2014-02-27 / Outdoors

Outdoors Brief

Mandatory ice shanty removal date March 31

LANSING – The Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that mandatory ice shanty removal dates are approaching and, regardless of date, shanties must be removed as soon as the ice is unable to safely hold them.

For all counties in the Upper Peninsula, shanties must be removed by midnight on March 31. On Michigan-Wisconsin boundary waters, ice shanties must be removed by midnight on March 15.

Following the mandatory removal dates, ice shanties may still be used but must be removed daily from the ice.

Shanty owners whose structures fall through the ice are subject to penalties.

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