Migratory Bird Hunting; 2021-2022 Seasons for Certain Migratory Game Birds, 48569-48608 [2021-18429]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations whether or not it has entered the country for customs purposes. (ii) Remove and reduce to possession. It is unlawful to remove and reduce to possession the species from areas under Federal jurisdiction; maliciously damage or destroy the species on any such area; or remove, cut, dig up, or damage or destroy the species on any other area in knowing violation of any law or regulation of any State or in the course of any violation of a State criminal trespass law. (iii) Interstate or foreign commerce. It is unlawful to deliver, receive, carry, transport, or ship in interstate or foreign commerce, by any means whatsoever, and in the course of a commercial activity, any Graptopetalum bartramii. (iv) Sale or offer for sale. (A) It is unlawful to sell or to offer for sale in interstate or foreign commerce any Graptopetalum bartramii. (B) An advertisement for the sale of any Graptopetalum bartramii which carries a warning to the effect that no sale may be consummated until a permit has been obtained from the Service, shall not be considered an offer for sale within the meaning of this paragraph. (v) It is unlawful to attempt to commit, solicit another to commit, or cause to be committed, any of the acts described in this paragraph (a)(1). (2) Exceptions from prohibitions. The following exceptions from prohibitions apply to Graptopetalum bartramii: (i) A person may apply for a permit in accordance with 50 CFR 17.72 that authorizes an activity otherwise prohibited by this paragraph for Graptopetalum bartramii. (ii)(A) Any employee or agent of the Service, any other Federal land management agency, or a State conservation agency, who is designated by that agency for such purposes, may, when acting in the course of official duties, remove and reduce to possession Graptopetalum bartramii from areas under Federal jurisdiction without a permit if such action is necessary to: (1) Care for a damaged or diseased specimen; (2) Dispose of a dead specimen; or (3) Salvage a dead specimen which may be useful for scientific study. (B) Any removal and reduction to possession pursuant to this paragraph must be reported in writing to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service within 5 days. The specimen may only be retained, disposed of, or salvaged in accordance with written directions from the Service. (iii) Any qualified employee or agent of the Service or of a State conservation agency which is a party to a cooperative agreement with the Service in VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:46 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 accordance with section 6(c) of the Act, who is designated by that agency for such purposes, may, when acting in the course of official duties, remove, cut, dig up, damage, or destroy Graptopetalum bartramii on areas under Federal jurisdiction. (b) [Reserved]. Martha Williams, Principal Deputy Director Exercising the Delegated Authority of the Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2021–18476 Filed 8–30–21; 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–2020–0032; FF09M22000–212–FXMB1231099BPP0] RIN 1018–BE34 Migratory Bird Hunting; 2021–2022 Seasons 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 2021–22 season. DATES: This rule takes effect on August 31, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may inspect comments received on the migratory bird hunting regulations at https:// www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2020–0032. You may obtain copies of referenced reports from the Division of Migratory Bird Management’s website at https:// www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/, or at https://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2020–0032. 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 2021 On October 9, 2020, we published in the Federal Register (85 FR 64097) 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 PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 48569 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 2021–22 regulatory cycle relating to open public meetings and Federal Register notifications were illustrated in the diagram at the end of the October 9, 2020, 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 20–21, 2020, 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 2021–22 regulations for these species. The October 9, 2020, proposed rule provided detailed information on the proposed 2021–22 regulatory schedule and announced the SRC meetings. On February 22, 2021, we published in the Federal Register (86 FR 10622) the proposed frameworks for the 2021– 22 season migratory bird hunting regulations. On July 16, 2021, we published in the Federal Register (86 FR 37854) 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 2021–22 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 2021–22 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 9, 2020, proposed rule. As discussed elsewhere in this document, we supplemented that proposal on February 22, 2021, and published final season frameworks on July 16, 2021, 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 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 48570 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations comments in the July 16 Federal Register (86 FR 37854). Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563) Required Determinations 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 2021–22 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 2020–21 season. For the 2020–21 season, we chose Alternative 3, with an estimated consumer surplus across all flyways of $270–$358 million with a mid-point estimate of $314 million. We also chose alternative 3 for the 2009–10 through 2020–21 seasons. The 2021–22 analysis is part of the record for this rule and is available at https://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2020– 0032. 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 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) 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 2021–22,’’ with its corresponding March 2021, 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES 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 (86 FR 37854; July 16, 2021) reflect any such modifications. The biological opinion is available from https://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2020–0032. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 the economic impacts of the annual hunting regulations on small business entities. This analysis is updated annually. 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 2021 analysis is based on the 2016 National Survey and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s County Business Patterns, from which it is estimated that migratory bird hunters will spend approximately $2.2 billion at small businesses in 2021. The analysis is available from https:// www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2020–0032. 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). Regulatory Flexibility Act 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.). 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. 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 02/29/2024). • 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 02/ 29/2024). 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Government-to-Government Relationship With Tribes In accordance with the President’s memorandum of April 29, 1994, ‘‘Government-to-Government Relations with Native American Tribal Governments’’ (59 FR 22951), 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 proposals for special migratory bird hunting regulations for certain Tribes on Federal Indian reservations, offreservation trust lands, and ceded lands for the 2021–22 migratory bird hunting season in the October 9, 2020, proposed rule (85 FR 64097). The resulting proposals were contained in a separate proposed rule published on May 4, 2021 (86 FR 23641). By virtue of these actions, we have consulted with Tribes affected by this rule. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 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 October 9, 2020, proposed rulemaking (85 FR 64097) opened the public comment period for 2021–22 migratory game bird hunting regulations. We previously addressed all comments in a July 16, 2021, Federal Register publication (86 FR 37854). 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 PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 48571 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. Signing Authority The Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks approved this document and authorized the undersigned to sign and submit the document to the Office of the Federal Register for publication electronically as an official document of the Department of the Interior. Shannon Estenoz, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, approved this document on August 10, 2021, for publication. Maureen D. Foster, Chief of Staff, Office of the 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 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 48572 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 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 July 16, 2021, Federal Register (86 FR 37854). Limits Species Season dates Bag Doves and Pigeons: Zenaida, white-winged, and mourning doves (1) .. Scaly-naped pigeons ............................................. Ducks ............................................................................ Common Gallinules ...................................................... Wilson’s Snipe .............................................................. Sept. 4–Nov. 1 .............................................................. Sept. 4–Nov. 1 .............................................................. Nov. 13–Dec. 20 & ....................................................... Jan. 15–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Nov. 13–Dec. 20 & ....................................................... Jan. 15–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Nov. 13–Dec. 20 & ....................................................... Jan. 15–Jan. 30 ............................................................ Possession 30 5 6 6 6 6 8 8 90 15 18 18 18 18 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. (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 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. Limits Species Season dates Zenaida doves .............................................................. Ducks ............................................................................ 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. Sept. 1–Sept. 30 ........................................................... Closed ........................................................................... Area descriptions were published in the July 16, 2021, Federal Register (86 FR 37854). Note: 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 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Area 22:46 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 Possession 10 ........................ 10 ........................ 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. Season dates North Zone ................................................................................................ Gulf Coast Zone ....................................................................................... Southeast Zone ........................................................................................ Pribilof and Aleutian Islands Zone ........................................................... Kodiak Zone ............................................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Bag PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4700 Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Oct. 8–Jan. 22. Oct. 8–Jan. 22. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 48573 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Daily bag and possession limits Area Ducks (1) North Zone ....................................................... Gulf Coast Zone ............................................... Southeast Zone ................................................ Pribilof and Aleutian Islands Zone ................... Kodiak Zone ..................................................... Canada & cackling geese (2)(3)(4) 10–30 8–24 7–21 7–21 7–21 4–12 4–12 4–12 4–12 4–12 Whitefronted geese (5)(6) Light geese 4–12 4–12 4–12 4–12 4–12 Emperor geese (7)(8) Brant 6–18 6–18 6–18 6–18 6–18 2–6 2–6 2–6 2–6 2–6 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 Snipe Sandhill cranes (9) 8–24 8–24 8–24 8–24 8–24 3–9 2–6 2–6 2–6 2–6 (1) The basic duck bag limits may include no more than 2 canvasbacks daily, and may not include sea ducks. In addition to the basic duck limits, the sea duck limit is 10 daily, 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) Daily bag and possession limits are in the aggregate for the two species. (3) In Units 5 and 6, the taking of Canada and cackling geese is only permitted from September 28 through December 16. In the Middleton Island portion of Unit 6, the taking of Canada and cackling geese is by special permit only. The maximum number of Canada and cackling geese permits is 10 for the season. A mandatory goose-identification class is required. Hunters must check in and out. The daily bag and possession limits are 1 Canada or cackling goose. The season will close if harvest includes 5 dusky Canada geese. A dusky Canada goose is any darkbreasted Canada goose (Munsell 10 YR color value five or less) with a bill length between 40 and 50 millimeters. (4) In Units 9, 10, 17, and 18, for Canada and cackling geese, the daily bag limit is 6 and the possession limit is 18 are in the aggregate. (5) In Units 9, 10, and 17, for white-fronted geese, the daily bag limit is 6 and the possession limit is 18. (6) In Unit 18, for white-fronted geese, the daily bag limit is 10 and the possession limit is 30. (7) 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. (8) 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. (9) 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 July 16, 2021, Federal Register (86 FR 37854). 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 I Poss. 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 ....................................................................... Sept. 4 only .................................................................. Sept. 5–Oct. 24 & ......................................................... Nov. 20–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 18–Jan. 16 ........................................................... 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 11 only ................................................................ Sept. 12–Oct. 31 & ....................................................... Nov. 20–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 18–Jan. 16 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Oct. 4 & ........................................................... Nov. 22–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 Sept. 25–Oct. 17 .......................................................... Nov. 13–Dec. 5 & ......................................................... Dec. 19–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 4–Oct. 10 & ......................................................... Nov. 20–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 19–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Nov. 14 & ........................................................ Dec. 26–Jan. 9 ............................................................. Sept. 1–Oct. 17 & ......................................................... 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Florida: Georgia: Illinois (1) ...................................................................... Indiana .......................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 48574 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag Kentucky: 11 a.m. to sunset .................................................. 1⁄2 hour before sunrise to sunset .......................... Louisiana: North Zone: 1⁄2 hour before sunrise to sunset ................... South Zone: 1⁄2 hour before sunrise to sunset ................... Maryland: 12 noon to sunset ................................................. 1⁄2 hour before sunrise to sunset .......................... Mississippi: North Zone ............................................................ South Zone ............................................................ North Carolina .............................................................. Ohio .............................................................................. Pennsylvania: 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 ..................................................................... Poss. Nov. 1–Nov. 21 & ......................................................... Dec. 11–Jan. 1 ............................................................. 15 15 45 45 Sept. 1 only .................................................................. Sept. 2–Oct. 26 & ......................................................... Nov. 25–Dec. 5 & ......................................................... Dec. 18–Jan. 9 ............................................................. 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 4–Sept. 26 & ....................................................... Oct. 9–Nov. 14 & .......................................................... Dec. 24–Jan. 22 ........................................................... 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 4–Sept. 18 & ....................................................... Oct. 16–Nov. 28 & ........................................................ Dec. 18–Jan. 17 ........................................................... 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 1–Oct. 16 ............................................................ Oct. 23–Nov. 26 & ........................................................ Dec. 17–Jan. 8 ............................................................. 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 4–Oct. 17 & ......................................................... Oct. 30–Nov. 28 & ........................................................ Dec. 25–Jan. 9 ............................................................. Sept. 4–Sept. 19 & ....................................................... Oct. 9–Nov. 7 & ............................................................ Dec. 19–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Sept. 6–Oct. 2 & ........................................................... Nov. 6–Nov. 27 & ......................................................... Dec. 9–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Sept. 1–Nov. 7 & .......................................................... Dec. 11–Jan. 1 ............................................................. 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 Sept. 1–Nov. 26 ............................................................ Dec. 16–Jan. 1 ............................................................. 15 15 45 45 Sept. 11–Oct. 10 .......................................................... Oct. 16–Nov. 28 & ........................................................ Dec. 11–Dec. 26 ........................................................... 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 4–Sept. 6 ............................................................. Sept. 7–Oct. 2 & ........................................................... Nov. 13–Nov. 27 & ....................................................... Dec. 17–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 Sept. 1 only .................................................................. Sept. 2–Sept. 28 & ....................................................... Oct. 9–Oct. 31 & ........................................................... Dec. 8–Jan. 15 ............................................................. 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 4 only .................................................................. Sept. 5–Oct. 27 & ......................................................... Nov. 20–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 22–Jan. 17 ........................................................... 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 Sept. 1 only .................................................................. Sept. 2–Oct. 10 & ......................................................... Nov. 1–Nov. 14 & ......................................................... Dec. 20–Jan. 24 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Nov. 29 ............................................................ 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES CENTRAL MANAGEMENT UNIT Arkansas ....................................................................... Colorado ....................................................................... Iowa .............................................................................. Kansas .......................................................................... Minnesota ..................................................................... Missouri ........................................................................ Montana ........................................................................ Nebraska ...................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Sept. 4–Oct. 24 & ......................................................... 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 ............................................................ Frm 00092 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 48575 Limits Area Season dates Bag 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 ....................................................................... Poss. 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. 17–Jan. 2 ............................................................. Sept. 1–Oct. 31 & ......................................................... Dec. 17–Jan. 14 ........................................................... Sept. 14–Oct. 31 & ....................................................... Dec. 17–Jan. 21 ........................................................... Sept. 3–Sept. 5 & ......................................................... Sept. 10–Sept. 12 ......................................................... 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. 19–Jan. 2 ............................................................. Sept. 1–Sept. 15 & ....................................................... Nov. 13–Dec. 27 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Oct. 30 ............................................................ Sept. 1–Oct. 30 ............................................................ 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 Sept. 1–Sept. 30 & ....................................................... Nov. 15–Dec. 14 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Oct. 30 ............................................................ Sept. 1–Oct. 30 ............................................................ Sept. 1–Oct. 30 ............................................................ 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 10 30 WESTERN MANAGEMENT UNIT Arizona (3) .................................................................... California (4) ................................................................. Idaho ............................................................................. Nevada ......................................................................... Oregon: Zone 1 ................................................................... Zone 2 ................................................................... Utah .............................................................................. Washington ................................................................... OTHER POPULATIONS Hawaii (5) ..................................................................... Nov. 6–Jan. 16 ............................................................. (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 19 through January 2, 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 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Bag Arizona .......................................................................... California: North Zone ............................................................ South Zone ............................................................ Colorado (1) .................................................................. New Mexico (1): North Zone ............................................................ South Zone ............................................................ Oregon .......................................................................... Utah (1) ......................................................................... Washington ................................................................... Oct. 1–Oct. 14 .............................................................. 2 6 Sept. 18–Sept. 26 ......................................................... Dec. 18–Dec. 26 ........................................................... 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Possession Frm 00093 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 48576 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 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 July 16, 2021, Federal Register (86 FR 37854). 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 Snipe Daily bag limit Possession limit 25 75 15 45 3 9 8 24 Oct. 21–Nov. 13 & Nov. 15–Dec. 11. Nov. 22–Nov. 27 & Dec. 3–Jan. 17. Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ................ Dec. 11–Jan. 24 ................ Sept. 1–Oct. 9 & Oct. 18– Nov. 27. Sept. 10–Nov. 27 & Dec. 3–Jan. 17. Nov. 1–Feb. 15. Nov. 15–Feb. 28. Sept. 25–Nov. 16 .............. Oct. 20–Nov. 26 & Jan. 10–Jan. 22. Oct. 1–Nov. 22 .................. Oct. 1–Nov. 14 .................. Sept. 1–Jan. 3. Sept. 29–Jan. 31. Oct. 16–Oct. 30 & Nov. 2– Nov. 27. Nov. 6–Nov. 30 & Dec. 16–Jan. 1. Oct. 1–Nov. 14 .................. Dec. 10–Jan. 31 ................ Sept. 11–Jan. 13. Oct. 16–Nov. 26 & Dec. 13–Dec. 22. Oct. 16–Nov. 29 ................ Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ................ Oct. 16–Nov. 26 & Dec. 13–Dec. 22. Sept. 1–Nov. 9. Nov. 14–Feb. 28. Sept. 25–Nov. 8 ................ Nov. 11–Dec. 8 & Dec. 27–Jan. 12. Oct. 16–Nov. 20 & Nov. 29–Dec. 7. Sept. 25–Nov. 8. Oct. 8–Oct. 11 & Oct. 21– Jan. 31 Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Dec. 17–Jan. 30 ................ Nov. 13–Feb. 27. Nov. 6–Dec. 20 ................. Oct. 16–Nov. 29 ................ Oct. 15–Nov. 28 ................ Oct. 2–Nov. 15 .................. Oct. 23–Nov. 12 & Nov. 15–Dec. 8. Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ................ Nov. 1–Feb. 15 Sept. 11–Dec. 26. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 4–Nov. 30. Sept. 15–Oct. 24 & Nov. 25–Jan. 30. Nov. 2–Dec. 5 & Dec. 18– Feb. 28. Sept. 1–Nov. 9. Sept. 1–Nov. 8. Nov. 14–Feb. 28. ATLANTIC FLYWAY Connecticut (1) .................. Delaware (2) ...................... Florida ................................ Georgia .............................. Maine (3) ........................... Maryland (1) ...................... Sept. 1–Oct. 9 & Oct. 18– Nov. 27. Sept. 4–Nov. 24 ................ Sept. 1–Oct. 9 & Oct. 18– Nov. 27. Sept. 4–Nov. 24 ................ Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Oct. 5–Oct. 24 & Nov. 1– Dec. 20. Sept. 1–Nov. 20 ................ Sept. 1–Nov. 20 ................ Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Oct. 5–Oct. 24 & Nov. 1– Dec. 20. Closed ............................... Sept. 1–Nov. 20 ................ Massachusetts (4) ............. New Hampshire ................. New Jersey (2)(5): North Zone ................. Sept. 1–Nov. 6 .................. Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Sept. 1–Nov. 20 ................ Sept. 1–Nov. 20 ................ South Zone ................. Sept. 1–Nov. 20 ................ Sept. 1–Nov. 20 ................ New York (6) ..................... North Carolina ................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Sept. 4–Sept. 14 & Oct. 2– Dec. 11. Sept. 1–Nov. 20 ................ Closed ............................... Sept. 4–Sept. 14 & Oct. 2– Dec. 11. Closed ............................... Vermont ............................. Virginia ............................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Sept. 8–Sept. 12 & Oct. 4– Dec. 7. Closed ............................... Sept. 7–Nov. 15 ................ Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Sept. 8–Sept. 12 & Oct. 4– Dec. 7. Closed ............................... Sept. 7–Nov. 15 ................ West Virginia (13) .............. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Closed ............................... Pennsylvania (7) ................ Rhode Island (8) ................ South Carolina ................... Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 15–Nov. 14. Sept. 12–Jan. 13. Sept. 1–Nov. 9. Oct. 27–Feb. 28. MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Alabama (9) ....................... Sept. 11–Sept. 26 & Nov. 26–Jan. 18. Sept. 11–Nov. 19 .............. Sept. 11–Nov. 19 .............. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Sept. 4–Nov. 12 ................ Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Sept. 11–Sept. 26 & Nov. 26–Jan. 18. Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Missouri ............................. Ohio ................................... Sept. 11–Sept. 26 & Nov. 13–Jan. 5. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Sept. 1–Nov. 8 .................. Sept. 1–Oct. 3 & Nov. 26– Jan. 1. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Sept. 11–Sept. 26 & Nov. 13–Jan. 5. Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Sept. 1–Oct. 3 & Nov. 26– Jan. 1. Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Tennessee ......................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Closed ............................... Wisconsin .......................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Closed ............................... Arkansas ............................ Illinois (10) ......................... Indiana (11) ....................... Iowa (12) ........................... Kentucky ............................ Louisiana ........................... khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Michigan ............................ Minnesota .......................... Mississippi ......................... Sept. 15–Oct. 29 ............... Sept. 25–Nov. 8 ................ Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ................ Oct. 15–Nov. 28 ................ Oct. 9–Nov. 22 .................. Nov. 13–Dec. 5 & Jan. 10–Jan. 31. Sept. 25–Nov. 8 ................ Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Nov. 24 & Dec. 11–Jan. 1. Nov. 14–Feb. 28. Sept. 1–Nov. 9. CENTRAL FLYWAY Colorado ............................ Kansas ............................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Frm 00094 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Closed ............................... Oct. 16–Nov. 29 ................ E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. 48577 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Area Sora and Virginia rails Clapper and king rails American woodcock Snipe Daily bag limit Possession limit 25 75 15 45 3 9 8 24 Montana ............................. Nebraska (13) .................... New Mexico (14) ............... North Dakota ..................... Oklahoma .......................... South Dakota (15) ............. Texas ................................. Closed ............................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Sept. 11–Nov. 19 .............. Closed ............................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Closed ............................... Sept. 11–Sept. 26 & Nov. 6–Dec. 29. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Sept. 11–Sept. 26 & Nov. 6–Dec. 29. Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Oct. 2–Nov. 15 .................. Closed ............................... Sept. 25–Nov. 8 ................ Oct. 31–Dec. 14 ................ Closed ............................... Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ................ Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Oct. 9–Jan. 23. Sept. 11–Dec. 5. Oct. 2–Jan. 16. Sept. 1–Oct. 31. Nov. 6–Feb. 20. Closed ............................... Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Wyoming ............................ PACIFIC FLYWAY Arizona (16): North Zone ................. South Zone ................. California ........................... Colorado ............................ Idaho: Zone 1 ........................ Zone 2 ........................ Zone 3 ........................ Zone 4 ........................ Montana ............................. Nevada: Northeast Zone .......... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Closed Closed Closed Closed ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... Closed Closed Closed Closed ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... Oct. 1–Jan. 9. Oct. 23–Jan. 31. Oct. 23–Feb. 6. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... Oct. 2–Jan. 14. Oct. 2–Jan. 14. Oct. 16–Jan. 28. Oct. 2–Jan. 14. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... 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. 11–Nov. 19 .............. Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Sept. 25–Oct. 13 & Oct. 23–Jan. 16. Oct. 16–Jan. 2 & Jan. 5– Jan. 30. Oct. 16–Oct. 24 & Oct. 27–Jan. 30. Oct. 17–Jan. 31. Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Nov. 6–Feb. 20. Oct. 9–Jan. 23. Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Oct. 2–Jan. 15. Oct. 16–Jan. 29. Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... West Zone .................. Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Wyoming ............................ Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .................. Closed ............................... Closed ............................... Oct. 16–Oct. 24 & Oct. 27–Jan. 30. Oct. 16–Oct. 24 & Oct. 27–Jan. 30. Sept. 1–Dec. 16. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES (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 and West Virginia, 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 30 through January 30. 6. Section 20.105 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 20.105 Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for waterfowl, coots, and gallinules. Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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, E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 48578 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in the July 16, 2021, Federal Register (86 FR 37854). CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS. (a) Gallinules. Limits Area Season dates Bag I Possession ATLANTIC FLYWAY Delaware ....................................................................... Florida (1) ..................................................................... Georgia ......................................................................... New Jersey ................................................................... New York: Long Island ............................................................ Remainder of State ............................................... North Carolina .............................................................. Pennsylvania ................................................................ South Carolina .............................................................. Virginia .......................................................................... West Virginia ................................................................ Sept. 4–Nov. 24 ............................................................ Sept. 1–Nov.9 ............................................................... Nov. 20–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 12–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Nov. 20 ............................................................ 15 15 15 15 1 45 45 45 45 3 Closed ........................................................................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............................................................. Sept. 4–Sept. 14 & ....................................................... Oct. 2–Dec. 11 ............................................................. Sept. 1–Nov. 20 ............................................................ Sept. 8–Sept. 12 & ....................................................... Oct. 4–Dec. 7 ............................................................... Sept. 7–Nov. 15 ............................................................ Oct. 1–Oct. 14 & ........................................................... Dec. 7–Jan. 31 ............................................................. ........................ 8 15 15 3 15 15 15 15 15 ........................ 24 45 45 9 45 45 45 45 45 Sept. 11–Sept. 26 & ..................................................... Nov. 26–Jan. 18 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............................................................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............................................................. Sept. 11–Sept. 26 & ..................................................... Nov. 13–Jan. 5 ............................................................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............................................................. 15 15 15 3 15 15 1 45 45 45 9 45 45 3 Sept. 25–Nov. 23 .......................................................... Sept. 25–Oct. 3 & ......................................................... Oct. 9–Nov. 28 ............................................................. Sept. 25–Oct. 3 & ......................................................... Oct. 9–Nov. 28 ............................................................. Sept. 1–Oct. 3 & ........................................................... Nov. 26–Jan. 1 ............................................................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............................................................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............................................................. Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............................................................. 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 8 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 24 1 1 15 15 15 3 3 45 45 45 MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Alabama ........................................................................ Arkansas ....................................................................... Kentucky ....................................................................... Louisiana ...................................................................... Michigan ....................................................................... Minnesota (2): North Zone ............................................................ Central Zone .......................................................... South Zone ............................................................ Mississippi .................................................................... Ohio .............................................................................. Tennessee: ................................................................... Wisconsin ..................................................................... CENTRAL FLYWAY New Mexico: Zone 1 ................................................................... Zone 2 ................................................................... Oklahoma ..................................................................... Texas ............................................................................ Sept. 11–Nov. 19 .......................................................... Sept. 11–Nov. 19 .......................................................... Sept. 1–Nov. 9 .............................................................. Sept. 11–Sept. 26 & ..................................................... Nov. 6–Dec. 29 ............................................................. PACIFIC FLYWAY All States ...................................................................... Seasons are in the aggregate with coots and listed in paragraph (e). khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES (1) The season applies to common gallinules only. (2) In Minnesota, the daily bag limit is 15 and the possession limit is 45 coots and gallinules 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia in those areas described, delineated, and designated in their respective hunting regulations as special sea duck hunting areas. E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 48579 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag Connecticut ................................................................... Delaware ....................................................................... Georgia ......................................................................... Maine ............................................................................ Maryland ....................................................................... Massachusetts (1) ........................................................ New Hampshire ............................................................ New Jersey ................................................................... North Carolina .............................................................. Rhode Island ................................................................ South Carolina .............................................................. Virginia .......................................................................... Nov. 11–Jan. 19 ........................................................... Nov. 23–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Nov. 20–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 12–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Nov. 8–Jan. 15 ............................................................. Oct. 30–Jan. 7 .............................................................. Nov. 15–Jan. 22 ........................................................... Nov. 18–Jan. 16 ........................................................... Nov. 6–Jan. 14 ............................................................. Nov. 23–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Nov. 25–Jan. 23 ........................................................... Nov. 20–Nov. 27 & ....................................................... 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 I Possession ATLANTIC FLYWAY Delaware (1) ................................................................. Florida (2) ..................................................................... Georgia ......................................................................... Maryland (1) ................................................................. North Carolina (1) ......................................................... South Carolina (3) ........................................................ Virginia (1) Area East of Interstate 95 ..................................... Area West of Interstate 95 .................................... Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 11–Sept. 18–Sept. 11–Sept. 16–Sept. 11–Sept. 10–Sept. 29 26 26 30 29 25 ......................................................... ......................................................... ......................................................... ......................................................... ......................................................... ......................................................... 6 6 6 6 6 6 18 18 18 18 18 18 Sept. 17–Sept. 30 ......................................................... Sept. 21–Sept. 30 ......................................................... 6 6 18 18 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 Sept. 11–Sept. 19 ......................................................... 6 18 Sept. 11–Sept. 26 ......................................................... Sept. 18–Sept. 26 ......................................................... 6 6 18 18 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 4–Sept. 19 ........................................................... 4–Sept. 12 ........................................................... 11–Sept. 19 ......................................................... 11–Sept. 26 ......................................................... 6 6 6 6 18 18 18 18 Sept. 11–Sept. 26 ......................................................... Sept. 11–Sept. 26 ......................................................... 6 6 18 18 MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Alabama ........................................................................ Arkansas (3) ................................................................. Illinois (3) ...................................................................... Indiana (3) .................................................................... Iowa (3) ......................................................................... Kentucky (2) ................................................................. Louisiana ...................................................................... Michigan ....................................................................... Minnesota (3) ................................................................ Mississippi .................................................................... Missouri (3) ................................................................... Ohio (3) ......................................................................... Tennessee (2) .............................................................. Wisconsin ..................................................................... Sept. 11–Sept. 26 ......................................................... Sept. 15–Sept. 30 ......................................................... Sept. 11–Sept. 26 ......................................................... Sept. 11–Sept. 26 ......................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 16 ........................................................... Sept. 18–Sept. 26 ......................................................... Sept. 11–Sept. 26 ......................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 16 ........................................................... Sept. 4–Sept. 8 ............................................................. Sept. 11–Sept. 26 ......................................................... Sept. 11–Sept. 26 ......................................................... Sept. 4–Sept. 19 ........................................................... Sept. 11–Sept. 19 ......................................................... Sept.1–Sept. 9 .............................................................. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES CENTRAL FLYWAY Colorado (1) .................................................................. Kansas: Low Plains ............................................................. High Plains ............................................................ Nebraska: Low Plains ............................................................. High Plains ............................................................ New Mexico .................................................................. Oklahoma ..................................................................... Texas: High Plains ............................................................ Rest of State ......................................................... (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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 48580 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations (d) Special Early Canada and Cackling Goose Seasons. Note: Unless otherwise specified, the daily bag and possession limits for Canada and cackling geese are in the aggregate. Limits Area Season dates Bag I Possession 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) ................................. Virginia (11) .................................................................. West Virginia ................................................................ Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 1–Sept. 30 ........................................................... 15–Sept. 30 ......................................................... 1–Sept. 25 ........................................................... 4–Sept. 26 ........................................................... 4–Sept. 26 ........................................................... 15 15 15 5 5 45 45 45 15 15 Sept. 1–Sept. 25 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 25 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 25 ........................................................... 6 10 10 18 30 30 Sept. 1–Sept. 15 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 25 ........................................................... 8 8 24 24 ........................................................... Zone ................................................. Zone ................................................. ........................................................... ........................................................... 15 15 15 5 15 45 45 45 15 45 Sept. 1–Sept. 25 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 25 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 25 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 25 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 25 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 25 ........................................................... Closed ........................................................................... Sept. 7–Sept. 30 ........................................................... Sept. 7–Sept. 30 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 30 ........................................................... 8 15 15 15 15 15 ........................ 15 15 15 24 45 45 45 45 45 ........................ 45 45 45 Sept. 1–Sept. 24 Same as Central Same as Central Sept. 1–Sept. 25 Sept. 1–Sept. 30 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 1–Sept. 1–Sept. 1–Sept. 1–Sept. 25 25 30 30 ........................................................... ........................................................... ........................................................... ........................................................... 5 8 15 15 15 24 45 45 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 1–Sept. 1–Sept. 1–Sept. 1–Sept. 1–Sept. 25 25 25 25 12 ........................................................... ........................................................... ........................................................... ........................................................... ........................................................... 8 8 5 10 5 24 24 15 30 15 1–Sept. 7 ............................................................. 1–Sept. 15 ........................................................... 1–Sept. 22 ........................................................... 11–Sept. 20 ......................................................... 1–Sept. 30 ........................................................... 15 15 15 8 8 45 45 45 24 24 Sept. 11–Sept. 26 ......................................................... 5 15 Sept. 1–Sept. 9 ............................................................. 4 12 Sept. 1–Sept. 15 ........................................................... 5 15 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. ......................................................... ......................................................... ......................................................... ......................................................... 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 Sept. 4–Sept. 9 ............................................................. Sept. 4–Sept. 12 ........................................................... Sept. 4–Sept. 12 ........................................................... 5 5 5 15 15 15 CENTRAL FLYWAY North Dakota: Missouri River Zone .............................................. Western ND Canada, and Cackling Goose Zone Remainder of State ............................................... Oklahoma ..................................................................... South Dakota (12) ........................................................ Texas: East Zone .............................................................. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES PACIFIC FLYWAY Colorado ....................................................................... Idaho: Zone 4 ................................................................... Oregon: Northwest Permit Zone ......................................... Southwest Zone .................................................... Eastern Zone ......................................................... Mid-Columbia Zone ............................................... Washington: Area 1 .................................................................... Area 2 Inland ......................................................... Area 2 Coast (13) .................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 11–Sept. 11–Sept. 11–Sept. 11–Sept. Frm 00098 19 15 15 15 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 48581 Limits Area Season dates Bag Area 3 .................................................................... Area 4 .................................................................... Area 5 .................................................................... Wyoming: Teton County Zone ............................................... Balance of State Zone .......................................... Possession Sept. 4–Sept. 9 ............................................................. Sept. 4–Sept. 5 ............................................................. Sept. 4–Sept. 5 ............................................................. 5 5 5 15 10 10 Sept. 1–Sept. 8 ............................................................. Sept. 1–Sept. 8 ............................................................. 4 4 12 12 (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 24. On September 25, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. (8) In Pennsylvania, in the area south of State Route (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 11. 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 I-76, 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 and cackling geese in the aggregate, respectively. (e) Waterfowl, Coots, and PacificFlyway Seasons for Gallinules. 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 and west of the Continental Divide), Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming (west of the Continental Divide including the Great Divide Basin). Light Geese: Includes lesser snow (including blue) geese, greater snow geese, and Ross’s geese. Dark Geese: Includes Canada geese, cackling geese, white-fronted geese, brant (except in California, Oregon, Washington, and the Atlantic Flyway), and all other goose species except light geese. Note: Unless otherwise specified, the daily bag and possession limits for Canada and cackling geese are in the aggregate. 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Limits Area Season dates Bag Connecticut: Ducks and Mergansers (1): North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Oct. 9–Oct. 16 & ........................................................... Nov. 11–Jan. 11 ........................................................... Oct. 9–Oct. 13 & ........................................................... Frm 00099 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 Possession 6 6 6 18 18 18 48582 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag Coots ..................................................................... Canada, Cackling, and White-fronted Geese (2): AFRP Unit North ............................................ AFRP Unit South ............................................ NAP H-Unit North and H-Unit South ............. AP Unit North Zone ........................................ Special Season .............................................. Light Geese: North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Brant: North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Delaware: Ducks ..................................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada, Cackling, and White-fronted Geese (2) .. Light Geese (3) ..................................................... Brant ...................................................................... Florida: Ducks (4) ............................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada and Cackling Geese ................................ Light Geese ........................................................... Georgia: Ducks ..................................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada, Cackling, and White-fronted Geese (2) .. Light Geese ........................................................... Brant ...................................................................... Maine: Ducks (5): North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Coastal Zone .................................................. Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada, Cackling, and White-fronted Geese (2): North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. Light Geese ........................................................... Brant: North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Possession Nov. 16–Jan. 19 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 15 18 45 Oct. 9–Oct. 16 & ........................................................... Nov. 11–Dec. 11 & ....................................................... Dec. 24–Feb. 14 ........................................................... Oct. 9–Oct. 16 & ........................................................... Nov. 11–Dec. 11 & ....................................................... Dec. 24–Feb. 15 ........................................................... Oct. 9–Oct. 16 & ........................................................... Nov. 11–Jan. 11 ........................................................... Nov. 25–Dec. 11 & ....................................................... Dec. 18–Jan. 4 ............................................................. Jan. 15–Feb. 15 ........................................................... 5 5 5 5 5 5 2 2 1 1 5 15 15 15 15 15 15 6 6 3 3 15 Oct. 1–Jan. 15 & .......................................................... Feb. 22–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Oct. 1–Nov. 30 & .......................................................... Jan. 6–Mar. 10 ............................................................. 25 25 25 25 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ Nov. 15–Jan. 11 ........................................................... Nov. 23–Jan. 19 ........................................................... 2 2 6 6 Oct. 22–Nov. 1 & .......................................................... Nov. 22–Nov. 27 & ....................................................... Dec. 10–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Nov. 24–Nov. 27 & ....................................................... Dec. 24–Jan. 22 ........................................................... Oct. 1–Jan. 31 & .......................................................... Feb. 5 only .................................................................... Nov. 22–Nov. 27 & ....................................................... Dec. 11–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 6 6 6 5 15 1 1 25 25 2 2 18 18 18 15 45 3 3 ........................ ........................ 6 6 Nov. 20–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 11–Jan. 30 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Nov. 20–Nov. 28 ........................................................... Dec. 1–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 6 5 15 5 5 15 18 18 15 45 15 15 ........................ Nov. 20–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 12–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Oct. 9–Oct. 24 & ........................................................... Nov. 20–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 12–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Same as for Canada, Cackling, and White-fronted Geese. Closed ........................................................................... 6 6 5 15 5 5 5 5 18 18 15 45 15 15 15 15 ........................ ........................ Sept. 27–Dec. 4 ............................................................ Oct. 1–Oct. 12 & ........................................................... Oct. 29–Dec. 25 ........................................................... Oct. 1–Oct. 12 & ........................................................... Nov. 6–Jan. 3 ............................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 18 18 18 18 18 15 15 1–Dec. 9 ............................................................... 1–Oct. 12 & ........................................................... 29–Dec. 25 ........................................................... 1–Oct. 12 & ........................................................... 26–Jan. 3 .............................................................. 1–Jan. 30 .............................................................. 2 2 2 3 3 25 6 6 6 9 9 25 Sept. 27–Nov. 23 .......................................................... Oct. 1–Oct. 12 & ........................................................... 2 2 6 6 Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Frm 00100 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 48583 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag Coastal Zone .................................................. Maryland: Ducks and Mergansers (6)(7) ............................... Coots ..................................................................... Canada, Cackling, 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 and Cackling 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 .................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada and Cackling Geese: Northern Zone ................................................ Inland Zone .................................................... khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Coastal Zone .................................................. Light Geese: Northern Zone ................................................ Inland Zone .................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. Brant: Northern Zone ................................................ Inland Zone .................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Possession Oct. 29–Dec. 14 ........................................................... Oct. 1–Oct. 12 & ........................................................... Nov. 18–Jan. 3 ............................................................. 2 2 2 6 6 6 Oct. 16–Oct. 23 & ......................................................... Nov. 13–Nov. 26 & ....................................................... Dec. 15–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 6 6 15 18 18 18 45 Nov. 20–Nov. 26 & ....................................................... Dec. 15–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Dec. 17–Jan. 1 & .......................................................... Jan. 13–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Oct. 1–Nov. 26 & .......................................................... Dec. 13–Jan. 31 & ........................................................ Feb. 5 only .................................................................... Nov. 17–Nov. 26 & ....................................................... Dec. 15–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 5 5 1 1 25 25 25 2 2 15 15 3 3 ........................ ........................ ........................ 6 6 Oct. 11–Nov. 27 & ........................................................ Dec. 6–Dec. 27 ............................................................. Oct. 11–Nov. 27 & ........................................................ Dec. 13–Jan. 1 ............................................................. Oct. 16–Oct. 23 & ......................................................... Nov. 23–Jan. 22 ........................................................... 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. 11–Nov. 27 & ........................................................ Dec. 13–Jan. 1 ............................................................. Jan. 15–Feb. 11 ........................................................... Oct. 16–Oct. 23 & ......................................................... Nov. 30–Jan. 29 ........................................................... Jan. 31–Feb. 15 ........................................................... Oct. 11–Nov. 13 ........................................................... 2 2 5 2 2 5 2 6 6 15 6 6 15 6 Oct. 11–Nov. 27 & ........................................................ Dec. 6–Dec. 25 ............................................................. Oct. 11–Nov. 27 & ........................................................ Dec. 13–Jan. 1 & .......................................................... Jan. 15–Feb. 11 ........................................................... Oct. 16–Oct. 23 & ......................................................... Nov. 30–Jan. 29 & ........................................................ Jan. 31–Feb. 15 ........................................................... 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 Closed ........................................................................... Nov. 26–Jan. 22 ........................................................... ........................ 2 ........................ 6 Oct. 2–Nov. 30 ............................................................. Oct. 5–Nov. 7 & ............................................................ Nov. 24–Dec. 19 ........................................................... Oct. 6–Oct. 17 & ........................................................... Nov. 24–Jan. 10 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 6 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 18 18 15 45 Oct. 2–Nov. 30 ............................................................. Oct. 5–Nov. 7 & ............................................................ Nov. 24–Dec. 19 ........................................................... Oct. 6–Oct. 17 & ........................................................... Nov. 24–Jan. 10 ........................................................... 2 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 6 Oct. 2–Nov. 30 ............................................................. Oct. 5–Dec. 19 ............................................................. Oct. 6–Jan. 10 .............................................................. 25 25 25 ........................ ........................ ........................ Oct. 2–Nov. 20 ............................................................. Oct. 5–Nov. 7 & ............................................................ Nov. 24–Dec. 9 ............................................................. 2 2 2 6 6 6 Frm 00101 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 48584 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag Coastal Zone .................................................. New Jersey: Ducks (11): North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Coastal Zone .................................................. Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada, Cackling, and White-fronted Geese (2): North and South Zones .................................. Coastal Zone .................................................. Special Season .............................................. 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 and Cackling 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 .............................. West Central (AP) Zone ................................. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES 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 ................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Possession Oct. 6–Oct. 17 & ........................................................... Nov. 24–Dec. 31 ........................................................... 2 2 6 6 Oct. 16–Oct. 23 & ......................................................... Nov. 13–Jan. 13 ........................................................... Oct. 23–Oct. 30 & ......................................................... Nov. 20–Jan. 20 ........................................................... Nov. 11–Nov. 13 & ....................................................... Nov. 25–Jan. 29 ........................................................... 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. 25–Nov. 27 & ....................................................... Dec. 11–Jan.11 ............................................................ Nov. 11–Nov. 13 & ....................................................... Nov. 25–Jan. 29 ........................................................... Jan. 19–Feb. 15 ........................................................... 1 1 2 2 5 3 3 6 6 15 Oct. 16–Feb. 15 ............................................................ 25 ........................ Oct. 16–Oct. 23 & ......................................................... Nov. 13–Jan. 1 ............................................................. Oct. 23–Oct. 30 & ......................................................... Nov. 20–Jan. 8 ............................................................. Nov. 11–Nov. 13 & ....................................................... Nov. 25–Jan. 18 ........................................................... 2 2 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 6 6 Nov. 20–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 11–Jan. 30 ........................................................... Oct. 13–Oct. 17 & ......................................................... Oct. 30–Dec. 23 ........................................................... Oct. 2–Oct. 24 & ........................................................... Oct. 30–Dec. 5 ............................................................. Oct. 16–Nov. 28 & ........................................................ Dec. 4–Dec. 19 ............................................................. Oct. 16–Nov. 7 & .......................................................... Nov. 27–Jan. 2 ............................................................. 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. 19–Oct. 24 & ......................................................... Nov. 20–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 8–Feb. 23 ............................................................. Nov. 20–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 11–Feb. 9 ............................................................. Nov. 20–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 11–Jan. 30 ........................................................... Oct. 13–Nov. 11 ........................................................... Oct. 23–Oct. 24 & ......................................................... Oct. 30–Nov. 26 ........................................................... Oct. 23–Nov. 19 & ........................................................ Dec. 4–Dec. 5 ............................................................... Nov. 6–Nov. 19 & ......................................................... Dec. 4–Dec. 19 ............................................................. Oct. 23–Nov. 7 & .......................................................... Dec. 20–Jan. 2 ............................................................. Oct. 23–Nov. 19 & ........................................................ Nov. 25–Jan. 13 ........................................................... 8 8 8 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 5 24 24 24 9 9 6 6 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 15 15 Nov. 20–Mar. 6 ............................................................. Oct. 1–Dec. 31 ............................................................. Oct. 1–Jan. 15 .............................................................. Oct. 1–Jan. 15 .............................................................. Oct. 1–Jan. 15 .............................................................. 25 25 25 25 25 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ Nov. 20–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 21–Jan. 30 ........................................................... Oct. 13–Dec. 1 ............................................................. Oct. 2–Nov. 20 ............................................................. Oct. 2–Nov. 20 ............................................................. Oct. 2–Nov. 20 ............................................................. 2 2 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 6 6 Frm 00102 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 48585 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag North Carolina: Ducks (14)(15): Coastal Zone .................................................. Inland Sone .................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada, Cackling, 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, Cackling, 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 and Cackling Geese ................................ (Special season) ............................................ Light Geese ........................................................... Brant ...................................................................... South Carolina: Ducks (19)(20)(21) ................................................ Mergansers (22) .................................................... Coots ..................................................................... Canada, Cackling, and White-fronted Geese (2)(23)(24). khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Light Geese ........................................................... Brant ...................................................................... Vermont: Ducks (25): Lake Champlain Zone .................................... Interior Zone ................................................... Connecticut River Zone ................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Possession Oct. 29–Oct. 30 & ......................................................... Nov. 6–Nov. 29 & ......................................................... Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Oct. 21–Oct. 23 & ......................................................... Nov. 6–Nov. 27 & ......................................................... Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 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. 21–Oct. 30 & ......................................................... Nov. 6–Nov. 29 & ......................................................... Dec. 18–Feb. 12 ........................................................... Jan. 15–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Oct. 12–Feb. 12 ............................................................ Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 5 5 5 1 25 1 15 15 15 3 ........................ 3 Oct. 9–Oct. 23 & ........................................................... Nov. 16–Jan. 8 ............................................................. Oct. 9–Oct. 16 & ........................................................... Nov. 23–Jan. 22 ........................................................... Oct. 9–Dec. 4 & ............................................................ Dec. 28–Jan. 8 ............................................................. Nov. 1–Jan. 8 ............................................................... 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. 23–Nov. 26 & ....................................................... Dec. 24–Jan. 22 ........................................................... Oct. 23–Nov. 26 & ........................................................ Dec. 20–Feb. 12 ........................................................... Oct. 23–Nov. 26 & ........................................................ Dec. 13–Jan. 15 & ........................................................ Feb. 4–Feb. 26 ............................................................. 1 1 3 3 5 5 5 3 3 9 9 15 15 15 1–Jan. 29 .............................................................. 12–Feb. 12 ............................................................ 26–Feb. 26 ............................................................ 9–Dec. 6 ............................................................... 25 25 25 2 ........................ ........................ ........................ 6 Oct. 8–Oct. 11 & ........................................................... Nov. 24–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 4–Jan. 23 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Nov. 20–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 4–Jan. 23 ............................................................. Jan. 29–Feb. 12 ........................................................... Oct. 9–Jan. 23 .............................................................. Dec. 5–Jan. 23 ............................................................. 6 6 6 5 15 2 2 5 25 2 18 18 18 15 45 6 6 15 75 6 Nov. 13 & ...................................................................... Nov. 20–Nov. 27 & ....................................................... Dec. 12–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Nov. 20–Nov. 27 & ....................................................... 6 6 6 5 15 5 18 18 18 15 45 15 Dec. 12–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Feb. 15–Mar. 1 ............................................................. Same as for Canada, Cackling, and White-fronted Geese. Dec. 13–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 5 5 25 15 15 ........................ 2 6 Oct. 13–Oct. 17 & ......................................................... Oct. 30–Dec. 23 ........................................................... Oct. 13–Dec. 11 ........................................................... Oct. 5–Nov. 7 & ............................................................ Nov. 24–Dec. 19 ........................................................... 6 6 6 6 6 18 18 18 18 18 Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Frm 00103 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 48586 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada, Cackling, 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, Cackling, 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, Cackling, and White-fronted Geese (2) .. Light Geese ........................................................... khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Brant ...................................................................... Possession Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 5 15 15 45 Oct. 13–Nov. 11 ........................................................... Oct. 13–Nov. 11 ........................................................... Oct. 5–Nov. 7 & ............................................................ Nov. 24–Dec. 19 ........................................................... 1 1 2 2 3 3 6 6 Oct. 1–Dec. 31 & .......................................................... Feb. 26–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Oct. 1–Dec. 31 & .......................................................... Feb. 26–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Oct. 5–Dec. 19 ............................................................. 25 25 25 25 25 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ Oct. 13–Dec. 1 ............................................................. Oct. 13–Dec. 1 ............................................................. Oct. 5–Nov. 7 & ............................................................ Nov. 24–Dec. 9 ............................................................. 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 Oct. 8–Oct. 11 & ........................................................... Nov. 17–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 18–Jan. 30 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 15 45 Dec. 18–Dec. 31 & ....................................................... Jan. 15–Jan. 30 ............................................................ Nov. 17–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 18–Jan. 14 & ........................................................ Jan. 15–Feb. 15 ........................................................... Nov. 17–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 18–Feb. 23 ........................................................... Oct. 17–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Nov. 23–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 18–Jan. 30 ........................................................... 1 1 3 3 3 5 5 25 2 2 3 3 9 9 9 15 15 ........................ 6 6 Oct. 1–Oct. 14 & ........................................................... Nov. 8–Nov. 13 & ......................................................... Dec. 23–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Oct. 1–Oct. 16 & ........................................................... Nov. 8–Nov. 13 & ......................................................... Dec. 5–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Same as for Canada, Cackling, and White-fronted 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 19 through January 11 in the North Zone and from December 28 through January 19. (2) The daily bag and possession limits for Canada geese, cackling 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 11 through January 30. (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. Scaup bag limit is 1 for the entire season. (6) In Maryland, the black duck season is closed in the first (October) segment. Two black ducks may be harvested as part of the daily duck bag limit during the 2nd and 3rd season segments of the regular duck season in both the Eastern and Western Duck Zones. 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. Where the Offshore Waterfowl Hunting Zone (defined by State regulation 08.03.07.07) overlaps the area open for the Special Sea Duck Season (defined by State regulation 08.03.07.04), sea ducks (scoters, long-tailed ducks, and eiders) may only be taken during the dates of the Special Sea Duck Season. Light Goose Conservation Order Dates: November 29 through December 11; February 1 through February 4; and February 7 through April 15. (7) In Maryland, during the regular duck season the scaup bag limit will be 1 during all portions of the regular duck season that occur prior to January 8. The scaup bag limit will be 2 from January 8 through January 31 in both the Eastern and Western duck zones. (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 December 31 through January 22 in the Coastal Zone. (10) In Massachusetts, the January 31 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 22 through January 13 in the North Zone, from December 29 through January 20 in the South Zone, and from January 7 through January 29 in the Coastal Zone. (12) In New York, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from November 16 through December 5 in the Northeast Zone, from December 14 through January 2 in the Western Zone, from November 25 through November 28 and December 4 through December 19 in the Southeast Zone, from January 11 through January 30 in the Long Island Zone, and from October 13 through October 17 and October 30 through November 13 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 48587 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations (14) In North Carolina, the season is closed for black ducks and mottled ducks October 21 through October 30 and November 6 through November 19. (15) In North Carolina, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from January 8 through January 31. (16) In North Carolina, a permit is required to hunt Canada, cackling, and white-fronted geese in the Northeast Hunt Zone. (17) In Pennsylvania, during the regular duck season in the North Zone, the scaup bag limit will be 1 from October 9 through October 23 and from November 16 through December 16. The scaup bag limit will be 2 from December 17 through January 8. During the regular duck season in the South Zone, the scaup bag limit will be 1 from October 9 through October 16 and from November 23 through December 30. The scaup bag limit will be 2 from December 31 through January 22. During the regular duck season in the Northwest Zone, the scaup bag limit will be 1 from October 9 through November 24. The scaup bag limit will be 2 from November 25 through December 4 and from December 28 through January 8. During the regular duck season in the Lake Erie Zone, the scaup bag limit will be 2 from November 1 through November 23. The scaup bag limit will be 1 from November 24 through January 8. (18) In Rhode Island, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from January 4 through January 23. (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 on November 13, between November 20 and November 27, and between December 12 and December 22. (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 and cackling geese excludes that portion of Clarendon County bounded to the north by S– 14–25; to the east by Highway 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 Highway 6. (25) In Vermont, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 within the Lake Champlain Zone: From October 13 through October 17 and from October 30 through November 13. Within the Interior Zone: From October 13 through November 1. Within the Connecticut River Zone: During the regular duck season the scaup bag limit will be 1 for the entire season. (26) In Virginia, the season is closed for black ducks October 8 through October 11. (27) In Virginia, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from January 11 through January 30. (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 ........................................................... Light Geese ........................................................... Arkansas: Ducks ..................................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada and Cackling Geese ................................ khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES White-fronted Geese ............................................. Brant ...................................................................... Light Geese ........................................................... Illinois: Ducks (1): North Zone ..................................................... Central Zone .................................................. South Central Zone ........................................ South Zone ..................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Possession Nov. 26–Nov. 27 & ....................................................... Dec. 4–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Sept. 4–Oct. 3 & ........................................................... Oct. 16–Oct. 30 & ......................................................... Nov. 26–Nov. 27 & ....................................................... Dec. 4–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. 6 6 5 15 5 5 5 5 5 18 18 15 45 15 15 15 15 15 Nov. 20–Nov. 29 & ....................................................... Dec. 11–Dec. 23 & ....................................................... Dec. 26–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 30 & ....................................................... Oct. 30–Nov. 1 & .......................................................... Nov. 20–Dec. 3 & ......................................................... Dec. 5–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Oct. 30–Nov. 14 & ........................................................ Nov. 20–Dec. 3 & ......................................................... Dec. 5–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. 23–Dec. 21 ........................................................... Oct. 30–Dec. 28 ........................................................... Nov. 13–Jan. 11 ........................................................... Nov. 27–Jan. 25 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 6 6 6 5 18 18 18 18 15 Frm 00105 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 48588 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag Coots ..................................................................... Canada and Cackling 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 (2): North Zone ..................................................... Central Zone .................................................. South Zone ..................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Dark Geese (3): North Zone ..................................................... Central Zone .................................................. South Zone ..................................................... Light Geese: North Zone ..................................................... Central Zone .................................................. South Zone ..................................................... Iowa: Ducks (4): North Zone ..................................................... Central Zone .................................................. South Zone ..................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Dark Geese: North Zone Canada and Cackling Geese only ..... North Zone (5) ................................................ khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Central Zone Canada and Cackling Geese only .. Central Zone (5) ............................................. South Zone (5) ............................................... Light Geese: North Zone ..................................................... Missouri River Zone ....................................... South Zone ..................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Possession Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 15 45 Sept. 1–Sept. 15 & ....................................................... Oct. 23–Jan. 20 ............................................................ Sept. 1–Sept. 15 & ....................................................... Oct. 30–Nov. 7 & .......................................................... Nov. 12–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 15 & ....................................................... Nov. 13–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 15 & ....................................................... Nov. 27–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 5 3 5 3 3 2 3 2 3 15 9 15 9 9 6 9 6 9 Oct. 25–Jan. 20 ............................................................ Nov. 5–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Nov. 13–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Nov. 27–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 Oct. 23–Jan. 20 ............................................................ Oct. 30–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Nov. 13–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Nov. 27–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Same as for Light Geese ............................................. 20 20 20 20 1 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 3 Oct. 23–Dec. 12 & ........................................................ Dec. 26–Jan. 3 ............................................................. Oct. 30–Nov. 7 & .......................................................... Nov. 20–Jan. 9 ............................................................. Nov. 6–Nov. 7 & ........................................................... Nov. 27–Jan. 23 ........................................................... 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. 11–Sept. 19 & ..................................................... Oct. 23–Oct. 31 & ......................................................... Nov. 20–Feb. 13 ........................................................... Sept. 11–Sept. 19 & ..................................................... Oct. 30–Nov. 7 & .......................................................... Nov. 20–Feb. 13 ........................................................... Sept. 11–Sept. 19 & ..................................................... Nov. 6–Nov. 21 & ......................................................... Nov. 27–Feb. 13 ........................................................... 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 ........................ ........................ ........................ Oct. 2–Oct. 8 & ............................................................. Oct. 16–Dec. 7 ............................................................. Oct. 9–Oct. 15 & ........................................................... Oct. 23–Dec 14 ............................................................ Oct. 16–Oct. 22 & ......................................................... Oct. 30–Dec 21 ............................................................ 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. 4–Sept. 12 ........................................................... Sept. 25–Oct. 10 & ....................................................... Oct. 16–Dec. 7 & .......................................................... Dec. 11–Jan. 8 ............................................................. Sept. 4–Sept. 12 ........................................................... Oct. 2–Oct. 17 & ........................................................... Oct. 23–Dec. 14 & ........................................................ Dec. 18–Jan. 15 ........................................................... Oct. 9–Oct. 24 & ........................................................... Oct. 30–Dec. 21 & ........................................................ Dec. 25–Jan. 22 ........................................................... 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 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 ........................ ........................ ........................ Frm 00106 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 48589 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag Kentucky: Ducks (6): West Zone ...................................................... East Zone ....................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada and Cackling Geese ................................ White-fronted Geese ............................................. Brant ...................................................................... Light Geese ........................................................... Louisiana: Ducks (7): East Zone ....................................................... West Zone ...................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada and Cackling Geese: East Zone ....................................................... West Zone ...................................................... White-fronted Geese ............................................. Brant ...................................................................... Light Geese ........................................................... Michigan: Ducks (8): North Zone ..................................................... Middle Zone ................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Dark Geese (9): North Zone ..................................................... Middle Zone ................................................... South Zone: Muskegon Wastewater GMU .................. Allegan County GMU .............................. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES 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) .............................................................. Dark Geese: North Zone ..................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Possession Nov. 25–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 7–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Same as West Zone ..................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Sept. 16–Sept. 30 & ..................................................... Nov. 25–Feb. 15 ........................................................... Nov. 25–Feb. 15 ........................................................... Nov. 25–Feb. 15 ........................................................... Nov. 25–Feb. 15 ........................................................... 6 6 6 5 15 5 3 2 1 20 18 18 18 15 45 15 9 6 3 60 Nov. 20–Dec. 5 & ......................................................... Dec. 18–Jan. 30 ........................................................... Nov. 13–Dec. 5 & ......................................................... Dec. 18–Jan. 2 & .......................................................... Jan. 10–Jan. 30 ............................................................ Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 6 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 18 18 15 45 Nov. 6–Dec. 5 & ........................................................... Dec. 18–Jan. 30 ........................................................... Nov. 6–Dec. 5 & ........................................................... Dec. 18–Jan. 2 & .......................................................... Jan. 10–Feb. 6 ............................................................. Same as for Canada and Cackling Geese .................. Closed ........................................................................... Same as for Canada and Cackling Geese .................. 1 1 1 1 1 3 ........................ 20 3 3 3 3 3 9 ........................ ........................ Sept. 25–Nov. 21 & ...................................................... Nov. 27–Nov. 28 ........................................................... Oct. 2–Nov. 28 & .......................................................... Dec. 11–Dec. 12 ........................................................... Oct. 9–Dec. 5 & ............................................................ Jan. 1–Jan. 2 ................................................................ 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. 16–Dec. 23 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 30 & ....................................................... Nov. 6–Nov. 13 & ......................................................... Nov. 25–Dec. 5 & ......................................................... Dec. 18–Feb. 13 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 30 & ....................................................... Oct. 9–Dec. 5 & ............................................................ Jan. 1–Jan. 9 & ............................................................ Feb. 5–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 ............................................. 20 20 60 60 Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. 20 20 20 60 60 60 Sept. 25–Nov. 23 .......................................................... Sept. 25–Oct. 3 & ......................................................... Oct. 9–Nov. 28 ............................................................. Sept. 25–Oct. 3 & ......................................................... Oct. 9–Nov. 28 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 6 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 18 18 15 45 Sept. 4–Sept. 19 & ....................................................... Sept. 25–Dec. 24 .......................................................... 5 5 15 15 Frm 00107 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 48590 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag Central Zone .................................................. South Zone ..................................................... Light Geese: North Zone ..................................................... Central Zone .................................................. South Zone ..................................................... Mississippi: Ducks (6) ............................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada and Cackling Geese ................................ White-fronted Geese ............................................. Brant ...................................................................... Light Geese ........................................................... Missouri: Ducks and Mergansers (12): North Zone ..................................................... Middle Zone ................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Coots ..................................................................... Canada, Cackling 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): Lake Erie Goose Zone ................................... khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Light Geese: Lake Erie Goose Zone ................................... North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Tennessee: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Possession Sept. 4–Sept. 19 & ....................................................... Sept. 25–Oct. 3 & ......................................................... Oct. 9–Dec. 29 ............................................................. Sept. 4–Sept. 19 & ....................................................... Sept. 25–Oct. 3 & ......................................................... Oct. 9–Dec. 29 ............................................................. 5 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 15 15 Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. 20 20 20 60 60 60 Nov. 26–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 3–Dec. 5 & ........................................................... Dec. 9–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Sept. 1–Sept 30 & ........................................................ Nov. 12–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 3–Dec. 5 & ........................................................... Dec. 9–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Nov. 12–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 3–Dec. 5 & ........................................................... Dec. 9–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Same as for White–fronted Geese ............................... Same as for White–fronted Geese ............................... 6 6 6 5 15 5 5 5 5 3 3 3 1 20 18 18 18 15 45 15 15 15 15 9 9 9 3 ........................ Oct. 30–Dec. 28 ........................................................... Nov. 6–Nov. 14 & ......................................................... Nov. 20–Jan. 9 ............................................................. Nov. 25–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 7–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 6 6 6 6 15 18 18 18 18 18 45 Oct. 2–Oct. 10 & ........................................................... 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. 16–Oct. 31 & ......................................................... Nov. 6–Dec. 19 ............................................................. Oct. 23–Oct. 31 & ......................................................... Nov. 13–Jan. 2 ............................................................. Oct. 23–Oct. 31 & ......................................................... Dec. 11–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 Sept. 4–Sept. 12 & ....................................................... Oct. 16–Oct. 31 & ......................................................... Nov. 6–Dec. 19 ............................................................. Jan. 1–Feb. 5 ............................................................... Sept. 4–Sept. 12 & ....................................................... Oct. 23–Oct. 31 & ......................................................... Nov. 13–Feb. 5 ............................................................. Sept. 4–Sept. 12 & ....................................................... Oct. 23–Oct. 31 & ......................................................... Nov. 18–Feb. 12 ........................................................... 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 Same as Dark Geese ................................................... Same as Dark Geese ................................................... Same as Dark Geese ................................................... 10 10 10 30 30 30 Frm 00108 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 48591 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag Ducks (16): Reelfoot Zone ................................................. Rest of State .................................................. Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada and Cackling Geese: Reelfoot Zone ................................................. Rest of State .................................................. White-fronted Geese: Reelfoot Zone ................................................. Rest of State .................................................. Brant ...................................................................... Light Geese ........................................................... Wisconsin: Ducks (17): North Zone ..................................................... South Zone ..................................................... Open Water Zone .......................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada and Cackling 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 ..................................................... khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Mississippi River Zone ................................... Possession Nov. 13–Nov. 14 & ....................................................... Dec. 4–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Nov. 27–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 4–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 18 15 45 Sept. 1–Sept. 19 & ....................................................... Oct. 9–Oct. 19 & ........................................................... Nov. 13–Nov. 14 & ....................................................... Dec. 4–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Sept. 1–Sept. 19 & ....................................................... Oct. 9–Oct. 19 & ........................................................... Nov. 27–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 4–Jan. 30 ............................................................. 5 3 3 3 5 3 3 3 15 9 9 9 15 9 9 9 Nov. 13–Nov. 14 & ....................................................... Dec. 4–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Nov. 27–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 4–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Same as for Canada and Cackling Geese .................. Same as for Canada and Cackling Geese .................. 3 3 3 3 1 20 9 9 9 9 3 ........................ Sept. 25–Nov. 23 .......................................................... Oct. 2–Oct. 10 & ........................................................... Oct. 16–Dec. 5 ............................................................. Oct. 16–Dec. 14 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 18 15 45 Sept. 1–Sept. 15 ........................................................... Sept. 16–Dec. 16 .......................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 15 ........................................................... Sept. 16–Oct. 10 & ....................................................... Oct. 16–Dec. 5 & .......................................................... Dec. 20–Jan. 4 ............................................................. Sept. 1–Sept. 15 ........................................................... Oct. 2–Oct. 10 & ........................................................... Oct. 16–Jan. 4 .............................................................. 5 3 5 3 3 5 5 3 3 15 9 15 9 9 15 15 9 9 Sept. 16–Dec. 16 .......................................................... Sept. 16–Oct. 10 & ....................................................... Oct. 16–Dec. 5 & .......................................................... Dec. 20–Jan. 4 ............................................................. Oct. 2–Oct. 10 & ........................................................... Oct. 16–Jan. 4 .............................................................. Same as for White–fronted Geese ............................... 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 Sept. 1–Dec. 16 ............................................................ Sept. 1–Oct. 10 & ......................................................... Oct. 16–Dec. 5 & .......................................................... Dec. 20–Jan. 4 ............................................................. Sept. 1–Sept. 15 & ....................................................... Oct. 2–Oct. 10 & ........................................................... Oct. 16–Jan. 4 .............................................................. 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ (1) In Illinois, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 during the first 45 days in each of the 4 Zones. (2) In Indiana, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from November 7 through December 12 and from December 26 through January 3 in the North Zone, from November 26 through January 9 in the Central Zone, and from December 10 through January 23 in the South Zone. (3) In Indiana, the dark goose daily bag limit of 5 per day in the aggregate. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. (4) In Iowa, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 for the last 45 days of the season. (5) In Iowa, the dark goose daily bag limit is 5 and may not include more than 2 Canada and cackling geese September 25 through October 31, or 3 Canada and cackling geese November 1 until the end of the season. (6) In Kentucky and Mississippi, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from December 18 through January 31. (7) In Louisiana, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from November 28 through 30 in the West Zones, and from December 4 through January 30 in the East Zone. (8) In Michigan, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from September 25 through November 8 in the North Zone, from October 18 through November 28 and December 11 through 12 in the Middle Zone, and from October 25 through December 5 and January 1 through 2 in the South Zone. (9) In Michigan, the dark goose daily bag limit is 5 and may not include more than 1 brant. Additionally, after September 30, the daily bag may not include more than 3 Canada and cackling geese. (10) In Minnesota, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 Statewide from October 15 through the remainder of the season. (11) In Minnesota, the daily bag limit is 15 and the possession limit is 45 coots and gallinules in the aggregate. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 48592 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations (12) In Missouri, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from October 30 through December 13 in the North Zone, from November 6 through November 14 and November 20 through December 25 in the Middle Zone, and from November 25 through November 28 and December 7 through January 16 in the South Zone. (13) In Missouri, Canada, cackling geese and brant will have aggregate daily bag and possession limits of 3 and 9, respectively. (14) In Ohio, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 on October 31 and from November 6 through December 19 in the Lake Erie Zone, from November 20 through January 2 in the North Zone, and from December 17 through January 30 in the South Zone. (15) In Ohio, the dark goose daily bag limit may include no more than 1 brant. (16) In Tennessee, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from December 17 through January 30. (17) In Wisconsin, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from October 10 through November 23 in the North Zone, from October 22 through December 5 in the South Zone, and from October 31 through December 14 in the Open Water 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 ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Dark Geese (1) ...................................................... White-fronted Geese ............................................. Light Geese ........................................................... khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Montana: Ducks and Mergansers (2): Zone 1 ............................................................ Zone 2 ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Dark Geese: Zone 1 ............................................................ Zone 2 ............................................................ Light Geese: Zone 1 ............................................................ Zone 2 ............................................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Possession Oct. 28–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Oct. 9–Nov. 28 & .......................................................... Dec. 18–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Oct. 2–Nov. 28 & .......................................................... Dec. 25–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 6 6 6 6 15 5 18 18 18 18 18 45 15 Nov. 1–Feb. 13 ............................................................. Oct. 2–Jan. 14 .............................................................. Oct. 2–Oct. 20 & ........................................................... Nov. 20–Feb. 13 ........................................................... Oct. 2–Jan. 14 .............................................................. Nov. 1–Feb. 13 ............................................................. 5 5 5 5 5 5 15 15 15 15 15 15 ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................ 50 50 50 50 50 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ Oct. 9–Jan. 2 & ............................................................ Jan. 21–Jan. 30 ............................................................ 6 6 18 18 Oct. 9–Dec. 5 & ............................................................ Dec. 18–Jan. 2 ............................................................. Oct. 30–Jan. 2 & .......................................................... Jan. 22–Jan. 30 ............................................................ Nov. 6–Jan. 2 & ............................................................ Jan. 15–Jan. 30 ............................................................ Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Oct. 30–Oct. 31 & ......................................................... Nov. 3–Feb. 13 ............................................................. Oct. 30–Jan. 2 & .......................................................... Jan. 22–Feb. 13 ........................................................... Oct. 30–Oct. 31 & ......................................................... Nov. 3–Feb. 13 ............................................................. 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 15 6 6 2 2 50 50 18 18 18 18 18 18 15 45 18 18 6 6 ........................ ........................ Oct. 2–Jan. 6 ................................................................ Oct. 2–Oct. 10 & ........................................................... Oct. 23–Jan. 18 ............................................................ Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 6 6 15 18 18 18 45 Oct. 2–Jan. 14 .............................................................. Oct. 2–Oct. 10 & ........................................................... Oct. 23–Jan. 26 ............................................................ 5 5 5 15 15 15 Oct. 2–Jan. 14 & .......................................................... Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. 20 20 60 60 Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. 30–Feb. 30–Feb. 30–Feb. 30–Feb. 30–Feb. Frm 00110 13 13 13 13 13 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 48593 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag Nebraska: Ducks (3): Zone 1 ............................................................ Zone 2: Low Plains ............................................... High Plains .............................................. Zone 3: ........................................................... Zone 4 ............................................................ Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada and Cackling Geese: Niobrara Unit .................................................. North Central Unit .......................................... Platte River Unit ............................................. White-fronted Geese ............................................. Light Geese ........................................................... New Mexico: Ducks and Mergansers (4): 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 and Cackling Geese (5): Missouri River Zone ....................................... Western ND Zone .......................................... Rest of State .................................................. White-fronted Geese ............................................. Light Geese ........................................................... Oklahoma: Ducks: High Plains ..................................................... Low Plains: Zone 1 ..................................................... Zone 2 ..................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Dark Geese (1) ...................................................... White-fronted Geese ............................................. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Light Geese ........................................................... South Dakota: Ducks (2)(3): High Plains ..................................................... Low Plains: North Zone .............................................. Middle Zone ............................................ South Zone ............................................. Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada and Cackling Geese: Unit 1 .............................................................. Unit 2 .............................................................. Unit 3 .............................................................. White-fronted Geese ............................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Possession Oct. 16–Dec. 28 ........................................................... 6 18 Oct. 9–Dec. 21 ............................................................. Oct. 9–Dec. 21 & .......................................................... Jan. 5–Jan. 26 .............................................................. Oct. 23–Jan. 4 .............................................................. Oct. 30–Jan. 11 ............................................................ Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 6 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 18 18 15 45 Oct. 28–Feb. 9 .............................................................. Oct. 11–Jan. 23 ............................................................ Oct. 28–Feb. 9 .............................................................. Oct. 9–Dec. 19 & .......................................................... Jan. 25–Feb. 9 ............................................................. Oct. 9–Jan. 5 & ............................................................ Jan. 25–Feb. 9 ............................................................. 5 5 5 2 2 50 50 15 15 15 6 6 ........................ ........................ Oct. 9–Jan. 12 .............................................................. 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. 25–Dec. 5 & ........................................................ Dec. 11–Jan. 2 ............................................................. Sept. 25–Dec. 5 ............................................................ Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 15 45 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 31 .......................................................... 23 .......................................................... 18 .......................................................... 5 ............................................................ 31 .......................................................... 5 8 8 3 50 15 24 24 9 ........................ Oct. 9–Jan. 5 ................................................................ 6 18 Nov. 13–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 4–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Nov. 13–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 4–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Nov. 6–Nov. 28 & ......................................................... Dec. 4–Feb. 13 ............................................................. Nov. 6–Nov. 28 & ......................................................... Dec. 4–Feb. 6 ............................................................... Nov. 6–Nov. 28 & ......................................................... Dec. 4–Feb. 13 ............................................................. 6 6 6 6 5 15 8 8 2 2 50 50 18 18 18 18 15 45 24 24 6 6 ........................ ........................ Oct. 9–Jan. 13 .............................................................. 6 18 Sept. 25–Dec. 7 ............................................................ Sept. 25–Dec. 7 ............................................................ Oct. 23–Jan. 4 .............................................................. Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 15 45 Oct. 1–Dec. 16 ............................................................. Nov. 1–Feb. 13 ............................................................. Oct. 16–Dec. 19 & ........................................................ Jan. 8–Jan. 16 .............................................................. Sept. 25–Dec. 7 ............................................................ 8 4 4 4 3 24 12 12 12 9 25–Dec. 25–Dec. 25–Dec. 25–Dec. 25–Dec. Frm 00111 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 48594 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag Light Geese ........................................................... Texas: Ducks (6): High Plains ..................................................... Low Plains: North Zone .............................................. South Zone ............................................. Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada and Cackling Geese and Brant (7): East Tier: South Zone ............................................. North Zone .............................................. West Tier ........................................................ White-fronted Geese (7): East Tier: South Zone ............................................. North Zone .............................................. West Tier ........................................................ Light Geese: East Tier: South Zone ............................................. North Zone .............................................. West Tier ........................................................ Wyoming: Ducks (2)(8): Zone C1 ......................................................... Zone C2 ......................................................... Zone C3 ......................................................... Mergansers ............................................................ Coots ..................................................................... Dark Geese: Zone G1A (8) ................................................. Zone G1 ......................................................... Zone G2 ......................................................... Zone G3 ......................................................... Zone G4 ......................................................... Light Geese ........................................................... Possession Sept. 25–Jan. 7 ............................................................ 50 ........................ Oct. 30–Oct. 31 & ......................................................... Nov. 5–Jan. 30 ............................................................. 6 6 18 18 Nov. 13–Nov. 28 & ....................................................... Dec. 4–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Nov. 6–Nov. 28 & ......................................................... Dec. 11–Jan. 30 ........................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... Same as for Ducks ....................................................... 6 6 6 6 5 15 18 18 18 18 15 45 Nov. 6–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Nov. 6–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Nov. 13–Feb. 13 ........................................................... 5 5 5 15 15 15 Nov. 6–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Nov. 6–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Nov. 13–Feb. 13 ........................................................... 2 2 2 6 6 6 Nov. 6–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Nov. 6–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Nov. 13–Feb. 13 ........................................................... 10 10 10 ........................ ........................ ........................ Oct. 2–Oct. 17 & ........................................................... Nov. 6–Jan. 25 ............................................................. Sept. 25–Dec. 5 & ........................................................ Dec. 18–Jan. 11 ........................................................... 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. 2–Oct. 13 & ........................................................... Nov. 13–Feb. 13 ........................................................... Oct. 2–Oct. 10 & ........................................................... Nov. 6–Nov. 28 & ......................................................... Dec. 3–Feb. 13 ............................................................. Sept. 25–Dec. 5 & ........................................................ Dec. 18–Jan. 19 ........................................................... Same as Zone G2 ........................................................ Same as Zone G1 ........................................................ Oct. 2–Jan. 2 & ............................................................ Feb. 2–Feb. 13 ............................................................. 2 4 5 5 5 5 5 ........................ ........................ 20 20 6 12 15 15 15 15 15 ........................ ........................ 60 60 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES (1) In Kansas and Oklahoma, dark geese include Canada, cackling 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 (Tier I license), 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) For hunters possessing a Tier II license the daily bag limit is 3 ducks or mergansers of any species in the aggregate, and the possession limit is 9. (4) In New Mexico, Mexican-like ducks are included in the aggregate with mallards. (5) In North Dakota, see State regulations for additional shooting hour restrictions. (6) In Texas, the daily bag limit is 6 ducks, which may include no more than 5 mallards (only 2 of which may be females), 2 redheads, 3 wood ducks, 3 scaup, 2 canvasbacks, 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. (7) 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. (8) See State regulations for additional restrictions. Pacific Flyway Flyway-Wide Restrictions Duck and Merganser Limits: The daily bag limit of 7 ducks (including mergansers) may include no more than VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 2 female mallards, 1 pintail, 2 redheads, 2 scaup, and 2 canvasbacks. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Coot and Gallinule Limits: Daily bag and possession limits are in the aggregate for the two groups. E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 48595 Limits Area Season dates Bag Arizona: Ducks (1): .............................................................. North Zone: Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ South Zone: Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ Coots and Gallinules ............................................. 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 Gallinule ............................................... Canada and Cackling 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 ...................................... 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 .. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Balance of State Zone ................................... Brant: Northern Zone ................................................ Balance of State Zone ................................... Colorado: Ducks: .................................................................... East Zone: Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Possession ....................................................................................... 7 21 Oct. 16–Jan. 9 .............................................................. Oct. 1–Jan. 9 ................................................................ 2 7 6 21 Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Oct. 23–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............................................. 2 7 25 6 21 75 Oct. 1–Jan. 9 ................................................................ Oct. 23–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. 4 4 10 12 12 30 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Oct. 2–Nov. 28 & .......................................................... Dec. 16–Jan. 12 ........................................................... Oct. 2–Jan. 12 .............................................................. 2 2 7 6 6 21 Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Oct. 23–Jan. 31 ............................................................ 2 7 6 21 Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Oct. 23–Jan. 31 ............................................................ 2 7 6 21 Nov. 7–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Oct. 23–Jan. 31 ............................................................ 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. 9 ................................................................ Oct. 2–Jan. 9 ................................................................ Oct. 23–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Oct. 23–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Oct. 2–Oct. 6 & ............................................................. Oct. 23–Jan. 30 ............................................................ Nov. 8–Jan. 31 & .......................................................... Feb. 19–Mar. 10 ........................................................... 10 10 4 3 10 10 10 10 30 30 12 9 30 30 30 30 Oct. 2–Nov. 28 & .......................................................... Jan. 1–Jan. 14 & .......................................................... Feb. 6–Mar. 10 ............................................................. Oct. 2–Jan. 14 .............................................................. Oct. 23–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Oct. 23–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Oct. 23–Jan. 30 & ........................................................ Feb. 19–Feb. 23 ........................................................... Oct. 23–Dec. 21 ........................................................... 10 10 10 10 4 3 10 10 3 30 30 30 30 12 9 30 30 9 Oct. 2–Nov. 28 & .......................................................... Jan. 1–Jan. 14 & .......................................................... Feb. 6–Mar. 10 ............................................................. Oct. 2–Jan. 14 .............................................................. Oct. 23–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Oct. 23–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Nov. 6–Feb. 4 & ........................................................... Feb. 7–Feb. 11 & ......................................................... Feb. 14–Feb. 22 ........................................................... Oct. 23–Jan. 30 & ........................................................ Feb. 19–Feb. 23 ........................................................... 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 Nov. 8–Dec. 14 ............................................................. Nov. 9–Dec. 15 ............................................................. 2 2 6 6 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Oct. 2–Dec. 26 ............................................................. Oct. 2–Jan. 14 .............................................................. 2 7 6 21 Frm 00113 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 48596 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag 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, Cackling 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 ............................................................ Zone 6 ............................................................ Montana: Ducks: .................................................................... Scaup ............................................................. Other Ducks ................................................... Coots ..................................................................... Dark Geese (6) ...................................................... Light Geese (6) ..................................................... Nevada: Ducks: .................................................................... Northeast Zone: Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Northwest Zone: Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ South Zone: Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ Moapa Valley Special Management Area (7): Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Possession Oct. 2–Oct. 19 & ........................................................... Nov. 6–Jan. 12 ............................................................. Oct. 2–Oct. 19 & ........................................................... Nov. 6–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Same as for Other Ducks ............................................. 2 2 7 7 25 6 6 21 21 75 Oct. 2–Jan. 5 ................................................................ Oct. 2–Oct. 10 & ........................................................... Nov. 6–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. 4 4 4 10 12 12 12 30 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Oct. 2–Dec. 26 ............................................................. Oct. 2–Jan. 14 .............................................................. 2 7 6 21 Oct. 2–Dec. 26 ............................................................. Oct. 2–Jan. 14 .............................................................. 2 7 6 21 Nov. 4–Jan. 28 ............................................................. Oct. 16–Jan. 28 ............................................................ 2 7 6 21 Oct. 2–Dec. 26 ............................................................. Oct. 2–Jan. 14 .............................................................. Same as for Other Ducks ............................................. 2 7 25 6 21 75 2–Jan. 14 .............................................................. 19–Jan. 31 ............................................................ 16–Jan. 28 ............................................................ 2–Dec. 30 ............................................................. 2–Jan. 14 .............................................................. 4 4 4 4 4 12 12 12 12 12 Oct. 2–Jan. 14 .............................................................. Oct. 2–Jan. 14 .............................................................. Oct. 19–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Nov. 1–Feb. 13 ............................................................. Oct. 2–Jan. 14 .............................................................. 10 10 10 10 10 30 30 30 30 30 Oct. 2–Jan. 14 .............................................................. Oct. 2–Dec. 11 & .......................................................... Feb. 5–Mar. 10 ............................................................. Nov. 26–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Oct. 19–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Oct. 2–Jan. 14 .............................................................. Oct. 2–Jan. 14 .............................................................. 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 ....................................................................................... Oct. 2–Dec. 26 ............................................................. Oct. 2–Jan. 14 .............................................................. Same as for Other Ducks ............................................. Oct. 2–Jan. 14 .............................................................. Same as for Dark Geese ............................................. 7 2 7 25 4 20 21 6 21 25 12 60 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Sept. 25–Oct. 13 & ....................................................... Oct. 23–Dec. 28 ........................................................... Sept. 25–Oct. 13 & ....................................................... Oct. 23–Jan. 16 ............................................................ 2 2 7 7 6 6 21 21 Nov. 4–Jan. 2 & ............................................................ Jan. 5–Jan. 30 .............................................................. Oct. 16–Jan. 2 & .......................................................... Jan. 5–Jan. 30 .............................................................. 2 2 7 7 6 6 21 21 Nov. 6–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Oct. 16–Oct. 24 & ......................................................... Oct. 27–Jan. 30 ............................................................ 2 7 7 6 21 21 Nov. 6–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Oct. 30–Jan. 30 ............................................................ 2 7 6 21 Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Frm 00114 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 48597 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag Coots and Gallinule ............................................... Canada, Cackling Geese, and Brant (5): Northeast Zone .............................................. Northwest Zone .............................................. South Zone ..................................................... Moapa Valley Special Management Area (7): White-fronted Geese: Northeast Zone .............................................. Northwest Zone .............................................. South Zone ..................................................... Moapa Valley Special Management Area (7): Light Geese (8): Northeast Zone .............................................. Northwest Zone .............................................. South Zone ..................................................... Moapa Valley Special Management Area (7): New Mexico: Ducks: .................................................................... Scaup ............................................................. Other Ducks ................................................... Coots and Gallinules ............................................. Canada, Cackling 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: Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada and Cackling Geese: Northwest Permit Zone (9)(10) ...................... Tillamook County Management Area ............ Southwest Zone ............................................. South Coast Zone .......................................... Eastern Zone .................................................. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Mid-Columbia Zone ........................................ White-fronted Geese: Northwest Permit Zone (9) ............................. Tillamook County Management Area ............ Southwest Zone ............................................. South Coast Zone .......................................... Eastern Zone (11) .......................................... Mid-Columbia Zone ........................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Same as for Other Ducks ............................................. Possession 25 75 4 4 4 4 12 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 30 30 30 30 Oct. 23–Jan. 16 & ........................................................ Feb. 19–Mar. 9 ............................................................. Nov. 5–Jan. 2 & ............................................................ Jan. 5–Jan. 30 & .......................................................... Feb. 19–Mar. 9 ............................................................. Oct. 16–Oct. 24 & ......................................................... Oct. 27–Jan. 30 ............................................................ Oct. 30–Jan. 30 ............................................................ 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 ....................................................................................... Oct. 19–Jan. 12 ............................................................ Oct. 19–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............................................. 7 2 7 25 21 6 21 75 Sept. 25–Oct. 10 & ....................................................... Nov. 2–Jan. 31 ............................................................. Oct. 17–Jan. 31 ............................................................ 4 4 4 12 12 12 Same as for Canada and Cackling Geese and Brant Same as for Canada and Cackling Geese and Brant 10 10 30 30 Same as for Canada and Cackling Geese and Brant Same as for Canada and Cackling Geese and Brant 20 20 60 60 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Nov. 6–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Oct. 16–Oct. 31 & ......................................................... Nov. 4–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Same as Columbia Basin Unit ..................................... 2 7 7 ........................ 6 21 21 ........................ Oct. 9–Nov. 28 & .......................................................... Dec. 2–Jan. 5 ............................................................... Oct. 9–Nov. 28 & .......................................................... Dec. 2–Jan. 23 ............................................................. Same as for Other Ducks ............................................. 2 2 7 7 25 6 6 21 21 75 Oct. 23–Oct. 31 & ......................................................... Nov. 20–Jan. 11 & ........................................................ Feb. 5–Mar. 10 ............................................................. Closed ........................................................................... Oct. 16–Oct. 31 & ......................................................... Nov. 9–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Oct. 2–Dec. 5 & ............................................................ Dec. 18–Jan. 5 & .......................................................... Feb. 19–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Oct. 9–Nov. 28 & .......................................................... Dec. 14–Jan. 30 ........................................................... Oct. 16–Oct. 31 & ......................................................... Nov. 9–Jan. 30 ............................................................. 4 4 4 ........................ 4 4 6 6 6 4 4 4 4 12 12 12 ........................ 12 12 18 18 18 12 12 12 12 Same as for Canada, and Cackling, Geese ................ Closed ........................................................................... Same as for Canada and Cackling Geese .................. Same as for Canada and Cackling Geese .................. Oct. 9–Nov. 28 & .......................................................... Jan. 16–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Nov. 9–Jan. 30 & .......................................................... Feb. 5–Feb. 26 ............................................................. 10 ........................ 10 10 10 10 10 10 30 ........................ 30 30 30 30 30 30 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 Frm 00115 Fmt 4700 Ducks Ducks Ducks Ducks and and and and ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. Cackling Cackling Cackling Cackling Sfmt 4700 Geese Geese Geese Geese and and and and Brant Brant Brant Brant E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 48598 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Light Geese: Northwest Permit Zone (9) ............................. Tillamook County Management Area ............ Southwest Zone ............................................. South Coast Zone .......................................... Eastern Zone .................................................. Mid-Columbia Zone ........................................ Brant ...................................................................... Utah: Ducks: .................................................................... Northern Zone 1: Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ Southern Zone 2: Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada, Cackling 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 ................................................ Southern Zone ............................................... Light Geese ........................................................... Washington: Ducks: .................................................................... East and West Zones (12): Scaup ...................................................... Other Ducks ............................................ Coots ..................................................................... Canada and Cackling Geese: Area 1 (13) ..................................................... Area 2 Inland (14)(15) .................................... Area 2 Coast (14)(15) .................................... Area 3 (13) ..................................................... Area 4 (13) ..................................................... khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Area 5 (13) ..................................................... White-fronted Geese: Area 1 (13) ..................................................... Area 2 Inland (14) .......................................... Area 2 Coast (14) .......................................... Area 3 (13) ..................................................... Area 4 (13) ..................................................... Area 5 (13) ..................................................... Light Geese (16): Area 1 (13) ..................................................... Area Area Area Area VerDate Sep<11>2014 2 2 3 4 Inland (14) .......................................... Coast (14) .......................................... (13) ..................................................... (13) ..................................................... 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Bag Possession Same as for Canada and Cackling Geese .................. Closed ........................................................................... Same as for Canada and Cackling Geese .................. Same as for Canada and Cackling Geese .................. Oct. 9–Nov. 28 & .......................................................... Jan. 16–Mar. 10 ........................................................... Nov. 9–Jan. 30 & .......................................................... Feb. 5–Feb. 26 ............................................................. Nov. 27–Dec. 12 ........................................................... 20 ........................ 20 20 20 20 20 20 2 60 ........................ 60 60 60 60 60 60 6 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Oct. 2–Dec. 26 ............................................................. Oct. 2–Jan. 15 .............................................................. 2 7 6 21 Nov. 5–Jan. 29 ............................................................. Oct. 16–Jan. 29 ............................................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............................................. 2 7 25 6 21 75 Oct. 2–Jan. 15 .............................................................. Oct. 2–Oct. 14 & ........................................................... Nov. 6–Feb. 6 ............................................................... Oct. 2–Oct. 14 & ........................................................... Oct. 30–Jan. 30 ............................................................ Oct. 16–Jan. 29 ............................................................ 4 4 4 4 4 4 12 12 12 12 12 12 Same as for Canada and Cackling Geese and Brant Same as for Canada and Cackling Geese and Brant Same as for Canada and Cackling Geese and Brant Same as for Canada and Cackling Geese and Brant Oct. 25–Dec. 15 & ........................................................ Jan. 15–Mar. 10 ........................................................... 10 10 10 10 20 20 30 30 30 30 60 60 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Nov. 6–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Oct. 16–Oct 24 & .......................................................... Oct. 27–Jan. 30 ............................................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............................................. 2 7 7 25 6 21 21 75 Oct. 16–Nov. 28 & ........................................................ Dec. 11–Jan. 30 ........................................................... Oct. 16–Oct. 31 & ......................................................... Nov. 24–Jan. 16 & ........................................................ Feb. 12–Mar. 9 ............................................................. Oct. 16–Dec. 5 & .......................................................... Dec. 22–Jan. 23 & ........................................................ Feb. 12–Feb. 23 ........................................................... Oct. 16–Oct. 28 & ......................................................... Nov. 6–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Oct. 16–Oct. 31 & ......................................................... Nov. 3 only & ................................................................ Nov. 6–Jan. 30 ............................................................. Oct. 16–Nov. 1 & .......................................................... Nov. 6–Jan. 30 ............................................................. 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 .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. .................. 10 10 10 10 10 10 30 30 30 30 30 30 Oct. 16–Nov. 28 & ........................................................ Dec. 11–Jan. 30 & ........................................................ Feb. 12–Feb. 22 ........................................................... Same as for Canada and Cackling Geese .................. Same as for Canada and Cackling Geese .................. Same as for Canada and Cackling Geese .................. Nov. 6–Jan. 30 & .......................................................... Feb. 12–Mar. 2 ............................................................. 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 Same Same Same Same Same Same Frm 00116 as as as as as as for for for for for for Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada Fmt 4700 and and and and and and Cackling Cackling Cackling Cackling Cackling Cackling Sfmt 4700 Geese Geese Geese Geese Geese Geese E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 48599 Limits Area Season dates Bag Area 5 (13) ..................................................... Brant (17): 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 Oct. 16–Nov. 1 & .......................................................... Nov. 6–Jan. 30 ............................................................. 20 20 60 60 Jan. 8–Jan. 30 .............................................................. Jan. 15–Jan. 30 ............................................................ 2 2 6 6 ....................................................................................... 7 21 Sept. 25–Dec. 19 .......................................................... Sept. 25–Jan. 7 ............................................................ 2 7 6 21 Sept. 25–Dec. 19 .......................................................... Sept. 25–Jan. 7 ............................................................ Same as for Other Ducks ............................................. Sept. 25–Dec. 30 .......................................................... Sept. 25–Dec. 30 .......................................................... 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, cackling 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 and cackling geese and brant are in the aggregate. (6) In Montana, check State regulations for special seasons and exceptions. (7) In Nevada, youth 17 years of age or younger are allowed to hunt on October 23 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. (8) In Nevada, there is no open season on light geese in Ruby Valley within Elko and White Pine Counties. In addition, the season is closed in Mason Valley and Scripps WMAs and Washoe Lake State Park from February 19 to March 9. (9) In Oregon, in the Northwest Permit Zone, see State regulations for specific dates, times, and conditions of permit hunts and closures. (10) In Oregon, in the Northwest Permit Zone, the season for dusky Canada geese is closed. (11) In Oregon, in Lake County, the daily bag and possession limits for white-fronted geese are 1 and 3, respectively. (12) In Washington, the daily bag limit in the West Zone may include no more than 2 scoters, 2 long-tailed ducks, and 2 goldeneyes, with the possession limit three times the daily bag limit. The daily bag and possession limit, and the season limit, for harlequins is 1. (13) In Washington, 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, except hunting is allowed each day only for light geese during the February and March portion of the season. See State regulations for details, including shooting hours. (14) In Washington, in Areas 2 Inland and 2 Coast, see State regulations for specific dates, times, and conditions of permit hunts and closures. (15) In Washington, in Areas 2 Inland and 2 Coast, the season for dusky Canada geese is closed. (16) In Washington, the daily bag limit for light geese is 10 on or before January 30. (17) 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, 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 4 scaup. 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 Area 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. Species Season dates khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES ATLANTIC FLYWAY Connecticut (1) ..................................... Delaware (1) ......................................... Florida .................................................. Youth ............................................. Veteran-Active Military Personnel Georgia ................................................ Maine (1): ............................................. North Zone .................................... South Zone ................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ............................................................. Ducks, geese, brant, mergansers, and coots .................................................. 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Sept. 25 & Oct. 16. 48600 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Area Species Coastal Zone ................................. Maryland (2)(3) ..................................... ........................................................................................................................... Ducks, sea ducks, Canada and cackling geese, light geese, brant, and coots. Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ............................................................. ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ............................................................. Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and gallinules ........................................... Sept. 25 & Oct. 23. Nov. 6 & Feb. 5. ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... Ducks, Canada and cackling geese, brant, mergansers, coots ...................... Oct. 9 & Feb. 5. Oct. 16 & Feb. 5. Oct. 30 & Feb. 5. Nov. 6 & Feb. 5. ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... Nov. 6 & 7. Sept. 25 & 26. Sept. 18 & 19. Sept. 25 & 26. Oct. 2 & 3. ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... Ducks, geese, brant, tundra swans, mergansers, and coots .......................... Ducks, Canada and cackling geese, brant, mergansers, coots, and gallinules. Nov. 13 & 14. Sept. 18 & 19. Oct. 9 & 10. Nov. 11 & 13. 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Sept. ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... Ducks, sea ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots .......................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ............................................................. Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ............................................................. Ducks, Canada and cackling geese, tundra swans, mergansers, and coots .. Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and gallinules ........................................... Jan. 15. Jan. 29. Jan. 15. Jan. 15. Oct. 30 & 31. Feb. 5 & 12. Sept. 25 & 26. Oct. 23 & Feb. 5. Sept. 18 & Nov. 6. 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): ................................. Youth North Zone ............................. South Zone ............................ Northwest Zone ..................... Lake Erie Zone ...................... Veteran-Active Military Personnel North Zone ............................. South Zone ............................ Northwest Zone ..................... Lake Erie Zone ...................... Rhode Island (1) .................................. South Carolina ..................................... Vermont (1) .......................................... Virginia (5) ............................................ West Virginia (1) .................................. Season dates Sept. 25 & Oct. 9. Sept. 25 & Oct. 9. Sept. 25 & 26. 25 25 25 25 & & & & Nov. 6. Nov. 13. Dec. 18. Oct. 23. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES 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 .................................... Central Zone ................................. South Zone ................................... Kentucky (1): ........................................ West Zone .................................... East Zone ..................................... Louisiana: ............................................. East Zone ..................................... West Zone .................................... Michigan ............................................... Minnesota (1) ....................................... Mississippi ............................................ Missouri (1): ......................................... North Zone .................................... Middle Zone .................................. South Zone ................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and gallinules ........................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and gallinules ........................................... 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Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Area Species Ohio: ..................................................... Tennessee: Youth ............................................. Veteran-Active Military Personnel Wisconsin (1) ....................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and gallinules ........................................... Oct. 2 & 3. Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and gallinules ........................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ............................................................. Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and gallinules ........................................... Feb. 5 & 12. Feb. 6 & 13. Sept. 18 & 19. 48601 Season dates CENTRAL FLYWAY Colorado: .............................................. Mountain/Foothills Zone ................ Northeast Zone ............................. Southeast Zone ............................ Kansas (7): ........................................... High Plains .................................... Low Plains: Early Zone ............................. Late Zone ............................... Southeast Zone ..................... Montana (1) .......................................... Nebraska (1)(8): ................................... 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)(8) ............................. Texas (1): ............................................. High Plains .................................... Low Plains: North Zone ............................. South Zone ............................ Wyoming: ............................................. Zone C1 ........................................ Zone C2 ........................................ Zone C3 ........................................ Ducks, dark geese, mergansers, and coots .................................................... ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... 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Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ............................................................. Ducks, geese mergansers, and coots .............................................................. ........................................................................................................................... Sept. 25 & 26. Oct. 2 & 3. Oct. 23 & 24. Oct. 2 & 3. Oct. 2 & 3. Oct. 23 & 24. Oct. 30 & 31. Sept. 25 & 26. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. 9 & 10. 2 & 3. 16 & 17. 23 & 24. Sept. 25 & 26. Oct. 2 & 3. Sept. 18 & 19. Oct. 2 & Feb. 5. ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... Ducks, Canada and cackling geese, mergansers, and coots ......................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and gallinules ........................................... ........................................................................................................................... Nov. 6 & Feb. 5. Nov. 6 & Feb. 5. Sept. 11 & 12. ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ............................................................. ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... Nov. 6 & 7. Oct. 30 & Oct. 31. Oct. 23 & 24. Sept. 25 & 26. Sept. 18 & 19. Sept. 18 & 19. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES 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 ................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and gallinules ........................................... ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... Sept. 25 & 26. Feb. 5 & 6. 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Sept. 25 & 26. Oct. 23 & 24. Sept. 25 & 26. Sept. 25 & 26. Sept. 11 & 12. Oct. 2 & Feb. 12. Feb. 12 & 13. Oct. 2 & 3. 48602 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Area Species Season dates Youth ............................................. Veteran-Active Military Personnel Utah (1)(5): ........................................... Zone 1 ........................................... Zone 2 ........................................... Washington (9): .................................... Youth East Zone .............................. West Zone ............................. Veteran-Active Military Personnel East Zone .............................. West Zone ............................. Wyoming .............................................. ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... Ducks, dark geese, swans, mergansers, and coots ........................................ ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... Ducks, geese, brant, mergansers, and coots .................................................. Sept. 25 & 26. Feb. 5. ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... Oct. 2 & Feb. 5. Sept. 25 & Feb. 5. ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots ............................................................. Feb. 5. Feb. 5. Sept. 18 & 19. Sept. 18. Oct. 2. (1) The season is open to youth hunters only. (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 6, 2021, and February 5, 2022. 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 and cackling 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 and cackling 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 25 is open to youth hunters only. (7) In Kansas, the adult accompanying the youth (17 years of age and younger) must possess any licenses and/or stamps required by law for that individual to hunt waterfowl. (8) In Nebraska and South Dakota, Tier II license holders may take 3 ducks or mergansers of any species in aggregate, and the possession limit is 9. (9) 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 July 16, 2021, Federal Register (86 FR 37854). 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 Possession I MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Alabama (1)(2) North Zone ........................................................... Kentucky (1)(3)(4) ....................................................... Minnesota (1) NW Zone .............................................................. Tennessee (1): Southeast Zone .................................................... Rest of State ........................................................ Dec. 3–Jan. 31 ........................................................... Dec. 7–Jan. 31 ........................................................... 3 2 3 per season. 3 per season. Sept. 18–Oct. 24 ......................................................... 2 6. Dec. 4–Jan. 30 ........................................................... Dec. 4–Jan. 30 ........................................................... 2 2 2 per season. 2 per season. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES CENTRAL FLYWAY Colorado (1) ................................................................ Kansas (1)(3)(5) West Zone ............................................................ Central Zone ........................................................ Montana: Regular Season Area (1) ..................................... Oct. 2–Nov. 28 ............................................................ 3 9. Oct. 16–Dec. 12 .......................................................... Nov. 10–Jan. 6 ........................................................... 3 3 9. 9. Oct. 2–Nov. 28 ............................................................ 3 9. Special Season Area (6) ...................................... Sept. 1–Oct. 30 ........................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 2 per season. 48603 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Limits Area Season dates Bag New Mexico: Regular Season Area (1) ..................................... Middle Rio Grande (6)(7) ..................................... Valley Area .................................................... Southwest Area (6) .............................................. Estancia Valley (6)(8) ........................................... 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) ............................... Possession Oct. 30–Jan. 30 .......................................................... Nov. 20 & .................................................................... Nov. 13–Nov. 14 & ..................................................... Nov. 27–Nov. 28 ......................................................... Dec. 11–Dec. 12 & ..................................................... Jan. 8–Jan. 9 & .......................................................... Jan. 15–Jan. 16 .......................................................... Oct. 30–Nov. 7 & ........................................................ Jan. 8–Jan. 9 .............................................................. Oct. 30–Nov. 7 ............................................................ 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. 18–Nov. 14 ........................................................ Sept. 18–Nov. 14 ........................................................ Oct. 23–Jan. 23 .......................................................... Sept. 25–Nov. 21 ........................................................ 3 2 3 3 9. 6. 9. 9. Oct. 30–Jan. 30 .......................................................... Nov. 26–Jan. 30 ......................................................... Dec. 18–Jan. 23 ......................................................... 3 3 2 9. 9. 6. Sept. 11–Nov. 7 .......................................................... 3 9. season. season. season. season. season. season. season. season. Riverton-Boysen Unit (Area 4) (6) ....................... Oct. 2–Oct. 24 ............................................................ 1 per season Big Horn, Hot Springs, Park, and Washakie Counties (Area 6) (6). Johnson, Natrona, and Sheridan Counties (Area 8) (6). Sept. 18–Oct. 10 ......................................................... 1 per season. Sept. 1–Sept. 30 ......................................................... 1 per season. PACIFIC FLYWAY Arizona (6): Zone 1 (9) ............................................................ Zone 2 (10) .......................................................... Zone 3 (11) .......................................................... Idaho (6): Areas 1, 3, 4, 5, & 6 .................................................... Area 2 ................................................................... khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Montana (6): Zones 1 & 5 ......................................................... Zones 2, 3 & 4 ..................................................... Utah (6): Nov. 12–Dec. 12 ......................................................... Nov. 19–Nov. 29 ......................................................... Nov. 27–Dec. 15 ......................................................... 3 per season. 3 per season. 3 per season Sept. 1–Sept. 30 ......................................................... Sept. 1–Sept. 15 ......................................................... 2 per season. 2 per season. I Sept. 1–Oct. 30 ........................................................... Sept. 1–Oct. 30 ........................................................... Cache County ...................................................... East Box Elder County ......................................... Rich County .......................................................... Uintah Basin Zone ............................................... Wyoming (6): Sept. 4–Sept. 12 ......................................................... Sept. 4–Nov. 2 ............................................................ Sept. 4–Sept. 12 ......................................................... Oct. 2–Nov. 30 ............................................................ Areas 1, 2, 3, & 5 ........................................................ Sept. 1–Sept. 8 ........................................................... 1 2 1 per season. 2 per season. 1 per season. 1 per season. ........................ I 1 per season. 1 per season. I 1 per season. (1) Each person participating in the regular sandhill crane seasons must have a valid sandhill crane hunting permit in their possession while hunting. (2) In Alabama, shooting hours are from sunrise to sunset. (3) In Kansas and Kentucky, shooting hours are from sunrise until sunset. (4) In Kentucky, shooting hours are from sunrise to sunset. (5) In Kansas, each person desiring to hunt sandhill cranes is required to pass an annual, online sandhill crane identification examination. (6) Hunting is by State permit only. See State regulations for further information. (7) 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 20. See State regulations for further details. (8) In New Mexico, in the Estancia Valley Area, the season will be closed to crane hunting on November 3. (9) In Arizona, in Zone 1, season dates are November 12 to 14, November 19 to 21, November 23 to 25, November 27 to 29, December 1 to 3, December 5 to 7, and December 10 to 12. November 12 to 14 is restricted to archery hunters only, and December 10 to 12 is restricted to youth hunters only. (10) In Arizona, in Zone 2, season dates are November 19 to 21, and November 27 to 29. (11) In Arizona, in Zone 3, season dates are November 27 to 29, December 1 to 3, December 5 to 7, December 9 to 11, and December 13 to 15. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 48604 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 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 Area 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. Season dates Limits ATLANTIC FLYWAY Delaware .................................................................. North Carolina .......................................................... Virginia ..................................................................... Nov. 11–Jan. 31 ............................................................ Nov. 6–Jan. 31 .............................................................. Nov. 17–Jan. 31 ............................................................ 1 tundra swan per permit. 1 tundra swan per permit. 1 tundra swan per permit. CENTRAL FLYWAY (1) Montana ................................................................... North Dakota ............................................................ South Dakota ........................................................... Oct. 2–Jan. 6 ................................................................. Oct. 2–Dec. 31 .............................................................. Oct. 2–Jan. 7 ................................................................. 1 swan per permit. 1 tundra swan per permit. 1 tundra swan per permit. PACIFIC FLYWAY (1) Idaho (2) .................................................................. Montana (2) ............................................................. Nevada (3)(4) ........................................................... Utah (3)(4) ............................................................... Oct. 19–Dec. 1 .............................................................. Oct. 9–Dec. 1 ................................................................ Oct. 16–Jan. 2 & ........................................................... Jan. 5–Jan. 30 ............................................................... Oct. 2–Dec. 12 .............................................................. 1 1 2 2 1 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES 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 July 16, 2021, Federal Register (86 FR 37854). 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 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. Extended falconry dates ATLANTIC FLYWAY Delaware: Doves ................................................................................................ Rails ................................................................................................... Woodcock .......................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, and coots ......................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4700 Feb. 1–Feb. 19. Nov. 25–Jan. 6. Oct. 1–Nov. 3 & Feb. 1–Mar. 10. Feb. 1–Mar. 7. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Area Extended falconry dates Brant .................................................................................................. Florida: Doves ................................................................................................ Rails ................................................................................................... Woodcock .......................................................................................... Gallinules ........................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, and coots ......................................................... Georgia: Ducks, geese, 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 ................................................................................ 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, and gallinules .......................................................................... Woodcock .......................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, and coots ......................................................... Pennsylvania: Doves ................................................................................................ Rails ................................................................................................... Woodcock and snipe ......................................................................... Gallinules ........................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, and coots: North Zone ................................................................................. South Zone ................................................................................. Northwest Zone .......................................................................... Lake Erie Zone ........................................................................... Canada, cackling, and white-fronted geese: SJBP Zone ................................................................................. AP Zone ..................................................................................... RP Zone ..................................................................................... South Carolina: Ducks, mergansers, and coots ......................................................... Virginia: Doves ................................................................................................ Rails, gallinules ................................................................................. Woodcock .......................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, and coots ......................................................... Canada and cackling geese: Eastern (AP) Zone ..................................................................... Western (SJBP) Zone ................................................................ Brant ........................................................................................... 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. 7–Mar. 3. Nov. 29–Dec. 4. Dec. 18–Feb. 8. Jan. 7–Feb. 28. Jan. 13– Jan. 31. Nov. 22–Jan. 3. Oct. 1–Oct. 23 & Feb. 1–Mar. 10. Feb. 1–Mar. 9. Feb. 1–Mar. 10. Feb. 25–Mar. 10. Oct. 2–Oct. 9 & Jan. 24–Feb. 3. Dec. 1–Jan. 14. Nov. 8–Nov. 23 & Dec. 20–Jan. 17. Jan. 25–Mar. 10. Oct. 1–Oct. 15 & Nov. 29–Jan. 31. Oct. 1–Nov. 5 & Dec. 1–Dec. 15 & Jan. 2–Jan. 31. Jan. 16–Mar.10. Jan. 21–Mar. 10. Jan. 31–Mar. 10. Nov. 1–Nov. 19 & Nov. 29–Dec. 10 & Jan. 31–Feb. 13. Oct. 1 & Oct. 25–Oct. 29 & Dec. 6–Jan. 13. Oct. 1–Oct. 15 & Nov. 29–Dec. 3 & Dec. 20–Jan. 13. Oct. 1–Oct. 15 & Nov. 10–Nov. 26 & Jan. 3–Jan. 13. Oct. 4–Oct. 16. Dec. 13–Jan. 15. Dec. 1–Dec. 11 & Feb. 1–Feb. 26. Oct. 4–Oct. 16 & Feb. 1–Feb. 12. Nov. 27–Dec. 15 & Jan. 3. Nov. 22–Jan. 3. Sept. 1–Oct. 15 & Nov. 27–Dec. 11 & Dec. 23–Jan. 3. Nov. 22–Jan. 1. Oct. 25–Nov. 15 & Feb. 9–Mar. 10. Oct. 18–Nov. 22 & Feb. 23–Mar. 10. Dec. 6–Dec. 27 & Feb. 9–Mar. 10. Jan. 19–Mar. 10. Mar. 7–Mar. 10. Jan. 8–Mar. 10. Mar. 9–Mar. 10. Nov. 1–Nov. 19 & Dec. 1–Dec. 11. Jan. 18–Jan. 31. Nov. 16–Dec. 22. Oct. 17–Nov. 10 & Dec. 9–Dec. 26 & Jan. 13–Jan. 31. Nov. 29–Dec. 17 & Jan. 31–Feb. 11. Nov. 17–Nov. 28 & Jan. 1–Jan. 14 & Jan. 31–Feb. 23. Feb. 16–Feb. 23. Oct. 17–Nov. 22 & Nov. 29–Dec. 17 & Jan. 31. MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY Arkansas: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 48605 48606 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Area Extended falconry dates 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 gallinules ........................................................................... East Zone ................................................................................... West Zone .................................................................................. Woodcock .......................................................................................... Ducks: East Zone ................................................................................... West Zone .................................................................................. Michigan: Ducks, mergansers, coots, and gallinules ........................................ Minnesota: Doves ................................................................................................ Rails and snipe .................................................................................. Woodcock .......................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, coots, and gallinules ........................................ Mississippi: Doves ................................................................................................ Ducks, mergansers, and coots ......................................................... Missouri: Doves ................................................................................................ Ducks, mergansers, and coots ......................................................... Tennessee: Doves ................................................................................................ Rails ................................................................................................... Woodcock .......................................................................................... Snipe ................................................................................................. Gallinules ........................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, and coots: ........................................................ Wisconsin: Rails, snipe, and gallinules: North Zone ................................................................................. South Zone ................................................................................. Open Water Zone ...................................................................... Woodcock .......................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, and coots ......................................................... Feb. 1–Feb. 15. Nov. 15–Dec. 1. Sept. 1–Sept. 10 & Nov. 20–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Oct. 15 & Nov. 30–Dec. 16. Feb. 10–Mar. 10. Oct. 18–Oct. 31 & Jan. 8–Jan. 10. Sept. 20–Oct. 14 & Nov. 29–Jan. 4. Sept. 27–Sept. 30 & Feb. 14–Mar. 10. Oct. 23–Oct. 29 & Feb. 17–Mar. 10. Oct. 30–Nov. 5 & Feb. 17–Mar. 10. Jan. 1–Jan. 29. Nov. 30–Dec. 6 & Feb. 1–Feb. 15. Sept. 15–Oct. 1. Nov. 2–Nov. 12 & Jan. 6–Jan. 30. Nov. 2–Nov. 12. Jan. 6–Jan. 31. Nov. 2–Dec. 17. Nov. 2–Nov. 19 & Dec. 6–Dec. 17. Nov. 2–Nov. 12 & Dec. 6–Dec. 17 & Jan. 3–Jan. 9. Jan. 3–Jan. 16 & Feb. 24–Mar. 10. Nov. 30–Dec. 16. Nov. 9–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Sept. 24 & Nov. 9–Dec. 16. Dec. 11–Jan. 24. Dec. 2–Dec. 18. Feb. 1–Mar. 1. Nov. 30–Dec. 16. Sept. 11–Sept. 26 & Feb. 10–Mar. 10. Sept. 29–Sept. 30 & Jan. 16–Jan. 30. Nov. 10–Dec. 14. Nov. 1–Nov. 12 & Dec. 6–Jan. 9 & Feb. 1–Feb. 15. Nov. 14–Feb. 28. Nov. 10–Dec. 12. Nov. 29–Dec. 3 & Jan. 31–Feb. 28. Sept. 1–Sept. 24 & Nov. 24–Dec. 5. Sept. 1–Oct. 1 & Oct. 11–Oct. 15. Same as South Zone. Sept. 1–Sept. 24 & Nov. 9–Dec. 16. Sept. 18–Sept. 19 & Jan. 7–Feb. 11. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES 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 ................................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4700 Feb. 24–Mar. 10. Sept. 22–Oct. 1. 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. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Area Extended falconry dates Ducks and coots ................................................................................ Sandhill cranes (2): Regular Season Area ................................................................. Estancia Valley Area .................................................................. Gallinules ........................................................................................... 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: Doves ................................................................................................ Rails ................................................................................................... Ducks, mergansers, and coots Zone C1 ..................................................................................... Zone C2 ..................................................................................... Zone C3 ..................................................................................... Sept. 11–Sept. 19. Oct. 16–Oct. 29. Nov. 8–Dec. 28. Nov. 20–Dec. 26. Nov. 20–Dec. 26. Sept. 1–Sept. 3 & Sept. 6–Sept. 10. Nov. 6–Nov. 22. Feb. 14–Feb. 28. Feb. 1–Mar. 9. Dec. 15–Feb. 14. Jan. 24–Feb. 6. Sept. 1–Sept. 8. Sept. 1–Sept. 24 & Dec. 11–Dec. 19. Sept. 1–Sept. 24 & Dec. 11–Dec. 19. Oct. 2–Oct. 21 & Jan. 8–Jan. 18. Nov. 19–Dec. 5. Jan. 31–Feb. 14. Jan. 31–Feb. 14. Nov. 30–Dec. 16. Nov. 10–Dec. 16. Sept. 25–Sept. 26 & Oct. 20–Oct. 27. Sept. 18–Sept. 24 & Dec. 6–Dec. 8. Same as Zone C2. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES PACIFIC FLYWAY Arizona: Doves ................................................................................................ Ducks, mergansers, coots, and gallinules: North Zone ................................................................................. South Zone ................................................................................. California: Ducks, mergansers, coots, and gallinules: Colorado River Zone .................................................................. Southern Zone ........................................................................... Southern San Joaquin Valley Zone ........................................... Balance of State Zone ............................................................... Canada geese, cackling geese, and white-fronted geese: Southern Zone (3) ...................................................................... Light geese: Southern Zone (3) ...................................................................... New Mexico: Doves: North Zone ................................................................................. South Zone ................................................................................. Oregon: Doves Zone 1 ........................................................................................ Zone 2 ........................................................................................ Band-tailed pigeons (4) .............................................................. Utah: Doves ......................................................................................... Band-tailed pigeons ................................................................... Washington: Doves Ducks, mergansers, coots, and dark geese: East Zone ................................................................................... West Zone .................................................................................. Light geese and brant ....................................................................... Wyoming: Doves ................................................................................................ Sora and Virginia rails ....................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4700 Sept. 16–Nov. 1. Sept. 27–Sept. 30. Feb. 1–Feb. 4. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. 1–Feb. 4. 26–Feb. 27. 26–Feb. 27. 26–Feb. 27. Feb. 26–Feb. 27. Feb. 26–Feb. 27. Nov. 30–Dec. 4 & Dec. 21–Jan. 1. Oct. 29–Nov. 5 & Nov. 22–Nov. 30. Oct. 1–Nov. 14 & Dec. 15–Dec. 16. Oct. 31–Dec. 16. Sept. 1–Sept. 14 & Sept. 24–Dec. 16. Oct. 31–Dec. 16. Oct. 31–Dec. 16. Oct. 31–Dec. 16. Oct. 2 & Feb. 5. Sept. 25 & Feb. 5. Feb. 5. Nov. 30–Dec. 16. Nov. 10–Dec. 16. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1 48607 48608 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Area Extended falconry dates Ducks, mergansers, and coots ......................................................... (1) (2) (3) (4) In In In In Montana, the limits are 2 daily and 6 in possession. 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. [FR Doc. 2021–18429 Filed 8–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 RIN 0648–XB238 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Skate Complex; Rescission of Control Dates National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notification of rescinded control dates. AGENCY: NMFS announces the rescission of the July 30, 2009, and March 31, 2014, skate wing and bait fishery control dates. The New England Fishery Management Council has decided to discontinue development of limited access alternatives for both the skate wing and skate bait fisheries as part of Amendment 5 to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan. The Council also stated that the existing control dates for each sector of the fishery are too outdated to be used should the Council reconsider limited access for the skate fisheries in the future and has requested that NMFS rescind both control dates. This notification informs stakeholders and the public of this decision, and that July 30, 2009, and March 31, 2014, are no longer considered dates for entry into the bait and skate wing fisheries, respectively. SUMMARY: The rescission of skate wing and bait fishery control dates is effective August 31, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Ferrio, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281–9180. 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At that time, the Council was concerned about the possibility of increased effort by new entrants into the skate bait fishery, and therefore, considered developing a limited access program for that sector only. The notification announcing the control date intended to promote public awareness of potential eligibility criteria for access to the fishery and possible implementation of a limited-entry management plan. Although Amendment 3 (75 FR 34049; June 16, 2010) did not end up establishing limited entry for the bait fishery, the July 30, 2009 control date remained on record for future use. On March 31, 2014, NMFS announced a separate control date for the wing fishery at the Council’s request (79 FR 18002; March 31, 2014). This notification was not tied to a specific regulatory action or amendment at the time, but was intended as a preliminary step toward preparing for a limited entry program for the overall skate fishery and announcing these possibilities to the public. In 2016, the Council began developing Amendment 5 to the Skate FMP, which included consideration of limited access for both the bait and wing sectors of the fishery. However, at its meeting in April 2021, the Council decided to discontinue development of all limited access alternatives in this amendment in favor of other management strategies to address latent effort. In conjunction with that decision, the Council also determined that both control dates for the wing and bait skate fisheries are outdated should a limited access program be reconsidered in the future. As a result, at its following meeting in June 2021, the Council voted to request NMFS rescind the existing control dates for the skate FMP. Therefore, NMFS PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 announces the rescission of the July 30, 2009, control date with respect to the skate bait fishery; and the March 31, 2014, control date with respect to the skate wing fishery. The Council decided to not develop a limited entry management system for the Skate FMP in Amendment 5. However, if the Council chooses to pursue limited access in the future, it will consider new control dates for these fisheries. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: August 25, 2021. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–18679 Filed 8–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 210716–0148; RTID 0648– XB188] Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery; 2021 Illex Squid Quota Harvested National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; reduction of possession limit. AGENCY: Federal Illex squid vessel permit holders are prohibited from fishing for, catching, possessing, transferring or landing more than 10,000 lb (4,535 kg) of Illex squid per trip, and from landing Illex squid more than once per calendar day. This prohibition is required when NMFS projects that 94 percent of the 2021 annual catch limit has been caught. This action is intended to prevent over-harvest of Illex squid for the fishing year. DATES: Effective 0001 hr local time, August 30, 2021, through December 31, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alyson Pitts, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281–9352. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31AUR1.SGM 31AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 166 (Tuesday, August 31, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 20

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-MB-2020-0032; FF09M22000-212-FXMB1231099BPP0]
RIN 1018-BE34


Migratory Bird Hunting; 2021-2022 Seasons 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 2021-22 season.

DATES: This rule takes effect on August 31, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may inspect comments received on the migratory bird 
hunting regulations at https://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS-HQ-
MB-2020-0032. You may obtain copies of referenced reports from the 
Division of Migratory Bird Management's website at https://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/, or at https://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS-HQ-
MB-2020-0032.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Regulations Schedule for 2021

    On October 9, 2020, we published in the Federal Register (85 FR 
64097) 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 2021-22 regulatory cycle 
relating to open public meetings and Federal Register notifications 
were illustrated in the diagram at the end of the October 9, 2020, 
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 20-21, 2020, 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 2021-22 regulations for these species. The 
October 9, 2020, proposed rule provided detailed information on the 
proposed 2021-22 regulatory schedule and announced the SRC meetings.
    On February 22, 2021, we published in the Federal Register (86 FR 
10622) the proposed frameworks for the 2021-22 season migratory bird 
hunting regulations. On July 16, 2021, we published in the Federal 
Register (86 FR 37854) 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 2021-22 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 2021-22 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 9, 2020, 
proposed rule. As discussed elsewhere in this document, we supplemented 
that proposal on February 22, 2021, and published final season 
frameworks on July 16, 2021, 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

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comments in the July 16 Federal Register (86 FR 37854).

Required Determinations

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 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) 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 2021-22,'' with its corresponding March 2021, 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 (86 
FR 37854; July 16, 2021) reflect any such modifications. The biological 
opinion is available from https://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS-
HQ-MB-2020-0032.

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 2021-22 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 2020-21 season. For the 2020-21 
season, we chose Alternative 3, with an estimated consumer surplus 
across all flyways of $270-$358 million with a mid-point estimate of 
$314 million. We also chose alternative 3 for the 2009-10 through 2020-
21 seasons. The 2021-22 analysis is part of the record for this rule 
and is available at https://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS-HQ-MB-
2020-0032.

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. This analysis is updated annually. 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 2021 analysis is based on the 2016 National Survey and 
the U.S. Department of Commerce's County Business Patterns, from which 
it is estimated that migratory bird hunters will spend approximately 
$2.2 billion at small businesses in 2021. The analysis is available 
from https://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS-HQ-MB-2020-0032.

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.). 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. 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 02/29/2024).
     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 02/29/2024).

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 
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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 proposals for special migratory bird hunting regulations for 
certain Tribes on Federal Indian reservations, off-reservation trust 
lands, and ceded lands for the 2021-22 migratory bird hunting season in 
the October 9, 2020, proposed rule (85 FR 64097). The resulting 
proposals were contained in a separate proposed rule published on May 
4, 2021 (86 FR 23641). 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 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 October 9, 2020, proposed rulemaking (85 FR 64097) opened the 
public comment period for 2021-22 migratory game bird hunting 
regulations. We previously addressed all comments in a July 16, 2021, 
Federal Register publication (86 FR 37854).

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.

Signing Authority

    The Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks approved 
this document and authorized the undersigned to sign and submit the 
document to the Office of the Federal Register for publication 
electronically as an official document of the Department of the 
Interior. Shannon Estenoz, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife 
and Parks, approved this document on August 10, 2021, for publication.

Maureen D. Foster,
Chief of Staff, Office of the 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

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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 July 16, 2021, 
Federal Register (86 FR 37854).

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Doves and Pigeons:
    Zenaida, white-winged, and mourning      Sept. 4-Nov. 1.....................              30              90
     doves (1).
    Scaly-naped pigeons....................  Sept. 4-Nov. 1.....................               5              15
Ducks......................................  Nov. 13-Dec. 20 &..................               6              18
                                             Jan. 15-Jan. 31....................               6              18
Common Gallinules..........................  Nov. 13-Dec. 20 &..................               6              18
                                             Jan. 15-Jan. 31....................               6              18
Wilson's Snipe.............................  Nov. 13-Dec. 20 &..................               8              16
                                             Jan. 15-Jan. 30....................               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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                  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 July 16, 2021, Federal 
Register (86 FR 37854).

    Note: 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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North Zone.............................  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Gulf Coast Zone........................  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Southeast Zone.........................  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Pribilof and Aleutian Islands Zone.....  Oct. 8-Jan. 22.
Kodiak Zone............................  Oct. 8-Jan. 22.
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                                                                              Canada &    White-
                              Area                                            cackling   fronted     Light                Emperor               Sandhill
                                                                  Ducks (1)    geese      geese      geese      Brant      geese      Snipe      cranes
                                                                             (2)(3)(4)    (5)(6)                           (7)(8)                 (9)
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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) Daily bag and possession limits are in the aggregate for the two species.
(3) In Units 5 and 6, the taking of Canada and cackling geese is only permitted from September 28 through December 16. In the Middleton Island portion
  of Unit 6, the taking of Canada and cackling geese is by special permit only. The maximum number of Canada and cackling geese permits is 10 for the
  season. A mandatory goose-identification class is required. Hunters must check in and out. The daily bag and possession limits are 1 Canada or
  cackling goose. 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.
(4) In Units 9, 10, 17, and 18, for Canada and cackling geese, the daily bag limit is 6 and the possession limit is 18 are in the aggregate.
(5) In Units 9, 10, and 17, for white-fronted geese, the daily bag limit is 6 and the possession limit is 18.
(6) In Unit 18, for white-fronted geese, the daily bag limit is 10 and the possession limit is 30.
(7) 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.
(8) 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.
(9) In Unit 17 of the North Zone, for sandhill cranes, the daily bag limit is 2 and the possession limit is 6.


0
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 July 16, 2021, Federal Register (86 FR 37854).
    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
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Alabama:
    North Zone:
        12 noon to sunset..................  Sept. 4 only.......................              15              15
        \1/2\ hour before sunrise to sunset  Sept. 5-Oct. 24 &..................              15              45
                                             Nov. 20-Nov. 28 &..................              15              45
                                             Dec. 18-Jan. 16....................              15              45
    South Zone:
        12 noon to sunset..................  Sept. 11 only......................              15              15
        \1/2\ hour before sunrise to sunset  Sept. 12-Oct. 31 &.................              15              45
                                             Nov. 20-Nov. 28 &..................              15              45
                                             Dec. 18-Jan. 16....................              15              45
Delaware...................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 4 &...................              15              45
                                             Nov. 22-Jan. 31....................              15              45
Florida:
                                             Sept. 25-Oct. 17...................              15              45
                                             Nov. 13-Dec. 5 &...................              15              45
                                             Dec. 19-Jan. 31....................              15              45
Georgia:
                                             Sept. 4-Oct. 10 &..................              15              45
                                             Nov. 20-Nov. 28 &..................              15              45
                                             Dec. 19-Jan. 31....................              15              45
Illinois (1)...............................  Sept. 1-Nov. 14 &..................              15              45
                                             Dec. 26-Jan. 9.....................              15              45
Indiana....................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 17 &..................              15              45

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                                             Nov. 1-Nov. 21 &...................              15              45
                                             Dec. 11-Jan. 1.....................              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. 25-Dec. 5 &...................              15              45
                                             Dec. 18-Jan. 9.....................              15              45
Louisiana:
    North Zone:
        \1/2\ hour before sunrise to sunset  Sept. 4-Sept. 26 &.................              15              45
                                             Oct. 9-Nov. 14 &...................              15              45
                                             Dec. 24-Jan. 22....................              15              45
    South Zone:
        \1/2\ hour before sunrise to sunset  Sept. 4-Sept. 18 &.................              15              45
                                             Oct. 16-Nov. 28 &..................              15              45
                                             Dec. 18-Jan. 17....................              15              45
Maryland:
    12 noon to sunset......................  Sept. 1-Oct. 16....................              15              45
    \1/2\ hour before sunrise to sunset....  Oct. 23-Nov. 26 &..................              15              45
                                             Dec. 17-Jan. 8.....................              15              45
Mississippi:
    North Zone.............................  Sept. 4-Oct. 17 &..................              15              45
                                             Oct. 30-Nov. 28 &..................              15              45
                                             Dec. 25-Jan. 9.....................              15              45
    South Zone.............................  Sept. 4-Sept. 19 &.................              15              45
                                             Oct. 9-Nov. 7 &....................              15              45
                                             Dec. 19-Jan. 31....................              15              45
North Carolina.............................  Sept. 6-Oct. 2 &...................              15              45
                                             Nov. 6-Nov. 27 &...................              15              45
                                             Dec. 9-Jan. 31.....................              15              45
Ohio.......................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 7 &...................              15              45
                                             Dec. 11-Jan. 1.....................              15              45
Pennsylvania:
    \1/2\ hour before sunrise to sunset....  Sept. 1-Nov. 26....................              15              45
                                             Dec. 16-Jan. 1.....................              15              45
Rhode Island:
    12 noon to sunset......................  Sept. 11-Oct. 10...................              15              45
    \1/2\ hour before sunrise to sunset....  Oct. 16-Nov. 28 &..................              15              45
                                             Dec. 11-Dec. 26....................              15              45
South Carolina:
    12 noon to sunset......................  Sept. 4-Sept. 6....................              15              45
    \1/2\ hour before sunrise to sunset....  Sept. 7-Oct. 2 &...................              15              45
                                             Nov. 13-Nov. 27 &..................              15              45
                                             Dec. 17-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. 9-Oct. 31 &...................              15              45
                                             Dec. 8-Jan. 15.....................              15              45
Virginia:
    12 noon to sunset......................  Sept. 4 only.......................              15              15
    \1/2\ hour before sunrise to sunset....  Sept. 5-Oct. 27 &..................              15              45
                                             Nov. 20-Nov. 28 &..................              15              45
                                             Dec. 22-Jan. 17....................              15              45
West Virginia:
    12 noon to sunset......................  Sept. 1 only.......................              15              15
    \1/2\ hour before sunrise to sunset....  Sept. 2-Oct. 10 &..................              15              45
                                             Nov. 1-Nov. 14 &...................              15              45
                                             Dec. 20-Jan. 24....................              15              45
Wisconsin..................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 29....................              15              45
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                                             CENTRAL MANAGEMENT UNIT
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Arkansas...................................  Sept. 4-Oct. 24 &..................              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

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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. 17-Jan. 2.....................              15              45
    Central Zone...........................  Sept. 1-Oct. 31 &..................              15              45
                                             Dec. 17-Jan. 14....................              15              45
    South Zone.............................  Sept. 14-Oct. 31 &.................              15              45
                                             Dec. 17-Jan. 21....................              15              45
        (Special Season)...................  Sept. 3-Sept. 5 &..................              15              45
        12 noon to sunset..................  Sept. 10-Sept. 12..................              15              45
Wyoming....................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 29....................              15              45
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                                             WESTERN MANAGEMENT UNIT
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Arizona (3)................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15 &.................              15              45
                                             Nov. 19-Jan. 2.....................              15              45
California (4).............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15 &.................              15              45
                                             Nov. 13-Dec. 27....................              15              45
Idaho......................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 30....................              15              45
Nevada.....................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 30....................              15              45
Oregon:
    Zone 1.................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30 &.................              15              45
                                             Nov. 15-Dec. 14....................              15              45
    Zone 2.................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 30....................              15              45
Utah.......................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 30....................              15              45
Washington.................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 30....................              15              45
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                                                OTHER POPULATIONS
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hawaii (5).................................  Nov. 6-Jan. 16.....................              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 19 through January 2, 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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Arizona....................................  Oct. 1-Oct. 14.....................               2               6
California:
    North Zone.............................  Sept. 18-Sept. 26..................               2               6
    South Zone.............................  Dec. 18-Dec. 26....................               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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0
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 July 16, 2021, Federal Register (86 FR 37854).

    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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              Area                 Sora and Virginia   Clapper and king    American woodcock         Snipe
---------------------------------        rails               rails       ---------------------------------------
                                 ----------------------------------------
Daily bag limit Possession limit         25 75               15 45                3 9                8 24
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                                                 ATLANTIC FLYWAY
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Connecticut (1).................  Sept. 1-Oct. 9 &    Sept. 1-Oct. 9 &    Oct. 21-Nov. 13 &   Sept. 1-Oct. 9 &
                                   Oct. 18-Nov. 27.    Oct. 18-Nov. 27.    Nov. 15-Dec. 11.    Oct. 18-Nov. 27.
Delaware (2)....................  Sept. 4-Nov. 24...  Sept. 4-Nov. 24...  Nov. 22-Nov. 27 &   Sept. 10-Nov. 27 &
                                                                           Dec. 3-Jan. 17.     Dec. 3-Jan. 17.
Florida.........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
Georgia.........................  Oct. 5-Oct. 24 &    Oct. 5-Oct. 24 &    Dec. 11-Jan. 24...  Nov. 15-Feb. 28.
                                   Nov. 1-Dec. 20.     Nov. 1-Dec. 20.
Maine (3).......................  Sept. 1-Nov. 20...  Closed............  Sept. 25-Nov. 16..  Sept. 1-Jan. 3.
Maryland (1)....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 20...  Sept. 1-Nov. 20...  Oct. 20-Nov. 26 &   Sept. 29-Jan. 31.
                                                                           Jan. 10-Jan. 22.
Massachusetts (4)...............  Sept. 1-Nov. 6....  Closed............  Oct. 1-Nov. 22....  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. 16-Oct. 30 &   Sept. 11-Jan. 13.
                                                                           Nov. 2-Nov. 27.
    South Zone..................  Sept. 1-Nov. 20...  Sept. 1-Nov. 20...  Nov. 6-Nov. 30 &    Sept. 12-Jan. 13.
                                                                           Dec. 16-Jan. 1.
New York (6)....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 1-Nov. 14....  Sept. 1-Nov. 9.
North Carolina..................  Sept. 4-Sept. 14 &  Sept. 4-Sept. 14 &  Dec. 10-Jan. 31...  Oct. 27-Feb. 28.
                                   Oct. 2-Dec. 11.     Oct. 2-Dec. 11.
Pennsylvania (7)................  Sept. 1-Nov. 20...  Closed............  Oct. 16-Nov. 26 &   Oct. 16-Nov. 26 &
                                                                           Dec. 13-Dec. 22.    Dec. 13-Dec. 22.
Rhode Island (8)................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Oct. 16-Nov. 29...  Sept. 1-Nov. 9.
South Carolina..................  Sept. 8-Sept. 12 &  Sept. 8-Sept. 12 &  Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 14-Feb. 28.
                                   Oct. 4-Dec. 7.      Oct. 4-Dec. 7.
Vermont.........................  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 25-Nov. 8...  Sept. 25-Nov. 8.
Virginia........................  Sept. 7-Nov. 15...  Sept. 7-Nov. 15...  Nov. 11-Dec. 8 &    Oct. 8-Oct. 11 &
                                                                           Dec. 27-Jan. 12.    Oct. 21-Jan. 31
West Virginia (13)..............  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 16-Nov. 20 &   Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
                                                                           Nov. 29-Dec. 7.
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                                               MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alabama (9).....................  Sept. 11-Sept. 26   Sept. 11-Sept. 26   Dec. 17-Jan. 30...  Nov. 13-Feb. 27.
                                   & Nov. 26-Jan. 18.  & Nov. 26-Jan. 18.
Arkansas........................  Sept. 11-Nov. 19..  Closed............  Nov. 6-Dec. 20....  Nov. 1-Feb. 15
Illinois (10)...................  Sept. 11-Nov. 19..  Closed............  Oct. 16-Nov. 29...  Sept. 11-Dec. 26.
Indiana (11)....................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 15-Nov. 28...  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Iowa (12).......................  Sept. 4-Nov. 12...  Closed............  Oct. 2-Nov. 15....  Sept. 4-Nov. 30.
Kentucky........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 23-Nov. 12 &   Sept. 15-Oct. 24 &
                                                                           Nov. 15-Dec. 8.     Nov. 25-Jan. 30.
Louisiana.......................  Sept. 11-Sept. 26   Sept. 11-Sept. 26   Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 2-Dec. 5 &
                                   & Nov. 13-Jan. 5.   & Nov. 13-Jan. 5.                       Dec. 18-Feb. 28.
Michigan........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Sept. 15-Oct. 29..  Sept. 1-Nov. 9.
Minnesota.......................  Sept. 1-Nov. 8....  Closed............  Sept. 25-Nov. 8...  Sept. 1-Nov. 8.
Mississippi.....................  Sept. 1-Oct. 3 &    Sept. 1-Oct. 3 &    Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 14-Feb. 28.
                                   Nov. 26-Jan. 1.     Nov. 26-Jan. 1.
Missouri........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 15-Nov. 28...  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Ohio............................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 9-Nov. 22....  Sept. 1-Nov. 24 &
                                                                                               Dec. 11-Jan. 1.
Tennessee.......................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Nov. 13-Dec. 5 &    Nov. 14-Feb. 28.
                                                                           Jan. 10-Jan. 31.
Wisconsin.......................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Sept. 25-Nov. 8...  Sept. 1-Nov. 9.
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                                                 CENTRAL FLYWAY
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Colorado........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Kansas..........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 16-Nov. 29...  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.

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Montana.........................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Nebraska (13)...................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 2-Nov. 15....  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
New Mexico (14).................  Sept. 11-Nov. 19..  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 9-Jan. 23.
North Dakota....................  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 25-Nov. 8...  Sept. 11-Dec. 5.
Oklahoma........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Oct. 31-Dec. 14...  Oct. 2-Jan. 16.
South Dakota (15)...............  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 1-Oct. 31.
Texas...........................  Sept. 11-Sept. 26   Sept. 11-Sept. 26   Dec. 18-Jan. 31...  Nov. 6-Feb. 20.
                                   & Nov. 6-Dec. 29.   & Nov. 6-Dec. 29.
Wyoming.........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
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                                                 PACIFIC FLYWAY
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Arizona (16):
    North Zone..................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 1-Jan. 9.
    South Zone..................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 23-Jan. 31.
California......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 23-Feb. 6.
Colorado........................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9....  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Idaho:
    Zone 1......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 2-Jan. 14.
    Zone 2......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 2-Jan. 14.
    Zone 3......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 16-Jan. 28.
    Zone 4......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 2-Jan. 14.
Montana.........................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Nevada:
    Northeast Zone..............  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Sept. 25-Oct. 13 &
                                                                                               Oct. 23-Jan. 16.
    Northwest Zone..............  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 16-Jan. 2 &
                                                                                               Jan. 5-Jan. 30.
    South Zone (17).............  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 16-Oct. 24 &
                                                                                               Oct. 27-Jan. 30.
New Mexico......................  Sept. 11-Nov. 19..  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 17-Jan. 31.
Oregon:
    Zone 1......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Nov. 6-Feb. 20.
    Zone 2......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 9-Jan. 23.
Utah:
    Zone 1......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 2-Jan. 15.
    Zone 2......................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 16-Jan. 29.
Washington:
    East Zone...................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 16-Oct. 24 &
                                                                                               Oct. 27-Jan. 30.
    West Zone...................  Closed............  Closed............  Closed............  Oct. 16-Oct. 24 &
                                                                                               Oct. 27-Jan. 30.
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 and West Virginia, 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 30 through January 30.


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


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

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

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except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in the July 
16, 2021, Federal Register (86 FR 37854).
    CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL 
RESTRICTIONS.
    (a) Gallinules.

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                                                                                              Limits
                    Area                                 Season dates            -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                 ATLANTIC FLYWAY
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Delaware...................................  Sept. 4-Nov. 24....................              15              45
Florida (1)................................  Sept. 1-Nov.9......................              15              45
Georgia....................................  Nov. 20-Nov. 28 &..................              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. 4-Sept. 14 &.................              15              45
                                             Oct. 2-Dec. 11.....................              15              45
Pennsylvania...............................  Sept. 1-Nov. 20....................               3               9
South Carolina.............................  Sept. 8-Sept. 12 &.................              15              45
                                             Oct. 4-Dec. 7......................              15              45
Virginia...................................  Sept. 7-Nov. 15....................              15              45
West Virginia..............................  Oct. 1-Oct. 14 &...................              15              45
                                             Dec. 7-Jan. 31.....................              15              45
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                                               MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alabama....................................  Sept. 11-Sept. 26 &................              15              45
                                             Nov. 26-Jan. 18....................              15              45
Arkansas...................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9.....................              15              45
Kentucky...................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9.....................               3               9
Louisiana..................................  Sept. 11-Sept. 26 &................              15              45
                                             Nov. 13-Jan. 5.....................              15              45
Michigan...................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9.....................               1               3
Minnesota (2):
    North Zone.............................  Sept. 25-Nov. 23...................              15              45
    Central Zone...........................  Sept. 25-Oct. 3 &..................              15              45
                                             Oct. 9-Nov. 28.....................              15              45
    South Zone.............................  Sept. 25-Oct. 3 &..................              15              45
                                             Oct. 9-Nov. 28.....................              15              45
Mississippi................................  Sept. 1-Oct. 3 &...................              15              45
                                             Nov. 26-Jan. 1.....................              15              45
Ohio.......................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9.....................              15              45
Tennessee:.................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9.....................              15              45
Wisconsin..................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9.....................               8              24
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                                                 CENTRAL FLYWAY
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New Mexico:
    Zone 1.................................  Sept. 11-Nov. 19...................               1               3
    Zone 2.................................  Sept. 11-Nov. 19...................               1               3
Oklahoma...................................  Sept. 1-Nov. 9.....................              15              45
Texas......................................  Sept. 11-Sept. 26 &................              15              45
                                             Nov. 6-Dec. 29.....................              15              45
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                                                 PACIFIC FLYWAY
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All States.................................    Seasons are in the aggregate with coots and listed in paragraph
                                                                             (e).
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(1) The season applies to common gallinules only.
(2) In Minnesota, the daily bag limit is 15 and the possession limit is 45 coots and gallinules 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
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Connecticut................................  Nov. 11-Jan. 19....................               5              15
Delaware...................................  Nov. 23-Jan. 31....................               5              15
Georgia....................................  Nov. 20-Nov. 28 &..................               5              15
                                             Dec. 12-Jan. 31....................               5              15
Maine......................................  Nov. 8-Jan. 15.....................               5              15
Maryland...................................  Oct. 30-Jan. 7.....................               5              15
Massachusetts (1)..........................  Nov. 15-Jan. 22....................               5              15
New Hampshire..............................  Nov. 18-Jan. 16....................               5              15
New Jersey.................................  Nov. 6-Jan. 14.....................               5              15
North Carolina.............................  Nov. 23-Jan. 31....................               5              15
Rhode Island...............................  Nov. 25-Jan. 23....................               5              15
South Carolina.............................  Nov. 20-Nov. 27 &..................               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
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                                                 ATLANTIC FLYWAY
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Delaware (1)...............................  Sept. 11-Sept. 29..................               6              18
Florida (2)................................  Sept. 18-Sept. 26..................               6              18
Georgia....................................  Sept. 11-Sept. 26..................               6              18
Maryland (1)...............................  Sept. 16-Sept. 30..................               6              18
North Carolina (1).........................  Sept. 11-Sept. 29..................               6              18
South Carolina (3).........................  Sept. 10-Sept. 25..................               6              18
Virginia (1)
    Area East of Interstate 95.............  Sept. 17-Sept. 30..................               6              18
    Area West of Interstate 95.............  Sept. 21-Sept. 30..................               6              18
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                                               MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
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Alabama....................................  Sept. 11-Sept. 26..................               6              18
Arkansas (3)...............................  Sept. 15-Sept. 30..................               6              18
Illinois (3)...............................  Sept. 11-Sept. 26..................               6              18
Indiana (3)................................  Sept. 11-Sept. 26..................               6              18
Iowa (3)...................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 16...................               6              18
Kentucky (2)...............................  Sept. 18-Sept. 26..................               6              18
Louisiana..................................  Sept. 11-Sept. 26..................               6              18
Michigan...................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 16...................               6              18
Minnesota (3)..............................  Sept. 4-Sept. 8....................               6              18
Mississippi................................  Sept. 11-Sept. 26..................               6              18
Missouri (3)...............................  Sept. 11-Sept. 26..................               6              18
Ohio (3)...................................  Sept. 4-Sept. 19...................               6              18
Tennessee (2)..............................  Sept. 11-Sept. 19..................               6              18
Wisconsin..................................  Sept.1-Sept. 9.....................               6              18
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Colorado (1)...............................  Sept. 11-Sept. 19..................               6              18
Kansas:
    Low Plains.............................  Sept. 11-Sept. 26..................               6              18
    High Plains............................  Sept. 18-Sept. 26..................               6              18
Nebraska:
    Low Plains.............................  Sept. 4-Sept. 19...................               6              18
    High Plains............................  Sept. 4-Sept. 12...................               6              18
New Mexico.................................  Sept. 11-Sept. 19..................               6              18
Oklahoma...................................  Sept. 11-Sept. 26..................               6              18
Texas:
    High Plains............................  Sept. 11-Sept. 26..................               6              18
    Rest of State..........................  Sept. 11-Sept. 26..................               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.


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    (d) Special Early Canada and Cackling Goose Seasons.

    Note:  Unless otherwise specified, the daily bag and possession 
limits for Canada and cackling geese are in the aggregate.


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                                                                                              Limits
                    Area                                 Season dates            -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
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                                                 ATLANTIC FLYWAY
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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. 4-Sept. 26...................               5              15
Georgia....................................  Sept. 4-Sept. 26...................               5              15
Maine:
    Northern Zone..........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25...................               6              18
    Southern Zone..........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25...................              10              30
    Coastal Zone...........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25...................              10              30
Maryland (1)(2):
    Eastern Unit...........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15...................               8              24
    Western Unit...........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25...................               8              24
Massachusetts:
    Central Zone...........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 24...................              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. 7-Sept. 30...................              15              45
    Eastern Long Island Zone...............  Sept. 7-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
Virginia (11)..............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 25...................              10              30
West Virginia..............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 12...................               5              15
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                                                 CENTRAL FLYWAY
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North Dakota:
    Missouri River Zone....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 7....................              15              45
    Western ND Canada, and Cackling Goose    Sept. 1-Sept. 15...................              15              45
     Zone.
    Remainder of State.....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 22...................              15              45
Oklahoma...................................  Sept. 11-Sept. 20..................               8              24
South Dakota (12)..........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 30...................               8              24
Texas:
    East Zone..............................  Sept. 11-Sept. 26..................               5              15
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                                                 PACIFIC FLYWAY
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Colorado...................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 9....................               4              12
Idaho:
    Zone 4.................................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15...................               5              15
Oregon:
    Northwest Permit Zone..................  Sept. 11-Sept. 19..................               5              15
    Southwest Zone.........................  Sept. 11-Sept. 15..................               5              15
    Eastern Zone...........................  Sept. 11-Sept. 15..................               5              15
    Mid-Columbia Zone......................  Sept. 11-Sept. 15..................               5              15
Washington:
    Area 1.................................  Sept. 4-Sept. 9....................               5              15
    Area 2 Inland..........................  Sept. 4-Sept. 12...................               5              15
    Area 2 Coast (13)......................  Sept. 4-Sept. 12...................               5              15

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    Area 3.................................  Sept. 4-Sept. 9....................               5              15
    Area 4.................................  Sept. 4-Sept. 5....................               5              10
    Area 5.................................  Sept. 4-Sept. 5....................               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 24. On September 25, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset.
(8) In Pennsylvania, in the area south of State Route (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 11. 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 I-76, 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 and cackling
  geese in the aggregate, respectively.

    (e) Waterfowl, Coots, and Pacific-Flyway Seasons for Gallinules.
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 
and west of the Continental Divide), Oregon, Utah, Washington, and 
Wyoming (west of the Continental Divide including the Great Divide 
Basin).
    Light Geese: Includes lesser snow (including blue) geese, greater 
snow geese, and Ross's geese.
    Dark Geese: Includes Canada geese, cackling geese, white-fronted 
geese, brant (except in California, Oregon, Washington, and the 
Atlantic Flyway), and all other goose species except light geese.

    Note: Unless otherwise specified, the daily bag and possession 
limits for Canada and cackling geese are in the aggregate.

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
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Connecticut:
    Ducks and Mergansers (1):
        North Zone.........................  Oct. 9-Oct. 16 &...................               6              18
                                             Nov. 11-Jan. 11....................               6              18
        South Zone.........................  Oct. 9-Oct. 13 &...................               6              18

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                                             Nov. 16-Jan. 19....................               6              18
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Canada, Cackling, and White-fronted
     Geese (2):
        AFRP Unit North....................  Oct. 9-Oct. 16 &...................               5              15
                                             Nov. 11-Dec. 11 &..................               5              15
                                             Dec. 24-Feb. 14....................               5              15
        AFRP Unit South....................  Oct. 9-Oct. 16 &...................               5              15
                                             Nov. 11-Dec. 11 &..................               5              15
                                             Dec. 24-Feb. 15....................               5              15
        NAP H-Unit North and H-Unit South..  Oct. 9-Oct. 16 &...................               2               6
                                             Nov. 11-Jan. 11....................               2               6
        AP Unit North Zone.................  Nov. 25-Dec. 11 &..................               1               3
                                             Dec. 18-Jan. 4.....................               1               3
        Special Season.....................  Jan. 15-Feb. 15....................               5              15
    Light Geese:
        North Zone.........................  Oct. 1-Jan. 15 &...................              25  ..............
                                             Feb. 22-Mar. 10....................              25  ..............
        South Zone.........................  Oct. 1-Nov. 30 &...................              25  ..............
                                             Jan. 6-Mar. 10.....................              25  ..............
    Brant:
        North Zone.........................  Nov. 15-Jan. 11....................               2               6
        South Zone.........................  Nov. 23-Jan. 19....................               2               6
Delaware:
    Ducks..................................  Oct. 22-Nov. 1 &...................               6              18
                                             Nov. 22-Nov. 27 &..................               6              18
                                             Dec. 10-Jan. 31....................               6              18
    Mergansers.............................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Canada, Cackling, and White-fronted      Nov. 24-Nov. 27 &..................               1               3
     Geese (2).
                                             Dec. 24-Jan. 22....................               1               3
    Light Geese (3)........................  Oct. 1-Jan. 31 &...................              25  ..............
                                             Feb. 5 only........................              25  ..............
    Brant..................................  Nov. 22-Nov. 27 &..................               2               6
                                             Dec. 11-Jan. 31....................               2               6
Florida:
    Ducks (4)..............................  Nov. 20-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 Cackling Geese..............  Nov. 20-Nov. 28....................               5              15
                                             Dec. 1-Jan. 30.....................               5              15
    Light Geese............................  Same as for Ducks..................              15  ..............
Georgia:
    Ducks..................................  Nov. 20-Nov. 28 &..................               6              18
                                             Dec. 12-Jan. 31....................               6              18
    Mergansers.............................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Canada, Cackling, and White-fronted      Oct. 9-Oct. 24 &...................               5              15
     Geese (2).
                                             Nov. 20-Nov. 28 &..................               5              15
                                             Dec. 12-Jan. 31....................               5              15
    Light Geese............................  Same as for Canada, Cackling, and                 5              15
                                              White-fronted Geese.
    Brant..................................  Closed.............................  ..............  ..............
Maine:
    Ducks (5):
        North Zone.........................  Sept. 27-Dec. 4....................               6              18
        South Zone.........................  Oct. 1-Oct. 12 &...................               6              18
                                             Oct. 29-Dec. 25....................               6              18
        Coastal Zone.......................  Oct. 1-Oct. 12 &...................               6              18
                                             Nov. 6-Jan. 3......................               6              18
    Mergansers.............................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Canada, Cackling, and White-fronted
     Geese (2):
        North Zone.........................  Oct. 1-Dec. 9......................               2               6
        South Zone.........................  Oct. 1-Oct. 12 &...................               2               6
                                             Oct. 29-Dec. 25....................               2               6
        Coastal Zone.......................  Oct. 1-Oct. 12 &...................               3               9
                                             Oct. 26-Jan. 3.....................               3               9
    Light Geese............................  Oct. 1-Jan. 30.....................              25              25
    Brant:
        North Zone.........................  Sept. 27-Nov. 23...................               2               6
        South Zone.........................  Oct. 1-Oct. 12 &...................               2               6

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                                             Oct. 29-Dec. 14....................               2               6
        Coastal Zone.......................  Oct. 1-Oct. 12 &...................               2               6
                                             Nov. 18-Jan. 3.....................               2               6
Maryland:
    Ducks and Mergansers (6)(7)............  Oct. 16-Oct. 23 &..................               6              18
                                             Nov. 13-Nov. 26 &..................               6              18
                                             Dec. 15-Jan. 31....................               6              18
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Canada, Cackling, and White-fronted
     Geese (2):
        RP Zone............................  Nov. 20-Nov. 26 &..................               5              15
                                             Dec. 15-Mar. 10....................               5              15
        AP Zone............................  Dec. 17-Jan. 1 &...................               1               3
                                             Jan. 13-Jan. 31....................               1               3
    Light Geese............................  Oct. 1-Nov. 26 &...................              25  ..............
                                             Dec. 13-Jan. 31 &..................              25  ..............
                                             Feb. 5 only........................              25  ..............
    Brant..................................  Nov. 17-Nov. 26 &..................               2               6
                                             Dec. 15-Jan. 31....................               2               6
Massachusetts:
    Ducks (8)(9):
        Western Zone.......................  Oct. 11-Nov. 27 &..................               6              18
                                             Dec. 6-Dec. 27.....................               6              18
        Central Zone.......................  Oct. 11-Nov. 27 &..................               6              18
                                             Dec. 13-Jan. 1.....................               6              18
        Coastal Zone.......................  Oct. 16-Oct. 23 &..................               6              18
                                             Nov. 23-Jan. 22....................               6              18
    Mergansers.............................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Canada and Cackling Geese:
        NAP Zone:
            Central Zone...................  Oct. 11-Nov. 27 &..................               2               6
                                             Dec. 13-Jan. 1.....................               2               6
            (Special season)...............  Jan. 15-Feb. 11....................               5              15
            Coastal Zone...................  Oct. 16-Oct. 23 &..................               2               6
                                             Nov. 30-Jan. 29....................               2               6
            (Special season) (10)..........  Jan. 31-Feb. 15....................               5              15
        AP Zone............................  Oct. 11-Nov. 13....................               2               6
    Light Geese:
        Western Zone.......................  Oct. 11-Nov. 27 &..................              15              45
                                             Dec. 6-Dec. 25.....................              15              45
        Central Zone.......................  Oct. 11-Nov. 27 &..................              15              45
                                             Dec. 13-Jan. 1 &...................              15              45
                                             Jan. 15-Feb. 11....................              15              45
        Coastal Zone (10)..................  Oct. 16-Oct. 23 &..................              15              45
                                             Nov. 30-Jan. 29 &..................              15              45
                                             Jan. 31-Feb. 15....................              15              45
    Brant:
        Western and Central Zones..........  Closed.............................  ..............  ..............
        Coastal Zone.......................  Nov. 26-Jan. 22....................               2               6
New Hampshire:
    Ducks:
        Northern Zone......................  Oct. 2-Nov. 30.....................               6              18
        Inland Zone........................  Oct. 5-Nov. 7 &....................               6              18
                                             Nov. 24-Dec. 19....................               6              18
        Coastal Zone.......................  Oct. 6-Oct. 17 &...................               6              18
                                             Nov. 24-Jan. 10....................               6              18
    Mergansers.............................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Canada and Cackling Geese:
        Northern Zone......................  Oct. 2-Nov. 30.....................               2               6
        Inland Zone........................  Oct. 5-Nov. 7 &....................               2               6
                                             Nov. 24-Dec. 19....................               2               6
        Coastal Zone.......................  Oct. 6-Oct. 17 &...................               2               6
                                             Nov. 24-Jan. 10....................               2               6
    Light Geese:
        Northern Zone......................  Oct. 2-Nov. 30.....................              25  ..............
        Inland Zone........................  Oct. 5-Dec. 19.....................              25  ..............
        Coastal Zone.......................  Oct. 6-Jan. 10.....................              25  ..............
    Brant:
        Northern Zone......................  Oct. 2-Nov. 20.....................               2               6
        Inland Zone........................  Oct. 5-Nov. 7 &....................               2               6
                                             Nov. 24-Dec. 9.....................               2               6

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

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North Carolina:
    Ducks (14)(15):
        Coastal Zone.......................  Oct. 29-Oct. 30 &..................               6              18
                                             Nov. 6-Nov. 29 &...................               6              18
                                             Dec. 18-Jan. 31....................               6              18
        Inland Sone........................  Oct. 21-Oct. 23 &..................               6              18
                                             Nov. 6-Nov. 27 &...................               6              18
                                             Dec. 18-Jan. 31....................               6              18
    Mergansers.............................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Canada, Cackling, and White-fronted
     Geese (2):
        RP Hunt Zone.......................  Oct. 21-Oct. 30 &..................               5              15
                                             Nov. 6-Nov. 29 &...................               5              15
                                             Dec. 18-Feb. 12....................               5              15
        Northeast Hunt Zone (16)...........  Jan. 15-Jan. 31....................               1               3
    Light Geese............................  Oct. 12-Feb. 12....................              25  ..............
    Brant..................................  Dec. 18-Jan. 31....................               1               3
Pennsylvania:
    Ducks (17):
        North Zone.........................  Oct. 9-Oct. 23 &...................               6              18
                                             Nov. 16-Jan. 8.....................               6              18
        South Zone.........................  Oct. 9-Oct. 16 &...................               6              18
                                             Nov. 23-Jan. 22....................               6              18
        Northwest Zone.....................  Oct. 9-Dec. 4 &....................               6              18
                                             Dec. 28-Jan. 8.....................               6              18
        Lake Erie Zone.....................  Nov. 1-Jan. 8......................               6              18
    Mergansers.............................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Canada, Cackling, and White-fronted
     Geese (2):
        Eastern (AP) Zone..................  Nov. 23-Nov. 26 &..................               1               3
                                             Dec. 24-Jan. 22....................               1               3
        SJBP Zone..........................  Oct. 23-Nov. 26 &..................               3               9
                                             Dec. 20-Feb. 12....................               3               9
        Resident (RP) Zone.................  Oct. 23-Nov. 26 &..................               5              15
                                             Dec. 13-Jan. 15 &..................               5              15
                                             Feb. 4-Feb. 26.....................               5              15
    Light Geese:
        Eastern (AP) Zone..................  Oct. 1-Jan. 29.....................              25  ..............
        SJBP Zone..........................  Oct. 12-Feb. 12....................              25  ..............
        Resident (RP) Zone.................  Oct. 26-Feb. 26....................              25  ..............
    Brant..................................  Oct. 9-Dec. 6......................               2               6
Rhode Island:
    Ducks (18).............................  Oct. 8-Oct. 11 &...................               6              18
                                             Nov. 24-Nov. 28 &..................               6              18
                                             Dec. 4-Jan. 23.....................               6              18
    Mergansers.............................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Canada and Cackling Geese..............  Nov. 20-Nov. 28 &..................               2               6
                                             Dec. 4-Jan. 23.....................               2               6
        (Special season)...................  Jan. 29-Feb. 12....................               5              15
    Light Geese............................  Oct. 9-Jan. 23.....................              25              75
    Brant..................................  Dec. 5-Jan. 23.....................               2               6
South Carolina:
    Ducks (19)(20)(21).....................  Nov. 13 &..........................               6              18
                                             Nov. 20-Nov. 27 &..................               6              18
                                             Dec. 12-Jan. 31....................               6              18
    Mergansers (22)........................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Canada, Cackling, and White-fronted      Nov. 20-Nov. 27 &..................               5              15
     Geese (2)(23)(24).
                                             Dec. 12-Jan. 31....................               5              15
                                             Feb. 15-Mar. 1.....................               5              15
    Light Geese............................  Same as for Canada, Cackling, and                25  ..............
                                              White-fronted Geese.
    Brant..................................  Dec. 13-Jan. 31....................               2               6
Vermont:
    Ducks (25):
        Lake Champlain Zone................  Oct. 13-Oct. 17 &..................               6              18
                                             Oct. 30-Dec. 23....................               6              18
        Interior Zone......................  Oct. 13-Dec. 11....................               6              18
        Connecticut River Zone.............  Oct. 5-Nov. 7 &....................               6              18
                                             Nov. 24-Dec. 19....................               6              18

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    Mergansers.............................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Canada, Cackling, and White-fronted
     Geese (2):
        Lake Champlain Zone................  Oct. 13-Nov. 11....................               1               3
        Interior Zone......................  Oct. 13-Nov. 11....................               1               3
        Connecticut River Zone.............  Oct. 5-Nov. 7 &....................               2               6
                                             Nov. 24-Dec. 19....................               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. 5-Dec. 19.....................              25  ..............
    Brant:
        Lake Champlain Zone................  Oct. 13-Dec. 1.....................               2               6
        Interior Zone......................  Oct. 13-Dec. 1.....................               2               6
        Connecticut River Zone.............  Oct. 5-Nov. 7 &....................               2               6
                                             Nov. 24-Dec. 9.....................               2               6
Virginia:
    Ducks (26)(27).........................  Oct. 8-Oct. 11 &...................               6              18
                                             Nov. 17-Nov. 28 &..................               6              18
                                             Dec. 18-Jan. 30....................               6              18
    Mergansers.............................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Canada, Cackling, and White-fronted
     Geese (2):
        Eastern (AP) Zone..................  Dec. 18-Dec. 31 &..................               1               3
                                             Jan. 15-Jan. 30....................               1               3
        Western (SJBP) Zone................  Nov. 17-Nov. 28 &..................               3               9
                                             Dec. 18-Jan. 14 &..................               3               9
            (Special season)...............  Jan. 15-Feb. 15....................               3               9
        Western (RP) Zone..................  Nov. 17-Nov. 28 &..................               5              15
                                             Dec. 18-Feb. 23....................               5              15
    Light Geese............................  Oct. 17-Jan. 31....................              25  ..............
    Brant..................................  Nov. 23-Nov. 28 &..................               2               6
                                             Dec. 18-Jan. 30....................               2               6
West Virginia:
    Ducks (28)(29).........................  Oct. 1-Oct. 14 &...................               6              18
                                             Nov. 8-Nov. 13 &...................               6              18
                                             Dec. 23-Jan. 31....................               6              18
    Mergansers.............................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              30
    Canada, Cackling, and White-fronted      Oct. 1-Oct. 16 &...................               5              15
     Geese (2).
                                             Nov. 8-Nov. 13 &...................               5              15
                                             Dec. 5-Jan. 31.....................               5              15
    Light Geese............................  Same as for Canada, Cackling, and                 5              15
                                              White-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 19 through January 11 in the North Zone and
  from December 28 through January 19.
(2) The daily bag and possession limits for Canada geese, cackling 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 11 through January 30.
(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. Scaup bag limit is 1 for the entire
  season.
(6) In Maryland, the black duck season is closed in the first (October) segment. Two black ducks may be
  harvested as part of the daily duck bag limit during the 2nd and 3rd season segments of the regular duck
  season in both the Eastern and Western Duck Zones. 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. Where the
  Offshore Waterfowl Hunting Zone (defined by State regulation 08.03.07.07) overlaps the area open for the
  Special Sea Duck Season (defined by State regulation 08.03.07.04), sea ducks (scoters, long-tailed ducks, and
  eiders) may only be taken during the dates of the Special Sea Duck Season. Light Goose Conservation Order
  Dates: November 29 through December 11; February 1 through February 4; and February 7 through April 15.
(7) In Maryland, during the regular duck season the scaup bag limit will be 1 during all portions of the regular
  duck season that occur prior to January 8. The scaup bag limit will be 2 from January 8 through January 31 in
  both the Eastern and Western duck zones.
(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 December 31 through January 22 in the Coastal
  Zone.
(10) In Massachusetts, the January 31 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 22 through January 13 in the North Zone,
  from December 29 through January 20 in the South Zone, and from January 7 through January 29 in the Coastal
  Zone.
(12) In New York, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from November 16 through December 5 in the Northeast Zone,
  from December 14 through January 2 in the Western Zone, from November 25 through November 28 and December 4
  through December 19 in the Southeast Zone, from January 11 through January 30 in the Long Island Zone, and
  from October 13 through October 17 and October 30 through November 13 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.

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(14) In North Carolina, the season is closed for black ducks and mottled ducks October 21 through October 30 and
  November 6 through November 19.
(15) In North Carolina, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from January 8 through January 31.
(16) In North Carolina, a permit is required to hunt Canada, cackling, and white-fronted geese in the Northeast
  Hunt Zone.
(17) In Pennsylvania, during the regular duck season in the North Zone, the scaup bag limit will be 1 from
  October 9 through October 23 and from November 16 through December 16. The scaup bag limit will be 2 from
  December 17 through January 8. During the regular duck season in the South Zone, the scaup bag limit will be 1
  from October 9 through October 16 and from November 23 through December 30. The scaup bag limit will be 2 from
  December 31 through January 22. During the regular duck season in the Northwest Zone, the scaup bag limit will
  be 1 from October 9 through November 24. The scaup bag limit will be 2 from November 25 through December 4 and
  from December 28 through January 8. During the regular duck season in the Lake Erie Zone, the scaup bag limit
  will be 2 from November 1 through November 23. The scaup bag limit will be 1 from November 24 through January
  8.
(18) In Rhode Island, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from January 4 through January 23.
(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 on November 13, between November 20 and November 27,
  and between December 12 and December 22.
(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 and cackling geese excludes that portion of Clarendon County
  bounded to the north by S-14-25; to the east by Highway 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 Highway 6.
(25) In Vermont, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 within the Lake Champlain Zone: From October 13 through
  October 17 and from October 30 through November 13. Within the Interior Zone: From October 13 through November
  1. Within the Connecticut River Zone: During the regular duck season the scaup bag limit will be 1 for the
  entire season.
(26) In Virginia, the season is closed for black ducks October 8 through October 11.
(27) In Virginia, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from January 11 through January 30.
(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. 26-Nov. 27 &..................               6              18
                                             Dec. 4-Jan. 30.....................               6              18
    Mergansers.............................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Dark Geese.............................  Sept. 4-Oct. 3 &...................               5              15
                                             Oct. 16-Oct. 30 &..................               5              15
                                             Nov. 26-Nov. 27 &..................               5              15
                                             Dec. 4-Jan. 30.....................               5              15
    Light Geese............................  Same as for Dark Geese.............               5              15
Arkansas:
    Ducks..................................  Nov. 20-Nov. 29 &..................               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 and Cackling Geese..............  Sept. 1-Sept. 30 &.................               5              15
                                             Oct. 30-Nov. 1 &...................               3               9
                                             Nov. 20-Dec. 3 &...................               3               9
                                             Dec. 5-Jan. 31.....................               3               9
    White-fronted Geese....................  Oct. 30-Nov. 14 &..................               2               6
                                             Nov. 20-Dec. 3 &...................               2               6
                                             Dec. 5-Jan. 31.....................               2               6
    Brant..................................  Closed.............................  ..............  ..............
    Light Geese............................  Same as for White-fronted Geese....              20  ..............
Illinois:
    Ducks (1):
        North Zone.........................  Oct. 23-Dec. 21....................               6              18
        Central Zone.......................  Oct. 30-Dec. 28....................               6              18
        South Central Zone.................  Nov. 13-Jan. 11....................               6              18
        South Zone.........................  Nov. 27-Jan. 25....................               6              18
    Mergansers.............................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15

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    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Canada and Cackling Geese:
        North Zone.........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15 &.................               5              15
                                             Oct. 23-Jan. 20....................               3               9
        Central Zone.......................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15 &.................               5              15
                                             Oct. 30-Nov. 7 &...................               3               9
                                             Nov. 12-Jan. 31....................               3               9
        South Central Zone.................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15 &.................               2               6
                                             Nov. 13-Jan. 31....................               3               9
        South Zone.........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15 &.................               2               6
                                             Nov. 27-Jan. 31....................               3               9
    White-fronted Geese:
        North Zone.........................  Oct. 25-Jan. 20....................               2               6
        Central Zone.......................  Nov. 5-Jan. 31.....................               2               6
        South Central Zone.................  Nov. 13-Jan. 31....................               2               6
        South Zone.........................  Nov. 27-Jan. 31....................               2               6
    Light Geese:
        North Zone.........................  Oct. 23-Jan. 20....................              20  ..............
        Central Zone.......................  Oct. 30-Jan. 31....................              20  ..............
        South Central Zone.................  Nov. 13-Jan. 31....................              20  ..............
        South Zone.........................  Nov. 27-Jan. 31....................              20  ..............
    Brant..................................  Same as for Light Geese............               1               3
Indiana:
    Ducks (2):
        North Zone.........................  Oct. 23-Dec. 12 &..................               6              18
                                             Dec. 26-Jan. 3.....................               6              18
        Central Zone.......................  Oct. 30-Nov. 7 &...................               6              18
                                             Nov. 20-Jan. 9.....................               6              18
        South Zone.........................  Nov. 6-Nov. 7 &....................               6              18
                                             Nov. 27-Jan. 23....................               6              18
    Mergansers.............................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Dark Geese (3):
        North Zone.........................  Sept. 11-Sept. 19 &................               5              15
                                             Oct. 23-Oct. 31 &..................               5              15
                                             Nov. 20-Feb. 13....................               5              15
        Central Zone.......................  Sept. 11-Sept. 19 &................               5              15
                                             Oct. 30-Nov. 7 &...................               5              15
                                             Nov. 20-Feb. 13....................               5              15
        South Zone.........................  Sept. 11-Sept. 19 &................               5              15
                                             Nov. 6-Nov. 21 &...................               5              15
                                             Nov. 27-Feb. 13....................               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 (4):
        North Zone.........................  Oct. 2-Oct. 8 &....................               6              18
                                             Oct. 16-Dec. 7.....................               6              18
        Central Zone.......................  Oct. 9-Oct. 15 &...................               6              18
                                             Oct. 23-Dec 14.....................               6              18
        South Zone.........................  Oct. 16-Oct. 22 &..................               6              18
                                             Oct. 30-Dec 21.....................               6              18
    Mergansers.............................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Dark Geese:
    North Zone Canada and Cackling Geese     Sept. 4-Sept. 12...................               5              15
     only.
        North Zone (5).....................  Sept. 25-Oct. 10 &.................               5              15
                                             Oct. 16-Dec. 7 &...................               5              15
                                             Dec. 11-Jan. 8.....................               5              15
    Central Zone Canada and Cackling Geese   Sept. 4-Sept. 12...................               5              15
     only.
        Central Zone (5)...................  Oct. 2-Oct. 17 &...................               5              15
                                             Oct. 23-Dec. 14 &..................               5              15
                                             Dec. 18-Jan. 15....................               5              15
        South Zone (5).....................  Oct. 9-Oct. 24 &...................               5              15
                                             Oct. 30-Dec. 21 &..................               5              15
                                             Dec. 25-Jan. 22....................               5              15
    Light Geese:
        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  ..............

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Kentucky:
    Ducks (6):
        West Zone..........................  Nov. 25-Nov. 28 &..................               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 and Cackling Geese..............  Sept. 16-Sept. 30 &................               5              15
                                             Nov. 25-Feb. 15....................               3               9
    White-fronted Geese....................  Nov. 25-Feb. 15....................               2               6
    Brant..................................  Nov. 25-Feb. 15....................               1               3
    Light Geese............................  Nov. 25-Feb. 15....................              20              60
Louisiana:
    Ducks (7):
        East Zone..........................  Nov. 20-Dec. 5 &...................               6              18
                                             Dec. 18-Jan. 30....................               6              18
        West Zone..........................  Nov. 13-Dec. 5 &...................               6              18
                                             Dec. 18-Jan. 2 &...................               6              18
                                             Jan. 10-Jan. 30....................               6              18
    Mergansers.............................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Canada and Cackling Geese:
        East Zone..........................  Nov. 6-Dec. 5 &....................               1               3
                                             Dec. 18-Jan. 30....................               1               3
        West Zone..........................  Nov. 6-Dec. 5 &....................               1               3
                                             Dec. 18-Jan. 2 &...................               1               3
                                             Jan. 10-Feb. 6.....................               1               3
    White-fronted Geese....................  Same as for Canada and Cackling                   3               9
                                              Geese.
    Brant..................................  Closed.............................  ..............  ..............
    Light Geese............................  Same as for Canada and Cackling                  20  ..............
                                              Geese.
Michigan:
    Ducks (8):
        North Zone.........................  Sept. 25-Nov. 21 &.................               6              18
                                             Nov. 27-Nov. 28....................               6              18
        Middle Zone........................  Oct. 2-Nov. 28 &...................               6              18
                                             Dec. 11-Dec. 12....................               6              18
        South Zone.........................  Oct. 9-Dec. 5 &....................               6              18
                                             Jan. 1-Jan. 2......................               6              18
    Mergansers.............................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Dark Geese (9):
        North Zone.........................  Sept. 1-Dec. 16....................               5              15
        Middle Zone........................  Sept. 1-Dec. 16....................               5              15
        South Zone:
            Muskegon Wastewater GMU........  Oct. 16-Dec. 23....................               5              15
            Allegan County GMU.............  Sept. 1-Sept. 30 &.................               5              15
                                             Nov. 6-Nov. 13 &...................               5              15
                                             Nov. 25-Dec. 5 &...................               5              15
                                             Dec. 18-Feb. 13....................               5              15
        Remainder of South Zone............  Sept. 1-Sept. 30 &.................               5              15
                                             Oct. 9-Dec. 5 &....................               5              15
                                             Jan. 1-Jan. 9 &....................               5              15
                                             Feb. 5-Feb. 14.....................               5              15
    Light Geese:
        North Zone.........................  Same as for Dark Geese.............              20              60
        Middle Zone........................  Same as for Dark Geese.............              20              60
        South Zone:
            Muskegon Wastewater GMU........  Same as for Dark Geese.............              20              60
            Allegan County GMU.............  Same as for Dark Geese.............              20              60
            Remainder of South Zone........  Same as for Dark Geese.............              20              60
Minnesota:
    Ducks (10):
        North Zone.........................  Sept. 25-Nov. 23...................               6              18
        Central Zone.......................  Sept. 25-Oct. 3 &..................               6              18
                                             Oct. 9-Nov. 28.....................               6              18
        South Zone.........................  Sept. 25-Oct. 3 &..................               6              18
                                             Oct. 9-Nov. 28.....................               6              18
    Mergansers.............................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Coots (11).............................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Dark Geese:
        North Zone.........................  Sept. 4-Sept. 19 &.................               5              15
                                             Sept. 25-Dec. 24...................               5              15

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        Central Zone.......................  Sept. 4-Sept. 19 &.................               5              15
                                             Sept. 25-Oct. 3 &..................               5              15
                                             Oct. 9-Dec. 29.....................               5              15
        South Zone.........................  Sept. 4-Sept. 19 &.................               5              15
                                             Sept. 25-Oct. 3 &..................               5              15
                                             Oct. 9-Dec. 29.....................               5              15
    Light Geese:
        North Zone.........................  Same as for Dark Geese.............              20              60
        Central Zone.......................  Same as for Dark Geese.............              20              60
        South Zone.........................  Same as for Dark Geese.............              20              60
Mississippi:
    Ducks (6)..............................  Nov. 26-Nov. 28 &..................               6              18
                                             Dec. 3-Dec. 5 &....................               6              18
                                             Dec. 9-Jan. 31.....................               6              18
    Mergansers.............................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Canada and Cackling Geese..............  Sept. 1-Sept 30 &..................               5              15
                                             Nov. 12-Nov. 28 &..................               5              15
                                             Dec. 3-Dec. 5 &....................               5              15
                                             Dec. 9-Jan. 31.....................               5              15
    White-fronted Geese....................  Nov. 12-Nov. 28 &..................               3               9
                                             Dec. 3-Dec. 5 &....................               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.........................  Oct. 30-Dec. 28....................               6              18
        Middle Zone........................  Nov. 6-Nov. 14 &...................               6              18
                                             Nov. 20-Jan. 9.....................               6              18
        South Zone.........................  Nov. 25-Nov. 28 &..................               6              18
                                             Dec. 7-Jan. 31.....................               6              18
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Canada, Cackling Geese, and Brant (13):
        North Zone.........................  Oct. 2-Oct. 10 &...................               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. 16-Oct. 31 &..................               6              18
                                             Nov. 6-Dec. 19.....................               6              18
        North Zone.........................  Oct. 23-Oct. 31 &..................               6              18
                                             Nov. 13-Jan. 2.....................               6              18
        South Zone.........................  Oct. 23-Oct. 31 &..................               6              18
                                             Dec. 11-Jan. 30....................               6              18
    Mergansers.............................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Dark Geese (15):
        Lake Erie Goose Zone...............  Sept. 4-Sept. 12 &.................               5              15
                                             Oct. 16-Oct. 31 &..................               5              15
                                             Nov. 6-Dec. 19.....................               5              15
                                             Jan. 1-Feb. 5......................               5              15
        North Zone.........................  Sept. 4-Sept. 12 &.................               5              15
                                             Oct. 23-Oct. 31 &..................               5              15
                                             Nov. 13-Feb. 5.....................               5              15
        South Zone.........................  Sept. 4-Sept. 12 &.................               5              15
                                             Oct. 23-Oct. 31 &..................               5              15
                                             Nov. 18-Feb. 12....................               5              15
    Light Geese:
        Lake Erie Goose Zone...............  Same as Dark Geese.................              10              30
        North Zone.........................  Same as Dark Geese.................              10              30
        South Zone.........................  Same as Dark Geese.................              10              30
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    Ducks (16):
        Reelfoot Zone......................  Nov. 13-Nov. 14 &..................               6              18
                                             Dec. 4-Jan. 30.....................               6              18
        Rest of State......................  Nov. 27-Nov. 28 &..................               6              18
                                             Dec. 4-Jan. 30.....................               6              18
    Mergansers.............................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Canada and Cackling Geese:
        Reelfoot Zone......................  Sept. 1-Sept. 19 &.................               5              15
                                             Oct. 9-Oct. 19 &...................               3               9
                                             Nov. 13-Nov. 14 &..................               3               9
                                             Dec. 4-Jan. 30.....................               3               9
        Rest of State......................  Sept. 1-Sept. 19 &.................               5              15
                                             Oct. 9-Oct. 19 &...................               3               9
                                             Nov. 27-Nov. 28 &..................               3               9
                                             Dec. 4-Jan. 30.....................               3               9
    White-fronted Geese:
        Reelfoot Zone......................  Nov. 13-Nov. 14 &..................               3               9
                                             Dec. 4-Jan. 30.....................               3               9
        Rest of State......................  Nov. 27-Nov. 28 &..................               3               9
                                             Dec. 4-Jan. 30.....................               3               9
    Brant..................................  Same as for Canada and Cackling                   1               3
                                              Geese.
    Light Geese............................  Same as for Canada and Cackling                  20  ..............
                                              Geese.
Wisconsin:
    Ducks (17):
        North Zone.........................  Sept. 25-Nov. 23...................               6              18
        South Zone.........................  Oct. 2-Oct. 10 &...................               6              18
                                             Oct. 16-Dec. 5.....................               6              18
        Open Water Zone....................  Oct. 16-Dec. 14....................               6              18
    Mergansers.............................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Canada and Cackling 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. 10 &.................               3               9
                                             Oct. 16-Dec. 5 &...................               3               9
                                             Dec. 20-Jan. 4.....................               5              15
        Mississippi River Zone.............  Sept. 1-Sept. 15...................               5              15
                                             Oct. 2-Oct. 10 &...................               3               9
                                             Oct. 16-Jan. 4.....................               3               9
    White-fronted Geese:
        North Zone.........................  Sept. 16-Dec. 16...................               1               3
        South Zone.........................  Sept. 16-Oct. 10 &.................               1               3
                                             Oct. 16-Dec. 5 &...................               1               3
                                             Dec. 20-Jan. 4.....................               1               3
        Mississippi River Zone.............  Oct. 2-Oct. 10 &...................               1               3
                                             Oct. 16-Jan. 4.....................               1               3
    Brant..................................  Same as for White-fronted Geese....               1               3
    Light Geese:
        North Zone.........................  Sept. 1-Dec. 16....................              20               -
        South Zone.........................  Sept. 1-Oct. 10 &..................              20  ..............
                                             Oct. 16-Dec. 5 &...................              20  ..............
                                             Dec. 20-Jan. 4.....................              20  ..............
        Mississippi River Zone.............  Sept. 1-Sept. 15 &.................              20  ..............
                                             Oct. 2-Oct. 10 &...................              20  ..............
                                             Oct. 16-Jan. 4.....................              20  ..............
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(1) In Illinois, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 during the first 45 days in each of the 4 Zones.
(2) In Indiana, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from November 7 through December 12 and from December 26
  through January 3 in the North Zone, from November 26 through January 9 in the Central Zone, and from December
  10 through January 23 in the South Zone.
(3) In Indiana, the dark goose daily bag limit of 5 per day in the aggregate. The possession limit is three
  times the daily bag limit.
(4) In Iowa, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 for the last 45 days of the season.
(5) In Iowa, the dark goose daily bag limit is 5 and may not include more than 2 Canada and cackling geese
  September 25 through October 31, or 3 Canada and cackling geese November 1 until the end of the season.
(6) In Kentucky and Mississippi, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from December 18 through January 31.
(7) In Louisiana, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from November 28 through 30 in the West Zones, and from
  December 4 through January 30 in the East Zone.
(8) In Michigan, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from September 25 through November 8 in the North Zone, from
  October 18 through November 28 and December 11 through 12 in the Middle Zone, and from October 25 through
  December 5 and January 1 through 2 in the South Zone.
(9) In Michigan, the dark goose daily bag limit is 5 and may not include more than 1 brant. Additionally, after
  September 30, the daily bag may not include more than 3 Canada and cackling geese.
(10) In Minnesota, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 Statewide from October 15 through the remainder of the
  season.
(11) In Minnesota, the daily bag limit is 15 and the possession limit is 45 coots and gallinules in the
  aggregate.

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(12) In Missouri, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from October 30 through December 13 in the North Zone, from
  November 6 through November 14 and November 20 through December 25 in the Middle Zone, and from November 25
  through November 28 and December 7 through January 16 in the South Zone.
(13) In Missouri, Canada, cackling geese and brant will have aggregate daily bag and possession limits of 3 and
  9, respectively.
(14) In Ohio, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 on October 31 and from November 6 through December 19 in the
  Lake Erie Zone, from November 20 through January 2 in the North Zone, and from December 17 through January 30
  in the South Zone.
(15) In Ohio, the dark goose daily bag limit may include no more than 1 brant.
(16) In Tennessee, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from December 17 through January 30.
(17) In Wisconsin, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from October 10 through November 23 in the North Zone,
  from October 22 through December 5 in the South Zone, and from October 31 through December 14 in the Open
  Water 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. 9-Nov. 28 &...................               6              18
                                             Dec. 18-Jan. 31....................               6              18
        Mountain/Foothills Zone............  Oct. 2-Nov. 28 &...................               6              18
                                             Dec. 25-Jan. 31....................               6              18
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Mergansers.............................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Dark Geese:
        Northern Front Range Unit..........  Nov. 1-Feb. 13.....................               5              15
        South Park Unit....................  Oct. 2-Jan. 14.....................               5              15
        San Luis Valley Unit...............  Oct. 2-Oct. 20 &...................               5              15
                                             Nov. 20-Feb. 13....................               5              15
        North Park Unit....................  Oct. 2-Jan. 14.....................               5              15
        Rest of State in Central Flyway....  Nov. 1-Feb. 13.....................               5              15
    Light Geese:
        Northern Front Range Unit..........  Oct. 30-Feb. 13....................              50  ..............
        South Park Unit....................  Oct. 30-Feb. 13....................              50  ..............
        San Luis Valley Unit...............  Oct. 30-Feb. 13....................              50  ..............
        North Park Unit....................  Oct. 30-Feb. 13....................              50  ..............
        Rest of State in Central Flyway....  Oct. 30-Feb. 13....................              50  ..............
Kansas:
    Ducks:
        High Plains........................  Oct. 9-Jan. 2 &....................               6              18
                                             Jan. 21-Jan. 30....................               6              18
        Low Plains:
            Early Zone.....................  Oct. 9-Dec. 5 &....................               6              18
                                             Dec. 18-Jan. 2.....................               6              18
            Late Zone......................  Oct. 30-Jan. 2 &...................               6              18
                                             Jan. 22-Jan. 30....................               6              18
            Southeast Zone.................  Nov. 6-Jan. 2 &....................               6              18
                                             Jan. 15-Jan. 30....................               6              18
    Mergansers.............................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Dark Geese (1).........................  Oct. 30-Oct. 31 &..................               6              18
                                             Nov. 3-Feb. 13.....................               6              18
    White-fronted Geese....................  Oct. 30-Jan. 2 &...................               2               6
                                             Jan. 22-Feb. 13....................               2               6
    Light Geese............................  Oct. 30-Oct. 31 &..................              50  ..............
                                             Nov. 3-Feb. 13.....................              50  ..............
Montana:
    Ducks and Mergansers (2):
        Zone 1.............................  Oct. 2-Jan. 6......................               6              18
        Zone 2.............................  Oct. 2-Oct. 10 &...................               6              18
                                             Oct. 23-Jan. 18....................               6              18
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Dark Geese:
        Zone 1.............................  Oct. 2-Jan. 14.....................               5              15
        Zone 2.............................  Oct. 2-Oct. 10 &...................               5              15
                                             Oct. 23-Jan. 26....................               5              15
    Light Geese:
        Zone 1.............................  Oct. 2-Jan. 14 &...................              20              60
        Zone 2.............................  Same as for Dark Geese.............              20              60

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Nebraska:
    Ducks (3):
        Zone 1.............................  Oct. 16-Dec. 28....................               6              18
        Zone 2:
            Low Plains.....................  Oct. 9-Dec. 21.....................               6              18
            High Plains....................  Oct. 9-Dec. 21 &...................               6              18
                                             Jan. 5-Jan. 26.....................               6              18
        Zone 3:............................  Oct. 23-Jan. 4.....................               6              18
        Zone 4.............................  Oct. 30-Jan. 11....................               6              18
    Mergansers.............................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Canada and Cackling Geese:
        Niobrara Unit......................  Oct. 28-Feb. 9.....................               5              15
        North Central Unit.................  Oct. 11-Jan. 23....................               5              15
        Platte River Unit..................  Oct. 28-Feb. 9.....................               5              15
    White-fronted Geese....................  Oct. 9-Dec. 19 &...................               2               6
                                             Jan. 25-Feb. 9.....................               2               6
    Light Geese............................  Oct. 9-Jan. 5 &....................              50  ..............
                                             Jan. 25-Feb. 9.....................              50  ..............
New Mexico:
    Ducks and Mergansers (4):
        North Zone.........................  Oct. 9-Jan. 12.....................               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. 25-Dec. 5 &..................               6              18
                                             Dec. 11-Jan. 2.....................               6              18
        Remainder of State.................  Sept. 25-Dec. 5....................               6              18
    Mergansers.............................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Canada and Cackling Geese (5):
        Missouri River Zone................  Sept. 25-Dec. 31...................               5              15
        Western ND Zone....................  Sept. 25-Dec. 23...................               8              24
        Rest of State......................  Sept. 25-Dec. 18...................               8              24
    White-fronted Geese....................  Sept. 25-Dec. 5....................               3               9
    Light Geese............................  Sept. 25-Dec. 31...................              50  ..............
Oklahoma:
    Ducks:
        High Plains........................  Oct. 9-Jan. 5......................               6              18
        Low Plains:
            Zone 1.........................  Nov. 13-Nov. 28 &..................               6              18
                                             Dec. 4-Jan. 30.....................               6              18
            Zone 2.........................  Nov. 13-Nov. 28 &..................               6              18
                                             Dec. 4-Jan. 30.....................               6              18
    Mergansers.............................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Dark Geese (1).........................  Nov. 6-Nov. 28 &...................               8              24
                                             Dec. 4-Feb. 13.....................               8              24
    White-fronted Geese....................  Nov. 6-Nov. 28 &...................               2               6
                                             Dec. 4-Feb. 6......................               2               6
    Light Geese............................  Nov. 6-Nov. 28 &...................              50  ..............
                                             Dec. 4-Feb. 13.....................              50  ..............
South Dakota:
    Ducks (2)(3):
        High Plains........................  Oct. 9-Jan. 13.....................               6              18
        Low Plains:
            North Zone.....................  Sept. 25-Dec. 7....................               6              18
            Middle Zone....................  Sept. 25-Dec. 7....................               6              18
            South Zone.....................  Oct. 23-Jan. 4.....................               6              18
    Mergansers.............................  Same as for Ducks..................               5              15
    Coots..................................  Same as for Ducks..................              15              45
    Canada and Cackling Geese:
        Unit 1.............................  Oct. 1-Dec. 16.....................               8              24
        Unit 2.............................  Nov. 1-Feb. 13.....................               4              12
        Unit 3.............................  Oct. 16-Dec. 19 &..................               4              12
                                             Jan. 8-Jan. 16.....................               4              12
    White-fronted Geese....................  Sept. 25-Dec. 7....................               3               9

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    Light Geese............................  Sept. 25-Jan. 7....................              50  ..............
Texas:
    Ducks (6):
        High Plains........................  Oct. 30-Oct. 31 &..................               6              18
                                             Nov. 5-Jan. 30.....................               6              18
        Low Plains:
            North Zone.....................  Nov. 13-Nov. 28 &..................               6              18
                                             Dec. 4-Jan. 30.....................               6              18
            South Zone.....................  Nov. 6-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 Cackling Geese and Brant
     (7):
        East Tier:
            South Zone.....................  Nov. 6-Jan. 30.....................               5              15
            North Zone.....................  Nov. 6-Jan. 30.....................               5              15
        West Tier..........................  Nov. 13-Feb. 13....................               5              15
    White-fronted Geese (7):
        East Tier:
            South Zone.....................  Nov. 6-Jan. 30.....................               2               6
            North Zone.....................  Nov. 6-Jan. 30.....................               2               6
        West Tier..........................  Nov. 13-Feb. 13....................               2               6
    Light Geese:
        East Tier:
            South Zone.....................  Nov. 6-Jan. 30.....................              10  ..............
            North Zone.....................  Nov. 6-Jan. 30.....................              10  ..............
        West Tier..........................  Nov. 13-Feb. 13....................              10  ..............
Wyoming:
    Ducks (2)(8):
        Zone C1............................  Oct. 2-Oct. 17 &...................               6              18
                                             Nov. 6-Jan. 25.....................               6              18
        Zone C2............................  Sept. 25-Dec. 5 &..................               6              18
                                             Dec. 18-Jan. 11....................               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 (8).......................  Oct. 2-Oct. 13 &...................               2               6
                                             Nov. 13-Feb. 13....................               4              12
        Zone G1............................  Oct. 2-Oct. 10 &...................               5              15
                                             Nov. 6-Nov. 28 &...................               5              15
                                             Dec. 3-Feb. 13.....................               5              15
        Zone G2............................  Sept. 25-Dec. 5 &..................               5              15
                                             Dec. 18-Jan. 19....................               5              15
        Zone G3............................  Same as Zone G2....................  ..............  ..............
        Zone G4............................  Same as Zone G1....................  ..............  ..............
    Light Geese............................  Oct. 2-Jan. 2 &....................              20              60
                                             Feb. 2-Feb. 13.....................              20              60
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(1) In Kansas and Oklahoma, dark geese include Canada, cackling 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 (Tier I license),
  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) For hunters possessing a Tier II license the daily bag limit is 3 ducks or mergansers of any species in the
  aggregate, and the possession limit is 9.
(4) In New Mexico, Mexican-like ducks are included in the aggregate with mallards.
(5) In North Dakota, see State regulations for additional shooting hour restrictions.
(6) In Texas, the daily bag limit is 6 ducks, which may include no more than 5 mallards (only 2 of which may be
  females), 2 redheads, 3 wood ducks, 3 scaup, 2 canvasbacks, 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.
(7) 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.
(8) See State regulations for additional restrictions.

Pacific Flyway

Flyway-Wide Restrictions

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

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                                                                                              Limits
                    Area                                 Season dates            -------------------------------
                                                                                        Bag         Possession
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Arizona:
    Ducks (1):.............................  ...................................               7              21
        North Zone:
            Scaup..........................  Oct. 16-Jan. 9.....................               2               6
            Other Ducks....................  Oct. 1-Jan. 9......................               7              21
        South Zone:
            Scaup..........................  Nov. 7-Jan. 31.....................               2               6
            Other Ducks....................  Oct. 23-Jan. 31....................               7              21
    Coots and Gallinules...................  Same as for Other Ducks............              25              75
    Dark Geese:
        North Zone.........................  Oct. 1-Jan. 9......................               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. 2-Nov. 28 &...................               2               6
                                             Dec. 16-Jan. 12....................               2               6
            Other Ducks....................  Oct. 2-Jan. 12.....................               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. 23-Jan. 31....................               7              21
        Southern San Joaquin Valley Zone:
            Scaup..........................  Nov. 7-Jan. 31.....................               2               6
            Other Ducks....................  Oct. 23-Jan. 31....................               7              21
        Balance of State Zone:
            Scaup..........................  Nov. 7-Jan. 31.....................               2               6
            Other Ducks....................  Oct. 23-Jan. 31....................               7              21
    Coots and Gallinule....................  Same as for Other Ducks............              25              75
    Canada and Cackling Geese (2)(3):
        Northeastern Zone (4)..............  Oct. 2-Jan. 9......................              10              30
        Klamath Basin Special Management     Oct. 2-Jan. 9......................              10              30
         Area.
        Colorado River Zone................  Oct. 23-Jan. 31....................               4              12
        Southern Zone......................  Oct. 23-Jan. 31....................               3               9
        Balance of State Zone..............  Oct. 2-Oct. 6 &....................              10              30
                                             Oct. 23-Jan. 30....................              10              30
        North Coast Special Management Area  Nov. 8-Jan. 31 &...................              10              30
                                             Feb. 19-Mar. 10....................              10              30
    White-fronted Geese (2):
        Northeastern Zone..................  Oct. 2-Nov. 28 &...................              10              30
                                             Jan. 1-Jan. 14 &...................              10              30
                                             Feb. 6-Mar. 10.....................              10              30
        Klamath Basin Special Management     Oct. 2-Jan. 14.....................              10              30
         Area.
        Colorado River Zone................  Oct. 23-Jan. 31....................               4              12
        Southern Zone......................  Oct. 23-Jan. 31....................               3               9
        Balance of State Zone..............  Oct. 23-Jan. 30 &..................              10              30
                                             Feb. 19-Feb. 23....................              10              30
        Sacramento Valley Special            Oct. 23-Dec. 21....................               3               9
         Management Area.
    Light Geese:
        Northeastern Zone..................  Oct. 2-Nov. 28 &...................              20              60
                                             Jan. 1-Jan. 14 &...................              20              60
                                             Feb. 6-Mar. 10.....................              20              60
        Klamath Basin Special Management     Oct. 2-Jan. 14.....................              20              60
         Area.
        Colorado River Zone................  Oct. 23-Jan. 31....................              20              60
        Southern Zone......................  Oct. 23-Jan. 31....................              20              60
        Imperial County Special Management   Nov. 6-Feb. 4 &....................              20              60
         Area.
                                             Feb. 7-Feb. 11 &...................              20              60
                                             Feb. 14-Feb. 22....................              20              60
        Balance of State Zone..............  Oct. 23-Jan. 30 &..................              20              60
                                             Feb. 19-Feb. 23....................              20              60
    Brant:
        Northern Zone......................  Nov. 8-Dec. 14.....................               2               6
        Balance of State Zone..............  Nov. 9-Dec. 15.....................               2               6
Colorado:
    Ducks:.................................  ...................................               7              21
        East Zone:
            Scaup..........................  Oct. 2-Dec. 26.....................               2               6
            Other Ducks....................  Oct. 2-Jan. 14.....................               7              21

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        West Zone:
            Scaup..........................  Oct. 2-Oct. 19 &...................               2               6
                                             Nov. 6-Jan. 12.....................               2               6
            Other Ducks....................  Oct. 2-Oct. 19 &...................               7              21
                                             Nov. 6-Jan. 31.....................               7              21
    Coots..................................  Same as for Other Ducks............              25              75
    Dark Geese:
        East Zone..........................  Oct. 2-Jan. 5......................               4              12
        West Zone..........................  Oct. 2-Oct. 10 &...................               4              12
                                             Nov. 6-Jan. 31.....................               4              12
    Light Geese............................  Same as for Dark Geese.............              10              30
Idaho:
    Ducks:.................................  ...................................               7              21
        Zone 1:
            Scaup..........................  Oct. 2-Dec. 26.....................               2               6
            Other Ducks....................  Oct. 2-Jan. 14.....................               7              21
        Zone 2:
            Scaup..........................  Oct. 2-Dec. 26.....................               2               6
            Other Ducks....................  Oct. 2-Jan. 14.....................               7              21
        Zone 3:
            Scaup..........................  Nov. 4-Jan. 28.....................               2               6
            Other Ducks....................  Oct. 16-Jan. 28....................               7              21
        Zone 4:
            Scaup..........................  Oct. 2-Dec. 26.....................               2               6
            Other Ducks....................  Oct. 2-Jan. 14.....................               7              21
    Coots..................................  Same as for Other Ducks............              25              75
    Canada, Cackling Geese, and Brant (5):
        Zone 1.............................  Oct. 2-Jan. 14.....................               4              12
        Zone 2.............................  Oct. 19-Jan. 31....................               4              12
        Zone 3.............................  Oct. 16-Jan. 28....................               4              12
        Zone 4.............................  Oct. 2-Dec. 30.....................               4              12
        Zone 5.............................  Oct. 2-Jan. 14.....................               4              12
    White-fronted Geese:
        Zone 1.............................  Oct. 2-Jan. 14.....................              10              30
        Zone 2.............................  Oct. 2-Jan. 14.....................              10              30
        Zone 3.............................  Oct. 19-Jan. 31....................              10              30
        Zone 4.............................  Nov. 1-Feb. 13.....................              10              30
        Zone 5.............................  Oct. 2-Jan. 14.....................              10              30
    Light Geese:
        Zone 1.............................  Oct. 2-Jan. 14.....................              20              60
        Zone 2.............................  Oct. 2-Dec. 11 &...................              20              60
                                             Feb. 5-Mar. 10.....................              20              60
        Zone 3.............................  Nov. 26-Mar. 10....................              20              60
        Zone 4.............................  Oct. 19-Jan. 31....................              20              60
        Zone 5.............................  Oct. 2-Jan. 14.....................              20              60
        Zone 6.............................  Oct. 2-Jan. 14.....................              20              60
Montana:
    Ducks:.................................  ...................................               7              21
        Scaup..............................  Oct. 2-Dec. 26.....................               2               6
        Other Ducks........................  Oct. 2-Jan. 14.....................               7              21
    Coots..................................  Same as for Other Ducks............              25              25
    Dark Geese (6).........................  Oct. 2-Jan. 14.....................               4              12
    Light Geese (6)........................  Same as for Dark Geese.............              20              60
Nevada:
    Ducks:.................................  ...................................               7              21
        Northeast Zone:
            Scaup..........................  Sept. 25-Oct. 13 &.................               2               6
                                             Oct. 23-Dec. 28....................               2               6
            Other Ducks....................  Sept. 25-Oct. 13 &.................               7              21
                                             Oct. 23-Jan. 16....................               7              21
        Northwest Zone:
            Scaup..........................  Nov. 4-Jan. 2 &....................               2               6
                                             Jan. 5-Jan. 30.....................               2               6
            Other Ducks....................  Oct. 16-Jan. 2 &...................               7              21
                                             Jan. 5-Jan. 30.....................               7              21
        South Zone:
            Scaup..........................  Nov. 6-Jan. 30.....................               2               6
            Other Ducks....................  Oct. 16-Oct. 24 &..................               7              21
                                             Oct. 27-Jan. 30....................               7              21
        Moapa Valley Special Management
         Area (7):
            Scaup..........................  Nov. 6-Jan. 30.....................               2               6
            Other Ducks....................  Oct. 30-Jan. 30....................               7              21

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    Coots and Gallinule....................  Same as for Other Ducks............              25              75
    Canada, Cackling 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      Same as for Other Ducks............               4              12
         Area (7):.
    White-fronted Geese:
        Northeast Zone.....................  Same as for Canada and Cackling                  10              30
                                              Geese and Brant.
        Northwest Zone.....................  Same as for Canada and Cackling                  10              30
                                              Geese and Brant.
        South Zone.........................  Same as for Canada and Cackling                  10              30
                                              Geese and Brant.
        Moapa Valley Special Management      Same as for Canada and Cackling                  10              30
         Area (7):.                           Geese and Brant.
    Light Geese (8):
        Northeast Zone.....................  Oct. 23-Jan. 16 &..................              20              60
                                             Feb. 19-Mar. 9.....................              20              60
        Northwest Zone.....................  Nov. 5-Jan. 2 &....................              20              60
                                             Jan. 5-Jan. 30 &...................              20              60
                                             Feb. 19-Mar. 9.....................              20              60
        South Zone.........................  Oct. 16-Oct. 24 &..................              20              60
                                             Oct. 27-Jan. 30....................              20              60
        Moapa Valley Special Management      Oct. 30-Jan. 30....................              20              60
         Area (7):.
New Mexico:
    Ducks:.................................  ...................................               7              21
        Scaup..............................  Oct. 19-Jan. 12....................               2               6
        Other Ducks........................  Oct. 19-Jan. 31....................               7              21
    Coots and Gallinules...................  Same as for Other Ducks............              25              75
    Canada, Cackling Geese, and Brant (5):
        North Zone.........................  Sept. 25-Oct. 10 &.................               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 and Cackling                  10              30
                                              Geese and Brant.
        South Zone.........................  Same as for Canada and Cackling                  10              30
                                              Geese and Brant.
    Light Geese:
        North Zone.........................  Same as for Canada and Cackling                  20              60
                                              Geese and Brant.
        South Zone.........................  Same as for Canada and Cackling                  20              60
                                              Geese and Brant.
Oregon:
    Ducks:.................................  ...................................               7              21
        Zone 1:
            Columbia Basin Unit:
                Scaup......................  Nov. 6-Jan. 30.....................               2               6
                Other Ducks................  Oct. 16-Oct. 31 &..................               7              21
                                             Nov. 4-Jan. 30.....................               7              21
            Rest of Zone 1.................  Same as Columbia Basin Unit........  ..............  ..............
        Zone 2:
            Scaup..........................  Oct. 9-Nov. 28 &...................               2               6
                                             Dec. 2-Jan. 5......................               2               6
            Other Ducks....................  Oct. 9-Nov. 28 &...................               7              21
                                             Dec. 2-Jan. 23.....................               7              21
    Coots..................................  Same as for Other Ducks............              25              75
    Canada and Cackling Geese:
        Northwest Permit Zone (9)(10)......  Oct. 23-Oct. 31 &..................               4              12
                                             Nov. 20-Jan. 11 &..................               4              12
                                             Feb. 5-Mar. 10.....................               4              12
        Tillamook County Management Area...  Closed.............................  ..............  ..............
        Southwest Zone.....................  Oct. 16-Oct. 31 &..................               4              12
                                             Nov. 9-Jan. 30.....................               4              12
        South Coast Zone...................  Oct. 2-Dec. 5 &....................               6              18
                                             Dec. 18-Jan. 5 &...................               6              18
                                             Feb. 19-Mar. 10....................               6              18
        Eastern Zone.......................  Oct. 9-Nov. 28 &...................               4              12
                                             Dec. 14-Jan. 30....................               4              12
        Mid-Columbia Zone..................  Oct. 16-Oct. 31 &..................               4              12
                                             Nov. 9-Jan. 30.....................               4              12
    White-fronted Geese:
        Northwest Permit Zone (9)..........  Same as for Canada, and Cackling,                10              30
                                              Geese.
        Tillamook County Management Area...  Closed.............................  ..............  ..............
        Southwest Zone.....................  Same as for Canada and Cackling                  10              30
                                              Geese.
        South Coast Zone...................  Same as for Canada and Cackling                  10              30
                                              Geese.
        Eastern Zone (11)..................  Oct. 9-Nov. 28 &...................              10              30
                                             Jan. 16-Mar. 10....................              10              30
        Mid-Columbia Zone..................  Nov. 9-Jan. 30 &...................              10              30
                                             Feb. 5-Feb. 26.....................              10              30

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    Light Geese:
        Northwest Permit Zone (9)..........  Same as for Canada and Cackling                  20              60
                                              Geese.
        Tillamook County Management Area...  Closed.............................  ..............  ..............
        Southwest Zone.....................  Same as for Canada and Cackling                  20              60
                                              Geese.
        South Coast Zone...................  Same as for Canada and Cackling                  20              60
                                              Geese.
        Eastern Zone.......................  Oct. 9-Nov. 28 &...................              20              60
                                             Jan. 16-Mar. 10....................              20              60
        Mid-Columbia Zone..................  Nov. 9-Jan. 30 &...................              20              60
                                             Feb. 5-Feb. 26.....................              20              60
    Brant..................................  Nov. 27-Dec. 12....................               2               6
Utah:
    Ducks:.................................  ...................................               7              21
        Northern Zone 1:
            Scaup..........................  Oct. 2-Dec. 26.....................               2               6
            Other Ducks....................  Oct. 2-Jan. 15.....................               7              21
        Southern Zone 2:
            Scaup..........................  Nov. 5-Jan. 29.....................               2               6
            Other Ducks....................  Oct. 16-Jan. 29....................               7              21
    Coots..................................  Same as for Other Ducks............              25              75
    Canada, Cackling Geese, and Brant (5):
        East Box Elder County Zone.........  Oct. 2-Jan. 15.....................               4              12
        Wasatch Front Zone.................  Oct. 2-Oct. 14 &...................               4              12
                                             Nov. 6-Feb. 6......................               4              12
        Northern Zone......................  Oct. 2-Oct. 14 &...................               4              12
                                             Oct. 30-Jan. 30....................               4              12
        Southern Zone......................  Oct. 16-Jan. 29....................               4              12
    White-fronted Geese:
        East Box Elder County Zone.........  Same as for Canada and Cackling                  10              30
                                              Geese and Brant.
        Wasatch Front Zone.................  Same as for Canada and Cackling                  10              30
                                              Geese and Brant.
        Northern Zone......................  Same as for Canada and Cackling                  10              30
                                              Geese and Brant.
        Southern Zone......................  Same as for Canada and Cackling                  10              30
                                              Geese and Brant.
    Light Geese............................  Oct. 25-Dec. 15 &..................              20              60
                                             Jan. 15-Mar. 10....................              20              60
Washington:
    Ducks:.................................  ...................................               7              21
        East and West Zones (12):
            Scaup..........................  Nov. 6-Jan. 30.....................               2               6
            Other Ducks....................  Oct. 16-Oct 24 &...................               7              21
                                             Oct. 27-Jan. 30....................               7              21
    Coots..................................  Same as for Other Ducks............              25              75
    Canada and Cackling Geese:
        Area 1 (13)........................  Oct. 16-Nov. 28 &..................               4              12
                                             Dec. 11-Jan. 30....................               4              12
        Area 2 Inland (14)(15).............  Oct. 16-Oct. 31 &..................               4              12
                                             Nov. 24-Jan. 16 &..................               4              12
                                             Feb. 12-Mar. 9.....................               4              12
        Area 2 Coast (14)(15)..............  Oct. 16-Dec. 5 &...................               4              12
                                             Dec. 22-Jan. 23 &..................               4              12
                                             Feb. 12-Feb. 23....................               4              12
        Area 3 (13)........................  Oct. 16-Oct. 28 &..................               4              12
                                             Nov. 6-Jan. 30.....................               4              12
        Area 4 (13)........................  Oct. 16-Oct. 31 &..................               4              12
                                             Nov. 3 only &......................               4              12
                                             Nov. 6-Jan. 30.....................               4              12
        Area 5 (13)........................  Oct. 16-Nov. 1 &...................               4              12
                                             Nov. 6-Jan. 30.....................               4              12
    White-fronted Geese:
        Area 1 (13)........................  Same as for Canada and Cackling                  10              30
                                              Geese.
        Area 2 Inland (14).................  Same as for Canada and Cackling                  10              30
                                              Geese.
        Area 2 Coast (14)..................  Same as for Canada and Cackling                  10              30
                                              Geese.
        Area 3 (13)........................  Same as for Canada and Cackling                  10              30
                                              Geese.
        Area 4 (13)........................  Same as for Canada and Cackling                  10              30
                                              Geese.
        Area 5 (13)........................  Same as for Canada and Cackling                  10              30
                                              Geese.
    Light Geese (16):
        Area 1 (13)........................  Oct. 16-Nov. 28 &..................              20              60
                                             Dec. 11-Jan. 30 &..................              20              60
                                             Feb. 12-Feb. 22....................              20              60
        Area 2 Inland (14).................  Same as for Canada and Cackling                  20              60
                                              Geese.
        Area 2 Coast (14)..................  Same as for Canada and Cackling                  20              60
                                              Geese.
        Area 3 (13)........................  Same as for Canada and Cackling                  20              60
                                              Geese.
        Area 4 (13)........................  Nov. 6-Jan. 30 &...................              20              60
                                             Feb. 12-Mar. 2.....................              20              60

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        Area 5 (13)........................  Oct. 16-Nov. 1 &...................              20              60
                                             Nov. 6-Jan. 30.....................              20              60
    Brant (17):
        Coastal Zone.......................  Jan. 8-Jan. 30.....................               2               6
        Puget Sound Zone...................  Jan. 15-Jan. 30....................               2               6
Wyoming:
    Ducks:.................................  ...................................               7              21
        Snake River Zone:
            Scaup..........................  Sept. 25-Dec. 19...................               2               6
            Other Ducks....................  Sept. 25-Jan. 7....................               7              21
        Balance of State Zone:
            Scaup..........................  Sept. 25-Dec. 19...................               2               6
            Other Ducks....................  Sept. 25-Jan. 7....................               7              21
    Coots..................................  Same as for Other Ducks............              15              45
    Dark Geese.............................  Sept. 25-Dec. 30...................               4              12
    Light Geese............................  Sept. 25-Dec. 30...................              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, cackling 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 and cackling geese and brant are in the aggregate.
(6) In Montana, check State regulations for special seasons and exceptions.
(7) In Nevada, youth 17 years of age or younger are allowed to hunt on October 23 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.
(8) In Nevada, there is no open season on light geese in Ruby Valley within Elko and White Pine Counties. In
  addition, the season is closed in Mason Valley and Scripps WMAs and Washoe Lake State Park from February 19 to
  March 9.
(9) In Oregon, in the Northwest Permit Zone, see State regulations for specific dates, times, and conditions of
  permit hunts and closures.
(10) In Oregon, in the Northwest Permit Zone, the season for dusky Canada geese is closed.
(11) In Oregon, in Lake County, the daily bag and possession limits for white-fronted geese are 1 and 3,
  respectively.
(12) In Washington, the daily bag limit in the West Zone may include no more than 2 scoters, 2 long-tailed
  ducks, and 2 goldeneyes, with the possession limit three times the daily bag limit. The daily bag and
  possession limit, and the season limit, for harlequins is 1.
(13) In Washington, 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, except hunting is allowed each day only for light geese
  during the February and March portion of the season. See State regulations for details, including shooting
  hours.
(14) In Washington, in Areas 2 Inland and 2 Coast, see State regulations for specific dates, times, and
  conditions of permit hunts and closures.
(15) In Washington, in Areas 2 Inland and 2 Coast, the season for dusky Canada geese is closed.
(16) In Washington, the daily bag limit for light geese is 10 on or before January 30.
(17) 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, 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 4 scaup. 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
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Connecticut (1).......................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and   Oct. 2 & Nov. 6.
                                         coots.
Delaware (1)..........................  Ducks, geese, brant,            Oct. 16 & Feb. 5.
                                         mergansers, and coots.
Florida...............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,       ........................................
                                         coots, and gallinules.
    Youth.............................  ..............................  Nov. 13 & Feb. 12.
    Veteran-Active Military Personnel.  ..............................  Feb. 5 & 6.
Georgia...............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,       Nov. 13 & 14.
                                         coots, and gallinules.
Maine (1):............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and   ........................................
                                         coots.
    North Zone........................  ..............................  Sept. 18 & Dec. 11.
    South Zone........................  ..............................  Sept. 25 & Oct. 16.

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    Coastal Zone......................  ..............................  Sept. 25 & Oct. 23.
Maryland (2)(3).......................  Ducks, sea ducks, Canada and    Nov. 6 & Feb. 5.
                                         cackling geese, light geese,
                                         brant, and coots.
Massachusetts:........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and   ........................................
                                         coots.
    Youth Hunters.....................  ..............................  Sept. 25 & Oct. 9.
    Veteran-Active Military Personnel.  ..............................  Sept. 25 & Oct. 9.
New Hampshire (1).....................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and   Sept. 25 & 26.
                                         coots.
New Jersey:...........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,       ........................................
                                         coots, and gallinules.
    Youth
        North Zone....................  ..............................  Oct. 9 & Feb. 5.
        South Zone....................  ..............................  Oct. 16 & Feb. 5.
        Coastal Zone..................  ..............................  Oct. 30 & Feb. 5.
    Veteran-Active Military Personnel.  ..............................  Nov. 6 & Feb. 5.
New York:.............................  Ducks, Canada and cackling      ........................................
                                         geese, brant, mergansers,
                                         coots.
    Youth
        Long Island Zone..............  ..............................  Nov. 6 & 7.
        Lake Champlain Zone...........  ..............................  Sept. 25 & 26.
        Northeastern Zone.............  ..............................  Sept. 18 & 19.
        Southeastern Zone.............  ..............................  Sept. 25 & 26.
        Western Zone..................  ..............................  Oct. 2 & 3.
    Veteran-Active Military Personnel
        Long Island Zone..............  ..............................  Nov. 13 & 14.
        Northeastern Zone.............  ..............................  Sept. 18 & 19.
        Southeastern Zone.............  ..............................  Oct. 9 & 10.
        Western Zone..................  ..............................  Nov. 11 & 13.
North Carolina (4)(5).................  Ducks, geese, brant, tundra     Feb. 5 & 12.
                                         swans, mergansers, and coots.
Pennsylvania (6):.....................  Ducks, Canada and cackling      ........................................
                                         geese, brant, mergansers,
                                         coots, and gallinules.
    Youth
        North Zone....................  ..............................  Sept. 25 & Nov. 6.
        South Zone....................  ..............................  Sept. 25 & Nov. 13.
        Northwest Zone................  ..............................  Sept. 25 & Dec. 18.
        Lake Erie Zone................  ..............................  Sept. 25 & Oct. 23.
    Veteran-Active Military Personnel
        North Zone....................  ..............................  Jan. 15.
        South Zone....................  ..............................  Jan. 29.
        Northwest Zone................  ..............................  Jan. 15.
        Lake Erie Zone................  ..............................  Jan. 15.
Rhode Island (1)......................  Ducks, sea ducks, geese,        Oct. 30 & 31.
                                         mergansers, and coots.
South Carolina........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and   Feb. 5 & 12.
                                         coots.
Vermont (1)...........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and   Sept. 25 & 26.
                                         coots.
Virginia (5)..........................  Ducks, Canada and cackling      Oct. 23 & Feb. 5.
                                         geese, tundra swans,
                                         mergansers, and coots.
West Virginia (1).....................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,       Sept. 18 & Nov. 6.
                                         coots, and gallinules.
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                                               MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
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Alabama...............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,       Nov. 20 & Feb. 5.
                                         coots, and gallinules.
Arkansas..............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,       Dec. 4 & Feb. 5.
                                         coots, and gallinules.
Illinois (1):.........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,       ........................................
                                         coots, and gallinules.
    North Zone........................  ..............................  Oct. 16 & 17.
    Central Zone......................  ..............................  Oct. 23 & 24.
    South Central Zone................  ..............................  Nov. 6 & 7.
    South Zone........................  ..............................  Nov. 13 & 14.
Indiana:..............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and   ........................................
                                         coots.
    North Zone........................  ..............................  Oct. 16 & 17.
    Central Zone......................  ..............................  Oct. 23 & 24.
    South Zone........................  ..............................  Oct. 30 & Oct. 31.
Iowa (1):.............................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, and   ........................................
                                         gallinules.
    North Zone........................  ..............................  Sept. 25 & 26.
    Central Zone......................  ..............................  Oct. 2 & 3.
    South Zone........................  ..............................  Oct. 9 & 10.
Kentucky (1):.........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,       ........................................
                                         coots, and gallinules.
    West Zone.........................  ..............................  Feb. 5 & 6.
    East Zone.........................  ..............................  Nov. 6 & 7.
Louisiana:............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,       ........................................
                                         coots, and gallinules.
    East Zone.........................  ..............................  Nov. 13 & Feb. 5.
    West Zone.........................  ..............................  Nov. 6 & 7.
Michigan..............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,       Sept. 18 & 19.
                                         coots, and gallinules.
Minnesota (1).........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,       Sept. 11 & 12.
                                         coots, and gallinules.
Mississippi...........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,       Feb. 5 & Feb. 6.
                                         coots, and gallinules.
Missouri (1):.........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,       ........................................
                                         coots, and gallinules.
    North Zone........................  ..............................  Oct. 23 & 24.
    Middle Zone.......................  ..............................  Oct. 23 & 24.
    South Zone........................  ..............................  Nov. 20 & 21.

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Ohio:.................................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,       Oct. 2 & 3.
                                         coots, and gallinules.
Tennessee:
    Youth.............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,       Feb. 5 & 12.
                                         coots, and gallinules.
    Veteran-Active Military Personnel.  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and   Feb. 6 & 13.
                                         coots.
Wisconsin (1).........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,       Sept. 18 & 19.
                                         coots, and gallinules.
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                                                 CENTRAL FLYWAY
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Colorado:.............................  Ducks, dark geese, mergansers,  ........................................
                                         and coots.
    Mountain/Foothills Zone...........  ..............................  Sept. 25 & 26.
    Northeast Zone....................  ..............................  Oct. 2 & 3.
    Southeast Zone....................  ..............................  Oct. 23 & 24.
Kansas (7):...........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and   ........................................
                                         coots.
    High Plains.......................  ..............................  Oct. 2 & 3.
    Low Plains:
        Early Zone....................  ..............................  Oct. 2 & 3.
        Late Zone.....................  ..............................  Oct. 23 & 24.
        Southeast Zone................  ..............................  Oct. 30 & 31.
Montana (1)...........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and   Sept. 25 & 26.
                                         coots.
Nebraska (1)(8):......................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and   ........................................
                                         coots.
    Zone 1............................  ..............................  Oct. 9 & 10.
    Zone 2............................  ..............................  Oct. 2 & 3.
    Zone 3............................  ..............................  Oct. 16 & 17.
    Zone 4............................  ..............................  Oct. 23 & 24.
New Mexico (1):.......................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, and   ........................................
                                         gallinules.
    North Zone........................  ..............................  Sept. 25 & 26.
    South Zone........................  ..............................  Oct. 2 & 3.
North Dakota..........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and   Sept. 18 & 19.
                                         coots.
Oklahoma:.............................  Ducks, geese mergansers, and    ........................................
                                         coots.
    High Plains.......................  ..............................  Oct. 2 & Feb. 5.
    Low Plains:
        Zone 1........................  ..............................  Nov. 6 & Feb. 5.
        Zone 2........................  ..............................  Nov. 6 & Feb. 5.
South Dakota (1)(8)...................  Ducks, Canada and cackling      Sept. 11 & 12.
                                         geese, mergansers, and coots.
Texas (1):............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,       ........................................
                                         coots, and gallinules.
    High Plains.......................  ..............................  Oct. 23 & 24.
    Low Plains:
        North Zone....................  ..............................  Nov. 6 & 7.
        South Zone....................  ..............................  Oct. 30 & Oct. 31.
Wyoming:..............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and   ........................................
                                         coots.
    Zone C1...........................  ..............................  Sept. 25 & 26.
    Zone C2...........................  ..............................  Sept. 18 & 19.
    Zone C3...........................  ..............................  Sept. 18 & 19.
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                                                 PACIFIC FLYWAY
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Arizona (1):..........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers,       ........................................
                                         coots, and gallinules.
    North Zone........................  ..............................  Sept. 25 & 26.
    South Zone........................  ..............................  Feb. 5 & 6.
California:
    Youth.............................  Ducks, geese, brant,            ........................................
                                         mergansers, coots, and
                                         gallinules.
        Northeastern Zone.............  ..............................  Sept. 18 & 19.
        Colorado River Zone...........  ..............................  Feb. 5 & 6.
        Southern Zone.................  ..............................  Feb. 5 & 6.
        Southern San Joaquin Valley     ..............................  Feb. 5 & 6.
         Zone.
        Balance of State Zone.........  ..............................  Feb. 5 & 6.
    Veteran-Active Military Personnel.  Ducks, brant, mergansers,       ........................................
                                         coots, and gallinules.
        Northeastern Zone.............  ..............................  Jan. 15 & 16.
        Southern Zone.................  ..............................  Feb. 12 & 13.
        Southern San Joaquin Valley     ..............................  Feb. 12 & 13.
         Zone.
        Balance of State Zone.........  ..............................  Feb. 12 & 13.
Colorado:.............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and   ........................................
                                         coots.
    East Zone.........................  ..............................  Sept. 25 & 26.
    West Zone.........................  ..............................  Oct. 23 & 24.
Idaho.................................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and   Sept. 25 & 26.
                                         coots.
Montana (1)...........................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and   Sept. 25 & 26.
                                         coots.
Nevada (1)(5):........................  Ducks, geese, swans,            ........................................
                                         mergansers, coots, and
                                         gallinules.
    Northeast Zone....................  ..............................  Sept. 11 & 12.
    Northwest Zone....................  ..............................  Oct. 2 & Feb. 12.
    South Zone........................  ..............................  Feb. 12 & 13.
New Mexico (1)........................  Ducks, mergansers, coots, and   Oct. 2 & 3.
                                         gallinules.
Oregon................................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and   ........................................
                                         coots.

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    Youth.............................  ..............................  Sept. 25 & 26.
    Veteran-Active Military Personnel.  ..............................  Feb. 5.
Utah (1)(5):..........................  Ducks, dark geese, swans,       ........................................
                                         mergansers, and coots.
    Zone 1............................  ..............................  Sept. 18.
    Zone 2............................  ..............................  Oct. 2.
Washington (9):.......................  Ducks, geese, brant,            ........................................
                                         mergansers, and coots.
    Youth
        East Zone.....................  ..............................  Oct. 2 & Feb. 5.
        West Zone.....................  ..............................  Sept. 25 & Feb. 5.
    Veteran-Active Military Personnel
        East Zone.....................  ..............................  Feb. 5.
        West Zone.....................  ..............................  Feb. 5.
Wyoming...............................  Ducks, geese, mergansers, and   Sept. 18 & 19.
                                         coots.
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(1) The season is open to youth hunters only.
(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 6, 2021, and
  February 5, 2022. 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 and cackling 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 and cackling 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 25 is open to youth hunters only.
(7) In Kansas, the adult accompanying the youth (17 years of age and younger) must possess any licenses and/or
  stamps required by law for that individual to hunt waterfowl.
(8) In Nebraska and South Dakota, Tier II license holders may take 3 ducks or mergansers of any species in
  aggregate, and the possession limit is 9.
(9) 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 July 16, 2021, Federal Register (86 FR 37854).
    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
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Alabama (1)(2)
    North Zone......................  Dec. 3-Jan. 31..............               3  3 per season.
Kentucky (1)(3)(4)..................  Dec. 7-Jan. 31..............               2  3 per season.
Minnesota (1)
    NW Zone.........................  Sept. 18-Oct. 24............               2  6.
Tennessee (1):
    Southeast Zone..................  Dec. 4-Jan. 30..............               2  2 per season.
    Rest of State...................  Dec. 4-Jan. 30..............               2  2 per season.
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                                                 CENTRAL FLYWAY
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Colorado (1)........................  Oct. 2-Nov. 28..............               3  9.
Kansas (1)(3)(5)
    West Zone.......................  Oct. 16-Dec. 12.............               3  9.
    Central Zone....................  Nov. 10-Jan. 6..............               3  9.
Montana:
    Regular Season Area (1).........  Oct. 2-Nov. 28..............               3  9.
                                                                   ---------------------------------------------
    Special Season Area (6).........  Sept. 1-Oct. 30.............                  2 per season.
                                                                   ---------------------------------------------

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New Mexico:
    Regular Season Area (1).........  Oct. 30-Jan. 30.............               3  6.
    Middle Rio Grande (6)(7)........  Nov. 20 &...................               3  3 per season.
        Valley Area.................  Nov. 13-Nov. 14 &...........               3  6 per season.
                                      Nov. 27-Nov. 28.............               3  6 per season.
                                      Dec. 11-Dec. 12 &...........               3  6 per season.
                                      Jan. 8-Jan. 9 &.............               3  6 per season.
                                      Jan. 15-Jan. 16.............               3  6 per season.
    Southwest Area (6)..............  Oct. 30-Nov. 7 &............               3  6 per season.
                                      Jan. 8-Jan. 9...............               3  6 per season.
    Estancia Valley (6)(8)..........  Oct. 30-Nov. 7..............               3  6.
North Dakota (1):
    Area 1..........................  Sept. 18-Nov. 14............               3  9.
    Area 2..........................  Sept. 18-Nov. 14............               2  6.
    Oklahoma (1)....................  Oct. 23-Jan. 23.............               3  9.
    South Dakota (1)................  Sept. 25-Nov. 21............               3  9.
Texas (1):
    Zone A..........................  Oct. 30-Jan. 30.............               3  9.
    Zone B..........................  Nov. 26-Jan. 30.............               3  9.
    Zone C..........................  Dec. 18-Jan. 23.............               2  6.
Wyoming:
    Regular Season (Area 7) (1).....  Sept. 11-Nov. 7.............               3  9.
                                                                   ---------------------------------------------
    Riverton-Boysen Unit (Area 4)     Oct. 2-Oct. 24..............                  1 per season
     (6).
                                                                   ---------------------------------------------
    Big Horn, Hot Springs, Park, and  Sept. 18-Oct. 10............                  1 per season.
     Washakie Counties (Area 6) (6).
    Johnson, Natrona, and Sheridan    Sept. 1-Sept. 30............                  1 per season.
     Counties (Area 8) (6).
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                                                 PACIFIC FLYWAY
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Arizona (6):
                                                                   ---------------------------------------------
    Zone 1 (9)......................  Nov. 12-Dec. 12.............                  3 per season.
    Zone 2 (10).....................  Nov. 19-Nov. 29.............                  3 per season.
    Zone 3 (11).....................  Nov. 27-Dec. 15.............                  3 per season
Idaho (6):
Areas 1, 3, 4, 5, & 6...............  Sept. 1-Sept. 30............                  2 per season.
    Area 2..........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 15............                  2 per season.
                                                                   ---------------------------------------------
Montana (6):
    Zones 1 & 5.....................  Sept. 1-Oct. 30.............               1  1 per season.
    Zones 2, 3 & 4..................  Sept. 1-Oct. 30.............               2  2 per season.
Utah (6):
                                                                   ---------------------------------------------
    Cache County....................  Sept. 4-Sept. 12............                  1 per season.
    East Box Elder County...........  Sept. 4-Nov. 2..............                  1 per season.
    Rich County.....................  Sept. 4-Sept. 12............  ..............  1 per season.
    Uintah Basin Zone...............  Oct. 2-Nov. 30..............                  1 per season.
Wyoming (6):
                                     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 Alabama, shooting hours are from sunrise to sunset.
(3) In Kansas and Kentucky, shooting hours are from sunrise until sunset.
(4) In Kentucky, shooting hours are from sunrise to sunset.
(5) In Kansas, each person desiring to hunt sandhill cranes is required to pass an annual, online sandhill crane
  identification examination.
(6) Hunting is by State permit only. See State regulations for further information.
(7) 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 20. See State regulations for further details.
(8) In New Mexico, in the Estancia Valley Area, the season will be closed to crane hunting on November 3.
(9) In Arizona, in Zone 1, season dates are November 12 to 14, November 19 to 21, November 23 to 25, November 27
  to 29, December 1 to 3, December 5 to 7, and December 10 to 12. November 12 to 14 is restricted to archery
  hunters only, and December 10 to 12 is restricted to youth hunters only.
(10) In Arizona, in Zone 2, season dates are November 19 to 21, and November 27 to 29.
(11) In Arizona, in Zone 3, season dates are November 27 to 29, December 1 to 3, December 5 to 7, December 9 to
  11, and December 13 to 15.


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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
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    Delaware........................  Nov. 11-Jan. 31.............  1 tundra swan per permit.
    North Carolina..................  Nov. 6-Jan. 31..............  1 tundra swan per permit.
    Virginia........................  Nov. 17-Jan. 31.............  1 tundra swan per permit.
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                                               CENTRAL FLYWAY (1)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Montana.........................  Oct. 2-Jan. 6...............  1 swan per permit.
    North Dakota....................  Oct. 2-Dec. 31..............  1 tundra swan per permit.
    South Dakota....................  Oct. 2-Jan. 7...............  1 tundra swan per permit.
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                                               PACIFIC FLYWAY (1)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Idaho (2).......................  Oct. 19-Dec. 1..............  1 swan per season.
    Montana (2).....................  Oct. 9-Dec. 1...............  1 swan per season.
    Nevada (3)(4)...................  Oct. 16-Jan. 2 &............  2 swans per season.
                                      Jan. 5-Jan. 30..............  2 swans per season.
    Utah (3)(4).....................  Oct. 2-Dec. 12..............  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 July 16, 2021, Federal 
Register (86 FR 37854).
    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.

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                  Area                       Extended falconry dates
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                             ATLANTIC FLYWAY
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Delaware:
    Doves..............................  Feb. 1-Feb. 19.
    Rails..............................  Nov. 25-Jan. 6.
    Woodcock...........................  Oct. 1-Nov. 3 & Feb. 1-Mar. 10.
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots.......  Feb. 1-Mar. 7.

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    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.
    Gallinules.........................  Nov. 10-Dec. 13.
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots.......  Nov. 3-Nov. 12 & Feb. 7-Mar. 3.
Georgia:
    Ducks, geese, gallinules, and sea    Nov. 29-Dec. 4.
     ducks.
Maine:
    Ducks, geese, and brant:
        North Zone.....................  Dec. 18-Feb. 8.
        South & Coastal Zones..........  Jan. 7-Feb. 28.
Maryland:
    Doves..............................  Jan. 13- Jan. 31.
    Rails..............................  Nov. 22-Jan. 3.
    Woodcock...........................  Oct. 1-Oct. 23 & Feb. 1-Mar.
                                          10.
    Ducks..............................  Feb. 1-Mar. 9.
    Brant..............................  Feb. 1-Mar. 10.
    Light Geese........................  Feb. 25-Mar. 10.
Massachusetts:
    Ducks, mergansers, sea ducks, and    Oct. 2-Oct. 9 & Jan. 24-Feb. 3.
     coots.
New Hampshire:
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
        Northern Zone..................  Dec. 1-Jan. 14.
        Inland Zone....................  Nov. 8-Nov. 23 & Dec. 20-Jan.
                                          17.
    Coastal Zone.......................  Jan. 25-Mar. 10.
New Jersey:
    Woodcock:
        North Zone.....................  Oct. 1-Oct. 15 & Nov. 29-Jan.
                                          31.
        South Zone.....................  Oct. 1-Nov. 5 & Dec. 1-Dec. 15
                                          & Jan. 2-Jan. 31.
    Ducks, mergansers, coots, and
     brant:
        North Zone.....................  Jan. 16-Mar.10.
        South Zone.....................  Jan. 21-Mar. 10.
        Coastal Zone...................  Jan. 31-Mar. 10.
New York:
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
        Long Island Zone...............  Nov. 1-Nov. 19 & Nov. 29-Dec.
                                          10 & Jan. 31-Feb. 13.
        Northeastern Zone..............  Oct. 1 & Oct. 25-Oct. 29 & Dec.
                                          6-Jan. 13.
        Southeastern Zone..............  Oct. 1-Oct. 15 & Nov. 29-Dec. 3
                                          & Dec. 20-Jan. 13.
        Western Zone...................  Oct. 1-Oct. 15 & Nov. 10-Nov.
                                          26 & Jan. 3-Jan. 13.
North Carolina:
    Doves..............................  Oct. 4-Oct. 16.
    Rails, and gallinules..............  Dec. 13-Jan. 15.
    Woodcock...........................  Dec. 1-Dec. 11 & Feb. 1-Feb.
                                          26.
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots.......  Oct. 4-Oct. 16 & Feb. 1-Feb.
                                          12.
Pennsylvania:
    Doves..............................  Nov. 27-Dec. 15 & Jan. 3.
    Rails..............................  Nov. 22-Jan. 3.
    Woodcock and snipe.................  Sept. 1-Oct. 15 & Nov. 27-Dec.
                                          11 & Dec. 23-Jan. 3.
    Gallinules.........................  Nov. 22-Jan. 1.
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
        North Zone.....................  Oct. 25-Nov. 15 & Feb. 9-Mar.
                                          10.
        South Zone.....................  Oct. 18-Nov. 22 & Feb. 23-Mar.
                                          10.
        Northwest Zone.................  Dec. 6-Dec. 27 & Feb. 9-Mar.
                                          10.
        Lake Erie Zone.................  Jan. 19-Mar. 10.
    Canada, cackling, and white-fronted
     geese:
        SJBP Zone......................  Mar. 7-Mar. 10.
        AP Zone........................  Jan. 8-Mar. 10.
        RP Zone........................  Mar. 9-Mar. 10.
South Carolina:
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots.......  Nov. 1-Nov. 19 & Dec. 1-Dec.
                                          11.
Virginia:
    Doves..............................  Jan. 18-Jan. 31.
    Rails, gallinules..................  Nov. 16-Dec. 22.
    Woodcock...........................  Oct. 17-Nov. 10 & Dec. 9-Dec.
                                          26 & Jan. 13-Jan. 31.
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots.......  Nov. 29-Dec. 17 & Jan. 31-Feb.
                                          11.
    Canada and cackling geese:
        Eastern (AP) Zone..............  Nov. 17-Nov. 28 & Jan. 1-Jan.
                                          14 & Jan. 31-Feb. 23.
        Western (SJBP) Zone............  Feb. 16-Feb. 23.
        Brant..........................  Oct. 17-Nov. 22 & Nov. 29-Dec.
                                          17 & Jan. 31.
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                           MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Arkansas:

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    Ducks, mergansers, and coots.......  Feb. 1-Feb. 15.
Illinois:
    Doves..............................  Nov. 15-Dec. 1.
    Rails..............................  Sept. 1-Sept. 10 & Nov. 20-Dec.
                                          16.
    Woodcock...........................  Sept. 1-Oct. 15 & Nov. 30-Dec.
                                          16.
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots.......  Feb. 10-Mar. 10.
Indiana:
    Doves..............................  Oct. 18-Oct. 31 & Jan. 8-Jan.
                                          10.
    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. 23-Oct. 29 & Feb. 17-Mar.
                                          10.
        South Zone.....................  Oct. 30-Nov. 5 & Feb. 17-Mar.
                                          10.
Iowa:
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots.......  Jan. 1-Jan. 29.
Kentucky:
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots.......  Nov. 30-Dec. 6 & Feb. 1-Feb.
                                          15.
Louisiana:
    Doves..............................  Sept. 15-Oct. 1.
    Rails and gallinules...............  Nov. 2-Nov. 12 & Jan. 6-Jan.
                                          30.
        East Zone......................  Nov. 2-Nov. 12.
        West Zone......................  Jan. 6-Jan. 31.
    Woodcock...........................  Nov. 2-Dec. 17.
    Ducks:
        East Zone......................  Nov. 2-Nov. 19 & Dec. 6-Dec.
                                          17.
        West Zone......................  Nov. 2-Nov. 12 & Dec. 6-Dec. 17
                                          & Jan. 3-Jan. 9.
Michigan:
    Ducks, mergansers, coots, and        Jan. 3-Jan. 16 & Feb. 24-Mar.
     gallinules.                          10.
Minnesota:
    Doves..............................  Nov. 30-Dec. 16.
    Rails and snipe....................  Nov. 9-Dec. 16.
    Woodcock...........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 24 & Nov. 9-Dec.
                                          16.
    Ducks, mergansers, coots, and        Dec. 11-Jan. 24.
     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. 11-Sept. 26 & Feb. 10-
                                          Mar. 10.
Tennessee:
    Doves..............................  Sept. 29-Sept. 30 & Jan. 16-
                                          Jan. 30.
    Rails..............................  Nov. 10-Dec. 14.
    Woodcock...........................  Nov. 1-Nov. 12 & Dec. 6-Jan. 9
                                          & Feb. 1-Feb. 15.
    Snipe..............................  Nov. 14-Feb. 28.
    Gallinules.........................  Nov. 10-Dec. 12.
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots:......  Nov. 29-Dec. 3 & Jan. 31-Feb.
                                          28.
Wisconsin:
    Rails, snipe, and gallinules:
        North Zone.....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 24 & Nov. 24-Dec.
                                          5.
        South Zone.....................  Sept. 1-Oct. 1 & Oct. 11-Oct.
                                          15.
        Open Water Zone................  Same as South Zone.
    Woodcock...........................  Sept. 1-Sept. 24 & Nov. 9-Dec.
                                          16.
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots.......  Sept. 18-Sept. 19 & Jan. 7-Feb.
                                          11.
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                             CENTRAL FLYWAY
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Kansas:
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
        Low Plains.....................  Feb. 24-Mar. 10.
Montana (1):
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots.......  Sept. 22-Oct. 1.
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.

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    Ducks and coots....................  Sept. 11-Sept. 19.
    Sandhill cranes (2):
        Regular Season Area............  Oct. 16-Oct. 29.
        Estancia Valley Area...........  Nov. 8-Dec. 28.
    Gallinules.........................  Nov. 20-Dec. 26.
    Sora and Virginia rails............  Nov. 20-Dec. 26.
North Dakota:
    Ducks, mergansers, coots, and snipe  Sept. 1-Sept. 3 & Sept. 6-Sept.
                                          10.
Oklahoma:
    Doves..............................  Nov. 6-Nov. 22.
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
        Low Plains.....................  Feb. 14-Feb. 28.
    Gallinules and rails...............  Feb. 1-Mar. 9.
    Woodcock...........................  Dec. 15-Feb. 14.
    Sandhill cranes....................  Jan. 24-Feb. 6.
South Dakota:
        Ducks, mergansers, and coots:..
        High Plains....................  Sept. 1-Sept. 8.
        Low Plains:
            North Zone.................  Sept. 1-Sept. 24 & Dec. 11-Dec.
                                          19.
            Middle Zone................  Sept. 1-Sept. 24 & Dec. 11-Dec.
                                          19.
            South Zone.................  Oct. 2-Oct. 21 & Jan. 8-Jan.
                                          18.
Texas:
    Doves..............................  Nov. 19-Dec. 5.
    Rails, gallinules, and woodcock....  Jan. 31-Feb. 14.
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
        Low Plains.....................  Jan. 31-Feb. 14.
Wyoming:
    Doves..............................  Nov. 30-Dec. 16.
    Rails..............................  Nov. 10-Dec. 16.
    Ducks, mergansers, and coots
        Zone C1........................  Sept. 25-Sept. 26 & Oct. 20-
                                          Oct. 27.
        Zone C2........................  Sept. 18-Sept. 24 & Dec. 6-Dec.
                                          8.
        Zone C3........................  Same as Zone C2.
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                             PACIFIC FLYWAY
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Arizona:
    Doves..............................  Sept. 16-Nov. 1.
    Ducks, mergansers, coots, and
     gallinules:
        North Zone.....................  Sept. 27-Sept. 30.
        South Zone.....................  Feb. 1-Feb. 4.
California:
    Ducks, mergansers, coots, and
     gallinules:
        Colorado River Zone............  Feb. 1-Feb. 4.
        Southern Zone..................  Feb. 26-Feb. 27.
        Southern San Joaquin Valley      Feb. 26-Feb. 27.
         Zone.
        Balance of State Zone..........  Feb. 26-Feb. 27.
    Canada geese, cackling geese, and
     white-fronted geese:
        Southern Zone (3)..............  Feb. 26-Feb. 27.
    Light geese:
        Southern Zone (3)..............  Feb. 26-Feb. 27.
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
        Zone 1.........................  Oct. 1-Nov. 14 & Dec. 15-Dec.
                                          16.
        Zone 2.........................  Oct. 31-Dec. 16.
        Band-tailed pigeons (4)........  Sept. 1-Sept. 14 & Sept. 24-
                                          Dec. 16.
Utah:
        Doves..........................  Oct. 31-Dec. 16.
        Band-tailed pigeons............  Oct. 31-Dec. 16.
Washington:
    Doves                                Oct. 31-Dec. 16.
    Ducks, mergansers, coots, and dark
     geese:
        East Zone......................  Oct. 2 & Feb. 5.
        West Zone......................  Sept. 25 & Feb. 5.
    Light geese and brant..............  Feb. 5.
Wyoming:
    Doves..............................  Nov. 30-Dec. 16.
    Sora and Virginia rails............  Nov. 10-Dec. 16.

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    Ducks, mergansers, and coots.......  Sept. 18-Sept. 19
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(1) In Montana, the limits are 2 daily and 6 in possession.
(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. 2021-18429 Filed 8-30-21; 8:45 am]
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