Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service: Migratory Bird Hunting; Final Frameworks for Late-Season Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations
GAO-14-120R: Oct 28, 2013
GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior (Interior), Fish and Wildlife Service's new rule on the migratory bird hunting; final frameworks for late-season migratory bird hunting regulations. GAO found that (1) the final rule prescribes final late-season frameworks from which the states may select season dates, limits, and other options for the 2013-14 migratory bird hunting seasons. Late seasons include most waterfowl seasons, the earliest of which commenced on September 21, 2013. The effect of this final rule is to facilitate the selection of hunting seasons and to further the annual establishment of the late-season migratory bird hunting regulations; and (2) Interior complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.