Gem State Roundup

Free one-day hunters boating safety course planned Saturday and Nov. 18

By: - November 3, 2023 3:31 pm
Canyon County boat safety

The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Division offers boater education courses. (Courtesy of Canyon County Sheriff’s Office)

A free one-day boating safety course for waterfowl hunters is scheduled for Saturday and later this month in Nampa, according to a press release from the Canyon County Sheriff’s office.

The one-day courses are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, Nov. 4 and Nov. 18, at the Canyon County Marine Patrol office in Lowell Park. The courses will cover basic boating safety and Idaho boating laws. Courses will also include a cold water emergency section and a question and answer period, according to the release.

Attendees who complete the one-day course will receive a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators boat safety card. Those interested can register online.

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Brydon Black
Brydon Black

Born and raised in Twin Falls, Idaho, Brydon Black graduated from Boise State University in 2023 after majoring in sociology with a double minor in journalism and labor studies. He wrote for Boise State’s independent student-run newspaper, The Arbiter, for two years. Brydon will cover issues facing Idahoans in addition to Idaho labor.