Wisconsin anglers see early deadlines for ice shanty removal
A tip to Wisconsin ice fishing anglers: This year's removal dates for shanties is early.
Dates are determined by anticipated ice melting and changes in regulations.
If not removed, shelters can sink or be carried away, creating a danger to boaters.
All ice fishing shelters must be completely removed by:
Feb. 20 was the deadline on Wisconsin-Iowa boundary waters.
Anglers may continue to use a portable shelter but must remove it when it is not occupied.
Failure to remove ice fishing shelter by these deadlines could result in a forfeiture of $249. Additional costs may be incurred if the shelter breaks through the ice and must be recovered and disposed of.