Fish and Wildlife Service:
Migratory Bird Hunting; Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on Certain Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands for the 1999-2000 Late Season
OGC-00-3: Published: Oct 5, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Wildlife Service's (FWS) new rule on migratory bird hunting on certain federal Indian reservations and ceded lands for the 1999-2000 late season. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would prescribe special late-season hunting regulations for certain tribes on federal Indian reservations, off-reservation trust lands, and ceded lands in response to tribal requests to recognize their authority to regulate hunting on their reservations under established guidelines; and (2) FWS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.