Many anglers have been having a hard time removing ice fishing shanties from lakes this year, but that does not mean you can simply burn them down and forget it. Two men are finding that out the hard way after setting their stuck shack on fire Saturday night on Copper Bay near Merrill.
The men are being charged with violating Department of Natural Resources burning rules.
Monday was the deadline to remove ice shanties. The Saturday night fire got the attention of witnesses just after 9 o’clock. They saw someone walk away from the scene and get into a truck. Conservation wardens were able to find the suspects without too much difficulty, after their truck got stuck on the ice as well.
The names of the two individuals have not been released.