Fri May 25 00:00:00 MDT 2001Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wardens will be trying to catch young people doing something right this summer. FWP and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary have teamed up with Dairy Queen to hand out coupons for a free ice cream cone to young boaters caught wearing their life jackets.
Montana law requires youth under 12 years to wear a life jacket when boating. The Dairy Queen coupons are given to anyone 16 years of age and under wearing a life jacket.
"Having a warden single out someone, especially a youngster, for doing something right is a refreshing twist and really helps make a strong impression on a child," said John Ramsey, FWP Enforcement Program Manager. "If we can impress young people with the value of wearing a life jacket, we're helping to protect them as well as those who may go boating with them in the future."
FWP wardens will hand out hundreds of coupons between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The coupons are good at any Dairy Queen restaurant in the state.