Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service: Migratory Bird Hunting; Late Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds
GAO-14-123R: Oct 28, 2013
GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior (Interior), Fish and Wildlife Service's new rule on migratory bird hunting; late seasons and bag and possession limits for certain migratory game birds. GAO found that (1) the final rule prescribes final late-season hunting seasons, hours, areas, and daily bag and possession limits for general waterfowl seasons and those early seasons for which states previously deferred selection. Taking of migratory birds is prohibited unless specifically provided for by annual regulations. This rule permits taking of designated species during the 2013-14 season; and (2) the Interior complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.