Rulemaking Proposals Open to Public Comment

ADVERTISE:  February 19, 2020

AGENCY:  Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE:  Chapter 16.11 – Migratory Game Bird Hunting

CONTACT PERSON FOR THIS FILING:  Becky Orff, Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, 41 State House Station, 284 State Street, Augusta, ME  04333; Tel: 207-287-5202;

PUBLIC HEARING (if any):  Tuesday, March 10, 2020 @ 5:30pm  - Camden National Bank Ice Vault, 203 Whitten Road, Hallowell

COMMENT DEADLINE:  March 20, 2020

BRIEF SUMMARY:  The Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has scheduled a public hearing to consider the adoption of rules pertaining to season dates and bag limits for the hunting of ducks, geese and other migratory game birds. The proposed rule will protect migratory game birds from over-harvest by setting these limitations. The second segment of the coastal zone hunt is proposed to start on November 6, 2020 to include a weekend that would otherwise be lost if the season was set to be concurrent with the sea duck season as in the past. Please contact the agency contact person above for a complete copy of the proposed rule.

IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES OR COUNTIES:  No fiscal impact is anticipated.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY FOR THIS RULE:  12 MRSA, Sections 10104 and 11855



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