Hunting or Fishing From Your Boat

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Many are out this fall hunting and fishing. Are you using a boat to hunt or fish? Please obey all boating laws and follow all safe boating or paddling practices.

Here are a few tips to consider:

  • Wear a life jacket at all times while on the water. Have your canine companion wear one as well.
  • Never overload your boat (with too many people or too much gear).
  • Take extra precautions to avoid falling overboard, capsizing, or swamping. Many accidents occur when an angler or hunter leans over the boat edge or suddenly stands up.
  • Be aware of conditions for hypothermia especially if you fall in the water.
  • Always check weather before getting underway and assess conditions throughout the day.
  • File a float plan with friends and family.

Enjoy and always follow the #1 rule: stay safe.