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Battery Auger use
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10/24/2013
From So. St. Paul
Posts: 36
Hey all, just a question. My brother ice fishes at a lake east of Ely and the area of the lake that he goes is in the Boundary Waters. Can he use a battery powered auger like an Ion legally in that area?

Posted on: 1/22 9:43:35
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Re: Battery Auger use
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Posts: 163
No motors allowed...electric, gas, solar, or whatever.

Posted on: 1/22 13:22:05
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Re: Battery Auger use
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08/04/2010
From SW Metro
Posts: 220
How about the motor in a camera shutter?

Posted on: 1/22 15:53:34
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Re: Battery Auger use
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02/19/2008
From Bloomington
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Technically a motor is electrical and an engine is internal combustion.


However I don't think the DNR would care to argue the difference.

Posted on: 1/23 10:14:41
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Re: Battery Auger use
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http://www.bwca.cc/tripplanning/rules.htm

"Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW)

Rules & Regulations


MOTORS NOT ALLOWED
With the exception of a few lakes, motors are not allowed in the Boundary Waters. This applies to all motorized equipment: boat motors, electric trolling motors, chainsaws, power augers, generators, pumps, snowmobiles, ATV's, remote control boats and planes, etc. You cannot have them in your possession, whether in use or not."

Posted on: 1/23 10:29:11
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Re: Battery Auger use
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I was wondering about this as well. I can't imagine what harm a kdrill and a cordless drill is going to cause. It makes no noise, produces no emissions, and leaves no waste. I see no reason to ban any of the new electric augers in the BWCA.

Posted on: 1/23 11:31:03
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Re: Battery Auger use
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04/24/2012
From Leech Lake Area
Posts: 242
We once got a ticket for having oar rigs on our canoes. We rigged up our 19' freighters with outriggers to support oars on and that was considered mechanical and a no no. Just like portage wheels are allowed on the motoized portions but not in the non motorized as they are once again considered mechanical. Lots of wasy to argue that one and we tried. How about a lantern or cook stove? Your fishing pole reel, seems to be a bit of lack of comon sense here.

Posted on: 1/23 18:15:31
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Re: Battery Auger use
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How much did they nail you for? Seems kind of ridiculous but what can you do.

Posted on: 1/25 19:45:53
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Re: Battery Auger use
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04/24/2012
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This was back in the early 90's it was $250.00.

Posted on: 1/25 21:20:48
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