Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations for the 2011-12 Season

Docket ID: FWS-R9-MB-2011-0014
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Parent Agency: Department of the Interior (DOI)
We issue annual hunting regulations for certain migratory game birds for the 2011-2012 hunting season. We annually prescribe outside limits (frameworks), within which States may select hunting seasons. We also request proposals from Indian tribes that wish to establish special migratory bird hunting regulations on Federal Indian reservations and ceded lands and proposals for the 2011-2012 spring/summer migratory bird subsistence season in Alaska. Migratory game bird hunting seasons provide hunting opportunities for recreation and sustenance; aid Federal, State, and tribal governments in the management of migratory game birds; and permit harvests at levels compatible with migratory bird population status and habitat conditions.
RIN: 1018-AX34
Impacts and Effects: Small Entities (Business)
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 20
Priority: Economically Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2011
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: Yes
Legal Authorities: 16 USC 703 to 712; 16 USC 742(a) to 742(j)
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: Business
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM04/08/201176 FR 19876
NPRM06/22/201176 FR 36508
NPRM07/26/201176 FR 44729
NPRM08/08/201176 FR 48694
NPRM Comment Period End08/18/2011
NPRM08/26/201176 FR 53536
Final Action08/30/201176 FR 54052
Final Action09/01/201176 FR 54676
Final Action09/01/201176 FR 54658
NPRM Comment Period End09/06/2011
Final Action09/21/201176 FR 58682
Final Action Effective09/24/2011
Final Action Effective09/24/2011
Final Action09/26/201176 FR 59298
Final Action09/26/201176 FR 59271
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Sep 06, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/26/2011
ID: FWS-R9-MB-2011-0014-0337
Comment Period Closed
Aug 31, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 06/22/2011
ID: FWS-R9-MB-2011-0014-0175
Comment Period Closed
Aug 18, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/08/2011
ID: FWS-R9-MB-2011-0014-0314
Comment Period Closed
Aug 05, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 07/26/2011
ID: FWS-R9-MB-2011-0014-0204
Comment Period Closed
May 15, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 04/08/2011
ID: FWS-R9-MB-2011-0014-0001

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 08/30/2011
ID: FWS-R9-MB-2011-0014-0348
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 08/30/2011
ID: FWS-R9-MB-2011-0014-0349
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 08/30/2011
ID: FWS-R9-MB-2011-0014-0350


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Comments Received*
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Proposed Rule
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Final Rule
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Agency Contact
Ronald Kokel
Wildlife Biologist, Division of Migratory Bird Management
703 358-1714
4401 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203
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