Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service: Migratory Bird Hunting; Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on Certain Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands for the 2012-13 Late Season
GAO-13-86R: Oct 5, 2012
GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior (Interior), Fish and Wildlife Service's new rule on migratory bird hunting; migratory bird hunting regulations on certain federal Indian reservations and ceded lands for the 2012-13 late season. GAO found that (1) the final rule prescribes special late-season migratory bird hunting regulations for certain tribes on federal Indian reservations, off-reservation trust lands, and ceded lands. The final rule also allows the establishment of season bag limits and, thus, harvest at levels compatible with populations and habitat conditions; (2) Interior complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.