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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-BF07 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Migratory Bird Hunting; 2022–23 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations  

This proposed rule would establish annual hunting regulations for certain migratory game birds for the 2022-23 hunting season. The FWS annually prescribes outside limits (frameworks) within which States may select hunting seasons. This proposed rule provides the regulatory schedule, announces the Service Migratory Bird Regulations Committee and Flyway Council meetings, describes the proposed regulatory alternatives for the 2022-23 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.

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 
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
Notice of Meeting  03/25/2021  86 FR 15957   
Meeting  04/06/2021 
NPRM  08/31/2021  86 FR 48649   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/30/2021 
NPRM - Proposed Frameworks  12/00/2021 
NPRM - Proposed Tribal Regulations  01/00/2022 
Final Action - Final Frameworks  02/00/2022 
Final Action - Final Tribal Regulations  04/00/2022 
Final Action - Season Selections  06/00/2022 
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:
Jerome Ford
Assistant Director--Migratory Bird Program
Department of the Interior
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
5275 Leesburg Pike, MS-MB,
Falls Church, VA 22041-3803
Phone:703 358-1050