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Spring Boating Should Include Planning For Emergencies

Spring Boating Should Include Planning For Emergencies

Bizrate  It may not feel much like spring, but Arkansans will soon be heading to the water for fishing, boating, skiing and other activities. It is highly recommended to check the boat and its gear. When you head out, it is a good idea to leave a boating plan with…


NDOW Says “Don’t Put That Boat Away Just Yet”

Just as Memorial Day marks the official beginning of the annual boating season on Lake Mead and Lake Mohave, Labor Day marks the official ending. With their children heading back to school, many boaters put their boats away for the year. But that could be a big mistake. “Some of…


Safety First For Fourth of July Boaters

LITTLE ROCK – Family picnics, fireworks and being on the water all are things associated with the Fourth of July. One more thing should be added to that list – safety. According to Bob Cushing, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Boating Education Program coordinator, this is one of the busiest…


Safe Boating for this Fourth of July and Throughout the Summer

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 23, 2008)– With summer officially here and the Fourth of July holiday a couple of weeks away, more Tar Heel residents and visitors will be enjoying recreational boating, including after sunset. Officers with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will patrol waterways across the state throughout the summer,…


Henry, Lee Counties, Skunk River in Washington County Closed to Recreational Boating

DES MOINES — Recreational boating is now prohibited on rivers and streams in Henry County and in the Skunk River in Washington County. Similar bans are also in place in Lee County and the Mississippi River from mile marker 169 to 482.9, an area from Rock Island, Ill., to St….


KDWP Boating Program Awarded Grant For Youth Efforts

Variety of promotional events in planning stage PRATT — The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association, has announced that the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks’ Boating Education Program has been selected as a 2008/2009 National Recreation and Park Association Take…


Game Wardens Report Kids Not Wearing Life Jackets

Despite a law mandating life jacket wear for kids, Nevada game wardens are reporting a disturbing trend on local waterways. Many children are not wearing life jackets while boating. The law was changed early this year upping the age requirement by one year, and now all children under the age…


Personal Watercraft Require Attentive and Knowledgeable Operators

RALEIGH, N.C. – Propelled by jets of water, personal watercraft are fast and easy to maneuver, which is a large part of their appeal – and their potential danger. “You need to know how your personal watercraft works and the regulations that apply to its ownership and operation before you…


Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Boater Education Saves Lives

Frankfort, Ky. – Summer brings thousands of boaters to Kentucky’s waterways. Boating in Kentucky is a growing attraction for tourists, as well as a popular way for families to enjoy vacation time together. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources encourages every boater to stay safe on the water….


IDNR Reminds Boaters and Anglers to Practice Safety as Weather Warms in Illinois

Public urged to take boating safety class before heading out on the water SPRINGFIELD –Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is urging boaters and anglers to be safe while on the water this spring and summer.  The Agency is also reminding boaters about the benefits to signing up for a…