It’s Ice Hut Removal Time


If you have had fun ice fishing this winter remember you are not done until your hut has been brought in and stored.

The Ministry of natural Resources and Forestry reminds all anglers they are responsible for their hut, and all debris around it.

 You are reminded to use blocking skids so it won’t freeze into the water.

Take all garbage and debris and be aware of the removal dates.

If your hut remains on the water after your date has past you could face charges.

 FMZ Removal Dates

March 15 (below Timiskaming Dam in 12)

9, 10, 11, 12, 15

March 31 (above Timiskaming Dam in 12)

1, 2 ,3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13

Registration and removal dates do not apply

It is an offence under the Public Lands Act to leave your ice hut out after ice break up, regardless of whether registration and removal dates apply

Have further questions? Be sure to reach out to your local MNRF enforcement unit as our conservation officers are here to help you and answer any questions you may have.

To report a natural resources violation, call the MNRF TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667 toll-free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours.