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Conditions and Closures

  • Donate to Nongame Wildlife
  • Get snow depth and trail conditions
  • Ice is never 100 percent safe. Know these ice thickness guidelines for new clear ice.
  • Have questions? Call the info center for answers.
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Fishing in your future?

Last year's licenses have a Feb. 28 expiration date. You can buy 2018 licenses now for fishing, hunting and trapping.


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Pressure Ridge Dangers

Temperature fluctuations can cause ice to expand and contract, creating pressure ridges. If you come across a pressure ridge, do not attempt to cross it. Learn more


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Spring is coming

Dates when permanent ice shelters must be removed from lakes vary by location.
Know the deadline