MDNR warns ice shanty removal may come early


February 20, 2020

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is warning anglers that warming temperatures may require anglers to remove their ice shanties earlier than the mandated deadlines.

Those going on the ice as temperatures rise or fluctuate should use caution, DNR officials warn, as repeated thawing and refreezings can weaken the integrity of the ice and make it unable to support the weight of people, snowmobiles, off-road vehicles or shanties.

“Regardless of the required date, ice shanties must be removed before the ice becomes too weak to support them,” said F/Lt. Jason Wicklund,...

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