Here is a refresher for all waterfowl hunters based on Montana Fish, Wildlife & Park’s waterfowl hunting safety course.
Waterfowl hunters are a high-risk group for hypothermia and cold-water immersion because of their proximity to water, wind and changing weather conditions.
To stay warm and avoid hypothermia:
While planning a waterfowl hunt, don’t forget to check to be sure the boat is in good working condition, with enough gas for the trip and equipped with the proper personal flotation devices, and other safety gear.
Check the 2011 Montana migratory bird hunting regulations for details on season dates and other waterfowl hunting information. The FWP website at fwp.mt.gov on the Recreation page under "rules and regulations" has information on the rules for operating a boat in Montana, the equipment that Montana and federal laws require be aboard, and other rules of the road.