DNR issues week extension on removal of permanent ice shelters

ICE SHELTERS SOT 10

VENTURA, Ia   The cold weather has caused its share of problems, like frozen pipes and broken water mains, but there is one positive for those who spend their days on the ice.

More time to fish!

Those with permanent ice shelters on state-owned lakes

North of Highway 20 in Iowa now have until February 27th to take them down.

That’s a one-week delay, because the ice is even thicker than usual this year because of the cold temperatures.

Although the removal deadline is being pushed back a week, a DNR officer we spoke with suggests removing the shelters before the upcoming storm.

“If you still have your shelter on Iowa lakes I recommend you use this extension to work on getting them off. Don’t wait until the last day because with the storm pending coming up this Thursday your really going to be limited in the number of days you have to get them off. This time of year those ice conditions can deteriorate rapidly.”

Lonneman also wants to remind people to have their name, address, and reflectors on every side of a permanent shelter to make them visible to snowmobilers and for identification.

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