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Public access pays landowners

Landowners in 46 counties can generate revenue by allowing public hunting on their private land through the Walk-In Access program. Learn how »

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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