Rulemaking Proposals Open to Public Comment
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
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
E-MAIL FOR OVERALL AGENCY RULE-MAKING LIAISON: Becky.Orff@maine.gov