departed God's Lake Narrows to take two workers to a fishing camp at Edmund Lake, where there is an established ice strip adjacent to the lodge. The pilot had received a report that the ice was 30 inches thick. After landing, the pilot found the ice to be very rough and candelized. Upon deplaning his passengers, the pilot departed for God's Lake Narrows and chose to do a short field takeoff. As the a/c was lifting off, the tail struck the ice and the pilot noticed that the rudder controls could not be moved. He flew to God's Lake Narrows and landed on Runway 32 and was unable to use rudder or nosewheel steering. The a/c drifted off the northeast side of the runway, coming to rest on soft ground. The pilot was not injured but the a/c sustained minor damage to the left wing. Further examination of the a/c showed that the tailcone had been bent up and had jammed the rudder.