State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2012
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:
coyote, gray fox, red fox, skunk, gopher, ground squirrel,
chipmunk, jackrabbit, marmot, porcupine, crow, and prairie dog;