Maine Ice Fishermen to Fight Shack Fees

Ice fishing shacks, photo/Wikimedia.

The website reports that Maine ice anglers are mobilizing for a public hearing on LD 1747, a bill to prohibit municipalities from charging fees for the placement of ice shacks on rivers and water district lakes and ponds.

The issue was brought forward after the town of Randolph announced it would charge a fee for each ice shack placed on the Kennebec River by smelters.

The legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee will hear both the ice shack bill and LD 1785 concerning the requirements to be a Maine guide at 1:00 pm on Wednesday (February 8).

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