FISH AND GAME
FISH, SHELLFISH, LOBSTERS AND CRABS
211:17-a Ice Fishing.
I. Any person owning or placing a smelt shanty or bob-house on the ice for the purpose of ice fishing shall mark clearly on the outside of the door of said structure the owner's name and address. Any person who shall violate the provisions of this paragraph shall be guilty of a violation, and his hunting and fishing privileges may be suspended for a period of 30 days.
II. Any owner of a smelt shanty or bob-house who shall allow the structure to remain on public property or public waters or on the property of another without permission after April 1 shall be guilty of a violation, and such owner's fishing license shall be suspended for one year. The fish and game department may claim such property and its contents and sell at a public auction to be held at the discretion of the executive director, or, if of no value and the owner cannot be apprehended, the structure and its contents may be destroyed.
III. No person owning or placing a smelt shanty or bob-house on the ice for the purpose of ice fishing shall conspire with another to burn said bob-house or smelt shanty thereon. Whoever violates the provisions of this paragraph shall be guilty of a violation.
Source. 1957, 82:1. 1963, 92:1. 1969, 38:1. 1971, 66:1. 1973, 531:58. 1993, 236:1, eff. Jan. 1, 1994.