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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Ice Shanty Permits Available Now

Boat Inspection & Ice Shelter Permit Fees

All funds collected from boat inspections and ice shelter permit fees will be deposited in the Marine Fund, which is used exclusively for patrolling, promotion of safety, fish restocking and maintenance of Bangs Lake 92.108(F) Ice Shelter Permits may be picked up at the Wauconda Police Department, 311 S. Main St., Wauconda.

For additional information or questions, please contact the Wauconda Police Department Marine Unit at 1(847)526-2421 or  

Shelter fees do not apply to fishing tournaments on Bangs Lake. Clarification for shelter fees are as follows:

  • $45.00 (One-Time Fee) for a Permanent Shelter. This shelter can be left on the ice all season, unattended.
  • $25.00 (One-Time Fee) for a Temporary Shelter. This shelter must be taken down daily, must not be left unattended, and can be erected throughout the entire season. 
  • No fee for fishing without a shelter e.g., anglers sitting on a bucket on the open ice.
  • All Shelters, Permanent or Temporary, must register with the Wauconda Police Department.
  • Shanty numbers must be posted on all sides of the shelter with large numbers for safety and inspection purposes.  

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