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SALT LAKE CITY (KSL News Services) -- The duck hunt begins tomorrow and officials expect Utah’s waters to be crowded with boats and hunters.
Boating Education Coordinator Richard Droesbeke says last weekend more than 15 boaters were stopped from launching on one dock. “They need to remember that they are a boater and that they need to have everything onboard their boat like the traditional water-ski boat or fishing boat during the summertime which includes one lifejacket for each person onboard.”
The boats that tried to launch didn't have navigation lights and were trying to get on the water before the sun came up.
He says if you hunt using an airboat, you’ll need a compass, flares and a strobe light in case a rescue becomes necessary. “Airboats are made for deep water.”
Hunters also need to make sure their boat is stopped before discharging their guns.
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