(Wyoming) - In light of a few recent accidents
reported on waters around Wyoming,
Wyoming Game and Fish and Pitchengine Communities have compiled 5 important
safety tips to keep in mind when heading out over frozen waters.
*1. Check ice thickness before venturing out.* For white ice, double the
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2. Wyoming Game and Fish *discourages driving any motorized vehicle on a
frozen lake* as well as ice fishing on rivers and or other moving water
that has frozen over.
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*3. Avoid fishing alone. Always fish with someone else. *
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*4. Fluctuating water levels* in reservoirs and *wind impact ice conditions*
and can create dangerous ice conditions. Be aware of recent weather
conditions and temperatures and scout out the lake you wish to fish for
overflow, wet areas, and open water.
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*5. Be prepared.* Remember to wear a lifejacket or personal flotation
device and carry an ice pick. To prevent hypothermia if an ice fishing
accident does occur, pack an extra set of clothes and hot liquids.
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*Photos courtesy of Pitchengine Communities readers. Feature photo:
Creative Commons / Pitchengine Communities*
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