State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2012
SENATE BILL NO. 143
Introduced by: Senators Nygaard, Frerichs, and Peters and Representatives Hoffman,
Boomgarden, Cronin, Dennert, Feickert, Perry, Turbiville, and Wick
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to increase the number of allowable nonresident waterfowl
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That § 41-6-18.1 be amended to read as follows:
41-6-18.1. It is a Class 2 misdemeanor for a nonresident to hunt, take, or kill migratory
waterfowl without a special nonresident waterfowl license, a fall three-day temporary
nonresident waterfowl license, early fall Canada goose temporary nonresident license, or a
spring snow goose temporary nonresident license, a migratory bird certification permit, and a
federal migratory bird stamp, or in violation of the conditions of the licenses or the rules of the
Game, Fish and Parks Commission.
A special nonresident waterfowl license, except as otherwise provided in this title, entitles
the licensee to hunt migratory waterfowl for
ten two periods of five
consecutive days. Four
dollars received from the sale of each special nonresident waterfowl license shall be placed in
the land acquisition and development fund. The moneys from this fund shall be used to acquire
by purchase or lease real property to be used primarily for game production. This license shall
be in such form as the Game, Fish and Parks Commission shall prescribe.
The provision in this section limiting the validity of a special nonresident waterfowl license
ten two periods of five consecutive days does not apply in Union, Clay, Bon Homme,
Yankton, and Charles Mix counties; and in such counties, the special nonresident waterfowl
license is valid during the same period as is a resident waterfowl license.
The Game, Fish and Parks Commission may issue no more than four thousand special
nonresident waterfowl licenses in a calendar year.