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Canoes and Kayaks Do Not Need Throwable Flotation Device

RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 28, 2008) – In an effort to bring North Carolina into compliance with federal regulations for recreational boating, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is currently preparing modifications to personal flotation device (PFD) requirements. In state waters, canoes and kayaks do not and will not need a Type…


Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Boat Safely This July 4th Weekend

Frankfort, Ky. – July 4th is the busiest boating weekend of the year in Kentucky. Congested waters make for dangerous conditions, so boaters should be extra careful as they enjoy the holiday. Be aware of all other boaters nearby, especially personal watercraft (manufactured under the trade names Jet Ski, Sea-Doo,…


Drunken Boaters Win A Night In Jail

After being arrested, handcuffed and booked into the Clark County Detention Center for operating a vessel while under the influence of alcohol, there are at least five boaters who will think twice about drinking alcohol the next time they go boating. The five boaters were arrested during an OUI checkpoint…


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….


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…


Water Sports Enthusiasts Sought For Boating Committee

The Clark County Commission is accepting applications from boating enthusiasts who are interested in filling one of two vacancies on the county’s seven-member Boating Facilities and Safety Committee. Applicants must be a resident of Clark County. One vacancy is for an individual who is a member of a nonprofit organization…


Bay City State Recreation Area Hosting 14th Annual Free Fishing Festival

The Bay City State Recreation Area will host its 14th Annual Free Fishing Festival on Saturday, June 7, to celebrate Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend. During Free Fishing Weekend, no fishing license is required; however, all other fishing regulations apply. The festival starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m….


Waterloo Recreation Area Celebrates Free Fishing Weekend June 7

Waterloo Recreation Area will celebrate a “GO-Get Outdoors” Free Fishing Weekend with a variety of activities for families on Saturday, June 7, at the Portage Lake Unit. The recreation area is planning a “Start of Summer Celebration,” where participants can meet Smokey Bear and learn about different kinds of outdoor…


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….