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Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine

Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine

Even if the water was always this calm, you'd still need to know how to handle a boat. © Darryl Beers Story graphic

Take to the water with confidence – and caution

Safety and judgement issues for Wisconsin boaters

Even if the water was always this calm, you'd still need to know how to handle a boat. © Darryl Beers

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES presents a collection of stories to help you have the safest, most enjoyable boating season ever. You'll learn how to select the proper life jacket, pack the essential on-water tool kit, and evaluate communication equipment. You can test your nighttime navigating skills, too!

Keep in Touch
Safety and communication are no accident.

Navigating at Night
When a boater's sight is diminished by darkness, the other sense must fill in the gaps.

The Buzz Over Water Bikes
New watercraft bring new on-water challenges.

Stay Afloat, Stay Alive
The right life jacket is the one you wear.

Why Alcohol and Water Don't Mix
Alcohol impairs judgement on the water even more than on land.