ST. MARY PARISH, La (KLFY)– With hunting season in full swing, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office reminds hunters to use caution when venturing out in a boat.
This weekend a cold front is expected will bring high winds out of the north along the coast.
Deputies said tides will be lower than normal.
“Historically, cold fronts and strong north winds have kept us pretty busy.” said Lt. Ross Mire of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Marine Section.
Hunters can fall victim to these low tides, causing them to be stranded on sand bars and mud flats.
This weekend, deputies are expecting low tide should be in the middle of the day, so hunters should plan for falling tides when going out to their hunting location in the early morning.
Authorities advice when boating to bring a cell phone and charger as well as provisions in case you become stranded for an extended amount of time.
If you have an emergency and need assistance, contact 911.