Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service: Migratory Bird Hunting; Final Frameworks for Early-Season Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations
GAO-11-939R: Sep 13, 2011
GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior (Interior), Fish and Wildlife Service's new rule on migratory bird hunting. GAO found that (1) the final rule prescribes final early-season frameworks from which the states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands may select season dates, limits, and other options for the 2011-12 migratory bird hunting seasons. Early seasons are those that generally open prior to October 1, and include seasons in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands; and (2) Interior complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.