[Federal Register: December 19, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 242)]
[Page 75217]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

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, 2006, to identify and discuss 
preliminary issues concerning the 2006-07 migratory bird hunting 

DATES: The meeting will be held February 1, 2006.

ADDRESSES: The Service Regulations Committee will meet at the Embassy 
Suites Hotel, Denver--International Airport, 7001 Yampa Street, Denver, 
Colorado, (303) 574-3000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Millsap, Chief, Division of 
Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department 
of the Interior, ms MBSP-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 U.S. Fish and Wildlife 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, 2006, at 8:30 a.m. 
to identify preliminary issues concerning the 2006-07 migratory bird 
hunting regulations for discussion and review by the Flyway Councils at 
their March meetings.
    In accordance with Departmental policy regarding meetings of the 
Service Regulations Committee attended by any person outside the 
Department, these meetings are open to public observation.

    Dated: December 6, 2005.
Paul R. Schmidt,
Assistant Director, Migratory Birds, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
 [FR Doc. E5-7473 Filed 12-16-05; 8:45 am]