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Cold Water Boating Dangers

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017

Cold Water Boating Dangers

Even in July, cold water can be a serious danger to boaters and swimmers. Cold water can kill whether you fall overboard or jump in the water for a swim. In fact, one of the most common dangers of boating is an accidental fall overboard that too often leads to drowning. This week, guest host Aaron Keller sits down with Ed Lyngar, boating education coordinator and Fred Messmann, deputy director...

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Operation Dry Water

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017

Operation Dry Water

Game wardens in Nevada, along with boating law enforcement officers across the country, will be on the lookout for drunken and “stoned” boaters during the annual Operation Dry Water program this weekend, June 30-July 2. Many people are not aware that operating a boat drunk is the same crime as operating a car while under the influence and Operation Dry Water is a national effort to bring...

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Aquatic Invasive Species

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017

Aquatic Invasive Species

Boating is still the most likely way aquatic invasive species (AIS), like quagga mussels, spread from one water body to another. Recently, Nevada passed a law requiring boaters to remove their drain plugs before taking towing boats over Nevada roadways in hopes to battle AIS risks. This week, Edwin sits down with NDOW biologist, Karen Vargas, and outdoor educator, Aaron Keller to talk all about...

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Safe Boating Week

Posted by on May 18, 2017

Safe Boating Week

Memorial Day Weekend is the traditional kickoff to boating season, which also coincides with National Safe Boating Week. The week before Memorial Day, across the country, boating officials remind people of the often avoidable dangers that await boaters. Boating can be a great time and there are a few steps people can take to make sure it’s a safe time too. This week, Ed sits down with Fred...

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Boating Safety in Nevada Waters

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017

Boating Safety in Nevada Waters

March 19-25 is the national Spring Aboard campaign, a yearly effort to entice boaters to take a boating education course. Whether you are an angler, duck hunter, water skier or however you use a boat, the best way to stay safe on the water is to get educated, before you go. This week, Edwin sits down with Nick Duhe, boating educator at NDOW, to talk about the best way to get educated....

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Fall Boating in Nevada and Winterizing Your Boat

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016

Fall Boating in Nevada and Winterizing Your Boat

Most people stop thinking about boating as soon as the Labor Day weekend passes, but this is a big mistake for many reasons. In warmer parts of the state, boating can be wonderful in October and November, if you take a few basic safety precautions. For people in colder climates who decide to park the boat for the winter, there are some steps you can take to make the springtime boating a whole...

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