As of June 16, as many as nine people have been victims of boating fatalities. That number, which is preliminary, marks the most fatalities at this point of the year in more than a decade.
Practice safe boating – Don’t Boat stupidly – whenever you are on the water and help make the waterways as safe as they can be.
The number of drownings across the country – anglers, hunters and especially paddlers – is astounding, and these numbers are creeping up again as of late.
Boat sales are expected to remain at historic levels in 2021 as manufacturers continue to fill a backlog of orders from 2020.
Advises boaters about unsafe decorative lighting when navigating.
It’s a good idea to have a Plan B.
Old photographs can spark memories of outdoor activities and excursions of the past.
Anglers urged to follow new ‘close to home’ guidelines to minimize potential virus transmission.
Warnings, watches and advisories can be confusing to boaters.
Michigan DNR conservation officers issued five citations over the weekend to boaters in violation of the governor’s stay-home order, but none of them involved the use of a motorized boat, according to the department. For the story, click here. Categories: News Tags: Boating, Boats, COVID-19, Michigan DNR
Ohio DNR closely monitoring situation in light of COVID-19 crisis.
A new boating law in New York, referred to as “Brianna’s Law,” is now in effect as of Jan. 1, 2020. It requires all motorboat operators to complete a boating safety course. New age requirements began Jan. 1, with full compliance for all boaters by Jan. 1, 2025. The older you are, the more time you will have to take…
Known as the father of the modern bass boat, Wood helped make competitive fishing mainstream and devoted his career to recreational sport fishing.
(Minnesota DNR)A broadly-supported measure that went into effect today (Monday, July 1) is intended to significantly enhance aquatic invasive species prevention and management in Minnesota, the state DNR said in a news release Monday. The increase in the aquatic invasive species watercraft surcharge on the three-year watercraft registration increased from $5 to $10.60. This is the first increase in the…
Measure going into effect Monday is broadly supported by boating and lake groups.
With a rise in the amount of ethanol being mixed with gasoline, make sure you use either alcohol-free gasoline or, at most, E-10.
Last week, the Government of Canada removed all retaliatory tariffs on U.S. recreational boats entering Canada, immediately ending a levy that impacted boat businesses on both sides of the border. National Marine Manufacturers Association and NMMA Canada heralded the news, calling the action a momentous step in the right direction for the North American marine industry, which has been particularly suppressed by…
Open water still exists, but as freezing overnight temperatures become status quo across the north country, take these steps to prevent damage to your expensive equipment.
Ostego, Minn. — Crestliner recently announced the introduction of Angling Aces, a program aimed at nurturing high school- and college-aged anglers’ passion for fishing and guiding them with higher education and careers related to the sport. In addition, the program advocates for the outdoors and resource conservation, helps youth anglers perfect fishing techniques, and teaches on-water safety, the company said…
(Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks photo)With the proliferation of adult quagga mussels in Lake Powell, on the border of Utah and Arizona, watercraft from this lake that are entering Montana will be subject to additional measures at watercraft inspection stations to ensure they are free from aquatic invasive species. Lake Powell is on the Colorado River and invasive mussels are…
Columbus — There have been several drownings on Ohio waterways in the past week or so, and that is several too many. Wearing a personal flotation device might have saved at least some of the victims. Far too many people go for no good reason. And, according to published reports, the recent deaths don’t mention the use of alcohol while…
The DNR says to check your local water conditions before boating or paddling, swimming or any water activity. (National Park Service)MADISON, Wis. — June storms packing heavy downpours have pushed lake and river levels into flood levels, tossed debris into waterways and accelerated currents statewide, prompting Wisconsin DNR officials to remind all water users to think safety by checking local…
And the crossover effort continues. RV maker Winnebago Industries, Inc., announced Monday, June 4 that it has acquired recreational boat builder Chris-Craft from Stellican Ltd., which has owned Chris-Craft since 2001. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Last week, snowmobile and all-terrain-vehicle maker Polaris Industries, Inc., based in Medina, Minn., reportedly acquired Boat Holdings, a pontoon boat company out…
Of the top 10 states in sales of new powerboats, engines, trailers and accessories in 2017, four are from Great Lakes region – Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Wisconsin.
Boaters who have their watercraft inspected for AIS in 2018 will be eligible to win outdoor-related prizes in the Wyoming AIS Boater Appreciation Raffle. The grand prize features two kayaks, and secondary prizes include a guided trout fishing trip.
Boaters in the state would pay an annual aquatic nuisance fee of $25, and out-of-state boaters would need to pay $50.