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bloc004

Shack Licenses?

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What is the rule for shack licenses in MN? I am from WI and am clueless as to the laws. When do you need a license and when don't you. You wouldn't need one for a portable being out all night would you?

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You only need a shelter license if you leave it unattended overnight. If you are in it all night you will not need a shelter license. You will need your full name and address or your Drivers license number or MN DNR # that is on your fishing license. Not sure how the DNR # works for non-residents though.

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I would suggest you go to www.dnr.state.mn.us and read up on all of the Minnesota regualtions. Look under Ice Fishing and you should get your answer.

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well they just changed it here 2 times in 2 years so most here are suffering the same as you.

I beleive it is that you do not need a license on a fish house if you do not leave it unattended overnight. You still need to have you MN DNR fishing license number or name address or drivers license number on it to identify it.

Oops looks like jerkbait posted while I was typing.

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Thanks for the help, I am actually a resident now but this is my first winter fishing MN other than LOW. Already had some great fishing!

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bloc004

This is how it is written in the regs.

Shelters

The following regulations apply to fish houses, dark houses, and

portable shelters used on all Minnesota waters, unless otherwise noted

elsewhere in this booklet.

• All shelters, which include dark houses, fish houses, and portable

shelters, placed on the ice of Minnesota waters must have either the

(

1)complete name and address, (2)driver’s license number, or (3)the

nine-digit Minnesota DNR number on the license of the owner plainly

and legibly displayed on the outside in letters, and figures at least 2

inches in height. Dark houses, fish houses, and portable shelters placed

on the ice for shelter while fishing do not need new

a license unless

the house will be left unattended overnight.

new Note: The Dept. of Public Safety - DVS now requires trailers

used to haul fish houses or dark houses and enclosed trailers or recreational

trailers used for fishing must be registered. See your local Deputy

Registrar for trailer registration.

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Thanks, looks like I need to get my numbers up!

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