Fishing resources

Department of Natural Resources: 2022 ice shack removal dates are approaching

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds anglers that the remaining 2022 ice shack removal deadlines are approaching.

Permanent ice shacks, or those not removed daily, must be removed from all state waters by March 15. Here are the next remaining deadlines:

  • Inland waters south of Highway 64 no later than the first Sunday after March 1
  • Lake Michigan, Green Bay, Lake Superior and inland waters north of Highway 64 no later than the first Sunday after March 12
  • Wisconsin – waters bordering Michigan by March 15

Owners having difficulty removing their shack should seek assistance from their local fishing club, vendors and other anglers.

Anglers may continue to use portable ice shacks after these dates, provided they are removed from the ice when not in active use and at the end of each day.

As these deadlines approach, it is important to remember that no ice cream is ever 100% safe. MNR does not monitor ice conditions, so anglers should check with local fishing clubs and bait shops for current ice conditions.

The public should report any slum landlord who fails to take responsibility for removing their slum to the online DNR Violations Hotline or by calling or texting 1-800-TIP-WNDR or 1 -800-847-9367.