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Safe Boating Week 2015

We are in the middle of National Safe Boating Week and this is a reminder we all need!

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To make the point even more, take a few minutes and watch this video:

I fish, I know how much us anglers hate to wear a bulky, uncomfortable, hot and sweaty life jacket.  I know, I get it.  I also know there are lots of life jacket options available now and you can put one of the inflatables on at the beginning of a day on the water, leave it on all day, and forget that you even have it on.  Let me remind you that statistics show that by far most boating fatalities were NOT wearing life jackets.

Learn more about our boater safety classes, a requirement for many Nebraskans before they can legally operate a motorboat or jet ski, Nebraska Boater Safety.

I have often said this, will say it again. . . . I know all about you “tough guys” and how you think you do not need to wear a life jacket.  OK, whatever.  Put it on for your family, for your wife and kids, for those who love you.

Do it!

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About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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