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Saskatchewan Ice Fishing Shelters Have to go This Month and Manitoba Soon After.

The Ministry of the Environment reminds you that ice fishing season is winding down.  That means all ice fishing shelters in areas north of Saskatchewan highway 16 must be removed by next Sunday, March 31st.  They note each spring a number of ice fishing shelters are abandoned on the ice and these can pose a danger to boaters 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 may be prosecuted and the structure and contents may be removed and confiscated.  They also warn anyone traveling on the ice should take extreme caution and watch for indicators of unsafe conditions such as slush, thermal cracks and pressure ridges.


 Ice shelters in Northern Manitoba must be removed by April 15th or when requested to do so by a Conservation Officer due to unsafe ice conditions.



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