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DNR safety officials offer ice fishing safety tips

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As soon as ice forms on Wisconsin lakes and rivers, fishermen begin to appear on the newly frozen water.

Early ice is often associated with good fishing, but it also presents challenges to personal safety, according to officials with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Knowing when it is safe to venture out onto the ice, how to travel on ice and what to do should the ice break is as important as the rudiments of fishing itself.

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