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March 11, 2009

Ice Shanties Must Be Removed from Ice

WATERBURY, VT – Cold weather may have extended ice fishing on some Vermont lakes, but a state law requires that ice fishing shanties must be removed from the ice no later than Sunday, March 29th.

The same Vermont law requiring the name and address of the owner be on an ice shanty also requires that the shanty be removed before the ice becomes unsafe or loses its ability to support the shanty out of the water, or before the last Sunday in March (the 29th this year), whichever comes first.

The fine for leaving your ice fishing shanty on the ice can be up to $1,000, and shanties may not be left at state fishing access areas.

Source: Agency of Natural Resources
Last Updated at: March 11, 2009 16:45:24