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Law enforcement public service announcements

Be careful up there!

MADISON - "One out of three hunters will fall from a tree stand sometime during his or her hunting lifetime," says Tim Lawhern, hunter education administrator for the Department of Natural Resources .

ATV safety public service announcement

SHAWANO - Conservation warden Jim Horne provides some all-terrain vehicle safety tips in this public service announcement.

New 55-mph night time speed limit

MADISON - DNR snowmobile administrator Gary Eddy explains the new 55-mph night time speed limit for snowmobiles.

Not on the trail

MADISON - A public service announcement from World Championship SnoCross racer Blair Morgan and DNR snowmobile administrator Gary Eddy reminding snowmobilers about safety on the trails.

Four rules of firearm safety

MADISON - Hunter education administrator Tim Lawhern reviews the four rules of firearm safety in this public service announcement. Remember, safe hunting is no accident!

Safe hunting is no accident

MADISON - The use of camouflage blinds both on and above the ground have increased in popularity over the last few years. Hunters should take precautions so that others know they are in the area.

Take a hunter education class

MADISON - Hunter education administrator Tim Lawhern says, "taking a hunter education course is a part of the tradition of hunting in Wisconsin. Since 1967 hunters have been graduating from a course specifically designed towards educating hunters to be safe, knowledgeable and responsible. As hunting changes with the times so does our training; the video technology is a perfect example. If you took a course 20 or more years ago you might be surprised as to how much it has changed. So, no matter if you are a seasoned hunter or a new hunter needing to get certified, sign up for a course near you by looking at our upcoming course listings. Courses are offered throughout the year. The months with the most courses offered are March, April, June and then mid August, September, and October. Planning ahead is part of being a responsible hunter so planning months in advance of when you need a hunter education certificate is the responsible thing to do."

Conservation wardens step up education, enforcement to contain aquatic invasive species

MADISON - State conservation wardens will stop at boat landings across Wisconsin during the July 4th holiday to talk to boaters and enforce a state law aimed at preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species that can harm lakes and rivers and hamper recreation.

"Aquatic invasive species can threaten boating, fishing, hunting, swimming and other favorite recreational pastimes," says chief conservation warden Randy Stark. "Preventing their spread to new waters depends on the individual behavior of the more than 630,000 boaters. We need everyone to cooperate."

Conservation wardens will distribute literature about aquatic invasive species and show boaters how to clean their boats to avoid accidentally transporting invaders to a new water, Stark says.

"If boaters refuse to comply with the law, they can expect a citation," he says. "We are serious about preventing the spread of invasive species." (read full news release)

Learn more about aquatic invasive species and VHS fish disease

Last revised: Monday October 22 2012