Outdoor Issues with Neil Roberts and Greg Gullickson 54

Lydia Hoverson
 July 9, 2022
The Dakotan:
This is Outdoor Issues with Neil Roberts and North Dakota Game and Fish outreach biologist Greg Gullickson.
Neil Roberts:
Well Greg, we discussed some tips for water enthusiasts in our other report this week. Give us some more food for thought on that.

Greg Gullickson:
Probably one of the main things is when you're pulling that trailer, make sure those lights are working. Make sure they're working properly. And that can be a big chore. And even for myself, I just tend to replace a right rear turn signal on my boat. Make sure that boat is secured in the front on the hook and on the back of the trailer. And even for myself, I actually have a little kickstand, I call it, that goes underneath the big motor. Make sure your spare tires inflated and secured the trailer. And Warden School is the one we talked about in the previous report. He once had a spare tire come off the trailer and that can get a little interesting. Make sure and check those tires, check those bearings, look for grease on the rim. And one of the other things, make sure your plugs are out of your boat and that you don't have any vegetation hanging on your boat or your trailer. It's part of the aquatic nuisance species protocol.

Neil Roberts:
All right. Good stuff, Greg. And he will have more on being prepared on your way to the water when we come back.

The Dakotan:
You're listening to Outdoor Issues with Neil Roberts on the Dakotan Network.

Neil Roberts:
Talking, getting out on the water today on outdoor issues. Greg, I know. Getting to the lake. Lots to keep in mind, right? From your tires to how the boats ride into packing. All the right stuff. The list never ends.

Greg Gullickson:
Absolutely. That's one of the things. Make sure you got a good charge battery. Make sure you have jumper cables. A lot of people don't think about jumper cables to have on the boat, but many of our boats nowadays have one or two or three or even more batteries. And when you travel down the road, just a little ways, pull over. Check those bearings. Make sure they're not hot. That way, you won't have a problem. Many of us travel many miles to go and catch those nice lunch or walleyes.

Neil Roberts:
All right. Good stuff, Greg, as always. And that concludes this edition. Until next time. I'm Neil Roberts.

The Dakotan:
You're listening to the Dakotan Network. Real. Honest. Local news.

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