lake Champlain Zone ........................................................................ Interior Zone ....................................................................................... Connecticut River Zone ...................................................................... Virginia Ducks (13) ................................................................................................. Mergansers ................................................................................................ Coots .......................................................................................................... Canada Geese: Eastern (AP) Zone .............................................................................. Western (SJBP) Zone ........................................................................ (Special season) ................................................................................. Western (RP) Zone ............................................................................ Light Geese ............................................................................................... Brant .......................................................................................................... West Virginia Ducks (14) ................................................................................................. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 Mergansers ................................................................................................ Coots .......................................................................................................... Canada Geese ........................................................................................... Light Geese ............................................................................................... Brant .......................................................................................................... Possession Dec. 4–Jan. 22 ................................ Nov. 12 & ........................................ Nov. 19–Nov. 26 & .......................... Dec. 10–Jan. 29 .............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... Nov. 19–Nov. 26 & .......................... Dec. 10–Jan. 29 & .......................... Feb. 12–Feb. 27 .............................. Nov. 19–Nov. 26 & .......................... Dec. 10–Jan. 29 & .......................... Feb. 12–Feb. 27 .............................. Nov. 19–Nov. 26 & .......................... Dec. 10–Jan. 29 .............................. 2 6 6 6 5 15 5 5 5 25 25 25 2 2 6 18 18 18 15 45 15 15 15 .......................................................... Oct. 12–Oct 16 & ............................ Oct. 29–Dec. 22 .............................. Oct. 12–Dec. 10 .............................. Oct. 4–Nov. 6 & ............................... Nov. 22–Dec. 17 ............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 18 5 15 15 45 Oct. 12–Nov. 30 .............................. Oct. 12–Nov. 30 .............................. Oct. 4–Nov. 6 & ............................... Nov. 22–Dec. 27 ............................. 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 Oct. 12–Dec. 31 & ........................... Feb. 15–Mar. 10 .............................. Oct. 12–Dec. 31 & ........................... Feb. 15–Mar. 10 .............................. Oct. 4–Dec. 27 ................................ 25 25 25 25 25 Oct. 5–Dec. 3 .................................. Oct. 5–Dec. 3 .................................. Oct. 4–Nov. 6 & ............................... Nov. 22–Dec. 17 ............................. 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 Oct. 7–Oct. 10 & ............................. Nov. 16–Nov. 27 & .......................... Dec. 17–Jan. 29 .............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 15 45 Nov. 16–Nov. 27 & .......................... Dec. 23–Jan. 29 .............................. Nov. 16–Nov. 27 & .......................... Dec. 19–Jan. 14 & .......................... Jan. 15–Feb. 15 .............................. Nov. 16–Nov. 27 & .......................... Dec. 17–Feb. 22 .............................. Oct. 17–Jan. 31 ............................... Nov. 16–Nov. 27 & .......................... Dec. 17–Jan. 29 .............................. 2 2 3 3 5 5 5 25 2 2 6 6 9 9 15 15 15 Oct. 1–Oct. 8 & ............................... Nov. 7–Nov. 12 & ............................ Dec. 14–Jan. 28 .............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... Oct. 1–Oct. 15 & ............................. Nov. 7–Nov. 12 & ............................ Dec. 1–Jan. 28 ................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........... Nov. 30–Jan. 28 .............................. 6 6 6 5 15 5 5 5 5 1 18 18 18 15 30 15 15 15 15 3 6 6 6 6 (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 15 through October 22. Additionally, the daily bag limit of 6 ducks may include no more than 5 sea ducks, of which no more than 4 may be scoters, eiders, or long-tailed ducks. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 48665 (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, the use of electronic calls and shotguns capable of holding more than 3 shotshells are allowed for hunting of light geese on any day when all other waterfowl hunting seasons are closed. (7) In North Carolina, the season is closed for black ducks October 5 through October 8 and November 12 through November 18. The daily bag limit for black and mottled ducks is combined with no more than 1 allowed in the daily bag. (8) In North Carolina, a permit is required to hunt Canada geese in the Northeast Hunt Zone. (9) In 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. (10) In South Carolina, on November 12, 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. (11) In South Carolina, the daily bag limit for mergansers may include no more than 1 hooded merganser. (12) In South Carolina, the daily bag limit may include no more than 2 white-fronted geese. (13) In Virginia, the season is closed for black ducks October 7 through October 10. (14) In West Virginia, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 long-tailed ducks, and the season is closed for eiders, whistling ducks, and mottled ducks. MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Flyway-wide Restrictions Duck Limits: The daily bag limit of 6 ducks may include no more than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be females), 1 mottled duck, 1 black duck, 2 pintails, 2 canvasbacks, 2 redheads, 3 scaup, and 3 wood ducks. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Merganser Limits: The 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 ............................................................ South Zone ............................................................ Mergansers ................................................................... Coots ............................................................................ Dark Geese (1)(2): SJBP Zone ............................................................ North Zone ............................................................ South Zone ............................................................ Light Geese: SJBP Zone ............................................................ North Zone ............................................................ South Zone ............................................................ Arkansas Ducks ............................................................................ Mergansers ................................................................... Coots ............................................................................ Canada Geese ............................................................. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 White-fronted Geese .................................................... Brant ............................................................................. Light Geese .................................................................. Illinois Ducks: .................................................................... North Zone ............................................................ Central Zone .......................................................... South Central Zone ............................................... South Zone ............................................................ Mergansers ................................................................... Coots ............................................................................ Canada Geese: North Zone ............................................................ Central Zone .......................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Possession ....................................................................................... Nov. 25–Nov. 26 & ....................................................... Dec. 3–Jan. 29 ............................................................. Same as North Zone .................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 18 5 15 15 45 Sept. 1–Sept 30 & ........................................................ Nov. 25–Nov. 26 & ....................................................... Dec. 3–Jan. 29 ............................................................. Same as SJBP Zone .................................................... Same as SJBP Zone .................................................... 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 15 Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. 5 5 5 15 15 15 Nov. 19–Nov. 27 & ....................................................... Dec. 8–Dec. 23 & ......................................................... Dec. 26–Jan. 29 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 30 & ....................................................... Nov. 16–Dec. 2 & ......................................................... Dec. 4–Jan. 29 ............................................................. Nov. 16–Dec. 2 & ......................................................... Dec. 4–Jan. 29 ............................................................. Closed ........................................................................... Same as for White-fronted Geese ............................... 6 6 6 5 5 5 3 3 2 2 — 20 18 18 18 10 10 15 9 9 4 4 — — ....................................................................................... Oct. 15–Dec. 13 ........................................................... Oct. 22–Dec. 20 ........................................................... Nov. 11–Jan. 9 ............................................................. Nov. 24–Jan. 22 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 18 5 15 15 45 Sept. 1–Sept. 15 & ....................................................... Oct. 15–Jan. 12 ............................................................ Sept. 1–Sept. 15 & ....................................................... Oct. 22–Oct. 30 & ......................................................... Nov. 12–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 5 2 5 2 2 15 6 15 6 6 Frm 00019 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 48666 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag 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)(3): North Zone ............................................................ Central Zone .......................................................... South Zone ............................................................ Light Geese: North Zone ............................................................ Central Zone ................................................................. South Zone ............................................................ Iowa Ducks: .................................................................... North Zone ............................................................ Missouri River Zone .............................................. South Zone ............................................................ Mergansers ................................................................... Coots ............................................................................ Dark Geese (1): Cedar Falls/Waterloo ............................................. Des Moines ........................................................... Cedar Rapids/Iowa City ........................................ North Zone (4) ....................................................... Missouri River Zone (4) ......................................... mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 South Zone (4) ...................................................... Light Geese: North Zone ............................................................ Missouri River Zone .............................................. South Zone ............................................................ Kentucky Ducks: ........................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Sept. 1–Sept. 15 Nov. 11–Jan. 31 Sept. 1–Sept. 15 Nov. 24–Jan. 31 Possession & ....................................................... ........................................................... & ....................................................... ........................................................... 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 Oct. 17–Jan. 12 ............................................................ Nov. 5–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Nov. 11–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Nov. 24–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 Oct. 15–Jan. 12 ............................................................ Oct. 22–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Nov. 11–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Nov. 24–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Same as for Light Geese ............................................. 20 20 20 20 1 — — — — 3 ....................................................................................... Oct. 22–Dec. 11 & ........................................................ Dec. 24–Jan. 1 ............................................................. Oct. 29–Nov. 6 & .......................................................... Nov. 19–Jan. 8 ............................................................. Oct. 29–Nov. 6 & .......................................................... Nov. 26–Jan. 15. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 18 5 15 15 45 Sept. 3–Sept. 11 & ....................................................... Oct. 22–Nov. 20 & ........................................................ Dec. 10–Feb. 12 ........................................................... Sept. 3–Sept. 11 & ....................................................... Oct. 29–Nov. 6 & .......................................................... Nov. 19–Feb. 12 ........................................................... Sept. 3–Sept. 18 & Oct. 29–Nov. 6 & Nov. 26–Feb. 12. 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. 20 20 20 — — — ....................................................................................... Sept. 24–Oct. 2 & ......................................................... Oct. 15–Dec. 4 ............................................................. Oct. 8–Oct. 9 & ............................................................. Oct. 22–Dec 18 ............................................................ Oct. 1–Oct. 5 & ............................................................. Oct. 22–Dec 15 ............................................................ Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 18 5 15 15 45 Sept. 3–Sept. 11 ........................................................... Sept. 3–Sept. 11 ........................................................... Sept. 3–Sept. 11 ........................................................... Sept. 24–Oct. 9 & ......................................................... Oct. 15–Oct. 31 & ......................................................... Nov. 1–Jan. 4 ............................................................... Oct. 8–Oct. 16 & ........................................................... Oct. 22–Oct. 31 & ......................................................... Nov. 1–Jan. 18 ............................................................. Oct. 1–Oct. 9 & ............................................................. Oct. 22–Oct. 31 & ......................................................... Nov. 1–Jan. 18 ............................................................. 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 Sept. 24–Oct. 9 & ......................................................... Oct. 15–Jan. 13 ............................................................ Oct. 8–Oct. 16 & ........................................................... Oct. 22–Jan. 27 ............................................................ Oct. 1–Oct. 9 & ............................................................. Oct. 22–Jan. 27 ............................................................ 20 20 20 20 20 20 — — — — — — ....................................................................................... 6 18 Frm 00020 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 48667 Limits Season dates Bag 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 ............................................................. White-fronted Geese .................................................... Brant ............................................................................. Light Geese .................................................................. Michigan Ducks: ........................................................................... North Zone ............................................................ Middle Zone ........................................................... South Zone ............................................................ Mergansers ................................................................... Coots ............................................................................ Canada Geese: North Zone ............................................................ Middle Zone ........................................................... South Zone:. Muskegon Wastewater GMU ......................... Allegan County GMU ..................................... Saginaw County GMU ................................... Tuscola/Huron GMU ...................................... mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 Remainder of South Zone .............................. White-fronted Geese: North Zone ............................................................ Middle Zone ........................................................... South Zone:. Muskegon Wastewater GMU ......................... Allegan County GMU ..................................... Saginaw County GMU ................................... Tuscola/Huron GMU ...................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Nov. 24–Nov. 27 & ....................................................... Dec. 5–Jan. 29 ............................................................. Same as West Zone ..................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Sept. 16–Sept. 30 & ..................................................... Nov. 24–Feb. 15 ........................................................... Nov. 24–Feb. 15 ........................................................... Nov. 24–Feb. 15 ........................................................... Nov. 24–Feb. 15 ........................................................... ....................................................................................... Nov. 12–Dec. 4 & ......................................................... Dec. 17–Jan. 22 ........................................................... Nov. 19–Dec. 4 & ......................................................... Dec. 17–Jan. 29 ........................................................... Nov. 12–Dec. 4 & ......................................................... Dec. 17–Jan. 22 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Nov. 5–Dec. 4 & ........................................................... Dec. 17–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Nov. 5–Dec. 4 & ........................................................... Dec. 17–Feb. 12 ........................................................... Closed ........................................................................... Same as for White-fronted Geese ............................... Possession 5 15 5 3 2 1 20 15 45 15 9 6 3 60 6 18 5 15 3 3 2 2 — 20 15 45 9 9 6 6 — — ....................................................................................... Sept. 24–Nov. 20 & ...................................................... Nov. 26–Nov. 27 ........................................................... Oct. 1–Nov. 27 & .......................................................... Dec. 17–Dec. 18 ........................................................... Oct. 8–Dec. 4 & ............................................................ Dec. 31–Jan. 1 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 18 5 15 15 45 Sept. 1–Sept. 30 & ....................................................... Oct. 1–Dec. 16 ............................................................. Sept. 1–Sept. 30 & ....................................................... Oct. 1–Dec. 14 & .......................................................... Dec. 17–Dec. 18 ........................................................... 5 3 5 3 3 15 9 15 9 9 Oct. 15–Nov. 12 & ........................................................ Dec. 3–Dec. 20 ............................................................. Sept. 1–Sept. 7 & ......................................................... Nov. 5–Dec. 23 & ......................................................... Dec. 26–Feb. 12 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 25 & ....................................................... Oct. 8–Dec. 4 & ............................................................ Dec. 31–Jan. 1 & .......................................................... Jan. 21–Feb. 11 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 25 & ....................................................... Oct. 8–Dec. 4 & ............................................................ Dec. 31–Jan. 1 & .......................................................... Jan. 21–Feb. 11 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 25 & ....................................................... Oct. 8–Dec. 4 & ............................................................ Dec. 31–Jan. 1 & .......................................................... Jan. 21–Feb. 11 ........................................................... 3 3 5 3 3 5 3 3 3 5 3 3 3 5 3 3 3 9 9 15 9 9 15 9 9 9 15 9 9 9 15 9 9 9 Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ 1 1 3 3 Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........................................ Sept. 1–Sept. 25 & ....................................................... Oct. 8–Dec. 4 & ............................................................ Dec. 31–Jan. 1 ............................................................. Sept. 1–Sept. 25 & ....................................................... Oct. 8–Dec. 4 & ............................................................ Dec. 31–Jan. 1 ............................................................. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 Frm 00021 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 48668 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag 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 (1): North Zone (6) ....................................................... Central Zone (6) .................................................... South Zone (6) ...................................................... Light Geese: North Zone ............................................................ Central Zone .......................................................... South Zone ............................................................ Mississippi Ducks ............................................................................ Mergansers ................................................................... Coots ............................................................................ Canada Geese ............................................................. White-fronted Geese .................................................... mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 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 ............................................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Possession Sept. 1–Sept. 25 & ....................................................... Oct. 8–Dec. 4 & ............................................................ Dec. 31–Jan. 1 ............................................................. 1 1 1 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 White-fronted Geese ............................... Same as for White-fronted Geese ............................... Sept. 1–Sept. 25 & ....................................................... Oct. 8–Dec. 4 & ............................................................ Dec. 31–Jan. 1 ............................................................. 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. 24–Nov. 22 .......................................................... Sept. 24–Oct. 2 & ......................................................... Oct. 8–Nov. 27 ............................................................. Sept. 24–Oct. 2 & ......................................................... Oct. 15–Dec. 4 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 18 5 15 15 45 Sept. 3–Sept. 18 & ....................................................... Sept. 24–Dec. 23 .......................................................... Sept. 3–Sept. 18 & ....................................................... Sept. 24–Oct. 2 & ......................................................... Oct. 8–Dec. 28 ............................................................. Sept. 3–Sept. 18 & ....................................................... Sept. 24–Oct. 2 & ......................................................... Oct. 15–Jan. 4 .............................................................. 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. 20 20 20 60 60 60 Nov. 25–Nov. 27 & ....................................................... Dec. 2–Dec. 4 & ........................................................... Dec. 7–Jan. 29 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Sept. 1–Sept 30 & ........................................................ Nov. 12–Nov. 27 & ....................................................... Dec. 15–Jan. 29 & ........................................................ Feb. 4–Feb. 15 ............................................................. Nov. 12–Nov. 27 & ....................................................... Dec. 15–Jan. 29 & ........................................................ Feb. 4–Feb. 15 ............................................................. Same as for White-fronted Geese ............................... Same as for White-fronted Geese ............................... 6 6 6 5 15 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 20 18 18 18 15 45 15 9 9 9 9 9 9 3 – ....................................................................................... Oct. 29–Dec. 27 ........................................................... Nov. 5–Jan. 3 ............................................................... Nov. 24–Jan. 22 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 18 15 45 Oct. 1–Oct. 9 & ............................................................. Nov. 11–Feb. 6 ............................................................. Same as North Zone .................................................... Same as North Zone .................................................... 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 Nov. 11–Feb. 6 ............................................................. Same as North Zone .................................................... Same as North Zone .................................................... 2 2 2 6 6 6 Nov. 11–Feb. 6 ............................................................. 20 — Frm 00022 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 48669 Limits Season dates Bag Middle Zone ........................................................... South Zone ............................................................ Ohio Ducks (7): ..................................................................... Lake Erie Marsh Zone ........................................... North Zone ............................................................ South Zone ............................................................ Mergansers ................................................................... Coots ............................................................................ Dark Geese (1)(8): Lake Erie Goose Zone ................................................. North Zone ............................................................ Pymatuning ............................................................ South Zone ............................................................ Light Geese: Lake Erie Goose Zone ................................................. North Zone ............................................................ Pymatuning ............................................................ South Zone ............................................................ Tennessee Ducks: ........................................................................... Reelfoot Zone ........................................................ Rest of State ......................................................... Mergansers ................................................................... Coots ............................................................................ Canada Geese: Northwest Zone ..................................................... Rest of State ......................................................... White-fronted Geese: Northwest Zone ..................................................... mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 Rest of State ......................................................... Brant: Northwest Zone ..................................................... Rest of State ......................................................... Light Geese .................................................................. Wisconsin Ducks (7): ..................................................................... North Zone ............................................................ South Zone ............................................................ Mississippi River Zone ................................... Mergansers ................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Possession Same as North Zone .................................................... Same as North Zone .................................................... 20 20 — — ....................................................................................... Oct. 15–Oct. 30 & ......................................................... Nov. 12–Dec. 25 ........................................................... Oct. 22–Nov. 6 & .......................................................... Nov. 19–Jan. 1 ............................................................. Oct. 22–Nov. 6 & .......................................................... Dec. 17–Jan. 29 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 18 5 15 15 45 Sept. 3–Sept. 11 & ....................................................... Oct. 15–Oct. 30 & ......................................................... Nov. 12–Dec. 25 & ....................................................... Jan. 7–Feb. 11 ............................................................. Sept. 3–Sept. 11 & ....................................................... Oct. 22–Nov. 6 & .......................................................... Nov. 19–Jan. 1 & .......................................................... Jan. 7–Feb. 11 ............................................................. Sept. 3–Sept. 11 & ....................................................... Oct. 22–Nov. 6 & .......................................................... Nov. 19–Jan. 1 & .......................................................... Jan. 7–Jan. 30 .............................................................. Sept. 3–Sept. 11 & ....................................................... Oct. 22–Nov. 6 & .......................................................... Nov. 24–Feb. 11 ........................................................... 5 3 3 3 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 15 9 9 9 15 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 Oct. 15–Oct. 30 & ......................................................... Nov. 12–Dec. 25 & ....................................................... Jan. 7–Feb. 11 ............................................................. Oct. 22–Nov. 6 & .......................................................... Nov. 19–Jan. 1 & .......................................................... Jan. 7–Feb. 11 ............................................................. Oct. 22–Nov. 6 & .......................................................... Nov. 19–Jan. 1 & .......................................................... Jan. 7–Jan. 30 .............................................................. Oct. 22–Nov. 6 & .......................................................... Nov. 24–Feb. 11 ........................................................... 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 ....................................................................................... Nov. 12–Nov. 13 & ....................................................... Dec. 3–Jan. 29 ............................................................. Nov. 26–Nov. 27 & ....................................................... Dec. 3–Jan. 29 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 18 5 15 15 45 Oct. 8–Oct. 12 & ........................................................... Nov. 12–Nov. 13 & ....................................................... Dec. 3–Feb. 11 ............................................................. Oct. 8–Oct. 25 & ........................................................... Nov. 26–Nov. 27 & ....................................................... Dec. 3–Jan. 29 ............................................................. 5 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 15 15 Nov. 26–Nov. 27 & ....................................................... Dec. 3–Feb. 11 ............................................................. Same as Northwest Zone ............................................. 2 2 2 6 6 6 Nov. 26–Nov. 27 & ....................................................... Dec. 3–Jan. 29 ............................................................. Same as Northwest Zone ............................................. Same as White-fronted Geese ..................................... 2 2 2 20 6 6 6 — ....................................................................................... Sept. 24–Nov. 22 .......................................................... Oct. 1–Oct. 9 & ............................................................. Oct. 15–Dec. 4 ............................................................. Oct. 1–Oct. 7 & ............................................................. Oct. 15–Dec. 6 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 18 5 15 Frm 00023 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 48670 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Coots ............................................................................ Canada Geese: North Zone (9) ....................................................... South Zone (9) ...................................................... Horicon Zone (9)(10) ............................................. Mississippi River Zone (9) ..................................... White-fronted Geese: North Zone ............................................................ South Zone ............................................................ Horicon Zone ......................................................... Mississippi River Zone .......................................... Brant ............................................................................. Light Geese .................................................................. Possession Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 15 45 Sept. 1–Sept. 15 ........................................................... Sept. 16–Dec. 16 .......................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 15 ........................................................... Sept. 16–Oct. 9 & ......................................................... Oct. 15–Dec. 21 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 15 ........................................................... Sept. 16–Dec. 16 .......................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 15 ........................................................... Oct. 1–Oct. 7 & ............................................................. Oct. 15–Jan. 5 .............................................................. 5 2 5 2 2 5 2 5 2 2 15 6 15 6 6 15 6 15 6 6 Sept. 16–Dec. 16 .......................................................... Sept. 16–Oct. 9 & ......................................................... Oct. 15–Dec. 21 ........................................................... Sept. 16–Dec. 16 .......................................................... Oct. 1–Oct. 7 & ............................................................. Oct. 15–Jan. 5 .............................................................. Same as for White-fronted Geese ............................... Same as for White-fronted Geese ............................... 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 20 6 6 6 3 6 6 3 — (1) The dark goose daily bag limit is an aggregate daily bag limit for Canada geese, white-fronted geese, and brant. (2) In Alabama, the dark goose daily bag limit may not include more than 1 brant. Additionally, after September 30, the daily bag may not include more than 3 Canada geese. (3) In Indiana, the dark goose daily bag limit of 5 may include 5 Canada geese during September 3 through September 11 in the North and Central Zones and during September 3 through September 18 in the South Zone. During all other open season segments, the dark goose daily bag limit may not include more than 3 Canada geese. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. (4) In Iowa, in the North Zone, the Missouri River Zone, and the South Zone, the dark goose daily bag limit may not include more than 2 Canada geese until November 1. After such time, the daily bag limit may not include more than 3 Canada geese. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. (5) In Minnesota, the daily bag limit is 15 and the possession limit is 45 coots and moorhens in the aggregate. (6) In Minnesota, the dark goose daily bag limit may not include more than 1 brant. Additionally, after September 18, the daily bag may not include more than 3 Canada geese. (7) In Ohio and Wisconsin, the daily bag limit may include no more than one female mallard. (8) In Ohio, only Canada geese may be taken during the September 3 to September 11 portion of the dark goose season. (9) In Wisconsin, a special Early Canada goose season permit is required for September 1 through 15. (10) In Wisconsin, a state tag is required for Canada goose harvest. See State regulations for further information. 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 Colorado Ducks: ........................................................................................................ Southeast Zone .................................................................................. Northeast Zone: .................................................................................. Mountain/Foothills Zone: .................................................................... mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4701 Possession .......................................................... Oct. 26–Jan. 29. Oct. 8–Nov. 28 & Dec. 17–Jan. 29. Oct. 1–Nov. 28 & Dec. 24–Jan. 29. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 18 15 5 45 15 Oct. 1–Oct. 19 & ............................. Nov. 19–Feb. 12 .............................. Same as N. Front Range Unit ........ Same as N. Front Range Unit ........ Oct. 31–Feb. 12 .............................. 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 15 Oct. 29–Feb. 12 .............................. Same as N. Front Range Unit ........ Same as N. Front Range Unit ........ Same as N. Front Range Unit ........ 50 50 50 50 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 48671 Limits Season dates Bag Ducks: ........................................................................................................ High Plains ......................................................................................... Low Plains:. Early Zone ................................................................................... Late Zone .................................................................................... Southeast Zone ........................................................................... Mergansers ................................................................................................ Coots .......................................................................................................... Dark Geese (1) .......................................................................................... White–fronted Geese ................................................................................. Light Geese ............................................................................................... Montana Ducks and Mergansers (2): ....................................................................... Zone 1 ................................................................................................ Zone 2 ................................................................................................ Coots .......................................................................................................... Dark Geese: Zone 1 ................................................................................................ Zone 2 ................................................................................................ Light Geese: Zone 1 ................................................................................................ Zone 2 ................................................................................................ 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 .................................................................................. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 Light Geese ............................................................................................... 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 .......................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4701 .......................................................... Oct. 8–Jan. 1 & Jan. 20–Jan. 29. Possession 6 18 5 15 6 6 2 2 50 50 15 45 18 18 6 6 6 18 15 45 ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 Same as for Dark Geese ................ Same as for Dark Geese ................ 20 20 60 60 .......................................................... Oct. 15–Dec. 27.. 6 18 Oct. 27–Jan. 8. Oct. 27–Jan. 8 & Jan. 9–Jan. 29. Oct. 8–Dec. 20. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 5 15 15 45 Oct. 31–Feb. 12 .............................. Oct. 31–Feb. 12 .............................. Oct. 8–Jan. 20 ................................. Oct. 31–Feb. 12 .............................. Oct. 31–Feb. 12 .............................. Oct. 8–Dec. 11 & ............................. Feb. 4–Feb. 12 ................................ Oct. 8–Jan. 1 & ............................... Jan. 25–Feb. 12 .............................. 5 5 5 5 5 3 3 50 50 15 15 15 15 15 9 9 .......................................................... Oct. 15–Jan. 18. Oct. 26–Jan. 29. Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 18 15 45 Dec. 24–Jan. 17 .............................. Oct. 15–Jan. 29 ............................... Oct. 15–Jan. 29 ............................... 2 5 50 2 15 .......................................................... Sept. 24–Dec. 4 & ........................... Dec. 10–Jan. 1. Sept. 24–Dec. 4. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 18 5 15 15 45 Oct. 8–Dec. 4 & Dec. 17–Jan. 1. Oct. 29–Jan. 1 & Jan. 21–Jan. 29. Nov. 12–Jan. 1 & Jan. 7–Jan. 29. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... Oct. 29–Jan. 1 & ............................. Jan. 4–Feb. 12 ................................ Oct. 29–Jan. 1 & ............................. Jan. 21–Feb. 12 .............................. Oct. 29–Jan. 1 & ............................. Jan. 4–Feb. 12 ................................ .......................................................... Oct. 1–Jan. 5. Oct. 1–Oct. 9 & Oct. 22–Jan. 17. Same as for Ducks .......................... Oct. 1–Jan. 8 & Jan. 14–Jan. 18 Oct. 1–Oct. 9 & Oct. 22–Jan. 25 Oct. 8–Dec. 20. Oct. 8–Dec. 20 & Jan. 9–Jan. 29. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 48672 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag 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 .................................................................................. 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 .................................................................................. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 Mergansers ................................................................................................ Coots .......................................................................................................... Dark Geese (7): East Tier: South Zone .................................................................................. North Zone .................................................................................. West Tier ............................................................................................ 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) ...................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4701 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Possession 24–Dec. 30 ............................ 24–Dec. 22 ............................ 24–Dec. 4 .............................. 24–Jan. 1 ............................... 5 8 3 50 15 24 9 .......................................................... Oct. 15–Jan. 11. 6 18 5 15 8 8 2 2 50 50 15 45 24 24 6 6 6 18 Sept. 24–Dec. 6. Sept. 24–Dec. 6. Oct. 8–Dec. 20. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 5 15 15 45 Oct. 1–Dec. 18 ................................ Oct. 31–Feb. 12 .............................. Oct. 15–Dec. 18 & ........................... Jan. 14–Jan. 22 ............................... Sept. 24–Dec. 18 ............................ Sept. 24–Dec. 18 ............................ 8 4 4 4 2 50 24 12 12 12 6 .......................................................... Oct. 29–Oct. 30 & ........................... Nov. 4–Jan. 29. 6 18 Nov. 12–Nov. 27 & .......................... Dec. 3–Jan. 29. Nov. 5–Nov. 27 & Dec. 10–Jan. 29. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 5 15 15 45 Nov. 5–Jan. 29 ................................ Nov. 5–Jan. 29 ................................ Nov. 5–Feb. 5 .................................. 5 5 5 15 15 15 Nov. 5–Jan. 29 ................................ Nov. 5–Jan. 29 ................................ Nov. 5–Feb. 5 .................................. 20 20 20 .......................................................... Oct. 1–Oct. 18 & Oct. 29–Jan. 15. Sept. 24–Dec. 4 & ........................... Dec. 10–Jan. 3. Same as Zone C2. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 18 5 15 15 45 Oct. 1–Oct. 18 & ............................. Nov. 18–Feb. 12 .............................. 2 4 6 12 Oct. 29–Nov. 27 & ........................... Dec. 10–Jan. 22. Nov. 5–Nov. 27 & Dec. 10–Jan. 29. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... Oct. 29–Nov. 27 & ........................... Dec. 10–Feb. 12 .............................. Oct. 29–Nov. 27 & ........................... Dec. 10–Feb. 5 ................................ Oct. 29–Nov. 27 & ........................... Dec. 10–Feb. 12 .............................. .......................................................... Oct. 8–Dec. 20 & Dec. 21–Jan. 12. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 48673 Limits Season dates Bag Zone G1 .............................................................................................. Zone G2 .............................................................................................. Zone G3 .............................................................................................. Light Geese ............................................................................................... Oct. 1–Oct. 18 & ............................. Oct. 29–Nov. 27 & ........................... Dec. 3–Jan. 28 ................................ Sept. 24–Dec. 4 & ........................... Dec. 10–Jan. 11 .............................. Same as Zone G2 ........................... Oct. 1–Dec. 29 & ............................. Jan. 29–Feb. 12 .............................. Possession 5 5 5 5 5 5 10 10 15 15 15 15 15 15 30 30 (1) In Kansas, the dark geese daily bag limit includes Canada geese, brant, and all other geese except white-fronted geese and light geese. (2) In Montana, during the first 9 days of the duck season, and in 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 females), 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. 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 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 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 ........................................................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4701 Possession .......................................................... 7 21 Oct. 22–Jan. 15 ............................... Oct. 7–Jan. 15 ................................. 3 7 9 21 Nov. 5–Jan. 29 ................................ Oct. 21–Jan. 29 ............................... Same as for Other Ducks ............... 3 7 25 9 21 75 Oct. 7–Jan. 15 ................................. Oct. 21–Jan. 29 ............................... Same as for Dark geese ................. 4 4 10 12 12 30 .......................................................... 7 21 Oct. 8–Dec. 4 & ............................... Dec. 24–Jan. 20 .............................. Oct. 8–Jan. 20 ................................. 3 3 7 9 9 21 Nov. 5–Jan. 29 ................................ Oct. 21–Jan. 29 ............................... 3 7 9 21 Nov. 5–Jan. 29 ................................ Oct. 22–Jan. 29 ............................... 3 7 9 21 Nov. 5–Jan. 29 ................................ Oct. 22–Jan. 29 ............................... 3 7 9 21 Nov. 5–Jan. 29 ................................ Oct. 22–Jan. 29 ............................... Same as for Other Ducks ............... 3 7 25 9 21 25 Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. 10 4 3 10 10 30 12 9 30 30 8–Jan. 15 ................................. 21–Jan. 29 ............................... 22–Jan. 29 ............................... 1–Oct. 5 & ............................... 22–Jan. 29 ............................... Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 48674 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag 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 ...................................... Balance of State Zone ........................................................................ Brant: Northern Zone .................................................................................... Balance of State Zone ........................................................................ Colorado Ducks: ........................................................................................................ East Zone: Scaup .......................................................................................... Other Ducks ................................................................................ West Zone: Scaup .......................................................................................... Other Ducks ................................................................................ Coots .......................................................................................................... Dark Geese: East Zone ........................................................................................... West Zone .......................................................................................... mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 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 .......................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4701 Possession Nov. 7–Jan. 29 & ............................ Feb. 18–Mar. 10 .............................. 10 10 30 30 Oct. 8–Jan. 15 & ............................. Mar. 4–Mar.8 ................................... Oct. 21–Jan. 29 ............................... Oct. 22–Jan. 29 ............................... Oct. 22–Jan. 29 & ........................... Feb. 11–Feb. 15 .............................. Oct. 22–Dec. 21 .............................. 10 10 4 3 10 10 3 30 30 12 9 30 30 9 Oct. 8–Dec. 4 & ............................... Jan. 7–Jan. 20 & ............................. Feb. 6–Mar.10 ................................. Oct. 21–Jan. 29 ............................... Oct. 22–Jan. 29 ............................... Nov. 5–Jan. 29 & ............................ Feb. 4–Feb. 20 ................................ Oct. 22–Jan. 29 & ........................... Feb. 11–Feb. 15 .............................. 15 15 15 10 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 30 45 45 45 45 45 Nov. 8–Dec. 14 ............................... Nov. 9–Dec. 15 ............................... 2 2 6 6 .......................................................... 7 21 Oct. 1–Dec. 25 ................................ Oct. 1–Jan. 13 ................................. 3 7 9 21 Oct. 1–Oct. 19 & ............................. Nov. 5–Jan. 10 ................................ Oct. 1–Oct. 19 & ............................. Nov. 5–Jan. 29 ................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............... 3 3 7 7 25 9 9 21 21 75 Oct. 1–Jan. 4 ................................... Oct. 1–Oct. 10 & ............................. Nov. 5–Jan. 29 ................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........... 4 4 4 10 12 12 12 30 .......................................................... 7 21 Oct. 22–Jan. 13 ............................... Oct. 1–Jan. 13 ................................. 3 7 9 21 Oct. 22–Jan. 13 ............................... Oct. 1–Jan. 13 ................................. 3 7 9 21 Nov. 5–Jan. 27 ................................ Oct. 15–Jan. 27 ............................... Same as for Other Ducks ............... 3 7 25 9 21 75 1–Jan. 13 ................................. 1–Jan. 13 ................................. 15–Jan. 27 ............................... 1–Dec. 29 ................................ 4 4 4 4 12 12 12 12 Oct. 1–Jan. 13 ................................. Oct. 1–Jan. 13 ................................. Nov. 7–Feb. 19 ................................ 10 10 10 30 30 30 Oct. 1–Jan. 13 ................................. Oct. 29–Jan. 13 & ........................... Feb. 11–Mar. 10 .............................. Nov. 26–Mar. 10 .............................. Oct. 1–Jan. 13 ................................. 20 20 20 20 20 60 60 60 60 60 .......................................................... Oct. 1–Dec. 25 ................................ Oct. 1–Jan. 8 & ............................... Jan. 14–Jan. 18 ............................... Same as for Other Ducks ............... 7 3 7 7 25 21 9 21 21 25 Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 48675 Limits Season dates Bag Dark Geese (6) .......................................................................................... Light Geese (6) .......................................................................................... Nevada Ducks: ........................................................................................................ Northeast Zone: Scaup .......................................................................................... Other Ducks ................................................................................ Northwest Zone: Scaup .......................................................................................... Other Ducks ................................................................................ South Zone: Scaup .......................................................................................... Other Ducks ................................................................................ Moapa Valley Special Management Area (7): Scaup .......................................................................................... Other Ducks ................................................................................ Coots and Moorhens ................................................................................. Canada Geese and Brant: Northeast Zone ................................................................................... Northwest Zone .................................................................................. South Zone ......................................................................................... Moapa Valley Special Management Area (7): White-fronted Geese: Northeast Zone ................................................................................... Northwest Zone .................................................................................. South Zone ......................................................................................... Moapa Valley Special Management Area (7): Light Geese (8): Northeast Zone ................................................................................... Northwest Zone .................................................................................. South Zone ......................................................................................... Moapa Valley Special Management Area (7): New Mexico Ducks: ........................................................................................................ Scaup .................................................................................................. Other Ducks ........................................................................................ Coots and Moorhens ................................................................................. Canada Geese and Brant: North Zone .......................................................................................... mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 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) ......................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4701 Possession Oct. 1–Jan. 8 & ............................... Jan. 14–Jan. 18 ............................... Same as for Dark Geese ................ 4 4 20 12 12 60 .......................................................... 7 21 Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. 1–Oct. 23 & ............................. 26–Dec. 27 .............................. 1–Oct. 23 & ............................. 26–Jan. 15 ............................... 3 3 7 7 9 9 21 21 Oct. 29–Jan. 22 ............................... Oct. 8–Oct. 23 & ............................. Oct. 26–Jan. 22 ............................... 3 7 7 9 21 21 Nov. 5–Jan. 29 ................................ Oct. 15–Oct. 23 & ........................... Oct. 26–Jan. 29 ............................... 3 7 7 9 21 21 Nov. 5–Jan. 29 ................................ Oct. 29–Jan. 29 ............................... Same as for Other Ducks ............... 3 7 25 9 21 75 4 4 4 4 12 12 12 12 ........... ........... ........... ........... 10 10 10 10 30 30 30 30 Oct. 26–Jan. 15 & ........................... Feb. 25–Mar. 10 .............................. Oct. 26–Jan. 22 & ........................... Feb. 25–Mar. 10 .............................. Oct. 15–Oct. 23 & ........................... Oct. 26–Jan. 29 ............................... Oct. 29–Jan. 29 ............................... 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 .......................................................... Oct. 17–Jan. 10 ............................... Oct. 17–Jan. 29 ............................... Same as for Other Ducks ............... 7 3 7 25 21 9 21 75 Sept. 24–Oct. 9 & ............................ Oct. 31–Jan. 29 ............................... Oct. 15–Jan. 29 ............................... 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. 5–Jan. 29 ................................ Oct. 15–Oct. 30 & ........................... Nov. 2–Jan. 29 ................................ Same as Columbia Basin Unit. 3 7 7 9 21 21 Oct. 8–Nov. 27 & ............................. Nov. 30–Jan. 3 ................................ Oct. 8–Nov. 27 & ............................. Nov. 30–Jan. 22 .............................. Same as for Other Ducks ............... 3 3 7 7 25 9 9 21 21 75 Oct. 22–Oct. 30 & ........................... Nov. 19–Jan. 9 & ............................ Feb. 4–Mar. 10 ................................ 4 4 4 12 12 12 Same Same Same Same as as as as for for for for Other Other Other Other Same Same Same Same as as as as for for for for Canada Canada Canada Canada Sfmt 4700 Ducks Ducks Ducks Ducks ............... ............... ............... ............... Geese Geese Geese Geese E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 48676 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag 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 (11) .................................................. Malheur County Zone ......................................................................... Light Geese: Northwest Permit Zone (9) ................................................................. Tillamook County Management Area ................................................. Southwest Zone .................................................................................. South Coast Zone .............................................................................. Eastern Zone ...................................................................................... Klamath County Zone (12) ................................................................. Harney and Lake County Zone (12) .................................................. Malheur County Zone (12) ................................................................. Brant .......................................................................................................... Utah Ducks: Zone 1: Scaup .......................................................................................... Other Ducks ................................................................................ Zone 2: Scaup .......................................................................................... Other Ducks ................................................................................ Coots .......................................................................................................... Canada Geese and Brant: Northern Zone .................................................................................... Wasatch Front Zone ........................................................................... Washington County Zone ................................................................... Balance of State Zone ........................................................................ mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 White-fronted Geese: Northern Zone .................................................................................... Wasatch Front Zone ........................................................................... Washington County Zone ................................................................... Balance of State Zone ........................................................................ Light Geese: Northern Zone .................................................................................... Wasatch Front Zone ........................................................................... Washington County Zone ................................................................... Balance of State Zone ........................................................................ Washington Ducks: ........................................................................................................ East Zone: Scaup .......................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4701 Closed. Oct. 15–Oct. 30 & ........................... Nov. 7–Jan. 29 ................................ Oct. 1–Nov. 27 & ............................. Dec. 17–Jan. 11 & .......................... Feb. 18–Mar. 10 .............................. Oct. 15–Oct. 30 & ........................... Nov. 7–Jan. 29 ................................ Oct. 8–Nov. 27 & ............................. Dec. 12–Jan. 29 .............................. Oct. 8–Nov. 27 & ............................. Dec. 12–Jan. 29 .............................. Oct. 8–Nov. 27 & ............................. Dec. 12–Jan. 29 .............................. Same as for Canada Geese ........... Closed. Same as for Canada Geese ........... Same as for Canada Geese ........... Same as for Canada Geese ........... Oct. 8–Nov. 27 & ............................. Jan. 16–Mar. 10 .............................. Oct. 8–Nov. 27 & ............................. Jan. 16–Mar. 10 .............................. Oct. 8–Nov. 27 & ............................. Jan. 16–Mar. 10 .............................. Possession 4 4 6 6 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 12 12 18 18 18 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 10 30 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 30 30 30 30 30 30 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. 8–Nov. 27 & ............................. Jan. 16–Mar. 10 .............................. Oct. 8–Nov. 27 & ............................. Jan. 16–Mar. 10 .............................. Oct. 8–Nov. 27 & ............................. Jan. 16–Mar. 10 .............................. Nov. 26–Dec. 11 ............................. 6 18 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 2 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 6 .......................................................... 7 21 Oct. 1–Dec. 25 ................................ Oct. 1–Jan. 14 ................................. 3 7 9 21 Same as Zone 1 .............................. Same as Zone 1 .............................. Same as for Other Ducks ............... 3 7 25 9 21 75 Oct. 1–Jan. 14 ................................. Oct. 1–Oct. 13 & ............................. Nov. 5–Feb. 5 .................................. Oct. 1–Oct. 13 & ............................. Nov. 5–Feb. 5 .................................. Oct. 1–Oct. 13 & ............................. Oct. 22–Jan. 22 ............................... 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 ........... ........... ........... ........... 10 10 10 10 30 30 30 30 Oct. 25–Nov. 30 & ........................... Jan. 1–Mar. 10 ................................ Oct. 25–Nov. 30 & ........................... Jan. 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. 5–Jan. 29 ................................ 3 9 Same Same Same Same as as as as Sfmt 4700 for for for for Canada Canada Canada Canada Geese Geese Geese Geese E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 48677 Limits Season dates Bag Other Ducks ................................................................................ West Zone (13) ................................................................................... Coots .......................................................................................................... Canada Geese (14): Area 1 (15) ......................................................................................... Area 2A (16) (17) ............................................................................... Area 2B (16) (17) ............................................................................... Area 3 (15) ......................................................................................... Area 4 (15) ......................................................................................... Area 5 (15) ......................................................................................... mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 White-fronted Geese (14): Area 1 (15) ......................................................................................... Area 2A (16) ....................................................................................... Area 2B (16) ....................................................................................... Area 3 (15) ......................................................................................... Area 4 (15) ......................................................................................... Area 5 (15) ......................................................................................... Light Geese (14): Area 1 (15) ......................................................................................... Area 2A (16) ....................................................................................... Area 2B (16) ....................................................................................... Area 3 (15) ......................................................................................... Area 4 (15) ......................................................................................... Area 5 (15) ......................................................................................... Brant (18): Skagit County ..................................................................................... Pacific County ..................................................................................... Wyoming Ducks: ........................................................................................................ Snake River Zone: Scaup .......................................................................................... Other Ducks ................................................................................ Balance of State Zone Scaup .......................................................................................... Other Ducks ................................................................................ Coots .......................................................................................................... Dark Geese ................................................................................................ Light Geese ............................................................................................... Possession Oct. 15–Oct 19 & ............................ Oct. 22–Jan. 29 ............................... Same as East Zone. Same as for Other Ducks ............... 7 7 21 21 25 75 Oct. 15–Oct. 27 & ........................... Nov. 5–Jan. 29 ................................ Oct. 15–Oct. 23 & ........................... Nov. 26–Jan. 22 & .......................... Feb. 11–Mar. 8 ................................ Oct. 15–Oct. 23 & ........................... Nov. 26–Jan. 22 & .......................... Feb. 11–Mar. 8 ................................ Oct. 15–Oct. 27 & ........................... Nov. 5–Jan. 29 ................................ Oct. 15–Oct. 16 & ........................... Oct. 19 & ......................................... Oct. 23–Jan. 29 ............................... Oct. 15–Oct. 17 & ........................... Oct. 22–Jan. 29 ............................... 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. 15–Jan. 29 ............................... 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. 15–Jan. 29 ............................... 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. 7–Jan. 22 ................................. Jan. 7–Jan. 22 ................................. 2 2 6 6 .......................................................... 7 21 Sept. 24–Dec. 18 ............................ Sept. 24–Jan. 6 ............................... 3 7 9 21 Sept. 24–Dec. 18 ............................ Sept. 24–Jan. 6 ............................... Same as for Other Ducks ............... Sept. 24–Dec. 29 ............................ Closed. 3 7 15 3 9 21 45 9 (1) In Arizona, the daily bag limit may include no more than either 2 female mallards or 2 Mexican-like ducks, or 1 of each; and not more than 6 female 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, youth 17 years of age or younger are allowed to hunt on October 15 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 25 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 Lake County, the daily bag and possession limit for white-fronted geese is 1 and 3, respectively. (12) In Oregon, in the Klamath County, the Harney and Lake County, and Malhuer County Zones, during January 30 through March 10, the daily bag limit for light geese is 20. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. (13) 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. (14) 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. (15) In Washington, in Area 4, hunting is allowed only on Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays, and certain holidays. In State Areas 1, 3, and 5, hunting is allowed everyday. See State regulations for details, including shooting hours. (16) In Washington, in Areas 2A and 2B, see State regulations for specific dates, times, and conditions of permit hunts and closures. (17) In Washington, in Areas 2A and 2B, the season for Dusky Canada geese is closed. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 48678 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations (18) 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: States may use their established definition of age for youth hunters. However, youth hunters may not be over the age of 17. Youth hunters 16 years of age and older must possess a Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (also known as Federal Duck Stamp). Season dates ATLANTIC FLYWAY: Connecticut ..................................... Delaware ......................................... Florida ............................................. Georgia ........................................... Maine .............................................. Maryland (1)(2) ............................... Massachusetts ................................ New Hampshire .............................. New Jersey ..................................... New York (3) ................................... North Carolina ................................. Pennsylvania ................................... Rhode Island ................................... South Carolina ................................ Vermont .......................................... Virginia ............................................ West Virginia ................................... MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY: Alabama .......................................... Arkansas ......................................... Illinois .............................................. Indiana ............................................ Iowa Kentucky ......................................... mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 Louisiana ........................................ Michigan ......................................... Minnesota ....................................... Mississippi ....................................... Missouri ........................................... Ohio ................................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ................................................................ Ducks, geese, brant, mergansers, and coots ...................................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and geese .............................................. Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules ............................. Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots: North Zone ........................................................................................................ South Zone ....................................................................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................................................................... Ducks, coots, light geese, Canada geese, sea ducks, and brant ....................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, and geese ................................................................ Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ................................................................ Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules: North Zone ........................................................................................................ South Zone ....................................................................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, brant, and Canada geese: Long Island Zone .............................................................................................. Lake Champlain Zone ...................................................................................... Northeastern Zone ............................................................................................ Southeastern Zone ........................................................................................... Western Zone ................................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, geese (4), brant, tundra swans (5), and coots ................... Ducks, mergansers, Canada geese, coots, moorhens, brant, and gallinules: North Zone ........................................................................................................ South Zone ....................................................................................................... Northwest Zone ................................................................................................ Lake Erie Zone ................................................................................................. Ducks, mergansers, geese, and coots ................................................................ Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ................................................................ Ducks, geese, mergansers and coots ................................................................. Ducks, mergansers, coots, tundra swans (5), and Canada geese (6) ............... Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and gallinules ............................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, geese, moorhens, and gallinules ............................. Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules ............................. Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ................................................................ North Zone ........................................................................................................ Central Zone ..................................................................................................... South Central Zone .......................................................................................... South Zone ....................................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, gallinules, and geese: North Zone ........................................................................................................ Central Zone ..................................................................................................... South Zone ....................................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots ....................................................................... North Zone ........................................................................................................ Missouri River Zone ......................................................................................... South Zone ....................................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules: West Zone ........................................................................................................ East Zone ......................................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, gallinules, and geese: West Zone ........................................................................................................ East Zone ......................................................................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules ............................. Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules ............................. Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, gallinules, and geese ............................. Ducks, coots, mergansers, moorhens, gallinules, and geese: North Zone ........................................................................................................ Middle Zone ...................................................................................................... South Zone ....................................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, gallinules, and geese: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 Oct. 1 & Nov. 5 Oct. 22 & Feb. 11 Feb. 4 & 5 Nov. 12 & 13 Sept. 17 & Dec. 10 Sept. 24 & Oct. 22 Sept. 24 & Nov. 5 Nov. 5 & Feb. 11 Sept. 24 & Oct. 8 Sept. 24 & 25 Oct. 1 & Feb. 4 Oct. 15 & Feb. 4 Nov. 5 & Feb. 11 Nov. 12 & 13 Sept. 24 & 25 Sept. 17 & 18 Sept. 17 & 18 Oct. 1 & 2 Feb. 4 & Feb. 11 Sept. 17 & 24 Sept. 17 & Nov. 5 Sept. 17 & 24 Sept. 17 & Oct. 22 Oct. 22 & 23 Feb. 4 & 11 Sept. 24 & 25 Oct. 22 & Feb. 4 Sept. 17 & Nov. 5 Nov. 19 & Feb. 4 Dec. 3 & Feb. 4 Oct. 8 & 9 Oct. 15 & 16 Nov. 5 & 6 Nov. 12 & 13 Oct. 15 & 16 Oct. 22 & 23 Oct. 22 & 23 Sept. 17 & 18 Oct. 1 & 2 Sept. 24 & 25 Feb. 4 & 5 Nov. 5 & 6 Nov. 5 & Jan. 28 Nov. 12 & Feb. 4 Nov. 5 & Nov. 6 Sept. 10 & 11 Sept. 10 Nov. 19 & Feb. 4 Oct. 22 & 23 Oct. 29 & 30 Nov. 19 & 20 48679 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Season dates Tennessee ...................................... Wisconsin ........................................ CENTRAL FLYWAY: Colorado ......................................... Kansas (7) ...................................... Montana .......................................... Nebraska ......................................... New Mexico .................................... North Dakota ................................... Oklahoma ........................................ South Dakota .................................. Texas .............................................. Wyoming ......................................... PACIFIC FLYWAY: Arizona ............................................ California ......................................... Colorado ......................................... mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 Idaho ............................................... Montana .......................................... Nevada ........................................... New Mexico .................................... Oregon ............................................ Utah ................................................ Washington ..................................... Wyoming ......................................... Lake Erie Marsh ............................................................................................... North Zone ........................................................................................................ South Zone ....................................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, gallinules, and geese: Reelfoot Zone ................................................................................................... Remainder of State .......................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules ............................. Ducks, dark geese, mergansers, and coots: Mountain/Foothills Zone ................................................................................... Northeast Zone ................................................................................................. Southeast Zone ................................................................................................ Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots: High Plains ....................................................................................................... Low Plains: Early Zone ........................................................................................................ Late Zone ......................................................................................................... Southeast Zone ................................................................................................ Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ................................................................ Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots: Zone 1 .............................................................................................................. Zone 2 .............................................................................................................. Zone 3 .............................................................................................................. Zone 4 .............................................................................................................. Ducks, mergansers, coots, and moorhens: North Zone ........................................................................................................ South Zone ....................................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ................................................................ Ducks, geese mergansers, and coots: ................................................................ High Plains ....................................................................................................... Low Plains: Zone 1 .............................................................................................................. Zone 2 .............................................................................................................. Ducks, Canada geese, mergansers, and coots .................................................. Ducks, geese, mergansers, moorhens, gallinules, and coots: High Plains ....................................................................................................... Low Plains: North Zone ........................................................................................................ South Zone ....................................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots: Zone C1 ............................................................................................................ Zone C2 ............................................................................................................ Zone C3 ............................................................................................................ Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and moorhens: North Zone ........................................................................................................ South Zone ....................................................................................................... Ducks, geese, brant, mergansers, coots, and moorhens: Northeastern Zone ............................................................................................ Colorado River Zone ........................................................................................ Southern Zone .................................................................................................. Southern San Joaquin Valley Zone ................................................................. Balance of State Zone ...................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots: ............................................................... East Zone ......................................................................................................... West Zone ........................................................................................................ Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots: ............................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ................................................................ Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and moorhens: Northeast Zone ................................................................................................. Northwest Zone ................................................................................................ South Zone ....................................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, and moorhens .......................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ................................................................ Ducks, dark geese, mergansers, and coots ........................................................ Ducks, Canada geese, mergansers, and coots .................................................. Ducks, dark geese, mergansers, and coots ........................................................ Oct. 1 & 2 Oct. 1 & 2 Oct. 1 & 2 Feb. 4 & 11 Feb. 4 & 11 Sept. 17 & 18 Sept. 24 & 25 Oct. 1 & 2 Oct. 22 & 23 Oct. 1 & 2 Oct. 1 & 2 Oct. 22 & 23 Nov. 12 & 13 Sept. 24 & 25 Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. 8&9 1&2 22 & 23 1&2 Oct. 1 & 2 Oct. 8 & 9 Sept. 17 & 18 Oct. 8 & 9 Oct. 22 & 23 Oct. 29 & 30 Sept. 17 & 18 Oct. 22 & 23 Nov. 5 & 6 Oct. 29 & 30 Sept. 24 & 25 Sept. 17 & 18 Sept. 17 & 18 Oct. 1 & 2 Feb. 4 & 5 Sept. 24 & 25 Feb. 4 & 5 Feb. 4 & 5 Feb. 4 & 5 Feb. 4 & 5 Sept. 24 & 25 Oct. 29 & 30 Sept. 24 & 25 Sept. 24 & 25 Sept. 17 & 18 Sept. 24 & Feb. 4 Feb. 11 & 12 Oct. 8 & 9 Sept. 24 & 25 Sept. 17 Sept. 17 & 18 Sept. 17 & 18 (1) In Maryland, youth hunter(s) must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old and who possesses a current Maryland hunting license or is exempt from the hunting license requirement. The adult accompanying the youth hunter(s) may not possess a hunting weapon and may not participate in other seasons that are open on the youth days. (2) In Maryland, the bag limit for Canada geese is 2 in the AP Zone and 5 in the RP Zone. (3) In New York, the daily bag limit for Canada geese is 3. (4) In North Carolina, the daily bag limit in the Northeast Hunt Zone may not include dark geese except by permit. (5) In North Carolina and Virginia, the daily bag limit may not include tundra swans except by permit. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 48680 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations (6) In Virginia, the daily bag limit for Canada geese is 2. (7) In Kansas, the adult accompanying the youth must possess any licenses and/or stamps required by law for that individual to hunt waterfowl. 7. Section 20.106 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 20.106 Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for sandhill cranes. Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits on the species designated in this section are as follows: Shooting and hawking hours are onehalf hour before sunrise until sunset, except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in the March 28, 2016, Federal Register (81 FR 17302). Federally authorized, State-issued permits are issued to individuals, and only the individual whose name and address appears on the permit at the time of issuance is authorized to take sandhill cranes at the level allowed by the permit, in accordance with provisions of both Federal and State regulations governing the hunting season. The permit must be carried by the permittee when exercising its provisions and must be presented to any law enforcement officer upon request. The permit is not transferable or assignable to another individual, and may not be sold, bartered, traded, or otherwise provided to another person. If the permit is altered or defaced in any way, the permit becomes invalid. CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS. Limits Season dates Bag MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Kentucky (1) ............................................................................................... Minnesota (1) NW Goose Zone ................................................................................. Tennessee (1)(2) ....................................................................................... CENTRAL FLYWAY Colorado (1) ............................................................................................... Kansas (1)(3)(4) ......................................................................................... Montana: Regular Season Area (1) ................................................................... Special Season Area (5) .................................................................... New Mexico: Regular Season Area (1) ................................................................... Middle Rio Grande Valley Area (5)(6) ................................................ mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 Southwest Area (5) ............................................................................. Estancia Valley (5) ............................................................................. North Dakota (1): Area 1 ................................................................................................. Area 2 ................................................................................................. Oklahoma (1) ............................................................................................. South Dakota (1) ....................................................................................... Texas (1): Zone A ................................................................................................ Zone B ................................................................................................ Zone C ................................................................................................ Wyoming: Regular Season (Area 7) (1) .............................................................. Riverton-Boysen Unit (Area 4) (5) ...................................................... Big Horn, Hot Springs, Park, and Washakie Counties (Area 6) (5) .. Johnson, Natrona, and Sheridan Counties (Area 8) (5) .................... PACIFIC FLYWAY Arizona (5)(7): Special Season Area .......................................................................... Idaho (5): Areas 1, 3, & 4 ................................................................................... Areas 2 & 5 ........................................................................................ Montana (5)(8): Zone 1 ................................................................................................ Zone 2 ................................................................................................ Zone 3 ................................................................................................ Zone 4 ................................................................................................ Utah (5): Rich County ........................................................................................ Cache County ..................................................................................... East Box Elder County ....................................................................... Uintah County ..................................................................................... Wyoming (5): VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4701 Possession Dec. 17–Jan. 15 .............................. 2 2 per season Sept. 10–Oct. 16 ............................. Dec. 3–Jan. 29 ................................ 1 3 3 3 per season Oct. 1–Nov. 27 ................................ Nov. 9–Jan. 5 .................................. 3 3 9 9 Oct. 1–Nov. 27 ................................ Sept. 10–Oct. 2 ............................... 3 ........................ 9 per season 2 per season Oct. 29–Jan. 29 ............................... Oct. 29–Oct. 30 & ........................... Nov. 5 & .......................................... Nov. 26–Nov. 27 & .......................... Dec. 17–Dec. 18 & .......................... Jan. 7–Jan. 8 ................................... Oct. 29–Nov. 6 & ............................. Jan. 7–Jan. 8 ................................... Oct. 29–Nov. 6 ................................ 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 Sept. 17–Nov. 13 ............................ Sept. 17–Nov. 13 ............................ Oct. 22–Jan. 22 ............................... Sept. 24–Nov. 20 ............................ 3 2 3 3 9 6 9 9 Oct. 29–Jan. 29 ............................... Nov. 18–Jan. 29 .............................. Dec. 17–Jan. 22 .............................. 3 3 2 9 9 6 17–Nov. 13 ............................ 17–Oct. 9 ............................... 17–Oct. 9 ............................... 17–Oct. 9 ............................... 3 ........................ ........................ ........................ 9 1 per season 1 per season 1 per season Nov. 18–Dec. 10 ............................. ........................ 3 per season Sept. 1–Sept. 30 ............................. Sept. 1–Sept. 15 ............................. ........................ ........................ 2 per season 2 per season 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 10–Oct. 10–Oct. 10–Oct. 10–Oct. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 3–Sept. 11 3–Sept. 11 3–Sept. 11 17–Oct. 16 Sfmt 4700 2 2 2 2 ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................. ............................. ............................. ............................. E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 6 3 6 6 6 6 6 1 1 1 1 per per per per per per per per per per per 6 season season season season season season season 6 season season season season 48681 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Limits Season dates Bag Areas 1, 2, 3, & 5 ............................................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 8 ............................... Possession ........................ 1 per season (1) Each person participating in the regular sandhill crane seasons must have a valid sandhill crane hunting permit in their possession while hunting. (2) In Tennessee, the shooting hours are from sunrise to 3 p.m. The season is also closed from January 13 through January 15, 2017. (3) In Kansas, shooting hours are from sunrise until sunset. (4) In Kansas, each person desiring to hunt sandhill cranes is required to pass an annual, online sandhill crane identification examination. (5) Hunting is by State permit only. See State regulations for further information. (6) In New Mexico, in the Middle Rio Grande Valley Area (Bernardo WMA and Casa Colorado WMA), the season is only open for youth hunters on November 5. See State regulations for further details. (7) In Arizona, season dates are restricted in Game Management Units 30A, 30B, 31, and 32 to November 18 to 20, November 22 to 24, November 26 to 28, November 30 to December 2, December 4 to 6, and December 9 to 11. December 9 to 11 is restricted to youth hunters only. In Game Management Unit 28, the season dates are restricted to November 26 to 28, November 25 to 27, November 30 to December 2, December 4 to 6, December 8 to 10, and December 12 to 14. (8) In Montana, the possession limit is 2 per season. 8. 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. 12–Jan. 31 .................................................................................... Nov. 16–Jan 31 ..................................................................................... 1 tundra swan per permit. 1 tundra swan per permit. Oct. 1–Jan. 5 ......................................................................................... Oct. 1–Jan. 1 ......................................................................................... Oct. 1–Dec. 18 ....................................................................................... 1 tundra swan per permit. 1 tundra swan per permit. 1 tundra swan per permit. Oct. 8–Dec. 1 ......................................................................................... Oct. 8–Jan. 8 ......................................................................................... Oct. 1–Dec. 11 ....................................................................................... 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. 9. Section 20.109 is revised to read as follows: ■ mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES5 § 20.109 Extended seasons, limits, and hours for taking migratory game birds by falconry. 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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 E:\FR\FM\25JYR5.SGM 25JYR5 48682 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 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. Extended falconry dates ATLANTIC FLYWAY: Delaware Doves ................................................................................................................. Rails ................................................................................................................... Woodcock .......................................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, and coots .......................................................................... Brant ................................................................................................................... Florida Doves ................................................................................................................. Rails ................................................................................................................... Woodcock .......................................................................................................... Common moorhens ........................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, light geese, and coots ...................................................... Georgia Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, gallinules, and sea ducks ........ Maine Ducks, mergansers, and coots (1): North Zone .................................................................................................. South & Coastal Zones .............................................................................. Maryland Doves ................................................................................................................. Rails ................................................................................................................... Woodcock .......................................................................................................... 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 ................................................................................................. 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Pennsylvania Doves ................................................................................................................. Rails ................................................................................................................... Woodcock and snipe ......................................................................................... Moorhens and gallinules .................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, and coots: North Zone .................................................................................................. 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Northwest Zone .......................................................................................... Lake Erie Zone ........................................................................................... Canada Geese: SJBP Zone .................................................................................................. AP Zone ...................................................................................................... RP Zone ...................................................................................................... South Carolina Ducks, mergansers, and coots .......................................................................... Virginia Doves ................................................................................................................. Woodcock .......................................................................................................... Rails, moorhens, and gallinules ......................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, and coots .......................................................................... Canada Geese: Eastern (AP) Zone ...................................................................................... Western (SJBP) Zone ................................................................................. Brant ................................................................................................................... MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY: Arkansas Ducks, mergansers, and coots .......................................................................... Illinois Doves ................................................................................................................. Rails ................................................................................................................... Woodcock .......................................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, and coots .......................................................................... Indiana Doves ................................................................................................................. Woodcock .......................................................................................................... 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 .......................................................................... Louisiana Doves ................................................................................................................. Woodcock .......................................................................................................... Rails and moorhens: West Zone .................................................................................................. East Zone ................................................................................................... Coastal Zone .............................................................................................. 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Ducks, mergansers, and coots .......................................................................... Tennessee Doves ................................................................................................................. Ducks, mergansers, and coots .......................................................................... Wisconsin Rails, snipe, moorhens, and gallinules: North Zone .................................................................................................. South Zone ................................................................................................. 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 ......................................................................................................... Zone 3 ......................................................................................................... Zone 4 ......................................................................................................... New Mexico Doves North Zone .................................................................................................. South Zone ................................................................................................. Ducks and coots ................................................................................................ Sandhill cranes Regular Season Area ................................................................................. Estancia Valley Area (3) ............................................................................. Common moorhens ........................................................................................... Sora and Virginia rails ....................................................................................... North Dakota Ducks, mergansers, coots, and snipe ............................................................... Oklahoma Ducks, mergansers, and coots: Low Plains .................................................................................................. 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Geese: Southern Zone (4) ...................................................................................... New Mexico Doves: North Zone .................................................................................................. South Zone ................................................................................................. Oregon Doves ................................................................................................................. Band-tailed pigeons (5) ...................................................................................... Utah Doves ................................................................................................................. Band-tailed pigeons ........................................................................................... Washington Doves ................................................................................................................. Wyoming Doves ................................................................................................................. Sora and Virginia rails ....................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, and coots .......................................................................... (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) In In In In In Jan. 30–Feb. 3 Jan. 30–Feb. 1 Jan. 30–Feb. 3 Nov. 30–Dec. 4 & Dec. 24–Jan. 4 Oct. 31–Nov. 7 & Nov. 24–Dec. 2 Oct. 31–Dec. 16 Sept. 1-Sept. 14 & Sept. 24–Dec. 16 Oct. 31–Dec. 16 Sept. 15–Dec. 16 Oct. 31–Dec. 16 Nov. 30–Dec. 16 Nov. 10–Dec. 16 Sept. 17–Sept. 18 Maine, the daily bag and possession limits for black ducks are 1 and 3, respectively. Montana, the bag limit is 2 and the possession limit is 6. New Mexico, the bag limit for sandhill cranes in the Estancia Valley Area is 3 per day and the possession limit is 6 per season. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 20

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-MB-2015-0034; FF09M21200-167-FXMB1231099BPP0]
RIN 1018-BA70


Migratory Bird Hunting; 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 migratory game birds. Taking of 
migratory birds is prohibited unless specifically provided for by 
annual regulations. This rule permits the taking of designated species 
during the 2016-17 season.

DATES: This rule takes effect on July 25, 2016.

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-2015-0034.

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 2016

    On August 6, 2015, we published in the Federal Register (80 FR 
47388) 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 
2016-17 regulatory cycle relating to open public meetings and Federal 
Register notifications were also identified in the August 6, 2015, 
proposed rule.
    On October 20-21, 2015, we held open meetings with the Flyway 
Council Consultants, at which the participants reviewed information on 
the current status of migratory game birds and developed 
recommendations for the 2016-17 regulations for these species.
    On December 11, 2015, we published in the Federal Register (80 FR 
77088) the proposed frameworks for the 2016-17 season migratory bird 
hunting regulations. On March 28, 2016, we published in the Federal 
Register (81 FR 17302) final season frameworks for migratory game bird 
hunting regulations, from which State wildlife conservation agency 
officials selected season hunting dates, hours, areas, and limits for 
2016-17 seasons.
    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 2016-17 and deals specifically with 
amending subpart K of 50 CFR part 20. It sets hunting seasons, hours, 
areas, and limits for migratory game bird species. This final rule is 
the culmination of the rulemaking process for the migratory game bird 
hunting seasons, which started with the August 6, 2015, proposed rule. 
As discussed elsewhere in this document, we supplemented that proposal 
on December 11, and published final season frameworks on March 28, 
2016, that provided the season selection criteria from which the States 
selected these seasons. This final rule sets the migratory game bird 
hunting seasons based on that input from the States. We previously 
addressed all comments in the March 28 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 2016-
17,'' with its corresponding January 2016, finding of no significant 
impact. In addition, an August 1985 environmental assessment entitled 
``Guidelines for Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on Federal Indian 
Reservations and Ceded Lands'' is available from the person indicated 
under the caption FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

Endangered Species Act Consideration

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

Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563)

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

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    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, 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 2016-17 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, the 2014-15, and the 2015-16 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-2015-0034.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The annual migratory bird hunting regulations have a significant 
economic impact on substantial numbers of small entities under the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.). We analyzed the 
economic impacts of the annual hunting regulations on small business 
entities in detail as part of the 1981 cost-benefit analysis. This 
analysis was revised annually from 1990-95. In 1995, the Service issued 
a Small Entity Flexibility Analysis (Analysis), which was subsequently 
updated in 1996, 1998, 2004, 2008, and 2013. The primary source of 
information about hunter expenditures for migratory game bird hunting 
is the National Hunting and Fishing Survey, which is conducted at 5-
year intervals. The 2013 Analysis was based on the 2011 National 
Hunting and Fishing Survey and the U.S. Department of Commerce's County 
Business Patterns, from which it was estimated that migratory bird 
hunters would spend approximately $1.5 billion at small businesses in 
2013. Copies of the Analysis are available upon request from the 
Division of Migratory Bird Management (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT) or from our Web site at http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds or 
at http://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS-HQ-MB-2015-0034.

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.

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. 703-712), 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.

Energy Effects--Executive Order 13211

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

Government-to-Government Relationship With Tribes

    In accordance with the President's memorandum of April 29, 1994, 
``Government-to-Government Relations with Native American Tribal 
Governments'' (59 FR 22951), Executive Order 13175, and 512 DM 2, we 
have evaluated possible effects on Federally recognized Indian tribes 
and have determined that there are no effects on Indian trust 
resources. However, in the August 6 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 2016-17 migratory bird hunting season. The 
resulting proposals were contained in a May 27, 2016, proposed rule (81 
FR 34226). By virtue of these actions, we have consulted with affected 
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 
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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 (August 6 Federal Register) 
opened the public comment period for 2016-17 migratory game bird 
hunting regulations. We previously addressed all comments in a March 
28, 2016, Federal Register publication (81 FR 17302).

Regulations Promulgation

    The rulemaking process for migratory game bird hunting, by its 
nature, operates under a time constraint as seasons must be established 
each year or hunting seasons remain closed. However, we intend that the 
public be provided extensive opportunity for public input and 
involvement in compliance with Administrative Procedure Act 
requirements. Thus, when the preliminary proposed rulemaking was 
published, we established what we believed were the longest periods 
possible for public comment and the most opportunities for public 
involvement. We also provided notification of our participation in 
multiple Flyway Council meetings, opportunities for additional public 
review and comment on all Flyway Council proposals for regulatory 
change, and opportunities for additional public review during the 
Service Regulations Committee meeting. Therefore, we believe that 
sufficient public notice and opportunity for involvement have been 
given to affected persons.
    Further, States need sufficient time to communicate these season 
selections to their affected publics, and to establish and publicize 
the necessary regulations and procedures to implement these seasons. 
Thus, 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: June 30, 2016.
Karen Hyun,
Acting 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--MIGRATORY BIRD HUNTING

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

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

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


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2. Section 20.101 is revised to read as follows:


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

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession 
limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as 
follows:
    Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until 
sunset.


CHECK COMMONWEALTH REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL 
RESTRICTIONS.

    (a) Puerto Rico.

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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
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Doves and Pigeons:
    Zenaida, white-winged, and mourning doves   Sept. 3-Oct. 31.................              20              20
     (1).
    Scaly-naped pigeons.......................  Sept. 3-Oct. 31.................               5               5
    Ducks.....................................  Nov. 12-Dec. 19 &...............               6              12
                                                Jan. 14-Jan. 30.................               6              12
    Common Moorhens...........................  Nov. 12-Dec. 19 &...............               6              12
                                                Jan. 14-Jan. 30.................               6              12
    Common Snipe..............................  Nov. 12-Dec. 19 &...............               8              16
                                                Jan. 14-Jan. 30.................               8              16
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(1) Not more than 10 Zenaida and 3 mourning doves in the aggregate.

    Restrictions: In Puerto Rico, the season is closed on the ruddy 
duck, white-cheeked pintail, West Indian whistling duck, fulvous 
whistling duck, masked duck, purple gallinule, American coot, Caribbean 
coot, white-crowned pigeon, and plain pigeon.
    Closed Areas: Closed areas are described in the March 28, 2016, 
Federal Register (81 FR 17302).
    (b) Virgin Islands.

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

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3. Section 20.102 is revised to read as follows:


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

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession 
limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as 
follows:
    Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until 
sunset. Area descriptions were published in the March 28, 2016, Federal 
Register (81 FR 17302).


CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL 
RESTRICTIONS.


------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Area seasons                             Dates
------------------------------------------------------------------------
North Zone............................  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Gulf Coast Zone.......................  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Southeast Zone........................  Sept. 16-Dec. 31.
Pribilof & Aleutian Islands Zone......  Oct. 8-Jan. 22.
Kodiak Zone...........................  Oct. 8-Jan. 22.
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                                                                                          Daily bag and possession limits
                                                          ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                  Ducks                 White
                     Area                          (1)       Canada    fronted     Light                                                        Sandhill
                                                             geese      geese      geese      Brant           Emperor geese           Snipe      cranes
                                                             (2)(3)     (4)(5)      (6)                                                           (7)
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North Zone....................................      10-30       4-12       4-12       6-18        3-9  Closed.....................       8-24        3-9
Gulf Coast Zone...............................       8-24       4-12       4-12       6-18        3-9  Closed.....................       8-24        2-6
Southeast Zone................................       7-21       4-12       4-12       6-18        3-9  Closed.....................       8-24        2-6
Pribilof and Aleutian Islands Zone............       7-21       4-12       4-12       6-18        3-9  Closed.....................       8-24        2-6
Kodiak Zone...................................       7-21       4-12       4-12       6-18        3-9  Closed.....................       8-24        2-6
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(1) The basic duck bag limits may include no more than 2 canvasbacks daily, and may not include sea ducks. In addition to the basic duck limits, the sea
  duck limit is 10 daily (singly or in the aggregate), including no more than 6 each of either harlequin or long-tailed ducks. Sea ducks include
  scoters, common and king eiders, harlequin ducks, long-tailed ducks, and common and red-breasted mergansers. The season for Steller's and spectacled
  eiders is closed.
(2) In Units 5 and 6, the taking of Canada geese is only permitted from September 28 through December 16. In the Middleton Island portion of Unit 6, the
  taking of Canada geese is by special permit only. The maximum number of Canada goose permits is 10 for the season. A mandatory goose-identification
  class is required. Hunters must check in and out. The daily bag and possession limit is 1. The season will close if incidental harvest includes 5
  dusky Canada geese. A dusky Canada goose is any dark-breasted Canada goose (Munsell 10 YR color value five or less) with a bill length between 40 and
  50 millimeters.
(3) In Units 9, 10, 17, and 18, for Canada geese, the daily bag limit is 6 and the possession limit is 18.
(4) In Units 9, 10, and 17, for white-fronted geese, the daily bag limit is 6 and the possession limit is 18.
(5) In Unit 18, for white-fronted geese, the daily bag limit is 10 and the possession limit is 30.
(6) Light geese include snow geese and Ross's geese.
(7) In Unit 17 of the North Zone, for sandhill cranes, the daily bag limit is 2 and the possession limit is 6.

    Falconry: The total combined bag and possession limit for migratory 
game birds taken with the use of a raptor under a falconry permit is 3 
per day, 9 in possession, and may not exceed a more restrictive limit 
for any species listed in this subsection.
    Special Tundra Swan Season: In Units 17, 18, 22, and 23, there will 
be a tundra swan season from September 1 through October 31 with a 
season limit of 3 tundra swans per hunter. This season is by State 
registration permit only; hunters will be issued 1 permit allowing the 
take of up to 3 tundra swans. Hunters will be required to file a 
harvest report with the State after the season is completed. Up to 500 
permits may be issued in Unit 18; 300 permits each in Units 22 and 23; 
and 200 permits in Unit 17.

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4. Section 20.103 is revised to read as follows:


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

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession 
limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as 
follows:
    Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until 
sunset except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in 
the March 28, 2016, Federal Register (81 FR 17302).

CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL 
RESTRICTIONS.

    (a) Doves.

    Note: Unless otherwise noted, the seasons listed below are for 
mourning and white-winged doves. Daily bag and possession limits are 
in the aggregate for the two species.


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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
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                                             EASTERN MANAGEMENT UNIT
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Alabama:
    North Zone:
        12 noon to sunset.....................  Sept. 10 only...................              15              15
        \1/2\ hour before sunrise to sunset...  Sept. 11-Oct. 30 &..............              15              45
                                                Dec. 8-Jan. 15..................              15              45
    South Zone:

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        12 noon to sunset.....................  Sept. 17 only...................              15              15
        \1/2\ hour before sunrise to sunset...  Sept. 18-Sept. 25 &.............              15              45
                                                Oct. 8-Oct. 23 &................              15              45
                                                Nov. 12-Jan. 15.................              15              45
Delaware......................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 1 &................              15              45
                                                Oct. 19-Oct. 22 &...............              15              45
                                                Nov. 21-Jan. 14.................              15              45
Florida:
    12 noon to sunset.........................  Sept. 24-Oct. 24................              15              45
    \1/2\ hour before sunrise to sunset.......  Nov. 12-Dec. 5 &................              15              45
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 15.................              15              45
Georgia:
    12 noon to sunset.........................  Sept. 3 only....................              15              15
    \1/2\ hour before sunrise to sunset.......  Sept. 4-Sept. 18 &..............              15              45
                                                Oct. 8-Oct. 28 &................              15              45
                                                Nov. 24-Jan. 15.................              15              45
Illinois (1)..................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 14 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 26-Jan. 9..................              15              45
Indiana.......................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 16 &...............              15              45
                                                Nov. 1-Nov. 13 &................              15              45
                                                Dec. 10-Jan. 8..................              15              45
Kentucky:
    11 a.m. to sunset.........................  Sept. 1 only....................              15              15
    \1/2\ hour before sunrise to sunset.......  Sept. 2-Oct. 26 &...............              15              45
                                                Nov. 24-Dec. 4 &................              15              45
                                                Dec. 24-Jan. 15.................              15              45
Louisiana:
    North Zone:
        \1/2\ hour before sunrise to sunset...  Sept. 3-Sept. 25 &..............              15              45
                                                Oct. 8-Nov. 13 &................              15              45
                                                Dec. 17-Jan. 15.................              15              45
    South Zone:
        \1/2\ hour before sunrise to sunset...  Sept. 3-Sept. 11 &..............              15              45
                                                Oct. 8-Nov. 27 &................              15              45
                                                Dec. 17-Jan. 15.................              15              45
Maryland:
    12 noon to sunset.........................  Sept. 1-Oct. 8..................              15              45
    \1/2\ hour before sunrise to sunset.......  Oct. 21-Nov. 19 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 17-Jan. 7..................              15              45
Mississippi:
    North Zone................................  Sept. 3-Oct. 9 &................              15              45
                                                Oct. 22-Nov. 6 &................              15              45
                                                Dec. 10-Jan. 15.................              15              45
    South Zone................................  Sept. 3-Sept. 11 &..............              15              45
                                                Oct. 8-Nov. 13 &................              15              45
                                                Dec. 3-Jan. 15..................              15              45
North Carolina................................  Sept. 3-Oct. 8 &................              15              45
                                                Nov. 21-Dec. 3 &................              15              45
                                                Dec. 5-Jan. 14..................              15              45
Ohio..........................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 6 &................              15              45
                                                Dec. 17-Jan. 8..................              15              45
Pennsylvania:
    12 noon to sunset.........................  Sept. 1-Oct. 8..................              15              45
    \1/2\ hour before sunrise to sunset.......  Oct. 15-Nov. 26 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 26-Jan. 3..................              15              45
Rhode Island:
    12 noon to sunset.........................  Sept. 10-Oct. 9.................              15              45
    \1/2\ hour before sunrise to sunset.......  Oct. 15-Nov. 27 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 10-Dec. 25.................              15              45
South Carolina:
    12 noon to sunset.........................  Sept. 3-Sept. 5.................              12              36
    \1/2\ hour before sunrise to sunset.......  Sept. 6-Oct. 15 &...............              12              36
                                                Nov. 12-Nov. 26 &...............              12              36
                                                Dec. 15-Jan. 15.................              12              36
Tennessee:
    12 noon to sunset.........................  Sept. 1 only....................              15              15
    \1/2\ hour before sunrise to sunset.......  Sept. 2-Sept. 28 &..............              15              45
                                                Oct. 8-Oct. 30 &................              15              45
                                                Dec. 8-Jan. 15..................              15              45
Virginia:
    12 noon to sunset.........................  Sept. 3-Sept. 9.................              15              45

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    \1/2\ hour before sunrise to sunset.......  Sept. 10-Oct. 30 &..............              15              45
                                                Nov. 19-Nov. 27 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 24-Jan. 15.................              15              45
West Virginia:
    12 noon to sunset.........................  Sept. 1 only....................              15              15
    \1/2\ hour before sunrise to sunset.......  Sept. 2-Oct. 15 &...............              15              45
                                                Oct. 31-Nov. 19 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 12.................              15              45
Wisconsin.....................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 29.................              15              45
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                                             CENTRAL MANAGEMENT UNIT
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Arkansas......................................  Sept. 3-Oct. 23 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 8-Jan. 15..................              15              45
Colorado......................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................              15              45
Iowa..........................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................              15              45
Kansas........................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 29.................              15              45
Minnesota.....................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 29.................              15              45
Missouri......................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 29.................              15              45
Montana.......................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 30.................              15              45
Nebraska......................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 30.................              15              45
New Mexico:
    North Zone................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 29.................              15              45
    South Zone:...............................  Sept. 1-Oct. 30 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 3-Jan. 1...................              15              45
North Dakota..................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 29.................              15              45
Oklahoma......................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 31 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 17-Dec. 25.................              15              45
South Dakota..................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................              15              45
Texas (2):
    North Zone................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 13 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 17-Jan. 1..................              15              45
    Central Zone..............................  Sept. 1-Nov. 6 &................              15              45
                                                Dec. 17-Jan. 8..................              15              45
    South Zone:
        Special Area..........................  Sept. 23-Nov. 9 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 17-Jan. 23.................              15              45
        (Special Season)......................  Sept. 3-Sept. 4 &...............              15              45
        12 noon to sunset.....................  Sept. 10-Sept. 11...............              15              45
    Remainder of the South Zone...............  Sept. 23-Nov. 13 &..............              15              45
                                                Dec. 17-Jan. 23.................              15              45
Wyoming.......................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 29.................              15              45
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                                             WESTERN MANAGEMENT UNIT
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Arizona (3)...................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15 &..............              15              45
                                                Nov. 25-Jan. 8..................              15              45
California (4)................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15 &..............              15              45
                                                Nov. 14-Dec. 28.................              15              45
Idaho.........................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 30.................              15              45
Nevada........................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 30.................              15              45
Oregon........................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 30.................              15              45
Utah..........................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 30.................              15              45
Washington....................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 30.................              15              45
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                                                OTHER POPULATIONS
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hawaii (5)....................................  Nov. 5-Nov. 27 &................              10              30
                                                Dec. 3-Jan. 23..................              10              30
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(1) In Illinois, shooting hours are sunrise to sunset.
(2) In Texas, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning, white-winged, and white-tipped doves in the aggregate, of
  which no more than 2 may be white-tipped doves with a maximum 90-day season. Possession limits are three times
  the daily bag limit. During the special season in the Special White-winged Dove Area of the South Zone, the
  daily bag limit is 15 mourning, white-winged, and white-tipped doves in the aggregate, of which no more than 2
  may be mourning doves and 2 may be white-tipped doves. Possession limits are three times the daily bag limit.
(3) In Arizona, during September 1 through 15, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning and white-winged doves in the
  aggregate, of which no more than 10 may be white-winged doves. During November 25 through January 8, the daily
  bag limit is 15 mourning doves.
(4) In California, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning and white-winged doves in the aggregate, of which no more
  than 10 may be white-wing doves.
(5) In Hawaii, the season is only open on the island of Hawaii. The daily bag limits are 10 mourning doves,
  spotted doves, and chestnut-bellied sandgrouse in the aggregate. Shooting hours are from one-half hour before
  sunrise through one-half hour after sunset. Hunting is permitted only on weekends and State holidays.


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    (b) Band-tailed Pigeons.

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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Arizona.......................................  Sept. 2-Sept. 15................               2               6
California:
    North Zone................................  Sept. 19-Sept. 27...............               2               6
    South Zone................................  Dec. 19-Dec. 27.................               2               6
Colorado......................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 14................               2               6
New Mexico:
    North Zone................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 14................               2               6
    South Zone................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 14..................               2               6
Oregon........................................  Sept. 15-Sept. 23...............               2               6
Utah (1)......................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 14................               2               6
Washington....................................  Sept. 15-Sept. 23...............               2               6
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(1) In Utah, each band-tailed pigeon hunter must have a band-tailed pigeon hunting permit issued by the State.


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5. Section 20.104 is revised to read as follows:


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

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession 
limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as 
follows:
    Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until 
sunset except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in 
the March 28, 2016, Federal Register (81 FR 17302).


CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL 
RESTRICTIONS.


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                                   Sora and Virginia   Clapper and King        Woodcock              Snipe
---------------------------------        Rails               Rails       ---------------------------------------
Daily bag limit Possession limit ----------------------------------------
                                     25 (1) 75 (1)       15 (2) 45 (2)            3 9                8 24
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ATLANTIC FLYWAY
 
Connecticut (3).................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Oct. 22-Nov. 19 &   Oct. 22-Nov. 19 &
                                                                           Nov. 21-Dec. 6.     Nov. 21-Dec. 6.
Delaware........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Nov. 21-Dec. 3 &    Sept. 20-Dec. 3 &
                                                                           Dec. 14-Jan. 14.    Dec. 14-Jan. 14.
Florida.........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
Georgia.........................  Sept. 24-Nov. 10 &  Sept. 24-Nov. 10 &  Dec. 10-Jan. 23...  Nov. 15-Feb. 28.
                                   Nov. 25-Dec. 16.    Nov. 25-Dec. 16.
Maine (4).......................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 1-Oct. 29 &    Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
                                                                           Oct. 31-Nov. 15.
Maryland (5)....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Oct. 28-Nov. 25 &   Sept. 27-Nov. 25 &
                                                                           Jan. 13-Jan. 28.    Dec. 13-Jan. 28.
Massachusetts (6)...............  Sept. 1-Nov. 7....  Closed............  Oct. 5-Oct. 29 &    Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
                                                                           Oct. 31-Nov. 19.
New Hampshire...................  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 1-Nov. 14....  Sept. 15-Nov. 14.
New Jersey (7):
    North Zone..................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Oct. 15-Nov. 19...  Sept. 16-Dec. 31.
    South Zone..................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Nov. 12-Dec. 3 &    Sept. 16-Dec. 31.
                                                                           Dec. 17-Dec. 30.
New York (8)....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 1-Nov. 14....  Sept. 1-Nov. 9.
North Carolina..................  Sept. 1-Oct. 1 &    Sept. 1-Oct. 1 &    Dec. 15-Jan. 28...  Nov. 14-Feb. 28.
                                   Oct. 14-Nov. 21.    Oct. 14-Nov. 21.
Pennsylvania (9)................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 15-Nov. 26...  Oct. 15-Nov. 26.
Rhode Island (10)...............  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Oct. 15-Nov. 28...  Sept. 1-Nov. 9.
South Carolina..................  Sept. 17-Sept. 21   Sept. 17-Sept. 21   Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 14-Feb. 28.
                                   & Oct. 15-Dec. 18.  & Oct. 15-Dec. 18.
Vermont.........................  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 1-Nov. 14....  Oct. 1-Nov. 14.
Virginia........................  Sept. 10-Nov. 18..  Sept. 10-Nov. 18..  Oct. 29-Nov. 4 &    Oct. 7-Oct. 10 &
                                                                           Dec. 9-Jan. 15.     Oct. 21-Jan. 31.
West Virginia (11)..............  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 15-Nov. 19 &   Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
                                                                           Nov. 28-Dec. 6.
 
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
 
Alabama.........................  Sept. 10-Sept. 25   Sept. 10-Sept. 25   Dec. 16-Jan. 29...  Nov. 12-Feb. 26.
                                   & Nov. 26-Jan. 18.  & Nov. 26-Jan. 18.
Arkansas........................  Sept. 10-Nov. 18..  Closed............  Nov. 5-Dec. 19....  Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
Illinois (12)...................  Sept. 3-Nov. 11...  Closed............  Oct. 15-Nov. 28...  Sept. 3-Dec. 18.
Indiana (13)....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 15-Nov. 28...  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Iowa (14).......................  Sept. 3-Nov. 11...  Closed............  Oct. 1-Nov. 14....  Sept. 3-Nov. 30.
Kentucky........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 22-Nov. 11 &   Sept. 21-Oct. 30 &
                                                                           Nov. 14-Dec. 7.     Nov. 24-Jan. 29.

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Louisiana:
    West Zone...................  Sept. 10-Sept. 25   Sept. 10-Sept. 25   Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 2-Dec. 4 &
                                   & Nov. 12-Jan. 4.   & Nov. 12-Jan. 4.                       Dec. 17-Feb. 28.
    East Zone...................  Sept. 10-Sept. 25   Sept. 10-Sept. 25   Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 2-Dec. 4 &
                                   & Nov. 12-Jan. 4.   & Nov. 12-Jan. 4.                       Dec. 17-Feb. 28 .
    Coastal Zone................  Sept. 10-Sept. 25   Sept. 10-Sept. 25   Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 2-Dec. 4 &
                                   & Nov. 12-Jan. 4.   & Nov. 12-Jan. 4.                       Dec. 17-Feb. 28.
Michigan........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Sept. 24-Nov. 7...  Sept. 1-Nov. 9.
Minnesota.......................  Sept. 1-Nov. 7....  Closed............  Sept. 24-Nov. 7...  Sept. 1-Nov. 7.
Mississippi.....................  Sept. 3-Nov. 11...  Sept. 3-Nov. 11...  Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 14-Feb. 28.
Missouri........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 15-Nov. 28...  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Ohio............................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 8-Nov. 21....  Sept. 1-Nov. 29 &
                                                                                               Dec. 17-Jan. 2.
Tennessee:
    Reelfoot Zone...............  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 29-Dec. 12...  Nov. 14-Feb. 28.
    State Zone..................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 29-Dec. 12...  Nov. 14-Feb. 28.
Wisconsin:
    North Zone..................  Sept. 24-Nov. 22..  Closed............  Sept. 24-Nov. 7...  Sept. 24-Nov. 22.
    South Zone..................  Oct. 1-Oct. 9 &     Closed............  Sept. 24-Nov. 7...  Oct. 1-Oct. 9 &
                                   Oct. 15-Dec. 4.                                             Oct. 15-Dec. 4.
    Miss. River Zone............  Oct. 1-Oct. 7 &     Closed............  Sept. 24-Nov. 7...  Oct. 1-Oct. 7 &
                                   Oct. 15-Dec. 6.                                             Oct. 15-Dec. 6.
 
CENTRAL FLYWAY
 
Colorado........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Kansas..........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 15-Nov. 28...  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Montana.........................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Nebraska (15)...................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Sept. 24-Nov. 7...  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
New Mexico (16).................  Sept. 17-Nov. 25..  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 15-Jan. 29.
North Dakota....................  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 24-Nov. 7...  Sept. 17-Dec. 4.
Oklahoma........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Nov. 1-Dec. 15....  Oct. 1-Jan. 15.
South Dakota (17)...............  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 1-Oct. 31.
Texas...........................  Sept. 10-Sept. 25   Sept. 10-Sept. 25   Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Oct. 29-Feb. 12.
                                   & Nov. 5-Dec. 28.   & Nov. 5-Dec. 28.
Wyoming.........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
 
PACIFIC FLYWAY
 
Arizona (18):
    North Zone..................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 7-Jan. 15.
    South Zone..................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 21-Jan. 29.
California......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 15-Jan. 29.
Colorado........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Idaho:
    Zone 1......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 1-Jan. 13.
    Zone 2......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 1-Jan. 13.
    Zone 3......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 15-Jan. 27.
Montana.........................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Nevada:
    Northeast Zone..............  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 1-Oct. 23 &
                                                                                               Oct. 26-Jan. 15.
    Northwest Zone..............  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 8-Oct. 23 &
                                                                                               Oct. 26-Jan. 22.
    South Zone (19).............  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 15-Oct. 23 &
                                                                                               Oct. 26-Jan. 29.
New Mexico......................  Sept. 17-Nov. 25..  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 17-Jan. 31.
Oregon:
    Zone 1......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Nov. 5-Feb. 19.
    Zone 2......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 8-Nov. 27 &
                                                                                               Nov. 30-Jan. 22.
Utah............................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 1-Jan. 14.
Washington:
    East Zone...................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 15-Oct. 19 &
                                                                                               Oct. 22-Jan. 29.
    West Zone...................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 15-Oct. 19 &
                                                                                               Oct. 22-Jan. 29.
Wyoming.........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
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(1) The daily bag and possession limits for sora and Virginia rails apply singly or in the aggregate of the two
  species.
(2) All daily 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 Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey, the limits for clapper and king rails are 10 daily and
  30 in possession.
(3) In Connecticut, the limits for clapper and king rails apply singly or in the aggregate of the two species.
  Limits for clapper and king rail are 10 daily and 30 in possession and may include no more than 1 king rail.

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(4) In Maine, the daily bag and possession limit for sora and Virginia rails is 25.
(5) In Maryland, no more than 1 king rail may be taken per day.
(6) In Massachusetts, the sora rail limits are 5 daily and 15 in possession; the Virginia rail limits are 10
  daily and 30 in possession.
(7) In New Jersey, the season for king rail is closed by State regulation.
(8) In New York, the rail daily bag and possession limits are 8 and 24, respectively. Seasons for sora and
  Virginia rails and snipe are closed on Long Island.
(9) In Pennsylvania, the daily bag and possession limits for sora and Virginia rails, singly or in the
  aggregate, are 3 and 9, respectively.
(10) In Rhode Island, the sora and Virginia rails limits are 3 daily and 9 in possession, singly or in the
  aggregate; the clapper and king rail limits are 1 daily and 3 in possession, singly or in the aggregate; the
  snipe limits are 5 daily and 15 in possession.
(11) In West Virginia, the daily bag and possession limit for sora and Virginia rails is 25; the possession
  limit for snipe is 16.
(12) In Illinois, shooting hours are from sunrise to sunset.
(13) In Indiana, the season on Virginia rails is closed.
(14) In Iowa, the limits for sora and Virginia rails are 12 daily and 24 in possession.
(15) In Nebraska, the rail limits are 10 daily and 30 in possession.
(16) In New Mexico, in the Central Flyway portion of the State, the rail limits are 10 daily and 20 in
  possession.
(17) In South Dakota, the snipe limits are 5 daily and 15 in possession.
(18) In Arizona, Ashurst Lake in Unit 5B is closed to snipe hunting.
(19) 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.


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


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

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession 
limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as 
follows:
    Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until 
sunset, except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in 
the March 28, 2016, Federal Register (81 FR 17302) and the April 12, 
2016, Federal Register (81 FR 21480).

CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL 
RESTRICTIONS.
    (a) Common Moorhens and Purple Gallinules.

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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
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ATLANTIC FLYWAY
 
Delaware......................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................              15              45
Florida (1)...................................  Sept. 1-Nov.9...................              15              45
Georgia.......................................  Nov. 19-Nov. 27 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 10-Jan. 29.................              15              45
New Jersey....................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................              10              30
New York:
    Long Island...............................  Closed.
    Remainder of State........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................               8              24
North Carolina................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 1 &................              15              45
                                                Oct. 14-Nov. 21.................              15              45
Pennsylvania..................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................               3               9
South Carolina................................  Sept. 17-Sept. 21 &.............              15              45
                                                Oct. 15-Dec. 18.................              15              45
Virginia......................................  Sept. 10-Nov. 18................              15              45
West Virginia.................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 8 &.................              15              30
                                                Nov. 28-Jan. 28.................              15              30
 
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
 
Alabama.......................................  Sept. 10-Sept. 25 &.............              15              45
                                                Nov. 26-Jan. 18.................              15              45
Arkansas......................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................              15              45
Kentucky......................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................               3               9
Louisiana.....................................  Sept. 10-Sept. 25 &.............              15              45
                                                Nov. 12-Jan. 4..................              15              45
Michigan......................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................               1               3
Minnesota (2):
    North Zone................................  Sept. 24-Nov. 22................              15              45
    Central Zone..............................  Sept. 24-Oct. 2 &...............              15              45
                                                Oct. 8-Nov. 27..................              15              45
    South Zone................................  Sept. 24-Oct. 2 &...............              15              45
                                                Oct. 15-Dec. 4..................              15              45
Mississippi...................................  Sept. 3-Nov. 11.................              15              45
Ohio..........................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................              15              45
Tennessee:....................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................              15              45
Wisconsin:....................................
    North Zone................................  Sept. 24-Nov. 22................              15              30
    South Zone................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 9 &.................              15              30
                                                Oct. 15-Dec. 4..................              15              30
    Mississippi River Zone....................  Oct. 1-Oct. 7 &.................              15              30
                                                Oct. 15-Dec. 6..................              15              30
 
CENTRAL FLYWAY
 

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New Mexico:...................................
    Zone 1....................................  Sept. 17-Nov. 25................               1               3
    Zone 2....................................  Sept. 17-Nov. 25................               1               3
Oklahoma......................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................              15              45
Texas.........................................  Sept. 10-Sept. 25 &.............              15              45
                                                Nov. 5-Dec. 28..................              15              45
 
PACIFIC FLYWAY
                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------
 
All States....................................  Seasons are in aggregate with coots and listed in paragraph (e).
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(1) The season applies to common moorhens only.
(2) In Minnesota, the daily bag limit is 15 and the possession limit is 45 coots and moorhens in the aggregate.

    (b) Special Sea Duck Seasons (scoters, eiders, and long-tailed 
ducks in Atlantic Flyway).
    Within the special sea duck areas, the daily bag limit is 5 
scoters, eiders, and long-tailed ducks in the aggregate, including no 
more than 4 scoters, 4 eiders, and 4 long-tailed ducks. Possession 
limits are three times the daily bag limit. These limits may be in 
addition to regular duck bag limits only during the regular duck season 
in the special sea duck hunting areas.

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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Connecticut...................................  Nov. 12-Jan. 20.................               5              15
Delaware......................................  Nov. 21-Jan. 28.................               5              15
Georgia.......................................  Nov. 19-Nov. 27 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 10-Jan. 29.................               5              15
Maine.........................................  Nov. 11-Jan. 19.................               5              15
Maryland......................................  Nov. 5-Jan. 13..................               5              15
Massachusetts (1).............................  Nov. 21-Jan. 28.................               5              15
New Hampshire.................................  Nov. 15-Jan. 13.................               5              15
New Jersey....................................  Nov. 5-Jan. 13..................               5              15
North Carolina................................  Nov. 21-Jan. 28.................               5              15
Rhode Island..................................  Nov. 24-Jan. 22.................               5              15
South Carolina................................  Nov. 19-Nov. 26 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 10-Jan. 29.................               5              15
Virginia......................................  Nov. 11-Jan. 9..................               5              15
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Note: Notwithstanding the provisions of this Part 20, the shooting of crippled waterfowl from a motorboat under
  power will be permitted in Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New
  Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia in those areas described,
  delineated, and designated in their respective hunting regulations as special sea duck hunting areas.
(1) In Massachusetts, the daily bag limit may not include more than 1 hen eider. Possession limits are three
  times the daily bag limit.

    (c) Early (September) Duck Seasons.
    Note: Unless otherwise specified, the seasons listed below are for 
teal only.

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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ATLANTIC FLYWAY
 
Delaware (1)..................................  Sept. 9-Sept. 27................               6              18
Florida (2)...................................  Sept. 17-Sept. 25...............               6              18
Georgia.......................................  Sept. 10-Sept. 25...............               6              18
Maryland (1)..................................  Sept. 16-Sept. 30...............               6              18
North Carolina (1)............................  Sept. 10-Sept. 28...............               6              18
South Carolina (3)............................  Sept. 9-Sept. 24................               6              18
Virginia (1)..................................  Sept. 17-Sept. 30...............               6              18
 
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
 
Alabama.......................................  Sept. 10-Sept. 25...............               6              18
Arkansas (3)..................................  Sept. 10-Sept. 25...............               6              18
Illinois (3)..................................  Sept. 3-Sept. 18................               6              18
Indiana (3)...................................  Sept. 3-Sept. 18................               6              18
Iowa (3)......................................  Sept. 3-Sept. 18................               6              18
Kentucky (2)..................................  Sept. 17-Sept. 25...............               6              18
Louisiana.....................................  Sept. 10-Sept. 25...............               6              18
Michigan......................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 7.................               6              18
Mississippi...................................  Sept. 10-Sept. 25...............               6              18

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Missouri (3)..................................  Sept. 10-Sept. 25...............               6              18
Ohio (3)......................................  Sept. 3-Sept. 18................               6              18
Tennessee (2).................................  Sept. 10-Sept. 18...............               6              18
Wisconsin.....................................  Sept.1-Sept. 7..................               6              18
 
CENTRAL FLYWAY
 
Colorado (1)..................................  Sept. 10-Sept. 18...............               6              18
Kansas:                                         ................................  ..............  ..............
    Low Plains................................  Sept. 10-Sept. 25...............               6              18
    High Plains...............................  Sept. 17-Sept. 25...............               6              18
Nebraska (1):
    Low Plains................................  Sept. 3-Sept. 18................               6              18
    High Plains...............................  Sept. 3-Sept. 11................               6              18
New Mexico....................................  Sept. 17-Sept. 25...............               6              18
Oklahoma......................................  Sept. 10-Sept. 25...............               6              18
Texas:........................................
    High Plains...............................  Sept. 10-Sept. 25...............               6              18
    Rest of State.............................  Sept. 10-Sept. 25...............               6              18
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(1) Area restrictions. See State regulations.
(2) In Florida, Kentucky, and Tennessee, the daily bag limit for the first 5 days of the season is 6 wood ducks
  and teal in the aggregate, of which no more than 2 may be wood ducks. During the last 4 days of the season,
  the daily bag limit is 6 teal only. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
(3) Shooting hours are from sunrise to sunset.

    (d) Special Early Canada Goose Seasons.

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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ATLANTIC FLYWAY
 
Connecticut (1):
    North Zone................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30................              15              45
    South Zone................................  Sept. 13-Sept. 30...............              15              45
Delaware......................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 24................              15              45
Florida.......................................  Sept. 3-Sept. 25................               5              15
Georgia.......................................  Sept. 3-Sept. 25................               5              15
Maine:........................................
    Northern Zone.............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 24................               6              18
    Southern Zone.............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 24................               8              24
    Coastal Zone..............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 24................               8              24
Maryland (1)(2):
    Eastern Unit..............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................               8              24
    Western Unit..............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 24................               8              24
Massachusetts:................................
    Central Zone..............................  Sept. 6-Sept. 23................               7              21
    Coastal Zone..............................  Sept. 6-Sept. 23................               7              21
    Western Zone..............................  Sept. 6-Sept. 23................               7              21
New Hampshire.................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................               5              15
New Jersey (1)(2)(3)..........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30................              15              45
New York (4):
    Lake Champlain Zone.......................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................               8              24
    Northeastern Zone.........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................              15              45
    East Central Zone.........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................              15              45
    Hudson Valley Zone........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................              15              45
    West Central Zone.........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................              15              45
    South Zone................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................              15              45
    Western Long Island Zone..................  Closed.
    Central Long Island Zone..................  Sept. 6-Sept. 30................              15              45
    Eastern Long Island Zone..................  Sept. 6-Sept. 30................              15              45
North Carolina (5)(6).........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30................              15              45
Pennsylvania (7):.............................
    SJBP Zone (8).............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 24................               3               9
    Rest of State (9).........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 24................               8              24
Rhode Island (1)..............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30................              15              45
South Carolina
    Early-Season Hunt Unit....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30................              15              45
Vermont:
    Lake Champlain Zone.......................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................               8              24
    Interior Vermont Zone.....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................               8              24

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    Connecticut River Zone (10)...............  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................               5              15
Virginia (11).................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................              10              30
West Virginia.................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 10................               5              15
 
CENTRAL FLYWAY
 
North Dakota:
    Missouri River Zone.......................  Sept. 1-Sept. 7.................              15              45
    Remainder of State........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................              15              45
Oklahoma......................................  Sept. 10-Sept. 19...............               8              24
South Dakota (12).............................  Sept. 3-Sept. 30................              15              45
Texas
    East Zone.................................  Sept. 10-Sept. 25...............               5              15
PACIFIC FLYWAY
Colorado......................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 9.................               4              12
Idaho
    Zone 4....................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................               5              15
Oregon:
    Northwest Permit Zone.....................  Sept. 10-Sept. 18...............               5              15
    Southwest Zone............................  Sept. 10-Sept. 14...............               5              15
    Eastern Zone..............................  Sept. 10-Sept. 14...............               5              15
    Klamath County Zone.......................  Sept. 10-Sept. 14...............               5              15
    Harney and Lake County Zone...............  Sept. 10-Sept. 14...............               5              15
    Malheur County Zone.......................  Sept. 10-Sept. 14...............               5              15
Washington:
    Areas 1 & 3...............................  Sept. 10-Sept. 15...............               5              15
    Areas 2A & 2B (13)........................  Sept. 3-Sept. 11................               5              15
    Area 4 & 5................................  Sept. 10-Sept. 11...............               5              10
Wyoming:
    Teton County Zone.........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 8.................               3               9
    Balance of State Zone.....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 8.................               2               6
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(1) Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
(2) The use of shotguns capable of holding more than 3 shotshells is allowed.
(3) The use of electronic calls is allowed.
(4) In New York, in all areas except the Northeastern and Southeastern Goose Hunting Area, shooting hours are
  one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, the use of shotguns capable of holding more than 3
  shotshells is allowed, and the use of electronic calls is allowed. In the Northeastern and Southeastern Goose
  Hunting Areas, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, shotguns capable
  of holding more than 3 shotshells are allowed, and electronic calls are allowed only from September 1 to
  September 16 and September 19 to September 25. On September 17 and September 18, shooting hours are one-half
  hour before sunrise to sunset, shotguns must be capable of holding no more than 3 shotshells, and electronic
  calls are not allowed.
(5) In North Carolina, the use of unplugged guns and electronic calls is allowed in that area west of U.S.
  Highway 17 only.
(6) In North Carolina, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset in that
  area west of U.S. Highway 17 only.
(7) In Pennsylvania, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset from
  September 1 to September 16, September 19 to September 23. On September 17 and September 24, shooting hours
  are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset.
(8) In Pennsylvania, in the area south of SR 198 from the Ohio State line to intersection of SR 18, SR 18 south
  to SR 618, SR 618 south to U.S. Route 6, U.S. Route 6 east to U.S. Route 322/SR 18, U.S. Route 322/SR 18 west
  to intersection of SR 3013, SR 3013 south to the Crawford/Mercer County line, not including the Pymatuning
  State Park Reservoir and an area to extend 100 yards inland from the shoreline of the reservoir, excluding the
  area east of SR 3011 (Hartstown Road), the daily bag limit is 1 goose with a possession limit of 3 geese. The
  season is closed on State Game Lands 214. However, during youth waterfowl hunting days, regular season
  regulations apply.
(9) In Pennsylvania, in the area of Lancaster and Lebanon Counties north of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, east of
  SR 501 to SR 419, south of SR 419 to the Lebanon-Berks County line, west of the Lebanon-Berks County line and
  the Lancaster-Berks County line to SR 1053, west of SR 1053 to the Pennsylvania Turnpike I-76, the daily bag
  limit is 1 goose with a possession limit of 3 geese. On State Game Lands No. 46 (Middle Creek Wildlife
  Management Area), the season is closed. However, during youth waterfowl hunting days, regular season
  regulations apply.
(10) In Vermont, the season in the Connecticut River Zone is the same as the New Hampshire Inland Zone season,
  set by New Hampshire.
(11) In Virginia, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset from September 1
  to September 16, and one-half hour before sunrise to sunset from September 17 to September 25 in the area east
  of I-95 where the September teal season is open. Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half
  hour after sunset from September 1 to September 20, and one-half hour before sunrise to sunset from September
  21 to September 25 in the area west of I-95.
(12) See State regulations for additional information and restrictions.
(13) In Washington, in Pacific County, the daily bag and possession limit is 15 and 45 Canada geese,
  respectively.

    (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

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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 female mallards), 2 scaup, 1 black duck, 2 pintails, 
2 canvasbacks, 1 mottled duck, 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 4 scoters, 4 
eiders, 4 long-tailed ducks, 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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Connecticut
Ducks and Mergansers:                           ................................               6              18
    North Zone................................  Oct. 8-Oct. 15 &................
                                                Nov. 10-Jan. 10.................
    South Zone................................  Oct. 8-Oct. 11 &................
                                                Nov. 16-Jan. 20.................
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese:
    AFRP Unit.................................  Oct. 10-Oct. 13 &...............               5              15
                                                Nov. 11-Nov. 30 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 10-Feb. 15.................               5              15
    NAP H-Unit................................  Oct. 8-Oct. 15 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 10-Jan. 21.................               3               9
    AP Unit...................................  Oct. 10-Oct. 13 &...............               3               9
                                                Nov. 23-Jan. 14.................               3               9
    Special Season............................  Jan. 25-Feb. 15.................               5              15
Light Geese:
    North Zone................................  Oct. 1-Jan. 14 &................              25
                                                Feb. 21-Mar. 10.................              25  ..............
    South Zone................................  Oct. 1-Dec. 1 &.................              25
                                                Jan. 7-Mar. 10..................              25  ..............
Brant:
    North Zone................................  Nov. 14-Jan. 10.................               2               6
    South Zone................................  Nov. 24-Jan. 20.................               2               6
Delaware
Ducks.........................................  Oct. 28-Nov. 8 &................               6              18
                                                Nov. 21-Nov. 26 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 9-Jan. 28..................               6              18
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese..................................  Nov. 21-Nov. 26 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 16-Feb. 4..................               2               6
Light Geese (1)...............................  Oct. 5-Feb. 4...................              25
                                                Feb. 11.........................              25  ..............
Brant.........................................  Dec. 3-Jan. 28..................               2               6
Florida
Ducks.........................................  Nov. 19-Nov. 27 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 10-Jan. 29.................               6              18
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese..................................  Nov. 19-Nov. 27 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 1-Jan. 30..................               5              15
Light Geese...................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15
Georgia
Ducks.........................................  Nov. 19-Nov. 27 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 10-Jan. 29.................               6              18
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese..................................  Oct. 8-Oct. 23 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 19-Nov. 27 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 10-Jan. 29.................               5              15
                                                Same as for Canada Geese........
Light Geese...................................  Geese...........................               5              15
Brant.........................................  Closed..........................
Maine
Ducks (2):....................................  ................................               6              18
    North Zone................................  Sept. 26-Dec. 3.................

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    South Zone................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 15 &................
                                                Nov. 1-Dec. 24..................
    Coastal Zone..............................  Oct. 1-Oct. 15 &................
                                                Nov. 11-Jan. 4..................
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. 27 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 1-Dec. 24..................               3               9
    Coastal Zone..............................  Oct. 1-Oct. 27 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 11-Jan. 4..................               3               9
                                                Oct. 1-Jan. 31..................              25  ..............
Light Geese...................................
Brant:
North Zone....................................  Sept. 26-Dec. 3.................               2               6
    South Zone................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 15 &................               2               6
                                                Nov. 1-Dec. 24..................               2               6
    Coastal Zone..............................  Oct. 1-Oct. 15 &................               2               6
                                                Nov. 11-Jan. 4..................               2               6
Maryland
Ducks and Mergansers (3)......................  Oct. 15-Oct. 22 &...............               6              18
                                                Nov. 12-Nov. 25 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 13-Jan. 28.................               6              18
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese:
    RP Zone...................................  Nov. 19-Nov. 25 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 13-Mar. 8..................               5              15
    AP Zone...................................  Nov. 19-Nov. 25 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 16-Feb. 4..................               2               6
Light Geese...................................  Oct. 1-Nov. 25 &................              25
                                                Dec. 12-Feb. 4..................              25
                                                Feb. 11.........................              25
Brant.........................................  Nov. 8-Nov. 25 &................               2               6
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 31.................               2               6
Massachusetts
Ducks (4):                                      ................................               6              18
    Western Zone..............................  Oct. 10-Nov. 26 &...............
                                                Dec. 5-Dec. 24..................
    Central Zone..............................  Oct. 11-Nov. 26 &...............
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 2..................
    Coastal Zone..............................  Oct. 14-Oct. 22 &...............
                                                Nov. 17-Jan. 16.................
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese:
    NAP Zone..................................
        Central Zone..........................  Oct. 11-Nov. 26 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 13.................               3               9
        (Special season)......................  Jan. 16-Feb. 4..................               5              15
          Coastal Zone........................  Oct. 14-Oct. 22 &...............               3               9
                                                Nov. 17-Jan. 27.................               3               9
        (Special season) (5)..................  Jan. 28-Feb. 15.................               5              15
    AP Zone...................................  Oct. 10-Nov. 26 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 5-Dec. 13..................               3               9
Light Geese:
    Western Zone..............................  Oct. 10-Nov. 26 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 5-Dec. 13..................              15              45
    Central Zone..............................  Oct. 11-Nov. 26 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 13.................              15              45
                                                Jan. 16-Feb. 4..................              15              45
    Coastal Zone (5)..........................  Oct. 14-Oct. 22 &...............              15              45
                                                Nov. 17-Jan. 27.................              15              45
                                                Jan. 28-Feb. 15.................              15              45
Brant:........................................
    Western & Central Zone....................  Closed..........................
    Coastal Zone..............................  Nov. 21-Jan. 28.................               2               6
New Hampshire
Ducks:                                          ................................               6              18
    Northern Zone.............................  Oct. 4-Dec. 2...................
    Inland Zone...............................  Oct. 4-Nov. 6 &.................
                                                Nov. 22-Dec. 17.................  ..............  ..............

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

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    East Central (AP) Zone....................  Oct. 22-Nov. 18 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 3-Dec. 24..................               3               9
    Hudson Valley (AP) Zone...................  Nov. 5-Nov. 17 &................               3               9
                                                Dec. 3-Jan. 8...................               3               9
    West Central (AP) Zone....................  Oct. 22-Nov. 24 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 31-Jan. 15.................               3               9
    South (AFRP)..............................  Oct. 22-Dec. 17 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 31-Jan. 15 &...............               5              15
                                                Mar. 4-Mar. 10..................               5              15
Light Geese (6):
    Long Island Zone..........................  Nov. 24-Mar. 10.................              25
    Lake Champlain Zone.......................  Oct. 12-Dec. 31 &...............              25
                                                Feb. 15-Mar. 10.................              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. 24-Nov. 27 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 5-Jan. 29..................               2               6
    Lake Champlain Zone.......................  Oct. 5-Dec. 3...................               2               6
    Northeastern Zone.........................  Oct. 1-Nov. 29..................               2               6
    Southeastern Zone.........................  Oct. 1-Nov. 29..................               2               6
    Western Zone..............................  Oct. 1-Nov. 29..................               2               6
North Carolina
Ducks (7).....................................  Oct. 5-Oct. 8 &.................               6              18
                                                Nov. 12-Dec. 3 &................               6              18
                                                Dec. 17-Jan. 28.................               6              18
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese:
    RP Hunt Zone..............................  Oct. 5-Oct. 15 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 12-Dec. 3 &................               5              15
                                                Dec. 17-Feb. 11.................               5              15
    SJBP Hunt Zone............................  Oct. 5-Nov. 4 &.................               5              15
                                                Nov. 12-Dec. 31.................               5              15
    Northeast Hunt Zone (8)...................  Jan. 13-Jan. 28.................               1               3
Light Geese...................................  Oct. 11-Feb. 11.................              25
Brant.........................................  Dec. 17-Jan. 28.................               1               3
Pennsylvania
Ducks:........................................  ................................               6              18
    North Zone................................  Oct. 8-Nov. 19 &................
                                                Dec. 20-Jan. 14.................  ..............  ..............
    South Zone................................  Oct. 15-Oct. 22 &...............
                                                Nov. 22-Jan. 21.................  ..............  ..............
    Northwest Zone............................  Oct. 8-Dec. 10..................
                                                Dec. 27-Dec. 31.................  ..............  ..............
    Lake Erie Zone............................  Oct. 31-Jan. 7..................
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese:
    Eastern (AP) Zone.........................  Nov. 15-Nov. 26 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 17-Jan. 31.................               3               9
    SJBP Zone.................................  Oct. 8-Nov. 26 &................               3               9
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 20.................               3               9
    Resident (RP) Zone........................  Oct. 22-Nov. 26 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 17-Jan. 14 &...............               5              15
                                                Feb. 1-Feb. 28..................               5              15
Light Geese:
    Eastern (AP) Zone.........................  Oct. 1-Jan. 31..................              25
    SJBP Zone.................................  Oct. 1-Jan. 20..................              25
    Resident (RP) Zone........................  Oct. 27-Feb. 28.................              25
Brant.........................................  Oct. 8-Dec. 16..................               2               6
Rhode Island
Ducks.........................................  Oct. 7-Oct. 10 &................               6              18
                                                Nov. 23-Nov. 27 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 3-Jan. 22..................               6              18
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese..................................  Nov. 19-Nov. 27 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 3-Jan. 30..................               3               9
    Special season............................  Feb. 4-Feb. 10..................               5              15
Light Geese...................................  Oct. 16-Jan. 30.................              25

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Brant.........................................  Dec. 4-Jan. 22..................               2               6
Ducks (9)(10).................................  Nov. 12 &.......................               6              18
                                                Nov. 19-Nov. 26 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 10-Jan. 29.................               6              18
Mergansers (11)...............................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada and White-fronted Geese (12)...........  Nov. 19-Nov. 26 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 10-Jan. 29 &...............               5              15
                                                Feb. 12-Feb. 27.................               5              15
Light Geese...................................  Nov. 19-Nov. 26 &...............              25
                                                Dec. 10-Jan. 29 &...............              25  ..............
                                                Feb. 12-Feb. 27.................              25  ..............
Brant.........................................  Nov. 19-Nov. 26 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 10-Jan. 29.................               2               6
Vermont
Ducks:........................................  ................................               6              18
    Lake Champlain Zone.......................  Oct. 12-Oct 16 &................
                                                Oct. 29-Dec. 22.................  ..............  ..............
    Interior Zone.............................  Oct. 12-Dec. 10.................
    Connecticut River Zone....................  Oct. 4-Nov. 6 &.................
                                                Nov. 22-Dec. 17.................  ..............  ..............
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese:
    Lake Champlain Zone.......................  Oct. 12-Nov. 30.................               3               9
    Interior Zone.............................  Oct. 12-Nov. 30.................               3               9
    Connecticut River Zone....................  Oct. 4-Nov. 6 &.................               3               9
                                                Nov. 22-Dec. 27.................               3               9
Light Geese:
    Lake Champlain Zone.......................  Oct. 12-Dec. 31 &...............              25
                                                Feb. 15-Mar. 10.................              25  ..............
    Interior Zone.............................  Oct. 12-Dec. 31 &...............              25
                                                Feb. 15-Mar. 10.................              25  ..............
    Connecticut River Zone....................  Oct. 4-Dec. 27..................              25
Brant:
    Lake Champlain Zone.......................  Oct. 5-Dec. 3...................               2               6
    Interior Zone.............................  Oct. 5-Dec. 3...................               2               6
    Connecticut River Zone....................  Oct. 4-Nov. 6 &.................               2               6
                                                Nov. 22-Dec. 17.................               2               6
Virginia
Ducks (13)....................................  Oct. 7-Oct. 10 &................               6              18
                                                Nov. 16-Nov. 27 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 17-Jan. 29.................               6              18
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese:
    Eastern (AP) Zone.........................  Nov. 16-Nov. 27 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 23-Jan. 29.................               2               6
    Western (SJBP) Zone.......................  Nov. 16-Nov. 27 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 14 &...............               3               9
    (Special season)..........................  Jan. 15-Feb. 15.................               5              15
    Western (RP) Zone.........................  Nov. 16-Nov. 27 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 17-Feb. 22.................               5              15
Light Geese...................................  Oct. 17-Jan. 31.................              25
Brant.........................................  Nov. 16-Nov. 27 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 17-Jan. 29.................               2               6
West Virginia
Ducks (14)....................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 8 &.................               6              18
                                                Nov. 7-Nov. 12 &................               6              18
                                                Dec. 14-Jan. 28.................               6              18
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              30
Canada Geese..................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 15 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 7-Nov. 12 &................               5              15
                                                Dec. 1-Jan. 28..................               5              15
Light Geese...................................  Same as for Canada Geese........               5              15
Brant.........................................  Nov. 30-Jan. 28.................               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 15 through October 22. Additionally, the daily bag
  limit of 6 ducks may include no more than 5 sea ducks, of which no more than 4 may be scoters, eiders, or long-
  tailed ducks.

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(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, the use of electronic calls and shotguns capable of holding more than 3 shotshells are allowed
  for hunting of light geese on any day when all other waterfowl hunting seasons are closed.
(7) In North Carolina, the season is closed for black ducks October 5 through October 8 and November 12 through
  November 18. The daily bag limit for black and mottled ducks is combined with no more than 1 allowed in the
  daily bag.
(8) In North Carolina, a permit is required to hunt Canada geese in the Northeast Hunt Zone.
(9) In 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.
(10) In South Carolina, on November 12, 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.
(11) In South Carolina, the daily bag limit for mergansers may include no more than 1 hooded merganser.
(12) In South Carolina, the daily bag limit may include no more than 2 white-fronted geese.
(13) In Virginia, the season is closed for black ducks October 7 through October 10.
(14) In West Virginia, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 long-tailed ducks, and the season is
  closed for eiders, whistling ducks, and mottled ducks.

MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY

Flyway-wide Restrictions
    Duck Limits: The daily bag limit of 6 ducks may include no more 
than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be females), 1 mottled 
duck, 1 black duck, 2 pintails, 2 canvasbacks, 2 redheads, 3 scaup, and 
3 wood ducks. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
    Merganser Limits: The 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. 25-Nov. 26 &...............
                                                Dec. 3-Jan. 29..................
    South Zone................................  Same as North Zone..............
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Dark Geese (1)(2):
    SJBP Zone.................................  Sept. 1-Sept 30 &...............               5              15
                                                Nov. 25-Nov. 26 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 3-Jan. 29..................               5              15
    North Zone................................  Same as SJBP Zone...............               5              15
    South Zone................................  Same as SJBP Zone...............               5              15
Light Geese:
    SJBP Zone.................................  Same as for Dark Geese..........               5              15
    North Zone................................  Same as for Dark Geese..........               5              15
    South Zone................................  Same as for Dark Geese..........               5              15
Arkansas
Ducks.........................................  Nov. 19-Nov. 27 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 8-Dec. 23 &................               6              18
                                                Dec. 26-Jan. 29.................               6              18
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              10
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              10
Canada Geese..................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30 &..............               5              15
                                                Nov. 16-Dec. 2 &................               3               9
                                                Dec. 4-Jan. 29..................               3               9
White-fronted Geese...........................  Nov. 16-Dec. 2 &................               2               4
                                                Dec. 4-Jan. 29..................               2               4
Brant.........................................  Closed..........................              --              --
Light Geese...................................  Same as for White-fronted Geese.              20              --
Illinois
    Ducks:....................................  ................................               6              18
    North Zone................................  Oct. 15-Dec. 13.................
    Central Zone..............................  Oct. 22-Dec. 20.................
    South Central Zone........................  Nov. 11-Jan. 9..................
    South Zone................................  Nov. 24-Jan. 22.................
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese:
    North Zone................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15 &..............               5              15
                                                Oct. 15-Jan. 12.................               2               6
    Central Zone..............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15 &..............               5              15
                                                Oct. 22-Oct. 30 &...............               2               6
                                                Nov. 12-Jan. 31.................               2               6

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    South Central Zone........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15 &..............               2               6
                                                Nov. 11-Jan. 31.................               2               6
    South Zone................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15 &..............               2               6
                                                Nov. 24-Jan. 31.................               2               6
White-fronted Geese:
    North Zone................................  Oct. 17-Jan. 12.................               2               6
    Central Zone..............................  Nov. 5-Jan. 31..................               2               6
    South Central Zone........................  Nov. 11-Jan. 31.................               2               6
    South Zone................................  Nov. 24-Jan. 31.................               2               6
Light Geese:
    North Zone................................  Oct. 15-Jan. 12.................              20              --
    Central Zone..............................  Oct. 22-Jan. 31.................              20              --
    South Central Zone........................  Nov. 11-Jan. 31.................              20              --
    South Zone................................  Nov. 24-Jan. 31.................              20              --
Brant.........................................  Same as for Light Geese.........               1               3
Indiana
Ducks:........................................  ................................               6              18
    North Zone................................  Oct. 22-Dec. 11 &...............
                                                Dec. 24-Jan. 1..................
    Central Zone..............................  Oct. 29-Nov. 6 &................
                                                Nov. 19-Jan. 8..................
    South Zone................................  Oct. 29-Nov. 6 &................
                                                Nov. 26-Jan. 15.................
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Dark Geese (1)(3):
    North Zone................................  Sept. 3-Sept. 11 &..............               5              15
                                                Oct. 22-Nov. 20 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 10-Feb. 12.................               5              15
    Central Zone..............................  Sept. 3-Sept. 11 &..............               5              15
                                                Oct. 29-Nov. 6 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 19-Feb. 12.................               5              15
    South Zone................................  Sept. 3-Sept. 18 & Oct. 29-Nov.                5              15
                                                 6 & Nov. 26-Feb. 12.                          5              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................................  Sept. 24-Oct. 2 &...............
                                                Oct. 15-Dec. 4..................
    Missouri River Zone.......................  Oct. 8-Oct. 9 &.................
                                                Oct. 22-Dec 18..................
    South Zone................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 5 &.................
                                                Oct. 22-Dec 15..................
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Dark Geese (1):
    Cedar Falls/Waterloo......................  Sept. 3-Sept. 11................               5              15
    Des Moines................................  Sept. 3-Sept. 11................               5              15
    Cedar Rapids/Iowa City....................  Sept. 3-Sept. 11................               5              15
    North Zone (4)............................  Sept. 24-Oct. 9 &...............               5              15
                                                Oct. 15-Oct. 31 &...............               5              15
                                                Nov. 1-Jan. 4...................               5              15
    Missouri River Zone (4)...................  Oct. 8-Oct. 16 &................               5              15
                                                Oct. 22-Oct. 31 &...............               5              15
                                                Nov. 1-Jan. 18..................               5              15
    South Zone (4)............................  Oct. 1-Oct. 9 &.................               5              15
                                                Oct. 22-Oct. 31 &...............               5              15
                                                Nov. 1-Jan. 18..................               5              15
Light Geese:
    North Zone................................  Sept. 24-Oct. 9 &...............              20              --
                                                Oct. 15-Jan. 13.................              20              --
    Missouri River Zone.......................  Oct. 8-Oct. 16 &................              20              --
                                                Oct. 22-Jan. 27.................              20              --
    South Zone................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 9 &.................              20              --
                                                Oct. 22-Jan. 27.................              20              --
Kentucky
Ducks:........................................  ................................               6              18

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    West Zone.................................  Nov. 24-Nov. 27 &...............
                                                Dec. 5-Jan. 29..................
    East Zone.................................  Same as West Zone...............
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese..................................  Sept. 16-Sept. 30 &.............               5              15
                                                Nov. 24-Feb. 15.................               3               9
White-fronted Geese...........................  Nov. 24-Feb. 15.................               2               6
Brant.........................................  Nov. 24-Feb. 15.................               1               3
Light Geese...................................  Nov. 24-Feb. 15.................              20              60
Louisiana
Ducks:........................................  ................................               6              18
    West Zone.................................  Nov. 12-Dec. 4 &................
                                                Dec. 17-Jan. 22.................
    East Zone (including Catahoula Lake)......  Nov. 19-Dec. 4 &................
                                                Dec. 17-Jan. 29.................
    Coastal Zone..............................  Nov. 12-Dec. 4 &................
                                                Dec. 17-Jan. 22.................
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese..................................  Nov. 5-Dec. 4 &.................               3               9
                                                Dec. 17-Jan. 31.................               3               9
White-fronted Geese...........................  Nov. 5-Dec. 4 &.................               2               6
                                                Dec. 17-Feb. 12.................               2               6
Brant.........................................  Closed..........................              --              --
Light Geese...................................  Same as for White-fronted Geese.              20              --
Michigan
Ducks:........................................  ................................               6              18
    North Zone................................  Sept. 24-Nov. 20 &..............
                                                Nov. 26-Nov. 27.................
    Middle Zone...............................  Oct. 1-Nov. 27 &................
                                                Dec. 17-Dec. 18.................
    South Zone................................  Oct. 8-Dec. 4 &.................
                                                Dec. 31-Jan. 1..................
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese:
    North Zone................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30 &..............               5              15
                                                Oct. 1-Dec. 16..................               3               9
    Middle Zone...............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30 &..............               5              15
                                                Oct. 1-Dec. 14 &................               3               9
                                                Dec. 17-Dec. 18.................               3               9
    South Zone:...............................
        Muskegon Wastewater GMU...............  Oct. 15-Nov. 12 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 3-Dec. 20..................               3               9
        Allegan County GMU....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 7 &...............               5              15
                                                Nov. 5-Dec. 23 &................               3               9
                                                Dec. 26-Feb. 12.................               3               9
        Saginaw County GMU....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25 &..............               5              15
                                                Oct. 8-Dec. 4 &.................               3               9
                                                Dec. 31-Jan. 1 &................               3               9
                                                Jan. 21-Feb. 11.................               3               9
        Tuscola/Huron GMU.....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25 &..............               5              15
                                                Oct. 8-Dec. 4 &.................               3               9
                                                Dec. 31-Jan. 1 &................               3               9
                                                Jan. 21-Feb. 11.................               3               9
        Remainder of South Zone...............  Sept. 1-Sept. 25 &..............               5              15
                                                Oct. 8-Dec. 4 &.................               3               9
                                                Dec. 31-Jan. 1 &................               3               9
                                                Jan. 21-Feb. 11.................               3               9
White-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....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25 &..............               1               3
                                                Oct. 8-Dec. 4 &.................               1               3
                                                Dec. 31-Jan. 1..................               1               3
        Tuscola/Huron GMU.....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25 &..............               1               3
                                                Oct. 8-Dec. 4 &.................               1               3
                                                Dec. 31-Jan. 1..................               1               3

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        Remainder of South Zone...............  Sept. 1-Sept. 25 &..............               1               3
                                                Oct. 8-Dec. 4 &.................               1               3
                                                Dec. 31-Jan. 1..................               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 White-fronted Geese.              20              --
        Tuscola/Huron GMU.....................  Same as for White-fronted Geese.              20              --
        Remainder of South Zone...............  Sept. 1-Sept. 25 &..............              20              --
                                                Oct. 8-Dec. 4 &.................              20              --
                                                Dec. 31-Jan. 1..................              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. 24-Nov. 22................
    Central Zone..............................  Sept. 24-Oct. 2 &...............
                                                Oct. 8-Nov. 27..................
    South Zone................................  Sept. 24-Oct. 2 &...............
                                                Oct. 15-Dec. 4..................
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots (5).....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Dark Geese (1):
    North Zone (6)............................  Sept. 3-Sept. 18 &..............               5              15
                                                Sept. 24-Dec. 23................               5              15
    Central Zone (6)..........................  Sept. 3-Sept. 18 &..............               5              15
                                                Sept. 24-Oct. 2 &...............               5              15
                                                Oct. 8-Dec. 28..................               5              15
    South Zone (6)............................  Sept. 3-Sept. 18 &..............               5              15
                                                Sept. 24-Oct. 2 &...............               5              15
                                                Oct. 15-Jan. 4..................               5              15
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. 25-Nov. 27 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 2-Dec. 4 &.................               6              18
                                                Dec. 7-Jan. 29..................               6              18
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese..................................  Sept. 1-Sept 30 &...............               5              15
                                                Nov. 12-Nov. 27 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 15-Jan. 29 &...............               3               9
                                                Feb. 4-Feb. 15..................               3               9
White-fronted Geese...........................  Nov. 12-Nov. 27 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 15-Jan. 29 &...............               3               9
                                                Feb. 4-Feb. 15..................               3               9
Brant.........................................  Same as for White-fronted Geese.               1               3
Light Geese...................................  Same as for White-fronted Geese.              20               -
Missouri
Ducks and Mergansers:.........................  ................................               6              18
    North Zone................................  Oct. 29-Dec. 27.................
    Middle Zone...............................  Nov. 5-Jan. 3...................
    South Zone................................  Nov. 24-Jan. 22.................
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese and Brant:
    North Zone................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 9 &.................               3               9
                                                Nov. 11-Feb. 6..................               3               9
    Middle Zone...............................  Same as North Zone..............               3               9
    South Zone................................  Same as North Zone..............               3               9
White-fronted Geese:
    North Zone................................  Nov. 11-Feb. 6..................               2               6
    Middle Zone...............................  Same as North Zone..............               2               6
    South Zone................................  Same as North Zone..............               2               6
Light Geese:
    North Zone................................  Nov. 11-Feb. 6..................              20              --

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    Middle Zone...............................  Same as North Zone..............              20              --
    South Zone................................  Same as North Zone..............              20              --
Ohio
Ducks (7):....................................  ................................               6              18
    Lake Erie Marsh Zone......................  Oct. 15-Oct. 30 &...............
                                                Nov. 12-Dec. 25.................
    North Zone................................  Oct. 22-Nov. 6 &................
                                                Nov. 19-Jan. 1..................
    South Zone................................  Oct. 22-Nov. 6 &................
                                                Dec. 17-Jan. 29.................
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Dark Geese (1)(8):
Lake Erie Goose Zone..........................  Sept. 3-Sept. 11 &..............               5              15
                                                Oct. 15-Oct. 30 &...............               3               9
                                                Nov. 12-Dec. 25 &...............               3               9
                                                Jan. 7-Feb. 11..................               3               9
    North Zone................................  Sept. 3-Sept. 11 &..............               5              15
                                                Oct. 22-Nov. 6 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 19-Jan. 1 &................               3               9
                                                Jan. 7-Feb. 11..................               3               9
    Pymatuning................................  Sept. 3-Sept. 11 &..............               3               9
                                                Oct. 22-Nov. 6 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 19-Jan. 1 &................               3               9
                                                Jan. 7-Jan. 30..................               3               9
    South Zone................................  Sept. 3-Sept. 11 &..............               3               9
                                                Oct. 22-Nov. 6 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 24-Feb. 11.................               3               9
Light Geese:
Lake Erie Goose Zone..........................  Oct. 15-Oct. 30 &...............              10              30
                                                Nov. 12-Dec. 25 &...............              10              30
                                                Jan. 7-Feb. 11..................              10              30
    North Zone................................  Oct. 22-Nov. 6 &................              10              30
                                                Nov. 19-Jan. 1 &................              10              30
                                                Jan. 7-Feb. 11..................              10              30
    Pymatuning................................  Oct. 22-Nov. 6 &................              10              30
                                                Nov. 19-Jan. 1 &................              10              30
                                                Jan. 7-Jan. 30..................              10              30
    South Zone................................  Oct. 22-Nov. 6 &................              10              30
                                                Nov. 24-Feb. 11.................              10              30
Tennessee
Ducks:........................................  ................................               6              18
    Reelfoot Zone.............................  Nov. 12-Nov. 13 &...............
                                                Dec. 3-Jan. 29..................
    Rest of State.............................  Nov. 26-Nov. 27 &...............
                                                Dec. 3-Jan. 29..................
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese:
    Northwest Zone............................  Oct. 8-Oct. 12 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 12-Nov. 13 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 3-Feb. 11..................               5              15
    Rest of State.............................  Oct. 8-Oct. 25 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 26-Nov. 27 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 3-Jan. 29..................               5              15
White-fronted Geese:
    Northwest Zone............................  Nov. 26-Nov. 27 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 3-Feb. 11..................               2               6
    Rest of State.............................  Same as Northwest Zone..........               2               6
Brant:
    Northwest Zone............................  Nov. 26-Nov. 27 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 3-Jan. 29..................               2               6
    Rest of State.............................  Same as Northwest Zone..........               2               6
Light Geese...................................  Same as White-fronted Geese.....              20              --
Wisconsin
Ducks (7):....................................  ................................               6              18
    North Zone................................  Sept. 24-Nov. 22................
    South Zone................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 9 &.................
                                                Oct. 15-Dec. 4..................
        Mississippi River Zone................  Oct. 1-Oct. 7 &.................
                                                Oct. 15-Dec. 6..................
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15

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Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese:
    North Zone (9)............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................               5              15
                                                Sept. 16-Dec. 16................               2               6
    South Zone (9)............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................               5              15
                                                Sept. 16-Oct. 9 &...............               2               6
                                                Oct. 15-Dec. 21.................               2               6
    Horicon Zone (9)(10)......................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................               5              15
                                                Sept. 16-Dec. 16................               2               6
    Mississippi River Zone (9)................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................               5              15
                                                Oct. 1-Oct. 7 &.................               2               6
                                                Oct. 15-Jan. 5..................               2               6
White-fronted Geese:
    North Zone................................  Sept. 16-Dec. 16................               2               6
    South Zone................................  Sept. 16-Oct. 9 &...............               2               6
                                                Oct. 15-Dec. 21.................               2               6
    Horicon Zone..............................  Sept. 16-Dec. 16................               1               3
    Mississippi River Zone....................  Oct. 1-Oct. 7 &.................               2               6
                                                Oct. 15-Jan. 5..................               2               6
Brant.........................................  Same as for White-fronted Geese.               1               3
Light Geese...................................  Same as for White-fronted Geese.              20              --
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(1) The dark goose daily bag limit is an aggregate daily bag limit for Canada geese, white-fronted geese, and
  brant.
(2) In Alabama, the dark goose daily bag limit may not include more than 1 brant. Additionally, after September
  30, the daily bag may not include more than 3 Canada geese.
(3) In Indiana, the dark goose daily bag limit of 5 may include 5 Canada geese during September 3 through
  September 11 in the North and Central Zones and during September 3 through September 18 in the South Zone.
  During all other open season segments, the dark goose daily bag limit may not include more than 3 Canada
  geese. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
(4) In Iowa, in the North Zone, the Missouri River Zone, and the South Zone, the dark goose daily bag limit may
  not include more than 2 Canada geese until November 1. After such time, the daily bag limit may not include
  more than 3 Canada geese. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
(5) In Minnesota, the daily bag limit is 15 and the possession limit is 45 coots and moorhens in the aggregate.
(6) In Minnesota, the dark goose daily bag limit may not include more than 1 brant. Additionally, after
  September 18, the daily bag may not include more than 3 Canada geese.
(7) In Ohio and Wisconsin, the daily bag limit may include no more than one female mallard.
(8) In Ohio, only Canada geese may be taken during the September 3 to September 11 portion of the dark goose
  season.
(9) In Wisconsin, a special Early Canada goose season permit is required for September 1 through 15.
(10) In Wisconsin, a state tag is required for Canada goose harvest. See State regulations for further
  information.

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         Possession
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Colorado
Ducks:........................................  ................................               6              18
    Southeast Zone............................  Oct. 26-Jan. 29.................
    Northeast Zone:...........................  Oct. 8-Nov. 28 &
                                                Dec. 17-Jan. 29.................
    Mountain/Foothills Zone:..................  Oct. 1-Nov. 28 &
                                                Dec. 24-Jan. 29.................
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Dark Geese:
    Northern Front Range Unit.................  Oct. 1-Oct. 19 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 19-Feb. 12.................               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...........  Oct. 31-Feb. 12.................               5              15
Light Geese:
    Northern Front Range Unit.................  Oct. 29-Feb. 12.................              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

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Ducks:........................................  ................................               6              18
    High Plains...............................  Oct. 8-Jan. 1 &
                                                Jan. 20-Jan. 29.................
    Low Plains:...............................
        Early Zone............................  Oct. 8-Dec. 4 &
                                                Dec. 17-Jan. 1..................
        Late Zone.............................  Oct. 29-Jan. 1 &
                                                Jan. 21-Jan. 29.................
        Southeast Zone........................  Nov. 12-Jan. 1 &
                                                Jan. 7-Jan. 29..................
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Dark Geese (1)................................  Oct. 29-Jan. 1 &................               6              18
                                                Jan. 4-Feb. 12..................               6              18
White-fronted Geese...........................  Oct. 29-Jan. 1 &................               2               6
                                                Jan. 21-Feb. 12.................               2               6
Light Geese...................................  Oct. 29-Jan. 1 &................              50
                                                Jan. 4-Feb. 12..................              50
Montana
Ducks and Mergansers (2):.....................  ................................               6              18
    Zone 1....................................  Oct. 1-Jan. 5...................
    Zone 2....................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 9 &
                                                Oct. 22-Jan. 17.................
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Dark Geese:
    Zone 1....................................  Oct. 1-Jan. 8 &.................               5              15
                                                Jan. 14-Jan. 18.................               5              15
    Zone 2....................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 9 &.................               5              15
                                                Oct. 22-Jan. 25.................               5              15
Light Geese:
    Zone 1....................................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20              60
    Zone 2....................................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20              60
Nebraska
Ducks:........................................  ................................               6              18
    Zone 1....................................  Oct. 15-Dec. 27.................
    Zone 2:
        Low Plains............................  Oct. 8-Dec. 20..................
        High Plains...........................  Oct. 8-Dec. 20 &
                                                Jan. 9-Jan. 29..................
    Zone 3:
        Low Plains............................  Oct. 27-Jan. 8..................
        High Plains...........................  Oct. 27-Jan. 8 &
                                                Jan. 9-Jan. 29..................
    Zone 4....................................  Oct. 8-Dec. 20..................
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese:
    Niobrara Unit.............................  Oct. 31-Feb. 12.................               5              15
    East Unit.................................  Oct. 31-Feb. 12.................               5              15
    North Central Unit........................  Oct. 8-Jan. 20..................               5              15
    Platte River Unit.........................  Oct. 31-Feb. 12.................               5              15
    Panhandle Unit............................  Oct. 31-Feb. 12.................               5              15
White-fronted Geese...........................  Oct. 8-Dec. 11 &................               3               9
                                                Feb. 4-Feb. 12..................               3               9
Light Geese...................................  Oct. 8-Jan. 1 &.................              50
                                                Jan. 25-Feb. 12.................              50
New Mexico
Ducks and Mergansers (3):.....................  ................................               6              18
    North Zone................................  Oct. 15-Jan. 18.................
    South Zone................................  Oct. 26-Jan. 29.................
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Dark Geese (4):
    Middle Rio Grande Valley Unit (4).........  Dec. 24-Jan. 17.................               2               2
    Rest of State.............................  Oct. 15-Jan. 29.................               5              15
Light Geese...................................  Oct. 15-Jan. 29.................              50
North Dakota
Ducks (2):....................................  ................................               6              18
    High Plains...............................  Sept. 24-Dec. 4 &...............
                                                Dec. 10-Jan. 1..................
    Remainder of State........................  Sept. 24-Dec. 4.................
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45

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Canada Geese (5):.............................
    Missouri River Zone.......................  Sept. 24-Dec. 30................               5              15
    Rest of State.............................  Sept. 24-Dec. 22................               8              24
White-fronted Geese...........................  Sept. 24-Dec. 4.................               3               9
Light Geese...................................  Sept. 24-Jan. 1.................              50
Oklahoma
Ducks:........................................  ................................               6              18
    High Plains...............................  Oct. 15-Jan. 11.................
    Low Plains:
        Zone 1:...............................  Oct. 29-Nov. 27 &...............
                                                Dec. 10-Jan. 22.................
        Zone 2:...............................  Nov. 5-Nov. 27 &
                                                Dec. 10-Jan. 29.................
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese..................................  Oct. 29-Nov. 27 &...............               8              24
                                                Dec. 10-Feb. 12.................               8              24
White-fronted Geese...........................  Oct. 29-Nov. 27 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 10-Feb. 5..................               2               6
Light Geese...................................  Oct. 29-Nov. 27 &...............              50
                                                Dec. 10-Feb. 12.................              50
South Dakota
Ducks (2):....................................  ................................               6              18
    High Plains...............................  Oct. 8-Dec. 20 &
                                                Dec. 21-Jan. 12.................
    Low Plains:
        North Zone............................  Sept. 24-Dec. 6.................
        Middle Zone...........................  Sept. 24-Dec. 6.................
        South Zone............................  Oct. 8-Dec. 20..................
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Canada Geese:.................................
    Unit 1....................................  Oct. 1-Dec. 18..................               8              24
    Unit 2....................................  Oct. 31-Feb. 12.................               4              12
    Unit 3....................................  Oct. 15-Dec. 18 &...............               4              12
                                                Jan. 14-Jan. 22.................               4              12
White-fronted Geese...........................  Sept. 24-Dec. 18................               2               6
Light Geese...................................  Sept. 24-Dec. 18................              50
Texas
Ducks (6):....................................  ................................               6              18
    High Plains...............................  Oct. 29-Oct. 30 &...............
                                                Nov. 4-Jan. 29..................
    Low Plains:
        North Zone............................  Nov. 12-Nov. 27 &...............
                                                Dec. 3-Jan. 29..................
        South Zone............................  Nov. 5-Nov. 27 &
                                                Dec. 10-Jan. 29.................
Mergansers....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
Coots.........................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
Dark Geese (7):
    East Tier:
        South Zone............................  Nov. 5-Jan. 29..................               5              15
        North Zone............................  Nov. 5-Jan. 29..................               5              15
    West Tier.................................  Nov. 5-Feb. 5...................               5              15
Light Geese:
    East Tier:
        South Zone............................  Nov. 5-Jan. 29..................              20
        North Zone............................  Nov. 5-Jan. 29..................              20
    West Tier.................................  Nov. 5-Feb. 5...................              20
Wyoming
Ducks (2)(8):.................................  ................................               6              18
    Zone C1...................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 18 &
                                                Oct. 29-Jan. 15.................
    Zone C2...................................  Sept. 24-Dec. 4 &...............
                                                Dec. 10-Jan. 3..................
    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. 1-Oct. 18 &................               2               6
                                                Nov. 18-Feb. 12.................               4              12

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    Zone G1...................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 18 &................               5              15
                                                Oct. 29-Nov. 27 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 3-Jan. 28..................               5              15
    Zone G2...................................  Sept. 24-Dec. 4 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 10-Jan. 11.................               5              15
    Zone G3...................................  Same as Zone G2.................               5              15
Light Geese...................................  Oct. 1-Dec. 29 &................              10              30
                                                Jan. 29-Feb. 12.................              10              30
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(1) In Kansas, the dark geese daily bag limit includes Canada geese, brant, and all other geese except white-
  fronted geese and light geese.
(2) In Montana, during the first 9 days of the duck season, and in 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
  females), 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.

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

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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
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Arizona
Ducks (1):....................................  ................................               7              21
    North Zone:
        Scaup.................................  Oct. 22-Jan. 15.................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 7-Jan. 15..................               7              21
    South Zone:
        Scaup.................................  Nov. 5-Jan. 29..................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 21-Jan. 29.................               7              21
Coots and Moorhens............................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
Dark Geese:
    North Zone................................  Oct. 7-Jan. 15..................               4              12
    South Zone................................  Oct. 21-Jan. 29.................               4              12
Light Geese...................................  Same as for Dark geese..........              10              30
California
Ducks:........................................  ................................               7              21
    Northeastern Zone:
        Scaup.................................  Oct. 8-Dec. 4 &.................               3               9
                                                Dec. 24-Jan. 20.................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 8-Jan. 20..................               7              21
    Colorado River Zone:
        Scaup.................................  Nov. 5-Jan. 29..................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 21-Jan. 29.................               7              21
    Southern Zone:
        Scaup.................................  Nov. 5-Jan. 29..................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 22-Jan. 29.................               7              21
    Southern San Joaquin Valley Zone:
        Scaup.................................  Nov. 5-Jan. 29..................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 22-Jan. 29.................               7              21
    Balance of State Zone:
        Scaup.................................  Nov. 5-Jan. 29..................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 22-Jan. 29.................               7              21
Coots and Moorhens............................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              25
Canada Geese (2) (3):
    Northeastern Zone (4).....................  Oct. 8-Jan. 15..................              10              30
    Colorado River Zone.......................  Oct. 21-Jan. 29.................               4              12
    Southern Zone.............................  Oct. 22-Jan. 29.................               3               9
    Balance of State Zone.....................  Oct. 1-Oct. 5 &.................              10              30
                                                Oct. 22-Jan. 29.................              10              30

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    North Coast Special Management Area.......  Nov. 7-Jan. 29 &................              10              30
                                                Feb. 18-Mar. 10.................              10              30
White-fronted Geese (2):
    Northeastern Zone.........................  Oct. 8-Jan. 15 &................              10              30
                                                Mar. 4-Mar.8....................              10              30
    Colorado River Zone.......................  Oct. 21-Jan. 29.................               4              12
    Southern Zone.............................  Oct. 22-Jan. 29.................               3               9
    Balance of State Zone.....................  Oct. 22-Jan. 29 &...............              10              30
                                                Feb. 11-Feb. 15.................              10              30
    Sacramento Valley Special Management Area.  Oct. 22-Dec. 21.................               3               9
Light Geese:
    Northeastern Zone.........................  Oct. 8-Dec. 4 &.................              15              45
                                                Jan. 7-Jan. 20 &................              15              45
                                                Feb. 6-Mar.10...................              15              45
    Colorado River Zone.......................  Oct. 21-Jan. 29.................              10              30
    Southern Zone.............................  Oct. 22-Jan. 29.................              15              45
    Imperial County Special Management Area...  Nov. 5-Jan. 29 &................              15              45
                                                Feb. 4-Feb. 20..................              15              45
    Balance of State Zone.....................  Oct. 22-Jan. 29 &...............              15              45
                                                Feb. 11-Feb. 15.................              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
    East Zone:
        Scaup.................................  Oct. 1-Dec. 25..................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 1-Jan. 13..................               7              21
    West Zone:
        Scaup.................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 19 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 5-Jan. 10..................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 1-Oct. 19 &................               7              21
                                                Nov. 5-Jan. 29..................               7              21
Coots.........................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
Dark Geese:
    East Zone.................................  Oct. 1-Jan. 4...................               4              12
    West Zone.................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 10 &................               4              12
                                                Nov. 5-Jan. 29..................               4              12
Light Geese:..................................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
Idaho
Ducks:........................................  ................................               7              21
    Zone 1:
        Scaup.................................  Oct. 22-Jan. 13.................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 1-Jan. 13..................               7              21
    Zone 2:
        Scaup.................................  Oct. 22-Jan. 13.................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 1-Jan. 13..................               7              21
    Zone 3:
        Scaup.................................  Nov. 5-Jan. 27..................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 15-Jan. 27.................               7              21
Coots.........................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
Canada Geese and Brant:
    Zone 1....................................  Oct. 1-Jan. 13..................               4              12
    Zone 2....................................  Oct. 1-Jan. 13..................               4              12
    Zone 3....................................  Oct. 15-Jan. 27.................               4              12
    Zone 4....................................  Oct. 1-Dec. 29..................               4              12
White-fronted Geese:
    Zone 1....................................  Oct. 1-Jan. 13..................              10              30
    Zone 2....................................  Oct. 1-Jan. 13..................              10              30
    Zone 3....................................  Nov. 7-Feb. 19..................              10              30
Light Geese:
    Zone 1....................................  Oct. 1-Jan. 13..................              20              60
    Zone 2....................................  Oct. 29-Jan. 13 &...............              20              60
                                                Feb. 11-Mar. 10.................              20              60
    Zone 3....................................  Nov. 26-Mar. 10.................              20              60
    Zone 4 (5)................................  Oct. 1-Jan. 13..................              20              60
Montana
Ducks:........................................  ................................               7              21
    Scaup.....................................  Oct. 1-Dec. 25..................               3               9
    Other Ducks...............................  Oct. 1-Jan. 8 &.................               7              21
                                                Jan. 14-Jan. 18.................               7              21
Coots.........................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              25

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Dark Geese (6)................................  Oct. 1-Jan. 8 &.................               4              12
                                                Jan. 14-Jan. 18.................               4              12
Light Geese (6)...............................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20              60
Nevada
Ducks:........................................  ................................               7              21
    Northeast Zone:
        Scaup.................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 23 &................               3               9
                                                Oct. 26-Dec. 27.................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 1-Oct. 23 &................               7              21
                                                Oct. 26-Jan. 15.................               7              21
    Northwest Zone:
        Scaup.................................  Oct. 29-Jan. 22.................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 8-Oct. 23 &................               7              21
                                                Oct. 26-Jan. 22.................               7              21
    South Zone:
        Scaup.................................  Nov. 5-Jan. 29..................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 15-Oct. 23 &...............               7              21
                                                Oct. 26-Jan. 29.................               7              21
    Moapa Valley Special Management Area (7):
        Scaup.................................  Nov. 5-Jan. 29..................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 29-Jan. 29.................               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................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........               4              12
    Moapa Valley Special Management Area (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................................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
    Moapa Valley Special Management Area (7):   Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
Light Geese (8):
    Northeast Zone............................  Oct. 26-Jan. 15 &...............              20              60
                                                Feb. 25-Mar. 10.................              20              60
    Northwest Zone............................  Oct. 26-Jan. 22 &...............              20              60
                                                Feb. 25-Mar. 10.................              20              60
    South Zone................................  Oct. 15-Oct. 23 &...............              20              60
                                                Oct. 26-Jan. 29.................              20              60
    Moapa Valley Special Management Area (7):   Oct. 29-Jan. 29.................              20              60
New Mexico
Ducks:........................................  ................................               7              21
    Scaup.....................................  Oct. 17-Jan. 10.................               3               9
    Other Ducks...............................  Oct. 17-Jan. 29.................               7              21
Coots and Moorhens............................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
Canada Geese and Brant:
    North Zone................................  Sept. 24-Oct. 9 &...............               3               9
                                                Oct. 31-Jan. 29.................               3               9
    South Zone................................  Oct. 15-Jan. 29.................               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. 5-Jan. 29..................               3               9
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 15-Oct. 30 &...............               7              21
                                                Nov. 2-Jan. 29..................               7              21
        Rest of Zone 1........................  Same as Columbia Basin Unit.....
    Zone 2:
        Scaup.................................  Oct. 8-Nov. 27 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 30-Jan. 3..................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 8-Nov. 27 &................               7              21
                                                Nov. 30-Jan. 22.................               7              21
Coots.........................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
Canada Geese:
    Northwest Permit Zone (9) (10)............  Oct. 22-Oct. 30 &...............               4              12
                                                Nov. 19-Jan. 9 &................               4              12
                                                Feb. 4-Mar. 10..................               4              12

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    Tillamook County Management Area..........  Closed..........................
    Southwest Zone............................  Oct. 15-Oct. 30 &...............               4              12
                                                Nov. 7-Jan. 29..................               4              12
    South Coast Zone..........................  Oct. 1-Nov. 27 &................               6              18
                                                Dec. 17-Jan. 11 &...............               6              18
                                                Feb. 18-Mar. 10.................               6              18
    Eastern Zone..............................  Oct. 15-Oct. 30 &...............               4              12
                                                Nov. 7-Jan. 29..................               4              12
    Klamath County Zone.......................  Oct. 8-Nov. 27 &................               4              12
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 29.................               4              12
    Harney and Lake County Zone...............  Oct. 8-Nov. 27 &................               4              12
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 29.................               4              12
    Malheur County Zone.......................  Oct. 8-Nov. 27 &................               4              12
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 29.................               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. 8-Nov. 27 &................              10              30
                                                Jan. 16-Mar. 10.................              10              30
    Harney and Lake County Zone (11)..........  Oct. 8-Nov. 27 &................              10              30
                                                Jan. 16-Mar. 10.................              10              30
    Malheur County Zone.......................  Oct. 8-Nov. 27 &................              10              30
                                                Jan. 16-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 (12)..................  Oct. 8-Nov. 27 &................               6              18
                                                Jan. 16-Mar. 10.................               6              18
    Harney and Lake County Zone (12)..........  Oct. 8-Nov. 27 &................               6              18
                                                Jan. 16-Mar. 10.................               6              18
    Malheur County Zone (12)..................  Oct. 8-Nov. 27 &................               6              18
                                                Jan. 16-Mar. 10.................               6              18
Brant.........................................  Nov. 26-Dec. 11.................               2               6
Utah
Ducks:                                          ................................               7              21
    Zone 1:
        Scaup.................................  Oct. 1-Dec. 25..................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 1-Jan. 14..................               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. 1-Jan. 14..................               4              12
    Wasatch Front Zone........................  Oct. 1-Oct. 13 &................               4              12
                                                Nov. 5-Feb. 5...................               4              12
    Washington County Zone....................  Oct. 1-Oct. 13 &................               4              12
                                                Nov. 5-Feb. 5...................               4              12
    Balance of State Zone.....................  Oct. 1-Oct. 13 &................               4              12
                                                Oct. 22-Jan. 22.................               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. 25-Nov. 30 &...............              20              60
                                                Jan. 1-Mar. 10..................              20              60
    Wasatch Front Zone........................  Oct. 25-Nov. 30 &...............              20              60
                                                Jan. 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. 5-Jan. 29..................               3               9

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        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 15-Oct 19 &................               7              21
                                                Oct. 22-Jan. 29.................               7              21
    West Zone (13)............................  Same as East Zone...............
Coots.........................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
Canada Geese (14):
    Area 1 (15)...............................  Oct. 15-Oct. 27 &...............               4              12
                                                Nov. 5-Jan. 29..................               4              12
    Area 2A (16) (17).........................  Oct. 15-Oct. 23 &...............               4              12
                                                Nov. 26-Jan. 22 &...............               4              12
                                                Feb. 11-Mar. 8..................               4              12
    Area 2B (16) (17).........................  Oct. 15-Oct. 23 &...............               4              12
                                                Nov. 26-Jan. 22 &...............               4              12
                                                Feb. 11-Mar. 8..................               4              12
    Area 3 (15)...............................  Oct. 15-Oct. 27 &...............               4              12
                                                Nov. 5-Jan. 29..................               4              12
    Area 4 (15)...............................  Oct. 15-Oct. 16 &...............               4              12
                                                Oct. 19 &.......................               4              12
                                                Oct. 23-Jan. 29.................               4              12
    Area 5 (15)...............................  Oct. 15-Oct. 17 &...............               4              12
                                                Oct. 22-Jan. 29.................               4              12
White-fronted Geese (14):
    Area 1 (15)...............................  Oct. 15-Jan. 29.................               4              12
    Area 2A (16)..............................  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
    Area 2B (16)..............................  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
    Area 3 (15)...............................  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
    Area 4 (15)...............................  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
    Area 5 (15)...............................  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
Light Geese (14):
    Area 1 (15)...............................  Oct. 15-Jan. 29.................               4              12
    Area 2A (16)..............................  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
    Area 2B (16)..............................  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
    Area 3 (15)...............................  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
    Area 4 (15)...............................  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
    Area 5 (15)...............................  Same as for Canada Geese........               4              12
Brant (18):
    Skagit County.............................  Jan. 7-Jan. 22..................               2               6
    Pacific County............................  Jan. 7-Jan. 22..................               2               6
Wyoming
Ducks:........................................  ................................               7              21
    Snake River Zone:
        Scaup.................................  Sept. 24-Dec. 18................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Sept. 24-Jan. 6.................               7              21
    Balance of State Zone
        Scaup.................................  Sept. 24-Dec. 18................               3               9
        Other Ducks...........................  Sept. 24-Jan. 6.................               7              21
Coots.........................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              15              45
Dark Geese....................................  Sept. 24-Dec. 29................               3               9
Light Geese...................................  Closed..........................
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(1) In Arizona, the daily bag limit may include no more than either 2 female mallards or 2 Mexican-like ducks,
  or 1 of each; and not more than 6 female 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, youth 17 years of age or younger are allowed to hunt on October 15 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 25 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 Lake County, the daily bag and possession limit for white-fronted geese is 1 and 3,
  respectively.
(12) In Oregon, in the Klamath County, the Harney and Lake County, and Malhuer County Zones, during January 30
  through March 10, the daily bag limit for light geese is 20. The possession limit is three times the daily bag
  limit.
(13) 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.
(14) 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.
(15) In Washington, in Area 4, hunting is allowed only on Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays, and certain holidays.
  In State Areas 1, 3, and 5, hunting is allowed everyday. See State regulations for details, including shooting
  hours.
(16) In Washington, in Areas 2A and 2B, see State regulations for specific dates, times, and conditions of
  permit hunts and closures.
(17) In Washington, in Areas 2A and 2B, the season for Dusky Canada geese is closed.

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(18) 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: States may use their established definition of age 
for youth hunters. However, youth hunters may not be over the age of 
17. Youth hunters 16 years of age and older must possess a Federal 
Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (also known as Federal 
Duck Stamp).

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ATLANTIC FLYWAY:
    Connecticut.........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and    Oct. 1 & Nov. 5
                                           coots.
    Delaware............................  Ducks, geese, brant,             Oct. 22 & Feb. 11
                                           mergansers, and coots.
    Florida.............................  Ducks, mergansers, coots,        Feb. 4 & 5
                                           moorhens, and geese.
    Georgia.............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,        Nov. 12 & 13
                                           coots, moorhens, and
                                           gallinules.
    Maine...............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and    .....................................
                                           coots:
                                            North Zone...................  Sept. 17 & Dec. 10
                                            South Zone...................  Sept. 24 & Oct. 22
                                            Coastal Zone.................  Sept. 24 & Nov. 5
    Maryland (1)(2).....................  Ducks, coots, light geese,       Nov. 5 & Feb. 11
                                           Canada geese, sea ducks, and
                                           brant.
    Massachusetts.......................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, and    Sept. 24 & Oct. 8
                                           geese.
    New Hampshire.......................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and    Sept. 24 & 25
                                           coots.
    New Jersey..........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,        .....................................
                                           coots, moorhens, and
                                           gallinules:
                                            North Zone...................  Oct. 1 & Feb. 4
                                            South Zone...................  Oct. 15 & Feb. 4
                                            Coastal Zone.................  Nov. 5 & Feb. 11
    New York (3)........................  Ducks, mergansers, coots,        .....................................
                                           brant, and Canada geese:
                                            Long Island Zone.............  Nov. 12 & 13
                                            Lake Champlain Zone..........  Sept. 24 & 25
                                            Northeastern Zone............  Sept. 17 & 18
                                            Southeastern Zone............  Sept. 17 & 18
                                            Western Zone.................  Oct. 1 & 2
    North Carolina......................  Ducks, mergansers, geese (4),    Feb. 4 & Feb. 11
                                           brant, tundra swans (5), and
                                           coots.
    Pennsylvania........................  Ducks, mergansers, Canada        .....................................
                                           geese, coots, moorhens, brant,
                                           and gallinules:
                                            North Zone...................  Sept. 17 & 24
                                            South Zone...................  Sept. 17 & Nov. 5
                                            Northwest Zone...............  Sept. 17 & 24
                                            Lake Erie Zone...............  Sept. 17 & Oct. 22
    Rhode Island........................  Ducks, mergansers, geese, and    Oct. 22 & 23
                                           coots.
    South Carolina......................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and    Feb. 4 & 11
                                           coots.
    Vermont.............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers and     Sept. 24 & 25
                                           coots.
    Virginia............................  Ducks, mergansers, coots,        Oct. 22 & Feb. 4
                                           tundra swans (5), and Canada
                                           geese (6).
    West Virginia.......................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,        Sept. 17 & Nov. 5
                                           coots, and gallinules.
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY:
    Alabama.............................  Ducks, mergansers, coots,        Nov. 19 & Feb. 4
                                           geese, moorhens, and
                                           gallinules.
    Arkansas............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,        Dec. 3 & Feb. 4
                                           coots, moorhens, and
                                           gallinules.
    Illinois............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and    .....................................
                                           coots.
                                            North Zone...................  Oct. 8 & 9
                                            Central Zone.................  Oct. 15 & 16
                                            South Central Zone...........  Nov. 5 & 6
                                            South Zone...................  Nov. 12 & 13
    Indiana.............................  Ducks, mergansers, coots,        .....................................
                                           moorhens, gallinules, and
                                           geese:
                                            North Zone...................  Oct. 15 & 16
                                            Central Zone.................  Oct. 22 & 23
                                            South Zone...................  Oct. 22 & 23
                  Iowa                    Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots  .....................................
                                            North Zone...................  Sept. 17 & 18
                                            Missouri River Zone..........  Oct. 1 & 2
                                            South Zone...................  Sept. 24 & 25
    Kentucky............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,        .....................................
                                           coots, moorhens, and
                                           gallinules:
                                            West Zone....................  Feb. 4 & 5
                                            East Zone....................  Nov. 5 & 6
    Louisiana...........................  Ducks, mergansers, coots,        .....................................
                                           moorhens, gallinules, and
                                           geese:
                                            West Zone....................  Nov. 5 & Jan. 28
                                            East Zone....................  Nov. 12 & Feb. 4
                                            Coastal Zone.................  Nov. 5 & Nov. 6
    Michigan............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,        Sept. 10 & 11
                                           coots, moorhens, and
                                           gallinules.
    Minnesota...........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,        Sept. 10
                                           coots, moorhens, and
                                           gallinules.
    Mississippi.........................  Ducks, mergansers, coots,        Nov. 19 & Feb. 4
                                           moorhens, gallinules, and
                                           geese.
    Missouri............................  Ducks, coots, mergansers,        .....................................
                                           moorhens, gallinules, and
                                           geese:
                                            North Zone...................  Oct. 22 & 23
                                            Middle Zone..................  Oct. 29 & 30
                                            South Zone...................  Nov. 19 & 20
    Ohio................................  Ducks, mergansers, coots,        .....................................
                                           moorhens, gallinules, and
                                           geese:

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                                            Lake Erie Marsh..............  Oct. 1 & 2
                                            North Zone...................  Oct. 1 & 2
                                            South Zone...................  Oct. 1 & 2
    Tennessee...........................  Ducks, mergansers, coots,        .....................................
                                           moorhens, gallinules, and
                                           geese:
                                            Reelfoot Zone................  Feb. 4 & 11
                                            Remainder of State...........  Feb. 4 & 11
    Wisconsin...........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,        Sept. 17 & 18
                                           coots, moorhens, and
                                           gallinules.
CENTRAL FLYWAY:
    Colorado............................  Ducks, dark geese, mergansers,   .....................................
                                           and coots:
                                            Mountain/Foothills Zone......  Sept. 24 & 25
                                            Northeast Zone...............  Oct. 1 & 2
                                            Southeast Zone...............  Oct. 22 & 23
    Kansas (7)..........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and    .....................................
                                           coots:
                                            High Plains..................  Oct. 1 & 2
                                          Low Plains:
                                            Early Zone...................  Oct. 1 & 2
                                            Late Zone....................  Oct. 22 & 23
                                            Southeast Zone...............  Nov. 12 & 13
    Montana.............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and    Sept. 24 & 25
                                           coots.
    Nebraska............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and    .....................................
                                           coots:
                                            Zone 1.......................  Oct. 8 & 9
                                            Zone 2.......................  Oct. 1 & 2
                                            Zone 3.......................  Oct. 22 & 23
                                            Zone 4.......................  Oct. 1 & 2
    New Mexico..........................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, and    .....................................
                                           moorhens:
                                            North Zone...................  Oct. 1 & 2
                                            South Zone...................  Oct. 8 & 9
    North Dakota........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and    Sept. 17 & 18
                                           coots.
    Oklahoma............................  Ducks, geese mergansers, and     .....................................
                                           coots:.
                                            High Plains..................  Oct. 8 & 9
                                          Low Plains:
                                            Zone 1.......................  Oct. 22 & 23
                                            Zone 2.......................  Oct. 29 & 30
    South Dakota........................  Ducks, Canada geese,             Sept. 17 & 18
                                           mergansers, and coots.
    Texas...............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,        .....................................
                                           moorhens, gallinules, and
                                           coots:
                                            High Plains..................  Oct. 22 & 23
                                          Low Plains:
                                            North Zone...................  Nov. 5 & 6
                                            South Zone...................  Oct. 29 & 30
    Wyoming.............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and    .....................................
                                           coots:
                                            Zone C1......................  Sept. 24 & 25
                                            Zone C2......................  Sept. 17 & 18
                                            Zone C3......................  Sept. 17 & 18
PACIFIC FLYWAY:
    Arizona.............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,        .....................................
                                           coots, and moorhens:
                                            North Zone...................  Oct. 1 & 2
                                            South Zone...................  Feb. 4 & 5
    California..........................  Ducks, geese, brant,             .....................................
                                           mergansers, coots, and
                                           moorhens:
                                            Northeastern Zone............  Sept. 24 & 25
                                            Colorado River Zone..........  Feb. 4 & 5
                                            Southern Zone................  Feb. 4 & 5
                                            Southern San Joaquin Valley    Feb. 4 & 5
                                             Zone.
                                            Balance of State Zone........  Feb. 4 & 5
    Colorado............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and    .....................................
                                           coots:.
                                            East Zone....................  Sept. 24 & 25
                                            West Zone....................  Oct. 29 & 30
    Idaho...............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and    Sept. 24 & 25
                                           coots:.
    Montana.............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and    Sept. 24 & 25
                                           coots.
    Nevada..............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,        .....................................
                                           coots, and moorhens:
                                            Northeast Zone...............  Sept. 17 & 18
                                            Northwest Zone...............  Sept. 24 & Feb. 4
                                            South Zone...................  Feb. 11 & 12
    New Mexico..........................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, and    Oct. 8 & 9
                                           moorhens.
    Oregon..............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and    Sept. 24 & 25
                                           coots.
    Utah................................  Ducks, dark geese, mergansers,   Sept. 17
                                           and coots.
    Washington..........................  Ducks, Canada geese,             Sept. 17 & 18
                                           mergansers, and coots.
    Wyoming.............................  Ducks, dark geese, mergansers,   Sept. 17 & 18
                                           and coots.
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(1) In Maryland, youth hunter(s) must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old and who possesses a
  current Maryland hunting license or is exempt from the hunting license requirement. The adult accompanying the
  youth hunter(s) may not possess a hunting weapon and may not participate in other seasons that are open on the
  youth days.
(2) In Maryland, the bag limit for Canada geese is 2 in the AP Zone and 5 in the RP Zone.
(3) In New York, the daily bag limit for Canada geese is 3.
(4) In North Carolina, the daily bag limit in the Northeast Hunt Zone may not include dark geese except by
  permit.
(5) In North Carolina and Virginia, the daily bag limit may not include tundra swans except by permit.

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(6) In Virginia, the daily bag limit for Canada geese is 2.
(7) In Kansas, the adult accompanying the youth must possess any licenses and/or stamps required by law for that
  individual to hunt waterfowl.


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


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

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession 
limits on the species designated in this section are as follows:
    Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until 
sunset, except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in 
the March 28, 2016, Federal Register (81 FR 17302).
    Federally authorized, State-issued permits are issued to 
individuals, and only the individual whose name and address appears on 
the permit at the time of issuance is authorized to take sandhill 
cranes at the level allowed by the permit, in accordance with 
provisions of both Federal and State regulations governing the hunting 
season. The permit must be carried by the permittee when exercising its 
provisions and must be presented to any law enforcement officer upon 
request. The permit is not transferable or assignable to another 
individual, and may not be sold, bartered, traded, or otherwise 
provided to another person. If the permit is altered or defaced in any 
way, the permit becomes invalid.


CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL 
RESTRICTIONS.

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                                                                                              Limits
                                                          Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
Kentucky (1)..................................  Dec. 17-Jan. 15.................               2    2 per season
Minnesota (1)
    NW Goose Zone.............................  Sept. 10-Oct. 16................               1               3
Tennessee (1)(2)..............................  Dec. 3-Jan. 29..................               3    3 per season
CENTRAL FLYWAY
Colorado (1)..................................  Oct. 1-Nov. 27..................               3               9
Kansas (1)(3)(4)..............................  Nov. 9-Jan. 5...................               3               9
Montana:
    Regular Season Area (1)...................  Oct. 1-Nov. 27..................               3    9 per season
    Special Season Area (5)...................  Sept. 10-Oct. 2.................  ..............    2 per season
New Mexico:
    Regular Season Area (1)...................  Oct. 29-Jan. 29.................               3               6
    Middle Rio Grande Valley Area (5)(6)......  Oct. 29-Oct. 30 &...............               3    6 per season
                                                Nov. 5 &........................               3    3 per season
                                                Nov. 26-Nov. 27 &...............               3    6 per season
                                                Dec. 17-Dec. 18 &...............               3    6 per season
                                                Jan. 7-Jan. 8...................               3    6 per season
    Southwest Area (5)........................  Oct. 29-Nov. 6 &................               3    6 per season
                                                Jan. 7-Jan. 8...................               3    6 per season
    Estancia Valley (5).......................  Oct. 29-Nov. 6..................               3               6
North Dakota (1):
    Area 1....................................  Sept. 17-Nov. 13................               3               9
    Area 2....................................  Sept. 17-Nov. 13................               2               6
Oklahoma (1)..................................  Oct. 22-Jan. 22.................               3               9
South Dakota (1)..............................  Sept. 24-Nov. 20................               3               9
Texas (1):
    Zone A....................................  Oct. 29-Jan. 29.................               3               9
    Zone B....................................  Nov. 18-Jan. 29.................               3               9
    Zone C....................................  Dec. 17-Jan. 22.................               2               6
Wyoming:
    Regular Season (Area 7) (1)...............  Sept. 17-Nov. 13................               3               9
    Riverton-Boysen Unit (Area 4) (5).........  Sept. 17-Oct. 9.................  ..............    1 per season
    Big Horn, Hot Springs, Park, and Washakie   Sept. 17-Oct. 9.................  ..............    1 per season
     Counties (Area 6) (5).
    Johnson, Natrona, and Sheridan Counties     Sept. 17-Oct. 9.................  ..............    1 per season
     (Area 8) (5).
PACIFIC FLYWAY
Arizona (5)(7):
    Special Season Area.......................  Nov. 18-Dec. 10.................  ..............    3 per season
Idaho (5):
    Areas 1, 3, & 4...........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30................  ..............    2 per season
    Areas 2 & 5...............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................  ..............    2 per season
Montana (5)(8):
    Zone 1....................................  Sept. 10-Oct. 2.................               1               1
    Zone 2....................................  Sept. 10-Oct. 2.................               2               2
    Zone 3....................................  Sept. 10-Oct. 2.................               2               2
    Zone 4....................................  Sept. 10-Oct. 2.................               1               1
Utah (5):
    Rich County...............................  Sept. 3-Sept. 11................  ..............    1 per season
    Cache County..............................  Sept. 3-Sept. 11................  ..............    1 per season
    East Box Elder County.....................  Sept. 3-Sept. 11................  ..............    1 per season
    Uintah County.............................  Sept. 17-Oct. 16................  ..............    1 per season
Wyoming (5):

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    Areas 1, 2, 3, & 5........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 8.................  ..............    1 per season
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(1) Each person participating in the regular sandhill crane seasons must have a valid sandhill crane hunting
  permit in their possession while hunting.
(2) In Tennessee, the shooting hours are from sunrise to 3 p.m. The season is also closed from January 13
  through January 15, 2017.
(3) In Kansas, shooting hours are from sunrise until sunset.
(4) In Kansas, each person desiring to hunt sandhill cranes is required to pass an annual, online sandhill crane
  identification examination.
(5) Hunting is by State permit only. See State regulations for further information.
(6) In New Mexico, in the Middle Rio Grande Valley Area (Bernardo WMA and Casa Colorado WMA), the season is only
  open for youth hunters on November 5. See State regulations for further details.
(7) In Arizona, season dates are restricted in Game Management Units 30A, 30B, 31, and 32 to November 18 to 20,
  November 22 to 24, November 26 to 28, November 30 to December 2, December 4 to 6, and December 9 to 11.
  December 9 to 11 is restricted to youth hunters only. In Game Management Unit 28, the season dates are
  restricted to November 26 to 28, November 25 to 27, November 30 to December 2, December 4 to 6, December 8 to
  10, and December 12 to 14.
(8) In Montana, the possession limit is 2 per season.


0
8. 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.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Season dates            Limits
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ATLANTIC FLYWAY:
    North Carolina............  Nov. 12-Jan. 31.......  1 tundra swan
                                                         per permit.
    Virginia..................  Nov. 16-Jan 31........  1 tundra swan
                                                         per permit.
CENTRAL FLYWAY (1):
    Montana...................  Oct. 1-Jan. 5.........  1 tundra swan
                                                         per permit.
    North Dakota..............  Oct. 1-Jan. 1.........  1 tundra swan
                                                         per permit.
    South Dakota..............  Oct. 1-Dec. 18........  1 tundra swan
                                                         per permit.
PACIFIC FLYWAY (1):
    Montana (2)...............  Oct. 8-Dec. 1.........  1 swan per
                                                         season.
    Nevada (3)(4).............  Oct. 8-Jan. 8.........  2 swans per
                                                         season.
    Utah (4)(5)...............  Oct. 1-Dec. 11........  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.


0
9. Section 20.109 is revised to read as follows:


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

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the 
species designated in this section are prescribed as follows:
    Hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset except 
as otherwise restricted by State regulations.
    Area descriptions were published in the March 28, 2016 (81 FR 
17302) 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

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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.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                               Extended falconry dates
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ATLANTIC FLYWAY:
Delaware
    Doves.................................  Jan. 16-Feb. 1
    Rails.................................  Nov. 10-Dec. 16
    Woodcock..............................  Oct. 15-Oct. 22 & Jan. 16-
                                             Mar. 10
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots..........  Jan. 30-Mar. 3
    Brant.................................  Nov. 21-Dec. 2 & Jan. 30-
                                             Mar. 10
Florida
    Doves.................................  Jan. 16-Feb. 1
    Rails.................................  Nov. 10-Dec. 16
    Woodcock..............................  Nov. 24-Dec. 17 & Feb. 1-
                                             Mar. 10
    Common moorhens.......................  Nov. 10-Dec. 14
    Ducks, mergansers, light geese, and     Nov. 3-Nov. 12 & Feb. 6-Mar.
     coots.                                  3
Georgia
    Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots,        Nov. 28-Dec. 5
     moorhens, gallinules, and sea ducks.
Maine
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots (1):
        North Zone........................  Dec. 22-Feb. 11
        South & Coastal Zones.............  Jan. 7-Feb. 28
Maryland
    Doves.................................  Jan. 8-Jan. 24
    Rails.................................  Nov. 10-Dec. 16
    Woodcock..............................  Oct. 1-Oct. 27 & Feb. 7-Mar.
                                             10
    Ducks.................................  Feb. 1-Mar. 10
    Brant.................................  Feb. 1-Mar. 10
    Light Geese...........................  Feb. 28-Mar. 10
Massachusetts
    Ducks, mergansers, sea ducks, and       Jan. 30-Feb. 8
     coots.
New Hampshire
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
        Northern Zone.....................  Dec. 13-Jan. 26
        Inland Zone.......................  Nov. 7-Nov. 21 & Dec. 28-
                                             Jan. 26
        Coastal Zone......................  Jan. 25-Mar. 10
New Jersey
    Woodcock:
        North Zone........................  Oct. 1-Oct. 14 & Nov. 20-
                                             Jan. 15
        South Zone........................  Oct. 1-Nov. 11 & Dec. 4-Dec.
                                             16 & Dec. 31-Jan. 15
    Ducks, mergansers, coots, and brant:
        North Zone........................  Jan. 17-Mar. 10
        South Zone........................  Jan. 17-Mar. 10
        Coastal Zone......................  Jan. 29-Mar. 10
New York
    Ducks, mergansers and coots:
        Long Island Zone..................  Nov. 1-Nov. 23 & Nov. 28-
                                             Dec. 4 & Jan. 30-Feb. 13
        Northeastern Zone.................  Oct. 1-Oct. 7 &
                                            Oct. 31-Nov. 4 &
                                            Dec. 12-Jan. 13
    Southeastern Zone                       Oct. 11-Nov. 11 & Jan. 1-
                                             Jan. 13
    Western Zone                            Oct. 1-Oct. 21 &
                                            Dec. 5-Dec. 30
North Carolina
    Doves.................................  Oct. 15-Oct. 31
    Rails, moorhens, and gallinules.......  Dec. 3-Jan. 7
    Woodcock..............................  Nov. 5-Dec. 3 & Feb. 1-Feb.
                                             28
    Ducks, mergansers and coots...........  Oct. 25-Nov. 5 & Jan. 31-
                                             Feb. 18
Pennsylvania
    Doves.................................  Oct. 10-Oct. 14 & Nov. 28-
                                             Dec. 9
    Rails.................................  Nov. 10-Dec. 16
    Woodcock and snipe....................  Sept. 1-Oct. 14 & Nov. 28-
                                             Dec. 17
    Moorhens and gallinules...............  Nov. 10-Dec. 16
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
        North Zone........................  Nov. 21-Dec. 19 & Feb. 16-
                                             Mar. 10

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        South Zone........................  Oct. 24-Nov. 21 & Feb. 16-
                                             Mar. 10
        Northwest Zone....................  Dec. 12-Dec. 26 & Feb. 2-
                                             Mar. 10
        Lake Erie Zone....................  Jan. 18-Mar. 10
    Canada Geese:
        SJBP Zone.........................  Mar. 2-Mar. 10
        AP Zone...........................  Feb. 1-Mar. 10
        RP Zone...........................  Mar. 4-Mar. 10
South Carolina
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots..........  Nov. 2-Nov. 18 & Nov. 27-
                                             Dec. 9
Virginia
    Doves.................................  Dec. 23 &
                                            Jan. 16-Jan. 31
    Woodcock..............................  Oct. 17-Oct. 28 & Nov. 5-
                                             Dec. 8 &
                                            Jan. 16-Jan. 31
    Rails, moorhens, and gallinules.......  Nov. 19-Dec. 25
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots..........  Nov. 28-Dec. 16 & Jan. 30-
                                             Feb. 10
    Canada Geese:
        Eastern (AP) Zone.................  Dec. 17-Dec. 22 & Jan. 30-
                                             Feb. 22
        Western (SJBP) Zone...............  Dec. 17-Dec. 18 & Feb. 16-
                                             Feb. 22
    Brant.................................  Oct. 17-Nov. 15 & Nov. 28-
                                             Dec. 16 &
                                            Jan. 30-Jan. 31
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY:
Arkansas
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots..........  Feb. 1-Feb. 15
Illinois
    Doves.................................  Nov. 15-Dec. 1
    Rails.................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 2 & Nov.
                                             12[dash]Dec. 16
    Woodcock..............................  Sept. 1-Oct. 14 & Nov. 29-
                                             Dec. 16
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots..........  Feb. 10-Mar. 10
Indiana
    Doves.................................  Oct. 17[dash]Oct. 31 & Jan.
                                             9[dash]Jan. 11
    Woodcock..............................  Sept. 20-Oct. 14 & Nov. 29-
                                             Jan. 4
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
    North Zone............................  Sept. 27-Sept. 30 & Feb. 14-
                                             Mar. 10
        Central Zone......................  Oct. 22-Oct. 28 & Feb. 17-
                                             Mar. 10
        South Zone........................  Oct. 22-Oct. 28 & Feb. 17-
                                             Mar. 10
Iowa
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
        North Zone........................  Dec. 15-Jan. 12
        Missouri River Zone...............  Dec. 15-Jan. 12
        South Zone........................  Dec. 15-Jan. 12
Kentucky
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots..........  Nov. 28-Dec. 4 & Jan. 30-
                                             Feb. 15
Louisiana
    Doves.................................  Sept. 15-Oct. 1
    Woodcock..............................  Nov. 2-Dec. 17 &
    Rails and moorhens:
        West Zone.........................  Nov. 2-Nov. 11 & Jan. 5-Jan.
                                             31
        East Zone.........................  Nov. 3-Nov. 11 & Jan. 5-Jan.
                                             31
        Coastal Zone......................  Nov. 2-Nov. 11 & Jan. 5-Jan.
                                             31
    Ducks:
        West Zone.........................  Nov. 3-Nov. 11 & Dec. 5-Dec.
                                             16 &
                                            Jan. 23-Jan. 31
        East Zone.........................  Nov. 3-Nov. 18 & Dec. 5-Dec.
                                             16 &
                                            Jan. 30-Jan. 31
        Coastal Zone......................  Nov. 3-Nov. 11 & Dec. 5-Dec.
                                             16 &
                                            Jan. 23-Jan. 31
Michigan
    Ducks, mergansers, coots, and moorhens  Jan. 2-Jan. 26 & Mar. 1-Mar.
                                             10
Minnesota
    Woodcock..............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 23 & Nov. 8-
                                             Dec. 16
    Rails and snipe.......................  Nov. 8-Dec. 16
    Doves.................................  Nov. 30-Dec. 16
    Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens,     Dec. 17-Jan. 31
     and gallinules.
Mississippi
    Doves.................................  Nov. 14-Nov. 22 & Jan. 16-
                                             Jan. 23
    Ducks, mergansers and coots...........  Feb. 5-Mar. 5

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Missouri
    Doves.................................  Nov. 30-Dec. 16
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots..........  Sept. 10-Sept. 25 & Feb. 10-
                                             Mar. 10
Tennessee
    Doves.................................  Sept. 29-Oct. 9 & Oct. 31-
                                             Nov. 6
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots..........  Sept. 15-Oct. 20
Wisconsin
    Rails, snipe, moorhens, and
     gallinules:
        North Zone........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 23 & Nov. 23-
                                             Dec. 16
        South Zone........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30 & Oct. 10-
                                             Oct. 14 & Dec. 5-Dec. 16
        Mississippi River Zone............  Sept. 1-Sept. 30 & Oct. 8-
                                             Oct. 14 & Dec. 7-Dec. 16
    Woodcock..............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 23 & Nov. 8-
                                             Dec. 16
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots..........  Sept. 17-Sept. 18 & Jan. 13-
                                             Feb. 19
CENTRAL FLYWAY:
Kansas
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
        Low Plains........................  Feb. 24-Mar. 10
Montana (2)
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots..........  Sept. 24-Sept. 30
Nebraska
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
        Zone 1............................  Feb. 25-Mar. 10
        Zone 2............................  Feb. 25-Mar. 10
        Zone 3............................  Feb. 25-Mar. 10
        Zone 4............................  Feb. 25-Mar. 10
New Mexico
    Doves
        North Zone........................  Nov. 30-Dec. 4 & Dec. 24-
                                             Jan. 4
        South Zone........................  Oct. 31[dash]Nov. 7 & Nov.
                                             24-Dec. 2
    Ducks and coots.......................  Sept. 17-Sept. 25
    Sandhill cranes
        Regular Season Area...............  Oct. 15-Oct. 28
        Estancia Valley Area (3)..........  Nov. 7-Dec. 27
    Common moorhens.......................  Nov. 26-Jan. 1
    Sora and Virginia rails...............  Nov. 26-Jan. 1
North Dakota
    Ducks, mergansers, coots, and snipe...  Sept. 5-Sept. 9 & Sept. 12-
                                             Sept. 16
Oklahoma
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
        Low Plains........................  Feb. 13-Feb. 27
South Dakota
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
        High Plains.......................  Sept. 1-Sept. 8
        Low Plains:
            North Zone....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 23 & Dec. 7-
                                             Dec. 16
            Middle Zone...................  Sept. 1-Sept. 23 & Dec. 7-
                                             Dec. 16
            South Zone....................  Sept. 15-Oct. 7 & Dec. 21-
                                             Dec. 30
Texas
    Doves.................................  Nov. 19-Dec. 5
    Rails, gallinules, and woodcock.......  Jan. 30-Feb. 12
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
        Low Plains........................  Jan. 30-Feb. 12
Wyoming
    Doves.................................  Nov. 30-Dec. 16
    Rails.................................  Nov. 10-Dec. 16
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots
        Zone C1...........................  Sept. 24-Sept. 25 & Oct. 19-
                                             Oct. 26
        Zone C2 & C3......................  Sept. 17-Sept. 23 & Dec. 5-
                                             Dec. 7
PACIFIC FLYWAY:
Arizona
    Doves.................................  Sept. 16-Nov. 1
    Ducks, mergansers, coots, and
     moorhens:
        North Zone........................  Jan. 30-Feb. 2
        South Zone........................  Oct. 3-Oct. 6
California
    Ducks, mergansers, coots, and
     moorhens:
        Colorado River Zone...............  Jan. 30-Feb. 1

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        Southern Zone.....................  Jan. 30-Feb. 3
        Southern San Joaquin Valley Zone..  Jan. 30-Feb. 1
    Geese:
        Southern Zone (4).................  Jan. 30-Feb. 3
New Mexico
    Doves:
        North Zone........................  Nov. 30-Dec. 4 & Dec. 24-
                                             Jan. 4
        South Zone........................  Oct. 31-Nov. 7 & Nov. 24-
                                             Dec. 2
Oregon
    Doves.................................  Oct. 31-Dec. 16
    Band-tailed pigeons (5)...............  Sept. 1[dash]Sept. 14 &
                                             Sept. 24-Dec. 16
Utah
    Doves.................................  Oct. 31-Dec. 16
    Band-tailed pigeons...................  Sept. 15-Dec. 16
Washington
    Doves.................................  Oct. 31-Dec. 16
Wyoming
    Doves.................................  Nov. 30-Dec. 16
    Sora and Virginia rails...............  Nov. 10-Dec. 16
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots..........  Sept. 17-Sept. 18
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(1) In Maine, the daily bag and possession limits for black ducks are 1
  and 3, respectively.
(2) In Montana, the bag limit is 2 and the possession limit is 6.
(3) In New Mexico, the bag limit for sandhill cranes in the Estancia
  Valley Area is 3 per day and the possession limit is 6 per season.
(4) In California, in the Imperial County Special Management Area, there
  is no extended falconry season.
(5) In Oregon, no more than 1 pigeon daily in bag or possession.

[FR Doc. 2016-17330 Filed 7-22-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4310-55-P