August 12 – Migratory Gamebird Public Hearing, Newburyport – The Fisheries and Wildlife Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at 3:00 P.M., at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 6 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport, to establish rules and regulations relative to the 2014-2015 migratory gamebird seasons and method of take. A vote on these regulations will immediately follow the hearing. Click here for directions to the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Please note that there is no entrance fee for visiting the headquarters and visitor center; a fee is charged only for access to the refuge itself.
I'm trying to read my notes from yesterday. Berkshire zone opens Oct. 13 Central opens Oct. 14 Coastal opens Oct. 15
I didn't write anything down about the late goose change. It had to do with resident geese on the Cape, if I remember correctly, and extending the season there. But don't quote me.
I would think the regs would be online today.
My first time going to one of these hearings. Well worth it. Glad I went yesterday. Mass has one of the most senior waterfowl biologist in the country. He started in the early 70's. The guy knows his stuff about ducks.