It’s time to get off the ice. Those few that have made their way out for ice fishing in Michigan, this winter, will soon have to tear down their ice shanties. According to the Michigan DNR, the deadline for shanty removal in the northern Lower Peninsula and on the Michigan-Wisconsin border is midnight, March 15th. Upper Peninsula shanties must come down by March 31st and shanties on Lake St. Clair must be removed by Sunday. Regardless of deadlines, according to DNR spokesman John Pepin, ice shanties have to come down as soon as the ice cannot safely hold them.

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