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I lost my green Eskimo Quick Flip 3 portable fish house on February 14th at 7pm. I was fishing on Lake Ida in the Winstead/Waverly area. I think I lost it coming off the lake or somewhere along the gravel road leaving the lake. It was the house, 20lb tank, scoop shovel and 2 otter rod holders. Please, if you found this unit be kind and return, it also had my MDNR# 004-231-817 on a piece of paper stuck in the license holder of the door. I can be reached by phone at 320-583-5129. Thanks, Shawn

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Hope you find your gear. That would be very disheartening. Maybe it's possible they'll be able to get a hold of you using your DNR # by contacting the DNR. Never tried it though and don't now if it can be done. Have faith in the good ones out there, which I hope most of us are.

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Hope you find it, sorry to hear you lost it. Never know, I've seen people get things back using this site. Good luck to you.

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How is a very good question.

I do feel for you however it happened. Like Sandman said using this site you can get very lucky. Other than that if you lost it by any nearby residential houses coming off the lake you might want to start by going door to door. One of the locals might have spotted it or better yet grabbed it especially if it was on a road. Good luck.

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Not hard to lose really if its hitched or tied to a machine . I've had my hitch fail numerous times but I was lucky because the bride was watching or a friend riding behind . All my best in seeing it returned . From what I have seen on this site in the past I honestly think you have a shot at it .

TD

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Thanks for all the support! My wife and I were in a hurry loading things up in the truck cause our lil boy was getting sick and I forgot to close the tailgate on my truck. I heard it slide around as usual but this time I didn't have the tailgate shut on my truck and when I got home I went to unload it and my auger (that didn't slide out) and my house was gone. Just in a mad rush and stupidity on my part is how I lost it to answer your questions. I heard it slide either coming off the incline of the access or when I stopped for my boy to get in his car seat and took off again. I didn't think twice about it cause it always slides in the back of my truck but usually I have the tailgate up. Thanks

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Yes, I drove back to the lake and looked for it, my buddy was also fishing out there and left awhile after I did, but to many people left in between him and I that probably found it.

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Call the local sheriff's office and let them know about it, somebody might have contacted them about finding it. That is how we found the owner of one that we found on the highway.

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Call the local sheriff's office and let them know about it, somebody might have contacted them about finding it. That is how we found the owner of one that we found on the highway.

Good advice, hopefully whoever picked it up does the right thing.

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Worst case...if it doesn't turn up...it means...UPGRADE!!!

I hope who ever found it will turn it in because likely they wouldn't need a second house if they are already fishing.

Good luck!

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You won't believe it but I found this guy his portable ice shanty this evening. Just a week shy of a month of when he lost it. Hope it's all their and in good shape Shawn!

See other thread to see how it all went down. That was fun!

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Good stuff! I was going to say that it would probably be covered under the car insurance. But, good thing you don't have to raise your rates!

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