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Sleeping on the Ice


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I just read it the other day in the 2006 regs under dark house and shelter regs... Not verbatum but this is essentially what it says... north of a line of Hwy 2 shelters must be removed by March 15th, but may remain on the ice when occupied after that date... Meaning you can bring a house out with you and sleep in it and fish in it, but you must remove it from the lake when you are done fishing... you cannot leave it unoccupied overnight....

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Ken

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I think the right words in the regs are, "occupied or attended". In other words if you are staying in the house or checking it daily the house can be on the lake from Midnight until 6:00 AM after March 15th.

Page 59 of the 2006 Regs.

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Boy I'd be carefull about the "checking it daily" part. My "educated" (and I saw that loosly grin.gif)opinion, is if you are fishing and on THAT lake, but not in the house, you should be fine. As soon as you leave the lake for any decent amount of time, the house should too.

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Why? Last year on april 1st we had 36+" of good ice. I would say most of the people that are operating roads not only on Red but also on Lake of the Woods have a better handle on the ice conditions than our DNR. Who knows with the weather we've had this winter we may have ice till june. smirk.gif

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I spoke with the DNR about this after pulling our house off for 3 days straight at midnight and setting back up at 6:00am the following mornings.

You can have your house on the lake after March 15th if you are occupying it. If you leave for an errand of some sort, as long as the house shows signs of being used, you should not get ticketed.

The officer said that if he goes to a house and there is no one inside but the heater is running and shows signs of life (recently) that he would not ticket the house. Just don't leave you lines down, you WILL get a ticket for an unattended house.

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