State of South Dakota  
EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2012  

853T0242   HOUSE AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES ENGROSSED    NO.  HB 1080 -  2/9/2012  

Introduced by:    Representatives Olson (Betty), Jensen, Russell, and Venner and Senators Maher, Rhoden, and Sutton
 

        FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to waive certain licensure requirements to hunt fox and coyote with firearms.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
    Section 1. That § 41-6-23 be amended to read as follows:
    41-6-23. Except as provided in this section, it is a Class 2 misdemeanor for any person to hunt, take, kill, or trap fur-bearing animals without a license to take fur-bearing animals or in violation of the conditions of the license or the rules of the Game, Fish and Parks Commission.
    A license to take fur-bearing animals permits the licensee to set or operate a trap or traps, hunt, catch, take, trap, or kill fur-bearing animals, except the black-footed ferret, to the extent and in the manner provided in §§ 41-8-20 to 41-8-26, inclusive.
    A No license to take fur-bearing animals is not required for residents or nonresidents to hunt raccoon, skunk, badger, jackrabbit, fox, and coyote with firearms. A license to take fur-bearing animals is not required for residents to trap raccoon, skunk, badger, jackrabbit, fox, and coyote between April first and August thirty-first.
    Section 2. That subdivision (21) of § 41-1-1 be amended to read as follows:
            (21)    "Predator/varmint," coyote, gray fox, red fox, skunk, gopher, ground squirrel, chipmunk, jackrabbit, marmot, porcupine, crow, and prairie dog;