If you've got an ice fishing house on the lake, you might want to note that the removal dates are quickly approaching. The dates of removal are determined by an eastward line formed by U.S. Highway 10, and east along Highway 2 to the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. If you're ice fishing shelter is south of the line, the removal date is March 2. If it's north of the line, the date is March 16. 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.

After removal dates, shelters may remain on the ice between midnight and one hour before sunrise only when occupied or attended. Storing or leaving shelters on a public access is prohibited. It's also unlawful to improperly dispose of ice fishing shacks anywhere in the state. Make sure you clean up around your shack and check with local refuse providers or landfills for ice shelter disposal information.