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State's Boating Program encourages hunters to boat safely


OLYMPIA – Nov. 6, 2017 – With the recent opening of waterfowl and upland game hunting seasons, Washington State Parks’ Boating Program wants people who hunt from boats to be safe and know the boating laws before they head out on the water.

“Hunting can be an extreme activity,” said Wade Alonzo, Boating Program manager. “Hunters who use boats are often doing so in conditions where disaster can strike quickly, especially in the cold weather. It’s important that hunters prepare for the possibility of changing weather, cold water shock and hypothermia.”

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