Draft Horses Used to Get Fish Houses Off Lakes [Watch]
With ice house removal deadlines looming, and difficult snow conditions making removal difficult -- some in Wisconsin asked from help from their Amish neighbors to help get the job done.
In the southern two-thirds of Minnesota, ice fishing houses are required to be off the lake no later than midnight on Monday (3/4). If shelters are not removed, owners will be prosecuted, and the structure and contents may be confiscated and removed, or destroyed by a conservation officer.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources:
It is unlawful to improperly dispose of ice fishing shacks anywhere in the state. Please clean up around your shack and check with local refuse providers or landfills for ice shelter disposal information.
Dates of removal are determined by an east-west line formed by U.S. Hwy. 10, east along Hwy. 34 to Minnesota Hwy. 200, east along Hwy. 200 to U.S. Hwy. 2, and east along Hwy. 2 to the Minnesota-Wisconsin border.
South of that line: March 4th. North of that line: March 18th.