Maine Revised Statutes

§12661. Ice fishing shacks

1. Prohibitions and requirements.  A person who owns any shack or temporary structure used for ice fishing:
A. Must remove or cause to be removed the shack or structure on the ice of any inland waters prior to the earlier of the date of ice out or 3 days after the close of the ice fishing season established pursuant to section 12454; or [2015, c. 301, §39 (AMD).]
B. [2009, c. 214, §12 (RP).]
C. Shall have painted on the outside of the shack or structure in 2-inch letters the owner's name and address when the shack or structure is on the ice of any inland waters. [2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §283 (AMD); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
[ 2015, c. 301, §39 (AMD) .]
2. Penalty. 
[ 2011, c. 253, §31 (RP) .]
3. Removal of abandoned ice fishing shacks.  A person may not leave a structure on another person's land without permission from the landowner. Notwithstanding the provisions of Title 33, chapter 41 and Title 17, section 2263-A, a landowner on whose property an ice fishing shack is left in violation of this section may remove or destroy the shack. The landowner may recover any costs of removing or destroying the shack from the owner of the shack in a civil action.
[ 2017, c. 164, §22 (AMD) .]
4. Penalty.  The following penalties apply to violations of this section.
A. A person who violates this section commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500 may be adjudged. [2011, c. 253, §33 (NEW).]
B. A person who violates this section after having been adjudicated as having committed 3 or more civil violations under this Part within the previous 5-year period commits a Class E crime. [2011, c. 253, §33 (NEW).]
[ 2011, c. 253, §33 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2003, c. 414, §A2 (NEW). 2003, c. 414, §D7 (AFF). 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF). 2003, c. 655, §§B283,284 (AMD). 2003, c. 655, §B422 (AFF). 2005, c. 397, §A9 (AMD). 2009, c. 214, §§11, 12 (AMD). 2011, c. 253, §§31-33 (AMD). 2015, c. 301, §39 (AMD). 2017, c. 164, §22 (AMD).