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NDGF official describes when you're required to wear your life jacket

In this episode, NDGF district game warden Zach Schuchard says other boating situations, such as not yielding room to other watercraft, also add to the problems on a busy waterway.

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Boat and pontoon operators should be patient, watch their speeds and have the required safety equipment on board.
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BISMARCK — One of the main issues North Dakota Game and Fish officials run into on the water is boaters not having the required number of lifejackets on board.

In this episode, NDGF district game warden Zach Schuchard says other boating situations, such as not yielding room to other watercraft, also add to the problems on a busy waterway.

Schuchard also explains the ages of children who are required to wear a life jacket at all times on boats. Operators or passengers on jet skies or tubes are also required to wear a life jacket.

And Schuchard's advice for those on the water?

"First off, be patient with each other. OK. There's a lot going on and we all want to have fun, but be patient," he says. "The second one is give each other room. We do have a lot of water out there. Find your own spot and when you are traveling near other people give each other adequate room."

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