Migratory Bird Hunting; Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on Certain Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands for the 2020-21 Season, 53247-53260 [2020-17692]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations data that they provide pursuant to paragraphs (j)(1)–(4) of this section. This information must be made available to PSAPs upon request, and shall be retained for a period of two years. * * * * * (s) Compliance date(s). Paragraphs (i)(2)(ii)(C) and (D), (i)(4)(iv) and (v), (j)(4), (k), and (q)(10)(v) of this section contain information-collection and recordkeeping requirements. Compliance with paragraphs (i)(2)(ii)(C) and (D), (i)(4)(iv) and (v), (j)(4), (k) and (q)(10)(v) will not be required until after approval by the Office of Management and Budget. The Commission will publish a document in the Federal Register announcing compliance dates with those paragraphs and revising this paragraph (s) accordingly. [FR Doc. 2020–18795 Filed 8–26–20; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Corrections Fish and Wildlife Service In rule FR Doc. 2020–12765, published in the Federal Register at 85 FR 40071, on July 2, 2020, make the following corrections: 52.214–28 1. On page 40074, in the first column, in amendatory instruction number 6, make the following corrections: ■ a. In the heading ‘‘Subcontractor Certified Cost or Pricing Data— Modifications—Sealed Bidding’’, remove ‘‘(May 2020)’’ and add ‘‘(Jun 2020)’’ in its place; and ■ b. After the words ‘‘Alternate I’’, remove ‘‘(AUG 20)’’ and add ‘‘(AUG 2020)’’ in its place. [Corrected] [FAC 2020–07; FAR Case 2018–005; Item IV; Docket No. FAR–2018–0006, Sequence No. 1] 2. On page 40074, in the second column, in amendatory instruction number 7, make the following corrections: ■ a. In the heading ‘‘Subcontractor Certified Cost or Pricing Data’’, remove ‘‘(May 2020)’’ and add ‘‘(Jun 2020)’’ in its place; and ■ b. After the words ‘‘Alternate I’’, remove ‘‘(AUG 20)’’ and add ‘‘(AUG 2020)’’ in its place. RIN 9000–AN69 52.215–13 Federal Acquisition Regulation: Modifications to Cost or Pricing Data Requirements; Corrections ■ ■ GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Part 52 Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Final rule; corrections. AGENCY: DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a correction to FAC 2020–07; FAR Case 2018–005; Modifications to Cost or Pricing Data Requirements; Item IV; which published in the Federal Register on July 2, 2020. This correction makes editorial changes to correct erroneous dates to the affected FAR sections. DATES: Effective: August 28, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Zenaida Delgado, Procurement Analyst, at 202–969–7207 or zenaida.delgado@ gsa.gov for clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202– 501–4755 or GSARegSec@gsa.gov. Please cite FAC 2020–07, FAR Case 2018–005; Corrections. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 [Corrected] 3. On page 40074, in the second column, in amendatory instruction number 8, make the following corrections: ■ a. In the heading ‘‘Subcontractor Certified Cost or Pricing Data— Modifications’’, remove ‘‘(May 2020)’’ and adding ‘‘(Jun 2020)’’ in its place; and ■ b. After the words ‘‘Alternate I’’, remove ‘‘(AUG 20)’’ and add ‘‘(AUG 2020)’’ in its place. William F. Clark, Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–16975 Filed 8–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4700 50 CFR Part 20 [Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2019–0004; FF09M21200–201–FXMB1231099BPP0] RIN 1018–BD89 [Corrected] ■ 52.215–12 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 53247 Sfmt 4700 Migratory Bird Hunting; Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on Certain Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands for the 2020–21 Season Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This rule prescribes special migratory bird hunting regulations for certain Tribes on Federal Indian reservations, off-reservation trust lands, and ceded lands. This rule responds to tribal requests for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter ‘‘Service’’ or ‘‘we’’) recognition of their authority to regulate hunting under established guidelines. This rule allows the establishment of season bag limits and, thus, harvest at levels compatible with populations and habitat conditions. DATES: This rule takes effect on August 28, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may inspect comments received on the migratory bird hunting regulations at https:// www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2019–0004. You may obtain copies of referenced reports from the Division of Migratory Bird Management’s website at https:// www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/, or at https://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2019–0004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerome Ford, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, (202) 208–1050. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) of July 3, 1918 (16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.), authorizes and directs the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, having due regard for the zones of temperature and for the distribution, abundance, economic value, breeding habits, and times and lines of flight of migratory game birds, to determine when, to what extent, and by what means such birds or any part, nest, or egg thereof may be taken, hunted, captured, killed, possessed, sold, purchased, shipped, carried, exported, or transported. In the April 2, 2020, Federal Register (85 FR 18532), we proposed special E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53248 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations migratory bird hunting regulations for the 2020–21 hunting season for certain Indian tribes, under the guidelines described in the June 4, 1985, Federal Register (50 FR 23467). The guidelines respond to tribal requests for Service recognition of their reserved hunting rights, and for some tribes, recognition of their authority to regulate hunting by both tribal members and nonmembers on their reservations. The guidelines include possibilities for: (1) On-reservation hunting by both tribal members and nonmembers, with hunting by nontribal members on some reservations to take place within Federal frameworks but on dates different from those selected by the surrounding State(s); (2) On-reservation hunting by tribal members only, outside of usual Federal frameworks for season dates and length, and for daily bag and possession limits; and (3) Off-reservation hunting by tribal members on ceded lands, outside of usual framework dates and season length, with some added flexibility in daily bag and possession limits. In all cases, the regulations established under the guidelines must be consistent with the March 10– September 1 closed season mandated by the 1916 Migratory Bird Treaty with Canada. In the October 15, 2019, Federal Register (84 FR 55120), we requested that tribes desiring special hunting regulations in the 2020–21 hunting season submit a proposal including details on: (1) Harvest anticipated under the requested regulations; (2) Methods that would be employed to measure or monitor harvest (such as bag checks, mail questionnaires, etc.); (3) Steps that would be taken to limit level of harvest, where it could be shown that failure to limit such harvest would adversely impact the migratory bird resource; and (4) Tribal capabilities to establish and enforce migratory bird hunting regulations. No action is required if a tribe wishes to observe the hunting regulations established by the State(s) in which an Indian reservation is located. We have successfully used the guidelines since the 1985–86 hunting season. We finalized the guidelines beginning with the 1988–89 hunting season (August 18, 1988, Federal Register [53 FR 31612]). The final rule described here is the final in the series of proposed and final rulemaking documents for migratory bird hunting regulations on certain Federal Indian reservations and ceded lands for the 2020–21 season. This rule VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 sets hunting seasons, hours, areas, and limits for migratory game bird species on reservations and ceded territories. This final rule is the culmination of the rulemaking process for the Tribal migratory game bird hunting seasons, which started with the October 15, 2019, proposed rule. This final rule sets the migratory bird hunting regulations on certain Federal Indian reservations and ceded lands for the 2020–21 season. Population Status and Harvest Each year we publish various species status reports that provide detailed information on the status and harvest of migratory game birds, including information on the methodologies and results. These reports are available from our website at https://www.fws.gov/ birds/surveys-and-data/reports-andpublications/population-status.php. We used the following annual reports published in August 2019 in the development of proposed frameworks for the migratory bird hunting regulations: Adaptive Harvest Management, 2020 Hunting Season; American Woodcock Population Status, 2019; Band-tailed Pigeon Population Status, 2019; Migratory Bird Hunting Activity and Harvest During the 2017– 18 and 2018–19 Hunting Seasons; Mourning Dove Population Status, 2019; Status and Harvests of Sandhill Cranes, Mid-continent, Rocky Mountain, Lower Colorado River Valley and Eastern Populations, 2019; and Waterfowl Population Status, 2019. Comments and Issues Concerning Tribal Proposals For the 2020–21 migratory bird hunting season, we proposed regulations for 32 Tribes or Indian groups that followed the 1985 guidelines and were considered appropriate for final rulemaking. However, at that time, we noted in the April 2, 2020, proposed rule that we were proposing seasons for six Tribes who submitted proposals in past years but from whom we had not yet received proposals this year. We did not receive final proposals from four of those Tribes and, therefore, have not included them in this final rule. The comment period for the April 2 proposed rule closed on May 4, 2020. We received 57 comments on our April 2 proposed rule, which announced proposed seasons for migratory bird hunting by American Indian Tribes. Written Comments: Most comments we received opposed allowing any harvest of trumpeter swans or swans in general, because of low swan numbers, the considerable effort already spent to recover swan populations, a lack of PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Service consultation with the Tribes on harvesting swans, too brief a comment period to adequately address this issue, and probable harvest of trumpeter swans adding to the risk factors for these populations. Service Response: Regarding written comments opposed to swan hunting on a few tribal reservations and ceded territories in the eastern three flyways, the position of the Service is to provide hunting opportunities on game birds where such hunting is compatible with sustainability of the game bird resource and consistent with management objectives. Trumpeter swans are classified as game birds under the Migratory Birds Convention (Treaty) between the United States and Great Britain (for Canada) that was enacted by the MBTA in the United States. The Interior Population (IP) of trumpeter swans, the subject group, has been increasing at an average rate of about 14 percent per year since 1968, as a result of reintroduction efforts and natural reproduction; in 2015, the population numbered about 27,000 white birds (excludes cygnets). The geographic range of these birds also is expanding within the eastern three flyways as birds pioneer new areas and re-establish migration routes. Because some of those areas include locations where tundra swan hunting has been allowed, the likelihood of hunters encountering trumpeter swans during those hunts is increasing, which also increases the possibility that hunters may shoot a trumpeter swan. Similar to circumstances in the Pacific Flyway, where the take of trumpeter and tundra swans is allowed in some areas, the Service believes allowing a limited take of trumpeter swans, primarily to eliminate the liability of hunters who mistakenly shoot a trumpeter swan, is appropriate. The Service believes this decision will continue to allow trumpeter swans to increase their abundance and range while not imposing an unnecessary burden on hunters to unerringly identify the species of swan while hunting. The harvest of IP trumpeter swans is expected to be low and would not jeopardize the sustainability of the population based on the research we have conducted. Further, the harvest information and other aspects of a general swan season framework are reviewed by the Service annually. If the information suggests harvest is higher than deemed appropriate and could jeopardize the status of the population, the Service could revise the framework or close the season in any year. The Service manages migratory birds at the population level when E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations information is sufficient to do so. The range of IP trumpeter swans spans portions of the Central, Mississippi, and Atlantic Flyways; thus, that is the geographic scale appropriate for their management. Therefore, the allowable take described in our April 2, 2020, proposed rule (85 FR 18532) spans all three flyways, and we believe any alternative proposed by the Service should include all three flyways. However, the establishment of this framework by the Service does not mean that a general swan season must be implemented in any reservation or ceded territory. The framework provides only that our research indicates such seasons could be supported in those flyways without negatively impacting the sustainability of IP trumpeter swans. Each Tribe has their own process to determine whether they would allow a general swan season and specifically requested the seasons presented. The Service believes the 30-day comment period on the April 2, 2020, proposed rule (85 FR 18532) was sufficient to review and comment on these tribal proposals. Required Determinations Executive Order 13771—Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs This action is not subject to the requirements of Executive Order (E.O.) 13771 (82 FR 9339, February 3, 2017) because it establishes annual harvest limits related to routine hunting or fishing. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Consideration 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 2020– 21,’’ with its corresponding June 2020 finding of no significant impact. The programmatic document, as well as the separate environmental assessment, is VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 available on our website at https:// www.fws.gov/birds/index.php. 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 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 https:// www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2019–0004. Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563) E.O. 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 will have an annual effect of $100 million or more on the economy. E.O. 13563 reaffirms the principles of E.O. 12866 while calling for improvements in the nation’s regulatory system to promote predictability, to reduce uncertainty, and to use the best, most innovative, and least burdensome tools for achieving regulatory ends. The executive order directs agencies to consider regulatory approaches that reduce burdens and maintain flexibility and freedom of choice for the public where these approaches are relevant, feasible, and consistent with regulatory objectives. E.O. 13563 emphasizes further that regulations must be based on the best available science and that the rulemaking process must allow for public participation and an open exchange of ideas. We have developed this rule in a manner consistent with these requirements. An economic analysis was prepared for the 2020–21 season. This analysis was based on data from the 2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation (National Survey), the most recent year PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 53249 for which data are available (see discussion under 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 are (1) issue restrictive regulations allowing fewer days than those issued during the 2019– 20 season, (2) issue moderate regulations allowing more days than those in alternative 1, and (3) issue liberal regulations identical to the regulations in the 2019–20 season. For the 2020–21 season, we chose Alternative 3, with an estimated consumer surplus across all flyways of $334–$440 million with a mid-point estimate of $387 million. We also chose alternative 3 for the 2009–10 through 2019–20 seasons. The 2020–21 analysis is part of the record for this rule and is available at https://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2019– 0004. 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 through 1995. In 1995, the Service issued a Small Entity Flexibility Analysis (Analysis), which was subsequently updated in 1996, 1998, 2004, 2008, 2013, 2018, and 2019. The primary source of information about hunter expenditures for migratory game bird hunting is the National Survey, which is generally conducted at 5-year intervals. The 2020 Analysis is based on the 2016 National 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 2020. Copies of the analysis are available from https:// www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2019–0004. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act This final rule is a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804(2), the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act. For the reasons outlined above, this rule will have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more. However, because this rule establishes frameworks for hunting seasons, we do not plan to defer the effective date E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53250 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations under the exemption contained in 5 U.S.C. 808(1). Paperwork Reduction Act This rule does not contain any new collection of information that requires approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). OMB has previously approved the information collection requirements associated with migratory bird surveys and the procedures for establishing annual migratory bird hunting seasons under the following OMB control numbers: • 1018–0019, ‘‘North American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey’’ (expires 6/30/2021). • 1018–0023, ‘‘Migratory Bird Surveys, 50 CFR 20.20’’ (expires 4/30/ 2023). Includes Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program, Migratory Bird Hunter Surveys, Sandhill Crane Survey, and Parts Collection Survey. • 1018–0171, ‘‘Establishment of Annual Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons, 50 CFR part 20’’ (expires 6/30/ 2021). You may view the information collection request(s) at https:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 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 E.O. 12988. Takings Implication Assessment In accordance with E.O. 12630, this rule, authorized by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 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 will allow hunters to VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 exercise otherwise unavailable privileges and, therefore, reduce restrictions on the use of private and public property. Energy Effects—Executive Order 13211 E.O. 13211 requires agencies to prepare Statements of Energy Effects when undertaking certain actions. While this rule is a significant regulatory action under E.O. 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), E.O. 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. We have consulted with tribes affected by this rule. Federalism Effects Due to the migratory nature of certain species of birds, the Federal Government has been given responsibility over these species by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. We annually prescribe frameworks from which the States make selections regarding the hunting of migratory birds, and we employ guidelines to establish special regulations on Federal Indian reservations and ceded lands. This process preserves the ability of the States and tribes to determine which seasons meet their individual needs. Any State or Indian tribe may be more restrictive than the Federal frameworks at any time. The frameworks are developed in a cooperative process with the States and the Flyway Councils. This process allows States to participate in the development of frameworks from which they will make selections, thereby having an influence on their own regulations. These rules do not have a substantial direct effect on fiscal capacity, change the roles or responsibilities of Federal or State governments, or intrude on State policy or administration. Therefore, in accordance with E.O. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 (5 U.S.C. 551 et seq.) requirements. Thus, when the preliminary proposed rulemaking was published, we established what we concluded 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, sufficient public notice and opportunity for involvement have been given to affected persons regarding the migratory bird hunting frameworks for the 2020– 21 hunting seasons. Further, after establishment of the final frameworks, States and Tribes need sufficient time to conduct their own public processes to select season dates and limits; to communicate those selections to us; and to establish and publicize the necessary regulations and procedures to implement their decisions. Thus, if there were a delay in the effective date of these regulations after this final rulemaking, States and Tribes might not be able to meet their own administrative needs and requirements. For the reasons cited above, we find that ‘‘good cause’’ exists, within the terms of 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) of the Administrative Procedure Act, and this rule will take effect immediately upon publication. Accordingly, with each participating Tribe having had an opportunity to participate in selecting the hunting seasons desired for its reservation or ceded territory on those species of migratory birds for which open seasons are now prescribed, and consideration having been given to all other relevant matters presented, certain sections of title 50, chapter I, subchapter B, part 20, subpart K, are hereby amended as set forth below. List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 20 Exports, Hunting, Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Transportation, Wildlife. E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 25 and 25, respectively. Accordingly, part 20, subchapter B, chapter I of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: Geese Dark Geese PART 20—MIGRATORY BIRD HUNTING Season Dates: Open September 26, 2020, through January 10, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Four Canada geese and brant in the aggregate, and 10 white-fronted geese. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. 1. The authority citation for part 20 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 16 U.S.C. 703 et seq., and 16 U.S.C. 742a–j. Note: The following hunting regulations provided for by 50 CFR 20.110 will not appear in the Code of Federal Regulations because of their seasonal nature. Light Geese 2. Section 20.110 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 20.110 Seasons, limits, and other regulations for certain Federal Indian reservations, Indian Territory, and ceded lands. Unless specifically provided for below, all of the regulations contained in 50 CFR part 20 apply to the seasons listed herein. (a) Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Flathead Indian Reservation, Pablo, Montana (Tribal Members and Nontribal Hunters). Tribal Members Only Ducks (including mergansers) Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 9, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: The Tribe does not have specific bag and possession restrictions for Tribal members. The season on harlequin duck is closed. Coots Season Dates: Same as ducks. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Same as ducks. Geese Season Dates: Same as ducks. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Same as ducks. Nontribal Hunters Ducks (including mergansers) Season Dates: Open September 26, 2020, through January 10, 2021. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 1854 and 1837 Ceded Territories: Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end November 30, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 18 ducks, including no more than 12 mallards (only three of which may be hens), nine black ducks, nine scaup, nine wood ducks, nine redheads, nine pintails, and nine canvasbacks. Reservation: Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end November 30, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 12 ducks, including no more than eight mallards (only two of which may be hens), six black ducks, six scaup, six redheads, six pintails, six wood ducks, and six canvasbacks. 1854 and 1837 Ceded Territories: Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end November 30, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 15 mergansers, including no more than six hooded mergansers. Reservation: Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end November 30, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 10 mergansers, including no more than four hooded mergansers. PO 00000 Frm 00115 Canada Geese All Areas: Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end November 30, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 20 geese. Coots and Common Moorhens (Common Gallinules) All Areas: Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end November 30, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 20 coots and common moorhens, singly or in the aggregate. Sandhill Cranes 1854 and 1837 Ceded Territories: Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end November 30, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: Two sandhill cranes. Crane carcass tags are required prior to hunting. Sora and Virginia Rails All Areas: Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end November 30, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 25 sora and Virginia rails, singly or in the aggregate. Common Snipe All Areas: Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end November 30, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: Eight common snipe. Woodcock Ducks Mergansers Scaup Season Dates: Open September 26 through December 20, 2020. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks, including no more than two hen mallards, one pintail, two scaup (when open), two canvasback, and two redheads. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Coots Season Dates: Same as ducks. Season Dates: Same as for dark geese. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 20 and 60, respectively. General Conditions: Tribal and nontribal hunters must comply with all basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations contained in 50 CFR part 20 regarding manner of taking. In addition, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, and each waterfowl hunter 16 years of age or older must carry on his/her person a valid Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) signed in ink across the stamp face. Special regulations established by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes also apply on the reservation. (b) Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Cloquet, Minnesota (Tribal Members Only). 53251 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 All Areas: Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end November 30, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: Three woodcock. Mourning Doves All Areas: Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end November 30, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 30 mourning doves. Tundra and Trumpeter Swans Reservation Only: Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end November 30, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: Two swans. A swan carcass tag is required prior to hunting. General Conditions: 1. While hunting waterfowl, a tribal member must carry on his/her person a valid Ceded Territory License. 2. Shooting hours for migratory birds are one-half hour before sunrise to onehalf hour after sunset. 3. Except as otherwise noted, tribal members will be required to comply with tribal codes that will be no less restrictive than the provisions of Chapter 10 of the Model Off-Reservation Code. Except as modified by Service rules, these amended regulations parallel Federal requirements in 50 CFR E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53252 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations part 20 as to hunting methods, transportation, sale, exportation, and other conditions generally applicable to migratory bird hunting. 4. Band members in each zone will comply with State regulations providing for closed and restricted waterfowl hunting areas. 5. There are no possession limits for migratory birds. For purposes of enforcing bag limits, all migratory birds in the possession or custody of band members on ceded lands will be considered to have been taken on those lands unless tagged by a tribal or State conservation warden as having been taken on-reservation. All migratory birds that fall on reservation lands will not count as part of any off-reservation bag or possession limit. (c) Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Suttons Bay, Michigan (Tribal Members Only). CFR part 20 are valid. Other tribal regulations apply, and may be obtained at the tribal office in Suttons Bay, Michigan. (d) Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, Odanah, Wisconsin (Tribal Members Only). The 2020–21 waterfowl hunting season regulations apply to all treaty areas (except where noted): Ducks Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end December 31, 2020. In addition, any portion of the ceded territory that is open to State-licensed hunters for goose hunting outside of these dates will also be open concurrently for tribal members. Daily Bag Limit: 20 geese in aggregate. Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 20, 2021. Daily Bag Limit: 35 ducks, which may include no more than eight pintail, four canvasback, eight black ducks, five hooded merganser, 10 wood ducks, eight redheads, and 20 mallards (only 10 of which may be hens). Canada and Snow Geese Other Geese (White-Fronted Geese and Brant) Season Dates: Open September 20 through December 30, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: Five geese. Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end December 31, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 10 mergansers. Geese Other Migratory Birds Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end December 31, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 20 coots and common moorhens (common gallinules), singly or in the aggregate. Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end December 31, 2020. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 20, singly, or in the aggregate, 25. Season Dates: Open September 1 through November 14, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 10 rails, 10 snipe, and five woodcock. Common Snipe Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end December 31, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 16 common snipe. Mourning Doves Season Dates: Open September 1 through November 14, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 25 mourning doves. Sandhill Cranes Season Dates: Open September 1 through November 14, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: Two sandhill cranes, with a season limit of 10. General Conditions: A valid Grand Traverse Band Tribal license is required and must be in possession before taking any wildlife. Shooting hours for migratory birds are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. All other basic regulations contained in 50 Jkt 250001 Mergansers Sora and Virginia Rails Sora Rails, Common Snipe, and Woodcock 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end December 31, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 50 ducks in the 1837 and 1842 Treaty Area; 30 ducks in the 1836 Treaty Area. Coots and Common Moorhens (Common Gallinules) Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through February 15, 2021. Daily Bag Limit: 15 geese. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Ducks Woodcock Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end December 31, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 10 woodcock. Mourning Doves: 1837 and 1842 Ceded Territories Only Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end November 29, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 15 mourning doves. Sandhill Cranes Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end December 31, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: Five cranes in the 1837 and 1842 Treaty Area and no PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 season bag limit; three cranes and no season bag limit in the 1836 Treaty Area. Swans: 1837 and 1842 Ceded Territories Only Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end December 31, 2020. Daily Bag/Season Limit: Five swans. All harvested swans must be registered by presenting the fully-feathered carcass to a tribal registration station or GLIFWC warden, to be identified to species. If the total number of trumpeter swans harvested reaches 20, the swan season will be closed by emergency tribal rule. General Conditions A. All tribal members are required to obtain a valid tribal waterfowl hunting permit. B. Except as otherwise noted, tribal members are required to comply with tribal codes that are no less restrictive than the model ceded territory conservation codes approved by Federal courts in the Lac Courte Oreilles v. State of Wisconsin (Voigt) and Mille Lacs Band v. State of Minnesota cases. Chapter 10 in each of these model codes regulates ceded territory migratory bird hunting. Both versions of Chapter 10 parallel Federal requirements as to hunting methods, transportation, sale, exportation, and other conditions generally applicable to migratory bird hunting. They also automatically incorporate by reference the Federal migratory bird regulations. C. Particular regulations of note include: 1. Nontoxic shot is required for all waterfowl hunting by tribal members. 2. Tribal members in each zone must comply with tribal regulations providing for closed and restricted waterfowl hunting areas. These regulations generally incorporate the same restrictions contained in parallel State regulations. 3. There are no possession limits, with the exception of 25 rails (in the aggregate). For purposes of enforcing bag limits, all migratory birds in the possession and custody of tribal members on ceded lands are considered to have been taken on those lands unless tagged by a tribal or State conservation warden as taken on reservation lands. All migratory birds that fall on reservation lands do not count as part of any off-reservation bag or possession limit. 4. There are no shell limit restrictions. 5. Hunting hours are from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset, except that, within the 1837 and 1842 ceded territories, hunters may use E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations non-mechanical nets or snares that are operated by hand to take those birds subject to an open hunting season at any time. Hunters shall be permitted to capture, without the aid of other devices (i.e., by hand) and immediately kill birds subject to an open season, regardless of time of day. See 7., below, for further explanation. 6. An experimental application of electronic calls (e-calls) will be continued in the 1837 and 1842 ceded territories. Up to 50 tribal hunters will be allowed to use e-calls. Individuals using e-calls will be required to obtain a special permit; they will be required to complete a hunt diary for each hunt where e-calls are used; and they will be required to submit the hunt diary to the Commission within two (2) weeks of the end of the season in order to be eligible to obtain an e-call permit for the following year. Required information will include the date, time, and location of the hunt; number of hunters; the number of each species harvested per hunting event; if other hunters were in the area, any interactions with other hunters; and other information deemed appropriate. Diary results will be summarized and documented in a Commission report, which will be submitted to the Service. Barring unforeseen results, this experimental application would be replicated for three (3) years, after which a full evaluation would be completed. 7. Within the 1837 and 1842 ceded territories, tribal members will be allowed to use non-mechanical, handoperated nets (i.e., throw/cast nets or hand-held nets typically used to land fish) and/or hand-operated snares, and may chase and capture migratory birds without the aid of hunting devices (i.e., by hand). At this time, unattended nets or snares shall not be authorized under this regulation. Tribal members using nets or snares to take migratory birds, or taking birds by hand, will be required to obtain a special permit; they will be required to complete a hunt diary for each hunt where these methods are used; and they will be required to submit the hunt diary to the Commission within two (2) weeks of the end of the season in order to be eligible to obtain a permit to net migratory birds for the following year. Required information will include the date, time, and location of the hunt; number of hunters; the number of each species harvested per hunting event; and other information deemed appropriate. Diary results will be summarized and documented in a Commission report, which will be submitted to the Service. Barring unforeseen results, this experimental application would be VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 53253 replicated for three (3) years, after which a full evaluation would be completed. (e) Jicarilla Apache Tribe, Jicarilla Indian Reservation, Dulce, New Mexico (Tribal Members and Nontribal Hunters). Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks, including no more than two female mallards, one pintail, two canvasback, two scaup (when open; see ‘‘Scaup’’ entry), and two redheads. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Ducks (Including Mergansers) Season Dates: Open October 3 through November 30, 2020. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: The daily bag limit is seven, including no more than two hen mallards, one pintail, two redheads, two canvasback, and two scaup. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Scaup Canada Geese Season Dates: Open October 3 through November 30, 2020. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and four, respectively. General Conditions: Tribal and nontribal hunters must comply with all basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR part 20 regarding shooting hours and manner of taking. In addition, each waterfowl hunter 16 years of age or older must carry on his/ her person a valid Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) signed in ink across the stamp face. Special regulations established by the Jicarilla Tribe also apply on the reservation. (f) Kalispel Tribe, Kalispel Reservation, Usk, Washington (Tribal Members and Nontribal Hunters). Nontribal Hunters on Reservation and Ceded Lands Geese Season Dates: Open September 19 through September 20, 2020; open September 26 through September 27, 2020; and open October 1, 2020, through January 8, 2021 (through December 15, 2020, for brant). During these periods, days to be hunted are specified by the Kalispel Tribe. Nontribal hunters should contact the Tribe for more detail on hunting days. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Five Canada geese for the early season, and 20 light geese, 10 white-fronted geese, and four Canada geese, for the late season. The daily bag limit is two brant (when the State’s season is open) and is in addition to dark goose limits for the late season. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Ducks Season Dates: Open September 19 through September 20, 2020; open September 26 through September 27, 2020; and open October 1, 2020, through January 8, 2021. PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Season Dates: Open October 1 through December 25, 2020. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two scaup. Scaup count towards the daily bag limit for ducks; see entry ‘‘Ducks.’’ The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Tribal Members on Reservation and Ceded Lands Geese Season Dates: Open October 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Six light geese and four dark geese. The daily bag limit is two brant and is in addition to dark goose limits for the late season. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Ducks Season Dates: Open October 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks, including no more than two female mallards, two pintail, two canvasback, three scaup, and two redheads. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. General: Tribal members must possess a validated Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp and a tribal ceded lands permit. (g) Klamath Tribe, Chiloquin, Oregon (Tribal Members Only). Ducks and Coots Season Dates: Open October 5, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Nine and 18, respectively. Geese Season Dates: Open October 5, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Nine and 18, respectively. General: Nontoxic shot is required. Use of live decoys, bait, and commercial use of migratory birds are prohibited. Waterfowl may not be pursued or taken while using motorized craft. Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. (h) Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Cass Lake, Minnesota (Tribal Members Only). Ducks Season Dates: Open September 12 through December 31, 2020. E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53254 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Daily Bag Limits: 10 ducks, including no more than five pintail, five canvasback, and five black ducks. Geese Season Dates: Open September 12 through December 31, 2020. Daily Bag Limits: 10 geese. General: Possession limits are twice the daily bag limits. Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. Nontoxic shot is required. Use of live decoys, bait, and commercial use of migratory birds are prohibited. Waterfowl may not be pursued or taken while using motorized craft. (i) Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Manistee, Michigan (Tribal Members Only). 1836 Ceded Territory and Tribal Reservation: Ducks Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Daily Bag Limits: 12 ducks, including no more than six mallards (two of which may be hens), three black ducks, three redheads, three wood ducks, two pintail, one bufflehead, one hooded merganser, and two canvasback. Coots and Gallinules Season Dates: Open September 14, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Daily Bag Limits: Five coots and five gallinules. Canada Geese Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Daily Bag Limit: Five. C. Particular regulations of note include: (1) Nontoxic shot will be required for all waterfowl hunting by tribal members. (2) Tribal members in each zone will comply with tribal regulations providing for closed and restricted waterfowl hunting areas. These regulations generally incorporate the same restrictions contained in parallel State regulations. D. Tribal members hunting in Michigan will comply with tribal codes that contain provisions parallel to Michigan law regarding duck blinds and decoys. E. Possession limits are twice the daily bag limits. (j) The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Petoskey, Michigan (Tribal Members Only). Ducks Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Daily Bag Limits: 20 ducks, including no more than five hen mallards, five black ducks, five redheads, five wood ducks, five pintail, five scaup, and five canvasback. Mergansers Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Daily Bag Limits: 10 mergansers, including no more than five hooded mergansers. Coots and Gallinules White-Fronted Geese, Brant, and Snow Geese Season Dates: Open September 7 through December 9, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: Five. Woodcock, Mourning Doves, Snipe, and Sora and Virginia Rails Season Dates: Open September 15 through December 31, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 20. Canada Geese Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through February 8, 2021. Daily Bag Limit: 20 in the aggregate. Sora and Virginia Rails White-Fronted Geese Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and six, respectively. Light Geese Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021. Daily Bag Limit: 20. Doves Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Daily Bag Limit: 15. Nontribal Hunters Canada Geese Season Dates: Open October 26, 2020, through February 9, 2021. Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 31, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 15. Jkt 250001 Canada Geese Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Six and 18, respectively. Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 1, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 10. Sandhill Cranes 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Ducks, Mergansers, and Coots Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Six ducks, including no more than two hen mallard and five mallards total, one pintail, two redheads, two canvasback, three wood ducks, three scaup, two bonus teal during September 1 through 16, 2020, and one mottled duck. Coot daily bag limit is 15. Merganser daily bag limit is five, including no more than two hooded mergansers. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Woodcock Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 31, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 20. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Tribal Members Ducks (Including Mergansers and Coots) Season Dates: Open October 3, 2020, through January 7, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Six ducks, including five mallards (no more of which can be two hen mallards), one scaup, two canvasback, two redheads, three wood ducks, one mottled duck, one pintail, and two bonus blue-winged teal during October 3 through October 18, 2020. Coot daily bag limit is 15. Merganser daily bag limit is five, including no more than two hooded mergansers. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Season Dates: Open September 1 through November 11, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: Five woodcock and 10 each of the other species. Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 31, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: Two. General conditions are as follows: A. All tribal members will be required to obtain a valid tribal resource card and 2020–21 hunting license. B. Except as modified by Service rules, these regulations parallel all Federal regulations contained in 50 CFR part 20. Shooting hours will be from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. Sandhill Cranes Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 1, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: Two. General: Possession limits are twice the daily bag limits. (k) Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, Lower Brule Reservation, Lower Brule, South Dakota (Tribal Members and Nontribal Hunters). Snipe Mourning Doves Season Dates: Open September 1 through November 14, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 15. PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Six and 18, respectively. White-Fronted Geese Season Dates: Open October 26, 2020, through January 21, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and six, respectively. Light Geese Season Dates: Open October 26, 2020, through February 9, 2021; and open February 11 through March 10, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 50 and no possession limit. Doves Season Dates: Open September 1 through November 29, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 15. General Conditions: All hunters must comply with the basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR part 20, including the use of steel shot and shooting hours. Nontribal hunters must possess a validated Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe has an official Conservation Code that hunters must adhere to when hunting in areas subject to control by the Tribe. (l) [Reserved] (m) [Reserved] (n) Makah Indian Tribe, Neah Bay, Washington (Tribal Members). Band-Tailed Pigeons Season Dates: Open September 15 through December 31, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: Two band-tailed pigeons. Ducks and Coots Season Dates: Open September 26, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Daily Bag Limit: Seven ducks including no more than five mallards (only two of which can be a hen), one redhead, one pintail, three scaup, and one canvasback. The seasons on wood duck and harlequin are closed. The coot daily bag limit is 25. Geese Season Dates: Open September 26, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Daily Bag Limit: Four. The season on dusky Canada geese is closed. Brant Season Dates: Open September 26, 2020, through January 24, 2021. Daily Bag Limit: Two per day. General Conditions: All other Federal regulations contained in 50 CFR part 20 apply. The following restrictions also apply: 1. As per Makah Ordinance 44, only shotguns may be used to hunt any VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 species of waterfowl. Additionally, shotguns must not be discharged within 300 feet of an occupied area. 2. Hunters must be eligible, enrolled Makah tribal members and must carry their Indian Treaty Fishing and Hunting Identification Card while hunting. No tags or permits are required to hunt waterfowl. 3. The use of live decoys and/or baiting to pursue any species of waterfowl is prohibited. 4. Only Service-approved nontoxic shot is allowed; the use of lead shot is prohibited. 5. The use of dogs is permitted to hunt waterfowl. 6. Shooting hours for all species of waterfowl are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. 7. Open hunting areas are: Makah Reservation except for designated wilderness areas and within one mile of the Cape Flattery and Shi-shi Trails. OffReservation Hunting Areas are specified in the General Hunting Regulations. (o) Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Auburn, Washington (Tribal Members Only). Band-Tailed Pigeons, Mourning Doves, and Snipe Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 31, 2020. Daily Bag Limits: Two, 15, and eight, respectively. Ducks (Including Coots) Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021. Daily Bag Limits: Seven ducks, including no more than two hen mallards, one mottled duck, two canvasback, three scaup, two redheads, two scoter, two long-tailed ducks, two goldeneye, and two pintail. Coot daily bag limit is 25. The Tribe has a limit on harlequin ducks of one per season. Geese Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021. Daily Bag Limits: Four Canada geese, six light geese, 10 white-fronted geese, and two brant. There is a year-round closure on dusky Canada geese. All other Federal regulations contained in 50 CFR part 20 apply. The following restrictions also apply: 1. Hunting can occur on reservation and off reservation on lands where the Tribe has treaty-reserved hunting rights, or has documented traditional use. 2. Shooting hours for all species of waterfowl are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half after sunset. 3. Hunters must be eligible, enrolled Muckleshoot Tribal members and must carry their Tribal identification while hunting. PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 53255 4. Tribal members hunting migratory birds must also have a combined Migratory Bird Hunting Permit and Harvest Report Card. 5. The use of live decoys and/or baiting to pursue any species of waterfowl is prohibited. 6. Hunting for migratory birds is with shotgun only. Only steel, tungsten-iron, tungsten-polymer, tungsten-matrix, and tin shot are allowed for hunting waterfowl. It is unlawful to use or possess lead shot while hunting waterfowl. (p) Navajo Nation, Navajo Indian Reservation, Window Rock, Arizona (Tribal Members and Nontribal Hunters). Band-Tailed Pigeons Season Dates: Open September 1 through September 30, 2020. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Five and 10 pigeons, respectively. Mourning Doves Season Dates: Open September 1 through September 30, 2020. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 and 20 doves, respectively. Ducks (Including Mergansers and Coots) Season Dates: Open September 26, 2020, through January 31, 2021, for 107 days total. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks, including no more than two hen mallards, one mottled duck, two canvasback, two scaup (when open; see ‘‘Scaup’’ entry), two redheads, and one pintail. Coot daily bag limit is 25. Merganser daily bag limit is seven. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Scaup Season Dates: Open September 26, 2020, through January 31, 2021, for 86 days total. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two scaup. Scaup count towards the daily bag limit for ducks and mergansers; see entry ‘‘Ducks (Including Mergansers and Coots).’’ The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Canada Geese Season Dates: Open September 26, 2020, through January 31, 2021, for 107 days total. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Four and 12, respectively. General Conditions: Tribal and nontribal hunters will comply with all basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR part 20, regarding shooting hours and manner of taking. In addition, each waterfowl hunter 16 years of age or older must carry on his/ E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53256 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations her person a valid Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) signed in ink across the face. Special regulations established by the Navajo Nation also apply on the reservation. (q) Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, Oneida, Wisconsin (Tribal Members Only). Ducks (Including Mergansers) Season Dates: Open September 12 through December 6, 2020. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Six, including no more than six mallards (three hen mallards), two redhead, two pintail, and one hooded merganser. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Geese Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 31, 2020. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Five Canada geese and five white geese, with a possession limit of 10. A seasonal quota of 500 birds is adopted. If the quota is reached before the season concludes, the season will be closed at that time. Brant Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 31, 2020. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Five brant, with a possession limit of 10. Woodcock Season Dates: Open September 1 through November 1, 2020. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and four woodcock, respectively. Doves Season Dates: Open September 1 through November 1, 2020. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 and 20 doves, respectively. General Conditions: Tribal member shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. Nontribal members hunting on the Reservation or on lands under the jurisdiction of the Tribe must comply with all State of Wisconsin regulations, including season dates, shooting hours, and bag limits, which differ from tribal member seasons. Tribal members and nontribal members hunting on the Reservation or on lands under the jurisdiction of the Tribe will observe all basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations found in 50 CFR part 20, with the following exceptions: Tribal members are exempt from the purchase of the Migratory Waterfowl Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp); and shotgun capacity is not limited to three shells. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 (r) Point No Point Treaty Council, Kingston, Washington (Tribal Members Only). Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Ducks Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks, including no more than one harlequin duck per season. Geese Season Dates: Open September 7, 2020, through March 10, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: The daily bag limits for Canada geese, light geese, and white-fronted geese are five, three, and 10, respectively. There is a year-round closure on dusky Canada geese. Possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Brant Season Dates: Open January 11 through January 26, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and four, respectively. Coots Season Dates: Open September 7, 2020, through February 2, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 25 and 50 coots, respectively. Mourning Doves Season Dates: Open September 7, 2020, through January 20, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 and 20 doves, respectively. Snipe Season Dates: Open September 7, 2020, through March 10, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Eight and 16 snipe, respectively. Band-Tailed Pigeons Season Dates: Open September 7, 2020, through January 20, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and four pigeons, respectively. Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe Ducks Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks, including no more than two hen mallards, one canvasback, one pintail, two redhead, four scoters, and no more than one harlequin duck per season. Geese Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: The daily bag limits for Canada geese, light PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 geese, and white-fronted geese are Five, three, and 10, respectively. There is a year-round closure on dusky Canada geese. Possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Brant Season Dates: Open November 9, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and four, respectively. Coots Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven and 14 coots, respectively. Mourning Doves Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 and 20 doves, respectively. Snipe Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Eight and 16 snipe, respectively. Band-Tailed Pigeons Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and four pigeons, respectively. General: Tribal members must possess a tribal hunting permit from the Point No Point Tribal Council pursuant to tribal law. Hunting hours are from onehalf hour before sunrise to sunset. Hunters must observe all other basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR part 20. (s) The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, Isabella Reservation, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan (Tribal Members Only) Mourning Doves Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Daily Bag Limit: 25 doves. Ducks Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Daily Bag Limits: 20, including no more than five hen mallards, five wood ducks, five black ducks, five pintails, five redheads, five scaup, and five canvasbacks. Mergansers Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Daily Bag Limit: 10, including no more than five hooded mergansers. Canada Geese Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021. E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Daily Bag Limit: 20 in the aggregate. Coots and Gallinule Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Daily Bag Limit: 20 in the aggregate. Woodcock and Mourning Doves Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Daily Bag Limits: 10 woodcock and 25 doves. Common Snipe Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Daily Bag Limits: 16. Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Daily Bag Limits: 20 in the aggregate. Sandhill Cranes Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Daily Bag Limit: One. General: Possession limits are twice the daily bag limits except for rails, of which the possession limit equals the daily bag limit (20). Tribal members must possess a tribal hunting permit from the Saginaw Tribe pursuant to tribal law. Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset. Hunters must observe all other basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR part 20. (t) Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe, Darrington, Washington (Tribal Members Only) Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021. Daily Bag Limits: 10 doves. Band-Tailed Pigeons Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021. Daily Bag Limits: 10 pigeons. Ducks Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021. Daily Bag Limits: 20. Geese Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021. Daily Bag Limit: 10 geese. Coots Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021. Daily Bag Limit: 25 coots. Brant Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 Mourning Doves Season Dates: Open September 1 through November 14, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 10 doves. Teal Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 31, 2020. Daily Bag Limits: 20 in the aggregate. Sora and Virginia Rails Mourning Doves Daily Bag Limits: Five brant. General: Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset. Hunters must observe all other basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR part 20. (u) Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan (Tribal Members Only). Ducks Season Dates: Open September 15 through December 31, 2020. Daily Bag Limits: 20, including no more than 10 mallards (only five of which may be hens), five canvasback, five black ducks, and five wood ducks. Mergansers Season Dates: Open September 15 through December 31, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 10 in the aggregate. Geese Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 31, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 20 in the aggregate. Coots and Gallinule Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 31, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 20 in the aggregate. Woodcock Season Dates: Open September 2 through December 1, 2020. Daily Bag Limits: 10. Common Snipe Season Dates: Open September 15 through December 31, 2020. Daily Bag Limits: 16. Sora and Virginia Rails Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 31, 2020. Daily Bag Limits: 20 in the aggregate. General: Possession limits are twice the daily bag limits except for rails, of which the possession limit equals the daily bag limit (20). Tribal members must possess a tribal hunting permit from the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe pursuant to tribal law. Shooting hours are onehalf hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset. Hunters must observe all other basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR part 20. (v) Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Fort Hall Indian Reservation, Fort Hall, Idaho (Nontribal Hunters). PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 53257 Ducks, Including Mergansers Duck Season Dates: Open October 3, 2020, through January 19, 2021. Scaup Season Dates: Open October 3 through December 28, 2020. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks and mergansers, including no more than two hen mallards, one pintail, two scaup (when open), two canvasback, and two redheads. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Coots Season Dates: Same as ducks. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 25 coots. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Common Snipe Season Dates: Same as ducks. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Eight and 24 snipe, respectively. Canada Geese Season Dates: Open October 3, 2020, through January 19, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Four and 12, respectively. White-Fronted Geese Season Dates: Open October 3, 2020, through January 19, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 and 30, respectively. Light Geese Season Dates: Open October 3, 2020, through January 19, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 20 and 60, respectively. General Conditions: Nontribal hunters must comply with all basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR part 20 regarding shooting hours and manner of taking. In addition, each waterfowl hunter 16 years of age or older must possess a valid Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) signed in ink across the stamp face. Other regulations established by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes also apply on the reservation. (w) Skokomish Tribe, Shelton, Washington (Tribal Members Only). Ducks Season Dates: Open September 16, 2020, through February 28, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks, including no more than two hen mallards, one pintail, one canvasback, and two redheads. The daily bag limit on harlequin duck is one per season. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Geese Season Dates: Open September 16, 2020, through February 28, 2021. E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53258 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Four, including no more than three light geese. The season on Aleutian Canada geese is closed. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Brant Season Dates: Open November 1, 2020, through February 15, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and four brant, respectively. Coots Ducks Mourning Doves Season Dates: Open September 16, 2020, through February 28, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 and 20 mourning doves, respectively. Band-Tailed Pigeons Season Dates: Open September 16, 2020, through February 28, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and four band-tailed pigeons, respectively. Snipe Season Dates: Open September 16, 2020, through February 28, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Eight and 16 snipe, respectively. General Conditions: Tribal members must possess a tribal hunting permit from the Skokomish Indian Tribe pursuant to tribal law. Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset. Hunters must observe all other basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR part 20. (x) Spokane Tribe of Indians, Wellpinit, Washington (Tribal Members Only). Ducks Season Dates: Open September 2, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks, including no more than two hen mallards, one pintail, two scaup, two canvasback, and two redheads. The daily bag limit on harlequin duck is one per season. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Geese Season Dates: Open September 2, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Four Canada geese, 10 white-fronted geese, and 20 light geese. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. General Conditions: Tribal members must possess a tribal hunting permit 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 Common Snipe Season Dates: Open October 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 and 20, respectively. Season Dates: Open September 16, 2020, through February 28, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 25 and 50 coots, respectively. VerDate Sep<11>2014 from the Spokane Indian Tribe pursuant to tribal law. Shooting hours are onehalf hour before sunrise until sunset. Hunters must observe all other basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR part 20. (y) [Reserved] (z) Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians, Arlington, Washington (Tribal Members Only). Season Dates: Open October 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 ducks, including no more than seven mallards (only three of which may be hens), three pintails, three redheads, three scaup, and three canvasback. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Coots Season Dates: Open October 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 25 coots. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Geese Season Dates: Open October 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Six Canada geese, 12 white-fronted geese, and eight snow geese. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. The season on brant is closed. Swans Season Dates: Open October 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Bag Limit: Two per year. General Conditions: Tribal members hunting on lands will observe all basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations found in 50 CFR part 20, which will be enforced by the Stillaguamish Tribal Law Enforcement. Tribal members are required to use steel shot or a nontoxic shot as required by Federal regulations. The swan season is by special draw permit only. (aa) Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, LaConner, Washington (Tribal Members Only). Ceded Territory and Swinomish Reservation Ducks and Mergansers Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 9, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 20 and 40, respectively. PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Canada Geese Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 9, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 and 20 geese, respectively. Brant Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 9, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Five and 10 brant, respectively. Coots Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 9, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 25 and 75 coots, respectively. Mourning Doves Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 9, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 15 and 30 mourning doves, respectively. Band-Tailed Pigeons Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 9, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Three and six band-tailed pigeons, respectively. Snipe Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 9, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 15 and 30 snipe, respectively. General Conditions: Shooting hours are from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset. Tribal members are required to use steel shot or a nontoxic shot as required by Federal regulations. (bb) The Tulalip Tribes of Washington, Tulalip Indian Reservation, Marysville, Washington (Tribal Members Only). Ducks and Mergansers Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through February 28, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 15 ducks, including no more than one pintail and two canvasback. Possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Sea Ducks Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through February 28, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 15 sea ducks, including no more than four harlequin. Possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Geese Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through February 28, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 15 geese, including no more than 10 cackling Canada geese or 10 dusky E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Canada geese. Possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Brant Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through February 28, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Five and 10 brant, respectively. Coots Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through February 28, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 25 and 25 coots, respectively. harvest report card on their person to hunt. Tribal members hunting on the Reservation will observe all basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations found in 50 CFR part 20, except shooting hours would be 15 minutes before official sunrise to 15 minutes after official sunset. (dd) [Reserved] (ee) White Earth Band of Ojibwe, White Earth, Minnesota (Tribal Members Only). Ducks Snipe Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through February 28, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Eight and 16 snipe, respectively. General Conditions: All tribal hunters must have a valid Tribal identification card on his or her person while hunting. All nontribal hunters must obtain and possess while hunting a valid Tulalip Tribe hunting permit and be accompanied by a Tulalip Tribal member. Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset, and steel or federally approved nontoxic shot is required for all migratory bird hunting. Hunters must observe all other basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR part 20. (cc) Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, Sedro Woolley, Washington (Tribal Members Only). Season Dates: Open September 12 through December 13, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 10 ducks, including no more than two female mallards, two pintails, and two canvasback. Mergansers Season Dates: Open September 12 through December 13, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: Five mergansers, including no more than two hooded mergansers. Geese Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 13, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 10 geese through September 20, and five thereafter. Coots Season Dates: Open September 1 through November 30, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 20 coots. Mourning Doves Snipe Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 31, 2020. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 12 and 15 mourning doves, respectively. Season Dates: Open September 1 through November 30, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 10 snipe. Mourning Doves Ducks Season Dates: Open October 1, 2020, through February 28, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 15 and 20, respectively. Season Dates: Open September 1 through November 30, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 25 mourning doves. Coots Season Dates: Open September 1 through November 30, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 10 woodcock. Season Dates: Open October 1, 2020, through February 15, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 20 and 30, respectively. Geese Season Dates: Open October 1, 2020, through February 28, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven and 10 geese, respectively. Brant Season Dates: Open November 1 through 10, 2020. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and two, respectively. General Conditions: Tribal members must have the tribal identification and VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 Woodcock Rail Season Dates: Open September 1 through November 30, 2020. Daily Bag Limit: 25 rail. General Conditions: Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to onehalf hour after sunset. Nontoxic shot is required. All other basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations contained in 50 CFR part 20 will be observed. (ff) White Mountain Apache Tribe, Fort Apache Indian Reservation, Whiteriver, Arizona (Tribal Members and Nontribal Hunters) PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 53259 Band-Tailed Pigeons (Wildlife Management Unit 10 and Areas South of Y-70 and Y-10 in Wildlife Management Unit 7, Only) Season Dates: Open September 1 through 15, 2020. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Three and six pigeons, respectively. Mourning Doves (Wildlife Management Unit 10 and Areas South of Y-70 and Y10 in Wildlife Management Unit 7, Only) Season Dates: Open September 1 through 15, 2020. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 and 20 doves, respectively. Ducks and Mergansers Season Dates: Open October 17, 2020, through January 24, 2021. Daily Bag Limits: Seven, including no more than two redheads, one pintail, two scaup (when open; see entry ‘‘Scaup’’), seven mallards (including no more than two hen mallards), and two canvasback. Possession Limits: Twice the daily bag limit. Scaup Season Dates: Open November 7, 2020, through January 24, 2021. Daily Bag Limits: Two scaup. Scaup count towards the daily bag limit for ducks and mergansers; see entry ‘‘Ducks and Mergansers.’’ Possession Limits: Twice the daily bag limit. Coots Season Dates: Open October 17, 2020, through January 24, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 25 and 50, respectively. Canada Geese Season Dates: Open October 17, 2020, through January 24, 2021. Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Three and six Canada geese, respectively. General Conditions: All nontribal hunters hunting band-tailed pigeons and mourning doves on Reservation lands shall have in their possession a valid White Mountain Apache Daily or Yearly Small Game Permit. In addition to a small game permit, all nontribal hunters hunting band-tailed pigeons must have in their possession a White Mountain Special Band-tailed Pigeon Permit. Other special regulations established by the White Mountain Apache Tribe apply on the reservation. Tribal and nontribal hunters will comply with all basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR part E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53260 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 20 regarding shooting hours and manner of taking. George Wallace, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. [FR Doc. 2020–17692 Filed 8–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 20 [Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2019–0004; FF09M21200–201–FXMB1231099BPP0] RIN 1018–BD89 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 seasons, hours, areas, and daily bag and possession limits for hunting migratory birds. Taking of migratory birds is prohibited unless specifically provided for by annual regulations. This rule permits the taking of designated species during the 2020–21 season. DATES: This rule takes effect on August 28, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may inspect comments received on the migratory bird hunting regulations at https:// www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2019–0004. You may obtain copies of referenced reports from the Division of Migratory Bird Management’s website at https:// www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/, or at https://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2019–0004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerome Ford, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, (202) 208–1050. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Regulations Schedule for 2020 On October 15, 2019, we published in the Federal Register (84 FR 55120) a proposal to amend title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 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 2020–21 regulatory cycle relating to open public VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 meetings and Federal Register notifications were illustrated in the diagram at the end of the October 15, 2019, proposed rule. For this regulatory cycle, we combined the elements described in that diagram as ‘‘Supplemental Proposals’’ with the one described as ‘‘Proposed Season Frameworks.’’ We provided the meeting dates and locations for the Service Regulations Committee (SRC) and Flyway Council meetings on Flyway calendars posted on our website at https://www.fws.gov/ birds/management/flyways.php. On October 8–9, 2019, 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 2020–21 regulations for these species. The October 15, 2019, proposed rule provided detailed information on the proposed 2020–21 regulatory schedule and announced the SRC meetings. On March 19, 2020, we published in the Federal Register (85 FR 15870) the proposed frameworks for the 2020–21 season migratory bird hunting regulations. On August 21, 2020, we published in the Federal Register (85 FR 51854) the final frameworks for migratory game bird hunting regulations, from which State wildlife conservation agency officials selected seasons, hours, areas, and limits for hunting migratory birds during the 2020–21 season. 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 the 2020–21 season, 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 annual rulemaking process allowing migratory game bird hunting, which started with the October 15, 2019, proposed rule. As discussed elsewhere in this document, we supplemented that proposal on March 19, 2020, and published final season frameworks on August 21, 2020, 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 August 21, 2020, Federal Register (85 FR 51854). PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Required Determinations Executive Order 13771—Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs This action is not subject to Executive Order (E.O.) 13771 (82 FR 9339, February 3, 2017) because it establishes annual harvest limits related to routine hunting or fishing. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Consideration 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 2020– 21,’’ with its corresponding June 2020, finding of no significant impact. The programmatic document, as well as the separate environmental assessment, is available on our website at https:// www.fws.gov/birds/index.php. 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 insure that any action authorized, funded, or carried out is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered species or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of critical habitat. Consequently, we conducted formal consultations to ensure that actions resulting from these regulations would not likely jeopardize the continued existence of endangered or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of their critical habitat. Findings from these consultations are included in a biological opinion, which concluded that the regulations are not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered or threatened species. Additionally, these findings may have caused modification of some regulatory measures previously proposed, and the final frameworks (85 FR 51854; August 21, 2020) reflect any such modifications. E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 168 (Friday, August 28, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 20

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-MB-2019-0004; FF09M21200-201-FXMB1231099BPP0]
RIN 1018-BD89


Migratory Bird Hunting; Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on 
Certain Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands for the 2020-21 
Season

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This rule prescribes special migratory bird hunting 
regulations for certain Tribes on Federal Indian reservations, off-
reservation trust lands, and ceded lands. This rule responds to tribal 
requests for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter ``Service'' or 
``we'') recognition of their authority to regulate hunting under 
established guidelines. This rule allows the establishment of season 
bag limits and, thus, harvest at levels compatible with populations and 
habitat conditions.

DATES: This rule takes effect on August 28, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may inspect comments received on the migratory bird 
hunting regulations at https://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS-HQ-
MB-2019-0004. You may obtain copies of referenced reports from the 
Division of Migratory Bird Management's website at https://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/, or at https://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS-HQ-
MB-2019-0004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerome Ford, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Department of the Interior, (202) 208-1050.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) of July 3, 1918 (16 U.S.C. 703 
et seq.), authorizes and directs the Secretary of the Department of the 
Interior, having due regard for the zones of temperature and for the 
distribution, abundance, economic value, breeding habits, and times and 
lines of flight of migratory game birds, to determine when, to what 
extent, and by what means such birds or any part, nest, or egg thereof 
may be taken, hunted, captured, killed, possessed, sold, purchased, 
shipped, carried, exported, or transported.
    In the April 2, 2020, Federal Register (85 FR 18532), we proposed 
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migratory bird hunting regulations for the 2020-21 hunting season for 
certain Indian tribes, under the guidelines described in the June 4, 
1985, Federal Register (50 FR 23467). The guidelines respond to tribal 
requests for Service recognition of their reserved hunting rights, and 
for some tribes, recognition of their authority to regulate hunting by 
both tribal members and nonmembers on their reservations. The 
guidelines include possibilities for:
    (1) On-reservation hunting by both tribal members and nonmembers, 
with hunting by nontribal members on some reservations to take place 
within Federal frameworks but on dates different from those selected by 
the surrounding State(s);
    (2) On-reservation hunting by tribal members only, outside of usual 
Federal frameworks for season dates and length, and for daily bag and 
possession limits; and
    (3) Off-reservation hunting by tribal members on ceded lands, 
outside of usual framework dates and season length, with some added 
flexibility in daily bag and possession limits.
    In all cases, the regulations established under the guidelines must 
be consistent with the March 10-September 1 closed season mandated by 
the 1916 Migratory Bird Treaty with Canada.
    In the October 15, 2019, Federal Register (84 FR 55120), we 
requested that tribes desiring special hunting regulations in the 2020-
21 hunting season submit a proposal including details on:
    (1) Harvest anticipated under the requested regulations;
    (2) Methods that would be employed to measure or monitor harvest 
(such as bag checks, mail questionnaires, etc.);
    (3) Steps that would be taken to limit level of harvest, where it 
could be shown that failure to limit such harvest would adversely 
impact the migratory bird resource; and
    (4) Tribal capabilities to establish and enforce migratory bird 
hunting regulations.
    No action is required if a tribe wishes to observe the hunting 
regulations established by the State(s) in which an Indian reservation 
is located. We have successfully used the guidelines since the 1985-86 
hunting season. We finalized the guidelines beginning with the 1988-89 
hunting season (August 18, 1988, Federal Register [53 FR 31612]).
    The final rule described here is the final in the series of 
proposed and final rulemaking documents for migratory bird hunting 
regulations on certain Federal Indian reservations and ceded lands for 
the 2020-21 season. This rule sets hunting seasons, hours, areas, and 
limits for migratory game bird species on reservations and ceded 
territories. This final rule is the culmination of the rulemaking 
process for the Tribal migratory game bird hunting seasons, which 
started with the October 15, 2019, proposed rule. This final rule sets 
the migratory bird hunting regulations on certain Federal Indian 
reservations and ceded lands for the 2020-21 season.

Population Status and Harvest

    Each year we publish various species status reports that provide 
detailed information on the status and harvest of migratory game birds, 
including information on the methodologies and results. These reports 
are available from our website at https://www.fws.gov/birds/surveys-and-data/reports-and-publications/population-status.php.
    We used the following annual reports published in August 2019 in 
the development of proposed frameworks for the migratory bird hunting 
regulations: Adaptive Harvest Management, 2020 Hunting Season; American 
Woodcock Population Status, 2019; Band-tailed Pigeon Population Status, 
2019; Migratory Bird Hunting Activity and Harvest During the 2017-18 
and 2018-19 Hunting Seasons; Mourning Dove Population Status, 2019; 
Status and Harvests of Sandhill Cranes, Mid-continent, Rocky Mountain, 
Lower Colorado River Valley and Eastern Populations, 2019; and 
Waterfowl Population Status, 2019.

Comments and Issues Concerning Tribal Proposals

    For the 2020-21 migratory bird hunting season, we proposed 
regulations for 32 Tribes or Indian groups that followed the 1985 
guidelines and were considered appropriate for final rulemaking. 
However, at that time, we noted in the April 2, 2020, proposed rule 
that we were proposing seasons for six Tribes who submitted proposals 
in past years but from whom we had not yet received proposals this 
year. We did not receive final proposals from four of those Tribes and, 
therefore, have not included them in this final rule.
    The comment period for the April 2 proposed rule closed on May 4, 
2020. We received 57 comments on our April 2 proposed rule, which 
announced proposed seasons for migratory bird hunting by American 
Indian Tribes.
    Written Comments: Most comments we received opposed allowing any 
harvest of trumpeter swans or swans in general, because of low swan 
numbers, the considerable effort already spent to recover swan 
populations, a lack of Service consultation with the Tribes on 
harvesting swans, too brief a comment period to adequately address this 
issue, and probable harvest of trumpeter swans adding to the risk 
factors for these populations.
    Service Response: Regarding written comments opposed to swan 
hunting on a few tribal reservations and ceded territories in the 
eastern three flyways, the position of the Service is to provide 
hunting opportunities on game birds where such hunting is compatible 
with sustainability of the game bird resource and consistent with 
management objectives. Trumpeter swans are classified as game birds 
under the Migratory Birds Convention (Treaty) between the United States 
and Great Britain (for Canada) that was enacted by the MBTA in the 
United States. The Interior Population (IP) of trumpeter swans, the 
subject group, has been increasing at an average rate of about 14 
percent per year since 1968, as a result of reintroduction efforts and 
natural reproduction; in 2015, the population numbered about 27,000 
white birds (excludes cygnets). The geographic range of these birds 
also is expanding within the eastern three flyways as birds pioneer new 
areas and re-establish migration routes. Because some of those areas 
include locations where tundra swan hunting has been allowed, the 
likelihood of hunters encountering trumpeter swans during those hunts 
is increasing, which also increases the possibility that hunters may 
shoot a trumpeter swan. Similar to circumstances in the Pacific Flyway, 
where the take of trumpeter and tundra swans is allowed in some areas, 
the Service believes allowing a limited take of trumpeter swans, 
primarily to eliminate the liability of hunters who mistakenly shoot a 
trumpeter swan, is appropriate. The Service believes this decision will 
continue to allow trumpeter swans to increase their abundance and range 
while not imposing an unnecessary burden on hunters to unerringly 
identify the species of swan while hunting. The harvest of IP trumpeter 
swans is expected to be low and would not jeopardize the sustainability 
of the population based on the research we have conducted. Further, the 
harvest information and other aspects of a general swan season 
framework are reviewed by the Service annually. If the information 
suggests harvest is higher than deemed appropriate and could jeopardize 
the status of the population, the Service could revise the framework or 
close the season in any year.
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information is sufficient to do so. The range of IP trumpeter swans 
spans portions of the Central, Mississippi, and Atlantic Flyways; thus, 
that is the geographic scale appropriate for their management. 
Therefore, the allowable take described in our April 2, 2020, proposed 
rule (85 FR 18532) spans all three flyways, and we believe any 
alternative proposed by the Service should include all three flyways. 
However, the establishment of this framework by the Service does not 
mean that a general swan season must be implemented in any reservation 
or ceded territory. The framework provides only that our research 
indicates such seasons could be supported in those flyways without 
negatively impacting the sustainability of IP trumpeter swans. Each 
Tribe has their own process to determine whether they would allow a 
general swan season and specifically requested the seasons presented. 
The Service believes the 30-day comment period on the April 2, 2020, 
proposed rule (85 FR 18532) was sufficient to review and comment on 
these tribal proposals.

Required Determinations

Executive Order 13771--Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory 
Costs

    This action is not subject to the requirements of Executive Order 
(E.O.) 13771 (82 FR 9339, February 3, 2017) because it establishes 
annual harvest limits related to routine hunting or fishing.

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Consideration

    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 2020-
21,'' with its corresponding June 2020 finding of no significant 
impact. The programmatic document, as well as the separate 
environmental assessment, is available on our website at https://www.fws.gov/birds/index.php.

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 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 https://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS-HQ-MB-2019-0004.

Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563)

    E.O. 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 
will have an annual effect of $100 million or more on the economy.
    E.O. 13563 reaffirms the principles of E.O. 12866 while calling for 
improvements in the nation's regulatory system to promote 
predictability, to reduce uncertainty, and to use the best, most 
innovative, and least burdensome tools for achieving regulatory ends. 
The executive order directs agencies to consider regulatory approaches 
that reduce burdens and maintain flexibility and freedom of choice for 
the public where these approaches are relevant, feasible, and 
consistent with regulatory objectives. E.O. 13563 emphasizes further 
that regulations must be based on the best available science and that 
the rulemaking process must allow for public participation and an open 
exchange of ideas. We have developed this rule in a manner consistent 
with these requirements.
    An economic analysis was prepared for the 2020-21 season. This 
analysis was based on data from the 2016 National Survey of Fishing, 
Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation (National Survey), the most 
recent year for which data are available (see discussion under 
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 are 
(1) issue restrictive regulations allowing fewer days than those issued 
during the 2019-20 season, (2) issue moderate regulations allowing more 
days than those in alternative 1, and (3) issue liberal regulations 
identical to the regulations in the 2019-20 season. For the 2020-21 
season, we chose Alternative 3, with an estimated consumer surplus 
across all flyways of $334-$440 million with a mid-point estimate of 
$387 million. We also chose alternative 3 for the 2009-10 through 2019-
20 seasons. The 2020-21 analysis is part of the record for this rule 
and is available at https://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS-HQ-MB-
2019-0004.

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 through 1995. In 1995, the 
Service issued a Small Entity Flexibility Analysis (Analysis), which 
was subsequently updated in 1996, 1998, 2004, 2008, 2013, 2018, and 
2019. The primary source of information about hunter expenditures for 
migratory game bird hunting is the National Survey, which is generally 
conducted at 5-year intervals. The 2020 Analysis is based on the 2016 
National 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 2020. Copies of 
the analysis are available from https://www.regulations.gov at Docket 
No. FWS-HQ-MB-2019-0004.

Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act

    This final rule is a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804(2), the Small 
Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act. For the reasons outlined 
above, this rule will have an annual effect on the economy of $100 
million or more. However, because this rule establishes frameworks for 
hunting seasons, we do not plan to defer the effective date

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under the exemption contained in 5 U.S.C. 808(1).

Paperwork Reduction Act

    This rule does not contain any new collection of information that 
requires approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). OMB has 
previously approved the information collection requirements associated 
with migratory bird surveys and the procedures for establishing annual 
migratory bird hunting seasons under the following OMB control numbers:
     1018-0019, ``North American Woodcock Singing Ground 
Survey'' (expires 6/30/2021).
     1018-0023, ``Migratory Bird Surveys, 50 CFR 20.20'' 
(expires 4/30/2023). Includes Migratory Bird Harvest Information 
Program, Migratory Bird Hunter Surveys, Sandhill Crane Survey, and 
Parts Collection Survey.
     1018-0171, ``Establishment of Annual Migratory Bird 
Hunting Seasons, 50 CFR part 20'' (expires 6/30/2021).
    You may view the information collection request(s) at https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. An agency may not conduct or 
sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

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 E.O. 12988.

Takings Implication Assessment

    In accordance with E.O. 12630, this rule, authorized by the 
Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 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 will allow hunters to exercise 
otherwise unavailable privileges and, therefore, reduce restrictions on 
the use of private and public property.

Energy Effects--Executive Order 13211

    E.O. 13211 requires agencies to prepare Statements of Energy 
Effects when undertaking certain actions. While this rule is a 
significant regulatory action under E.O. 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), E.O. 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. We 
have consulted with tribes affected by this rule.

Federalism Effects

    Due to the migratory nature of certain species of birds, the 
Federal Government has been given responsibility over these species by 
the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. We annually prescribe frameworks from 
which the States make selections regarding the hunting of migratory 
birds, and we employ guidelines to establish special regulations on 
Federal Indian reservations and ceded lands. This process preserves the 
ability of the States and tribes to determine which seasons meet their 
individual needs. Any State or Indian tribe may be more restrictive 
than the Federal frameworks at any time. The frameworks are developed 
in a cooperative process with the States and the Flyway Councils. This 
process allows States to participate in the development of frameworks 
from which they will make selections, thereby having an influence on 
their own regulations. These rules do not have a substantial direct 
effect on fiscal capacity, change the roles or responsibilities of 
Federal or State governments, or intrude on State policy or 
administration. Therefore, in accordance with E.O. 13132, these 
regulations do not have significant federalism effects and do not have 
sufficient federalism implications to warrant the preparation of a 
federalism summary impact statement.

Regulations Promulgation

    The rulemaking process for migratory game bird hunting, 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 (5 U.S.C. 
551 et seq.) requirements. Thus, when the preliminary proposed 
rulemaking was published, we established what we concluded 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, sufficient 
public notice and opportunity for involvement have been given to 
affected persons regarding the migratory bird hunting frameworks for 
the 2020-21 hunting seasons. Further, after establishment of the final 
frameworks, States and Tribes need sufficient time to conduct their own 
public processes to select season dates and limits; to communicate 
those selections to us; and to establish and publicize the necessary 
regulations and procedures to implement their decisions. Thus, if there 
were a delay in the effective date of these regulations after this 
final rulemaking, States and Tribes might not be able to meet their own 
administrative needs and requirements.
    For the reasons cited above, we find that ``good cause'' exists, 
within the terms of 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) of the Administrative Procedure 
Act, and this rule will take effect immediately upon publication.
    Accordingly, with each participating Tribe having had an 
opportunity to participate in selecting the hunting seasons desired for 
its reservation or ceded territory on those species of migratory birds 
for which open seasons are now prescribed, and consideration having 
been given to all other relevant matters presented, certain sections of 
title 50, chapter I, subchapter B, part 20, subpart K, are hereby 
amended as set forth below.

List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 20

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


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    Accordingly, part 20, subchapter B, chapter I of title 50 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: 16 U.S.C. 703 et seq., and 16 U.S.C. 742a-j.

    Note:  The following hunting regulations provided for by 50 CFR 
20.110 will not appear in the Code of Federal Regulations because of 
their seasonal nature.


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2. Section 20.110 is revised to read as follows:


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

    Unless specifically provided for below, all of the regulations 
contained in 50 CFR part 20 apply to the seasons listed herein.
    (a) Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Flathead Indian 
Reservation, Pablo, Montana (Tribal Members and Nontribal Hunters).
Tribal Members Only
Ducks (including mergansers)
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 9, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: The Tribe does not have specific 
bag and possession restrictions for Tribal members. The season on 
harlequin duck is closed.
Coots
    Season Dates: Same as ducks.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Same as ducks.
Geese
    Season Dates: Same as ducks.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Same as ducks.
Nontribal Hunters
Ducks (including mergansers)
    Season Dates: Open September 26, 2020, through January 10, 2021.
Scaup
    Season Dates: Open September 26 through December 20, 2020.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks, including no more 
than two hen mallards, one pintail, two scaup (when open), two 
canvasback, and two redheads. The possession limit is three times the 
daily bag limit.
Coots
    Season Dates: Same as ducks.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 25 and 25, respectively.
Geese
Dark Geese
    Season Dates: Open September 26, 2020, through January 10, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Four Canada geese and brant in the 
aggregate, and 10 white-fronted geese. The possession limit is three 
times the daily bag limit.
Light Geese
    Season Dates: Same as for dark geese.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 20 and 60, respectively.
    General Conditions: Tribal and nontribal hunters must comply with 
all basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations contained in 50 
CFR part 20 regarding manner of taking. In addition, shooting hours are 
one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, and each 
waterfowl hunter 16 years of age or older must carry on his/her person 
a valid Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) 
signed in ink across the stamp face. Special regulations established by 
the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes also apply on the 
reservation.
    (b) Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Cloquet, 
Minnesota (Tribal Members Only).
Ducks
    1854 and 1837 Ceded Territories:
    Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end November 30, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 18 ducks, including no more than 12 mallards (only 
three of which may be hens), nine black ducks, nine scaup, nine wood 
ducks, nine redheads, nine pintails, and nine canvasbacks.
    Reservation:
    Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end November 30, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 12 ducks, including no more than eight mallards 
(only two of which may be hens), six black ducks, six scaup, six 
redheads, six pintails, six wood ducks, and six canvasbacks.
Mergansers
    1854 and 1837 Ceded Territories:
    Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end November 30, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 15 mergansers, including no more than six hooded 
mergansers.
    Reservation:
    Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end November 30, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 10 mergansers, including no more than four hooded 
mergansers.
Canada Geese
    All Areas:
    Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end November 30, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 20 geese.
Coots and Common Moorhens (Common Gallinules)
    All Areas:
    Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end November 30, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 20 coots and common moorhens, singly or in the 
aggregate.
Sandhill Cranes
    1854 and 1837 Ceded Territories:
    Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end November 30, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: Two sandhill cranes. Crane carcass tags are 
required prior to hunting.
Sora and Virginia Rails
    All Areas:
    Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end November 30, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 25 sora and Virginia rails, singly or in the 
aggregate.
Common Snipe
    All Areas:
    Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end November 30, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: Eight common snipe.
Woodcock
    All Areas:
    Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end November 30, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: Three woodcock.
Mourning Doves
    All Areas:
    Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end November 30, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 30 mourning doves.
Tundra and Trumpeter Swans
    Reservation Only:
    Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end November 30, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: Two swans. A swan carcass tag is required prior to 
hunting.
    General Conditions:
    1. While hunting waterfowl, a tribal member must carry on his/her 
person a valid Ceded Territory License.
    2. Shooting hours for migratory birds are one-half hour before 
sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
    3. Except as otherwise noted, tribal members will be required to 
comply with tribal codes that will be no less restrictive than the 
provisions of Chapter 10 of the Model Off-Reservation Code. Except as 
modified by Service rules, these amended regulations parallel Federal 
requirements in 50 CFR

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part 20 as to hunting methods, transportation, sale, exportation, and 
other conditions generally applicable to migratory bird hunting.
    4. Band members in each zone will comply with State regulations 
providing for closed and restricted waterfowl hunting areas.
    5. There are no possession limits for migratory birds. For purposes 
of enforcing bag limits, all migratory birds in the possession or 
custody of band members on ceded lands will be considered to have been 
taken on those lands unless tagged by a tribal or State conservation 
warden as having been taken on-reservation. All migratory birds that 
fall on reservation lands will not count as part of any off-reservation 
bag or possession limit.
    (c) Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Suttons 
Bay, Michigan (Tribal Members Only).
Ducks
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 20, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limit: 35 ducks, which may include no more than eight 
pintail, four canvasback, eight black ducks, five hooded merganser, 10 
wood ducks, eight redheads, and 20 mallards (only 10 of which may be 
hens).
Canada and Snow Geese
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through February 15, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limit: 15 geese.
Other Geese (White-Fronted Geese and Brant)
    Season Dates: Open September 20 through December 30, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: Five geese.
Sora Rails, Common Snipe, and Woodcock
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through November 14, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 10 rails, 10 snipe, and five woodcock.
Mourning Doves
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through November 14, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 25 mourning doves.
Sandhill Cranes
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through November 14, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: Two sandhill cranes, with a season limit of 10.
    General Conditions: A valid Grand Traverse Band Tribal license is 
required and must be in possession before taking any wildlife. Shooting 
hours for migratory birds are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half 
hour after sunset. All other basic regulations contained in 50 CFR part 
20 are valid. Other tribal regulations apply, and may be obtained at 
the tribal office in Suttons Bay, Michigan.
    (d) Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, Odanah, 
Wisconsin (Tribal Members Only).
    The 2020-21 waterfowl hunting season regulations apply to all 
treaty areas (except where noted):
Ducks
    Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end December 31, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 50 ducks in the 1837 and 1842 Treaty Area; 30 
ducks in the 1836 Treaty Area.
Mergansers
    Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end December 31, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 10 mergansers.
Geese
    Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end December 31, 2020. In 
addition, any portion of the ceded territory that is open to State-
licensed hunters for goose hunting outside of these dates will also be 
open concurrently for tribal members.
    Daily Bag Limit: 20 geese in aggregate.
Other Migratory Birds
Coots and Common Moorhens (Common Gallinules)
    Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end December 31, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 20 coots and common moorhens (common gallinules), 
singly or in the aggregate.
Sora and Virginia Rails
    Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end December 31, 2020.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 20, singly, or in the aggregate, 
25.
Common Snipe
    Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end December 31, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 16 common snipe.
Woodcock
    Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end December 31, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 10 woodcock.
Mourning Doves: 1837 and 1842 Ceded Territories Only
    Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end November 29, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 15 mourning doves.
Sandhill Cranes
    Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end December 31, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: Five cranes in the 1837 and 1842 Treaty Area and 
no season bag limit; three cranes and no season bag limit in the 1836 
Treaty Area.
Swans: 1837 and 1842 Ceded Territories Only
    Season Dates: Begin September 1 and end December 31, 2020.
    Daily Bag/Season Limit: Five swans. All harvested swans must be 
registered by presenting the fully-feathered carcass to a tribal 
registration station or GLIFWC warden, to be identified to species. If 
the total number of trumpeter swans harvested reaches 20, the swan 
season will be closed by emergency tribal rule.
General Conditions
    A. All tribal members are required to obtain a valid tribal 
waterfowl hunting permit.
    B. Except as otherwise noted, tribal members are required to comply 
with tribal codes that are no less restrictive than the model ceded 
territory conservation codes approved by Federal courts in the Lac 
Courte Oreilles v. State of Wisconsin (Voigt) and Mille Lacs Band v. 
State of Minnesota cases. Chapter 10 in each of these model codes 
regulates ceded territory migratory bird hunting. Both versions of 
Chapter 10 parallel Federal requirements as to hunting methods, 
transportation, sale, exportation, and other conditions generally 
applicable to migratory bird hunting. They also automatically 
incorporate by reference the Federal migratory bird regulations.
    C. Particular regulations of note include:
    1. Nontoxic shot is required for all waterfowl hunting by tribal 
members.
    2. Tribal members in each zone must comply with tribal regulations 
providing for closed and restricted waterfowl hunting areas. These 
regulations generally incorporate the same restrictions contained in 
parallel State regulations.
    3. There are no possession limits, with the exception of 25 rails 
(in the aggregate). For purposes of enforcing bag limits, all migratory 
birds in the possession and custody of tribal members on ceded lands 
are considered to have been taken on those lands unless tagged by a 
tribal or State conservation warden as taken on reservation lands. All 
migratory birds that fall on reservation lands do not count as part of 
any off-reservation bag or possession limit.
    4. There are no shell limit restrictions.
    5. Hunting hours are from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes 
after sunset, except that, within the 1837 and 1842 ceded territories, 
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non-mechanical nets or snares that are operated by hand to take those 
birds subject to an open hunting season at any time. Hunters shall be 
permitted to capture, without the aid of other devices (i.e., by hand) 
and immediately kill birds subject to an open season, regardless of 
time of day. See 7., below, for further explanation.
    6. An experimental application of electronic calls (e-calls) will 
be continued in the 1837 and 1842 ceded territories. Up to 50 tribal 
hunters will be allowed to use e-calls. Individuals using e-calls will 
be required to obtain a special permit; they will be required to 
complete a hunt diary for each hunt where e-calls are used; and they 
will be required to submit the hunt diary to the Commission within two 
(2) weeks of the end of the season in order to be eligible to obtain an 
e-call permit for the following year. Required information will include 
the date, time, and location of the hunt; number of hunters; the number 
of each species harvested per hunting event; if other hunters were in 
the area, any interactions with other hunters; and other information 
deemed appropriate. Diary results will be summarized and documented in 
a Commission report, which will be submitted to the Service. Barring 
unforeseen results, this experimental application would be replicated 
for three (3) years, after which a full evaluation would be completed.
    7. Within the 1837 and 1842 ceded territories, tribal members will 
be allowed to use non-mechanical, hand-operated nets (i.e., throw/cast 
nets or hand-held nets typically used to land fish) and/or hand-
operated snares, and may chase and capture migratory birds without the 
aid of hunting devices (i.e., by hand). At this time, unattended nets 
or snares shall not be authorized under this regulation. Tribal members 
using nets or snares to take migratory birds, or taking birds by hand, 
will be required to obtain a special permit; they will be required to 
complete a hunt diary for each hunt where these methods are used; and 
they will be required to submit the hunt diary to the Commission within 
two (2) weeks of the end of the season in order to be eligible to 
obtain a permit to net migratory birds for the following year. Required 
information will include the date, time, and location of the hunt; 
number of hunters; the number of each species harvested per hunting 
event; and other information deemed appropriate. Diary results will be 
summarized and documented in a Commission report, which will be 
submitted to the Service. Barring unforeseen results, this experimental 
application would be replicated for three (3) years, after which a full 
evaluation would be completed.
    (e) Jicarilla Apache Tribe, Jicarilla Indian Reservation, Dulce, 
New Mexico (Tribal Members and Nontribal Hunters).
Ducks (Including Mergansers)
    Season Dates: Open October 3 through November 30, 2020.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: The daily bag limit is seven, 
including no more than two hen mallards, one pintail, two redheads, two 
canvasback, and two scaup. The possession limit is three times the 
daily bag limit.
Canada Geese
    Season Dates: Open October 3 through November 30, 2020.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and four, respectively.
    General Conditions: Tribal and nontribal hunters must comply with 
all basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR part 20 
regarding shooting hours and manner of taking. In addition, each 
waterfowl hunter 16 years of age or older must carry on his/her person 
a valid Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) 
signed in ink across the stamp face. Special regulations established by 
the Jicarilla Tribe also apply on the reservation.
    (f) Kalispel Tribe, Kalispel Reservation, Usk, Washington (Tribal 
Members and Nontribal Hunters).
Nontribal Hunters on Reservation and Ceded Lands
Geese
    Season Dates: Open September 19 through September 20, 2020; open 
September 26 through September 27, 2020; and open October 1, 2020, 
through January 8, 2021 (through December 15, 2020, for brant). During 
these periods, days to be hunted are specified by the Kalispel Tribe. 
Nontribal hunters should contact the Tribe for more detail on hunting 
days.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Five Canada geese for the early 
season, and 20 light geese, 10 white-fronted geese, and four Canada 
geese, for the late season. The daily bag limit is two brant (when the 
State's season is open) and is in addition to dark goose limits for the 
late season. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.
Ducks
    Season Dates: Open September 19 through September 20, 2020; open 
September 26 through September 27, 2020; and open October 1, 2020, 
through January 8, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks, including no more 
than two female mallards, one pintail, two canvasback, two scaup (when 
open; see ``Scaup'' entry), and two redheads. The possession limit is 
twice the daily bag limit.
Scaup
    Season Dates: Open October 1 through December 25, 2020.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two scaup. Scaup count towards the 
daily bag limit for ducks; see entry ``Ducks.'' The possession limit is 
twice the daily bag limit.
Tribal Members on Reservation and Ceded Lands
Geese
    Season Dates: Open October 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Six light geese and four dark 
geese. The daily bag limit is two brant and is in addition to dark 
goose limits for the late season. The possession limit is twice the 
daily bag limit.
Ducks
    Season Dates: Open October 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks, including no more 
than two female mallards, two pintail, two canvasback, three scaup, and 
two redheads. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.
    General: Tribal members must possess a validated Migratory Bird 
Hunting and Conservation Stamp and a tribal ceded lands permit.
    (g) Klamath Tribe, Chiloquin, Oregon (Tribal Members Only).
Ducks and Coots
    Season Dates: Open October 5, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Nine and 18, respectively.
Geese
    Season Dates: Open October 5, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Nine and 18, respectively.
    General: Nontoxic shot is required. Use of live decoys, bait, and 
commercial use of migratory birds are prohibited. Waterfowl may not be 
pursued or taken while using motorized craft. Shooting hours are one-
half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
    (h) Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Cass Lake, Minnesota (Tribal Members 
Only).
Ducks
    Season Dates: Open September 12 through December 31, 2020.

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    Daily Bag Limits: 10 ducks, including no more than five pintail, 
five canvasback, and five black ducks.
Geese
    Season Dates: Open September 12 through December 31, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limits: 10 geese.
    General: Possession limits are twice the daily bag limits. Shooting 
hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. 
Nontoxic shot is required. Use of live decoys, bait, and commercial use 
of migratory birds are prohibited. Waterfowl may not be pursued or 
taken while using motorized craft.
    (i) Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Manistee, Michigan (Tribal 
Members Only). 1836 Ceded Territory and Tribal Reservation:
Ducks
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limits: 12 ducks, including no more than six mallards 
(two of which may be hens), three black ducks, three redheads, three 
wood ducks, two pintail, one bufflehead, one hooded merganser, and two 
canvasback.
Coots and Gallinules
    Season Dates: Open September 14, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limits: Five coots and five gallinules.
Canada Geese
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limit: Five.
White-Fronted Geese, Brant, and Snow Geese
    Season Dates: Open September 7 through December 9, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: Five.
Woodcock, Mourning Doves, Snipe, and Sora and Virginia Rails
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through November 11, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: Five woodcock and 10 each of the other species.
Sandhill Cranes
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 31, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: Two.
    General conditions are as follows:
    A. All tribal members will be required to obtain a valid tribal 
resource card and 2020-21 hunting license.
    B. Except as modified by Service rules, these regulations parallel 
all Federal regulations contained in 50 CFR part 20. Shooting hours 
will be from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset.
    C. Particular regulations of note include:
    (1) Nontoxic shot will be required for all waterfowl hunting by 
tribal members.
    (2) Tribal members in each zone will comply with tribal regulations 
providing for closed and restricted waterfowl hunting areas. These 
regulations generally incorporate the same restrictions contained in 
parallel State regulations.
    D. Tribal members hunting in Michigan will comply with tribal codes 
that contain provisions parallel to Michigan law regarding duck blinds 
and decoys.
    E. Possession limits are twice the daily bag limits.
    (j) The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Petoskey, 
Michigan (Tribal Members Only).
Ducks
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limits: 20 ducks, including no more than five hen 
mallards, five black ducks, five redheads, five wood ducks, five 
pintail, five scaup, and five canvasback.
Mergansers
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limits: 10 mergansers, including no more than five hooded 
mergansers.
Coots and Gallinules
    Season Dates: Open September 15 through December 31, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 20.
Canada Geese
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through February 8, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limit: 20 in the aggregate.
Sora and Virginia Rails
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 31, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 20.
Snipe
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 31, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 15.
Mourning Doves
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through November 14, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 15.
Woodcock
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 1, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 10.
Sandhill Cranes
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 1, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: Two.
    General: Possession limits are twice the daily bag limits.
    (k) Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, Lower Brule Reservation, Lower Brule, 
South Dakota (Tribal Members and Nontribal Hunters).
Tribal Members
Ducks, Mergansers, and Coots
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Six ducks, including no more than 
two hen mallard and five mallards total, one pintail, two redheads, two 
canvasback, three wood ducks, three scaup, two bonus teal during 
September 1 through 16, 2020, and one mottled duck. Coot daily bag 
limit is 15. Merganser daily bag limit is five, including no more than 
two hooded mergansers. The possession limit is three times the daily 
bag limit.
Canada Geese
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Six and 18, respectively.
White-Fronted Geese
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and six, respectively.
Light Geese
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limit: 20.
Doves
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limit: 15.
Nontribal Hunters
Ducks (Including Mergansers and Coots)
    Season Dates: Open October 3, 2020, through January 7, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Six ducks, including five mallards 
(no more of which can be two hen mallards), one scaup, two canvasback, 
two redheads, three wood ducks, one mottled duck, one pintail, and two 
bonus blue-winged teal during October 3 through October 18, 2020. Coot 
daily bag limit is 15. Merganser daily bag limit is five, including no 
more than two hooded mergansers. The possession limit is three times 
the daily bag limit.
Canada Geese
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    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Six and 18, respectively.
White-Fronted Geese
    Season Dates: Open October 26, 2020, through January 21, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and six, respectively.
Light Geese
    Season Dates: Open October 26, 2020, through February 9, 2021; and 
open February 11 through March 10, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 50 and no possession limit.
Doves
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through November 29, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 15.
    General Conditions: All hunters must comply with the basic Federal 
migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR part 20, including the use 
of steel shot and shooting hours. Nontribal hunters must possess a 
validated Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. The Lower 
Brule Sioux Tribe has an official Conservation Code that hunters must 
adhere to when hunting in areas subject to control by the Tribe.
    (l) [Reserved]
    (m) [Reserved]
    (n) Makah Indian Tribe, Neah Bay, Washington (Tribal Members).
Band-Tailed Pigeons
    Season Dates: Open September 15 through December 31, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: Two band-tailed pigeons.
Ducks and Coots
    Season Dates: Open September 26, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limit: Seven ducks including no more than five mallards 
(only two of which can be a hen), one redhead, one pintail, three 
scaup, and one canvasback. The seasons on wood duck and harlequin are 
closed. The coot daily bag limit is 25.
Geese
    Season Dates: Open September 26, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limit: Four. The season on dusky Canada geese is closed.
Brant
    Season Dates: Open September 26, 2020, through January 24, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limit: Two per day.
    General Conditions:
    All other Federal regulations contained in 50 CFR part 20 apply. 
The following restrictions also apply:
    1. As per Makah Ordinance 44, only shotguns may be used to hunt any 
species of waterfowl. Additionally, shotguns must not be discharged 
within 300 feet of an occupied area.
    2. Hunters must be eligible, enrolled Makah tribal members and must 
carry their Indian Treaty Fishing and Hunting Identification Card while 
hunting. No tags or permits are required to hunt waterfowl.
    3. The use of live decoys and/or baiting to pursue any species of 
waterfowl is prohibited.
    4. Only Service-approved nontoxic shot is allowed; the use of lead 
shot is prohibited.
    5. The use of dogs is permitted to hunt waterfowl.
    6. Shooting hours for all species of waterfowl are one-half hour 
before sunrise to sunset.
    7. Open hunting areas are: Makah Reservation except for designated 
wilderness areas and within one mile of the Cape Flattery and Shi-shi 
Trails. Off-Reservation Hunting Areas are specified in the General 
Hunting Regulations.
    (o) Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Auburn, Washington (Tribal Members 
Only).
Band-Tailed Pigeons, Mourning Doves, and Snipe
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 31, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limits: Two, 15, and eight, respectively.
Ducks (Including Coots)
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limits: Seven ducks, including no more than two hen 
mallards, one mottled duck, two canvasback, three scaup, two redheads, 
two scoter, two long-tailed ducks, two goldeneye, and two pintail. Coot 
daily bag limit is 25. The Tribe has a limit on harlequin ducks of one 
per season.
Geese
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limits: Four Canada geese, six light geese, 10 white-
fronted geese, and two brant. There is a year-round closure on dusky 
Canada geese.
    All other Federal regulations contained in 50 CFR part 20 apply. 
The following restrictions also apply:
    1. Hunting can occur on reservation and off reservation on lands 
where the Tribe has treaty-reserved hunting rights, or has documented 
traditional use.
    2. Shooting hours for all species of waterfowl are one-half hour 
before sunrise to one-half after sunset.
    3. Hunters must be eligible, enrolled Muckleshoot Tribal members 
and must carry their Tribal identification while hunting.
    4. Tribal members hunting migratory birds must also have a combined 
Migratory Bird Hunting Permit and Harvest Report Card.
    5. The use of live decoys and/or baiting to pursue any species of 
waterfowl is prohibited.
    6. Hunting for migratory birds is with shotgun only. Only steel, 
tungsten-iron, tungsten-polymer, tungsten-matrix, and tin shot are 
allowed for hunting waterfowl. It is unlawful to use or possess lead 
shot while hunting waterfowl.
    (p) Navajo Nation, Navajo Indian Reservation, Window Rock, Arizona 
(Tribal Members and Nontribal Hunters).
Band-Tailed Pigeons
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through September 30, 2020.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Five and 10 pigeons, respectively.
Mourning Doves
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through September 30, 2020.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 and 20 doves, respectively.
Ducks (Including Mergansers and Coots)
    Season Dates: Open September 26, 2020, through January 31, 2021, 
for 107 days total.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks, including no more 
than two hen mallards, one mottled duck, two canvasback, two scaup 
(when open; see ``Scaup'' entry), two redheads, and one pintail. Coot 
daily bag limit is 25. Merganser daily bag limit is seven. The 
possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
Scaup
    Season Dates: Open September 26, 2020, through January 31, 2021, 
for 86 days total.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two scaup. Scaup count towards the 
daily bag limit for ducks and mergansers; see entry ``Ducks (Including 
Mergansers and Coots).'' The possession limit is three times the daily 
bag limit.
Canada Geese
    Season Dates: Open September 26, 2020, through January 31, 2021, 
for 107 days total.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Four and 12, respectively.
    General Conditions: Tribal and nontribal hunters will comply with 
all basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR part 20, 
regarding shooting hours and manner of taking. In addition, each 
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her person a valid Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck 
Stamp) signed in ink across the face. Special regulations established 
by the Navajo Nation also apply on the reservation.
    (q) Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, Oneida, Wisconsin (Tribal 
Members Only).
Ducks (Including Mergansers)
    Season Dates: Open September 12 through December 6, 2020.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Six, including no more than six 
mallards (three hen mallards), two redhead, two pintail, and one hooded 
merganser. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.
Geese
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 31, 2020.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Five Canada geese and five white 
geese, with a possession limit of 10. A seasonal quota of 500 birds is 
adopted. If the quota is reached before the season concludes, the 
season will be closed at that time.
Brant
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 31, 2020.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Five brant, with a possession 
limit of 10.
Woodcock
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through November 1, 2020.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and four woodcock, 
respectively.
Doves
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through November 1, 2020.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 and 20 doves, respectively.
    General Conditions: Tribal member shooting hours are one-half hour 
before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. Nontribal members hunting 
on the Reservation or on lands under the jurisdiction of the Tribe must 
comply with all State of Wisconsin regulations, including season dates, 
shooting hours, and bag limits, which differ from tribal member 
seasons. Tribal members and nontribal members hunting on the 
Reservation or on lands under the jurisdiction of the Tribe will 
observe all basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations found in 
50 CFR part 20, with the following exceptions: Tribal members are 
exempt from the purchase of the Migratory Waterfowl Hunting and 
Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp); and shotgun capacity is not limited to 
three shells.
    (r) Point No Point Treaty Council, Kingston, Washington (Tribal 
Members Only).
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe
Ducks
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks, including no more 
than one harlequin duck per season.
Geese
    Season Dates: Open September 7, 2020, through March 10, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: The daily bag limits for Canada 
geese, light geese, and white-fronted geese are five, three, and 10, 
respectively. There is a year-round closure on dusky Canada geese. 
Possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.
Brant
    Season Dates: Open January 11 through January 26, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and four, respectively.
Coots
    Season Dates: Open September 7, 2020, through February 2, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 25 and 50 coots, respectively.
Mourning Doves
    Season Dates: Open September 7, 2020, through January 20, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 and 20 doves, respectively.
Snipe
    Season Dates: Open September 7, 2020, through March 10, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Eight and 16 snipe, respectively.
Band-Tailed Pigeons
    Season Dates: Open September 7, 2020, through January 20, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and four pigeons, 
respectively.
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe
Ducks
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks, including no more 
than two hen mallards, one canvasback, one pintail, two redhead, four 
scoters, and no more than one harlequin duck per season.
Geese
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: The daily bag limits for Canada 
geese, light geese, and white-fronted geese are Five, three, and 10, 
respectively. There is a year-round closure on dusky Canada geese. 
Possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.
Brant
    Season Dates: Open November 9, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and four, respectively.
Coots
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven and 14 coots, respectively.
Mourning Doves
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 and 20 doves, respectively.
Snipe
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Eight and 16 snipe, respectively.
Band-Tailed Pigeons
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and four pigeons, 
respectively.
    General: Tribal members must possess a tribal hunting permit from 
the Point No Point Tribal Council pursuant to tribal law. Hunting hours 
are from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. Hunters must observe 
all other basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR 
part 20.
    (s) The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, Isabella 
Reservation, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan (Tribal Members Only)
Mourning Doves
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limit: 25 doves.
Ducks
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limits: 20, including no more than five hen mallards, 
five wood ducks, five black ducks, five pintails, five redheads, five 
scaup, and five canvasbacks.
Mergansers
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limit: 10, including no more than five hooded mergansers.
Canada Geese
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    Daily Bag Limit: 20 in the aggregate.
Coots and Gallinule
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limit: 20 in the aggregate.
Woodcock and Mourning Doves
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limits: 10 woodcock and 25 doves.
Common Snipe
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limits: 16.
Sora and Virginia Rails
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limits: 20 in the aggregate.
Sandhill Cranes
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limit: One.
    General: Possession limits are twice the daily bag limits except 
for rails, of which the possession limit equals the daily bag limit 
(20). Tribal members must possess a tribal hunting permit from the 
Saginaw Tribe pursuant to tribal law. Shooting hours are one-half hour 
before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset. Hunters must observe 
all other basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR 
part 20.
    (t) Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe, Darrington, Washington (Tribal 
Members Only)
Mourning Doves
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limits: 10 doves.
Band-Tailed Pigeons
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limits: 10 pigeons.
Ducks
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limits: 20.
Geese
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limit: 10 geese.
Coots
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limit: 25 coots.
Brant
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limits: Five brant.
    General: Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until one-
half hour after sunset. Hunters must observe all other basic Federal 
migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR part 20.
    (u) Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Sault Ste. Marie, 
Michigan (Tribal Members Only).
Mourning Doves
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through November 14, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 10 doves.
Teal
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 31, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limits: 20 in the aggregate.
Ducks
    Season Dates: Open September 15 through December 31, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limits: 20, including no more than 10 mallards (only five 
of which may be hens), five canvasback, five black ducks, and five wood 
ducks.
Mergansers
    Season Dates: Open September 15 through December 31, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 10 in the aggregate.
Geese
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 31, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 20 in the aggregate.
Coots and Gallinule
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 31, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 20 in the aggregate.
Woodcock
    Season Dates: Open September 2 through December 1, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limits: 10.
Common Snipe
    Season Dates: Open September 15 through December 31, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limits: 16.
Sora and Virginia Rails
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 31, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limits: 20 in the aggregate.
    General: Possession limits are twice the daily bag limits except 
for rails, of which the possession limit equals the daily bag limit 
(20). Tribal members must possess a tribal hunting permit from the 
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe pursuant to tribal law. Shooting hours are one-
half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset. Hunters must 
observe all other basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 
50 CFR part 20.
    (v) Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Fort Hall Indian Reservation, Fort 
Hall, Idaho (Nontribal Hunters).
Ducks, Including Mergansers
    Duck Season Dates: Open October 3, 2020, through January 19, 2021.
    Scaup Season Dates: Open October 3 through December 28, 2020.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks and mergansers, 
including no more than two hen mallards, one pintail, two scaup (when 
open), two canvasback, and two redheads. The possession limit is three 
times the daily bag limit.
Coots
    Season Dates: Same as ducks.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 25 coots. The possession limit is 
three times the daily bag limit.
Common Snipe
    Season Dates: Same as ducks.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Eight and 24 snipe, respectively.
Canada Geese
    Season Dates: Open October 3, 2020, through January 19, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Four and 12, respectively.
White-Fronted Geese
    Season Dates: Open October 3, 2020, through January 19, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 and 30, respectively.
Light Geese
    Season Dates: Open October 3, 2020, through January 19, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 20 and 60, respectively.
    General Conditions: Nontribal hunters must comply with all basic 
Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR part 20 regarding 
shooting hours and manner of taking. In addition, each waterfowl hunter 
16 years of age or older must possess a valid Migratory Bird Hunting 
and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) signed in ink across the stamp 
face. Other regulations established by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes also 
apply on the reservation.
    (w) Skokomish Tribe, Shelton, Washington (Tribal Members Only).
Ducks
    Season Dates: Open September 16, 2020, through February 28, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks, including no more 
than two hen mallards, one pintail, one canvasback, and two redheads. 
The daily bag limit on harlequin duck is one per season. The possession 
limit is twice the daily bag limit.
Geese
    Season Dates: Open September 16, 2020, through February 28, 2021.

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    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Four, including no more than three 
light geese. The season on Aleutian Canada geese is closed. The 
possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.
Brant
    Season Dates: Open November 1, 2020, through February 15, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and four brant, respectively.
Coots
    Season Dates: Open September 16, 2020, through February 28, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 25 and 50 coots, respectively.
Mourning Doves
    Season Dates: Open September 16, 2020, through February 28, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 and 20 mourning doves, 
respectively.
Band-Tailed Pigeons
    Season Dates: Open September 16, 2020, through February 28, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and four band-tailed pigeons, 
respectively.
Snipe
    Season Dates: Open September 16, 2020, through February 28, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Eight and 16 snipe, respectively.
    General Conditions: Tribal members must possess a tribal hunting 
permit from the Skokomish Indian Tribe pursuant to tribal law. Shooting 
hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset. Hunters must 
observe all other basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 
50 CFR part 20.
    (x) Spokane Tribe of Indians, Wellpinit, Washington (Tribal Members 
Only).
Ducks
    Season Dates: Open September 2, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven ducks, including no more 
than two hen mallards, one pintail, two scaup, two canvasback, and two 
redheads. The daily bag limit on harlequin duck is one per season. The 
possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.
Geese
    Season Dates: Open September 2, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Four Canada geese, 10 white-
fronted geese, and 20 light geese. The possession limit is twice the 
daily bag limit.
    General Conditions: Tribal members must possess a tribal hunting 
permit from the Spokane Indian Tribe pursuant to tribal law. Shooting 
hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset. Hunters must 
observe all other basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations in 
50 CFR part 20.
    (y) [Reserved]
    (z) Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians, Arlington, Washington (Tribal 
Members Only).
Common Snipe
    Season Dates: Open October 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 and 20, respectively.
Ducks
    Season Dates: Open October 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 ducks, including no more than 
seven mallards (only three of which may be hens), three pintails, three 
redheads, three scaup, and three canvasback. The possession limit is 
twice the daily bag limit.
Coots
    Season Dates: Open October 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 25 coots. The possession limit is 
twice the daily bag limit.
Geese
    Season Dates: Open October 1, 2020, through March 10, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Six Canada geese, 12 white-fronted 
geese, and eight snow geese. The possession limit is three times the 
daily bag limit. The season on brant is closed.
Swans
    Season Dates: Open October 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021.
    Bag Limit: Two per year.
    General Conditions: Tribal members hunting on lands will observe 
all basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations found in 50 CFR 
part 20, which will be enforced by the Stillaguamish Tribal Law 
Enforcement. Tribal members are required to use steel shot or a 
nontoxic shot as required by Federal regulations. The swan season is by 
special draw permit only.
    (aa) Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, LaConner, Washington 
(Tribal Members Only).
Ceded Territory and Swinomish Reservation
Ducks and Mergansers
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 9, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 20 and 40, respectively.
Canada Geese
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 9, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 and 20 geese, respectively.
Brant
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 9, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Five and 10 brant, respectively.
Coots
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 9, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 25 and 75 coots, respectively.
Mourning Doves
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 9, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 15 and 30 mourning doves, 
respectively.
Band-Tailed Pigeons
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 9, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Three and six band-tailed pigeons, 
respectively.
Snipe
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through March 9, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 15 and 30 snipe, respectively.
    General Conditions: Shooting hours are from 30 minutes before 
sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset. Tribal members are required to 
use steel shot or a nontoxic shot as required by Federal regulations.
    (bb) The Tulalip Tribes of Washington, Tulalip Indian Reservation, 
Marysville, Washington (Tribal Members Only).
Ducks and Mergansers
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through February 28, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 15 ducks, including no more than 
one pintail and two canvasback. Possession limit is twice the daily bag 
limit.
Sea Ducks
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through February 28, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 15 sea ducks, including no more 
than four harlequin. Possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.
Geese
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through February 28, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 15 geese, including no more than 
10 cackling Canada geese or 10 dusky

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Canada geese. Possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.
Brant
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through February 28, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Five and 10 brant, respectively.
Coots
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through February 28, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 25 and 25 coots, respectively.
Snipe
    Season Dates: Open September 1, 2020, through February 28, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Eight and 16 snipe, respectively.
    General Conditions: All tribal hunters must have a valid Tribal 
identification card on his or her person while hunting. All nontribal 
hunters must obtain and possess while hunting a valid Tulalip Tribe 
hunting permit and be accompanied by a Tulalip Tribal member. Shooting 
hours are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset, and steel or 
federally approved nontoxic shot is required for all migratory bird 
hunting. Hunters must observe all other basic Federal migratory bird 
hunting regulations in 50 CFR part 20.
    (cc) Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, Sedro Woolley, Washington (Tribal 
Members Only).
Mourning Doves
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 31, 2020.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 12 and 15 mourning doves, 
respectively.
Ducks
    Season Dates: Open October 1, 2020, through February 28, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 15 and 20, respectively.
Coots
    Season Dates: Open October 1, 2020, through February 15, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 20 and 30, respectively.
Geese
    Season Dates: Open October 1, 2020, through February 28, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Seven and 10 geese, respectively.
Brant
    Season Dates: Open November 1 through 10, 2020.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Two and two, respectively.
    General Conditions: Tribal members must have the tribal 
identification and harvest report card on their person to hunt. Tribal 
members hunting on the Reservation will observe all basic Federal 
migratory bird hunting regulations found in 50 CFR part 20, except 
shooting hours would be 15 minutes before official sunrise to 15 
minutes after official sunset.
    (dd) [Reserved]
    (ee) White Earth Band of Ojibwe, White Earth, Minnesota (Tribal 
Members Only).
Ducks
    Season Dates: Open September 12 through December 13, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 10 ducks, including no more than two female 
mallards, two pintails, and two canvasback.
Mergansers
    Season Dates: Open September 12 through December 13, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: Five mergansers, including no more than two hooded 
mergansers.
Geese
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through December 13, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 10 geese through September 20, and five 
thereafter.
Coots
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through November 30, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 20 coots.
Snipe
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through November 30, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 10 snipe.
Mourning Doves
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through November 30, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 25 mourning doves.
Woodcock
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through November 30, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 10 woodcock.
Rail
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through November 30, 2020.
    Daily Bag Limit: 25 rail.
    General Conditions: Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise 
to one-half hour after sunset. Nontoxic shot is required. All other 
basic Federal migratory bird hunting regulations contained in 50 CFR 
part 20 will be observed.
    (ff) White Mountain Apache Tribe, Fort Apache Indian Reservation, 
Whiteriver, Arizona (Tribal Members and Nontribal Hunters)
Band-Tailed Pigeons (Wildlife Management Unit 10 and Areas South of Y-
70 and Y-10 in Wildlife Management Unit 7, Only)
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through 15, 2020.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Three and six pigeons, 
respectively.
Mourning Doves (Wildlife Management Unit 10 and Areas South of Y-70 and 
Y-10 in Wildlife Management Unit 7, Only)
    Season Dates: Open September 1 through 15, 2020.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 10 and 20 doves, respectively.
Ducks and Mergansers
    Season Dates: Open October 17, 2020, through January 24, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limits: Seven, including no more than two redheads, one 
pintail, two scaup (when open; see entry ``Scaup''), seven mallards 
(including no more than two hen mallards), and two canvasback.
    Possession Limits: Twice the daily bag limit.
Scaup
    Season Dates: Open November 7, 2020, through January 24, 2021.
    Daily Bag Limits: Two scaup. Scaup count towards the daily bag 
limit for ducks and mergansers; see entry ``Ducks and Mergansers.''
    Possession Limits: Twice the daily bag limit.
Coots
    Season Dates: Open October 17, 2020, through January 24, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: 25 and 50, respectively.
Canada Geese
    Season Dates: Open October 17, 2020, through January 24, 2021.
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits: Three and six Canada geese, 
respectively.
    General Conditions: All nontribal hunters hunting band-tailed 
pigeons and mourning doves on Reservation lands shall have in their 
possession a valid White Mountain Apache Daily or Yearly Small Game 
Permit. In addition to a small game permit, all nontribal hunters 
hunting band-tailed pigeons must have in their possession a White 
Mountain Special Band-tailed Pigeon Permit. Other special regulations 
established by the White Mountain Apache Tribe apply on the 
reservation. Tribal and nontribal hunters will comply with all basic 
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20 regarding shooting hours and manner of taking.

George Wallace,
Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks.
[FR Doc. 2020-17692 Filed 8-27-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4333-15-P