NC commission reminding hunters about safety

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 9, 2013 at 3:00 am •  Published: November 9, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is issuing a reminder to waterfowl hunters who use boats to practice both boating safety and hunting safety.

State boating safety coordinator Maj. Chris Huebner says statistics show more waterfowl hunters die from hypothermia and drowning than gunshot wounds. Huebner said exposure to extreme cold, such as being in cold water or wearing wet clothes in cold conditions, can increase the chance of hypothermia

The commission suggests that hunters wear protective clothing and watch the weather, and to tell someone where you are hunting and an approximate return time.

Huebner said In the event of capsizing or swamping, stay with the boat because it will provide some flotation and will be the initial focus of a rescue attempt.

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