CONCORD, N.H. - Attention ice anglers: All bob-houses, also known as ice shanties, must be removed from the ice no later than the end of the day on April 1 according to state law. Once it's off the ice, do not leave bob-houses on public or private property without permission - that's also a violation of state law - so if you've moved your bob-house to the shoreline, take care to move the structure to your own property.
The law is designed to ensure that bob-houses and their contents don't fall through the ice and become a hazard to boaters or get left behind on shore, explained Sgt. Dave Eskeland of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Law Enforcement Division.
Failure to remove a bob-house from public waters, public property or private property by the deadline can result in a fine and a one-year loss of the owner's fishing license. In cases where Conservation Officers cannot identify the bob-house owner, Fish and Game has the authority to seize any bob-house and its contents not removed by the deadline.
For more information, contact your local Conservation Officer or Fish and Game's Law Enforcement Division in Concord at (603) 271-3127.
Taken from the NH Fish and Game Website.