30-day Emergency Closure Subsistence Waterfowl YK Delta Region

The spring waterfowl season will be closed during the initiation of migratory bird nesting from June 1-June 30, 2022 for all species except scoters. The spring waterfowl season will be closed for scoters from June 6-July 5, 2022. This emergency closure comes after consultation with the Association of Village Council Presidents Waterfowl Conservation Committee and field biologists from the Service. This closure is established in 50 CRF 92.21 and through the publication of this notice. A special closure for Black Brant, from the time of egg laying until young birds are fledged, remains in effect through July 15, 2022. As a reminder, egg collecting for emperor geese remains closed in 2022. For more information, contact Aaron Moses.