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Title 10 : Conservation and Development

Chapter 111 : FISH

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 4612)
  • § 4612. Fishing houses

    (a) The owner of a fishing house shall not place the fishing house or cause the same to be placed on the ice covering the waters of this State earlier than November 20 of any year, and then only if his or her name and residence address are permanently and legibly affixed, as by waterproof paint or rustproof tag in a clearly visible place near the entrance. The owner shall remove his or her fishing house, together with its contents and any surrounding debris, before the ice loses its ability to support the fishing house out of the water, or on or before the last Sunday in March, whichever occurs first. Under no circumstances shall a fishing house be allowed in the waters of this State.

    (b) For the purposes of this section, "fishing house" means a bob-house, smelt shanty, or other structure designed to be placed on the ice of the waters of this State for use for fishing or to be occupied for other purposes. (Added 1969, No. 240 (Adj. Sess.); amended 1971, No. 14, § 2, eff. March 11, 1971; 1981, No. 85, § 9; 1983, No. 113 (Adj. Sess.).)