It need's to be at least 6x the daily. But mostly it's for OOS hunters.
First it must be said that on migratory birds, It is in your possession until..well it has been fully consumed or given away, including carcass. Before if you and your buddy went hunting and got limit, You took all birds you legally can not hunt until those birds are consumed or given away. Now you and two others can limit out without one person being over the pos limit.
say you and four others limits and all decided to give you the birds.... Your over the pos limit. Let's say you make jerky or sausage with the birds..they are still in your pos and your still over the limit, until consumed. this was suppose to help put a end to market hunting...FED's don't care where they came from either.. Seem's like it's promoting wasting birds.
Not 100% but I think on other not federally controlled species possession is in the field, truck, boat etc until it is dressed and stored.
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