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fishhouse removal

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got a question. it looks like the wording was changed a little as far as using shelters after removal deadline. the law states that portables may be used my question is what qualifys as a portable.does a house on wheels meet that standard.i assume it does. anyone know for sure.

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As far as I have understood it in the past was you could use any house you wanted, you just could not leave it unattended and over-night.

Be sure to get a new shelter license after Feb 28th though.

[This message has been edited by Grabs (edited 02-24-2003).]

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GRABS thats the way i have understood it also but i dont remember the word portable being used before. all houses could fall under that category i guess because they all can be moved.anybody have a for sure answer on this matter.

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I would call the St. Paul offices, they should be able to give you a quick answer.

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The way the law works is that as long as the house is off every night by midnight you can use it. So you don't have to use a actual portable. If you want to bring a 8X8 without wheels that is fine as long as it is off by midnight. Actually if you are fishing in the house after midnight you can get away with leaving it on the ice I believe as long as the house is occupied.

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The DNR's response to a couple of email questions I asked last week.

Question, can I stay overnight in my trailerable fish house ON the lake,
whether fishing or not, after March 15? It would be occupied at all times.

Hello Dave, no you cannot. A shelter must be off the ice by midnight.
Sorry jim

So, I can't fish past midnight in a trailerable shelter either?
Portable ok after midnight? Sorry, just trying to understand the regulation.

Dave, after midnight no type of shelter is allowed. Portable are allowed from a hour before sunrise to midnight. Thanks again jim

James Abernathy
DNR Information Consultant
500 Lafayette Rd Box 40
St Paul Mn 55155
651-296-6157
1-888-646-6367

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So does this mean that you have to take it off at midnight, but then you can put it right back on, as long as it is off of the lake for some period of time?? Seems like another of those so called "gray" areas that the regualtions are full of.

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Portable can be on the lake from one hour before sunrise to midnight. So 6 am to midnight, and not between midnight and 6.

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so you can't even fish in a portable after midnight after the deadline... I wouldn't have known that..

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Called dnr office yesterday you can use any type of house after deadline as long as it is removed by midnight.they make it kind of confusing when they use the words fishhouse,icehouse and then use the word portables can be used after deadline.

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