With a wide range of ice conditions throughout Wisconsin, state recreational safety specialists are asking anglers to consider removing their ice fishing shelters prior to established deadlines.
The deadlines for other boundary waters are March 1 for Wisconsin-Minnesota boundary waters and March 15 for Wisconsin-Michigan boundary waters.
Shanties south of Highway 64 had to be removed by March 3, those north of Highway 64 have until March 17.
The DNR says shanties can break through the ice and become boating hazards this spring and summer. They also cause dangerous and unsightly shoreline litter.
After these dates for removing ice fishing shelters from a frozen lake or river, an angler may continue to use a portable shelter but must remove it daily and when it is not occupied or actively being used.
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