Ice fishing shelter removal dates approaching

Minnesota’s ice fishing shelter removal dates are approaching.

The DNR says dark houses, fish houses and portables must be off the ice of inland waters no later than midnight March 18 in the northern third of the state. Enforcement action will be taken if shelters are left after the deadlines.

For Minnesota-Canada border waters, the shelter removal deadline is March 31.

After removal dates, shelters may remain on the ice between midnight and one hour before sunrise only when occupied or attended.