Lacombe County will no longer be managing the voluntary, Take It Off Program on Gull Lake and Buffalo Lake. (File photo)

Lacombe County will no longer be managing the voluntary, Take It Off Program on Gull Lake and Buffalo Lake. (File photo)

End of Take It Off Program on Gull Lake and Buffalo Lake

Lacombe County will no longer be managing the voluntary, Take It Off Program on Gull Lake and Buffalo Lake.

The county made the announcement Dec. 13, following Alberta Environment and Parks decision to make it mandatory to identify all ice shelters in the province.

According to new regulations, all ice fishing shelters that are on the ice for more than 24 hours must be labelled (2.5 cm block letters) with WiN number or name and phone number and all ice fishing shelters must be removed from the ice by March 31.

More information is in the 2021 Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations at albertaregulations.ca/fishingregs.