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Boat Safety For Waterfowl Hunters

Duck hunters hunting from a boat in Pennsylvania are urged to wear a properly-fitted personal flotation device (PFD) while on the water, advised John Dunn, Pennsylvania Game Commission Game Bird Section supervisor. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, every year several hunters die from drowning and hypothermia. Many waterfowlers do not consider themselves boaters, Dunn… Read more Boat Safety For Waterfowl Hunters

Boating Safety for July 4th

Image via Wikipedia COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Watercraft encourages boaters to enjoy fireworks shows and to stay sober and boat safely on the July 4th holiday weekend, which represents among the busiest boating weekends of the year. Accidents happen quickly on the water and often come with… Read more Boating Safety for July 4th

New Ohio Boating Maps

Image via Wikipedia COLUMBUS, OH – Recreational boaters looking for a marina facility or convenient boat launch ramp can request the newly updated Ohio Boating Areas map and guide from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Watercraft. The free publication is available online at www.ohiodnr.com and by calling toll-free 1-877-4BOATER. Recreational boating… Read more New Ohio Boating Maps

ODNR Boating Safety Week May 16th to 23rd

Image via Wikipedia COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Watercraft is again joining with boating agencies and organizations across the nation in an annual effort to raise awareness of boater safety programs. During National Safe Boating Week, which runs May 16-22, the ODNR Division of Watercraft will underscore the… Read more ODNR Boating Safety Week May 16th to 23rd

Ohio Boater Safety: Prevent Hypothermia

Image via Wikipedia COLUMBUS, OH – Perhaps about the only thing worse than the embarrassment of wetting your pants while boating or fishing is to sustain an unexpected, full-body immersion into cold water which can lead to hypothermia that requires medical treatment orĀ  that may lead to a fatality. Hypothermia is a condition in which… Read more Ohio Boater Safety: Prevent Hypothermia

Walleye Run Begins on Maumee and Sandusky: ODNR Urges Anglers to Wade Safely

Image via Wikipedia COLUMBUS, OH – The arrival of the popular “walleye run” along the Maumee and Sandusky rivers and other early spring fishing opportunities is about to begin and anglers are advised by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to observe some basic safety tips while wading and boating in pursuit of their… Read more Walleye Run Begins on Maumee and Sandusky: ODNR Urges Anglers to Wade Safely

Boat Registration Down: Kayaks and Canoes Up

Image via Wikipedia COLUMBUS-The most significant trend in Ohio watercraft registrations is a significant growth in ownership of canoes and kayaks. Registration records show the number of Ohio-registered canoes and kayaks rose from 60,065 in 2003 to 80.640 in 2008, an increase of 34 percent. Overall, canoe and kayak account for 19 percent of all… Read more Boat Registration Down: Kayaks and Canoes Up