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Life-saving Holiday Gift for Boaters

Have you been wandering the shopping mall trying to find the perfect gift for the holidays? If your loved one is a boater, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has a suggestion. A new, comfortable life jacket could be the best gift you could ever give, and your…


Waterfowl Hunters Should Wear Life Jackets

Waterfowl hunters throughout Indiana are being strongly reminded by Indiana Conservation Officers, that a life jacket will not work unless it is being worn.  “Our ‘Wear It’ campaign to promote life jacket use is not just for the warm weather months” said Michael Crider, director of the Department of Natural…


Duck Hunters Are Boaters Too

Many duck hunters don’t see themselves as boaters because they generally use their boat simply as the means to get to and from their hunting spot. After all it’s not like they are towing skiers or an inner tube full of kids around the lake, but nothing could be further…


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…


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…


Floaters and Rafters Beware!

Montana’s annual spring high waters are flooding some rivers as snow pack in the mountains melts and spring rains continue in June. The resulting high waters,   especially on Montana’s western rivers, increase the risk of downing deaths for early season floaters.   “Spring took its time coming. Now higher temperatures…


Visit the Safe Boating Celebration at Lake Pleasant

Is your watercraft safe and ready for the water? If you hesitated while answering this question, then you won’t want to miss the 2008 Arizona Safe Boating Celebration at Lake Pleasant Regional Park on May 17 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Boating experts from the Arizona Game and Fish…


DNR Warns Early Season Anglers About Danger of Cold-Water Shock

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds early-season anglers about the danger of cold-water shock and the importance of wearing a life jacket, especially in May and early June. “The shock of a fall into cold water is certainly one of the biggest hazards for early season anglers,” said…


DNREC Offers Free Estuary Experiences at St. Jones and Blackbird Creek Reserves

DNREC’s Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve is offering free estuary experiences this spring at the St. Jones and Blackbird Creek Reserves.  Spring Birding Hike at the Blackbird Creek Reserve Friday, April 25                      7 – 9 a.m. Join a naturalist and a local birder and journey on a birding hike. …