ODNR Boating Safety Week May 16th to 23rd

Image via Wikipedia COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Watercraft is again joining with boating agencies and organizations across the nation in an annual effort to raise awareness of boater safety programs. During National Safe Boating Week, which…

Ohio Boater Safety: Prevent Hypothermia

Image via Wikipedia COLUMBUS, OH – Perhaps about the only thing worse than the embarrassment of wetting your pants while boating or fishing is to sustain an unexpected, full-body immersion into cold water which can lead to hypothermia that requires medical treatment orĀ  that…

Walleye Run Begins on Maumee and Sandusky: ODNR Urges Anglers to Wade Safely

Image via Wikipedia COLUMBUS, OH – The arrival of the popular “walleye run” along the Maumee and Sandusky rivers and other early spring fishing opportunities is about to begin and anglers are advised by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to observe some…

Boat Registration Down: Kayaks and Canoes Up

Image via Wikipedia COLUMBUS-The most significant trend in Ohio watercraft registrations is a significant growth in ownership of canoes and kayaks. Registration records show the number of Ohio-registered canoes and kayaks rose from 60,065 in 2003 to 80.640 in 2008, an increase of 34…

Ohio Watercraft Registrations Expire March 1st

Image by lcthulou via Flickr Remember to Register your boat before going out this spring COLUMBUS, OH – Registrations for about one-third of Ohio’s 411,366 recreational watercraft are set to expire March 1 and must be renewed before those boats are returned to the…

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