- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is reminding duck hunters to think safety on the water.

The agency says eight people have drowned in North Dakota since 1998 while hunting from a boat. None of the hunters were wearing life jackets.

Nancy Boldt is the Game and Fish Department’s boat and water safety coordinator. She says capsizing and falling overboard are the most common causes of fatal boating accidents for hunters.

Boldt says there are no excuses for not wearing a life jacket. She says many hunting coats have life jackets built in and they are light and comfortable.

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