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Deadline for ice fishing shelters extended


DES MOINES (KWWL) - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has given ice fishermen in the northern part of the state an extra weekend to get their permanent shelters off public waters.  With Friday's announcement, the deadline for removing the shelters is now Feb. 28 for areas north of U.S. Route 20.  For public waters south of U.S. 20, the old Feb. 20 deadline remains in effect.  The department warns, though, that weather and ice conditions can change rapidly, and they should be prepared to remove the permanent ice shelters from the ice, if a period of unseasonably warm weather develops.  If a shelter should go through the ice, it is the owner's responsibility to remove it from the lake.

Online Anchor/Reporter:  Bob Waters

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