[Federal Register: July 23, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 141)]
[Proposed Rules]               
[Page 43964]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 32

RIN 1018-AT40

2004-2005 Refuge-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations; 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Correction to proposed regulations.


SUMMARY: This document contains corrections to the proposed regulations 
which were published June 30, 2004, (69 FR 39552). The proposed 
regulations related to the addition of 10 refuges and wetland 
management districts to the list of areas open for hunting and/or sport 
fishing programs and increase the activities available at 7 other 
refuges. We also develop pertinent refuge-specific regulations for 
those activities and amend certain regulations on other refuges that 
pertain to migratory game bird hunting, upland game hunting, big game 
hunting, and sport fishing for the 2004-2005 season.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before July 30, 2004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leslie Marler, (703) 358-2397.



    We issue refuge-specific regulations when we open wildlife refuges 
to migratory game bird hunting, upland game hunting, big game hunting, 
or sport fishing. These regulations list the wildlife species that you 
may hunt or fish, season, bag or creel limits, methods of hunting or 
sport fishing, descriptions of areas open to hunting or sport fishing, 
and other provisions as appropriate. The regulations that are the 
subject of these corrections increase opportunity to hunt upland game 
only at Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge in the State of Indiana.

Need for Correction

    We provided information in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section 
indicating that Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge was opening for the 
first time to migratory bird and upland game. The refuge is not opening 
to migratory bird hunting. The ``X'' will be removed from the chart in 
the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION on page 39553 under migratory bird 
hunting, and the amendatory text under Sec.  32.33 for that refuge 
should continue to reflect that migratory bird hunting is reserved and 
that we are opening to upland game hunting.

Correction of Publication

    Accordingly, the publication on June 30, 2004, of the proposed 
regulations is corrected as follows:


Sec.  32.33  [Corrected]

    1. Direction 15 on page 39595 in the third column is 
corrected by adding instruction c. as follows: c. Revising paragraph B. 
of ``Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge.''
    2. The listing for Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge should be 
inserted on page 39595 in the third column in Sec.  32.33 before the 
listing for ``Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge''. The listing reads 
as follows:

Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge * * *

    B. Upland Game Hunting. We allow hunting of squirrel in accordance 
with State regulations subject to the following condition: We require a 
refuge permit.
* * * * *

    Dated: July 19, 2004.
Susan Wilkinson,
Fish and Wildlife Service, Federal Register Liaison.
[FR Doc. 04-16763 Filed 7-22-04; 8:45 am]