WI DNR Reminds Fisherman to Remove Shacks

WI DNR Reminds Fisherman to Remove Shacks Click to Enlarge

Ice anglers are reminded that the last deadline to remove permanent ice shanties from state waters is this Sunday, March 17, when shanties must be removed from waters north of Highway 64 and all other outlying waters by the end of the day.

Warm temperatures and rain in the forecast could complicate removal so state officials are urging anglers not to wait until the deadline.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Chief Conservation Warden Todd Schaller says owners experiencing problems can seek local assistance from fishing clubs, vendors and other anglers. If the deadline has been missed, please contact the DNR Violation Hotline (1-800-TIP-WDNR or 1-800-847-9367) provide a status report of ongoing attempts to remove, as well as a shelter location.

Previous removal dates include:

Wisconsin-Minnesota boundary waters by March 1

Removal daily after the first Sunday following March 1, inland waters south of Highway 64 (Sunday, March 3, 2019)

Wisconsin-Michigan boundary waters by March 15

The Fox River downstream from the De Pere dam in Brown County, ice fishing shelters must always be removed from the ice daily and when not in use.

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