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Whisker Trout Slayer

Fishing regulations question

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Whisker Trout Slayer

I would like to know if I need to buy a ice fishing tent permit if I use my fish trap but to not flip it entirely over as an enclosed tent and use it just to block the wind. In Iowa here you don't need the permit, so yes I am being cheap as I probably will only make it out a few times and don't want to spend the $18 or however much it costs. It is for both portable adn permanent tents right?

Thanks for the info. Plan on going to Lake Washington sometime as I fish that lake during the summer.

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efgh

I was sitting on German lake last winter on my fishtrap seat, it was all folded back, C.O. wanted to see the licinese, had to fold down the trap so he could see it. crazy.gif

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catchnmall

similar situationon on local lake this year. several of us out party fishing with tip ups and only using the portable for a warm hut.got checked and i asked co if i had to liscense it if no holes were drilled and he said it doesnt matter, if it can be enclosed or can be fished out of to the extent that they would have to ask to gain entrance it had to be liscensed, luckily mine was.i believe the cost was 12.50.

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Flash

A few years back, a local lake was open to permiscious(sp?) fishing and some people were using big cardboard boxes as spearhouses and they got ticketed for no license on them. Any type of shelter needs a license.

Flash

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Stradic

What a joke! I'm curious, what other states have license requirements for portables? I don't think Wisconsin or Michigan do, unless they have changed in recent years. Anybody else know?

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Whisker Trout Slayer

Just out of curiousity why do you need a license for a portable ice hut, or even a permanent house. I do like the idea though of having to have your name and address on the outside so the officer knows who he might encounter.

Is this just another way to make some money for the DNR? There has to be a reason for having to pay a license for permit for a portable, it just doesn't make sense. Now a boat I understand thatm but a portable ice house?

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