RALEIGH, N.C. (Dec. 11, 2018) — As duck season reopens on Dec. 15, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt™ campaign reminds waterfowl hunters to take basic safety precautions while hunting from a vessel.
“A boating accident in cold weather can quickly lead to hypothermia,” said Chet Clark, the Commission’s eastern outreach manager. “It’s imperative to dress appropriately, wearing wool or other synthetic materials, and always wear a personal floatation device. A small amount of precaution can mean the difference between life and death in the event of an accident.”
The Commission also recommends that hunters:
The Commission has set dates, bag limits and applicable regulations for the 2018-2019 waterfowl seasons, with tundra swan (by permit only), duck and geese hunting. For additional information on waterfowl hunting, visit www.ncwildlife.org/hunting or call 1-800-675-0263.