Anglers and hunters often don’t consider themselves boaters and thus pay little attention to learning and observing boating safety rules. Approximately one-third of all boating fatalities occurred on trips involving fishing activities. Likewise, more hunters die each year from drowning and the effects of cold water shock and hypothermia than from gunshot wounds. Many water-based hunting and fishing accidents occur from actions as simple as falling overboard while standing up to cast a line or while reaching for a decoy and other accidents are caused when the boat capsizes from an unbalanced load. However, many of the fatalities could have been prevented if the sports enthusiast had been wearing a life jacket.