03/04/2020- Ice anglers are reminded that the last deadline in a series of March dates to remove permanent ice shanties from Wisconsin waters is fast approaching. Shanties must be removed from waters north of Highway 64 and Wisconsin- Michigan boundary waters by March 15th, while earlier deadlines cover other inland and boundary waters. However, the Wisconsin DNR is recommending people not wait until the deadlines as possible warming temperatures and early spring rains could complicate removal. Deadlines to remove shelters help eliminate spring shoreline litter and boating dangers, and officials say abandoning the shelter or burning it atop the ice does not satisfy the deadline. After the shanty removal deadlines pass, anglers can continue to use portable ice fishing shelters if they feel the ice is safe – as long as they remove their shelters daily.