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Safety on campgrounds and lakes is an essential aspect to having fun during camping and boating season.

Those who own campers should always be sure to check over their vehicles before taking them out for the season. DNR Conservation Officer John Williamson says gas leaks can be one of the biggest dangers in campers and stresses the importance of checking the electrical connections in your trailer.

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Those who spend time boating this spring and summer also have safety issues think about. Williamson notes having the proper equipment such as life jackets and batteries are crucial. He also warns against operating a boat under the influence of alcohol. Drunk boaters will be charged with an OUI which is the equivalent of a DUI.

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The DNR Officers will always be on the lookout for safety issues according to Williamson. He encourages everyone to have fun but be safe while doing it.

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