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Many boats in Jackson Hole miss mandatory checks

First Published      Last Updated Aug 18 2014 09:22 am

Jackson, Wyo. • Boaters in the Jackson Hole region in northwest Wyoming often disregard the state's requirement that they have their water craft inspected for aquatic invasive species.

A state Game and Fish Department report says three of the five statewide checkpoints where boaters were least likely to have their boats inspected were in the Jackson region.

A Game and Fish spokesman tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide (http://bit.ly/1rivi5I) that wardens are finding that non-motorized watercraft are the biggest problem.

In addition, boats are being missed, particularly when out-of-state visitors drive into Jackson Hole at night.

Invasive species decals are required annually for all watercraft except inflatable boats less than 10 feet long, paddleboards or other water toys.


Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com