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Game and Parks offers tips for safe ice fishing

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The Game and Parks Commission wants anglers to check the thickness of the ice before venturing out to catch a few fish this winter.

The commission says at least 4 inches of clear, solid ice is needed to support a person ice fishing.

Other recommendations include fishing with another person, wearing a life jacket and telling a family member or friend where you'll be fishing before venturing out.

The commission also says all ice anglers should carry ice picks around their necks and have long rope handy.

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