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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-BD89 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Migratory Bird Hunting; 2020-2021 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations 

We propose to establish annual hunting regulations for certain migratory game birds for the 2020-2021 hunting season. We annually prescribe outside limits (frameworks), within which States may select hunting seasons. This proposed rule provides the regulatory schedule, describes the proposed regulatory alternatives for the 2020-2021 duck hunting seasons, and requests proposals from Indian tribes that wish to establish special migratory game bird hunting regulations on Federal Indian reservations and ceded lands. Migratory game bird hunting seasons provide 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 game bird population status and habitat conditions. We rely on a regulatory impact analysis developed in 2013 to quantify the costs and benefits of different regulatory alternatives in these annual hunting regulations. We will incorporate the most recent available data in this analysis to inform the final rule and subsequent rulemakings.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 20   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 703 to 712    16 U.S.C. 742a-j   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/15/2019  84 FR 55120   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/15/2019 
NPRM--Proposed Frameworks  03/19/2020  85 FR 15870   
NPRM Comment Period End  04/20/2020 
NPRM--Proposed Tribal Regulations  04/02/2020  85 FR 18532   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/04/2020 
Final Frameworks  06/00/2020 
Final Tribal Regulations  07/00/2020 
Season Selections  08/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Dr. Eric L. Kershner
Chief, Branch of Conservation, Permits, and Regulations
Department of the Interior
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: MB,
Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone:703 358-2376
Fax:703 358-2217