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Migratory Bird Framework and Hunting Opportunities for Veterans #7433764 02/14/19 05:42 AM
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From part of the ‘‘Natural Resources Management Act’’

https://www.washingtonpost.com/clim...est-public-lands-package-heres-whats-it/
https://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/7432688/

PDF of the entire bill.
https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/s47/BILLS-116s47pcs.pdf

Subtitle E—Migratory Bird Framework and Hunting Opportunities for Veterans
19 SEC. 4401. FEDERAL CLOSING DATE FOR HUNTING OF
20 DUCKS, MERGANSERS, AND COOTS.
21 Section 3 of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16
22 U.S.C. 704) is amended by adding at the end the fol23 lowing:
24 ‘‘(c) FEDERAL FRAMEWORK CLOSING DATE FOR
25 HUNTING OF DUCKS, MERGANSERS, AND COOTS.—
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1 ‘‘(1) REGULATIONS RELATING TO FRAMEWORK
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1 under subparagraph (A) shall not be later than
2 January 31 of each year.
3 ‘‘(2) SPECIAL HUNTING DAYS FOR YOUTHS,
4 VETERANS, AND ACTIVE MILITARY PERSONNEL.—
5 ‘‘(A) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding the
6 Federal framework closing date under para7 graph (1) and subject to subparagraphs (B)
8 and (C), the Secretary shall allow States to se9 lect 2 days for youths and 2 days for veterans
10 (as defined in section 101 of title 38, United
11 States Code) and members of the Armed Forces
12 on active duty, including members of the Na13 tional Guard and Reserves on active duty (other
14 than for training), to hunt eligible ducks, geese,
15 swans, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and galli16 nules, if the Secretary determines that the addi17 tion of those days is consistent with science18 based and sustainable harvest management.
19 Such days shall be treated as separate from,
20 and in addition to, the annual Federal frame21 work hunting season lengths.
22 ‘‘(B) REQUIREMENTS.—In selecting days
23 under subparagraph (A), a State shall ensure
24 that—
25 ‘‘(i) the days selected—
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1 ‘‘(I) may only include the hunt2 ing of duck, geese, swan, merganser,
3 coot, moorhen, and gallinule species
4 that are eligible for hunting under the
5 applicable annual Federal framework;
6 ‘‘(II) are not more than 14 days
7 before or after the Federal framework
8 hunting season for ducks, mergansers,
9 and coots; and
10 ‘‘(III) are otherwise consistent
11 with the Federal framework; and
12 ‘‘(ii) the total number of days in a
13 hunting season for any migratory bird spe14 cies, including any days selected under
15 subparagraph (A), is not more than 107
16 days.
17 ‘‘(C) LIMITATION.—A State may combine
18 the 2 days allowed for youths with the 2 days
19 allowed for veterans and members of the Armed
20 Forces on active duty under subparagraph (A),
21 but in no circumstance may a State have more
22 than a total of 4 additional days added to its
23 regular hunting season for any purpose.
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1 section for the Federal framework for migratory bird
2 hunting for the 2019–2020 hunting season and each
3 hunting season thereafter.’’.

Re: Migratory Bird Framework and Hunting Opportunities for Veterans [Re: Sniper John] #7433767 02/14/19 06:00 AM
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And one other from the bill that would be relative to the migratory forum.

SEC. 7002. REAUTHORIZATION OF NEOTROPICAL MIGRATORY BIRD CONSERVATION ACT.
21 Section 10 of the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 6109) is amended to read as follows:
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1 ‘‘SEC. 10. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
2 ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this Act $6,500,000 for each of fiscal
4 years 2018 through 2022.
5 ‘‘(b) USE OF FUNDS.—Of the amounts made available under subsection (a) for each fiscal year, not less than
75 percent shall be expended for projects carried out at a location outside of the United States.’’.

Re: Migratory Bird Framework and Hunting Opportunities for Veterans [Re: Sniper John] #7434047 02/14/19 05:22 PM
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This includes a lot of non-game species in the lists of approved funding for conservation. These are the type of funding that needs to be looked at as multi-species funding. Please push the local mangers to use this type of funds for multi-specie use. example of good shore bird/ upland prairie bird habitat is good snipe, rails, and spring returning waterfowl.


Birds of Conservation Concern & Bird Species Considered as Neotropical Migrants under the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act is the list of 386 bird species defined as neotropical migrants under the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act.

[img]https://www.fws.gov/birds/grants/neotropical-migratory-bird-conservation-act/nmbca-bird-list.php[/img]

The Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) addresses migratory bird population needs on a continental scale and conserves birds throughout their life cycles. The projects our grants support in other countries foster security, generate good will, and improve foreign relations, while sustaining healthy bird populations.

Since 2002, the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act has provided more than $66 million in grants to support 570 projects in 36 countries. Partners have contributed an additional $250 million, affecting 4.5 million acres of habitat. The networks that have developed as a result of NMBCA funding have evolved into powerful conservation alliances.
◾Learn how to apply for a NMBCA Grant.
◾View the most recent approved projects.
◾Download the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act

Fact Sheet (1.1MB)

About the Grants Program

The NMBCA program provides matching grants to Neotropical migratory bird conservation projects throughout the Western Hemisphere, with at least 75 percent of funding going to projects outside the United States. The competitive grants require that grant requests be matched by partner contributions at no less than a 3-to-1 ratio.

The purpose of the

Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act is to provide financial support and foster international cooperation for initiatives that will perpetuate healthy bird populations.

The NMBCA program operates on an annual grant cycle. Each year, a panel of Service staff and outside experts reviews eligible project proposals and makes recommendations for funding to the FWS Director. The Director approves the projects for funding on behalf of the Secretary of the Department of the Interior. An Advisory Group convened by the Secretary of the Interior makes policy recommendations to the program.

Identifying Measures of Performance and Achieving Conservation Targets (IMPACT)

The IMPACT program targets a portion of NMBCA funding on a group of particularly threatened Neotropical migratory birds with the goal of achieving a measurable biological improvement in these species over the next 5-10 years. Twenty-five to 30 percent of available NMBCA funding will be dedicated in support of projects that propose to address these species and shorebird initiatives as outlined in these instructions. The remaining 70-75 percent of funds will be dedicated in support of the traditional NMBCA program, where conservation projects addressing any Neotropical migratory bird species are eligible.

Download the IMPACT Program

Fact Sheet (708.6KB)

Contacts

If you would like to receive important announcements about NMBCA (about three times per year, via e-mail) or if you have questions about the NMBCA program, please contact us.

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E-mail: neotropical@fws.gov
Telephone: 703/358 1784
Fax: 703/358 2282

Re: Migratory Bird Framework and Hunting Opportunities for Veterans [Re: Sniper John] #7437045 02/18/19 05:48 AM
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That is good information. Thanks for sharing.


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