MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is warning anglers that the deadline to remove their ice houses from lakes in the southern two-thirds of the state is almost upon us.
The DNR said dark houses, fish houses and portables must be off the ice no later than midnight on March 7 on “waters south of a line starting at the Minnesota-North Dakota border near Moorhead along U.S. Highway 10, then east along Highway 34 to Minnesota Highway 200, east along Highway 200 to U.S. Highway 2, and east along Highway 2 to the Minnesota-Wisconsin border near Duluth.”
All areas north of that line will need to remove ice fishing shelters by March 21.
Of course the DNR said that if the weather warns up too much, you should remove shelters before that.
Any shelters left on the ice after the deadlines can be confiscated or destroyed and the owners can be prosecuted.
After the removal dates, shelters can be on the ice only when occupied and between midnight and an hour before sunrise.
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