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vitalshot5

Reminder to portable owners!!

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vitalshot5

Just a reminder that you still have to have your I.D. on your portables....you don't need a licence but you do need your I.D. I know a guy that cost him $80 this weekend cause he didn't have it on there.

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KrappieKiller

I've heard a few people say the same thing. So what exactly qualifies as an ID, if I still have my portable license from last year, can I just put that in the window?

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kato2fargo

"The following regulations apply to fish houses, dark houses and portable shelters used on all Minnesota waters, unless noted in the 2007 Minnesota Fishing Regulations Handbook.

- All shelters (including dark houses, fish houses and portable shelters) placed on the

ice of Minnesota waters must have either the complete name and address, driver’s

license number, or 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

two inches in height."

http://news.dnr.state.mn.us/index.php/2007/11/20/fish-house-and-dark-house-licensing-changes-greet-ice-anglers/

The way i am interpreting this is that the ID rule is the same as before you just dont need a license tag along with it. let me know if i am interpretting this wrong. thanks guys

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DEADhead

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The way i am interpreting this is that the ID rule is the same as before you just dont need a license tag along with it. let me know if i am interpretting this wrong. thanks guys


Correct. you still need identification, and the only time you need a shelter license is when you leave the shelter unattended overnight.

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JigginIsLife

There is also a pretty big thread of this under the main ice fishing forum.

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Just2fish

But you still need to have the tag in your possession...correct? Along with your license.

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eyehunter

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But you still need to have the tag in your possession...correct? Along with your license.


Somebody else can correct me if I'm wrong, but No, you do not need to purchase a shelter tag for a portable shelter unless you plan on leaving it out on the ice unattended over night.

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DEADhead

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Somebody else can correct me if I'm wrong, but No, you do not need to purchase a shelter tag for a portable shelter unless you plan on leaving it out on the ice unattended over night.


eyehunter is correct.

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Meat-Run

I have a side question then? Planning on trying my Yukon ground blind for a portable shelter this winter and wonder where could a guy place my ID number etc? Because it's so dark or camo'd how are you going to see it from a distance anyways? I'm not suggestion not to, but looking for any suggestions on where or how to place it on my blind?

mr

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DEADhead

maybe consider one of those ID holders like Clam makes. I have one on my fishtrap yukon. It attaches with a couple of push pins fasteners and is removable. The only drawback is you need to punch a tiny hole in your canvas to feed the back of the fastener through. The fabric self repairs itself ok and you can put nail polish or rubber cement over the hole when you are done if you are particular. I printout my DNR license # on the computer (font size 216 in times new roman works good, it prints on two sheets in landscape mode) and laminate it. I slide it into the ID holder and I'm good to go.

Just don't forget some reflective tape on your shelter if you will use it at night. It will help keep people from running into your house with their sled or vehicle.

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eyehunter

You could just get another piece of cloth of some kind and paint the number on it and then just take like four saftey pins and pin it to your shelter. Inexpensive....but effective....kind of like me. grin.gifwink.gif

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Meat-Run

thanks for the suggestions.

mr

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kato2fargo

Thanks for the posts on clearing the ID Q's up.

MR if you want go to kinko's, or any copy shop, and have them print your numbers out and laminate them. Then get some safety pins and pin it to the outside. This is what i use to do with my old house because the license slot wasn't big enough for the 2 inch letter. it shouldnt cost more than a couple bucks.

Good Luck Fishing to all.

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