Meeting Notice: Service Migratory Bird Regulations Committee
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Migratory Bird Regulations Committee (SRC) will meet on September 28 - 29, 2021, to consider and develop proposed regulations for the 2022–23 migratory game bird hunting seasons. Meetings on both days will commence at approximately noon eastern and are open to the public.
Meeting: Due to continuing concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the September 28 - 29, 2021, meetings will be conducted telephonically with or without the aid of video technology. You can watch the meeting live at the following links:
Accommodation requests: The Service is committed to providing access to the SRC meeting for all participants and observers. Please direct all requests for sign language interpreting services, closed captioning, or other accommodation needs. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerome Ford, Assistant Director, Migratory Birds, (202) 208–1050.
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 bird hunting regulations, located in title 50 of the Code of Federal regulations in part 20, annually. Through these regulations, we establish the frameworks, or outside limits, for season lengths, bag and possession limits, shooting hours, and areas for migratory game bird hunting. These frameworks are necessary to allow State selections of seasons and limits and to allow harvest at levels compatible with migratory game bird population status and habitat conditions. Migratory game bird hunting seasons provide opportunities for recreation and sustenance, and aid Federal, State, and tribal governments in the management of migratory game birds.
In accordance with Departmental policy, these meetings are open to public observation. Transcripts from this meeting will be available, and results of deliberations will be published as a proposed rule in the Federal Register in late 2021 or early 2022.