Ministry of Natural Resources Warns Time Nearing to Remove Ice Huts

Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is urging anglers to get their ice huts off the ice soon.

The ministry notes some Fisheries Management Zones require huts removed from lakes by specific dates: there is a March 31st deadline for zone 9 - which covers the Canadian waters of Lake Superior - and zone 10, which extends from Sault Ste. Marie northwest through Lake Superior Provincial Park, and east beyond Sudbury - the northern border lies just south of Wawa, Chapleau, and Gogama, though Sultan is on the border, and it also includes Michipicoten Island.

There is no specific removal date for zone 8 - which covers Chapleau east to the Quebec border and north to James Bay, including Gogama, Timmins, and Kirkland Lake - nor for zone 7, which follows Lake Superior from the Michipicoten River to the Nipigon River, including Wawa, Dubreuilville, White River, Marathon, Pukaskwa National Park, the and Chapleau Crown Game Preserve, with Hearst and Nakina on the northern border.

Even where no registration or removal date is specified, the ministry reminds ice hut owners are responsible for removing debris and garbage from the ice around their ice huts.