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I got a reminder from our Boating Law Administrator that this week is the National Association of State Boating Law Administrator’s Spring Aboard Campaign to remind folks to complete a boating safety course!


Yes, somewhere in my wallet is a boater safety card. . . .


If you check the 2018 Boating Guide, right up front, you will find the requirements for operating a motorboat in Nebraska and the boater safety requirements:


Many of you will be required to take a boater safety course.  Even if you are not required, it is a great idea for everyone, do it!

As I recall, when I took the course, there was only one option–a 6-hour course with a proctored exam.  Now, there are more options making it a lot more convenient to complete.  Check ’em out, Boater Education.

This is also the time of year I like to remind everyone, especially “macho” fishermen, to wear your life jackets!  I know folks are anxious to put the boat on the water and dry off some fish.  I also know that the water is very cold right now, and if you fall in, you can be in a lot more trouble than you might think.

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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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