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GFP Extends Fish House Removal Deadline

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has extended the deadline for when anglers must remove their fish houses from South Dakota lakes.

Anglers will not have to remove their fish houses, shelters or other structures by midnight, Thursday, Feb. 28 as was previously announced.

Heavy snow and winds have made navigating on lakes difficult in many areas.

GFP has not set a hard deadline for fish house removal at this time, but once conditions begin to improve, the department will alert anglers to an exact deadline date.

The deadline for removal is in place to prevent fish houses from falling through melting ice and the severe winter conditions should protect against that happening at least through most of March.