The Ministry of Environment reminds you that ice fishing season closes in northern Saskatchewan on April 15th. That means all fishing shelters in areas north of highway 16 must be removed by March 31st. They note each spring a number of ice fishing shelters are abandoned and these can pose a danger to boaters, water skiers and others enjoying the summer lakes as well as causing environmental hazards when pieces wash up on shore. All litter must also be removed when the shelters are taken off the ice.
If shelters are not removed owners can be prosecuted and the structure and contents may be confiscated and removed by the ministry. They also warn anyone traveling on the ice should take extreme caution and watch for indicators of unsafe conditions.