ENTITLED, An Act to provide for the taking of muskrats by shooting under certain conditions.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That § 41-8-19 be amended to read as follows:
41-8-19. Except as authorized by chapter 41-6 and this chapter, no person may set or operate any
trap, hunt, catch, take, trap, or kill any fur-bearing animal. A violation of this section is a Class 2
Section 2. That § 41-8-24 be amended to read as follows:
41-8-24. No person may hunt any mink or muskrat with the aid of any dog, or dig, disturb, or
molest any mink den or beaver house for the purpose of capturing any of these animals. No person
may use poison, gas, or smokers of any kind to kill, take, or capture mink, muskrats, or beavers. No
person may shoot or spear muskrats at any time except under permit as provided in § 41-8-23 or
except as provided in section 3 of this Act. Any violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
Section 3. That chapter 41-8 be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as follows:
Muskrats may be hunted by shooting with rimfire cartridges of .22 caliber or smaller,
muzzleloaders of .45 caliber or smaller, shotguns, or legal archery equipment. The Game, Fish and
Parks Commission shall promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 to specify hunting seasons,
hunting units, licensing requirements, and other restrictions or requirements for the hunting or taking
of muskrats necessary for the proper management of wildlife.
An Act to provide for the taking of muskrats by shooting under certain conditions.
I certify that the attached Act
originated in the
HOUSE as Bill No. 1117
Speaker of the House
President of the Senate
Secretary of the Senate
House Bill No. 1117
File No. ____
Chapter No. ______
Received at this Executive Office
this _____ day of _____________ ,
20____ at ____________ M.
for the Governor
The attached Act is hereby
approved this ________ day of
______________ , A.D., 20___
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,
Office of the Secretary of State
Filed ____________ , 20___
at _________ o'clock __ M.
Secretary of State
Asst. Secretary of State