Expanded Waterfowl Hunting at Nestucca Bay NWR

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Comment Period (4/1/20 to 4/30/20) OPEN for Expanded Hunting Opportunities Proposed at Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge


Expanded Hunting Opportunities Proposed at Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes expanding hunting opportunities on Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge for the 2020-2021 season. The Service is expanding opportunities for hunting geese on 141 acres of tidal marsh at Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge in accordance with the refuge’s Nestucca Bay Waterfowl Hunt Plan 2013. The Service already allows the hunting of ducks and coots on the 141 acres. Now the Service proposes to allow the hunting of geese on 108 acres of Brooten Marsh and 33 acres at the mouth of Little Nestucca River seven days per week in accordance with State and Federal regulation 50 CFR 32.26.21.

Once completed, the final Hunt Plan will establish new hunting regulations and locations for these refuge lands.  We are seeking comments on the Draft Compatibility Determination for waterfowl hunting concurrently with the Draft Hunt Plan.

Written comments on the proposed expansion can be mailed to the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Attention: Hunt Plan Comment, 2127 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport OR 97365. They can also be submitted via email to: Oregoncoast@fws.gov. Please specify "Nestucca Bay Hunt Plan Comment" in the subject line. 

The 30-day Comment Period Begins on April 1, 2020 and ends on April 30, 2020. 

Nestucca Bay NWR Draft Compatibility Determination for Waterfowl Hunting

Categorical Exclusion for expanding opportunities for waterfowl hunting on 141
acres of tidal marsh at Nestucca Bay NWR.