DNR Ready With Ice Crushing Airboats

DNR Warden Tyler Strelow of La Crosse calls weekends like the one Wisconsin just experienced airboat season. This is one season to avoid. He says this is the time of year when they get the calls for rescues. Ice fishers, trappers, and snowmobilers are pushing the limits of ice safety. So, he says, it's time for the airboats.

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The flat bottomed, ice crushing airboats won't be hard to see..... with a giant propeller in a cage at the boat's back.  Warden Strelow's team has three airboats which are capable of operating over water, ice, broken ice, snow, sand and logs.

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