Authorize special equipment
to enable certain disabled persons to engage in bow hunting.
ENTITLED, An Act to
allow certain disabled bow hunters to use special equipment to operate the
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
be amended to read as follows:
No person may at any time hunt, catch, take, attempt to take, or kill any small game
or game animal in any other manner than by shooting the same with a firearm, except:
Game birds and animals may be taken with birds trained in falconry or with bow and
A disabled person who is missing an upper limb, physically incapable of using an upper
limb, or confined to a wheelchair and who has obtained a disabled hunter permit may
use a crossbow
or other legal bow equipped with a draw-lock device
to take game birds
and animals; and
(3) A legally blind person, who is legally licensed, possesses a disabled hunter permit, and
is physically present and participates in the hunt but cannot safely discharge a firearm
or bow and arrow, may claim game birds and animals taken by a designated hunter in
accordance with the license possessed by the legally blind hunter.
A violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
Signed February 23, 2007