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BulletEach person on board must have a readily accessible U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) approved type I, II, II or V (hybrid) Personal Flotation Device (life jacket) in good condition with no rips or tears. Type V devices are acceptable only when worn and surely fastened. Each vessel, except for Class A vessels, canoes, and kayaks must be equipped with at least one type IV (throwable) device. Also, any child under age 10 who is on board a boat must wear an appropriately sized USCG approved life jacket at all times while the boat is moving, whether it be drifting, sailing, or mechanical power.

BulletBoats with enclosed areas that may trap gas or vapors are required to be equipped with a USGC approved fire extinquisher.

BulletMake sure your boat registration and fishing license are current. Carry your licnese and registration card with you.

BulletCheck your boat trailer lights, navigation lights and fuel before beginning your trip.

BulletCarry a first aid kit, insect repellent sunscreen, extra clothing, rain gear, and plenty of food and drinking water.

BulletBe aware of and abide by all fishing regulations. A copy of current fishing and boating regulations can be obtained from any DNR office and many sotres that sell bait and tackel. Have a float plan. Always tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return.

Follow these guidelines for a safe and fun recreation experience.
Be An Ethical Angler
Ethical anglers fish responsibly and consider the rights of others. They portray a positive image and help protect and conserve our natural resources. Be an ethical angler; the future of fishing depends on it.

Ethical Anglers:
BulletKnow and obey the fishing regulations
BulletReport viloations and pollution
BulletKeep only the fish they can use and release all the others properly so they will survive
BulletPass on the tradition by taking a child fishing
BulletDon't transfer fish or plant species between bodies of water - Non-native species can adversely affect existing populations.
BulletAppreciate the environment by not littering, dispose of fishing line properly and leave a place cleaner where they found it
BulletShow coutesy to other, lend a helping hand whenever possible and always ask permission before fishing on private property
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