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OUTDOORS: As ice recreation season begins, anglers, others encouraged to practice ice safety


Last updated 12/10/2020 at 7:52am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Ice has been forming at Fresno Reservoir for several weeks now and, though the area and much of Montana is going through a warm spell recently, ice recreation will be a big part of winter once again, and Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks reminds every recreationalist about ice safety.

GLASGOW - 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 and Parks staff reminds recreationists that safety should be the number one concern during a day out on - or near - the ice.

And when on the ice, remember:

Anglers and other recreationists should be familiar with the water body they plan to fish or recreate on. Pay close attention to the changing conditions of the ice.

If you have even the slightest doubt...

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