Final Rule Removes Two Unused Depredation Orders
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has published a Final Rulethat will remove 50 CFR 21.42 and 21.45, regulations that allow control of migratory game birds (21.42) and Purple Gallinules (21.45) without permits to do so. There have been no requests for authorization of a depredation order under ? 21.42 for many years, and no reports of activities undertaken under ? 21.45 in the last 10 years. Control of depredating birds may still be undertaken under depredation permits in accordance with the regulations at 50 CFR 21.41.