Itasca County removing buoys on all lakes and rivers

By KBJR News 1

Credit: Krista Burns

Itasca County removing buoys on all lakes and rivers

September 23, 2013 Updated Sep 23, 2013 at 10:43 AM CST

Itasca County, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Starting October 7th, the Itasca County Sheriff's Office will remove navigational and obstacle buoys on all lakes and rivers in the county.

The Sheriff's Department is reminding sportsmen that travel by boat to hunt and fish during the late fall seasons to use caution this time of year, especially after the sun sets.

Authorities offer these tips to stay safe as the weather turns colder:
- Dress according to your activity and the weather
- Always wear a life preserver when on the water
- Tell someone where you are going and when you will return
- Bring a cell phone in the event of an emergency
- Never mix alcohol and firearms

Posted to the web by Krista Burns
kburns@kbjr.com

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