The fish house/shelter removal deadline for the southern part of the state is March 2, rather than March 1 as originally printed in the 2008 Fishing Regulations handbook. The deadline for shelter removal in the northern part of the state, March 16, remains the same. Shelters must be removed from the ice by these dates.
The other important change is that fish houses/shelters statewide can be on the ice between midnight and one hour before sunrise when occupied or attended after the March 2 and the March 16 deadlines.
the DNR officer on the lake told me that if a house is stuck in the ice and its a pain to tear out they just find other people around on the lake and ask if they want to take it for themselves. He said they get sick of tearing them out just to auction them off at a ridicules price. I guess lots of them they simply burn to the ground.
Either way it sounded like a good way to get a deal on an ice house..