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Waterfowl hunters can help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive speciesSubmitted: 10/09/2019
Story By Zackery White

MINOCQUA - Waterfowl hunters in Wisconsin can help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

The statewide Waterfowl Hunter Outreach program is entering its fourth year.

The program was modeled after the "Clean Boats, Clean Waters" program.

The purpose of the program is to educate hunters about the role they play with aquatic invasive species.

An assistant with the program, Lauren Radtke said keeping your boat clean will help keep these species out.

"Always drain your boat and make sure there are no plants attached to the trailer or the boat at all," said Radtke.


Radkte says this will not remove all invasive species from waterways, but it might prevent future contamination.

"Some species you can even remove from lakes without killing everything off but just keeping it from being in other waterways and rivers," said Radtke

Program leaders recommend cleaning your boat and equipment after each use.


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