Ice shelters must be removed by March 1, unless occupied

 

February 26, 2020

Courtesy Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Water can be seen inside a spear shack on Nelson Reservoir. A new addition to the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks fishing regulations for the Eastern District requires removal of ice fishing shelters before it becomes irretrievable at the end of the season, or March 1.

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

With spring just around the corner, the end of winter is finally in sight. 

But with spring comes more daylight and warmer temperatures, and that means ice conditions will begin to deteriorate. This time of year, anglers should be extra cautious on the ice. Starting in 2020, a new addition to the FWP fishing regulations for the Eastern District states that: 

• The owner of an ice fishing shelter shall remove it from the ice before it becomes irretrievable at the end of the season, or by March 1. Shelters may remain on the ice after March First bu...



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