Migratory Bird Hunting; Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds, 53260-53298 [2020-17693]

Download as PDF 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 http:// 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 http:// www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/, or at http://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 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations The biological opinion is available from http://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 similar 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 http://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2019– 0004. Regulatory Flexibility Act The annual migratory bird hunting regulations have a significant economic VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 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. The analysis is available from http:// 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 regulations for hunting seasons, we do not plan to defer the effective date 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 06/30/2021). • 1018–0023, ‘‘Migratory Bird Surveys, 50 CFR 20.20’’ (expires 04/30/ 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 06/ 30/2021). PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 53261 You may view the information collection request(s) at http:// 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 solicited E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53262 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations proposals for special migratory bird hunting regulations for certain tribes on Federal Indian reservations, offreservation trust lands, and ceded lands for the 2020–21 migratory bird hunting season in the October 15, 2019, proposed rule (84 FR 55120). The resulting proposals were contained in a separate April 2, 2020, proposed rule (85 FR 18532). By virtue of these actions, 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. Review of Public Comments The preliminary proposed rulemaking (October 15, 2019; 84 FR 55120) opened the public comment period for 2020–21 migratory game bird hunting regulations. We previously addressed all comments in an August 21, 2020, Federal Register publication (85 FR 51854). 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. subchapter II) 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 SRC meeting. Therefore, we conclude that sufficient public notice and opportunity for involvement have been given to affected persons. Further, States need sufficient time to communicate these season selections to their affected publics, and to establish and publicize the necessary regulations and procedures to implement these seasons. Thus, we find that ‘‘good cause’’ exists, within the terms of 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) of the Administrative Procedure Act, and therefore, under authority of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (July 3, 1918), as amended (16 U.S.C. 703–711), these regulations will take effect less than 30 days after publication. Accordingly, with each conservation agency having had an opportunity to participate in selecting the hunting seasons desired for its State or Territory on those species of migratory birds for which open seasons are now prescribed, and consideration having been given to all other relevant matters presented, certain sections of title 50, chapter I, subchapter B, part 20, subpart K, are hereby amended as set forth below. List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 20 Exports, Hunting, Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Transportation, Wildlife. John Tanner, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. For the reasons set out in the preamble, title 50, chapter I, subchapter B, part 20, subpart K of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: PART 20—MIGRATORY BIRD HUNTING 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 annual hunting regulations provided for by §§ 20.101 through 20.107 and 20.109 of 50 CFR part 20 will not appear in the Code of Federal Regulations because of their seasonal nature. 2. Section 20.101 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 20.101 Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as follows: Shooting and hawking hours are onehalf hour before sunrise until sunset. CHECK COMMONWEALTH REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS. (a) Puerto Rico. Restrictions: In Puerto Rico, the season is closed on the ruddy duck, white-cheeked pintail, West Indian whistling duck, fulvous whistling duck, masked duck, purple gallinule, American coot, Caribbean coot, whitecrowned pigeon, and plain pigeon. Closed Areas: Closed areas are described in the August 21, 2020, Federal Register (85 FR 51854). Limits Species Season dates Bag Doves and Pigeons: Zenaida, white-winged, and mourning doves (1) .. Scaly-naped pigeons ............................................. Ducks ..................................................................... Common Moorhens ............................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Sept. 5–Oct. 26 ............................................................ Sept. 5–Oct. 26 ............................................................ Nov. 14–Dec. 21 & ....................................................... Jan. 9–Jan. 25 .............................................................. Nov. 14–Dec. 21 & ....................................................... Jan. 9–Jan. 25 .............................................................. Frm 00126 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 Possession 30 5 6 6 6 6 90 15 12 12 12 12 53263 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Limits Species Season dates Bag Common Snipe ...................................................... Nov. 14–Dec. 21 & ....................................................... Jan. 9–Jan. 25 .............................................................. Possession 8 8 16 16 (1) The daily bag limit for Zenaida, white-winged, and mourning doves is in the aggregate and may include not more than 10 Zenaida and 3 mourning doves. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. migratory game birds. All Offshore Cays under jurisdiction of the Virgin Islands Government are closed to the hunting of migratory game birds. duck, fulvous whistling duck, masked duck, and all other ducks, and purple gallinule. Closed Areas: Ruth Cay, just south of St. Croix, is closed to the hunting of (b) Virgin Islands. Restrictions: In the Virgin Islands, the seasons are closed for ground or quail doves, pigeons, ruddy duck, whitecheeked pintail, West Indian whistling Limits Species Season dates Bag Zenaida doves .............................................................. Ducks ............................................................................ Sept. 1–Sept. 30 ........................................................... Closed. Note: Canada geese include Canada geese and cackling geese, and light geese include lesser snow (including blue) geese, greater snow geese, and Ross’s geese. 3. Section 20.102 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 20.102 Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for Alaska. Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as follows: Shooting and hawking hours are onehalf hour before sunrise until sunset. Area descriptions were published in the August 21, 2020, Federal Register (85 FR 51854). Possession 10 10 will be required to file a harvest report with the State after the season is completed. Up to 500 permits may be issued in Unit 18; 300 permits each in Units 22 and 23; and 200 permits in Unit 17. CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS. Falconry: The total combined bag and possession limit for migratory game birds taken with the use of a raptor under a falconry permit is 3 per day, 9 in possession, and may not exceed a more restrictive limit for any species listed in this subsection. Special Tundra Swan Season: In Units 17, 18, 22, and 23, there will be a tundra swan season from September 1 through October 31 with a season limit of 3 tundra swans per hunter. This season is by State permit only; hunters will be issued 1 permit allowing the take of up to 3 tundra swans. Hunters Area Season dates North Zone .................... Gulf Coast Zone ............ Southeast Zone ............. Pribilof and Aleutian Islands Zone. Kodiak Zone .................. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 16–Dec. 31. Oct. 8–Jan. 22. Oct. 8–Jan. 22. Daily bag and possession limits Area North Zone ....................... Gulf Coast Zone ............... Southeast Zone ................ Pribilof and Aleutian Islands Zone .................... Kodiak Zone ..................... Ducks (1) White fronted geese (4)(5) Canada geese (2)(3) Light geese Brant Emperor geese (6)(7) Snipe Sandhill cranes (8) 10–30 8–24 7–21 4–12 4–12 4–12 4–12 4–12 4–12 6–18 6–18 6–18 2–6 2–6 2–6 1–1 1–1 1–1 8–24 8–24 8–24 3–9 2–6 2–6 7–21 7–21 4–12 4–12 4–12 4–12 6–18 6–18 2–6 2–6 1–1 1–1 8–24 8–24 2–6 2–6 (1) The basic duck bag limits may include no more than 2 canvasbacks daily, and may not include sea ducks. In addition to the basic duck limits, the sea duck limit is 10 daily, including no more than 6 each of either harlequin or long-tailed ducks. Sea ducks include scoters, common and king eiders, harlequin ducks, long-tailed ducks, and common, hooded, and red-breasted mergansers. The season for Steller’s and spectacled eiders is closed. (2) In Units 5 and 6, the taking of Canada geese is only permitted from September 28 through December 16. In the Middleton Island portion of Unit 6, the taking of Canada geese is by special permit only. The maximum number of Canada goose permits is 10 for the season. A mandatory goose-identification class is required. Hunters must check in and out. The daily bag and possession limit is 1. The season will close if harvest includes 5 dusky Canada geese. A dusky Canada goose is any dark-breasted Canada goose (Munsell 10 YR color value five or less) with a bill length between 40 and 50 millimeters. (3) In Units 9, 10, 17, and 18, for Canada geese, the daily bag limit is 6 and the possession limit is 18. (4) In Units 9, 10, and 17, for white-fronted geese, the daily bag limit is 6 and the possession limit is 18. (5) In Unit 18, for white-fronted geese, the daily bag limit is 10 and the possession limit is 30. (6) In Unit 8, the Kodiak Island Roaded Area is closed to emperor goose hunting. The Kodiak Island Roaded Area consists of all lands and water (including exposed tidelands) east of a line extending from Crag Point in the north to the west end of Saltery Cove in the south and all lands and water south of a line extending from Termination Point along the north side of Cascade Lake extending to Anton Larsen Bay. Marine waters adjacent to the closed area are closed to harvest within 500 feet from the water’s edge. The offshore islands are open to harvest, for example: Woody, Long, Gull and Puffin Islands. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53264 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations (7) Emperor goose hunting is by State permit only; no more than 1 emperor goose may be harvested per hunter per season. Hunters will be required to file a harvest report with the State after harvesting an emperor goose. Total emperor goose harvest may not exceed 500 birds. See State regulations for specific dates, times, and conditions of permit hunts and closures. (8) In Unit 17 of the North Zone, for sandhill cranes, the daily bag limit is 2 and the possession limit is 6. 4. Section 20.103 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 20.103 Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for doves and pigeons. Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as follows: Shooting and hawking hours are onehalf hour before sunrise until sunset except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in the August 21, 2020, Federal Register (85 FR 51854). CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS. (a) Doves. Note: Unless otherwise specified, the seasons listed below are for mourning and white-winged doves. The daily bag and possession limits are in the aggregate for the two species. Limits Area Season dates Bag EASTERN MANAGEMENT UNIT Alabama: North Zone: 12 noon to sunset .......................................... 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset .................. South Zone: 12 noon to sunset .......................................... 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset .................. Delaware ....................................................................... Florida: 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset ......................... Georgia: 12 noon to sunset ................................................. 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset ......................... Illinois (1) ...................................................................... Indiana .......................................................................... Kentucky: 11 a.m. to sunset .................................................. 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset ......................... Louisiana: North Zone: 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset .................. South Zone: 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset .................. Maryland: 12 noon to sunset ................................................. 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset ......................... Mississippi: North Zone ............................................................ South Zone ............................................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Poss. Sept. 5 only .................................................................. Sept. 6–Oct. 25 & ......................................................... Nov. 21–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 12–Jan. 10 ........................................................... 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 12 only ................................................................ Sept. 13–Nov. 1 & ........................................................ Nov. 21–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 12–Jan. 10 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Oct. 5 & ........................................................... Nov. 23–Jan. 30 ........................................................... 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 Sept. 26–Oct. 18 .......................................................... Nov. 14–Dec. 6 & ......................................................... Dec. 19–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 5 only .................................................................. Sept. 6–Sept. 30 & ....................................................... Nov. 21–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 8–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Sept. 1–Nov. 14 & ........................................................ Dec. 26–Jan. 9 ............................................................. Sept. 1–Oct. 18 & ......................................................... Nov. 1–Nov. 15 & ......................................................... Dec. 12–Jan. 7 ............................................................. 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 Sept. 1 only .................................................................. Sept. 2–Oct. 26 & ......................................................... Nov. 26–Dec. 6 & ......................................................... Dec. 19–Jan. 10 ........................................................... 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 5–Sept. 27 & ....................................................... Oct. 10–Nov. 15 & ........................................................ Dec. 26–Jan. 24 ........................................................... 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 5–Sept. 16 & ....................................................... Oct. 17–Nov. 29 & ........................................................ Dec. 19–Jan. 21 ........................................................... 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 1–Oct. 17 ............................................................ Oct. 24–Nov. 27 & ........................................................ Dec. 19–Jan. 9 ............................................................. 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 5–Oct. 18 & ......................................................... Oct. 24–Nov. 21 & ........................................................ Dec. 23–Jan. 8 ............................................................. Sept. 5–Sept. 20 & ....................................................... Oct. 10–Nov. 8 & .......................................................... Dec. 19–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 Frm 00128 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 53265 Limits Area Season dates Bag North Carolina .............................................................. Ohio .............................................................................. Pennsylvania: 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset ......................... Rhode Island: 12 noon to sunset ................................................. 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset ......................... South Carolina: 12 noon to sunset ................................................. 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset ......................... Tennessee: 12 noon to sunset ................................................. 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset ......................... Virginia: 12 noon to sunset ................................................. 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset ......................... West Virginia: 12 noon to sunset ................................................. 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset ......................... Wisconsin ..................................................................... CENTRAL MANAGEMENT UNIT Arkansas ....................................................................... Colorado ....................................................................... Iowa .............................................................................. Kansas .......................................................................... Minnesota ..................................................................... Missouri ........................................................................ Montana ........................................................................ Nebraska ...................................................................... New Mexico: North Zone ............................................................ South Zone ............................................................ North Dakota ................................................................ Oklahoma ..................................................................... South Dakota ................................................................ Texas (2): North Zone ............................................................ Central Zone .......................................................... South Zone ............................................................ (Special Season) ............................................ 12 noon to sunset .......................................... Wyoming ....................................................................... WESTERN MANAGEMENT UNIT Arizona (3) .................................................................... California (4) ................................................................. Idaho ............................................................................. Nevada ......................................................................... Oregon .......................................................................... Utah .............................................................................. Washington ................................................................... OTHER POPULATIONS VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Poss. Sept. 5–Oct. 10 & ......................................................... Nov. 14–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 12–Jan. 30 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Nov. 8 & .......................................................... Dec. 12–Jan. 1 ............................................................. 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 Sept. 1–Nov. 27 ............................................................ Dec. 18–Jan. 2 ............................................................. 15 15 45 45 Sept. 12–Oct. 11 .......................................................... Oct. 17–Nov. 29 & ........................................................ Dec. 12–Dec. 27 ........................................................... 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 5–Sept. 7 ............................................................. Sept. 8–Oct. 11 & ......................................................... Nov. 14–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 25–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 Sept. 1 only .................................................................. Sept. 2–Sept. 28 & ....................................................... Oct. 10–Nov. 1 & .......................................................... Dec. 8–Jan. 15 ............................................................. 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 5 only .................................................................. Sept. 6–Oct. 28 & ......................................................... Nov. 21–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 24–Jan. 19 ........................................................... 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 1 only .................................................................. Sept. 2–Oct. 11 & ......................................................... Nov. 2–Nov. 15 & ......................................................... Dec. 21–Jan. 24 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Nov. 29 ............................................................ 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 Sept. 5–Oct. 25 & ......................................................... Dec. 8–Jan. 15 ............................................................. Sept. 1–Nov. 29 ............................................................ Sept. 1–Nov. 29 ............................................................ Sept. 1–Nov. 29 ............................................................ Sept. 1–Nov. 29 ............................................................ Sept. 1–Nov. 29 ............................................................ Sept. 1–Oct. 30 ............................................................ Sept. 1–Oct. 30 ............................................................ 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 Sept. 1–Nov. 29 ............................................................ Sept. 1–Oct. 28 & ......................................................... Dec. 1–Jan. 1 ............................................................... Sept. 1–Nov. 29 ............................................................ Sept. 1–Oct. 31 & ......................................................... Dec. 1–Dec. 29 ............................................................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............................................................. 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 Sept. 1–Nov. 12 & ........................................................ Dec. 18–Jan. 3 ............................................................. Sept. 1–Nov. 1 & .......................................................... Dec. 18–Jan. 14 ........................................................... Sept. 14–Nov. 1 & ........................................................ Dec. 18–Jan. 23 ........................................................... Sept. 5–Sept. 6 & ......................................................... Sept. 12–Sept. 13 ......................................................... Sept. 1–Nov. 29 ............................................................ 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 Sept. 1–Sept. 15 & ....................................................... Nov. 20–Jan. 3 ............................................................. Sept. 1–Sept. 15 & ....................................................... Nov. 9–Dec. 23 ............................................................. Sept. 1–Oct. 30 ............................................................ Sept. 1–Oct. 30 ............................................................ Sept. 1–Oct. 30 ............................................................ Sept. 1–Oct. 30 ............................................................ Sept. 1–Sept. 30 ........................................................... 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 Frm 00129 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53266 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag Hawaii (5) ..................................................................... Nov. 7–Jan. 10 ............................................................. Poss. 10 30 (1) In Illinois, shooting hours are sunrise to sunset. (2) In Texas, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning, white-winged, and white-tipped doves in the aggregate, of which no more than 2 may be whitetipped doves with a maximum 90-day season. Possession limits are three times the daily bag limit. During the special season in the Special White-winged Dove Area of the South Zone, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning, white-winged, and white-tipped doves in the aggregate, of which no more than 2 may be mourning doves and 2 may be white-tipped doves. Possession limits are three times the daily bag limit. (3) In Arizona, during September 1 through 15, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning and white-winged doves in the aggregate, of which no more than 10 may be white-winged doves. During November 20 through January 3, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning doves. (4) In California, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning and white-winged doves in the aggregate, of which no more than 10 may be white-wing doves. (5) In Hawaii, the season is only open on the islands of Hawaii and Maui. On the island of Hawaii, the daily bag limit is 10 mourning doves, spotted doves, and chestnut-bellied sandgrouse in the aggregate. On the island of Maui, the daily bag limit is 10 mourning doves. Shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise through one-half hour after sunset. See State regulations for additional restrictions on hunting dates and areas. (b) Band-tailed Pigeons. Limits Area Season dates Bag Arizona .......................................................................... California: North Zone ............................................................ South Zone ............................................................ Colorado (1) .................................................................. New Mexico (1): North Zone ............................................................ South Zone ............................................................ Oregon .......................................................................... Utah (1) ......................................................................... Washington ................................................................... Possession Oct. 2–Oct. 15 .............................................................. 2 6 Sept. 19–Sept. 27 ......................................................... Dec. 19–Dec. 27 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 14 ........................................................... 2 2 2 6 6 6 Sept. 1–Sept. 14 ........................................................... Oct. 1–Oct. 14 .............................................................. Sept. 15–Sept. 23 ......................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 14 ........................................................... Sept. 15–Sept. 23 ......................................................... 2 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 6 (1) Each band-tailed pigeon hunter must have a band-tailed pigeon hunting permit issued by the State. 5. Section 20.104 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 20.104 Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for rails, woodcock, and snipe. Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as follows: Shooting and hawking hours are onehalf hour before sunrise until sunset except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in the August 21, 2020, Federal Register (85 FR 51854). Note: Unless otherwise specified, the daily bag and possession limits for sora and Virginia rails are in the aggregate, and the daily bag and possession limits for clapper and king rails are in the aggregate. CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS. Area Sora and Virginia rails Clapper and king rails American woodcock Daily bag limit .................................... Possession limit ................................. 25 .................................. 75 .................................. 15 .................................. 45 .................................. 3 .................................... 9 .................................... 8 24 Sept. 1–Sept. 30 & Oct. 15–Nov. 28. Sept. 5–Nov. 25 ............ Sept. 1–Sept. 30 & Oct. 15–Nov. 28. Sept. 5–Nov. 25 ............ Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............. Sept. 17–Oct. 21 & Nov. 13–Dec. 17. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............. Sept. 1–Nov. 20 ............ Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............. Sept. 17–Oct. 21 & Nov. 13–Dec. 17. Closed ........................... Sept. 1–Nov. 20 ............ Oct. 21–Nov. 14 & Nov. 17–Dec. 12. Nov. 23–Nov. 28 & Dec. 5–Jan. 19.. Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ........... Dec. 5–Jan. 18 ............. Sept. 1–Sept. 30 & Oct. 15–Nov. 28. Sept. 11–Nov. 28 & Dec. 5–Jan. 19 Nov. 1–Feb. 15. Nov. 15–Feb. 28. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 29–Jan. 30. Massachusetts (4) ...................... New Hampshire .......................... New Jersey (2)(5): North Zone .......................... Sept. 1–Nov. 7 .............. Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Oct. 1–Nov. 21 .............. Oct. 21–Nov. 27 & Jan. 11–Jan. 23. Oct. 1–Nov. 21 .............. Oct. 1–Nov. 14 .............. Sept. 1–Nov. 20 ............ Sept. 1–Nov. 20 ............ Sept. 12–Jan. 14. South Zone .......................... Sept. 1–Nov. 20 ............ Sept. 1–Nov. 20 ............ New York (6) .............................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............. Closed ........................... Oct. 17–Oct. 31 & Nov. 3–Nov. 28. Nov. 7–Dec. 1 & Dec. 17–Jan. 2. Oct. 1–Nov. 14 .............. ATLANTIC FLYWAY Connecticut (1) ........................... Delaware (2) ............................... Florida ......................................... Georgia ....................................... Maine (3) .................................... Maryland (1) ............................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00130 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 Snipe Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 15–Nov. 14. Sept. 12–Jan. 14. Sept. 1–Nov. 9. 53267 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Area Sora and Virginia rails Clapper and king rails American woodcock Snipe North Carolina ............................ Pennsylvania (7) ......................... Sept. 1–Nov. 20 ............ Sept. 1–Nov. 20 ............ Sept. 1–Nov. 20 ............ Closed ........................... Rhode Island (8) ......................... South Carolina ............................ Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............. Sept. 15–Sept. 20 & Oct. 1–Dec. 3. Closed ........................... Sept. 9–Nov. 17 ............ Oct. 27–Feb. 27. Oct. 17–Nov. 27 & Dec. 14–Dec. 23 Sept. 1–Nov. 9. Nov. 14–Feb. 28. Vermont ...................................... Virginia ........................................ Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............. Sept. 15–Sept. 20 & Oct. 1–Dec. 3. Closed ........................... Sept. 9–Nov. 17 ............ Dec. 10–Jan. 30 ........... Oct. 17–Nov. 27 & Dec. 14–Dec. 23.. Oct. 17–Nov. 30 ............ Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ........... West Virginia .............................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............. Closed ........................... Oct. 1–Nov. 14. ............. Nov. 7–Nov. 30 & Dec. 24–Jan. 13. Oct. 17–Nov. 21 & Nov. 30–Dec. 8. Oct. 1–Nov. 14 Oct. 9–Oct. 12 & Oct. 21–Jan. 31. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 12–Sept. 27 & Nov. 27–Jan. 19. Sept. 12–Nov. 20 .......... Sept. 5–Nov. 13 ............ Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............. Sept. 5–Nov. 13 ............ Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............. Sept. 12–Sept. 27 & Nov. 27–Jan. 19. Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ........... Nov. 14–Feb. 28. Sept. 12–Sept. 27 & Nov. 14–Jan. 6. Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Sept. 1–Oct. 4 & Nov. 26–Dec. 31. Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Nov. 1–Feb. 15. Sept. 5–Dec. 20. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 5–Nov. 30. Sept. 16–Oct. 25 & Nov. 26–Jan. 30. Nov. 2–Dec. 6 & Dec. 19–Feb. 28. Sept. 1–Nov. 9. Sept. 1–Nov. 2. Nov. 14–Feb. 28. Missouri ...................................... Ohio ............................................ Sept. 12–Sept. 27 & Nov. 14–Jan. 6. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............. Sept. 1–Nov. 2 .............. Sept. 1–Oct. 4 & Nov. 26–Dec. 31. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............. Nov. 7–Dec. 21 ............. Oct. 17–Nov. 30 ............ Oct. 15–Nov. 28 ............ Oct. 3–Nov. 16 .............. Oct. 24–Nov. 13 & Nov. 16–Dec. 9. Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ........... Tennessee .................................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............. Closed ........................... Wisconsin ................................... CENTRAL FLYWAY Colorado ..................................... Kansas ........................................ Montana ...................................... Nebraska (13) ............................. New Mexico (14) ........................ North Dakota .............................. Oklahoma ................................... South Dakota (15) ...................... Texas .......................................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9. ............. Closed ........................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............. Closed ........................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............. Sept. 12–Nov. 20 .......... Closed ........................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............. Closed ........................... Sept. 12–Sept. 27 & Nov. 7–Dec. 30. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............. Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Sept. 12–Sept. 27 & Nov. 7–Dec. 30. Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Oct. 17–Nov. 30 ............ Closed ........................... Oct. 3–Nov. 16 .............. Closed ........................... Sept. 26–Nov. 9 ............ Nov. 1–Dec. 15 ............. Closed ........................... Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ........... Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Oct. 10–Jan. 24. Sept. 12–Dec. 6. Oct. 1–Jan. 15. Sept. 1–Oct. 31. Nov. 7–Feb. 21. Closed ........................... Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............. Closed Closed Closed Closed ........................... ........................... ........................... ........................... Closed Closed Closed Closed ........................... ........................... ........................... ........................... Oct. 2–Jan. 10. Oct. 23–Jan. 31. Oct. 24–Feb. 7. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed ........................... ........................... ........................... ........................... ........................... Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed ........................... ........................... ........................... ........................... ........................... Oct. 3–Jan. 15. Oct. 3–Jan. 15. Oct. 19–Jan. 31. Oct. 3–Jan. 15. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Alabama (9) ................................ Arkansas ..................................... Illinois (10) .................................. Indiana (11) ................................ Iowa (12) .................................... Kentucky ..................................... Louisiana .................................... Michigan ..................................... Minnesota ................................... Mississippi .................................. Wyoming ..................................... PACIFIC FLYWAY Arizona (16): North Zone .......................... South Zone .......................... California .................................... Colorado ..................................... Idaho: Zone 1 ................................. Zone 2 ................................. Zone 3 ................................. Zone 4 ................................. Montana ...................................... Nevada: Northeast Zone ................... ........................... ........................... ........................... ........................... ........................... Sept. 19–Nov. 2 ............ Sept. 19–Nov. 2 ............ Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ........... Oct. 15–Nov. 28 ............ Oct. 10–Nov. 23 ............ Nov. 14–Dec. 6 & Jan. 10–Jan. 31. Sept. 19–Nov. 2 ............ Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Nov. 24 & Dec. 12–Dec. 31. Nov. 14–Feb. 28. Sept. 1–Nov. 9. Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Northwest Zone ................... Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Closed ........................... South Zone (17) .................. Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Closed ........................... New Mexico ................................ Oregon: Zone 1 ................................. Zone 2 ................................. Utah: Zone 1 ................................. Zone 2 ................................. Washington: East Zone ............................ Sept. 12–Nov. 20 .......... Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Sept. 26–Oct. 20 & Oct. 30–Jan. 17. Oct. 10–Jan. 3 & Jan. 13–Jan. 31. Oct. 17–Oct. 25 & Oct. 28–Jan. 31. Oct. 17–Jan. 31. Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Nov. 7–Feb. 21. Oct. 10–Jan. 24. Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Oct. 3–Jan. 16. Oct. 17–Jan. 30. Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Oct. 17–Oct. 25 & Oct. 28–Jan. 31. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53268 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Area Sora and Virginia rails Clapper and king rails American woodcock West Zone ........................... Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Wyoming ..................................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............. Closed ........................... Closed ........................... Snipe Oct. 17–Oct. 25 & Oct. 28–Jan. 31. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. (1) In Connecticut and Maryland, the daily bag limit for clapper and king rails is 10 and may include no more than 1 king rail. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. (2) In Delaware and New Jersey, the limits for clapper and king rails are 10 daily and 30 in possession. (3) In Maine, the daily bag and possession limit for sora and Virginia rails is 25. (4) In Massachusetts, the limits for sora are 5 daily and 15 in possession; the limits for Virginia rails are 10 daily and 30 in possession. (5) In New Jersey, the season for king rail is closed by State regulation. (6) In New York, the limits for sora and Virginia rails are 8 daily and 24 in possession. Seasons for sora and Virginia rails and snipe are closed on Long Island. (7) In Pennsylvania, the limits for sora and Virginia rails are 3 daily and 9 in possession. (8) In Rhode Island, the limits for sora and Virginia rails are 3 daily and 9 in possession, the limits for clapper and king rails are 1 daily and 3 in possession, and the limits for snipe are 5 daily and 15 in possession. (9) In Alabama, the limits for sora and Virginia rails are 15 daily and 45 in possession. (10) In Illinois, shooting hours are from sunrise to sunset. (11) In Indiana, the season on Virginia rails is closed. (12) In Iowa, the limits for sora and Virginia rails are 12 daily and 36 in possession. (13) In Nebraska, the limits for sora and Virginia rails are 10 daily and 30 in possession. (14) In New Mexico, in the Central Flyway portion of the State, the limits for sora and Virginia rails are 10 daily and 20 in possession. (15) In South Dakota, the snipe limits are 5 daily and 15 in possession. (16) In Arizona, Ashurst Lake in Unit 5B is closed to snipe hunting. (17) In Nevada, the snipe season in that portion of the South Zone including the Moapa Valley to the confluence of the Muddy and Virgin rivers is only open October 31 through January 31. 6. Section 20.105 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 20.105 Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for waterfowl, coots, moorhens and gallinules. Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as follows: Shooting and hawking hours are onehalf hour before sunrise until sunset, except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in the August 21, 2020, Federal Register (85 FR 51854). CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS. (a) Common Moorhens (including Common Gallinules) and Purple Gallinules. Note: Unless otherwise specified, the daily bag and possession limits for common moorhens and purple gallinules are in the aggregate. Limits Area Season dates Bag ATLANTIC FLYWAY Delaware ............................................................................................. Florida (1) ........................................................................................... Georgia ............................................................................................... New Jersey ......................................................................................... New York: Long Island .................................................................................. Remainder of State ..................................................................... North Carolina .................................................................................... Pennsylvania ...................................................................................... South Carolina .................................................................................... Virginia ................................................................................................ West Virginia ...................................................................................... MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Alabama .............................................................................................. Arkansas ............................................................................................. Kentucky ............................................................................................. Louisiana ............................................................................................ Michigan ............................................................................................. Minnesota (2): North Zone .................................................................................. Central Zone ................................................................................ South Zone .................................................................................. Mississippi .......................................................................................... Ohio .................................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00132 Fmt 4700 Possession Sept. 5–Nov. 25 .............................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................................ Nov. 21–Nov. 1 & ............................ Dec. 12–Jan. 31 .............................. Sept. 1–Nov. 20 .............................. 15 15 15 15 1 45 45 45 45 3 Closed. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................................ Sept. 1–Nov. 20 .............................. Sept. 1–Nov. 20 .............................. Sept. 15–Sept. 20 ........................... & Oct. 1–Dec. 3 ............................... Sept. 9–Nov. 17 .............................. Oct. 1–Oct. 14 & ............................. Dec. 7–Jan. 31 ................................ 8 15 3 15 15 15 15 15 24 45 9 45 45 45 30 30 Sept. 12–Sept. 27 ........................... & Nov. 27–Jan. 19 .......................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................................ Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................................ Sept. 12–Sept. 27 ........................... & Nov. 14–Jan. 6 ............................ Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................................ 15 15 15 3 15 15 1 45 45 45 9 45 45 3 Sept. 26–Nov. 24 ............................ Sept. 26–Oct. 4 & ............................ Oct. 10–Nov. 29 .............................. Sept. 26–Oct. 4 & ............................ Oct. 17–Dec. 6 ................................ Sept. 1–Oct. 4 & .............................. Nov. 26–Dec. 31 ............................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................................ 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53269 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag Tennessee .......................................................................................... Wisconsin ........................................................................................... CENTRAL FLYWAY New Mexico: Zone 1 ......................................................................................... Zone 2 ......................................................................................... Oklahoma ........................................................................................... Texas .................................................................................................. Possession Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................................ Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................................ 15 15 45 45 Sept. 12–Nov. 20 ............................ Sept. 12–Nov. 20 ............................ Sept. 1–Nov. 9 ................................ Sept. 12–Sept. 27 ........................... & Nov. 7–Dec. 30 ............................ 1 1 15 15 15 3 3 45 45 45 PACIFIC FLYWAY All States ............................................................................................ Seasons are in the aggregate with coots and listed in paragraph (e). (1) The season applies to common moorhens only. (2) In Minnesota, the daily bag limit is 15 and the possession limit is 45 coots and moorhens in the aggregate. (b) Special Sea Duck Seasons (Scoters, Eiders, and Long-Tailed Ducks in Atlantic Flyway). Within the special sea duck areas, the daily bag limit is 5 scoters, eiders, and long-tailed ducks in the aggregate, including no more than 4 scoters, 4 eiders, and 4 long-tailed ducks. Possession limits are three times the daily bag limit. These limits may be in addition to regular duck bag limits only during the regular duck season in the special sea duck hunting areas. Note: Notwithstanding the provisions of this part, the shooting of crippled waterfowl from a motorboat under power will be permitted in Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia in those areas described, delineated, and designated in their respective hunting regulations as special sea duck hunting areas. Limits Area Season dates Bag Connecticut ................................................................................................ Delaware .................................................................................................... Georgia ...................................................................................................... Maine ......................................................................................................... Maryland .................................................................................................... Massachusetts (1) ..................................................................................... New Hampshire ......................................................................................... New Jersey ................................................................................................ North Carolina ............................................................................................ Rhode Island .............................................................................................. South Carolina ........................................................................................... Virginia ....................................................................................................... Nov. 12–Jan. 20 .............................. Nov. 23–Jan. 30 .............................. Nov. 21–Nov. 29 & .......................... Dec. 12–Jan. 31 .............................. Nov. 9–Jan. 16 ................................ Oct. 31–Jan. 8 ................................. Nov. 17–Jan. 25 .............................. Nov. 18–Jan. 16 .............................. Nov. 7–Jan. 15 ................................ Nov. 23–Jan. 30 .............................. Nov. 26–Jan. 24 .............................. Nov. 21–Nov. 28 & .......................... Dec. 12–Jan. 31 .............................. Nov. 11–Jan. 9 ................................ Possession 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 (1) In Massachusetts, the daily bag limit may not include more than 1 hen eider. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. (c) Early (September) Duck Seasons. Note: Unless otherwise specified, the seasons listed below are for teal only. Limits Area Season dates Bag ATLANTIC FLYWAY Delaware (1) ....................................................................................... Florida (2) ........................................................................................... Georgia ............................................................................................... Maryland (1) ....................................................................................... North Carolina (1) ............................................................................... South Carolina (3) .............................................................................. Virginia (1) .......................................................................................... MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Alabama .............................................................................................. Arkansas (3) ....................................................................................... Illinois (3) ............................................................................................ Indiana (3) .......................................................................................... Iowa (3) ............................................................................................... Kentucky (2) ....................................................................................... Louisiana ............................................................................................ Michigan ............................................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00133 Fmt 4700 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 12–Sept. 19–Sept. 12–Sept. 16–Sept. 12–Sept. 11–Sept. 17–Sept. ........................... ........................... ........................... ........................... ........................... ........................... ........................... 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 12–Sept. 27 ........................... 15–Sept. 30 ........................... 5–Sept. 20 ............................. 12–Sept. 27 ........................... 1–Sept. 16 ............................. 19–Sept. 27 ........................... 12–Sept. 27 ........................... 1–Sept. 16 ............................. 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 Sfmt 4700 30 27 27 30 30 26 30 Possession E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53270 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag Mississippi .......................................................................................... Missouri (3) ......................................................................................... Ohio (3) ............................................................................................... Tennessee (2) .................................................................................... Wisconsin ........................................................................................... CENTRAL FLYWAY Colorado (1) ........................................................................................ Kansas: Low Plains ................................................................................... High Plains .................................................................................. Nebraska: Low Plains ................................................................................... High Plains .................................................................................. New Mexico ........................................................................................ Oklahoma ........................................................................................... Texas: High Plains .................................................................................. Rest of State ............................................................................... Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Possession 12–Sept. 27 ........................... 12–Sept. 27 ........................... 5–Sept. 20 ............................. 12–Sept. 20 ........................... 1–Sept. 9 ............................... 6 6 6 6 6 18 18 18 18 18 Sept. 12–Sept. 20 ........................... 6 18 Sept. 12–Sept. 27 ........................... Sept. 19–Sept. 27 ........................... 6 6 18 18 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 5–Sept. 20 ............................. 5–Sept. 13 ............................. 12–Sept. 20 ........................... 12–Sept. 27 ........................... 6 6 6 6 18 18 18 18 Sept. 12–Sept. 27 ........................... Sept. 12–Sept. 27 ........................... 6 6 18 18 (1) Area restrictions. See State regulations. (2) In Florida, Kentucky, and Tennessee, the daily bag limit for the first 5 days of the season is 6 wood ducks and teal in the aggregate, of which no more than 2 may be wood ducks. During the last 4 days of the season, the daily bag limit is 6 teal only. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. (3) Shooting hours are from sunrise to sunset. (d) Special Early Canada Goose Seasons. Limits Area Season dates Bag ATLANTIC FLYWAY Connecticut (1): North Zone .................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................. Delaware ............................................................................................. Florida ................................................................................................. Georgia ............................................................................................... Maine: Northern Zone ............................................................................. Southern Zone ............................................................................. Coastal Zone ............................................................................... Maryland (1)(2): Eastern Unit ................................................................................. Western Unit ................................................................................ Massachusetts: Central Zone ................................................................................ Coastal Zone ............................................................................... Western Zone .............................................................................. New Hampshire .................................................................................. New Jersey (1)(2)(3) .......................................................................... New York (4): Lake Champlain Zone ................................................................. Northeastern Zone ...................................................................... East Central Zone ....................................................................... Hudson Valley Zone .................................................................... West Central Zone ...................................................................... South Zone .................................................................................. Western Long Island Zone .......................................................... Central Long Island Zone ............................................................ Eastern Long Island Zone ........................................................... North Carolina (5)(6) .......................................................................... Pennsylvania (7): SJBP Zone (8) ............................................................................. Rest of State (9) .......................................................................... Rhode Island (1) ................................................................................. South Carolina .................................................................................... Vermont: Lake Champlain Zone ................................................................. Interior Vermont Zone ................................................................. Connecticut River Zone (10) ....................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:29 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4700 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Possession 1–Sept. 30 ............................. 15–Sept. 30 ........................... 1–Sept. 25 ............................. 5–Sept. 27 ............................. 5–Sept. 27 ............................. 15 15 15 5 5 45 45 45 15 15 Sept. 1–Sept. 25 ............................. Sept. 1–Sept. 25 ............................. Sept. 1–Sept. 25 ............................. 6 8 8 18 24 24 Sept. 1–Sept. 15 ............................. Sept. 1–Sept. 25 ............................. 8 8 24 24 Sept. 8–Sept. 25 Same as Central Same as Central Sept. 1–Sept. 25 Sept. 1–Sept. 30 ............................. Zone .................... Zone .................... ............................. ............................. 15 15 15 5 15 45 45 45 15 45 Sept. 1–Sept. Sept. 1–Sept. Sept. 1–Sept. Sept. 1–Sept. Sept. 1–Sept. Sept. 1–Sept. Closed. Sept. 8–Sept. Sept. 8–Sept. Sept. 1–Sept. 25 25 25 25 25 25 ............................. ............................. ............................. ............................. ............................. ............................. 8 15 15 15 15 15 24 45 45 45 45 45 30 ............................. 30 ............................. 30 ............................. 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 25 25 30 30 ............................. ............................. ............................. ............................. 5 8 15 15 15 24 45 45 Sept. 1–Sept. 25 ............................. Sept. 1–Sept. 25 ............................. Sept. 1–Sept. 25 ............................. 8 8 5 24 24 15 1–Sept. 1–Sept. 1–Sept. 1–Sept. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 53271 Limits Area Season dates Bag Virginia (11) ........................................................................................ West Virginia ...................................................................................... CENTRAL FLYWAY North Dakota: Missouri River Zone .................................................................... Western ND Canada Goose Zone .............................................. Remainder of State ..................................................................... Oklahoma ........................................................................................... South Dakota (12) .............................................................................. Texas East Zone .................................................................................... PACIFIC FLYWAY Colorado ............................................................................................. Idaho Zone 4 ......................................................................................... Oregon: Northwest Permit Zone ............................................................... Southwest Zone .......................................................................... Eastern Zone ............................................................................... Klamath County Zone ................................................................. Harney and Lake County Zone ................................................... Malheur County Zone .................................................................. Washington: Area 1 .......................................................................................... Area 2 Inland ............................................................................... Area 2 Coast (13) ........................................................................ Area 3 .......................................................................................... Area 4 .......................................................................................... Area 5 .......................................................................................... Wyoming: Teton County Zone ..................................................................... Balance of State Zone ................................................................ Possession Sept. 1–Sept. 25 ............................. Sept. 1–Sept. 12 ............................. 10 5 30 15 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 1–Sept. 7 ............................... 1–Sept. 15 ............................. 1–Sept. 22 ............................. 12–Sept. 21 ........................... 5–Sept. 30 ............................. 15 15 15 8 8 45 45 45 24 24 Sept. 12–Sept. 27 ........................... 5 15 Sept. 1–Sept. 9 ............................... 4 12 Sept. 1–Sept. 15 ............................. 5 15 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 12–Sept. 12–Sept. 12–Sept. 12–Sept. 12–Sept. 12–Sept. ........................... ........................... ........................... ........................... ........................... ........................... 5 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 15 15 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 5–Sept. 5–Sept. 5–Sept. 5–Sept. 5–Sept. 5–Sept. 10 ............................. 13 ............................. 10 ............................. 10 ............................. 6 ............................... 6 ............................... 5 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 10 10 Sept. 1–Sept. 8 ............................... Sept. 1–Sept. 8 ............................... 4 4 12 12 20 16 16 16 16 16 (1) Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. (2) The use of shotguns capable of holding more than 3 shotshells is allowed. (3) The use of electronic calls is allowed. (4) In New York, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, the use of shotguns capable of holding more than 3 shotshells is allowed, and the use of electronic calls is allowed, except during Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days in Lake Champlain, Northeastern, and Southeastern Goose Hunting Areas. During the designated Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days in these areas, shooting hours are onehalf hour before sunrise to sunset, shotguns must be capable of holding no more than 3 shotshells, and electronic calls are not allowed. See State regulations for further details. (5) In North Carolina, the use of unplugged guns and electronic calls is allowed in that area west of U.S. Highway 17 only. (6) In North Carolina, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset in that area west of U.S. Highway 17 only. (7) In Pennsylvania, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset from September 1 to September 18 and September 21 to September 25. On September 19, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. (8) In Pennsylvania, in the area south of SR 198 from the Ohio State line to intersection of SR 18, SR 18 south to SR 618, SR 618 south to U.S. Route 6, U.S. Route 6 east to U.S. Route 322/SR 18, U.S. Route 322/SR 18 west to intersection of SR 3013, SR 3013 south to the Crawford/Mercer County line, the season dates are September 1 to September 12. The daily bag limit is 1 goose with a possession limit of 3 geese. The season is closed on State Game Lands 214. However, during youth waterfowl hunting days, regular season regulations apply. (9) In Pennsylvania, in the area of Lancaster and Lebanon Counties north of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, east of SR 501 to SR 419, south of SR 419 to the Lebanon-Berks County line, west of the Lebanon-Berks County line and the Lancaster-Berks County line to SR 1053, west of SR 1053 to the Pennsylvania Turnpike I–76, the daily bag limit is 1 goose with a possession limit of 3 geese. On State Game Lands No. 46 (Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area), the season is closed. However, during youth waterfowl hunting days, regular season regulations apply. (10) In Vermont, the season in the Connecticut River Zone is the same as the New Hampshire Inland Zone season, set by New Hampshire. (11) In Virginia, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset from September 1 to September 16 in the area east of I–95. Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset from September 1 to September 20 in the area west of I–95. (12) See State regulations for additional information and restrictions. (13) In Washington, in Pacific County, the daily bag and possession limits are 15 and 45 Canada geese, respectively. (e) Waterfowl, Coots, and PacificFlyway Seasons for Common Moorhens. Definitions Atlantic Flyway: Includes Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 Mississippi Flyway: Includes Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. Central Flyway: Includes Colorado (east of the Continental Divide), Kansas, Montana (Blaine, Carbon, Fergus, Judith Basin, Stillwater, Sweetgrass, Wheatland, and all counties east thereof), Nebraska, New Mexico (east of the Continental Divide except that the PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation is in the Pacific Flyway), North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming (east of the Continental Divide). Pacific Flyway: Includes the States of Arizona, California, Colorado (west of the Continental Divide), Idaho, Montana (including and to the west of Hill, Chouteau, Cascade, Meagher, and Park Counties), Nevada, New Mexico (the Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation and E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53272 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations west of the Continental Divide), Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming (west of the Continental Divide including the Great Divide Basin). Canada Geese: Includes Canada geese and cackling geese. Light Geese: Includes lesser snow (including blue) geese, greater snow geese, and Ross’s geese. Dark Geese: Includes Canada geese, white-fronted geese, brant (except in California, Oregon, Washington, and the Atlantic Flyway), and all other goose species except light geese. Atlantic Flyway Flyway-Wide Restrictions Duck Limits: The daily bag limit of 6 ducks may include no more than 2 mallards (1 female mallards), 1 scaup (except as footnoted below), 2 black ducks, 1 pintail, 1 mottled duck, 1 fulvous whistling duck, 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks, 4 scoters, 4 eiders, and 4 long-tailed ducks. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Harlequin Ducks: All areas of the Flyway are closed to harlequin duck hunting. Merganser Limits: The daily bag limit is 5 mergansers and may include no more than 2 hooded mergansers. In States that include mergansers in the duck bag limit, the daily limit is the same as the duck bag limit, of which only 2 may be hooded mergansers. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Limits Area Season dates Bag Connecticut: Ducks and Mergansers (1): North Zone .................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................. Coots .................................................................................................. Canada and White-fronted Geese (2): AFRP Unit North and Unit South ................................................ NAP H-Unit North and H-Unit South ........................................... AP Unit ........................................................................................ Special Season ........................................................................... Light Geese: North Zone .................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................. Brant: North Zone .................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................. Delaware: Ducks .................................................................................................. Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Canada and White-fronted Geese (2) ................................................ Light Geese (3) ................................................................................... Brant ................................................................................................... Florida: Ducks (4) ............................................................................................ Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Canada Geese ................................................................................... Light Geese ........................................................................................ Georgia: Ducks .................................................................................................. Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Canada and White-fronted Geese (2) ................................................ Light Geese ........................................................................................ Brant ................................................................................................... Maine: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 4700 Possession Oct. 10–Oct. 17 & ........................... Nov. 7–Jan. 7 .................................. Oct. 10–Oct. 14 & ........................... Nov. 17–Jan. 20 .............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 6 15 18 18 18 18 45 Oct. 10–Oct. 17 & ........................... Nov. 7–Dec. 2 & .............................. Dec. 19–Feb. 15 .............................. Oct. 10–Oct. 17 & ........................... Nov. 7–Jan. 7 .................................. Nov. 26–Dec. 12 & .......................... Dec. 19–Jan. 5 ................................ Jan. 15–Feb. 15 .............................. 5 5 5 2 2 2 2 5 15 15 15 6 6 6 6 15 Oct. 1–Jan. 14 & ............................. Feb. 21–Mar. 10 .............................. Oct. 1–Dec. 2 & ............................... Jan. 9–Mar. 10 ................................ 25 25 25 25 ........................ Nov. 11–Jan. 7 ................................ Nov. 24–Jan. 20 .............................. 2 2 6 6 Oct. 23–Nov. 3 & ............................. Nov. 23–Nov. 28 & .......................... Dec. 11–Jan. 30 .............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... Nov. 25–Nov. 28 & .......................... Dec. 19–Jan. 18 .............................. Oct. 1–Jan. 30 & ............................. Feb. 6 only ...................................... Nov. 23–Nov. 28 & .......................... Dec. 11–Jan. 30 .............................. 6 6 6 5 15 1 1 25 25 2 2 18 18 18 15 45 3 3 ........................ Nov. 21–Nov. 29 & .......................... Dec. 12–Jan. 31 .............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... Nov. 21–Nov. 29 & .......................... Dec. 1–Jan. 30 ................................ Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 5 15 5 5 15 18 18 15 45 15 15 Nov. 21–Nov. 29 & .......................... Dec. 12–Jan. 31 .............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... Oct. 10–Oct. 25 & ........................... Nov. 21–Nov. 29 & .......................... Dec. 12–Jan. 31 .............................. Same as for Canada and Whitefronted Geese. Closed ............................................. 6 6 5 15 5 5 5 5 18 18 15 45 15 15 15 15 ........................ ........................ Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 ........................ 6 6 53273 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag Ducks (5): North Zone .................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................. Coastal Zone ............................................................................... Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Canada and White-fronted Geese (2): North Zone .................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................. Coastal Zone ............................................................................... Light Geese ........................................................................................ Brant: North Zone .................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................. Coastal Zone ............................................................................... Maryland: Ducks and Mergansers (6)(7) ............................................................ Coots .................................................................................................. Canada and White-fronted Geese (2): RP Zone ...................................................................................... AP Zone ...................................................................................... Light Geese ........................................................................................ Brant ................................................................................................... Massachusetts: Ducks (8)(9): Western Zone .............................................................................. Central Zone ................................................................................ Coastal Zone ............................................................................... Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Canada Geese: NAP Zone: Central Zone ........................................................................ (Special season) .................................................................. Coastal Zone ........................................................................ (Special season) (10) ........................................................... AP Zone ...................................................................................... Light Geese: Western Zone .............................................................................. Central Zone ................................................................................ Coastal Zone (10) ....................................................................... Brant: Western and Central Zones ........................................................ Coastal Zone ............................................................................... New Hampshire: Ducks: Northern Zone ............................................................................. Inland Zone ................................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00137 Fmt 4700 Sept. 28–Dec. 5 .............................. Oct. 1–Oct. 12 & ............................. Oct. 30–Dec. 26 .............................. Oct. 1–Oct. 12 & ............................. Nov. 6–Jan. 2 .................................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... Possession 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 18 18 18 18 18 15 15 1–Dec. 9 .................................. 1–Oct. 12 & ............................. 30–Dec. 26 .............................. 1–Oct. 12 & ............................. 27–Jan. 2 ................................. 1–Jan. 30 ................................. 2 2 2 3 3 25 6 6 6 9 9 ........................ Sept. 28–Nov. 24 ............................ Oct. 1–Oct. 12 & ............................. Oct. 30–Dec. 15 .............................. Oct. 1–Oct. 12 & ............................. Nov. 18–Jan. 2 ................................ 2 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 6 Oct. 10–Oct. 17 & ........................... Nov. 14–Nov. 27 & .......................... Dec. 15–Jan. 30 .............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 15 18 18 18 45 Nov. 21–Nov. 27 & .......................... Dec. 15–Mar. 10 .............................. Dec. 18–Jan. 2 & ............................ Jan. 13–Jan. 30 ............................... Oct. 1–Nov. 27 & ............................. Dec. 14–Jan. 30 & .......................... Feb. 6 only ...................................... Nov. 18–Nov. 27 & .......................... Dec. 15–Jan. 30 .............................. 5 5 1 1 25 25 25 2 2 15 15 3 3 Oct. 12–Nov. 28 & ........................... Dec. 7–Dec. 26 ............................... Oct. 13–Nov. 28 & ........................... Dec. 14–Jan. 4 ................................ Oct. 16–Oct. 24 & ........................... Nov. 26–Jan. 25 .............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 18 18 18 15 45 Oct. 13–Nov. 28 & ........................... Dec. 14–Jan. 4 ................................ Jan. 15–Feb. 15 .............................. Oct. 16–Oct. 24 & ........................... Nov. 26–Jan. 25 .............................. Jan. 26–Feb. 15 .............................. Oct. 12–Nov. 14 .............................. 2 2 5 2 2 5 2 6 6 15 6 6 15 6 Oct. 12–Nov. 28 & ........................... Dec. 7–Dec. 26 ............................... Oct. 13–Nov. 28 & ........................... Dec. 14–Jan. 4 & ............................ Jan. 15–Feb. 15 .............................. Oct. 16–Oct. 24 & ........................... Nov. 26–Feb. 15 .............................. 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 Closed ............................................. Nov. 28–Jan. 25 .............................. ........................ 2 ........................ 6 Oct. 2–Nov. 30 ................................ Oct. 6–Nov. 8 & ............................... Nov. 17–Dec. 12 ............................. 6 6 6 18 18 18 Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 6 6 53274 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag Coastal Zone ............................................................................... Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Canada Geese: Northern Zone ............................................................................. Inland Zone ................................................................................. Coastal Zone ............................................................................... Light Geese: Northern Zone ............................................................................. Inland Zone ................................................................................. Coastal Zone ............................................................................... Brant: Northern Zone ............................................................................. Inland Zone ................................................................................. Coastal Zone ............................................................................... New Jersey: Ducks (11): North Zone .................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................. Coastal Zone ...................................................................................... Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Canada and White-fronted Geese (2): North and South Zones ............................................................... Coastal Zone ............................................................................... Special Season Zone .................................................................. Light Geese: North, South, and Coastal Zones ............................................... Brant: North Zone .................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................. Coastal Zone ............................................................................... New York: Ducks and Mergansers (12): Long Island Zone ........................................................................ Lake Champlain Zone ................................................................. Northeastern Zone ...................................................................... Southeastern Zone ...................................................................... Western Zone .............................................................................. Coots .................................................................................................. Canada Geese: Western Long Island (AFRP) ...................................................... Central Long Island (NAP–L) ...................................................... Eastern Long Island (NAP–H) ..................................................... Lake Champlain (AP) Zone ......................................................... Northeast (AP) Zone ................................................................... East Central (AP) Zone ............................................................... Hudson Valley (AP) Zone ........................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00138 Fmt 4700 Possession Oct. 7–Oct. 18 & ............................. Nov. 17–Jan. 3 ................................ Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 5 15 18 18 15 45 Oct. 2–Nov. 30 ................................ Oct. 6–Nov. 8 & ............................... Nov. 17–Dec. 12 ............................. Oct. 7–Oct. 18 & ............................. Nov. 17–Jan. 3 ................................ 2 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 6 Oct. 2–Nov. 30 ................................ Oct. 6–Dec. 12 ................................ Oct. 7–Jan. 3 ................................... 25 25 25 ........................ ........................ ........................ Oct. 2–Nov. 20 ................................ Oct. 6–Nov. 8 & ............................... Nov. 17–Dec. 2 ............................... Oct. 7–Oct. 18 & ............................. Nov. 17–Dec. 24 ............................. 2 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 6 Oct. 10–Oct. 17 & ........................... Nov. 7–Jan. 7 .................................. Oct. 17–Oct. 24 & ........................... Nov. 14–Jan. 14 .............................. Nov. 14–Nov. 17 & .......................... Nov. 26–Jan. 30 .............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 18 18 18 15 45 Nov. 26–Nov. 28 & .......................... Dec. 26–Jan. 26 .............................. Nov. 14–Nov. 17 & .......................... Nov. 26–Jan. 30 .............................. Jan. 27–Feb. 15 .............................. 2 2 2 2 5 6 6 6 6 15 Oct. 16–Feb. 15 .............................. 25 ........................ Oct. 10–Oct. 17 & ........................... Nov. 7–Dec. 26 ............................... Oct. 17–Oct. 24 & ........................... Nov. 14–Jan. 2 ................................ Nov. 14–Nov. 17 & .......................... Nov. 26–Jan. 19 .............................. 2 2 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 6 6 Nov. 21–Nov. 29 & .......................... Dec. 12–Jan. 31 .............................. Oct. 10–Nov. 1 & ............................. Nov. 21–Dec. 27 ............................. Oct. 3–Oct. 25 & ............................. Oct. 31–Dec. 6 ................................ Oct. 17–Nov. 29 & ........................... Dec. 5–Dec. 20 ............................... Oct. 17–Nov. 8 & ............................. Nov. 28–Jan. 3 ................................ Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 15 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 45 Oct. 10–Oct. 25 & ........................... Nov. 21–Nov. 29 & .......................... Dec. 9–Feb. 24 ................................ Nov. 21–Nov. 29 & .......................... Dec. 12–Feb. 10 .............................. Nov. 21–Nov. 29 & .......................... Dec. 12–Jan. 31 .............................. Oct. 10–Nov. 8 ................................ Oct. 24–Nov. 22 .............................. Oct. 24–Nov. 20 & ........................... Nov. 28–Nov. 29 ............................. Nov. 7–Nov. 20 & ............................ Dec. 12–Dec. 27 ............................. 8 8 8 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 24 24 24 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53275 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag West Central (AP) Zone .............................................................. South (AFRP) .............................................................................. Light Geese (13): Long Island Zone ........................................................................ Lake Champlain Zone ................................................................. Northeastern Zone ...................................................................... Southeastern Zone ...................................................................... Western Zone .............................................................................. Brant: Long Island Zone ........................................................................ Lake Champlain Zone ................................................................. Northeastern Zone ...................................................................... Southeastern Zone ...................................................................... Western Zone .............................................................................. North Carolina: Ducks (14)(15) .................................................................................... Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Canada and White-fronted Geese (2): RP Hunt Zone ............................................................................. Northeast Hunt Zone (16) ........................................................... Light Geese ........................................................................................ Brant ................................................................................................... Pennsylvania: Ducks (17): North Zone .................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................. Northwest Zone ........................................................................... Lake Erie Zone ............................................................................ Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Canada and White-fronted Geese (2): Eastern (AP) Zone ...................................................................... SJBP Zone .................................................................................. Resident (RP) Zone .................................................................... Light Geese: Eastern (AP) Zone ...................................................................... SJBP Zone .................................................................................. Resident (RP) Zone .................................................................... Brant ................................................................................................... Rhode Island: Ducks (18) .......................................................................................... Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Canada Geese ................................................................................... (Special season) .......................................................................... Light Geese ........................................................................................ Brant ................................................................................................... South Carolina: Ducks (19)(20)(21) ............................................................................. Mergansers (22) ................................................................................. Coots .................................................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00139 Fmt 4700 Possession Oct. 24–Nov. 8 & ............................. Dec. 21–Jan. 3 ................................ Oct. 24–Jan. 9 ................................. 2 2 5 6 6 15 Nov. 21–Mar. 7 ................................ Oct. 1–Dec. 31 ................................ Oct. 1–Jan. 15 ................................. Oct. 1–Jan. 15 ................................. Oct. 1–Jan. 15 ................................. 25 25 25 25 25 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ Nov. 21–Nov. 29 & .......................... Dec. 22–Jan. 31 .............................. Oct. 10–Nov. 28 .............................. Oct. 3–Nov. 21 ................................ Oct. 3–Nov. 21 ................................ Oct. 3–Nov. 21 ................................ 2 2 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 6 6 Oct. 7–Oct. 10 & ............................. Nov. 7–Nov. 28 & ............................ Dec. 19–Jan. 30 .............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 15 45 Oct. 7–Oct. 17 & ............................. Nov. 7–Nov. 28 & ............................ Dec. 19–Feb. 13 .............................. Jan. 15–Jan. 30 ............................... Oct. 13–Feb. 13 .............................. Dec. 19–Jan. 30 .............................. 5 5 5 1 25 1 15 15 15 3 Oct. 10–Oct. 24 & ........................... Nov. 17–Jan. 9 ................................ Oct. 17–Oct. 24 & ........................... Nov. 17–Jan. 16 .............................. Oct. 10–Dec. 12 & Dec. 29–Jan. 2 Nov. 2–Jan. 9 .................................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 15 45 Nov. 21–Nov. 27 & .......................... Dec. 21–Jan. 16 .............................. Oct. 24–Nov. 27 & ........................... Dec. 21–Feb. 13 .............................. Oct. 24–Nov. 27 & ........................... Dec. 14–Jan. 16 & .......................... Jan. 29–Feb. 20 .............................. 2 2 3 3 5 5 5 6 6 9 9 15 15 15 1–Jan. 23 ................................. 13–Feb. 13 .............................. 20–Feb. 20 .............................. 10–Dec. 7 ................................ 25 25 25 2 6 Oct. 9–Oct. 12 & ............................. Nov. 25–Nov. 29 & .......................... Dec. 5–Jan. 24 ................................ Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... Nov. 21–Nov. 29 & .......................... Dec. 5–Jan. 24 ................................ Jan. 30–Feb. 13 .............................. Oct. 10–Jan. 24 ............................... Dec. 6–Jan. 24 ................................ 6 6 6 5 15 2 2 5 25 2 18 18 18 15 45 6 6 15 Nov. 14 & ........................................ Nov. 21–Nov. 28 & .......................... Dec. 12–Jan. 31 .............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 15 45 Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 3 6 53276 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag Canada and White-fronted Geese (2)(23)(24) ................................... Light Geese ........................................................................................ Brant ................................................................................................... Vermont: Ducks (25): Lake Champlain Zone ................................................................. Interior Zone ................................................................................ Connecticut River Zone ............................................................... Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Canada and White-fronted Geese (2): Lake Champlain Zone ................................................................. Interior Zone ................................................................................ Connecticut River Zone ............................................................... Light Geese: Lake Champlain Zone ................................................................. Interior Zone ................................................................................ Connecticut River Zone ............................................................... Brant: Lake Champlain Zone ................................................................. Interior Zone ................................................................................ Connecticut River Zone ............................................................... Virginia: Ducks (26)(27) .................................................................................... Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Canada and White-fronted Geese (2): Eastern (AP) Zone ...................................................................... Western (SJBP) Zone ................................................................. (Special season) .................................................................. Western (RP) Zone ..................................................................... Light Geese ........................................................................................ Brant ................................................................................................... West Virginia: Ducks (28)(29) .................................................................................... Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Canada and White-fronted Geese (2) ................................................ Light Geese ........................................................................................ Brant ................................................................................................... Possession Nov. 21–Nov. 28 & .......................... Dec. 12–Jan. 31 .............................. Feb. 14–Mar. 1 ................................ Same as for Canada and Whitefronted Geese. Dec. 13–Jan. 31 .............................. 5 5 5 25 15 15 15 2 6 Oct. 10–Nov 1 & .............................. Nov. 21–Dec. 27 ............................. Oct. 10–Dec. 8 ................................ Oct. 6–Nov. 8 & ............................... Nov. 17–Dec. 12 ............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 18 18 15 45 Oct. 10–Nov. 8 ................................ Oct. 10–Nov. 8 ................................ Oct. 6–Nov. 8 & ............................... Nov. 17–Dec. 12 ............................. 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 Oct. 1–Dec. 31 & ............................. Feb. 26–Mar. 10 .............................. Oct. 1–Dec. 31 & ............................. Feb. 26–Mar. 10 .............................. Oct. 6–Dec. 12 ................................ 25 25 25 25 25 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ Oct. 10–Nov. 28 .............................. Oct. 10–Nov. 28 .............................. Oct. 6–Nov. 8 & ............................... Nov. 17–Dec. 2 ............................... 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 Oct. 9–Oct. 12 & ............................. Nov. 18–Nov. 29 & .......................... Dec. 19–Jan. 31 .............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 15 45 Dec. 19–Jan. 1 & ............................ Jan. 16–Jan. 31 ............................... Nov. 18–Nov. 29 & .......................... Dec. 19–Jan. 14 & .......................... Jan. 15–Feb. 15 .............................. Nov. 18–Nov. 29 & .......................... Dec. 19–Feb. 24 .............................. Oct. 17–Jan. 31 ............................... Nov. 24–Nov. 29 & .......................... Dec. 19–Jan. 31 .............................. 1 1 3 3 5 5 5 25 2 2 3 3 9 9 15 15 15 ........................ 6 6 Oct. 1–Oct. 14 & ............................. Nov. 9–Nov. 14 & ............................ Dec. 23–Jan. 31 .............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... Oct. 1–Oct. 17 & ............................. Nov. 9–Nov. 14 & ............................ Dec. 6–Jan. 31 ................................ Same as for Canada and Whitefronted Geese. Dec. 13–Jan. 31 .............................. 6 6 6 5 15 5 5 5 5 18 18 18 15 30 15 15 15 15 2 6 (1) In Connecticut, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from December 18 through January 7 in the North Zone and from December 29 through January 20 in the South Zone. (2) The daily bag and possession limits for Canada geese and white-fronted geese are in the aggregate. (3) In Delaware, the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) snow goose season is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only. (4) In Florida, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from January 12 through January 31. (5) In Maine, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 of any species, with no more than 12 of any one species in possession. The season for Barrow’s goldeneye is closed. (6) In Maryland, the black duck season is closed October 10 through October 17. Additionally, the daily bag limit of 6 ducks may include no more than 5 sea ducks, of which no more than 4 may be scoters, eiders, or long-tailed ducks. (7) In Maryland, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from January 8 through January 30. (8) In Massachusetts, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 of any single species in addition to the flyway-wide bag restrictions. (9) In Massachusetts, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from January 1 through January 23 in the Coastal Zone. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00140 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53277 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations (10) In Massachusetts, the January 26 through February 15 portion of the season in the Coastal Zone is restricted to that portion of the Coastal Zone north of the Cape Cod Canal. (11) In New Jersey, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from December 16 through January 7 in the North Zone, from December 23 through January 14 in the South Zone, and from January 8 through January 30 in the Coastal Zone. (12) In New York, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from November 17 through December 6 in the Northeast Zone, from December 15 through January 3 in the Western Zone, from November 6 through November 25 in the Southeast Zone, from January 12 through January 31 in the Long Island Zone, and from October 10 through October 29 in the Lake Champlain Zone. (13) In New York, the use of electronic calls and shotguns capable of holding more than 3 shotshells are allowed for hunting of light geese on any day when all other waterfowl hunting seasons are closed. (14) In North Carolina, the season is closed for black ducks October 7 through October 10 and November 7 through November 20. (15) In North Carolina, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from January 8 through January 30. (16) In North Carolina, a permit is required to hunt Canada and white-fronted geese in the Northeast Hunt Zone. (17) In Pennsylvania, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from December 18 through January 9 in the North Zone, from December 25 through January 16 in the South Zone, from November 16 through December 12 and December 29 through January 2 in the Northwest Zone, and from November 25 through December 17 in the Lake Erie Zone. (18) In Rhode Island, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from January 5 through January 24. (19) In South Carolina, the daily bag limit of 6 may not exceed 1 black-bellied whistling duck or hooded merganser. Further, the black duck/ mottled duck limit is as follows: (1) For areas east and south of Interstate 95, either 1 black or 1 mottled duck in the daily bag in the aggregate; (2) for areas west and north of Interstate 95, either 2 black ducks, or 1 black duck and 1 mottled duck in the daily bag. (20) In South Carolina, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from November 21 through November 28 and December 12 through December 23. (21) In South Carolina, on November 14, only hunters 17 years of age or younger can hunt ducks, coots, and mergansers. The youth must be accompanied by a person 21 years of age or older who is properly licensed, including State and Federal waterfowl stamps. Youth who are 16 or 17 years of age who hunt on this day are not required to have a State license or State waterfowl stamp but must possess a Federal waterfowl stamp and migratory bird permit. (22) In South Carolina, the daily bag limit for mergansers may include no more than 1 hooded merganser. (23) In South Carolina, the daily bag limit may include no more than 2 white-fronted geese. (24) In South Carolina, the hunting area for Canada geese excludes that portion of Clarendon County bounded to the north by S–14–25; to the east by Hwy 260; and to the south by the markers delineating the channel of the Santee River. It also excludes that portion of Clarendon County bounded on the north by S–14–26 and extending southward to that portion of Orangeburg County bordered by Hwy 6. (25) In Vermont, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from October 10 through October 29 in the Lake Champlain Zone, and from October 10 through October 29 in the Interior Zone. (26) In Virginia, the season is closed for black ducks October 9 through October 12. (27) In Virginia, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from January 12 through January 31. (28) In West Virginia, the season is closed for eiders, whistling ducks, and mottled ducks. (29) In West Virginia, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from January 12 through January 31. Mississippi Flyway Flyway-Wide Restrictions Duck Limits: The daily bag limit of 6 ducks may include no more than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be females), 1 mottled duck, 2 black ducks, 1 pintail, 2 canvasbacks, 2 redheads, 1 scaup (except as footnoted below), and 3 wood ducks. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Merganser Limits: The daily bag limit is 5 mergansers and may include no more than 2 hooded mergansers. In States that include mergansers in the duck bag limit, the daily limit is the same as the duck bag limit, of which only 2 may be hooded mergansers. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Limits Area Season dates Bag Alabama: Ducks .................................................................................................. Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Dark Geese (1) ................................................................................... Light Geese ........................................................................................ Arkansas: Ducks .................................................................................................. Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Canada Geese ................................................................................... White-fronted Geese .......................................................................... Brant ................................................................................................... Light Geese ........................................................................................ Illinois: Ducks (2): North Zone .................................................................................. Central Zone ................................................................................ South Central Zone ..................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00141 Fmt 4700 Possession Nov. 27–Nov. 28 & .......................... Dec. 5–Jan. 31 ................................ Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... Sept. 1–Sept 30 & ........................... Oct. 10–Oct. 24 & ........................... Nov. 27–Nov. 28 & .......................... Dec. 5–Jan. 31 ................................ Same as for Dark Geese ................ 6 6 5 15 5 5 5 5 5 18 18 15 45 15 15 15 15 15 Nov. 21–Nov. 30 & .......................... Dec. 11–Dec. 23 & .......................... Dec. 26–Jan. 31 .............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... Sept. 1–Sept. 30 & .......................... Oct. 31–Nov. 3 & ............................. Nov. 21–Dec. 4 & ............................ Dec. 6–Jan. 31 ................................ Oct. 31–Nov. 16 & ........................... Nov. 21–Dec. 4 & ............................ Dec. 6–Jan. 31 ................................ Closed ............................................. Same as for White-fronted Geese .. 6 6 6 5 15 5 3 3 3 2 2 2 ........................ 20 18 18 18 10 45 15 9 9 9 6 6 6 ........................ ........................ Oct. 17–Dec. 15 .............................. Oct. 24–Dec. 22 .............................. Nov. 14–Jan. 12 .............................. 6 6 6 18 18 18 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53278 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag South Zone .................................................................................. Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Canada Geese: North Zone .................................................................................. Central Zone ................................................................................ South Central Zone ..................................................................... South Zone .................................................................................. White-fronted Geese: North Zone .................................................................................. Central Zone ................................................................................ South Central Zone ..................................................................... South Zone .................................................................................. Light Geese: North Zone .................................................................................. Central Zone ................................................................................ South Central Zone ..................................................................... South Zone .................................................................................. Brant ................................................................................................... Indiana: Ducks (3): North Zone .................................................................................. Central Zone ................................................................................ South Zone .................................................................................. Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Dark Geese (4): North Zone .................................................................................. Central Zone ................................................................................ South Zone .................................................................................. Light Geese: North Zone .................................................................................. Central Zone ................................................................................ South Zone .................................................................................. Iowa: Ducks (5): North Zone .................................................................................. Missouri River Zone .................................................................... South Zone .................................................................................. Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Dark Geese: Cedar Falls/Waterloo ................................................................... Des Moines ................................................................................. Cedar Rapids/Iowa City .............................................................. North Zone (6) ............................................................................. Missouri River Zone (6) ............................................................... South Zone (6) ............................................................................ Nov. 26–Jan. 24 .............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 5 15 18 15 45 Sept. 1–Sept. 15 & .......................... Oct. 17–Jan. 14 ............................... Sept. 1–Sept. 15 & .......................... Oct. 24–Nov. 1 & ............................. Nov. 12–Jan. 31 .............................. Sept. 1–Sept. 15 & .......................... Nov. 14–Jan. 31 .............................. Sept. 1–Sept. 15 & .......................... Nov. 26–Jan. 31 .............................. 5 3 5 3 3 2 3 2 3 15 9 15 9 9 6 9 6 9 Oct. 19–Jan. 14 ............................... Nov. 5–Jan. 31 ................................ Nov. 14–Jan. 31 .............................. Nov. 26–Jan. 31 .............................. 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 Oct. 17–Jan. 14 ............................... Oct. 24–Jan. 31 ............................... Nov. 14–Jan. 31 .............................. Nov. 26–Jan. 31 .............................. Same as for Light Geese ................ 20 20 20 20 1 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 3 Oct. 24–Dec. 13 & ........................... Dec. 26–Jan. 3 ................................ Oct. 31–Nov. 8 & ............................. Nov. 21–Jan. 10 .............................. Nov. 7–Nov. 8 & .............................. Nov. 28–Jan. 24 .............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 18 18 18 15 45 Sept. 12–Sept. 20 & ........................ Oct. 24–Nov. 1 & ............................. Nov. 21–Feb. 14 .............................. Sept. 12–Sept. 20 & ........................ Oct. 31–Nov. 8 & ............................. Nov. 21–Feb. 14 .............................. Sept. 12–Sept. 20 & ........................ Nov. 7–Nov. 22 & ............................ Nov. 28–Feb. 14 .............................. 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 Same as for Dark Geese ................ Same as for Dark Geese ................ Same as for Dark Geese ................ 20 20 20 ........................ ........................ ........................ Sept. 26–Oct. 2 & ............................ Oct. 10–Dec. 1 ................................ Oct. 10–Oct. 16 & ........................... Oct. 24–Dec. 15 .............................. Oct. 3–Oct. 9 & ............................... Oct. 17–Dec. 8 ................................ Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 18 18 18 15 45 Sept. 5–Sept. 13 ............................. Sept. 5–Sept. 13 ............................. Sept. 5–Sept. 13 ............................. Sept. 19–Oct. 4 & ............................ Oct. 10–Dec. 1 & ............................. Dec. 12–Jan. 9 ................................ Oct. 3–Oct. 18 & ............................. Oct. 24–Dec. 15 & ........................... Dec. 26–Jan. 23 .............................. Sept. 26–Oct. 11 & .......................... Oct. 17–Dec. 8 & ............................. Dec. 19–Jan. 16 .............................. 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 Light Geese: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00142 Fmt 4700 Possession Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53279 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag North Zone .................................................................................. Missouri River Zone .................................................................... South Zone .................................................................................. Kentucky: Ducks (7): West Zone ................................................................................... East Zone .................................................................................... Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Canada Geese ................................................................................... White-fronted Geese .......................................................................... Brant ................................................................................................... Light Geese ........................................................................................ Louisiana: Ducks (8): West Zone ................................................................................... East Zone (including Catahoula Lake) ........................................ Coastal Zone ............................................................................... Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Canada Geese: North Zone .................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................. White-fronted Geese .......................................................................... Brant ................................................................................................... Light Geese ........................................................................................ Michigan: Ducks (9): North Zone .................................................................................. Middle Zone ................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................. Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Dark Geese (1): North Zone .................................................................................. Middle Zone ................................................................................. South Zone: Muskegon Wastewater GMU ............................................... Allegan County GMU ........................................................... Remainder of South Zone .................................................... Light Geese: North Zone .................................................................................. Middle Zone ................................................................................. South Zone: Muskegon Wastewater GMU ............................................... Allegan County GMU ........................................................... Remainder of South Zone .................................................... Minnesota: Ducks (10): North Zone .................................................................................. Central Zone ................................................................................ South Zone .................................................................................. Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots (11) ........................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00143 Fmt 4700 Possession Same as for Dark Geese ................ Same as for Dark Geese ................ Same as for Dark Geese ................ 20 20 20 ........................ ........................ ........................ Nov. 26–Nov. 29 & .......................... Dec. 7–Jan. 31 ................................ Same as West Zone ....................... Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... Sept. 16–Sept. 30 & ........................ Nov. 26–Feb. 15 .............................. Nov. 26–Feb. 15 .............................. Nov. 26–Feb. 15 .............................. Nov. 26–Feb. 15 .............................. 6 6 6 5 15 5 3 2 1 20 18 18 18 15 45 15 9 6 3 60 Nov. 14–Dec. 6 & ............................ Dec. 19–Jan. 24 .............................. Nov. 21–Dec. 6 & ............................ Dec. 19–Jan. 31 .............................. Nov. 14–Dec. 6 & ............................ Dec. 19–Jan. 24 .............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 18 18 18 15 45 Nov. 7–Dec. 6 & .............................. Dec. 19–Jan. 31 .............................. Nov. 14–Dec. 6 & ............................ Dec. 19–Feb. 7 ................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........... Closed ............................................. Same as for Canada Geese ........... 1 1 1 1 3 ........................ 20 3 3 3 3 9 ........................ ........................ Sept. 26–Nov. 22 & ......................... Nov. 28–Nov. 29 ............................. Oct. 3–Nov. 29 & ............................. Dec. 12–Dec. 13 ............................. Oct. 10–Dec. 6 & ............................. Dec. 26–Dec. 27 ............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 18 18 18 15 45 Sept. 1–Dec. 16 .............................. Sept. 1–Dec. 16 .............................. 5 5 15 15 Oct. 17–Dec. 22 .............................. Sept. 1–Sept. 30 & .......................... Nov. 7–Nov. 14 & ............................ Nov. 26–Dec. 6 & ............................ Dec. 19–Feb. 14 .............................. Sept. 1–Sept. 30 & .......................... Oct. 10–Dec. 6 & ............................. Dec. 26–Dec. 27 & .......................... Jan. 23–Feb. 8 ................................ 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 Same as for Dark Geese ................ Same as for Dark Geese ................ 20 20 ........................ ........................ Same as for Dark Geese ................ Same as for Dark Geese ................ Same as for Dark Geese ................ 20 20 20 ........................ ........................ ........................ Sept. 26–Nov. 24 ............................ Sept. 26–Oct. 4 & ............................ Oct. 10–Nov. 29 .............................. Sept. 26–Oct. 4 & ............................ Oct. 17–Dec. 6 ................................ Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 18 18 15 45 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53280 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag Dark Geese: North Zone .................................................................................. Central Zone ................................................................................ South Zone .................................................................................. Light Geese: North Zone .................................................................................. Central Zone ................................................................................ South Zone .................................................................................. Mississippi: Ducks .................................................................................................. Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Canada Geese ................................................................................... White-fronted Geese .......................................................................... Brant ................................................................................................... Light Geese ........................................................................................ Missouri: Ducks and Mergansers (12): North Zone .................................................................................. Middle Zone ................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................. Coots .................................................................................................. Canada Geese and Brant (13): North Zone .................................................................................. Middle Zone ................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................. White-fronted Geese: North Zone .................................................................................. Middle Zone ................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................. Light Geese: North Zone .................................................................................. Middle Zone ................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................. Ohio: Ducks (14): Lake Erie Marsh Zone ................................................................. North Zone .................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................. Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Dark Geese (15)(16): Lake Erie Goose Zone ................................................................ North Zone .................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................. Sept. 5–Sept. 20 & .......................... Sept. 26–Dec. 25 ............................ Sept. 5–Sept. 20 & .......................... Sept. 26–Oct. 4 & ............................ Oct. 10–Dec. 30 .............................. Sept. 5–Sept. 20 & .......................... Sept. 26–Oct. 4 & ............................ Oct. 17–Jan. 6 ................................. 5 3 5 3 3 5 3 3 15 9 15 9 9 15 9 9 Same as for Dark Geese ................ Same as for Dark Geese ................ Same as for Dark Geese ................ 20 20 20 60 60 60 Nov. 27–Nov. 29 & .......................... Dec. 4–Dec. 6 & .............................. Dec. 9–Jan. 31 ................................ Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... Sept. 1–Sept 30 & ........................... Nov. 13–Nov. 29 & .......................... Dec. 4–Dec. 6 & .............................. Dec. 9–Jan. 31 ................................ Nov. 13–Nov. 29 & .......................... Dec. 4–Dec. 6 & .............................. Dec. 9–Jan. 31 ................................ Same as for White-fronted Geese .. Same as for White-fronted Geese .. 6 6 6 5 15 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 20 18 18 18 15 45 15 9 9 9 9 9 9 3 ........................ Nov. 7–Jan. 5 .................................. Nov. 7–Nov. 13 & ............................ Nov. 19–Jan. 10 .............................. Nov. 26–Nov. 29 & .......................... Dec. 7–Jan. 31 ................................ Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 6 6 15 18 18 18 18 18 45 Oct. 3–Oct. 11 & ............................. Nov. 11–Feb. 6 ................................ Same as North Zone ....................... Same as North Zone ....................... 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 Nov. 11–Feb. 6 ................................ Same as North Zone ....................... Same as North Zone ....................... 2 2 2 6 6 6 Nov. 11–Feb. 6 ................................ Same as North Zone ....................... Same as North Zone ....................... 20 20 20 ........................ ........................ ........................ Oct. 10–Oct. 25 & ........................... Nov. 7–Dec. 20 ............................... Oct. 24–Nov. 1 & ............................. Nov. 7–Dec. 27 ............................... Oct. 24–Nov. 1 & ............................. Dec. 5–Jan. 24 ................................ Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 18 18 18 15 45 Sept. 5–Sept. 13 & .......................... Oct. 10–Oct. 25 & ........................... Nov. 7–Dec. 20 ............................... Jan. 2–Feb. 6 .................................. Sept. 5–Sept. 13 & .......................... Oct. 24–Nov. 1 & ............................. Nov. 7–Dec. 27 ............................... Jan. 2–Feb. 6 .................................. Sept. 5–Sept. 13 & .......................... Oct. 24–Nov. 1 & ............................. Nov. 12–Feb. 6 ................................ 5 3 3 3 5 3 3 3 5 3 3 15 9 9 9 15 9 9 9 15 9 9 Light Geese: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00144 Fmt 4700 Possession Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53281 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag Lake Erie Goose Zone ................................................................ North Zone .................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................. Tennessee: Ducks (17): Reelfoot Zone .............................................................................. Rest of State ............................................................................... Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Canada Geese: Reelfoot Zone .............................................................................. Rest of State ............................................................................... White-fronted Geese: Reelfoot Zone .............................................................................. Rest of State ............................................................................... Brant ................................................................................................... Light Geese ........................................................................................ Wisconsin: Ducks (18)(19)(20): North Zone .................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................. Mississippi River Zone ................................................................ Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Canada Geese: North Zone .................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................. Mississippi River Zone ................................................................ White-fronted Geese: North Zone .................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................. Mississippi River Zone ................................................................ Brant ................................................................................................... Light Geese: ....................................................................................... North Zone .................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................. Mississippi River Zone ................................................................ Possession Oct. 10–Oct. 25 & ........................... Nov. 7–Dec. 20 & ............................ Jan. 2–Feb. 6 .................................. Oct. 24–Nov. 1 & ............................. Nov. 7–Dec. 27 & ............................ Jan. 2–Feb. 6 .................................. Oct. 24–Nov. 1 & ............................. Nov. 12–Feb. 6 ................................ 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 Nov. 14–Nov. 15 & .......................... Dec. 5–Jan. 31 ................................ Nov. 28–Nov. 29 & .......................... Dec. 5–Jan. 31 ................................ Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 18 15 45 Sept. 1–Sept. 20 & .......................... Oct. 10–Oct. 20 & ........................... Nov. 14–Nov. 15 & .......................... Dec. 5–Feb. 14 ................................ Sept. 1–Sept. 20 & .......................... Oct. 10–Oct. 20 & ........................... Nov. 28–Nov. 29 & .......................... Dec. 5–Feb. 14 ................................ 5 3 3 3 5 3 3 3 15 9 9 9 15 9 9 9 Nov. 14–Nov. 15 & .......................... Dec. 5–Feb. 14 ................................ Nov. 28–Nov. 29 & .......................... Dec. 5–Feb. 14 ................................ Same as for Canada Geese ........... Same as for Canada Geese ........... 3 3 3 3 1 20 9 9 9 9 3 ........................ Sept. 26–Nov. 24 ............................ Oct. 3–Oct. 11 & ............................. Oct. 17–Dec. 6 ................................ Oct. 3–Oct. 11 & ............................. Oct. 17–Dec. 6 ................................ Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 18 18 15 45 Sept. 1–Sept. 15 ............................. Sept. 16–Dec. 16 ............................ Sept. 1–Sept. 15 ............................. Sept. 16–Oct. 11 & .......................... Oct. 17–Dec. 6 & ............................. Dec. 22–Jan. 5 ................................ Sept. 1–Sept. 15 ............................. Oct. 3–Oct. 11 & ............................. Oct. 17–Jan. 5 ................................. 5 3 5 3 3 3 5 3 3 15 9 15 9 9 9 15 9 9 Sept. 16–Dec. 16 ............................ Sept. 16–Oct. 11 & .......................... Oct. 17–Dec. 6 & ............................. Dec. 22–Jan. 5 ................................ Oct. 3–Oct. 11 & ............................. Oct. 17–Jan. 5 ................................. Same as for White-fronted Geese .. .......................................................... Sept. 1–Dec. 16 .............................. Sept. 1–Oct. 11 & ............................ Oct. 17–Dec. 6 & ............................. Dec. 22–Jan. 5 ................................ Sept. 1–Sept. 15 & .......................... Oct. 3–Oct. 11 & ............................. Oct. 17–Jan. 5 ................................. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ (1) In Alabama and Michigan, the dark goose daily bag limit may not include more than 1 brant. Additionally, after September 30, the daily bag may not include more than 3 Canada geese. (2) In Illinois, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from October 17 through November 30 in the North Zone, from October 24 through December 7 in the Central Zone, from November 14 through December 28 in the South Central Zone, and from November 26 through January 9 in the South Zone. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00145 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53282 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations (3) In Indiana, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from November 14 through December 13 and from December 26 through January 3 in the North Zone, from November 28 through January 10 in the Central Zone, and from December 12 through January 24 in the South Zone. (4) In Indiana, the dark goose daily bag limit of 5 may include 5 Canada geese during September 14 through September 22. During all other open season segments, the dark goose daily bag limit may not include more than 3 Canada geese. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. (5) In Iowa, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from October 18 through December 1 in the North Zone, from November 1 through December 15 in the Missouri River Zone, and from October 25 through December 8 in the South Zone. (6) In Iowa, in the North Zone, the Missouri River Zone, and the South Zone, the dark goose daily bag limit may not include more than 2 Canada geese until October 31. After October 31, the daily bag limit may not include more than 3 Canada geese. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. (7) In Kentucky, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from December 18 through January 31. (8) In Louisiana, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from November 29 through December 6 and December 19 through January 24 in the West and Coastal Zones, and from December 19 through January 31 in the East Zone. (9) In Michigan, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from September 26 through November 9 in the North Zone, from October 3 through November 16 in the Middle Zone, and from October 26 through December 6 and December 26 through December 27 in the South Zone. (10) In Minnesota, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from October 23 through November 24 in the North Zone, from October 23 through November 29 in the Central Zone, and from October 23 through December 6 in the South Zone. (11) In Minnesota, the daily bag limit is 15 and the possession limit is 45 coots and moorhens in the aggregate. (12) In Missouri, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from November 7 through December 21 in the North Zone, from November 7 through November 13 and November 19 through December 26 in the Middle Zone, and from November 26 through November 29 and December 7 through January 16 in the South Zone. (13) In Missouri, the daily bag and possession limits for Canada geese and brant are in the aggregate. (14) In Ohio, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 on October 25 and from November 7 through December 20 in the Lake Erie Zone, from November 13 through December 27 in the North Zone, and from December 11 through January 24 in the South Zone. (15) In Ohio, only Canada geese may be taken during the September 5 to September 13 portion of the dark goose season. (16) In Ohio, the dark goose daily bag limit may include no more than 1 brant. (17) In Tennessee, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from December 18 through January 31. (18) In Wisconsin, the daily bag limit may include no more than one female mallard. (19) In Wisconsin, the daily bag limit may include no more than 1 black duck. (20) In Wisconsin, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from October 11 through November 24 in the North Zone, from October 23 through December 6 in the South Zone, and from October 23 through December 6 in the Mississippi River Zone. Central Flyway Flyway-Wide Restrictions Duck Limits: The daily bag limit is 6 ducks, which may include no more than 5 mallards (2 female mallards), 1 pintail, 2 canvasbacks, 2 redheads, 1 scaup, and 3 wood ducks. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Merganser Limits: The daily bag limit is 5 mergansers and may include no more than 2 hooded mergansers. In States that include mergansers in the duck bag limit, the daily limit is the same as the duck bag limit, of which only 2 may be hooded mergansers. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Limits Area Season dates Bag Colorado: Ducks: Southeast Zone ........................................................................... Northeast Zone ............................................................................ Mountain/Foothills Zone .............................................................. Coots .................................................................................................. Mergansers ......................................................................................... Dark Geese: Northern Front Range Unit .......................................................... South Park Unit ........................................................................... San Luis Valley Unit .................................................................... North Park Unit ............................................................................ Rest of State in Central Flyway .................................................. Light Geese: Northern Front Range Unit .......................................................... South Park Unit ........................................................................... San Luis Valley Unit .................................................................... North Park Unit ............................................................................ Rest of State in Central Flyway .................................................. Kansas: Ducks: High Plains .................................................................................. Low Plains:. Early Zone ............................................................................ Late Zone ............................................................................. Southeast Zone .................................................................... Mergansers ......................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00146 Fmt 4700 Possession Oct. 28–Jan. 31 ............................... Oct. 10–Nov. 30 & ........................... Dec. 19–Jan. 31 .............................. Oct. 3–Nov. 30 & ............................. Dec. 26–Jan. 31 .............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 6 6 15 5 18 18 18 18 18 45 15 Oct. 3–Oct. 21 & ............................. Nov. 21–Feb. 14 .............................. Oct. 3–Jan. 15 ................................. Oct. 3–Oct. 21 & ............................. Nov. 21–Feb. 14 .............................. Oct. 3–Jan. 15 ................................. Nov. 2–Feb. 14 ................................ 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 .............................. .............................. .............................. .............................. .............................. 50 50 50 50 50 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ Oct. 10–Jan. 3 & ............................. Jan. 22–Jan. 31 ............................... 6 6 18 18 Oct. 10–Dec. 6 & ............................. Dec. 19–Jan. 3 ................................ Oct. 31–Jan. 3 & ............................. Jan. 23–Jan. 31 ............................... Nov. 14–Jan. 3 & ............................ Jan. 9–Jan. 31 ................................. Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 18 18 18 18 18 18 15 Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. 31–Feb. 31–Feb. 31–Feb. 31–Feb. 31–Feb. Sfmt 4700 14 14 14 14 14 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53283 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag Coots .................................................................................................. Dark Geese (1) ................................................................................... White-fronted Geese .......................................................................... Light Geese ........................................................................................ Montana: Ducks and Mergansers (2): Zone 1 ......................................................................................... Zone 2 ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Dark Geese: Zone 1 ......................................................................................... Zone 2 ......................................................................................... Light Geese: Zone 1 ......................................................................................... Zone 2 ......................................................................................... Nebraska: Ducks: Zone 1 ......................................................................................... Zone 2: Low Plains ............................................................................ High Plains ........................................................................... Zone 3: Low Plains ............................................................................ High Plains ........................................................................... Zone 4 ......................................................................................... Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Canada Geese: Niobrara Unit ............................................................................... East Unit ...................................................................................... North Central Unit ....................................................................... Platte River Unit .......................................................................... Panhandle Unit ............................................................................ White-fronted Geese .......................................................................... Light Geese ........................................................................................ New Mexico: Ducks and Mergansers (3): North Zone .................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................. Coots .................................................................................................. Dark Geese: Middle Rio Grande Valley Unit .................................................... Rest of State ............................................................................... Light Geese ........................................................................................ North Dakota: Ducks (2): High Plains .................................................................................. Remainder of State ..................................................................... Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Canada Geese (4): Missouri River Zone .................................................................... Western ND Zone ....................................................................... Rest of State ............................................................................... White-fronted Geese .......................................................................... Light Geese ........................................................................................ Oklahoma: Ducks: High Plains .................................................................................. Low Plains: Zone 1 .................................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00147 Fmt 4700 Possession Same as for Ducks .......................... Oct. 31–Nov. 1 & ............................. Nov. 4–Feb. 14 ................................ Oct. 31–Jan. 3 & ............................. Jan. 23–Feb. 14 .............................. Oct. 31–Nov. 1 & ............................. Nov. 4–Feb. 14 ................................ 15 6 6 2 2 50 50 45 18 18 6 6 ........................ ........................ Oct. 3–Jan. 7 ................................... Oct. 3–Oct. 11 & ............................. Oct. 24–Jan. 19 ............................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 15 18 18 18 45 Oct. 3–Jan. 10 & ............................. Jan. 11–Jan. 15 ............................... Oct. 3–Oct. 11 & ............................. Oct. 24–Jan. 27 ............................... 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 Oct. 3–Jan. 10 & ............................. Jan. 16–Jan. 20 ............................... Same as for Dark Geese ................ 20 20 20 60 60 60 Oct. 10–Dec. 22 .............................. 6 18 Oct. 3–Dec. 15 ................................ Oct. 3–Dec. 15 & ............................. Jan. 6–Jan. 27 ................................. 6 6 6 18 18 18 Oct. 24–Jan. 5 ................................. Oct. 24–Jan. 27 ............................... Oct. 3–Dec. 15 ................................ Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 15 45 Oct. 26–Feb. 7 ................................ Oct. 26–Feb. 7 ................................ Oct. 3–Jan. 15 ................................. Oct. 26–Feb. 7 ................................ Oct. 26–Feb. 7 ................................ Oct. 3–Dec. 6 & ............................... Jan. 16–Feb. 7 ................................ Oct. 3–Dec. 23 & ............................. Jan. 16–Feb. 7 ................................ 5 5 5 5 5 2 2 50 50 15 15 15 15 15 6 6 ........................ ........................ Oct. 10–Jan. 13 ............................... Oct. 28–Jan. 31 ............................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 15 18 18 45 Dec. 19–Jan. 31 .............................. Oct. 17–Jan. 31 ............................... Oct. 17–Jan. 31 ............................... 2 5 50 2 15 ........................ Sept. 26–Dec. 6 & ........................... Dec. 12–Jan. 3 ................................ Sept. 26–Dec. 6 .............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 15 45 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 26–Jan. 1 ............................... 26–Dec. 24 ............................ 26–Dec. 19 ............................ 26–Dec. 6 .............................. 26–Jan. 1 ............................... 5 8 8 3 50 15 24 24 9 ........................ Oct. 10–Jan. 6 ................................. 6 18 Nov. 14–Nov. 29 & .......................... Dec. 5–Jan. 31 ................................ 6 6 18 18 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53284 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag Zone 2 .................................................................................. Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Dark Geese (1) ................................................................................... White-fronted Geese .......................................................................... Light Geese ........................................................................................ South Dakota: Ducks (2): High Plains .................................................................................. Low Plains: North Zone ........................................................................... Middle Zone ......................................................................... South Zone ........................................................................... Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Canada Geese: Unit 1 ........................................................................................... Unit 2 ........................................................................................... Unit 3 ........................................................................................... White-fronted Geese .......................................................................... Light Geese ........................................................................................ Texas: Ducks (5): High Plains .................................................................................. Low Plains: North Zone ........................................................................... South Zone ........................................................................... Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Canada Geese and Brant (6): East Tier: South Zone ........................................................................... North Zone ........................................................................... West Tier ..................................................................................... White-fronted Geese (6): East Tier: South Zone ........................................................................... North Zone ........................................................................... West Tier ..................................................................................... Light Geese: East Tier: South Zone ........................................................................... North Zone ........................................................................... West Tier ..................................................................................... Wyoming: Ducks (2)(7): Zone C1 ....................................................................................... Zone C2 ....................................................................................... Zone C3 ....................................................................................... Mergansers ......................................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Dark Geese: Zone G1A (7) .............................................................................. Zone G1 ...................................................................................... Zone G2 ...................................................................................... Zone G3 ...................................................................................... Zone G4 ...................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00148 Fmt 4700 Possession Nov. 14–Nov. 29 & .......................... Dec. 5–Jan. 31 ................................ Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... Nov. 7–Nov. 29 & ............................ Dec. 5–Feb. 14 ................................ Nov. 7–Nov. 29 & ............................ Dec. 5–Feb. 7 .................................. Nov. 7–Nov. 29 & ............................ Dec. 5–Feb. 14 ................................ 6 6 5 15 8 8 2 2 50 50 18 18 15 45 24 24 6 6 ........................ ........................ Oct. 10–Jan. 14 ............................... 6 18 Sept. 26–Dec. 8 .............................. Sept. 26–Dec. 8 .............................. Oct. 24–Jan. 5 ................................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 15 45 Oct. 1–Dec. 20 ................................ Nov. 2–Feb. 14 ................................ Oct. 17–Dec. 20 & ........................... Jan. 9–Jan. 17 ................................. Sept. 26–Dec. 8 .............................. Sept. 26–Jan. 8 ............................... 8 4 4 4 3 50 24 12 12 12 9 ........................ Oct. 31–Nov. 1 & ............................. Nov. 6–Jan. 31 ................................ 6 6 18 18 Nov. 14–Nov. 29 & .......................... Dec. 5–Jan. 31 ................................ Nov. 7–Nov. 29 & ............................ Dec. 12–Jan. 31 .............................. Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 18 15 45 Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ................................ Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ................................ Nov. 14–Feb. 14 .............................. 5 5 5 15 15 15 Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ................................ Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ................................ Nov. 14–Feb. 14 .............................. 2 2 2 6 6 6 Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ................................ Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ................................ Nov. 14–Feb. 14 .............................. 10 10 10 ........................ ........................ ........................ Oct. 3–Oct. 18 & ............................. Oct. 31–Jan. 19 ............................... Sept. 26–Dec. 6 & ........................... Dec. 19–Jan. 12 .............................. Same as Zone C2 ........................... Same as for Ducks .......................... Same as for Ducks .......................... 6 6 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 18 18 15 45 Oct. 3–Oct. 14 & ............................. Nov. 14–Feb. 14 .............................. Oct. 3–Oct. 11 & ............................. Nov. 7–Nov. 29 & ............................ Dec. 4–Feb. 14 ................................ Sept. 26–Dec. 6 & ........................... Dec. 19–Jan. 20 .............................. Same as Zone G2. Same as Zone G1. 2 4 5 5 5 5 5 4 12 15 15 15 15 15 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 53285 Limits Area Season dates Bag Light Geese ........................................................................................ Oct. 3–Jan. 3 & ............................... Feb. 3–Feb. 14 ................................ Possession 20 20 60 60 (1) In Kansas and Oklahoma, dark geese include Canada geese, brant, and all other geese except white-fronted geese and light geese. (2) In Montana, during the first 9 days of the duck season, and in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming, during the first 16 days of the duck season, the daily bag and possession limit may include 2 and 6 additional blue-winged teal, respectively. (3) In New Mexico, Mexican-like ducks are included in the aggregate with mallards. (4) In North Dakota, see State regulations for additional shooting hour restrictions. (5) In Texas, the daily bag limit is 6 ducks, which may include no more than 5 mallards (only 2 of which may be females), 2 redheads, 3 wood ducks, 1 scaup, 2 canvasbacks, 1 pintail, and 1 dusky duck (mottled duck, Mexican-like duck, black duck and their hybrids). The season for dusky ducks is closed the first 5 days of the season in all zones. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. (6) In Texas, in the West Goose Zone, the daily bag limit for dark geese is 5 in the aggregate and may include no more than 2 white-fronted geese. Possession limits are three times the daily bag limits. (7) See State regulations for additional restrictions. Pacific Flyway Flyway-Wide Restrictions Duck and Merganser Limits: The daily bag limit of 7 ducks (including mergansers) may include no more than 2 female mallards, 1 pintail, 2 redheads, 2 scaup, and 2 canvasbacks. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Coot and Common Moorhen Limits: Daily bag and possession limits are in the aggregate for the two species. Limits Area Season dates Bag Arizona: Ducks (1): ........................................................................................... North Zone: Scaup ................................................................................... Other Ducks ......................................................................... South Zone: Scaup ................................................................................... Other Ducks ......................................................................... Coots and Moorhens .......................................................................... Dark Geese: North Zone .................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................. Light Geese ........................................................................................ California: Ducks: ................................................................................................. Northeastern Zone: Scaup ................................................................................... Other Ducks ......................................................................... Colorado River Zone: Scaup ................................................................................... Other Ducks ......................................................................... Southern Zone: Scaup ................................................................................... Other Ducks ......................................................................... Southern San Joaquin Valley Zone: Scaup ................................................................................... Other Ducks ......................................................................... Balance of State Zone: Scaup ................................................................................... Other Ducks ......................................................................... Coots and Moorhens .......................................................................... Canada Geese (2)(3): Northeastern Zone (4) ................................................................. Klamath Basin Special Management Area ................................. Colorado River Zone ................................................................... Southern Zone ............................................................................. Balance of State Zone ................................................................ North Coast Special Management Area ..................................... White-fronted Geese (2): Northeastern Zone ...................................................................... Klamath Basin Special Management Area ................................. Colorado River Zone ................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00149 Fmt 4700 Possession .......................................................... 7 21 Oct. 17–Jan. 10 ............................... Oct. 2–Jan. 10 ................................. 2 7 6 21 Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ................................ Oct. 23–Jan. 31 ............................... Same as for Other Ducks ............... 2 7 25 6 21 75 Oct. 2–Jan. 10 ................................. Oct. 23–Jan. 31 ............................... Same as for Dark Geese ................ 4 4 10 12 12 30 .......................................................... 7 21 Oct. 3–Nov. 29 & ............................. Dec. 7–Jan. 13 ................................ Oct. 3–Jan. 13 ................................. 2 2 7 6 6 21 Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ................................ Oct. 23–Jan. 31 ............................... 2 7 6 21 Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ................................ Oct. 24–Jan. 31 ............................... 2 7 6 21 Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ................................ Oct. 24–Jan. 31 ............................... 2 7 6 21 Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ................................ Oct. 24–Jan. 31 ............................... Same as for Other Ducks ............... 2 7 25 6 21 75 Oct. 3–Jan. 10 ................................. Oct. 3–Jan. 10 ................................. Oct. 23–Jan. 31 ............................... Oct. 24–Jan. 31 ............................... Oct. 3–Oct. 7 & ............................... Oct. 24–Jan. 31 ............................... Nov. 7–Jan. 31 & ............................ Feb. 20–Mar. 10 .............................. 10 10 4 3 10 10 10 10 30 30 12 9 30 30 30 30 Oct. 3–Nov. 29 & ............................. Jan. 2–Jan. 15 & ............................. Feb. 6–Mar.10 ................................. Oct. 3–Jan. 15 ................................. Oct. 23–Jan. 31 ............................... 10 10 10 10 4 30 30 30 30 12 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53286 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag Southern Zone ............................................................................. Balance of State Zone ................................................................ Sacramento Valley Special Management Area .......................... Light Geese: Northeastern Zone ...................................................................... Klamath Basin Special Management Area ................................. Colorado River Zone ................................................................... Southern Zone ............................................................................. Imperial County Special Management Area ............................... Balance of State Zone ................................................................ Brant: Northern Zone ............................................................................. Balance of State Zone ................................................................ Colorado: Ducks: ................................................................................................. East Zone: Scaup ................................................................................... Other Ducks ......................................................................... West Zone: Scaup ................................................................................... Other Ducks ......................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Dark Geese: East Zone ............................................................................. West Zone ............................................................................ Light Geese ........................................................................................ Idaho: Ducks: ................................................................................................. Zone 1: Scaup ................................................................................... Other Ducks ......................................................................... Zone 2: Scaup ................................................................................... Other Ducks ......................................................................... Zone 3: Scaup ................................................................................... Other Ducks ......................................................................... Zone 4: Scaup ................................................................................... Other Ducks ......................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Canada Geese and Brant (5): Zone 1 ......................................................................................... Zone 2 ......................................................................................... Zone 3 ......................................................................................... Zone 4 ......................................................................................... Zone 5 ......................................................................................... White-fronted Geese: Zone 1 ......................................................................................... Zone 2 ......................................................................................... Zone 3 ......................................................................................... Zone 4 ......................................................................................... Zone 5 ......................................................................................... Light Geese: Zone 1 ......................................................................................... Zone 2 ......................................................................................... Zone 3 ......................................................................................... Zone 4 ......................................................................................... Zone 5 (6) .................................................................................... Zone 6 ......................................................................................... Montana: Ducks: ................................................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00150 Fmt 4700 Possession Oct. 24–Jan. 31 ............................... Oct. 24–Jan. 31 & ........................... Feb. 20–Feb. 24 .............................. Oct. 24–Dec. 21 .............................. 3 10 10 3 9 30 30 9 Oct. 3–Nov. 29 & ............................. Jan. 2–Jan. 15 & ............................. Feb. 6–Mar.10 ................................. Oct. 3–Jan. 15 ................................. Oct. 23–Jan. 31 ............................... Oct. 24–Jan. 31 ............................... Nov. 7–Feb. 5 & .............................. Feb. 8–Feb. 12 & ............................ Feb. 15–Feb. 21 .............................. Oct. 24–Jan. 31 & ........................... Feb. 20–Feb. 24 .............................. 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 Nov. 18–Dec. 14 ............................. Nov. 19–Dec. 15 ............................. 2 2 6 6 .......................................................... 7 21 Oct. 3–Dec. 27 ................................ Oct. 3–Jan. 15 ................................. 2 7 6 21 Oct. 3–Oct. 21 & ............................. Nov. 7–Jan. 12 ................................ Oct. 3–Oct. 21 & ............................. Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............... 2 2 7 7 25 6 6 21 21 75 Oct. 3–Jan. 6 ................................... Oct. 3–Oct. 12 & ............................. Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ................................ Same as for Dark Geese ................ 4 4 4 10 12 12 12 30 .......................................................... 7 21 Oct. 3–Dec. 27 ................................ Oct. 3–Jan. 15 ................................. 2 7 6 21 Oct. 3–Dec. 27 ................................ Oct. 3–Jan. 15 ................................. 2 7 6 21 Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ................................ Oct. 19–Jan. 31 ............................... 2 7 6 21 Oct. 3–Dec. 27 ................................ Oct. 3–Jan. 15 ................................. Same as for Other Ducks ............... 2 7 25 6 21 75 3–Jan. 15 ................................. 19–Jan. 31 ............................... 19–Jan. 31 ............................... 3–Dec. 31 ................................ 3–Jan. 15 ................................. 4 4 4 4 4 12 12 12 12 12 Oct. 3–Jan. 15 ................................. Oct. 3–Jan. 15 ................................. Oct. 19–Jan. 31 ............................... Nov. 2–Feb. 14 ................................ Oct. 3–Jan. 15 ................................. 10 10 10 10 10 30 30 30 30 30 Oct. 3–Jan. 15 ................................. Nov. 5–Jan. 15 & ............................ Feb. 6–Mar. 10 ................................ Nov. 26–Mar. 10 .............................. Oct. 19–Jan. 31 ............................... Oct. 3–Jan. 15 ................................. Oct. 3–Jan. 15 ................................. 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 .......................................................... 7 21 Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 53287 Limits Area Season dates Bag Scaup .......................................................................................... Other Ducks ................................................................................ Coots .................................................................................................. Dark Geese (7) ................................................................................... Light Geese (7) ................................................................................... Nevada: Ducks: ................................................................................................. Northeast Zone: Scaup ................................................................................... Other Ducks ......................................................................... Northwest Zone: Scaup ................................................................................... Other Ducks ......................................................................... South Zone: Scaup ................................................................................... Other Ducks ......................................................................... Moapa Valley Special Management Area (8): Scaup ................................................................................... Other Ducks ......................................................................... Coots and Moorhens ................................................................... Canada Geese and Brant (5): Northeast Zone ............................................................................ Northwest Zone ........................................................................... South Zone .................................................................................. Moapa Valley Special Management Area (8): ............................ White-fronted Geese: Northeast Zone ............................................................................ Northwest Zone ........................................................................... South Zone .................................................................................. Moapa Valley Special Management Area (8): ............................ Light Geese (9): Northeast Zone ............................................................................ Northwest Zone ........................................................................... South Zone .................................................................................. Moapa Valley Special Management Area (8): ............................ New Mexico: Ducks: ................................................................................................. Scaup .......................................................................................... Other Ducks ................................................................................ Coots and Moorhens .......................................................................... Canada Geese and Brant (5): North Zone .................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................. White-fronted Geese: North Zone .................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................. Light Geese: North Zone .................................................................................. South Zone .................................................................................. Oregon: Ducks: ................................................................................................. Zone 1: Columbia Basin Unit: Scaup ............................................................................ Other Ducks .................................................................. Rest of Zone 1 ..................................................................... Zone 2: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00151 Fmt 4700 Possession Oct. 3–Dec. 27 ................................ Oct. 3–Jan. 10 & ............................. Jan. 16–Jan. 20 ............................... Same as for Other Ducks ............... Oct. 3–Jan. 10 & ............................. Jan. 16–Jan. 20 ............................... Same as for Dark Geese ................ 2 7 7 25 4 4 20 6 21 21 25 12 12 60 .......................................................... 7 21 Sept. 26–Oct. 20 & .......................... Oct. 30–Dec. 29 .............................. Sept. 26–Oct. 20 & .......................... Oct. 30–Jan. 17 ............................... 2 2 7 7 6 6 21 21 Oct. 29–Jan. 3 & ............................. Jan. 13–Jan. 31 ............................... Oct. 10–Jan. 3 & ............................. Jan. 13–Jan. 31 ............................... 2 2 7 7 6 6 21 21 Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ................................ Oct. 17–Jan. 25 & ........................... Oct. 28–Jan. 31 ............................... 2 7 7 6 21 21 Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ................................ Oct. 31–Jan. 31 ............................... Same as for Other Ducks ............... 2 7 25 6 21 75 4 4 4 4 12 12 12 12 ........... ........... ........... ........... 10 10 10 10 30 30 30 30 Oct. 12–Oct. 20 & ........................... Oct. 30–Jan. 17 & ........................... Feb. 20–Mar. 7 ................................ Oct. 26–Jan. 3 & ............................. Jan. 13–Jan. 31 & ........................... Feb. 20–Mar. 7 ................................ Oct. 17–Oct. 25 & ........................... Oct. 28–Jan. 31 ............................... Oct. 31–Jan. 31 ............................... 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 .......................................................... Oct. 17–Jan. 10 ............................... Oct. 19–Jan. 31 ............................... Same as for Other Ducks ............... 7 2 7 25 21 6 21 75 Sept. 26–Oct. 11 & .......................... Nov. 2–Jan. 31 ................................ Oct. 17–Jan. 31 ............................... 4 4 4 12 12 12 Same as for Canada Geese ........... Same as for Canada Geese ........... 10 10 30 30 Same as for Canada Geese ........... Same as for Canada Geese ........... 20 20 60 60 .......................................................... 7 21 Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ................................ Oct. 17–Nov. 1 & ............................. Nov. 5–Jan. 31 ................................ Same as Columbia Basin Unit. 2 7 7 6 21 21 Same Same Same Same as as as as for for for for Other Other Other Other Same Same Same Same as as as as for for for for Canada Canada Canada Canada Sfmt 4700 Ducks Ducks Ducks Ducks ............... ............... ............... ............... Geese Geese Geese Geese E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53288 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag Scaup ................................................................................... Other Ducks ......................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Canada Geese: Northwest Permit Zone (10)(11) ................................................. Tillamook County Management Area .......................................... Southwest Zone .......................................................................... South Coast Zone ....................................................................... Eastern Zone ............................................................................... Klamath County Zone ................................................................. Harney and Lake County Zone ................................................... Malheur County Zone .................................................................. White-fronted Geese: Northwest Permit Zone (10) ........................................................ Tillamook County Management Area .......................................... Southwest Zone .......................................................................... South Coast Zone ....................................................................... Eastern Zone ............................................................................... Klamath County Zone ................................................................. Harney and Lake County Zone (12) ........................................... Malheur County Zone .................................................................. Light Geese: Northwest Permit Zone (10) ........................................................ Tillamook County Management Area .......................................... Southwest Zone .......................................................................... South Coast Zone ....................................................................... Eastern Zone ............................................................................... Klamath County Zone (13) .......................................................... Harney and Lake County Zone (13) ........................................... Malheur County Zone (13) .......................................................... Brant ................................................................................................... Utah: Ducks: ................................................................................................. Zone 1: Scaup ................................................................................... Other Ducks ......................................................................... Zone 2: Scaup ................................................................................... Other Ducks ......................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Canada Geese and Brant (5): East Box Elder County Zone ...................................................... Wasatch Front Zone .................................................................... Northern Zone ............................................................................. Southern Zone ............................................................................. White-fronted Geese: East Box Elder County Zone ...................................................... Wasatch Front Zone .................................................................... Northern Zone ............................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00152 Fmt 4700 Possession Oct. 10–Nov. 29 & ........................... Dec. 3–Jan. 6 .................................. Oct. 10–Nov. 29 & ........................... Dec. 3–Jan. 24 ................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............... 2 2 7 7 25 6 6 21 21 75 Oct. 24–Nov. 1 & ............................. Nov. 21–Jan. 13 & .......................... Feb. 6–Mar. 10 ................................ Closed. Oct. 17–Nov. 1 & ............................. Nov. 10–Jan. 31 .............................. Oct. 3–Dec. 6 & ............................... Dec. 19–Jan. 7 & ............................ Feb. 20–Mar. 10 .............................. Oct. 17–Nov. 1 & ............................. Nov. 10–Jan. 31 .............................. Oct. 10–Nov. 29 & ........................... Dec. 15–Jan. 31 .............................. Oct. 10–Nov. 29 & ........................... Dec. 15–Jan. 31 .............................. Oct. 10–Nov. 29 & ........................... Dec. 15–Jan. 31 .............................. 6 6 6 18 18 18 4 4 6 6 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 12 12 18 18 18 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 10 30 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 Same as for Canada Geese ........... Closed. Same as for Canada Geese ........... Same as for Canada Geese ........... Same as for Canada Geese ........... Oct. 10–Nov. 29 & ........................... Jan. 16–Mar. 10 .............................. Oct. 10–Nov. 29 & ........................... Jan. 16–Mar. 10 .............................. Oct. 10–Nov. 29 & ........................... Jan. 16–Mar. 10 .............................. Same as for Canada Geese ........... Closed. Same as for Canada Geese ........... Same as for Canada Geese ........... Same as for Canada Geese ........... Oct. 10–Nov. 29 & ........................... Jan. 16–Mar. 10 .............................. Oct. 10–Nov. 29 & ........................... Jan. 16–Mar. 10 .............................. Oct. 10–Nov. 29 & ........................... Jan. 16–Mar. 10 .............................. Nov. 28–Dec. 13 ............................. 6 18 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 2 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 6 .......................................................... 7 21 Oct. 3–Dec. 27 ................................ Oct. 3–Jan. 16 ................................. 2 7 6 21 Nov. 6–Jan. 30 ................................ Oct. 17–Jan. 30 ............................... Same as for Other Ducks ............... 2 7 25 6 21 75 Oct. 3–Jan. 16 ................................. Oct. 3–Oct. 15 & ............................. Nov. 7–Feb. 7 .................................. Oct. 3–Oct. 15 & ............................. Oct. 24–Jan. 24 ............................... Oct. 17–Jan. 30 ............................... 4 4 4 4 4 4 12 12 12 12 12 12 Same as for Canada Geese and Brant. Same as for Canada Geese and Brant. Same as for Canada Geese and Brant. 10 30 10 30 10 30 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 53289 Limits Area Season dates Bag Southern Zone ............................................................................. Light Geese ........................................................................................ Washington: Ducks: ................................................................................................. East and West Zones (14): Scaup ................................................................................... Other Ducks ......................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Canada Geese: Area 1 (15) .................................................................................. Area 2 Inland (16)(17) ................................................................. Area 2 Coast (16)(17) ................................................................. Area 3 (15) .................................................................................. Area 4 (15) .................................................................................. Area 5 (15) .................................................................................. White-fronted Geese: Area 1 (15) .................................................................................. Area 2 Inland (16) ....................................................................... Area 2 Coast (16) ........................................................................ Area 3 (15) .................................................................................. Area 4 (15) .................................................................................. Area 5 (15) .................................................................................. Light Geese: Area 1 (15) .................................................................................. Area Area Area Area 2 2 3 4 Inland (16) ....................................................................... Coast (16) ........................................................................ (15) .................................................................................. (15) .................................................................................. Area 5 (15) .................................................................................. Brant (18): Coastal Zone ............................................................................... Puget Sound Zone ...................................................................... Wyoming: Ducks: ................................................................................................. Snake River Zone: Scaup ................................................................................... Other Ducks ......................................................................... Balance of State Zone: Scaup ................................................................................... Other Ducks ......................................................................... Coots .................................................................................................. Dark Geese ........................................................................................ Light Geese ........................................................................................ Possession Same as for Canada Geese and Brant. Oct. 26–Dec. 15 & ........................... Jan. 15–Mar. 10 .............................. 10 30 20 20 60 60 .......................................................... 7 21 Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ................................ Oct. 17–Oct 25 & ............................ Oct. 28–Jan. 31 ............................... Same as for Other Ducks ............... 2 7 7 25 6 21 21 75 Oct. 17–Nov. 29 & ........................... Dec. 12–Jan. 31 .............................. Oct. 17–Nov. 1 & ............................. Nov. 25–Jan. 17 & .......................... Feb. 13–Mar. 10 .............................. Oct. 17–Dec. 6 & ............................. Dec. 23–Jan. 24 & .......................... Feb. 13–Feb. 24 .............................. Oct. 17–Oct. 29 & ........................... Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ................................ Oct. 17–Nov. 1 & ............................. Nov. 4 only & ................................... Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ................................ Oct. 17–Nov. 2 & ............................. Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ................................ 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 Same as for Canada Geese ........... Same as for Canada Geese ........... Same as for Canada Geese ........... Same as for Canada Geese ........... Same as for Canada Geese ........... Oct. 17–Nov. 1 & ............................. Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ................................ 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 Oct. 17–Nov. 29 & ........................... Dec. 12–Jan. 31 & .......................... Feb. 13–Feb. 23 .............................. Same as for Canada Geese ........... Same as for Canada Geese ........... Same as for Canada Geese ........... Nov. 7–Jan. 31 & ............................ Feb. 13–Mar. 3 ................................ Oct. 17–Nov. 1 & ............................. Nov. 4–Jan. 31 ................................ 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 Jan. 9–Jan. 31 ................................. Jan. 16–Jan. 31 ............................... 2 2 6 6 .......................................................... 7 21 Sept. 26–Dec. 20 ............................ Sept. 26–Jan. 8 ............................... 2 7 6 21 Sept. 26–Dec. 20 ............................ Sept. 26–Jan. 8 ............................... Same as for Other Ducks ............... Sept. 26–Dec. 31 ............................ Sept. 26–Dec. 31 ............................ 2 7 15 4 10 6 21 45 12 30 (1) In Arizona, the daily bag limit may include no more than either 2 female mallards or 2 Mexican-like ducks, or 1 of each; and no more than 6 female mallards and Mexican-like ducks, in the aggregate, may be in possession. For black-bellied whistling ducks, the daily bag limit is 1 and the possession limit is 3. (2) In California, the daily bag and possession limits for Canada geese and white-fronted geese are in the aggregate. (3) In California, small Canada geese are cackling and Aleutian Canada geese, and large Canada geese are western and lesser Canada geese. (4) In California, in the Northeastern Zone, the daily bag limit may include no more than 2 large Canada geese. (5) The daily bag and possession limits for Canada geese and brant are in the aggregate. (6) In Idaho, the season on light geese is closed in Fremont and Teton Counties. (7) In Montana, check State regulations for special seasons and exceptions. (8) In Nevada, youth 17 years of age or younger are allowed to hunt on October 24 on the Moapa Valley portion of Overton Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Youth must be accompanied by an adult who is 18 years of age or older. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00153 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53290 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations (9) In Nevada, there is no open season on light geese in Ruby Valley within Elko and White Pine Counties. In addition, the season is closed in Alkali Lake, Fernley, Humboldt, Kirch, Mason Valley, Scripps, and Steptoe Valley WMAs and Washoe State Park from February 20 to March 7. (10) In Oregon, in the Northwest Permit Zone, see State regulations for specific dates, times, and conditions of permit hunts and closures. (11) In Oregon, in the Northwest Permit Zone, the season for dusky Canada geese is closed. (12) In Oregon, in Lake County, the daily bag and possession limits for white-fronted geese are 1 and 3, respectively. (13) In Oregon, in Klamath County, Harney and Lake County, and Malheur County Zones, during February 1 through March 10, the daily bag and possession limits are 20 and 60, respectively. (14) In Washington, the daily bag limit in the West Zone may include no more than 2 scoters, 2 long-tailed ducks, and 2 goldeneyes, with the possession limit three times the daily bag limit. The daily bag and possession limit, and the season limit, for harlequins is 1. (15) In Washington, in Areas 1, 3, and 5, hunting is allowed each day. In Area 4, hunting is allowed only on Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays, and certain holidays. See State regulations for details, including shooting hours. (16) In Washington, in Areas 2 Inland and 2 Coast, see State regulations for specific dates, times, and conditions of permit hunts and closures. (17) In Washington, in Areas 2 Inland and 2 Coast, the season for dusky Canada geese is closed. (18) In Washington, brant may be hunted in Clallam, Pacific, Skagit, and Watcom Counties only; see State regulations for specific dates. (f) Youth and Veteran–Active Military Personnel Waterfowl Hunting Days. The following seasons are open only to youth and veteran–active military personnel, except where noted. Youth must be accompanied into the field by an adult 18 years of age or older. This adult cannot duck hunt but may participate in other open seasons. Limits: Bag limits may include ducks, geese, swans, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules. The bag and possession limits are the same as those allowed in the regular season except in States that are allowed a daily bag limit of 1 or 2 scaup during different portions of the season, in which case the daily bag limit is 2 scaup per day and the possession limit is 6 scaup per day. Flyway species and area restrictions remain in effect. Definitions Youth: States may use their established definition of age for youth hunters. However, youth hunters may not be older than 17 years of age. Youth hunters 16 years of age and older must possess a Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (also Area Species ATLANTIC FLYWAY Connecticut (1) .......................................................... Delaware (1) .............................................................. Florida ........................................................................ Youth .................................................................. Veteran–Active Military Personnel ..................... Georgia ...................................................................... Maine (1): .................................................................. North Zone ......................................................... South Zone ......................................................... Coastal Zone ...................................................... Maryland (2)(3) .......................................................... Massachusetts: .......................................................... Youth Hunters .................................................... Veteran–Active Military Personnel ..................... New Hampshire (1) ................................................... New Jersey: ............................................................... Youth North Zone .................................................. South Zone .................................................. Coastal Zone ............................................... Veteran–Active Military Personnel ..................... New York: .................................................................. Youth Long Island Zone ........................................ Lake Champlain Zone ................................. Northeastern Zone ...................................... Southeastern Zone ...................................... Western Zone .............................................. Veteran–Active Military Personnel Long Island Zone ........................................ Northeastern Zone ...................................... Southeastern Zone ...................................... Western Zone .............................................. North Carolina (4)(5) ................................................. Pennsylvania (6): ....................................................... North Zone ......................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 known as Federal Duck Stamp). Swans may only be taken by participants possessing applicable swan permits. Veteran–Active Military Personnel: Veterans (as defined in section 101 of title 38, U.S. Code) and members of the Armed Forces on active duty, including members of the National Guard and Reserves on active duty (other than for training), may participate. All hunters must possess a Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (also known as Federal Duck Stamp). Swans may only be taken by participants possessing applicable swan permits. Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Season dates Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ........................... Ducks, geese, brant, mergansers, and coots ................. Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and moorhens. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules. Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Ducks, sea ducks, Canada geese, light geese, brant, and coots. Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ........................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules. Oct. 3 & 31. Oct. 17 & Feb. 6. Nov. 14 & Feb. 13. Feb. 6 & 7. Nov. 14 & 15. Sept. 19 & Dec. 12. Sept. 26 & Oct. 17. Sept. 26 & Oct. 24. Nov. 7 & Feb. 6. Sept. 26 & Oct. 10. Oct. 3 & Jan. 30. Sept. 26 & 27. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Ducks, Canada geese, brant, mergansers, coots. Oct. 10 & Feb. 6. Nov. 7 & Feb. 6. Feb. 6 & 13. Oct. 3 & Feb. 6. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Nov. 7 & 8. Sept. 26 & 27. Sept. 19 & 20. Sept. 19 & 20. Oct. 3 & 4. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Ducks, geese, brant, tundra swans, mergansers, and coots. Ducks, Canada geese, brant, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules. .......................................................................................... Nov. 14 & 15. Sept. 19 & 20. Oct. 10 & 11. Nov. 11 & 14. Feb. 6 & 13. Frm 00154 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 Sept. 19 & Jan. 16. Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Area Species South Zone ......................................................... Northwest Zone .................................................. Lake Erie Zone ................................................... Rhode Island (1) ........................................................ South Carolina ........................................................... Vermont (1) ................................................................ Virginia (5) ................................................................. West Virginia (1) ........................................................ MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Alabama ..................................................................... Arkansas .................................................................... Illinois (1): .................................................................. North Zone ......................................................... Central Zone ....................................................... South Central Zone ............................................ South Zone ......................................................... Indiana: ...................................................................... North Zone ......................................................... Central Zone ....................................................... South Zone ......................................................... Iowa (1): ..................................................................... North Zone ......................................................... Missouri River Zone ........................................... South Zone ......................................................... Kentucky (1): ............................................................. West Zone .......................................................... East Zone ........................................................... Louisiana: .................................................................. Youth West Zone ................................................... East Zone .................................................... Coastal Zone ............................................... Veteran–Active Military Personnel West Zone ................................................... East Zone .................................................... Coastal Zone ............................................... Michigan .................................................................... Minnesota (1) ............................................................. Mississippi ................................................................. Missouri (1): ............................................................... North Zone ......................................................... Middle Zone ........................................................ South Zone ......................................................... Ohio: .......................................................................... Lake Erie Marsh ................................................. North Zone ......................................................... South Zone ......................................................... Tennessee: ................................................................ Youth Reelfoot Zone .............................................. Remainder of State ..................................... Veteran–Active Military Personnel Reelfoot Zone .............................................. Remainder of State ..................................... Wisconsin (1) ............................................................. CENTRAL FLYWAY Colorado: ................................................................... Mountain/Foothills Zone ..................................... Northeast Zone ................................................... Southeast Zone .................................................. Kansas (7): ................................................................ High Plains ......................................................... Low Plains: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 53291 Season dates .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Ducks, sea ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ......... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ........................... Ducks, geese, mergansers and coots ............................ Ducks, Canada geese, tundra swans, mergansers, and coots. Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and gallinules .......... Sept. 19 & Jan. 23. Sept. 19 & Dec. 19. Sept. 19 & Oct. 24. Oct. 24 & 25. Feb. 6 & 13. Sept. 26 & 27. Oct. 24 & Feb. 6. Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules. Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules. Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules. Nov. 21 & Feb. 6. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Nov. 7 & Jan. 30. Nov. 14 & Feb. 6. Nov. 7 & Nov. 8. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules. Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules. Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules. Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots. Nov. 8 & Jan. 31. Nov. 15 & Feb. 7. Jan. 30 & Jan. 31. Sept. 19 & 20. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Feb. 6 & 13. Feb. 6 & 13. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules. Feb. 7 & 14. Feb. 7 & 14. Sept. 19 & 20. Ducks, dark geese, mergansers, and coots. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots. .......................................................................................... Frm 00155 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 Sept. 19 & Nov. 7. Dec. 5 & Feb. 6. Oct. 10 & 11. Oct. 17 & 18. Nov. 7 & 8. Nov. 14 & 15. Oct. 17 & 18. Oct. 24 & 25. Oct. 31 & Nov. 1. Sept. 19 & 20. Oct. 3 & 4. Sept. 26 & 27. Feb. 6 & 7. Nov. 7 & 8. Sept. 12 & 13. Feb. 6 & Feb. 7. Oct. 24 & 25. Oct. 24 & 25. Nov. 21 & 22. Oct. 3 & 4. Oct. 3 & 4. Oct. 3 & 4. Sept. 26 & 27. Oct. 3 & 4. Oct. 24 & 25. Oct. 3 & 4. 53292 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Area Species Early Zone ................................................... Late Zone .................................................... Southeast Zone ........................................... Montana (1) ............................................................... Nebraska (1): ............................................................. Zone 1 ................................................................ Zone 2 ................................................................ Zone 3 ................................................................ Zone 4 ................................................................ New Mexico (1): ........................................................ North Zone ......................................................... South Zone ......................................................... North Dakota ............................................................. Oklahoma: ................................................................. High Plains ......................................................... Low Plains: Zone 1 ......................................................... Zone 2 ......................................................... South Dakota (1) ....................................................... Texas (1): .................................................................. High Plains ......................................................... Low Plains: North Zone .................................................. South Zone .................................................. Wyoming: ................................................................... Zone C1 .............................................................. Zone C2 .............................................................. Zone C3 .............................................................. PACIFIC FLYWAY Arizona (1): ................................................................ North Zone ......................................................... South Zone ......................................................... California: Youth .................................................................. Northeastern Zone ...................................... Colorado River Zone ................................... Southern Zone ............................................ Southern San Joaquin Valley Zone ............ Balance of State Zone ................................ Veteran–Active Military Personnel ..................... Northeastern Zone ...................................... Southern Zone ............................................ Southern San Joaquin Valley Zone ............ Balance of State Zone ................................ Colorado: ................................................................... East Zone ........................................................... West Zone .......................................................... Idaho .......................................................................... Montana (1) ............................................................... Nevada (1)(5): ........................................................... Northeast Zone ................................................... Northwest Zone .................................................. South Zone ......................................................... New Mexico (1) ......................................................... Oregon ....................................................................... Youth .................................................................. Veteran–Active Military Personnel ..................... Utah (1)(5): ................................................................ Zone 1 ................................................................ Zone 2 ................................................................ Washington (8): ......................................................... Youth East Zone .................................................... West Zone ................................................... Veteran–Active Military Personnel East Zone .................................................... West Zone ................................................... Wyoming .................................................................... Season dates .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ........................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, and moorhens. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ........................... Ducks, geese mergansers, and coots. .......................................................................................... Oct. 3 & 4. Oct. 24 & 25. Nov. 7 & 8. Sept. 26 & 27. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Ducks, Canada geese, mergansers, and coots ............. Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules. .......................................................................................... Nov. 7 & Feb. 6. Nov. 7 & Feb. 6. Sept. 12 & 13. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Nov. 7 & 8. Oct. 31 & Nov. 1. Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and moorhens. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Ducks, geese, brant, mergansers, coots, and moorhens. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Ducks, brant, mergansers, coots, and moorhens. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ........................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ........................... Ducks, geese, swans, mergansers, coots, and moorhens. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, and moorhens ..................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Ducks, dark geese, swans, mergansers, and coots. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Ducks, geese, brant, mergansers, and coots. 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Sept. 26 & 27. Oct. 3 & 4. Sept. 19 & 20. Oct. 3 & Feb. 6. Oct. 24 & 25. Sept. 26 & 27. Sept. 19 & 20. Sept. 19 & 20. Sept. 26 & 27. Feb. 6 & 7. Sept. 19 & 20. Feb. 6 & 7. Feb. 6 & 7. Feb. 6 & 7. Feb. 6 & 7. Jan. 16 & 17. Feb. 13 & 14. Feb. 13 & 14. Feb. 13 & 14. Sept. 26 & 27. Oct. 24 & 25. Sept. 26 & 27. Sept. 26 & 27. Sept. 12 & 13. Sept. 26 & Feb. 13. Feb. 13 & 14. Oct. 3 & 4. Sept. 26 & 27. Feb. 6. Sept. 19. Oct. 3. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Oct. 3 & Feb. 6. Sept. 26 & Feb. 6. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ........................... Feb. 6. Feb. 6. Sept. 19 & 20. (1) The season is open to youth hunters only. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Oct. 3 & 4. Sept. 26 & 27. Oct. 17 & 18. Sept. 26 & 27. Frm 00156 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53293 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations (2) In Maryland, youth hunter(s) must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older that holds a valid Maryland hunting license or is exempt from the hunting license requirements. One adult may take one or more young hunters, and that adult may call waterfowl, assist with decoys and retrieve downed birds but may not possess a hunting weapon and may not participate in other seasons that are open on the youth waterfowl hunting days. Active military and honorably discharged veterans, of any age, that possess a valid Maryland hunting license or are exempt from the hunting license requirements may also hunt waterfowl on November 7, 2020, and February 6, 2021. Active military and honorably discharged veterans at least 21 years of age or older may possess hunting weapons and hunt while also providing assistance to eligible youth hunters. (3) In Maryland, the bag limit for Canada geese is 1 in the AP Zone and 5 in the RP Zone. (4) In North Carolina, the daily bag limit in the Northeast Hunt Zone may not include Canada geese and white-fronted geese except by permit. (5) In North Carolina, Virginia, Nevada, and Utah, the daily bag limit may not include swans except by permit. (6) In Pennsylvania, September 19 is open to youth hunters only. (7) In Kansas, the adult accompanying the youth must possess any licenses and/or stamps required by law for that individual to hunt waterfowl. (8) In Washington, the brant season and light goose season is closed in September. 7. Section 20.106 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 20.106 Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for sandhill cranes. Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits on the species designated in this section are as follows: Shooting and hawking hours are onehalf hour before sunrise until sunset, except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in the August 21, 2020, Federal Register (85 FR 51854). Federally authorized, State-issued permits are issued to individuals, and only the individual whose name and address appears on the permit at the time of issuance is authorized to take sandhill cranes at the level allowed by the permit, in accordance with provisions of both Federal and State regulations governing the hunting season. The permit must be carried by the permittee when exercising its provisions and must be presented to any law enforcement officer upon request. The permit is not transferable or assignable to another individual, and may not be sold, bartered, traded, or otherwise provided to another person. If the permit is altered or defaced in any way, the permit becomes invalid. CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS. Limits Area Season dates Bag MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Alabama (1) North Zone ............................................................................... Kentucky (1)(2) ............................................................................... Minnesota (1) NW Goose Zone ...................................................................... Tennessee (1): Southeast Zone (3) .................................................................. Rest of State ............................................................................ CENTRAL FLYWAY Colorado (1) .................................................................................... Kansas (1)(2)(4) West Zone ............................................................................... Central Zone ............................................................................ Montana: Regular Season Area (1) ......................................................... Special Season Area (5) ......................................................... New Mexico: Regular Season Area (1) ......................................................... Middle Rio Grande Valley Area (5)(6) ..................................... Southwest Area (5) .................................................................. Estancia Valley (5)(7) .............................................................. North Dakota (1): Area 1 ...................................................................................... Area 2 ...................................................................................... Oklahoma (1) .................................................................................. South Dakota (1) ............................................................................. Texas (1): Zone A ..................................................................................... Zone B ..................................................................................... Zone C ..................................................................................... Wyoming: Regular Season (Area 7) (1) ................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00157 Possession Dec. 4–Jan. 31 .............................. Dec. 7–Jan. 31 .............................. 3 ....................... 2 ....................... 3. 3 per season. Sept. 19–Oct. 25 ........................... 2 ....................... 6. Dec. 5–Jan. 31 .............................. Dec. 5–Jan. 31 .............................. 3 ....................... 2 ....................... 3 per season. 2 per season. Oct. 3–Nov. 29 .............................. 3 ....................... 9. Oct. 17–Dec. 13 ............................ Nov. 11–Jan. 7 .............................. 3 ....................... 3 ....................... 9. 9. Oct. 3–Nov. 29 .............................. 3 ....................... 9. Sept. 1–Oct. 30 ............................. 2 per season Oct. 24–Jan. 24 ............................ Nov. 21 & ...................................... Nov. 7–Nov. 8 & ........................... Nov. 28–Nov. 29 ........................... Dec. 5–Dec. 6 & ........................... Jan. 2–Jan. 3 & ............................. Jan. 9–Jan. 10 .............................. Oct. 24–Nov. 1 & .......................... Jan. 2–Jan. 3 ................................ Oct. 24–Nov. 1 .............................. 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 ....................... ....................... ....................... ....................... ....................... ....................... ....................... ....................... ....................... ....................... 6. 3 per 6 per 6 per 6 per 6 per 6 per 6 per 6 per 6. Sept. 19–Nov. 15 .......................... Sept. 19–Nov. 15 .......................... Oct. 24–Jan. 24 ............................ Sept. 26–Nov. 22 .......................... 3 2 3 3 ....................... ....................... ....................... ....................... 9. 6. 9. 9. Oct. 31–Jan. 31 ............................ Nov. 27–Jan. 31 ............................ Dec. 19–Jan. 24 ............................ 3 ....................... 3 ....................... 2 ....................... 9. 9. 6. Sept. 12–Nov. 8 ............................ 3 ....................... 9. Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 season. season. season. season. season. season. season. season. 53294 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag Possession Riverton-Boysen Unit (Area 4) (5) ........................................... Oct. 3–Oct. 25 ............................... 1 per season. Big Horn, Hot Springs, Park, and Washakie Counties (Area 6) (5). Sept. 19–Oct. 11 ........................... 1 per season. Johnson, Natrona, and Sheridan Counties (Area 8) (5) ......... Sept. 1–Sept. 30 ........................... 1 per season. PACIFIC FLYWAY Arizona (5): Zone 1 (8) ................................................................................ Nov. 13–Dec. 13 ........................... 3 per season. Zone 2 (9) ................................................................................ Nov. 20–Nov. 30 ........................... 3 per season. Zone 3 (10) .............................................................................. Nov. 28–Dec. 16 ........................... 3 per season. Idaho (5): Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6 ............................................................ Sept. 1–Sept. 30 ........................... 2 per season. Montana (5): Zones 1 & 4 ............................................................................. Zones 2 & 3 ............................................................................. Sept. 1–Oct. 30 ............................. Sept. 1–Oct. 30 ............................. Utah (5): Cache County .......................................................................... ....................................................... Sept. 5–Sept. 13 ........................... 1 per season. East Box Elder County ............................................................ Sept. 5–Nov. 3 .............................. 1 per season. Rich County ............................................................................. Sept. 5–Sept. 13 ........................... 1 per season. Uintah County .......................................................................... Oct. 3–Dec. 1 ................................ 1 per season. Wyoming (5): Areas 1, 2, 3, & 5 .................................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 8 ............................. 1 per season. 1 ....................... 2 ....................... 1 2 (1) Each person participating in the regular sandhill crane seasons must have a valid sandhill crane hunting permit in their possession while hunting. (2) In Kansas and Kentucky, shooting hours are from sunrise until sunset. (3) In Tennessee, in the Southeast Zone, the season is also closed from January 15 through January 17, 2021. (4) In Kansas, each person desiring to hunt sandhill cranes is required to pass an annual, online sandhill crane identification examination. (5) Hunting is by State permit only. See State regulations for further information. (6) In New Mexico, in the Middle Rio Grande Valley Area (Bernardo and Casa Colorado Wildlife Management Areas), the season is only open for youth hunters on November 21. See State regulations for further details. (7) In New Mexico, in the Estancia Valley Area, the season will be closed to crane hunting on October 28. (8) In Arizona, in Zone 1, season dates are November 13 to 15, November 20 to 22, November 24 to 26, November 28 to 30, December 2 to 4, December 6 to 8, and December 11 to 13. November 13 to 15 is restricted to archery hunters only and December 11 to 13 is restricted to youth hunters only. (9) In Arizona, in Zone 2, season dates are November 20 to 22, and November 28 to 30. (10) In Arizona, in Zone 3, season dates are November 28 to 30, December 2 to 4, December 6 to 8, December 10 to 12, and December 14 to 16. 8. Section 20.107 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 20.107 Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for swans. Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits on the species designated in this section are as follows: Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset, except as otherwise restricted by State regulations. Hunting is by State permit only. Federally authorized, State-issued permits are issued to individuals, and only the individual whose name and address appears on the permit at the time of issuance is authorized to take swans at the level allowed by the permit, in accordance with provisions of both Federal and State regulations governing the hunting season. The permit must be carried by the permittee when exercising its provisions and must be presented to any law enforcement officer upon request. The permit is not transferable or assignable to another individual, and may not be sold, bartered, traded, or otherwise provided to another person. If the permit is altered or defaced in any way, the permit becomes invalid. Note: Successful permittees must immediately validate their harvest by that method required in State regulations. CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND DELINEATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY ON FEDERAL AND STATE PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS AND FEDERAL INDIAN RESERVATIONS. Area Season dates ATLANTIC FLYWAY Delaware .................................................................... Nov. 11–Jan. 30 .............................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00158 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM Limits 28AUR1 1 tundra swan per permit. 53295 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Area Season dates North Carolina ........................................................... Virginia ....................................................................... CENTRAL FLYWAY (1) Montana ..................................................................... North Dakota ............................................................. South Dakota ............................................................. PACIFIC FLYWAY (1) Idaho (2) .................................................................... Montana (2) ............................................................... Nevada (3)(4) ............................................................ Nov. 7–Jan. 30 ................................................................ Nov. 18–Jan. 31 .............................................................. 1 tundra swan per permit. 1 tundra swan per permit. Oct. 3–Jan. 7 ................................................................... Oct. 3–Jan. 1 ................................................................... Oct. 3–Jan. 8 ................................................................... 1 tundra swan per permit. 1 tundra swan per permit. 1 tundra swan per permit. Oct. 19–Dec. 1 ................................................................ Oct. 10–Dec. 1 ................................................................ Oct. 10–Jan. 3 & ............................................................. Jan. 13–Jan. 31 .............................................................. Oct. 3–Dec. 13 ................................................................ 1 1 2 2 1 Utah (3)(4) ................................................................. Limits swan per season. swan per season. swans per season. swans per season. swan per season. (1) See State regulations for description of area open to swan hunting. (2) In Idaho and Montana, all harvested swans must be reported by way of a bill measurement card within 3 days of harvest. (3) In Nevada and Utah, all harvested swans and tags must be checked or registered within 3 days of harvest. (4) Harvests of trumpeter swans are limited to 20 in Utah and 10 in Nevada. When it has been determined that the quota of trumpeter swans allotted to Nevada and Utah have been filled, the season for taking of any swan species in the respective State will be closed by either the Director upon giving public notice through local information media at least 48 hours in advance of the time and date of closing, or by the State through State regulations with such notice and time (not less than 48 hours) as they deem necessary. 9. Section 20.109 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 20.109 Extended seasons, limits, and hours for taking migratory game birds by falconry. Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as follows: Hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset except as otherwise restricted by State regulations. Area descriptions were published in the August 21, 2020, Federal Register (85 FR 51854). Limits: The daily bag limit may include no more than 3 migratory game birds in the aggregate. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. These limits apply to falconry during both regular hunting seasons and extended falconry seasons, unless further restricted by State regulations. The falconry bag and possession limits are not in addition to regular season limits. Unless otherwise specified, Area Extended falconry dates ATLANTIC FLYWAY Delaware: Doves ......................................................................................... Rails ........................................................................................... Woodcock ................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................. Brant ........................................................................................... Florida: Doves ......................................................................................... Rails ........................................................................................... Woodcock ................................................................................... Moorhens and gallinules ............................................................ Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................. Georgia: Ducks, geese, moorhens, gallinules, and sea ducks ................ Maine: Ducks, geese, and brant: North Zone .......................................................................... South & Coastal Zones ....................................................... Maryland: Doves ......................................................................................... Rails ........................................................................................... Woodcock ................................................................................... Ducks ......................................................................................... Brant ........................................................................................... Light Geese ................................................................................ Massachusetts: Ducks, mergansers, sea ducks, and coots ................................ New Hampshire: Ducks, mergansers, and coots: Northern Zone ..................................................................... Inland Zone ......................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 extended falconry for ducks does not include sea ducks within the special sea duck areas. Although many States permit falconry during the gun seasons, only extended falconry seasons are shown below. Please consult State regulations for details. CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND DELINEATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY ON FEDERAL AND STATE PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS AND FEDERAL INDIAN RESERVATIONS. PO 00000 Frm 00159 Fmt 4700 Feb. 1–Feb. 19. Nov. 26–Jan. 7. Oct. 1–Nov. 3 & Feb. 1–Mar. 10. Feb. 1–Mar. 6. Feb. 1–Feb. 24. Feb. 1–Feb. 17. Nov. 10–Dec. 16. Nov. 24–Dec. 17 & Feb. 1–Mar. 10. Nov. 10–Dec. 13. Nov. 3–Nov. 12 & Feb. 8–Feb. 4. Nov. 30–Dec. 5. Dec. 19–Feb. 9. Jan. 7–Feb. 27. Jan. 12– Jan. 30. Nov. 21–Jan. 2. Oct. 1–Oct. 20 & Feb. 1–Mar. 10. Feb. 1–Mar. 10. Feb. 1–Mar. 10. Feb. 25–Mar. 10. Oct. 8–Oct. 10 & Jan. 26–Feb. 8. Dec. 1–Jan. 14. Nov. 9–Nov. 16 & Dec. 13–Jan. 18. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53296 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Area Extended falconry dates Coastal Zone ....................................................................... New Jersey: Woodcock: North Zone .......................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, and brant: North Zone .......................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................... Coastal Zone ....................................................................... New York: Ducks, mergansers and coots: Long Island Zone ................................................................ Northeastern Zone .............................................................. Southeastern Zone ............................................................. Western Zone ..................................................................... North Carolina: Doves ......................................................................................... Rails, moorhens, and gallinules ................................................. Woodcock ................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers and coots ................................................... Pennsylvania: Doves ......................................................................................... Rails ........................................................................................... Woodcock and snipe .................................................................. Moorhens and gallinules ............................................................ Ducks, mergansers, and coots: North Zone .......................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................... Northwest Zone ................................................................... Lake Erie Zone ................................................................... Canada and white-fronted geese: SJBP Zone .......................................................................... AP Zone .............................................................................. RP Zone .............................................................................. South Carolina: Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................. Virginia: Doves ......................................................................................... Woodcock ................................................................................... Rails, moorhens, and gallinules ................................................. Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................. Canada geese: Eastern (AP) Zone .............................................................. Western (SJBP) Zone ......................................................... Brant .................................................................................... MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Arkansas: Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................. Illinois: Doves ......................................................................................... Rails ........................................................................................... Woodcock ................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................. Indiana: Doves ......................................................................................... Woodcock ................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, and coots: North Zone .......................................................................... Central Zone ....................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................... Iowa: Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................. Kentucky: Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................. Louisiana: Doves ......................................................................................... Rails and moorhens ................................................................... Woodcock ................................................................................... Ducks: West Zone ........................................................................... East Zone ............................................................................ Coastal Zone ....................................................................... Michigan: Ducks, mergansers, coots, and moorhens ................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00160 Fmt 4700 Jan. 25–Mar. 10. Oct. 1–Oct. 16 & Nov. 30–Jan. 30. Oct. 1–Nov. 6 & Dec. 2–Dec. 16 & Jan. 3–Jan. 30. Jan. 17–Mar.10. Jan. 17–Mar. 10. Jan. 31–Mar. 10. Nov. 1–Nov. 20 & Nov. 30–Dec. 11 & Feb. 1–Feb. 13. Oct. 1–Oct. 2 & Oct. 26–Oct. 30 & Dec. 7–Jan. 13. Oct. 1–Oct. 16 & Nov. 30–Dec. 4 & Dec. 21–Jan. 13. Oct. 1–Oct. 16 & Nov. 11–Nov. 27 & Jan. 4–Jan. 13. Oct. 17–Oct. 31. Nov. 28–Jan. 2. Nov. 7–Nov. 28 & Feb. 1–Feb. 27. Oct. 17–Oct. 31 & Feb. 1–Feb. 13. Nov. 28–Dec. 17. Nov. 21–Jan. 2. Sept. 1–Oct. 16 & Nov. 28–Dec. 12 & Dec. 24–Jan. 2. Nov. 21–Dec. 31. Oct. 26–Nov. 16 & Feb. 9–Mar. 10. Oct. 26–Nov. 16 & Feb. 9–Mar. 10. Dec. 14–Dec. 28 & Feb. 1–Mar. 10. Jan. 18–Mar. 10. Mar. 4–Mar. 10. Jan. 7–Mar. 10. Mar. 6–Mar. 10. Nov. 2–Nov. 20 & Dec. 1–Dec. 11. Jan. 20–Jan. 31. Oct. 17–Nov. 6 & Dec. 1–Dec. 23 & Jan. 14–Jan. 31. Nov. 18–Dec. 22. Nov. 30–Dec. 18 & Feb. 1–Feb. 12. Nov. 18–Nov. 29 & Jan. 2–Jan. 15 & Feb. 1–Feb. 24. Feb. 16–Feb. 24. Oct. 17–Nov. 23 & Nov. 30–Dec. 18. Feb. 1–Feb. 15. Nov. 15–Dec. 1. Sept. 1–Sept. 4 & Nov. 14–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Oct. 16 & Dec. 1–Dec. 16. Feb. 10–Mar. 10. Oct. 19–Oct. 31 & Jan. 6–Jan. 9. Sept. 20–Oct. 14 & Nov. 29–Jan. 4. Sept. 27–Sept. 30 & Feb. 14–Mar. 10. Oct. 24–Oct. 30 & Feb. 17–Mar. 10. Oct. 31–Nov. 6 & Feb. 17–Mar. 10. Jan. 2–Jan. 30. Nov. 30–Dec. 6 & Feb. 1–Feb. 15. Sept. 17–Oct. 3. Nov. 5–Nov. 13 & Jan. 7–Jan. 31. Nov. 2–Dec. 17. Nov. 5–Nov. 13 & Jan. 25–Jan. 31. Nov. 5–Nov. 20. Nov. 5–Nov. 13 & Jan. 25–Jan. 31. Dec. 28–Jan. 10 & Feb. 24–Mar. 10. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Area Extended falconry dates Minnesota: Doves ......................................................................................... Rails and snipe .......................................................................... Woodcock ................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules ............... Mississippi: Doves ......................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers and coots ................................................... Missouri: Doves ......................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................. Tennessee: Doves ......................................................................................... Rails, moorhens, and gallinules ................................................. Woodcock ................................................................................... Snipe .......................................................................................... Moorhens and gallinules ............................................................ Ducks, mergansers, and coots: Reelfoot Zone ..................................................................... Rest of the State ................................................................. Wisconsin: Rails, snipe, moorhens, and gallinules: North Zone .......................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................... Mississippi River Zone ........................................................ Woodcock ................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................. CENTRAL FLYWAY Kansas: Ducks, mergansers, and coots: Low Plains ........................................................................... Montana (1): Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................. Nebraska: Ducks, mergansers, and coots: Zone 1 ................................................................................. Zone 2 ................................................................................. Zone 3 ................................................................................. Zone 4 ................................................................................. New Mexico: Doves: North Zone .......................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................... Band-tailed pigeons: North Zone .......................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................... Ducks and coots ........................................................................ Sandhill cranes (2): Regular Season Area ......................................................... Estancia Valley Area ........................................................... Common moorhens .................................................................... Sora and Virginia rails ................................................................ North Dakota: Ducks, mergansers, coots, and snipe ....................................... Oklahoma: Doves ......................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, and coots: Low Plains ........................................................................... Gallinules and rails ..................................................................... Woodcock ................................................................................... Sandhill cranes ........................................................................... South Dakota: Ducks, mergansers, and coots: High Plains .......................................................................... Low Plains: North Zone ................................................................... Middle Zone ................................................................. South Zone .................................................................. Texas: Doves ......................................................................................... Rails, gallinules, and woodcock ................................................. Ducks, mergansers, and coots: Low Plains ........................................................................... Wyoming: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00161 Fmt 4700 Nov. 30–Dec. 16. Nov. 3–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Sept. 18 & Nov. 3–Dec. 16. Dec. 12–Jan. 25. Dec. 2–Dec. 18. Feb. 1–Mar. 1. Nov. 30–Dec. 16. Sept. 12–Sept. 27 & Feb. 10–Mar. 10. Sept. 29–Sept. 30 & Jan. 16–Jan. 30. Nov. 10–Dec. 14. Nov. 1–Nov. 8 & Dec. 2–Jan. 9 & Feb. 1–Feb. 15. Nov. 14–Feb. 28. Nov. 10–Dec. 12. Nov. 30–Dec. 4 & Feb. 1–Feb. 28. Nov. 30–Dec. 4 & Feb. 1–Feb. 28. Sept. 1–Sept. 25 & Nov. 25–Dec. 6. Sept. 1–Oct. 2 & Oct. 12–Oct. 16. Same as South Zone. Sept. 1–Sept. 18 & Nov. 3–Dec. 16. Sept. 19–Sept. 20 & Jan. 8–Feb. 12. Feb. 24–Mar. 10. Sept. 23–Oct. 2. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. 25–Mar. 25–Mar. 25–Mar. 25–Mar. 10. 10. 10. 10. Nov. 30–Dec. 4 & Dec. 21–Jan. 1. Oct. 29–Nov. 5 & Nov. 22–Nov. 30. Sept. 1–Sept. 14. Oct. 1–Oct. 14. Sept. 12–Sept. 20. Oct. 10–Oct. 23. Nov. 2–Dec. 22. Nov. 21–Dec. 27. Nov. 21–Dec. 27. Sept. 1–Sept. 4 & Sept. 7–Sept. 11. Feb. 20–Mar. 8. Feb. 15–Mar. 1. Feb. 1–Mar. 9. Dec. 14–Feb. 13. Jan. 25–Feb. 7. Sept. 1–Sept. 8. Sept. 1–Sept. 25 & Dec. 12–Dec. 19. Sept. 1–Sept. 25 & Dec. 12–Dec. 19. Oct. 3–Oct. 23 & Jan. 9–Jan. 18. Nov. 20–Dec. 6. Feb. 1–Feb. 15. Feb. 1–Feb. 15. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 53297 53298 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Area Extended falconry dates Doves ......................................................................................... Rails ........................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, and coots Zone C1 .............................................................................. Zone C2 .............................................................................. Zone C3 .............................................................................. PACIFIC FLYWAY Arizona: Doves ......................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, and moorhens: North Zone .......................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................... California: Ducks, mergansers, coots, and moorhens: Colorado River Zone ........................................................... Southern Zone .................................................................... Southern San Joaquin Valley Zone .................................... Balance of State Zone ........................................................ Canada geese and white-fronted geese: Southern Zone .................................................................... Light geese: Southern Zone (3) ............................................................... New Mexico: Doves: North Zone .......................................................................... South Zone ......................................................................... Oregon: Doves ......................................................................................... Band-tailed pigeons (4) .............................................................. Washington: Doves ......................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, and dark geese: East Zone ............................................................................ West Zone ........................................................................... Light geese and brant ................................................................ Wyoming: Doves ......................................................................................... Sora and Virginia rails ................................................................ Ducks, mergansers, and coots .................................................. (1) (2) (3) (4) In In In In Nov. 30–Dec. 16. Nov. 10–Dec. 16. Sept. 26–Sept. 27 & Oct. 21–Oct. 28. Sept. 19–Sept. 25 & Dec. 7–Dec. 9. Same as Zone C2. Sept. 16–Nov. 1. Sept. 28–Oct. 1. Feb. 1–Feb. 4. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. 1–Feb. 4. 10–Feb. 12. 10–Feb. 12. 10–Feb. 12. Feb. 3–Feb. 7. Feb. 3–Feb. 7. Nov. 30–Dec. 4 & Dec. 21–Jan. 1. Oct. 29–Nov. 5 & Nov. 22–Nov. 30. Oct. 31–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Sept. 14 & Sept. 24–Dec. 16. Oct. 31–Dec. 16. Oct. 3 & Feb. 6. Sept. 26 & Feb. 6. Feb. 6. Nov. 30–Dec. 16. Nov. 10–Dec. 16. Sept. 19–Sept. 20. Montana, the limits are 2 daily and 6 in posession. New Mexico, the limits for sandhill cranes are 3 daily and 6 in possession. California, in the Imperial County Special Management Area, there is no extended falconry season. Oregon, no more than 1 pigeon daily in bag or possession. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 168 (Friday, August 28, 2020)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 53260-53298]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-17693]


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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; Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for 
Certain Migratory Game Birds

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This rule prescribes the 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 http://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 http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/, or at http://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:

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 Sec. Sec.  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 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).

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.

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The biological opinion is available from http://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 
similar 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 http://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. The 
analysis is available from http://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 regulations for 
hunting seasons, we do not plan to defer the effective date 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 06/30/2021).
     1018-0023, ``Migratory Bird Surveys, 50 CFR 20.20'' 
(expires 04/30/2023). 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 06/30/2021).
    You may view the information collection request(s) at http://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 
solicited

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proposals for special migratory bird hunting regulations for certain 
tribes on Federal Indian reservations, off-reservation trust lands, and 
ceded lands for the 2020-21 migratory bird hunting season in the 
October 15, 2019, proposed rule (84 FR 55120). The resulting proposals 
were contained in a separate April 2, 2020, proposed rule (85 FR 
18532). By virtue of these actions, 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.

Review of Public Comments

    The preliminary proposed rulemaking (October 15, 2019; 84 FR 55120) 
opened the public comment period for 2020-21 migratory game bird 
hunting regulations. We previously addressed all comments in an August 
21, 2020, Federal Register publication (85 FR 51854).

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. 
subchapter II) 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 SRC meeting. Therefore, we conclude that sufficient public 
notice and opportunity for involvement have been given to affected 
persons.
    Further, States need sufficient time to communicate these season 
selections to their affected publics, and to establish and publicize 
the necessary regulations and procedures to implement these seasons. 
Thus, we find that ``good cause'' exists, within the terms of 5 U.S.C. 
553(d)(3) of the Administrative Procedure Act, and therefore, under 
authority of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (July 3, 1918), as amended 
(16 U.S.C. 703-711), these regulations will take effect less than 30 
days after publication. Accordingly, with each conservation agency 
having had an opportunity to participate in selecting the hunting 
seasons desired for its State or Territory on those species of 
migratory birds for which open seasons are now prescribed, and 
consideration having been given to all other relevant matters 
presented, certain sections of title 50, chapter I, subchapter B, part 
20, subpart K, are hereby amended as set forth below.

List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 20

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

John Tanner,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks.
    For the reasons set out in the preamble, title 50, chapter I, 
subchapter B, part 20, subpart K of the Code of Federal Regulations is 
amended as follows:

PART 20--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 annual hunting regulations provided for by 
Sec. Sec.  20.101 through 20.107 and 20.109 of 50 CFR part 20 will 
not appear in the Code of Federal Regulations because of their 
seasonal nature.


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2. Section 20.101 is revised to read as follows:


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

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession 
limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as 
follows:
    Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until 
sunset.
    CHECK COMMONWEALTH REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY 
ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS.
    (a) Puerto Rico.
    Restrictions: In Puerto Rico, the season is closed on the ruddy 
duck, white-cheeked pintail, West Indian whistling duck, fulvous 
whistling duck, masked duck, purple gallinule, American coot, Caribbean 
coot, white-crowned pigeon, and plain pigeon.
    Closed Areas: Closed areas are described in the August 21, 2020, 
Federal Register (85 FR 51854).

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                                                                                              Limits
                    Species                               Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
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Doves and Pigeons:
    Zenaida, white-winged, and mourning doves   Sept. 5-Oct. 26.................              30              90
     (1).
    Scaly-naped pigeons.......................  Sept. 5-Oct. 26.................               5              15
    Ducks.....................................  Nov. 14-Dec. 21 &...............               6              12
                                                Jan. 9-Jan. 25..................               6              12
    Common Moorhens...........................  Nov. 14-Dec. 21 &...............               6              12
                                                Jan. 9-Jan. 25..................               6              12

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    Common Snipe..............................  Nov. 14-Dec. 21 &...............               8              16
                                                Jan. 9-Jan. 25..................               8              16
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(1) The daily bag limit for Zenaida, white-winged, and mourning doves is in the aggregate and may include not
  more than 10 Zenaida and 3 mourning doves. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.

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

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                                                                                              Limits
                    Species                               Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
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Zenaida doves.................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30................              10              10
Ducks.........................................  Closed..........................
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3. Section 20.102 is revised to read as follows:


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

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession 
limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as 
follows:
    Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until 
sunset. Area descriptions were published in the August 21, 2020, 
Federal Register (85 FR 51854).

    Note: Canada geese include Canada geese and cackling geese, and 
light geese include lesser snow (including blue) geese, greater snow 
geese, and Ross's geese.

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

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                 Area                             Season dates
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North Zone............................  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Gulf Coast Zone.......................  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Southeast Zone........................  Sept. 16-Dec. 31.
Pribilof and Aleutian Islands Zone....  Oct. 8-Jan. 22.
Kodiak Zone...........................  Oct. 8-Jan. 22.
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                                                                                      Daily bag and possession limits
                                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                               White
                      Area                                        Canada      fronted                                Emperor                   Sandhill
                                                   Ducks (1)      geese        geese     Light geese     Brant        geese        Snipe      cranes (8)
                                                                  (2)(3)       (4)(5)                                 (6)(7)
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North Zone......................................        10-30         4-12         4-12         6-18          2-6          1-1         8-24          3-9
Gulf Coast Zone.................................         8-24         4-12         4-12         6-18          2-6          1-1         8-24          2-6
Southeast Zone..................................         7-21         4-12         4-12         6-18          2-6          1-1         8-24          2-6
Pribilof and Aleutian Islands Zone..............         7-21         4-12         4-12         6-18          2-6          1-1         8-24          2-6
Kodiak Zone.....................................         7-21         4-12         4-12         6-18          2-6          1-1         8-24          2-6
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(1) The basic duck bag limits may include no more than 2 canvasbacks daily, and may not include sea ducks. In addition to the basic duck limits, the sea
  duck limit is 10 daily, including no more than 6 each of either harlequin or long-tailed ducks. Sea ducks include scoters, common and king eiders,
  harlequin ducks, long-tailed ducks, and common, hooded, and red-breasted mergansers. The season for Steller's and spectacled eiders is closed.
(2) In Units 5 and 6, the taking of Canada geese is only permitted from September 28 through December 16. In the Middleton Island portion of Unit 6, the
  taking of Canada geese is by special permit only. The maximum number of Canada goose permits is 10 for the season. A mandatory goose-identification
  class is required. Hunters must check in and out. The daily bag and possession limit is 1. The season will close if harvest includes 5 dusky Canada
  geese. A dusky Canada goose is any dark-breasted Canada goose (Munsell 10 YR color value five or less) with a bill length between 40 and 50
  millimeters.
(3) In Units 9, 10, 17, and 18, for Canada geese, the daily bag limit is 6 and the possession limit is 18.
(4) In Units 9, 10, and 17, for white-fronted geese, the daily bag limit is 6 and the possession limit is 18.
(5) In Unit 18, for white-fronted geese, the daily bag limit is 10 and the possession limit is 30.
(6) In Unit 8, the Kodiak Island Roaded Area is closed to emperor goose hunting. The Kodiak Island Roaded Area consists of all lands and water
  (including exposed tidelands) east of a line extending from Crag Point in the north to the west end of Saltery Cove in the south and all lands and
  water south of a line extending from Termination Point along the north side of Cascade Lake extending to Anton Larsen Bay. Marine waters adjacent to
  the closed area are closed to harvest within 500 feet from the water's edge. The offshore islands are open to harvest, for example: Woody, Long, Gull
  and Puffin Islands.

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(7) Emperor goose hunting is by State permit only; no more than 1 emperor goose may be harvested per hunter per season. Hunters will be required to file
  a harvest report with the State after harvesting an emperor goose. Total emperor goose harvest may not exceed 500 birds. See State regulations for
  specific dates, times, and conditions of permit hunts and closures.
(8) In Unit 17 of the North Zone, for sandhill cranes, the daily bag limit is 2 and the possession limit is 6.


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4. Section 20.103 is revised to read as follows:


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

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession 
limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as 
follows:
    Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until 
sunset except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in 
the August 21, 2020, Federal Register (85 FR 51854).
    CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL 
RESTRICTIONS.
    (a) Doves.

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



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                                                                                              Limits
                     Area                                 Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag            Poss.
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EASTERN MANAGEMENT UNIT
Alabama:
    North Zone:
        12 noon to sunset.....................  Sept. 5 only....................              15              15
        1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset.....  Sept. 6-Oct. 25 &...............              15              45
                                                Nov. 21-Nov. 29 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 10.................              15              45
    South Zone:
        12 noon to sunset.....................  Sept. 12 only...................              15              15
        1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset.....  Sept. 13-Nov. 1 &...............              15              45
                                                Nov. 21-Nov. 29 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 10.................              15              45
Delaware......................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 5 &................              15              45
                                                Nov. 23-Jan. 30.................              15              45
Florida:
    1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset.........  Sept. 26-Oct. 18................              15              45
                                                Nov. 14-Dec. 6 &................              15              45
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 31.................              15              45
Georgia:
    12 noon to sunset.........................  Sept. 5 only....................              15              15
    1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset.........  Sept. 6-Sept. 30 &..............              15              45
                                                Nov. 21-Nov. 29 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 8-Jan. 31..................              15              45
Illinois (1)..................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 14 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 26-Jan. 9..................              15              45
Indiana.......................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 18 &...............              15              45
                                                Nov. 1-Nov. 15 &................              15              45
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 7..................              15              45
Kentucky:
    11 a.m. to sunset.........................  Sept. 1 only....................              15              15
    1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset.........  Sept. 2-Oct. 26 &...............              15              45
                                                Nov. 26-Dec. 6 &................              15              45
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 10.................              15              45
Louisiana:
    North Zone:
        1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset.....  Sept. 5-Sept. 27 &..............              15              45
                                                Oct. 10-Nov. 15 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 26-Jan. 24.................              15              45
    South Zone:
        1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset.....  Sept. 5-Sept. 16 &..............              15              45
                                                Oct. 17-Nov. 29 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 21.................              15              45
Maryland:
    12 noon to sunset.........................  Sept. 1-Oct. 17.................              15              45
    1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset.........  Oct. 24-Nov. 27 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 9..................              15              45
Mississippi:
    North Zone................................  Sept. 5-Oct. 18 &...............              15              45
                                                Oct. 24-Nov. 21 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 23-Jan. 8..................              15              45
    South Zone................................  Sept. 5-Sept. 20 &..............              15              45
                                                Oct. 10-Nov. 8 &................              15              45
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 31.................              15              45

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North Carolina................................  Sept. 5-Oct. 10 &...............              15              45
                                                Nov. 14-Nov. 28 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 30.................              15              45
Ohio..........................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 8 &................              15              45
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 1..................              15              45
Pennsylvania:
    1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset.........  Sept. 1-Nov. 27.................              15              45
                                                Dec. 18-Jan. 2..................              15              45
Rhode Island:
    12 noon to sunset.........................  Sept. 12-Oct. 11................              15              45
    1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset.........  Oct. 17-Nov. 29 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 12-Dec. 27.................              15              45
South Carolina:
    12 noon to sunset.........................  Sept. 5-Sept. 7.................              15              45
    1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset.........  Sept. 8-Oct. 11 &...............              15              45
                                                Nov. 14-Nov. 28 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 25-Jan. 31.................              15              45
Tennessee:
    12 noon to sunset.........................  Sept. 1 only....................              15              15
    1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset.........  Sept. 2-Sept. 28 &..............              15              45
                                                Oct. 10-Nov. 1 &................              15              45
                                                Dec. 8-Jan. 15..................              15              45
Virginia:
    12 noon to sunset.........................  Sept. 5 only....................              15              15
    1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset.........  Sept. 6-Oct. 28 &...............              15              45
                                                Nov. 21-Nov. 29 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 24-Jan. 19.................              15              45
West Virginia:
    12 noon to sunset.........................  Sept. 1 only....................              15              15
    1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset.........  Sept. 2-Oct. 11 &...............              15              45
                                                Nov. 2-Nov. 15 &................              15              45
                                                Dec. 21-Jan. 24.................              15              45
Wisconsin.....................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 29.................              15              45
CENTRAL MANAGEMENT UNIT
Arkansas......................................  Sept. 5-Oct. 25 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 8-Jan. 15..................              15              45
Colorado......................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 29.................              15              45
Iowa..........................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 29.................              15              45
Kansas........................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 29.................              15              45
Minnesota.....................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 29.................              15              45
Missouri......................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 29.................              15              45
Montana.......................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 30.................              15              45
Nebraska......................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 30.................              15              45
New Mexico:
    North Zone................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 29.................              15              45
    South Zone................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 28 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 1-Jan. 1...................              15              45
North Dakota..................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 29.................              15              45
Oklahoma......................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 31 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 1-Dec. 29..................              15              45
South Dakota..................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................              15              45
Texas (2):
    North Zone................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 12 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 18-Jan. 3..................              15              45
    Central Zone..............................  Sept. 1-Nov. 1 &................              15              45
                                                Dec. 18-Jan. 14.................              15              45
    South Zone................................  Sept. 14-Nov. 1 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 18-Jan. 23.................              15              45
        (Special Season)......................  Sept. 5-Sept. 6 &...............              15              45
        12 noon to sunset.....................  Sept. 12-Sept. 13...............              15              45
Wyoming.......................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 29.................              15              45
WESTERN MANAGEMENT UNIT
Arizona (3)...................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15 &..............              15              45
                                                Nov. 20-Jan. 3..................              15              45
California (4)................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15 &..............              15              45
                                                Nov. 9-Dec. 23..................              15              45
Idaho.........................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 30.................              15              45
Nevada........................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 30.................              15              45
Oregon........................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 30.................              15              45
Utah..........................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 30.................              15              45
Washington....................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30................              15              45
OTHER POPULATIONS

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Hawaii (5)....................................  Nov. 7-Jan. 10..................              10              30
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(1) In Illinois, shooting hours are sunrise to sunset.
(2) In Texas, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning, white-winged, and white-tipped doves in the aggregate, of
  which no more than 2 may be white-tipped doves with a maximum 90-day season. Possession limits are three times
  the daily bag limit. During the special season in the Special White-winged Dove Area of the South Zone, the
  daily bag limit is 15 mourning, white-winged, and white-tipped doves in the aggregate, of which no more than 2
  may be mourning doves and 2 may be white-tipped doves. Possession limits are three times the daily bag limit.
(3) In Arizona, during September 1 through 15, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning and white-winged doves in the
  aggregate, of which no more than 10 may be white-winged doves. During November 20 through January 3, the daily
  bag limit is 15 mourning doves.
(4) In California, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning and white-winged doves in the aggregate, of which no more
  than 10 may be white-wing doves.
(5) In Hawaii, the season is only open on the islands of Hawaii and Maui. On the island of Hawaii, the daily bag
  limit is 10 mourning doves, spotted doves, and chestnut-bellied sandgrouse in the aggregate. On the island of
  Maui, the daily bag limit is 10 mourning doves. Shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise through
  one-half hour after sunset. See State regulations for additional restrictions on hunting dates and areas.

    (b) Band-tailed Pigeons.

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


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5. Section 20.104 is revised to read as follows:


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

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession 
limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as 
follows:
    Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until 
sunset except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in 
the August 21, 2020, Federal Register (85 FR 51854).

    Note: Unless otherwise specified, the daily bag and possession 
limits for sora and Virginia rails are in the aggregate, and the 
daily bag and possession limits for clapper and king rails are in 
the aggregate.

    CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL 
RESTRICTIONS.

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                                   Sora and Virginia   Clapper and king
              Area                       rails               rails         American woodcock         Snipe
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Daily bag limit.................  25................  15................  3.................  8
Possession limit................  75................  45................  9.................  24
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ATLANTIC FLYWAY
    Connecticut (1).............  Sept. 1-Sept. 30 &  Sept. 1-Sept. 30 &  Oct. 21-Nov. 14 &   Sept. 1-Sept. 30 &
                                   Oct. 15-Nov. 28.    Oct. 15-Nov. 28.    Nov. 17-Dec. 12.    Oct. 15-Nov. 28.
    Delaware (2)................  Sept. 5-Nov. 25...  Sept. 5-Nov. 25...  Nov. 23-Nov. 28 &   Sept. 11-Nov. 28 &
                                                                           Dec. 5-Jan. 19..    Dec. 5-Jan. 19
    Florida.....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
    Georgia.....................  Sept. 17-Oct. 21 &  Sept. 17-Oct. 21 &  Dec. 5-Jan. 18....  Nov. 15-Feb. 28.
                                   Nov. 13-Dec. 17.    Nov. 13-Dec. 17.
    Maine (3)...................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 1-Nov. 21....  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
    Maryland (1)................  Sept. 1-Nov. 20...  Sept. 1-Nov. 20...  Oct. 21-Nov. 27 &   Sept. 29-Jan. 30.
                                                                           Jan. 11-Jan. 23.
    Massachusetts (4)...........  Sept. 1-Nov. 7....  Closed............  Oct. 1-Nov. 21....  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
    New Hampshire...............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 1-Nov. 14....  Sept. 15-Nov. 14.
    New Jersey (2)(5):
        North Zone..............  Sept. 1-Nov. 20...  Sept. 1-Nov. 20...  Oct. 17-Oct. 31 &   Sept. 12-Jan. 14.
                                                                           Nov. 3-Nov. 28.
        South Zone..............  Sept. 1-Nov. 20...  Sept. 1-Nov. 20...  Nov. 7-Dec. 1 &     Sept. 12-Jan. 14.
                                                                           Dec. 17-Jan. 2.
    New York (6)................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 1-Nov. 14....  Sept. 1-Nov. 9.

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    North Carolina..............  Sept. 1-Nov. 20...  Sept. 1-Nov. 20...  Dec. 10-Jan. 30...  Oct. 27-Feb. 27.
    Pennsylvania (7)............  Sept. 1-Nov. 20...  Closed............  Oct. 17-Nov. 27 &   Oct. 17-Nov. 27 &
                                                                           Dec. 14-Dec. 23..   Dec. 14-Dec. 23
    Rhode Island (8)............  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Oct. 17-Nov. 30...  Sept. 1-Nov. 9.
    South Carolina..............  Sept. 15-Sept. 20   Sept. 15-Sept. 20   Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 14-Feb. 28.
                                   & Oct. 1-Dec. 3.    & Oct. 1-Dec. 3.
    Vermont.....................  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 1-Nov. 14....  Oct. 1-Nov. 14
    Virginia....................  Sept. 9-Nov. 17...  Sept. 9-Nov. 17...  Nov. 7-Nov. 30 &    Oct. 9-Oct. 12 &
                                                                           Dec. 24-Jan. 13.    Oct. 21-Jan. 31.
    West Virginia...............  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 17-Nov. 21 &   Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
                                                                           Nov. 30-Dec. 8.
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
    Alabama (9).................  Sept. 12-Sept. 27   Sept. 12-Sept. 27   Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 14-Feb. 28.
                                   & Nov. 27-Jan. 19.  & Nov. 27-Jan. 19.
    Arkansas....................  Sept. 12-Nov. 20..  Closed............  Nov. 7-Dec. 21....  Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
    Illinois (10)...............  Sept. 5-Nov. 13...  Closed............  Oct. 17-Nov. 30...  Sept. 5-Dec. 20.
    Indiana (11)................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 15-Nov. 28...  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
    Iowa (12)...................  Sept. 5-Nov. 13...  Closed............  Oct. 3-Nov. 16....  Sept. 5-Nov. 30.
    Kentucky....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 24-Nov. 13 &   Sept. 16-Oct. 25 &
                                                                           Nov. 16-Dec. 9.     Nov. 26-Jan. 30.
    Louisiana...................  Sept. 12-Sept. 27   Sept. 12-Sept. 27   Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 2-Dec. 6 &
                                   & Nov. 14-Jan. 6.   & Nov. 14-Jan. 6.                       Dec. 19-Feb. 28.
    Michigan....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Sept. 19-Nov. 2...  Sept. 1-Nov. 9.
    Minnesota...................  Sept. 1-Nov. 2....  Closed............  Sept. 19-Nov. 2...  Sept. 1-Nov. 2.
    Mississippi.................  Sept. 1-Oct. 4 &    Sept. 1-Oct. 4 &    Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 14-Feb. 28.
                                   Nov. 26-Dec. 31.    Nov. 26-Dec. 31.
    Missouri....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 15-Nov. 28...  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
    Ohio........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 10-Nov. 23...  Sept. 1-Nov. 24 &
                                                                                               Dec. 12-Dec. 31.
    Tennessee...................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Nov. 14-Dec. 6 &    Nov. 14-Feb. 28.
                                                                           Jan. 10-Jan. 31.
    Wisconsin...................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Sept. 19-Nov. 2...  Sept. 1-Nov. 9.
CENTRAL FLYWAY
    Colorado....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
    Kansas......................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 17-Nov. 30...  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
    Montana.....................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
    Nebraska (13)...............  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 3-Nov. 16....  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
    New Mexico (14).............  Sept. 12-Nov. 20..  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 10-Jan. 24.
    North Dakota................  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 26-Nov. 9...  Sept. 12-Dec. 6.
    Oklahoma....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Nov. 1-Dec. 15....  Oct. 1-Jan. 15.
    South Dakota (15)...........  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 1-Oct. 31.
    Texas.......................  Sept. 12-Sept. 27   Sept. 12-Sept. 27   Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 7-Feb. 21.
                                   & Nov. 7-Dec. 30.   & Nov. 7-Dec. 30.
    Wyoming.....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
PACIFIC FLYWAY
    Arizona (16):
        North Zone..............  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 2-Jan. 10.
        South Zone..............  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 23-Jan. 31.
    California..................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 24-Feb. 7.
    Colorado....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
    Idaho:
        Zone 1..................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 3-Jan. 15.
        Zone 2..................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 3-Jan. 15.
        Zone 3..................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 19-Jan. 31.
        Zone 4..................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 3-Jan. 15.
    Montana.....................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
    Nevada:
        Northeast Zone..........  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 26-Oct. 20 &
                                                                                               Oct. 30-Jan. 17.
        Northwest Zone..........  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 10-Jan. 3 &
                                                                                               Jan. 13-Jan. 31.
        South Zone (17).........  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 17-Oct. 25 &
                                                                                               Oct. 28-Jan. 31.
    New Mexico..................  Sept. 12-Nov. 20..  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 17-Jan. 31.
    Oregon:
        Zone 1..................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Nov. 7-Feb. 21.
        Zone 2..................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 10-Jan. 24.
    Utah:
        Zone 1..................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 3-Jan. 16.
        Zone 2..................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 17-Jan. 30.
    Washington:
        East Zone...............  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 17-Oct. 25 &
                                                                                               Oct. 28-Jan. 31.

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        West Zone...............  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 17-Oct. 25 &
                                                                                               Oct. 28-Jan. 31.
    Wyoming.....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
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(1) In Connecticut and Maryland, the daily bag limit for clapper and king rails is 10 and may include no more
  than 1 king rail. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
(2) In Delaware and New Jersey, the limits for clapper and king rails are 10 daily and 30 in possession.
(3) In Maine, the daily bag and possession limit for sora and Virginia rails is 25.
(4) In Massachusetts, the limits for sora are 5 daily and 15 in possession; the limits for Virginia rails are 10
  daily and 30 in possession.
(5) In New Jersey, the season for king rail is closed by State regulation.
(6) In New York, the limits for sora and Virginia rails are 8 daily and 24 in possession. Seasons for sora and
  Virginia rails and snipe are closed on Long Island.
(7) In Pennsylvania, the limits for sora and Virginia rails are 3 daily and 9 in possession.
(8) In Rhode Island, the limits for sora and Virginia rails are 3 daily and 9 in possession, the limits for
  clapper and king rails are 1 daily and 3 in possession, and the limits for snipe are 5 daily and 15 in
  possession.
(9) In Alabama, the limits for sora and Virginia rails are 15 daily and 45 in possession.
(10) In Illinois, shooting hours are from sunrise to sunset.
(11) In Indiana, the season on Virginia rails is closed.
(12) In Iowa, the limits for sora and Virginia rails are 12 daily and 36 in possession.
(13) In Nebraska, the limits for sora and Virginia rails are 10 daily and 30 in possession.
(14) In New Mexico, in the Central Flyway portion of the State, the limits for sora and Virginia rails are 10
  daily and 20 in possession.
(15) In South Dakota, the snipe limits are 5 daily and 15 in possession.
(16) In Arizona, Ashurst Lake in Unit 5B is closed to snipe hunting.
(17) In Nevada, the snipe season in that portion of the South Zone including the Moapa Valley to the confluence
  of the Muddy and Virgin rivers is only open October 31 through January 31.


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6. Section 20.105 is revised to read as follows:


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

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession 
limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as 
follows:
    Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until 
sunset, except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in 
the August 21, 2020, Federal Register (85 FR 51854).
    CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL 
RESTRICTIONS.
    (a) Common Moorhens (including Common Gallinules) and Purple 
Gallinules.

    Note: Unless otherwise specified, the daily bag and possession 
limits for common moorhens and purple gallinules are in the 
aggregate.


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                                                                                              Limits
                     Area                                 Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ATLANTIC FLYWAY
    Delaware..................................  Sept. 5-Nov. 25.................              15              45
    Florida (1)...............................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................              15              45
    Georgia...................................  Nov. 21-Nov. 1 &................              15              45
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 31.................              15              45
    New Jersey................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 20.................               1               3
    New York:
        Long Island...........................  Closed..........................
        Remainder of State....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................               8              24
    North Carolina............................  Sept. 1-Nov. 20.................              15              45
    Pennsylvania..............................  Sept. 1-Nov. 20.................               3               9
    South Carolina............................  Sept. 15-Sept. 20...............              15              45
                                                & Oct. 1-Dec. 3.................              15              45
    Virginia..................................  Sept. 9-Nov. 17.................              15              45
    West Virginia.............................  Oct. 1-Oct. 14 &................              15              30
                                                Dec. 7-Jan. 31..................              15              30
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
    Alabama...................................  Sept. 12-Sept. 27...............              15              45
                                                & Nov. 27-Jan. 19...............              15              45
    Arkansas..................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................              15              45
    Kentucky..................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................               3               9
    Louisiana.................................  Sept. 12-Sept. 27...............              15              45
                                                & Nov. 14-Jan. 6................              15              45
    Michigan..................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................               1               3
    Minnesota (2):
        North Zone............................  Sept. 26-Nov. 24................              15              45
        Central Zone..........................  Sept. 26-Oct. 4 &...............              15              45
                                                Oct. 10-Nov. 29.................              15              45
        South Zone............................  Sept. 26-Oct. 4 &...............              15              45
                                                Oct. 17-Dec. 6..................              15              45
    Mississippi...............................  Sept. 1-Oct. 4 &................              15              45
                                                Nov. 26-Dec. 31.................              15              45
    Ohio......................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................              15              45

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    Tennessee.................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................              15              45
    Wisconsin.................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................              15              45
CENTRAL FLYWAY
    New Mexico:
        Zone 1................................  Sept. 12-Nov. 20................               1               3
        Zone 2................................  Sept. 12-Nov. 20................               1               3
    Oklahoma..................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9..................              15              45
    Texas.....................................  Sept. 12-Sept. 27...............              15              45
                                                & Nov. 7-Dec. 30................              15              45
PACIFIC FLYWAY
                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------
    All States................................  Seasons are in the aggregate with coots and listed in paragraph
                                                 (e).
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(1) The season applies to common moorhens only.
(2) In Minnesota, the daily bag limit is 15 and the possession limit is 45 coots and moorhens in the aggregate.

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

    Note: Notwithstanding the provisions of this part, the shooting 
of crippled waterfowl from a motorboat under power will be permitted 
in Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, 
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, 
South Carolina, and Virginia in those areas described, delineated, 
and designated in their respective hunting regulations as special 
sea duck hunting areas.


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                                                                                              Limits
                     Area                                 Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Connecticut...................................  Nov. 12-Jan. 20.................               5              15
Delaware......................................  Nov. 23-Jan. 30.................               5              15
Georgia.......................................  Nov. 21-Nov. 29 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 31.................               5              15
Maine.........................................  Nov. 9-Jan. 16..................               5              15
Maryland......................................  Oct. 31-Jan. 8..................               5              15
Massachusetts (1).............................  Nov. 17-Jan. 25.................               5              15
New Hampshire.................................  Nov. 18-Jan. 16.................               5              15
New Jersey....................................  Nov. 7-Jan. 15..................               5              15
North Carolina................................  Nov. 23-Jan. 30.................               5              15
Rhode Island..................................  Nov. 26-Jan. 24.................               5              15
South Carolina................................  Nov. 21-Nov. 28 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 31.................               5              15
Virginia......................................  Nov. 11-Jan. 9..................               5              15
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(1) In Massachusetts, the daily bag limit may not include more than 1 hen eider. The possession limit is three
  times the daily bag limit.

    (c) Early (September) Duck Seasons.

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


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                                                                                              Limits
                     Area                                 Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ATLANTIC FLYWAY
    Delaware (1)..............................  Sept. 12-Sept. 30...............               6              18
    Florida (2)...............................  Sept. 19-Sept. 27...............               6              18
    Georgia...................................  Sept. 12-Sept. 27...............               6              18
    Maryland (1)..............................  Sept. 16-Sept. 30...............               6              18
    North Carolina (1)........................  Sept. 12-Sept. 30...............               6              18
    South Carolina (3)........................  Sept. 11-Sept. 26...............               6              18
    Virginia (1)..............................  Sept. 17-Sept. 30...............               6              18
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
    Alabama...................................  Sept. 12-Sept. 27...............               6              18
    Arkansas (3)..............................  Sept. 15-Sept. 30...............               6              18
    Illinois (3)..............................  Sept. 5-Sept. 20................               6              18
    Indiana (3)...............................  Sept. 12-Sept. 27...............               6              18
    Iowa (3)..................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 16................               6              18
    Kentucky (2)..............................  Sept. 19-Sept. 27...............               6              18
    Louisiana.................................  Sept. 12-Sept. 27...............               6              18
    Michigan..................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 16................               6              18

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    Mississippi...............................  Sept. 12-Sept. 27...............               6              18
    Missouri (3)..............................  Sept. 12-Sept. 27...............               6              18
    Ohio (3)..................................  Sept. 5-Sept. 20................               6              18
    Tennessee (2).............................  Sept. 12-Sept. 20...............               6              18
    Wisconsin.................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 9.................               6              18
CENTRAL FLYWAY
    Colorado (1)..............................  Sept. 12-Sept. 20...............               6              18
    Kansas:
        Low Plains............................  Sept. 12-Sept. 27...............               6              18
        High Plains...........................  Sept. 19-Sept. 27...............               6              18
    Nebraska:
        Low Plains............................  Sept. 5-Sept. 20................               6              18
        High Plains...........................  Sept. 5-Sept. 13................               6              18
    New Mexico................................  Sept. 12-Sept. 20...............               6              18
    Oklahoma..................................  Sept. 12-Sept. 27...............               6              18
    Texas:
        High Plains...........................  Sept. 12-Sept. 27...............               6              18
        Rest of State.........................  Sept. 12-Sept. 27...............               6              18
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(1) Area restrictions. See State regulations.
(2) In Florida, Kentucky, and Tennessee, the daily bag limit for the first 5 days of the season is 6 wood ducks
  and teal in the aggregate, of which no more than 2 may be wood ducks. During the last 4 days of the season,
  the daily bag limit is 6 teal only. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
(3) Shooting hours are from sunrise to sunset.

    (d) Special Early Canada Goose Seasons.

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                                                                                              Limits
                     Area                                 Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ATLANTIC FLYWAY
    Connecticut (1):
        North Zone............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30................              15              45
        South Zone............................  Sept. 15-Sept. 30...............              15              45
    Delaware..................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................              15              45
    Florida...................................  Sept. 5-Sept. 27................               5              15
    Georgia...................................  Sept. 5-Sept. 27................               5              15
    Maine:
        Northern Zone.........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................               6              18
        Southern Zone.........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................               8              24
        Coastal Zone..........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................               8              24
    Maryland (1)(2):
        Eastern Unit..........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................               8              24
        Western Unit..........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................               8              24
    Massachusetts:
        Central Zone..........................  Sept. 8-Sept. 25................              15              45
        Coastal Zone..........................  Same as Central Zone............              15              45
        Western Zone..........................  Same as Central Zone............              15              45
    New Hampshire.............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................               5              15
    New Jersey (1)(2)(3)......................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30................              15              45
    New York (4):
        Lake Champlain Zone...................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................               8              24
        Northeastern Zone.....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................              15              45
        East Central Zone.....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................              15              45
        Hudson Valley Zone....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................              15              45
        West Central Zone.....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................              15              45
        South Zone............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................              15              45
        Western Long Island Zone..............  Closed..........................
        Central Long Island Zone..............  Sept. 8-Sept. 30................              15              45
        Eastern Long Island Zone..............  Sept. 8-Sept. 30................              15              45
    North Carolina (5)(6).....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30................              15              45
    Pennsylvania (7):
        SJBP Zone (8).........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................               5              15
        Rest of State (9).....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................               8              24
    Rhode Island (1)..........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30................              15              45
    South Carolina............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30................              15              45
    Vermont:
        Lake Champlain Zone...................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................               8              24
        Interior Vermont Zone.................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................               8              24
        Connecticut River Zone (10)...........  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................               5              15

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    Virginia (11).............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25................              10              30
    West Virginia.............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 12................               5              15
CENTRAL FLYWAY
    North Dakota:
        Missouri River Zone...................  Sept. 1-Sept. 7.................              15              45
        Western ND Canada Goose Zone..........  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................              15              45
        Remainder of State....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 22................              15              45
    Oklahoma..................................  Sept. 12-Sept. 21...............               8              24
    South Dakota (12).........................  Sept. 5-Sept. 30................               8              24
    Texas
        East Zone.............................  Sept. 12-Sept. 27...............               5              15
PACIFIC FLYWAY
    Colorado..................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 9.................               4              12
    Idaho
        Zone 4................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................               5              15
    Oregon:
        Northwest Permit Zone.................  Sept. 12-Sept. 20...............               5              15
        Southwest Zone........................  Sept. 12-Sept. 16...............               5              15
        Eastern Zone..........................  Sept. 12-Sept. 16...............               5              15
        Klamath County Zone...................  Sept. 12-Sept. 16...............               5              15
        Harney and Lake County Zone...........  Sept. 12-Sept. 16...............               5              15
        Malheur County Zone...................  Sept. 12-Sept. 16...............               5              15
    Washington:
        Area 1................................  Sept. 5-Sept. 10................               5              15
        Area 2 Inland.........................  Sept. 5-Sept. 13................               5              15
        Area 2 Coast (13).....................  Sept. 5-Sept. 10................               5              15
        Area 3................................  Sept. 5-Sept. 10................               5              15
        Area 4................................  Sept. 5-Sept. 6.................               5              10
        Area 5................................  Sept. 5-Sept. 6.................               5              10
    Wyoming:
        Teton County Zone.....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 8.................               4              12
        Balance of State Zone.................  Sept. 1-Sept. 8.................               4              12
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(1) Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
(2) The use of shotguns capable of holding more than 3 shotshells is allowed.
(3) The use of electronic calls is allowed.
(4) In New York, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, the use of
  shotguns capable of holding more than 3 shotshells is allowed, and the use of electronic calls is allowed,
  except during Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days in Lake Champlain, Northeastern, and Southeastern Goose Hunting
  Areas. During the designated Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days in these areas, shooting hours are one-half hour
  before sunrise to sunset, shotguns must be capable of holding no more than 3 shotshells, and electronic calls
  are not allowed. See State regulations for further details.
(5) In North Carolina, the use of unplugged guns and electronic calls is allowed in that area west of U.S.
  Highway 17 only.
(6) In North Carolina, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset in that
  area west of U.S. Highway 17 only.
(7) In Pennsylvania, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset from
  September 1 to September 18 and September 21 to September 25. On September 19, shooting hours are one-half
  hour before sunrise to sunset.
(8) In Pennsylvania, in the area south of SR 198 from the Ohio State line to intersection of SR 18, SR 18 south
  to SR 618, SR 618 south to U.S. Route 6, U.S. Route 6 east to U.S. Route 322/SR 18, U.S. Route 322/SR 18 west
  to intersection of SR 3013, SR 3013 south to the Crawford/Mercer County line, the season dates are September 1
  to September 12. The daily bag limit is 1 goose with a possession limit of 3 geese. The season is closed on
  State Game Lands 214. However, during youth waterfowl hunting days, regular season regulations apply.
(9) In Pennsylvania, in the area of Lancaster and Lebanon Counties north of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, east of
  SR 501 to SR 419, south of SR 419 to the Lebanon-Berks County line, west of the Lebanon-Berks County line and
  the Lancaster-Berks County line to SR 1053, west of SR 1053 to the Pennsylvania Turnpike I-76, the daily bag
  limit is 1 goose with a possession limit of 3 geese. On State Game Lands No. 46 (Middle Creek Wildlife
  Management Area), the season is closed. However, during youth waterfowl hunting days, regular season
  regulations apply.
(10) In Vermont, the season in the Connecticut River Zone is the same as the New Hampshire Inland Zone season,
  set by New Hampshire.
(11) In Virginia, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset from September 1
  to September 16 in the area east of I-95. Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour
  after sunset from September 1 to September 20 in the area west of I-95.
(12) See State regulations for additional information and restrictions.
(13) In Washington, in Pacific County, the daily bag and possession limits are 15 and 45 Canada geese,
  respectively.

    (e) Waterfowl, Coots, and Pacific-Flyway Seasons for Common 
Moorhens.
Definitions
    Atlantic Flyway: Includes Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, 
Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, 
North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, 
Virginia, and West Virginia.
    Mississippi Flyway: Includes Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, 
Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, 
Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.
    Central Flyway: Includes Colorado (east of the Continental Divide), 
Kansas, Montana (Blaine, Carbon, Fergus, Judith Basin, Stillwater, 
Sweetgrass, Wheatland, and all counties east thereof), Nebraska, New 
Mexico (east of the Continental Divide except that the Jicarilla Apache 
Indian Reservation is in the Pacific Flyway), North Dakota, Oklahoma, 
South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming (east of the Continental Divide).
    Pacific Flyway: Includes the States of Arizona, California, 
Colorado (west of the Continental Divide), Idaho, Montana (including 
and to the west of Hill, Chouteau, Cascade, Meagher, and Park 
Counties), Nevada, New Mexico (the Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation 
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west of the Continental Divide), Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming 
(west of the Continental Divide including the Great Divide Basin).
    Canada Geese: Includes Canada geese and cackling geese.
    Light Geese: Includes lesser snow (including blue) geese, greater 
snow geese, and Ross's geese.
    Dark Geese: Includes Canada geese, white-fronted geese, brant 
(except in California, Oregon, Washington, and the Atlantic Flyway), 
and all other goose species except light geese.

Atlantic Flyway

Flyway-Wide Restrictions

    Duck Limits: The daily bag limit of 6 ducks may include no more 
than 2 mallards (1 female mallards), 1 scaup (except as footnoted 
below), 2 black ducks, 1 pintail, 1 mottled duck, 1 fulvous whistling 
duck, 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks, 4 scoters, 4 eiders, and 
4 long-tailed ducks. The possession limit is three times the daily bag 
limit.
    Harlequin Ducks: All areas of the Flyway are closed to harlequin 
duck hunting.
    Merganser Limits: The daily bag limit is 5 mergansers and may 
include no more than 2 hooded mergansers. In States that include 
mergansers in the duck bag limit, the daily limit is the same as the 
duck bag limit, of which only 2 may be hooded mergansers. The 
possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.

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                                                                                              Limits
                     Area                                 Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Connecticut:
    Ducks and Mergansers (1):
        North Zone............................  Oct. 10-Oct. 17 &...............               6              18
                                                Nov. 7-Jan. 7...................               6              18
        South Zone............................  Oct. 10-Oct. 14 &...............               6              18
                                                Nov. 17-Jan. 20.................               6              18
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada and White-fronted Geese (2):
        AFRP Unit North and Unit South........  Oct. 10-Oct. 17 &...............               5              15
                                                Nov. 7-Dec. 2 &.................               5              15
                                                Dec. 19-Feb. 15.................               5              15
        NAP H-Unit North and H-Unit South.....  Oct. 10-Oct. 17 &...............               2               6
                                                Nov. 7-Jan. 7...................               2               6
        AP Unit...............................  Nov. 26-Dec. 12 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 5..................               2               6
        Special Season........................  Jan. 15-Feb. 15.................               5              15
    Light Geese:
        North Zone............................  Oct. 1-Jan. 14 &................              25  ..............
                                                Feb. 21-Mar. 10.................              25
        South Zone............................  Oct. 1-Dec. 2 &.................              25  ..............
                                                Jan. 9-Mar. 10..................              25
    Brant:
        North Zone............................  Nov. 11-Jan. 7..................               2               6
        South Zone............................  Nov. 24-Jan. 20.................               2               6
Delaware:
    Ducks.....................................  Oct. 23-Nov. 3 &................               6              18
                                                Nov. 23-Nov. 28 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 11-Jan. 30.................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada and White-fronted Geese (2)........  Nov. 25-Nov. 28 &...............               1               3
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 18.................               1               3
    Light Geese (3)...........................  Oct. 1-Jan. 30 &................              25  ..............
                                                Feb. 6 only.....................              25
    Brant.....................................  Nov. 23-Nov. 28 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 11-Jan. 30.................               2               6
Florida:
    Ducks (4).................................  Nov. 21-Nov. 29 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 31.................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese..............................  Nov. 21-Nov. 29 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 1-Jan. 30..................               5              15
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for Ducks...............              15
Georgia:
    Ducks.....................................  Nov. 21-Nov. 29 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 31.................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada and White-fronted Geese (2)........  Oct. 10-Oct. 25 &...............               5              15
                                                Nov. 21-Nov. 29 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 31.................               5              15
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for Canada and White-                  5              15
                                                 fronted Geese.
    Brant.....................................  Closed..........................  ..............  ..............
Maine:

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    Ducks (5):
        North Zone............................  Sept. 28-Dec. 5.................               6              18
        South Zone............................  Oct. 1-Oct. 12 &................               6              18
                                                Oct. 30-Dec. 26.................               6              18
        Coastal Zone..........................  Oct. 1-Oct. 12 &................               6              18
                                                Nov. 6-Jan. 2...................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Canada and White-fronted Geese (2):
        North Zone............................  Oct. 1-Dec. 9...................               2               6
        South Zone............................  Oct. 1-Oct. 12 &................               2               6
                                                Oct. 30-Dec. 26.................               2               6
        Coastal Zone..........................  Oct. 1-Oct. 12 &................               3               9
                                                Oct. 27-Jan. 2..................               3               9
    Light Geese...............................  Oct. 1-Jan. 30..................              25  ..............
    Brant:
        North Zone............................  Sept. 28-Nov. 24................               2               6
        South Zone............................  Oct. 1-Oct. 12 &................               2               6
                                                Oct. 30-Dec. 15.................               2               6
        Coastal Zone..........................  Oct. 1-Oct. 12 &................               2               6
                                                Nov. 18-Jan. 2..................               2               6
Maryland:
    Ducks and Mergansers (6)(7)...............  Oct. 10-Oct. 17 &...............               6              18
                                                Nov. 14-Nov. 27 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 15-Jan. 30.................               6              18
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada and White-fronted Geese (2):
        RP Zone...............................  Nov. 21-Nov. 27 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 15-Mar. 10.................               5              15
        AP Zone...............................  Dec. 18-Jan. 2 &................               1               3
                                                Jan. 13-Jan. 30.................               1               3
    Light Geese...............................  Oct. 1-Nov. 27 &................              25
                                                Dec. 14-Jan. 30 &...............              25
                                                Feb. 6 only.....................              25
    Brant.....................................  Nov. 18-Nov. 27 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 15-Jan. 30.................               2               6
Massachusetts:
    Ducks (8)(9):
        Western Zone..........................  Oct. 12-Nov. 28 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 7-Dec. 26..................               6              18
        Central Zone..........................  Oct. 13-Nov. 28 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 14-Jan. 4..................               6              18
        Coastal Zone..........................  Oct. 16-Oct. 24 &...............               6              18
                                                Nov. 26-Jan. 25.................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        NAP Zone:
            Central Zone......................  Oct. 13-Nov. 28 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 14-Jan. 4..................               2               6
            (Special season)..................  Jan. 15-Feb. 15.................               5              15
            Coastal Zone......................  Oct. 16-Oct. 24 &...............               2               6
                                                Nov. 26-Jan. 25.................               2               6
            (Special season) (10).............  Jan. 26-Feb. 15.................               5              15
        AP Zone...............................  Oct. 12-Nov. 14.................               2               6
    Light Geese:
        Western Zone..........................  Oct. 12-Nov. 28 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 7-Dec. 26..................              15              45
        Central Zone..........................  Oct. 13-Nov. 28 &...............              15              45
                                                Dec. 14-Jan. 4 &................              15              45
                                                Jan. 15-Feb. 15.................              15              45
        Coastal Zone (10).....................  Oct. 16-Oct. 24 &...............              15              45
                                                Nov. 26-Feb. 15.................              15              45
    Brant:
        Western and Central Zones.............  Closed..........................  ..............  ..............
        Coastal Zone..........................  Nov. 28-Jan. 25.................               2               6
New Hampshire:
    Ducks:
        Northern Zone.........................  Oct. 2-Nov. 30..................               6              18
        Inland Zone...........................  Oct. 6-Nov. 8 &.................               6              18
                                                Nov. 17-Dec. 12.................               6              18

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

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

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    Canada and White-fronted Geese (2)(23)(24)  Nov. 21-Nov. 28 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 31.................               5              15
                                                Feb. 14-Mar. 1..................               5              15
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for Canada and White-                 25
                                                 fronted Geese.
    Brant.....................................  Dec. 13-Jan. 31.................               2               6
Vermont:
    Ducks (25):
        Lake Champlain Zone...................  Oct. 10-Nov 1 &.................               6              18
                                                Nov. 21-Dec. 27.................               6              18
        Interior Zone.........................  Oct. 10-Dec. 8..................               6              18
        Connecticut River Zone................  Oct. 6-Nov. 8 &.................               6              18
                                                Nov. 17-Dec. 12.................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada and White-fronted Geese (2):
        Lake Champlain Zone...................  Oct. 10-Nov. 8..................               2               6
        Interior Zone.........................  Oct. 10-Nov. 8..................               2               6
        Connecticut River Zone................  Oct. 6-Nov. 8 &.................               2               6
                                                Nov. 17-Dec. 12.................               2               6
    Light Geese:
        Lake Champlain Zone...................  Oct. 1-Dec. 31 &................              25  ..............
                                                Feb. 26-Mar. 10.................              25  ..............
        Interior Zone.........................  Oct. 1-Dec. 31 &................              25  ..............
                                                Feb. 26-Mar. 10.................              25  ..............
        Connecticut River Zone................  Oct. 6-Dec. 12..................              25  ..............
    Brant:
        Lake Champlain Zone...................  Oct. 10-Nov. 28.................               2               6
        Interior Zone.........................  Oct. 10-Nov. 28.................               2               6
        Connecticut River Zone................  Oct. 6-Nov. 8 &.................               2               6
                                                Nov. 17-Dec. 2..................               2               6
Virginia:
    Ducks (26)(27)............................  Oct. 9-Oct. 12 &................               6              18
                                                Nov. 18-Nov. 29 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 31.................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada and White-fronted Geese (2):
        Eastern (AP) Zone.....................  Dec. 19-Jan. 1 &................               1               3
                                                Jan. 16-Jan. 31.................               1               3
        Western (SJBP) Zone...................  Nov. 18-Nov. 29 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 14 &...............               3               9
            (Special season)..................  Jan. 15-Feb. 15.................               5              15
        Western (RP) Zone.....................  Nov. 18-Nov. 29 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 19-Feb. 24.................               5              15
    Light Geese...............................  Oct. 17-Jan. 31.................              25  ..............
    Brant.....................................  Nov. 24-Nov. 29 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 31.................               2               6
West Virginia:
    Ducks (28)(29)............................  Oct. 1-Oct. 14 &................               6              18
                                                Nov. 9-Nov. 14 &................               6              18
                                                Dec. 23-Jan. 31.................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              30
    Canada and White-fronted Geese (2)........  Oct. 1-Oct. 17 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 9-Nov. 14 &................               5              15
                                                Dec. 6-Jan. 31..................               5              15
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for Canada and White-                  5              15
                                                 fronted Geese.
    Brant.....................................  Dec. 13-Jan. 31.................               2               6
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(1) In Connecticut, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from December 18 through January 7 in the North Zone and
  from December 29 through January 20 in the South Zone.
(2) The daily bag and possession limits for Canada geese and white-fronted geese are in the aggregate.
(3) In Delaware, the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) snow goose season is open Mondays, Wednesdays,
  and Fridays only.
(4) In Florida, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from January 12 through January 31.
(5) In Maine, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 of any species, with no more than 12 of any one
  species in possession. The season for Barrow's goldeneye is closed.
(6) In Maryland, the black duck season is closed October 10 through October 17. Additionally, the daily bag
  limit of 6 ducks may include no more than 5 sea ducks, of which no more than 4 may be scoters, eiders, or long-
  tailed ducks.
(7) In Maryland, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from January 8 through January 30.
(8) In Massachusetts, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 of any single species in addition to the
  flyway-wide bag restrictions.
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(10) In Massachusetts, the January 26 through February 15 portion of the season in the Coastal Zone is
  restricted to that portion of the Coastal Zone north of the Cape Cod Canal.
(11) In New Jersey, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from December 16 through January 7 in the North Zone,
  from December 23 through January 14 in the South Zone, and from January 8 through January 30 in the Coastal
  Zone.
(12) In New York, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from November 17 through December 6 in the Northeast Zone,
  from December 15 through January 3 in the Western Zone, from November 6 through November 25 in the Southeast
  Zone, from January 12 through January 31 in the Long Island Zone, and from October 10 through October 29 in
  the Lake Champlain Zone.
(13) In New York, the use of electronic calls and shotguns capable of holding more than 3 shotshells are allowed
  for hunting of light geese on any day when all other waterfowl hunting seasons are closed.
(14) In North Carolina, the season is closed for black ducks October 7 through October 10 and November 7 through
  November 20.
(15) In North Carolina, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from January 8 through January 30.
(16) In North Carolina, a permit is required to hunt Canada and white-fronted geese in the Northeast Hunt Zone.
(17) In Pennsylvania, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from December 18 through January 9 in the North Zone,
  from December 25 through January 16 in the South Zone, from November 16 through December 12 and December 29
  through January 2 in the Northwest Zone, and from November 25 through December 17 in the Lake Erie Zone.
(18) In Rhode Island, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from January 5 through January 24.
(19) In South Carolina, the daily bag limit of 6 may not exceed 1 black-bellied whistling duck or hooded
  merganser. Further, the black duck/mottled duck limit is as follows: (1) For areas east and south of
  Interstate 95, either 1 black or 1 mottled duck in the daily bag in the aggregate; (2) for areas west and
  north of Interstate 95, either 2 black ducks, or 1 black duck and 1 mottled duck in the daily bag.
(20) In South Carolina, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from November 21 through November 28 and December 12
  through December 23.
(21) In South Carolina, on November 14, only hunters 17 years of age or younger can hunt ducks, coots, and
  mergansers. The youth must be accompanied by a person 21 years of age or older who is properly licensed,
  including State and Federal waterfowl stamps. Youth who are 16 or 17 years of age who hunt on this day are not
  required to have a State license or State waterfowl stamp but must possess a Federal waterfowl stamp and
  migratory bird permit.
(22) In South Carolina, the daily bag limit for mergansers may include no more than 1 hooded merganser.
(23) In South Carolina, the daily bag limit may include no more than 2 white-fronted geese.
(24) In South Carolina, the hunting area for Canada geese excludes that portion of Clarendon County bounded to
  the north by S-14-25; to the east by Hwy 260; and to the south by the markers delineating the channel of the
  Santee River. It also excludes that portion of Clarendon County bounded on the north by S-14-26 and extending
  southward to that portion of Orangeburg County bordered by Hwy 6.
(25) In Vermont, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from October 10 through October 29 in the Lake Champlain
  Zone, and from October 10 through October 29 in the Interior Zone.
(26) In Virginia, the season is closed for black ducks October 9 through October 12.
(27) In Virginia, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from January 12 through January 31.
(28) In West Virginia, the season is closed for eiders, whistling ducks, and mottled ducks.
(29) In West Virginia, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from January 12 through January 31.

Mississippi Flyway

Flyway-Wide Restrictions

    Duck Limits: The daily bag limit of 6 ducks may include no more 
than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be females), 1 mottled 
duck, 2 black ducks, 1 pintail, 2 canvasbacks, 2 redheads, 1 scaup 
(except as footnoted below), and 3 wood ducks. The possession limit is 
three times the daily bag limit.
    Merganser Limits: The daily bag limit is 5 mergansers and may 
include no more than 2 hooded mergansers. In States that include 
mergansers in the duck bag limit, the daily limit is the same as the 
duck bag limit, of which only 2 may be hooded mergansers. The 
possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.

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                                                                                              Limits
                     Area                                 Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
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Alabama:
    Ducks.....................................  Nov. 27-Nov. 28 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 5-Jan. 31..................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Dark Geese (1)............................  Sept. 1-Sept 30 &...............               5              15
                                                Oct. 10-Oct. 24 &...............               5              15
                                                Nov. 27-Nov. 28 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 5-Jan. 31..................               5              15
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for Dark Geese..........               5              15
Arkansas:
    Ducks.....................................  Nov. 21-Nov. 30 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 11-Dec. 23 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 26-Jan. 31.................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              10
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese..............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30 &..............               5              15
                                                Oct. 31-Nov. 3 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 21-Dec. 4 &................               3               9
                                                Dec. 6-Jan. 31..................               3               9
    White-fronted Geese.......................  Oct. 31-Nov. 16 &...............               2               6
                                                Nov. 21-Dec. 4 &................               2               6
                                                Dec. 6-Jan. 31..................               2               6
    Brant.....................................  Closed..........................  ..............  ..............
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for White-fronted Geese.              20  ..............
Illinois:
    Ducks (2):
        North Zone............................  Oct. 17-Dec. 15.................               6              18
        Central Zone..........................  Oct. 24-Dec. 22.................               6              18
        South Central Zone....................  Nov. 14-Jan. 12.................               6              18

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        South Zone............................  Nov. 26-Jan. 24.................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        North Zone............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15 &..............               5              15
                                                Oct. 17-Jan. 14.................               3               9
        Central Zone..........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15 &..............               5              15
                                                Oct. 24-Nov. 1 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 12-Jan. 31.................               3               9
        South Central Zone....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15 &..............               2               6
                                                Nov. 14-Jan. 31.................               3               9
        South Zone............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15 &..............               2               6
                                                Nov. 26-Jan. 31.................               3               9
    White-fronted Geese:
        North Zone............................  Oct. 19-Jan. 14.................               2               6
        Central Zone..........................  Nov. 5-Jan. 31..................               2               6
        South Central Zone....................  Nov. 14-Jan. 31.................               2               6
        South Zone............................  Nov. 26-Jan. 31.................               2               6
    Light Geese:
        North Zone............................  Oct. 17-Jan. 14.................              20  ..............
        Central Zone..........................  Oct. 24-Jan. 31.................              20  ..............
        South Central Zone....................  Nov. 14-Jan. 31.................              20  ..............
        South Zone............................  Nov. 26-Jan. 31.................              20  ..............
    Brant.....................................  Same as for Light Geese.........               1               3
Indiana:
    Ducks (3):
        North Zone............................  Oct. 24-Dec. 13 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 26-Jan. 3..................               6              18
        Central Zone..........................  Oct. 31-Nov. 8 &................               6              18
                                                Nov. 21-Jan. 10.................               6              18
        South Zone............................  Nov. 7-Nov. 8 &.................               6              18
                                                Nov. 28-Jan. 24.................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Dark Geese (4):
        North Zone............................  Sept. 12-Sept. 20 &.............               5              15
                                                Oct. 24-Nov. 1 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 21-Feb. 14.................               5              15
        Central Zone..........................  Sept. 12-Sept. 20 &.............               5              15
                                                Oct. 31-Nov. 8 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 21-Feb. 14.................               5              15
        South Zone............................  Sept. 12-Sept. 20 &.............               5              15
                                                Nov. 7-Nov. 22 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 28-Feb. 14.................               5              15
    Light Geese:
        North Zone............................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20  ..............
        Central Zone..........................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20  ..............
        South Zone............................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20  ..............
Iowa:
    Ducks (5):
        North Zone............................  Sept. 26-Oct. 2 &...............               6              18
                                                Oct. 10-Dec. 1..................               6              18
        Missouri River Zone...................  Oct. 10-Oct. 16 &...............               6              18
                                                Oct. 24-Dec. 15.................               6              18
        South Zone............................  Oct. 3-Oct. 9 &.................               6              18
                                                Oct. 17-Dec. 8..................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Dark Geese:
        Cedar Falls/Waterloo..................  Sept. 5-Sept. 13................               5              15
        Des Moines............................  Sept. 5-Sept. 13................               5              15
        Cedar Rapids/Iowa City................  Sept. 5-Sept. 13................               5              15
        North Zone (6)........................  Sept. 19-Oct. 4 &...............               5              15
                                                Oct. 10-Dec. 1 &................               5              15
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 9..................               5              15
        Missouri River Zone (6)...............  Oct. 3-Oct. 18 &................               5              15
                                                Oct. 24-Dec. 15 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 26-Jan. 23.................               5              15
        South Zone (6)........................  Sept. 26-Oct. 11 &..............               5              15
                                                Oct. 17-Dec. 8 &................               5              15
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 16.................               5              15
    Light Geese:

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        North Zone............................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20  ..............
        Missouri River Zone...................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20  ..............
        South Zone............................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20  ..............
Kentucky:
    Ducks (7):
        West Zone.............................  Nov. 26-Nov. 29 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 7-Jan. 31..................               6              18
        East Zone.............................  Same as West Zone...............               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese..............................  Sept. 16-Sept. 30 &.............               5              15
                                                Nov. 26-Feb. 15.................               3               9
    White-fronted Geese.......................  Nov. 26-Feb. 15.................               2               6
    Brant.....................................  Nov. 26-Feb. 15.................               1               3
    Light Geese...............................  Nov. 26-Feb. 15.................              20              60
Louisiana:
    Ducks (8):
        West Zone.............................  Nov. 14-Dec. 6 &................               6              18
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 24.................               6              18
        East Zone (including Catahoula Lake)..  Nov. 21-Dec. 6 &................               6              18
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 31.................               6              18
        Coastal Zone..........................  Nov. 14-Dec. 6 &................               6              18
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 24.................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        North Zone............................  Nov. 7-Dec. 6 &.................               1               3
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 31.................               1               3
        South Zone............................  Nov. 14-Dec. 6 &................               1               3
                                                Dec. 19-Feb. 7..................               1               3
    White-fronted Geese.......................  Same as for Canada Geese........               3               9
    Brant.....................................  Closed..........................  ..............  ..............
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for Canada Geese........              20  ..............
Michigan:
    Ducks (9):
        North Zone............................  Sept. 26-Nov. 22 &..............               6              18
                                                Nov. 28-Nov. 29.................               6              18
        Middle Zone...........................  Oct. 3-Nov. 29 &................               6              18
                                                Dec. 12-Dec. 13.................               6              18
        South Zone............................  Oct. 10-Dec. 6 &................               6              18
                                                Dec. 26-Dec. 27.................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Dark Geese (1):
        North Zone............................  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.................               5              15
        Middle Zone...........................  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.................               5              15
        South Zone:
            Muskegon Wastewater GMU...........  Oct. 17-Dec. 22.................               5              15
            Allegan County GMU................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30 &..............               5              15
                                                Nov. 7-Nov. 14 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 26-Dec. 6 &................               5              15
                                                Dec. 19-Feb. 14.................               5              15
            Remainder of South Zone...........  Sept. 1-Sept. 30 &..............               5              15
                                                Oct. 10-Dec. 6 &................               5              15
                                                Dec. 26-Dec. 27 &...............               5              15
                                                Jan. 23-Feb. 8..................               5              15
    Light Geese:
        North Zone............................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20  ..............
        Middle Zone...........................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20  ..............
        South Zone:
            Muskegon Wastewater GMU...........  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20  ..............
            Allegan County GMU................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20  ..............
            Remainder of South Zone...........  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20  ..............
Minnesota:
    Ducks (10):
        North Zone............................  Sept. 26-Nov. 24................               6              18
        Central Zone..........................  Sept. 26-Oct. 4 &...............               6              18
                                                Oct. 10-Nov. 29.................               6              18
        South Zone............................  Sept. 26-Oct. 4 &...............               6              18
                                                Oct. 17-Dec. 6..................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots (11)................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45

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    Dark Geese:
        North Zone............................  Sept. 5-Sept. 20 &..............               5              15
                                                Sept. 26-Dec. 25................               3               9
        Central Zone..........................  Sept. 5-Sept. 20 &..............               5              15
                                                Sept. 26-Oct. 4 &...............               3               9
                                                Oct. 10-Dec. 30.................               3               9
        South Zone............................  Sept. 5-Sept. 20 &..............               5              15
                                                Sept. 26-Oct. 4 &...............               3               9
                                                Oct. 17-Jan. 6..................               3               9
    Light Geese:
        North Zone............................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20              60
        Central Zone..........................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20              60
        South Zone............................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20              60
Mississippi:
    Ducks.....................................  Nov. 27-Nov. 29 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 4-Dec. 6 &.................               6              18
                                                Dec. 9-Jan. 31..................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese..............................  Sept. 1-Sept 30 &...............               5              15
                                                Nov. 13-Nov. 29 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 4-Dec. 6 &.................               3               9
                                                Dec. 9-Jan. 31..................               3               9
    White-fronted Geese.......................  Nov. 13-Nov. 29 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 4-Dec. 6 &.................               3               9
                                                Dec. 9-Jan. 31..................               3               9
    Brant.....................................  Same as for White-fronted Geese.               1               3
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for White-fronted Geese.              20  ..............
Missouri:
    Ducks and Mergansers (12):
        North Zone............................  Nov. 7-Jan. 5...................               6              18
        Middle Zone...........................  Nov. 7-Nov. 13 &................               6              18
                                                Nov. 19-Jan. 10.................               6              18
        South Zone............................  Nov. 26-Nov. 29 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 7-Jan. 31..................               6              18
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese and Brant (13):
        North Zone............................  Oct. 3-Oct. 11 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 11-Feb. 6..................               3               9
        Middle Zone...........................  Same as North Zone..............               3               9
        South Zone............................  Same as North Zone..............               3               9
    White-fronted Geese:
        North Zone............................  Nov. 11-Feb. 6..................               2               6
        Middle Zone...........................  Same as North Zone..............               2               6
        South Zone............................  Same as North Zone..............               2               6
    Light Geese:
        North Zone............................  Nov. 11-Feb. 6..................              20  ..............
        Middle Zone...........................  Same as North Zone..............              20  ..............
        South Zone............................  Same as North Zone..............              20  ..............
Ohio:
    Ducks (14):
        Lake Erie Marsh Zone..................  Oct. 10-Oct. 25 &...............               6              18
                                                Nov. 7-Dec. 20..................               6              18
        North Zone............................  Oct. 24-Nov. 1 &................               6              18
                                                Nov. 7-Dec. 27..................               6              18
        South Zone............................  Oct. 24-Nov. 1 &................               6              18
                                                Dec. 5-Jan. 24..................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Dark Geese (15)(16):
        Lake Erie Goose Zone..................  Sept. 5-Sept. 13 &..............               5              15
                                                Oct. 10-Oct. 25 &...............               3               9
                                                Nov. 7-Dec. 20..................               3               9
                                                Jan. 2-Feb. 6...................               3               9
        North Zone............................  Sept. 5-Sept. 13 &..............               5              15
                                                Oct. 24-Nov. 1 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 7-Dec. 27..................               3               9
                                                Jan. 2-Feb. 6...................               3               9
        South Zone............................  Sept. 5-Sept. 13 &..............               5              15
                                                Oct. 24-Nov. 1 &................               3               9
                                                Nov. 12-Feb. 6..................               3               9
    Light Geese:

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        Lake Erie Goose Zone..................  Oct. 10-Oct. 25 &...............              10              30
                                                Nov. 7-Dec. 20 &................              10              30
                                                Jan. 2-Feb. 6...................              10              30
        North Zone............................  Oct. 24-Nov. 1 &................              10              30
                                                Nov. 7-Dec. 27 &................              10              30
                                                Jan. 2-Feb. 6...................              10              30
        South Zone............................  Oct. 24-Nov. 1 &................              10              30
                                                Nov. 12-Feb. 6..................              10              30
Tennessee:
    Ducks (17):
        Reelfoot Zone.........................  Nov. 14-Nov. 15 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 5-Jan. 31..................               6              18
        Rest of State.........................  Nov. 28-Nov. 29 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 5-Jan. 31..................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        Reelfoot Zone.........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 20 &..............               5              15
                                                Oct. 10-Oct. 20 &...............               3               9
                                                Nov. 14-Nov. 15 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 5-Feb. 14..................               3               9
        Rest of State.........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 20 &..............               5              15
                                                Oct. 10-Oct. 20 &...............               3               9
                                                Nov. 28-Nov. 29 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 5-Feb. 14..................               3               9
    White-fronted Geese:
        Reelfoot Zone.........................  Nov. 14-Nov. 15 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 5-Feb. 14..................               3               9
        Rest of State.........................  Nov. 28-Nov. 29 &...............               3               9
                                                Dec. 5-Feb. 14..................               3               9
    Brant.....................................  Same as for Canada Geese........               1               3
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for Canada Geese........              20  ..............
Wisconsin:
    Ducks (18)(19)(20):
        North Zone............................  Sept. 26-Nov. 24................               6              18
        South Zone............................  Oct. 3-Oct. 11 &................               6              18
                                                Oct. 17-Dec. 6..................               6              18
        Mississippi River Zone................  Oct. 3-Oct. 11 &................               6              18
                                                Oct. 17-Dec. 6..................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        North Zone............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................               5              15
                                                Sept. 16-Dec. 16................               3               9
        South Zone............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................               5              15
                                                Sept. 16-Oct. 11 &..............               3               9
                                                Oct. 17-Dec. 6 &................               3               9
                                                Dec. 22-Jan. 5..................               3               9
        Mississippi River Zone................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15................               5              15
                                                Oct. 3-Oct. 11 &................               3               9
                                                Oct. 17-Jan. 5..................               3               9
    White-fronted Geese:
        North Zone............................  Sept. 16-Dec. 16................               1               3
        South Zone............................  Sept. 16-Oct. 11 &..............               1               3
                                                Oct. 17-Dec. 6 &................               1               3
                                                Dec. 22-Jan. 5..................               1               3
        Mississippi River Zone................  Oct. 3-Oct. 11 &................               1               3
                                                Oct. 17-Jan. 5..................               1               3
    Brant.....................................  Same as for White-fronted Geese.               1               3
    Light Geese:..............................  ................................              20  ..............
        North Zone............................  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.................              20  ..............
        South Zone............................  Sept. 1-Oct. 11 &...............              20  ..............
                                                Oct. 17-Dec. 6 &................              20  ..............
                                                Dec. 22-Jan. 5..................              20  ..............
        Mississippi River Zone................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15 &..............              20  ..............
                                                Oct. 3-Oct. 11 &................              20  ..............
                                                Oct. 17-Jan. 5..................              20  ..............
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(1) In Alabama and Michigan, the dark goose daily bag limit may not include more than 1 brant. Additionally,
  after September 30, the daily bag may not include more than 3 Canada geese.
(2) In Illinois, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from October 17 through November 30 in the North Zone, from
  October 24 through December 7 in the Central Zone, from November 14 through December 28 in the South Central
  Zone, and from November 26 through January 9 in the South Zone.

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(3) In Indiana, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from November 14 through December 13 and from December 26
  through January 3 in the North Zone, from November 28 through January 10 in the Central Zone, and from
  December 12 through January 24 in the South Zone.
(4) In Indiana, the dark goose daily bag limit of 5 may include 5 Canada geese during September 14 through
  September 22. During all other open season segments, the dark goose daily bag limit may not include more than
  3 Canada geese. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
(5) In Iowa, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from October 18 through December 1 in the North Zone, from
  November 1 through December 15 in the Missouri River Zone, and from October 25 through December 8 in the South
  Zone.
(6) In Iowa, in the North Zone, the Missouri River Zone, and the South Zone, the dark goose daily bag limit may
  not include more than 2 Canada geese until October 31. After October 31, the daily bag limit may not include
  more than 3 Canada geese. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
(7) In Kentucky, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from December 18 through January 31.
(8) In Louisiana, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from November 29 through December 6 and December 19 through
  January 24 in the West and Coastal Zones, and from December 19 through January 31 in the East Zone.
(9) In Michigan, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from September 26 through November 9 in the North Zone, from
  October 3 through November 16 in the Middle Zone, and from October 26 through December 6 and December 26
  through December 27 in the South Zone.
(10) In Minnesota, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from October 23 through November 24 in the North Zone,
  from October 23 through November 29 in the Central Zone, and from October 23 through December 6 in the South
  Zone.
(11) In Minnesota, the daily bag limit is 15 and the possession limit is 45 coots and moorhens in the aggregate.
(12) In Missouri, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from November 7 through December 21 in the North Zone, from
  November 7 through November 13 and November 19 through December 26 in the Middle Zone, and from November 26
  through November 29 and December 7 through January 16 in the South Zone.
(13) In Missouri, the daily bag and possession limits for Canada geese and brant are in the aggregate.
(14) In Ohio, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 on October 25 and from November 7 through December 20 in the
  Lake Erie Zone, from November 13 through December 27 in the North Zone, and from December 11 through January
  24 in the South Zone.
(15) In Ohio, only Canada geese may be taken during the September 5 to September 13 portion of the dark goose
  season.
(16) In Ohio, the dark goose daily bag limit may include no more than 1 brant.
(17) In Tennessee, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from December 18 through January 31.
(18) In Wisconsin, the daily bag limit may include no more than one female mallard.
(19) In Wisconsin, the daily bag limit may include no more than 1 black duck.
(20) In Wisconsin, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from October 11 through November 24 in the North Zone,
  from October 23 through December 6 in the South Zone, and from October 23 through December 6 in the
  Mississippi River Zone.

Central Flyway

Flyway-Wide Restrictions

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

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                                                                                              Limits
                     Area                                 Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
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Colorado:
    Ducks:
        Southeast Zone........................  Oct. 28-Jan. 31.................               6              18
        Northeast Zone........................  Oct. 10-Nov. 30 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 31.................               6              18
        Mountain/Foothills Zone...............  Oct. 3-Nov. 30 &................               6              18
                                                Dec. 26-Jan. 31.................               6              18
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Dark Geese:
        Northern Front Range Unit.............  Oct. 3-Oct. 21 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 21-Feb. 14.................               5              15
        South Park Unit.......................  Oct. 3-Jan. 15..................               5              15
        San Luis Valley Unit..................  Oct. 3-Oct. 21 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 21-Feb. 14.................               5              15
        North Park Unit.......................  Oct. 3-Jan. 15..................               5              15
        Rest of State in Central Flyway.......  Nov. 2-Feb. 14..................               5              15
    Light Geese:
        Northern Front Range Unit.............  Oct. 31-Feb. 14.................              50  ..............
        South Park Unit.......................  Oct. 31-Feb. 14.................              50  ..............
        San Luis Valley Unit..................  Oct. 31-Feb. 14.................              50  ..............
        North Park Unit.......................  Oct. 31-Feb. 14.................              50  ..............
        Rest of State in Central Flyway.......  Oct. 31-Feb. 14.................              50  ..............
Kansas:
    Ducks:
        High Plains...........................  Oct. 10-Jan. 3 &................               6              18
                                                Jan. 22-Jan. 31.................               6              18
        Low Plains:...........................
            Early Zone........................  Oct. 10-Dec. 6 &................               6              18
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 3..................               6              18
            Late Zone.........................  Oct. 31-Jan. 3 &................               6              18
                                                Jan. 23-Jan. 31.................               6              18
            Southeast Zone....................  Nov. 14-Jan. 3 &................               6              18
                                                Jan. 9-Jan. 31..................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15

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    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Dark Geese (1)............................  Oct. 31-Nov. 1 &................               6              18
                                                Nov. 4-Feb. 14..................               6              18
    White-fronted Geese.......................  Oct. 31-Jan. 3 &................               2               6
                                                Jan. 23-Feb. 14.................               2               6
    Light Geese...............................  Oct. 31-Nov. 1 &................              50  ..............
                                                Nov. 4-Feb. 14..................              50  ..............
Montana:
    Ducks and Mergansers (2):
        Zone 1................................  Oct. 3-Jan. 7...................               6              18
        Zone 2................................  Oct. 3-Oct. 11 &................               6              18
                                                Oct. 24-Jan. 19.................               6              18
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Dark Geese:
        Zone 1................................  Oct. 3-Jan. 10 &................               5              15
                                                Jan. 11-Jan. 15.................               5              15
        Zone 2................................  Oct. 3-Oct. 11 &................               5              15
                                                Oct. 24-Jan. 27.................               5              15
    Light Geese:
        Zone 1................................  Oct. 3-Jan. 10 &................              20              60
                                                Jan. 16-Jan. 20.................              20              60
        Zone 2................................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20              60
Nebraska:
    Ducks:
        Zone 1................................  Oct. 10-Dec. 22.................               6              18
        Zone 2:
            Low Plains........................  Oct. 3-Dec. 15..................               6              18
            High Plains.......................  Oct. 3-Dec. 15 &................               6              18
                                                Jan. 6-Jan. 27..................               6              18
        Zone 3:
            Low Plains........................  Oct. 24-Jan. 5..................               6              18
            High Plains.......................  Oct. 24-Jan. 27.................               6              18
        Zone 4................................  Oct. 3-Dec. 15..................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        Niobrara Unit.........................  Oct. 26-Feb. 7..................               5              15
        East Unit.............................  Oct. 26-Feb. 7..................               5              15
        North Central Unit....................  Oct. 3-Jan. 15..................               5              15
        Platte River Unit.....................  Oct. 26-Feb. 7..................               5              15
        Panhandle Unit........................  Oct. 26-Feb. 7..................               5              15
    White-fronted Geese.......................  Oct. 3-Dec. 6 &.................               2               6
                                                Jan. 16-Feb. 7..................               2               6
    Light Geese...............................  Oct. 3-Dec. 23 &................              50  ..............
                                                Jan. 16-Feb. 7..................              50  ..............
New Mexico:
    Ducks and Mergansers (3):
        North Zone............................  Oct. 10-Jan. 13.................               6              18
        South Zone............................  Oct. 28-Jan. 31.................               6              18
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Dark Geese:
        Middle Rio Grande Valley Unit.........  Dec. 19-Jan. 31.................               2               2
        Rest of State.........................  Oct. 17-Jan. 31.................               5              15
    Light Geese...............................  Oct. 17-Jan. 31.................              50  ..............
North Dakota:
    Ducks (2):
        High Plains...........................  Sept. 26-Dec. 6 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 3..................               6              18
        Remainder of State....................  Sept. 26-Dec. 6.................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese (4):
        Missouri River Zone...................  Sept. 26-Jan. 1.................               5              15
        Western ND Zone.......................  Sept. 26-Dec. 24................               8              24
        Rest of State.........................  Sept. 26-Dec. 19................               8              24
    White-fronted Geese.......................  Sept. 26-Dec. 6.................               3               9
    Light Geese...............................  Sept. 26-Jan. 1.................              50  ..............
Oklahoma:
    Ducks:
        High Plains...........................  Oct. 10-Jan. 6..................               6              18
        Low Plains:
            Zone 1............................  Nov. 14-Nov. 29 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 5-Jan. 31..................               6              18

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            Zone 2............................  Nov. 14-Nov. 29 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 5-Jan. 31..................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Dark Geese (1)............................  Nov. 7-Nov. 29 &................               8              24
                                                Dec. 5-Feb. 14..................               8              24
    White-fronted Geese.......................  Nov. 7-Nov. 29 &................               2               6
                                                Dec. 5-Feb. 7...................               2               6
    Light Geese...............................  Nov. 7-Nov. 29 &................              50  ..............
                                                Dec. 5-Feb. 14..................              50  ..............
South Dakota:
    Ducks (2):
        High Plains...........................  Oct. 10-Jan. 14.................               6              18
        Low Plains:
            North Zone........................  Sept. 26-Dec. 8.................               6              18
            Middle Zone.......................  Sept. 26-Dec. 8.................               6              18
            South Zone........................  Oct. 24-Jan. 5..................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese:
        Unit 1................................  Oct. 1-Dec. 20..................               8              24
        Unit 2................................  Nov. 2-Feb. 14..................               4              12
        Unit 3................................  Oct. 17-Dec. 20 &...............               4              12
                                                Jan. 9-Jan. 17..................               4              12
    White-fronted Geese.......................  Sept. 26-Dec. 8.................               3               9
    Light Geese...............................  Sept. 26-Jan. 8.................              50  ..............
Texas:
    Ducks (5):
        High Plains...........................  Oct. 31-Nov. 1 &................               6              18
                                                Nov. 6-Jan. 31..................               6              18
        Low Plains:
            North Zone........................  Nov. 14-Nov. 29 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 5-Jan. 31..................               6              18
            South Zone........................  Nov. 7-Nov. 29 &................               6              18
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 31.................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Canada Geese and Brant (6):
        East Tier:
            South Zone........................  Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................               5              15
            North Zone........................  Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................               5              15
        West Tier.............................  Nov. 14-Feb. 14.................               5              15
    White-fronted Geese (6):
        East Tier:
            South Zone........................  Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................               2               6
            North Zone........................  Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................               2               6
        West Tier.............................  Nov. 14-Feb. 14.................               2               6
    Light Geese:
        East Tier:
            South Zone........................  Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................              10  ..............
            North Zone........................  Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................              10  ..............
        West Tier.............................  Nov. 14-Feb. 14.................              10  ..............
Wyoming:
    Ducks (2)(7):
        Zone C1...............................  Oct. 3-Oct. 18 &................               6              18
                                                Oct. 31-Jan. 19.................               6              18
        Zone C2...............................  Sept. 26-Dec. 6 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 12.................               6              18
        Zone C3...............................  Same as Zone C2.................               6              18
    Mergansers................................  Same as for Ducks...............               5              15
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Ducks...............              15              45
    Dark Geese:
        Zone G1A (7)..........................  Oct. 3-Oct. 14 &................               2               4
                                                Nov. 14-Feb. 14.................               4              12
        Zone G1...............................  Oct. 3-Oct. 11 &................               5              15
                                                Nov. 7-Nov. 29 &................               5              15
                                                Dec. 4-Feb. 14..................               5              15
        Zone G2...............................  Sept. 26-Dec. 6 &...............               5              15
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 20.................               5              15
        Zone G3...............................  Same as Zone G2.................
        Zone G4...............................  Same as Zone G1.................

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    Light Geese...............................  Oct. 3-Jan. 3 &.................              20              60
                                                Feb. 3-Feb. 14..................              20              60
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(1) In Kansas and Oklahoma, dark geese include Canada geese, brant, and all other geese except white-fronted
  geese and light geese.
(2) In Montana, during the first 9 days of the duck season, and in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming,
  during the first 16 days of the duck season, the daily bag and possession limit may include 2 and 6 additional
  blue-winged teal, respectively.
(3) In New Mexico, Mexican-like ducks are included in the aggregate with mallards.
(4) In North Dakota, see State regulations for additional shooting hour restrictions.
(5) In Texas, the daily bag limit is 6 ducks, which may include no more than 5 mallards (only 2 of which may be
  females), 2 redheads, 3 wood ducks, 1 scaup, 2 canvasbacks, 1 pintail, and 1 dusky duck (mottled duck, Mexican-
  like duck, black duck and their hybrids). The season for dusky ducks is closed the first 5 days of the season
  in all zones. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
(6) In Texas, in the West Goose Zone, the daily bag limit for dark geese is 5 in the aggregate and may include
  no more than 2 white-fronted geese. Possession limits are three times the daily bag limits.
(7) See State regulations for additional restrictions.

Pacific Flyway

Flyway-Wide Restrictions

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

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                                                                                              Limits
                     Area                                 Season dates           -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Arizona:
    Ducks (1):................................  ................................               7              21
        North Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Oct. 17-Jan. 10.................               2               6
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 2-Jan. 10..................               7              21
        South Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................               2               6
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 23-Jan. 31.................               7              21
    Coots and Moorhens........................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
    Dark Geese:
        North Zone............................  Oct. 2-Jan. 10..................               4              12
        South Zone............................  Oct. 23-Jan. 31.................               4              12
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              10              30
California:
    Ducks:....................................  ................................               7              21
        Northeastern Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Oct. 3-Nov. 29 &................               2               6
                                                Dec. 7-Jan. 13..................               2               6
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 3-Jan. 13..................               7              21
        Colorado River Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................               2               6
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 23-Jan. 31.................               7              21
        Southern Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................               2               6
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 24-Jan. 31.................               7              21
        Southern San Joaquin Valley Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................               2               6
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 24-Jan. 31.................               7              21
        Balance of State Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................               2               6
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 24-Jan. 31.................               7              21
    Coots and Moorhens........................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
    Canada Geese (2)(3):
        Northeastern Zone (4).................  Oct. 3-Jan. 10..................              10              30
        Klamath Basin Special Management Area.  Oct. 3-Jan. 10..................              10              30
        Colorado River Zone...................  Oct. 23-Jan. 31.................               4              12
        Southern Zone.........................  Oct. 24-Jan. 31.................               3               9
        Balance of State Zone.................  Oct. 3-Oct. 7 &.................              10              30
                                                Oct. 24-Jan. 31.................              10              30
        North Coast Special Management Area...  Nov. 7-Jan. 31 &................              10              30
                                                Feb. 20-Mar. 10.................              10              30
    White-fronted Geese (2):
        Northeastern Zone.....................  Oct. 3-Nov. 29 &................              10              30
                                                Jan. 2-Jan. 15 &................              10              30
                                                Feb. 6-Mar.10...................              10              30
        Klamath Basin Special Management Area.  Oct. 3-Jan. 15..................              10              30
        Colorado River Zone...................  Oct. 23-Jan. 31.................               4              12

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        Southern Zone.........................  Oct. 24-Jan. 31.................               3               9
        Balance of State Zone.................  Oct. 24-Jan. 31 &...............              10              30
                                                Feb. 20-Feb. 24.................              10              30
        Sacramento Valley Special Management    Oct. 24-Dec. 21.................               3               9
         Area.
    Light Geese:
        Northeastern Zone.....................  Oct. 3-Nov. 29 &................              20              60
                                                Jan. 2-Jan. 15 &................              20              60
                                                Feb. 6-Mar.10...................              20              60
        Klamath Basin Special Management Area.  Oct. 3-Jan. 15..................              20              60
        Colorado River Zone...................  Oct. 23-Jan. 31.................              20              60
        Southern Zone.........................  Oct. 24-Jan. 31.................              20              60
        Imperial County Special Management      Nov. 7-Feb. 5 &.................              20              60
         Area.                                  Feb. 8-Feb. 12 &................              20              60
                                                Feb. 15-Feb. 21.................              20              60
        Balance of State Zone.................  Oct. 24-Jan. 31 &...............              20              60
                                                Feb. 20-Feb. 24.................              20              60
    Brant:
        Northern Zone.........................  Nov. 18-Dec. 14.................               2               6
        Balance of State Zone.................  Nov. 19-Dec. 15.................               2               6
Colorado:
    Ducks:....................................  ................................               7              21
        East Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Oct. 3-Dec. 27..................               2               6
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 3-Jan. 15..................               7              21
        West Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Oct. 3-Oct. 21 &................               2               6
                                                Nov. 7-Jan. 12..................               2               6
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 3-Oct. 21 &................               7              21
                                                Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................               7              21
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
    Dark Geese:
            East Zone.........................  Oct. 3-Jan. 6...................               4              12
            West Zone.........................  Oct. 3-Oct. 12 &................               4              12
                                                Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................               4              12
    Light Geese...............................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              10              30
Idaho:
    Ducks:....................................  ................................               7              21
        Zone 1:
            Scaup.............................  Oct. 3-Dec. 27..................               2               6
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 3-Jan. 15..................               7              21
        Zone 2:
            Scaup.............................  Oct. 3-Dec. 27..................               2               6
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 3-Jan. 15..................               7              21
        Zone 3:
            Scaup.............................  Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................               2               6
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 19-Jan. 31.................               7              21
        Zone 4:
            Scaup.............................  Oct. 3-Dec. 27..................               2               6
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 3-Jan. 15..................               7              21
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
    Canada Geese and Brant (5):
        Zone 1................................  Oct. 3-Jan. 15..................               4              12
        Zone 2................................  Oct. 19-Jan. 31.................               4              12
        Zone 3................................  Oct. 19-Jan. 31.................               4              12
        Zone 4................................  Oct. 3-Dec. 31..................               4              12
        Zone 5................................  Oct. 3-Jan. 15..................               4              12
    White-fronted Geese:
        Zone 1................................  Oct. 3-Jan. 15..................              10              30
        Zone 2................................  Oct. 3-Jan. 15..................              10              30
        Zone 3................................  Oct. 19-Jan. 31.................              10              30
        Zone 4................................  Nov. 2-Feb. 14..................              10              30
        Zone 5................................  Oct. 3-Jan. 15..................              10              30
    Light Geese:
        Zone 1................................  Oct. 3-Jan. 15..................              20              60
        Zone 2................................  Nov. 5-Jan. 15 &................              20              60
                                                Feb. 6-Mar. 10..................              20              60
        Zone 3................................  Nov. 26-Mar. 10.................              20              60
        Zone 4................................  Oct. 19-Jan. 31.................              20              60
        Zone 5 (6)............................  Oct. 3-Jan. 15..................              20              60
        Zone 6................................  Oct. 3-Jan. 15..................              20              60
Montana:
    Ducks:....................................  ................................               7              21

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        Scaup.................................  Oct. 3-Dec. 27..................               2               6
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 3-Jan. 10 &................               7              21
                                                Jan. 16-Jan. 20.................               7              21
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              25
    Dark Geese (7)............................  Oct. 3-Jan. 10 &................               4              12
                                                Jan. 16-Jan. 20.................               4              12
    Light Geese (7)...........................  Same as for Dark Geese..........              20              60
Nevada:
    Ducks:....................................  ................................               7              21
        Northeast Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Sept. 26-Oct. 20 &..............               2               6
                                                Oct. 30-Dec. 29.................               2               6
            Other Ducks.......................  Sept. 26-Oct. 20 &..............               7              21
                                                Oct. 30-Jan. 17.................               7              21
        Northwest Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Oct. 29-Jan. 3 &................               2               6
                                                Jan. 13-Jan. 31.................               2               6
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 10-Jan. 3 &................               7              21
                                                Jan. 13-Jan. 31.................               7              21
        South Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................               2               6
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 17-Jan. 25 &...............               7              21
                                                Oct. 28-Jan. 31.................               7              21
        Moapa Valley Special Management Area
         (8):
            Scaup.............................  Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................               2               6
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 31-Jan. 31.................               7              21
        Coots and Moorhens....................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
    Canada Geese and Brant (5):
        Northeast Zone........................  Same as for Other Ducks.........               4              12
        Northwest Zone........................  Same as for Other Ducks.........               4              12
        South Zone............................  Same as for Other Ducks.........               4              12
        Moapa Valley Special Management Area    Same as for Other Ducks.........               4              12
         (8):.
    White-fronted Geese:
        Northeast Zone........................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
        Northwest Zone........................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
        South Zone............................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
        Moapa Valley Special Management Area    Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
         (8):.
    Light Geese (9):
        Northeast Zone........................  Oct. 12-Oct. 20 &...............              20              60
                                                Oct. 30-Jan. 17 &...............              20              60
                                                Feb. 20-Mar. 7..................              20              60
        Northwest Zone........................  Oct. 26-Jan. 3 &................              20              60
                                                Jan. 13-Jan. 31 &...............              20              60
                                                Feb. 20-Mar. 7..................              20              60
        South Zone............................  Oct. 17-Oct. 25 &...............              20              60
                                                Oct. 28-Jan. 31.................              20              60
        Moapa Valley Special Management Area    Oct. 31-Jan. 31.................              20              60
         (8):.
New Mexico:
    Ducks:....................................  ................................               7              21
        Scaup.................................  Oct. 17-Jan. 10.................               2               6
        Other Ducks...........................  Oct. 19-Jan. 31.................               7              21
    Coots and Moorhens........................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
    Canada Geese and Brant (5):
        North Zone............................  Sept. 26-Oct. 11 &..............               4              12
                                                Nov. 2-Jan. 31..................               4              12
        South Zone............................  Oct. 17-Jan. 31.................               4              12
    White-fronted Geese:
        North Zone............................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
        South Zone............................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
    Light Geese:
        North Zone............................  Same as for Canada Geese........              20              60
        South Zone............................  Same as for Canada Geese........              20              60
Oregon:
    Ducks:....................................  ................................               7              21
        Zone 1:
            Columbia Basin Unit:
                Scaup.........................  Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................               2               6
                Other Ducks...................  Oct. 17-Nov. 1 &................               7              21
                                                Nov. 5-Jan. 31..................               7              21
            Rest of Zone 1....................  Same as Columbia Basin Unit.....
        Zone 2:

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            Scaup.............................  Oct. 10-Nov. 29 &...............               2               6
                                                Dec. 3-Jan. 6...................               2               6
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 10-Nov. 29 &...............               7              21
                                                Dec. 3-Jan. 24..................               7              21
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
    Canada Geese:
        Northwest Permit Zone (10)(11)........  Oct. 24-Nov. 1 &................               6              18
                                                Nov. 21-Jan. 13 &...............               6              18
                                                Feb. 6-Mar. 10..................               6              18
        Tillamook County Management Area......  Closed..........................
        Southwest Zone........................  Oct. 17-Nov. 1 &................               4              12
                                                Nov. 10-Jan. 31.................               4              12
        South Coast Zone......................  Oct. 3-Dec. 6 &.................               6              18
                                                Dec. 19-Jan. 7 &................               6              18
                                                Feb. 20-Mar. 10.................               6              18
        Eastern Zone..........................  Oct. 17-Nov. 1 &................               4              12
                                                Nov. 10-Jan. 31.................               4              12
        Klamath County Zone...................  Oct. 10-Nov. 29 &...............               4              12
                                                Dec. 15-Jan. 31.................               4              12
        Harney and Lake County Zone...........  Oct. 10-Nov. 29 &...............               4              12
                                                Dec. 15-Jan. 31.................               4              12
        Malheur County Zone...................  Oct. 10-Nov. 29 &...............               4              12
                                                Dec. 15-Jan. 31.................               4              12
    White-fronted Geese:
        Northwest Permit Zone (10)............  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
        Tillamook County Management Area......  Closed..........................
        Southwest Zone........................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
        South Coast Zone......................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
        Eastern Zone..........................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
        Klamath County Zone...................  Oct. 10-Nov. 29 &...............              10              30
                                                Jan. 16-Mar. 10.................              10              30
        Harney and Lake County Zone (12)......  Oct. 10-Nov. 29 &...............              10              30
                                                Jan. 16-Mar. 10.................              10              30
        Malheur County Zone...................  Oct. 10-Nov. 29 &...............              10              30
                                                Jan. 16-Mar. 10.................              10              30
    Light Geese:
        Northwest Permit Zone (10)............  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
        Tillamook County Management Area......  Closed..........................
        Southwest Zone........................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
        South Coast Zone......................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
        Eastern Zone..........................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
        Klamath County Zone (13)..............  Oct. 10-Nov. 29 &...............               6              18
                                                Jan. 16-Mar. 10.................               6              18
        Harney and Lake County Zone (13)......  Oct. 10-Nov. 29 &...............               6              18
                                                Jan. 16-Mar. 10.................               6              18
        Malheur County Zone (13)..............  Oct. 10-Nov. 29 &...............               6              18
                                                Jan. 16-Mar. 10.................               6              18
    Brant.....................................  Nov. 28-Dec. 13.................               2               6
Utah:
    Ducks:....................................  ................................               7              21
        Zone 1:
            Scaup.............................  Oct. 3-Dec. 27..................               2               6
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 3-Jan. 16..................               7              21
        Zone 2:
            Scaup.............................  Nov. 6-Jan. 30..................               2               6
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 17-Jan. 30.................               7              21
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
    Canada Geese and Brant (5):
        East Box Elder County Zone............  Oct. 3-Jan. 16..................               4              12
        Wasatch Front Zone....................  Oct. 3-Oct. 15 &................               4              12
                                                Nov. 7-Feb. 7...................               4              12
        Northern Zone.........................  Oct. 3-Oct. 15 &................               4              12
                                                Oct. 24-Jan. 24.................               4              12
        Southern Zone.........................  Oct. 17-Jan. 30.................               4              12
    White-fronted Geese:
        East Box Elder County Zone............  Same as for Canada Geese and                  10              30
                                                 Brant.
        Wasatch Front Zone....................  Same as for Canada Geese and                  10              30
                                                 Brant.
        Northern Zone.........................  Same as for Canada Geese and                  10              30
                                                 Brant.

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        Southern Zone.........................  Same as for Canada Geese and                  10              30
                                                 Brant.
    Light Geese...............................  Oct. 26-Dec. 15 &...............              20              60
                                                Jan. 15-Mar. 10.................              20              60
Washington:
    Ducks:....................................  ................................               7              21
        East and West Zones (14):
            Scaup.............................  Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................               2               6
            Other Ducks.......................  Oct. 17-Oct 25 &................               7              21
                                                Oct. 28-Jan. 31.................               7              21
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              25              75
    Canada Geese:
        Area 1 (15)...........................  Oct. 17-Nov. 29 &...............               4              12
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 31.................               4              12
        Area 2 Inland (16)(17)................  Oct. 17-Nov. 1 &................               4              12
                                                Nov. 25-Jan. 17 &...............               4              12
                                                Feb. 13-Mar. 10.................               4              12
        Area 2 Coast (16)(17).................  Oct. 17-Dec. 6 &................               4              12
                                                Dec. 23-Jan. 24 &...............               4              12
                                                Feb. 13-Feb. 24.................               4              12
        Area 3 (15)...........................  Oct. 17-Oct. 29 &...............               4              12
                                                Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................               4              12
        Area 4 (15)...........................  Oct. 17-Nov. 1 &................               4              12
                                                Nov. 4 only &...................               4              12
                                                Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................               4              12
        Area 5 (15)...........................  Oct. 17-Nov. 2 &................               4              12
                                                Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................               4              12
    White-fronted Geese:
        Area 1 (15)...........................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
        Area 2 Inland (16)....................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
        Area 2 Coast (16).....................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
        Area 3 (15)...........................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
        Area 4 (15)...........................  Same as for Canada Geese........              10              30
        Area 5 (15)...........................  Oct. 17-Nov. 1 &................              10              30
                                                Nov. 7-Jan. 31..................              10              30
    Light Geese:
        Area 1 (15)...........................  Oct. 17-Nov. 29 &...............               6              18
                                                Dec. 12-Jan. 31 &...............               6              18
                                                Feb. 13-Feb. 23.................               6              18
        Area 2 Inland (16)....................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
        Area 2 Coast (16).....................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
        Area 3 (15)...........................  Same as for Canada Geese........               6              18
        Area 4 (15)...........................  Nov. 7-Jan. 31 &................               6              18
                                                Feb. 13-Mar. 3..................               6              18
        Area 5 (15)...........................  Oct. 17-Nov. 1 &................               6              18
                                                Nov. 4-Jan. 31..................               6              18
    Brant (18):
        Coastal Zone..........................  Jan. 9-Jan. 31..................               2               6
        Puget Sound Zone......................  Jan. 16-Jan. 31.................               2               6
Wyoming:
    Ducks:....................................  ................................               7              21
        Snake River Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Sept. 26-Dec. 20................               2               6
            Other Ducks.......................  Sept. 26-Jan. 8.................               7              21
        Balance of State Zone:
            Scaup.............................  Sept. 26-Dec. 20................               2               6
            Other Ducks.......................  Sept. 26-Jan. 8.................               7              21
    Coots.....................................  Same as for Other Ducks.........              15              45
    Dark Geese................................  Sept. 26-Dec. 31................               4              12
    Light Geese...............................  Sept. 26-Dec. 31................              10              30
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(1) In Arizona, the daily bag limit may include no more than either 2 female mallards or 2 Mexican-like ducks,
  or 1 of each; and no more than 6 female mallards and Mexican-like ducks, in the aggregate, may be in
  possession. For black-bellied whistling ducks, the daily bag limit is 1 and the possession limit is 3.
(2) In California, the daily bag and possession limits for Canada geese and white-fronted geese are in the
  aggregate.
(3) In California, small Canada geese are cackling and Aleutian Canada geese, and large Canada geese are western
  and lesser Canada geese.
(4) In California, in the Northeastern Zone, the daily bag limit may include no more than 2 large Canada geese.
(5) The daily bag and possession limits for Canada geese and brant are in the aggregate.
(6) In Idaho, the season on light geese is closed in Fremont and Teton Counties.
(7) In Montana, check State regulations for special seasons and exceptions.
(8) In Nevada, youth 17 years of age or younger are allowed to hunt on October 24 on the Moapa Valley portion of
  Overton Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Youth must be accompanied by an adult who is 18 years of age or older.

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(9) In Nevada, there is no open season on light geese in Ruby Valley within Elko and White Pine Counties. In
  addition, the season is closed in Alkali Lake, Fernley, Humboldt, Kirch, Mason Valley, Scripps, and Steptoe
  Valley WMAs and Washoe State Park from February 20 to March 7.
(10) In Oregon, in the Northwest Permit Zone, see State regulations for specific dates, times, and conditions of
  permit hunts and closures.
(11) In Oregon, in the Northwest Permit Zone, the season for dusky Canada geese is closed.
(12) In Oregon, in Lake County, the daily bag and possession limits for white-fronted geese are 1 and 3,
  respectively.
(13) In Oregon, in Klamath County, Harney and Lake County, and Malheur County Zones, during February 1 through
  March 10, the daily bag and possession limits are 20 and 60, respectively.
(14) In Washington, the daily bag limit in the West Zone may include no more than 2 scoters, 2 long-tailed
  ducks, and 2 goldeneyes, with the possession limit three times the daily bag limit. The daily bag and
  possession limit, and the season limit, for harlequins is 1.
(15) In Washington, in Areas 1, 3, and 5, hunting is allowed each day. In Area 4, hunting is allowed only on
  Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays, and certain holidays. See State regulations for details, including shooting
  hours.
(16) In Washington, in Areas 2 Inland and 2 Coast, see State regulations for specific dates, times, and
  conditions of permit hunts and closures.
(17) In Washington, in Areas 2 Inland and 2 Coast, the season for dusky Canada geese is closed.
(18) In Washington, brant may be hunted in Clallam, Pacific, Skagit, and Watcom Counties only; see State
  regulations for specific dates.

    (f) Youth and Veteran-Active Military Personnel Waterfowl Hunting 
Days.
    The following seasons are open only to youth and veteran-active 
military personnel, except where noted. Youth must be accompanied into 
the field by an adult 18 years of age or older. This adult cannot duck 
hunt but may participate in other open seasons.
    Limits: Bag limits may include ducks, geese, swans, mergansers, 
coots, moorhens, and gallinules. The bag and possession limits are the 
same as those allowed in the regular season except in States that are 
allowed a daily bag limit of 1 or 2 scaup during different portions of 
the season, in which case the daily bag limit is 2 scaup per day and 
the possession limit is 6 scaup per day. Flyway species and area 
restrictions remain in effect.
Definitions
    Youth: States may use their established definition of age for youth 
hunters. However, youth hunters may not be older than 17 years of age. 
Youth hunters 16 years of age and older must possess a Federal 
Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (also known as Federal 
Duck Stamp). Swans may only be taken by participants possessing 
applicable swan permits.
    Veteran-Active Military Personnel: Veterans (as defined in section 
101 of title 38, U.S. Code) and members of the Armed Forces on active 
duty, including members of the National Guard and Reserves on active 
duty (other than for training), may participate. All hunters must 
possess a Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (also 
known as Federal Duck Stamp). Swans may only be taken by participants 
possessing applicable swan permits.

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             Area                       Species           Season dates
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ATLANTIC FLYWAY
    Connecticut (1)...........  Ducks, geese,           Oct. 3 & 31.
                                 mergansers, and coots.
    Delaware (1)..............  Ducks, geese, brant,    Oct. 17 & Feb.
                                 mergansers, and coots.  6.
    Florida...................  Ducks, geese,
                                 mergansers, coots,
                                 and moorhens.
        Youth.................  ......................  Nov. 14 & Feb.
                                                         13.
        Veteran-Active          ......................  Feb. 6 & 7.
         Military Personnel.
    Georgia...................  Ducks, geese,           Nov. 14 & 15.
                                 mergansers, coots,
                                 moorhens, and
                                 gallinules.
    Maine (1):................  Ducks, geese,
                                 mergansers, and coots.
        North Zone............  ......................  Sept. 19 & Dec.
                                                         12.
        South Zone............  ......................  Sept. 26 & Oct.
                                                         17.
        Coastal Zone..........  ......................  Sept. 26 & Oct.
                                                         24.
    Maryland (2)(3)...........  Ducks, sea ducks,       Nov. 7 & Feb. 6.
                                 Canada geese, light
                                 geese, brant, and
                                 coots.
    Massachusetts:............  Ducks, geese,
                                 mergansers, and coots.
        Youth Hunters.........  ......................  Sept. 26 & Oct.
                                                         10.
        Veteran-Active          ......................  Oct. 3 & Jan.
         Military Personnel.                             30.
    New Hampshire (1).........  Ducks, geese,           Sept. 26 & 27.
                                 mergansers, and coots.
    New Jersey:...............  Ducks, geese,
                                 mergansers, coots,
                                 moorhens, and
                                 gallinules.
        Youth
            North Zone........  ......................  Oct. 10 & Feb.
                                                         6.
            South Zone........  ......................  Nov. 7 & Feb. 6.
            Coastal Zone......  ......................  Feb. 6 & 13.
        Veteran-Active          ......................  Oct. 3 & Feb. 6.
         Military Personnel.
    New York:.................  Ducks, Canada geese,
                                 brant, mergansers,
                                 coots.
        Youth
            Long Island Zone..  ......................  Nov. 7 & 8.
            Lake Champlain      ......................  Sept. 26 & 27.
             Zone.
            Northeastern Zone.  ......................  Sept. 19 & 20.
            Southeastern Zone.  ......................  Sept. 19 & 20.
            Western Zone......  ......................  Oct. 3 & 4.
        Veteran-Active
         Military Personnel
            Long Island Zone..  ......................  Nov. 14 & 15.
            Northeastern Zone.  ......................  Sept. 19 & 20.
            Southeastern Zone.  ......................  Oct. 10 & 11.
            Western Zone......  ......................  Nov. 11 & 14.
    North Carolina (4)(5).....  Ducks, geese, brant,    Feb. 6 & 13.
                                 tundra swans,
                                 mergansers, and coots.
    Pennsylvania (6):.........  Ducks, Canada geese,
                                 brant, mergansers,
                                 coots, moorhens, and
                                 gallinules.
        North Zone............  ......................  Sept. 19 & Jan.
                                                         16.

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        South Zone............  ......................  Sept. 19 & Jan.
                                                         23.
        Northwest Zone........  ......................  Sept. 19 & Dec.
                                                         19.
        Lake Erie Zone........  ......................  Sept. 19 & Oct.
                                                         24.
    Rhode Island (1)..........  Ducks, sea ducks,       Oct. 24 & 25.
                                 geese, mergansers,
                                 and coots.
    South Carolina............  Ducks, geese,           Feb. 6 & 13.
                                 mergansers, and coots.
    Vermont (1)...............  Ducks, geese,           Sept. 26 & 27.
                                 mergansers and coots.
    Virginia (5)..............  Ducks, Canada geese,    Oct. 24 & Feb.
                                 tundra swans,           6.
                                 mergansers, and coots.
    West Virginia (1).........  Ducks, geese,           Sept. 19 & Nov.
                                 mergansers, coots,      7.
                                 and gallinules.
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
    Alabama...................  Ducks, geese,           Nov. 21 & Feb.
                                 mergansers, coots,      6.
                                 moorhens, and
                                 gallinules.
    Arkansas..................  Ducks, geese,           Dec. 5 & Feb. 6.
                                 mergansers, coots,
                                 moorhens, and
                                 gallinules.
    Illinois (1):.............  Ducks, geese,
                                 mergansers, and coots.
        North Zone............  ......................  Oct. 10 & 11.
        Central Zone..........  ......................  Oct. 17 & 18.
        South Central Zone....  ......................  Nov. 7 & 8.
        South Zone............  ......................  Nov. 14 & 15.
    Indiana:..................  Ducks, geese,
                                 mergansers, and coots.
        North Zone............  ......................  Oct. 17 & 18.
        Central Zone..........  ......................  Oct. 24 & 25.
        South Zone............  ......................  Oct. 31 & Nov.
                                                         1.
    Iowa (1):.................  Ducks, mergansers,
                                 coots, moorhens, and
                                 gallinules.
        North Zone............  ......................  Sept. 19 & 20.
        Missouri River Zone...  ......................  Oct. 3 & 4.
        South Zone............  ......................  Sept. 26 & 27.
    Kentucky (1):.............  Ducks, geese,
                                 mergansers, coots,
                                 moorhens, and
                                 gallinules.
        West Zone.............  ......................  Feb. 6 & 7.
        East Zone.............  ......................  Nov. 7 & 8.
    Louisiana:................  Ducks, geese,
                                 mergansers, coots,
                                 moorhens, and
                                 gallinules.
        Youth
            West Zone.........  ......................  Nov. 7 & Jan.
                                                         30.
            East Zone.........  ......................  Nov. 14 & Feb.
                                                         6.
            Coastal Zone......  ......................  Nov. 7 & Nov. 8.
        Veteran-Active
         Military Personnel
            West Zone.........  ......................  Nov. 8 & Jan.
                                                         31.
            East Zone.........  ......................  Nov. 15 & Feb.
                                                         7.
            Coastal Zone......  ......................  Jan. 30 & Jan.
                                                         31.
    Michigan..................  Ducks, geese,           Sept. 19 & 20.
                                 mergansers, coots,
                                 moorhens, and
                                 gallinules.
    Minnesota (1).............  Ducks, geese,           Sept. 12 & 13.
                                 mergansers, coots,
                                 moorhens, and
                                 gallinules.
    Mississippi...............  Ducks, geese,           Feb. 6 & Feb. 7.
                                 mergansers, coots,
                                 moorhens, and
                                 gallinules.
    Missouri (1):.............  Ducks, geese,
                                 mergansers, coots,
                                 moorhens, and
                                 gallinules.
        North Zone............  ......................  Oct. 24 & 25.
        Middle Zone...........  ......................  Oct. 24 & 25.
        South Zone............  ......................  Nov. 21 & 22.
    Ohio:.....................  Ducks, geese,
                                 mergansers, coots,
                                 moorhens, and
                                 gallinules.
        Lake Erie Marsh.......  ......................  Oct. 3 & 4.
        North Zone............  ......................  Oct. 3 & 4.
        South Zone............  ......................  Oct. 3 & 4.
    Tennessee:................  Ducks, geese,
                                 mergansers, and coots.
        Youth
            Reelfoot Zone.....  ......................  Feb. 6 & 13.
            Remainder of State  ......................  Feb. 6 & 13.
        Veteran-Active
         Military Personnel
            Reelfoot Zone.....  ......................  Feb. 7 & 14.
            Remainder of State  ......................  Feb. 7 & 14.
    Wisconsin (1).............  Ducks, geese,           Sept. 19 & 20.
                                 mergansers, coots,
                                 moorhens, and
                                 gallinules.
CENTRAL FLYWAY
    Colorado:.................  Ducks, dark geese,
                                 mergansers, and coots.
        Mountain/Foothills      ......................  Sept. 26 & 27.
         Zone.
        Northeast Zone........  ......................  Oct. 3 & 4.
        Southeast Zone........  ......................  Oct. 24 & 25.
    Kansas (7):...............  Ducks, geese,
                                 mergansers, and coots.
        High Plains...........  ......................  Oct. 3 & 4.
        Low Plains:

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            Early Zone........  ......................  Oct. 3 & 4.
            Late Zone.........  ......................  Oct. 24 & 25.
            Southeast Zone....  ......................  Nov. 7 & 8.
    Montana (1)...............  Ducks, geese,           Sept. 26 & 27.
                                 mergansers, and coots.
    Nebraska (1):.............  Ducks, geese,
                                 mergansers, and coots.
        Zone 1................  ......................  Oct. 3 & 4.
        Zone 2................  ......................  Sept. 26 & 27.
        Zone 3................  ......................  Oct. 17 & 18.
        Zone 4................  ......................  Sept. 26 & 27.
    New Mexico (1):...........  Ducks, mergansers,
                                 coots, and moorhens.
        North Zone............  ......................  Sept. 26 & 27.
        South Zone............  ......................  Oct. 3 & 4.
    North Dakota..............  Ducks, geese,           Sept. 19 & 20.
                                 mergansers, and coots.
    Oklahoma:.................  Ducks, geese
                                 mergansers, and coots.
        High Plains...........  ......................  Oct. 3 & Feb. 6.
        Low Plains:
            Zone 1............  ......................  Nov. 7 & Feb. 6.
            Zone 2............  ......................  Nov. 7 & Feb. 6.
    South Dakota (1)..........  Ducks, Canada geese,    Sept. 12 & 13.
                                 mergansers, and coots.
    Texas (1):................  Ducks, geese,
                                 mergansers, coots,
                                 moorhens, and
                                 gallinules.
        High Plains...........  ......................  Oct. 24 & 25.
        Low Plains:
            North Zone........  ......................  Nov. 7 & 8.
            South Zone........  ......................  Oct. 31 & Nov.
                                                         1.
    Wyoming:..................  Ducks, geese,
                                 mergansers, and coots.
        Zone C1...............  ......................  Sept. 26 & 27.
        Zone C2...............  ......................  Sept. 19 & 20.
        Zone C3...............  ......................  Sept. 19 & 20.
PACIFIC FLYWAY
    Arizona (1):..............  Ducks, geese,
                                 mergansers, coots,
                                 and moorhens.
        North Zone............  ......................  Sept. 26 & 27.
        South Zone............  ......................  Feb. 6 & 7.
    California:
        Youth.................  Ducks, geese, brant,
                                 mergansers, coots,
                                 and moorhens.
            Northeastern Zone.  ......................  Sept. 19 & 20.
            Colorado River      ......................  Feb. 6 & 7.
             Zone.
            Southern Zone.....  ......................  Feb. 6 & 7.
            Southern San        ......................  Feb. 6 & 7.
             Joaquin Valley
             Zone.
            Balance of State    ......................  Feb. 6 & 7.
             Zone.
        Veteran-Active          Ducks, brant,
         Military Personnel.     mergansers, coots,
                                 and moorhens.
            Northeastern Zone.  ......................  Jan. 16 & 17.
            Southern Zone.....  ......................  Feb. 13 & 14.
            Southern San        ......................  Feb. 13 & 14.
             Joaquin Valley
             Zone.
            Balance of State    ......................  Feb. 13 & 14.
             Zone.
    Colorado:.................  Ducks, geese,
                                 mergansers, and coots.
        East Zone.............  ......................  Sept. 26 & 27.
        West Zone.............  ......................  Oct. 24 & 25.
    Idaho.....................  Ducks, geese,           Sept. 26 & 27.
                                 mergansers, and coots.
    Montana (1)...............  Ducks, geese,           Sept. 26 & 27.
                                 mergansers, and coots.
    Nevada (1)(5):............  Ducks, geese, swans,
                                 mergansers, coots,
                                 and moorhens.
        Northeast Zone........  ......................  Sept. 12 & 13.
        Northwest Zone........  ......................  Sept. 26 & Feb.
                                                         13.
        South Zone............  ......................  Feb. 13 & 14.
    New Mexico (1)............  Ducks, mergansers,      Oct. 3 & 4.
                                 coots, and moorhens.
    Oregon....................  Ducks, geese,
                                 mergansers, and coots.
        Youth.................  ......................  Sept. 26 & 27.
        Veteran-Active          ......................  Feb. 6.
         Military Personnel.
    Utah (1)(5):..............  Ducks, dark geese,
                                 swans, mergansers,
                                 and coots.
        Zone 1................  ......................  Sept. 19.
        Zone 2................  ......................  Oct. 3.
    Washington (8):...........  Ducks, geese, brant,
                                 mergansers, and coots.
        Youth
            East Zone.........  ......................  Oct. 3 & Feb. 6.
            West Zone.........  ......................  Sept. 26 & Feb.
                                                         6.
        Veteran-Active
         Military Personnel
            East Zone.........  ......................  Feb. 6.
            West Zone.........  ......................  Feb. 6.
    Wyoming...................  Ducks, geese,           Sept. 19 & 20.
                                 mergansers, and coots.
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(2) In Maryland, youth hunter(s) must be accompanied by an adult 21
  years of age or older that holds a valid Maryland hunting license or
  is exempt from the hunting license requirements. One adult may take
  one or more young hunters, and that adult may call waterfowl, assist
  with decoys and retrieve downed birds but may not possess a hunting
  weapon and may not participate in other seasons that are open on the
  youth waterfowl hunting days. Active military and honorably discharged
  veterans, of any age, that possess a valid Maryland hunting license or
  are exempt from the hunting license requirements may also hunt
  waterfowl on November 7, 2020, and February 6, 2021. Active military
  and honorably discharged veterans at least 21 years of age or older
  may possess hunting weapons and hunt while also providing assistance
  to eligible youth hunters.
(3) In Maryland, the bag limit for Canada geese is 1 in the AP Zone and
  5 in the RP Zone.
(4) In North Carolina, the daily bag limit in the Northeast Hunt Zone
  may not include Canada geese and white-fronted geese except by permit.
(5) In North Carolina, Virginia, Nevada, and Utah, the daily bag limit
  may not include swans except by permit.
(6) In Pennsylvania, September 19 is open to youth hunters only.
(7) In Kansas, the adult accompanying the youth must possess any
  licenses and/or stamps required by law for that individual to hunt
  waterfowl.
(8) In Washington, the brant season and light goose season is closed in
  September.


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


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

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession 
limits on the species designated in this section are as follows:
    Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until 
sunset, except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in 
the August 21, 2020, Federal Register (85 FR 51854).
    Federally authorized, State-issued permits are issued to 
individuals, and only the individual whose name and address appears on 
the permit at the time of issuance is authorized to take sandhill 
cranes at the level allowed by the permit, in accordance with 
provisions of both Federal and State regulations governing the hunting 
season. The permit must be carried by the permittee when exercising its 
provisions and must be presented to any law enforcement officer upon 
request. The permit is not transferable or assignable to another 
individual, and may not be sold, bartered, traded, or otherwise 
provided to another person. If the permit is altered or defaced in any 
way, the permit becomes invalid.
    CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL 
RESTRICTIONS.

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                                                                                   Limits
               Area                      Season dates     ------------------------------------------------------
                                                                       Bag                     Possession
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MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
    Alabama (1)
        North Zone................  Dec. 4-Jan. 31.......  3.........................  3.
    Kentucky (1)(2)...............  Dec. 7-Jan. 31.......  2.........................  3 per season.
    Minnesota (1)
        NW Goose Zone.............  Sept. 19-Oct. 25.....  2.........................  6.
    Tennessee (1):
        Southeast Zone (3)........  Dec. 5-Jan. 31.......  3.........................  3 per season.
        Rest of State.............  Dec. 5-Jan. 31.......  2.........................  2 per season.
CENTRAL FLYWAY
    Colorado (1)..................  Oct. 3-Nov. 29.......  3.........................  9.
    Kansas (1)(2)(4)
        West Zone.................  Oct. 17-Dec. 13......  3.........................  9.
        Central Zone..............  Nov. 11-Jan. 7.......  3.........................  9.
    Montana:
        Regular Season Area (1)...  Oct. 3-Nov. 29.......  3.........................  9.
                                                          ------------------------------------------------------
        Special Season Area (5)...  Sept. 1-Oct. 30......                       2 per season
                                                          ------------------------------------------------------
    New Mexico:
        Regular Season Area (1)...  Oct. 24-Jan. 24......  3.........................  6.
        Middle Rio Grande Valley    Nov. 21 &............  3.........................  3 per season.
         Area (5)(6).               Nov. 7-Nov. 8 &......  3.........................  6 per season.
                                    Nov. 28-Nov. 29......  3.........................  6 per season.
                                    Dec. 5-Dec. 6 &......  3.........................  6 per season.
                                    Jan. 2-Jan. 3 &......  3.........................  6 per season.
                                    Jan. 9-Jan. 10.......  3.........................  6 per season.
        Southwest Area (5)........  Oct. 24-Nov. 1 &.....  3.........................  6 per season.
                                    Jan. 2-Jan. 3........  3.........................  6 per season.
        Estancia Valley (5)(7)....  Oct. 24-Nov. 1.......  3.........................  6.
    North Dakota (1):
        Area 1....................  Sept. 19-Nov. 15.....  3.........................  9.
        Area 2....................  Sept. 19-Nov. 15.....  2.........................  6.
    Oklahoma (1)..................  Oct. 24-Jan. 24......  3.........................  9.
    South Dakota (1)..............  Sept. 26-Nov. 22.....  3.........................  9.
    Texas (1):
        Zone A....................  Oct. 31-Jan. 31......  3.........................  9.
        Zone B....................  Nov. 27-Jan. 31......  3.........................  9.
        Zone C....................  Dec. 19-Jan. 24......  2.........................  6.
    Wyoming:
        Regular Season (Area 7)     Sept. 12-Nov. 8......  3.........................  9.
         (1).
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        Riverton-Boysen Unit (Area  Oct. 3-Oct. 25.......                      1 per season.
         4) (5).
                                                          ------------------------------------------------------
        Big Horn, Hot Springs,      Sept. 19-Oct. 11.....                      1 per season.
         Park, and Washakie
         Counties (Area 6) (5).
                                                          ------------------------------------------------------
        Johnson, Natrona, and       Sept. 1-Sept. 30.....                      1 per season.
         Sheridan Counties (Area
         8) (5).
                                                          ------------------------------------------------------
PACIFIC FLYWAY
    Arizona (5):
        Zone 1 (8)................  Nov. 13-Dec. 13......                      3 per season.
                                                          ------------------------------------------------------
        Zone 2 (9)................  Nov. 20-Nov. 30......                      3 per season.
                                                          ------------------------------------------------------
        Zone 3 (10)...............  Nov. 28-Dec. 16......                      3 per season.
                                                          ------------------------------------------------------
    Idaho (5):
        Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6..  Sept. 1-Sept. 30.....                      2 per season.
                                                          ------------------------------------------------------
    Montana (5):
        Zones 1 & 4...............  Sept. 1-Oct. 30......  1.........................  1
        Zones 2 & 3...............  Sept. 1-Oct. 30......  2.........................  2
                                                          ------------------------------------------------------
    Utah (5):                       .....................
        Cache County..............  Sept. 5-Sept. 13.....                      1 per season.
                                                          ------------------------------------------------------
        East Box Elder County.....  Sept. 5-Nov. 3.......                      1 per season.
                                                          ------------------------------------------------------
        Rich County...............  Sept. 5-Sept. 13.....                      1 per season.
                                                          ------------------------------------------------------
        Uintah County.............  Oct. 3-Dec. 1........                      1 per season.
                                                          ------------------------------------------------------
    Wyoming (5):
        Areas 1, 2, 3, & 5........  Sept. 1-Sept. 8......                      1 per season.
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(1) Each person participating in the regular sandhill crane seasons must have a valid sandhill crane hunting
  permit in their possession while hunting.
(2) In Kansas and Kentucky, shooting hours are from sunrise until sunset.
(3) In Tennessee, in the Southeast Zone, the season is also closed from January 15 through January 17, 2021.
(4) In Kansas, each person desiring to hunt sandhill cranes is required to pass an annual, online sandhill crane
  identification examination.
(5) Hunting is by State permit only. See State regulations for further information.
(6) In New Mexico, in the Middle Rio Grande Valley Area (Bernardo and Casa Colorado Wildlife Management Areas),
  the season is only open for youth hunters on November 21. See State regulations for further details.
(7) In New Mexico, in the Estancia Valley Area, the season will be closed to crane hunting on October 28.
(8) In Arizona, in Zone 1, season dates are November 13 to 15, November 20 to 22, November 24 to 26, November 28
  to 30, December 2 to 4, December 6 to 8, and December 11 to 13. November 13 to 15 is restricted to archery
  hunters only and December 11 to 13 is restricted to youth hunters only.
(9) In Arizona, in Zone 2, season dates are November 20 to 22, and November 28 to 30.
(10) In Arizona, in Zone 3, season dates are November 28 to 30, December 2 to 4, December 6 to 8, December 10 to
  12, and December 14 to 16.


0
8. Section 20.107 is revised to read as follows:


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

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

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

    CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND 
DELINEATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY ON 
FEDERAL AND STATE PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS AND FEDERAL INDIAN RESERVATIONS.

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             Area                    Season dates            Limits
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ATLANTIC FLYWAY
    Delaware..................  Nov. 11-Jan. 30.......  1 tundra swan
                                                         per permit.

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    North Carolina............  Nov. 7-Jan. 30........  1 tundra swan
                                                         per permit.
    Virginia..................  Nov. 18-Jan. 31.......  1 tundra swan
                                                         per permit.
CENTRAL FLYWAY (1)
    Montana...................  Oct. 3-Jan. 7.........  1 tundra swan
                                                         per permit.
    North Dakota..............  Oct. 3-Jan. 1.........  1 tundra swan
                                                         per permit.
    South Dakota..............  Oct. 3-Jan. 8.........  1 tundra swan
                                                         per permit.
PACIFIC FLYWAY (1)
    Idaho (2).................  Oct. 19-Dec. 1........  1 swan per
                                                         season.
    Montana (2)...............  Oct. 10-Dec. 1........  1 swan per
                                                         season.
    Nevada (3)(4).............  Oct. 10-Jan. 3 &......  2 swans per
                                Jan. 13-Jan. 31.......   season.
                                                        2 swans per
                                                         season.
    Utah (3)(4)...............  Oct. 3-Dec. 13........  1 swan per
                                                         season.
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(1) See State regulations for description of area open to swan hunting.
(2) In Idaho and Montana, all harvested swans must be reported by way of
  a bill measurement card within 3 days of harvest.
(3) In Nevada and Utah, all harvested swans and tags must be checked or
  registered within 3 days of harvest.
(4) Harvests of trumpeter swans are limited to 20 in Utah and 10 in
  Nevada. When it has been determined that the quota of trumpeter swans
  allotted to Nevada and Utah have been filled, the season for taking of
  any swan species in the respective State will be closed by either the
  Director upon giving public notice through local information media at
  least 48 hours in advance of the time and date of closing, or by the
  State through State regulations with such notice and time (not less
  than 48 hours) as they deem necessary.


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


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

    Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of 
this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates 
inclusive), hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the 
species designated in this section are prescribed as follows:
    Hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset except 
as otherwise restricted by State regulations.
    Area descriptions were published in the August 21, 2020, Federal 
Register (85 FR 51854).
    Limits: The daily bag limit may include no more than 3 migratory 
game birds in the aggregate. The possession limit is three times the 
daily bag limit. These limits apply to falconry during both regular 
hunting seasons and extended falconry seasons, unless further 
restricted by State regulations. The falconry bag and possession limits 
are not in addition to regular season limits. Unless otherwise 
specified, extended falconry for ducks does not include sea ducks 
within the special sea duck areas.
    Although many States permit falconry during the gun seasons, only 
extended falconry seasons are shown below. Please consult State 
regulations for details.
    CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND 
DELINEATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY ON 
FEDERAL AND STATE PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS AND FEDERAL INDIAN RESERVATIONS.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Area                       Extended falconry dates
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ATLANTIC FLYWAY
    Delaware:
        Doves..........................  Feb. 1-Feb. 19.
        Rails..........................  Nov. 26-Jan. 7.
        Woodcock.......................  Oct. 1-Nov. 3 & Feb. 1-Mar. 10.
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots...  Feb. 1-Mar. 6.
        Brant..........................  Feb. 1-Feb. 24.
    Florida:
        Doves..........................  Feb. 1-Feb. 17.
        Rails..........................  Nov. 10-Dec. 16.
        Woodcock.......................  Nov. 24-Dec. 17 & Feb. 1-Mar.
                                          10.
        Moorhens and gallinules........  Nov. 10-Dec. 13.
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots...  Nov. 3-Nov. 12 & Feb. 8-Feb. 4.
    Georgia:
        Ducks, geese, moorhens,          Nov. 30-Dec. 5.
         gallinules, and sea ducks.
    Maine:
        Ducks, geese, and brant:
            North Zone.................  Dec. 19-Feb. 9.
            South & Coastal Zones......  Jan. 7-Feb. 27.
    Maryland:
        Doves..........................  Jan. 12- Jan. 30.
        Rails..........................  Nov. 21-Jan. 2.
        Woodcock.......................  Oct. 1-Oct. 20 & Feb. 1-Mar.
                                          10.
        Ducks..........................  Feb. 1-Mar. 10.
        Brant..........................  Feb. 1-Mar. 10.
        Light Geese....................  Feb. 25-Mar. 10.
    Massachusetts:
        Ducks, mergansers, sea ducks,    Oct. 8-Oct. 10 & Jan. 26-Feb.
         and coots.                       8.
    New Hampshire:
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            Northern Zone..............  Dec. 1-Jan. 14.
            Inland Zone................  Nov. 9-Nov. 16 & Dec. 13-Jan.
                                          18.

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            Coastal Zone...............  Jan. 25-Mar. 10.
    New Jersey:
        Woodcock:
            North Zone.................  Oct. 1-Oct. 16 & Nov. 30-Jan.
                                          30.
            South Zone.................  Oct. 1-Nov. 6 & Dec. 2-Dec. 16
                                          & Jan. 3-Jan. 30.
        Ducks, mergansers, coots, and
         brant:
            North Zone.................  Jan. 17-Mar.10.
            South Zone.................  Jan. 17-Mar. 10.
            Coastal Zone...............  Jan. 31-Mar. 10.
    New York:
        Ducks, mergansers and coots:
            Long Island Zone...........  Nov. 1-Nov. 20 & Nov. 30-Dec.
                                          11 & Feb. 1-Feb. 13.
            Northeastern Zone..........  Oct. 1-Oct. 2 & Oct. 26-Oct. 30
                                          & Dec. 7-Jan. 13.
            Southeastern Zone..........  Oct. 1-Oct. 16 & Nov. 30-Dec. 4
                                          & Dec. 21-Jan. 13.
            Western Zone...............  Oct. 1-Oct. 16 & Nov. 11-Nov.
                                          27 & Jan. 4-Jan. 13.
    North Carolina:
        Doves..........................  Oct. 17-Oct. 31.
        Rails, moorhens, and gallinules  Nov. 28-Jan. 2.
        Woodcock.......................  Nov. 7-Nov. 28 & Feb. 1-Feb.
                                          27.
        Ducks, mergansers and coots....  Oct. 17-Oct. 31 & Feb. 1-Feb.
                                          13.
    Pennsylvania:
        Doves..........................  Nov. 28-Dec. 17.
        Rails..........................  Nov. 21-Jan. 2.
        Woodcock and snipe.............  Sept. 1-Oct. 16 & Nov. 28-Dec.
                                          12 & Dec. 24-Jan. 2.
        Moorhens and gallinules........  Nov. 21-Dec. 31.
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            North Zone.................  Oct. 26-Nov. 16 & Feb. 9-Mar.
                                          10.
            South Zone.................  Oct. 26-Nov. 16 & Feb. 9-Mar.
                                          10.
            Northwest Zone.............  Dec. 14-Dec. 28 & Feb. 1-Mar.
                                          10.
            Lake Erie Zone.............  Jan. 18-Mar. 10.
        Canada and white-fronted geese:
            SJBP Zone..................  Mar. 4-Mar. 10.
            AP Zone....................  Jan. 7-Mar. 10.
            RP Zone....................  Mar. 6-Mar. 10.
    South Carolina:
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots...  Nov. 2-Nov. 20 & Dec. 1-Dec.
                                          11.
    Virginia:
        Doves..........................  Jan. 20-Jan. 31.
        Woodcock.......................  Oct. 17-Nov. 6 & Dec. 1-Dec. 23
                                          & Jan. 14-Jan. 31.
        Rails, moorhens, and gallinules  Nov. 18-Dec. 22.
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots...  Nov. 30-Dec. 18 & Feb. 1-Feb.
                                          12.
        Canada geese:
            Eastern (AP) Zone..........  Nov. 18-Nov. 29 & Jan. 2-Jan.
                                          15 & Feb. 1-Feb. 24.
            Western (SJBP) Zone........  Feb. 16-Feb. 24.
            Brant......................  Oct. 17-Nov. 23 & Nov. 30-Dec.
                                          18.
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
    Arkansas:
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots...  Feb. 1-Feb. 15.
    Illinois:
        Doves..........................  Nov. 15-Dec. 1.
        Rails..........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 4 & Nov. 14-Dec.
                                          16.
        Woodcock.......................  Sept. 1-Oct. 16 & Dec. 1-Dec.
                                          16.
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots...  Feb. 10-Mar. 10.
    Indiana:
        Doves..........................  Oct. 19-Oct. 31 & Jan. 6-Jan.
                                          9.
        Woodcock.......................  Sept. 20-Oct. 14 & Nov. 29-Jan.
                                          4.
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            North Zone.................  Sept. 27-Sept. 30 & Feb. 14-
                                          Mar. 10.
            Central Zone...............  Oct. 24-Oct. 30 & Feb. 17-Mar.
                                          10.
            South Zone.................  Oct. 31-Nov. 6 & Feb. 17-Mar.
                                          10.
    Iowa:
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots...  Jan. 2-Jan. 30.
    Kentucky:
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots...  Nov. 30-Dec. 6 & Feb. 1-Feb.
                                          15.
    Louisiana:
        Doves..........................  Sept. 17-Oct. 3.
        Rails and moorhens.............  Nov. 5-Nov. 13 & Jan. 7-Jan.
                                          31.
        Woodcock.......................  Nov. 2-Dec. 17.
        Ducks:
            West Zone..................  Nov. 5-Nov. 13 & Jan. 25-Jan.
                                          31.
            East Zone..................  Nov. 5-Nov. 20.
            Coastal Zone...............  Nov. 5-Nov. 13 & Jan. 25-Jan.
                                          31.
    Michigan:
        Ducks, mergansers, coots, and    Dec. 28-Jan. 10 & Feb. 24-Mar.
         moorhens.                        10.

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    Minnesota:
        Doves..........................  Nov. 30-Dec. 16.
        Rails and snipe................  Nov. 3-Dec. 16.
        Woodcock.......................  Sept. 1-Sept. 18 & Nov. 3-Dec.
                                          16.
        Ducks, mergansers, coots,        Dec. 12-Jan. 25.
         moorhens, and gallinules.
    Mississippi:
        Doves..........................  Dec. 2-Dec. 18.
        Ducks, mergansers and coots....  Feb. 1-Mar. 1.
    Missouri:
        Doves..........................  Nov. 30-Dec. 16.
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots...  Sept. 12-Sept. 27 & Feb. 10-
                                          Mar. 10.
    Tennessee:
        Doves..........................  Sept. 29-Sept. 30 & Jan. 16-
                                          Jan. 30.
        Rails, moorhens, and gallinules  Nov. 10-Dec. 14.
        Woodcock.......................  Nov. 1-Nov. 8 & Dec. 2-Jan. 9 &
                                          Feb. 1-Feb. 15.
        Snipe..........................  Nov. 14-Feb. 28.
        Moorhens and gallinules........  Nov. 10-Dec. 12.
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            Reelfoot Zone..............  Nov. 30-Dec. 4 & Feb. 1-Feb.
                                          28.
            Rest of the State..........  Nov. 30-Dec. 4 & Feb. 1-Feb.
                                          28.
    Wisconsin:
        Rails, snipe, moorhens, and
         gallinules:
            North Zone.................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25 & Nov. 25-Dec.
                                          6.
            South Zone.................  Sept. 1-Oct. 2 & Oct. 12-Oct.
                                          16.
            Mississippi River Zone.....  Same as South Zone.
        Woodcock.......................  Sept. 1-Sept. 18 & Nov. 3-Dec.
                                          16.
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots...  Sept. 19-Sept. 20 & Jan. 8-Feb.
                                          12.
CENTRAL FLYWAY
    Kansas:
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            Low Plains.................  Feb. 24-Mar. 10.
    Montana (1):
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots...  Sept. 23-Oct. 2.
    Nebraska:
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            Zone 1.....................  Feb. 25-Mar. 10.
            Zone 2.....................  Feb. 25-Mar. 10.
            Zone 3.....................  Feb. 25-Mar. 10.
            Zone 4.....................  Feb. 25-Mar. 10.
    New Mexico:
        Doves:
            North Zone.................  Nov. 30-Dec. 4 & Dec. 21-Jan.
                                          1.
            South Zone.................  Oct. 29-Nov. 5 & Nov. 22-Nov.
                                          30.
        Band-tailed pigeons:
            North Zone.................  Sept. 1-Sept. 14.
            South Zone.................  Oct. 1-Oct. 14.
        Ducks and coots................  Sept. 12-Sept. 20.
        Sandhill cranes (2):
            Regular Season Area........  Oct. 10-Oct. 23.
            Estancia Valley Area.......  Nov. 2-Dec. 22.
        Common moorhens................  Nov. 21-Dec. 27.
        Sora and Virginia rails........  Nov. 21-Dec. 27.
    North Dakota:
        Ducks, mergansers, coots, and    Sept. 1-Sept. 4 & Sept. 7-Sept.
         snipe.                           11.
    Oklahoma:
        Doves..........................  Feb. 20-Mar. 8.
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            Low Plains.................  Feb. 15-Mar. 1.
        Gallinules and rails...........  Feb. 1-Mar. 9.
        Woodcock.......................  Dec. 14-Feb. 13.
        Sandhill cranes................  Jan. 25-Feb. 7.
    South Dakota:
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            High Plains................  Sept. 1-Sept. 8.
            Low Plains:
                North Zone.............  Sept. 1-Sept. 25 & Dec. 12-Dec.
                                          19.
                Middle Zone............  Sept. 1-Sept. 25 & Dec. 12-Dec.
                                          19.
                South Zone.............  Oct. 3-Oct. 23 & Jan. 9-Jan.
                                          18.
    Texas:
        Doves..........................  Nov. 20-Dec. 6.
        Rails, gallinules, and woodcock  Feb. 1-Feb. 15.
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
            Low Plains.................  Feb. 1-Feb. 15.
    Wyoming:

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        Doves..........................  Nov. 30-Dec. 16.
        Rails..........................  Nov. 10-Dec. 16.
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots
            Zone C1....................  Sept. 26-Sept. 27 & Oct. 21-
                                          Oct. 28.
            Zone C2....................  Sept. 19-Sept. 25 & Dec. 7-Dec.
                                          9.
            Zone C3....................  Same as Zone C2.
PACIFIC FLYWAY
    Arizona:
        Doves..........................  Sept. 16-Nov. 1.
        Ducks, mergansers, coots, and
         moorhens:
            North Zone.................  Sept. 28-Oct. 1.
            South Zone.................  Feb. 1-Feb. 4.
    California:
        Ducks, mergansers, coots, and
         moorhens:
            Colorado River Zone........  Feb. 1-Feb. 4.
            Southern Zone..............  Feb. 10-Feb. 12.
            Southern San Joaquin Valley  Feb. 10-Feb. 12.
             Zone.
            Balance of State Zone......  Feb. 10-Feb. 12.
        Canada geese and white-fronted
         geese:
            Southern Zone..............  Feb. 3-Feb. 7.
        Light geese:
            Southern Zone (3)..........  Feb. 3-Feb. 7.
    New Mexico:
        Doves:
            North Zone.................  Nov. 30-Dec. 4 & Dec. 21-Jan.
                                          1.
            South Zone.................  Oct. 29-Nov. 5 & Nov. 22-Nov.
                                          30.
    Oregon:
        Doves..........................  Oct. 31-Dec. 16.
        Band-tailed pigeons (4)........  Sept. 1-Sept. 14 & Sept. 24-
                                          Dec. 16.
    Washington:
        Doves..........................  Oct. 31-Dec. 16.
        Ducks, mergansers, coots, and
         dark geese:
            East Zone..................  Oct. 3 & Feb. 6.
            West Zone..................  Sept. 26 & Feb. 6.
        Light geese and brant..........  Feb. 6.
    Wyoming:
        Doves..........................  Nov. 30-Dec. 16.
        Sora and Virginia rails........  Nov. 10-Dec. 16.
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots...  Sept. 19-Sept. 20.
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(1) In Montana, the limits are 2 daily and 6 in posession.
(2) In New Mexico, the limits for sandhill cranes are 3 daily and 6 in
  possession.
(3) In California, in the Imperial County Special Management Area, there
  is no extended falconry season.
(4) In Oregon, no more than 1 pigeon daily in bag or possession.

[FR Doc. 2020-17693 Filed 8-27-20; 8:45 am]
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