Ice Shelters Licenses Available

Ice Shelters Licenses Available

December 16, 2020 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold (12/16/20)

(Minnesota, MN) — As the ice builds each night with the weather getting colder, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding anglers about ice shelter licenses and FAQs.

Minnesota fishing regulations recognize two types of shelters: portable and nonportable. A portable shelter collapses, folds or is disassembled for transportation. Portable shelters need licenses and identification only when left unattended, defined as all occupants being more than 200 feet away. All non-portable ice shelters must be licensed. Wheeled fish houses are not considered portable and must be licensed.

An annual shelter license costs $15 for residents and $37 for nonresidents, not including issuing fees. A shelter license is valid from March 1st through April 30th of the following year. A shelter license is not required on border waters between Minnesota and its neighboring states of Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Licenses can be purchased in-person, by telephone at 1-888-773-8450, or go online to the DNR’s website.