Lacombe County is no longer managing the voluntary Take It Off Program on Gull Lake and Buffalo Lake, as Alberta Environment and Parks has made it mandatory to identify all ice shelters in the province.
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. Ice fishing shelters must be removed from the ice by March 31.
By identifying your ice shelter you help to ensure that all ice shelters are taken off the lake by the end of the ice fishing season. This helps to protect the environment and ensure the safety of anglers and boaters.
More information is in the 2021 Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations at https://albertaregulations.ca/fishingregs/.