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Fish house removal deadline is March 7

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds ice anglers that the deadline to remove fish houses from lakes in the southern two-thirds of the state is approaching.

For inland waters in the southern two-thirds of the state, fish houses must be removed from lakes no later than midnight on March 7. The dividing line is anything south of a line that includes U.S. Highway 10, State Highways 34 and 200 and U.S. Highway 2.

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.

The DNR also reminds anglers and hunters that their 2021 fishing, hunting and trapping licenses expire on Feb. 28.

New 2022 licenses can be purchased at any license station, or may be purchased online at mndnr.gov/BuyALicense, or by calling 888-665-4236. Mobile buyers receive a text or email that serves as proof of a valid fish or game license to state conservation officers.

All 2022 fishing licenses become effective Tuesday, March 1. New licenses are required for 2022 hunting and fishing seasons that continue past Feb. 28.

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