Just like on highways, speeding or operating a boat while intoxicated can prove to be deadly. That is why the DNR and local police departments across Northcentral Wisconsin are using the 4th of July weekend as a time to step up patrols on the water.
The DNR spent the day patrolling the Wisconsin River. They checked up on anglers as well as boaters to make sure they were not violating any rules. The DNR looks for a variety of risk factors when it comes to boating in order to make sure no one is put in danger.
"On any given day we are out making sure that nobody is doing anything to endanger another person or themselves while recreating as well as that they are following the rules to protect our natural resources." says DNR Conservation Warden Randy Dunkel.
The DNR does not just do enforcements on holiday weekends. They have patrols going throughout the entire summer across our area.
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