- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state is reminding ice anglers to watch out for thin ice this winter.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation says anglers should make sure there are three to four inches of solid ice before venturing out. Officials warn people to be wary in areas of moving water and around boat docks. They recommend testing the thickness of ice with an auger or an ice spud.

State environmental officials estimate that more than 800,000 days are spent ice fishing New York’s waters annually.

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