The Lakeland ATV Club Kind Gary Fisheree, scheduled to be held Feb. 2 on Squirrel Lake, has been cancelled.
Lakeland ATV Club vice president Pat Harkins said it’s due to difficulty in obtaining insurance for the event.
He indicated insurance companies have become leery of insuring fisherees since a number of cars broke through the ice at an Oshkosh area fishing tournament last year.
In February, 2012, 36 of about 50 vehicles that were parked in close proximity to each other on the ice for an annual ice fishing tournament on Lake Winnebago broke through in shallow water. There was about a foot of ice.
In place of the tournament, the Lakeland ATV Club will sell raffle tickets for an ATV, which will be given away at the club’s annual John Ames Memorial Ride in October.
Call Dewey Sternberg at 715-499-3443 or Pat Harkins at 715-588-1747 for more information, or go online to www.lakelandatvclub.webs.com.