(Concord, NH) - New Hampshire Fish & Game officials are reminding ice fishermen that , by state law, bobhouses (or ice shanties) have to be removed from the ice by the end of the day on April 1.

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The law is designed to ensure that the bobhouse and it's contents don't fall through the ice. With the warming weather, the ice is thinning rapidly.

Failure to remove a bobhouse by the Sunday deadline could result in a fine and a one-year loss of the owners fishing license.

By the way, using a bobhouse as a bonfire is not allowed!