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WHY IS BOATING EDUCATION FOR HUNTERS AND ANGLERS SO IMPORTANT?

Consider these statistics:

  • One out of three people who died on the water died while fishing, hunting or on the way to fish and hunt.
  • 47%  of sportsmen did not even have a life jacket on board.
  • 70% of hunters who died in boating accidents fell overboard as a result of their boat being improperly loaded, or due to moving around the boat unsafely.

According to the National Rifle Association, more hunters die each year from water-related accidents than from gunshot wounds. 91% of sportsmen who died in boating accidents between 1995-2000 were not wearing a life jacket. Compared with the general boating fatality population, sportsmen were far more likely to have not worn a life jacket than all other boaters - a difference that might have saved their lives.