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Feb. 7, 2024Des Moines, Iowa |  By: Jeremy Werner

Iowa DNR issues reminder about ice fishing shelters

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DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has a reminder for this with ice fishing shelters.

Shelters that have been left unattended, must be removed from state-owned lands and waters, including parking lots and boat ramps by Tuesday, February 20.

Ice fishing shelter owners who camp in their shelter can remain on state-owned land past the February 20 deadline if they pay for a campsite in a state park campground.

Ice fishing shelter owners are encouraged not to wait until the last minute to get their shelter off the ice. If a shelter falls through the ice, the owner is responsible for getting it out of the lake.