[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 7 (Wednesday, January 11, 2012)]
[Pages 1718-1719]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-357]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-MB-2011-N272; FF09M21200-123-FXMB1231099BPP0L2]

Migratory Bird Hunting; Service Regulations Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: The Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter Service) will 
conduct an open meeting on February 1, 2012, to identify and discuss 
preliminary issues concerning the 2012-13 migratory bird hunting 

DATES: The meeting will be held February 1, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The Service Regulations Committee will meet at the Holiday 
Inn Hotel and Suites Denver Airport Hotel, 6900 Tower Road, Denver, CO 
80249; (303) 574-1300.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chief, Division of Migratory Bird 
Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, 
ms-4107-ARLSQ, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240; (703) 358-1714.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authority of the Migratory Bird 
Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703-712), the Service regulates the hunting of 
migratory game birds. We update the migratory game bird hunting 
regulations, located at 50 CFR part 20, annually. Through these 
regulations, we establish the frameworks, or outside limits, for season 
lengths, bag limits, and areas for migratory game bird hunting. To help 
us in this process, we have administratively divided the nation into 
four Flyways (Atlantic, Mississippi, Central, and Pacific), each of 
which has a Flyway Council. Representatives from the Service, the 
Service's Migratory Bird Regulations Committee, and Flyway Council 
Consultants will meet on February 1, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. to identify 
preliminary issues concerning the 2012-13 migratory bird hunting 
regulations for discussion and review by the Flyway Councils at their 
March meetings.
    In accordance with Department of the Interior (hereinafter 
Department) policy

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regarding meetings of the Service Regulations Committee attended by any 
person outside the Department, these meetings are open to public 

    Dated: December 29, 2011.
Jerome Ford,
Assistant Director, Migratory Birds, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-357 Filed 1-10-12; 8:45 am]