Tips to practice safe ice recreation

It’s that time of year when ice anglers and other recreationists head out to Montana’s “hard” waters for the winter season. Whether ice fishing, ice skating, hunting, snowmobiling or just taking a walk, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff remind recreationists that safety should be the number one concern during a day out on (or near) the ice.

When on the ice, remember:

• Anglers and other recreationists should be familiar with the water body. Pay close attention to the changing conditions of the ice.

• If you doubt the safety of the ice - stay off of it. Nothing is worth falling into frigid w...


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