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Perms on Buffalo, Safe?


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Just a question for regulars on Buffalo in the winter...My brother inlaw and a couple friends have a permanent Ice house that we have put some sweat into and really want to put it out on Buffalo, but what is the chance somebody is going to "mess with it" ie steal, wreck or use it as a toilet? We don't leave anything and don't lock the door. But I really don't want to take my daughter out there and have a huge mess or it wrecked. I guess I am looking for stories or ideas to protect my house.

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I wish I could tell you your house would be safe but I cant. Mine has never been broke into but I have just been lucky I guess. i know a whole lot of guys who have had theres broke into. It is mostly a theft thing so if You leave your house unlocked that will help but i saw some a year or two ago that were busted up pretty bad. early in the season usually isnt as bad most of the trouble comes a little later in the year when things have slowed down and there isnt as many people on the lake everynight. Wish I had a better answer, but I don't ,this happens just about every year.

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Times have changed allot in the years in this area.I still want to think that farther out from the cities means less crime,not so. I have these imaginary boundaries but the dirt balls don't know my boundaries. The area is getting worse . I live in Wright county and fish the lakes in the area on a regular basis when I want to go fishing at any public access I have to take all my tools and valuables out of my truck then back in for the next days work. Your fish house will be as safe out there as anywhere but think ahead and beet them at their own game.Metro

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I fish the area lakes as well. It is not safe on Buffalo lake. I have seen it too many times. I have gone to the portable houses and that is one of the reasons. Good luck.

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dvl87 - Things to think about
I have not witnessed fish houses being distroyed on the lake but theft is a huge problem. My perm was hit last year on Feb 14. I like to set up 1 perm on a lake because I can stop there after work a fish awile without major set up issues. The Buffalo police have reports piling up in the winter regarding theft on the lake. They hope to fond a garage filled with item one day. I lost about 100$ worth of stuff BUT one guy lost close to 1000$ last year. Buffalo can be a good lake and if you live close it is good for family fishing BUT lock it and take everything home with you. Everyone that fishes the lake needs to be aware of the problem and report strang activity. However, big locks and frequent house visits can not stop people from coming in at slow hours and damaging dark houses. There are other lakes but they all seem to be hit at some time in this area. I have decided to not let these people prevent me from doing what I love to do.

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Criminals are predictable. I wonder if the police could take the time and date of the break ins, look for patterns and lie in waiting? I moved out of that area because of things like that. Any chance its just a bunch of kids?

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