Ice fishing shelter removal
Ice fishing shelter removal dates on state waterways
Deadlines for removing fish houses, dark houses and portable shelters from state waterways:
Shelters located south of Minnesota Highway 200 and U.S. Highway 2 must be removed no later than midnight, March 5.
Shelters located north of Minnesota Highway 200 and U.S. Highway 2 must be removed no later than midnight, March 19.
Exceptions are Minnesota-Canada border waters (March 31), Minnesota-Iowa border waters (Feb. 20), Minnesota-South Dakota and North Dakota border waters (March 5), and Minnesota-Wisconsin border waters (March 1).
DNR officials say if shelters are not removed, owners will be prosecuted and structures may be confiscated and removed or destroyed by a conservation officer.
After removal dates, shelters may remain on the ice between midnight and one hour before sunrise only when occupied or attended. g shelters on a public access is prohibited.