With warmer temperatures on the horizon, winter is slowly giving way to spring. And that means it's time to pack up the ice shack.

"As ice fishing season is winding down," explained Conservation Officer, Kevin Harrison, "ice fishing shelters south of Highway 16 must be removed by March 15th. Any shelters on lakes north of Highway 16 must be removed by March 31st."

"If you don't get them off, there is a chance you could receive charges and fines from a conservation officer. Usually, the structure and the contents inside the shelter may be seized."

He added that it can become dangerous for boaters or water skiers should the ice not be removed and then fall into the water. 

"It's just very unsightly too."

He mentioned that when you are out taking down the shelter, to be mindful that ice conditions can change quickly. 

"It still should be strong in most areas but we want people to exercise caution when going on the ice. Always make sure to check it and make sure conditions are safe before going out and exploring on the ice."

"Changes in temperature can cause cracks and pressure ridges and those can become indicators of unsafe ice conditions. We just want people to be safe out there when they're removing their shacks."

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