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No Excuses

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I usually post a water/boat safety reminder in the early spring when the water is cold.  I did not this spring, but with the heat of summer and peak activity on the water, this is a good time to mention it again.  Unfortunately, it seems like there has been a story about some tragedy on the water someplace in Nebraska nearly every weekend this summer. My buddy Greg blogged last week about The Worst Excuses for Not Wearing a Life …

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The Worst Excuses For Not Wearing A Life Jacket

It bothers me to no end that people have such cavalier excuses regarding why they don’t want to wear life jackets on the water in a boat. In my 40 years at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission I have seen my share of boating tragedies. I have seen the victims of boating fatalities who were not wearing their life jackets. You never, ever forget them. Often the victims of those fatalities died right in front of close family members …

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Commission Offers Tips for Enjoying Water Safely

LINCOLN – Hot summer temperatures can bring people to the water in droves. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission urges everyone enjoying a day on the water to do so safely. Outdoor recreation in Nebraska is safe. Spending time outdoors or at any of the state’s family-friendly state park areas is a great way to make memories. Nebraska Game and Parks has the following reminders for safety on the water: Avoid Alcohol – Whether boating, swimming or tubing, alcohol consumption …

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Commission Offers Tips for Enjoying Water Safely

LINCOLN – Hot summer temperatures can bring people to the water in droves. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission urges everyone enjoying a day on the water to do so safely. Outdoor recreation in Nebraska is safe. Spending time outdoors or at any of the state’s family-friendly state park areas is a great way to make memories. Game and Parks has the following reminders for safety on the water: Avoid Alcohol – Whether boating, swimming or tubing, alcohol consumption should …

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Go Boating on Radio Show

Herb Angell, who’s heads the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Boating Law Enforcement Section, drops by my Great Outdoor Radio Show on Saturday morning to talk about various boating-related topics and of course, water safety, for the big 4th of July holiday weekend and the entire summer. Here’s Herb on boat patrol in the Missouri River! You’ll find our Nebraska boating discussion to be light, conversational and very informative. One of the key boating safety messages we’ll be emphasizing is for you, to: …

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Cold Water Survival

We have open water in most of Nebraska now and spring fever is running rampant.  That means a lot of anglers are going to be pulling their boats out of storage and putting them in the water.  I do not want to discourage anyone from getting out and enjoying some time on the water, but I hope you do not mind a safety reminder.  This video is not 4 minutes long, it will take some time to watch it.  But, …

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Respect the Rivers from Me – “The River Rat” and My Family

Nebraska rivers are scenic, wonderful ecosystems. They offer a wide variety of outdoor recreation and certainly look inviting on a hot summer day as a place to cool off. But rivers are inherently dangerous and demand respect! They have dark water, dynamically changing depths and conditions, snags and debris in spots below the surfaces of the water as well as swift, swirling currents. As a young fella with my immediate family, I grew up utilizing the Platte River River for …

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It’s All About Boating on The Great Outdoor Radio Show

Herb Angell, Nebraska’s Boating Law Administrator and Chief Boating Enforcement Officer, drops by The Great Outdoor Radio Show Saturday morning to talk about various boating-related topics and of course, safety, for the upcoming season on the water. Herb will be kicking off National Safe Boating Week which runs May 18-24. I’m sure Herb and I will address the fun and popularity of kayaking, too! The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host is presented by Mahoney State Park and is produced …

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